Category Archives: Life lessons

Hold Please

I’m in the middle of a week long visit with my daughter and grandson. I’m loving every minute of our time together.

Giving grandma some love!

Giving grandma some love!

Life, work, and blogging are all on hold.

Paperman

Enjoy! I hope you find love and love finds you!

xoxo

The Odd Couple

This video is a few years old, but it hasn’t lost its charm. Tara and Bella BFFs forever!

Everything I needed to know about life I learned from a Jigsaw puzzle

EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE I LEARNED FROM A JIGSAW PUZZLE
By Jacquie Sewell (with apologies to Robert Fulghum)

1. Don’t force a fit–if something is meant to be, it will come together naturally.
2. When things aren’t going so well, take a break. Everything will look different when you return.
3. Be sure to look at the big picture. Getting hung up on the little pieces only leads to frustration.
4. Perseverance pays off. Every important puzzle went together bit by bit, piece by piece.
5. When one spot stops working, move to another. But be sure to come back later (see #4).
6. The creator of the puzzle gave you the picture as a guidebook. Refer to the Creator’s guidebook often.
7. Variety is the spice of life. It’s the different colors and patterns that make the puzzle interesting.
8. Working together with friends and family makes any task fun.
9. Establish the border first. Boundaries give a sense of security and order.
10. Don’t be afraid to try different combinations. Some matches are surprising.
11. Take time often to celebrate your successes (even little ones).
12. Anything worth doing takes time and effort. A great puzzle can’t be rushed.
13. When you finally reach the last piece, don’t be sad. Rejoice in the masterpiece you’ve made and enjoy a well-deserved rest.

Copyright 2001 Jacquie Sewell ( jjsewell416@yahoo.com ). Permission is granted to send this to others, but not for commercial purposes.

I don’t know about you, but I love me a jigsaw puzzle! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able put together a puzzle in a while, but the lessons stand. Do you like jigsaw puzzles?

Take what you need

Ho hum. It is winter in Minnesota. It snowed a couple of inches today. The only motorcycle related thing I’ve done lately is renew my tabs. Come the first day of ride able weather I’ll be ready! In the mean time … take what you need.

Take what you need.

Take what you need.

There’s plenty! Sending cyber (((hugs))) to you!

It’s All a Matter of Perspective

Earlier this week we Minnesotans woke up to -9 F (-22 C) with a wind chill making it feel like -26 degrees. It is going to drop again tonight to -15 F (actual). Brrrrrrrr!! No use asking why I live here …

Today a coworker shared with me the hardship people in Los Angeles faced with cool weather. This video says it all! Thanks Jimmy Kimmel.

Thanksgiving Prayer

It is an old video of Johnny Cash saying a Thanksgiving Prayer.

Canine 10 Commandments

Canine 10 Commandments

I needed something to warm me up on the inside. Minnesota has gone from a record high on Saturday of almost 70 plummeting to 30 some odd degrees on Monday.

Photo source unknown.

Fall has Arrived

View from my back door.

The leaves are dropping quickly and so are the temperatures. Looking forward to autumn fires.

Autumn Fires
by Robert Louis Stevenson

In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!

 

What States have you visited?

Most of us know “R & D” stands for research and develop. Marketing people would say R & D stands for research and duplicate. Watch when new product hits the market, before you know it you begin to see their competition with a similar product. Yes. That is R & D. Don’t believe me? Snuggy. How many clones are out there now? Yup. That’s marketing R & D at its best.

So what’s my point?  Have you been to Visited States Map? You click all the states you have visited and it generates a map that you can download. Here’s mine.

The States I have visited.

I would have created a map of the states I’ve been to on my motorcycle but that would have been lack-luster because it is only one. Well, I did cross the border into Wisconsin once, but I really didn’t “ride” the roads.

Back to R & D … this map thingy wasn’t my idea … I found it over on Adventurous Wanderings (I found Amy because she just started following my blog) who saw it on BikerMonkey who saw it on My Ride Blog. Kind of a blogging R & D. I now have three more blogs to check out and a desire to start a map with the states I’ve rode my motorcycle through!

How many states have you visited? Check out Visited States Map and let me know when you post your map. Cheers!