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“One-Uppers”

How to make your life easier in a world of “One-Uppers”....

Everyone has one in their life. Don’t try and deny it. You know who I mean. That one friend or that one co-worker or that certain parent of your child’s teammate- the ONE UPPER. That wonderful person , whom no matter what amazing or drastic events happen in your life, they can top it. If you found a loonie on the way to work well they found a toonie and (gasp) they know someone who found a gold doubloon. If you had a flat tire well they had two flat tires and they know someone who had five flat tires (the spare of course). Trust me, there is no way to beat them, you must learn to accept them. They will always try to find a way to inject themselves before you. So stop trying to fight it and make a game of it like I do!

I know that my life is great and I am determined not to let anyone deflate it. So, I have started to purposely talk about the awesomely positive things that happen to me. I do this while in the presence of my “ONE UPPERS”. In order to top me, they have no choice but to be even more wonderful. It’s a win-win situation. All that positive energy floating around can only attract more. You should try it!

Until next time… the Surly Mermaid.

Junk and Treasures

On Saturday past we decided to take a break from house renovations and fix-ups and go on a little road trip to search out some junk and treasures.

After a bit of googling, I found, what I referred to as my treasure map and asked L how far away all these places were and how long it would take. (For anyone living in Alberta or anyone that really wants to know we followed the Kalyna Country Antique tour – tidbit Kalyna means high bush cranberry in the Ukrainian culture). We did add one extra spot to our tour as we saw signs for an antique show – happy, happy, joy, joy… we left at 830am and arrived home just after 900pm. I will stop babbling now and show you our treasures… …

5 blogs I will be following this week October 6-12, 2014

I had a really, super busy week last week and didn’t get to read and enjoy as many blogs as I had hoped, I did manage to follow the 5 I had listed last week and have posted a link from Apartment Therapy in my FOOD Section.

I enjoyed all the blogs with a special nod to Funky Junk Interiors as she put me on a quest to go find some more junk that I can repurpose, reuse and recyle (you’ll have to check out my post and see what I found).

Without further adieu here are the 5 blogs I will be following this week….

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