Year of Joy: December

Better late than never! This pretty much sums me up. I'm late for almost everything, including writing my last Year of Joy post for 2016. But this time (and almost every time!), I have a good excuse. For the first eight days of January I was on vacation in Hawaii and then returned to work... Continue Reading →

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Year of Joy: November

Looking back on November, it all seems a blur to me. It was a whirlwind month with lots of busyness at work. Once again, many things brought me joy but there are a few things that top the list. My parents 43rd wedding anniversary! In this day and age, it is rare to find couples... Continue Reading →

Year of Joy: September

The first month of Fall flew by. September is one of my favourite times of the year because it's harvest time on the Canadian Prairies. Some of the things that brought me joy this month revolved around harvest. Visiting friends on their farm near Calgary during their harvest - riding in the truck and combine, and... Continue Reading →

Year of Joy: August

August is in the books, which means our short Prairie summer has come to a close. Many things brought me joy in the final month of summer. My brother's 40th birthday. I can't believe my oldest brother is now 40. Seems like just yesterday we were kids growing up on the farm. Making a pit stop... Continue Reading →

Year of Joy: June

I can't believe we're halfway through the year 2016 already - the first six months have flown by. June is not only the beginning of summer but also my birthday month, so that means I should have even more to be joyful about this month. Let's get started! June brings my favourite season - summer.... Continue Reading →

Year of Joy: May

May has come and gone, and it's time for another Year of Joy post. I've declared 2016 my Year of Joy and every month I have many things to be joyful about. My favourite farmer, my dad, celebrated his 65th birthday doing what he loves, farming. Last year I travelled to Ontario on a regular... Continue Reading →

Year of Joy: April

I can't believe it's May already. This year is flying by. So many exciting things happened in April. This is my year of joy and every month I'm sharing things that have brought me joy. Here's April: Annual mother-daughter weekend in Calgary. Always a fun time. Volunteering at the annual Calgary Stampede Aggie Days event,... Continue Reading →

Be happy for no reason

Wouldn't we all like to be happy for no reason? I certainly would. Once again I had the privilege of attending the Advancing Women in Agriculture conference in Calgary last week. And one of the keynote speakers spoke on this very subject. As regular readers of this blog will know, I've declared 2016 my Year... Continue Reading →

Year of Joy: March

March has come to a close so it's time for my monthly Year of Joy post. I've declared 2016 my Year of Joy and at the end of every month I'm sharing things that brought me joy that month. Check out my January and February posts. Once again I have much to be joyful about.... Continue Reading →

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