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Saturday Sushi

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Saturday..groan.. another morning

Dogs want to eat, I just want to sleep

ok already, I’m up

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what, no coffee

some days, the world can seem weary

the trick,

treat yourself

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you might still be a tad out of focus

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but you CAN do it

head for the woods, hills, whatever beckons

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yesterday, was yesterday

today is today

seize the day

make it yours

have a great day

I’m rooting for you..

you bet!! I LOVE you

Oyashikiri

PL Precept # 18  Each Moment is a Turning Point

virtual photos from SL. Second Life (Pacifique) build by Eclair

 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pacifique/87/106/3524

Deer photos, Potsdam,NY

last photo,Rumford,Maine

breakfast – steamed rice, poached egg

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Still revisiting pictures of Sharon Springs. NY while I have my breakfast.  Wondering what I’ll find this year when we head out on another road trip.  I’m drawn to landscapes with a “story”, at least one that speaks to me.  When I take the picture, I’m trying to capture the thoughts, or story line that came to mind when I came across the “scene”   Some are just my artistic expression, of a time and space, and others are like visual bookmarks for my “gray matter”

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We are all different in how we catalogue information, for me .. I know… I’m visual… my desk always looks like gremlins came in the night and tossed everything looking for  hidden treasures. Of course, it is the work of my lazy mind and my easily distracted attention.  Smiles sweetly, and looks up with innocent eyes.  Of course I know it’s a mess… but it is my mess, and I like it.  that is what having one’s own space is all about. =^_^=

Now breakfast – small bowl of steamed rice, small helping of pickled cucumber (Japanese) and one lightly poached egg (omega) on my rice.

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PL Precept #2

To Live is to Express One’s Self

We will each do this in our own unique way.  Life will continually present you with new moments of wonder, awe, and surprises. Some you will delight in and other’s may not charm you as much, but each and every one of the moments, are moments we are living.. and part of.  It is your choice, to live happy, when challenged, find a new creative way to overcome, to surpass, and go beyond.

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All is a mirror

PL Precept #17

Grasp what is most Essential

Have a great day everyone!!

Oyashikiri

Thursday doors – “doors”

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Sharon Springs,NY

I don’t know whether to thank Norm or not.  I have alway had a “love” for doors.  From early years I collected pictures of doors, admired doors and bla bla bla….  but with his little challenge, it has  put “focus” on doors again, in a sense that I see a door and wonder.. hmmm will do this for the challenge..

My husband and I for some odd reason, have taken to a game on Facebook called Cafeland.  It is a cute game, we have a restaurant and we make food, sell to customers and of course, build the business and you make money, and if you keep at it, your money of course builds.  I began playing the game years ago, when I first began in FB, I soon tired of it, being too busy with commitments etc. in my day to day, and my friends had basically moved on to other games.

What I didn’t know my husband who does not play games, except Scrabble and Word with Friends, who had started a restaurant to help me while I was playing, liked seeing the $$ add up, so he just over the years kept playing,  Long and the short of it is, thar when a new friend learned about Cafeland, she started to play and I reopened my cafe so that I could help her with the challenges.  WELL  Hubby was now way ahead of me in not only points but in $$$.  He’d built up a fortune.

I began to play regularly again, to try to catch up, but with years under his belt, he is just too far ahead in points and he has managed his money so that, I think there is just too much there to work through. So being the considerate wife, I offered to remodel his cafe ….evil grin….   knowing his wife, kind husband says sure, and leaves me to it on his computer and with his accumulated fortune. hehehehehehehe.. pulls my witches hat further down on my head.

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I redid all the floors, walls, put in new windows, decor, and still he has millions and millions left over.  I even put in new DOORS.. two of them.  Here you go Norm… it is while I’m looking at the doors, what to put in, that I get this little “ping”   I start wondering if I can use the  doors in Cafeland, in Norm’s Thursday doors.  Norm!! what have you started.

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Enjoy every day, make every day worthwhile

Oyashikiri

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PL Precept # 11  Always be with God

chop suey Friday

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There is something to be said about looking out over the water into the hills, clear blue skies. white fluffy clouds, and time to simply be. It is important to make the time for yourSELF

  PL Precept 18  Each Moment is a turning Point

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foothills of the Adirondacks,NY State (Waverly)

Pl Precept # 15 All is a Mirror

“chop suey” blog 5.22.16

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PL Principle # 3  I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things

Namaste       –       Oyashikiri

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broken pieces of a whole

once full and promising

now all that’s left

are shards of empty memories

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Native Renaissance ll

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Deseronto, Ontario

Spent a wonderful time exploring the inside of this shop.  Original sculptures, collectibles, jewelry along with music from award winning Thomas B. Maracle.  We were passing through and I didn’t get the time I needed to see everything I wanted to see.  I Understand there is also a recording studio there that I would have liked to explore, and obviously to hear music that has been produced there.  http://www.nativerenaissance.com/

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What I did find there, was this wonderful painting that had been done, used for advertising (guessing)  and then left to linger in the elements, I so wanted to rescue it.. but left it for someone else to enjoy and discover.  Instead I took a picture.

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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.  I looked and saw “beauty”… someone else may see nothing at all, but the little otter, swimming along with his friends, the giant turtle and the pesky beaver (?) , left me wanting to know more about their journey, and the man who painted them.

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A journey without an ending?   We will never know.  If you travel that way, say hello.


2 new places you might like to check out if you are out and about…

Asian Buffet and Mongolian Grill

175 Market St. Potsdam, NY 13676  USA

Panda Garden (Chinese,Japanese,Canadian)

All you can eat buffet,  1036 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario  Canada

chop suey = a bit of this and a bit of that

City Pavement? River Bank?

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Along the St Lawrence river, the waterway the divides Canada from the United States, in our part of the Norther Hemisphere.  Quiet little rest stops that allow the traveler to stop and rest along their journey.

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This park was just outside of  Brockville, and yes the shore line you see off in the distance is the United States.  There was such a line up for fish and chips at the shop we always go to, that we settled for hamburgers at a c hip stand.  The cod /haddock would have been wonderful, but on a Sunday, the tourists were packed into the place, we can return another day.  To the right where these pleasure crafts are moored, is a trail that  goes down towards Fort Wellington, and a now derelict pier.  Soon this area will be full of people out to enjoy the sunshine.  Yesterday we met other dog walkers, and a few other nature lovers, but it was the supper hours so, for us, we enjoyed the lazy slow ambiance.  Saw big steamers in the water in Kingston, but I was  on the wrong side of the car to get a picture. =^_^=  next time…

Shad flies

We did run into swarms of shad flies.  Now this is an experience in and of itself   For the time they died by smashing into our car and all over the windshield, it was like something out of the science fiction novel.  You can read about the insect here http://www.mynewwaterfronthome.com/fishflies.aspx  The car will be visiting a car wash  today, this task is at the top of the to do list.

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LOL this meal had nothing to do with our trip yesterday, (I wish)…. this was the meal I had during my visit to the States with my sisters in May.  It just looked so good, I wanted to share it.   I love veggies.  Mondays and Wednesdays at the Casino the buffets are half price. (Just past Massena, NY in the Indian Reserve itself)  I knew of the Casino because there is a fabulous quilt fabric shop just down the road from the Casino)  NB if you plan on trying it out, there is smoking allowed in the buildings there)

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Lots of people love to spend time on the water, I lost count of all the marinas and boat launch sites we saw along the way myself I find quiet along the water, no so much on it.  A good hike into the mountains on a fall day, now mmm… nice.. that is more my speed.  LOL no way at this time of year.. uh uh, no thank.. the biters are out…

What about you.  Ready for a change of pace?

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