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Montage Monday:) A Week In A Peek-A-Boo

20 Dec

“A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.”

 – Carl Sandburg

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The highlight of my week has been visiting with my two favorite girls…my sweet Mom and my new granddaughter. The most beautiful girls I’ve ever seen. I am blessed beyond belief with an amazing family.



Tuesday:) Tell It Like It Is~ Super Tuesday

2 Mar

“If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.” 

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

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To be perfectly honest, I don’t know what is so super about this Super Tuesday. I’m gonna tell it like it is. This election, the candidates, the entire fiasco of television coverage, it all reminds me of a combination bad sitcom mixed with a cartoon infomercial. I’m afraid for our country, seriously afraid. 

My perception of a good presidential candidate is a person with honesty, integrity, sincerity, who is respectful and caring. A person of faith with stable, loving family values. A person of impeccable character. There should be no name calling, no ridiculous showmanship, no skeletons in their closet. Do you know anyone like that? Neither do I!

But, like all civic rights and responsibilities, if you don’t go out and cast your vote and voice your opinion at the polls, then you have no right to complain.

  
I went to vote this afternoon at Collin College. I figured there would be plenty of parking, and I would be able to get in and out in a few minutes. WRONG!!! When I arrived a few minutes after 2pm, the line was wrapped way around the hallway, with the registration tables nowhere to be seen. I chatted with a few people, strangers in line. We had a very long time to get to know one another. Ellen and I now know each other’s life history. Gee, I hope her son made it to work on time. He had to ride his bike because Mom was stuck in line. The girl behind me grew up in Chicago at 115th and Central Park. When we finally approached the finish line, there were only five polling booths and a handful of staff to accommodate the constant line of about a hundred people. I think my right foot fell asleep several times. 

   
 
I walked out at 3:30… 2-3:30, an hour and a half to move about 100 feet. Thats how long it took to exercise my right to choose a candidate that I do not totally endorse or respect. Since when do we have to vote for the less of two evils? Now, this is just my opinion. I’m not politically savvy, but I voted. I may not make a difference in an election, but I hope to make a difference in the world by being the best human being I can be. Hmmmm? Is it to late for me to run? Maybe next time!

  

Saturday:Softly Falling Rain

19 Sep

The richness of the rain made me feel safe and protected; I have always considered the rain to be healing—a blanket—the comfort of a friend. Without at least some rain in any given day, or at least a cloud or two on the horizon, I feel overwhelmed by the information of sunlight and yearn for the vital, muffling gift of falling water.~Douglas Coupland, Life After God

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This morning, the dark looming clouds were a pleasant sight. I got up early to try and get a run in before going to my writing group. It misted a tiny bit when I first set out at 7:30, but I figured , “So what! I’m going to be sopping wet after my run.” It never did rain, so I joggled about three miles, and indeed, I was drenched without the rain. 

  
Look at those beautiful clouds! We desperately needed the rain. It started raining around 9:30 and it was wonderful to use the wipers on my car for a change. Did I mention we need rain?

  
Funny how a little rain can brighten a gloomy day. Ironic? The sun is out now, but the rain was lovely while it lasted. 

  

Tuesday: Time for Brownies, Old Friends and Making New Friends

10 Sep

You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can’t forget. Those are your ‘friends.
Martin Luther King Jr
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I had a fun morning at Zumba, dancing my cares and worries away for an hour. Did I ever tell you that I love Zumba? I do. (I did a little dancin’ in the kitchen later, but that’s for another day.) Then, yes, work on a little more unpacking, and then bake some brownies for McKinney Creative Community meeting at 5:30.

I’m slowly getting back into my old routine, and making and baking brownies means making a funny face in the bowl with the mix. It’s a tradition. Silly, but tradition, none the less.

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Being in Texas, what better props than a cowboy theme.

Then, off to SPARC, just north of the Square, for McKinney Creative Community, a lovely group of talented artists, writers, dancers and all around fun people. We meet the second Tuesday of each month for a potluck and sharing “new and good.”

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What’s nice about this group is, there are the same old regulars, but then always new and interesting people to meet. “Sometimes you meet those people you can’t forget. Those are your friends.”

IMG_0757.JPGOK, I couldn’t pass this up… Here is “A MUG SHOT” of Alyssa and Jill. They are holding handmade mugs made at SPARC.

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