Author Archives: Kathleen (161 Days in Paradise)

I’m Kathleen, Killer of Indoor Plants

Oh Poor Begonia Rex. I remember the day I brought you home, so full and beautiful. Your colourful foliage made me very happy. I made sure to read up on how to care for you properly. Apparently though, I am … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chickpea and Couscous Salad

For the second day in a row, it has been crazy hot and with no A/C, my apartment hit 34C (93F) this afternoon. There was absolutely NO WAY that I was turning on the stove. Even the mere thought of … Continue reading

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Picture Post: What I’ve Been Up To

Lately I’m finding that I feel like I have nothing to write about. I still have some very bad days and since I’m having more good days, I find the bad days REALLY bad. But I’m persevering and I’m trying … Continue reading

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A Picture Post of Portulaca (Memories of Mom)

When I was growing up, I remember watching my mom plant pretty flowers in the front and back gardens. I loved how Mom would use interesting containers as planters: a half barrel, a cracked toilet, an old wood burning stove. … Continue reading

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There is Hope

I’m getting there. I’m getting back to myself again. I feel my optimism returning, my zest for life. My energy levels are getting back to normal. Today I had an “a-ha!” moment, a conversation that really solidified my recovery. I … Continue reading

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Yesterday I met a Hero for Women’s Rights in the Workplace

Yesterday at the BBQ, I got chatting with one of the ladies I was sitting next to. I honestly am not sure how the topic came up, but it turns out she was the plaintiff in a landmark Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Show and Tell: My Sewing Creations

Today I finished the dress I was working on. So I figured I would do a quick post showing off the things I’ve made myself. Keep in mind, I only started sewing back in January. Patterns for Pirates Sunshine Dress … Continue reading

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