Category Archives: accomplishment

Don’t Be Afraid To Be Silly

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. Horace My nephew Noah joined me for a Canvas 2 Paint class yesterday. We had a fabulous time creating our ‘Hipster Gnomes”. … Continue reading

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The race is on…

Perseverance is not a long race, it is many short races one after the next. Walter Eliot This was last night’s practice with watercolors. I have a long way to go until it comes naturally, but I’ve come a long … Continue reading

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What a Day!!

This morning I woke up much earlier than I normally do on Saturday.  No sleeping in when you have a mountain to climb! Well, maybe not quite a mountain, but a very significant hill out here in the beautiful Black … Continue reading

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Slow and Steady…

January 14th, 2019 I began a journey toward becoming a more fit and fabulous version of myself. This is a road I’ve traveled in the past, sometimes successfully and sometimes not so much. After seeing the ads for the “Noom” … Continue reading

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I don’t want my kids to have an easy life.

Before you say I am a mean and cruel mother, let me clarify.  I do not wish hardships upon my children, nor do I wish problems to befall them.  What I want for them, however, is not to come by … Continue reading

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A Girl Who Can Climb 219 Steps to the top of a lighthouse can do anything!

I remember reading a book in which the author talked about having a “can do” attitude.  She stated that by taking risks and doing something she wasn’t sure she could, she was able to adopt the mantra, “A girl who … Continue reading

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Can “tidying up” REALLY change your life?????

After reading countless reviews praising “the life-changing magic of tidying up, the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing” by Marie Kondo, I found my curiosity aroused to the point where I HAD to read this book.  On our recent anniversary … Continue reading

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Accountability, or “Why I am a ‘mean’ Mom”

Accountability breeds responsibility – Stephen Covey More and more lately, I see examples of the consequences of a lack of accountability in members of today’s society.  I am reminded of “The Little Red Hen”, a story I learned as a … Continue reading

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My First Ever Award for my little blog – the Inspiring Blogger Award

It is with great thanks to Lonnie, aka The Belmont Rooster that I accept my very first blogger award, the Inspiring Blogger Award! I am humbled and although I am not sure how “inspiring” I am, I hope that at least some … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge happens to be Good Morning!  Most mornings for me start out with me getting out of bed and turning my alarm off and then going about the usual morning activities; getting dressed, fixing my hair, doing … Continue reading

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Reach your destination one step at a time!

The vision must be followed by the venture.   It is not enough to stare up the steps-we must step up the stairs. – Vance Havner What an excellent bit of advice!  I think so often we know the steps … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Learning

Today’s WordPress Daily Prompt is as follows: Another school semester will soon begin. If you’re in school, are you looking forward to starting classes? If you’re out of school, what do you miss about it — or are you glad those … Continue reading

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