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Gratitude Monday: Potpourri

Last week I got a little fatigued, a little overwhelmed, and little teary-eyed, and quite a bit forgetful.  Probably the first two, led to the second two, which propelled me to self-chastisement.  I should nap, but often when I do, I have a hard time getting to sleep at night.  I should go to bed earlier; I should be more organized; I should keep a list; I should be more thoughtful; I should have a better sense of time….  Do you ever do that? So first on my gratitude list is: ♥  I can give myself permission.  Sometimes things don’t…

Kimono, Heels and Yoga Pants? Yes, Indeed.

So many people liked my tips on those little loops inside drapey blouses and tops, that I decided to do a repeat. CeCe got me this kimono and Nikibiki cami for my birthday.     CeCe’s friend, Michelle owns, Faith and Grace Boutique, where she sells unique, stylish clothing, that is practical for us fuller figured women. Michelle doesn’t have a website yet. I’m working with her on that. The last time I wore the kimono and Nikibiki, I was at BAM in Nashville.  My roommate took a picture for me.  I thought I looked so together.  Guess what?  One side of the…

OFOTW #2: Kicking into Spring

Okay,this picture shows I’m uncomfortable with this “Outfit of the Week” Project.  My fashion blogger friend, says she always takes faces out of the post.  I wonder if my face will start to look relaxed and comfortable as my project progresses.

DSC06154I really, really want spring and warmer weather to get here.  It’s not.  It’s

Looking Back and Seeing Ahead: A New Year of Goals

Ah January… cold and dark and long.  The holidays are behind us, the annual, quarterly, and monthly bills all come in the mail.  January is too cold, too long, and too dark. January got its name from the two-faced god Janus. One face looking back on the past, one face looking forward to the future, Janus is associated with doorways, beginnings, or transitions.  Now that sounds better than cold, dark, and full of debts. January is a time to contemplate, to assess, and to plan.  So here goes. Looking Back at My Goals for 2013:  Keep my counter-tops clean:  The…

Photo Friday: Northern Flickers

Our hickory fell.  Well, not the whole thing, the top third of the  tree just bent over and touched the ground.  Squirrels re-routed.  Ferns withered; garden flocks brightened. In a hollow, just below the break, Two Northern Flickers nested.  They like privacy. A hickory’s canopy is perfect cover.  Flickers are shy.  We hear them, but normally see them once or twice a summer. If we’re lucky. Exposed by the felled hickory, the pair hopped out on a branch and signaled their dismay.The couple survived the natural disaster and made the best of things for the sake of their young family.…

Stay-cation 2013

Every summer, for as long as I can remember, I go camping.  For the past 10 years or more, that means a trip to Van Buren State Park on Lake Michigan.  See the background to this post?  That’s last year’s Lake Surf.  (Well, it will be until I change the background in September. )  I love the Lake. Grandchildren, children, Love-one and I camp for about a week straddling a weekend in July. Mom and my sisters and brothers and their families join us for the weekend.  Not this July.  Because of Duckie’s osteomyelitis, and the danger of her breaking…

NaBloPoMo: The End of the Journey

My sister, Bonita plans a trip with Mom the second week of June for the past 13 years.  I went the first year and again this year with three of my five sisters.  (Yes, I have brothers, too:  three.)  I mark the years by Dad’s death, and by my first grand-daughters birth. This year we travel to the East Coast to visit Uncle Ken, two years younger than Mom, and Aunt Annie, 14 years younger than Mom.  We plan to drive, but Mom finds us plane tickets on the internet that cost less than we’d spend driving.  Yes, Mom did…

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