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Home is a strange concept for me.

Most people need to return to their house to feel ”home”. Most people have a place where they feel grounded. I never had roots, I don’t feel any attachment to a certain place. I often got sorry looks when I tried to explain my rootlessness.

I don’t feel sorry for myself. ”Home” is wherever I put my toothbrush down.

Home is here. For now.

The flight was long, and as usual, customs were a nightmare. For some reason, no matter how light I travel, custom agents always seem to find something to investigate. This time, my light bag was the problem. Apparently, it was a bit suspicious that I didn’t bring enough clothing to fill a large walk-in.

But it is over now, and the hour long train ride gave me more than enough time to put the annoyance behind me.

Unpacking…

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Lessons from mom

Take It Upon Yourself

While my son and I helped dad pack things up, after my dad was mentally and emotionally able to sell the property and mobile home in south Florida where we’d first landed after relocating in 1985 from West Virginia, I found several things that answered some questions I’d had for many years.

Along with several diary pages that mom had written in the 1960s and 1970s, I found an unsigned letter to her that made me question which is more important taking advice from family or from friends.

The statement in the letter that got me was, “I’m disappointed in you that you feel that your friends understand you better than your family (and me).”

I have an idea of who the letter is from, but I am not sure. It was typed, single spaced on one sheet of paper.

As of this moment, it doesn’t matter to me who…

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I hate these days

Its good to be crazy Sometimes

The way we have been doing the school run is that my partner (I really should give him a better nickname) will either do the drop off or the collection, depending on what he is working.

There have been the odd few days like tomorrow, when his work start him at 9am and finish at 3.30pm

Meaning he can do neither, we have had the conversation about just leaving monkey at school till four and hoping he is ok, but that is frowned upon, as is dumping the poor lad in the playground at 8.15 in the morning.

This means, I have to do it, which results in nights like this when I just stare at the clock ticking down, till I fall asleep with a knot in my stomach.

As I have explained in a previous post the actual doing doesn’t seem to be a problem, but the come…

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Luxurious Mountain Fall

WRITE OUTSIDE

Fall has been fantastic in Western North Carolina this year. And I love everything about it!

I love the sensation of a cool breeze on my skin and the crunch of leaves beneath my feet.

I enjoy long walks with my dog and cat ( yes cat) looking up into the boughs of autumnal colored trees.

I jump on the pumpkin spice train every fall. That’s lattes, breads, doughnuts- anything pumpkin spiced I’ll eat it-without shame.

I rejoice when the temperature drops below 60 degrees and I can dive into my scarf basket. I live for cooler weather so I can play winter dress-up in coats, hats, scarfs and gloves- and then complain it’s too cold!

So here’s some amateur I-phone photography celebrating fall near my home.

The dog and cat are enjoying the fall pleasures as well.

Photography By: cperciaccanto

Quotes By: Country Living And KeepInspiring.me

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Sunday haiku – library

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This Saturday’s fun:

Walter Science Library

Yes, I am a geek!

Walter libraryUniversity of MN – Walter Science Library

There is such joy in spending time researching in libraries! Endless information and treasure. I am grateful for my medical writing project which brought me back to the place where I earned my Master’s degree 12 years ago.

cristy@meximinnesotana.com

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Daily Addictions: Muse and MLMM Saturday Mix 11-10-18

The Bag Lady

It used to be simple

You were my muse

Delighted in every vowel you used

Telling me how you loved me

Does love ever last?

Can it really be without ending too complicated?

I used many consonants trying to keep you near

But the two vowels I remember most are

Love….

Over and end.

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https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2018/11/10/saturday-mix-opposing-forces-10-november-2018/

https://dailyaddictions542855004.wordpress.com/2018/11/04/daily-addictions-2018-week-44/

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Fun Foto Challenge: Tools

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This week’s Fun Foto Challenge from Cee’sPhotography is for the topic:

TOOLS

Here’s my take on it:

My songs of the day are:

”Paint The Town Beige” by Robert Earl Keen

”Brushed” by Paul Weller

”All Canadian Surf Club” by The Tragically Hip

“Birmingham” by Shovels & Rope

“Dog Paddle” by Modest Mouse

”Surf’s Up Tonight” by Midnight Oil

”Brush Away” by Alice In Chains

”Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones

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1958 was a great year for producing men ⋆ LORIEB (Lor-ee-be)

1958 was an awesome year that included the birth of five best friends who have remained closer than many biological brothers since early childhood.

Source: 1958 was a great year for producing men LORIEB (Lor-ee-be)

Why Are So Many Indian Arranged Marriages Successful? The upsides of relinquishing choice, deciding quickly, & lower expectations: Utpal Dholakia Ph.D.(Posted Nov 24, 2015)

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While conducting personal research on qualities to look for when choosing a partner, I fell into this article on arranged marriages. I first learned of this practice as a young adult and immediately dismissed it as ridiculous and empathized with women who didn’t have a voice in choosing their partner and were forced into marriage without love being a part of the equation. Thirty years and a different mindset later, I’ve learned that a major disadvantage is lacking knowledge of what love really is, and choosing partners for the wrong reasons based on skewed value systems. Of course, if the family background is one of dysfunction, like mine, it’s possible you still might do a little better in your choices than your parents based on what you saw growing up. I automatically ruled out the absence of a job and a lifestyle that increased the odds of jail time. The…

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