The Day I Captured Those Giggles

Day 104 of 365:

{Daily Post One Word Prompt: Giggle}

Kids are just the best at giggling, aren’t they?

When I look at this image now, after all these years, I realize this isn’t something I can describe with words.  I see these four little faces, all scrunched and smiling, I can hear their giggles in my head, replaying like a song…

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My little beach bums in the middle of the cutest chorus of snickers.

….just one of those moments you look back on fondly and are grateful that you have it in your collection of memories….




-Janice 🙂


{Yeeeesssss – still writing my brains out today.  Coming up for air 😉 ->  saw the one word prompt for today and immediately knew I had something to contribute.  Feels good to re-surface into the “real world” for a moment!  Thanks, Daily Post for this brief pause that, apparently, I needed.}




Sure, I’ll Do It.

Day 35 of 365:

{Writing Prompt}

Are you comfortable in front of people, or does the idea of public speaking make you want to hide in the bathroom? Why?

Sure I’ll get up and speak in front of a crowd.  Why not?

I think life should be about stepping out of your comfort zone and surprising yourself.  If you have a voice and something to say, why hide it away?

This coming from a self-described “Introverted Extrovert” – meaning I have  no problem with getting up in front of a crowd.  Making a fool of myself is of little concern, in the right setting.  I don’t even have to be even mildly intoxicated to do so.  Seriously.  Just ask my mom.  But, that’s the extrovert in me.

The introvert part of me likes to lock herself away and not answer the door or the phone for fear of having to deal with people.  I will do this for days at a time and be totally content.

I know, I know.  I’m fickle.

My point is this: life is short, right?

So be goofy.  Dance on a table, if the time is right.  Give a wild speech to a room full of strangers.  Sing your little heart out at a karaoke bar.  Even if it scares you a little.  I for one, like to scare myself every once and while.  It makes me feel alive.

And if you want to shut the door and not be seen, then fine.  But for goodness sake, don’t stay inside forever.





-Janice 🙂


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No So Ritual

Day 28 of 365:

Being at a conference in lovely downtown Toronto means that today has been anything but a usual and customary day for me.

From the 5 am wake-up time, to fighting traffic as I made my way into the city, to standing on my feet, in heels, for 8 hours, striking up conversations with people I do not know – yeah – today was definitely not a normal day for little old me.

Now it’s after 8:30 pm, I’ve only been home for an hour….but I have to get up first thing in the morning to do it all over again tomorrow.  (and the day after that too.)

So now I am off to bed!

Not before I squeeze out my daily blog post though…which, by the way, is happening hours after it normally does.  On a normal day.  Which today has not been at all.  Did I mention that yet??  :p


And now, on a somewhat related note, here is a photo of a hot, frothy caffeinated beverage.  I usually like to have one of these in the afternoon, however, given my circumstances today, I was not able to:20160125_145900-afternoon-coffee-writing-the-girl

Looks yummy, huh? I took this before I drank it, a few days ago…on a normal day…

Okay, I’m zonked from all my “out-of-the-norm” activities.  Plus, I still have to figure out what I am going to wear tomorrow, and tweak a Power Point presentation.

so….yeah…..enough blogging for me.

Good Night!



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Just Another Day