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Wordless Wednesday -Look what I found

 

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Barber Shop in NY State

main street of Oswego,NY

Chop suey Tuesday- impressions

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First Impressions – we all have them, when we see something, we take it in and in seconds, we have an impression

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No matter the impression, I find myself looking at the details, and the story the building tells me.

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Sometimes, the impression is one that is a statement, and I “know” it is not a place that I want to visit or know too much about it.  It  has a facade that clearly says…”I’m here, don’t mess with me”

p1000353This oldie sat off the road, I had to get out and take a closer look, this is the back of the house.  We tried to find out more about the house, it was for sale, we took the details, unfortunately, the seller, didn’t have a web site, and we were out of State by the time we were where we could look further into it.  I’ve not forgotten, and given the time hope that we will discover more about the house, and the selling price.

p1000346What is the fascination, don’t really know… we are on the look out for a property in the States that we can easily get to, and tour from there.  Maybe it is just a dream, its nice to be able to travel into the possibilities.  Life is busy, it is nice to have a place to drift too

p1000333my travels take me to a lot of places, I thrill on them all.  Each tells a story, each one is unique.  I feel like that about people too.  It is not what someone else tells me, it is what I “see” for myself.

The past may play a part in what a person, or place is “today”… however, we live in the now, and it is what you see and feel NOW that counts.

PL Principle #2   I will not have complaints about others, matters nor the weather.  Rather I will always be creative and look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.

PL Principle #6  I will not be stubborn, being captured by my own thoughts.

PL Precept # 6 Efface your self conceptions.

What impression will you make on the world today?

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Have a good day everyone…

Oyashikiri

Tea on the Market

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Looking for a place that is welcoming and well stocked with tea.. You have come to the right place if you have discovered the TeaStore@ 53 York Street in the Byward market right in the heart of the city, minutes away from Parliament Hill, and the Rideau Shopping Center.  These two ladies are regulars, they bike down on week-ends to enjoy a visit and their favourite tea and baked goodie.  During the summer they are able to add the delicious fresh fruit that is abundant in the market stalls nearby.  In winter they soak up the warmth inside of the shop, where they get to sit in a sunny area, either at tables or if lucky to get it the small red sofa.  Cosy as all get out..!

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The shop is now owned by Joshua Savoie, who obviously has done a great job in maintaining the welcoming ambiance of the shop, he is gaining new “regulars” week-days and week-ends. The young hostess that was there when I visited Saturday was very knowledgeable about the teas, and products sold in the shop.  Had I had more time, I would have welcomed a lazy visit watching the activities from outside at one of the tables or inside at the big bright window.  Perched at the window table =^_^=

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Ahhhh and what was I doing there… this charming shop, *teastore* has started to sell the cards I make for the Perfect Liberty, Funky Monkey Boutique.  As you know the FMB has a sale only 2, 3 times a year,  The cards are available all year, however we are at 1010 Hunt Club (near Airport Parkway)… so that is going west on Hunt Club if you are at Bank, you turn right to go towards Airport Parkway, Riverside etc.

Remember that October 15th. we are having our fall, Funky Monkey Boutique sale, 9 a.m. 1 pm.  After that it will be after church on the 21st. and by appointment. We have a lot of Diva jewelry, brand name purses, Xmas village what nots, funky bits and pieces for your Halloween outfits….some crafty items.  I will have a few of the scrapbooking/card making extras there, you never know what you will find.

Don’t be disappointed, come early, there is only so much room in the FMB.  What is that expression “the early bird gets the worm”…

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Look at all the teas, this is just a portion of the tea being offered at the * teastore*, you can follow them on facebook and twitter, their web address is   http://www.teastore.ca

Everyone loves a good cuppa tea, there is so much to explore and see on the market. and the new updated Rideau Center..  Shake the shoppers and the big price tags, wander over to the  * teastore * 53 York Street, (next door to Lapointe’s)  enjoy the brew and the view.

Everyday is a new beginning

 

Oyashikiri

 

Chop suey Friday, 9.2.16

Mika Azuchi at her shop in Japan

a Japanese pastry shop in Japan where one can always count on a tasty treat

Wa Cofffee in Osaka, Japan (see below)

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another look at the side of the building I posted yesterday…

there was a house behind it, picture will be next

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as a writer I would love to interview the house

have it tell me of its previous lives

of course it can’t be done, but the writer’s imagination

hankers for a story, a peak into the past

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today, I’m resting my eye,

one cataract gone, the other one in October

I slept off and on all day yesterday

up to eat and have my drops

otherwise, my mind was drifting

lazily through the fertile fields

of my endless dream states

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see, disco dancing @ Pacifique

Eclair in the lead

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asleep or awake

life is good.

have a good one dear friends

I think I should be able to get another 24 hours of pampering

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Wa Coffee 3-30-17 Higashikohama Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka Ccity,Osaka Japan

buillding and water scene taken in NY State

Pacifique is a private club in SL (Second Life)

Eclair is the owner and creative builder of the site

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

jet lag- Japan-Canada

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Jet lag- stuck in two realities, your body is physically in one place, but the mind,spirit and other sundries are the void somewhere between the two.  In Japan I was up in the wee hours because back home it was daytime.  Now I’m back home and I’m up in the wee hours because in Japan it is daytime.  PL Precept # 15 All is a Mirror

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I travelled miles, spent hours in the airports, wandered what seems  days from one terminal to another.  I was in a constant state of “now” yet days later, after finally touching ground and being back on familiar ground, my “now” is still in Japan.  PL Precept # 7  Everything exists in Relativity.

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Is this the answer at 2:26 in the morning, spaghetti with anchovies, garlic and olive oil. NO.  One thing that was made clear to me in Japan, was that I needed to cultivate a healthier way of eating, for me that is portion control.

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hmmm, I think its time for me to try to go back to bed and find the door to slumber land.  Or I could stay here and be silly with you.  For sanity all around, I will go try to catch some zzzzz’s.  Although my mind is turning over with thoughts on how jet lag is so much like a state of being in another world, one that is parallel to the one we are in.  If only it could be as simple as walking from one room to another, the two worlds are so similar, yet so different. they really are worlds apart.  NOW I’m embraced by both, and physically I can only be in one place at a time.

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Namaste        –         Oyashikiri

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Thursday Doors -Charm

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Nothing says WELCOME more than a door with charm and character.  We pass this darling house every time we visit a town along the St. Lawrence seaway.  This time I couldn’t go by it another time and not capture it to share with you.  This is not a castle door, or a door to a big multi million dollar mansion, this is a door that says, “this is home”

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Even has the wonderful wide porch that invites a nice long visit, watching the world go by.  We didn’t meet him, but there is a dog with the face of an angel who looked curiously out of the side window at us as we chatted with the owner.  There is a lot to see when you visit the small towns and villages along the seaway.

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

Namaste       –       Oyashikiri

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