Category Archives: living life to the fullest

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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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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Be silly……it’s ok!! :)

 The best things in life are silly. ~ Scott Adams Nature made us individuals, as she did the flowers and the pebbles; but we are afraid to be peculiar, and so our society resembles a bag of marbles, or a … Continue reading

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Life Lessons I learned from Hoarders

With the downsized cable package I have, I am revisiting one of my old guilty pleasures thanks to the Amazon Prime subscription my fiancé is graciously sharing with me.  I am at the same time repulsed and fascinated by this … Continue reading

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Cutting the Cord – or at least getting closer!

Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, … Continue reading

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On The Move: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

The least movement is of importance to all nature.  The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.  ~ Blaise Pascal This quote is a bit deeper than my lively lighthearted post, but I think that whether in work or in … Continue reading

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Wise Words for Wednesday (Yes, I love alliteration!)

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. ~Marcus Aurelius When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to … Continue reading

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Backs of Things – Sunday Stills Photo Challenge

It is of the small joys and little pleasures that the greatest of our days are built. – Mary Anne Radmacher Here’s my submission for the Sunday Stills Challenge, “Backs of Things”.  Obviously the photo shows people, not things.   … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

My entry this week in the Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree    These photos were taken in June, 2012 at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, OR.  It was a fun, relaxing, carefree vacation.  The dark rocks are basalt pebbles and when … Continue reading

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Rah Rah RAS!! (or How to train your brain!)

The RAS, aka Reticular Activating System, is the part of our brain that brings relevant information to our attention.  In her amazing book, Write It Down, Make It Happen, Henriette Anne Klauser explains how the RAS works using the example of … Continue reading

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Word Press Daily Prompt: Pat On The Back. I’m so proud of…

…my little monkey, aka my daughter, Aurora!  Today she made me especially proud by willing to be open & flexible when her schedule got switched around.  She’s been participating in a Cartooning class at our local Dahl Fine Arts Center … Continue reading

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Memories…

“There are lives I can imagine without children but none of them have the same laughter & noise.” ― Brian Andreas Life would definitely not be the same without my kids.  It would, no doubt be much quieter, but a lot … Continue reading

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