Changes 10.29.18

Exciting and scary all at the same time.

My house is being shown this coming weekend.

I’m sorting and boxing up 28 years of my NH life. Getting ready for a change.

Actually, it goes further back if you count the items and memories saved from the sale of my childhood home in early 2000.

Mixed emotions.

Sadness, thankfulness and mindfully staying open to new adventures.

If everything falls into place, a month from now, I shall be living near my youngest granddaughter!

At only 4 1/2, what a delight it will be to be a regular part of her life, instead of flying in every 6 months and FaceTime chats and dinners!

Bittersweet, selfishly wanting both things at once. My home and the freedom to travel to see her every week.

I’ll will keep you posted!

Kind Regards – K

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Fabulous memories from a glorious blog you do NOT want to miss!

“Hey! Hey!”

Through the pollen

Attempting to peer

Through Yellow Haze.

Eyes itching.

Chest heaving

Nostrils dripping

Tissues swiping

Shoes weighing

Body off balance

Sluggish thinking…

THEN:

Skies darken

Spring drizzles

Water-drops drenching

Tree branches dancing

Winds swirling

Quietly, dark clouds

Rolling onward…

Birds singing

Blue skies peeking

Shoulders lifting

Ahhhh, cleansing breaths

Clippity Clopping

Skipping flip flops!

HELLO! Clarity!

A small price

We’re paying.

Nature’s miracles

In Northern New England.

Kind Regards

and enjoying May – K

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May 2018

Place in the World

One step back

Fret! Fret! Fret!

Imagined the worst!

Worried!

Uptight!

Paced!

Couldn’t eat!

Couldn’t sleep!

Shoulders met my earlobes!

Doubt!

Felt Insecure!

Overly sensitive!

All because

I misread

The situation!

Why?

An old habit!

I thought I’d overcome.

I’m a banana head!

Now?

Chalk it up!

Let it go!

Laugh it off!

Look in the mirror!

Make a silly face!

Give myself the raspberry!

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Often I seem to mirror

New England weather,

Yesterday

windows open

After work

I raked!

Some lawn had appeared!

Today,

It snowed!

Mother Nature dear

What ARE you up to?

Let it go!

Laugh it off!

Go look in the mirror,

Make a funny face!

Give yourself a raspberry!

Stop being a banana head!

Ha!

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Remember:

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#Winning!

Kind Regards and chuckling -K

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Insomnia fun?

Saturday’s are my, “let the week go” day.

Often I meander through the day in a haze after an almost sleepless Friday night.

I’m trying some new tricks to change that.

Going to bed earlier on Friday, keeping a regulated sleep schedule. Visualization of blue skies, sunshine along with some “head start” odds and ends housework.

It’s an uphill climb, but I am gaining! ūüíÉ

A trick my daughter taught me – using Dawn.

Simply put a touch, in water, in a sticky sauce pan and heat on low.

This makes for easier clean up.

My results from yesterday.

Attack of the bubble monster? Ha! Ha!

The good news! Not only did it work fabulously for easy clean up, but it also gave me a giggle and a photo op!

What more could a gal ask for?

#winning!!

Is it only a NH country bumpkin that can appreciate such simple self-entertainment?

Kind Regards, dishes done and still chuckling -K

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Daily and Family Traditions

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Good morning!

They” say breakfast is the most important meal of day.

I add, start your day with a ritual that allows you a positive mindset.

My daily ritual:

Each morning, I awake, flipping open the covers as I exclaim to the dogs

“Time to make the doughnuts!” – they understand, ¬†time

to get up, go out, pee, then their REWARD- A TREAT!

Happy tails. ¬†ūüôā

Next, I make coffee, grab my pen, flip to a fresh page in my journal.

First, I write the current date, then add  +$49,000, +$477,111 plus at the very top of the page.

(A little something, I learned, listening to “The secret”.)

Next I scrawl, “May health, wealth, inner peace, self-assuredness, ¬†love, friendship, companionship, happiness, security, comfort, contentment, ¬†along with abundance and success embrace me and those I love, like a warm hug.”

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Next- Written next ¬†is the single word “EXCELLENT!”

No matter what mood I am in when I first open my eyes, that is how I start the day.

I scribble:

A brief overview via bits and pieces of what happened yesterday, what I accomplished, ¬†what may have caused stress to release it….. ta ta!

My day has officially begun!

Today is a bit different, my youngest granddaughter and I had a slumber party last night,

This allowed mommy and daddy to have a date night.

It’s little girl hugs, (cannot get enough) coffee, making a bowl of lucky charms and ¬†heading out to the front porch with my daughters lap top.

Fresh air,  peepers singing  in the background and the glow of the laptop screen.

 

 As soon as my  daughter comes downstairs a competition is planned.

Breakfast BOGGLE! To date, I am the champ. My brain is fresh this time of day.

Will I hang onto my title? Let the game begin!!

Boggle has been a part of  my life since I was young, I in turn taught it to my children.

No one has any idea how many hours we joyously, with pencils and paper ready- have flipped that little box of random letters over, started the timer and frantically scribbled every word we could find.  Laughter, silliness, giggles, a family at play.

No cell phones, no tv – just human interaction. Good ¬†ol’ fashioned fun! Bonding.

This is how we make memories.

 

In a few hours, Ill be back on a plane to NH. (tearful  good byes, yet so blessed we had the time together.)

FAMILY. TRADITIONS. COMING TOGETHER AT THE SAME TIME.

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!

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When was the last time you played games with your  family or friends?

 

Webster’s definition:

Definition of synchronize

  1. :  to happen at the same time

 

 

Have a glorious  Saturday! I will be thinking of you.

 

Kind Regards and all my love – K

 

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Simple survive the Holiday hints…

Tis that time of year… The Holidays =¬†LOTS¬†OF STRESS.

Hopefully, you successfully survived Black Friday

without too many cuts and bruises… ūüôā

Here are a few “Pinterest”, thoughts

to show you¬†how to EASE¬†your stress-filled mind… ‚̧

 

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Be kind to yourself!!

 

Kind Regards – K

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Mount Holly, Vermont- Final The History

 

At the end of this post, there is a link to the

history and genealogy of Mount Holly, VT.

From two settlements that lived 3 miles from each other,

not knowing the other existed,

to the start of the Crowley Cheese factory

to the findings of a Woolly Mammoth’s remains.

It truly is an interesting and worthwhile read. 

 

Did you ever notice no matter where you go,

there is at least one in every crowd?

 

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Elbow anyone?

elbow amongs the leaves

Or perhaps a moss heart ?

moss rock heart monster

 

I was so excited when I saw this thru the camera

lens!! I was so sure I had found a relic from history!

wheel possibly nope just a rock

When I walked around to the other side it was just a plain white rock!!

Nature is incredible!

 

Early morning deer tracks!!

They aren’t stupid, ya know.

Why go thru the thick brush

when some idiot human

built them a road? ¬†ūüôā¬†4 deer tracks on road

 

For my flower and pink loving friends!

tiny pink bud

 

Singing “Sign, sign everywhere a sign….Do this don’t do that can’t ya read…”

That’s a mean curve!! Thought I was going back where I came from!

 

Old man in a tree?

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Everyone loves a picture of a barn and a silo, right?

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Wanna climb through with me??

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There is always someone telling me where to go!!

 

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link History for True History buffs- Excellent read!

 

THE END!!

 

Kind Regards and thank you for your patience – K

 

Copyrighted and compliments of K and L.G.B!

 

 

 

 

 

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WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!!

Kind Regards and almost thru the first pot – K

 

 

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Change to The WYSIWYG…

Perception vs¬†reality and fact… can change the ¬†WYSIWYG!

A perfect example:

Perception: ¬†See the picture below? It looks like a random shot. ¬†I’m sure you notice a touch of blue in the sky, topped with random white to gray cloud formations. ¬†You see an unkempt yard, tipped sawhorse, a tattered American flag with an old abandoned boat and a forgotten football. ¬†There is some type of water source in the background. Perhaps it is the ocean, a lake or large pond? When I posted it on FB someone vocalized how disgusted they felt about the tattered flag. They told me the flag was a disgrace and should be replaced. (People are just so darn sweet!!) ¬†:/

Just a basic everyday pic, or is it?

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¬†This next picture, was taken from a back deck on Block Island, RI, just 6 hours “before” Hurricane Sandy hit. “That” tattered American flag is literally being torn to shreds by the sheer force of the winds. ¬†

Scary, eh?

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October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc and destruction up the East coast. My daughter was living on Block Island.   About 6 hours before the hurricane hit, she gave me a quick call and told me she and her friends were headed out to see what was happening on other parts of the island. After the call, I heard nothing from her for over 12 hours!

Time felt like my enemy. No response to any text, calls went straight to voicemail. Total nothingness. Nervous wreck is too weak of a term to describe me that day.

I was off the wall and beyond frazzled.  My brain was spinning, it went to places like , who do I know that has a helicopter that can get her OFF THAT ISLAND? Like THAT was even a possibility, right?

 

REALITY-

The 1st random shot, that I showed you was taken on October 30, 2012.

¬†The day after¬†Hurricane¬†Sandy. ¬†¬†Let’s look at it one more time.

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Fact:

My¬†daughter took “both” pictures¬†from her deck on Block Island, RI.

 I received this shot at the same time my daughter called to say she was safe! 

Every time I look at it, my mind sings… “and the flag was still there…!” It¬†is a picture of¬†the hope I hung onto and of prayers answered.¬†–¬†(Thank you, God!)

Who gives a rats a$$ whether the flag looks old and tattered! To me, it will remain one of the most beautiful representations of the Red, White and Blue I have ever seen.

 

¬†“Life isn’t always WYSIWYG sometimes it’s even better!”

 

 

Do you have a WYSIWYG story to share? 

As is our norm, comments, quips, irony and witty remarks are always welcome!

 

Kind Regards and feeling grateful – K

 

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One never “nose” what you might catch

on the backyard camera!! 

My beautiful picture
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That’s one Cherry on top picture as far as I am concerned!!

Perfection…¬†

 

Kind Regards and having fun – K

 

 

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