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Monday Musings, June 12

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Jun 12, 2017

Thanks for making my day by SHARING!!

Hey there! How’s it shaking?

We are a happy family this week…the first full week of summer, as in school finished last week. I always have mixed emotions about summer…while I love the ‘idea’ of not having a schedule, the anal me starts chafing mid-way through for the lack of a schedule.

As Rob just finished his high school junior year, this is also the summer of preparing college applications…ugh. My son is many wonderful things, but being organized and systematic is not one of them. I’ve set up my weekly wine deliveries, but any other suggestions are welcome.

I’m tickled pink, well…purple, with the progress of my garden thus far.



I don’t know about you, but I’m working hard to not be influenced by all the ‘yuck’ in our world.  Here are 15 words you should think daily to be happy.

Summer brings more folks in our homes, which means more food in our fridge. Suggestions for keeping that fridge organized.

In our digital world, keeping our personal data private is going to be an ongoing challenge. Just a heads up, this site had way too much information on me and my minor children.  If you want to opt out, follow the instructions here.

Lots of fantastic ideas for smarter gardening.

Along the same lines, how about some chemical free ideas to banish garden pests.

I’m carrying this passage by Ralph Waldo Emerson with me:

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day,
and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely,
with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”

Wishing you a wonderful new day, filled with new hopes and invitations.




  1. Cynthia

    June 12, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Your garden is making awesome progress! What type of tomato is that with the purple top? And I love the Emerson passage. I will be carrying that with me and sharing it with as many people as I can. So much inspiration here today – thank you!!!

    • lynn

      June 12, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Hi Cynthia…now that I have my NPK in balance in my soil, everything is doing so much better than last year. Those purple tomatoes are Indigo Rose Tomatoes…they will eventually turn more brown/purplish when ripe. This is the first year I’ve grown them and am just loving the color.

      I just love the way he started that poem with the words ‘Write it on your heart…’ and I’m so glad you are enjoying it too. We need to look for the positive everywhere we can find it!

      Hugs for a lovely week.


  2. carole

    June 12, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Well those sons are a work in progress aren’t they? I’m not sure they’re suppose to be organized at such a maturing age. It’s just part of the process and something I learned to embrace while watching our son prepare for his future. We found asking questions is a much better way to approach concerns , this seem to channel the importance of being responsible….. Your garden looks nice, June is always so welcoming to many wonderful things for gardeners, I love that… Hope you enjoy a great week and thanks for the inspiration.. I keep telling myself that all this negativity in the world….. well God is watching…..

    • lynn

      June 12, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Hi Carole,

      Thanks for your words of wisdom concerning the raising of sons…I need all the help I can get.

      I’m very optimistic about my garden this year…I didn’t test my soil last year and our harvest was abysmal…turns out we were way too high in Phosphorous and Potassium, so we’ve added the necessary Nitrogen to bring it back in to balance and tada…it’s happy again.

      Keep trying to stay positive and optimistic. I keep telling myself, ‘this too shall pass’.

      Many hugs,


  3. Lynne

    June 14, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I find meditation to be an excellent way to calm my psyche. Just 10 minutes of following your breath will refocus your mind to a more calm state.

    • lynn

      June 16, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Hi Lynne…I too am really trying to build some meditation time into my daily routine…even just trying to incorporate some mindfulness as a way to still my mind. I am a believer, but not as much a practice as I need to be. Thanks for the reminder.

      Hugs, Lynn

  4. Mary

    June 15, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Lynn I really like those positive words. Starting with Gratitude! We al have so much to be grateful for. And you have such a bounty in your garden. Yay!

    • lynn

      June 16, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      If we would all stop and appreciate all we have to be grateful for…think peace would bust out all over!

      And I’m so cautiously optimistic about my garden this year…man, it can be frustrating!


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