Meet and Greet: 4/22/17

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

See ya on Monday!!

I Feel the Earth Move

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives!

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Yosemite Valley with Bridalveil Falls

If you are a wilderness geek like me, you might know that today, April 21st is the 179th birthday of John Muir. If you didn’t know, let me tell you why he may have been considered (in my eyes) one of the most important men on Planet Earth.

John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. He was the founder of the Sierra Club.

According to sources, Muir petitioned the U.S. Congress for the National Park bill that was passed in 1890, establishing Yosemite as our second National Park. Do you know which was the first? (hint: also starts with a “Y”).

The spiritual quality and enthusiasm toward nature expressed in his writings inspired readers, including presidents and congressmen, to take action to help preserve large nature areas.

He is today referred to as the “Father of the…

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Avocado and Basil Pasta Primavera

MSnubutterflies!

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This is a light refreshing dish. Perfect for our hot summers. Even though it has few ingredients it is packed with flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 16oz. Box Fettuccine Pasta
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Leek Bunch Chopped
  • 1 Zucchini  Chopped
  • 1 Cup Snow Peas
  • 1 Bunch of Fresh Basil
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/4 Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

In a large pan bring the water for the pasta to a boil. While the water is coming to a boil make an ice bath in a small bowl. In a blender add 1 cup of the vegetable stock. When the water has come to a boil (using tongs) immerse the Basil into the boiling water. Just until it wilts. As soon as the basil wilts place it into the ice bath. Add the pasta to the boiling water. Remove the stems from the basil…

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Blog Networking: 4/19/17

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Here’s how to network your blog. The work is done for you, all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others.  The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!

(click How to Network Your Blog to view yesterday’s post)

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My Loud Bipolar Whispers

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Blog of a Mad Black Woman

Flying Through Water

Aria-Bella Rises

Cyranny’s Cove

Life of a Busy Dad

Tripping Through Treacle

Two Are Better Than One

 

Today’s Featured Blog is…A Momma’s View!

A Momma’s View!

A Momma's View

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I could tell you all about our lovely neighbors we had to leave behind when we moved from Switzerland to Australia. The lovely couple next door, always happy to have a little chat or the family next door whose kids kept our little boy giggling. I could tell you about the other family in the neighborhood with the horses. People I’m still friends with.

I could also tell you about the weird neighbor we had over the first 6 months in Australia. The lady in her mid 40’s who came home with another guy every night, in the middle of the night to then play “Hotel California” full blast and waking not only us but for sure the entire building. I could tell you how I knocked on her door at 1.30am only to hear her say after she turned the music down “oh it’s the neighbors again, let’s just…

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Don’t Panic!

Misty Books!

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Don’t panic!

It’s all right after all!

The quarrying is finished!

Is it?‘ I hear you cheer in relief, ‘how on earth do you know?
Well if you remember they did a bit of scraping about a few months back, we thought it may be a test hole – but no; I’m very pleased to report that that was it! Quarry dug.

Now we know you’re raving – that chairman at the public meeting was right!‘ was not really the response I was looking for.

If you’ll listen for a few seconds longer than he did I’ll tell you how I know – and that is because they’ve moved straight on to phase II – the infilling phase, see the picture attached, that’s how I figured it out.

Pardon?
You know, I think you may have something there.
I never thought of that.
They don’t…

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Overwhelmed 

Fearless needs your advice!

Fearless

overwhelmedI have to be honest, I am getting overwhelmed by the blogosphere. I have 310 followers here at WordPress, I’ve written 256 posts, I’ve had 7125 views, 2478 visitors and my best day ever was 201 views.  And then add all of the posts of the 310 followers and that’s a huge number! And then add 363 followers on Facebook, 165 on Twitter, 48 on Pinterest (just started), and 729 connections on LinkedIn.  I do not have enough time in a 24 hour day to stay connected like I want, or maybe I should.  I saw one post that had 450 comments. It boggles my mind!

So I’m asking for some help.  What are your tricks to stay in touch with people? How do you manage your time? What time management skills do you employ?

Please don’t say “just do the best you can” or “you’re doing fine”. I really…

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Climbing…

Cyranny’s Cove!

Cyranny's cove

via Daily Prompt: Climbing

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My Dear,

I went hiking the other day. Alone. I followed your footprints, engraved in the rock, followed the path, you had walked so long ago. Looking for traces of your past, left innocently along the road… Remains of the man you were becoming, souvenirs of the boy that is no more…

My legs hurt, as I ascended, slowly, but surely. Each step I took, made me ache and wonder. Wonder if it was crazy, wonder if I was. But I kept putting one foot in front of the other, clinging at the rock wall as the way got steeper. And my doubts faded little by little.

“Pity me, for I am a fool for you” you once said, but I was the fool climbing my way laboriously… Beating my body. Wanting to light the slightest spark of pride in your eyes, by all means possible…

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Monday Minstrel: The Miniature Horse

Horse addict!

HorseAddict

Miniature: A thing that is much smaller than normal. A plant or animal that is a smaller version of an existing variety or breed.

The miniature horse is very diminutive in stature, with height less than 34-38 inches (86-97cm) measured from the ground to the withers. They are considered horses not ponies and were first developed in the early 1600’s. By 1765 they were frequently seen as pets of the nobility.  After the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, in Britain, which outlawed the use of children in coal mines, the minis and also small ponies were most commonly used in the mines.

The first small horses date from 1861 in the US and they were employed in coal mines until the mid 1900’s.  By 1960 the general public began to be interested in the  minis and they are now used in a number of equestrian disciplines.

Although they are…

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Meet and Greet: 4/15/17

 dreambigwallpaper-pinkombre

It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

See ya on Monday!!