Month: January 2015

foggy mornings

Winter in our part of the world often, very often, looks like this. You get up in the morning and look across the lane toward the meadow and see…trees in silhouette, white fog blanketing the world and limiting viability to the length of a football field. There are drops of moisture sliding off of everything.…

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b my valentine

Just two more weeks till Valentine’s Day!. I can hardly wait. I’m all about hearts and flowers don’t ya know.  February, too. February is the LOVE month for those of us who reside in the USA. By the second week in January retailers have packed their shelves with hearts and flowers, candy and cards. Red…

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as January ends

start over As January comes to an end I look back on this month and realize how much time has been spent in reminiscing and rehearsing the negative memories of the past. I’ve read several public posts on friends social media who are linked to used-to-be friends and mourned the passing of those relationships. The most…

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reality series

Throughout the winter we’ve been house bound by the early darkness (who enjoys days being dark at 4:30 pm? Not me!) and the cold. Once upon a time we spent long winter evenings doing stuff out in the studio/sun porch, but lately, the Electric Company people stand gleefully over our meter, rubbing their hands together…

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to succeed

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. _Ralph Waldo Emerson recipe for success Always Take Time for 10 Things 1. take time to WORK – it is the price of success. 2. take time to THINK – it is the source of power. 3. take…

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plant a garden

How To Plant A Garden Plant three rows of peas: Peace of mind Peace of heart Peace of soul. Plant four rows of squash: Squash gossip Squash indifference Squash grumbling Squash selfishness. Plant four rows of lettuce: Lettuce be faithful Lettuce be kind Lettuce be obedient Lettuce really love one another. No garden is complete…

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coding headaches

Today has been so.o.o foggy and gray. Oh, and cold, too. The only thing I felt like doing was tweaking on the coding for “The Cottage Blog” It’s nice and warm sitting here next to the register under my desk. It’s way too cold to sit in the sun porch and draw or paint. Little things…

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twenty-fifteen so far

so.o.o here I am fourteen days into 2015 and writing the first post of the year. The best laid plans…. The first seven days of 2015 were cold (exceptionally so for our part of the world) and damp. I spent a huge amount of time sleeping off the effects of  something… ? allergy? bug? imagination ???…

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