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Meet my Valentine

My soul mate, my love, my life… since 1989 we have travelled this road… 

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destined to meet…

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We love to laugh and still play hide and seek… in our 60’s!

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I thank God that we both live Happy, Healthy and In Love! (that was his idea first, I agree!) May you find your life partner too… if you haven’t already. happy valentines day!

 


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Patricia’s Big Adventure… Palm Desert, Borrego Springs, El Centro, CA

O.M.G. Yesterday my husband, and three friends drove from Palm Desert

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Anza Borrego State Park, on the way in to Borrego Springs

to Borrego Springs to pack up the entire house…

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Our Borrego Springs home… moving out and putting it on the market to lease…

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Tacos after packing… yummo and good fuel! With our friends from left, hubby David, Rick, Ernie, Jana and me in orange glasses

Off we go for new home in El Centro, CA!!!

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A long dust road from Borrego to El Centro, loaded up with furniture and belongings, after a yummy taco meal. The adventure prepping for the next Solar project for my husband.

After about three hours of loading, packing, and preparing for El Centro ride, we set out for the drive to El Centro about 80 miles… peace and desert, then the agricultural area where we tried to guess what crops were growing along the highway.

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On the drive home from El Centro after unloading all of our belongings up the elevator to the third floor of his new condo… which we love, by the way… we are a tired and satisfied crew who accomplished a ton today…

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Heading home feeling exhausted, satisfied, and grateful for friends who helped us make a major change in our lifestyle in one day!

Do you have friends like this?  I certainly hope so!

 


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OK Tomorrow is my Birthday… I’ll be 67 years young!

I am not ashamed to be almost 67, I feel I am having the best time of my life!

My son Andy was born on my 21st birthday so we share our belly button birthday!

Last year was the first time we celebrated together (a long story to be told here one day). Here are some photos from last years Birthday party.  Our mom,Flee, my husband David, and Andy’s wife Kristin, our only grandkids, Jennifer and Andrew, our other two children, David, his girlfriend Stephania and Dana made it the best birthday ever… we may never be together again as a family on our birthday but i have sweet memories to last me for a lifetime!

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Andy and me with hubby David presenting our cake

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I am overwhelmed with joy to share our Birthday for the first time!

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Andrew, grandson, me and Jen, granddaughter

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baby and me… so proud!

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Magic cake!!!

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Our family!

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they love their G’ma!

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We do love to laugh!!!

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Boogie in the garage baby!

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Our clan

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make a funny face~

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So this year, I am in California, he is in Dallas, TX, but I am sending the love and hugs across the miles and pray for us all to be Happy, Healthy and In Love in the coming year!

Thanks for sharing this with me!


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Jan 1.2013 Looking back with gratitude, forward with hope…

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Jan 1, 2013 early morning sunrise with iPhone

As I look back at the past year I realize I have taken some pretty big strides toward my “bucket list”… I only call it that because everyone knows what that is.

  • I vowed to pick up my camera and start taking pictures, check!
  • I vowed to start posting to a blog daily to share my favorite photos, and thoughts, check!
  • I vowed to be of service to others by carrying the message, check!
  • I vowed to re-connect with my long lost siblings after almost 40 years, check!
  • I vowed to step out of my comfort zone by setting up a family Facebook page, check!

Now here it is 2013 and I am pondering how I want to grow this year.

  • I want to master the use of my camera and not count on blind ass luck
  • I want to exercise more
  • I want to creatively collaborate with my friend to start a new secret artistic project (we are sworn to secrecy until we choose our method)
  • I want to rewrite my children’s book

That’s a good start, and as the year progresses I know my list will evolve.

For me saying out loud what my heart is feeling is the beginning of the manifestation of dreams.

Look out 2013… here I come!


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If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.

12.27.2012

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.
~ Gerald Good

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~ G.K. Chesterton

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~ Marcel Proust

 

If we are grateful for what we have and grateful for what we don’t have; is there a better state of mind to be in?…gratitude is a spiritual tool.

~WSD

 More will be revealed…  Way Spiritual Dave

 

 

 


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I am grateful for you!

I rarely write on my blog, I post my husband’s Mind Travelers-in God we trust, almost daily, and I post my favorite photos.  Most of them taken by me and some that I treasure from others.

However, since the year is quickly coming to an end I feel the urge to speak a few words.

I have seen some very talented writers who are able to express their feelings on a multitude of topics, daily!

I admire their perspectives, whether it is my own or not.

I love the idea of free speech, and the ability of those who can paint pictures with words.

I myself have been a person who had written in a journal for many years.  I even started writing my personal autobiography years ago.  But something happened and I stopped.

I spend a lot of time sharing with other women about life, love, the pursuit of happiness, recovery, the 12 steps, spirituality, growth, honesty, love, families, career choices, kids, and I do that on a daily basis.

The time I do have to do what I love to do is usually spent with a camera or my iPhone in my hand pursuing the images that exemplify how I am feeling at the moment.

I love to tell stories with my photos, and I have been amazed that a few of you enjoy them almost as much as me.

My goals have been to learn how to take better photos, and I have some amazing teachers on WordPress, and several of you share so freely with me every day.  Thank you for your support! You encourage me to continue on my journey.

I wish a peaceful, creative and continued support to you as we share our individual talents with each other.  I love being a part of this family.

You cheer me on, and share that personal piece of yourselves with me very unselfishly.

For that I am truly grateful.

I look forward to getting to know more of you, and I love the friends I have made here on my blog and on yours.

Cheers!

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Sunday Post: Peaceful

The Eagles sang, “I got a peaceful easy feeling…”

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I have called my style of Tai-Chi Meditation In Motion.  I produced two Tai-Chi videos in the 80’s and 90’s and had my own TV show in Athens, Ohio.  I have taught from Seattle, to Athens, and in California.  I studied in 1972 in Seattle, in San Francisco and Taipei, Taiwan.   Never did I feel more peaceful than when I was practicing and teaching Tai-Chi Chuan for over 30 years.  Breathing with movement has the power to block those outside worries and allow one to gently face the stresses of life.  I continue to use my Tai-Chi breathing today, as a form of meditation… and for that I am truly grateful.  The art of Tai-Chi has been practiced for centuries around the world.  I cherish my gift. pdd

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http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/sunday-post-peaceful/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

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This was the best day of my life as I was married to my best friend, lover, soul mate. Now here it is almost twenty years later and we are both Happy, Healthy and In Love! I am truly blessed and Thankful!

 

 

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/weekly-photo-challenge-thankful/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

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Most grateful for our first Family Reunion where my siblings and I were reunited for the first time in over 45 years!!!

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Thank God we could all be together in Las Vegas for the first time in decades, with our oldest son, his wife and our two grandkids, for the first time also!!! God is good!!!

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Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award – I appreciate team work in blogging!  Thanks so much to http://theretiringsort.wordpress.com/  who nominated me!

This award does have some rules:

  • Display the logo on his/her post/page and/or sidebar – Done!
  • The Nominee must finish this sentence and post: ”A Great reader is…” :  I think a great reader is one who takes time to read and respond to other blogger’s posts, and who takes time to acknowledge and respond to comments and pingbacks on his/her own blog. We’re all in this together, and the team works best when we support and learn from one another.  A quote from the kind blogger who nominated me but my thoughts as well.  I know how much it means to me when one of you sends me a message about how you enjoy something I post.  I take it to heart and try to respond in the same way when I am “moved” by a photo or a story… we PAY IT FORWARD… and we are part of an amazing Team Blog!
  • Nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days (1 week) – this can be done at any rate during the week. It can be ALL on one day or a few on one day and a few on another day, etc., naming his or her nominees on a post or on posts during the 1 week) period. See my list below. These are all people who have taken the time to reach out to other bloggers in comments.
  • The Nominee shall make these rules, or amended rules keeping to the spirit of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, known to each reader s/he nominates. Done, in comments on their blogs and pingbacks from this post.  Here are my nominees, keep up the great work and support you have offered me and others:
  1. http://joangk4yo.wordpress.com/
  2. http://theretiringsort.wordpress.com/
  3. http://niravsays.wordpress.com/
  4. http://vastlycurious.wordpress.com/
  5. http://tchistorygal.wordpress.com/
  6. http://phototrap.wordpress.com/
  7. http://leannecole.wordpress.com/
  8. http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/
  9. http://kattermonran.wordpress.com/
  10. http://davidohall.wordpress.com/
  11. http://phillanoue.wordpress.com/
  12. http://mygulitypleasures.wordpress.com/
  13. http://eof737.wordpress.com/
  14. http://belfastsnapper.wordpress.com/


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OMG I was a second from being killed an hour ago…

OMG I was a second from being killed just now… Still shaking. At red light on Hwy 111 and Magnesia Falls light tuned green and I hesitated… A car going 80 mph ran the red light without slowing and would have hit me on my side… I sat for a second and lucky cars behind me didn’t rear end me…. Thank u God thank u God thank u God!!!!!!!


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Happy Birthday Mom… I miss you!

 

9.26.2012

Happy Birthday Mom… I miss you so much!!!

Today would have been my mother‘s 86th birthday and there isn’t one day that goes by that I don’t think of her and wish I could call and here her voice.

Even though she has been gone a few years I still have a heavy heart when I realize I will never be hugged by her again, or get to share my day with her.  So I blog… and maybe someone else gets a little joy out my shares.

She taught me my love for music, and no matter how long I was away, she always loved me unconditionally.  I am glad that I was able to develop our relationship and make my amends to her for being an absentee daughter during my “journey of self discovery“.  I blamed her for a lot of my own spiritual and emotional shortcomings growing up… and found out it all began with me!  I learned how to take responsibility for some bad choices that I made, and to face my addictions and I am recovered today.  Almost 30 years of recovery has given me the most amazing life I could have ever imagined.  I found me, I found God, I found a fellowship that helped me put my life together, on step at a time.  I found women who helped me strip away the inauthentic self I was drowning in.  I found women who handed me the “tools of recovery” to recapture the child within, who was waiting for me to find her.

I am Happy, Healthy and In Love with my life today because of the journey that led me here.  I am grateful for every day and most grateful that I got to have a love affair with my mom in the last 20 years of her life.

I am blessed to have been raised by her.  She had the biggest heart in the world, and I am, and always be my mothers daughter…

Thank you God for giving her to me as my mom… you did real good!!!!

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Margaret (mom) in Seattle, Washington

 


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Jewels of the desert via iPhone

 

Today’s been a great day all around, finally got to download my nature hike pics from my iPhone.  Like some of them a lot.  Thank you God for the jewels I got to bring home with me… I am truly grateful to be so lucky!

Taken with Camera +.  What do you think?  Any input for me?

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