Category: A Musing

SCREEN TIME

“Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.”  Donald Miller The other day I got a notice on my phone.  It felt the urge to tell/warn me that the previous week my screen time was down 67%.  I was off the screen an average of 1 hour and 1…

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THE TABLE ARRIVED!

“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”  Sean O’Casey Oh, glory!  My art table arrived the other day.  Seeing I had such success with assembling  my new chair I knew the table would go together in about an hour.  How hard could it be?  I was about to find out!…

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CHAIR DISTRUCTIONS

“Never ask a blind man for directions.” For those of you who follow/read my blog, you may have noticed that I use the word “distructions”.  It’s a word that was coined by my youngest son when he was a wee one.  We were assembling something, probably a toy, and his advice, combining the words directions…

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HAPPINESS IS

“If you want to be happy, be grateful.” The above quote is from a song.  It goes on to speak of kindness and love and other things that don’t always seem appealing, especially when I use a magnifying mirror to look at my face. So if any of you are also, on occasion, having trouble…

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THANK YOU FOR THE UPGRADE

“Look for the helpers.”  Fred Rogers So I woke up the other morning and my phone had a message for me.  The message on the screen said, “You may already be a winner! While you were sleeping we upgraded your phone.  Your family is proud of you.  You will lose ten pounds by Christmas!” or…

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ROBERT AND RAISINS

“Raisin cookies are the only reason I have trust issues.” I have a friend, Robert, who is quite an adventuresome foodie.  However, when it comes to raisins he will only say that raisins are just wrong.  He doesn’t see the reason for their creation or consumption.  Aside from that he’s a pretty normal person. So…

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CONVENIENCE

“Be the person you want to spend time with.” Good Day!  It is cloudy and drizzly and I still feel great!  (Thank you for sharing, Grandma Pat). I’ve begun to appreciate that I live in a world of extreme convenience.  Case and point …  I’m going to an event and need to bring a gift…

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CATS AND CONVERSATION

“If cats could talk they wouldn’t.”  Nan Porter The other morning I got together with a friend for breakfast.  We do this about twice a year.  We catch up on books we’re reading, grandchildren, the vicissitudes of life, and cat litter. Seems we have an outdoor cat that’s adopted us (yes, I’ve been feeding her)…

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DRYER BALLS

“I always arrive late at the office but make up for it by leaving early.”  Charles Lamb Couldn’t find a quote worthy of lambs.  The one above will have to do. On a recent shopping trip with a friend we had to kill some time and decided that the best way to do that was…

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THE RAFFLE

“You could already be a winner!” Back to the music event with brother Dan.  First, you need to know that I’m older than Dan.  He was a young tyke when I went off and got married.  We never really got to know each other.  Going to this music festival together, two years in a row,…

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