Six Word Fridays: pace

23 09 2011

There are a lot of things

I wanted to do this Fall

But I’ve had to prioritize becauseSix Word Fridays

There is no pace set faster

Than life with a toddler, and…

Truth: You can’t do it all.

This post is a sad tribute (lament?) about the straight-to-the-heart fact that I can’t attend the ShesConnected Conference anymore. 😦 With a business trip to Atlanta this month and Blissdom Canada next month, ShesConnected got squeezed out. Three trips in a 5-week window is not doable. I’d miss my family too much. But just let me whine about it here a little bit, okay?

Now hop on over to Melissa’s blog – there are some Six Word Friday gems waiting for you.


Six Word Fridays: connect

16 09 2011


how the past and the present

connect is an interesting landscape, divided

not by time or memory, but

by action and experience. framed, frozenSix Word Fridays

or kept perpetually in motion. painting

a canvas of thoughts, feelings. morphed

into a kaleidoscope world where you

make choices to relive or live!

a process of being – of seeing.

if you are what you are

from what was, ask yourself. decide.

what will i choose to become?

So much of our past and present shapes who we are, but the future is not set in stone. We must choose to move towards what we want to be. I’m working on that. 🙂

I totally free-formed this poem so no idea if it makes sense. What do you take from it? 

For some Six Word Friday readeliciousness, head on over to Melissa’ blog.

* image source: here.

Life with a toddler

14 09 2011

For this Wordless Wednesday I give you four photos that represent life with a toddler chez Gallant…

Trying on the the new coat from Grandma. My, don’t I look good!

Suddenly…the mood turns…

See the finger pointing in the bottom left frame?
A stern warning to Dolly. ‘Time out, Dolly. Time out.”

OK – let’s make silly faces in the camera!
Laugh and laugh…whew! Good mood returns.

Up…down…up…down. We all have those days. Good thing we can laugh about it at the end. 😉

Six Word Fridays: move

9 09 2011

Nike’s motto – Just Do It. Hrmm…

Some days…it’s not so easy.

Other days – I’m an exercising ninja.

Ki-ai!  Well, okay, not really true…

What I mean is, I move.

Sweat away my stress, my demons.

Working on my fitness – doing it!

Feeling better for it. Happier too.

Six Word Fridays-move

It’s Six Word Fridays again. What gets you moving and motivated?

For motivation of the literary kind, head on over to Melissa’s blog and grab yourself some Six Word Friday goodness.

Yum in a bowl

7 09 2011

It seems a little early to be making soup…but…I’m in a soup club. Every year a group of us get together to swap soup and recipes and have a grand old time catching up.

The first rule of Soup Club is…have fun of course! (Did you think I was going to say something different?) 😉

This year the hostess with the mostest is expecting a baby. Like any day now. So instead of hosting the Soup Club meetup later into the fall, she’s getting the club members together early.

I thought I would share my Soup Club contribution here. If you decide to make the recipe – let me know what you think!

Tomato Soup with Roasted Vegetables & Garlic

Preheat your oven to 400F.

Chop up 5 cups of a whole bunch of veggies – I used onions, carrots, red peppers, parsnip and garlic but you could do sweet potato, regular potato, turnip…etc.

Mix 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste. Add veggies to shallow casserole dish and toss mixture to coat them well.

Bake 30-45 minutes.

Roasted yum

While your veggies bake, crack open a can of crushed tomatoes and a couple litres of chicken or veggie stock. Read the rest of this entry »

Six Word Fridays: exchange

2 09 2011

I know you can’t change things

The past is done and done

Mistakes, terribleness in general behind you

Really, that’s where they should be

However, looking back on this week

For more reasons beyond my own

I’d like a do over, please.

This has been a tough week for myself but also for a friend of mine. Life sure has its ups and downs. Hoping the ups soon smooth out this really awful dip she’s going through. For more writings on the prompt ‘exchange’ visit Melissa’s blog.

* Photo credit to Rumalowa via Flickr.

Strange confession

30 08 2011

Here’s a strange confession. I’ve recently discovered that I love sniffing playdough. Weird, right? Let me explain.

For DD’s birthday her Nanny gave her some art supplies. Part of that art booty was some playdough. Not the homemade kind, the Hasbro kind. Which means it came scented. Like vanilla.

When we opened the playdough up, the scent literally overwhelmed me and I couldn’t resist sniffing it. Right away, it took me back to when I was little.

I guess that’s why ever since then I can’t stop sniffing it?

All I know is when DD says she wants ‘playdough’ I get a little giddy inside.

Here are some photos of our recent playdough fun. For your sake and mine, there are no ‘sniffing’ photos in the bunch. 😉


DD shaping her creation...


Some help from Dad...


I think it's a taco.


A massacred Angry Bird?

I found this recipe for making homemade playdough but haven’t tried to do it myself. Have you made homemade playdough before?