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A thanksgiving offering
Monday, August 03, 2020      6 comments

As night descends, I think about the challenge of "bragging" on something significant about self. What made me smile today is that I am over my burnout. After working outside and recalling what I was only able to do a year ago, I am a new pers... Read more
A Poem that Keeps Coming to Mind
Wednesday, July 29, 2020      7 comments

Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on g... Read more
That's How the Light Gets Through
Monday, July 27, 2020      4 comments

Leonard Cohen, poet, musician, singer, actor, He wrote a song called Anthem and the refrain has been staying with me for the last week: Ring t... Read more
The Greatest Commandment
Saturday, July 18, 2020      4 comments

Until July 26 I am taking time for a personal retreat. St. Theresa of Avila had a inspiration from God, where she heard God say. "Enjoy Me." Today, my goals are to be healthy and strong -- "to love God with my whole heart and all my str... Read more
Why Is It So Hard to Ask for What We Need or Want? (My Soap Box)
Thursday, July 16, 2020      4 comments

This thought came to me when I observed Billie. Whenever she wants a treat, she jumps in my office chair. She has learned that to get her off without having to pick her up, a Pupperoni does the trick every time. She has learned to communicate... Read more
Reality Check = Gratitude
Sunday, July 12, 2020      8 comments

It does get frustrating when the scale doesn't move or keeps going up a pound and down a pound and up again. People have said, well it took years to put the weight on and it will take time to get it off again. That reminder does put things in ... Read more
Summer Time and the Living Is Easy
Thursday, July 09, 2020      4 comments

During these extremely warm days, my thoughts go to the past to my grandparents. There was no air-conditioning on the farm. Most everything was done by horse and mule. No indoor plumbing so water had to be pumped and laundry was done by hand.... Read more
Getting Rid of Invasive Plants
Tuesday, July 07, 2020      3 comments

I am becoming a real nature girl. Despite the heat index of 100, I went out with plenty of water and took down 60 saplings. My buddy, Billie, stayed right with me but she was chasing scents and finding ticks. My goal is to make sure tha... Read more
Fan Mail
Monday, July 06, 2020      5 comments

I laughed when I opened my notification that WhiteCat sent me a virtual fan! Today just the thought came in handy. The humidity and still air says that summer has arrived! After going back and forth to be part of this year's Summer Challe... Read more
Abundance
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      1 comments

Today has been one of those days where blessings are abundant. My chiropractor knew exactly how to adjust my back, and he has given me confidence to continue to do gardening with some minor adjustments. A friend from my past has answered... Read more
Down in the back but refusing to be down in the mouth
Tuesday, June 30, 2020      4 comments

For the last 20 years (give or take), I have had back trouble. In the early 2000's surgery was necessary for a herniated disk. Over time I began to have fewer setbacks and hadn't had one for over two years. The perfect storm of events came to... Read more
Quote of the Night
Sunday, June 28, 2020      4 comments

God cannot rest in an unquiet heart. Theresa of Avila ... Read more
Over 12,000 Steps Today
Wednesday, June 24, 2020      5 comments

The weather was absolutely perfect today. This morning I raked the yard to pick up grass left behind by the mower. My arms got a good workout and dumping the buckets full of grass was another workout. In the afternoon, I began pulling up ... Read more
It is really Tuesday?
Tuesday, June 23, 2020      5 comments

Today has seemed like Saturday. The cooler weather just gave a feeling of weekend joy. I helped around the property cleaning window screens and washing outdoor furniture. Also ironed curtains. Hosed down the indoor/outdoor carpeting from my ... Read more
Coach Billie: Teaching More Exercise Techniques
Sunday, June 21, 2020      2 comments

At lunch today, I was sitting around with my sisters, and they were telling stories of what my dog, Billie, was doing when I was not around. Today, she decided to go in a rowboat and caught a ride with some guests. She tried to go for a swim b... Read more

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