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Solitude And Salvation

reviews-iconTravel with me. Through my home’s back doors, across the cracked and broken patio, and up the pitted zigzag of cement steps hemmed in by straggling weeds. Past my lawn-turned-jungle to the left and my neighbour’s land-grabbing bamboo to the right.

On and on, beyond even the perforated greenhouse–and there, in dappled shade, you’ll find my place of solitude and salvation. Black and silent, the compost bin beckons me like some ancient desert temple, its bulbous contours rudely defying my modernist taste.

Shine a Light

Now I’m glad I completed my GED diploma, and thanks almighty internet for finding this awesome website for free ged prep! It’s time to reflect a little on the old days. Forty years ago last June, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by the Rolling Stones stormed singles charts the world over. It also features in the new Martin Scorsese movie about the band, Shine A Light.…

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Benefits to Being Married

When the house is a mess there is someone else to blame!

  • Someone to hang out with on your day off!
  • There is always someone to give you a hug!
  • Someone to make you feel better after fighting with your sister.
  • Someone to tell you it’s time to say good night to twitter and go to sleep!
    Having someone to make you smile when you are sad.
  • Getting to make your hubby feel better when he’s feeling sick.
  • Know that “anti-slip” liner you can put into the bottom of the shower?  When you lift it up from the shower floor it makes a large noise.  My hubby heard it and came running to the bathroom door to check on me!
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HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY

 

scholarship-iconNext time you’re in whip/ride mode (you know–like a jockey on a racehorse) trying to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, try these simple steps to get out of your own way and LET YOUR GOOD UNFOLD. It’s always waiting for you, and sometimes the more you TRY TRY TRY, the more you push it away.

1. BECOME AWARE OF ATTACHMENT: Clutching certain outcomes might be pushing them away–possibly through your increased stress and the way you’re dealing with others–or through signaling the Universe that “I need that thing outside me to make me happy.” This perpetuates the illusion of separation and distance.…

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Night Out

D and I had a great night out last night!  First, D found an amazing deal on Living Social for two movie tickets for $9.  I mean amazing!  Especially considering where we live you can’t get one ticket for that price!

Now I tried to find a coupon for the concession stand but no luck.  So we did pay full price for our med popcorn/soda. Last night we went to the movies to see the King’s Speech.  Great movie.

Although we haven’t seen any (save one) of the other movies nominated for Best Picture, I will say it was an Oscar-worthy movie.  Colin Firth gave a great performance.  I am not a movie reviewer so I won’t really try.

But I would strongly recommend it!  (If you have any specific questions feel free to comment/message me!)

Apparently, a lot of people wanted to see the movie because it was a packed house. …

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Death is Never Easy

D says I take death harder than most.  Maybe this is true.  I’ve lost all my grandparents.  Two of our family dogs have been put to sleep.  I lost a friend when I was in elementary school after getting struck by a hit-and-run drunk driver.

I lost another friend who was studying abroad when he went on a hike and slipped.  I remember these deaths.  I remember the anniversary of the deaths.  These days will always be days that have significance in my life.

Losing B (elementary school) and losing M (college) were really hard.  Really hard.  They were both young and died from tragic accidents.  B’s could have and should have been avoided.  But they were both accidents.…

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Never Saved a Wedding Before

I have done lots of things in my life.  I’ve fallen in love, gotten married, traveled to China, pulled a bully off my brother before he could drown, accidentally slapped someone in a haunted house (will explain in another post I’m sure), graduated from high school/college/grad school, etc.  Suffice it to say, I’ve done a lot in my 20-some years.

But Saturday was a first.

D and I to a wedding for my friend L.  She married P. The location was GORGEOUS.  It was a lovely country club right around the corner from our house.  The bridesmaids looked lovely.  The parents were beaming.  The bride was glowing.  (The groom was nervous … kept looking out into the crowd!)…

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My Parent’s Favoritism

Now, most people think of favoritism as parents favoring one of their children over another.  That type of favoritism is for another post.

This favoritism is different.  My parents … favor my husband.  Truly.  It is remarkable.

Now I love D.  Truly, madly, deeply.  I love him.  But we both acknowledge there are some things about him (e.g. his living in another state while we were dating) that would not thrill my parents.  Yet there has NEVER been an anti-D comment.

Not only that, they prefer him to me.  Ok well, that might be an exaggeration.  But allow me to make my case!

D and I registered at three places for our wedding.  One was a funky Jewish art store in town.  Although I registered us for a number of items, D really wanted this pink kitchen clock with this mad/angry face on it made out of recycled parts. …

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A Pier 1 Spruce Up!

This post brought to you by Pier 1. All opinions are 100% mine.

D and I have a really nice sized porch.  Last year we moved into the apartment on April 30 (cannot believe it’s almost been a year of living here!) and never got around to decorating the porch.  When we moved in a neighbor was moving out and gave us some large plants and pots.  D did a good job maintaining/watering them…until he left for 2 weeks and left me in charge.  Whoops.  Death all around.

But now March 20 has passed and spring has sprung.  The snow (from last week!) is gone.  So it is time to focus on that outdoor space.  D and I would love to be able to sit outside just enjoying our time together.  Since we also love having friends over and would love to be able to entertain outside our entertaining/spring must-haves are chairs and a table or cart to store items on! …

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Autoresponders + The Wagon Wheel Caveat

Aweber Is A Commercial Conduit

It becomes very clear in so many ebooks and courses on the market that list building is the same as business building for most internet marketers.

That’s still an understatement. List building is vital and especially so for the internet marketing community today!
However, contrary to what I read so often online, list building does not start… with list building!?!

It starts with something much more important – a business, a reason to have a prospects list.

List building starts with creating an online business that your subscribers and customers will come to know and trust in time.

I know.  That’s obvious to most, but there is… a caveat.…

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