No Whining Wednesday – Expect What You Cannot See

Pearls Before Swine

It’s been a minute since we’ve had a No Whining Wednesday, where we do not complain, whine or criticize for a 24 hour period.

If this is your first NWW be sure to CLICK HEREto learn more about this segment. For the rest of you, welcome back!

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We hold onto hope with shaking hands and weak hearts. It is something we fall back on in times of desperation and fear. We cry out loud for it, searching for solutions to our problems when there’s nothing left to do but wait. When things are out of our hands and we are no longer in control then, and only then, do we hope because there’s nothing left to do.

It is time for an upgrade.

Expect What You Cannot See

Hope by definition is the substance of what is expected, the proof of what we…

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Talking to myselves

La mémoire se Fane she whispered… and then whispered she

This life is not mine and you are not me

Perhaps just a fraction… perhaps just a start

A small tiny fraction of what makes the whole heart

She did not like she but she adored she

She wondered what time she stopped being “me”

When she laid forfeit to this life of her own?

To be Eleanor Rigby every time she left home?

Hiding behind this mask she called she…

When, she wondered… will I become “me”–



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Let Me Ask You A Question – 9/24/17


Let me ask you a question:

Is it me or should more people be concerned about the North Korea situation?  

Lazy day.

Lucky Otters Haven


It’s gorgeous outside today (though unseasonably hot) but for some reason I have no energy at all.  It’s not lack of sleep, since I slept for about 11 hours and woke up late.   I’m too tired to even go for a drive.   Maybe it’s my SAD kicking in.  Sometimes I get more fatigued than depressed when that happens.

So I’m just going to read for a while and then maybe take a nap.  After that,  I’ll spend some time on this blog.  Maybe I’ll write a post or maybe I won’t, but it’s time for some organization.   I made a new category last night (Politics and Trumpism) since I have so many related posts now and they need to be in their own section!

Hope everyone is having a great day!

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I Love Girls!

Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns

A friend recently posted this list on his fb page. As the mother of three beautiful girls I thought it would be fitting to create a list of “Rules For My Daughter”.

Rules For My Son: 

  1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
  2. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs ain’t one.
  3. If you hunt and kill you clean and grill.
  4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
  5. Act like you’ve been there before. Especially in the end zone.
  6. Request the late check-out.
  7. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
  8. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
  9. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
  10. Don’t fill up on bread.
  11. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look him in the eye.
  12. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
  13. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
  14. Carry…

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Happy 83rd Birthday Leonard Cohen


Today is the 83rd birthday of the singer, songwriter, poet, truth teller, and genius who is quoted as saying “Everything has a crack in it, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen. His music and thoughtfully chosen lyrics resonate through generations around the globe. I find myself still, listening, every time I unexpectedly encounter one of his songs. I have stared blankly at the bakery display in a Starbucks, my mind wrapped around his words, sliding between them, memorizing their placement. The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left.

NAME: Leonard Cohen
OCCUPATION: Singer, Songwriter, Poet
BIRTH DATE: September 21, 1934
DEATH DATE: November 7, 2016
PLACE OF BIRTH: Montreal, Canada
PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
REMAINS: Buried, Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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12 Greatest Phone Apps That Everyone Should Have – Level Up Stud

Level Up Stud

On average I spend 65 minutes on my phone and I unlock it 70 times a day. That’s about 5% of my day spent on my phone. Clearly I’m unproductive and I should be putting that precious daily hour towards a goal.

That’s not the case. Unlike most people who “invest” nearly a $1,000 on a phone, I treat my phone as an asset. It’s something meant to advance my life, not occupy or inhibit it.

(If you don’t believe your wasting your life on your phone, download the Quality Time app to see for yourself)

But enough of the know-it-all cheekiness. Here are the 12 excellent apps everyone should

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Fearless Friday


Only 8 more days!!  Swim for MS, is fundraiser, to assist the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America in their efforts to provide services.  Some of the services MSAA is providing to the people effected by the recent natural disasters are finding an MS specialist, accessing patient-assistance programs, or locating emergency services for those in the areas affected. They do not provide any type of direct financial assistance.

By supporting my efforts in Swim for MS, you will assist MSAA to provide vital programs and services to all members of the MS community, including cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; assistive equipment like wheelchairs, walkers, and grab bars; MRI funding (which I was fortunate to take advantage of); educational videos and publications; a toll-free Helpline; a Lending Library; and much more! Here is a link to their website if you would like to know more about the specific programs that MSAA provides free…

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