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. πŸ˜‰

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

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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! β€οΈβ˜€οΈβ€οΈ

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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My Dream Life poetry contest with #SIWOPC

https://yoursuccessinspirer.com/2018/10/07/siwo-poetry-contest/

Living off the grid

Boating, camping

And roughing it.

With the sweetest, dearest

Person I know,

My lifetime love.

Sharing silliness,

Warm hugs

Gentle to passionate

Kisses

and lover’s whispers.

Not caring

Whether skies are blue

Or gray.

My soul content

Just being with you

Every single day.

Snuggles in the evening,

Spooning all night,

Waking up early to

Morning coffee chit chat.

Gardening, fishing

Living off brook

And land.

Our own special world,

Hiking the forests

Feeling that spark

As you reach out

To take hold of my hand.

Sitting together

Making s’mores

Over campfire flames.

In the middle of

Our wood.

Oh what a dream life

We would revel in,

If circumstances

Changed and

And the universe

Opened, so that we could.

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SIWO is having a poetry contest!

Follow the link above for details!

Kind Regards and bring your best – K

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photography Β© by K 10/18

Feeling homesick for New England?

We’ve got your cure !

Where the Cows Still Play.

Available on Amazon NOW!

an excellent gift!

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As one review states,

Your Coffee table is

MISSING THIS BOOK!

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Don’t put off until tomorrow that which you can do today!”

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Hugs, K

Self publishing, Marketing and Warmth 9.27.18

Good morning!

🍁Self publishing tip

Amazon paperback

This one got me! (Ouch)!

Do research on the dimensions of your book!

I chose one size up from a

6 x 9, then added margins.

My thought process-

My FINAL WOULD be 6 x 9!

Unfortunately, this decision, kicked my book out of some sales areas. Bookstores etc!

OOPS!

If I had chosen 6 x 9, then added my margins it would have been a “standard” size!

PLEASE! Do your research on what is considered “standard”!

IF you don’t pre- research:

Amazon will let you know the impact of your size selection!

Unfortunately, it’s not until a later step, when you have put days, weeks, months into your beloved masterpiece! 🀨

* Always learning! πŸ˜ƒ

🍁Marketing tip:

What do you think of this?

I started an Instagram set of photos with a fun set of posts like the above and started getting followers.

It has added at least one sale per day!

DO NOT forget to let your followers know where it can be purchased!

Not bad for a country bumpkin, eh? πŸ˜‰

🍁 DO NOT GIVE UP!

Sooo, DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR COFFEE TABLE is Missing?

As one review states:

PURCHASE YOURS HERE

Isn’t he a cutie?

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Kind Regards

And wishing you

Much success – K

🍁photography by K 9.18

Photofunia app fun and a little ingenuity! πŸ€—

Cruzin’ Back in Time

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Cruzin’, tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

My mind relives,

A persistent memory.

Carried,

Deep within my heart.

***

Pedal down on the straight-a-way.

Maneuvering curves like an Earnhardt.

Adrenaline rushing through my body.

As my mind relives,

A persistent memory.

Carried,

Deep within my heart.

As I’m cruzin’

Β Tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

***

Flashes,

Of that younger us,

Hearts pure,

FullΒ of innocence.

We just knew

Our hearts to be,

Invincible in love.

As I’m cruzin’,

Tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

 

***

Sparks ignited,

When we held hands.

Feeling that teenage Β buzz.

No one,

In the world,

JUST US,

Our feelings so intense.

As I’m cruzin’,

Tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

 

***

My mind relives,

A persistent memory.

Carried,

Deep within my heart.

As I’m cruzin’,

Tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

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Young love. Were we really that innocent?

Heck, were we really that young? ha!

Oh well, now and then it hits you,

like a bolt of lightning.

Mind goes off into another place and time.

Cherished memories.

I wonder if that little ditty above

Could be a song? hmmmm

Kind Regards and # winning _ K

 

 

Do YOU Know What’s Missing From Your GEICO Ad?

Well, I haven’t seen my

little gecko 🦎 buddy lately.

He certainly was a cutie!

And “THAT ACCENT”!

Critics may have asked,

Where it came from?

My thoughts?

WHO CARES!

It gave him SEX APPEAL!

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You must admit,

much like the latest

VERIZON ads,

Both GEICO and VERIZON,

are a bit,

goofy,

silly,

ridiculous

in their latest advertising!

DO YOU AGREE?

Soooo

WHY DOES IT WORK?

Simple-

YOU REMEMBER IT!

YOU chat about it!

YOU joke about it!

THEY HAVE GOT YA!

So What’s Missing?

MY BOOK!

WHY?

#1) I would rather be enjoying the beautiful views of Northern New England than filling out Insurance docs!

PLUS, ISN’T that what my insurance agent is for?

2) IF I’m going to be eating a HUGE banana 🍌 split,

(I already have a decent cell phone!)

AND once again, would

rather be enjoying

AND

dreaming of country life,

with each yummy bite!

So get your copy of

Where the Cows Still Play

Today!

I promise,

it’s much less expensive than a cell phone!

(Psst it’s a great gift too!)

Buy it here!

While

you are perusing AMAZON,

why not check out

Another Fabulous book!

OVER the HILL on THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD!

(Get the free shipping)

Kind Regards and raising my coffee mug to you – K

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Do You Know What’s Missing from Your Pinterest board?

More motivational quotes!

Photography from a season “betwixt”- Fall and Winter in NEW ENGLAND!

EXPLORING in Mt Holly, VT

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A thought from me!

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And

OUR BOOK!

Where the Cows Still Play- BUY IT HERE!

Self marketing!

BE creative!

SHARE excerpts!

DO your research!

Never Give up!

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A quote for today!

“If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must go at it with almost monastic obsession, be it music, the ballet or just a basic degree. You have to go at it single-mindedly and let nothing get in your way.”

-Henry Rollins

Kind Regards and

Knowing

YOU R Awesome – K

Photos and Thought from the Author from Where the Cows Still Play! Quotes from our favorite motivational app.

Do You Know What’s Missing From Your Monday?

A splash of color!

Great Quotes!

Smiles

and OUR BOOK!

On SALE!

Where the Cows Still Play! BUY IT HERE!

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A special quote for you:

“Isn’t it cool when the days that are supposed to feel good, actually do?”

-Jim Carrey

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Kind Regards

And wishing you

the BEST DAY – K

🎈🎈 photos with quotes from Text2Pic.

Inspiring each other,

Self publishing, and

Self marketing – tips by K

Photography without the challenge- signs

Welcome one and all!

While welcoming with lots of country charm, traveling around New England you discover there are a whole lot of Routes.

Welcoming Summer

With a yearly tradition:

Our favorite creamy spot!

Raspberry/Vanilla swirl, please!

Confusing signs. πŸ€”

What IS a flaghole ?

I googled it. Zip, Nada!

If you stumble onto a definition, please drop me a note! πŸ¦‰

What’s in your signage collection?

Do share! We would love a ping back!

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Kind Regards and here’s you sign- K

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Photography compliments of BGage and a little help from K.

Did You Really Know Me?

When you were sick

With cancer

And going through

Treatments

I was beyond scared.

To your face

I smiled.

We celebrated

When radiation

And chemo

Were done.

A year passed

We celebrated!!

Still cancer free!

But there was a distance,

Quietly, I felt it form.

It was then

YOU decided,

As you often did,

Though usually

You just disappeared

Without a warning.

For days, for weeks

To do your thing.

Sometimes you’d

Climb in a bottle.

Now you’re sober

Over a year.

Sometimes you were

Depressed.

And needed time

To work it through,

Yourself.

This time it was different.

You told me

With your type of cancer

The odds were

Within ten years

You’d be gone.

So you wanted

To do your own thing.

I laughed…

Because I couldn’t

Recall a time

When you weren’t

Doing your own thing.

When YOU wanted.

And now your gone.

It’s rather like

You’ve passed on.

Sadly, madly,

Because of experience

I know the difference.

I can’t find comfort

In looking up

And talking to you.

Knowing

My best friend,

Who I shared hopes

And dreams,

Silliness and

Plaza ice creams,

Is out there.

I don’t think

You realize

It’s not that

I don’t understand

Nor might not want

The same, myself.

It’s all these years

Not once.

Not Even ONCE!

Did you ever

Take the time

To listen.

I asked for one thing.

Just ONE thing.

Not money,

Not the errands

Not the dinners

You cooked

So wonderfully.

I asked for your

Arms around me,

When I fell asleep

At night.

That’s ALL I ever wanted.

You freely offered

Everything you

“Thought” I needed.

I AM extremely grateful.

So many women

Want so much.

Materialistic things,

New cars

A man to pay their bills,

Etc.

Where as I

Being an independent

Spirit myself,

Understand

The need for freedom.

If you look back

You might recall

What were the

Times

Insomnia didn’t

Bother me at all?

Sadly, I wonder

Did you ever

Really know me?

For I knew you.

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Kind Regards

And doing the work – K

The Gavel’s Decision

“GUILTY!” States the Judge!

“Of what? ” I ask?

He replies, “It’s an extensive list!”

“Please tell me!”, I plead.

“Remember, YOU asked”,the Judge retorts and continues .

“On this day, let it be known that:”

“You love him too much.”

“You accepted unacceptable terms.”

“You walked into a relationship with the odds against you.”

“A couple needs the freedom, to be there for each other.”

“Equality in spending quality time, at your house, or his house. You DID NOT have that.”

“Without the above, you lose a precious gift. The opportunity to truly show your love, be there and support each other through all kinds of things, on an even playing field.”

“Due to yours being one sided, your house open, his being off limits, your giving nature was stifled.”

But I thought it would be only for a short time and all would work out!”, I intervened.

“Even true love has it’s limits, young lady.” “Over 2 years of being reigned in, will take it’s toll”, Said the Judge

“So what now?”, I asked

“Look at this picture, what do you see?”, he asked

“A beautiful reflection in the slow moving water of a blue sky, white clouds, and the trees along the shore” said I

“Exactly!”, The Judge nodded in agreement.

“You are those trees, standing tall, reaching for the sun, stuck in one place, as the river continues on”, replied the Judge.

“Now look at this picture and tell me what you see”

A vibrant colored sky, the sun’s rays free to spread their light across the sky, the horizon.” Said I

The Judge asked, ” Which one represents you?”

I started to cry, my heart felt heavy, as though someone had placed a ton of bricks on my chest.

Which one did I choose?

Kind Regards – K

Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage.

Guilty

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

β˜€οΈPhotography compliments and copyrighted by BGage and K of TheBlackWallBlog

May 2018

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