Catching Fireflies

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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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Developing a Platform of Positivity

There is a movie called Man of the House where Tommy Lee Jones is a federal agent tasked with protecting a group of college cheerleaders who witnessed a murder. He poses as their coach and gets thrust into a pep rally where he is expected to “inspire and electrify” the crowd. And he does just that, telling …

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The Blame Game

We live in a world where people are often quick to point out errors, and slow to hand out praise. Placing blame squarely where it belongs in our opinion is the knee jerk reaction many people have when faced with any problem. Car won’t start? Blame the last guy who fixed it or drove it. …

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Whispering in Your Ear

Some days, you just have to remind yourself to be nice… to yourself! The Words You Whisper CHERYL FASSETT ♦ AUGUST 30, 2013 ♦ This was posted on Facebook by Higher Self Network, a page I follow for the inspirational quotes they share daily. This particular one has stuck with me since I saw it. Have you ever noticed how …

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Don’t Let the To-Dos Get You Down!

My writing buddy, Lauren, has started a lovely little blog! This particular post really hit home for me as I am a list-maker from way back. Please pop over to her site to read the entire post and show some blog love! Stop Stressing Over Your To-Do List! Posted on November 20, 2017 Life can get a …

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No More NaNo?

I won’t lie to you. The first few days without NaNo are the roughest. You are burned out, exhausted, jittery and not quite sure what to do with yourself. The best thing to do is sit back, enjoy the glow of having accomplished a monumental thing, and contemplate what you have learned. Life Lessons from NaNoWriMo …

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