Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rainbow Cake

Photo found in this blog

You know how much I love colors. Well when I found this picture this morning it made me even happier than I already was when I woke up. It tells you how much I've suceeded in staying calm in these stressful moments. Pressure is down, I'm breathing and breathing, I enjoyed wonderful moments and I even did a few unexpected things. I am proud of myself.

It is sunny, someone baked a rainbow cake, I'm listening to Mrs. Darcy (from my favorite film: Pride and Prejudice), all is quiet in here, I will be meeting passionate people tomorrow, I have new dreams. Life is, indeed, beautiful...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Corner View: Aqua

Water. I spend the day with a glass of water. I sleep with a glass of water on my night table. When I leave home, I always carry my bottle of water (not a plastic one, a reusable one that keeps my water cold). I drink approximately 5-6 large glasses of water everyday. Except in the summer time. Then I can drink up to 9-10. I think I got thirsty writing this post!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Taking a Deep Breath

I've been repeating that I can't wait for October 31st to finally relax a little. After talking to a good friend of mine, who is very patient and very nice to hear me complaining (too much, for nothing, in fact), I realized I was missing great moments because I had so much trouble dealing with what's happening in my life right now.

Because, yes, there's a lot going on, but hey, that's life! So I'm taking a deep breath and I will stop wishing time to go at the speed of light, so I get through these two weeks as quickly as possible.

Still, Halloween, is coming on pretty quickly, hey? ;-)
And hum, the picture, you ask yourself, "why this one"? Well, cupcakes are some of the most comforting things in life, aren't they?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Stop Waiting, Just Start!

"Do not wait; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."

~Napolean Hill
Found here

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Corner View: My Dream

A dream I am working on these days: that the book I am writing with my friend Tanja be published. We made a giant step ahead this week. If our book could become as inspiring for some women here in Quebec that the books on this photo had been for me...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Corner View: Love

A strawberry's lovely heart

Love rocks

"I love you."

Love found me


Thursday, October 8, 2009


My Mom and I, a long time ago...

"Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened"
Cora Harvey Armstrong
Found here

Corner View: Typical Souvenir of Your City

It hasn't been easy to find a typical souvenir of my city. I live in a small town and after many discussions with locals, we couldn't find a typical product made locally. On the other side, when we talked about places, landmarks that represent our town, we agreed on La Porte des Maires.

We also talked about the market place (built in 1876), the uptown arch, the Yamaska river also. The city is redoing the landscaping close to La Porte des Maires, where the nautical center is (we can rent kayaks, pedalos, canoes). In wintertime, when the ice is thick enough, we can also iceskate on the river, the access being right behind La Porte des Maires.

This project made me realize that there are many wonderful places in my town. I'll showcase some more soon...

Friday, October 2, 2009

... And Red!

Last day of the Autumn Color Week.
I see... red!

A classic, le Moulin Rouge... À Paris, bien entendu!


Parisian red doors. Very elegant, don't you agree?

Tomatoes at Marché Jean-Talon, in Montreal.

A gift from my oldest daughter, many years ago...

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Here comes the brown!
(Fourth day of Autumn Colour Week, an invitation of Poppytalk)

Miranda's favorite cookies, it reminds her of her childhood (she's 13 ;-)

Hotel in Paris. Sighs...

Dice, dice, dice. Hell's Kitchen flea market, New York.

Grand Canyon...

More pictures from this fabulous week on flickr...