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Bom dia, cafe por favor

To know a second language is to enter another world.    My morning began with coffee, faux apple pie oatmeal, and some hard-core Portuguese lesson. So, for all my lovely oatmeal connoisseurs. Date Inspired Apple Pie Oatmeal: 1/2 c. oatmeal 1 c. water dash salt 1/2 chopped apple (I used Gala, but any other sweet [...]

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Blazing Heat of Summer and Black Coffee Philosophy

Wishful thinking is like black coffee it gets me up in the morning. 

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When You Feel like Exploding

Short-term sacrifice for long-term gain

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Powdered Sweet Memories

"The campfire smoke obscuring Orion like a wedding veil."

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Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Cumin Tacos

As I crunched into the crunchy cucumber I taste a mix of cumin and paprika. Tonight I had tacos. Taco Friday; I think tacos should be celebrated on more than Tuesday 😉 Here's my tasty taco recipe: 2 tacos splash of olive oil  1 sweet potatoes black beans dash cumin dash paprika dash salt & [...]

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Africa: Bringing me Back

bare bones for pitching a tent.

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Triumphs against the pedals

As I rounded the corner I hopped of as the wheels skidded across the uneven gravel. I exercise all caution when coming around corners on my bike. Today I rode 4 1/2 miles, 13 hills and I'm feeling pretty darn proud! I thought a lot during my ride about limitations and relationships and how few [...]

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A Shot Rang Out: Insomnia: One Day Closer

Insomnia has its bouts of bitterness.

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Conquering Great Heights through Difficulty

Conquer Great Heightsthrough Difficulties The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines [...]

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Steps towards Academic Integrity

The fields of college options are littered with privates, public, online, and on-campus. I'm swimming through the possibilities and there's so much I barely can lift my head above water for a gasp of air. It will all be worth it in the end though I know. And I have short-term memory loss from my [...]

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Combating Brain Injury

Miracles do happen.

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Owl Boxes and Wise Life Decisions

browsing Pinterest for cute owl box designs

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Snicker doodle Coffee and Rabbit Typings

Secrets on my snicker doodle coffee and Rabbit app review.

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Bad Dreams,Sad Conversations and Echos from the Human Soul

How a nightmare turned into a vivid report of conversations heard from afar.

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The Mountains Are Calling

Dreams and musings of visiting the green mountains.

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Mole, a Rodeo and a Sure Sunrise

Some fast cars and rodeo action with some yummy recipes of the week!

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Adventures through North Carolina

My adventures through South Carolina were extraordinary as I stepped onto the glistening sand and felt the waves ripple and tickle my feet with their salty licks.   This was my sight as I rounded the corner from a lovely dinner at Poogan's Porch on Queen street. At Poogan's Porch, I had a mule and [...]

A Dove and a Mirror

As I gazed in the mirror at my wood wicked chair I wondered what was is to come. A dove flighted off a branch and I wondered; wondered deep. Wandering through the paths of all the "could be's" and the "might's." To a deep wonder. I stood gazing back at my old life. Had I [...]

Merry of Soul

This morning broke clean and chill over the Kansas hills. This morning I am listening to Russian soundtracks from Toygar. Which are classical and hauntingly beautiful. Sura, Toygar The coffee pot at my house took a turn for the worst so I've been enjoying the gifts of my Keurig. Haha, which is quite amazing! I have been [...]

Diversion through Workouts

"A Hundred Bad days...I ain't scared..." This is exactly what workouts give me. Strength and diversion to defeat my fear and my bad days. It's like for the time of my workout I'm transported to another time and place. I guess a workout is just such a diversion to normal thinking. It just is really [...]

Editing News, Coffee and Online Dating

Perk, perk... As the coffee pot spit out its merry little music, I flipped through my work manual. The rain tumbled down the gutters and spit out onto the bright green grass into a little pool. As my Spotify churned out lyrics to "Symphony" I cringed at the article on my computer. I had been [...]

Clean Windows and Bright Thoughts

In the westward window hang colored glass crystals with cacti beneath. Hopefully not a bad omen for the day. Light streams in the brightly scrubbed glass I cleaned this morning. It makes a person wonder in that fraction of brightness why any darkness could exist. But that is momentous. Life happens and darkness wins sometimes. [...]

Rattlesnake Ridge, Snoqualmie Falls

My foot heaved over the ruddy roots as Ruby sprang ahead of me. Ruby is my sister's dog. I was climbing Rattlesnake Ridge not 6 months after my surgery. It was an amazing feeling of triumph. One of those feelings you get after doing something to the max. Pushing yourself to your limits. As the [...]

School and New Opportunities

The window was open last night which led to chilly dreams and not enough sleep. I am awake now and breathing in the delicious scents of coffee that fill my kitchen. Ahhh... home, what a wonderful place. I think there's something about being from somewhere; like an innate feeling deep inside that just makes you [...]

The Simple Beauty of Nature

As I stepped through the knee-high green grasses I breathed in the fresh air. It was cleansing as if giving the prairie a new birth. My father often says that the prairie changes her dresses for every season. The prairie is changing her dresses. The fresh air streamed against the hanging white sheets billowing in [...]

Nature Swallows the Fog

The fog swallows the prairie. The glistening waters of the pond reflect a dull hue. A flock of geese drone a lonely song. As the cows bellow faintly in the distance. A dozen deer prance over the hill their image erased in fog. Cars come and the whole mystique of the prairie washes away with [...]

He Keeps His Promises

This morning as I wandered up the long red dirt hill I looked beneath my feet at the crunching gravel. I was immersed in thoughts, bouncing around my head like bouncing balls. Scotland, volunteer, work, college, the whole gamut seems overwhelming, or so it seems. This is true of most people my age juggling family, [...]

Cinnamon Popovers- Enjoying a Beautiful Friday

As the smell of cinnamon filled my small kitchen I glanced at the Roman numerals on the old clock. Isn't it interesting how time plays such an integral part of baking but also with life? If you think about baking is making something new just like every choice we make in this life. Interesting... sorry [...]

Rain, Rain, Go Away

"Rain, rain go away come again another day." This was a song that my chums and I would sing on the playground as the rain slid down our noses. When I was a child I loved playing in the rain. It is such a freeing feeling to have water trickling down your arms and neck. [...]

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