Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tie a yellow ribbon ’round the old oak tree….

My tree; my ribbon; my heartelt prayers;

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My yard memorial for 9/11. May God bless us.

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Lovely day today

Today is a lovely day. The sky is a brilliant, brilliant blue.It rained last night–so the trees and lawn look freshly scrubbed and vibrant. The rain cleared the dust in the air and the mountains look bigger than life—not hidden … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Every Writer Should Keep an Idea Box | Shari Lopatin: Rogue Writer

Now that I have been blogging for a number of months I have been thinking about my participation in the daily post. I began to wonder whether it was becoming a co-dependency for me. Then I realized that there are … Continue reading

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Here we are again . . . and memories

Oh my what a fast and crazy week! Every day has been filled with activities and my blogging dedication had to get set aside for the most part. I am a little disappointed about that, as I had established a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured 9/9/11

Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured.

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When is it ok to quit something?

Topic #245: When is it ok to quit something? Many cultures frown on people who give up on things. But is it ever good for everyone involved for someone to quit? Whether it’s a job, a relationship or a dream? … Continue reading

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How Great Thou Art, My Lord

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12 things #happy people do differently

This posting from the blogosphere fits my blog’s mission to a T! Talk about ways to be/stay/become a perennial optimist…that is what I am TALKING about! πŸ™‚12 things #happy people do differently.Excerpt below: Full article here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/08/30/12-things-happy-people-do-differently/ (Thanks, Deb!) Express … Continue reading

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Suggest a way for the government to get rid of foreclosed properties

Suggest a way for the government to get rid of foreclosed properties. The first step would be to offer the homes back to the foreclosed owners at 0% down at the current market price. The next step should be for … Continue reading

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Write your bucket list topic : Post # 242

Write your bucket list. Topic #242: Write your bucket list – a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket. If you find this topic banal, come up with 5 new euphemisms for dying. Spend 1,000 … Continue reading

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Touchstones

What do I think of when I hear the word touchstone? I think of people that I look to for honest reassurance. I look for their wisdom—not in a needy way—but they are a bit of a rudder to strengthen … Continue reading

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Do you work too much or too little? Daily post # 241

Do you work too much or too little?. Can I say both? There are some things I spend too much time doing (at times my regular work)—and some things I work at too little—(keeping things organized and systemized at home). … Continue reading

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it’s tough to be fascinating – My topic #241

Summer is winding down and it is the doldrums of reruns in the vast wasteland of television. The news itself even sounds like the olds. I am weary of discussing politics, the economy, the weather….I long for a lengthy discussion … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Path 9/2/11

Weekly Photo Challenge: Path. This sweet path is in our Riparian preserve…    

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A Fabulous Chili Recipe—thanks to my friend Bobbi–my–topic#240

Now that it is football seasons, thoughts often turn to wings and chili. Here is a recipe for chili that is quick to throw together and is absolutely delicious. My good friend (and fellow football fanatic Bobbi) passed it on … Continue reading

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Write a top ten list of your favorite songs: Daily Post # 239

Write a top ten list of your favorite songs. well I have way more than 10—but I am going to try to hit a few genres here: Amazing Grace; How Great Thou Art; Hey Jude; Suite: Judy Blue Eyes; Bridge … Continue reading

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De-clutter: What you bind(er) on earth you bind(er)…My topic #239

I stumbled upon a method to get some of my files organized. For a long time, I was thinking like a secretary/office manager. I would put various papers into file folders and stick them in a file cabinet. Of course, … Continue reading

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It’s amazing how much good you can do if- my topic #238

It’s amazing how much good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit. I learned that early in my management career. It is far easier to build that team spirit and to brainstorm ideas if everyone believes … Continue reading

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Photo of one of our gorgeous kitties–no reason!

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Goodwill Hunting–my post # 237

I love to browse at the Goodwill store. You never know what you will find. The other day I stopped in to make a donation. After I had done that I made a quick stop inside the store to see … Continue reading

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