Happy Birthday, K@countingpenniesandsheep :-)

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Looker what I received! A true honor! ❤❤

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Dear friends,

A birthday is a special occasion for the celebrant. We have all waited for this day with eagerness since our childhood. It only comes once a year and during this day you can show your love to your friends by sending them birthday wishes. Expressing wishes for Birthday has been made convenient with Happy Birthday Club for family members of  Success Inspirers’ World.

Today 14th February 2017,  K@countingpenniesandsheep celebrates her birthday with us. 

I invite ALL Solidarity Bloggers and other bloggers who are yet to join us, to wish K@countingpenniesandsheep on her birthday and show our solidarity in her happy moments. 

These are those special days which are to be celebrated with family and friends. “Today is a perfect day to tell that you, K@countingpenniesandsheep that you are nothing less than one of our family members!”

beautiful-birthday

 

I, Ranjeeta Nath Ghai aka atrangizindagieksafar,

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Join Momma’s Party!

A Momma's View

We reached the middle of the first month of 2017 and I figured I could start a new regular thing on my blog besides the Picks Of The Week and the Tell Me Something Good “series”. From now onward on the 15th of each month I will invite you to come over and party with me. Share your link and meet other bloggers in my feed.

Rules?

Easy:

  • Comment on the post and leave a link to one of your posts
  • Say hi to at least 3 other bloggers who left a comment (visit the link they left and leave a comment there so they know you came over and will visit you too)
  • Share this post with your readers and tag it with #MommasBlogParty

Ready? Great! Then let’s party!!!!

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Winter Rumbles

Looking out my back door today,

Wednesday-February 15, 2017.

A wintry white mix  is falling in

Southern New Hampshire.

I realize the temperature is

 above freezing as the icicles

reaching  down from the roof’s 

snow overhang are just starting

to drip.

I grab my phone to snap a couple

Of pics I think might spark a 

happy memory or two when I 

message them to my daughter 

down south.

Done! I say “c’mon kids,” to the 

dogs  who have joined me and are 

romping  through the snow on the 

deck.  Inside we go. Not 5 minutes

later, I hear the now familiar

rumble of the metal roof getting 

ready to shrug it’s heavy load. 

Rumble, ka thump, ka thump,

rumble, BOOM, rumble, ka thump,

Rumble, BOOM!

And here we have it! A 3 foot wall

of snow leaning against the very 

back door I was clicking pics 

from not ten minutes before.

Abby checking out our new 

addition.

One has to LOVE New England’s winter! 

Kind Regards and off to shovel K

Sound
Against the Odds

There’s GOLD in them trees!


New England is known for it’s tree gold.

That amber liquid known as Maple Syrup.

Whether from NH or VT, the battle continues as the old timers and those not so old continue the argument about who’s is better. The argument itself along with the actual act of making it, is  a time honored tradition. I truly believe it’s an ingredient!

A recipe that has been handed down  generation to generation.

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Best story I have heard, came from an ol’ friend. She was driving along a familiar  back country road one day,  came upon a vehicle with “out of state” license plates.

She saw two ladies on the side of the road, picking up leaves from the ground and placing them in a bucket. Feeling inquisitive, she stopped and asked what they were doing.

To which they replied, we are gathering maple leaves to take home and boil, so we can make home made maple syrup.

Oh how we chuckled about that one.

Sorry ladies, that is not how it’s done.

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For those of you who don’t know. Maple syrup comes from “the sap” of maples trees.

A spigot is pounded into the tree, the sap drips into a bucket that is hung on the spigot.

(note: It doesn’t hurt the trees!)

These days, as you can see from these pics, the time consuming driving around from tree to tree emptying of each bucket has been replaced by a more modern way.

Don’t let this simple looking process fool you. It is not a job for wimps!

Muscles, a unwavering amount patience, warm days, cold nights  mixed with friends and family helping is just the start.

Basically, the process is to heat the sap to a boil, to decrease the water  content.

When done accurately, it produces rich golden sweet tongue pleasing syrup.

This is done is  in what we call a  sugar house.

It takes 40 parts maple sap to make 1 part maple syrup (10 gallons sap to make 1 quart syrup). Because of the large quantity of steam generated by boiling sap, it is not recommended to boil indoors.

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Tap my trees- a link on the process

Kind Regards

and happy pancakes – K

Solitude
Craft

Forever young 


January 27 was the 38th anniversary of my moms passing. She lost her hard fought battle against cancer at the age of 36. 

I was 16.

Memories of days and times

Forever etched within my soul.

She lives on through eternity.

Death will never win

His useless grasps grab only air

As he attempts to steal her. 

For me, I celebrate, not despair

Though I cannot see physical form

The memories of her essence 

Her love, laughter and visuals 

Continue on, 

Keep me warm.

Though passed to another realm

I am the captain at the helm

She always has and always will be

Living on 

Through my brother and me.

As I grow older, live my life,

She stays forever young. 

Kind Regards -K

Unseen

Cee’s Weekly Wrap January 21, 2017 and WPC-Graceful

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Cee's Photography

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I am hoping you all are having a great weekend!  There is still have plenty of time get your entries into all my challenges for this week.  I’m sure the bloggers who I featured would appreciate your comments too.

Here is my entry for this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge with the topic of Graceful.

Announcements

Monday – Share Your World – January 16, 2017

See how everyone answered this week’s questions.

  1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
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As I Reveal Myself

 

I can say I never talk politics, until now.

It shall be extremely brief.

Honestly, as of today I am embarrassed to be an American.

Freedom of speech is such a wonderful privilege, my heart and mind

are unable to fathom how violence portrays anything

other than ignorance and a lack of respect for each other.

Enough said…

As has long been my quest,

I reached for the positive.

Once again, Zen to Zany along with a few

items I have tucked away bring me back

to where I belong.

Right here, right now.

 

My America The Beautiful – The Charlie Daniels Band

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Kind Regards – K

Exposure

Wee!


When Dead of winters upon us
As January’s ’bout half through

Oft leaves a dark taste

Within our soul

Like an evil spell’s bitter brew.

Subzero Frosty raw nights

Sunny days void of warmth

By north wind swirling gusts.

No sign of Spring’s arrival

Life seems a useless bust.

A sad lonesome time of year

But does it have to be?

Alone or with a friend,

Try a bit of inside sports

Build that serotonin level up

With a fun filled night of WII!!

Give it a try.

For many years now

it has worked for me!!

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Kind Regards and

feeling hopeful-K

Marathon