New year, new decade(?) and new adventures all come together in this month's installment of the Photo Blogging Challenge. Between New Year's Eve fireworks, checking out the Banff/Lake Louise Snow Days, a visit to Contemporary Calgary's new home, a vacation including new-to-us National and State parks and other activities, there were plenty of photos to choose from.
There's so much jingle-jangle during the holiday season: Salvation Army Santa's at donation boxes, Christmas music streaming from the speakers in every store, the tiny bells attached to my holiday socks, and my nerves after a long-day of shopping or too much holiday hostessing! No wonder PBC host PJ assigned Jingle All the Way for this month's theme. 🙂
What we eat can trigger a sense of enjoyment, indulgence, guilt, satisfaction or some other feeling. We often cook as a way of caring. We eat "comfort" foods and share meals with family and friends to foster a sense of connectedness. When we're stressed, angry, sad, lonely or bored, our emotions can trigger "bad" eating. Fundamentally, our food choices are about nourishing our bodies, minds and relationships. But they're complicated by a lifetime of food-related memories, pressure to "eat right for the environment," and fear of being judged for our food choices - often silently and without taking into consideration budget and time constraints.
The written word has been an essential aspect of day-to-day life ever since I learned to "read" by memorizing the Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham as my Dad read it to me over and over (and over). But the written word is more than just books! It's also recipes, signs, letters and cards, e-mail, text messages, hashtags and more. This post shares five examples of day-to-day encounters with the written word in August 2019.
This month marked our first major vacation since our family trip to Iceland in 2015. And our Atlantic Canada itinerary included plenty of National Historic Sites, National Parks and other truly Canadian experiences. Returning home late on July 30th allows just enough time to select and share five photographs for this month's photo blogging challenge theme: patriotic.