160802 Jill’s blog of daily life


Where: Calgary (home)

Weather: A warm to hot day with late afternoon clouds becoming a thunderstorm. Lots of rain and lightning. I think it rained all night. Cool by night.

What I did in my non-blogging life: Breakfast with my friend Susan. Normally we go for a walk but she was a bit under the weather so it was just breakfast. To make up for that I took the dogs for a long walk in the late afternoon, before the rain. The highlight: seeing so many gardens and mini-orchards with flowers and fruits. This is the reward you get for walking in the alleys instead of the streets.

I saw a cherry tree with big cherries, not the tiny Nankings we have in our yard. These were proper cherries. I ate one. Now I want to go back and find out what kind of tree it is and where they got it.

What I did in my blogging life:

I’m trying to keep up with a few online professional development for bloggers things. One of them I put off until next week because it has an antecedent that I would like to do first. I started that today; it will take five days.

A conference call for help with the business of travel writing was moved to Thursday. Instead of using the newly-freed time to write I got into trying to set up a simple productivity app. Mistake! I am more productive without it. I don’t need an app to tell me I’m wasting time. However, I bet if I tracked my time closely for a week every month I would constantly find ways to be more efficient. I know it.

Finally did get around to blogging. I’m writing about the Trafalgar Square statues. Researched the fourth plinth sculpture “Alison Lapper Pregnant”, which I remember seeing. Learned a lot.

Started a Pinterest board for the article and put a lot of photos of Alison, her son Parys, and the sculpture on it.

Did a little more updating on Pinterest and called it a night.

My Instagram picture today was from the museum at Rocky Mountain House Historic Site.

Rocky Mountain House handmade First Nations dress


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    August 3, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Jill, I’m looking forward to your thoughts on Alison Lapper Pregnant. Sounds like a remarkable woman.

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