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Spending Time At A Local Event.

Monday, September 01, 2014

For many years, I did not participate or attend local events. Mostly, while I was a kid, it was because we did not have the money for admission. Also, my dad often scoffed at the events that were available in our area, calling them low brow or redneck entertainment. He came from Europe, and had a rather higher idea of what was acceptable as entertainment.

Later on... since I never went in my youth, I never developed the desire to attend such events as a young adult. It wasn't until later in my adult life... after moving and spending almost 10 years away from Dryden, that I developed the desire to spread my wings and attend local events. I credit my neighbor for that. She helped me get out of my insecure shell, and try new things.

These days, it is almost difficult to keep me indoors. The only thing that seems to do that these days, is seriously ill health, and extremely bad or cold weather... and even then, I will often sneak outside for short times. LOL

Recently, I attended a local event in Dryden. Last week our town hosted its annual fall fair. Here are some pictures from the event. I had an incredibly good time at it, and am glad that I attended it.

My Mom and friend Natalie, goofing off in the main building at the fall fair.

Some of the birds that were on display at the fall fair.

Some of the cows and horsies that were shown. emoticon

Animals at the petting zoo. emoticon

Friendly animals on display. emoticon

Yummy food at the fall fair. emoticon

Some of the competition entries, in the main building at the fall fair. emoticon

Some of the booths at the fall fair, with information or stuff for sale. emoticon

Out and about, on the fair grounds. emoticon

Entertainment at the fall fair. emoticon

Family and friends at the fall fair. emoticon

All in all, I had a lot of fun, and had an enjoyable and busy day at the fall fair. Hopefully, I will be able to enjoy many more to come.
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POLSKARENIA 9/1/2014 12:41PM

    Looks like a great day out. I like to do the same over here in the UK and also from our house in France...

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GARDENCHRIS 9/1/2014 10:02AM

    i like to go to State Fairs.... it is where the real people are who made this country great are.

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Economical Gardening Ideas And Fixes.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I like gardening. I like doing as much as I can, to garden using organic methods.
Here are some useful links to help with your own garden.

How top make your own seed tape.

Blight- How to Spot it & Cure it.

How to Control Powdery Mildew.

Companion plants for tomatoes. These are the best plants to grow next to tomatoes.

Good things for the garden: Composting 101.

What plants grow well together.

Growing your garden in containers.

My favourite part of gardening, is planing how I shall plant my garden, and what I shall put in it, at the beginning of the year. It brings me many hours of enjoyment and relaxation, and once the vegetables and fruits are harvested, you have wonderful healthy food to supplement your meals with.

My garden also provides me with a nice place to relax in.

I love how my garden helps me mentally and physically.

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RHONDAWI 7/27/2014 10:11PM

  It looks great!! I love seeing other peoples gardens!! you made my day!!

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I love to spend time in the garden. It's good for the soul and the body. Your garden looks full of love

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LITTLEWIND53 7/26/2014 4:37PM

    All your hard work certainly pays off. Looks like a lovely oasis to ralax in....

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TIMEHASCOME56 7/26/2014 2:22PM

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Daily Humour

Friday, July 25, 2014

I find that smiling and laughing helps me keep on track. Here is some things that make me smile and laugh. I hope they help you as well.

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TESTYCATLADYP 7/26/2014 7:05AM

    I find smiles and laughter in many situations. emoticon

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GOLFGMA 7/26/2014 6:57AM

    A smile to start the day. emoticon

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What makes me happy.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I find that if I spend some time each day, thinking about things that make me happy, my mood improves, and I am better able to stick to eating healthy. Here are some things in photos, that make me happy.

My God gives me happiness and peace.

My kitties make me happy...







My Garden makes me happy...

My friends and family make me happy...

These are just a few things that make me happy, and make me smile.
What things make you happy and make you smile?
Take the time to think about them each day, and see the difference it makes in your life. emoticon


The Key To Happiness...

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

How come certain people expect other people to make them happy, when they can not even find happiness in themselves? It is unfair for anyone to expect another person to make them happy. Such behavior only leads to disappointment, and instead results in not just them being unhappy, but the other person being unhappy as well.

I have found that the key to happiness, is to allow yourself to be happy, no matter what your situation is. Single, or as a couple... Employed or retired... Surrounded by people, or alone... Your happiness can be found in either state... if you allow it.

I also found that you should not limit yourself to what can make you happy. Often we think that certain things, people, or occurrences are needed to make us happy. The problem with that way of thinking, is that it then limits our ability for happiness.

I have since found that the things, people, and occurrences that I thought I needed to have happen to be happy, did not give me true happiness. I also discovered happiness from many sources, that I never expected to find happiness from. The most shocking discovery of all?... It was the unexpected things and occurrences that made me the happiest.

So... the lesson in all this rambling... You yourself, are ultimately responsible for your own happiness.

If you place your happiness solely onto the shoulders of another person, then you limit your happiness to that persons ability to make you happy, and place a very heavy burden on that person, leaving them ultimately feeling unhappy as well. And If you limit what brings you happiness, your happiness will be limited as well.

So... look for happiness in all the situations and things and people that are around you, and you likely will be surprised in just how happy you can actually be.

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PANFRIEDTROUT 4/8/2014 10:35PM

interesting thought

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BABY_GIRL69 4/8/2014 6:08PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon God bless, Dee

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    I agree MJRVIC2000. For me, that is true. That is partly why I say that we should not limit our chances for happiness on people and things. They too often will let us down. God's love tho, is forever, and will never let us down.

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MJRVIC2000 4/8/2014 2:06PM

    Happiness comes from knowing Christ and following Him! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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