Ponder the Resolve

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Surely, you know I don’t jest

Life itself can seem like a test

When we think we can’t win

Ponder the resolve again and again

Thoughts may be on the brink of decay

But, sing with the birds the very next day

Things in life may not go right

Maybe, in theory just for spite

Things in life may not go left

Keenly aware the future is bereft

Life itself can be a test

Strive we will, to do our best

Let us never act in haste

Let life’s shards fall in place

-Eugenia

“Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.”
Unknown

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Cheers! 

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Tuesday Chatter 34

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If we were having coffee, I find there is nothing more thought-provoking than useful and useless chatter. This is one of those chats.

 This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. Tuesday Chatter

Elton John has over a thousand pairs, Canadian singer Corey Hart only wears his at night, and you can tell the good guys from the bad guys in The Matrix by the shape of theirs. What am I talking about? Sunglasses, of course! There’s nothing quite as stylish as a pair of shades, so get out your aviators or your wayfarers and start celebrating Sunglasses Day!

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One other thing to remember is that sunglasses also help protect your eyes from harmful UV light, so channel your inner cool and slip on those shades on Sunglasses Day!

Joke of the Day

What is brown, hairy and wears sunglasses?

A coconut on vacation.

Can you believe we are approaching the end of the month?  Today is June 27 and the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining until the end of the year. June just flew by for me! Does this happen as we get older, that the days seem shorter? I feel I have so much still to accomplish!

Many moons ago, when I was younger, I couldn’t wait until I was a teenager. Ah, those were the days when I had to be cool. Then I couldn’t wait until…  To be continued

And my featured blogger for this week’s Tuesday Chatter is Milos Djukic. Milos is a friend that I connect with on LinkedIn and beBee.com. Milos Djukic is the Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Serbia, Materials Technology Department & Welding and Welded Structures Module.

A specialist in the field of materials science, corrosion science and engineering; mechanical behavior of materials, environmental damage mechanisms; hydrogen embrittlement and degradation of materials and materials characterization.

You can read more about materials science and hydrogen embrittlement by visiting Milos at milosdjukichydrogen

 A Poem from A Cat

  Let me tell you about this and that

Just for the record I’m a cat

They call me Amanda

Amanda Panda is my name

I’m a cat just the same

I won’t sit on your face

If you get outta my space

Hey, you’re calling me?

Silly human, can’t you see

I’m trying to sleep

Cuz I’m just beat

From laying in the sun

And having some fun

Look, I can’t stand this heat

Is it time to eat?

I promise to purr

If you stroke my fur

So, you better get busy

Or I’ll throw a hissy

Are you sure it was me

That was stuck in the tree?

Did you see that mouse

Scurrying thru the house

Yep, I’m your cat

So cut me some slack

It’s just a matter of time

When I claim you as mine

-Authored by Eugenia and Amanda

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beBee Social Media, beBee.com now has over 11,000,000 bees (members) and growing.

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/bebee-s-goal-is-to-grow-in-the-us

I’m Eugenia and it’s time to put a wrap on this chat. So long from Tuesday Chatter and have a great week!

Cheers! 

C25

 

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We’re on Life’s High

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“The best mind-altering drug is truth.”
Lily Tomlin

Our mind is like a sieve

What we retain

can only remain,

whether accidentally

or incidentally,

as long as we live.

As time draws nigh

and we’re on life’s high

let’s inhale the truths

and exhale the lies

-Eugenia

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A mini info about the author of the quote, Lily Tomlin-

Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer. Tomlin began her career as a stand-up comedian and performing Off-Broadway during the 1960s. Her breakout role was performing as a cast member on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1970 until 1973. She currently stars on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bergstein. Her performance as Frankie garnered her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015.

Cheers! 

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Tuesday Chatter 33

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If we were having coffee, I find there is nothing more thought-provoking than useful and useless chatter. This is one of those chats.

Ah, the number thirty-three

Found this was a good age to be

Found good things in life aren’t free

Found a lot in life still to see

Found what it’s like to be me

Found how not to be up a tree

but without a paddle makes no sense to me

Found it’s a metaphor, now I see

Ah, the number thirty-three

Found it precedes thirty-four

Found lingering memories of days of yore

Found it’s time to close the door

Found the open window offers more

-Eugenia

 This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. Tuesday Chatter

Following are a couple of fellow bloggers that have linked to Tuesday Chatter. Thank you for linking and I sincerely appreciate you!

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“Hello from ‘that little voice’, coming to you from wherever this 74 year old woman happens to be on any given day.”

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I am an ailurophile. (That is a cat lover and as you can tell I also love words,) I have recently adopted a ginger and white cat named Buddy Foster.  I am a retired Junior High math teacher, a reader and an acrylic painter

And here are this week’s Tuesday Chatter featured bloggers!

amrutasomalwar1  For those of you that love dogs, you will enjoy this blog. Here is an excerpt from Pawful Living  Doggie Bloggie:

With those four little paws, he trots into our lives ,he his tail of joy and spreads the magic of happiness all throughout his life!! He wraps us forever in his blanket of love and teaches us his way of living life what I call , ‘The Pawful Living’!! This site is all about how your life would be if you had a dog with all its challenges,madness, changes in a better way, a journey worth to embark upon …

zerocreativity0 “Sharing Knowledge in Design and Arts”. Below is an excerpt from this very interesting and informative blog.

This blog is about sharing the selective information and knowledge about design and art obtained from browsing of the different aspects of the subject matters. Hope that this small effort and contribution will help and guide to the fellow beginners of the field. It will also add our knowledge through communication and comments here. Enjoy the writing and reading of the people from the different cultures and parts of the World. Right now adding the contributions to Arts, Logo Design, Design Education, Calligraphy, Photography. I feel these categories keep you always Young At Heart!

And to add to our chat – tidbits of chatter, simple yet not thought-provoking

Today is June 20 and is the 171st day of the year. There are 194 days remaining in the year so there is plenty of time for holiday shopping. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer Solstice occurs on this date, which is the first day of summer. And, this year’s summer solstice on Monday brings a special event, as it coincides with the full strawberry moon for the first time in nearly 70 years.

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Also, today is American Eagle day, so get out there and celebrate this beautiful creature!

Joke of the day: What do you call a sick eagle? ill-eagle. hahaha

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I’m Eugenia and it’s time to put a wrap on this chat. So long from this week’s Tuesday Chatter and have a great week!

Cheers! 

C25

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_20

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/american-eagle-day/

http://abc7.com/weather/strawberry-moon-2016-summer-solstice-syncs-with-junes-full-moon/1392424/

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Tick Tock

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“Time flows the same way for all human beings;
every human being flows through time in a different way.”
Yasunari Kawabata

Time doesn’t stand still

It’s indefinite progression

It’s an irreversible succession

It’s a continuous flow

It’s a measure of existence

It’s void of resistance

Our spot in time today

Has already gone away

Tick Tock goes the clock

-Eugenia

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Tuesday Chatter 32

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Welcome to Tuesday Chatter everyone, a place to share useful and useless chatter.  Let me say thank you to all that take part in Tuesday Chatter. Sharing your links make me smile so please continue decorating my comment section with your treasures.  My previous Tuesday Chatter makes mention of several that take part, which I will continue to show my appreciation for those that share.

So out with the old and in with new

By keeping my sights in a broadened view

Time can warp a mind into worrisome channels

Dimming the lights at the end of the tunnels

Please let me grow older without being confused

And, let me be useful without being used

Growing older can be quite a scare

If you wait too long to show you care

For me, a birthday is drawing near

Which I will welcome without fear

Of years gone by I prefer not to dwell

My numbered years I shall not tell

So out with the old and in with the new

Keeps me young from my point of view

June 17th, being my birthday, is the 168th day of the year, leaving 197 days until the end of the year.  Those lucky enough to be born in June have three birthstones!

The pearl which is the only gem from living sea creatures and require no faceting or polishing to reveal its natural beauty.

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The Alexandrite, an extremely rare chrysoberyl with chameleon-like qualities. Its color is a lovely green in both daylight and fluorescent light; it changes color to a purplish red in incandescent light.

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The third stone is the Moonstone. A phenomenal gemstone, moonstones show a floating play of light (called adularescence) and sometimes show either a multi-rayed star or a cat’s eye. Moonstone_from_Africa

 

The zodiac sign for June is Gemini – June May 21 to June 20. Those bearing the Gemini zodiac are incredibly flexible people who can adapt to almost any situation. They also possess a tenacity that not only enables them to rise above major setbacks but to take full advantage of negative situations as well. Inherently curious, Geminis are also experts at unraveling mysteries of any sort.

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Moving on from me, myself and I to you, I am featuring debwashere:

“Because you need more than my fingertips”.

Debs sincerity and straightforwardness makes her lively and entertaining blog even more enjoyable. Please stop by and introduce yourself.

My next featured blogger is one that shared their link to Tuesday Chatter. Here is an excerpt from their About Me:

“We also have a little herd of beef cattle, our “golden girls” are Sophia, Rose, Dorothy, and Blanche”.

You’ll love the stories about a family and their adventures while running their farm myfrugalfarmstead. To me, there is something about farms that is peaceful.

I don’t know about you but I love fashion and cosmetics. Fun, fun, fun and frivolity keeps us young. Here is 4373fashionlane sharing great tips and useful trends about clothes and cosmetics.

“Bold, Beautiful, Badass: Fashion News, Makeup, Hair, Nails and Your Life; it’s here!!!”.

Now for the weather rant: it’s definitely hot in my neck of the woods. Remember when we couldn’t wait for spring and warm sunny days? Now we are complaining because it’s hot and yes, blame it on what you want, but this crazy weather is mind boggling. Yet, you gotta love it and enjoy the warm summer breezes. Be sure to dress comfortably, drink a lot of water, and wear sunscreen if you spend a lot of time outside.

This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. TuesdayChatter

I’m Eugenia and it’s time to put a wrap on this chat. So long from this week’s Tuesday Chatter and have a great week!

Cheers! 

C25

 

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https://www.americangemsociety.org/en/june-birthstones

http://www.bzodiac.com/month/june-zodiac-sign/

 

Can We Change Everything We See?

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“Not everything that is faced can be changed,
but nothing can be changed until faced.”
James Baldwin

We can’t change the color of the sky

Don’t know why

We can’t change the color of sun

Don’t know why

We can’t change the color of the moon

Don’t know why

We can’t change everything we see

Don’t know why

But it’s how we perceive

what we see, and

It’s what we perceive

how we see?

If we believe what we perceive

and perceive what we believe, then

Can we change everything we see?

-Eugenia

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Tuesday Chatter 31

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Hello. everyone! I am giving a special shout out to four of my fellow bloggers that have shared their links on Tuesday Chatter. You know, it’s engagement and support that makes blogging so fulfilling.

My most dedicated Tuesday Chatter contributor is Patricia, which she loves cats as much as I do.  I am a contributor to her “In Other Words” event, as well.  From one ditz to another, thank you. Patricia.

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“I may be a bit of a ditz.
But I know where I have been, where I am, and where I am going.
However, I may not always know what I am doing.”

Lynne, a very special lady with amazing endurance and she is also a fantastic cook. Even though we have never met in person, I feel we have a very special friendship.

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I am a mom of 9 who grew up in the beautiful Northwest. I lived in the Middle East for 16 years where I raised my 9 kids and met people from all over the world. I learned authentic recipes and would love to share them with you!

CHEET8H linked to Tuesday Chatter with his fun post “Why Red?”. dacheet8hman.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/tuesday-chatter-why-red/.  He has definitely put that mind clutter (referencing his statement) to good use and his 5-year-old has inherited his father’s talent. Here’s the proof.

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 dacheet8hman

Welcome to my blog! As a single father, writer, reader, analyst, tech geek, kids pastor, gamer … football fan, and human being (in general); I often find my mind clutter with many things in search of an outlet.

I can’t say enough about Jacqueline. Yes, a true wordsmith with enthusiasm for life. She throws great parties and undoubtedly the hostess with the mostess. With the recent release of her book “Out of the Silent Breath”, her talent is unsurpassed. out-of-the-silent-breath11

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A wordsmith with a vivid imagination, an eager mind and a burning desire to carve out tales. As I journey with my muse to that land of all possibilities and self discovery, I hope my personal evolution will serve as a beacon of inspiration for anyone who chooses to stop by.

You know, blogging is a wonderful way to express your thoughts and creativity. But, more important is the people you meet and engage with. Every day in the world of blogging is like discovering a hidden treasure. With that said, I am featuring two of my recent discoveries.

Danny, a former PGA golf pro, has an impressive bio as well as an upbeat attitude in dealing with MS. He also founded the Dream Big, Dream Often community to assist in helping others realize their potential and reach their goals. D\dreambigdreamoften Stop by and give Danny a shout out.

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My next treasure is like finding a shiny gold nugget. I love how-tos because I learn how others tackle projects motivating me to do the same. shamanemilan offers her expertise in photography, art and furniture restoration. Your visit will be her reward.

Hey, it’s almost summer! June 20th is the first day of summer, which is just around the corner. Let’s enjoy some Beach Boys music and celebrate summer a little early.

 

This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. Tuesday Chatter

I’m Eugenia and it’s time to put a wrap on this chat. So long from this week’s Tuesday Chatter and have a great week!

Cheers!

C25

 

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Life, Death and Inbetween

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“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”
Isaac Asimov

Life is like a dream

It can be good or bad

It can be happy or sad

Death is like a dream

Never ending

And unforgiving

In between is like a dream

But still remains unseen

As experiences of your being

Life may be pleasant

Death may be peaceful

No shows won’t know

In between may be troublesome

But, isn’t it what you make it?

Wise up and don’t forsake it

-Eugenia

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Cheers! 

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