CEE’S WHICH WAY CHALLENGE – 2014 #12

I headed into the trees, down the brown, leafy path. Enveloped in overgrown greenery. Bumps and stumps jumping out in front of me along the narrow trail.  My intention, to escape.  To find solitude in the depths of the woods.  To find peace in the whisper of the leaves and the skittering of the  squirrels. At least I hoped it was squirrels.  It wasn’t long before I saw him. Encircled in sun light. He beaconed to me. “Come closer,” I thought I heard him say.  “This way.” I’m sure that’s what I heard.

Do you see him? Can you feel him?  He was there.  I swear.

 

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2014 WEEK 37

Cee’s Share Your World Challenge for this week will give you a look into my world. Keep Calm and Read on…

List three pet peeves.

PEOPLE WHO TALK ON THEIR CELL PHONES IN PUBLIC FOR ALL THE WORLD TO HEAR!

PEOPLE WHO TALK ON THEIR CELL PHONES IN PUBLIC FOR ALL THE WORLD TO HEAR!

What makes you think I want to hear your business?! I don’t care about the results of your last gynecologist appointment.   Nor do I want to hear a doctor discussing, in detail, a patient’s medical history, the patient’s name, and the details of the operation performed on said patient!  YES! These have both been broadcast LOUD and CLEAR on cell phones, in public with me and others within hearing distance. Can you say EEEEUUUW! and HIPAA PRIVACY RULES?!?!?   Since when do we have to answer the phone EVERY time it rings? Some things can wait.  Honest! And if you must, REALLY MUST talk, keep it down, please.  Thank you.

WHY IS EVERYONE IN SUCH A HURRY?!?!?

WHY IS EVERYONE IN SUCH A HURRY?!?!?

I am thoroughly bothered by people rushing to get – where?  Sometimes NOWHERE!  No patience standing in line..  No patience on the road.  No patience with your kids. No patience with each other. Rush, Rush, RUSH.  SLOW DOWN PEOPLE.  Have some consideration.  Smile, wave, say a kind word.  SLOW THE HELL DOWN!  (Sorry, but this really bugs me.)

BE KIND TO MOTHER EARTH.

BE KIND TO MOTHER EARTH.

Litterbugs!  You know who you are!  Use your ashtray. Don’t chuck things out the car window. And, put a bag in your car to collect your trash. Then put it IN THE GARBAGE. Don’t throw your empty wrappers NEXT to the trash can.  PUT THEM IN THE TRASH CAN!!!!  Treat the earth like your home.  Oh that’s right. IT IS YOUR HOME!  Teach your children well, people!

What makes you unique?

I feel pretty normal.  Nothing special.  Just another average Jo.

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What would be your ideal birthday present, and why?

A date with my husband doing  anything.  I love spending time with him.  He makes me smile.

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Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under?

No brainer.  Over. It’s easier to find and rolls better.  Just sayin’.  

(Can’t top Cee’s photo so,why try). ;-)

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  I’m grateful that my mom’s feeling a little better this week.  And I’m looking forward to, well, ditto.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Far Away in the Distance

A web of wires
Dangling, tangling and,
Far away in the distance,
I see the puffiness of the clouds,
The wonder of the sky,
The unreachable, unbelievable,
The unfathomable number of miles and miles.
Somewhere in the distance.

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“Excuse me while I kiss the sky.”
Jimi Hendrix

 

 

 

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – HUMANITY

Merriam-Webster’s definition of HUMANITY

: the quality or state of being human
: the quality or state of being kind to other people or to animals
: all people

A melting pot of visitors converge every day to see one of New Jersey’s most famous boardwalks. Hotels, casinos, shops, food, food, and more food attracts lots of folks to the Atlantic shore of the 3rd state  – December 18, 1787 – the 47th in size.  New Jersey, noted for it’s farming (blueberries to name just one glorious fruit!) and it’s pharmaceutical industry, is also famous for its beaches and, as seen here, the boardwalk of Atlantic City.

🎶 ON THE BOARDWALK OF ATLANTIC CITY 🎶

🎶 ON THE BOARDWALK OF ATLANTIC CITY 🎶

Merriam-Webster has it’s definition of humanity.

LIFE GUARD STAND IN A.C., N.J.

LIFE GUARD STAND IN A.C., N.J.

And Buddha had a few words to say himself.

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” ~ Buddha

Buddha. Ya gotta love the man. He keeps it simple.
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CEE’S WHICH WAY PHOTO CHALLENGE – 2014 # 11

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting” Buddha

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Sometimes making a choice between right and wrong or truth and lie can be a rough one to make. Look at it like the proverbial fork in the road. Both choices will get you there. But one will produce better results. You know what to do. Which way?
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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – ADVENTURE

Fishing off of one of these beauties would be a dream come true.  I’ve fished off the shore.  I’ve cast my line from a dinky dingy.  And a  small charter boat has even seen the likes of me.  Heck! I’ve even reeled in a flounder that made it to the kitchen table. But this would be the ultimate fishing adventure for this girl.

This week’s photo challenge – ADVENTURE.

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For now, I’ll just keep on dreaming…

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – WEEK 35

 SHARING MY WORLD. . .

Have your blogging goals changed?

Yes they have.  This blog was suppose to be all about my last year of teaching, but that never got off the ground, proving I rarely finish what I start. (See below)   So now I just want to take pictures and write –  and like the caption up top says, simply blog about nothing. Hey, ‘nothing’ worked for Seinfeld!

If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?

I would love to prance around the ring on horseback.  At this point in time, it would be more like broken back.  Dang these degenerative discs! 

If you could go back and talk to yourself at age 18 what advice would you give yourself? Or if you are younger than 25 what words of wisdom would you like to tell yourself at age 45?

Read more.

Write more.

Be less critical.

Be more nurturing.

Finish things you start.

Start the day with a positive thought.

End each day with gratitude,

and always say your prayers.

What is your favorite comfort snack food?

Cheese and crackers, El Diablo hot mustard for dipping, and Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter Beer.  And if I’m out and about, a Philly Pretzel will do just fine.  Great stuff, huh?  Well the keys words were comfort snack food, not healthy snack food.

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Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Lunch with my friend, Gen, mother of Cupcake, who lives too far away to see as often as I’d like, but who is always in the car and heading south when I need her.  As far as looking forward to, well, nothing planned, so I guess I’m in for a surprise! 

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Gen, Cupcake’s mom. http://cupcakepetrillo.wordpress.com (Ah, Cupcake is a pup.)

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