Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

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2 Weeks to 50!

I learned this week that I can sometimes forget the things that I have learned. As many of you who have followed my blog over the years already know, I have strived to get out of my own way and let myself write. It took decades for me to realize that I was often the …

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3 weeks to 50!!

The countdown continues, and I am still finding things to get excited about. For those of you facing fifty and beyond, never fear! As always, I have turned to books to find inspiration, and I have some recommendations for you. The Grace of Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older by Kathleen Dowling Singh The Wonder …

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4 weeks to 50!!

In my last post, I talked about turning 50 next month. I am truly trying to approach this as an adventure instead of facing it with fear. I have been looking for inspiration and have found a few treasures to share with you. Duncan Hines (yes, that was actually a real person!) didn’t write his …

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Finally Here!

They have finally arrived!! And they are BEAUTIFUL!! Rob was immediately able to start playing these little lovelies. His guitar background had him ripping off chords and melodies in no time. Me, not so much. I have plinked some strings and played a few chords under his watchful eye, but I am definitely a work …

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Anticipation Mode

As Tom Petty always said, “The waiting is the hardest part!” Last week, I posted that I had splurged and was anxiously awaiting a brand new ukulele! Of course, I don’t play the ukulele… yet… And still I wait… Set up time for new instruments from the shop can take 2-3 weeks! But we wanted …

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Taking My Own Advice

Last week, I listed some idea of how to get through the long gray days while you wait for winter to turn to spring. Sometimes you have to follow old passions and sometimes you have to take hold of new ones… I have found that when I get a bee in my bonnet about something …

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Filling the Long Gray Days

Winter and spring in Central New York can be difficult. Long gray days stretch ahead of you with no relief. The air is damp and chilly; the world around you is muddy and ugly. These are the weeks between the pristine snowfall and the pink flowering trees. They can seem endless. Or they can be …

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Who Needs a Theme Song?!

Earlier this week, a good friend who is one of my beta readers for Book #2, told me I need a theme song. Something to inspire me and pump me up when I am feeling like I am struggling, when I am floating in a sea of self-doubt. In other words, daily… 🙂 She sent …

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