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

Duck photo source: Lisa's Chaos
I hope you enjoy your visit. If you're looking for something specific, check out the links to posts by category in my sidebar and down a ways. They'll assist with tracking down different types of posts found on each of my three blogs. You might also enjoy checking out the other sites: Sacred Ruminations, Blog Rolls, Bling & Blurbs, and Happily Retired Gal.

I hope you'll look around & leave comments
then visit me at my new blog ...

Giraffe Journal

and/or website ... Labyrinth Journal
both self-hosted at WordPress
where I publish as myself
rather than under a

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,

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesday's 'Ruby' Thoughts and more ...

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NaBloPoMo - Day 25
After a few bloggy friends experienced 'unforseen disasters' on their Blogger-based sites, I decided to take Melissa's advice and be proactive about creating 'back-ups of my three blogs just in case. It's taken more time than expected and piqued my curiosity about how things work. As a result, I'm farther behind than ever ... but hoping (as ever) to catch up eventually.

In addition to backing them up, I created 'duplicate sites' on Blogger and am in the process of creating duplicates at WordPress too ... just because. Although it may be silly of me to do so, I've created a totally new site there called Happily Retired Storyteller to 'explore WordPress as a platform with links to my original 'Blogger-based' sites here. I have not clear focus for that new site other than to learn how things work ... but I'll keep you informed of my progress, and should you find time I hope you'll drop by to say 'hello' ... just because.

This is my 12th Ruby Tuesday
Cranberries ... YUM!

With gratitude to whoever created this image, I'm using her
to represents me ... participating in the November 2008 Giving Thanks Challenge (hosted by South Breeze Farm) by adding something for which I'm thankful each day. I intend to continue this practice during the month of December and perhaps beyond because celebrating 'what is' with a joyful spirit helps me keep perspective when things don't always turn out the way I'd like. Everyone is invited to join me in this practice on your own blogs if you choose. If you let me know in comments, I'll do my best to visit.

I shared some Thanksgiving things for your viewing pleasure in yesterday's post, and I'm resisting the temptation to decorate for the Christmas season (here & in my home) until Friday because that's long been a tradition in my family.

Once I've published this I plan to create my Simply Kind Tuesdays post at Sacred Ruminations. It should be there shortly and I hope you'll drop by & perhaps participate too as time permits.
Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Small Reflections ... Smile Back

Thought for Today
"Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude." E.P. Powell


maryt/theteach said...

Great post, storyteller, and not just for Ruby Tuesday! I would like to see what you've developed on your new blog...and HAPPY THANKSGIVING! to you and your family! Thanks for participating in Ruby Tuesday! :)

Akelamalu said...

If ever my blog disappeared I would just give up! I hope all your hard work of backing everything up works.

Happy Thanksgiving m'dear.

Michelle said...

I wish you luck with your new site. I'll make sure and stop by for a visit.

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Wow! You're better at backing up than I am.

Also, I'm dropping by to let you know (in case you don't already) that I've moved my blog to ARoomOfMamasOwn.com. If you subscribe to my RSS feed you'll have to subscribe to the new one. I can't remember if you've done that already, but I don't want to lose touch!

Dianne said...

lovely post, you have so much going on

Have a wonderful holiday

Joyce said...

You have been a busy lady! I'm heading on over to check out your new site. :)

Ivanhoe said...

Love the things you are thankful for in your side bar :o)
I'm thinking about having a back up blog on Wordpress as well. I'll see if I can figure it out ;o)
If I'm not able to stop by tomorrow: Have a wonderful Thansgiving! Paws from Sam to Molly & Ms. Kitty.

kitten said...

What a great post. I'll have a little surprise at my blog tomorrow.

Karen said...

We're looking forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving, and hope you are too!

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