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Linda's Tree

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

This poem keeps running thru my mind this morning for some reason. The picture is of the tree that was in the front yard of my sister when she lived in Brookings on the Oregon coast.

Joyce Kilmer. 18861918

TREES

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.


  
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MARTHA-ANN 4/24/2013 8:01AM

    Lovely poem Barb, I haven't heard it in years!

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IMREITE 4/24/2013 12:45AM

    i like tht poem.

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LOTUSBURGER 4/23/2013 4:55PM

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LILYDOG11 4/23/2013 3:43PM

    Lovely !!

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IMJUSTFLUFFY 4/23/2013 10:59AM

    The Sons of the Pioneers also made a song out of that poem. Lovely.
I first heard it when our teacher read it aloud in our 5th grade class.
Thank you Mrs. Beard & Sons of Pioneers & now you!
Blessings.
Rhonda

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April - Where is it going??

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It is already the 10 and I am just getting into April. No celebrations this month - but I am so ready to start weeding and planting. Lots of beautiful daffodils and tulips blooming. My tulips are in a shaded area so the buds are just starting to show -so will be a while before the actually bloom.

I am so enjoying our knitting group. We meet Monday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. And I am getting lots of knitting done - am making good headway on the yarn stash I have. Next week will be the 3rd anniversary of the restaurant where we meet. And, they are going to set up a potato bar for us. So sweet. They are a great group and have really spoiled us there.

I just finished some grocery shopping at WalMart. I really prefer Safeway, but there are a number of items that are quite a bit cheaper at WalMart - and some things I cannot get at Safeway.

Also stopped at the club and did my walk on the treadmill. I did not go last week - did some walking in the neighborhood. But, I find that I really do better if I do even 10 minutes every day at the club - seems to keep me more motivated!!

Well, enough rambling for the afternoon. It is overcast and windy this afternoon. A good afternoon to knit and watch another episode of my series. Right now am watching Alias on netflix.

Hope everyone is having a good week - eating well and getting lots of exercise!!

  
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CAROLIAN 4/14/2013 8:56AM

    our daffodils are flowereing but the tulips have forgotton to wake up this year I am having an afternoon knitting finishing off my projects before the weekend then I can start something new while I am on holiday Have a good day emoticon

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LOTUSBURGER 4/11/2013 8:19AM

    You are so lucky to have a group to knit with!
Have a great rest of the week too!!
I'm off to exercise emoticon

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MARTHA-ANN 4/11/2013 5:05AM

    Your April sounds nice and springlike Barb, ours is still cold and frosty though some hardy flowers are slowly appearing.

My back's playing up with the Kidney infection so I might get a bit more done on my new kneeler I've started, I'll take pix and post to Flickr.

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IMREITE 4/11/2013 1:12AM

    i am waiting for my spring flowers, but it is still a bit early. i have notices that i stay more motivated to exercise if i give myself a challenge or goal.

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A New Challenge

Saturday, March 30, 2013

I have entered a few challenges and then have fallen by the wayside. But this month I am determined to actually complete a couple of challenges.

The first comes from the knitting group. It involves using up some of the yarn I have stashed. I do not have very much, but am looking at what I do have and how I can utilize those yarns. Will report later.

The second challenge is the "Rise and Shine" challenge on the Daily Spark. It is two-fold. Eat a healthy breakfast and exercise at least 10 minutes first thing in the morning - every day!! I am eating breakfast every morning, but do not exercise first thing. That will definitely be a challenge for me. Mostly I walk - either on the treadmill or outside - most every afternoon. So first thing in the morning will take some doing!!

Have my daily planner out and am putting these on my schedule for each day. I laugh at the "schedule" idea tho since I am retired and really do not have much of a schedule to keep. Well, I suppose I really do. Let's see:

Monday: the knitting group from 1:30 to about 3;

Tuesday: meet with Elaine for Bible study from 10 - 11:30 and knitting group again from 6 - 8 p.m.:

Wednesday: Bible study at the church 6:30 - 8;

Thursday: Meet Elaine at the church for a time of Prayer and the card ministry we have started.

Sunday: Sunday School and Chursh from 9:30 - 12 and Circle of Sisters (at church) 6 - 8 p.m.

And dinner out with my oldest son. We were meeting Sat evening, but his schedule is changing at work, so will vary for a while. Next week it will be Tuesday evening. We usually meet at WalMart in the video section, shop a bit and then go somewhere for dinner. Last week we went to Shari's for breakfast - I think we will be going to TacoBell next. We have been craving tacos.

Now, that I have written all of this guess it is time to do some of that exercising. 10 minutes is really not very long - very doable.!!

Whatever your challenge is I want to wish you the very best!! I can do it!! You can do it!! We can do it!!

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LILYDOG11 3/30/2013 9:41PM

    The April challenge I should do also. I eat breakfast but like you time passes before exercising so it will be a challenge !! emoticon emoticon

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USMAWIFE 3/30/2013 3:07PM

    Lots of challenges for you

I have lots also. remember to set up your tally sheet on the knitters challenge to record your information emoticon

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The Last Straw

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Well, this is the last time!! I really need to lose some weight. Have been on SparkPeople for a few years and weigh the same as when I started. Have lost a few pounds but always gain them back.

But, I think it is time!! I would like to lose only 2 pounds a month. Why is it so hard to lose just that much??

Am reading a book called "Made to Crave" - that is the way God has created us - we are not to crave the things of this world, but we are to crave Him. What I crave is cheese and peanut butter, and I just can't seem to limit the amount that I eat. For an evening snack, I love a thick piece of cheese and a handful of soda crackers. And for breakfast, a couple piece of toast with lots of peanut butter!! The sodium alone is way out of the ballpark for me!! I can eat a piece of fruit or a bit of yogurt but it just does not satisfy my craving.

So, starting now my focus is going to be on my God and with His Help this is my year!!



  
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IMJUSTFLUFFY 3/14/2013 1:35PM

    I'm so hoping you are successful on your path.
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MARTHA-ANN 2/6/2013 4:53AM

    Wise words Barb, hang on in there emoticon

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BESTMEPOSSIBLE 2/5/2013 8:56PM

    We all need a secret source of strength to keep us going. Congratulations on finding yours.

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LILYDOG11 2/5/2013 6:12PM

    I wish you well maybe cut the toast and peanut butter portion in half rather than giving it up all at once. I to wish to lose more weight this year ! But consider it a positive you haven't gained any !!

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ALWAYSROSY 2/5/2013 3:00PM

    Awwwww . . . . isn't that the truth. You have spoken for many.

I'm standing right next to you!

BTW: giving up wheat (all flour and wheat products) has really helped me. I read a book titled "Wheat Belly" (actually I listened to the audio version). The wheat available to us today can cause food addiction. When I leave wheat out of my diet my cravings are tamed WAY down.

We can do this!!!!! emoticon

You'll find your best tools and your best foods! Hang in there! emoticon

Welcome back!



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Afternoon with GrandDaughter

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Took my 12 year-old GrandDaughter to have a manicure this afternoon and it was such fun. Not sure about the color she chose, but, it is what she wanted.







Then we picked up one of her girl friends and I dropped them off at the ice skating rink.

  
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LILYDOG11 1/3/2013 5:13AM

    Looks like she had allot of fun !! The nail color is what the youngins are into LOL !!

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MARTHA-ANN 1/3/2013 4:27AM

    Looks like you both had fun Barb...I'm with you on the nail colour...lol... emoticon

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ITISABOUTME 1/2/2013 10:47PM

    She is a cutie!! Glad you guys had fun!!

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MPETERSON2311 1/2/2013 8:13PM

    awesome!

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LTMURPHY7 1/2/2013 8:04PM

  Cute
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