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Almost closing time

This has been a whirlwind week, with cleaning and purging and donating and updating and just plain throwing out, I get totally sidetracked and forget about other projects that I care about and have time invested in, like this writing. 

But these distractions in life are temporary and life returns to its new normal, whatever that is at the moment. 

I’ll tell you what, all this cleaning and purging and donating has been so awesome  for me. I’ve learned what I need and what I don’t, what I can live with and without, how to do with less, and how to say goodbye to those things that no longer serve me, even if there is a sentimental attachment

There are many, many things I will miss about Orlando; seeing a momma swan and her ducklings every spring will be one of them, and there really is so much more to Orlando than the theme parks.

It’s been a wild ride, and an interesting one, and one I will never forget. 

Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end.

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What’s up Saturday 


Thinking about all these beautiful things today and how lucky I am to have them in my life.
All is well here, keeping very busy, and some personal life changes happening. It’s all good stuff though.
I hope you are well.

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Decompression time

So you know how you feel after spending a lot of time with family and you are away from home and not in your natural environment? 

Yes, that. 

So it’s decompression time for me; going back to my calm and serene home and my familiar surroundings to regroup. I’m sure there are a lot of people that can understand this, and since I’ve learned more about sensitive personalities and introversion it makes more sense to me. 

I used to just think that I was an oddity, a weirdo, and most people didn’t understand what I meant and was going through. After talking with others, I find I am not so odd.

I love my family very much and so totally enjoy spending time with them, but even after spending time with them I need my quiet time to recharge. If I don’t recharge I end up being extra tired, then I get cranky and then I’m really no fun to be around, even for me.

So today is my rest and recharge day so I can face tomorrow. 

Which means back to work.

I hope you had a restful holiday.

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What the U.S. would look like if all the earth’s ice melted

This is scary, and fascinating. Good thing I’ll be moving from Florida soon.

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Quote of the day


Anna looks bored to tears, and Duke is along for the ride.

No real quote today, just a pitiful picture of puppies.

Be careful if you’re out there shopping. Be aware, be diligent and be coupon savvy.

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Pretty in pink

While I was in Ohio for the 4th of July, my mom and I went to the Boston Mills artfest. There were a lot of amazing artists there, and this beautiful seating area. I love the pink lady, the pink table and chairs, and of course, the gorgeous flower arrangements. If you sit there for… Continue reading Pretty in pink

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Happy independence day

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Lazy Sunday

This is shortly after we got Toby in 2011. Toby has turned out to be a good therapy dog for Nate’s mom. He sleeps with her on the couch regularly – on her electric blanket – and she gives up couch space for him. She’s never been much of a pet person, so for her… Continue reading Lazy Sunday

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Such good kids

We recently took a drive to visit family for the holidays and took the puppies with us. They are such good car companions. They sleep on the long drives and only get antsy when we stop, because they know they can get out and sniff around. We all need to stretch our legs after a… Continue reading Such good kids