Monday, February 25, 2013

Another few rows knitted

Hello friends,

 Tonight I enjoyed knitting my circle scarf and watching The Bachelor.  I am so glad that the finalists are Katherine and Lindsay because they are so right for him. 
I have also been so hooked on the book Onward by Howard Schultz.   I was reading it today and I absolutely love what Starbucks stands for.   I would like to apply their view on customer service to my own work.  I want to deliver excellent customer service when I am interacting with parents and children at my child care center.  I think when reading this book, anyone can apply the tips and information outlined in this book to their own careers in some way. 

Just another day in my life, I hope all is going right in yours.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

And the Oscar goes to.....

Hello friends,

Tonight the Oscars are on television finally!  I have been getting excited to see who wins the awards for best picture, best actor, and best actress.  Out of the nominated films tonight, I have seen Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miserables, Skyfall, Snow white and the Huntsman,  and Argo (last night!).  I wish that I had watched Life of Pi, The Hobbit, Zero Dark Thirty, and Django Unchained.  You can go to this website: Oscars website and see all the nominees for tonight.  If you have seen all the films or most of them, you can even make your pick and challenge your friends.

The Oscars are on at 7 pm tonight! enjoy! So grab your bowl of popcorn or your knitting ( I know I will ;) ) and watch to see if your favorites get an award. I hope that either Les Miserables or Silver Linings Platbook win best picture... what are your predictions?

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Have a good evening,

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Knitting in circles


Hello Friends,

I hope that you have all been well and are enjoying this weekend!  I have been doing pretty well, just finishing up at my current job and then preparing to move to another childcare center J  I am very excited and ready now.  
Today I had lunch at The Works with some friends.  I had a great time and the burger was delicious.  I chose the “May Day” burger with some fries.   It was good, but quite messy.

I started knitting this circle scarf about 6 days ago for a friend of mine.   I am using 5.5 mm needles with Lion Brand yarn “fisherman’s wool” in the color beige.  Here are some pictures of the work in progress:

I watched the movie Argo tonight.  I really loved it, it was pretty fascinating and I was always wondering what would happen next.  I am so glad I got to watch it before the Oscars as well since they will be mentioning the film and now I will be in the loop! J  I also saw Silver Linings Playbooks and really loved it, I cannot wait until it comes out on DVD. 
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I had a lovely Valentine's day at the daycare. The children gave me cards and I put together an Instagram photo of the assortment below.


Have a great night and I will be writing tomorrow !



Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Job, new beginnings...

Hello Friends!

I heard there is going to be a lot of snow here in Toronto by tomorrow morning and it has already been snowing for six hours straight!  I am not looking forward to driving to work tomorrow...  there probably won’t be too many children at the center because of the weather.

I also wanted to say that... I GOT A NEW JOB!
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 It is much closer to my house, higher salary, all Early Childhood Educators, in the preschool room.. I am so excited.  I am not looking forward to spending the next two weeks saying goodbye to my old job though.  I have made so many connections with the children, parents, and staff at my current childcare center but I know I will do the same at the new place.

Drive safe if you are hit with the snowstorm!



Saturday, February 2, 2013

Saturday Favorites !

Hello friends,

I hope everyone is not freezing with the cold days we have been having here in Toronto.  I know it is much colder in other parts of Canada so I cannot complain.  At work we haven’t been going outdoors with the children because it has been far too cold for their little noses.

 I put together this collage of what I have been interested in the past week!  Below the photo I will describe the meaning behind each one and if it is an item I purchased I will always let you know where I bought it J


1.       Sad Sam Honey puppy dog from Shoppers Drug Mart.  I just looked into those big puppy dog eyes and had to by it!

2.       Onward written by Howard Schultz.  I am really enjoying this book written by Howard Schultz who is CEO of the Starbucks company.  It is incredible to read about his views on customer service and employee satisfaction.  It makes me feel inspired to be even better at customer service in my career.  I can also hear the passion he has

3.       The  ruffle scarf  I am currently knitting.  I haven’t been knitting that much lately, but I will work on it more tomorrow and I will also be starting a circle scarf soon!

4.       Flower wall decor from Walmart (bought 2012) and felt heart from IKEA ( bought in 2011).  Put them both together and they make a cute Valentine’s decoration.

5.       The television show Underemployed.  I just love this show and I hope that it comes back for a second season.  Check it out for yourself at  

6.       My 2013 calendar photo for February.  I thought I would share it with you because I think it is so warm and calming.  The calendar is called Simplicity published by Sellers Publishing Inc.

I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite things at the moment.  Hope to see you again soon and your comments are always very much appreciated!

I also want to leave you with this youtube video message from Howard Schultz I thought it was very inspirational about persistence.  I know that it inspired me to never give up on my dreams.
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