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Sorry to have bothered you with my less than upbeat post on the 26th. But I was correct in thinking that writing about things that were disturbing me, would help me sort them out in my mind. Sometimes just getting negative stuff out of your system by giving it up to the universe is surprisingly cathartic. When you put things out and away from you, there is less to dwell on and internalize about.

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It makes me think of Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata. “…do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.” “And whether or not it is clear to you, the universe is unfolding as it should.” And so I have found a bit of peace by sending my fears and worries off into the ethers.

Reminds me of the little box of “worry dolls” my Dad brought back from one of his trips to South America in the 50’s.

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The idea is that your take each little doll and give  your worry (worries) to them or write down your woes and put the paper into the box with the dolls. During the night the little ones will take your concerns away. It actually works, sort of the way my writing about things that are bothering me. You can find out more by googling “worry dolls”.

And miracles do continue to occur in my life somehow. Amazingly.

A budgie has returned. Don’t know if it’s the same one but I found it perched on the chain link fence just eight feet from the back door yesterday. So I feel quite graced and happy to see the little ball of feathers. It has the sweetest little chirp.

The weather continues its onslaught of heat hitting 112F+ (44.5C) yesterday. Thankfully the humidity was only 25%. The forecast is in the 100’s for the next six or so days. Then we’ll supposedly be in the high 90’s. Part of the problem has been the night temps which should be in the low 60’s but aren’t. At least they aren’t until about 5 a.m. in the morning. Without that cooling over the whole evening, the uninsulated buildings (which is most of California’s housing) don’t cool down so we start the morning already in the red zone.

I’m trying to just grit my way through it and pray for mid-November to hurry. Yes I know, so many of you are saying adieu to summer as I type this. Unfortunately, that won’t be the case here. I’ll probably still try to get someone to help me set up a few containers with herbs before then and be happy if I can do that.

I’ve marked my calendar for November 1 to 15 for planting sweet peas.Sweet Peas2010-Garden Gate They’re so easy and have a lovely, light fragrance when they bloom in early spring. Such a nice, old-fashioned flower.

Anyhow, I’ll leave you with a little memory and a couple of stunning performances.

Tribute to Led Zeppelin by Heart at the Kennedy Center in 2012. Here’s more of the tribute in the following video, including Stairway to Heaven.

Thank you for stopping by.

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