Tag Archives: ROW80

Soul-Warming Comfort Music from The Piano Guys: Titanium-Pavane

It’s a down day today, and I needed a little (huge?) boost.  Lo and behold, a friend sent a link, and I’m sharing it with you.  So enjoy some comfort music/inspiration/feel good sounds, compliments of The Piano Guys:   OK, I can get on with my life now.  But as long as I’m here, it’s time for a quick ROW80 check in: Schoolwork:  a very difficult A.  I managed everything, but the load is increasing. Edits on Shimmer:  D.  School assignments took over. Hope to get back to it soon, but it may need to wait for Thanksgiving week. One blog post a week:  B.  I’m here, but only because it’s quick.  I did, however, take some time to spew thoughts on paper that may turn into later posts here, so that’s good. Healthy eating:  C.  Still more sugar than I need, but much better than last week! 5 min … Continue reading

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Linkfest: Children, Writing Tips and Granny’s Health Plan

I’ve been saving links to blogs I really liked, some new and some old, and it’s sharing time!  And not just blog links – there’s an ROW80 goal update at the bottom. Some heart-warming, life-affirming, thought-provoking, general feel-good stuff: Kids don’t just go to school, play, and do a few small chores – they can help in big things, too!  Leanne Sype’s son Sean has a caring heart, and a willing mind, as she writes in When Life Gives You Lemonade. Lynette Burrows shared a great post on keeping a child-like creativity.  It’s kept me thinking … a lot! Over on Bliss Habits, Dani Nelson continues that thought with all the positive things you get when you live Life with a Side of Silly.  Because what’s better than a smile?  (Ignore the giveaway at the bottom – it’s over.) Reading Pretty LIttle Liars got Emma Burkhart thinking about the friendships … Continue reading

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Finding Balance in Life – Or At Least Not Falling Off the Beam

There are wonderful blog posts out there about finding (and keeping) balance in your life. Blogs about attending to all the different parts of you; about not spending too much time at work at the expense of your family; about fulfilling your God-given role. This isn’t one of them. Me? I need lessons from blogs like those at the best of times.  And considering the last month or two, I feel like I should be changing the header of this blog from Reading, Writing & Real Life to How Many Balls Can I Keep in the Air at One Time?  Or something about pressure-cookers.  Or steam rollers. This semester has turned out to be really hard, partly because my classes require a lot of reading, and partly because life keeps pulling in more balls to juggle.  Some of the juggling balls come with joy, like babysitting my new grandbaby or … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies: Happy Hippo plus ROW80

It looks like it’s going to be a happy, sunny Sunday!  Hope you’re all having the same lovely weather we are.  And to add some fun today, here’s a Happy Hippo that will have you rolling on the floor.  Yeah, I know – it’s a bit juvenile to start, but keep watching!   OK, now that your brain is primed, let’s continue with Scotland the Brave:   I needed these laughs, because the first half of the week wasn’t pretty.  Downright double-dog ugly, in fact.  Do I hear a “How ugly was it?” out there?  It was SOOO ugly that . . . Well, let’s see: My website went down Monday and piled another rocky block onto the already tilting tower of homework, writing, family, and other facets of real life.  After numerous clicks, reboots, links, etc., it mysteriously fixed itself on the stairs between my Mac and my son’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, and Shakespeare

    Our Sunday Funnies today are for all you Whovians.  Here’s David Tennant teaching Catherine Tate in an English class, with a bit of Shakespeare thrown in.  Tune your ears to some British accents and come along for the ride.  (And if it doesn’t make sense to you, you’ll just have to watch a few Dr. Who episodes and get hooked like the rest of us!) ROW80 Update: Unfortunately, Shakespeare seems to be the class that’s sending me to the overwhelmed side of the room right now.  It’s been a rough week – I started a cold on Sunday that lingered through the week and left me way behind schedule with readings – especially Romeo & Juliet.  Three assignments on it due this week before we start Henry IV.  Sigh. Needless to say, my ROW80 goals rather fell apart.  I did spend two days with my writing, which included … Continue reading

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