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Friday #gladitude!!!

With WebsiteIf I were to carefully consider every Friday #gladitude post that I have crafted since its inception…I think today is, in fact, a day that totally hasn’t suc…….

…never mind. Day’s not over yet. Just in case.

*shifty eyes*

Suffice it to say, I’ve found it ironic to be posting about a concept wherein you take a moment to appreciate the otherwise “unnoticed” and, even moreso, on a less-than-stellar day…when I’m having a total bollocks of a day.

It’s called The #gladitude project.

Today is a beautiful day. Let’s just leave it at that, k? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Last Friday’s #gladitude post was chock full’o’commentary by people who had taken the time to appreciate the otherwise overlooked.

Because they were submitted as commentary on the post, I shall direct you to have a good read of them HERE.

Laurie is quickly becoming a poster child for #gladitude. It is well appreciated and helps spread the love! ๐Ÿ˜‰ My fave was reading about scoring a Norman Knott print at a thrift store for $10!!! HUZZAH!!!

Marie is strongly finding the appreciation to not overlook the opportunities that present themselves with respect to family. I *get* family. I *get* the “busy.” I *get* the #gladitude. ๐Ÿ˜€

Michele popped in for a few of her own, which thrilled me to no end!! Then, it got better to read this part: “Getting a diagnosis and a medicine I think is going to work for me!”ย Also taking the time to find the #gladitude with respect to friends and family. LOVE.


Posterfrom Kids

Oh, yes. Very MUCH, yes.

My three gingers and two daycare girls.

(You didn’t know I was a childcare provider?!? Well, schinit…I should’a told you to sit down and get ready for THIS dandy!!! Bat-shit crazy. True story.)

I got me a POSTER!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Honestly, if you have children in daycare…go hug your provider. A BIG ONE. I’ve been on both sides of the coin now, and I can tell you this: Go hug your provider. (o.O)

With every treat I bake…with every craft we make…I’ll have care for you.

It’s absolutely uber-super-duper-FRABJOUS to get something like this instead of an eyeroll, a snark or a lip.

What else?

Tomorrow is the Ottawa-Gatineau Walk for Lupus!!!!

Although, my heart’s a little heavy at the missing people I wish so badly could be there.

One, in particular, is my friend, Christine. See, she had a hip replacement awhile back, and it was a total asshat and hadn’t been healing well. This put a crimp in the plans to attend the Walk. A BIG crimp. Well, last year she and another friend, Myst, had a wheelchair joust. With pool noodle lances. It was EPIC. ๐Ÿ™‚

100_0343So, today I got out the glue gun and the feathers and the butterflies and made a tribute lance to carry at tomorrow’s Walk.

Why is that necessarily a #gladitude???

Well, because I can.

I also learned something today…something important to remember in all of your crafting endeavours:


1) There are two different temperatures glue guns out there in your local crafting department.

2) I, as an addict to glue guns, should really identify each glue gun I own as to being of “low” or “high” temperature.

100_03453) Getting hot glue on your fingers from a low temperature glue gun will result in the following:

“Shut the front door!!!” and “Buggernackles!!” and Dagnammit all to h-e-double hockey sticks!!!!”

4) Getting hot glue on your fingers from a high temperature glue gun will result in the following:


5) I will select the low temperature glue gun from now on.

True story. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Go find your #gladitude today and over the week ahead…tell me what it is…let’s spread the ability to find the otherwise unnoticed that bring a little more “HUZZAH” into our days…


  1. GypsyDee

    1st time #gladitude poster…
    Had an unexpected early shift (7am to 3pm today), from closing last night (worked at 1pm and got home at 9:30).
    Walked to work (as usual) and walked home today. Arrived home at 4..ManCub is out with his new girl, so the house is mine.
    Poured a glass of Sangria, and went out onto my balcony, and ..just…sat.
    Observing the hustle and bustle of O-Town, I sat, perched `12 floors up, basking in the breeze of the Ladies of the wynds…breathing in air that is not polluted (much) by excessive noise, or smells. I sat, with the tunage winding it’s vocals out from my living room(as it is still doing as I type). Thinking of how blessed I am to be in a safe space, with some alone time for patting myself on the back on how far I’ve come…and looking forward to hugging (gently) one incredible woman who writes a gorram fine shiny blog that keeps me tethered to the real world when I want to run and hide.
    (yes you… xoxo <3 <3 <3)

  2. Jules Shapiro

    My heart is full of #gladitude! The Chronically Awesome Foundation and all of my friends and members I’ve met through this journey of positivity.
    You! Yes you, beautiful woman with a beautiful heart. Your words smile on the page. I have #gladitude for the happiness you bring me.
    My pups. The ultimate in cute and support in fuzzy packages. Enough said.
    Donna, Daina , Jennie, Diana , Brian… The list goes on.
    My nap, which I will now go and take.

  3. Laurie Stewart

    Have I mentioned how much I love your blog? It reminds me to stop and see how awesome my life truly is.
    Today’s gladitude is from Winnipeg, where the word is family. Wine fueled stories of my beloved as a small boy, and seeing 6 (yes, six) sisters teasing him. Tomorrow is his niece’s wedding. I hope the groom knows what he’s getting into. Lol.

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