May 2010

1. A walk by the Cuyahoga river
2. Wading in to feel the cool water all the way to my knees.
3. Finding a tiny white shell
4. Seeing twoCanadian geese wing by
5. Watching a heron as he posed in different stances with a crook of his neck this way then that. It was like a documentary. Heron yoga!
6. Watching him wait patiently for his lunch, pounce on a fish and flip it into his mouth.
7. A spider carrying her egg sack on her back.
8. The sound of thunder makes you feel vulnerable but yet at one with nature.
9. Beating the storm to your car but watching the wind and sky change the landscape from inviting to threatening.
10. The Metro Park system that allows me access to parks only minutes from my home.
I wonder why I don’t visit them more often?

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Memorial Day Monday

by Carol on May 31, 2010

Remembering:

1.  my best friend when I was a child — Mary Elizabeth Kettlewell, named Maribeth after her

2.  my mother and father-in-law Tom and Thelma, who taught by example the true meaning of unconditional love, and therefore how to approach raising our children

3.  my Mom, gone since 1987 and I still think of her and miss her — loved butterflies and so do I

4.  my uncle Henry – when he was with my Dad they were a comedy team

5.  my Aunt Virginia – I was named after her, Carol Virginia, and we always connected in lovey fun ways

6.  my dear friend Lynne — gone too soon, missed so much

7.  Joanne — I loved her expression, “you’re as safe as if you are in God’s pocket” and the way she gave my Dad guff

8.  George Burns – lived to be over 100, causing laughter all the way, named my car after him – adored him

9.  my brother Jim — sad that he’s gone, blessed for the memories

10.  Art and Peggy who lived across the street for over 25 years and were like family to us

11.  my precious Ralph — he was 82 when I fell in love with him in about 2 minutes at a book group, we never ran out of things to say — one time he said, “if I were younger and you weren’t married?”  and I said, “yes”

12.  my sister Barbara — my best friend, confidante, and fellow adventurer, still missing her wildly, but happy for all the amazing years

13.  thank you to all the people who have spent precious time in my life, the loving never stops

14.  and so much gratitude to all veterans, past and present, who have given their lives for our country — I salute you all!

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Memorial Day “Memories”

May 31, 2010

1. My daughter was born on Memorial Day 1991. I have a lot of memories of her life since then, but none so profound has her breaking my tailbone on her entrance into this world! 2. Memories of my cousing, Edie, who died of cancer 4 years ago. I rode horses with her and we […]

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My Monday

May 31, 2010

Finally, Made by Malwina has an Etsy shop! Having a boyfriend who’s handy with Photoshop (and willing to spend his day doing me a favor)… Being able to observe my busy mind. After finishing our workday we went to the park; I did some Yoga in the sunset, Marcel practiced Karate; it was so good […]

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a new breath of fresh air

May 31, 2010

i never thought i’d say that about a monday. but it’s true. this will be a fantastic week! eins: i’m glad i can motivate myself again zwei: looking forward this upcoming weekend drei: i’m SO glad my delivery arrived and didn’t get lost vier: i started sewing 3 dimensional dinosaur just for the sake of […]

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Memorial Day Monday

May 31, 2010

1. Pretty flowers in a vase on the table. Peonis. 2. Picking out a new refrigerator to be delivered after vacation. 3. A good rain to clear the air and help my allergies. 4. Feeling organized for the moment. 5. Getting the water temp in the shower just perfect. 6. Watching the birds in the […]

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Monday HOOYAH! List

May 31, 2010

1. Veterans 2. sacrifice 3. selfless acts 4. courage 5. delicious bar-b-q sauce 6. retirement parties 7. vacation 8. old stories to new ears 9. vision born of determination 10. now

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Stormy Monday

May 31, 2010

1. Even though it’s been raining pretty much every day in May, it will mean that when it gets super hot and dry in July, we will have water. 2. 17 more days until my birthday! 3. Things are turning around for my sweetie. 4. New lamps by the bed so I can read. 5. […]

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glorious Monday

May 31, 2010

1. enjoying a day from work 2. annual pancake breakfast with 2 pieces of sausage (that’s the limit) 3. morning walk mixed with a little run and lots of sweat 4. Dottie’s budda sitting proudly in her backyard 5. testing a new brownie pan with precut squares 6. planting pots and pots of flowers and […]

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Expansively Monday

May 31, 2010

1.Rearranging 2.Passwords that make you feel good every time you use them 3.Dusting 4.Little boy R&B from the early 90’s (Eg. Soul 4 Real, J’son, Immature…) 5.Dollar store notebooks 6.Cute hair ties 7.Smell of clean 8.Getting present 9.Staying present 10.The way running the vacuum transforms a space

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Memorial Monday Good List

May 31, 2010

1.  Freedom 2.  Sacrifice 3.  Dedication 4.  Letting go 5.  Not taking myself too seriously 6.  A husband that never asks how much something costs…Love him! 7.  My beautiful new patio umbrella 8.  S’mores 9.  Good soil 10. Menu planning

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Rose’s Cookie Success Sunday!

May 31, 2010

1.  Prayer Circle at church — please pray for Vivian and her family, there’s so much power and love in prayer 2.  the music, the children, the hugs, the sermon, the after church chats, the bookstore, the love!  what Sunday blessings 3.  Geni and her daughter Lori taking over my fairy garden presentation so I […]

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Introducing Theme Week!

May 31, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen- This week yours truly is in sunny Arizona. To celebrate, I’ve written five themed good lists to run while I’m gone. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to guess the theme of each day’s good list. I tried to arrange them from easy to hard (with the hardest being […]

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What was funtastic in your weekend?

May 30, 2010

1. The sunset shared with my hubby 2. Ice cream at Handel’s not once but twice. 3. Chocolate peanut butter brownie ice cream 4. Praline pecan ice cream 5. The novelty of cotton candy ice cream that we didn’t like because they put chocolate chips in it!! 6. Searching for the moonrise. 7. A good […]

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Swell Sunday.

May 30, 2010

1) Julie and Julia – Quite a Swell Movie. 2) Cherry Rubarb Cobbler – I made my 1st cobbler last night. YUM! 3) Colored Pencils 4) It’s the weekend.  – Amen! 5) Clear drinking water. – We’re so fortunate. I take it for granted. 6) “Parenthood” – Remedies my “Gilmore Girls” addiction. 7) Micro Movements. […]

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Freshening Up Sunday

May 30, 2010

1.Wrapping things up 2.Hindsight 3.Spiritually updating 4.Paying homage 5.Ribbon 6.Kissing a phase of your life goodbye 7.Honoring your experiences 8.Carrying it forward 9.Having a witness 10.Friends who were there

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SENSATIONAL SUNDAY!

May 30, 2010

1 KIDS SPROUTING: How quickly they grow-up (and mostly mature!) 2 COLLEGE GRADUATION PARTIES: As opposed to high school graduations ~ conversation with adults actually happens! 3 SEEING MY DAUGHTERS IN THEIR ELEMENT: With friends! 4 A FIELD OF SMILES! 5 TASTE SENSATIONS: Watermelon, cucumber and fresh mint! Awesome! Nature is a genius! 6 BEER […]

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Positive Perspectives List

May 30, 2010

1. Jessica’s  “Daily Affirmation” – Be sure to watch this! 2. Great conversations with friends 3. Great conversations with strangers 4. Being open to change 5. Being open to opportunities 6. Being open to new ideas 7. Trees, trees, trees in a thousand shades of green 8. Trying an old venture, with a new perspective […]

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having a very slow sunday

May 30, 2010

10. thanx for not having any plans today 9. so i can stay in bed. or in my armchair 8. thanx for the new upcoming week that is only 3 days long 7. thanx to V for sending pralinès. that was sweet 6. yesterday evening was so much fun. 5. thanx to europe for giving […]

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Sunday Good List

May 30, 2010

1.  Summer 2.  Being outside 3.  Cooking over a fire 4.  Good company 5.  Watching boys play 6.  Exchanging stories 7.  Laughing 8.  Healthy habits 9.  Gratitude 10. My dog enjoying her baby pool…Cute and FUNNY!

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