Tag Archives: downsizing

Moving Musings: Realizing I don’t need 21 coffee mugs

I moved to Waterloo last week. What a friggin’ chore. May was a marathon month filled with boxing, purging, cursing, organizing, cursing, cleaning and more cursing. Here are 15 reflections from my move this time around. Advertisements

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The Monster Within: Confessions of a packrat

Guest post by Kristy Woudstra Toronto, Ontario A monster lives inside me. She froths at the mouth when she sees something shiny. She gets all giddy at a sale and she can come up with any excuse to buy an … Continue reading

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Facebook no substitute for face time

Don’t get me wrong: I love Facebook. How else would I remember my friends’ birthdays? And those friends and family members not on Facebook? Tough noogies—I guess you’re not getting a “Happy birthday” from me this year. Or even an … Continue reading

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Josh Martin Ink gets a facelift!

Happy September everyone! I’ve made number of changes to the website including a new look and feel. A few new things to check out:

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5 lessons from the Goderich tornado

I grew up 15 minutes north of Goderich. The town has been a big part of my family’s life for many years. I have Aunts and Uncles, cousins and friends who live in Goderich. My mom did her weekly grocery … Continue reading

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Taking the Plunge

The cliff I readied myself to leap from stood a mile high if it stood an inch. OK, maybe not. But it was high. And the water below did look awfully far away. My knees shook a bit as I … Continue reading

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Buying Nothing New Challenge: Finding clothes for a wedding

Last Saturday my friends Kristie and Jeremy got married. Weddings are great. Good food. Lots of drink. Young whipper-snappers dancing to polka music. Old farts dancing to Kanye. Everybody doing the chicken dance. Inside jokes during speeches from the maid … Continue reading

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