“We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.” ~Martha Washington Inaugural First Lady of the United States Martha Washington was born on this day in 1731.
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“Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.” ~Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer Marilyn Monroe was born on this day in 1926.
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“There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.” ~Phyllis Bottome British novelist and short story writer Phyllis Bottome was born on this day in 1884.
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“The truth is… everything counts. Everything. Everything we do and everything we say. Everything helps or hurts; everything adds to or takes away from someone else.” ~Countee Cullen American poet, novelist, children’s writer, and playwright Countee Cullen was born on this day in 1903.
Random Quote for May 29, 2023
“I was there. I saw your sons and your husbands, your brothers and your sweethearts. I saw how they worked, played, fought, and lived. I saw some of them die. I saw more courage, more good humor in the face of discomfort, more love in an era of hate and more devotion to duty than … Continue reading Random Quote for May 29, 2023
Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 137
Progress at long last. (C) 2023, JJ ShaunConcrete on the basement floor. Last Monday, Mr. Sub-Contractor had his crew up to pour the concrete for the basement floor. On Wednesday, we got word that the framing crew will be up as early as this Tuesday to finish the walk-out. If they start on Tuesday, they … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 137
Random Quote for May 27, 2023
“When you realize you don’t own someone, you show up every day to try to make sure they stay in your life.” ~Mara Brock Akil American screenwriter and television producer Mara Brock Akil was born on this day in 1970.
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“You can be pleased with nothing if you are not pleased with yourself.” ~Lady Mary Wortley Montagu English aristocrat, writer, and poet Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was baptized on this day in 1689.
And Now For Something Different
(C) 2023, JJ Shaun First Reader and I spent the last few days house-sitting for friends. When their original house-sitter fell through, they reached out and asked if we’d be willing to look after their house and the animals on their ranch. So, here we are, looking after a couple dozen chickens, two horses, three … Continue reading And Now For Something Different
Random Quote for May 24, 2023
"Every failure is a step to success." ~William Whewell English polymath, scientist, Anglican priest, philosopher, theologian, and historian of science William Whewell was born on this day in 1794.