~Moments~ #butterfly #insight #life

IMG_20181101_125630787Photo taken by: Marjorie MyselfNi

I took this picture in the Fall of last year in Huntington, WV. I had not been there for a year. My life, my families life had changed so much in that year. What captured my attention was the image of a butterfly in the midst of the clouds. At least, this was my personal perspective because I no longer felt like a caterpillar. I love brief moments like that. The moment that focus turns into insight.

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Honeysuckle #honeysuckle #photography #spring

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It is no secret that I am not fond of Winter. However, captured memories of Spring have me eager for the return of warmer weather here in Ohio. Viewing the picture I can nearly smell the aroma of the Honeysuckle. Not to mention, the buzzing bees that also love this wild food source. Some call it an invasive plant and yet to the bees this is forage. I celebrate it’s invasiveness for the survival of the bee. Thus, if you think you have an invasive plant growing around your home, ask yourself; Is this God created bee food? If the answer is yes, then, please do not treat it as a weed for the survival of the bee depends upon such a food source. 

 

Dream Journaling #Diary #Dream #Journal

fb_img_1548166853134Photo by: Corbin Aalderts(my youngest son), taken in 2014 after we had moved to Riverside, Ohio. Young Robin bird on a tree branch.

Wikipedia describes a dream journal as a dream diary that is often used in the study of dreams.

I enjoy keeping one and find it thought provoking to look back on. No two are alike. So, if you choose to begin one, be creative and make it uniquely yours. The key is to write down your dream as soon as you awake to remember it. Later you can go back and interpret it either via your own personal intuition, a dream interpretation book or of course Google it. 🙂

   ” The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  -Eleanor Roosevelt

In the process of keeping mine I had an interesting experience. The other night I dreamed of a Robin bird. As I was looking back through my journal I discovered I had dreamed of the Robin before and it was exactly one year to the date of this present dream. So, looking back over 2018 to present this knowledge created a genuine happiness all around me. My interpretation; Yes, new beginnings are ahead! Change can seem negative at first but trust the process. Without exception anything I labeled negative in 2018 turned into a positive. In hindsight I realize now the negative always presented a life lesson. Thus, I would not have experienced the positive outcome without that growth. 🙂

Happy Journaling! 

As Far As I Know #Poetry #Spiritual #Star

20150525_172434Photo by: Marjorie MyselfNi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Though I wished upon a twinkling star, now I know another lingered afar. I’ve had time to grow and I want you to know yours has lost that defiant glow. As far as I know.

When lies begin to flow, I hope you know, the breath of God continues to blow. Though you may think I am your foe, Elohim pulls the curtain on your starry show. As far as I know.

As the winds begin to blow, I hope you know, that mysterious star you wished upon, the Holy Angels have their sword upon. Now it’s time for you to go as far as the Winter wind triumphantly blows. As far as I know.

Poetry by: Marjorie MyselfNi

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Isaiah 54:17 (A Spiritual truth in any language)

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2019! #Life #Lessons #Positive

20150506_202950Photo by: Marjorie MyselfNi taken in Riverside, Ohio

Loving 2019! However, I equally loved 2018. The ups, downs, positives and negatives produced life lessons I will never forget. Some happy, some sad and all of it involved life lessons. Happy to now turn my back on the past and march forward to another remarkable year in my life’s journey. 

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Some long term friendships lost. Which made room for the many new friendships and thought provoking experiences to come. I finally adopted the realization that we all go through life’s ups and downs. I’m thankful that it only made me stronger in so many areas of my life.

20171002_165252 Photo taken by: Marjorie MyselfNi  taken in Englewood, Ohio

Goodbye past and I say cheers to us all for the 2019 ups and downs. The storm may seem terrifying but the rainbow is incredible!

Love ya’ll & Happy New Year to us all! 

My December #thoughts #focus #work

PAY-Squirrels-at-Christmas                                           Photo Credit: Photographer: Max Ellis via mirror.co.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                               December can be busy and somewhat overwhelming for most of us. I feel like I’ve been working like a squirrel since Summer. Thus, why I chose this photo that looks like me caught running toward December 25th (lol). This week I have; family dinner get together, work in-service and Xmas party. Not to mention, I promised my son we would see “Mary Poppins” :-). I suppose it is that time of the year to remind myself that December is not a December 25th deadline. In reality the “Christmas Spirit” should be recognized every month of the year :-).                                                                                                                                                                                                        My current focus is on working a few less hours and still meeting my end of year goals. I truly understand and grasp how fortunate I am. This is not a reference to materialistic things but so much more; a warm home, food on the table, loved ones near, my son(autistic) spontaneously bursting with a smile and my health(I take no pharmaceuticals). While I work I want to discover the elements of fun within every day. Which reminds me, I have a promise to keep 🙂                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Stuffed Green Peppers #blog #recipe #appalachian

IMG_20181130_193901309     Fresh out of the oven photo by: Marjorie Myselfni                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Most of the recipes I post will be more for the Seasoned Cook “smile”. Let me explain, I’m a Appalachian so I was raised watching my Grandmothers and Mother “throw things together”. When we cook, we cook with what we “have on hand”.  So, I will explain how my Stuffed Green Peppers “come together” for me. Keep in mind that all cooks have their own variations and creative styles. This is mine:                                                                                                                                                                                               Aluminum deep pan to fit at least nine peppers (any color can be used).                          Preheat over 350 degrees                                                                                                            8 ounces of Spring water in pan with washed & cleaned peppers                                              cook rice & put to the side                                                                                                           I cook my own sauce but you can also buy a premade sauce. With mine I mix tomato sauce, paste, diced tomatoes, garlic powder and a bit of sugar to sweeten the pot :-).                                                                                                                                                            While that is cooking in a different pan: virgin olive oil & garlic diced cloves (few minutes). Then, add your meat and dust with a bit of garlic powder. When meat is nearly done (not well done) add to sauce. Lastly, add rice to all and dash salt to your preference.                                                                                                                                                    Fill up peppers & remaining mixture scattered around the peppers in pan. Drizzle 8 ounces of Spring water over all and cover with aluminum foil. cook for at least an hour maybe a bit longer until peppers reach the texture you want. Uncover, turn off oven, sprinkle your favorite shredded cheese over top and replace back in oven till ready to serve.                                                                                                                                       This actually is a easy, simple and frugal meal that comes out looking gourmet. I always get asked how I make this 🙂IMG_20181130_193834237_HDR