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Who knew getting dirty could feel so good?

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“I was a kid. There was dirt. We met and fell in love. The end”

Haha, I love that line!
Falling in love is a beautiful thing – – even if it is with dirt! Loving and appreciating nature and knowing it so intimately is, in my opinion, the way our Creator intended for us to be one with the gifts He so meticulously designed for us to cherish, care for and ultimately enjoy!

Have a great day in the dirt as we welcome Spring ^_^

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https://storyshucker.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/get-dirty/

GET DIRTY

I’m going to be dirty today.

As a kid, Mama often met me on the back stoop as I came in from playing outside. With a broom in her hand she’d have me slowly turn in a circle while she brushed dirt from my blue jeans. She wasn’t against sweeping my bare legs either if I happened to be wearing shorts.

“Don’t bring that mess in this house.” She’d say. “Did you plan to get dirty?”

Well no. I hadn’t planned to. I was a kid. There was dirt. We met and fell in love. The end.

I remembered that this morning as I thought about where to plant some things in the yard. I still love dirt. Not potting soil in shiny garden-center bags. I don’t care for the sterile smell of plastic and perlite. I love real dirt. Earth.

One of the finest smells of spring is that first whiff of good clean soil. Sealed in by…

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Contents compiled: April 26 2015  |  Copyright 2015  Moylom Enterprises


Wings

I love staring at the clouds.
They can even be more amazing when the sky puts on a spectacular show for our entertainment. Enjoy 🌷

Reblog: January 11 2017

Lola's Garden

glorious-viewSomewhere between
The sun
The moon
And a million stars
I see grace and the radiant light
That always calls me home
Into the warmth
Of your cherished
Embrace.

“I can only connect deeply, or not at all.” – Anais Nin

~The view from my porch was quite heavenly and inspiring tonight – Lola🌺

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The Fog

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It rolled in three days ago,

Burning off by day,

Then descending again at night.

*****

It thickens with each passing hour,

As if to slowly wrap its arms around us —

Making its presence felt.

*****

Fog horns signal in the distance

And my young one imitates the sound

As I teach her of its importance to the ships at sea.

*****

I love living near the ocean;

It brings back lovely memories of my childhood —

Memories I wish surfaced more often.

*****

And to think I tried desperately to get a home elsewhere,

But the deal fell through.

Hmm…

*****

God works in mysterious ways!

I am in awe of HIS mighty wisdom.

I am so glad HE loves me — even through the Fog.

 

*Originally published May 2015


Contents written: May 13 2015  |  Edited: May 17 2015 |  Copyright ©  2015 Moylom Enterprises


Kissed by the rain…

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The rain came pouring down
Kissing the Earth passionately
As only mother nature knows how.

Then from the ground
Rose vapors upward to the sky
As if to thank the heavens
For their release.

I too was kissed by the rain
It caught me by surprise — I gasped!
So I shall also raise my hands upwards
In sweet surrender, as my vapors rise.


Contents written: July 1 2016
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Fall into the Crimson

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The Crimson leaves
Beckon us invitingly,
Seducing us
With their lush splendor,
As though creating
The perfect ambiance
For an autumn rendezvous.

Secretly they tease us
Knowing we can’t resist!
How coy those naughty leaves,
They seem to know us better
Than we know ourselves.

It would be rude
To disappointment them
After they’ve gone
To so much trouble!
So, let’s revel in
The beauty and bounty
Of this magical moment, 
Let’s Fall into the Crimson

  
This post was inspired by a writing challenge to use the word ‘Crimson’ and ‘Fall’ in the title of my poem.
 


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Contents written: October 12 2016
Originally published: October 12 2016
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Seasons of our lives…

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I don’t know why I enjoy Shakespeare. Perhaps it’s because my dyslexic brain naturally arranges sentences backwards and in many ways that’s how Shakespeare appears to speak. What ever the reason, the following quote below reminds me of the cycle of life — the changing of the seasons.

As we shift from Summer to Fall here in NYC,  we see the lush greenery slowly change color to the yellows, reds and browns of Autumn. In every season there is beauty and I firmly believe Our Heavenly Creator gave us such wonderful variety for a reason:
– so our senses would not become numb, 
– so we may learn to appreciate the beauty around us, 
– so we may understand that there is a higher power governing us and our destiny even as it governs nature and the seasons of our lives’.

As the season changes where you are, don’t forget to stop and appreciate the beauty all around you. So without further ado,  here’s a little Shakespeare, enjoy!

Quote from “Shakespeare’s Sonnets” by William Shakespeare –

“When I do count the clock that tells the time, And see the brave day sunk in hideous night; When I behold the violet past prime,
And sable curls, all silvered o’er with white; When lofty trees I see barren of leaves,
Which erst from heat did canopy the herd,
And summer’s green all girded up in sheaves, Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard, Then of thy beauty do I question make,
That thou among the wastes of time must go, Since sweets and beauties do themselves forsake
And die as fast as they see others grow;
And nothing ‘gainst Time’s scythe can make defence
Save breed, to brave him when he takes thee hence.”

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Contents written: September 25 2016
Originally published: September 26 2016
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Touch…

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Nature,
She pulls us in,
Enticing, alluring, daring us
To Simply reach out and touch

Her beauty,
It’s nothing like we’ve ever seen.
Blooming, blushing, unfolding to us
Her hidden gems within…

Inside,
She glows bright.
Warm, sweet, passionate, comforting,
Oh how she delights when we are close…

Intoxicating,
She releases her potent fragrances
Just to watch us melt
Captured, entangled, helplessly in love…

We move closer,
We can’t help it.
We gaze, we smell, we reach, we touch
Then bring a bit of her back with us…

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Contents written: March 31 2016 | Originally published: April 4 2016  |  Copyright ©2016 Moylom Enterprises


7 more things you didn’t know about me

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I did one of these a while back called 10 Things you didn’t know about me and it was quite fun.

I’ve shared a lot about myself since 2014 when Inner Ramblings went live but there are many layers to me that only a chosen few will really ever get to see. And if you’ve been paying attention you’d have picked up on a few clues by now. So without further ado let’s jump right in!

#1: I’m claustrophobic.
If there’s no central air, I cannot be in a room that’s completely sealed. I must get fresh air! Even if it’s freezing outside, the windows have to be cracked just a little or else I’m gonna feel as if I’m suffocating. It’s for this reason why I detest cigarette smoke, insence and such things for they take away my fresh air. I do, however, enjoy scented candles and I’m quite grateful for they do make for a nice, romantic or relaxing evening.

#2: I never go out expecting to be fed.
It’s a habit ingrained in me from childhood. My mother always said,

Eat before leaving home or bring snacks just incase because you just never know what could happen!

Perhaps that’s the reason I have a latent fear of being stuck on one of our fabulous #mta trains, with no escape and no food? Or perhaps it’s because I’ve experienced having a thirty minute ride take an hour and a half because of mechanical difficulties or track problems. Trust me, in such cases having a snack came in real handy!

My snack choices of late, have been one of the following: banana, granola bar, fig bar, trail mix, iced coffee, grapes, crackers n cheese, or yogurt. Anything that’s easy to eat without much mess (high protein,  high fiber, low sugar).

#3: I like a clean house.
My home is my bit of oasis in this crazy world. So when I walk in at the end of a long day the last thing I need to see is chaos.
When I leave for work in morning things are neat n tidy which means beds are made, no dishes in the sink, toys are put away and floors are clean. The same goes for bedtime. Even munchkin knows that before lights out all toys must be put away and the sofa cushions must be put back nicely, those are her chores. My tasks are dishes and sweeping the floor. This routine makes mornings a little easier since there’s no scrambling to find things as all items are in there rightful place.

#4: I love peanut butter.
I love, love, love peanut butter! Creamy, crunchy, with jelly, with Nutella, alone on a spoon, with pretzels, with apples, in a sandwich, rolled up in a soft tortilla wrap, in oatmeal, in or with cookies (cutting back on cookies now ), in milkshakes (haven’t had a milkshake in at least a year). Okay, okay, you get the idea. If there is no peanut butter in my house it’s just because we’re taking a short break and you’ll probably see hazelnut spread or hummus around instead.

#5: I love picking wild flowers.
You already know I’m a huge fan of nature as many of my posts have revealed how humbled and amazed I am at how intricately the Creator has designed this world for us to enjoy and to bear witness to His greatness. But what you may not know is that when Spring and Summer arrive, munchkin and I have a weekly ritual of picking wild flowers with which to decorate out little home.

She hasn’t quite grasped the concept of picking flowers with a long enough stem for a vase so most of hers never really make it home because they are too damaged. 😦
But she’ll get the hang of it eventually, sometimes she gets lucky 😀

#6: I’m a big goofball!
I have a quirky sense of humor that I think only a few people understand – – my brother making the top of the list. The one fond memory from my childhood is having family dinner and just hearing my dad tell crazy stories that were so hilarious we could barely finish our meals or we’d sit around the table long after dinner just telling jokes and laughing hysterically. My dad wasn’t a very involved parent in terms of discipline but he was funny.(RIP pop! )

Just to explain how silly I am:
I’ve often wondered if they couldn’t move mornings to a different time of day. Of course that makes no logical sense, but it certainly proves I’m not a morning person. Hey, that’s just me being a big goofball and my brain without caffeine!

I’ve also considered how productive our society would be if the government implemented mandatory nap time at work. Toddlers seem to benefit immensely from a good nap and I know I’m a lot more pleasant when I’ve had one so why not make it mandatory? I’m sure we’d accomplish so much more between 2 and 5pm. Think of how this improved productivity would benefit the economy. Instead of wasting time on social media (like I’m doing right now because my brain has disengaged from work) we would we actually working, I hope, or at least switching back and forth between our social media apps and work with improved efficiency !

I’m also learning to use my humor to diffuse munchkin’s tantrums, and so our co-existence has been very pleasant of late, which has been a very refreshing change of pace given that her terrible twos phase lasted way into year three!

#7: I can’t survive without music.
I like music, all kinds really, but those with a complicated beat or complicated compilation of lyrics are especially pleasing. I call them Ear Candy since I perk up instantly when I hear them especially if I’m wearing headphones to savor all the little details.

Here’s my latest find. It’s all in the timing…

Song #1:

 

Here’s another one. It’s a longtime favorite. Listen for the bass guitar. He steals the whole show in this number (based on other pieces I’ve heard from this band). If you can’t hear him you’re missing half the song. Enjoy!

Song #2:

 

This one is all about the beat. It’s busy. Lots going on. Makes me wanna dance. Perhaps you’ll bust a few moves too!

Song #3:

 

This post was inspired by our nomination for the Versitile Blogger Award by http://wwwpalfitness.wordPress.com. Thank you Paul for thinking of Inner Ramblings. We certainly appreciate the recognition!

 

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To pass along the baton in the tradition of this blogging sport, here are my nominees:

Squid
http://Steagarden.WordPress.com

Un Break My Heart
http://Mayone72.wordpress.com

Jenn Prime
Della’s Days
http://Notnrml.Wordpress.com

Ken Riddles
http://Seedsinmotiontruthnart.WordPress.com

Vonita
Passion through Poetry
http://Movingtowardsthelight.com

Jules
Shiny Thoughts
http://Shinymusings.wordpress.com

Brad
Wordsmith Boulevard
https://mcnerneyblog.wordpress.com

Dear nominees, should you choose to participate, here are the rules. Click here!

Thanks friends, for stopping by as always. Hope you enjoyed learning more about this quirky gal. Happy Sunday and have a great week.

Hugs,
A.


Contents written: January 26 2016  | Edited: March 13 & April 2 2016 | © 2016 Moylom Enterprises