The Journey – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #52

Crimson’s Creative Challenge has been going on for a whole year, already.  Can you believe that? I did not partake in all of them but quite a few. Thank you, Crispina for hosting such a fun and open challenge.  There is no way I could NOT write a little something to commemorate this auspicious occasion and include a few “matching, not matching” pics 😉  I may have cheated a tad with the timeline, for the purposes of my story.

The Journey


We are to take a journey

Will it be a long one?

It will start late in the summer

And then we will arrive?

No, we must keep moving forward

All through autumn?

And once the leaves have fallen?

We must keep on through the snows of winter

This journey will take forever!

No, you shall see, before you know it, 52 weeks will have gone by

A whole year?

Yes! But you’ll have enjoyed the journey for all it has brought you

What about the challenges?

They were the reason this journey began

I am so very glad for it

I am too.



Gratitude Sunday – September 14, 2014

Another busy week! But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, ya know? 1st full week of school for the boys so even more he feeling of rhythm returning. I was able to help out at the school for picture day – always fun to see friends of the boys and to meet ones we only hear about! More cooking and jellying taking place and a big help from a friend who spent the week promoting my wares! All good, I say!
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Gratitude List:

  1. After seven years of “trying him out and seeing if he’s a good father and husband material”, I finally said “I do” with Mick!  I cannot believe that today is our twelfth anniversary!  We figure we’ve got quite a few years in us to go!

  2. Whenever the school calls to ask for some volunteer work, I’m happy to oblige.  This time it was to help the two photographers with the rambunctious high-schoolers.  Fun stuff!

  3. Having lunch with an old friend is always nice, especially when the weather permits us to sit outside in the backyard terrace.  We end up eating, drinking and chatting for hours!

  4. A huge thank you to David Croteau of Vergers des Dix-Terres (he still doesn’t have a website!) for promoting my jellies to various hot pepper societies.  Got me 10 sales and a few more likes on my page!

  5. Going out for a date with Mick is always a pleasure but last night’s was particularly fun.  We didn’t talk business at all!  We did talk about some dreams we’re working towards and that’s always a plus.