Reality Checks

Reality Check always come out of nowhere and they seem to always change your entire week and remind you of what is really important. I had one of those moments this week.

My dog suddenly became ill, for those who know. When I lost my last dog, she went suddenly too. She had never been sick, other than an upset stomach here and there, she lost some teeth along the way, but basically pretty healthy…Then in one week…She was gone, I had been in denial right up until the night before we had to put her down.

Although my other dog seems to be fine other than she’s had an issue with her “behind”. It’s the first time in a long time I’ve actually been worried. Just reminds you, I had all this stuff I was supposed to do and I have been watching her like a hawk to make sure she stays safe.

Just keeps you in check really =)



Family Magic

(Okay this was posted on Tuesday instead of actually Monday…Please forgive me!)

I went on a family reunion this weekend and it was amazing! We stayed at a renovated train station/platform building, that still has trains running by it (so much fun at 2 in the morning ~.~)

It was amazing because my family is amazing. All the way up to the reunion people kept telling me that I must be dreading it but I didn’t and I never would! It was really sad to hear how people just do not get along with their families. We are all so different, but we get along so well and I am very aware of how lucky I am that we all get along so well and how much we love each other.

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These are just a few snapshots of the trip =)


Monet…Probably not who you expected to see on a Magical Monday post, I hope you are pleasantly surprised. I am turning 30 this month and it has been making me doing the usual considering where I am in life, sentimental and thoughtful of my past.

One of the reasons that I have always had a soft spot for Monet, is because when I was a little girl. I use to believe that Monet was my Great Grandfather. In fact there is a book about Monet called “Linnea in Monets Garden” and I have had it since I was a little girl. I thought that this whole book was about my Great Grandfather.

My GG and I were close and it was unfortunate that he was only a part my life for such a short amount of time. So, for me, my relationship and having my Great Grandfather in my life was an extremely magical time for me. One that I still wish I could recreate, but I’m not really sure it will happen again.

Press link to buy “Linnea in Monet’s Garden” here from the Book Depository!



Please check out this link for more information: Claude Monet – Wikipedia