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As I wake to this world I am apart of each day I am struck by it’s beauty.  Now you know I hate the snow and the extra work we need to do in order to clear it from our path but you know I adore the land.

So first off without a doubt I believe in God.  I know without a doubt as it is hard to at times when we look out at all the evil that abounds.
It pains me to see hurt and destruction and so much loss but I believe in God.

I also believe that if man continues to destroy this earth at the rate it has been we won’t exist as a planet for thousands of years to come.

Now they ask for three things we believe in on this challenge and for me I will end on a lighter note.

I know without a doubt each animal I have shared my life with has loved me as much as I loved them.

Be kind to one another and to God’s animals as surly all you need to do is look at a full bird feeder to see so many others can get along with each other.

Peace

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His parents were two of my all time favorites, in fact still are and she had Ben and I had Mike, beautiful boys they are with just so much talent inside.

Originally posted on Live & Learn:


Ben Taylor , 37, is the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon.  Here’s a mash-up of his Father’s  Fire in Rain and Mother’s You’re So Vain .

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Pretty Blossoms

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I stepped into Spring yesterday in Boston and it felt so good!
For the first time in just about 50 years I attended the Boston Flower Show without my Mom.

I climbed aboard a van here in NH with 15 strangers and took the 52 mile ride southbound, yes no wheel in my hand, another first!

It was a day full of sunshine and after surgery on Monday I thought about not going with the wound on my face and bruises too but I said the hell with it GO you won’t know a soul and if they want to stare or look away that is about THEM.  I was surprised by how many actually asked me if I was OK.  Many kind souls I met on my day away from home.

So do you want to see some shots?  They have lousy lighting and I do not have the right equipment to offer you the best and I really am an amateur remember but I am willing to take you inside with me.
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It was a Friday and the place was packed!  Many like me just needing to SEE SPRING!

The theme this year was about romance in our gardens and we were greeted by a symbol of Love Hippie Style!

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They were standing in between 2 stone birds and gorgeous flowers of Purple and White.

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Remember Romance is the word of today and yes there were beds of flowers and actual beds placed within the gorgeous gardens.

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Flowers in many spots

On Cakes

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Bikes

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Pups wanted to go on rides too

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Flowers of every color

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Ideas for your home and yard were also plentiful at this flower show.
Actually not enough plants and flowers for this girl after having attended so many years when it used to be about the BLOOMS.
Every thing is just getting so commercial I want to have a show where it is Plants, Trees and so many flowers your senses are on overload and they could fill booths with ways to grow your own favorites, raise your own bees and be kind to our earth that is what is really needed isn’t it?

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A Beekeeper and the delicious nectar from her local bees.

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Now a booth like this will always grab my attention as it was bright and cheerful and had a good message for all of us who grow flowers or our own food because we need bees to pollinate so much of what we depend on for food and beauty don’t we.
Support your local garden shops as well as farmer’s markets every chance you get and tell them their hard work is appreciated.

Have a great weekend

SPRING IS COMING I swear!

Today I am back home to reality, which is 3 to 7 foot snow banks but the sun is showing now and then and melting is happening ever so slowly for which I am thankful for or we would be faced with horrible floods.

Skin Cancer

Ok now I know if I was good I would have added photos to get the point across even better but they are just plain ugly as is cancer of any kind.

Please don’t use sun tanning beds.

Don’t roast and roll as I did for years.

Always wear SUNSCREEN!!!!!

8 Stitches on my face

Huge amounts of swelling

Black eye

All are a reminders of how careless I was about my health.
Please protect your children as well.

They did not have sunscreen when I was young but I know I never would have worn it anyway.
I was out for the glow!
Blondes look pretty when they are tan you know what I mean.
Well if I have any more scars than this one down the road I know I did it to myself but it is too late for regrets

So protect your SKIN

Originally posted on Croatia, the War, and the Future:

Today, 8 March, marks the International Women’s Day! May it be a happy one to all the women of the world and as far as Croatian women are concerned my mind is turned to those who endured and survived with dignity the most horrendous of fates a woman (a human being) can endure. I turn to and bow the women that stood out and stand out as heroines of a nation (independent Croatia) created despite the brutal aggression, rape, ethnic cleansing, genocide … that swept across Croatia in the early 1990’s with only one intent: eradicate Croat lives, humiliate Croat lives … just because they are Croat and want freedom from communist totalitarian regime!

I also turn to the many Croatian women who left their stamp of truth, freedom and dedication to independence in many ways during the years of Croatia’s Homeland War and beyond.

These women of modern-day Croatia…

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JT with a stick not so easy to throw and capture

Originally posted on Handmade Pens - Mazurka Pens:

Your handmade fountain pen will need some regular maintenance to keep in tip top shape.  Since fountain pens use an ink that needs to flow from the ink reservoir to the nib, it needs to be clean to function properly.  Whether the ink is in a cartridge or supplied via an ink converter, the pen  needs to remain clean.

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Use distilled water instead of tap water.  Distilled water does not contain minerals and other ingredients that can build up and clog the pen over time.  Hot water shouldn’t be used as a general rule, as it could…

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Originally posted on The NW Fire Blog:

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 5th, 2014 – Out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, Gretchen’s Shoebox Express in Seattle, Washington, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of Greek Yogurt Raspberry & Lemon Parfait cups sold under the Starbucks brand in Seattle and Portland regional Starbucks stores because the product was mislabeled and failed to declare the presence of eggs, an allergen. Persons who have an allergy or sensitivity to egg run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

This recall was immediately initiated after the mislabeling was discovered by the company and the product was removed from the relevant Starbucks stores in the Seattle and Portland regions. These are the only regions…

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For dogs and pet owners poor JT is going to hate her momma :)

Originally posted on News 92 FM | Official Site for Houston News, Traffic, Weather, Breaking News:

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Does the warmer weather just around the corner mean an increase in bacterial skin infections among our pets?  Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialist Dr. Karin Beale tells News 92 FM’s Lana Hughes it’s a year-round problem.


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Originally posted on A Bit of Wiggle Room:

Temple of Emerald Buddha (Wat Prakaew) is a great place to visit in Bangkok Thailand. It used to be the Grand Palace of Thai Royal family. There are so many things to see around the temple and palace. One of my favorite is murals around the inner wall that surround the main hall where the Emerald Buddha is housed. I had a bit of chance to take few pictures of them here (oh, by the way you cannot take picture inside the main hall). I believe it is the only temple in Thailand that does not have any resident monks. The place is opened for visitors and for royal family tradition visits and ceremonies only.

I wished I had time to go around and take time to see the these paintings and stories they tell. Not only the main story lines were told, the artists included daily lives, humors and…

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Wolf’s

Originally posted on Imagery Photography:

Did you ever think you could stand inside a wolf habit and pet a wolf? Well you can.

Naples Florida is home to a unique charity,The Shy Wolf Sanctuary. They rescue wolves that have been bred or purchased as pets and then abused or abandoned. The sanctuary is the only wolf sanctuary in the USA where you can actually interact with these beautiful wild animals. They are totally supported by donations and merchandise sales. The staff is made up completely of volunteers. Plan a trip while in south Florida for a real wildlife encounter.

If you buy a print of this image, I will donate all my profits to this wonderful organization.

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

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CLUTTER

Cleaning out the clutter one spot in the house each day.

Shredding paper from my past that with the ex husbands death is no longer needed.

I am adding it all to my soil in hopes of a lush green garden.

I will give away things I no longer need.

I will sell some things on EBay to make my life easier.

I shall go through photo albums last and throw away all photos that no longer move me or are not quite good enough for future generations to come across there goes another 100 pounds of clutter!

So do you have STUFF you no longer want or need or are you traveling sideways through your spaces?
Clutter is weighing us down in many ways but mostly emotionally.  Set it FREE!

Here is a neat way laid out here for you.

http://www.whitehouseblackshutters.com/40-bags-in-40-days-2014/

Wonder what kind of treasure I will find within the TRASH!
 Peace

Eunice

Daily Prompt: Time After Time
Traditions: we’ve all got ‘em. They might be family dinners on special occasions, or having a particular kind of cake on your birthday (Jeanne Cake, natch), or popcorn at the movies, or meeting your friend for a 5k run in the park, rain or shine, every Sunday morning. What are your favorite traditions, large and small? What is it about your traditions that keep them going strong for you?

You made me think this morning Daily Prompt
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I grew up with so many Family Traditions. 
We used to go to both sides of our family, for holidays.  They would split them up so we would know our Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles as well as our Cousins.
Many miles were laid down. Traveling from our state to theirs.  Even with family scattered our parents made the effort for us to be together. I never knew there was any other way to live.

Flash forward fifty eight years from yesterday and really I have no real family. No closeness. Brothers, well two of them,  moved to the south and one lives 20 minutes from me but I may as well be on the other side of the world.  He is the baby, now 40+ years old but clearly in charge of our mom.  I was born first and always cared for the three of them but since dad passed away ten years ago I have been left to make my own traditions as each holiday comes around.

Traditions are a part of each of us,  be it currant or just a memory.

I now place a large turkey in the oven, stuffed with deliciousness, no longer getting dressed to see the family for holidays but getting dressed to head out the door.  I go for walks with the dog and my special guy.  We time it perfectly to arrive back home,  as a turkey really just needs one nice basting to crisp up the skin,  so it will look beautiful as I sit it at the table for two well the cat and dog will be allowed some on their plates when dinner is done.  I make all the traditional side dishes from my childhood and some he remembers as well,  see he has no family left at all.  We have each other.  We happily set out  making new traditions together.

 

Peace 

 

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Show some love for your Bees

Originally posted on Romancing the Bee:

I’ve shoveled out of the snow and ice and I’m thinking Spring!  This is inspiring me today…

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Fat Tuesday!

Here in the US IHOP is serving up FREE PANCAKES!

Tonight I will make a favorite from Bourbon Street

Jambalaya, I will pass on the King Cake as I am already

lucky indeed

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Sunday was my best friends birthday who I heard each year

growing up say “I’m 3 days older than you!  Well I would remind her

when she turned 50 I would still be 49
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Just keeping it real even back then.

Next week the skin cancer on my face will be removed and then I have to take my marriage certificate to the government agency in order to prove I am entitled to my ex-husband SS check.  I was told he passed away after Christmas.  So many things I could say but it is best to just pray he now rests in peace as now I finally can.

Not sure I will be any better off financially,  as I do not know what he has been doing for work if anything, since last seeing him in 1997.  Even $10.00 more each month will cover one month electricity each year.

I have been thinking I want to build a Coyote/Hawk proof chicken coop, on skis or wheels, so they can safely free range the property eating all the bugs from one spot to the next.  Eggs are a big part of my diet.  You see protein helps to keep you full and satisfied longer than empty carbs say like a bag of chips :)  I have a friend who is a Body Builder and has been a inspiration to get back into shape pain or no pain and she devourers a dozen a day!  I could also sell them for $3.50 a dozen for Organic Eggs and still have plenty for me and cover the cost of anything I would feed them over what they find in the yard. 

Can you just picture me outside with my Watercolors watching the chickens peck the ground and clucking all day while that cute little Border Collie begs for yet another toss of her FRISBEE,  yes friends life is good, well till I look outside and see RELAITY!  It is below 0 temps F and snow up to my head or higher in some piles but seeing where some gradual melt has occurred under trees up on the sunny hill, where there is DIRT!

Always hopeful that is me in a NUTSHELL!

Stay safe everyone
Eunice aka NUTS FOR TREASURE!

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For Healthy Eyes

Originally posted on recoveryhealth™ - A Perfect Balance Of Health /// Beauty.™:

Open full eyes and keep fix vision on mirror. Now do face up side and round half circle left to right and right to left, 10 times and same process keeping face to down side, 10 times. After that round full face clock wise alternate  Left side and right side, 10-10 times. In between this exercise feel dust in side the eyes and after some days slowly come out  dust and natural gap would be between eyes and eyes lens, Regularly do this. After this exercise feel Bright and Healthy vision, Fresh and Healthy eyes.

Note:- Keep attention should be fix vision on mirror, Along this exercise.

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It’s good for you!

Originally posted on Sarah Lynn Smile:

When I first cut Coffee Mate out of my life, I used full fat coconut milk the occasional half and half in my coffee. It’s pretty good…but the minute I realized how easy homemade almond milk is to make (and then tried it), I can’t go back. I’ll splurge on half and half when I go to Starbucks, but at home…this is the stuff. It blends beautifully with my morning french press!

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Before I show you how easy it is…I want to show you why I cut Coffee Mate (as delicious as it might be) out of my life:

Water, Corn Syrup SolidsPartially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, and/or Cottonseed Oil, (Adds a Trivial Amount of Fat), and Less Than 2% of Sugar, Modified CornstarchDipotassium PhosphateSodium Caseinate, (Milk Derivative), Not a Source of Lactose Color Added, Artificial FlavorMono And DiglyceridesPolysorbate 60

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Originally posted on Very Berry Handmade:

Offset Warehouse has just launched the Big Spring Contest, and guess what…? I’m one of the blogger judges!

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As one of the judges, I’ve been asked to come up with a theme and judge all the entrants for that theme. I get to pick one lucky winner who will have three weeks to make their design and get the chance to win a whole goodie-bag of prizes!

The theme I have chosen for the competition is My Crafty Friend. Here’s the cute little logo that the folks at the Offset Warehouse have designed for me!

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Regular readers will know that I have a thing about making stuff that is beautiful AND useful, so this seemed like the ideal theme for me. I want you lovely people to come up with a design idea for something that would make a fabulous AND practical gift for a crafty friend. Your friend’s…

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She Loved It!

She Loved It!

Finished Kumihimo for my friend and a fused glass piece I sent along as she loves Purple

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Gardening Show

Originally posted on The Garden Smallholder:

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Silver River Productions, a TV company based in London are currently in production for a BBC2 primetime gardening show ‘The Big Allotment Challenge’. The series follows a handful of talented amateur kitchen gardeners as they transform a plot of earth into a patch of beauty and reveal all the wonderful possibilities that can be unlocked from allotment growing. Kitchen gardening and growing your own produce is an amazing way to live and this series celebrates that.

They are looking for contestants to feature in the series, those who have the skill and dedication and who could dig their way to victory and be crowned the winner of The Big Allotment Challenge. People who can cultivate the perfect carrot, make their green tomatoes into award winning chutney and turn their dahlias and sweet peas into floral arrangements fit for a Queen.

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THANK YOU

I have to thank you for doing the poll on Orchids for me. A couple came about ahead but not by a landslide I think it says you are all so kind lol or that you also adore Orchids.  I am in good company.  Again thanks for your help.  Now if it got warm I could take their photo in natural light :) 

For all of you facing mudslides, heavy snow and monsoons please stay safe.  I will say a prayer as March begins that weather settles down this is going to be a scary thaw otherwise.

 

HUGS & Love you you all

Eunice

Orchid Love

Orchid Love

Last one!

Darker Duo

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Taking a Poll if you can weigh in I will be adding lots of shots of this Orchid want to see which one gets the most LIKES so please bear with me.

Originally posted on My Portfolio:

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Can you let me know which one of the Orchid shots I post you like better

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Originally posted on FOX6Now.com:

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon and Pepsi MAX got the ultimate revenge on a blogger — a blogger who didn’t believe a prank Gordon played on a car salesman a year ago was real.

The result of the latest prank — is absolute YouTube gold! Watch and you’ll see.

CLICK HERE to watch the original “Test Drive” with the car salesman

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Originally posted on Rivers of Hope:

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Havana (AFP) – A Russian warship was docked in Havana Wednesday, without explanation from Communist Cuba or its state media.

The boat, measuring 91.5 meters (300 feet) long and 14.5 meters wide, was docked at the port of Havana’s cruise ship area, near the Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

The Vishnya, or Meridian-class intelligence ship, which has a crew of around 200, went into service in the Black Sea in 1988 before it was transferred seven years later to the northern fleet, Russian media sources said.

Neither Cuban authorities nor state media have mentioned the ship’s visit, unlike on previous tours by Russian warships.

The former Soviet Union was Cuba’s sponsor state through three decades of Cold War. After a period of some distancing under former Russian president Boris Yeltsin, the countries renewed their political, economic and military cooperation.

The ship is reportedly armed with 30mm guns and anti-aircraft missiles.

Its visit…

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Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

Today we’re happy to announce two new free themes, Circa and Quadra !

If these two look familiar, there’s good reason. Based on Hexa, they share a similar design, but with unique colors and fonts. Both themes work beautifully with Post Formats and are designed to focus on your content, tucking secondary material behind a row of buttons in the header.

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Circa is a blogging theme with sweet, muted colors and a more feminine look. Perfect for a baby or parenting blog, or anyone who wants a softer style for their site.

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Quadra is a personal blogging theme with a bold palette and a traditional font. It’s great for users who want a more serious look for their personal site.

Circa and Quadra Free Responsive WordPress Themes

As always, both themes are responsive, and thus will look great on all screens, big or small.

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Dheck out this Artist’s work too please.. Do you want to post something you do and want to sell send me a message and I will add your name :)

Originally posted on Custom Pieces:

FABULOUS HANDMADE FLEECE HATS MADE ESPECIALLY FOR YOU BY A CREATIVE SEW AND SEW !!!!!!

The hats in this fall/winter collection were handcrafted to be one of a kind. The fleece fabric is warm, cozy, washable and carefree. Each chapeau is complimented by its own handmade flower that adds to its beauty.  Wear them to brighten your day, make a fashion statement or just plain cover up a “bad hair day”.  Styles include beanie, beret, flapper and slouch. 

Hat 1 – Head size 28 inches  (turquoise sweatshirt hat below)

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Hat 2 – Head size 26 inches (turquoise sweatshirt hat below)

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Hat 3 – Head size 26 inches (sweatshirt hat below)

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Hat 4 – Head size 22 inches ( purple flapper hat below)

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Hat 5 & 6 – Head size 26 inches (2 hats available – both turquoise sweatshirt hat below)

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Hat 7 – Head size 24 inches ( Floral fleece beret…

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We have had a few days where it got warm,  well warm after what we have dealt with.  Then we had ice and I mean horrible stuff! We would chop and chop when the sun warmed it and then while we rested each evening,  it would freeze up all over again.

I know before long it will be just and ugly memory.   Soon we will  be seeing  joy spread across our country and gardens bloom once again.  It will fill us with hope and warmth,  which is where I am at today.

Some of you who  follow me on Facebook know the story,  as do most who have read my stories from long ago.  You know I got hurt bad but I survived.  I have loved and lost only to love again.  It really is just basic life isn’t it. Ups and downs,  give and take.

 

  Well the electric bill is so high and 100 gal. of propane cost over $440 and lasts but 3 weeks if we are lucky.  We live on a fixed income, as we are both retired and the checks we get each month are divided up for all of our bills.  Sometimes we can do something fun and other times we find fun close to home. We are better off than many but still poor when it comes to income brought in, so when they refused to bring me more propane on Friday or even to let me order another 100 gal.because we had a $160.00 balance and no income till 8 days later I had to ask the town for help and then I had to do what I tried not to do. I had to ask for fuel assistance.

Now if you know me you know that  it angers me to have to request help.  I am hit by someone doing something wrong and left unable to make the income I used to depend on and they go about their business,  still driving a bus and making good money.  I guess I go from angry to sad but on this day something changed.  I mentioned to the woman taking our application for help that maybe when I hit 60 I could get the Social Security I worked so hard for, as I was the surviving spouse. She looked at me and asked if they said those exact words to me and I answered yes.  She asked me to go home and call the government office as she believed it meant my ex-husband  had died and I was entitled to it now.  Well I did and they confirmed he had indeed passed away and I would now get his check if it was more than mine.  So I made an appointment  for after my birthday and in between surgeries to bring in my marriage certificate into them so they had proof we were married the required amount of years.  Now remember I drove a rig over three million miles and worked hard and missed out  on so many things others enjoyed,  because I LOVED trucking.  So once I go in with this certificate,  I will find out if I can come off State aid and really that is all I am praying for.  I want to be independent again.

While going through paperwork looking for a piece of paper I thought I had thrown away in 1995 I came across so many documents I would no longer need. So out came the paper shredder and I began to rid myself of all that really no longer mattered.  With each piece that got fed through the blades, the weight of it all was not only freeing but sad.  I guess after having a restraining order for over 15 years on him and holding on to all of our records just in case I would need them was 14 years too long.  I made a dent in the massive boxes of trucking paperwork we had amassed in our 15 years of marriage.  The first load was placed into the compost bin where it will sit and be covered by kitchen scraps and breakdown into something good.  It will become beautiful rich soil, for new life to grow  in.  I could not think of a better way to deal with all of this.

So with all of this on my plate I will wander in and out of my blog adding a new one here or there as time allows for and a few interesting blogs from those I follow.  I will do more of this purging and cleaning and letting go and spend my days feeling free from worry.  I will smile more I am sure.  I am sad he destroyed so much and in the end himself but I will pray for him to finally be able to rest in peace, as it is what I wish for each and every troubled soul.

I will continue to read your blogs in my readers,  WP and Feedly and try to keep up,  as I love you all and what you do is important.  You keep it real, you show us pretty places and you write so eloquently. I love the poetry and the stories you tell and I will forever be thankful for the kindness you have shown me.  I am not going anywhere just trying to get my act and home in order so I can have the procedures done and put my feet up in the sun with all of you and enjoy what life has in store.

Talk again soon

 

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stone-300 (CNN) — From a sheep ranch in Western Australia comes the oldest slice of Earth we know. Scientists say they have dated an ancient crystal called a zircon to about 4.4 billion years, making it the earliest confirmed piece of the planet’s crust. The findings — the first to describe the zircon — were published in the journal Nature Geoscience on Sunday.

“This is the oldest and the best dated of all the crystals that have been reported,” said John Valley, lead study author and professor in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This crystal is a translucent red, Valley said, but glows blue when bombarded with electrons. At 400 micrometers long, its biggest dimension is just a tad larger than a house dust mite, or about four human hairs.

The crystal was found in an arid region north of Perth, Australia, in a low range of hills…

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Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

The National Trust for Scotland writes on this video:

Kintail & Morvich The Five Sisters of Kintail form one of Scotland’s finest and most famous views when seen from Ratagan on the shores of Loch Duich, and have been under the care of the National Trust for Scotland since 1944. Our rangers lead guided walks over the five peaks (which also form one of the country’s finest one day hillwalks) so who better to make this short video showing the unmatched beauty of this unique part of Scotland? Assistance in video editing was provided by Rob Birdsey, a volunteer with the National Trust for Scotland. …

The music for several of the Kintail and West Affric videos has been provided by Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd (The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music) located at Plockton High School. The music school is for secondary school aged students, and…

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Love what a treasure hunt can unearth :)

Originally posted on Antiquarian's Attic:

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Sheperdswell metal detector Greg Sweetman finds valuable Anglo-Saxon artefacts next to A20 near Maidstone

A rare collection of Saxon artefacts has been found by a man from east Kent.
The Anglo-Saxon findings could be part of a grave date back to the sixth century and are said to be worth more than £40,000.
Two Saxon pins, part of a buckle or belt and seven brooches were found on land next to the A20 towards Maidstone.
Greg Sweetman, of Westcourt Lane, Shepherdswell, was the first person to find one of the brooches when metal detecting.
Mr Sweetman said that the finds were made at his first club dig with the Medway History Finders.
On finding a large square-ended Saxon brooch,  Mr Sweetman [Link to his pics] and the group decided to dig further and discovered the hoard of artefacts including hair pins and circular and square brooches. The brooches…

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Originally posted on Stories From The Stove:

001 David Mellor’s shop lives at No.4 Sloane Square in London, yards from the Royal Court Theatre. I suppose it’s interesting that I would now far rather go into a kitchen shop and buy a chopping board than go and see a play, or indeed audition for one. In fact, I steer well clear, scared (or should I say trepidatious) of bumping into someone from my former life, the theatre bar at the Royal Court witness to a small handful of intense, deeply felt humiliations. A theatre bar is not, in and of itself, a relaxing place to be anyway; everyone is subtly networking or nervous for a friend or relative about to perform (or jealous), everyone is sweeping the room, status – yours and theirs – is being constantly, silently re-negotiated. You can’t, or rarely can you, just go up to someone . Which is what I used to do…

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Originally posted on Igor Purlantov:

When life gets stressful, Asian elephants help each other feel better by trumpeting sympathetic noises and using their trunks to touch their friend’s – um – private parts, according to new research.  In a study published on Tuesday in the journal PeerJ, animal behaviorists observed 26 captive elephants in a sanctuary in northern Thailand. The researchers said they recorded a number of elephant behaviors that they concluded were specifically intended to comfort distressed herd members.  The behaviors included touching the distressed elephant’s genitals with their trunks, putting their trunks in the distressed elephant’s mouth, or making a high-pitched “chirping” noise.

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Lions – The New Endangered Species?

The GoPro production crew journeys to Africa to explore the danger and beauty of Kevin Richardson’s passions for lions and their future.

Totally amazing!

That's crazy

That’s crazy

Bear is laughing

Bear is laughing

Source: Man Attempts To Hug a Wild Lion. What Happens Next Stunned Me

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For Sale!

Originally posted on Custom Pieces:

A Potpourri of Roses and Other Blooms

A versatile collection of fabric blossoms to adorn your special projects or that inspirational outfit be it as a pin, hair clip, and/or belt or shoe clip. (no glue is used)

Some of the blooms can be sent to you on a stem just right for arranging in that perfect bud vase.

Possibly you would like to create that one-of-a-kind bookmark or attach a pretty poesy to your shopping bag.  How about up-dating that lampshade in your boudoir? Or tying back your curtains for that vintage Victorian look; the uses are endlessly possible.

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beware rights belong to those who actually painted the image or took the photo

Originally posted on inesepogagallery:

Thanks to a fellow blogger, I was notified this morning that some blogger at WordPress is publishing my painting as her own on her blog.

I checked this out and could not believe my eyes: not only had she created a copy of this painting, but had a nerve to attach some kind of her signature to it, as well!

I published this painting on my blog last July:

http://inesepogagallery.com/2013/07/18/i-love-birds-and-natural-awakenings-publishes-my-painting-on-the-august-issue-cover/

and added it to my Fine Art America painting site:

http://inese-poga.artistwebsites.com/featured/chaffinch-2-inese-poga.html

http://inese-poga.artistwebsites.com/art/all/birds/all

Full sheet bird watercolor paintings

I was preparing these paintings for a show, so I painted more on one sheet and later separated.

Chaffinch 2: watercolor painting

This is how I attached the finished paintings to wood panels, and they were ready to go to the art show:

Watercolor paintings for bird art show

Here is the blog address of the thief:

http://artembrace.wordpress.com/

http://artembrace.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/14-02-2014/

http://artembrace.wordpress.com/author/acvetkoska/

http://artembrace.wordpress.com/author/acvetkoska/

http://artembrace.wordpress.com/my-paintings/

If you check out “My paintings” (that’s where my chaffinch appears, too) and “My drawings”, you would notice…

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A Peek Inside

Originally posted on My Portfolio:

A Peek Inside

Blooms Soon

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Blooming

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Blooming

Orchid Blossom

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Rain And Robins

Is it really Spring?

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Yum memories of Nana

Originally posted on Lea & Jay:

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Guláš, or goulash, a soup or stew of meat and vegetables seasoned with paprika may have Hungarian origins, but it is also quintessentially Czech. Every pub or restaurant that you go to there has their own unique version. Often it is served with Knedlicky (bread dumplings), but I’ve also seen it in a bread bowl or simply with potatoes. I can tell you this first hand because I was lucky enough to actually visit Prague back in September! In my last blog I mentioned that I had met my husband in Berlin after he finished with a work conference there. Well once we met up, we jumped on a train and high-tailed it to Prague! Now Berlin was very nice. I would definitely visit again given the chance, but Prague….well …what can I say…I am completely smitten! It was just stunningly beautiful! I really fell in love with it!

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Squash it’s good for you!

Originally posted on Fitness Food and You:

Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes, Olives and Feta

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1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded

1 T olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 ½ cups chopped tomatoes

½ cup crumbled low-fat feta cheese

3 T sliced black olives

2 T chopped fresh basil

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

Place spaghetti squash with cut sides down on the prepared baking sheet, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a sharp knife can be inserted with only a little resistance. Remove squash from oven and set aside to cool enough to be easily handled.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion until tender, about 5 minutes.  Add the garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and cook until tomatoes are warmed through.

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Photography/abstract

Originally posted on Photography Improvement:

Summary – Keep those entries coming.

Here is the

Exhibit Call for Entries

Enter and join in the fun

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Here is today’s entry

Click  for full screen image at the Exhibit Gallery

“In a Barrel” © 2014 by Geri Brown (USA)

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Wassilly Kandinsky, the father of abstract art,

Was born Russian and later a citizen of Germany & France

Abstract art poured from those three countries,

Notably the last two, in the early years of the genre

That makes me wonder, especially with this blog’s

Relatively large number of readers there

Why not a single entry from any of them???

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Who will be first?

Is there no art left there ;-)

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cauliflower

Originally posted on The Garum Factory:

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Vegetables never ranked high in my juvenile estimation, and cauliflower occupied a particularly low rung on the ladder, beneath broccoli but definitely above rutabegas.  Everybody behaved as though cauliflower were a deviant vegetable, safely edible only after an extended baptism in a volcanic bath to exorcise its cruciferous demons.  This reduced it to a watery, insipid mess, the kind of thing found in ANGELA’S ASHES or PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN, on the PRIVATION section of the menu.  Like orange juice in small glasses, it was one of those things I immediately abandoned as soon as I was on my own.  Jody reintroduced me to it, Italian style, after we began living together, shocking me with how good it was.  For years our favorite way of preparing it was to roast it with olive oil, often with a bit of flash like pine nuts, a few currents…

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