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Gardening
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      3 comments

This year I am Vice-President Elect of our Master Gardeners group, which means that I assist the Vice President in planning and holding the new student classes. Today was our first day of class, with 34 trainees going through the 17-week trainin... Read more
Procrastination
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      2 comments

The reading for today in my "Meditations for Living in Balance" book by Anne Wilson Schaef is about procrastinating. It's something I am very good at doing, but I am especially trying this year to overcome the temptation to stall. "Although... Read more
"Pet Recipes" from 1931
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      3 comments

In yesterday's blog I told about going over to my friend's house to get some books that she no longer wanted because she is downsizing to move into a smaller house. I came home with several old cookbooks, and I'm finding them very interesting to... Read more
"Joys of Jell-O"
Sunday, January 13, 2013      6 comments

I spent a most enjoyable afternoon today with one of my friends who is downsizing for a move to another city. She has been going through her book collection and asked if I would like to choose some books for my grandchildren and for myself. It d... Read more
A Time Guzzler
Saturday, January 12, 2013      2 comments

Last month one of my daughters got me started on Pinterest. I had been avoiding getting signed up, knowing that it would consume even more of my time -- especially since I'm easily distracted. So far I've done pretty well limiting the time... Read more
Another Thought on Balance
Saturday, January 12, 2013      1 comments

Just a quick blog tonight with a thought I've had today... I've been saying that I need to get my life more in balance. I think that's going to be something that I'm going to have to keep working on day by day for the rest of my life. It's ... Read more
The Seed Bank at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Friday, January 11, 2013      1 comments

Last night the speaker at my monthly gardening meeting was Minnette Marr, Plant Conservationist at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. The mission of the center is to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native... Read more
Gardening Meetings
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      1 comments

I've had so many meetings to attend today -- all with my Master Gardeners group. When I first got my certification I didn't know I'd be spending so much time doing administrative work. This morning I attended my first Executive Board memb... Read more
Craft Buddies
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      4 comments

"Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits can become tedious." ~ St. Thomas Aquinas Every Tuesday afternoon for about the past four years I have hosted a craft play day in my ... Read more
Free Online Puzzles
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      3 comments

I remember that I used to marvel at my mother's skill in solving cryptograms. I tried them a few times and got discouraged because those letters would just not reveal themselves to me. When I cleaned out my mother's house after she died, I foun... Read more
SoulCollage Sunday
Monday, January 07, 2013      2 comments

In 2010 I attended a session on SoulCollage at an art workshop in the Santa Cruz mountains in California. I found the experience to be just what the SoulCollage website says about it -- a "creative and satisfying collage process." At that partic... Read more
A Balancing Act
Saturday, January 05, 2013      2 comments

In 2001, I bought a little book titled "Meditations for Living in Balance: Daily Solutions for People Who Do Too Much" by Anne Wilson Schaef. (c 2001, published by HarperCollins.) At that time I was a library director of a very busy small-town l... Read more
Chaos and Order
Friday, January 04, 2013      1 comments

A few quotes as I think about getting my house in better order: "Order is a necessary condition for making a structure function." ~Rudolf Arnheim "Chaos breeds life; order breeds habit." ~ Henry Brooks Adams "One needs to have c... Read more
So Many Journals, So Little Time
Friday, January 04, 2013      2 comments

I think I got carried away thinking I could work on so many art projects this year. I have started three journals, and I probably don't need to say any more... except that it seemed like a good idea at the time. A couple of my friends and I... Read more
Get Things Done
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      6 comments

I always enjoy reading Ralph Marston's "The Daily Motivator." Here are the words that are sticking with me today, and I will remember them for tomorrow, too! "Stop waiting, stop wishing, stop complaining and start taking positive action. Th... Read more

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