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happy lists

happy lists

Bleargh, I have been battling a sinus infection. I am finally winning but I hate not being 100% don’t you? When I’m feeling like this I always have an urgent desire to clean up clutter, finally organize those photos, pare down my closet, go through my books and clear out , etc. etc…I think it’s because I am lying around looking at all that stuff and being reminded that it should all be done and though I am not really doing anything else, I don’t have the energy to tackle those tasks. Sheesh, and as soon as I feel better, off I go doing all the other things! Oh well. one day..

This picture was taken in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia. I was at the quaint Evangeline Motel Cafe  looking across to the old gas station. I always pop in anytime I am in the area for a cup of tea and some pie.They bake the best pies, with fresh valley fruit. Ah summer, not too far away now.

Here’s a little list of a few things I enjoy… to cheer myself up and maybe get you thinking of yours:) I love these kind of lists, never ending…
* Being the first one awake in the morning and having the house to myself
* Being the last one up and having a wonderful breakfast waiting for me that I did not have to lift  a finger for.
* Purring cats
* Smiling dogs

* The sound of a cork popping (called “cloop“)
* The smell of lilacs, basil, lily of the valley, ground coffee, salt spray, bacon cooking (as a new vegan, I STILL love it, might be the downfall of me yet), turkey roasting ( I know I know), the smell of pavement in the summer after a fresh rainfall, sheets after they’ve been dried outside on a windy sun filled day….
* New pens and paper and books
* Noticing something for the first time in a place I have been many times before and marveling that I never noticed it before. 
* The shock of cold when you first dip your bare foot into the Atlantic. Makes you come alive!
Ok that’s enough for now, remembering things I like always puts me in a good frame of mind. You too?
My photography course starts tomorrow! Friday! Looking forward to it. You can join up too! Click HERE

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About Shelagh Duffett

An artist and mum to a beautiful daughter. I live in the gorgeous province of Nova Scotia, Canada and write about bits and pieces of my life. Alice is the name of my grandmother, who was an amazing business woman and Paris is a city we LOVE. Art and tea are necessities!


The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.


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