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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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With Enough Caffeine…

Lisa Bearnes Richey

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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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Hope

Sheryl Crow via Lisa Bearnes Richey

 

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Bubbles

ThisHappyMom.com

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Don’t

Journey to Happiness via Cathy Ruggiero

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Broken

Zen to Zany

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Changing the World

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August 8, 2017 · 4:20 pm

Idea

Linda Meyers – Begin with Yes

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Be the Reason

Begin with Yes

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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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Life is Like That

Zen to Zany via Carol Auclair Daly-Art by Anita Opper

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Be

The Daily Kitty via Cathy Ruggiero

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Good Thing to Remember

Awakening People via Tim McGraw via Cathy Ruggiero

 

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Most of the Time…

Zen to Zany via Cathy Ruggiero

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Embracing

Elizabeth Gilbert via Corliss Barnes Darnell

I’ve decided to stop feeling guilty.

  • Guilty about eating too much
  • guilty about eating things not on my diet
  • guilty about not losing weight
  • guilty about not doing yoga and my elliptical
  • guilty about not getting a much done each day as I want….

The list goes on and on and to be honest, I’m sick of it.

I can come up with endless excuses – in fact, I could teach a course on it. I’m very creative, too; coming up with more and more as the time allows, rather than putting my head down and doing better.

But I’m sick of coming up with excuses, too.

Right now “doing the best I can with the energy I have and the willpower I haven’t” will have to be good enough. Life is too short to agonize over every bite I put in my mouth, or how my to-do list is getting longer, rather than shorter. So what!

I’m going to TRY to ’embrace the glorious mess that I am’ and give myself a BREAK.

That’s not to say that once I incorporate the new labor-intensive focus of raising our lab to be a polite member of our family into my lifestyle that I won’t TRY to do better – but for right now, what I can do is ENOUGH.

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Swing

Doe Zantamata via Zen to Zany via Cathy Ruggiero

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Do Your Little Bit

Desmond Tutu via Lisa Bearnes Richey

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Camera

Chrissie Anderson Peters

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Most Beautiful

Lisa Bearnes Richey

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I Think…

Zen to Zany

I laughed aloud when I saw this picture.

My husband and I got used to sleeping when we could, wandering around when we couldn’t, reading for another hour, then sleeping in, or taking a nap.

Then came Amber.

 

Amber at 3 months

Amber is a 3 month old yellow Labrador retriever. We adopted her at 10 weeks old, a month ago tomorrow.  And what a whirlwind of a month we’ve had!

Now our lives revolve on when Amber was last out. We take her out for at least a short walk every two hours from 7:30 in the morning until about 11:00 at night. If we’re not walking her, we make a point of going out to the porch to cuddle, play, talk, as well as check her water dish. (She’s definitely a water dog. We fill the bowl half full, and then she cannot seem to stand it until she gets at least one paw in it. She drinks it, plays in it, splashes it all over the floor. We’re hoping that she’ll learn that when she does this, she might have to go for a bit where the bowl is empty. (Not long, but we’re hoping long enough to get her attention and maybe get her to change her ways.)

She desperately wants to jump on, and play with, our 12-year-old cocker spaniel/schnauzer cross, Molly,

 

Molly

 

and our cats, Abby

 

Abby

and Smoke.

Smoke

The problem is, NO ONE, except her people, wants to play with HER!

The one who handles our new family member best is Smoke. She routinely gets nose to nose with Amber, and then whacks her with a paw. Abby disappears until ‘the baby’ has gone back out on the porch  Molly tries to disappear, and then growls and snaps a bit when Amber relentlessly continues to try to jump on her face. Of course, even when Amber was being good, standing in front of Molly with her head down, front paws straight out in front of her, bottom high in the air, and tail wagging furiously, Molly still growled and snapped.

The only one NOT giving us a hassle right now is Boo, my new black fish. It’s really hard to get a picture of her because of the reflection of the light on the bowl.

This picture is a professional one I found on the net, but it gives you a good idea of Boo’s face. She swims right over to me when I feed her, wiggling her body and lots of fins while goggling at me. She doesn’t say much and doesn’t give us any problems – a real relief right now.

To say logistics of where animals are at any given time is a full time job around here is a vast understatement. Also, in our efforts to get Amber acclimated to the house more, we try to invite her in several times a day. This is complicated because she loves to jump into the kiddie pool just before coming in from a walk, so we have to check to see how wet she is before she is allowed inside…

Suffice to say we fall into bed at night and are probably asleep within 30 seconds or less. We wake up still tired from the day before, but are determined to adapt to our new lifestyle, feeling lucky to have a houseful of wonderful animals.

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Apt Description

Rebel Circus via Lisa Bearnes Richey

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It’s Up to YOU

Margarita Bloom via Cathy Ruggiero

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