NATIONAL COFFEE DAY

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DONT FORGET YOUR FREE COFFEE TODAY – Dunkin, McDonald’s, Starbuck’s, check your local listings 😉
If you’re anything like me, you will hit them all!
ENJOY

#LoveCoffee

link for free coffee:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/09/29/coffee-appreciation-day/16418797/

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – ENDURANCE

Endurance: the capacity of something to last or withstand wear and tear.

I don’t know.  Maybe it’s just me.

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Click on the icon to visit the WordPress Weekly Challenge.  Thanks for visiting, commenting, liking, and/or stopping by. I appreciate your attention. 😉

Thanks to Krista, at WordPress.

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TRAVEL THEME – (ON) EDGE

It seems Ailsa’s theme this week has me going in a different direction. Surprise! Like I haven’t veered off the beaten path before.

The word ‘edge’ brings out more of a feeling to me.  Maybe it’s just me, or the way things have developed lately.   I’m thinking more in terms of a physical sensation. Something is creating this emotion in me that’s got me feeling ‘on edge’.   A tension. A nervous feeling, like teetering on the edge of a cliff, or on the brink of – what? – disaster?

Let’s hope not. Let’s hope it’s really more a feeling of anticipation. Of the wonders of things to come.

While perusing Instagram today, I came across this on #thegoodquote.  Kind of takes the edge off.  🙂

“KEEP THE FAITH, NEVER GIVE UP HOPE. GREAT THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT THEM TO.”

“ON” EDGE

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 Ever had the feeling? How do you cope?

please click here to see more on Ailsa’s Travel Theme Challenge.

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2014 WEEK 33

Question 1 in the 33rd week of Cee’s Share Your World!

Do you believe in ghosts?

Not convinced.  But I’d be open-minded if someone wanted to prove it.  Seeing is believing.  Even if it’s SEEING THROUGH!

Q2

Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility:  If you could play any sport professionally what would it be?  Or if you can’t picture yourself playing sports, what is your favorite sport?

Baseball.  I think that would be fun.  And very profitable!

Q3

Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself?

Short.  Obviously.  Very Short.

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If you were on an small island, who would you want to be with? And where is it?  How big is it?

Jeff.  And any place warm, sunny, isolated, flowery, peaceful, and NOT HUMID!

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

Grateful for my sister coming back to visit from Florida.

Looking forward to getting my DANG CAR FIXED!!! They promised!vw plates

Now you…

Visit Cee’s right here.

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2014 WEEK 27

OK.  I’ve missed a few but I’m not going to go back and make them up.  😉

Here are Cee’s questions for week 27.  Read on then join in if you dare.  Click on the icon below to Share Your World with Cee.

If you were the architect of one existing building, which building would you select?

Just off the top of my head, I’d say having a part in the construction of Notre Dame Cathedral.  I’ve never been there, but photos look absolutely breathtaking.  I wouldn’t mind taking credit for that!

What is one of your favorite quotes?

Every day I come across a new phrase, or quote, or bible verse that makes me feel grateful and blessed.  Some of these I find myself, some I get in emails from friends and family, some I come across while reading other blogs. So I can’t really say I have a favorite.   I can say that so far TODAY, this one’s my favorite.

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What color do you feel most comfortable wearing?

I’m partial to blacks, browns, dark greens, beiges – earthy colors, but I’ve been branching out.  Coral is a color I’ve experimented with lately.  So out-of-the-box for me, but I’m eating up the compliments when I wear it. 😉

What is something you learned in the last week?

How much my family means to me.

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

Last week?  Visiting grand kids. (see pic above)

Week to come?  A clean slate.  (those of you that know me will understand)

As aforementioned,  click the icon to get over to Cee’s World.

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TRAVEL THEME – PINK

Raise your hand if you have one of these. Now I’m not poking fun at this. I’m a big fan of flamingos. But you have to admit, this is taking pink, and flamingo to a whole new level.

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This is all the pink I plan to post. ‘Nough said.
Click on the Brussel sprouts (ok just a little more pink) to get to Ailsa’s Pink Challenge and thanks for stopping by.

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SISTERHOOD OF THE WORLD AND WORDPRESS FAMILY BLOG AWARD

I’ll be honest.  I don’t do awards anymore.  Not that I don’t love the nomination and the recognition.  Heck!  Who doesn’t like accolades?  I’m all about being validated – if you know anything at all about me, you know I could stand a Dale Carnegie refresher.  (Yes I did participate in one of Mr C.’s courses and came out at the top of my class, but that’s another story).

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(Credit to Amazon for the book cover.)

Thing is, I just feel a little uncomfortable passing it on, so I will do the questions, shout out a HUGE THANK YOU to my blogger buddy, Cee at ceenphotography.com (this is a blog you DON’T want to miss) and offer anyone that crosses my path to participate and scoop up the award if you feel so inclined.

So here’s to Cee!  Thank you so much for thinking of me.

And here’s to you all!  Thanks for hanging in there with me so that I feel like my blog about nothing means a little something.

And here are the questions, with my candid reponses.

1.  Your favorite color?  Green in all it’s shades and glory 

2.  Your favorite animal?  I love my dog, but I’d have to say my favorite?  Horse.

3.  Your favorite non-alcoholic drink?  Flavored seltzer. Orange/Vanilla and then grapefruit to be precise.

4.  Facebook or Twitter?  Accounts on both but almost never use them.  So neither.

5.  Your favorite pattern?  Not a pattern kinda girl.  Is tie-dyed a pattern?

6.  Do you prefer getting or giving presents? That’s honestly a toss up.

7.  Your favorite number?  13

8.  Your favorite day of the week?  Friday.  It’s just an “ahhhhhhh” day.

9.  Your favorite flower?  Never gave it a thought, but I suppose I’d have to say rose, since I’ve got a rose tattoo on my right ankle.

10. What is your passion?  I like an awful lot of things, but I’ve never been passionate about anything for very long.  Sad, huh?

So that’s it.  I know.  I’m vague.  I don’t follow the rules.   And I’m a little dull, now that I read this over.  But rules and such aside, I want to thank Cee, again, for thinking enough of me to throw me into the mix for the nomination.  Visit her, please, you won’t be disappointed. wp family blog award

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – FROM LINES TO PATTERNS

From a plethora of patterns to a lot of lines –  Cheri @ WordPress challenges us to “grab your camera, get outside, and snap a great shot of shapes or lines that you stumble upon, or a cool texture or pattern that catches your eye.”

And, if you’re up for the challenge, she suggests that we do a “tiled gallery”.  Well, I’m up for it!

Don’t believe it!  There is access – to more WordPress “From lines to patterns”.   Just click on the icon below.

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TRAVEL THEME – THROUGH

INTERNATIONAL WORLD PEACE DAY

Today, September 21, is WORLD PEACE DAY  (for those of you across the pond and around the world, I’m sorry if this is late – but it’s never really too late.)  I am incorporating Alisa’s Travel Theme Challenge – Through with the hope that she is pleased rather than perturbed.  She has a fabulous blog and I thought it would be a nice place to rest this post.

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Through faith, love, hope, prayer – whatever your religion, whatever your beliefs, look beyond hatred and find peace through whatever means is available to you.  Because, when you think about it, it’s up to every ‘you’ out there.

LOOK FOR IT

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If you missed the 12 noon moment of silence, have one of your own.

HAVE A PEACE-FILLED DAY

Please visit Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack for more entries to her challenge – THROUGH.