Checking In

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Self-Portrait...Muskoka, Ontario...July 2015

Dear ones,

I have been ridiculously inattentive. Forgive me. It has been over two months since my last post! I sound like I’m  beginning a confession, lol.

How have you been? Please, fill me in, I want to know.

Summer FLEW by didn’t it? I’m hard pressed to remember it all. Best part of it for me was spending two weeks with my daughter at my Mother’s place up north in the land of Muskoka lakes. Lake swimming and ice cream eating. Every. Day. We are so lucky to have had this special time with my Mum. And I needed a break from the big city. Toronto does not present the depth of nature Muskoka offers so willingly and freely…and my soul needs the soothing surround of pure, peaceful nature.

On August 24th I began my courses in Massage Therapy at Sutherland-Chan here in Toronto. We have a healthy class of 37 wonderful, unique individuals all working together towards the same goal (they teach me so much!). We really are lucky to have each other.

It has been an intense period of transition, adjusting to a new full-time study schedule. And it’s truly full on. Both Anatomy and Physiology are dense courses…I can hardly believe I’m learning as much as I am in such a short time…all the bones and their structures from the pelvis to the feet and their muscles & ligaments (excluding the lower leg). I mean, it’s only been 4 weeks! It feels so much longer…in a good way, lol.

The best part of course are the practical classes where we learn massage techniques. Every week, three times a week, I get a massage. How brilliant is that?! We just learned Head/Neck/Shoulders… oh…my…gad it feels amazing!!

I have to say though, I love giving more than receiving. It’s a total workout and thus completely energizing. I love it. I massage with love :).

Regarding my mental health, school is so beneficial. I feel motivated and inspired every day. I have no time to ruminate. Bipolar who? Ha-cha-cha!

So, that’s me. Where I’m at right now.

I love that my 6 year old daughter and I are both going to school at the same time…learning, steady as she goes, new languages both (she French, me Anatomy speak). My husband makes our lunches for us…how sweet is that? How lucky are we :).

I leave you now, time to play a game with the little one.

Thank you for reading and being here.

Peace, love & light,
Julia

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My girl

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Earlier today at the bus station, Mom and daughter goin’ shoppin’…she turned six two weeks ago…the wee one no longer so wee. Gad how I love her.

First in Line

Lily was first in line for school this morning – I think the red seas just parted lol. Trying to get her out the door in the morning can be somewhat of a struggle, heh-hem (that’s putting it mildly). Yet today she was a cool as a cucumber, sweet as a peach. Much to our pleasure!

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waiting for her buds…

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Lily et Mme. Beaulieu, one of her teachers 🙂

lil first in line

watching the other kids…

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Lily and her penguin Pingu…still waiting…

lil et kaija

yay! finally a buddy! Lily & Kaija

Thank you so much for visiting and may you enjoy a wonderful day.

Peace, love & light,

jules

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Lily & Brook

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”
― Coco Chanel, The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman

My daughter Lily had a play date with her friend Brook last weekend. Needless to say they had a wonderful time. Girls being girls 🙂

Nikon D90 35mm edited with PicMonkey

My Happy Thoughts

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Lilies

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Alpaca

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Shoes

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Feet

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Lipstick lol

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My artwork in pastel

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My love & I

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Summer garden

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Free to Tai Chi

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Pastel...

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Chinatown

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Beach

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Spring

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Summer!

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Goofs

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Me & my girl

Peace, love & light,
Jules

Sunday Selfie

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Gooooooood morning â˜ș sending you all sum good lovin’ from this self. Had just an amazing night out last night with four exceptional women and moms dancing the winter blech-ness away in celebration of our friend Michelle’s birthday. What a hoot we were! Especially once the wine was flowing lol. Five moms spilling it about our kids. Hilarious.

Once we got to the bar “Prohibition” the engine’s revved and we were unstoppable on the dance floor. Why oh WHY did we think Tequila was a good idea? LOL. Oh my aching head…well, you only live once and this was a rare outing.

I believe this MUST become a monthly thang mamas.

My DJ request…the dance floor went UP! UP! UP! UP! Feckin’ wicked. I love this song.

“I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night 
That tonight’s gonna be a good night 
That tonight’s gonna be a good good night [x4]

Tonight’s the night 
Let’s live it up 
I got my money 
Let’s spend it up 

Go out and smash it 
Like Oh My God 
Jump off that sofa 
Let’s get get OFF 

I know that we’ll have a ball 
If we get down 
And go out 
And just loose it all 

I feel stressed out 
I wanna let it go 
Lets go way out spaced out 
And loosing all control 

Fill up my cup 
Mozoltov 
Look at her dancing 
Just take it off 

Let’s paint the town 
We’ll shut it down 
Let’s burn the roof 
And then we’ll do it again”

~ “I Gotta Feeling” The Black Eyed Peas

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Michelle, Lisa, Sandra & Jen waiting for our cab. Cab driver was hilarious put the tunes on eleven for us â˜ș

Peace out everyone! May you have a mmmmmarvelous day.