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i am at a time in my life, like none before that i have ever experienced.

as a child, i had to mind, time to eat, time to sleep, had to mind your momma.

as a teenager, time for school, time for friends, dates, concerts, be on time.

as a wife and mother, time for work, time for food, time for play, time for sleep

watching that clock, appointments, meal time, now it’s time to rise and shine!

but now, i guess this is what they mean by Indian time…my clock unplugged

i eat when i’m hungry, i sleep when i’m tired…daytime comes and goes

i see much more of the heavens at night, the stars are absolutely beautiful

i catch myself doing my knee exercises in the middle of the night, in moonlight

and fixing my breakfast sometimes at 3am…no one can keep up with my hours

as i do not keep up with them either, i am finally letting my internal clock run

you’ll find me tending to plants at midnight and sleeping in the afternoon

i must say, i really am enjoying “no time”…it’s perfect…i’m always “on time” SMILE

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october days

i love rainy days…with my windows open, i get to listen to the birds every morning…i love they serenade me to wake up! this morning when i woke up, seemed like daylight would never arrive…a cloudy cool day…raining off and on all day long…not storms, just soft, steady rain…the wind was hardly blowing this morning and the rain sometimes looked like fine snow…but it way too warm for that, just wishful thinking…now hours later, the winds have picked up, blowing from the west and my backyard is a mirage of falling, colorful leaves…ok, ok, i’ve been ms sneezy this morning! maybe i should put something on my feet now and then, don’t wanna be all stopped up! hahaha the birds are loving the feeder out front…my cardinals visit me often, finches, sparrows…wonder what the robins will do this year? they always ate the berries on the tree out front…they all show up at once, i bet 50 robins, eating and flying and enjoying…and usually the next day, we’d get a snowstorm…SMILE…i’ll have to watch for the same trees across the street…so far, they are still standing…yes, yes, i miss my tree…enjoy these cool days, the Smoky Mtn Park is back open for fall leaf viewing, take a ride out thru the countryside………SMILE

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don’t you just love fall???

oh it’s so wonderful…windows open, cool breeze blowing thru my home. the first leaves are turning and gently falling, the black walnuts lead the way! time for people and animals to start tending to things for the winter to come. filling our freezers with goodness from the garden, excess that will taste wonderful later, as the snow flies! woodpiles to replenish, stocking up on this and that. looks like friends will be getting their first snowfall these next few days! WOW…i understand though, when we lived in missouri, sometimes you’d go from the air conditioner to the warmth of the woodstove…but for now, i’m happy with bluejeans and bare feet inside, slip on my little black slippers to tend to the plants and birds on the porch…last night i went outside barefoot and pulled the slice of tree over in front of my chair…she made a wonderful, warm footstool…

enjoy life, the days seem long sometimes, but the months fly by…have kindness to all, share the love that is in your heart…SMILE let music soothe your soul and when you get a chance: dance, baby dance!

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online etiquette

i must say, i’m about tired of it all…i’ve been writing/blogging most of my adult life. online since the 80’s…i have journal after journal after journal of the stories of our lives…my thoughts, babies, living life…and then we started making web pages, darlin’ would create the pages, i’d tend to the guestbook. it was a wonderful way to meet folks from all over the world…to this day, i still treasure many virtual friendships. but in the 30 years (lordy!) i’ve been computing, manners have taken a serious downhill slide. now the bots submit, causing crap while their owners sleep…how can you sleep, spamming everyone?

i just deleted 275 comments from this page alone…not a one; a greeting, a friendly message, something real…what a shame, that our online world has become so cold…here i remember the excitement of that first contact…


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