Thursday, April 07, 2011

Breathe & Smile

I am fascinated by the new show Extreme Couponing although I don't think I would go to the extreme that some of the people on the show do I can see the value in what they do and am thinking of doing it on a smaller scale.I also am excited to have E- Mealz and am going to give it a try for ony $1.25 a week if it can help us eat better and healthier I think it would be well worth the money.


I am in the beginning stages of planning our move back down south later this summer. The goal is for us to be in Nashville by the first part of Sept.I am planning on decluttering a lot before we make our cross country trek.


I am about to start reading The Peach Keeper . I love her whimiscal writing style.

A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They’re all different without trying to be. As long as they’re unselfconsciously being themselves, they can’t help but shine. It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted. — Marianne Williamson



10 comments:

karen said...

I hope you have a easy move. I have not moved in years but I don't think I enjoyed when I did. The Peach Keeper looks like a good book. Enjoy!

Cora said...

I love this last line...."It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted." That is so true! Sound like a good book.
I use coupons when ever I can get them but only if its a good amount of the price. I will not pay more for a certain brand only to save a quarter when the brand I usually buy is cheaper anyway!
Good luck with your move...I would hate to know I had to move again.
Have a great weekend and thanks for the visit!

Debora said...

I use coupons sometimes, but it seems like most of them are for processed, something I try to avoid. Glad to see you've made the decision to go back home. I'm sure all the details will fall in place for you now. That book looks good. Hope you'll give us a review when you're done.

Tracy said...

Oh, this book sounds really good, Yoland--thanks for the recommendation!Always on the look-out for good reading. Wishing you well & happy as you make the transition for the move, that all goes very good! Coupons, that's one thing I miss about living in American--coupons! We don't have 'em here...not at all. :o/ Thanks for visiting, and for your fun comment...I think everyone likes a bit of hard rock now & then.! ;o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

SandyCarlson said...

Good luck with that move. That is wonderful. I will have a look at e-mealz, thanks to you.

Stacey's Treasures said...

This is a great thought & so true. If everyone where alike what a boring world we would live in.
The Peach Keeper will be on my to read list.
Good luck with your move. Do you have family in Nashville?

Connie said...

I am so coming to Nashville to see you once you're settled :)

I love her work and this book is on my To Be Read list! Thanks for the excerpt I love it.

Connie said...

I love Marianne Williamson as well, I goofed on my last comment about the excerpt...sorry :)

Char said...

what did you think of this one? i liked it okay - i think it was a bit rushed but i wonder if it was due to demands of the publisher and the author's illness (she's struggling with breast cancer). all that being said, i adored garden spells and the sugar queen.

Paula said...

Yeah! I'm sure you're very excited to begin your move back home, though I know that Oregon will miss you.

I loved Sarah Allen Addison's first two books and didn't even realize she had a 3rd one out until I was adding The Peach Keeper to my Amazon wish list the other day. Now I need to get two of them!
Reading "The Lacuna" right now and very much enjoying it. Thanks!