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Happy Mother’s Day

I know I am a day early but it has been crazy in my world as of late.

My Mom suffered for 8 moths with a horrid back pain and finally on the same day I had my shoulder surgery she got a much-needed injection.  Mine was a success as was hers!

Problem is when we, who are independent and having spent so much time in pain,  finally feel relief , WATCH OUT!!!!   Yes she could not believe she could stand up and walk without a cane or walker and I was in so much less pain I had a yard to ready for the impending spring weather.  So she did something she shouldn’t have,  like yanking a plastic wheel barrel and doing some raking and I helped build a concrete wall with my sweetie taking turns to mix cement now that may have not been so bright but it was a good workout!  I also went around with the help of JT and picked up all branches that had fallen this winter and piled them up yes a HUGE PILE!  I then gathered all the clippings from garden club plants now filling my food garden area and readied them for a fire as well.  Yes I have been working hard not only in the yard but at PT as well I finally get to see the surgeon on Monday morning.

Back to my Mom she tweaked her back and then rested but after I left she showered and went to get into bed with her aching back and swollen knee(HUGE KNEE-torn meniscus they now say) and  as she attempted to slide into bed with protecting her bum knee she ripped her whole muscle off her Tibia and the hip socket area she says she wants to die.  The pain is that bad all as she lies in a rehab hospital in Boston I spend most of my days in tears and praying for her to recover though she insists she wants to join my Dad.  I fail when it comes to giving her the will to live.  I told her growing old is not for sissies.  Pain no matter what age sucks we all know that and I feel helpless.

So I have spent the recent days looking up into the heavens for answers as well as capturing its beauty.

Sorry I pop in only once a week for the most part but I do use 2 readers and go through a list you are all on and if you show up on that days section I LIKE you 🙂

I will travel to see Mom for a little while on Mother’s Day you what will you do to celebrate the day?

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I also sit with my large container of water a few brushes and paint and try to relax from all this worry.

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as I watch cement and paint dry my wish will always be for PEACE be it worldwide or of mind.

 

Take care of yourselves if you are young and be extra careful if you have had lots of birthdays like me

 

🙂

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From Above The Yard

From Above The Yard

This is just the view to the west from my homes roof see all the snow cleared for dog and birds OUCH today was the roofs turn to get cleared. It took 2 hours of constant shoveling to rid all but the south side of the home from 12 Inches of the white stuff WHEN IS SPRING? It is snowing right now and they say maybe another 8″ which is why I was up here

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Meteor shower coming to a sky near you Monday after sunset

LOOK UP!

KFOR.com

A special meteor shower will streak across the sky Monday night just after sunset.

The Draconid shower may not be one of the “showiest” showers, according to the USA Today, but they do stand out because they are best seen in the evening, not before dawn like most others.

EarthSky, a science news blog, reported the shower most likely won’t be as dazzling this time because last year’s showing was lively.

The event’s name comes from the way the meteors appear to come from the northern constellation Draco the Dragon, which sits just above the Little Dipper.

Draconid showers are notoriously unpredictable, sometimes with thousands of falling stars per hour and other times much more sedate.

Experts said the best way to see the event is to get away from big city lights.

NASA’s website is currently unavailable due to the government shutdown.

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Meteor Showers – Mark Your Calendar

LOOK UP THIS WEEKEND!

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 Bacon KissImportant information here my friends.

While surfing the net, I’ve come across some fascinating information.  Mark your calendars for August 10-13, 2013.

During these nights, we will get a chance to see one of the rarest meteor showers.  You will actually get to see thousands of falling stars during this time period.  They estimate that there will be 50-100 meteors an hour.

You realize what this means right?  Does the happy piggy dance – this means all of our wishes will come true when you wish upon a falling star!  🙂  Don’t forget to check it out my friends!

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New England In Winter Wraps

Hi everyone.  No I am not lost but usually I shovel then suffer in pain but it is the workouts that have me seeing consistent success now at the scale on Tuesdays and is getting me closer to goal which will be a HEALTY weight never scrawny .  I need my strength to make it through my meditation as well as that new English Garden I will be working on if winter ever let’s go of her death grip up here.  No don’t worry just hard on old broken bodies but my sense of humor such as it is will get me to spring  oh and the rains!  Today NH is under the spell of another huge storm and why I am getting rains when others are getting twelve more, heavy wet inches of snow  I have no idea but you know I am so grateful for each and every drop for it is melting our snowpack and snow on the roofs is shrinking too he said it was too slippery to climb up yesterday which worried me with the weight of heavy wet snow ruining so many homes and businesses elsewhere.  Well I sold my conversion van and made another friend.  She too is an author with all of you here I follow and follow me I can surely get my three written!  I sold the van to get cash to fix my pick-up the one with the PLOW kind of late now as the birds are already singing their hearts out looking for the prettiest girls in town.  I will scrub hummingbird feeders again to make sure no dust has gotten into the bags I store them in and get the seeds started for my garden even if I have to grow in 5 gal. buckets or a pallet have you seen that on Pinterest?  I think this year I will even start Sunflowers in egg cartons or yogurt cups as I have plenty of empties and this way after the diet of black oil sunflower seeds I have been going through with my wildlife so far almost 400 lbs. of seed, they will not be able to dig up the ones I hide to line my yard with.  Hard to outsmart wildlife though I am sure something hungry will come for the green growth like us and our salad greens!

 

So how have you all been?  Life good or hard right now?  I love hearing from you all and that some of you are regular visitors to my Portfolio Blog  please me.  You can comment on any blog.  Tell me if you like certain photo or what you don’t like remember the only thing I have ever been a professional at is a driver, a big rig driver so you can help by chiming in .  Some of you know I have been selling my photos on FAA under  Eunice Miller  and that I even set up a Facebook page that will link my photographs I have placed for sale right to their site in most cases.  If you are artists that have begun to follow my blog thank you.  Blogging has made me a better photographer still not anything to write home about but me and my little Kodak Easy Share once in a while capture something pretty and moving to some besides me for which I am thankful for isn’t that why we decide to step out of our nice comfy spot at home and reach out to the world at large with art and words.  I would not have gotten to know you all had I not taken that very first step last Memorial Day weekend.  I am blessed by each and every one of you and I think you already know that by what we have shared.

 

Now it wouldn’t be a Living and Lovin  blog without a photo or two so this is what I have been thinking of

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My Lilacs in full bloom calling out to all the insects and pretty butterflies that adore them as much as I do even Ron loves them  JT loves to smell them she is a girl you know and all girls love pretty flowers.

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For the bees to arrive so my fruit trees will bless us and the wildlife who also love fruit.

 

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Now the Forsythia that are all over this place we call home are sure signs of SPRING arriving.

 

Now for this year along with the new English Garden area Ron will make me a sculpture as he was a welder for 35 years before retiring early with injuries.  I am thinking something in pretty copper but maybe a mix if they can be put together with the arc from his welding rod.  He is the pro so I will let him do his thing and praise the heck out of him because he is a good man to put up with me and so much sadness though it has gotten so much better since I have stopped hiding.  So look for a blog on his artist work in the future here.

I will also divide my Hostas  for an upcoming Garden Club Plant Sale in early May and take some new Lilacs and move them to my berm on the eastern side of my property  I will add some  shoots of Forsythia on berm as well because they will look beautiful as they grow and drape along this area with the Lilacs up above with a few little pretty shaped Pines.  It will provide me with Privacy yes but mostly block the Orange Fence(plastic snow fence) from my view while I sit and tend to my garden since I do not see her as ever taking it down,  even though it sits on the towns right a way.

So for now I will look and deal with the CRUD of Winter with visions of a beautiful spring!

 

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We will hang out by the sea a lot till them even on a lousy weather day we can always find a ray of hope here along the water’s edge.

 

Take care everyone and again stop in at anyone of my places here on the world-wide web, you are more than welcome.

 

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Bright Blue Sky

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Snow bright White

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Such a pretty but cold day here in New England.

It is January 5 TH and with a foot plus of snow still in the yard I suppose it is how it is supposed to be.

I will bite my tongue as Tuesday it will be FORTY!

Hoping the snow I did not get off the roof will run like a faucet then.  I am just now moving around without horrible pain.

 

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Last thing I want to do is SHOVEL a Roof again OUCH

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The Full Moon Is Coming

The article below is not written by me but I wanted you all to read it and let it soak deep within you who are moved by our Sun and Moon and the Earth we share.  With what I have been going through and what I am soon to take on as a challenge to myself in order to heal and be the best I can be I do feel hope.  So many in pain now, so much loss around this world of ours we all need to live in Peace and Harmony we really do.  We need to be good to our Earth for it is all we have.  Some will think it is silly but really give it a chance read slowly take it in it can not hurt you.

Then go out and look to the sky and watch as this event happens feel the power and let it move you to be your best.  You all know I love sunrises and sunsets for their beauty and the proof I made it another day as did you.

Enjoy the Moon in all her beauty my wish is for all of us to have a clear enough sky to watch the show

Love to all of you now here is what I copy and pasted down below:

 

 

The full moon with a lunar eclipse is Wednesday, November 28 at 7:46 AM MST (Mountain Standard Time). This is a very potent moon and the eclipse is a marker for deep change. Celebrate. Do something higher centered and involving art or music or nature or love. Engage in physical life fully and appreciate every moment. This is a good moon to pray for what you want. There is a window of manifesting something of the heart, something new you never thought you could have.

This moon launches the final stretch of preparation for a new cycle to begin. Between now and the winter solstice on December 21 is a crucial time of letting go, revisiting priorities, separating yourself from what is not in your best interest, and reaching for a higher vibration in all things. Think of this time as the final exams before graduating from whatever group of lessons we agreed to as represented in the current cycle.

The new cycle will be like starting a new school; a lot of unknowns and some degree of excitement, anxiety and uncertainty as well as a commitment to do your best. Meet it with enthusiasm and openness instead of fear. And be as prepared as possible.

Blessings,

Lena

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Written by Patricia Liles
Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse    
Sun in Sagittarius ~ Moon in Gemini 6º
Wed. Nov 28 2012 7:46 AM MST (2:46 PM GMT)

We’re all being challenged.  We’re all being supported.  We’re all letting go of the old way.  We’re all reaching toward the new.  All systems reset during the weeks of eclipse energy between the New and the Full Moon alignments of the Sun, Moon, and Earth – our Creator, our Receiver, and our Home making us more malleable and open to the gifts made available to us now.  How willing are you to relax your grip on the baggage you’re carrying and lift your open hands to the sky?  Surrender and Receiving could be the big themes of duality-loving Gemini’s Full Moon energy.  Gemini/Sagittarius carry strong mental focus.  Gemini loves communicating, connecting, informing, and Sagittarius wants expansion of our horizons and beliefs through exposure to foreign influences, religious ideas, and seeking of wisdom.  Teaching and learning are emphasized here.  Mercury rules this Moon chart and has been retrograde for weeks drawing us inward and insisting we follow the mental roots deep into our core and draw up those experiences that expose the basis of the way we think.  Mercury turning direct on Nov. 26 and moving forward will continue to facilitate those mental level transformations that support our global shift.  Look down, is your ticket marked ‘deep intense personal transformation’?  I thought so.  Well, you’re in the right place at the right time.

Many of the planets are joining up into big patterns to strengthen their message and pressure for growth.  Mars has met up with Pluto at 8º Capricorn; Mars says, ‘lets see what adding a little heat, anger, and action will add to moving this planet along into the next level of consciousness.’  Last week held some pretty spicy moments as Mars stripped the lids off more than one smoldering pot.  Neptune is forming a T-Square with the Sun/Moon so it can be a little slippery which reality we want to be in.  We can still operate like our ‘old’ selves, but there’s an ever stronger, powerful pull toward what we are becoming.  The web of interconnected life is becoming ever more obvious and tangible.

Venus is briefly together with Saturn in Scorpio, so issues of relationship negotiation, finances, and ingrained self-esteem patterns are big areas for lessons to manifest.  However, Saturn is involved with something bigger – a Thor’s Hammer configuration that I’m becoming more sensitive to because they are appearing more and more frequently in the recent Moon charts.  Considered a stressful, dynamic formation, it wields a tremendous amount of power and clout.  It can either throw you completely off-balance or put a powerful tool in your hands that you will have to direct with your Full attention.  Pallas Athena, our creative intelligence and connection to our sense of social justice and energetic healing arts, is joining Vesta, our keeper of inner spiritual knowledge.  The two of them are creating this ‘hammer’ with Saturn to focus and direct their sublimated sexual energies for transformation and rebirth.

Venus, at the same time, at 8º Scorpio, is forming a Finger of God involving the over-heated, Mars/Pluto combo and the eclipsing Full Moon.  A Finger of God or Yod acts like a catalyst and with the Moon in Gemini as focal point we may feel emotionally inspired, quickened and connected or nervous and a little too jittery to enjoy the moment and all the trans-formative energy available here.  But again, it will emphasize those Venusian areas of ‘relationship negotiation, finances, and ingrained self-esteem patterns’.  And with a Finger of God, what comes up may or may not be your issue, but you can act as a vehicle for triggering others around you catching their anger ball.

In the background, we still have strong harmonious support from all the water signs joined in a Grand Trine providing us with the emotional receptivity and soothing support we desperately need in these highly transformative times.

When you see so many formations in a chart, with both stressful and supportive overtones, it conveys the feeling that something bigger than the personal is unfolding directed by the order of the universe.

As we rise up to meet this new level of consciousness and evolve our ancestral patterning, we are offered tremendous support for our courage to burst through the secure and familiar and step into the jelly-like energy where so much creativity exists.   (Comfortable, no-exhilarating, yes!) With the simultaneous closing of so many megacycles and calendars – Hindu, Hopi, Mayan, etc., this magnificent energy comes through each of us personally while the larger, collective dynamic evolution unmistakably takes place.

Ceres, largest of the asteroids and recently promoted to a dwarf planet, embodies the energy of the Great Mother.  Her nourishing, life and death cycle influence has an interesting role in this Full Moon chart as she is the missing link that creates both the Grand Trine of emotional support with the water signs and simultaneously forms a powerful on-going, T-Square (that we will see again in April) with the volatile Mars/Pluto and Uranus square.  As these two heavies are the real sources of planetary evolution operating now, and Ceres is activating them in T-Square, let’s ask ourselves, ‘how would Mother Nature direct our planetary evolution?’

Here’s how the Dali Lama replied when asked in a public appearance why he didn’t fight back against the Chinese.

“Well, war is obsolete, you know.” Then he paused and said, “Of course the mind can rationalize fighting back… but the heart, the heart would never understand.  Then you would be divided in yourself, the heart and the mind, and the war would be inside you.”

The penumbral eclipse of the Moon is visible in Europe, eastern Africa, Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean and most of North America.

12/13 New Moon in Sagittarius 1:41 AM MST and big meteor shower,      the Geminids

12/21 Winter Solstice, Sun enters Capricorn 4:11 AM MDT

12/28 Full Moon in Cancer 3:21 AM MST

Written by Patricia Liles.  Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com