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Quotes & Questions, 7/6/2018

Q&Q “Your conscious presence
in your own life is powerful.
It’s a gift to be present—a gift for you and
for whomever you share your life with.”
Maria Shriver

I often find my mind wandering. It’s a time of complete relaxation and self-indulgence and that’s okay when I am alone and don’t need to be focused on anything in particular. I think of this wandering as a gift to myself and it sometimes leads to a wonderful awakening within me.  It’s not okay when my mind wanders when I am with someone. Then it is just rude, like giving them a beautifully wrapped gift box with nothing in it.

Have you ever thought of your conscious presence
as a gift to yourself and others?




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About gifts…

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 30


1.I have a hard time finding a gift for the person whose name I draw for the gift exchange at work.

thinking-cat-1520277_6402.I have no problem finding a gift for the person whose name I didn’t draw for the gift exchange at work.

sibring3.One of the best gifts I ever gave was the “mother’s ring” I gave to my mother. It has the birthstones of my brothers and me. There is a diamond, a topaz, and an aquamarine.She was so excited! I have the ring now and call it my sibling ring.

4.One of the best gifts I ever received was my cat, Dolly. She was given to me by a friend of my brother and came at a time when I needed another heartbeat living with me. She was six weeks old when she came to me and nineteen years when she left. She was the perfect Diva.


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A day late is on time…


I am a day late with this week’s
Friendly Fill-Ins and Celebrating the Small Things,
but in my world these days it counts as on time.
So, here goes.

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 20

  1. The last movie I saw at the theater was so long ago I have no idea what it was!


2. The title of my autobiography would be  Crazy  Complexities, Complications, and Confusions. I think that describes my life quite well.


3. I would love to learn how to refinish/reupholster furniture…I think, but then maybe not.      See #2. 


4. I am glad that I learned to crochet because it is relaxing while doing something      productive, I make gifts for friends and sometimes for people I don’t know, and it keeps    me off the streets and out of the bars.


Celebrating the Small Things

This week I celebrate:

  • The weather is changing and I am so ready for cooler temps.
  • I finished one of two gifts that are needed next month.
  • I got through the day at work though I wanted to go home because I felt awful and thought I would feel better at home. As it was I got sicker when I got home but that is ok…it’s always better to be worse at home. 🙂
  • Today I feel fine.

All in all, it was a pretty good week!


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Filling in the blanks…

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 16

  1. I wish I could think of something that someone would bring back so I could fill in catcompthese blanks with something other than what I have written here.

2. An act of kindness that I do often is taking home cooked meals to my neighbors.

 3. I still have my teddy bear from my childhood.

4.  If I didn’t have the local library to visit and borrow books from, I’d be completely lost.

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Piano concert…

This week’s Tuesday Chatter


This evening we had a mini piano concert here where I live.
A man who lives here is a wonderful pianist.
He is a professor of music at the university
and he teaches piano.
He also performs with symphony orchestras
in many places throughout the country.
We were so fortunate to have him share his gift with us tonight.

We don’t have a piano but of course, he does.
He played in his apartment and we listened in the halls.
Chairs were set up in the halls of the fourth, fifth and sixth floors.
We have an atrium on the first floor and the stairs are open
with skylight windows on the roof and sound travels nicely.

After the concert, there was a reception in the
Community Room with wine , cheese, fruit, and sweets.
The evening was quite lovely.
Made me think maybe I should have
taken more than four piano lessons.
That’s another post.

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