TODAY WE CELEBRATE! 2.16.2019

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

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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

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Kind Regards and wishing you the best day- K

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year 2019

Happy 2019 Here We Go!!

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No resolutions did I make

Except each day

When I awake,

I’ll enjoy my coffee

With a smile.

While looking forward to

What each day unfolds.

 

 

I am driving the vehicle,

to my own destiny.

The possibilities are endless.

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I wish you much happiness and success in the coming year.

 

Kind Regards and #winning – K

 

*** Photography copyrighted and compliments of K of TheBlackWallBlog.

 

Dreams Can Come True 12.25.18

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Merry Christmas all!

I hope this finds you all happy and enjoying a festive day with loved ones.

Whether it be friends or family, having  people around to be supportive and to
care for is probably more important than a lot of people realize. (Including me for a long time)

I, for the first time in years, enjoyed sneaking over to my daughter’s house

to be there when my youngest granddaughter awoke.

Yes! I got to see her face as she came around the corner and found

Santa had indeed, left many glorious gifts under the tree!

Even those darn reindeer left quite a mess in the driveway, spreading oats all about!

(Viualize a 4 1/2 year old with hands on hips looking disgusted. tee! hee!).

It is the first time in years that I have had this pleasure.

My heart is singing!!

 

If you are spending a day alone, as I have in the past. That is okay too.

Do your best to think about what you are grateful for. What is in your life

that causes you to smile?

Watch an upbeat movie, comedy, favorite sport’s show. By all means, if someone invites you over to din din, GO.

I often spent the day, relaxing in my jammies, making it my own special occasion.

What ever you decide works best for you, GO FOR IT!

Promise me one thing, if for one minute you feel darkness or an overwhelming sadness creeping in… Get yourself out of the house and around people or pick up the phone and call someone to chat! If needed head to the local hospital. Whatever you need to do to make it through this day… DO IT.

YOU ARE WORTH IT!
As seems to be my norm… I found a few quotes to share:

 

“When the universal timing and our timing are different, that doesn’t mean that

things aren’t working. Trust the process.” – Unknown

 

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

 

“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the 

environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine

 

If I can make it, so can you!! xxooxxoo

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Kind Regards and sending holiday hugs to all – K

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Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage. Quote signage created in Text2Pic and Motivation quotes brought together by K – 12.2018

Happy 24th of December!

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I apologize for my absence.

Moving has been an adjustment, but what a glorious experience.

A revelation really.

The strength that one finds, when they have forgotten how strong they are

has been eye opening!

It didn’t happen over night.

I continue to be a work in process.

As I look back over the last few weeks I now know that it

was something that needed to be done.

 

 

 

Happy Christmas eve day to all that are celebrating!

Hello to the rest of my blogging friends!

and remember…

 

“Never give up. 

Never give in  and when the upper hand is ours.

May we have the ability to handle the will with the dignity that we absorbed the loss.” 

-Doug Williams

 

Kind Regards and giant hugs- K

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Photography compliments of K of TheBlackWallBlog Dec 2018.

 

Out of My Comfort Zone

GPS shows me where to go

Otherwise, it’s two dogs

One cat and me.

Not a familiar place

Nor even a smiling face

Do I recognize.

I search for beauty

Whenever I can,

Such as the glorious blooms

Next door

At a place that looks

Like it could be haunted.

Yet no fear is felt

When I walk by,

Only a soulful peace.

A welcome contrast to my

Inner doubt and turmoil.

Loneliness keeps knocking.

Outwardly you’d not know

Of my tears shed behind

Closed doors.

I keep pushing forward

Thru panic’s swirling fog

And depression’s darkness.

Late day migraines are

Currently my reward.

The mind’s grand tricks

To force my surrender.

My will grows weary,

Yet I push on

Determined.

❤️💃🏻💃🏻❤️

Kind Regards- K

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Photography via K at TheBlackWallBlog Dec 2018.

Boundaries and no answers. 12.16.18

Dealing with changes is challenging no matter what your age.

At 56 after waiting 8 very long years for my son, a vet and I, to find a middle ground, I decided to make that move from NH to NC.

Sadly/gladly, thanks to my daughter, the day we packed the truck for the move, I saw my son for the first time in two years.

He stated, you’ve never came to visit me. Interesting statement considering I had been told his home was off limits.

Trying for a mom hug, the response? “You start any shit and I’ll get in my truck and leave.”

Painful? Hell yes!

Am I still sad? Definitely!

Can I continue to keep my life on hold? No!

He’s angry about life.

I’ve researched, tried at least 20 plus ways to approach him.

It doesn’t work!

I’ve been in NC, barely a week and now I’m getting angry texts. Some random subjects that make zero sense, others make sense but, why now?

He just threatened me with not being in my life if I don’t give a particular item of mine, that I had planned on giving him.

Uhm, hello?

He would have had it the day I moved. Unfortunately in texting with him a few days earlier he informed me he wasn’t going to be there, so I packed it.

Three guesses which box? Honestly, I don’t know.

My dad was a correctional officer in the 1940-50’s. I have his badge. My son followed a similar route, not the same state. Yes, it would be awesome for him to have it.

But he’s accusing me of hiding it from him. Sigh.

So after numerous ugly texts that started last night. Then continued into today.

I blocked him.

Then got physically ill.

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He text me a different way.

“You blocked me?”

I didn’t answer.

I’m out of answers.

My son always says-

A MOTHER NEVER GIVES UP!

He’s Right!

I JUST PUT MYSELF IN TIMEOUT!

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“It’s okay to be scared, but you have to get out there, open up, love, make mistakes, learn, be stronger, and start all over again. -Unknown

Kind Regards and

Moving forward- K

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Photography compliments of K of TheBlackWallBlog 12.18

Chief’s special gift

Yesterday, Mother Nature delivered my beloved husky a special gift.

The beauty of a seasonal first snow fall, complete with, chill you through to the bone, winds.

His favorite season. Often he begs to go out, at least eleven times plus, on a snow day!

He’ll be 13 this Christmas. He’s slowed down quite a bit in the last few months.

Then there are moments like yesterday, when he is filled with puppy like exuberance. Which he pays for with 3 plus hour naps afterwards.

Bittersweet moments these days, as I pack. I’m not sure if the move is going to be too much for him.

He senses my inner struggles, with my past visions of a different scenario, for this move. Which, unfortunately is no longer an option. Not my choice. But one, I have to live with. The only person in my control, is me. 😉

So New England, once again, I shall be leaving in the very near future.

I’ll be back to visit someday.

For now, It’s my time to journey on…

Kind Regards and putting one foot in front of the other- K

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Photography copyrighted and compliments of K of TheBlackWallBlog 11.13.2018.

The more clear you are in the vision of what you want in life, the brighter the spotlight will be to lead you on the right path.” – Unknown

Life’s questions?

He reached over, whispered, “I’ve loved you for years.”, then kissed her.

A bolt of lightning kiss, sparking electrifying excitement down to her toes.

Chuckling aloud, she looked up from her novel, “What a crock!”, she thought!

Did real romance, true love, really exist, anymore?

Earthshaking kisses?

Lifetime committed relationships?

Best friends, lovers, life partners, open communication, handholding, gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes?

Romantic walks along the beach? Hikes through the woods?

Together, weathering the tough, reveling and embracing the good.

Truth or fiction?

Thinking of the two people who have been by my side for a long time. One, almost twenty years, the other over four. Both, true friends, totally honest. Without games. Always there.

Perhaps, it does exist.

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Kind Regards and #winning – K

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

#winning

Great Things are Happening! 10.19.18

Please be patient with me.

I am running a bit behind this week.

There are major “positive” changes happening in my life.

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Often, when times seem bleak and you are feeling lost. Thinking and fretting while wondering what the hell you are going to do? Because things are NOT working….

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The universe opens a door to an opportunity. An opportunity which causes a ripple and suddenly everything is falling into place. Your heart, soul and your mind know, THIS IS THE PATH, you must follow!

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I am, selling my house after 22 years. (Yikes) YES! I have an offer! WOW!

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Packing and preparing to move from NH to NC!

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I will be closer to my littlest granddaughter!

Finally, I will be able to watch her grow!

Lots of glorious G’ma hugs in my future! ❤️☀️❤️

GREAT STUFF!

“The warmth of the rays of glorious sunshine surround me!” 🌞

#winning

Kind Regards and thinking of all of you- K

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Mom’s America Has Forgotten

Happy Thursday!

Yes, today is K’s Blog recommendation day, I’m working on them. Stay tuned!

BUT FIRST!

In the last year, something I FEARED was true.

Has PROVED to be true!

THE FORGOTTEN MOMS.

That’s right.

WHO are they?

The majority seem to be woman in their 50s.

Educated, smart, witty and funny.

They have raised their children and are now experiencing empty nest syndrome.

In their 20s, 30s and 40s, they kicked ass and beat down the doors so that their daughters could have the same pay as their male co-workers.

Whether it be due to illness, businesses closing or?

They are struggling.

Suddenly, due to their age, they aren’t quick to be employable anymore. (Yup that’s illegal) but still true!

Because, they don’t have children at home nor have a drinking or drug problem…

They are not eligible for most state or federal programs

They can get, possibly, assistance (approximately 10%), in fuel and electric.

I know there ARE some financial programs to help with medical. ONE plus !

Their homes are ALMOST paid for, and they may drive a nice car.

OOPS! sorry, that’s too much value for any type of assistance!

They can get some groceries at the local food bank. TWO in the plus column!

They are too YOUNG, to touch their retirements without a large decrease in the monthly payment plus will experience a 10- 20% tax hit for withdrawing before retirement age.

They have most likely taken care of and buried both parents.

Grandparents are gone.

Their children don’t want them in their home because they still have the “family” pets! Or they just don’t care! (Sad, but true!)

These loving mom’s have helped their children, when they could.

And suddenly,

THEY ARE ALONE!

What’s the answer?

1) Take a 15 dollar an hour cut in pay to work and still not be able to cover their bills?

2) Become alcoholics and drug addicts so they are more likely to be eligible for state federal help?

That’s if they don’t end up living on the street first!

These smart savvy women are selling everything they can.

Researching the internet for passive incomes and praying!

Some are opening their homes and renting rooms.

Hoping they don’t get screwed over by a tenant that doesn’t pay or destroys half their house!

( That last one comes from personal experience! I’m still attempting to fix the damage on a zero budget so I can rent again!)

THEY/WE are fighters!

THEY/WE have HEART!

So America, I ask YOU!

What ARE YOU GOING to do about it?

The CLOCK IS TICKING!

Kind Regards

And kicking & screaming -K

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That’s Living!

“Long ago

And oh so far away…”

Sung by the Carpenters

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Sweet cherished

Memories

Live on.

That’s life!

Familiar memories,

Intertwining,

Forging ahead,

Star gazing,

Exploring,

Laughing,

Reveling,

Branching out,

Dancing,

Singing,

Boundary jumping,

Continuing on,

Creating more.

❤️😘❤️

Kind Regards and sharing moments – K

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Jobs Gone But I’m Not!

It’s been an excruciating

6 plus months.

I hung in there

But when you start

To get physically ill,

You have to make

A decision!

Can’t stand watching

Others being bullied

Nor do I have the patience

To be needlessly

Jerked right then left.

Forced to be constantly

on guard.

Management through

Fear and belittling

In place of team building.

It’s a sad, pointless

Terribly vicious circle.

I’ve watched over

Half the place jump ship.

I held on, smiled.

Head down, staying focused

Diligently working.

Then…

Well it doesn’t matter now.

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I have a passion!

A deep passion

To help others!

That feeling

washes over me,

As though I’m

Enjoying

A refreshing swim in the

Gentle heat of a

Warm sea of sunlit rays.

Renewing and exhilarating!

2010 changed me.

My bull in the china shop

Mentality ceased to exist.

My preference is

Peaceful harmony.

Of course, I don’t

Live in fantasy- land!

Life has ups, downs,

Lefts, rights, diagonals,

flips and flops!

All can be weathered.

It’s called living!

Things

We must remember,

When “it” hits the fan?

Get tos, gratitude

Taking care of self.

Mindfulness of

Our universal gifts.

Sounds of Nature,

Beautiful deep blue skies,

Gloriously bright

Sunshine above,

And ourself, we must

Show lots of love.

Nutritious food

We can’t ignore.

Stay extra active,

Take long runs or walks.

Make lists of all

Our strengths,

Plans to hang out

With an Ol’ friend.

Concentrate upon

The present moment,

Meditate, feel that light

Grow within.

An opportunity,

To start afresh and new,

A beginning

Not an end.

Clean your space

Take extra care.

Weren’t you always

Too busy?

An awesome time

To hoe, sell or throw.

Two awesome part time

Jobs can equal

That terrible one

For the interim.

Journal, research

Take breaks!

Inhale, fresh country air!

Relax

Those shoulders!

It’s a

A mini stay-cation!

Kind Regards and

Counting my pennies &

Remembering who I am- K

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