Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time To Check My Mascara!

 
I keep my mascara no more than 4 months before tossing it. I know that there is probably lots still in the tube, but I'm not going to take any chances. My mother is losing her eye sight and I have seen how that affects your life. Her loss of eyesight  was largely her own fault... not paying attention to her diabetes and she is paying for it now. I'm not going to follow her example. I buy three tubes of mascara at a time and tape an expiry date to each of them. When the time comes... into the garbage it goes and I start on the next tube. Another good reason not to spend a ton of money on the expensive stuff!
 
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I think that I began to love quotes when I began to thumb through my mom's Women's Day magazines. They always devoted an entire page to quotes that were sent in by their readers. They were so thought provoking. I always looked forward to reading them. 
 
A Beginner's Meditation JourneyIf you can stick it out for 30 days... and I did it!!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Do Mindfulness and Meditation Really Work??

 
Until this morning, I would have said yes, but I woke up in a ton of pain thanks to some gardening that I did yesterday. Yes, I probably over did it but for the first time in a month and a half of meditating... I could not settle my thoughts for more than a few seconds. That said, I'm not giving up. I realize that I'm still pretty new to this, so I will stick at it for at least a year. After that, the cards are off the table!
 
*Here's The Source
 
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I think that I began to love quotes when I began to thumb through my mom's Women's Day magazines. They always devoted an entire page to quotes that were sent in by their readers. They were so thought provoking. I always looked forward to reading them. 
 
A Beginner's Meditation JourneyIf you can stick it out for 30 days... and I did it!!

Those Shoes Laces That Seem To Untie Themselves

Yes I do sometimes wonder about the strangest things, and now I can't wait for darling granddaughter to ask me!!  She is going to be soooo impressed with her Nana lol!!
 
 **How Does It Happen?


 
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I think that I began to love quotes when I began to thumb through my mom's Women's Day magazines. They always devoted an entire page to quotes that were sent in by their readers. They were so thought provoking. I always looked forward to reading them.
A Beginner's Meditation JourneyIf you can stick it out for 30 days... and I did it!!

Woman Gets Bumped From Her Flight and Negotiates $11,000 for Her Troubles

 
We have all heard about the unfortunate man who was bumped fro his seat on the flight that had been overbooked. Well, this woman took note and did a bit of negotiating. Must remember this ploy!!
 
How She Made 11,000 Dollars By Getting Bumped From Her Seat
 
 
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I think that I began to love quotes when I began to thumb through my mom's Women's Day magazines. They always devoted an entire page to quotes that were sent in by their readers. They were so thought provoking. I always looked forward to reading them. 
 
A Beginner's Meditation JourneyIf you can stick it out for 30 days... and I did it!!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Now That Spring is Almost Here...

I never thought that I would be buying a wheel barrow but now that we live in the country, we really do need one. You have no idea just how tiring it is carrying in wood that the previous owner chopped for us and left in the woods. We are grateful of course but it's big time heavy... requiring multiple trips. And that is just one of the uses for this little necessity.  And this one doesn't look flimsy!
United General WH89982 Heavy Duty Steel Tray Wheelbarrow, 6 Cubic-Feet 18 Gallon
 
 
 
 
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I think that I began to love quotes when I began to thumb through my mom's Women's Day magazines. They always devoted an entire page to quotes that were sent in by their readers. They were so thought provoking. I always looked forward to reading them. 
 
A Beginner's Meditation Journey
 If you can stick it out for 30 days... and I did it!!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Coloring Compared To Meditation

I hate to color... anything... just so you know, but I have just completed my 30 Day Meditation Course and I'm on day 32 haha... pretty pleased with myself!!!  Anyway, I try to read one article on meditation a day and one of them was talking about how 5 minutes of coloring could be the same as an hour of meditation. I scoffed at first. There was no way that THAT could be true, but I thought that I would give it a try.

I have an old Page A Day calendar that featured artwork and water color paints. Well, lets just say that it didn't go well. I lost interest the minute my artwork started to look well, kind of crappy! But a couple of days ago, I got it out and thought that I would simply trace the sketched scene to see if I could stay with that for more than 30 seconds.  Actually, it seems that I can.

And, I found that my mind didn't wander once while I was following the lines. And it took me ten minutes to complete. (I added a border which took more time.)  Anyway, I certainly can't sit and meditate for five minutes without my mind wandering at least once, so maybe there is something to it. And I have 360 pages from the calendar that I can use. Yes, I gave up after 5 days!! And yes, I never through it out... even though it's 7 years out of date!
 
 
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I think that I began to love quotes when I began to thumb through my mom's Women's Day magazines. They always devoted an entire page to quotes that were sent in by their readers. They were so thought provoking. I always looked forward to reading them. 
 
A Beginner's Meditation Journey

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Things That I Don't Want To Forget Today!!





 I just realized that I have just 2 more weeks before the books have to go back to the library. I have barely started on the first, let alone the other three that looked so good on the shelves. So, I looked up how to make time for reading and was surprised at what I found. I won't be using some of them... just wouldn't work for me, but a couple of them will. Hoping they will work for you too!

 I must give this recipe to my daughter... just as a little reminder that I REALLY want this peppermint bark for Christmas. The peppermint works so well the the chocolate...
We had a vacation all planned a few years ago but it kind of fell apart. The main reason that I wanted to go was to try authentic Gingerbread. Yes, we had booked a holiday on the border of France and Germany and then hubby was layed off. So much for that holiday and we have never gone back. But... I DID FIND THIS RECIPE! Must give this a try!

 I have wanted to try these Downey Unstoppables for a while now but just found this video comparing them with a version that they found at the Dollar Tree. Can't forget about this one!!

I don't know how many times that I have tried to meditate... here's something that I found today! 

I can't remember the last time that I had rice pudding. In our home that is called Comfort Food!! Must give this recipe a try!

We have a new house and I have no idea how to decorate our front hall. It's just a weird space... but this page offers a lot of ideas... one will have to work. 
 
 
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I think that I began to love quotes when I began to thumb through my mom's Women's Day magazines. They always devoted an entire page to quotes that were sent in by their readers. They were so thought provoking. I always looked forward to reading them.