Sunday, May 19, 2019

Finding My Way




I found this photo above yesterday...it's from my early days of blogging. It's well over a decade old. It's a bit blurry, but there's something about it for me personally. I didn't go looking for this photo specifically, but I stumbled across it and it spoke to me. It reminds me of seemingly "simpler times"...or maybe not that simple, but it was taken during a time when I felt a bit more at peace. I love this photo because it prominently features nature...especially the beauty of a spring day. That bench looks so inviting. I remember the day when I took this. It's a visual representation of where I go in my mind or at least try to when things get tough. 

Here's to finding my way back to this bench in my mind's eye more and more. I'm working on it. Today was better than yesterday :)


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Rest in Peace Doris Day




As many already know, yesterday, Doris Day passed away at the age of 97. I was a big fan of her work as many were. She lived a long life and left behind such a glorious body of work.

I became a fan when I was a little girl. As I've mentioned here before, I used to spend many Saturday and Sunday afternoons especially, watching classic movies from Hollywood's golden era. I loved musicals especially and Doris Day's beautiful voice was front and center in so much that I loved.

I liked all of her films, but my favorite is Young at Heart, which also starred Frank Sinatra. It was beautifully shot and I love to catch it every time it's on television. If you'd like, please check out this clip from the end of the film here. It features Doris Day and Frank Sinatra singing together. It's a lovely end to a wonderful film.

Rest in peace to both of them...they left great contributions to film and to music behind for us to enjoy always.

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Renewal


Happy Sunday!

The photo above features my beautiful maidenhair fern. She's a bit of a resurrection and renewal story for real. Half of her had gone all brown and yellow only a couple of months ago. She was in a sad state. I'm not as green thumbed as my mother was, but I'm working on becoming a better gardener. I love the peace that it brings.

I realized that I was overwatering her and perhaps the bone-chilling ongoing cold of our Wiltshire weather was not helping. Before, I tried to think of what my mom would do and then after thinking it through, I realized that I was overwatering my fern. I thought that I was doing what was right, but I realized that I was suffocating her...drowning her...so I took a step back. And guess what? She's been flourishing :) It's been a lesson for me to relax a bit more in growing as a gardener, but also in my life. The lessons are there and I'm listening.

Have a good Sunday wherever you are :)


Saturday, May 04, 2019

Early Morning, Late Night Rambling


It's 2am-ish on Saturday morning and I'm still up.Well, I did fall asleep earlier in the evening and then woke up again at about twenty minutes to midnight. So I guess this is understandable :) I'll probably fall asleep again in a bit, but I thought that I'd come here and check in. I'm trying to get back to regularly blogging because I miss it and I need to get back to regularly writing. I need to get some momentum going. I've been really off in so many areas of my life lately, so this is me trying to pull the figurative car back on the road of life again. So excuse me if I ramble a bit.

I took the photo above today on the way home from work as I rode along on the bus. The sky looked so ominous and yet it was dramatic and beautiful. It was my favorite shade of blue :) If you've been here before, you know that I LOVE BLUE!

This has been a bit of an odd week. I'm going through some challenges. I'm at that point when you begin to realize that there's nothing to be done in a situation, so you have to just wait it out. It's a pain in the backside, but it is what it is. Both situations could be easily fixed really, but I'm sadly at the mercy of bureaucracy with a side portion of ridiculousness thrown in, so I'm in waiting mode. (sigh) Oh well. Things will work out eventually.

Back to my photo...nature is beautiful, even when it's about to throw down :)

Anyway, I guess that I'd better try to get some sleep. This tiny bit of rambling has helped me.

Good night or good morning....

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Quote

Today has been a tough day, but I take comfort in the quote below. I love a good quote :)




Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, April 22, 2019

Nostalgic Cartoons That Will Remind You Of Your Childhood

*collaborative post

It is always precious to look back on your childhood - those moments of innocence and pure bliss. Childhood represents a period of no worry and absolute enjoyment. It is always nice to reminisce about these days and even share part of them with your own children.

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One part of your childhood you can let your children experience is cartoons. After all the cartoons may have changed, but there is no denying that as a whole, cartoons as a concept are still extremely enjoyable and popular amongst children. What cartoons did you watch as a child? Read on to discover the top eight cartoons likely to provide you with some nostalgia.

1.    Scooby Doo

Scooby Doo is a cartoon that has been entertaining children for many, many years. You can download video from website options online. It is likely that you watched this programme whilst growing up and that your children probably watch it now as well. Scooby Doo was originally produced in 1969 and it featured on CBS for seven years. Now you will find Scooby Doo most commonly on Cartoon Network. Your child won’t ever run out of Scooby Doo programmes to watch as there are a colossal 424 available.

2.    Tom and Jerry

Just like Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry has acquired an almost timeless quality. So much so that there has been a wealth of Tom and Jerry games, films, and toys produced. Tom and Jerry first came on the scene in 1940 in the form of shorts. Still, it was not until 1965 that Tom and Jerry cartoons surfaced on television in a form similar to today.

3.    Dexter’s Laboratory

Dexter’s Laboratory is likely to be nostalgic for all of the young moms and dads around today. The show was first broadcasted in 1995 and whilst the original run ended in 2003, it is a programme that is very much featured on television today.

4.    Ed, Edd n Eddy

Ed, Edd n Eddy may not be a replication of your childhood. However, what the show is based on will very much be. The animated comedy has been designed in order to be a resemblance of the classic cartoons that were featured between 1940 and 1970. Consequently, you may see cartoons from then represented in this popular show.

5.     Star Wars

Star Wars to parents represents the iconic films that have graced the big screen for many years. In fact, the very first film was released in 1977. Do you remember it? There have been eight Star Wars films ever since. The second last film released was ‘The Clone Wars’ and this has been turned into an animated series for children today.

6.    The Powerpuff Girls

You may be shocked to learn that The Powerpuff Girls first existed as ‘Whoopass Stew!’ This is a cartoon short from 1992. The name change commenced and The Powerpuff Girls as we know them today first featured in 1995. The final episode of The Powerpuff Girls aired in 2005. Nevertheless, as is the case for all of the cartoons mentioned in this article, you will be able to find the popular show still on television today. The Powerpuff Girls is definitely a favourite amongst many girls at present.