Willy Nilly Friday 5 #70

Willy Nilly Friday 5

1. I was determined (obviously, not nearly enough) to post early this morning. Late again. Romans 7:15 comes to mind, where Paul, the apostle, can’t understand what he’s doing, why he can’t seem to do what he wants to do, but keeps doing the same thing! 

2. I did manage to straighten up a few things around the house and sort through the endless paper that finds its way in–the notes I wrote to myself, the recipes I printed out, the catalogs that came in the mail…I’m sure you’re quite familiar with it.

3. I added a new (fun) piece of exercise equipment to my repertoire–a weighted hula hoop! Take that, flabby abs! (Talking to myself.) It really is fun, but it seemed like it was easier when I was a kid! I don’t think the ones we had then were weighted, though. 


4. I climbed the steps to the top of Mount Trashmore last week. I hadn’t been up there in a long time. It was windy and cold! That is our Town Center in the distance. 


5. And yes, I obeyed the sign and went back down via the stairs. 


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Share Your World–2016 Week 5

Share Your World

Here are Cee’s questions for this week. Don’t forget to play along and share your answers, too!

If you had a shelf for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronic devices and things stored on them, people or animals), what would you put on it?
My grandmother’s family Bible, my handwritten journals, and art supplies. 

If you had a box labeled ‘happiness’, what would you put in it?
A smile.

What do you want more of in your life?
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control

Daily Life List: What do you do on an average day? Make a list of your usual activities you do each day.
Bible reading/devotions, exercise, shower, laundry, put out seed and water for birds, blog, prepare meals, clean-up, and I try to squeeze in a creative endeavor.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful hubby didn’t have to work the weekend; I look forward to cleaning up the pile of mail/magazines/etc. next to my chair. 

Now it’s YOUR turn!


Willy Nilly Friday 5 #69

Willy Nilly Friday 5

I had this post written (in my head) but my hard drive must have crashed. Let’s see if I can remember all the randomness I wanted to share this week. 

1. Saturday: Breakfast at Panera, then we were off to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center with a carload of “e-cycling” to get rid of. The parking area across the street from the aquarium is where the drop-off is held. We visited the VA&MSC gift shop while there for an item a friend thought our grandson would like. I found something I liked, too! (Truthfully, there were a LOT of items I liked.) Hubby got this book for me. I look forward to learning and sharing information specific to our area. 


2. Sunday afternoon: A friend and I attended a play at The Little Theater of Norfolk. We saw the final performance of The Women, a comedy set in the 1930s, written by Clare Booth Luce.

3. It’s only taken a month, but today I came up with my word for 2016: Snag–as in I’m going to snag every opportunity to explore more city and state parks this year.

4. Today’s weather: IMG_2383

5. Today: I took a 3-hour hike at First Landing State Park. It was the perfect day for it. I’d planned to wash a load of clothes and grill veggies when I got home. The traffic lights were out on our street, which should have been my first warning something was amiss. The electricity was off when I got home, so, no laundry. I lit the grill and proceeded to chop zucchini, yellow squash, sweet onion, yellow and red bell peppers–by hand–on the cutting board–right next to the food processor. Wouldn’t you know? The power came on as I finished the last pepper. They were grilled before sunset, so I didn’t have to finish by flashlight. 

How was your weekend? 

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Skywatch Friday for Jan. 28, 2016

Skywatch Friday

Things are not always as they appear. One might think these clouds weighed heavily overhead, but the truth is revealed in the mirror glass. To the south there’s bright blue sky with white puffy clouds. It all depends on which way you choose to look. 


There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.–Edith Wharton

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Thanks to Yogi, Sandy, and Sylvia for hosting.