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Monday, musings…


What we think, we become.
All we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
The Buddha

Last year I did some decluttering of my home.  It was past time to do it and took some thought and work to accomplish it.  It feels good to have it done and now I have some other decluttering to do.

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. For the past 20 years or so I have observed the days before Easter with some sort of discipline. I do something new or don’t do something I usually do. This year I am going to continue with the decluttering I started last January.

This decluttering will be of my mind and heart. I will be thinking and praying about who I was yesterday, who I am today, and who I will be tomorrow. To do this, I will concentrate less on the physical and more on the spiritual aspect of this life of mine. I hope to learn what to let go of, what to keep, and what new things to add to my life.

So, to do this I will be limiting my time on the computer, I will not be writing or reading blogs, and I will limit the time I spend on my tablet and Netflix.  I know this will not be easily done because these are things I enjoy and do most days. I will miss writing my blog and reading yours but will be journaling about what I learn as the Spirit leads.

This is the last of my blogging until Monday after Easter.
Blessings, my friends.


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BrewNSpew Cafe · whatever!

Hope you understand…

Stopping in at the BrewNSpew Cafe for a chat.

The picture below is a container on my balcony.
So far I haven’t seen any hummingbirds.
Last year they visited every day.
I am hopeful that they will soon show up for a drink.


I haven’t been around to visit y’all much the last week or so. I have been taking a bit of a break from the computer. Now that I am retired I have not been very disciplined in the area of time management. When I am on the computer I totally lose track of time.

There are things that need to be done that just don’t get done. There are things I want to do that I don’t seem to have time for. All because I get on the computer and get lost in cyberspace. This is not a good thing. There is more to life than computers.

I will keep writing because I like writing and it keeps me grounded. I will also visit you but may not comment other than to hit the like button. Once I get control of my computer habit I will comment if only to say hello. Until then I am setting a timer and when it dings I log out.

Hopefully, you understand,
I am not ignoring you.

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Monday · musings · Tossing It Out A to Z Challenge · Uncategorized

Monday, reflecting on the A to Z challenge…

The A to Z Challenge for April 2012 is now history.

Now for some reflections


This was my second year taking part in the challenge and like last year I enjoyed it.  Well, maybe X wasn’t much fun. Sorta taxed my brain.


But I persevered!

The challenge does make me a bit more disciplined, at least for the month of April.  Like last year I did not have a theme I just wrote what came to mind for whatever letter it was for the day.  But I think next year–yes I am planning on taking part next year–I will try the theme thing.  That’s what I am thinking today but I may change my mind you know.

It was wonderful having new peeps visit my blog and going round and visiting others.  I did not get to all that many and I did not comment on all I did visit.  My bad, I guess.  That discipline thing again.  Maybe I can plan my time better next year. 

I really do feel bad that I didn’t comment on every blog I visited. That was not very thoughtful of me and I apologize.  It’s just that there are so many in the challenge, which is great, but you have to sleep some time.


When I think of the work involved for those that put all this together I am amazed.  So dedicated and encouraging and busy!


Y’all must be exhausted!

Thank you for hosting the A to Z Challenge!

You are Super Bloggers!

Now you will have to excuse me, I see that I have less than a year to prepare for the 2013 challenge. So, I must start making notes for those April posts.


Or not…