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  • We have to take our vacations in the late winter due to the nature of my husbands business (boat repair). So, coming to the upper east side of our country will most likely be a retirement years trip. We tend to crave a little warmth in February Haven't done a tropical thing for a couple years now.......... hoping Feb 2014 will find us in hawaii! this year we are Rv'ing it down the Oregon Coast.
    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
    2. Eat to heal
    3. Move to live
    4. Embrace today
    5. Live with intention
    6. Respect my body
    7. Cultivate joy
    8. Find my passion
    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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    • Got up a few times in the night - on purpose - to feed the woodstove. I hope it is saving propane. My furnace has been running nonstop for a few days now, and I am a little worried. Just because I'm a worrier. What if I run out of propane? (The tank was just filled.) What if the furnance breaks? (It is almost new and my landlord and his brother contract with a company to respond in four hours or less.) But I can't help worrying when it is this cold. It is one thing to heat with a woodstove when it is 28F. Quite another when it is -5F.

      Today I am going to venture out to the pool. Feel like a fasted workout this morning to shake the dust off -
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      "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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      • Had a great swim, I was full of energy. My new mask worked great, no fogging! And I could see. Always a plus.

        Came home with a powerful hunger and downed smoked salmon with sour cream and chives on romaine leaves. Then had some blueberries and cashews. Yes, I bought some cashews. (Hanging head in shame) And a little kombucha.

        Brought in several loads of firewood. That definitely counts as exercise. I've had the wood stove going nonstop for about 32 hours. Nice and warm in here and the furnace is off. It's a balmy 16F. After I swam, I went in the sauna and then took a hot shower. When I stopped at the grocery on the way home, I had to leave my coat in the car, I was completely overheated. Still am! I'm just a cold climate girl.
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        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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        • Saw Les Miz. I give it a Meh. Who let Russell Crowe sing? What we they thinking? What in the bloody H were they thinking? Let's see, there's this part that doesn't really require any acting because he is really one dimensional, but it requires an excellent singing voice, so let's hire a brilliant actor capable of playing virtually any complex character, make him into a puppet and require him to sing, even though he can't...but what do I know?

          But when I came home, I had a magical experience. It is cold, still 16F, but it was so beautiful outside I stepped out and went down to the shore. The moon is almost full and it is very bright but cloudy. No stars, but a large and magnificent ring around the moon - I've never seen anything quite like it. Then I heard a call - hoo hoo hoo...hoo hoo. A Great Horned Owl. I called back and it answered. I stayed out for quite a while, got good and cold!
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          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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          • How very primal of you.

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            • So lovely about the owl!

              And I agree about Russell Crowe. This is why Dawn French, brilliant actress as she is, will NOT take singing roles. She was offered the role in Mamma Mia that went to Julie Walters, turned it down because she can't sing.

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              • Wise woman indeed!
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                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                • Did a lot of sleeping, which is okay because I have to work tonight. Had some broth with chicken, and a pear with blue cheese and walnuts. It's a brilliant sunny day, but I don't know how cold it is. I think it supposed to be warmer. I wonder where the owl is, and if I can find it. I've never seen an owl in the wild.
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                  "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                  • Hello from work. I'm so full of energy I had to run the stairs a few times. I wonder if I'll have a crash later? I don't know why I'm so energetic, other than eating a nice but rather dull dinner of salad and a sausage with butter. Well, a lot of butter. Maybe I'm burning off my ketones?

                    Watching Patrick Stewart's Macbeth. Man, that is one creepy version of the Scottish Play. Horror film for sure.
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                    • Maybe if you keep talking to it you'll get to see it?? Did it sound close by? We have owls in the forest behind our house. One night we were sitting the hot tub and we saw this "thing" sitting on our fence. When the "thing" moved we could make out the outline - it was an owl! I love hearing them talking to each other on summer nights! And a couple times they have flown over our yard while we were in the hot tub - silent and elegant flyers! I love owls!
                      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                      2. Eat to heal
                      3. Move to live
                      4. Embrace today
                      5. Live with intention
                      6. Respect my body
                      7. Cultivate joy
                      8. Find my passion
                      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                      • The owl sounded very close, but it's hard to tell. I'm sure there are lots of owls, but they are usually pretty hard to see, being nocturnal and also very, very good blending into their surroundings. A couple of the local nature societies hold regular owl prowls, and I've been on a couple, but we didn't manage to find any owls.

                        I have a picture of one that a birding friend took.

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                        He walked by it, just a few feet away, and almost missed it. Although it is apparent in the photo, he said that in actuality it was almost invisible since it blended so well.
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                        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                        • That is one cool pic!
                          How I love nature and all its wonder.
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                          • That's a great owl picture! Amazing how much that looks like the tree.
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                            • What an amazing picture.

                              My best owl sighting was right here in the suburbs. I have seen one flying at night, but the coolest(though also sad) was a young owl that got away from its parent somehow, and lived in a neighbor's tree for two days. It was too young to know how to behave, I guess, so it camped out fairly low and out on a branch, rather than by the trunk for camoflage.

                              The whole neighborhood came by to check it out before it took off. I like to think its mom came by and got it, after giving it a good screaming at. (Please do not burst my bubble with any inconvenient facts.)

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                              • Year ago when I lived in California, I stepped out of my house around dusk and an owl swooped right by me. Its wingtip just barely brushed my hair. It must have been diving on something just as I came out. I'll never forget how big it was, and how utterly silent. A perfect predator.

                                What a morning I have had. After an easy night at work, I was really excited about going to church and the songs we were singing. I walked in the door and thought, "It's really cold in here." After a few minutes I figured out that the propane tank was empty! I'm on an automatic fill program and that is NOT supposed to happen. The temp was in the low 50's, not too bad but obviously not good either. I called and they came out in about an hour. Whew. He left the bill - don't you think I should get a discount?

                                I didn't think much about being tired or hungry until all the excitement was over, all the songs sung, the propane tank filled and the thermostat back at 64F. I wolfed down some ham and half a grapefruit. The grapefruit was a gift from a co-worker. Maybe all my jokes about pork chops and apples are starting to pay off, i.e. people are offering fruit instead of brownies.

                                Am loving my expensive skin care products! I have an oil that I massage all over my face, smells heavenly - like grapefruit - and feels great. I accidentally got a little bit in my mouth and it tastes good! I remember reading somewhere that things you put on your skin should be edible. Not that you would necessarily want to eat them, but it should be possible. I don't know if there is any truth in that, but I could put some of that oil on salad if I didn't know better.
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