One of those days

June 16, 2021

I have absolutely no energy today! The cool weather doesn’t help any…although it would be a good time to mow. I can barely keep my eyes open, and my muscles ache…maybe I did too much yesterday. Nothing really strenuous…

I should be mowing, but it can wait! I should be folding laundry, but it can wait! I should be…but it can wait!

Bloom pretty!

I did scrub the tub, run the filter in the pool, dump some used coffee grounds, and snap some photos – some of which you see here. I took a detox bath (with baking soda and epsom salt), hoping that would help. So far, all I want to do is go back to bed…

I think I just need to rest. Gotta listen to the body! So, I’ll be back…hopefully sooner rather than later!

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“You will see in the world, what you carry in your heart.” – Creig Crippen

Take care!

Stay safe!

Much love!

Let It Bee

June 16, 2021

picture of the day

“Learn to be an observer in all seasons. Every single day, your garden has something new and wonderful to show you.” – unknown

Let It Be – The Beatles

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“I was just sittin’ here enjoyin’ the company. Plants do have a lot to say, if you only listen..” – Eeyore

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stay safe

much love

won’t you tell me your name?

June 15, 2021

jumping spider

Hello!
Is it me you’re looking for?
I can see it in your eyes
I can see it in your smile
You’re all I’ve ever wanted
And my arms are open wide
‘Cause you know just what to say
And you know just what to do
And I want to tell you so much
I love you”

~ Lionel Richie

Found this little guy when I was getting ready to clean the pool…If I hadn’t had my cell phone with me, I would’ve missed the oppurtunity to snap his mug shot! I think he’s a beauty! Don’t know right off hand what kind he is, I will find out though…sooner or later. Below I’ve list a few jumping spider facts…

  • most jumping spiders can jump 50 times their body length
  • don’t have muscular legs, instead, they have a kind of hydraulic system
    that is very well developed, allowing their body to alter bodily fluids so they can jump high/far
  • scientists believe that jumping spiders vision is in color, and is comparible to humans
  • jumping spiders rely more on their shorter hind legs when jumping
  • (Jumping Spider Facts – 20 Interesting Facts You Will Love! (factslegend.org))
Spiders

MEOW

Just Kidding.
I’m A Spider

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  • most jumping spiders are between 1 and 22 mm long
  • they are daytime hunters and can be found almost anywhere…one jumping spider, Euophrys omnisuperstes, has been found on the slopes of the Himalayas
  • there are close to 5000 species of jumping spiders, the jumping spider family is known as Salticidae
  • Salticidae is the largest spider family, making up 13% of all known species
  • bimodal breathing: a system of breathing spiders use, using both the tracheal system and book lungs (Jumping Spider Facts – 20 Interesting Facts You Will Love! (factslegend.org)
    – a tracheal respiratory system is a system in which oxygen and carbon dioxide travel primarily through air-filled tubes called tracheae (Tracheal Breathing (bestinsecthouse.com)
    book lungs: A saccular respiratory organ found in some arachnids, such as scorpions and spiders, consisting of several parallel membranous folds arranged like the pages in a book. (wordnik)

What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly

Reasons to not hurt a jumping spider

Reasons to not hurt a jumping spider:

  • no spooky webs
  • solitary, so no spider gangs
  • assassinates bad bugs
  • is a good boy
  • (lil zevra stripes) some have spots

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When you are sad,
just remember that jumping spiders
sometimes wear water droplets as hats

Spiders don’t want to bite you - WTF fun facts

WTF fun fact #5871

Spiders don’t feed on human blood so they have no reason to venture near a slumbering human on purpose

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“A spider lives inside my head
Who weaves a strange and wondrous web
Of silken threads and silver strings
to catch all sorts of flying things
Like crumbs of thoughts and bits of smiles
And specks of dried up tears
And dust of dreams that catch and cling
For years and years and years”

~ Shel Silverstein

The Spider as Spirit Animal or Totem

Spider Symbolism

  • patience
  • receptivity
  • feminine energy
  • creativity
  • weaver of life’s fate
  • shadow self, dark aspects of life or personality

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“Oh what a tangled web we weave…
When first we practice to deceive.”

~ Sir Walter Scott, 1808

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“The world doesn’t want to be saved. It wants to be loved. That’s how we save it.”

~ April Peerless

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I hope we’re friends until we die. Then I hope we stay ghost friends and walk through walls and scare the shit out of people.

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take care
stay safe
much love

Happy are those that love the little things, listen to the rhythm of the wind, and know the limits to take

June 15, 2021

picture of the day

A wildflower in one of my gardens, it was a windy day yesterday, so I had to stabilize it a little

“You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done.” – Charlie Chaplin

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“And those who were seen dancing, were thought insane by those who could not hear the music” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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  • “We know they are lying
  • they know they are lying
  • they know we know they are lying
  • we know they know we know they are lying
  • but they are still lying.”
  • – Aleksander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
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“In wildness is the preservation of the world.” – Henry David Thoreau

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long may she wave

June 14, 2021

Old Glory
and
The Gadsen Flag

She may be old and worn
Proud does she wave
Under the light
Of the Golden Sun

~ HCMorris ~

I Am A Patriot

Being a patriot means always loving your country, not necessarily your government.

I love and support our soldiers,
always.

I love and support our country,
always.


I love and support our government,
when it deserves it.

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I absolutely refuse to buy an American flag that is made in China!
So, she does wave, under the golden sun…
until one made in America is found.
I tried to order one from USO…they sent me a letter thanking me for the donation – so I’m guessing there are no flags available.

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When we honor our flag we honor what we stand for – –
freedom, equality, justice and hope.

~ Ronald Reagan

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take care
stay safe
much love

. . . finding . . .

June 14, 2021

picture of the day

I have gone to find myself, if I get back before I return…keep me here.

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Your mind will always believe what you tell it. Feed it with faith… Feed it with truth… Feed it with love

– Kelly’s Treehouse

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2020 should just become a new curse word…I don’t give a 2020

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You provoke her until she roars and then get upset at her for becoming the monster you created.

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much love

he thought he was getting away with it…

June 12, 2021

my thoughts for today

I know they say to keep the personal life private, but I’m forgoing that adage…for some help.

Kentucky Gentleman

What I really need is strength – to be able to do what I need to do.

I found this bottle of whiskey behind the front seat of my boyfriend’s Tahoe…I don’t even feel comfortable calling him my boyfriend anymore. He’s just a guy who is living here, and taking advantage of my good heart. He knows I don’t love him…not the way that I should. He knows I won’t marry him, if he asks. He says I’ll never find another guy who works as hard as he does.

It hurts when you realize you aren’t as important to someone as you thought you were.

~ The love Bits

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I’m not going to get into a lot of details, not right now. He’s got a drinking problem…I knew he was drinking behind my back, even though I had asked him/told him I didn’t want to be around him when he was drinking whiskey. Drinking beer was never an issue. I just couldn’t prove that he was. I’ve had suspisions for a while – the things he did, the way he would talk to me, gave it away.
I know the only way a drunk – is that the right term? – is going to quit drinking is if he wants to. He has to hit rock bottom… I thought I was important enough to him that maybe he would. But I guess I was wrong.

disappointed but
not surprised

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I found the bottle in his Tahoe on Thursday (June 10) and hid it my bathroom. On Friday, when he drove down to get the mail and close the gate – one way he’s been sneaking it that I know of – I thought he’d come back livid. But he was cool as a cucumber. No issues to speak of…

Hello my Ambition Freaks! I have been away for a couple of weeks and been dealing with craziness in my work life but I wanted to check back in with a message about turning the page in your book for…

Sometimes you just have to be done. Not mad, not upset. Just done.

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Yeah, this has been going on for a while, mostly behind closed doors. If you’ve been reading Holly’s World for a while – I’d say maybe since 2019 or so – know that I’ve had issues with his drinking since then. I’ve just been trying to deal with it privately. Now, the doors are open…

I know it will be ok! I know that I can do this! I know I can…I knew I could after my dad passed away. I need to be that girl again – the girl that told her dad on his death bed that everything is going to be ok, that he can go be with mom, and Poppy Dear and Mother Dear, and everyone else. Even though I was scared to death…I need that girl back!

So what I need is prayers, good vibes….what ever. I need strength to do what I need to do.
I don’t need anyone calling me, or telling me what to do. I know what I need to do, I need the strength to do it. If you don’t hear/read a whole lot of updates, just know that I am dealing with this. Maybe privately until the time is right to share.

Thanks for reading.

“What if I fall?”
Oh, but darling
What if you fly?

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P.S. Covid threw a wrench in things…not making excuses. And I shouldn’t have let that be an excuse…I know that now. “Covid, I’m going to be homeless, I’ll be living on the street, where am I going to go…” …like I said earlier, a drunk, taking advantage of a good heart.

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it’s time.
move on.
that’s enough
hurt for one lifetime.
you can’t fix it
it’s not going to change
you deserve more.

~ AnnMarie Molina

take care
stay safe
much love