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06 Apr, 2010

Please finish this sentence:

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Please finish this sentence

Right now I am happy about …

22 Responses to "Please finish this sentence:"

1 | Marla

April 6th, 2010 at 9:10 am


… not feeling like death warmed over.

2 | Krista

April 6th, 2010 at 9:14 am


…having had a great easter weekend with my family (and having a very big coffee in front of me right now!)

3 | andrea

April 6th, 2010 at 9:16 am


1) The warm puppy sitting on my lap. My heart overfloweth.

2) A wonderful long Easter weekend. And great weather. And Spring flowers.

3) A recent spread in Ottawa Magazine, which was so much fun to write. And fun to have my photo taken. And doubly fun to see it all come together in print.

4) New connections. New projects. New challenges. Yay!

4 | Dina

April 6th, 2010 at 9:16 am


having chosen to stay at home to care for my daughter.

5 | @WannabeMomErin

April 6th, 2010 at 9:16 am


having the opportunity to keeping trying.

6 | Ginger

April 6th, 2010 at 9:33 am


having walked/jogged/biked 127 miles so far this year!

7 | Just An Ottawa Dad

April 6th, 2010 at 9:36 am


the fact that other people get excited about the photos I take.

8 | Carla

April 6th, 2010 at 9:43 am


my neighbourhood, awesome community.

9 | Tiana

April 6th, 2010 at 10:03 am


my husbands new job. Hopefully it helps him find his soul again.

10 | Chantal

April 6th, 2010 at 10:27 am


-that the baby is napping
-that i have a chiro appointment tomorrow, my neck is killing me

11 | karen at virtually there

April 6th, 2010 at 10:55 am


going to New York City with the girls and John next week. I can’t wait!

12 | Binky

April 6th, 2010 at 11:26 am


Spring has sprung. It means cycling, gardening, canoeing, fishing, spring flowers, hiking, eating outdoors, etc etc.

13 | Sue

April 6th, 2010 at 11:47 am


being grateful for my life! I have been blessed in so many ways. I am learning to be thankful and it is making a big difference in my attitude. Life is good!

14 | Betsy Mae

April 6th, 2010 at 1:48 pm


I have such a great life.

15 | Ron

April 6th, 2010 at 2:10 pm


…this comment. My, how clever!

16 | Jennifer

April 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pm


Hey, what magazine?? Did I miss something!?

17 | Finola

April 6th, 2010 at 3:27 pm


– That I had an awesome interval workout today at lunch.
– That I had a productive day at work.
– That my workday is ending and I get to go home :)

18 | ed

April 6th, 2010 at 10:00 pm


going back to class

19 | Mary Lynn

April 6th, 2010 at 10:50 pm


the tulips coming up in our garden.

20 | Tali

April 7th, 2010 at 6:49 am


I realized I have one extra week to train for the 10-K I signed up for…I’m really going to need it.

21 | LO

April 7th, 2010 at 7:31 am



22 | Caroline

April 9th, 2010 at 10:27 am


My purple pansies.

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