Posted in bloggers, friendship, kindness

She Speaks

A quick shout out and a heartwarming thank you to my blogger buddies for checking in on me.  mz_4779881_bodyshot_300x400-1

I am looking forward to reading and catching up on everyone’s blog posts!!  I have been away for a bit.  I need to get back into the swing of things.

 

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So what did I miss??

 

143 SATURDAYS UNTIL PARIS

 

 

 

Posted in blog, bloggers, gratitude, kindness, Monthly Mingle

An Attitude of Gratitude

A few small words of kindness can have such a gigantic impact on your day.  People come into your life and sometimes they don’t know how much they mean to you.  I am lucky to have a dear friend – Anna.

 

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Anna helps to operate The Granary Whole Foods in Orange Park, Florida.  The store has been successfully owned by her family for 37 years.  This unique grocery store specializes in nutritional supplements, organic fruits and vegetables, organic herbs, natural pet foods, non-gmo foods, environmentally friendly household items, books and natural skin care.  More importantly – is how the business operates.  As you walk through the door of the little yellow house built-in circa 1887 –  you will step back in time.  The energy and passion of the knowledgeable, friendly staff are key to The Granary’s success.  If you are ever in the Orange Park area, you must check out this gem.

Anna, along with some of the blogs I follow, helped to inspire this post.  This is the first edition of Monthly Mingle.  In each Monthly Mingle, I will share a list of blogs that I think Anna and YOU will enjoy reading.  Each of their posts brings an assortment of colorful distinctiveness.  I am grateful for the creativity of each and every blog I follow.

 

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Makes Me Wander

Geek the Cat

I Know I Made You Smile

Lins Food

Lisa Sell – Reader, I Wrote It

But Why?

Aurum Reviews

Muddling Through My Middle Ages

Sleeping on the Diagonal

Second Half Woman

Image Earth Travel

Harvest and Honey

Get Connect Dad

I hope you will be able to visit some of the blogs I have listed.  I think there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Feel free to share your blog in the comments.  I would be delighted to check them out.  Stay tuned for next month’s edition of #MonthlyMingle.

 

178 Saturdays until Paris

Posted in blog, bloggers, humor, technology, writing

My Predicament

I shared a post last week, from the blog  A.M. Bradley.  The post has fantastic tips to help grow your blog.  If you haven’t read it – check it out here.

The first tip really whipped me into a panic.  It says to post 1-2 times a day.

  A day?  What?

Whether or not you agree with that statement – here is my dilemma.

I have always steered clear from leaping into the 21st century.  I am always behind the times with the latest gadgets.  Pen and paper are my preferred method of writing.  I loved stationary when I was younger – still do.  I had quite the addiction as a child.  I love getting cards or handwritten letters – in fancy penmanship.  Most of them I have saved and I can’t accidentally delete them into the unknown.

Exhibit #1 – 4th grade birthday card from the class.

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A television show in the 70’s – Big Blue Marble – was a favorite of mine.  The show would assign random pen pals, if you sent in a request.  So many friends from around the globe.  So many stamps purchased.  (Shout out to  Joy –  from the Philippines and Naomi – from California)

I miss those simple days.  I avoided social media for so long.

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It made absolutely no sense to me, when my husband wanted a 60″ flat-screen, smart TV.  Don’t be silly.  Our 25″ box TV works just fine.

I have needed a newer vehicle for quite some time.  When my husband brings up the topic –  My question is always the same, “Where will I listen to my Joan Jett cassette tapes?”

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My sister, who lives over a 1,000 miles away, suggested I get an iPhone.  “It will be so much fun!” – she squealed.  The first thing out of my mouth was “Who are we now – The Jetsons??

I enjoy reading many blogs, but I know I can’t post 1-2 posts a day.  Not with my methods.  I admire the creative content, so many bloggers post daily.  I am thrilled to post 1-2 posts a month.  I shared two posts by fellow bloggers this month – this is the first post I actually sat down to write.  I like to do my first draft on paper.  Sometimes I choose chalk.

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Although, I usually get distracted by drawing a flower, a rainbow or hopscotch court.

My intention for today  was to get a jump start on my second post for the month.  Mother Nature has other plans.  The clouds are rolling in and the sky has turned dark.  Production has been hindered – yet again.

 Back to the computer I go.

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Maybe, I should send out my posts via smoke signals.  It seems to be the logical choice.

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Note: If you are wondering –  my husband and I no longer smoke cigarettes.

If anyone is looking for me,  I will be watching my collection of I Love Lucy – on my VCR.  Thanks for reading!

 183 Saturdays until Paris

 

Do you miss the simple days of yesteryear?  

OR

Should I send my next post – via carrier pigeon – to the line you are standing in, while waiting for the latest and greatest device?  Let me know in the comments!