health

Just Because

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hiding behind tissue

is really not fun

my sneezes could take me

almost to the sun

red noised i have been

although

i have not been told

people have been polite

through these weeks

of a cold

how wonderful to breathe

through my nose once again

because my mouth got so dry

and it was getting quite old..

it feels good to feel good again

farmers market

Home Grown

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Despite the downpour, we didn’t let it rain on our parade..lol! As we headed for Corvallis on Saturday the sky blackened all around us, but by the time we got there it subsided. It was our first visit for this year and local farmer’s had the work of their labor, displayed beautifully.

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I really enjoy the healthy atmosphere and observing lots of families out and about together and many furry four-footed friends too. I know what digging in the dirt does for me and I highly recommend it.

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In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there. To the flowers I whisper secrets I keep and hopes I breathe. I know they are there to eavesdrop for the angels~ Dodinsky

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self talk

Stuck

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After hearing a very good word on overcoming yesterday, it was clear to me, that I was stuck in an attitude that was only fueling thoughts of defeat. In a web of sorts in my mind. It was making me mentally tired. There is so very much negativity floating around, that we are bombarded with each day. If  we, (I) am not careful, it will consume us (me) in a subtle way. Proverbs 4:23 says, Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. NIV So today I encourage myself to be heart healthy..stop listening to the old worn out record. All it has done is created a deeper groove and playing the same old song of defeat and bondage. What I take in each day affects my thought life.  I choose life, that I may have it more abundantly…

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berries

First Timers

DSCN5976Our first self picking experience began with these strawberries. We were pretty happy to fill our little buckets to save a few dollars.

DSCN6768These Blueberries were recently picked at Berkeys in Lebanon, Oregon. Another fun time!

DSCN6731These are called Dukes, and we picked enough to last us awhile. I am looking up recipes for either scones or blueberry muffins. So far, I don’t have all the ingredients needed, so it will mean a trip to the grocery store. Some recipes are calling for buttermilk, cream, or lemon zest. Hmm! Something easy would be nice! But putting them in our cereal or yogurt will work out quite well.