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"Nothing is ever achieved without enthusiasm."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Duck photo source: Lisa's Chaos
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Giraffe Journal

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I've not had much time for posting or blog visits, but if you're interested I hope you'll find time to check out my new blog, Giraffe Journal or my Labyrinth Journal website ... both self hosted at WordPress.

Thanks for your visit and have a delightful day ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Progress and Setbacks

This weekend I managed to add the three pictures (taken by me this summer in Taos) to the top of column at the right. I'm not sure why I wasn't successful previously (because I don't thing I did anything different this time) but perhaps it was some small step I skipped. I'm just glad today it all works the way I intended. In addition, I managed to fix the "What Color is Your Aura" information (originally unreadable) just above the list of Quotes near the bottom of the right column ...(the only think I couldn't do was "center" the picture)... and I added another link entitled "What Color is Your Goddess" just after the list of Quotes. The links will let you take brief quizzes to determine your answers to these questions. Wandering this virtual world leads to interesting discoveries. :)

Surprised by the interest generated by my "Visual Scribblings" post, I've decided to make learning more about Picasa a priority (and/or get Flickr to work on my laptop and learn about it). Unfortunately, the lingering smoke in the air here in Southern California has taken it's toll on my throat & sinuses. Although I've been drinking lots of water, taking extra Vitamin C, and generally being good to myself (eating healthily, getting more rest, etc.) ... I suspect I'm coming down with a cold because I'm running a fever and my throat is raw. My mind doesn't work well when I'm sick, so this new learning may take longer than I'd like. I've learned the hard way NOT to push myself in such circumstances.

“Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”
~Chuang Tzu

I'm grateful I can give myself time to recover instead of rushing off to work. Retired life definitely is good! ;)


Joy Des Jardins said...

Yep, retirement definitely has it's benefits....even if you don't mean to be. Definitely pace yourself...and feel better soon. These are some beautiful pics....nice job.

Mich said...

Thank you for your kind comments on Rainbow Dreams.

You are very welcome to join our virtual circle - we've just started working with Anodea Judith's chakra balancing kit.


Annie Z said...

Beautiful pics. And a beautiful quote.

storyteller said...

I'm doing my best to "pace" myself. I know I tend to jump in and immerse myself in new experiences, and am grateful Molly pulls me away from the computer ... demanding I play with her often. I so appreciate the encouragement & suggestions. Your comment on my very first post made me realize there was an "unknown audience" beyond Kara & myself ... spurring me onward. Thanks a bunch.

Thanks for visiting my site and welcoming me to your Rainbow Circle. I apologize for not returning as of yet, but plan to do so soon ... once as I catch my breath and can relax enough to savor what's there and join in the process.

Thanks for the feedback. I've always collected & shared quotes ... used to post a new one daily in my classroom (encouraging my students to copy them into their notebooks, discuss them with friends & family, and consider whatever relevance the messages might have in their lives) because quotes kept ME focused on multiple perspectives in all things.

Perseverance paid off with the photos. I figured as long as I didn't quit, I couldn't fail and I'd succeed eventually. Recently I discovered a Blogger page that shares info about problems on the server. Apparently MY photo uploading issues were a technical glitch that they've since resolved ... so I was "doing the right things" without getting the desired results. Explains my feeling that I hadn't done anything differently when success came.

Hugs and blessings,

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