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Monday musings…

If you are always trying to be normal
you will never know how amazing you can be.
Maya Angelou

When I was a kid I wanted to be normal.
I wanted to fit in.
I wanted be like the other kids.
I was miserable

When I was a young adult I wanted to be normal.
I wanted to fit in.
I wanted to be like the other young adults.
I was miserable.

When I was in my 50’s I knew I wasn’t normal.
I knew I wanted to just be me.
I knew I didn’t want to be like everyone else.
I was okay.

Then I got older and knew I was still not normal.
I knew I still wanted to just be me
I still knew I wasn’t like everyone else.
I was okay.

Today I don’t want to be normal.
I want to just be who I am.
I want to be amazing.
I am happy.

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Celebrate the Small Things · Grateful · whatever!

I am happy…

Celebrate the Small Things

I have spent this week with people who are miserable.  They are nice people and I like them but they are so very unhappy and angry. What a waste of energy! I did what I could to help the situation but they don’t want help. They like being upset and furious. So, now I am done.

For all the frustration I was feeling I had something confirmed.
I am a happy person!happy I have a good life and I know it and I am ever so grateful. Life isn’t perfect. There are problems. Just getting older is a problem, old folks move from general body maintenance to repairs and that is not fun at all. But you have to be thankful that you’re still above ground.

In a couple of weeks, all this neighborly anger will come to a head and one group will win and one will lose. I am more on the side of one than the other but whatever is decided will be “the rules” and I will deal with it.

So, this week I am celebrating that I am happy…
and my maintenance is holding with a few repairs.
Life is good…except when it isn’t then I take a nap.

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Celebrate the Small Things · Grateful · Uncategorized · whatever!

A good week…

Celebrating the Small Things


  • Several months ago I had cataract surgery on both eyes and today I went to the ophthalmologist to get the final exam. Everything is good. My distance vision is 20-20 and with “cheater” glasses I can see to read and do close work fine. Now I will just go once a year for a check-up. \O/ Definitely something to celebrate!
  • The other thing to celebrate is that today it was a cool 94*. I know that is still hot but not as bad as the 100+* we have been having all summer.
  • One more thing…I lost the five pounds I gained and now back at my goal weight.

A good week!

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A vision of bubbles…

I was trying to come up with something for
Tuesday Chatter
and had nada so went and sat on the balcony.
Let me tell you 100* is hot!
Because it was so hot I decided to come inside but
before I did I looked out and saw this

I know the pictures aren’t good but those little dots in the trees are
I tried to see where they were coming from but
saw nothing, no bubbles anywhere but floating in the trees.
The vision made me smile and laugh.

Maybe it was just my brain being fried in the heat and I was hallucinating,
but I swear I saw bubbles in the trees.
The pictures prove it.  Right?

Whatever!  It gave me something to chat about.

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