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Quote of the day 

I remember going to the movies and watching the Empire Strikes Back when it first came out (yes, I am that old)

It was, and still is BTW, an awesome movie (as is evident by all the fans that are still out there)

This has to be my favorite quote of the whole movie, maybe because it was yoda saying it, or maybe because it just makes sense. I’m still, as “old” as I am, still getting over my fear of ‘doing’ something, either for fear of failing or from fear of looking stupid, or from fear of making the biggest mistake of my life. The fear has lessened over the years, but I can do better. 

And I will.

I hope you will too.

Oh, and this quote is especially appropriate since I am going to the Star Wars Celebration this weekend. Yeah baby!

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Quote of the day 

For most of us humans, acceptance, of anything, is so very hard to do. Whether it’s your current job, living situation, romantic life, physical attributes, or traffic issues, we just don’t want to accept things as they are. We are stubborn and fight and resist and pout and just want it to be the way it’s “supposed” to be. 

But what we resist, persists. 

So I’ve taken a cue from my dogs and have just stopped resisting. Animals are so adaptive, they figure it out quickly and just go with whatever is happening at the moment.

Anna (right) has been without her front right leg for almost 4 years now. The very next day after surgery she was in the backyard playing with Lola. Yes, really.  She accepted what the world handed her and added something powerful to it. 

So next time instead of resisting, try accepting then adding just one thing, however tiny it may be, and sit back and wait and see what happens. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Enjoy your day.

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The wise and wonderful 

I have some senior pets, which I think they are the best. People overlook senior pets because they are old; they are not new, and cute, and funny and precocious. But that’s not the point, is it? 

With senior pets you know what you’re getting, their size and temperament, and they are not as rambunctious. And most of the time, they’re still cute, right?

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Lazy Sunday 

If only I could be napping like this today. Nate and I cleaned closets, painted interior doors, installed new hardware on the doors, installed new curtains and patched holes in walls.

Where pictures hung, not where there was once a fist.

So now, finally, we rest. Fully showered and fed, my feet thank me. And puppies keep me company.
Such a nice way to end a productive day.

Enjoy your evening.

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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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Lazy Sunday 

She has it rough.

If only all living beings were this lucky.

Have a wonderful, restful day.

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Photo courtesy of Jorge Suarez photography
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Monday motivation 

You know my big chunky fabulous cowl I made recently? Well I had a request to make another one from my sister in law in MD. This is so fun to make and an easy pattern (and I could use the practice) that I just couldn’t say no.

Plus, it’s kinda fun to work with the huge needles (size  US50)

Almost finished. I can’t wait too long to finish, of course, winter will be over soon enough.

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Lazy Sunday 

It is a perfectly cold and rainy and crappy day here in the sunshine state (yes, really it is). We get these from time to time and I am not ashamed to say that I welcome them. 

What!? You say? A break from the sunshine and warmth? Yes, I say that. And I say that because there is a reason for a break in the weather, there is a reason that animals go into hibernation once a year: it’s to give themselves a break, have a little down time to rest. All this constant hurry-hurry-hurry-let’s-do-this gets tiring after awhile. 

Now, mind you, my dogs aren’t terribly happy about it today, but they will survive. I’ll take a sewing break later today and take them to the park. Hopefully it won’t be as cold around noon.

The kittens know enough to stay in when it’s raining, and during the day they are sleeping inside anyway. 

I’m making some progress on my Trash2Trends piece: 

Yesterday I added sleeves! 

I’m trying not to cut I to too many pieces as they are just so beautiful. This has been challenging to say the least. Next week is the show, so come he’ll or high water it will have to be finished. I used to get really stressed about this stuff, but I’ve learned to let it go. It will get done and everything will work out exactly as it is supposed to. No worries. 

Have a beautiful Sunday.