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Pause, Breathe, and Take Stock: 2007-28

A month ago I woke up at dawn.  If the windows were open, the birds were already singing at full volume.  This morning it’s pitch dark, and my companion, as I start my writing, is a rusty moth, batting at the window begging to come in.  The coolness of the night reminds me of camping trips from my Michigan youth.  Such fond memories of vacations, sleeping outside, walking to the Dairy Queen, and cleaning skillets with beach sand. Surely, I began life as a blessed child. In no particular order, here are a few more reason, I feel blessed: The…

Pause, Breathe, and Take Stock: 2017-26

To me, last Monday seems like a month ago.  I got a bit of “flash fiction” finished for Friday, and forgot to post it because as soon as I hit the door… well, I really don’t have any excuse except that I got busy doing something else and I forgot.   I got something done that I really wanted to do, and I knew would make me feel a lot better, but avoided because I hate cleaning. I do love clean, though, which, I suppose, seems like a paradox.  Come to think of it, who doesn’t like clean more than…

Gratitude Monday:

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Miss S at Mellie’s

Okay, I procrastinated enough this morning: week planned, tweets set, garden weeded,, breakfast eaten, first meditation of the day settled,

Writing.  Do you ever put off what gives you the most pleasure?  Let’s warm up with a little gratitude.

Monday morning is Mom’s time.  I so look forward to our visits by phone.  I tried to FaceTime her, because I haven’t seen her face in two months.  Alas, the message, “unavailable,” came up, so I had to settle for the old-fashioned, land line.  I settled in for a cup of coffee on the balcony, while we visited.  She gave me my first laugh-out loud moment of the day.  I laughed so hard, I inhaled a gnat.  I swear, three hours later, it’s still trying to make it’s way out my windpipe.  I envision my immune system in an Extreme Wrestling match with a tiny something with tinsy legs flailing relentlessly against a growing glob of mucous.

Facebook for crowd-sourcing. I put it out there, I need someone who can design the cover to my novel, A Ship of Pearl.  I do believe I found someone in Chad Green. He’s as excited as I am out A Ship of Pearl, asking all the right questions.  He sent me some examples of theatre posters he created, and now, I’m even more pumped.  And guess what?  Chad is my cousin’s son.  Is that my second cousin, or my cousin once removed.  Anyways, the inspiration behind one of the main characters is Chad’s grandpa.  Chad’s going to help me with the cover and the early purchase postcards.  Thank you Facebook. Thank you Chad.

Photo Friday: Autumn Mist

I pass by the lake each morning as I take CoCo to work.  Lovely, melancholy transformation of Summer into Fall. The sun burns mist into blue skies, in her last-ditch effort to hold on to Summer’s fun. I’m linking to Pierced Wonderings again this week.  She has some beautiful pictures of a Lake Mars. This time through a beautiful orange filter.

Gratitude Monday: Mud, Memory, and Mosquitoes

I know I said it before:  I love Monday’s.  So filled with possibilities.  After an unplugged weekend, I’m ready to get plugged in again.  What better way than to start with a little gratitude. ♥  Children who prioritize good manners.  I love the way my children are teaching their children to respect others in their words, deeds, and their non-verbal cues. ♥  New babies.  My nephew and his wife are taking their little bundle Isaac home today. Born early and with some signs of stress, he is now healthy, though very tiny. He’s a reminder of how some things we take…

Photo Friday: Day is Done

Two different perspectives of the end of the day.  Both make me give a deep sigh of contentment. What’s in your lens this week?  Please link-up below and let me take a peek.    

Gratitude Monday: Meditations of a Rainy Day

The weather continues to delight me.  Okay, rain keeps coming; but Here’s my Monday list, in no particular order, and starting with something weather related: 😛  Open windows through which I hear raindrops silencing everything, followed by a cheerful coming to life: Cardinals singing, Blue Jays keeping the peace, the buzzing bees, the distant drone of an airplane, gentle breezes rustling cherry leaves, and the frogs croaking. 😛  A gardening partner who mows while I edge, who trips while I weed, who gathers while I sweep.  Thank you Loved-One. 😛 Amazon Prime who hold my wishes and reminds me to…

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