Monday, February 29, 2016

Everyday Simple Pleasures

Sleep deprivation, too much caffeine and stress have me feeling like a bundle of nerves.   So, for awhile I am going to post bright spots in my day.  They might not look bright to some, but these simple pleasures enable me to  cope with the storms in my life. We all have them-when it seems there is too much  rain and fog permeates our soul.   So, I am going to fight will photos, quotes and random streams of consciousness.   I am not depressed, the storms which circle me are from friends and family-I love.

 One person, I love is having a bone marrow test-today, another is struggling with addiction, and so on.   I have empathetic tendencies and their energy drains me.  I know in the dark moments of life we still have to find bright spots in our day.  I want to blog a bit of light, something that could make another person calm and remind them to seek joy in their day.



"The astonishing reality of things
Is my discovery each day.
Each thing is what it is,
And it's hard to explain to someone how happy this makes me
and how much this suffices me."



- Fernando Pessoa


 Colored pencils remind me I can color my rainbow.  I must search for the pot of gold in each day~   I can color the forest, the seashore or a sunset and wander through a happy memory. 




I love to force bulbs.  They inspire hope.  We are like the green stalks and leaves-reaching our arms towards our day searching for illumination. 



 I save tea tags and glancing at these roses remind me-I must focus on the rose, not the thorns. 

I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. Eleanor Roosevelt
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once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. Eleanor Roosevelt
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once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. Eleanor Roosevelt
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/rose.html



I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
                                                         Eleanor Roosevelt



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Struggling with an Ewok

My favorite fluffy Ewok:
I never intended to disappear over the holidays, but life happened.   My daughter had a long holiday break, from college. Last year, she wasn't able to stay for the whole month-so this time we try to fill the month with lots of laugh and simple joys.   I found writing, blogging, and being creative came in small doses-mainly in holiday touches.  

Every time I thought a moment was mine-it wasn't. 
I got an Ewok a week before Christmas~ My son has been very persistent sending me puppy photos for three months.  We lost our hound, a year ago and he thought it was time.  Endless furry cuteness arrived on my iPhone daily.  Then this fur ball showed up and I was smitten.  She is a Care-Tzu: part Toto a Carion Terrier and part Shih-Tzu. 


 Okay, mine doesn't look quite like the famous Star Wars variety,  but close.  She  resemble a teddy bear, a bunny, yet acts like a cat.  She leaps, hops,  pounces and loves to climb on my keyboard and leave me  Milkbone treats.  


 I am sleep deprived and giddy over my girl, Maggie May.  Yes, she is named after the Rod Stewart song.  Well, daughter and I were watching Car Karoke by James Cordon and it was getting late. The only vid we hadn't seen was Rod Stewart.  When my daughter mentioned the name Maggie-I thought that sounded great.   I have nicknamed her Magpie, since most  birds  think she is a rabbit.  They don't fly away when she is nearby-so we get rather close.


Here, Angela shows Maggie, there are other cool toys because furry reindeer to play with.

I hope your holidays were lovely!!   It is strange to have a personal trainer that weighs 6 pounds.  
I have missed blogging and visiting all of you~  

Yes,  my disappearing act was related to the kids leaving the nest and losing my hound, Buster a few months later.  My son saw how happy I was when he and  his hound, Wade Wilson stopped by.  So, thanks, to my son, Larry, for bringing Magpie into my/our world.  I know my heart will never be the same~

This is Wade Wilson.  Yes, he was named after a Marvel comic book character. 
Deadpool is coming out soon-are you a Marvel fan?!