Posted in Randomy Goodness

The Best Laid Plans

And so it goes, the best laid plans. Being sick for about half of the month was not how I planned to spend December. Alas, it was what happened. I had planned to do this or that the week before and the week of Christmas, but only what had to be done was completed, not by my choice. The rest of the time was spent relaxing, recouping, and recharging. It’s paying off and I feel like a human! For several days now. The cough lingers a wee bit, but…

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Posted in Song Lyric Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday: Finding Peace

Music is part of my daily life. I sing every day. I’m always listening and/or dancing to something. So when I found Song Lyric Sunday, I just had to participate!

This week’s theme is peace. The song I chose, which I’ve been listening to since 1989, and still do when I need reminding, helped/helps me find inner peace. Continue reading “Song Lyric Sunday: Finding Peace”

Posted in Brief Epistles, Random Thoughts Thursday

#DSFRTT: Letters!

DSFRTT FroggieThey’re Random! They’re Thoughts! It’s Thursday!

This week: A posting from Tara to the Daisy Smiley Face-ians

In honor of all the letters that were sent to the North Pole, and because I love letters, and because I do this occasionally (SOON to be REGULARLY), I give you

Brief Epistles

 applause applause!

  • Dear Notorious O.C.D.:

That millimeter of space you moved the tree, then moved the tree, then moved the tree… you’re still doing it, aren’t you… it doesn’t make the tree look any better. It just makes it obvious you might need to chat with someone about this little tic of yours.


She who turns the tree pot ever so slightly when you’re not looking (do I? Nah…….  maybe….)


  • Dear Alex Trebek:

We get it. You like to do accents. But could you just read faster? Leaving an entire category on the board — which happens way too frequently — bugs me. I want to hear all 30 clues in each round of Jeopardy!


Errrrrrcyoool Pwahrowwwww from Neek-ear-ag-waaaaa


  • Dear Drivers:

This is supposed to be a festive time of year. Unless you’re giving me the thumbs up, I don’t care to see any of your fingers, thanks. The shoulder is not a driving lane. You’re weaving! PUT DOWN YOUR DAMN PHONE.




  • Dear Anyone Who Openly Expresses Dislike for a Christmas Present to the Giver:

You automatically get put onto an Ugly Sweater list for the following year.


Santa’s Sinister Elf


  • Dear Deer:

If Rudolph can fly, why can’t you stay out of the road and/or move off the road instead of just standing there staring into my headlights?


Inquiring Minds Want to Know


  • Mr. Tree 2015Dear Christmas Tree:

You’re so stinkin’ cute. Just wanted to fawn over you a bit.


Crazy Fir You (see what I did there!)


  • Dear People of the World:

Let’s really give this peace thing a chance, OK?



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Posted in Randomy Goodness



You can choose to be grumpy or you can choose to be happy.

You can choose to assume the worst or you can choose to look for the best.

You can take out your bad mood on others or you can try to make yourself feel better.

You can look for the things people aren’t doing or you can see that they’re doing their best.

You can hinder or you can help.

You can expect perfection or you can be kind.

You can be right or you can be happy.

You can be chaos or you can be peace.

Peace Symbol

Posted in Photography, Reflective

Nature calls

Sometimes, the words need to stop and let silence reign. Sometimes, solitude and spending time in nature is just what I need to refill the well, to rediscover balance and peace.

Today was that kind of day. Work will be there tomorrow. And now my mind is clearer and ready to tackle new challenges.

Breathe and reboot. Ahhhh.

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Some colors gone; others not yet revealed. More visits needed this week and next.
Some colors gone; others not yet revealed. More visits needed this week and next.
This lake shore will do until I see the ocean again soon.
This lake shore will do until I see the ocean again soon.
Awww.Heart-shaped leaf.
Awww.Heart-shaped leaf.