Well it’s been a heck of a couple of weeks.  Mom went from the nursing home, to the hospital, and back again.  She’s doing well (thanks, in case you’re asking 😉) but it’s been a hell of a roller coaster ride.  In between there and back, I had carpel tunnel surgery.  It’s put a crimp in my style – like I have one – but I’m coming along (thanks, in case you’re asking 😁)

It did supply me with a creepy odd ball photo for your viewing pleasure. (Or not 😫)


It has also freed up some time for me to be bored out of my skull.  Good side is, I find that I can do more with my left hand than I thought.  I’ve also been meditating more along with a very cool app called Calm, and I’ve even gotten Jeff to join me.  Oh and Rocky too. He’s healing well from his cancer/amputation (thanks, in case your asking 😊🐶) and is meditating along with us.  No lie!  He lays down, breathes rhythmically, and when we’re done and the app is quiet,  he lifts his head. Come on! Really?  Yes.  Really.  Kind of odd.



And not to leave one of my favorite oddities out, Abby’s back.  She’s dressed for all the predictions, but we have lucked out here, so far.  Jeff’s daughter lives in Massachusetts – 7 feet of snow and it’s not letting up!  Can you say “South Caroline here I come!” ? And north Jersey has gotten it’s share, but we are hanging in, much to Abby’s dismay I would imagine.  Don’t worry Abs ol’ girl.  The meteorologists can’t be wrong forever.  Or can they? 

Abby Abnormal - with her positive attitude.  Bring your sled and it will snow. ;-)

Abby Abnormal – with her positive attitude. Bring your sled and it will snow. 😉

Don’t give up the ship, Abs.

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE, ❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹

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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





I’ve always wanted my own space.   A retreat, I suppose.  A  quiet spot where I could close the door and shut out the sounds of the street.  Somewhere to sit in quiet contemplation.  A no-stress,  peaceful corner – my own little world.  Ailsa’s challenge encouraged me to set the wheels in motion.  A slow, restful motion. .  It’s just a start, but I feel it’s a good one.  Welcome to my peaceful place.  Enter quietly, please.

I think everyone should have just such a place.  Apparently, I’m not the only one in the house that needs a place for peaceful contemplation.

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Rocky, the meditating dog


This challenge is hosted by Ailsa @ wheresmybackpack.



Yogawood - Collingswood, NJ

Yogawood – Collingswood, NJ

If you live in the area, click here to visit the Yogawood Studio on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood, NJ.  If you’re into photography, click on the icon below to visit the  diverse entries to this week’s WordPress Challenge.




Morning mediation…

Legs crossed
Winter sun floods the room
It warms me


Evening illumination…

The sun drops out of the sky
Colors morph
Pink, purple, red,
Fireball yellow
Then gone
Just til tomorrow


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It looks to me as though Potsy found a peaceful place to rest his weary bones.  A place to get away, relax, rest, meditate, become inspired, or just chill when your tired.  A garden is the perfect place to kick back and let the sun shine in.  Breathe.  It’s peaceful 😆

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What does peaceful mean to you?

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(peace quote taken from google images)

Stop by Jake’s blog at jakesprinters to see more peaceful images.  Take the time to breathe and have a peaceful week.