Inspiring writing reminder

“I wonder how old we are when we stop thinking like kids?”  – This Kid Reviews Books  (Quote used with permission. Thanks, Erik!)

Eleanor Roosevelt quote

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

 

My hope for you today is for strength and thoughts that move you forward, closer to the positive, creative person you are meant to be.

Blessings on your day.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings.  🙂 

 

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Brief update & a Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe quote

My dear friends,

You haven’t seen me around in a long time, and when I received an email asking if I’m okay I thought perhaps I should let you know that .. yes, I am okay. I am doing better than when I began a break from here. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and concern.

Still one of my dad’s caregivers (now 1/3 of the way into our 8th year), and because I was on the verge of a breakdown – mentally, emotionally, and physically – I’ve made some changes that have taken some stress off, thereby helping me feel less burdened and depressed. I’ll share more about that at a later date as I’m not ready to yet. However, I have been busy … reading a lot but not writing, not even blogging, as you know. I haven’t been able to keep up with emails or book reviews, although now I am slowly updating my page “My have read 2018 book list.” I’ve read more books (mainly children’s books) this year than ever, already surpassing my year’s goal of 500.

I just wanted to let you know you’re not forgotten and that I am doing better than I have in a long time.

Before I go, here is a quote I thought might be meaningful or encouraging to you.

WHATEVER YOU CAN DO, OR DREAM YOU CAN, BEGIN IT. BOLDNESS HAS GENIUS, POWER AND MAGIC IN IT.

– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Does this quote speak to you in some way?

Love and Blessings to all.  Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

 

 

Quote about truth

Hello, my friends! 

Is it only my perspective or does there seem to be more underhandedness going on in the world? Recently I read this quote and thought you also might find it interesting.

 

beware of the half truth; you may have gotten hold of the wrong half. – author unknown

 

I hope you are doing well. I’m working on my health – physical, mental, emotional – having to find ways to manage when extra needed support isn’t readily forthcoming. Some things have been set aside until I’m not feeling as overwhelmed.

What’s going on in your life these days? Are you making plans for vacations or celebrations?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

 

BOOKS quote

Today, to let you know I am still around and to keep in touch, I have a wonderful quote for you.

BOOKS are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

– Charles William Eliot (American educator, 1834-1926)

I can’t argue with that!  Any thoughts?

Thanks for reading, and Creative Musings!  🙂

Happy Resurrection Day

Hello, my friends. I’ve been quiet here in order to restore my creative energy. (Depression is no fun.) I hope you don’t mind the wait.

Today – since I didn’t even post for Easter – I have a post by Donna Earnhardt that I’d like to share with you. It’s so good!

Blessings, and Thanks for reading. I wish you Creative Musings. 🙂

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On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb… — Luke 24:1

The women arrived with the expectation that the giant stone in front of the tomb would still be in place.

If it had not been moved, how did they plan to move it?

I asked my daughters what they thought. They said, “There were guards there. They would have asked them to help.”

I considered that – but I don’t think it is a plausible answer. These were Roman guards — guards who owed nothing to the Jewish women. Even if the women had dared to speak to them, (which I don’t think would have happened), would the Roman guards have agreed to help the women? I don’t think so. They were under…

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Did you remember to spring ahead?

It’s always a good sign of spring when we get to move our clocks ahead one hour to enjoy more daylight hours.

Did you remember to set yours ahead – either last night or this morning?

 

 

 

I know not everyone has to do this, and it can be a matter of heated discussion as many don’t see the need of it anymore, feeling it is a system that has outlived its usefulness. It was put into place 100 years ago in Germany during WWI, but they weren’t the first to do it.

You can read about it HERE.

From that article it would seem daylight saving time began here in Canada, but if you read all the way to the end you’ll see it was actually in effect in some way thousands of years before in the Roman empire.

Fascinating.

How do YOU feel about Daylight Saving Time?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

Pre-Spring storm & #50 Precious Words

Hey, everyone!  So sorry I’ve been mostly silent. I’ve been having quite a struggle with depression and tiredness and feeling overwhelmed with things going on.

Yesterday was a good day, though. In the morning my husband and I spent 1.5 hours with the man (family business) we’ve hired to build the cabinets for our new kitchen. In the afternoon he paid us a visit at our house to do final measurements and decision-making. It’s been a long complete renovation, started in summer last year, but it’s going to be so nice when completed. My husband did all the work in our remodel to this point, and has done a very fine job. Since November we’ve had our kitchen spread over, and stored in, several rooms in our house, so not an easy way to manage meals. We’re expecting that at the end of April our new cabinets will be installed, then we can get the countertop in place (a separate piece of workmanship to match our new floor – both done by our son-in-law) and have our new appliances delivered. Yes, it’s a major undertaking after 40 years of a tiny kitchen and dining area. Save and plan, plan and save.

This is exciting to me, too:

 

 

 

 

 

Today I want to show you the pretty results of a late winter/pre-spring snow storm that came upon us yesterday and last night. Apparently, many areas – including at my house – lost power and phone lines – but not here at my dad’s. The snow is very wet, so extra heavy, and as you can see in these first photos it weighed trees right down over roads. Some we could drive under but others were so low it meant driving around them and hoping to not meet vehicles coming the other way. Unfortunately, the best shots were blurred since we were moving and swerving (cautiously to get under).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next 4 are of the view out my dad’s windows at 8:00 this morning. Snow is falling off the trees in big whomps! so when out there one does not want to be under the trees!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had barely any snow left anywhere before yesterday. Winter’s last hurrah, we hope.

A final note: There is a writing challenge called #50 Precious Words in its second year and created by Vivian Kirkfield. Entry time is over now and the many brief stories are posted for your enjoyment and are being judged. One of my stories, simplified and changed, is posted near the end of the comments/stories. I expect nothing special to come from it in the form it’s in, but it’s there anyway. You can read all the stories HERE.

What’s going on in your life as we approach a new season? I’d love to hear about it.  ♥

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂