Posts from the ‘Musings’ Category

Merry Christmas!

My 2nd year anniversary of blogging on wordpress, has come and gone. I knew it was there, I was just too busy, at the time, to acknowledge the anniversary. It has been two years of learning and fun for me. So many things have changed since that first December in 2012 and you will see many changes in my blog throughout the next year.

I want to say ‘thank you’ to all my followers, readers, and supporters. Each of you have taught me something and I appreciate you from the bottom of my heart!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

How to find cheerful encouragement

How to find cheerful encouragement.

Create a Goal and Encouragement.

Gardening

Hubby, and I, have been out planting vegetable seeds, grass seed, and flower seed this morning. I was amazed, and very thankful, that I was able to actually get my hands in the dirt and do some gardening, for the first time in three years, or more.

We worked for a good two hours, before I grew tired and had to stop for the day. I give credit to my 9-month-old grandson for helping me get out more and to be more active.

Debra, Phoenix, and Rachel Planting a Garden April 2014

This picture was taken last Saturday, when I was helping my daughter plant her garden. Phoenix looks like he has a mouth full of dirt, but, actually he was about to cough, when mom took the picture. His allergies have been awful this spring, but he is starting to outgrow them.

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014
Tell us one thing you learned about yourself this month.

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As NaBoPoMo’s March challenge comes to a close, I can say that I learned a lot about myself. I found that I work better alone, but I do not like to travel alone. My grandchildren keep my self-confidence boosted and my husband is my best friend.

Another thing I learned about myself this month, is that blogging has changed my life. I love to blog and will continue to blog for as long as I am able. Although, I may be revealing too much of myself, I feel that blogging brings out the best of me.

The most treasured thing I learned about myself this month, is that I’m stronger than I think I am. Now, I feel more self-confident, which is going to help me along the goal I have set for myself; to self-publish my work this year.

Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line – NaBloPoMo – BlogHer

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line
by Krista on March 30, 2014

Have you got a code you live by? What are the principles or set of values you actively apply in your life?

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The codes I value most in my life are self-respect and respect for others. Without respect, it is hard to have any set of values in your life.

I value family and friendships. I am a caring and loving person that enjoys helping others. Inner harmony and spirituality are a large part of my life.

Ecological awareness is important to me. Respecting nature brings a natural order that includes: conformity, tranquility, serenity, and stability.

Knowledge, meaningful work, and wisdom are important principles. Honesty and security are values I actively apply in my life.

These are the codes I live by. What are yours?

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Daily Prompt: Born to be With You ~ NaBloPoMo – BlogHer

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

Daily Prompt: Born to Be With You
by Krista on March 29, 2014

Got a soul-mate and/or a best friend? What is it about that person that you love best? Describe them in great detail — leave no important quality out.

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My hubby is my best friend. He is easy to talk to and knows me inside and out. Sometimes, we don’t even have to talk. It seems one of us can just think of something and the other one will pick up on it.

What I love most about my hubby is that he always has my back and supports me in the things I want to do. He holds me when I cry. He comforts me when I’m upset. He does everything in his power to keep overload and stress away from me.

He is my protector, my provider, my wonderful, big shouldered hubby. He pulled up, all the broken pieces that was me, and put me back together, as best he could. This he has had to do again and again. I have hit rock bottom, several times, but he didn’t desert me, instead he pulled me back up and supported me.

Our love is a sustainable love. We enjoy each other. We enjoy some of the hobbies we share together. There is just enough difference in us to keep things interesting. It is a close to perfect relationship.

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014
How old were you when you started your first diary?

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I received my first diary when I was eight or nine years old. I wrote something in it every day. At first, I wrote little snippets about my day, maybe a poem here and there, and some days I wrote what I was feeling.

My second diary was much like my first, but I found I needed more space to write in, so I went to notebooks. I filled many notebooks with poems, my feelings, and short stories or story ideas. My notebooks soon became boxes of notebooks.

As I grew older, I started writing letters to God; asking him questions and pouring all my worries out to him. I took my boxes of notebooks with me, when I married. They were very sacred to me.

I continued to write daily; journaling my life. When my first husband, and I, divorced, he told me he had read most of my notebooks. I was very upset and didn’t journal again for several years. When I did start back, it wasn’t a daily practice like it was before.

It was a romantic notion I had, that I would leave the boxes for my daughter’s to find after I passed away. That was not meant to be. They were all destroyed in a fire around 2003. What wasn’t burnt, was so badly water-damaged that the whole lot had to be thrown away; nothing was salvageable. Thirty-years of my writings were gone.

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