Sunday

It's Going To Be a Nice Quiet Day


No big plans for today... it's been a busy week, so today is going to be about pampering myself. Maybe a nice long walk out to the end of the driveway and maybe up to the next side road. We had oatmeal for breakfast... can you tell that it is still winter here on the prairies! At least our snow is slowly disappearing. I can't wait for spring to arrive and I can get out to see what has come up in our garden. Here is an interesting little tidbit... did you know that rhubarb can grow in complete darkness! I was reading yesterday that they have been growing it this way for hundreds of years in Yorkshire!!

  Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Thursday

Are you going in the right direction??

 "The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are but in what direction we are moving." Oliver Wendall Holmes Jr.

Yes, this is a trick question!!


Thinking Ahead... Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Monday

Staying Positive :)

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant,"
Anne Bradstreet

It might be a wee bit above zero and for us that means spring is here, but it doesn't feel like it. Okay, I'm whining and I'm going to stop. Just a month or so ago, we were looking at -38 without the windchill!!!

 
Thinking Ahead... Wondering when spring will actually arrive!! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Sunday

Okay Winter Is Back

 Kindess is like snow... it beautifies everything it covers.
Kahil Gibran

Yes... it is snowing this morning and the temps are ready to plunge again!



Thinking Ahead... Maybe its time to get the snowmen dolls out again! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Saturday

This Morning's Quote... It's So Easy To Do

 "Be in love with your life... every detail of it!
Unknown

 I told you it would be easy. You just have to decide to do it!

Thinking Ahead... Time To Start My Easter Decorating... I wish the kids were little again!! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Friday

A Quote About Being Nice... Even When You Don't Want To be!

 "Treat everyone with politeness even those who are very rude to you, not because they are nice, but because you are."
Unknown

 **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Pleasant Thoughts

We are slowly packing away everything for the upcoming move and darling daughter found something that I hadn't seen in a long time. It was a little cantaloupe with melon spoons inserted into it. I recognized it but had no idea where it had come from. Hubby this morning told me that I picked it up on the only day that I wasn't sick in Costa Rica.

I had just about decided to give it away before he told me, but now... I think that I will hold on to it. That was one horrid vacation and that little cantaloupe was my only good little spark apparently!!


Thinking Ahead...I found an entire box of Easter decorations!! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Wednesday

Today's Quote About Advice

 "Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it."
Edna St Vincent Millay

 **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Monday

Love... and when you know

 "You know you're in love when you can't sleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
Dr. Seuss


Thinking Ahead... Time to start thinking about decorating for Easter... just like Mom used to do!!  **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

What Is True Love?

 "Being able to wait is a sign of true love and patience. Anyone can say I love you but not everyone can wait and prove it's true."
Unknown

  Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Sunday

Loving Enough

 "If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.
Emmet Fox

I wonder who would win this award if one was given??  And then I have to wonder if they were sincere??


Thinking Ahead...  Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Morning Thoughts About Love

"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action."
Mother Theresa

Do just one thing today to let the people in your home know that you love them!!


Thinking Ahead...  Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Saturday

Why We Shouldn't Tell Lies!

 "It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected."
John Bradshaw



Thinking Ahead... Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Friday

Planning What You Want To Be

 "Those who are more adapted to the active life can prepare themselves for contemplation in the practice of the active life, while those who are more adapted to the contemplative life can take upon themselves the works of the active life so as to become yet more apt  for contemplation.
Thomas Aquinas



Thinking Ahead... Time To Start My Green Decorating... just like Mom used to do!! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Thursday

Success in My Mind...

"Success, in my view, is the willingness to strive for something you really want. The person not reaching the top is no less a success than the one who achieved it, if they both sweated blood, sweat and tears and overcame obstacles and fears. The failure to be perfect does not mean you're not a success."
Fran Tarkenton



Thinking Ahead... Time To Start My Green Decorating... just like Mom used to do!! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Wednesday

Thoughts on Life

"Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale"
William Shakespeare

Ahhh, that's kind of cynical. I can think back to days when my life has been kind of interesting if I do say so myself!! I guess it's all how you look at it!


Tuesday

I Think That I'm Ready For a Change...

 It is going to be one interesting year ahead... where we leave everything we know right now behind, and head out to something completely new!!

"There are two kinds of fools: This is old therefore it is good. The other one says, This is new therefore it is better."
W.R. Inge

"Any change, even a change for the better is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts." Arnold Bennett

"Change is not reform, any more tha noise is music." Unknown



Thinking Ahead... Time To Start My Green Decorating... just like Mom used to do!! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Monday

Holding a Grudge

 I wonder how that habit came into being?  I can carry a grudge like no one else. And I can carry it for decades. Not really a good thing now that I think about it and it just might be my Epic Win for May. I really need to know how to let something go instead of holding onto it and making myself miserable.

Perhaps studying up on it for a month is just what I need to let it go!  As it is, someone ticked me off a little while ago and I don't think that I will be talking to them for the rest of the day. And that person... I'm sure that they will have long forgotten it!

I can forgive but I will never forget.  Not really a good way to go through life.



Thinking Ahead... Time To Start My Green Decorating... just like Mom used to do!! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

For Those Of You Thinking About Romance At the Moment




 "Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.
Vincent Van Gogh

"Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategests."
Anita Brookner

"An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception."
Harold Lokes


Thinking Ahead... Time To Start My Green Decorating... just like Mom used to do!! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Sunday

Checking In With Old Friends...




 You might have to move away from friends that you once spent soooo much time with, but you don't have to lose contact! Just popped in via FaceBook to see what a friend who lives miles and miles and miles away and found that she was having brunch at an Inn, where our families had once enjoyed Christmas dinner together!!


Thinking Ahead... Time To Start My Green Decorating... just like Mom used to do!! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

I Think That I Spotted My First Crocus!!!




 "Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow!"

"Encourage another and build each other up."
Thessalonians

"Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?" Neltje Blanchan



Thinking Ahead... Time To Start My Green Decorating... just like Mom used to do!! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Saturday

Time For a Little Irish...




An Irish Blessing... May the roof above us never fall in and may we friends gathered below never fall out.

Irish Dipomancy
The art of telling someone to go to hell and having them look forward to the trip.

Irish saying
May you get all your wishes but one, so you always have something to strive for.



Thinking Ahead... Time To Start My Green Decorating... just like Mom used to do!! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Thursday

Tulip Quotes For a Wintery Morning




"Like the tulips. you bring sunshine and warmth after the cold and dreary winter.
Like the tulips, you are a constant reminder that there is light after darkness.
Unknown

How can you be content to be in the world like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing.
Mary Astell

 “A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They’re all different without trying to be. As long as they’re unselfconsciously being themselves, they can’t help but shine. It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted.”
  Marianne Williamson


Thinking Ahead... Time To Start My Green Decorating... just like Mom used to do!! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Wednesday

So Much For Spring!



Well, our spring temps are gone for the time being it seems, and we now have about 8 extra inches of snow to find something to do about. While the snowblower can toss  it across the yard with no lifting required, the back deck is a whole other story. Before the last storm, I could see the green deck boards, thanks to the sun who had decided to melt what was left of the snow.  Now, I think it is going to be fun trying to find a place to put the new stuff. The raised deck has railings that go all around it with about an inch to shove the snow under it. Unfortunately, the banks are already up to that point and I can't push the snow under anymore.  Same goes for the stairs that goes down to the lawn. They have been shoveled but either side of the stairs is now higher than the deck. Oh, they joys of winter!!


Thinking Ahead... Time To Start My Green Decorating... just like Mom used to do!! Buy A Little Something For Yourself... or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. Favorite Book... Anything by Jane McGonigal **Today in the garden... Thinking about what I might plant next year! **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Thoughts of Springtime

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it turn."
Hal Borland... he has never visited Manitoba.

"The snow is sparkling like a million little suns,"
Lama Willa Miller

"Stay calm and wait for spring."
Unknown



**Thinking Ahead... Time To Start My Green Decorating... just like Mom used to do!!