Saturday, December 20, 2014


Just finished listening to the Serial podcast - have you heard it?

I highly recommend it.  I binged listened to it in three days because I learned about this the day the last episode was being released, so I had all of them available to me.

I don't want to give anything away but I will say that I found it very fascinating and really enjoyed listening to all the research and details that were found after the fact.  Since this case happened in 1999 we have so much more technology available to us now to do research, etc. that Sarah and her team found out way more information than the detectives and lawyers all combined.

I would love to hear what you think about the crime and the various people involved.

Do you believe Jay?  Anon?  Arial?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Book: The Garden of Letters by Alyson Richman

I'm starting this book today - has anyone read it?

I will keep you posted on what I think.

If you would like to see what other books I loved and are reading check me out on Goodreads. I can't quit figure out how to find my homepage to link it for you but search 'Christine Winnipeg' and I should come up.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


When I look back at what I wanted to accomplish for 2014 I can say I did everything except like one thing!  That is pretty good - especially for someone that feels like plans never seem to go the way I want them too.

Now it is time to reflect on what I want to accomplish for 2015. Ideas? Suggestions??

I know some more knitting projects will be on the list; need to save more money; and want to go on vacation but I will get back to you on the full list.

Have a great rest of the year!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Trying for a New Outlook

I'm just going to say it - 2013 sucked.  There.  Now that that is off my chest, its time to move on to 2014!

I really am determined to have a better year.  I'm still dealing with many of my health issues from 2013 but slowly I hope to have some resolution / diagnosis.  Here's hoping!

Resolutions are not really my thing but I do like to reflect and create goals or ideas for the future.  Here are some that I am working on for 2014:


  • Save $5,000.00.
  • Purchase a new mattress.
  • Paint my condo. 
  • Transfer out my old fireplace for a new electronic fireplace.


  • Other than the books I have requested from the library that will be coming at random times I would like to just read books that I already own.  And who am I kidding, there are a lot!


  • This is where I have already made the most changes and I just want to keep on keeping on.  I recently purchased a 12 week meal plan from YUM Universe and I'm really loving it so far.  So my plan is to keep on making more healthy meal decisions based on suggestions like YUM Universe.


  • Have more of a 'yes' attitude this year.  Be open to more things.

I purchased a daily calender from 'Don't Sweat the Small Stuff' and even though it is only January 6th I am really loving it.  It's totally speaking to me.  Here is today's quote:  "When you are wishing you were somewhere else, it's almost as though you are one step removed from life rather than actually being in it, open to life exactly as it is.".  Isn't that great?