The Day My Life Changed

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It was a normal day. Rushing to get the kids off to school and get ready for the work day. Feed the dogs. The usual stuff or so I thought. I didn’t feel good that morning. Which I guess should have been a clue. I hadn’t had so much as a cold in years. That’s exactly how I felt though like I was catching a cold. No biggie life keeps going right! I remember having a little time to relax because I was working later that day and thought a cup of tea might help.

I became very fatigued. I thought oh please don’t let this be the flu. I don’t have time for this with the kids and I was a retail manager and it’s October. As I went to leave for work my left leg was so heavy. It was like sandbags were tied to my ankle. My eye…

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INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO FOR THE WEEK : February 29

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ONE MORE SHOT PLEASE

Black History Month is an annual celebration since 1976 of the achievements by black Americans. They have such a significant role in the development of our country and I would like to take a moment to commemorate all the black Americans who have brought this country to what greatness is has come to. One month is surely not enough to devote to them.

Watch this video of poets describing what Black History Month means to them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riXNDSZplvc 

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“Everything is figure-outable” Marie Forleo

Love my time on Unite and Inspire!!

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This sweet and inspiring video by Marie Forleo is a great watch to start your day off on a positive note. Marie has a successful multi -million dollar life coaching business, was invited by Richard Branson to South Africa to help mentor young entrepreneurs and most recently did a session on  Oprah’s super soul Sunday to share a magical mantra to help you get through life!

She talks about how her marriage was on the brink of failure because she struggled to get the work/life balance. She admits she and her husband had not been on a holiday in the 7 years they were together because she was so tied up with work. She finally decides to treat them both to a holiday-however before they even get on the plane they have a nightmare sequence of events!

Watch this clip to find out how she learnt that everything in life…

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Get Your Hands Involved!

Always an adventure in the Mellix household!

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I’ve had it! Seriously, this is just ridiculous. I don’t understand how hard it is to pee in the toilet. I mean the hole is HUGE! Just aim for the water…At this point can we just get it on the seat?

Why & how are we at the point where it smells like a gas station bathroom in the back woods?

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THE FIRST PART, THE BIG TRIP – SECOND PART, QUEEN VICTORIA

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It’s over a year now since we returned from the Big Trip so it’s all a bit hazy – not too surprising when you realize I have trouble remembering yesterday. The nice people at…

Free to Be Me

A great reminder on Peace From Panic!!

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I wouldn’t call myself a perfectionist. I used to though. It really bothered me if everything wasn’t just right. I’d feel anxious if the house wasn’t clean, the girls’ toys weren’t put away,  or dirty dishes were left in the sink. I’d be hard on myself if I didn’t cook amazing meals every night or if I didn’t exercise enough that week.

I thought I had to be the perfect mom, wife, daughter, friend, cook, gardener, and housekeeper — all the time. It was exhausting. I wasted a lot of energy striving for unrealistic goals and self-imposed high expectations.

I’ve learned to let go. To be gentle and not criticize myself when things don’t go the way I planned. Give myself a break when I don’t accomplish what I set out to do that day. Let myself indulge on deliciously rich foods. Say no when my schedule is too hectic.

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Where There Is Smoke

This is Being Lydia!

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Daily Prompt – Blur

We were moving my ex out of the house we shared. Finally, I was going to get all of my belongings, which would hopefully give me some closure. The only reason I offered to help was I wanted to make sure I got what was mine, including half of the damage deposit.

I worked hard at cleaning each room as we emptied it. The huge window in the living room took awhile but I got it sparkling, at least on the inside. We loaded up his truck and my car once more for his new place before we would load my car with my stuff and call it a night.

When we got back to the house I thought something was wrong. The window I worked so hard on was once again dark and blurry. As we came up to the door we could see the smoke…

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Meet and Greet Link

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x is for … xpresspost

This is Tales From the Cabbage Patch!

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Today I am grateful that Xpresspost (Canada Post’s supposedly fast, cost-effective service with tracking and on-time guarantees) finally got it right. Late, to be sure, but right in the end. This is one of those stories that my father surely would have told about one of his friends had it happened to them so I am confident that I would have his approval to share this story with you.

As many of you are aware from my previous posts ‘About the Cabbage Patch‘ and ‘L is for

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Laughter‘, my father was a paranoid schizophrenic and an alcoholic. When he was compliant with his medications, he was a happy fella who loved to play the fiddle, tell stories, a few jokes and the odd outlandish tale. He had the greatest laugh to go along with all those jokes and stories. In his heart of hearts, he was your typical…

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