Tag Archives: relaxation

To sleep, perchance to dream

This morning I awoke feeling refreshed and well rested. Saturday morning I was dragging because I could not sleep a wink on Friday night. I attribute my wakefulness to a big cup of iced coffee while I tutored early Friday … Continue reading

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In my own little corner, in my own little chair

Everyone needs a place to go when they need quiet time. In Rogers’ and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,  she went to her own little corner, her own little chair. As for me, the “where I go’ depends on why I need quiet time. … Continue reading

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Is this your Season of Grace?

When we put off what God has told us to do, we miss that season of grace. But, if you’ll deal with things as soon as God brings them to light, you’ll have a special grace, a special empowerment. You’ll … Continue reading

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Pondering Friday and the Week Ahead

I am so glad it is Friday. This has been both an important week for me. Some students had breakthroughs, and some rushed pell mell into more hiding from excellence. Yet the week rushed by. I have only two students … Continue reading

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I Want a Longer Weekend!

I am feeling SOOOO lazy today. I still want a longer weekend! Okay—I think I actually want an 8 day week so I still have my 5 days to tutor, but then get 3 days off! What’s going on in … Continue reading

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Take Me to the Ocean, Lord

Whew. It was a week of ups and downs. It both invigorated and drained me. I know that you, too have had weeks like that! It doesn’t happen often, but I wrote a poem of sorts about it. (At least … Continue reading

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Your Mind And Heart Can Always Take You To Special Places

I think we all have our “happy places” don’t we? For me they are numerous: hands in the garden dirt and planting—or picking fruit and veggies; walking through a forest when the leaves are turning and some have fallen; watching … Continue reading

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Not All Who Wander Are Lost

It has been a reflective couple of weeks for me. I don’t know about you, but that seems to happen to me periodically. I go along for quite awhile full steam ahead. I take care of business as the expression … Continue reading

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Share Your World Week 16

I am a member of Share Your World Sunday. Cee puts out a list of questions on Sunday, and we respond. As you can see, the questions are fun ways for us to get to know each other a little … Continue reading

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Bossed Around By a Fortune Cookie

Today is Friday and life is good. My son and I had some Chinese food for lunch today, and of course had fortune cookies for dessert. They are so much fun, and sometimes even give you food for thought. When … Continue reading

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…which is infinite, which is yes… now

Hooray. It is Saturday. I have had a busier than usual few weeks. My husband traveled for work and was out of town for about 2 weeks. During that time, my son and I toiled to exhaustion on a freelance … Continue reading

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Bit off more than I could chew

I have been away from my blog for a few days. I bit off more than I could chew as it turned out. I signed on about 2/16 as a freelance writer with a company that has a bright future. … Continue reading

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Cat Morning

Dawn—by Paul Laurence Dunbar~~ “An angel, robed in spotless white, Bent down and kissed the sleeping Night. Night woke to blush; the sprite was gone. Men saw the blush and called it Dawn”. I absolutely love that imagery…..the angel, the … Continue reading

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By still waters He gives me repose

I love the imagery of God leading me by the water.  I  come back to that theme and imagery repeatedly. Perhaps it is because I grew up in MN—where water abounds. The land of sky blue waters. Perhaps it is … Continue reading

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Where is the most relaxing place in your world? Daily post topic # 288

Where is the most relaxing place in your world? I have been thinking about this concept lately. I am finding it difficult to relax. i have been feeling extremely stressed because of a lot of different issues. Yet there are places … Continue reading

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Why Tony Bennett is a favorite of mine: where I left my heart….

I have been watching America’s Got Talent tonight. During the course of the evening Tony Bennett performed a duet with Queen Latifah. When I was in junior high my family and I actually saw Tony Bennett perform at the local … Continue reading

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When you need quiet time, where do you go? Postaday #250

When you need quiet time, where do you go? The “where I go’ depends on why I need quiet time. If I need quiet time in order to make a decision, I might go to my den and write, blog, or … Continue reading

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Describe the perfect Sunday: Redux and update: topic #233

Describe the perfect Sunday. Awhile back I described my perfect Sunday. After I post this I will go back, find the link to that posting and put it in right here so you can compare. My perfect Sunday has been … Continue reading

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Why I love Sundays….

Sundays do make me smile. We have wonderful traditions on Sunday. We start our Sunday on Saturday, for one thing. We go to Mass on Saturday for the vigil mass. Then we have family time after church….sometimes we go to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Refreshing 6/24/11

  Weekly Photo Challenge: Refreshing.

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When you get mad, what calms you down? Postaday #162

When you get mad, what calms you down? When I get mad different things calm me down. If it is something ridiculous like being cut off in traffic, being treated rudely in public by a stranger or over the phone by … Continue reading

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See how long you can sit in silence: topic # 150

See how long you can sit in silence. See how long you can sit in silence. Before you start,check the clock and guess at how long you can do it for. Then when you’re done: how close was your guess? … Continue reading

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Make a top ten list of things to do this summer – topic #144

Make a top ten list of things to do this summer. Make a top ten list of things to do this summer. And if you are somewhere in the world where the seasons are different, make a top ten list … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Water 5/26/11

Weekly Photo Challenge: Water. Being around water has always been restorative to me. When I was a kid it was lakes and rivers and walking in the rain. As an adult it has included those things and expanded to include … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Light

Weekly Photo Challenge: Light. There are so many ways to capture light. Artists have spent their entire careers showing light and the effect it has on various scenes. Here is a beautiful rendition of light from me (in my opinion … Continue reading

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Describe the best road trip you’ve ever taken. Topic #52

Describe the best road trip you’ve ever taken. This was a trip with my husband. We had only been married about 4 years. We had been through a heart wrenching time, as we had had a baby girl that was born … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #26: What’s your idea for a perfect Sunday?

Topic #26 Here’s today’s topic, brought to you by Plinky.com: What’s your idea for a perfect Sunday? How would it differ from a typical Sunday? If it’s Sunday where you are, what kind of day is it so far? Perfect … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #25: What is your favorite sound?

Topic #25  What is your favorite sound? I’m going to cheat a little bit in blogging about my favorite sound. If you will indulge me you will see why. I am going to say that my favorite sound is the sound … Continue reading

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