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a mostly random blog by a Native Chick living in Canada. Some healthy living, running, family, food.. etc.

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  • summer days
    on Jul 15, 2012
    Greetings blogosphere! I decided to actually sit down at my old dinosaur of a desktop to drop a few lines on this rather neglected blog of mine.Life has been good for the most part.  All children did well (as usual) in school, the younger kids b...
  • another proud moment in the life of MEYes, I know it's been awhile since I've blogged.  I've thought about it and must have written this post in my head a hundred times now...so I figured I better just type it out so I can feel like I told you all something great! Which is exactly w...
  • off to a good startI am happy to report that despite the little whiplash injury that I managed to lose some weight off this body of mine for the month of January! I did do some exercise and was feeling good but some lady (me) dozed off on the couch with her head noddin...
  • First Blog of 2012....(a little bit of this and that)
    on Jan 10, 2012 in randomness
    Greetings Earthlings....Welcome to 2012 everyone! I trust you all fared well during the recent holiday festivities!  My little family of six survived the holidays without too much fighting or crying....well I did have my yearly Christmas cry alo...
  • My Proud Moment
    on Nov 10, 2011 in healthy living just for me running
    I need to tell you all about a proud little moment in my life, although it was only one day, it meant an awful lot to little ol' me.  Since I've been really trying to get seriously into running this year, I decided that it would be a good idea t...
  • Dear Blog
    on Nov 7, 2011
    Dear Little Blog of Mine,I am sorry I have neglected you for months on end.  Now that the weather is getting cold I promise to reunite...in fact it shall be tonight!Thanks,Your Writer...
  • who is this Shannon girl?
    on Jul 13, 2011 in just for me family
    As I've mentioned somewhere on this blog in the past, I am a mother of four wonderful children, two boys and twin girls.  Their ages are 11.5, 10 and the twins will be 8 next week.  Yes, I realize how close they are in age, although it was...
  • writers block
    on Jun 20, 2011 in just for me
    I have a severe case of writers block and it sucks beyond all belief.  It isn't that my life depends on it, I don't get any financial gain from my writings, I do it because I have always enjoyed writing. Short stories were always a favorite of m...
  • Challenge Complete!
    on Jun 13, 2011 in healthy living
    Well the Weight Loss Challenge with the other First Nation community is officially over!  It was only a 12 week challenge but it felt like forever,especially since I was slightly lacking in the motivation department for the last month.  But...
  • Points of Interest
    on May 29, 2011 in randomness
    Points of Interest for you to read....because I'm not in the mood for sitting down and making complete paragraphs lol.  So here we go:My boys made their First Communion a couple Sunday's ago.  They were cute and the church didn't catch abla...
  • The Happy Little Garden
    on May 11, 2011 in healthy living garden
    I have to show you my "happy little garden", although it isn't really little, nor is there a bunch of stuff growing at the moment. But it is happy nonetheless and mine to share!  I've been asked if I thought it was too big to handle and maintain...
  • take care of you
    on May 11, 2011 in healthy living just for me
    I am guilty.  Guilty of putting my physical off for two years.  Guilty of making appointments and then canceling them because the thought of a physical made me quiver.  Guilty, guilty, guilty!Tomorrow I go to my doctor and I am going t...
  • Garden Days
    on May 6, 2011 in healthy living garden
    It's official....I've started my garden! So far I have planted rainbow and regular orange carrots, garlic, Swiss chard, beets and onions. Peas are the next to be planted, within the next few days. I am really excited for the garden this year, I ha...
  • Weight Loss Challenge
    on May 3, 2011 in healthy living just for me
    Since I've been struggling with my weight and bitched about it in my previous posts , I joined  a weight loss challenge with other members of my community.  It started out with another First Nation community challenging our community to a t...
  • I think I may Have Jinxed Myself
    on Mar 9, 2011 in healthy living randomness
    Why oh why did I write that little blog entry about my "fave app".  So-called app was not helpful in the last going off.  Yes, I am blaming the app ;) I know what the problem was, besides the app.  It was me eating too much and not giv...
  • The Impatient Garden Gal
    on Mar 4, 2011 in randomness garden
    I know Spring is just around the corner, 16 days to be exact. But this winter has dragged on forEVER!  I got up this morning and the temperature outside of my lovely house was a nippy -30c.  After months of these temperatures and months of...
  • fave
    on Feb 19, 2011
    I have an absolute new fave song!smoooooth...
  • fave App = Calorific
    on Feb 19, 2011 in healthy living
    First off, I have to say, that it was never my intention to endorse app's on my blog. But this one has made my life so much easier and has helped me realize how crappy my eating actually was. The App is ..... Calorific and it's for Android phones (th...
  • a quick update
    on Feb 13, 2011 in randomness
    I am still alive and kicking....unfortunately getting to the computer is a chore as of late. In fact, I am surprised I am sitting here and I don't have a line up of children anxiously waiting to kick me off of my own darn computer!I spent the last 3...
  • I Heart TCM
    on Jan 22, 2011 in randomness
    My fairly recent obsession is watching endless movies on Turner Classic Movies.  I could stay up all night watching movie after movie, without ever growing tired or bored.  Now if I was watching the news or any other movie, I would no doubt...