I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about...It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you. ~ Agatha Christie

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Personality Quiz

I'm the Sage.

You're the sage! According to Carl Jung, the sage represents wisdom and the search for truth. You are wise beyond your years, patient and a deep thinker. You're driven by a thirst for knowledge. One of your greatest fears is being ignorant, misled, or duped. You're incredibly intelligent but you risk over analyzing until you're incapable of actually making a decision. You're an old soul and wise beyond your years, but Jung would tell you don't get lost in the clouds!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Corn Salad - Love it

You know that old saying "Never go to the grocery store hungry" well I'm updating it to add "Never post when you're hungry."  I've been reading Amy Johnson's blog and I want to post all her recipes.  Yummy summer fruits and vegetables abound.  

Monday, July 28, 2014

And I am Feeling so Respectable

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." 
- Sam Keen  

Thanks Dawn Marie at Big Girl Panties for reminding me of this great quote. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

My daughter just dedicated this to me on Facebook

So true.  I am so anti-social before I've had my morning coffee.

Friday, July 25, 2014

My New Motto - It's not just for kids

via Etsy

Are You Trying to Pay Attention to Too Much?

Love this post by Courtney

... How can we pay attention to the important and meaningful stuff, or even discern what is important or meaningful if we are attempting to pay attention to all of it? The short answer is that we can’t. We need quiet time and space in our homes and our lives for contemplation and clarity so we can choose what matters most.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Favorite Chihuahua of all

The grandson has been here off and on this summer.  He just went home after a couple of days of giving Buddy his undivided attention.  Buddy is worn out.  He usually gets a lecture about sleeping on top of his sheets but I didn't have the heart to disturb him.  He only cracked an eye when I took these pictures.  Usually he gets annoyed and leaves the room when the flash starts popping but I guess it was just too much trouble to get up today. 

Chihuhuas of every shape and color

Wish Buddy and I had gotten an invite to this party.  Looks like a good time was had by all.  Actually, I think it was a Chihuahua meet up in a New York park.  

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Anybody out there still like to cut and paste?

Does fabric scraps and modge podge make your heart pitter patter?  Then this project should be right up your alley.  I'm trying to remember if I have any appropriate colored fabric scraps.  If not, maybe I could do the same thing with scrapbook paper or magazine pages.  Interesting, huh?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Decluter Fast

Dana claims she is on a "deslobification" journey.  I am always on a journey to cut down on the items I own.  I live in a very small apartment and every dust particle takes up room.  I look around and find nothing else to get rid of yet I know I have too much and it bugs me.  So I read declutter/simplify blogs to help me. Dana lists only 5 areas but I found two (#2 and #5) that I can use to declutter. 

Imagine:  Big smile on me.