“Love is in the air, and it smells like coffee.” ~ Unknown
“Why, yes, I could start my day without coffee. But I like being able to remember things like how to say words and put on pants.” ~ Nanea Hoffman
“If you are not coffee, chocolate, or bacon, I’m going to need you to go away.” ~ Unknown
“May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short.” ~ Unknown
We had a nice morning, joining our good friends for Lunch Bunch – good friends, good food, fun conversation, and laughs. This is a quality of life thing, getting to share some time each Friday with long time friends who mean the world to me.
Our friend Kay asked if I had an Instant Pot. I DO, but it’s been sitting on the shelf because I’m intimidated by it. (My mom had a pressure cooker years ago. I still remember when it ‘blew up’ sending bits of STUFF all over the walls, ceiling, floor, etc. No one was hurt, but it’s like it was yesterday in my mind.) I’m trying to get over my trepidation. I found out Kay has one and uses hers all the time! I’m going to get out my paperwork, the book that came with it, and a recipe book I got very soon. I’ll choose a recipe, and Kay has encouraged me to call her with dumb questions about it, plus she’ll give me tips on things to DO – and things NOT to do – while using it!
After Lunch Bunch we ran errands and I put things away, I cut up strawberries for my husband, divided up some pulled pork into servings to go into the freezer for his future lunches, etc.
I’m on DAY TWO of the great ‘pantry-and-kitchen-clean-out-and-reorganization project.’ I did the heavy stuff yesterday. I’m creating a pile of donations in our foyer to to the Veterans Thrift Store. I filled a big leaf bag with ‘stuff’ that needed to be thrown out yesterday.
Today I’m trying to finish the project – working on our medicine storage area and some other little things, and then I’ll share a pic or two.
My husband could already tell I had been working in there. He looked around and said, “Where did you put all the STUFF?” :0)
I hope you’re having a great Friday, too.
Mindful Christianity Today
A Bohemian Seeking Rhapsody
Email from Marsha Koenig
“The most beautiful moments always seemed to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible.”
― Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”
“It is impossible for me to remember how many days or weeks went by in this way. Time is round, and it rolls quickly.”
― Saint Francis
“The minutes rushed past, without compassion for my enthusiasm.”
― Ritratto notturno
“I blinked my eyes
and in an instant,
decades had passed.”
― Taste the Wild Wonder: Poems
“There is never enough time to enjoy what you love.”
“Time limits, make each moment count.”
email from Marsha
Marcus Aurelius via Beautiful Light
Myleik Teeler via Cindy Basnett Thurman
Aradhana Goes -LinkedIn
Seth Godin via LIKESUCCESS.com via 2 STAR art
Alive Inside.org via Marianna Bellantoni
“The owl,” he was saying, “is one of the most curious creatures. A bird that stays awake when the rest of the world sleeps. They can see in the dark. I find that so interesting, to be mired in reality when the rest of the world is dreaming. What does he see and what does he know that the rest of the world is missing?”
~ M.J. Rose
“A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?” ~ Unknown
Like Page If You Love Owls
Wiser than can be
Seeing great at night
Flying quieter over the sea
Making hope shine bright”
A rich life –
- Your health
- Your family, including your pets
- Your friends
- Your enthusiasm – gratitude, attitude, sense of humor
- Your thirst for continued learning
- Your hobbies
Dolly Parton via Quotes to Live Your Life By via Chrissie Anderson Peters
Woodbox-Designs – ArtFire.com
It’s been awhile since I admitted it, but I’m a box freak. An addict. I drool when I see a box I like. There CANNOT be too many in my life. EVER. Any excuse will do. I can always find a ‘reason’ for another, or fun way to use one…
I HAVE made a promise to myself to simply ‘window shop’ now, rather than buying all the wonderful boxes I see, so we can still walk through the house without falling or getting buried.
“I thought boxes were the best toy. When my parents got a new car, I ran to my mother and said, ‘Did it come in a box?’ ~ Colin Angle
“Reorganization to me is shuffling boxes, moving boxes around. Transformation means that you’re really fundamentally changing the way the organization thinks, the way it responds, the way it leads. It’s a lot more than just playing with boxes.” ~ Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing.” ~ John Mayer
Victoria Erickson – Wild Woman Sisterhood – via Tetiana Shevchuk – LinkedIn
Sanjay Daya – LinkedIn
Lisa Bearnes Richey
Gel Yogi via That Guy Steve
Advice from An Old Farmer
- Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
- Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
- Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
- A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
- Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
- Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
- Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
- Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
- It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
- You cannot unsay a cruel word.
- Every path has a few puddles.
- When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
- The best sermons are lived, not preached.
- Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
- Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
- Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
- Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
- If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
- Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
- The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
- Always drink upstream from the herd.
*Posted by Rick Ferran (Tank) on LinkedIn
2 STAR art
Lettie De Winnaar – LinkedIn
This was posted on LinkedIn this morning by Elena (Livia) D. I wanted to share it with you.
Bess Hamit via Elena (Livia) D. – LinkedIn
“It’s good for everyone to have a place to run. Because there’s a time when we really have to run somewhere.” ~ Dostoyevsky
Brooke Hampton via Chrissie Anderson Peters
Oldtimers via Stephanie Youmans Wilson
Simple Families via Carol Auclair Daly
Animals Are Angels via Laufrain Taylor
Kelly Mizell – LinkedIn
“New Years is all about getting another chance. A chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more. And stop worrying about “what if” and start embracing what would be….” 😊❤️� ~ Kelly Mizell – LinkedIn
WISH 1 –
“My Wish for you in 2019:
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 2019 be the best year of your life!!!” ~ Unknown
Mag for Women
WISH 2 –
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.” ~ Neil Gaiman, British author
WISH 3 –
sun-gazing.com via cathy ruggiero
HAPPY NEW YEAR!