Using social media to distract me from an incurable addiction to chocolate

Looking forward requires a measured approach

One that considers distance already travelled

To help you navigate next steps

Taking gains and losses into consideration

As you see the path ahead

Celebrating your journey in marked time


Six Word Fridays: saving

November 11th, 2011 | Posted by Melany Gallant in six word fridays - (6 Comments)

We’re saving – my husband and me.

Next stage of renos – this January.

Walls that look like walls – painted!

Trim, crown moulding (maybe) – can’t wait!

Built-ins around a finished entertainment area;

Miscellaneous cables, DVDs, game controllers – stored!

But oh, the pièce de résistance…

A fireplace! (current one ripped out).

So ya, we’re saving…counting…saving.

A fireplace like this, if I'm lucky.


What are you saving up or saving for? It’s different for everybody and isn’t always related to consumerism and the buy-buy-buy mentality. For example, I’d love to save me up more time. The days seem to be flying by faster and faster!

If you have the time, head over to Melissa’s blog to read more writing about this week’s theme.

* Photo credit to

Six Word Fridays: better

November 4th, 2011 | Posted by Melany Gallant in six word fridays - (4 Comments)

I can say without a doubt

There is nothing better than chocolate.

Unless it’s something covered in chocolate

Like strawberries, shortbread cookies or raisons.

I’m not saying it’s the healthiest…

Nope. But c’mon…you must admit

Chocolate is simply velvety, rich heaven.



Are you a fan of chocolate? I know some crazy people aren’t. If so, is it milk chocolate you go for? Dark? A swirly mixture of both? Topped with nuts or combined with gooey caramel? Mmm…yum…

I need to write more about my love of chocolate. I was scraping the bottom of the chocolate barrel for a while but I managed to kick that habit. Fully recovered from my downfall, I now only eat the best. Am I a chocolate snob? Absolutely.

Now why not head on over to Melissa’s blog to read some more creations inspired by the word ‘better’.

* Photo credit to cacaobug via Flickr.



Six Word Fridays: sound

October 28th, 2011 | Posted by Melany Gallant in six word fridays - (6 Comments)

The night falls into unnatural silence

Familiar sounds abruptly muted – and then…

The creaking of an old house,

Shifting its weight in the night

A dog barking ferociously – at nothing (more…)

Six Word Fridays: peace

October 14th, 2011 | Posted by Melany Gallant in six word fridays - (6 Comments)

Inner demons are vicious buggers, yes.

Picking away at your insecurities, gleefully.Six Word Fridays

Making minor incidences major, so silly.

Spoiling the riches of self-worth, pity.

Sometimes gradual, not immediately noticed. Or,

In a blink, confidence drops; flustered.

Stomach lurches, thoughts scramble for safety.

Until deep breath, decision steeled; locked.

I call peace. Enough. I’m busy.

This Six Word Fridays prompt is all about peace. The flowers pictured here are called frangipani (aka plumeria) – one of my favourite flowers. I feel peace when looking at them. What brings you peace?

For more thoughts on this Six Word Fridays theme, visit Melissa’s blog.

* Image credit to IkklePiranha via

I heart shoes and handbags. Honestly,

What gal doesn’t? But my wallet…

Well, she holds a different view,

Stout penny-pincher that she is.

Choose one, the other, or none.

My common sense agrees, oh but…

My heart asks…why not both?


I don’t know what it is about the changing of seasons but I always want new shoes and a new handbag. Sigh…is it the same for you?

This week’s Six Word Fridays prompt is ‘Why Not’…so why not head on over to Melissa’s blog to read more creations on this theme!

* Photo credit to Ann Dabney via Flickr.

Six Word Fridays: pace

September 23rd, 2011 | Posted by Melany Gallant in six word fridays - (19 Comments)

There are a lot of things

I wanted to do this Fall

But I’ve had to prioritize becauseSix Word Fridays

There is no pace set faster

Than life with a toddler, and…

Truth: You can’t do it all.

This post is a sad tribute (lament?) about the straight-to-the-heart fact that I can’t attend the ShesConnected Conference anymore. :( With a business trip to Atlanta this month and Blissdom Canada next month, ShesConnected got squeezed out. Three trips in a 5-week window is not doable. I’d miss my family too much. But just let me whine about it here a little bit, okay?

Now hop on over to Melissa’s blog – there are some Six Word Friday gems waiting for you.

Six Word Fridays: connect

September 16th, 2011 | Posted by Melany Gallant in six word fridays - (7 Comments)


how the past and the present

connect is an interesting landscape, divided

not by time or memory, but

by action and experience. framed, frozenSix Word Fridays

or kept perpetually in motion. painting

a canvas of thoughts, feelings. morphed

into a kaleidoscope world where you

make choices to relive or live!

a process of being – of seeing.

if you are what you are

from what was, ask yourself. decide.

what will i choose to become?

So much of our past and present shapes who we are, but the future is not set in stone. We must choose to move towards what we want to be. I’m working on that. :)

I totally free-formed this poem so no idea if it makes sense. What do you take from it? 

For some Six Word Friday readeliciousness, head on over to Melissa’ blog.

* image source: here.

Six Word Fridays: move

September 9th, 2011 | Posted by Melany Gallant in musings - (8 Comments)

Nike’s motto – Just Do It. Hrmm…

Some days…it’s not so easy.

Other days – I’m an exercising ninja.

Ki-ai!  Well, okay, not really true…

What I mean is, I move.

Sweat away my stress, my demons.

Working on my fitness – doing it!

Feeling better for it. Happier too.

Six Word Fridays-move

It’s Six Word Fridays again. What gets you moving and motivated?

For motivation of the literary kind, head on over to Melissa’s blog and grab yourself some Six Word Friday goodness.

I know you can’t change things

The past is done and done

Mistakes, terribleness in general behind you

Really, that’s where they should be

However, looking back on this week

For more reasons beyond my own

I’d like a do over, please.

This has been a tough week for myself but also for a friend of mine. Life sure has its ups and downs. Hoping the ups soon smooth out this really awful dip she’s going through. For more writings on the prompt ‘exchange’ visit Melissa’s blog.

* Photo credit to Rumalowa via Flickr.