Transitioning 2.22.19

I’m cold, I’m hot,

I’m hot, I’m cold.

I’m a little shy

And then I’m bold.

What was that?

Oh that?

It was a zap!

A tingling if you may.

My fingers, my toes,

It comes and goes.

Take a hot shower, ahhh!

Go for a walk!

Drink lots of water,

Flush it out!

Breath! Just breath!

Drink a healthy smoothie

Make it two!

Oh crap!

What was that?

Another zap!

Just because there’s a PhD

Doesn’t mean, they

Know what’s best for me.

For years I’ve studied

My anxiety.

I’m hot, I’m cold

I’m cold, I’m hot!

I’m a little shy

And then I’m bold.

What was that?

Oh that?

It was a zap!

A tingling if you may.

My fingers, my toes,

It comes and goes.

Hanging in there,

Soon it will be over.

#winning

Kind Regards – K

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🌈🌸 SIWO International Poetry Contest Results 🌈🌸

Poetry contest results! Congratulations everyone!

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Hey everyone!

First, we would like to thanks everyone who participated in SIWO International Poetry Contest ☘️

Thank you, for participating so enthusiastically. ☘️

Results :

#1 winner : Brij Kaul

Poem : I love to loiter

I love to loiter and lounge

around

the emerald mountains and

prance

the long beautiful pastures

in bleary trance.

Loving the ephemeral moments

to my fill

I love to loiter and lounge

around

the dense bushes

unknown unbound

the stillness broken occasionally

,by the cacophony of

the birds, animals,

shrill of a strong wind.

I love to mingle in the crowds

of the hustling bustling

bazaars.

throbbing with cries of

Vendors , men and women

displaying

myriad wares on the

pavements

of the huge macadamized

roads.

Haggling for the prices

With

The women vendors for a good meal of

fishes

my pleasant pastime

enjoying

their fury and frown

Smile and serenity

these amazing…

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K’s Blog Recommendations 2.18.2018

Photography by A Dierks NH

Got your coffee?

Yes!

Good!

I love when I have the chance to read and discover the variety of new and enjoy my seasoned favorites! We have a wonderful, diversely talented family that surrounds us in this blogging world!

Do Enjoy! 💗

❤️http://fabulousfiftyfive.com/a-soulmate-connection-design-not-default/

❤️https://foxandco.life/

❤️https://golulodhi.wordpress.com/2019/02/16/golu-lodhi-58/

❤️https://shubhu94.wordpress.com/2019/02/17/soulful-insight/

❤️https://roosruse.wordpress.com/2019/02/09/wait/

❤️https://tjeffers.com/2019/02/15/splitsville/

❤️https://thechickengrandma.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/life-is-like-shoveling-snow/

❤️http://www.p418millennial.com/2018/12/29/we-have-moved/

❤️https://rumenate.us/2019/02/10/only/

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TODAY WE CELEBRATE! 2.16.2019

ZEN TO ZANY
ZEN TO ZANY CAPTURES IT AGAIN. Please visit her site on Etsy.com

 

Celebrate! Celebrate! Dance to the music… (Three Dog Night)

CELEBRATE LINK ON YOUTUBE

Good morning,

Yesterday morning, when I took the dogs out for their morning walk… the sky, almost daylight bright from the light beaming from the moon and stars, looked as if someone had tossed hand fulls of cotton balls all about. It was an awesome sight! This morning, it’s dark and drizzling.

BUT there is “nothing” that can darken this day!

TODAY, I will be attending my youngest grand daughter’s birthday party. It will be the first time I will be able to appear in person, not via FACETIME!

Happy Dance!!  WOOT WOOT!!

 

Tomorrow, I will start the med change, for today I will revel in what I have been hoping to do for FIVE years!

TODAY, WE SHALL CELEBRATE LIFE WITH DANCING, SINGING, ENJOYING GRANDDAUGHTER HUGS AND EATING CAKE!!

#WINNING

xxxooxxxoooxxxoooxxxooo

 

Kind Regards and wishing you the best day- K

 

Healthy is GREAT! But…. A Challenge to My Health Conscious Friends 2.13.2019

no matter how slow you go 2.13.19 blog post saying

 

Live healthy!! Eat right!

Exercise!!

This supplement helps with this and that and also gives a boost to, etc…

Take this med to help with your anxiety… GREAT! NOT!!

These days, so many individuals are suffering from high blood pressure! Almost every

healthy supplement states- will help lower your blood pressure.

Fantastic, RIGHT?

WRONG!

There are some of us who have a naturally low blood pressure.

Mine happens to be around 90/60!

If I lower it anymore, I’ll be on the floor!  ha!

My standard heart rate equals 57. Not too bad, eh?

 

Walking around in a dazed, weakened stupor is not only dangerous

but DEFINITELY NOT FUN!

Interestingly enough, as most of my friends are being told to watch their salt intake,

I have instructions to increase mine. Hey! What can I say? SORRY!

Much like my dad, I have always been a pepper lover!! If it’s not covered in black,

delectable, coarse speckles, it needs more!  😉

 

Yesterday, for Valentine’s day and my 57th (eek!) birthday, I had a scheduled primary care visit.

**He is literally taking me off my 12 year anti-anxiety regiment of  1.5 xanax in am, .5- 2 hours later, .5- 2 hours later and .5 at bedtime- cold turkey and switching me to 1mg of lorazepam twice per day, and upping my 25 mg Topiramate to twice per day. 

I checked with the local pharmacist. She is not impressed that he is having me quit xanax cold turkey, but said is should not be life threatening. GOOD NEWS!

Unfortunately, I will be experiencing withdrawals. OH SHUCKS!

I am researching, things to have on hand for healthy cleansing/nutritious smoothies, hydration and whatever else I can find.

 

Here is THE CHALLENGE for all my

HEALTH CONSCIOUS friends out there:

Find me some healthy lifestyle foods and smoothies,

that will “NOT DECREASE” my blood pressure, 

PLUS

 Any HELPFUL TIPS you can give me, to get through this transition

will be way beyond appreciated. (I am literally scared sh*tless)

 

Anxiously, awaiting your comments!!

 

Kind Regards and Happy Friday- K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Thoughts & Memories 2.13.19

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As of this morning, 

New England is covered

In fresh mounds of snow.

Yet, I cannot complain,

Because two months ago

I moved to North Carolina

And all we got is tons of rain!

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What my hill looked like in Charlestown, NH- New England after a snow fall!

Late 2018

the tree with blue sky and pond surroundings in Troutman NC 2.8.2019 with copyrightWhat my backyard looks like in Troutman, North Carolina. Feb 02019

#winning ❤

 

Kind Regards and feeling grateful – K

🌈🌈 >> POETRY CONTEST ALERT!!!!! << 🌈🌈

Deadline is 2.15.2019! SO HURRY!! DON’T MISS OUT!!

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Hey hey hey everyone !!!!!! 🌈

We’re back with our poetry contest – SUCCESS INSPIRERS’ WORLD ORGANISATION INTERNATIONAL POETRY CONTEST !! ❤️

So are you ready to be a part of this exciting opportunity ? ☘️

Grab your chance to show the world how amazing you are! To share your precious poetries and inspire people worldwide! 🌸

⚡ Rules:

1. Participant must be a follower of our blog. ( If you do not use WordPress, you can still follow us by entering your email ID )

2. Participant must share this post on their blog.

3. Participant can share their entry on our blog, or on their blog and comment the link below, or send us through an email on the email ID given at the end of this post.

4. Use #SIWOPC in your post title and in the subject of the email.

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#Winning (SIWO POETRY CONTEST ENTRY) 2.11.2019

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In the wee hours

Of the morning,

I awake and lay in bed,

Listening to sounds

Of his paws

Upon the hallway carpet

As big dog paces,

While next to me

Little dog snores.

I can feel my laid, back cat

Snuggled against my toes.

Satisfaction and calmness cloak me,

In place, of those

Old, too familiar woes.

 

 

As I lay here, once again,

Realization hits, that

Circumstances can change.

I no longer own

The old Northern homestead.

Which for years

We called our home.

Now, we’ve settled in,

Just under

Nine hundred miles

Have been roamed.

This day, I possess a fresh

Freedom to rebuild.

Joyous memories to make,

A chance to regenerate a life.

Such remarkable opportunities’,

Surrounded by the Souths’

Alluring, signature décor.

Which I and the dogs

Have already begun to explore.

EUREKA!

 

– K of TheBlackWallBlog (2.11.2019)

 

 

 

 

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K’s Blog Recommendations 2.9.2018

Got your coffee?

Yes!! She’s back!

I have had a chance to read and discover a variety of new and enjoyed a few of my old favorites! We have a wonderful, diversely talented family that surrounds us in the blogging world. 

Do Enjoy! 💋

💜https://bellamyzblogzthingz.wordpress.com/2019/02/05/wrap-with-me-gift-ideas-written-in-english-dutch/

💜http://forthysomethingheyhey.com/2019/02/09/be-the-sunshine/

💜https://naijatopinfo.wordpress.com/2019/02/08/how-to-be-instafamous-in-2019/

💜https://itsgoodtobecrazysometimes.wordpress.com/2019/02/09/press-it-%e2%9d%84-%e2%9d%85-%e2%9d%86-snowflakes-tell-me-why-you-are-67/

💜https://daradgamer.wordpress.com/2019/02/09/dont-give-up-great-things-take-time-quotes-sayings-proverbs-thoughtoftheday-quoteoftheday-motivational/

💜https://www.amyjanetravels.co.uk/2019/02/05/chikn-review/

💜https://thepoetryofthingsdotblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/06/the-third-prompt-on-transportation/

💜https://amazingtangledgrace.wordpress.com/2019/02/07/present-warnings-revisited/

💜https://lifthroughalens.wordpress.com/2019/02/03/you-cant-manufacture-a-miracle/

💜https://toniroberts.wordpress.com/2019/02/07/a-bit-of-wisdom-from-a-tribal-elder/

💜http://fabulousfiftyfive.com/awakening-conversation-self/

Kind Regards – K

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Your Balls Are About Useless 2.9.2019

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Now, first of all, GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER!   😉

I like to try different products. Particularly things that might be friendlier to the environment and I like to be frugal.

Example: I have a reusable mesh coffee filter instead of continuously buying the “one use only”,  paper coffee filters. Win! Win for frugal and obviously decreases the amount of garbage I produce etc…

Static cling is a pain!  Unfortunately, I am allergic to scented dryer sheets and generally buy the hypo allergenic kind.

Two weeks ago, doing my regular monthly online Walmart shopping, I stumbled upon a product that I had heard of  but had not tried – “Dryer balls”. This particular brand was rubber, not my favorite option, but the price was right, so I decided what the heck.

dryer balls 2.9.19

The first drying experience was okay. A bit of static but didn’t seem to be quite as much. Since then, I am up to 3 balls in my dryer. There is still static cling, perhaps not as bad as usual.  I am not sure if it is the weather or the balls. Obviously, I am not happy with the results.

YES! I am going to attempt to buy another kind. After all, it’s not a true experiment if one doesn’t follow through and execute a variety of variables.

On a scale of 1-10, ten being A++ and one being F-, I give these a 2.

Has anyone else had success with trying this type of balls?

Please, let me know.

BTW-

NOO!  I could not write this quick little post with a straight face…  😉

 

Happy chuckling Saturday!

 

Kind Regards and #winning – K

 

 

 

 

 

My Favorite Free Photo Editing App and more 2.7.2019 (A 40 second read)

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Happy Thursday!

A quick shout out to my son.

Happy Birthday!!  

I cannot  believe it’s been 32 years since the first time I held you in my arms. 

D, I hope you have a fantastic day!!

Love,

Mom ❤

 

First of all I cannot take credit for the discovery of these  two gems. That pat on the back, goes to BGage, The  Black wall blog’s photographer!

Most of us love to take pics. I am not fond of pictures that are played with to the point, they no longer look real. Simple lighting and the option to go Black and White or make my blue just a touch bluer is all I need.  The best part? THEY ARE FREE!

SnapSeed – A Photo and Video app. I truly enjoy the photo options with this free app. I noticed the crop restriction is a lot more rigid than my Iphone photo app, so I generally have my photo cropped prior to opening it in Snapseed.  You can modify your clicks a variety of ways. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Adobe Lightroom CC – I only use this application to add the copyright to the bottom of my photos. It has the option to purchase more high end modifications features, I chose not to. I will sometimes hit the auto enhance just to see what it does.  THE BEST part of this app is when you share your picture, it automatically adds a copyright to it. You have control over the size, font style etc.  Look under settings/sharing options.

Normally, I just share it to myself in messenger and then download it. Let me know if you have tried it and what tricks you use.

Before

chief without copyright and what a love 2.7.19

After

chief with the copyright logo at the bottom what a love

 

Both of the apps that I mention are all that was used for the photography in our “Where the Cows Still Play”, Coffee Table book we published. Please, check it out on Amazon when you have a chance. It makes an excellent gift!

Kind Regards and #winning – K

 

note: I was not paid for mentioning or writing this blog post on these two apps. They are just a couple of fun apps I wanted to share. 🙂

After the Rooster Crows 2.6.2019

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Good morning.

Happy Wednesday!

According to Siri, my I-phone, Troutman, NC should have a temperature 

Around 70 degrees today! yahoo!

 

Do you have a morning routine?

I do.

Start the coffee, walk the dogs, feed the fur children, Marbre’, my cat, then my beloved canines, Chief and Abby.

Pour a cup of coffee.

Pop open the computer, a fresh word doc and type or grab a pen, my journal and write.

There is something about putting pen to paper, I find calming and soothing.

Early Morning Journaling

My scrawled words

Enrich the paper

Wtih sentiments, thoughts and wishes.

From dreams, to logging life’s events.

Whether fond memories, frustration or woes.

Releasing all upon a blank sheet,

Creates an inner harmony 

 No other early morning

 Activity can beat.

Writing or typing allows me 

An opportunity to

 Makes sense of some,

Chuckle at others,

Or allows me, to set free

Any negativity from yesterday. 

A clean slate, 

Enables my heart,

My soul, my mind

To open, be trusting, 

And accept 

All the possiblities,

And potential,

Of a fresh, new day!

 

 I am thinking of creating a journal with a large variety of life’s pictures, from a group of friends photos scattered throughout. The clicks can be used for writing exercises or for the viewing pleasure of the person who still journals. What do you think?

Kind Regards and #winning – K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Place for Everything 2.3.2019

as the rooster crows 2 2.3.2019 sunrise

 

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Moving?

Leave the negative dirt and dust behind.

Rule of thumb:  New place/home, once you arrive, purchase a new dust pan, broom and vacuum cleaner.

Excellent concept!

That is exactly what I did. Now that I am in North Carolina I have purchased  a bright red broom and dustpan, the  vacuum is a purple upright, bagless Hoover.

Bright vibrant colors for a fresh start!

 

A place for everything and everything in it’s place. Who said that?

 

As I open my moving boxes, each piece of  memorabilia is cleansed  with clorox wipes.  Each piece of  clothing and bedding is either tossed or freshly washed.  This should remove any negativity from the past.

A slow process, but definitely worth it.

NOW the difficult part. Where should each precious item go?

The newest trend is to be a minimalist. That is a fantastic thought. For me, there are some things that cannot be replaced. My antique saws and antique tools from my older brother.

The memory of my pond  in the garden out front. I brought these frogs, to always carry a piece of that pond with me.

froggies from the pond garden at home

Going through the totes of a large variety of items, I realize that some will have a place others will not.

Setting up your new place:

When someone walks through your front door… what will they see? When you walk through the door what says “HOME” to you?

Well I am off to play with some antique washboards and other beloved treasures.

 

Enjoy your day.

Here in North Carolina the sun is shining on Superbowl Sunday!!

 

 

Love and hugs to all.

Kind Regards – K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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