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Handwriting Is The New Black

Babble on started this meme.

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Basically you agree to write a snail mail letter to someone each week.

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See here for her details.

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I sent a letter to my brother and today another to a child I know who turned 16. She is now the oldest living survivor with a rare genetic condition that she has. I think she survived so long because of her loving family, but really it is God’s will.

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It is fun to write to children. They love getting mail so much.

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When I get a personal letter, I tear it open and devour it. My favorite letters are ones where the writer says something they like about me. Those are my favorites to write also – telling people what I appreciate about them.

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I also love writing and reading letters that are very present with what is going on. there is something very beautiful about reading about the objective reality. I love that in blogs and literature also.

My mailbox

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© 2010 Jeanne Litt

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Posted by on September 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY


The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!

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Erika also has a new contest for blog writers here. It’s a brilliant idea and enough to make one feel good. Erika talks about her inspiration for the contest that came from Mommy On The Spot blog where there are some very touching posts: the kind of humanness that is so endearing and lets us know we are not alone.

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My feel good Friday today is about doing something for someone else.

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My daughter teaches 4th grade and she noticed that her students try to sharpen their pencils during quiet time for reading. She thought if she had a little cover to put over the pencil sharpeners, it would be a gentle reminder not to do that.

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I crocheted her two covers and I loved them. They are made out of a beautiful variegated yarn color called sea grass.

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I don;’t have a picture of them, but here are photos of 8 more I made. The other teachers in her grade level liked them, so I made some more.

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My first one for a teacher with an orange reading chair.

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They evolved to this one made with yarn made from recycled water bottles and I added a loop, because of Holly’s memory of playing with yogurt sweaters with loops.

Holly talked about making sweaters for keeping the yogurt warm while it ‘grows.’ I realize I can make them the same as these pencil sharpener covers and make them taller.

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© 2010 Jeanne Litt

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2010 in How to

 

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HANDWRITING IS THE NEW BLACK

Babble on started this meme 4 weeks ago. I’m just joining in.

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Basically you agree to write a snail mail letter to someone each week.

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See here for her details.

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Today I sent out letters to my father, sister, brother, two grandsons and a granddaughter.

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I guess that catches me up a little since I’m starting four weeks into her challenge.

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My mailbox

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© 2010 Jeanne Litt

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Traveling

Hi All,

Last night I spent with about twenty classmates. It was such a joy to be with people I have history with, people who have similar values.

I hope you all get to reunite with old friends some time.

It is so enjoyable to be away from my usual routines and see what surprises show up.

Have your best day ever.

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2010 in Abundance

 

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Two Awards

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This neat button was made by Becky. I received this award from Panda Box 33.

The Rules for the award are:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic! (in no particular order…)

4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.

Seven things about me are:

OMG, I wrote this and when I went to preview it, It was so boring. Here goes take #2.

1.  I have an hourglass figure. The waist has become thickened – hence my participation in From Muffin Top To Skinny Jeans.

2. Every time someone pays it forward, we all benefit.

3. Grandchildren are magical beings and everyone is a grandchild.

4. Flowers, trees and humans look beautiful in all stages of development.

5. Loving everything that happens to us makes it easier to bear – even if we are only pretending.

6. I am challenged with processing anger – partly because I think I am not supposed to get angry. With my husband I handle it very well, let it out and be done with it. Of course he has given me lots of practice. XD

7. I love the spatial beauty of a tree – how it stands there and claims it’s space and it’s unique growth pattern.

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I received another award this week from

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Jackie at Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories,  For this the rules are
Now, for the rules! :)Post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.Pass the award to other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Interesting that both these awards ask to pass the award on to newly discovered blogs.
So, I’m combining them and awarding them to these blogs that are new to me.

Amazons Aren’t Fat

Woven by Words

Family of Shorts

Flutterbye Chronicles

Spoonful-of-sugar

TTT and Me

Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories

Yes Jackie, you get the Versatile Blogger award. XD

Pen and Paper

Panda Box 33

Yes, Panda box you get the One Lovely Blog Award. XD

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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2010 in Abundance

 

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Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

I’ve been wanting to come up with a meme. Here is my idea. It’s called Wednesday Wisdom.

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When a friend said to me, “I want to tell you something, but you can’t tell anyone.” I replied then don’t tell me.

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The friend said well, I’ll tell you anyway and proceeded to tell me about her challenges with another person.

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A few minutes later the other person called and said, (honest to God), the same thing. “I want to tell you something but you can’t tell anyone.”  Again I said, then don’t tell me. She said, well, I’ll tell you anyway. She proceeded to tell me about her challenges with the other person.

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I think each of them wanted me to be on ‘their’ side.

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Gossiping is something I avoid, even or especially when I find myself wanting to tell a third party about someone who I perceive has ‘wronged’ me. Tell the person who ‘wronged’ you. It’s the more direct way to get some resolution.

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Neither of those two friends has ever said that to me again. If they did, I think I would say don’t tell me. period end of story.

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My next level of challenge is to say straight out to the person, “Are you trying to involve me in gossip?” I have avoided that statement so far out of fear of offending the other person. Enough already. I realize I would want someone to stop me if I were gossiping.

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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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WEDNESDAY WISDOM and FROM MUFFIN TOP TO SKINNY JEANS

Wednesday Wisdom

I’ve been wanting to come up with a meme. Here is my idea. It’s called Wednesday Wisdom.

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KISS Keep It Simple Sweetie.

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I’ve loved this idea since I first heard it. I was attracted to my husband partly because he knows how to keep things simple.

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Here are my best thoughts on the subject.

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Have you heard the story about the man living on the beach with a small boat.? An industrious type walks up to him and says, “You could advertise and take people out fishing. You could gradually buy more boats and become quite wealthy at it.”

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Then man on the beach said and then what?

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The Industrious one  said, then you could eventually retire and live comfortably on the beach.

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The man said but I have that now.

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Sometimes I think oh, I could do this or that to earn money. I like it better when I think what else can I get rid of and not have to take care of? I have a goal to leave my things in order and at a minimum when I die.

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What do I have an abundance of that I can share? The produce from my garden, the rocks that my land is covered with, my writing, my loving and caring.

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Have I showed gratitude and given back to the ‘source” today? I like to tithe to the source of my teachings. I often think on an ideal day I would meditate for 1/10th of the day. (1 hour and 24 minutes.)  Once my family was coming to visit and I looked around and saw that everything was in order. Usually when guests come I rush around and go through a lot of stress.  This time because I had been doing a lot of spiritual exercises, I was good to go.

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I’d love to hear what you have found works in keeping things simple? XD

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Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.

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How did you do on our first month of the journey?

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The first week I chose to walk/jog three times a week and do water aerobics three times a week. It was so helpful that I committed to that because then when I wanted to cop out I didn’t.  My weight has stayed the same.  My waist is down 1/2 inch. I think for me my diet and calories in are okay, can keep tweaking them a little but increasing exercise is where it’s at. I have gotten so I can jog straight for 30 minutes now.

Were you able to stay on track with the 3 simple changes you chose in our first challenge?

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No, I’ve changed around and lost focus.  The second week I wrote my post early and assumed we would pick three different things so I did. Then my committment got ‘fuzzy.’  My new committment is to do the same exercising including walking to water aerobics, but when listening to my body I can take off one extra day a week if I need to.

My second thing is to leave off the Japanese tea sweets.

My third thing is to do strength training a minimum of once a week, ideally twice.

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Are there adjustments that you can see you need to make in order to continue to be successful at winning this battle of losing weight?

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I need to be very careful about the junk food carbs. I need to go easy on the increasing exercise and listen to my body, to be extra careful about avoiding injury. I need to continue to be sure I have cold unsweetened tea available.

Thank you ShortMama for this meme. I am optimistic.

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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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