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Hydrangea in October

Since we’re due for a cold front overnight with off and on rain tomorrow, I decided to clean up one of our hydrangea planters, lopping off the branches that hang way down to the ground in front. I brought in some of the nicer blooms so that we could enjoy them in the house.

 

There are two hydrangea plants in the planter – one pink and one so delicate a pink as to be white.  I love these blooms. I just wish they didn’t really hate our hottest weather, plus the rain. I’m hoping that they’ll enjoy the cooler weather, putting on lots of blooms before the first frost.

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I Love Fall – Take 4

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The high today is forecast to be 90+ with 70% humidity. UGH. Overnight, though, a glorious cold front is supposed to come through, bringing much welcomed rain and a high of 71 tomorrow! AHHHHHHHH!  I worked out in the yard for a bit yesterday, just planting some hyacinth bulbs and cutting back some hydrangea leaves. I had to take a shower when I cam in. I’m really ready to be outside more, organizing my new greenhouse, dreaming of the seeds I’ll plant, trimming back things in the yard, working in my garden. Tomorrow can’t come fast enough! :0)

 

“Red Leaves” – Paul Militaru Photography

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Common Sense

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“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” ~ Gertrude Stein

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Do Not Stop

Confucius via funnyquotesforfacebookfree.blogspot.com

I tend to do all or nothing. I get psyched up and then go for it. Something bars my progress, and I stop. Then I beat myself up over ‘failing,’ and then try to get motivated again.

  • My house is either so clean and organized that I’m ready for “House Beautiful” to come and photograph or it looks like a bomb hit it and we call for the bulldozers.
  • I either follow my low carb diet – or – if I eat one thing wrong I blow the rest of the day.
  • I either exercise my head off or sit in my chair.

I don’t like this about myself, but I find it hard to break a habit built over a lifetime. I tell myself just to do the best I can, but my gut reacts differently than my head or heart.

“It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.” ~ Confucius

I need to realize deep down inside that I perfection is not the goal. That no one is going to give me ‘points’ and there is no end to trying to improve. That it’s what I do day after day that’s important. And that any progress I’ve made should be celebrated and used as motivation to continue.

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I Love Fall – Take 3

 

 

“Yellow Leaves” – Paul Militaru Photography

 

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I Love Fall – Take 2

 

 

“Untold Autumn Lyrics” – Paul Militaru Photography

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Weekends

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I Love Fall – Take 1

Albert Camus

 

“Leaves Rust Fall on the Path” – Paul Militaru Photography

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Choices

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Sweet Illusions

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Sometimes

Purple Clover via Rebecca Kanner Kelman

This made me laugh out loud.

While I don’t think the answer to everything is money, having a surplus is always welcome.

My son, even though he doesn’t have much surplus at all, is giving all he can to help kids get surgeries they need. I would love to be able to help truly good, honest organizations help others. I would love to give friends and family a boost so they never have to worry. I would love to be able to give encouragement to more people daring to start businesses on their own. I would love to give locally to our community so it can continue doing good things and expand.

I have the important things.

  • I’m lucky that I don’t have to choose between whether to eat or take my medicine.
  • I have family, pets, and friends.
  • I have dreams and things around me that bring me joy.
  • I have reasons to laugh every day.

So, money isn’t the answer – but I love the suggestion.

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Dimensions

Ralph Waldo Emerson via The Secrets of the Sea via Cathy Ruggiero

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Spark

Robin Williams via http://www.great-quotes.com via Cathy Ruggiero

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Maybe

Nino Chakvetadze via Zen to Zany via Cathy Ruggiero

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Some Days

Zen to Zany – art by Anita Opper

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Can You Hear It?

Greenpeace-Upworthy-via Cathy Ruggiero

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I Don’t Want

Funny Pictures of the Day

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Life

Sun-Gazing.com

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It Ain’t

Mark Twain via Lisa Bearnes Richey

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This

Zen to Zany

“We have SUCH a good life.”

My husband and I say this to each other several times a week. Things will never be perfect, and we irritate each other greatly from time to time, but mostly, things are GOOD.

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I spent a wonderful time typing to our son via a chat program. He’s across the world from us, doing his own thing, with a good friend and his wife, living and working in a way I really have difficulty getting my head around.

He used to be like me, nervous about traveling and all the details associated with it. Now he travels at the drop of a hat, arranges for Uber to take him where he needs to go otherwise, staying in AirBnB’s for one night, two weeks, a month, then picking up and moving elsewhere. He has computer clients in the U.S. and he and his partners work freelance.

He takes both Mandarin and Thai lessons, wanting to be able to speak to people where he is. He’s making good progress, though he always feels he still speaks ‘baby language,’  he can understand and many times respond now in their language. He can also write in the languages. He doesn’t do this for job opportunities. He does this out of respect for the country and its people.

I talked with him this morning about dreaming of winning the lottery. He said, “It would be great to win the lottery. but we’d have to figure out how to help a lot of people with the money so the money didn’t make us sick. Winning the lottery doesn’t tend to make people happy.  ‘Cuz that’s not where happiness comes from.”

 He also said, “I want to make you guys proud helping good people, and live up to my own standards.”
I told him I was starting a list of charities who actually used most of the money collected to help the people. He immediately came up with two – “Watsi” and “Givewell,” – saying he gives $1000/month to Watsi, “a good group.”
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I have to tell you I already feel we have won the lottery – OUR SON.  I feel lucky to know him.

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Hope

Sheryl Crow via Lisa Bearnes Richey

 

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Bubbles

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Don’t

Journey to Happiness via Cathy Ruggiero

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Broken

Zen to Zany

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Key

Franz Kafka via Rantings of a Bibliophile via Cathy Ruggiero

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Changing the World

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August 8, 2017 · 4:20 pm

Breathe

Dele Olanubi via Lisa Bearnes Richey

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Idea

Linda Meyers – Begin with Yes

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Be the Reason

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Dancing in the Rain!

Free Spirited via Cathy Ruggiero

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Moments

Anita – Zen to Zany – via Cathy Ruggiero

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