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“Spring Came Suddenly…”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow via The Bloomsbury Review via Cathy Ruggiero

I love the photo here, and the quote gives me the most wonderful mental picture. :0)

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“What is Friend?”

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Peace

John Lennon via Lisa Bearnes Richey

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As You Get Older…

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I’m Not Old…

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You Know You’re Getting Old When – Take 2

Getting On in Age

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If You Have

Marcus Tullius Cicero via Om Times Magazine via Cathy Ruggiero

 

I’ve told you about some of the books I’ve been reading lately – ones about the White House written by people who worked as support staff for a gazillion years. It’s very interesting to me to get impressions of our presidents, first ladies, and their families, plus what was happening while they were in the White House by people who were loyal to the country and the ‘house,’ rather than one party or another, having to change with each new administration.  I’m on my third one now.

I’m also into Nora Roberts – writing as J.D. Robb – in her series of “In Death” books. I have avoided them for years because when I really like an author, I don’t usually enjoy the things they do to ‘cleanse their palate’ before they write another of their more usual style books. I was told by a good friend that this series was one of her favorites, so I bought a used book from Amazon – the first in the series. Now I’m on #4 and hooked. The main character is a strong female detective who impresses me with her character and tenaciousness, as well as her guts.

I told you recently about an author new to me, Douglas E. Richards. He wrote The Cure, and I almost couldn’t put it down. All I can suggest is that you don’t start it late at night if you want to get to sleep any time soon. Since reading that one, my husband told me that he had several of Richards books on his Kindle. Since we have a sharing set up, I was able to ‘deliver’ the other books my husband had to my Kindle Fire. It makes me feel rich to know they’re waiting for me. :0)

Today I’m going to get more plants to put in our garden! I told you recently that we had finished converting our square foot garden into a RAISED BED square foot garden. This was a LOT of work for these old folks, but well worth the struggle. I now have SIX 4’x4′ x 8″ deep boxes on legs, like tables, about my chest height, filled with Mel’s Mix now and marked with string to make the squares. The only thing planted right now is some Georgia Sweet onion sets.

I’m going to get a good number of plants today, since it looks like our area in Arkansas MAY be free from more hard freezes (although the average last frosts aren’t over, according to the books, until April 10th.). I’m going to risk it and get some plants into the ground.

The main thing I want to grow is as many kinds of lettuce and similar plants as I can. I love to go out and cut leaves for our salads at lunch or in the evening. I’ll also be looking for spinach plants, although I usually have trouble finding those. I’ve started some seed on my window sill, but I don’t know if I’ll be successful.

I have celery and spaghetti squash plants I started inside that I’ll transfer to the garden after they’ve spent a few days on the back porch getting used to the outside temperatures. I’ll be looking for broccoli and cauliflower, and I’ll be starting radishes. That’ll be a good start.  I’ll take pics to share with you as things come together.

“If you have a Garden and a Library, you have everything you need.”

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Good Friends

Soul Seeds via Ann Gilstrap

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Learning Something New

Public Domain Vintage Photo – Anita Opper – Zen to Zany

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The Beautiful Thing…

Recharge Your Mind Via Cathy Ruggiero

Recharge Your Mind Via Cathy Ruggiero

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Wonderful Quote

GrowingBolder.com via Cathy Ruggiero

Walt Disney via GrowingBolder.com via Cathy Ruggiero

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Always Remember

Cool Funny Quotes

Cool Funny Quotes

When I first saw this, I laughed. Then I started thinking.

On its face, I think of trophies for everyone, everyone getting a first place ribbon, being told you’re special every day, etc.

On further thought, I think it’s healthy to feel that we’re each worth the water of which we’re made.

  • We don’t have to be able to sell a gazillion albums in order to truly enjoy singing, if only in our own shower. We can sing our favorite songs, full-throatedly and joyfully, not having to worry about what others think of us.
  • We don’t have to win a Nobel Prize in order to love discovering something new, a brain-blowing new idea, a new way to create, the solution to a long-standing problem.
  • We don’t have to want to win a beauty contest in order to push ourselves to get out of the recliner and onto the yoga mat, or cook something healthy in order to be the best we can be at whatever age we are.
  • We are unique if we look at each day as another opportunity to make a difference. The difference doesn’t need to be earth-shattering. If we make one person smile by extending extra kindness, making THEM feel unique, we’ve made a difference.
  • We are unique because we each look at the world differently. Some of us remain mired in our past, unable to appreciate that we can lift ourselves up. Some of us are paralyzed with fear, real or imagined, that stop possible progress. Some of us are allowing our worlds to implode, only looking inward. Hopefully, there is a time that we realize we are each uniquely shaping each day, doing the best we can we what we have at the time.
  • We are uniquely able to create our own happiness from something deep inside ourselves.
  • We are uniquely able to reach out to others.

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Truism

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ThisHappyMom.com via 1000+ Funny Quotes on Pinterest

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Friendship

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Zen to Zany

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Insane

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Zen to Zany

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You Alone

Girl Loving Life via Laufrain Taylor

Girl Loving Life via Laufrain Taylor

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Magic

Nino Chakvetadze via Zen to Zany

Nino Chakvetadze via Zen to Zany

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Life is Short

Getaways Travel - Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner via Stephanie Youmans Wilson

Getaways Travel – Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner via Stephanie Youmans Wilson

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Being an Adult

Lisa Bearnes Richey

Lisa Bearnes Richey

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Sleep vs a Good Book

George R.R. Martin via Sarahj Clemens

George R.R. Martin via Sarah J. Clemens

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Tibetan Proverb

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I’m unable to give credit for this, but I think these are words by which you and I should live.

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Amusing Musings – Take 1

“Ate salad for dinner! Mostly croutons and tomatoes.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Really just one big, round crouton covered with tomato sauce.  And cheese.

FINE, it was a pizza. I ate a pizza.”

Junior's Pizza

Junior’s Pizza

 

Quote credit: Cindy Bassett Thurman on Facebook.

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Interesting Thought

fsensitivity-Phillipe Geluck via Ann Gilstrap

fsensitivity-Phillipe Geluck via Ann Gilstrap

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Knowledge and Wisdom

Nino Chakvetadze via Zen to Zany via Cathy Ruggiero

Marilyn Vos Savant and Nino Chakvetadze via Zen to Zany via Cathy Ruggiero

The opportunity to learn something new is a quality of life thing.  Being open to new information keeps your brain active. Being aware of what’s happening around you allows you to appreciate being in the moment. Pushing yourself to try something outside your comfort zone is a challenge that keeps you more vital.  Trying new things opens up whole new worlds!

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Lifestyle

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January 2, 2017 · 11:26 am

New Year’s Resolutions?

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“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.” ~ Anonymous

 

 

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My Wish for You in 2017

TimeandDate.com

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My Wish for You in 2017

“May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!
May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires
may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy.
May the problems you had  forget your home address!
In simple words ………… May 2017 be the best year of your life!!!”
Author Unknown

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Christmas Gift Suggestions

Wright-Hennepin Co-op Elec. Assn

Wright-Hennepin Co-op Elec. Assn

“Christmas gift suggestions:

  • To your enemy,  forgiveness.
  • To an opponent, tolerance.
  • To a friend,  your heart.
  • To a customer,  service.
  • To all,  charity.
  • To every child,  a good example.
  • To yourself,  respect.” ~ Oren Arnold

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Nice Thought

Lunawings.blogspot.com via Zen to Zany

Charlie Chaplin via Lunawings.blogspot.com via Zen to Zany

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Think Life Differently – Take 5

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Higher Perspective via Bill Lites

 

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Higher Perspective via Bill Lites

Thanks to Bill Lites for his email.

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Think Life Differently – Take 4

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Jane Austen via Higher Perspective via Bill Lites

 

 

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Jimi Hendrix via Higher Perspective via Bill Lites

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