#WeekendCoffeeShare: Caution: Rough Seas Ahead


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Good morning or afternoon and welcome. Coffee? Tea? It’s either or for me but I’m leaning toward coffee these days, so…

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Is Becoming Self-Sufficient a Fool’s Errand?


Is it?

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Hellish Week


Good morning or afternoon and welcome. Coffee?

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I feel so conflicted


I feel so conflicted at times when someone reminds me that I’m a grown woman and don’t need permission from anyone to leave the house or go do the things I like, except somehow I do.

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Those Darn Meddlers…


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I have a problem with people meddling into people’s lives. Isn’t there a saying – “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? I think this applies to meddling as well. According to my personal experience and all those movies and TV shows I’ve watched over the year, I don’t think there’s ever been a scenario where meddling ended well. Yeah, I understand sometimes we want to wish others well but meddling often make matters worse.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: A Little Tired, Frustrated, and Paranoid


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Good Saturday morning! Thank you for finally joining me for a #weekendcoffeeshare on a weekend. Come on into my virtual coffee-room and have a cup of joe with me. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: A Little Tired, Frustrated, and Paranoid”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Uncontrollable


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Good Monday morning. Thank you for joining me for #WeekendCoffeeShare on a Monday. I am once again at work. So come and enjoy a cup of hot beverage with me.  Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Uncontrollable”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Long and Chaotic Week


Good Monday morning. Thank you for joining me for #WeekendCoffeeShare on a Monday. Can you believe it? Another weekend has come and gone. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Long and Chaotic Week”

It Can’t Be!


It all started last Saturday when I woke up with a burning sensation in my throat. Continue reading “It Can’t Be!”

Hello November!


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Is it November already? Where has the months gone? Where has the year gone? Continue reading “Hello November!”

Another Incident with Manners


My first incident with public manner was about three years ago (and I wrote about it) and for a long time, this subject had escaped my mind but recently, it came flying back like a boomerang. Continue reading “Another Incident with Manners”

Being Pampered…


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I have a confession: I am a baby when it comes to illnesses and pain.  Continue reading “Being Pampered…”

Saturday


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I want to thank my blogging friends for the birthday greetings on Facebook and the award nominations on WordPress. You truly made my day.  Continue reading “Saturday”

Strange Wednesday


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This day has been a strange day in a surprising and irritating way. Continue reading “Strange Wednesday”

List of Inner Thoughts


Before you read, please note that I wrote this post last week before I cooled down with a hike. So even though those emotions are still there, I have simmered down just a little now.  Continue reading “List of Inner Thoughts”

2016 so far…


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Water…


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I would love to go to a place like in the picture right now, with rapid flowing water generating a cool breeze in this sweltering heat. Continue reading “Water…”

Deprived


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Anxious


I’m feeling very anxious. Continue reading “Anxious”

The Meaning of a Book


Religion and Politics. These are two topics you will never see me post on my blog. Why? Because those are two of the most opinionated and sensitive topics out there. Because those are two topics that essentially started wars and tore apart families, friends, and mankind. Because I dislike those two topics.sms-4381 Continue reading “The Meaning of a Book”

A Wet 2016 Spring


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This has been one wet spring. It’s been raining almost every single day and if the sky’s not raining, it’s gray and the grayness often drives me insane. The last time I experienced such a wet spring was 2007, when I was still in Texas but that’s different. Texas is plains, Utah is desert. Deserts aren’t supposed to rain, deserts are supposed to be sunny and hot and dry. Maybe the world is changing.

Anyway, this horrible weather had given me barely enough time to adore the beautiful flowers that have blossomed in my neighborhood. I haven’t even had the chance to visit the park before another wind storm hit and destroyed all the flowers.

This picture above is from one of the rare sunny days in April. These are Asian pears blossoms from the backyard. I don’t know how my mom prune trees each year. When spring comes, flowers sprouts along the trunk of the tree instead of in specific places like a normal tree.

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The plum tree in the front yard was the first to blossom and the flowers were gone two weeks later when a wind storm hit the area. After the plums came the Asian pears in the backyard (pictured above). These stayed for about a week or so before another wind storm hit followed by hail and rain. Here is one more picture of the blossoms.

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As the ephemeral Asian pear blossoms came and went, the apple began to blossom and boy, did they come.

DSC00556It was like every flower on the apple tree was waiting for the right time to bloom. It was like it was counting down by the second. It was like a head flower was calling the shot. “All right everybody, we bloom in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!”

We were very surprised when we came home one sunny day and found the apple tree full of flowers. Immediately, my mom determined, “We’re going to have a lot of apples this year.” If all of the blossoms successfully turn to a fruit, I thought, rolling my eyes.

Less than a week later, we were hit by another wind storm and once again followed by hail and rain. Well, there went the apples. When the rain finally stopped and the sky is blue again, we stepped out into the backyard. All the flowers had gone from the trees, its petals blew away by the wind, replacing it with these little apple buds.

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And here are the Asian pears:

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Mother Nature,

Please give me some sunny days? I’ve had enough with the gray depressing skies and the roller coaster temperatures. Hot and cold, hot and cold, you’re going to get me sick. I don’t mind the rain but at least stop with the gray skies. 

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A-Z Challenge 2016: T for Try


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Well, I just had perhaps the most frustrating week ever. Continue reading “A-Z Challenge 2016: T for Try”

Safe Haven


As few of you know, I’ve been seeing a therapist since the beginning of this month and I think it’s time I update my current mental situation.  Continue reading “Safe Haven”