Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reason for Blog Break

"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

I have decided to take a little blog break.
It's getting very busy at work and I'm tired.
I also need to get outside and clean up the yard.
I need to finish some of these other projects that I've started.
I will be back when I'm recharged and when I've completed a few projects and have some photos to prove it.
I've got some stories to share, which are mostly written but...
I can't seem to get my brain focused enough to finish them.
Sometimes, I feel like if I don't blog/share about the things that happen in my life... it's like they never happened.
Does that make sense?
Hmm, well, anyway...
So, just wanted to explain why there won't be posts for a little bit.
Take care and hope to be back soon!
xoxo - Cindi



Sunday, April 6, 2014

Haters Gonna HATE.

Seems like everyone I talk to lately, are always judging other people.
I can't get away from them, they are in my personal life
and it's also some of the people I work with.
They always have some snarky comment. 
They think that anyone that makes a choice different from what they would have done is wrong
and stupid.
They seem to enjoy talking people down and criticizing everything.
Maybe it's human nature.
I hope it's not a woman thing.
I would hope women are better than that.
I've certainly done it myself and I feel ashamed.
Yep, sucked into the meanness.
The negativity.
So, as of today I'm going to try to be a better person.
Someone who minds my own business,
tends my own garden
and does or doesn't do whatever I damn well please.
As long as I bring no harm to others,
it's no ones business.
I'm not going to feel guilty about decisions
or feel the need to explain.
I'm tired of feeling bad.
Of letting others make me feel bad.
I'm tired of it.
No wonder I prefer the company of animals.

Sometimes you run across something that has perfect timing.
Like it was meant to be.
Or should I say, meant to see.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

WEDNESDAY WORD on Thursday and a YouTube Video

Last week, on Wednesday, I had my work anniversary. I've worked there for 12 years.
 My sick hours and vacation days for the year start over again.
I get 24 sick hours.
and 2 weeks vacation that can be broken down into days or hours even.
On Friday. I took one of those days.
Just to decompress.
It actually helped and I got some cleaning done but...
once again, I was awaken before 5 in the morning.
It's been happening EVERY single day, some time between 4:30 and 5:00 AM
one of the little dogs hears something and starts barking
and then 2 others join in.
They have that really HIGH PIERCING bark
and their room is just feet away from my neighbors bedroom window
and directly below my bedroom.
Once those three start barking, then the whole herd goes crazy.
and I think I'm about to lose my mind in that moment.
That moment: dormiveglia.

 

and this is why I bought:

NO BARK Collar Citronella Spray Anti-Bark collar for Dogs Kit - Safe, Effective, and Humane Dog Barking Control collar - here

  • Eliminates or significantly reduces nuisance barking
  • Sprays harmless citronella burst whenever dog misbehaves
  • Works with all dogs at least 6 months old and 6 pounds and up
  • Training is instantaneous and painless
I plan on trying it this Saturday.
I've bought three and they are NOT returnable.
Wish us luck.

Monday, March 31, 2014

AT LEAST IT'S FINALLY SPRING.

Such a beautiful day out yesterday and today
I'm so Happy!!
Nice to get outside and walk around the house.
I see the birds have pulled apart my soffits.
Noticed that my front railing is coming apart.
The deer have chewed off the bottom of my little trees.
I better get that fence put up this year.
The grass is growing that I planted after I dug up the front yard flower bed.
Guess that means I need to buy a lawn mower.
Oh and my driveway is almost all dirt again, I better get a big load of gravel delivered.
Sigh... no wonder I'm always tired and BROKE.
Oh well!
At least it's finally Spring.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

This is just the COOLEST THING!

First, make sure you have the SOUND turned on! 
Enjoy!

21 Balançoires (21 Swings) from Daily Tous Les Jours on Vimeo.
21 Swings
Exercise in musical cooperation
Every spring, an interactive installation takes over a high-traffic area in Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles and sets a collective ritual. The installation offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation, the notion that we can achieve more together than separately.
The result is a giant instrument made of 21 musical swings; each swing in motion triggers different notes, all the swings together compose a piece, but some sounds only emerge from cooperation.
The project stimulates ownership of the public space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, and creating a place for playing and hanging out in the middle of the city centre.
A traveling version of the project is currently being made for these collective moments to spread around the world.
dailytouslesjours.com
A Project by Daily tous les jours
Created by Mouna Andraos & Melissa Mongiat
Executive Producer Antoine Clayette (2012), Hugues Monfroy
 (2011)
Music Radwan Ghazi Moumneh
Concept Team Dominique Côté, Alexandre Landry, Yolène Leroux, Luc-Alain Giraldeau

Design Sébastien Dallaire, Alexandre Landry
Technical Direction Eva Schindling
Production Coordinator Tara DeSimone
Technological Partner ESKI

Technical Direction Vincent Leclerc

Project Manager Josiane Mercier

Programming Patrick Keroulas, Vincent de Belleval

Production Philippe Savard, Marc-André Tessier
Video Geoffrey Boulangé