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10 Things I do Everyday

1. Procrastinate/Forget things! — perhaps the day late blog post makes this info a given. 😉

2. Have a latte on my way to work (that should likely read: For Breakfast – not the best habit, and one I should break!)

3. Let my chickens out to roam and peck in the backyard, forest area. Either first thing in the morning, or when I get home from work. They are totally conditioned to this routine and if I try to skip it they protest LOUD and long.
First Foray
4. Have cuddle time with my doggy. She’s a snuggler. Well…so am I. 😉

5. Read. Even if I only squeeze one page into my day – most likely in bed when I should be asleep – I will eke out time to read. A book, a magazine, the paper. Something. Anything.

6. Laugh. Laugh. Laugh. If I don’t laugh 10x a day it’s a bad day. I think it’s the key to my youthful good looks. Ha!

7. Actively avoid housework. Mostly by reading. And laughing.

8. It’s a rare thing if I don’t take some time to blog surf. I have a routine number of sites I visit each day. Sometimes I explore other people’s blog lists if mine haven’t posted that day.

9. Drink water. Lots of it. It’s second only to coffee among my daily priorities.

10. Apologize. Whether I need to or not. I tend to assume people will be/are upset with me so I pepper my speech with sorries. Like a regular routine, it’s something I need to work on. Which brings me back to #1…(I wish there was a way to add a musical note symbol here – ala Doe a Deer a female deer…get it?)

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10 on Tuesday

News Headlines from the Year I was Born

1.  US Troops withdrawn from Vietnam and U.S. involvement in Vietnam War ends with the signing of peace accords. Well, that’s nice news!

2.  Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), announce they will restrict flow of crude oil to countries supporting Israel on October 17th causing price of oil to increase by 200%. Crazy hey? And the costs continue to soar!

3.   Sydney Opera House is opened.

4.   Armed members of the American Indian Movement and their supporters seize the old town of Wounded Knee in South Dakota. Wow – who knew such conflicts were so current? Clearly not me!

5.   In a Tennis Match billed as the battle of the sexes Mrs Billy Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs. Whoo hoo! Go ladies!

6.   The wide ranging Endangered Species Act of 1973 is signed into law to “protect species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.” Goodness. We don’t seem to have made a lot of progress with this, have we?

7.    Skylab, the United States’ first space station, is launched. This seems really cool!

8.   Watergate Hearings begin in the United States Senate and President Richard Nixon tells the nation , “I am not a crook.” How often has this quote been repeated? Enough that a child born the year it was said, knows it well.

9.   Roe v. Wade makes abortion a US constitutional right. And still the controversy rages on, in and out of courts.

10.   World Trade Center in New York becomes the tallest building in the world. How sad. 😦

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10 on Tuesday

10 Things I buy every week (not groceries)

1. Medium Non-Fat Creme Caramel w/Whip

This is the most amazing drink! I get it at a local Bean Around the World — I’ve been to other shops and they have nothing as good as it. (though it really depends on your barista!)

I try to buy something fun each week for myself- this is a range of things:

2.  . New Knitting/Craft /Garden magazine

3. a book

4. cool handmade item from the Farmer’s Market or Etsy

5. fabric

6. yarn

7. new pet toy/accessory

8. cookbook/magazine

9. makeup

10. hair styling product

While making this list I realized 2 things: 1- I buy a lot of coffee! 2- I usually treat myself to grocery type items — I think it’s past time I chanage that!

Ooh — I also like buying things for the garden, and plants.

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