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  • Dive - 12-13-19

    12/13/2019 12:56:25 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    When you see an eagle dive like this, it means business! Jeff Welton caught this eagle in action. I love that we can see eagles in our area - they are such majestic birds!... Read more

  • A Partridge in a Pear Tree

    12/13/2019 12:03:43 PM, by DIVAGLOW

    On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: A Partridge in a Pear Tree Here's a partridge in a pear tree... Partridge-in-a-Pear-Tree Cookies (Better Homes and Gardens)
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  • Day 347: Today is the Day

    12/13/2019 3:31:14 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Just because I laugh a lot, doesn't mean my life is easy. Just because I have a smile on my face every day, doesn't mean that something is not bothering me. I just choose to move on, and not dwell on all the negatives in my life. Every new moment gives me the chance to renew anew. I choose to... Read more

  • 12-12-19

    12/13/2019 3:00:49 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    The weather guessers are nattering about it snowing on Christmas Day with smiles on their faces. There is no smile on my face. I dislike to the utmost driving while it's snowing. I want clear streets and clear skies. My daughter will be here on the 24th. I don't want any snowing while she's here.... Read more

  • Grandkids

    12/12/2019 7:21:43 PM, by GEORGE815

    Visited with grandson. Spent some quality time walking to a nearby park.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    12/12/2019 7:20:42 PM, by GEORGE815

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    12/12/2019 7:20:20 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Day 346: Crazy Holiday Family Movies

    12/12/2019 12:15:37 PM, by DIVAGLOW

    “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly.” (Andy Rooney) Merry Christmas, my lovely friends! There are so many different holiday movies that I couldn't all of them down. This week I'm putting ... Read more

  • Flowing Water - 12-12-19

    12/12/2019 12:06:41 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    Even though it has been cold, the creeks and river are still open and flowing. Cyndi Marlowe caught a mini-rainbow of color over a frosty creek: And a cold Yampa River with Mt. Werner lit up in the background: Later in the season the Yampa River will freeze over, although ther... Read more

  • 12-11-19

    12/12/2019 1:24:01 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Finally ran my monthly errand. I also paid my car registration for the year. Since I usually wait until December 30th to do that, I'm proud of myself. I just have to put the sticker on my plates before I loose it. I dropped a couple of bags of audio books on disk at 2nd & Charles, but their intake s... Read more

  • Weather

    12/11/2019 7:03:52 PM, by GEORGE815

    Nice mild day. A bit cool while sweep front of the house. Sun came out a bit during walk. Nice to feel the warmth on the back.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    12/11/2019 7:01:53 PM, by GEORGE815

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    12/11/2019 7:01:32 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Day 345: Christmas Q & A

    12/11/2019 12:49:39 PM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." (Norman Vincent Peale) Merry Christmas, my lovely friends! I'm sure many of you are like me and super busy this month. I thought I'd put up something fun that I posted a couple of ... Read more

  • Is Santa napping? - 12-11-19

    12/11/2019 12:40:59 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    I can't tell whether Santa is napping, or whether the snowman took this boxing round... The snowman does have a suspiciously victorious look on his face.... Cyndi Marlowe snapped this down at Howelsen Hill (notice the ski jumps in the background), but didn't provide any clarifying de... Read more

  • 12-10-19

    12/11/2019 1:22:09 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Added more stuff to the trunk. I'm ready to get rid of some stuff. As usual, it doesn't seem like much, when compared with what's left, but getting rid of anything is hard.... Read more

  • Day 344: Feeling Better

    12/10/2019 9:17:27 PM, by DIVAGLOW

    "F-E-A-R has two meanings: Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours." (Zig Ziglar) Hello, my lovely friends! My grandparents are back home and today we spent putting the house back together. Both of them have a hard time going up and down stairs that... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    12/10/2019 7:16:05 PM, by GEORGE815

    Number creeped up today. Don't understand what happened.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    12/10/2019 7:14:28 PM, by GEORGE815

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    12/10/2019 7:13:54 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Contrast - 12-10-19

    12/10/2019 3:34:31 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    Kevin Dietrich, a local photographer, has a knack for spotting wildlife through his lens. This time of year the contrast of a fox against the snow is easy to locate: Kevin recently caught a "bucket-list" photo while he was up in Wyoming of a silver fox: He had apparently... Read more

  • 12-9-19

    12/10/2019 1:37:37 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Put some of the stuff for the thrift store in the car today. Had a bit of a busy-get-it-done day with lots of little things. Wash dishes, do laundry, post a couple of book reader reviews, that sort of thing. I'm aiming at running my monthly errands and dropping stuff at the thrift store next Wednesd... Read more

  • Grandkids

    12/9/2019 10:31:51 PM, by GEORGE815

    Babysat grandson today. I was getting my shoes on for a walk, and grandson came to greet me. He gave me such a genuine smile, that it was heart warming. Makes it all worth while.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    12/9/2019 10:30:24 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Blood sugar readings

    12/9/2019 10:29:22 PM, by GEORGE815

    Great reading today. Felt good all day because of it.... Read more

  • Looking pretty snowy out there - 12-9-19

    12/9/2019 1:56:51 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    It has been pretty snowy since we got home - brief blue skies, then it clouds up and snows some more. Noah Wetzel (a professional local photographer) captured some photos that show how frosty the trees are: And how beautiful it is when the blue sky DOES break through! Since we... Read more

  • Day 343: Christmas Fun (quotes)

    12/9/2019 2:35:32 AM, by DIVAGLOW

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  • 12-8-19

    12/9/2019 1:30:05 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I thought I had a plumbing problem last night, but I was incorrect. I had what I thought was rushing water in my pipes. So I turned the water off for the house and called the plumber. I have a service membership that covers service calls. The serviceman said it was something called a "water hammer",... Read more

  • Weather

    12/8/2019 5:23:24 PM, by GEORGE815

    Very mild day. 2 days in a row. What a blessing.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    12/8/2019 5:22:30 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Water

    12/8/2019 5:21:49 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Moose Meanderings - 12-8-19

    12/8/2019 3:51:35 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    The moose have been meandering about in our absence. One moose decided the best place to take an uninterrupted rest was underneath the Thunderhead lift on the mountain: Jeff Welton used his telephoto to catch moose drool: And Luke Wolfe caught a moose in a foggy, snow-covered ... Read more

  • Day 342: Christmas Coffee Bar

    12/8/2019 2:28:20 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength." (Anonymous) Happy holidays, my lovely friends! IT’s been a long week and we haven’t been able to decorate most of the ... Read more

  • 12-7-19

    12/8/2019 1:15:46 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I'm feeling a little more energized today. Scratched off a couple of things on my chore list. Some of the winter sweaters I ordered arrived today. One says it's dry clean only. It is so definitely Christmas, I may only wear it once or twice a year and leave it hanging in the closet the rest of the y... Read more

  • Weather

    12/7/2019 8:59:56 PM, by GEORGE815

    Super day today. Warmest day in 2 weeks. Really appreciated it.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    12/7/2019 8:59:07 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Water

    12/7/2019 8:57:55 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Cold and Icy - 12-7-19

    12/7/2019 4:55:04 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    In addition to the snow we missed while traveling, we apparently missed a lot of cold and ice! Matt Kroschel drove past this accident in which a vehicle lost control and crashed into the runaway truck ramp sign! This particular accident was on Vail Pass, but many of the Colorado passes h... Read more

  • Thanksgiving & after Thanksgiving (A Do-Nothing Personal Holiday)

    12/7/2019 2:30:02 PM, by KOSHIE1

    It seems like forever. All the planning, gift buying, wrapping, and packing in preparation to going to my sister's home back in Texas to see all my sibs and Mom for Thanksgiving. The 2 day drive there AND then again to get back home. The cooking of a few holiday dishes to bring. And of course, ... Read more

  • Day 341: Simple Fudge (recipe)

    12/7/2019 2:43:25 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up." (Anne Lamott) Hello, my lovely friends! I got this recipe a million years ago from Rachael Ray. It's her 30-minute ... Read more

  • 12-6-19

    12/7/2019 1:39:04 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    With all the stuff I need to do, I spent the day ignoring my work projects list. It snowed last night. The sun came out and the new snow vanished. Unfortunately, the old snow is still out there. A little bit more of it melted too, but not enough.... Read more

  • Home from the Great Train Adventure! - 12-6-19

    12/6/2019 9:21:34 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    DH and I just arrived home from nearly 3 weeks on the road on our Great Train Adventure! We had a WONDERFUL time - it was a great break from DH ending his civic responsibilities and beginning his next adventure. Because we took several breaks from the train in different town to explore and visit f... Read more

  • Grandkids

    12/6/2019 7:08:39 PM, by GEORGE815

    Played with grandson today... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    12/6/2019 7:08:17 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Blood sugar readings

    12/6/2019 7:07:44 PM, by GEORGE815

    Better number this morning... Read more

  • Day 340: Favorite Christmas Cartoons

    12/6/2019 1:26:57 PM, by DIVAGLOW

    "There's always going to be bad stuff out there. But here's the amazing thing - light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can't stick the dark into the light." (Jodi Picoult) I know we all have our own favorite Christmas cartoons and let me know in the c... Read more

  • Day 3

    12/6/2019 10:09:31 AM, by KWOOD1955

    Another good day yesterday! Only got a short walk in at lunch time (too cold and snowy for the gym after work), but still it was some movement. Tonight is a party at a Zumba buddy's house. I'll plan ahead and have some warm veggie soup before going.... Read more

  • 12-5-19

    12/6/2019 2:54:21 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I have been having fun keeping the days straight. Next Saturday is not book group day, but my mind thinks otherwise. I'm not sure why this month is jumbled in my brain, but it is. I wake up in the morning and consider what day of the week it is and what I need to do. This month, that is not going co... Read more

  • Weather

    12/5/2019 7:50:07 PM, by GEORGE815

    Walking in the light rain... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    12/5/2019 7:49:45 PM, by GEORGE815

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    12/5/2019 7:49:10 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Day 339: It’s Really Hard

    12/5/2019 1:06:03 PM, by DIVAGLOW

    "I have accepted fear as a part of life, specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: Turn back, turn back; you'll die if you venture too far." (Erica Jong) Hello, my lovely friends! We are bracing for anothe... Read more

  • Three Good Things

    12/5/2019 11:45:56 AM, by APPLEPIEDREAMS

    One of my daily tasks on my Spark home page is to write down three good things each day. I have done this exactly zero times in the six months or so that it has been listed. So, I'll start now. Three good things about yesterday: 1. Lunch with one of my boyfriends 2. Finding out I get an ext... Read more

  • Day 2

    12/5/2019 10:34:10 AM, by KWOOD1955

    Yesterday was a good day. Made a batch of ginger cookies, and didn't eat any!! Hooray for me!!... Read more

  • 12-4-19

    12/5/2019 1:20:39 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I need some nice weather so I can run my monthly errands. I was planning to do them tomorrow, but the weather guessers are calling for rain in the morning and snow in the afternoon. That could make for a cold, damp, cloudy, gloomy day, definitely not the kind of day I want to take my body out in. I ... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    12/4/2019 10:16:48 PM, by GEORGE815

    Number off a bit. Should be better tomorrow.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    12/4/2019 10:15:44 PM, by GEORGE815

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    12/4/2019 10:15:07 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Day 338: So Many Boxes

    12/4/2019 2:26:01 PM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Staying positive doesn't mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on hard days you know that there are better ones coming." (Author Unknown) Hello my lovely friends! It’s Christmas time and that means the decorations need to go up. It doesn’t look like I’m getting ... Read more

  • December 4, 2109

    12/4/2019 7:52:27 AM, by KWOOD1955

    Back again. Gonna loose the last few pounds.... Read more

  • 12-3-19

    12/4/2019 1:13:40 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    It was a warm day for once with much melting. However, this snow has overstayed its welcome. I will be glad when it is finally gone. That may not be as soon as I would like. We are supposed to get snow showers on Thursday and Sunday. I need to start moving books next week.... Read more

  • Day 337: Apple Butter Day (recipe)

    12/3/2019 8:39:13 PM, by DIVAGLOW

    Hello, my lovely friends! My grandparents are here and it has been a job. I’ll post a separate blog about that sometime tomorrow, but today is all about Apple Butter. I got Honeycrisp, gala, granny smith and Macintosh apples. I normally make this within the first few weeks of Fall, but I ... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    12/3/2019 7:10:46 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Blood sugar readings

    12/3/2019 7:10:16 PM, by GEORGE815

    Reading lower than yesterday. That's a good thing.... Read more

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    12/3/2019 7:09:27 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • 12-2-19

    12/3/2019 1:28:07 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I'm less fond of winter since it got so crazy. I don't know if I want 7 months of this cold, damp. dark and snow. I do wish what I wanted in weather would be what happens. I got back into moving things around again. I have three weeks to move enough stuff so my daughter can move around in the back ... Read more

  • Grandkids

    12/2/2019 9:25:54 PM, by GEORGE815

    Babysat grandson today. He was great. Found him extending his arms for me to pick him up and carry him about my movements. His arm was wrapped around my shoulder for his support. We had a good time as always. They are not this young forever.... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    12/2/2019 9:23:08 PM, by GEORGE815

    Improvement on reading this morning. Visited nurse coach and there is a good chance I can take another oral med, and not take my daily shot of insulin. Will be able to try this in about a week. Hope it works for me.... Read more

  • Water

    12/2/2019 9:21:24 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Day 336: Christmas Blessings (quotes)

    12/2/2019 3:34:46 AM, by DIVAGLOW

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  • 12-1-19

    12/2/2019 1:23:53 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    The sun came out today. It didn't get any warmer, but the sun came out today. That made me feel much better. My cousin came over and helped me change the pull chains on all the ceiling fans. The chains that were on the fans were too short for me to reach comfortably. I was beyond tired of stretching... Read more

  • Weather

    12/1/2019 10:46:37 PM, by GEORGE815

    Attended football game today. It got cold in the last 2nd half. We won on a last second field goal. Real exciting.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    12/1/2019 10:44:25 PM, by GEORGE815

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    12/1/2019 10:43:44 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Day 335: It’s Blogmas Time!!!

    12/1/2019 8:43:07 PM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Before you can learn a new way of doing things, you have to unlearn the old way. ... So beginnings depend on endings." (Rick Maurer) Well, hello December! Normally this is the day that I post my goals for the month, but let’s be honest I’m just going to enjoy the holidays. I’ll watch ... Read more

  • 11-30-19

    12/1/2019 1:25:36 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Maybe the sun will shine tomorrow. I shouldn't be so hard on the weather. The overcast was brighter today and it did get up to 36 degrees. The wind was a no-show in mt neighborhood, which was a blessing. The car is about 75% uncovered. Maybe it will all melt off soon. I have stuff to put in the trun... Read more

  • Weather

    11/30/2019 5:34:02 PM, by GEORGE815

    Waited till a later in the day to go for my walk. It might be about 40, but the wind picked up. Wow it sure made the walk a challenge.... Read more

  • Day 334: All Day Cooking

    11/30/2019 5:32:38 PM, by DIVAGLOW

    We're getting ready for Thanksgiving 2. So I can only stop by for a second. Happy Weekend!... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/30/2019 5:31:59 PM, by GEORGE815

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    11/30/2019 5:30:41 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • 11-29-19

    11/30/2019 1:32:10 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Two days that we were supposed to have 40 degrees with sun except we got below freezing with fog. I miss the sunshine. Our snow is turning to ice. We are forecast high winds tomorrow. That might melt some of this snow. One of the problems of living at the base of mountains is these inversions that h... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/29/2019 9:19:23 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Blood sugar readings

    11/29/2019 9:18:50 PM, by GEORGE815

    Decent reading considering I had some dessert without the crust.... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/29/2019 9:18:13 PM, by GEORGE815

    Much to be thankful today. Sparkpeople are great in emphasizing the day. Bravo!... Read more

  • Day 333: The Fog is Here

    11/29/2019 8:12:31 PM, by DIVAGLOW

    "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." (The Buddha) Hello, my lovely friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with some yummy food. We had a quiet, but great day. There were a few tears, but it was good. We watched the ... Read more

  • 11-28-19

    11/29/2019 1:23:09 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Lots of singers I haven't heard of. Also lots of marching bands, dance groups and balloons. I haven't been able to see it in years because there is always a football game on at the same time. I stayed home because I hurt too much to finish getting the sn... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/28/2019 6:26:01 PM, by GEORGE815

    Hope everyone is enjoyed this great holiday. Being thankful for all our blessings is just the right thing to do.... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/28/2019 6:24:42 PM, by GEORGE815

    Had great progress. My A1C score dropped a full point. What a relief.... Read more

  • Water

    11/28/2019 6:22:47 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Day 332: Happy Thanksgiving

    11/28/2019 2:39:28 AM, by DIVAGLOW

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  • 11-27-19

    11/28/2019 1:22:28 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. I'm planning to watch the parade on TV. That's about all my unhappy shoulders will allow me to do. I moved snow around, only to find a layer of ice under it. There is ice on the car, but I didn't get all the snow off that.... Read more

  • Grandkids

    11/27/2019 6:22:42 PM, by GEORGE815

    Smiled a big smile at grandson while he was sitting in the high chair. He returned a few back to me also. Enough to make your heart melt.... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/27/2019 6:21:25 PM, by GEORGE815

    Great reading this morning. All that snow shoveling yesterday must have paid off.... Read more

  • Water

    11/27/2019 6:20:04 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Day 331: That’s A Lot of Snow!

    11/27/2019 3:28:36 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast -- you also miss the sense of where you are going and why." (Eddie Cantor) Hello, my lovely friends! The snow came and boy did it drop a lot of snow. It finally stopped snowing around 4 p.m. on Tuesday and... Read more

  • 11-26-19

    11/27/2019 1:28:32 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Cheer me up when I consider shoveling12 inches of snow with my bad knees, bad back, poor hips, ruined shoulders and shaky heart. The work may warm me up, but first I have to go out in 20 degree cold damp. I'm second guessing doing all that in one day just so I can drive up to Longmont. I was just up... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/26/2019 6:29:32 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Weather

    11/26/2019 6:28:59 PM, by GEORGE815

    Snowed a bunch today. Seems like it snowed twice. Moving it was quite a chore.... Read more

  • Water

    11/26/2019 6:28:14 PM, by GEORGE815

    Drank a lot of water while snow shoveling for 2 hours today.... Read more

  • Day 330: Maybe a Blizzard???

    11/26/2019 3:46:38 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don't listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don't listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what's behind the words." (Roy T. Bennett) H... Read more