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Montage Monday:) A Week In A Peek

23 Jun

“If you could walk a mile in my shoes you would say, ‘Wow! She is amazing and she has really big feet.’ ” (A little Monday humor.)

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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You know what? Life is pretty darn good. I haven’t been able to run around like a mad crazy woman like the old BQ days, Before Quarantine, but I’m slowly learning to cope and adjust. I find myself reading more, studying, walking, meditating, and learning about myself. And, I get to FaceTime with my family. It’s a good thing. Always look for the silver lining, the rainbow after the storm, the worm down at the bottle of the tequila bottle. (More humor.)

A week in a pretty darn good peek…

Happy Monday, my friends.

Montage Monday

9 Dec

“He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration.”
― Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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I’ve been totally immersed in the glow of Christmas from my head to my toes. Literally! My house, my clothes, and my body sparkles with glitter. My Christmas tree is up and decorated. Today, I even put up a few Christmas lights outside. I haven’t done that in a while. I’m starting to get excited about my sons coming to visit for Christmas. I want everything to be wonderful and festive.

So, here’s a week in a peek. Hope you had a good one.

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Back to the paint and the glitter.

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Rainy Days and Mondays and a Montage

14 Oct

You want to know what living life to the fullest actually is? It’s waking up on a Monday morning with no complaints. It’s knowing you always deserve to laugh. It’s doing what feels right no matter what. It’s doing what you want to no matter how stupid you look. It’s about being yourself, because no one can tell you you’re doing it wrong.
~Bernajoy Vaal quotes
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A chilly rainy Monday morning here in McKinney. Normally, I jump out of bed before 7 for an early walk, but I didn’t fall asleep till after 3am. A combination of late night tv watching, writing, and a wall-shaking scary thunderstorm kept me up. When my internal alarm woke me around 7am, I just pulled the covers up over my head and tried to go back to sleep. The operative word here is…tried.

It was drizzly and gloomy most the day, so I just bundled up in the afternoon and went for a long walk anyway. Needless to say, not many people were out walking, and most the construction workers were sent home because of the gale force winds. Yet, I was out walking. Takes a lot more than a little wind and rain to stop me from my appointed rounds…or is that the mailman? Nope, no mail today. Columbus Day.

Here’s a week in a peek.

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Montage Monday

17 Jun

“Summer in the deep South is not only a season, a climate, it’s a dimension. Floating in it, one must be either proud or submerged.”
― Eugene Walter, The Untidy Pilgrim
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It’s been a pretty hot and steamy week. My friend, Kat and I have been walking early in the morning before it gets too hot, and around 8pm after the sun sinks down below the tree line and a little cooler. But, I can’t complain. It’s June in Texas, and it hasn’t been in the 100’s. Count our blessings while we can.

So, here’s my week in a peek.

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Montage Monday

3 Jun

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
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Or easy words like “What about dinner?” Any words involving food, friends, or fun are good words. Another week flew by. A week in a peek.

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Montage Monday and Memorial Day

27 May

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” -John F. Kennedy
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It started out to be a dreary, rainy Memorial Day, but by afternoon, the skies cleared and sun came out. Everyone here in North Texas is pretty happy whenever we get a little rain, so we got the best of both worlds today. People were still able to have their parades, picnics, and cook outs.

It certainly was another busy week, the highlight being the appreciation lunch for the McKinney firefighters. So, here’s a week in a peek.

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Montage Monday: Time and Change

20 May

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
― Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
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Another week with friends, art, painting, walking, talking and procrastinating. A lot of procrastinating. But, on Monday, when I look back at all the photos taken just in one short week, it’s hard to decide which ones to share. Yep, time flies when you’re having fun. (Even when you’re not having fun.)

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Cinco de Mayo and Montage Monday

6 May

“Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to cinco de mayo as Mexico’s Independence Day.” –Joe Baca
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A lot of people think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day…no…no. Literally “the Fifth of May,” Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. In 1861, France sent a massive army to invade Mexico, as they wanted to collect on some war debts. The French army was much larger, better trained and equipped than the Mexicans struggling to defend the road to Mexico City. It rolled through Mexico until it reached Puebla, where the Mexicans made a valiant stand, and, against all logic, won a huge victory. It was short-lived, as the French army regrouped and continued; eventually taking Mexico City, but the euphoria of an unlikely victory against overwhelming odds is remembered every May fifth.
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The McKinney Square celebrated their first Cinco de Mayo celebration yesterday, sponsored by the restaurant, Bien Salsa. Magnificent Mariachi’s performed, as did the Mexico Lindo Ballet Folklorico. A good time was had by all.

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Mexico Lindo Ballet Follorico dances.


The Mariachi band was magnificent, also.

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HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO MIS AMIGOS! Victory against overwhelming odds. I like that.

Here’s my montage for Monday. A week in a peek.

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Montage Monday: Music and Art

15 Apr

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”
― Émile Zola
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I LOVE THAT!!! “I am here to live out loud.” Everyone should live out loud.

I had another busy, eventful week. It was filled with art and wonderful artists, music and talented musicians, singing, dancing, tennis, food, fun and friends. Every day that ended with “Y” was filled to the brim and bursting. Yes, I am here to live out loud, y’all!

Here’s another week in a peek.

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Montage Monday: Rainy Days and Mondays

7 Apr

“Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.”
― Vladimir Nabokov
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It rained all day yesterday, but we needed it badly. Never the less, “rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” Yes, imagine me bursting into song. You know I do. But, the glorious sun is out now, and I took my sorry self out for a double walk, joined by my neighbor, Vicki, on the first 1.5 miles, then finished a second solo loop. It felt good to feel the warm sun on my face. I’d been chilly and mopey in the house most of the gloomy, dreary morning. “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone.” Oops, more show tunes!

Have a great week!

So, here’s a week in a peek, not quite so bleak.

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