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Determination Is The Key

Usually being a beginner to the world of blogging, I bypass the daily prompts.

Today the suggested prompt word ‘harmonize’ sparked interest. It’s a word I’ve become used to hearing the past few months since resuming piano lessons two months ago.

Although away from the music instrumental world for a period of time, I returned with a passion fueled with desire to learn more and complete both of my Adult All-In-One Course Level 1 books.

Previously I had gone off course when I requested to learn certain artists’ tunes and of course I can’t forget those beautiful Christmas carols.

I chose without the instructor’s request to review the manual page by page starting with Page 1. This extra-curricular activity already paid off in the short term when this past week I mastered quite a difficult piece over a two-week period.

The instructor’s smile and input were a most heartwarming reward for all the effort I’d  put into self-discipline practice.

Harmony in piano is defined as playing notes together. It accompanies melody which is made up of notes played separately. I attained my goal to play both hands together in perfect harmony.

This senior citizen is quite pleased with herself and looking forward to the next challenge amidst the 30 pages shy of completion of that first level book.

In life one is never too old to learn.

SoCS ~ November 26th

Today’s prompt:  “on your/my plate”
Although not a believer in wasting food, I disagreed
with a back-in-the-day mealtime rule often followed in
many households.
‘Finish everything on your plate‘.
Why?
Similar to adults, children’s appetites differ on a daily basis.
Common sense . . .
Place a small portion of each food item on the child’s
plate. Allow them to ask for seconds.
If the child doesn’t finish their meal, then no dessert after
dinner.
World hunger was often an excuse used to make a child feel
guilty.
In later years a visit to a one-price dine-in restaurant left me
near state of shock.
Why?
I watched as young children accessed the buffet table and filled their
plates sky high with food.
Sadly, unable to eat this amount of food or a dislike of their selections
the plate soon met with the trash.
Perhaps the parents of these children should have enforced that rule
of ‘finish everything on your plate‘.

https://lindaghill.com/2022/11/25/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-26-2022/

Three Things Challenge ~ M158

This week’s theme:  flowers
Today’s words: presentation – decoration – church

Flowers, nature’s beauty, be appreciated by the living
Lovely blooms garden-grown ‘n bouquets hand-picked
Decoration for one’s table of choice, colorful combos
Inhale their delightful aroma, view each presentation 
Church altars usually adorned expensive arrangements 
Masses celebration baptism, weddings, first communions

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/11/25/three-things-challenge-m158/ 

Mindful ~ Yeah Me 😊


Today thou weight loss journey fresh start
Old program now revamped chose embark

Difficult decision refresher course over responsibilities
Selfish not, importance health issues concentrate free

Aware totally what around me recent weeks happening
What exactly do ’bout situation feelings sad floundering

Fully clothed mid-morning stepped on scale, signal weigh-in
Followed synced the phone app Connect with updated program

Fifteen minutes travelled winding path, a newly offered roadmap
Questions asked ‘n answered, info gained pleasurable both pitstops

Following lunch search for aerobic/anaerobic exercise regimen
Dance inclusive and geared to me, a reward for the senior citizen

My three whys get healthier penned on pretty paper new fridge post
Recipes begin free point foods then add ingredients, idea be foremost

And if you haven’t already guessed place found ton smart suggestions
Out of nowhere incentive rejoined the online Weightwatchers’ program

SoCS ~ November 12th

Today’s prompt: starts with or contains ‘cel’ . . .

When someone asks you about your hobbies, what’s the correct response?
Does one list them in alphabetical order or rather preference of enjoyment?
Should a person include a list of all the hobbies participated throughout their lifetime?
Would it be better to choose three crafts from the present time you have WIPs?
It can be a quandary if the person is fairly private in life with no desire to brag about
all their accomplishments.
I find myself amid others in the above category of been there done that with no future
intentions to every attempt certain crafts again.
For me tis easier to devise a short list of basics with subcategories.
1. Blogging and creating poems (syllabic and rhyme)
2. Crocheting (trying out new stitches on YouTube channels) yet to find the correct one.
3. Reading books on topics geared to my miscellaneous interests >> often one choice
has little in common with another.

One woman in a group I joined contributes excellent articles from which I’m gaining
knowledge.
Earlier this week I wrote a post about the benefits of doing a crossword puzzle each
day and how the subconscious mind works to solve clues when one is busy during the
day completing other tasks.
This morn was day #4 and after finishing the majority of the puzzle I reverted back
to the previous ones and quite surprised what I’d read in the article actually had
merit of truth.

Another submission by the same group member contained a list of 50 tips on
how to improve one’s life and ward off negativity.

Unable to print it out I took notes miscellaneous topics >> some relate to another
while some are totally different in nature. 

I think I have my work cut out for me as I proceed to move forward to lead
happier days during the last chapter of life.  

https://lindaghill.com/2022/11/11/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-12-2022/

Social Media Creep

profile page stalker
social media unseen
grapevine creepazoid
introvert minimal friends
page admin observation

In the process of revamping my Word Press site, reluctantly I
reconnected it to my writing page over at Facebook.

Why the hesitation . . .

Approximately a year ago I deactivated the page with good reason
besides constant requests to purchase promo ads.

I’d found a creeper, a stalker who left some bizarre comments here on
my Word Press posts.

Thank the heavens for activation of privacy setting ‘approval needed’
on comments.

I’ve stated before how jealousy is a disease and what better way to
ruin another’s hard work than post some off-the-wall comments in
hopes the blogger’s followers would read them and form opinions.

A couple days into the reconnection I accessed the FB writing site.

A quick scroll and a discovery = someone read numerous current
posts yet failed to hit the like button nor leave a single comment.

In retrospect (stated before) jealousy is a disease and believe me
when I say, “You don’t want to be me.”

First thought ‘overthinking’ followed by second thought from years
of wisdom ‘possible reoccurrence’ in progress by same individual.

Crossword-a-Day ~ Beneficial

Recently I joined a group for people who’ve found themselves in
the same predicament as I.
The group consists of mostly women and ‘yes’ there are a few
men, although in the minority at present.
One of the ladies, a retired registered nurse, has shared a few
excellent articles.
I enjoyed the read about the benefits of doing a crossword
puzzle per day versus utilizing those brain games on the PCs
or cellphones.
For fun and to see if what the article stated about when we
are unable to find the correct word from the clues, it’s possible
due to the subconscious working in the background while we’re
busy throughout the day, that upon return a few hours later or
next day the answers will come rather easy to us.
I chose a medium level book and this morn with breakfast I
started my first puzzle. Sad to admit I was unable to finish it.
Now usually I’d check the answer pages and place a few words
within to finish solving it; however, this morn I placed the
book down and intend to return tomorrow to see if time away
allows me to remember.
One more area of interest in regard to this 120-day process
is my beginning with puzzle #1 determined to follow thru
solving puzzles in consecutive numerical order.
I’m not allowing myself to partake in past pick and choose
behavior.
Self-discipline and organization both are on the agenda with
good reason.
Exercises to help improve one’s memory sounds 100 percent
beneficial to me.

Truthful Tuesday Nov. 8th

Questions and Answers

1. Do you prefer coffee or tea?
My preference is tea.

2. Considering your choice, do you prefer it hot or cold?
I like my tea hot in the morning with breakfast.
Iced tea is my choice for lunch or any time thereafter.

3. How do you take it (cream, sugar, honey, black, etc)?
I place two tea bags in an oversized mug then add enough milk to make it
on the light side.
No sugar
With a tall glass of iced tea, I like some raspberry flavoring or sliced lemon.
No sugar

4. What is your earliest memory of drinking coffee?
I started drinking coffee at age eighteen when waiting at the downtown
bus terminal for the arrival of my second bus to my first full-time job.
Morning commute was comprised of two buses with a stopover.

5. What is your earliest memory of drinking tea?
I’m not exactly certain; however, I think it may have been during the period I
was diagnosed with a duodenal ulcer.

Bonus question:
Do you prefer a single question or a variety on a theme or a mixture of both for the
‘Truthful Tuesday Prompt’?
Me, I like a variety and a mixture is fine since the bonus question a participant always
had the option to answer or disregard altogether.

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/11/08/truthful-tuesday-8th-november/

Six Sentence Stories

Prompt: energy

Recent times the daily to-do list created by me then placed early morn on the kitchen
table lacks lines crossed out for completed tasks.
Although I begin the day with good intentions sidetracking often interferes with plans
when out of nowhere the silent time robber makes an appearance.
Problematic technology has made it near impossible to exist in this world unless one
cooperates via updates and upgrades to their equipment.
As the world turns the population tis projected to reach eight billion (8 billion) this
year, 2022.
Imagine the changes both positive and negative which will occur moving forward
in the future.
Frustrated I took a drive to the coffee shop, purchased a medium-sized coffee hopeful
time away from the computer screen and a hot brew would help replenish my waning
energy only when I arrived back home, I accidentally hit the styrofoam cup and the
car’s driver’s seat drank most of my caffeine. 😥😥

https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/2022/its-thursdays-six-sentence-story-link-up-10/