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"I tried once to open too many doors at a time, it was unproductive and confusing.
I just learned the last lesson, Dad. I'm supposed to open just one at a time, and only when I reach them along the path, this 'hike' we are taking. That's when the key fits, and opens the lock perfectly, every time. Thank you, Dad. I love you, and miss you. I am blessed with an amazing husband now, he holds my hand as we walk along paths too. We are climbing a little steeper now, with more effort, and thinner air. But I'm not worried. I am looking up. I am living in the moment, being now. Because when we get to the next door, along our path, I know, Dad, . . . that key is going to fit, perfectly!"

excerpt from Pony, 6/6/2013 post
© ruth follmann

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New paint for the medicine cabinet!

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Now it looks like a really fancy gas station bathroom!

Chicago Bears Wreath is Up!

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Delivered to the Florida Sunshine all the way from the Windy City!
17th Dec 2012, 22:28   | tags:,comments (0)

I made a Holiday Wreath!

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To celebrate the Holiday from past celebrations ( wine corks), weed wacker plastic wire, and C-P3O to keep us in a Holiday cheer!
17th Dec 2012, 22:18   | tags:,comments (0)

Looking for Dryer Frog

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Laundry, with housekeeping chores, a little more lonely without my tiny green friend, Dryer Frog. He usually sleeps on the start button in the 'laundry shed'. "Life is like a movie, write your own ending." - Kermit the Frog
17th Dec 2012, 20:29   | tags:,comments (5)

Sunrise over the shed

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It's 'mornin' here at the Compound. Folks are 'rushin' off to their Monday work week, but this is my Saturday. Just finished the weekend at the Fish Market. Salmon. Salman Rushdie. No 'Satanic Verses' here. No subplot. Just black coffee and the quiet hum of a kitchen fan. Halibut. Isn't that the deciding factor for Geminis? For the Hell of it. Why not? Once jumped and ground coming up to meet you, the realization is clearer: ' Oh, that's why I shouldn't have.' Catfish. There's no Mousefish. Always at the mercy of Life's cat. My hopes, a toy to hold in Life's half extended claws, thrown up in the air, and then caught in It's teeth. Put my dreams down, you damn cat! I'm taking away Fate's catnip from your bed. Flounder. What I intend not to do for another day. Snapper. Better I should write, and hold my tongue. Sole. In my thoughts, with my values, in my determination to better the planet, held by it's 70% of surface waters. Continents are In Utero. Countries, the innately born selfish babes, kicking and screaming for the never full hunger of 'my own good'. Shrimp. I feel tiny, more like krill, a single crustacean in Life's Sea. I look at my Amnesty International Membership Card on the trailer kitchen table. I wonder what my $25 will be able to do to help all the crazy clashes our planet's inhabitants seem to have 'on the playground'. Not much good, but some. I detach my membership card from the congratulatory welcome letter with the same childhood happiness of my first Jr. Detective Dick Tracy ID card that I placed in my toy wallet so many years ago. I guess I'm still that detective, but I don't solve crimes. I trip on words and last look back glances from broken souls. Carp. Carpe Diem. The Sun is now up and words have fluttered to the floor by the dust pan waiting to be filled when swept up. And I'll sweep it all away, scrub it clean, wash it down the drain, life's hurt and pain, it's disappointments. And remember with a sparkling clean newness, that there is hope and goodness too. Oyster. Life is a pearl, beauty and treasure born from a painful irritant, a grain of sand. Sardine. Time to clean the can. Can somebody help me turn the little can lid key? I always spill the fish oil.

Deep Shock and Sadness for Tragedy in Newtown

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In respect for the heartbreaking loss of life, especially the little ones, I am off the web the rest of the day in solemn remorse and heartfelt thoughts for the families involved in the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy.

President Obama Makes a statement on the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut
14th Dec 2012, 22:15   | tags:comments (2)

Let the Holiday Bealls Ring!

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Outlet saved my poor trailer trash ass!
14th Dec 2012, 18:24   | tags:comments (0)

TOO Sparkly!

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I think my retina is now detatched.
14th Dec 2012, 15:34   | tags:comments (4)