Tuesday Chatter 85

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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.  So fill up your cup, pull up a chair and let’s chat about the good, the bad and the in between.

Let’s start with the bad and get it out of the way. You know, let’s not and say we did. I don’t want my posts to be the bearer of bad news. So moving forward, 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

And now for the good. Well, there’s a lot of good so let’s spread it around. Positive vibes are contagious and easy to share, plus they’re free. And remember smiles are more attractive than frowns.

C’mon dears

Spread some cheer

Make it a banner year!

And the in-between can be anything we want it to be as long as we are amused – agree? But, let’s keep it positive.

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Our little family, here in Georgia, are readying ourselves for the holidays. We had a peaceful Thanksgiving at our house – nothing special but nice. We put up our tree last night while enjoying a fire in the fireplace and hot chocolate. I truly enjoy this time of the year as it stirs up fond memories from the past. Especially, while decorating the tree because each piece I hang on the tree has a special meaning.  Now, we can sit back and enjoy while watching our feline stare at it with her big blue eyes. She has a little smirk and a mischievous look in those eyes. She obviously has plans that we don’t yet know about.

Today is a gray day and supposedly, we are going to get that much-needed rain. I took a stroll this morning and stopped to chat with Sally Sue. I noticed that wintry feeling is setting in but the trees seem confused.  Some are still dressed in their fall garb, while others have lost all of their leaves.  Mother nature is very befuddling  again this year, a seemingly ongoing saga.

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Comfort Inn Lodge lobby  Blue Ridge, Ga

By the way, we have a trip planned for Dec. 6, which is our wedding anniversary. We are going to Blue Ridge for a couple of days and hopefully the fires have settled down. The fires have made it hard for the business owners and have impacted their tourism. It’s so unfortunate this is happening during one of their peak times of the year.

Moving on to more of the in-between, I find more great bloggers every day. It’s difficult to keep up because there are only 24 hrs in a day to squeeze in all that I want to accomplish. Here is a good example of why I need more hours in a day – Musing of a Puppy Doc (poetry behind a white coat). Phoebe’s blog is just fabulous. Her posts are well written and her site is well structured. You won’t regret stopping by and taking a look.

A traveler. A hugger. A laugherLess a giggler. A 5-foot-5 mound of poofy black hair. An owner of a cat but also kind of a dog person.

Much to our dismay another dry day

Nary a drop of water from the sky

Soon a resource money can’t buy

Wildlife threatened as a write

Seared trees a dreadful sight

Let’s hope a miracle comes our way

-Eugenia

You know life is full of give and take. which I believe giving more than we take deserves considerable thought. In fact, we can celebrate giving on Tuesday, Nov. 29th – Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday takes place on the Tuesday directly after American Thanksgiving, which in turn takes place on the 4th Thursday of November. Giving Tuesday was created to help the “giving season” get started, reminding people that there is more to holidays than consumerism and commercialization.

A stellar idea, in my opinion, and I believe every day should be considered a day to give, rather than just one day a year.

1084beBee is so full life and entertainment. With the consistent swarm of newbees, beBee becomes more interesting every day. The influx of new ideas from all different cultures is astounding. In fact, beBee just added several new Ambassadors to spread the word. We’re becoming quite a team of worker bees, the best part is we’re having fun. Here’s the link if you are interested in joining beBee.com It’s free to join!

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!  🍵 ☕️

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Straight lines and circles…

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Three Line Tales Week 43

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Straight Lines and Circles

The tiny leaf buds of Spring burst into the lush green of Summer which in turn drop with colorful flutters in Autumn to blanket the earth while Winter brings its time of rest. As a child, it was all taken for granted without thought of what the seasons taught of beginning, growing, harvesting and ending, life and living, death and dying. With the passing years, we learned what we took for granted as a straight line from beginning to end is the wonder of the never-ending circle of life.

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Tom Turkey

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Tom turkey dreaded this day but hoping all would go his way

You see, this time of year was Tom’s greatest fear

Yes, Thanksgiving Day would seal Toms fate

His gobbling days were over as he adorned a plate

Yes, he was one handsome fowl until things went afoul

-Eugenia

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This week the event is to Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word turkey.  Please drop by and join the fun at  Patricia’s Place

 

 

turkey
noun; large bird, the flesh of the bird used for food
slang; unsuccessful theatrical production,
person or thing of little appeal, dud, loser

Cheers! 🦃

C25

 

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Tuesday Chatter 54

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Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years…what an exciting time of year this is!  I hope you have a chance this season to get closer to those you care about and together create some wonderful memories.

The coffee is brewing and I am anxiously awaiting that first steaming cup. A couple shakes of cinnamon in my java and I am good to go. This is BrewNSpew, the home of useless and useful chatter. Stick around coz this is going to be one of those chats.

We cruised around town the other night – we, meaning my husband Paul, Sally Sue and I. We were one hot looking threesome.  I mean for being in the over sixty club, we are anything but your typical retired folk. And Sally Sue, well she also fits the part being 64.

We sat outside at one of the cafes on Canton St. The smoke from the fires was blowing in a different direction, giving us a chance to enjoy the outside. We sipped on our favorite beverages and people watched. I love to people watch, don’t you? It’s one of my favorite pastimes, indeed. Canton St. is quite charming and draws the trendy and well-to-do folks from around town so the entertainment is five star.

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Moving on to this weeks featured blogger, I  want you to meet USFman owner of Snippets of a Traveling Mind

Undoubtedly, you will find his posts well-written and full of creative passions. Please stop by and introduce yourself.

About – Combining my 28+ years of teaching, a passion for photography, and a ceaseless pursuit of world travel, I find blogging about global issues to be the perfect outlet for my creative passions…

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My beBee is going strong and getting into the spirit of the holidays. I’m sharing a pic of my beBee T-shirt and a pic of our King Bees, Juan Imaz and Javier beBee. They’ve got what it takes to make a startup venture a success story, no doubt. Here’s the link to join in the fun. https://www.bebee.com/

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Now for a little change of pace, did you know that November 22, 2016, is Go For a Ride Day?

“Go For A Ride Day encourages you to get out into the world – hop on your bike, into your car, or simply get your walking boots out of storage and go on a trip. Don’t worry too much about where you’re going, just enjoy the journey. What with all of the cell phones and emails constantly intruding on our lives, we can all agree that everyone needs some time to just get away from it all and feel free every now and then. And what better way to do that then to just go for a ride!”

What is your favorite mode of transportation? Perhaps, back in the day modes like a sleigh or horse-drawn carriage or by horse? Or other types of transportation such as boat, plane, helicopter, car, motorcycle, rollerskates, skateboard. etc. Even a nice walk will get you to where you’re going and you can enjoy nature along the way.

Hey my friend take a break

it’s your life for Pete’s sake

Take it easy and stop a while

Be sure and take time to smile

Look around and take it in

coz this moment will ne’er be again

-Eugenia

Hey, don’t forget to join in on Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event. Stop by and leave a link to your blog or a favorite post for others to enjoy at Tuesday Chatter.

Here’s a little surprise for you. I’m not one for creative recipes so I am sharing a yummy recipe from one of my beBee friends, Mamen Delgado.

Lentil Hummus

Here you have the ingredients:

◦ 400 gr (14 oz) of cooked lentils, washed and drained

◦ 1 garlic

◦ 40 gr (1-2 oz) of roasted sesame seeds

◦ 1 tablespoon ground cumin

◦ 30 gr (1-2 oz) of lime or lemon juice

◦ 70 gr (2-3 oz) extra virgin olive oil

◦ Salt to taste

You put all the ingredients at the same time and you can use a blender to make the puree. Or if you use the Thermomix, put all the ingredients in the glass and program 30 seconds at speed 5-10. Here is the link to Mamen’s buzz. Note, the recipe is also in Spanish. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@mamen-delgado/hummus-de-lentejas-lentil-hummus-espanol-english

Enjoy the recipe and enjoy your holidays.

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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Storytelling

 

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“Storytelling is the oldest form of education.”  Terry Tempest Williams

Undoubtedly, a powerful way to teach

Creativity in its truest form

Information extending its reach

Fractals in motion, ideas being born

What better way to be selective

Storyteller purveyors are most effective

By bringing life and learning in perspective

-Eugenia

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The Writer’s Quote Challenge is a weekly event. Each Thursday, the hostess(es) will post a weekly prompt. Either make up your own sayings or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration. This week’s event can be found at https://haddonmusings.com/2016/11/17/all-new-writers-quote-challenge-2/

 

Cheers!  🍵 ☕️

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Share a Hug

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 Life can be a slippery slope, but we mustn’t lose all hope

Our lives we must live, our love we must give

There’s not a moment to spare to show how much we care

Don’t sweep affection under the rug reach out and share a hug

-Eugenia

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This week the event is to Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word slippery.  Please drop by and join the fun at Patricia’s Place

 

slippery, adj
smooth, wet, or icy
difficult to stand on, move on, or hold
difficult to understand or identify
not to be depended on, fickle, tricky

Cheers! 🍵 ☕️

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Tuesday Chatter 53

 

 

If we were having coffee, I find there is nothing more thought-provoking than useful and useless chatter. This is one of those chats.  The coffee is hot and bold so come on in and relax and let the stories unfold.

The elections in the U.S. are over. I can’t honestly breathe a sigh of relief but I am going to remain positive and hope Americans will unite and move forward. I have read several posts on the elections, not only on WordPress but other social sites, as well. Everyone has the right to voice their views and no better way than the power of the pen. I was impressed by many of those well-written posts that were respectable, civil and well researched. This brings to mind a worthy quote by John F. Kennedy, which I feel sends a very important message to America.

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country – John F. Kennedy

Moving right along, can you believe it is already the middle of November? Where has this year gone? This has been a monumental year, to say the least. And you know, it ain’t over yet.  As we approach the holidays, let’s reflect on family and friends and the true meaning of the season. By the way for those of you that write novels, November is Novel Writing Month! Don’t let November go by without taking your greatest novel idea and turning it into a reality! Let your talents be known.

You know, while we were traveling, I fell way behind and had to catch up on my blogging, beBee, LinkedIn and a whole bunch of other things. My poor hand, that I fell on, is on the mend, but it still slows me down.  With that said, I am determined to move along as I get better each day. In fact, I added another challenge to my event list.

I am joining in The Writer’s Quote Challenge, a weekly event. Each Thursday, the hostess(es) will post a weekly prompt. Either make up your own sayings or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration. Last week’s event can be found at https://haddonmusings.com/2016/11/10/all-new-writers-quote-challenge/. I enjoy these events because it is a way to engage with others and have fun.

This brings to mind what better blogger to feature than Bernadette and Haddon Musings. I can’t say enough about this blog – it reminds me of a variety show because she offers something for everyone to enjoy. Stop in and say hi to Bernadette. haddonmusings 

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

Oh Mr. supermoon

Please light up my room

I promise as I sleep

there’ll be ne’er a peep

Even deep in slumber

there’ll be no sawn lumber

Just knowing you’re near

gives me no reason to fear

Oh, my man in the moon

you make me swoon

You’re presence in the sky

gives me a natural high

I may seem a little crazy

yeah, my mind a bit hazy

But I feel the time is nigh

to know the reason why

That cow jumped so high

-Eugenia

Hip hip hooray, today is Pickle Day!

It’s Pickle Day, everyone! Did you forget? Oh, then you must think you’re in a right pickle, but don’t worry. Be as cool as a cucumber, because there’s still time to munch on some pickles, yet.

No matter whether you like Gherkin, Dill, Lime, Bread-and-Butter, Branston, Cornishon, Hungarian, Polish, Danish or Swedish pickles, made in either in brine or vinegar, you can be sure these fermented morsels are so much more than mere hors d’oeuvres.

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beBee and me are going strong. beBee sent T-shirts to all of the Ambassadors. They’re such a class act organization and I feel very lucky to be a part of it.  We now have 148,163 members in the U.S., 7,489 in Great Britain, and 4,530,805 in Spain where beBee is based. beBee has a presence in over 100 countries with over 11,500,000 members and growing leaps and bounds each day. Join in and buzz with us. http://blog.bebee.com/en/bebee-guide/step-by-step-guide-to-register-on-bebee/

Hey, don’t forget to join in on Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event. Stop by and leave a link to your blog or a favorite post for others to enjoy at Tuesday Chatter.

OMW, what to do! I almost left out Sally Sue! You may not care but she does. In fact, we’re going to get out and around today, depending on the smoke in our area. We’ve had some pretty rough days because of the smoke from the wildfires in North Georgia. Our fav city, Blue Ridge is sitting in a cloud of smoke as I write. It’s a bit scary and I feel sorry for the folks that live in the threatened areas. Let’s pray for rain – perhaps a rain dance will help?

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Carved bench on Main St, Blue Ridge, Ga
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Storefront on Main St. Blue Ridge, Ga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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! 🍂 🍁

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Scrumptiously Delicious

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Hot and smooth gets me in the groove

Warm and creamy makes me dreamy

I can’t imagine getting through the day

Without my scrumptiously, delicious  latte

-Eugenia

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This week the event is to Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word  latte.  Please drop by and join the fun at Patricia’s Place

 

 

latte
noun;  coffee made with hot milk

Cheers! 🍵 ☕️

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Tuesday Chatter 52

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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. I am chewing on a super strong cuppa java and I mean this stuff will change your lifestyle in a matter of minutes.

Whether by car, bus, plane or boat

Get out there and cast your vote

If you live in the U.S., do what’s best

It’s important you make your selection

during this 2016 Presidential election

Now that I have put in my two cents on the subject of politics, we can move on.  This week’s Tuesday Chatter is featuring positivemindset2016  There is no room for anything but positive thinking while enjoying this blog. Stop in say hello and get a healthy dose of inspiration.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

And no sense in stopping now because the positive mindset continues with thegreatthingsinlife  Take a few minutes and enjoy the positive vibrations from these inspiring bloggers.

Your mind is a powerful thing, when you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.

Yesterday we returned from our second trip to Blue Ridge in the past two weeks. During our first trip, we enjoyed the Halloween festivities in this quaint little mountain town. Our second trip to Blue Ridge involved driving one of our cars to its new owner. Now we are a two car family, which simplifies our lives quite a bit.

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Sunrise photo – Comfort Inn and Lodge
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View from back of Comfort Inn and Lodge. Smoke is from fires in Tenn.
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Blue Ridge Marina – low water level due to drought
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Boro Inn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And for those of you that are familiar with Sally Sue, via my blog, she is still part of our family. In fact, she was a bit nervous when she found out we were selling one of our cars. But all has turned out well and she’s back to her supercilious ways. Now that the weather is cooler, the three of us will enjoy sporting around town.

Before I get to beBee news, did you know that today is Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day?

Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day is intended to celebrate the use of herbs such as garlic and hot pepper to promote health and longevity.

So, get cooking and let your imagination become your taste buds.

Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day is an event that leaves little to the imagination. In other words, cooking something original, spicy and even a bit offencive is the entire intent of this day. Still, it is not meant to merely represent a disgusting concoction of disparate ingredients.

Hey, let us know what you may have concocted and please share the experience and your recipe if you dare!

beBee is becoming even busier than before, which is exciting to me. The ambassadors had their monthly conference call today. This is a great idea because we learn and share and ensure we all are on the same page. I contributed a post to beBee, which has drawn a lot of attention and great engagement. You may enjoy it and note your can enjoy beBee without being a member. However, you can not make comments if you haven’t joined.

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@franci-hoffman/what-happened-to-nice

Could it be election day

lets us have our say

but maybe not our way?

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius

Tuesday Chatter is a weekly event. Join in and leave a link to your blog or a favorite post for others to enjoy at 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! 🍵 ☕️

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