Bloganuary 9, 2023: What is the most memorable gift you have received?

Today’s Bloganuary prompt: What is the most memorable gift you have received? I truly don’t know how to answer this prompt. The cursor has been blinking on the blank screen for the past 20 minutes. I’ve stepped away from my computer, hoping the mental break would help. But here I am. Still struggling to settleContinue reading “Bloganuary 9, 2023: What is the most memorable gift you have received?”

Bloganuary 5, 2023: What brings you joy in life?

Today’s Bloganuary prompt: What brings you joy in life? Oof! There are way too many things that spark joy to whittle down to a single answer. So, I’m not even going to try. In no particular order, here are some of the things that bring me joy: I know in my heart that this listContinue reading “Bloganuary 5, 2023: What brings you joy in life?”

Attending a music festival or concert.

I had recently discovered Brett Dennen, a singer songwriter whose unique voice, heartfelt lyrics, and beautiful guitar melodies captivate me. I saw that he would be a performing at the Moon Crush music festival last October, and I wanted to go. But more than simply going, I wanted to go with someone in particular: Amy.Continue reading “Attending a music festival or concert.”

Watching a Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training game.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love the fact that my team, the Toronto Blue Jays, play their spring training games in Dunedin, Florida. The same Dunedin, Florida in which I live. They even have their practice facility on the road right behind my condo complex. It’s amazing! I was wonderingContinue reading “Watching a Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training game.”

Watching the Maple Leafs play in person.

This will be a memory I want to make each and every year. Each and every time I have the opportunity to see my beloved Toronto Maple Leafs play a game, I will be in the arena. Granted, my desire to cheer them on in person will always be restricted by my budget and whetherContinue reading “Watching the Maple Leafs play in person.”

Picking fresh strawberries.

Every year, it’s a surprise that Florida fruit ripens so much earlier than I’m used to. Growing up in the Toronto area, my brain has strawberry season being a summer thing. Having them be pickable in early March is somehow hard to remember. I’ve been in Florida for about 7 years now, and this seasonContinue reading “Picking fresh strawberries.”

Decorating my very own Christmas tree.

I have extremely fond memories of Christmas when I was a kid. We’d chop down a tree that first weekend in December, and decorate it when we got home. On Christmas morning, a roaring would be lit, we’d all sit around the tree, and I got to wear the Santa hat, being the elf ofContinue reading “Decorating my very own Christmas tree.”

Tracking the path of Hurricane Mindy.

For those that don’t know, the annual lists of tropical storm names are compiled 6 years in advance. At the beginning of the year, when I was putting together the items on my Memory List, I knew that Mindy was going to be a storm I could track this summer, and that knowledge brought equalContinue reading “Tracking the path of Hurricane Mindy.”

Taking a trip to St. Augustine.

I had visited St. Augustine twice before. The first time, budget restrictions kept me in cheap lodgings and sightseeing from the outskirts, because I didn’t want to spend money on entrance fees. The only thing I splurged on was a walking ghost tour. The second time, I walked through the beautiful sand dunes of AnastasiaContinue reading “Taking a trip to St. Augustine.”