Monica

  • …..8 Hours of background noise 😉

    Yeah…… I have this going in the background tonight/this morning. Its beautiful to look at too. Reminds me of 6th Grade Camp when we took a day hike around the mountains. […]

    • I know how the mind just naturally turns to Covid whenever there is any kind of cold like symptoms, or even allergies. I have allergies that go most of the year, and it keeps me on edge about Covid-19. I had a blood test and that was negative. But until some people, I am still wearing a mask and social distancing around other people and will do until the numbers are back down again…or a truly trustworthy (as indicated by the medical experts) vaccine is fine that stops the virus.

    • I saw that Costco had covid tests. Yesterday they were talking about having people do their own contact tracing because the demand is so high

  • Well…..I didn’t order all of those ones. I just loved the names of them. But of those I did get “Black Cat” “Cozy Kitten” “Staying Home” I didn’t care for the scent descriptions on the other ones. I did order these ones….

    Not really happy with them. I was looking for a bonfire type of scent.

  • Florida? I wonder if I get more of a fall than you? We actually have has overcast the few days with light sprinkles today.

  • My father always planted a large garden every summer when I was young so my memories of fresh vegetables are wonderful. Maybe next summer I’ll be able to plant more on the back hill. I just have to work on the path and hire a crew to make layers on the hill. We shall see how that all turns out.
    The Dancing Girl Orchid sounds beautiful.

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  • It was 101′ degrees here almost every day last week and I was sitting in my air conditioned home looking out at the ocean wondering….. will Fall ever come? So I decided to find fall scented candles to try and […]

    • Oh how fun! And great idea to try to get in the fall spirit! I know what you mean about the heat. Here in north Florida there is just a “tinge” of fall in the air. Just barely… 🙂

      • Florida? I wonder if I get more of a fall than you? We actually have has overcast the few days with light sprinkles today.

    • Nice assortment of candles.

      • Well…..I didn’t order all of those ones. I just loved the names of them. But of those I did get “Black Cat” “Cozy Kitten” “Staying Home” I didn’t care for the scent descriptions on the other ones. I did order these ones….

        Not really happy with them. I was looking for a bonfire type of scent.

        • oh well, sorry about that. Good luck finding what you really want. I don’t burn candles, all I do with them, on those very rare occasions when I get some–usually because it is to benefit a charity, I just look at the pretty color of the physical candle. 🙂

  • I absolutely love gardening. You are correct….it is so relaxing to dig into the dirt with your hands, plant seeds and watch them grow. This year I only grew heirloom tomatoes on the lower balcony. On my upper balcony I have a few different flowering plants. One I absolutely love is my Night Jasmine. The scent flows through the door and it is so…[Read more]

  • Monica commented on the post, Halloween Spirit 1 week, 4 days ago

    CAMPING? It wouldn’t be at Crystal Lake by chance? 😉

    It has been that way over here too…..no one goes Trick or Treating any more. And I admit I pulled my boys away from it when they were young. I just felt it wasn’t safe for them and focused on being apart of my mothers scary scene and giving out the best candy. My moms house was always…[Read more]

  • It really matters on who recommends the book. I have read a few from posters on here and actually have enjoyed the recommendations.
    About your book…..”A Women is No Man”….I had Iraqi friends in High School and one who was so amazing had to run away because her father was going to kill her for dating a Mexican. Marriages are still arranged…[Read more]

  • My sons still can’t believe I watch “The Real Housewives” And I still get embarrassed when I say I do 😉
    So I get it.

  • Monica commented on the post, Ben Howard 1 week, 4 days ago

    Ok…..a few things.
    First…I am going to share one of the first songs I heard from Ben Howard. THIS is what I fell into….

    Ok….now I will respond in order of importance.

    EYE CANDY?!?!?!
    Well hello …..that makes a 2 1/2 hour wait TOO QUICK 😉
    But I am done with eye candy. I fell for eye candy and had 3 sons with him. He was…[Read more]

  • Monica commented on the post, I found a Bowl 1 week, 4 days ago

    Well I am so happy that someone else “gets” my taste. Thank you.
    And I always make myself laugh when I write things like…”my important mind blowing post”
    I know the world is going through some serious times….but I also know we can turn every channel and listen to expert educated views from every angel IF we wanted to hear about this story or…[Read more]

  • Monica commented on the post, 1 week, 4 days ago

    I am SO Happy for you.
    I remember when you first posted about going back to school. You did it while working and raising your kids. What an accomplishment.
    I hooted for joy when I read this and my son knocked on my door to check on me. Of course I had to tell him all about this because HE chose to take a break from college and I am still…[Read more]

  • WHAT FUN!!!!
    How exciting for the writers on Thoughts. I look forward to reading the entries.

  • I can listen to Ben for days. His voice can move you…. take you with him.

    • I understand about the voice, it does have what I would call a haunting quality that pulls you in. I couldn’t really understand the words that well thought.

      For some bizarre reason, while listening I kept thinking of the very cute young man that was in front of me standing in line to vote yesterday. All in all that was a good experience, and the fact that I had some eye candy to look at make it even better.

      It was interesting how well they treated us in that line. Two separate groups of people came though the line offering us food, one was a full packaged up dinner with a sandwich and spicy pasta salad which I saved for after, and twice people that were connected somehow with the voting procedures came by with bananas and thanks for our patience waiting etc. I was in line about 2 1/2 hours.

    • Ok…..a few things.
      First…I am going to share one of the first songs I heard from Ben Howard. THIS is what I fell into….

      Ok….now I will respond in order of importance.

      EYE CANDY?!?!?!
      Well hello …..that makes a 2 1/2 hour wait TOO QUICK 😉
      But I am done with eye candy. I fell for eye candy and had 3 sons with him. He was wonderful to look at…..and that was pretty much it. Hahahaha….

      So now I want….a Big Stoic Brain that can make me laugh. If they so happen to be terribly handsome…I won’t really complain. Older works too.

      As for Voting……THAT deserves a whole post in itself. What an amazing experience you had. I hear stories of how armed gunmen will be going to voting places and it truly has me thinking of going too and handing out cookies and beverages. Maybe renting out a coffee cart….Voters can get a free coffee after they voted. Just showing….no gunperson can intimidate us. How small and weak to need to show a big gun. I have no problem with guns when in the right hands mind you. And I am sorry for bringing this topic up in your beautiful VOTING story. I am happy you voted and good/beautiful Americans treated the Voters in this manner.

  • I think I heard about this book a bit ago. I will add it to my list.

    I wanted to let you know that I finished “A Woman is No Man” a few weeks ago.
    What a great sad story.

  • I have to admit I only watched a season of Outlander…..and have not seen anything else. And the reason I only watched one season of Outlander is I read all of the books and was some what disappointed with who they picked for Jamie. AND….they change up the story line from time to time. But once in a blue moon I will watch an episode if its on…[Read more]

  • Monica commented on the post, I found a Bowl 1 week, 6 days ago

    The flowers filled the upstairs completely with a soft beautiful scent for over a week. I use to buy fresh flowers weekly but stopped when all of this Covid went down. So having these delivered on my birthday just made me want to start that habit again.
    And I was so drawn to the art on that bowl…..that I wanted to know the story.

  • Monica commented on the post, I found a Bowl 1 week, 6 days ago

    One peace goes a long way because there is so much going on in the art. So I will be buying solid colored plates and cups to off set them.

  • Monica commented on the post, I found a Bowl 1 week, 6 days ago

    YES! That is what I felt too. When they wrote about the artist influence for this set…..they did say “Finnish Folklore, Slavic animation and Japanese etchings” So there is an Asian influence.

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