Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Intelligent Retrieval on Our Critter Saturday

The process of having our world back as close as it once was sometime soon seems well, I hate to say doubtful, I'm more optimistic than that, yet it'll be a long and different road then we've known.

My retrieval into a brave new world begins from a book that has been pulling me every single time I walked past it.  52 lists for Happiness. Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance and Joy. By Moorea Seal She's a young woman with a lot to say here's an example from her own blog.

It's from List 10 List the ways that you feel lucky.
The next page has this offering.

TAKE ACTION: This week hide something special in a secret corner of your neighborhood: place a crystal along a popular path, hide five dollars under a park bench, or leave an encouraging note in a library book (or any place people frequent) for someone to find. Your love will bring them that feeling of luck.

(I've done this with my grandkiddos before 
and it feels good for the giver as well)

and of course I'm posting to

I've been blessed with a batch of baby bunnies.

More smiling, less worrying. 
More compassion, less judgment.
More blessed, less stressed.
More love, less hate.
Roy T. Bennett
(sounds like animal's credo)

Makes me wonder what is ours/yours/my credo at this time?

The past is a place of reference
not a place of residence;
the past is a place of learning
not a place of living.
Roy T. Bennett
(don't get stuck in yesterday's history)

Life becomes easier and more beautiful 
when you see the good in other people.
Roy T. Bennett

A boy and his kitty.
That is love.

My Dash (Dashiell) and his many haircuts. Being a mixed breed with poodle, Schnauzer and ? his haircuts vary immensely. 

"The problem with putting two and two together
is that sometimes you get four
and sometimes you get twenty-two."
Dashiell Hammett

Sometimes it's scary looking down
so look up pup.

"Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, 
we lose the excitement of possibilities.
 Dreaming after all is a form of planning."
 Gloria Steinem

Little busy fingers at play.

Empathy grows as we learn.
Alice Miller

Children aren't born with it
they see it modeled in others.

No worries, these days will return. 

"It doesn't matter. I have books, and new books, 
and I can bear anything as long as there are books."
Jo Walton, Among Others.

and as long as there is life.

This is the entrance to my bunny nest.

"There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day,
and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them."
Jo Walton

Be cautious, don't rush into something that doesn't feel comfortable. Always Trust your Gut. You'll know when it's time. Always keep yourself safe.  Wholeheartedly, when each and every-single-one of us take care of ourselves, (and of course your little ones) life will proceed into the positive of this horrible invading virus.

Thanks for stopping in your visits 
are special to me.
Take good care of you.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Critters and A Day Along the Water

One day or day one. You decide.

As for the Corona Virus I pray this rush to bring the economy back doesn't cause an even higher escalation of cases. I fear if we push for businesses to reopen in America (without proper testing and total precautions practiced by all) we're headed for disaster. We must apply common sense. 

"The best lightning rod for your protection 
is your own spine."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"One person with passion is better than
forty people merely interested."
E. M. Forster

My daughter's a mother but also a fur baby mama, here with her pup and the kitties below are hers too!

Of course Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there, including those fur baby mothers! 
Today I'm posting lovely water views, critters for 
and finish a sentence! Just to be silly.

and I'm toying with the game- finish this sentence. Alexa plays this game too, if you're lucky to have her in your house!

"Let yourself go. 
Pull out from the depths
those thoughts that you do not understand,
and spread them out in the sunlight
and know the meaning of them."
E M. Forster

How about a walk down to the lake 
where spring is advancing all around?

"From far, from eve and morning,
And yon twelve-winded sky,
This stuff of life to knit me
Blew hither: here am I."
E. M. Forster

Doesn't twelve-winded sky give you pause for thought?

Us again! From our cat-patio. 
Lounging, hearing bugs but can't reach them. 

"From high, from full sun shining
and yon a cloudless sky
the stuff of life around me
from my cat-patio, here I am.
Alive yon fresh-air and sun shining."

A little library by the water.

Libraries store energy that fuels the imagination.
They open up windows to the world
and inspire us to explore and achieve 
and contribute to improving our quality of life.
Libraries change lives for the better.

Sidney Sheldon

On days like this, you gain.

Not my boat, but the name belongs to a beloved pup.

Our Lady, remains inside my heart for our dear pup we were graced by her for sixteen wonderful years, and we shall never forget her.

Gifts are all around us.
Feeling them.

Having wasted previous wishes. 
- lesson learned!

Adrift in chasms of my thoughts - 
 stop overthinking.

Always remember to be hopeful and curious
and that as you move about your day there is so
much to be thankful for. Everything has purpose,
and because of this glorious day you'll desire more!

Thank you so much for stopping by
I hope you're all having that glorious day
take good care of you.