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Potpouri – all the other interesting and amusing places our minds wander to

The 70’s called…

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Represent

The Trump Inauguration has stirred up a lot of dust, the most recent concerning the 50 or so Democrats boycotting the ceremony.

I’ve heard and read both positive – Good for them! Standing up for what they believe is right! It shows strength of character!

And negative – How many Republicans boycotted the Obama Inauguration? 1! Sore Losers!

and on and on…

The one that really started me thinking was this – You were elected to represent, so represent!

That comment had duality written all over it.

Are they representing their district by not going, thereby expressing the feelings of their constituents?

Or would they represent more effectively but attending even though they disagree with the President-elect? A symbol that although they do not agree with him, they will not go quietly into the night?

Who’s to say? They chose the action that they feel best expresses their thoughts/feelings and hopefully, those of the people they represent, not only is that their job but in this country that is their right.

P.S. to our President-elect – if you must remain on Twitter then please use #agreetodisagree and leave it at that.

Count Your Blessings

“Count your blessings instead of sheep”  – Rosemary Clooney sang this Irving Berlin song in the movie White Christmas. In the hustle and bustle and yes, stress of the holiday season, this is great advice.

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So often we lay in bed worrying about packages arriving, money spent, who should sit next to who at Christmas dinner and whether Great Aunt Betty will forget to add the sugar to her cookies again.

Wouldn’t counting your blessings be a better routine after you crawl into bed?

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1)Thank you for the giggles I shared with my daughter today.

2) Thank you for Taco Tuesday with family.

3) Thank you for the cookies I received at this year’s cookie exchange.  (I’ll have something to replace Great Aunt Betty’s cookies without the extra work.)
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4) Thank you for my warm home and comfy bed.
You get my point. Soon all problems both real and imagined disappear. It’s wonderful
to drift off into sleep with positive thoughts and a smile on your lips. Your dreams will be
brighter helping you to wake up refreshed. 
 
Embrace this positive practice. Uplift yourself and you’ll lift up those around you.
Wishing you many blessings this holiday season,
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MaryBeth & Sherry 🎄

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Voter Fraud aka Is it Rigged?

Ballots in Colorado were mailed out beginning 10/18/16, here’s what we’ve learned so far.

Many voters received more than one ballot in their name, non-citizens received ballots, some are voting twice using stolen ballots.

All of this has been documented in just 7 days.

Is the media reporting it? Some outlets are, but what will state government or the Feds do about it is the bigger question?

Our form of democracy is 238 years old. It’s not a perfect system but it’s pretty darn good. It’s the power of politicians and their cronies that’s pretty darn bad. When faced with corruption or fraud, politicians cry and point their fingers at the opposing political party. Few, if any are willing to address the issue from within their party.

“Off with their heads!” is the unified cry. “It’s the Republicans fault!” is heard from the Democrats side, “It’s the Democrats fault!” is heard from the Republican side. Media chooses a side and provides a slanted report designed to lead the public in the direction they desire. The real problem is that we buy into this.

We, the People, shake our heads in disgust, “those darn Republicans, those darn Democrats!”

We, the People, should focus on the victim, ourselves and our freedoms. We should turn off the media, damage their revenue flow and they’ll change their tune. Media is no longer about honest reporting it’s all about revenue.

Politicians are no longer about serving their constituents, they are concerned with special interests and their personal revenue flow. Stop buying into it and they’ll change their flow.

We, the People, should stop pointing fingers at each other and point right at the problem, the politicians and the media, whose collective power is damaging to us all.

 

Ghoulishly Delightful

Let it Glow! Glow in the Gardens; Denver Botanic Gardens opened this week and what a fangtastic concept it turned out to be.

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Upon our arrival, a cauldron of goblins enveloped the doors, phantoms weaving their way around for 3 blocks or more, “Run” their low-rumbling howls seemed to say. “Parking’s a nightmare! Drift away!”

Heeding their cries, these sylphs drove on, “after treats and spirits,” we gasped,  “we’ll face the specter head on”

Magically full, we crept back once more, now no gremlins blocked the portal of our haunted stroll.

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Witch way should we go? Head for the demon, after all, demons are a ghoul’s best friend. (insert groan here). Follow the flow?

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No, that way’s blocked by a hundred souls or more. Progress was hauntingly slow, petrify a right towards a boo-tiful pumpkin carriage from fairy tale lore.

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Bat’s better, as we creep further into the darkness, luminaries lightening our path. Shadow figures surround us, spooky elves with their blood-curdling screams or little monsters expressing their wraith.

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Cascading water casting a spell, luring us with its siren song.

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Murky pools, ponds of doom, if you dare enter their gloom.

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Mysterious orbs beckon us in, what lies beyond… is entering this labyrinth a grave mistake?

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Scaredy-cats! What hides on the other side?

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Hocus Pocus! He comes into focus. Dark Knight of Fire! Is it Arthur pulling his sword from the stone, so that he may sit on his underworld throne?

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Or does our blazing rogue prepare for a fight?

Disguise’s a Dragon, hell-hound poor knight …

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Disillusion of mystical ladies appears, supernatural enchanters are these dears.

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What is she raven about? A myth, a fable, an unearthly lout?

Boil and bubble, do we got trouble?  Rabid-ly we carrion.

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Hex, om-ino-us is a glimmer light, phantom that!

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Our ghostess of a hostess bids us farewell, as we grimly depart from our tour of ruin.

 

Have a devilishly Happy Halloween!

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🎃 MaryBeth & Sherry 😈

 

 

 

 

 

Writer’s Block

There is always something going on in my head, but every now and again, I simply can’t find a way to express it.

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Has this ever happened to you? What is your method for overcoming this block?

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I don’t find it a bad thing, this loss of train of thought. I sit back and wait for the train to come full circle. It always does!

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Often, once it pulls back into the station of my mind, I am thinking about it differently, making it easier to put thoughts into words.

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So, here I sit here patiently waiting for the train to arrive.

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On another note, we will be embarking on a  road trip to California shortly, we will be hauling a trailer full of household goods back, and there lies the adventure. Neither of us has pulled a u-haul before! We will be sure to let you know all the fun (read funny) details of our 1000+ miles trip.

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Sherry and I thank you for reading, liking and commenting on our blog.

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Here’s to a Happy Life!

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MaryBeth & Sherry 📝

 

 

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It started with a purse…

It started with a purse...

 

If we had the money to buy Dolce & Gabbana, would this be the outfit we start with? Hmmm, definitely the purse.

Here’s to a Happy Life! 👛

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MaryBeth & Sherry

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Hiking the Falls

Road Trip – part 2

After leaving Mr. BareButt in Silt, we headed towards Rifle, CO and Rifle Falls. Rifle Falls State Park is a beautiful area to hike and never crowded due to the strict parking policies. Once the lot is full, no more entries. Hence the reason we left so early in the morning.

The appeal of Rifle Falls is not only its beauty and small crowds, it’s also the negative ions from the waterfalls. Negative ions are the positive ones for you.

Pictures of the Falls are really all you need to describe them.

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Sherry at the Falls for the first time.

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Hiking up to the top of the Falls

 

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We sat here in quiet meditation. So peaceful.

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Following different access trails

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These are all taken on the lower trail. The park was lush with greenery.

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The lower edge of the Falls is an easy stroll from the parking lot. To hike up, around and behind them you will need a shoe with a sturdy sole. Sherry was not thrilled with the caves on the upper trail, but the kids popping out of the darkness to scare her loved them!

There’s nothing like ice cream after a hot hike, so off to Rifle for a sweet treat.

Moo’s Place was just what we had hoped for. The sorbet was very refreshing. Sherry thought their  horchata ice cream was the best. Lo, and behold, right next to Moo’s was a Lift Up thrift shop, you know we had to go in. Sherry bought 2 small candle cups, I bought a piece of turquoise glassware.

Leaving Rifle, we headed to Parachute, Co. We wanted to check out the solar flowers at the Parachute rest area. I wouldn’t mind have these flowers in my yard.

 

We also found this story about the Wild West at the rest area.

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Across the street from the rest area is not only a beautiful view but a very impressive teepee.

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Part 3 – Colorado Wine Country

Here’s to a Happy Life! 🌳

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MaryBeth & Sherry

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Road Trip!

Part 1:

In our  effort to get moving and experience more, we ventured out on a 2 day road trip.We had decided to visit Palisade, Colorado also known as Colorado Wine Country.

Our itinerary was rather open with only 1 requirement, laughter.

In keeping with the rule, we used  Rand McNally Tripmaker 

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Tripmaker has a category under Things to Do called Quirky & Oddball. We chose 3 for our photo ops. Unfortunately, just because it’s quirky & oddball, doesn’t mean it’s easy to find or photograph.

MB shocked Sherry by suggesting an early morning start, 5:30 a.m. to be exact, making it easy to avoid early morning congestion, enjoy breakfast along the way and still get in a hike before the temperature reached 90+.

Our first quirky stop was Frisco. We were unable to find the little oddball but did enjoy a chilly early morning walk through a silent town and breakfast at the Log Cabin Cafe.

The food was great, quite filling, good size portions and the staff was very welcoming. Try them if you ever have an opportunity to be in Frisco.

On to our second quirk,  Bare-Butt Rock Climber in Silt. What a photo-op! If ever there was an opportunity for a humorous selfie, this was it! Alas, it was not to be, Mr. Bare-Butt is located in the town’s roundabout surrounded by a lovely garden and moving traffic. We suspect that this is because everyone who hears of Mr. Bare-Butt has a humorous photo in mind. We did drive around Silt, it’s in a beautiful area and has a lovely small town appeal.

Not to be discouraged by our lack of quirky photo ops, we moved on to our chosen hiking trail….

Part 2 – Hiking the Falls – stay tuned!

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