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Pause, Breathe, and Take Stock 2017-13

It must be the warmer weather.  Or perhaps it’s the brighter than bright forsythia against a still-brown yard and grey sky.  Everything seems so hopeful under the damp chill.  For one thing, the ACA was not repealed.  There’s lots of room for improvement in healthcare.  Still, I’m all for moving forward, rather than backward.  I

It’s time, don’t you think?

Here’s a few more things that fill me with happiness this week:

 I have a temporary full-time job, doing technical writing for a start-up biologic company.  Yay!  I’m not sure what I like best: a) I’ll be problem solving; b) the manufacturing employee bacteria, c) I can take the train to work, or d) the name of the company is close to my own.

Good television.  The Path makes me think, and The Mick makes me laugh.

Made from scratch pizza. Pizza dough in the bread maker (yes, we really use ours,) sauce from home canned juice, dried basil from last summers garden… Yum!

A chance to practice my wedding cake skills for Miss E’s birthday.  She’s just 17, not the bride.

Playing my flute again a church.  It’s pretty amazing how much easier it is now that I can see better. Can hardly wait to get my second eye fixed.

Three brilliant forsythia bushes, all blooming in harmony.  This spring is the first year they are all brilliant and all blooming at the same time.

Please share what makes you smile this week.  Your thoughts always make me remember more reasons to give thanks.


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  1. I have to do the eye thing..been putting it off. I need cataract surgery done in both. I wish they could just do them both at the same time. I need to make appt. for the first one, thanks for reminding me…and i am so glad Spring is here!

    • Adela Adela

      Oh Renee, the surgery is so simple, and the outcome so beautiful. I knew my vision was very blurry in the left eye, partly because it came quickly and partly because it was in the middle of the eye. I had no idea color would improve so drastically.

  2. I am glad spring is almost here too! Yes the Forsythia, the daffodils, and soon tulips. My plum tree is blooming. Last year we got about 2 plums, the year before 20 pounds! I am hoping for a bounty somewhere between this year.

    • Adela Adela

      A lot of fruit trees seem to have abundance every other year. You have way ,
      More blooming going on than I do. Can’t wait for green.

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