Living With Joy

Just one person trying to live their life with Joy

Ridges in the Rock

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Adventures

I had never even heard of Stonehurt, NS before this last trip.

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Year List #15: Buy Fresh Flowers

For some reason, buying flowers feels frivolous, even though I love them.  However, when winter is battering and spring feels a million miles away, fresh flowers feel less like a … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

From Below

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Orphan Train

One of the quirky benefits of my new job is having a fantastic library just three doors down.  In addition to what you’d expect to find in a usual ‘school’ … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

When You Let Kids on Pinterest

My niece designed her own Halloween themed birthday party from pictures on Pinterest.  The adults just had to execute her plans….  I’ll never look at guacamole the same way again!

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment


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Year List #14: Change Jobs

Last fall was a bit of a nail biter.  I knew my existing job was expiring at the end of January.  I was going through the difficult task of closing … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Catch

March 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Books I’ve Read This Year

Fiction (12)

Landline - Rainbow Rowell (3 1/2)

The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri (3 1/2)

Three Day Road - Joseph Boyden (4)*

And the Dark and Sacred Night - Julia Glass (4)*

The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert (4)

The Beautiful Mystery - Louise Penny ( 3 1/2)

Saving Grace - Jane Green ( 3 1/2)

Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline (4)*

The Boston Girl - Anita Diamant (3 1/2)

The Rosie Effect - Graeme Simsion (3 1/2)

Lila - Marilynne Robinson (4)*

All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr (4)

Non-Fiction (7)

Long Mile Home - Helman & Russell

This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage - Ann Patchett*

Stitches - Anne Lamott

Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg*

Yes Please - Amy Poehler*

Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck - Michael Rubin*

Searching for Sunday - Rachel Held Evans

* highly recommended


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