January 20, 2016

Changing the World

I want to change the world.

There - I've said it!  It's a slow-burning, but steady desire that's been hidden away in the depths of my soul for so many years.  For whatever reason, I think it's time to figure this one out now.  Perhaps instead of "Extraordinary Living, Ordinary Life," what I'm seeking is "Extraordinary Life, Ordinary Living."  Let me know if any of you have figured something out along those lines!

Here is one inspiring story of a UK mom who is not only helping meet a physical need for tens of thousands of women but creating jobs as well.  Brilliant!  I can't say I want to be involved in a "nappie" program, but I am wowed by this woman's ingenuity and determination.

You HAVE to read about this mom.  She's amazing and deserves a prize.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34925238

January 19, 2016

Christmas Cactus

I have a friend who waters and smiles.

I, on the other hand, nurture, tend, water, fuss, fertilize, and prune.  And yet my thumb is the color of, well, a thumb.

But this week, after many years, my little Christmas cactus decided to burst out with color.  LOVE IT!  Woohoo!

January 8, 2016

Snow Dog

It was a fabulous hike in the woods with Elsie and Sir Bradley.  Everything looks so different with each season.

This is the hurry-up-I'm-waiting-for-you look!

January 5, 2016

Resolutions, Anyone?

So did any of you make New Year's resolutions?  Please share!

Personally, I adore resolutions.  Thinking through them purposefully and writing them down multiplies my will power and focus by about a kazillion times.  And now that my heart is strong there are so many new possibilities to consider!

Daily resolutions...
1.  Move.
2.  Eat well.
3.  Limit sugar.
4.  Give thanks.

And for the year...
5.  Dream big.  
6.  Hike Dog Mountain.
7.  Fly to France.

January 4, 2016

Little Hummer

It was a dreamy, wintery white Sunday, followed by freezing rain...preventing many of us from working today.  And so it has been a delightful morning at home.

Headed out with my camera to capture the scenes, I spied a little hummer. He patiently waited for me to move on so he could fly up to the feeder.  He was the dearest little thing!