Giveaway reminder

This is a quick reminder post. 

A week from this evening, on February 10, I will be drawing a name using name picker to find out who wins my giveaway for this month. Refer to THIS POST if you missed it. 

My giveaways aren’t super-duper big items, but I want to offer you something for free because of your faithful following of my blog. I appreciate you.  :)  This giveaway, if you still use “snail mail” is fun and colourful.

Watch the countdown clock for updates if you miss my posts. Or sign up for notification of new posts.

Thanks, everyone!

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  :)

Love quote #3 of 29


  • Albert Einstein


Any thoughts on this quote?


Psalm 23:6 – Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! :) 

Love quote #2 of 29


  •  Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Swiss philosopher


Any thoughts on this quote?


1 Chronicles 16:34 – Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  :)  

Love quote #1 of 29

Happy February, the month of love – so-called. 

For this whole month you will be able to find a very brief post here with a new quote each day – twenty-nine in all since it’s Leap Year. For those of you who don’t like frequent posts from one blog, I hope you won’t mind this time as each will take only seconds to read. I hope you enjoy them.

For readers who enjoy Bible verses on love I will include one after the quote in each post.

Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet


Any thoughts on this quote? 


Genesis 29:20 – So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  :)


A friend, Jane Eyre, and fresh new snow

This week has been busy for me. Besides its being my week at Dad’s, I’ve had three health-related appointments, two informative webinars, an encouraging Skype call with my writing coach, and an exciting evening out. I so much appreciate the respite time and helpers I have which enabled me to do those things, and I really needed the evening out.

Somewhere in the mix of this week I’ve come to an understanding with myself regarding my writing. Something has changed. I’m moving forward baby step by baby step, and I’m a little excited about that. :)

On Friday we were blessed with a fresh bountiful snowfall which started at noon and ended around midnight. Heavy, wet snow, slippery to walk in and drive on, but oh so very pretty. A friend had invited me to a live streaming of a theatre production of Jane Eyre. Despite the steady snowfall which kept many people home we went to the little local theatre where we watched a live performance, streamed from Toronto, of Jany Eyre. OH. MY. GOSH! It is the first such event I’ve had the privilege to watch and it blew me away! I was immensely impressed by the talent and artistry of the actors, the way they made the audience understand the scenes and scene changes … it was amazing how they did it. I loved it! I’d read the book and watched the movie, but it was through this live performance I came to understand the story – and the character Jane Eyre – much better.

Now I want you to see again how beautiful our winters are here in Nova Scotia. My laments about this season are because of the frigid cold with wind, not usually because of the snow itself unless it’s several feet and I have to move it. :)  Refer to my post about last winter here. I love the look of fresh new snow.

Take a look at these photos taken at my dad’s this calm, peaceful morning. It was breathtaking beautiful! Our Canadian flag is on a tall flag pole, as viewed from an upstairs window. The ones showing red berries are of his mountain ash tree.  There’s one of his magnolia tree as seen through the diamond of his front door. 

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What has Winter been like for you thus far? On another topic, have you enjoyed any live theatre  productions?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  :)

Quiz: What is your superpower?

When you were a child did you pretend to be superhuman, or endowed with a special gift that amazed everyone? Maybe you still do.

Did you wish you had a superpower? Mine was that I would be a brave person who could save people in trouble, and that I could magically transport myself to other places.  (That’s still not off the table.)

Here is a quiz for you to discover what is your superpower.  

Mine is invisibility … which is no surprise to me!  :)   I’ve often felt as if I’m invisible – not really, but so that no one notices me.

Have fun with this and let me know, What is YOUR superpower?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 

Quotes about change

In this post I am sharing a few quotes about change, since this is my year of change.  :)  Perhaps they will speak to you or remind you of another quote that has been meaningful to you.

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.Maya Angelou

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.  – Unknown

All you change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything!  Gary W. Goldstein

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.       Jim Rohn


The above quotes are inspiring and encouraging. One thing I want to add is that what I’ve found in my own life is that my efforts to change myself usually end up as a source of discouragement and disappointment, which I think is what often happens to many people who make new year’s resolutions. However, if I let the Lord change me it becomes a reality. A heart change is a real change. It may seem as if I have changed myself when it is the Lord changing me. I like that. 

Do you have any inspiring quotes to share about change?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  :)

PS: Please remember to pass on the word about my 2nd giveaway of 2016 offered in my January 21 post; draw February 10. Watch my countdown calendar!