Author Archives: Carol

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.

Check this one out, please

I don’t know how to reblog in this new editor, but Barb Taub’s post today says what I’ve been thinking and feeling this morning:

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Scrambled Words

Hmm, it looks like I have been “blessed” with the new block editor. We shall see how this goes. A couple of days ago, I had words racing around my brain, stringing themselves into sentences, sometimes paragraphs, begging to be … Continue reading

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Share Your World – 9/29/20

I haven’t done this for awhile, but this seems like a good morning to jump right in and play with Melanie and her friends. Where do you feel most at home?  Please be more specific than “at home, doh” please. … Continue reading

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Focusing on Happy Thoughts

Because too many of my thoughts are not happy thoughts – today I need to focus on what’s good in this life. On those things that make me know I have enough. Some of those happy things. My tiny little … Continue reading

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Sadness – along with frustration – seem to be my keywords this year. I keep thinking nothing more can happen to bring those words, those emotions to me – yet I am continually proven wrong. This sadness – the loss … Continue reading

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Fire Status

Just a quick update – I found a Facebook page for our fire today, and it appears they think they have it fairly well contained. Winds from the southeast are predicted for later today, which will test their Northern line. … Continue reading

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Hanging in there

I have found no updates on our fire this morning, which I take to be good news. I think it would be impossible to update for every single fire in this state at this time, it’s just unimaginable. Or was, … Continue reading

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Hell on Earth Update

This is a map showing the 242 fire area. I am where the little blue dot is at the lower part of the map, just above the purple rectangle. At this point, it appears they’re most concerned about the area … Continue reading

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Hell on Earth

I think I might feel like a real person rather than someone on the edge of a complete breakdown today – because, well, this is how the world around me looks: I am the little blue dot about mid-way down … Continue reading

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I Know A Predator When I See One

Originally posted on that little voice:
This is a reblog from one of my favorite bloggers: Life in the Boomer Lane. Life in the Boomer Lane Musings of a former hula hoop champion I Know A Predator When I See One…

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