Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Tuesday Choices and my Christmas Shopping Poll

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 
Something I forgot to mention in yesterday's post when I mentioned that the retailers here in Montreal are struggling and closing their doors is that many stores (and not only stores, too, many public places) are not accessible to the disabled.  Here in Quebec, working dogs are allowed in buses, restaurants and stores and pretty much any public place, as they are there to help a disabled individual see, hear, and sometimes these dogs even help someone who has epilepsy in that they can warn the owner when a seizure is about to occur.  I especially feel for those who are in wheelchairs, because many public places are not accessible with ramps and do not have a flat entrance.  Wherever stairs are present with no ramp you know that a person using a wheelchair cannot access it.  Another factor is that when people shop online, it is safer (no violence like what happens on Black Friday) and if you are using a debit or credit card, you don't have people looking over your shoulder to try and get your pin number. Anyway, I just wanted to add this. Thanks so much for listening.  :)

The videos I have chosen for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Beautiful Views of Mother Nature

M&S Gift - Christmas Present Wrapping Ideas

Alonnisos Old Village

The Ice Hotel - Quebec (even though I have lived in Quebec all my life I have to say that I have never visited this hotel.  However, a friend of mine did and told me it was amazing!)  :)

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

Yes, in fact, you ARE worth the time it takes to make beautiful, tasty and healthy meals.  Every day...every meal.


When grace happens, generosity happens. - Max Lucado


Take time to enjoy the beauty of the season.


Worry is a useless mulling over of things we cannot change.


Learn how to:  have fun without alcohol, talk without cell phones, love without conditions, dream without drugs and smile without selfies.


Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.  Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. - Rumi


When something bad happens you have 3 choices: let it define you, let it destroy you or let it strengthen you.


The time has come to stop beating yourself up over mistakes you've made.


Sometimes it's tough to tell if you're supposed to give up and let go, or...if you're being tested to see how long you can hold on.


3 things cannot be long hidden:  the sun, the moon and the truth. - Buddha


Emotional eating doesn't heal emotional issues. When you overeat it's because you're avoiding a needed conversation with yourself.  Swap pigging out for listening up.


I got mood poisoning.  Must have been something I hate.


A lie repeated many times doesn't change the truth. - Frank Sonenberg


Many people will be good to you during sunny times. It's in the storms of life you find out who really cares.


Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always enjoy and appreciate reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share!

46 comments:

  1. I love wrapping presents!

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  2. Hi Linda - hope all is well - i've enjoyed my visit and love all the quotes and such. No time for videos tonight but i did watch the one with the cat saving the boyi from the dog attack and the ice hotel in Quebec. Have a nice week!

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  3. Coucou Linda

    Quand on est handicapé la vie ne doit pas être toujours simple. Beaucoup de personnes valides ne se rendent pas compte du parcours difficile que doivent effectuer les handicapés.

    MERCI Linda de nous parler et merci aussi pour cette nouvelle publication.

    Bises et bonne journée

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  4. Good morning, dear Linda!

    The pranksters' porta-potty got pressed into service yet again. I loved the looks on the faces when the woman emerged covered with soot. I enjoyed the beautiful views of mother nature - the mountains, fields, flowers and cascading waterfalls. I only wish the piece had used natural sound instead of music. It amazed me to see how irregular shaped Christmas gifts can be wrapped - pleats on the end of a circular object and a festive holiday bag made from a box. My favorite video was the Ice Hotel located near you. Mrs. Shady and I know of another ice lodge in Finland and would love to visit a place like that. Surely it would be great fun to drink from an ice glass and admire the magnificent architecture and sculpture.

    Thank you very much, dear friend Linda!

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  5. Bonjour Linda,
    Merci pour ce bel article et merci aussi de nous parler de ces gens qui aident les personnes handicapées. J'apprécie beaucoup votre gentillesse et votre sensibilité. Bon Mardi. Bises

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  6. Good morning Linda! A wonderful post again. This is what I like: Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. - Rumi. - Enjoy the beginning of December!

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  7. Love the Mother nature video and also the wrapping present ideas. I enjoy wrapping presents.

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  8. voilà décembre arrivé ,

    avec de la pluie et du vent mais 12° ... le climat est vraiment déréglé ... cette année est vite passée ...

    ce mois passera vite aussi ...

    bisous et douce journée a demain

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  9. Some years ago, the UK government had it compulsory for all new builds and government buildings wheelchair accessible.

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  10. So nice, Linda !
    Thank you for all that beautiful, my dear friend, every day again.
    Lie(f)s.

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  11. It is unfortunate that there are shops where people with disabilities can not go inside Linda.

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  12. Take and enjoy...I like that.
    Dogs are not permitted in our city, except Guide Dogs...
    Other places except our backyards, everyone must have their dog/s on a leash...

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  13. the ice hotel is very impressive!

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  14. ... my black lab Piwo never left my side, in fact at times he kept walking so close to me, that I stumbled and stepped on him ... hours and sometimes even days before I would fall sick with migraine pain ... Piwo is gone now , but now my cat Theo warns me too ...by sitting on the kitchen counter and staring at me ...

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  15. Visiting the ice hotel is on my list of things I'd love to do. Montreal is one of my favourite cities and it's too bad that the shops are closing. I buy both online and in stores and it seems to me that we will always need both.

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  16. A very enjoyable selection! I especially liked the first on and the ice hotel-- and the beauties of nature. I must share the funny one!

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  17. Love the gift wrapping ideas; just in time for the festive season, dear! xoxo

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  18. Hi Linda...that gag was a laugh-out-loud one. So funny. Wishing you a very happy Tuesday!

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  19. Bonjour Linda,
    Il est tellement beau le village Alonnisos, je te remercie de nous le faire découvrir

    Bisous

    Manon

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  20. Hi, Linda - wonderful thoughts today, and good ways in which we can all grow to be better individuals, contributing more to those around us. It is sad to see long-time/historic businesses having to move, but it is also important for things to be handicap accessible as well. Hard to know where a good balance is, right? Blessings to you, my friend. hugs, de

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  21. Hello, wonderful videos and quotes. The Ice Hotel is interesting. Enjoy your Tuesday!

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  22. Good morning Linda. Cute gag video, really enjoyed the nature video and the ice hotel video. Great quotes. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  23. I'm a civil engineer and work for a local government. One of my jobs is to design curb ramps to ensure that the disabled can cross the street safely. I'm well versed on the Americans with Disabilities Act and I also agree that more access must be created for the disabled. I'm happy to see you pointing out one of the problems people in wheelchairs face.

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  24. Loved the gag. The looks on their faces is the very best of all.

    I hate the cold so the ice hotel wouldn't be some place I would want to go. Beautiful, but at a distance.

    Have a fabulous day Linda. ☺

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  25. Hilarious gag! Love starting my day reading your blog, Linda! Thank you!!

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  26. I would really love to visit the Ice Hotel someday:) And thanks again for always bringing so much positivity in the blogging world, Linda:)

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  27. Superbes ces idées pour envelopper les cadeaux! Bise et bonne journée dans la joie!

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  28. Many older buildings here in Berlin are not accessible either. But they are working on it at least! And also in the U- and S-Bahns.

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  29. Loved the wrapping video! Hope I have a round gift to try that pleated top idea out on this year :)

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  30. intérssante citation de Buddha..

    greetings Linda

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  31. Whahahahaha .... it will happen. You sit on the toilet and then he explodes whahahahaha ..... It was again seen very leukom. The clip of Beautiful Views of Mother Nature thought I made it very nice.
    Greetings, Helma

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  32. Are the retailers of Montreal unable or unwilling to make their stores barrier free? I know it is a very old city and I imagine some stores are not able to make their stores accessible.

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  33. That's too bad for Montreal economically. It is the modern times now. Quebec has to adapt to providing accessibility to the disabled in order to I improve its economy and to be more diverse.

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  34. "A lie repeated many times doesn't change the truth." True, but a repeated lie still manages to convince many people that it is the truth. Hitler knew that and used it effectively. Our politicians also know it and use it today.

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  35. I'm not wrapping gifts yet but I AM wrapping canvases in the hall with Christmas wrap for a festive wall! After wrapping them - I pop them back in their frames! Instant Christmas Gallery Wall!!!

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  36. I'd love to see the ice hotel!

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  37. I've got some catching up to do, because I haven't been able to get around to my favorite blogs, Linda. I've been listening to CNBC, the business channel, and retailers are worried everywhere about fewer people coming to the malls. I haven't read your post from yesterday, but I would say that I never have enjoyed going to the malls. For me, it's a half hour drive each way, over winter roads. I have to walk around and around forever looking for something, and maybe I won't find it. There are a few stores I like to go to, like Apple and a bookstore, but that's it. So I'll mostly be shopping on line. I learned a few things from the gift wrapping video. Have a lovely evening, dear Linda! I'll be back to catch up! Thanks for your kind words on my blog today. Hugs!

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  38. When I was in college, the president of the university spent the day in a wheelchair, rolling around campus. By doing this, he was able to identify all the areas that weren't accessible. I think city mayors should do that...and maybe business owners, too!

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  39. The wrapping looks so pretty. I've tried however in recent years to do away with unnecessary wrapping that just ends up in the trash or recycling anyway, and have found some great ideas online.

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  40. Hi Linda. Once again you have made my day :-) Happy December to you!!!!

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  41. I took care of Mom for two and a half years while she was in a wheelchair. It was a challenge to get her in and out of a car for transportation, but I was lucky that many places we wanted to go could accommodate her. That's probably because we are in a newer town. Quebec probably has lots of historic buildings that haven't been upgraded. - Margy

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  42. My favorite poster is the " mood poisoning " one. I love that and it is so true. I have to be careful about not letting things I can't do anything about, but that I hate, spoil my whole entire day!

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  43. online shopping is especially good for those of us who live overseas, far away from north america ... i remember buying some CDs on amazon.com because those CDs weren't available in my local stores :)

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  44. Excelente postagem.
    Gostei.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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  45. Always a pleasure stopping by around here!...
    A great post... with lots of great choices!
    All the best!
    Ana

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  46. I love your heart

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