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Angry!

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  1. We have another raccoon (#8) and he trashed our feeders after eating all the seed last night. Amber woke us up barking at him.
  2. My husband INSISTED we NOT leave our trash at the bottom of the drive when we were leaving for errands. He was insistent that the guys don’t come until afternoon and the animals would get our trash and leave it all over for us to pick up again. We got home to find all the trash cans in our area empty. They had come and gone and we still have our trash. It is now back in the garage to wait until we put it out NEXT Tuesday, along with the trash we gather between now and then….
  3. We were sleeping happily after lunch and the phone rang. We have an answering program that asks the caller if ‘he is human and is NOT selling anything” to push a button before we hear it ring. It turned out to be someone asking ‘for the business owner.’ I asked if he spoke English. He said, “yes.” I asked if he listened to the message on the phone. He said, “yes.” I asked him if he REALLY thought that I would buy anything he was selling when he listened to the message and pushed the button anyway. He was silent. I waited several seconds and then hung up. Too angry to try to go back to sleep, I’m up now and ready to bite someone in the leg. Watch out.

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Never Give Up

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This image really hit me between the eyes.

It reminds me that as much as we are overwhelmed by what’s going on in the world, the power lies in each of us to do what we can, where we are, with what we have. It may be enough.

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SWAK


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My heart is in a puddle under my chair as I type. I think this should be an award-winning photo, at least. and I will keep it for whenever I need a quick pick-me-up. :0)

It’s nice and sunny here, but only 15 degrees right now. We’re supposed to get to 37 by this afternoon, so I’m happy.

I will join a friend for Lunch Bunch. One of the group is recovering from a hospital procedure and another is out of town. My husband has the sniffles, and so will stay home, leaving the two of us at lunch today. I’ll take it. It’ll be nice catching up with her.

Have a happy Friday!

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Thoughts on a Tuesday 11-30-2021

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My heart melted into a puddle when I saw this photo. :0)

We have errands starting in a bit, and then I want to play in my art room today. I’ve had an idea rattling around in my head for several days, and dreamed about it last night, so I’ll see if I can paint it today.

We turned off our irrigation system and most things are looking sad in the yard right now, and NOW, of course, we’re having “Indian Summer” with temperatures into the 60’s. Our wave petunias are still doing pretty well, though, so I’ll try to get some pics today to share with you. I’ll also start neatening things up in the planters while the weather is nice.

This is the last day of November. Hard to believe we’ll be into the last month of the year tomorrow. My hair is blowing as the time blows past.

Have a beautiful Tuesday.

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For the Love of Shoebill Storks

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A Beautiful Garden, Indeed

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Middle of Winter

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“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” – Victor Hugo

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“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they do when they stick together.” ~ Verna M. Kelly

Frommer’s

“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” ~ Victor Hugo

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“The problem with winter sports is that – follow me closely here – they generally take place in winter.” ~Dave Barry

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Welcome, February!

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Spare Cats

Liucija Adomaite and Mindaugas Balciauskas, BoredPanda.com

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Last Photo of Fall in Arkansas

Mary Heginger – Shores Lake to White Rock

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Wonderful Family

Langurs – Thomas Vijayan – Comedy Wildlife – Forbes

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Best Friend

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Heart Melters

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“This Is Billie. She Never Understood Why I Had A Set Of Keys To Bring In The Car And She Didn’t. I Got Her A Set Of Her Own And Now She Insists On Bringing Them Anytime We Go For A Drive!”

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“My Dog Is 16, So I Figured It’s Time For Some Driving Lessons”

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Smiles

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“It’s All For Love”

“It’s All For Love” – via Penny Yaffe Krakow

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A Smile to Start April 2020

Aaron and Lenny help us enjoy April. No fooling.

I found the Austrailian Firefighters fundraising calendar online several months ago. I loved the idea of great looking firefighters with cute dogs to celebrate each month while bringing needed funds to the firefighters. This was before they had all the awful bush fires there.

I’m happy to share the gorgeous guys with you each month. I hope that you will consider buying a calendar each year, or maybe one for yourself and others as gifts for the new year, to aid their fundraising efforts and bring yourself a mile each month.  AustralianFireFightersCalendar.

May the end of April bring us through anxiety and into better times.

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Beautiful!

Adrian’s Art

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Favorite Photos

Minnehaha Waterfall in Minnesota-photographer unknown via Yolanda Vanveen

 

Mark Littlejohn via Jim Fagiolo

 

via Mary A – LinkedIn

 

Mehmet Tayfun Dur – Linked In

 

Mehmet Tayfun Dur – Linked In

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Stunningly Beautiful

Inna Kashkovar – LinkedIn

 

Inna Kashkovar – LinkedIn

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Pairs

Beautiful World

 

Sri Lanka Frogmouth Birds – Belal Moheb

 

Beautiful World

 

Beautiful World

 

Birds and Blooms Unlimited

 

doves – source unknown

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Mine Just Broke

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Thoughts on a Saturday 10-26-2019

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Our weather is 53 degrees F. and raining, so it’s a great day to stay inside, feeling grateful for a warm, dry home. I put together a keto crock pot chili recipe (thanks to Suzanne Ryan, Simply Keto)  so we can look forward to a nice comfort meal this evening.

I’m finishing the last plaque in the 5 plaque series using my new Unicorn Spit Stain/Glaze kit sent to me by my wonderful sister-in-law and FRIEND, MaryLou. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving. I’m going to also try it on some glass Christmas ornaments I have, plus some flat wooden ornaments next. :0)

 

Since my body told me quite clearly Tuesday morning that it really NOTICED that I hadn’t exercised Monday, I’m actually finding it easier to work in my elliptical session and my yoga session daily. I don’t HAVE to do them at some particular time ( a SURE recipe for failure, since things always come up -giving me an excuse to skip it).  I do rest in-between the two sessions, but that’s the only limitation.

I’m doing 35 minutes on the elliptical trainer

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and 35-45 minutes on my yoga stretching

Why Kol

 

I’m enjoying book #38 “Concealed in Death” (of the 50 in the series so far) of J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) “In Death Series.” I make myself wait until the books come out in paperback and then read the whole series again before I give myself permission to read the newest one I’ve bought for my collection. Even though the main character, Eve Dallas, is a homicide cop, I find her, and all the people in her world, fascinating.  I feel extremely lucky to have found several favorite authors who allow me to dive into the worlds they create and live there awhile each day. :0)

 

I’m enjoying bouncing from exercise – to cooking – to playing in my art room – to reading – to taking dogs out – and back again today. I hope your Saturday is a satisfying one, too.

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You’re Welcome

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In an Ideal World

All kids would have a dog –

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Email from Bill Lites

 

Email from Bill Lites

 

Email from Bill Lites

 

Email from Bill Lites

 

Email from Bill Lites

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Your Happy Photo for the Day – Friday 5-24-19

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Wonderful Waterfalls

Nature via Cathy Ruggiero

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A Candle

“A Candle”*

Poem and Photo by Kelly Mizell – LinkedIn

 

A candle is but a simple thing,

It starts with just a bit of string,

Yet dipped and dipped with a patient hand,

It gathers wax upon its strand,

Until it’s complete in colors and white

At last it gives a lovely light.

 

Life is so like that bit of string,

Each deed we do is a simple thing,

Yet day by day if on life’s strand,

We work with patient heart and hand

It gathers joy and makes dark times bright,

Giving at last a loving light.

Kelly Mizell

 

*Kelly published this on LinkedIn this morning. I was blown away and asked her for her permission to repost it here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

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Glorious Autumn!

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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~ George Eliot

 

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“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~ William Cullen Bryant

 

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“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower”  ~ Albert Camus

 

Wikipedia

“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” ~ Faith Baldwin

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Wondering

Lisa Bearnes Richey

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Shine

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Fountain of Youth

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“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” ~ Sophia Loren

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