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· How To Stretch A Puddle

· How To Grow A Puddle

· How To Wash A Puddle


Poetry
· A New Year's Resolution - Smile!

· Love Those Wrinkles!

· A Musician's Prayer

· A Flower For My Mom

· How Scary Is That!

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· How To Stretch A Puddle - available Dec. 1/2012


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· South Grenville Business Fair 2013

· Manotick Dickinson Days - Craft Fair

· 36th Annual Arts & Crafts Sale

· 12th Annual Literary Follies

· Oxford Mills Christmas Craft Sale

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Blogs by Edie M. Batstone

Hope - Bring It On!
10/6/2011 5:16:48 PM
The passion and fullness of Steve Jobs' life got me thinking about how precious life is, and how easy it is to put off acting on our heart's inspirations. He was truly a man who could and did inspire so many.
Hope – Bring It On!

Knock! Knock! It’s Hope – Can I come in? Sure! Please take a number and I’ll try to fit you in.
For some reason we prefer to spend most of our time with the ‘Procrastinator’! He’s the guy that keeps sending b.f. notes to Hope, a tactic that keeps us stuck on page one of our life’s book, or maybe only in the forwarding notes to our story. It tells us: Sure, our ideas are great, and yes, they might even be brilliant, but we’ll just put them over here for awhile, while we take care of some comforting, mundane items in the forward – That way, they won’t actually get lost, they’ll just stop challenging us for awhile. Unfortunately, what happens is that they do get lost, or actually, the energy that was bursting out of that idea when it came to us, is lost. Hope would love to lift us to new joyful chapters of our life’s story, if only we would open a new page and just start writing! As soon as we put our foot on a new and uncertain path, we are starting up the engine that will take our lives out of neutral. We cannot encourage hope to come to us, if we keep slamming the door in its face, or ushering it into the waiting room! All we have to do is say ‘Yes, Come in!' and give it all of our resources to work with. And if we fail, we may experience loss temporarily, but it is nothing compared to the despair we experience from not trying to answer hope's call. Failure is just a different voice, directing us to try again, or to go in a different direction; sort of like the‘Emily’ voice in our GPS – It sees only one way to a certain destination – until you decide you want to take a different route; then it has to pay attention and have another look. Ultimately, we can follow its choice, or we can get out our life’s map and plan our own journey. Destination: Hope – Bring it on, Emily!



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More Blogs by Edie M. Batstone
• A Magnificent Obsession - Monday, January 26, 2015
• Merry Christmas! - Monday, December 15, 2014
• Welcome Christmas! - Wednesday, December 03, 2014
• Drop That Rock! - Friday, November 14, 2014
• 'Lest We Remember' - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
• Little Building - Saturday, November 01, 2014
• Counting To Ten! - Thursday, October 09, 2014
• This Old House - Wednesday, August 13, 2014
• Off With Her Hat! - Thursday, June 19, 2014
• Be Not Afraid - You Are A Masterpiece! - Wednesday, May 21, 2014
• Mothers' Day Silliness - Thursday, May 08, 2014
• Spring Is Here? - Monday, March 24, 2014
• Knitting Thoughts - Saturday, January 25, 2014
• Finding Holy Ground - Friday, January 10, 2014
• Baby Pictures - Tuesday, December 17, 2013
• Next Stop: 'Zoomerland'! - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
• The Treasure Seekers! - Wednesday, July 03, 2013
• Thank You For The Dreams Dad! - Sunday, June 16, 2013
• A Great Big Warm 'Boot To The Head'! - Wednesday, May 29, 2013
• Walk With Me - Fly For Me! - Saturday, April 20, 2013
• If I Were Twenty Years Younger! - Saturday, April 13, 2013
• Where The Wind Blows! - Saturday, March 23, 2013
• A Valentine Sonnet - Thursday, February 14, 2013
• My Roof's Got A Hole In It - Saturday, January 26, 2013
• Wait Training 101 - Saturday, January 05, 2013
• Merry Christmas To All And To All A GOOD LIGHT - Friday, December 21, 2012
• In The Arms Of Christmas - Tuesday, November 27, 2012
• Hope For A Precious Child - Wednesday, November 07, 2012
• Happiness Can Be Tricky! - Wednesday, September 26, 2012
• Sign, Sign, Everywhere Sign - Wednesday, August 15, 2012
• Housework Or Heartwork! - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
• Wheee! I'm Riding! - Thursday, July 19, 2012
• Reading In The Garden - Monday, July 16, 2012
• The Strongest Man In The World! - Monday, June 25, 2012
• Time Travel! - Friday, May 25, 2012
• Dr. Seuss's Teapot! - Wednesday, April 25, 2012
• Love That Bluegrass! - Sunday, April 15, 2012
• An Easter Walk - Friday, April 06, 2012
• Mom's Dahlias - Tuesday, March 06, 2012
• Still Climbing! - Monday, February 13, 2012
• Someone Open A Window! - Wednesday, February 01, 2012
• Chill, Papa Joe! - Saturday, January 14, 2012
• Let The Games Begin! - Thursday, January 12, 2012
• All Is Calm - Or Not! - Thursday, December 29, 2011
• Plant Seeds Of Hope This Christmas! - Wednesday, December 07, 2011
• Something Fishy In The Air! - Wednesday, November 09, 2011
• Tinker Bell's Mom! - Tuesday, October 25, 2011
• Roofers' Rap - Thursday, October 13, 2011
•  Hope - Bring It On! - Thursday, October 06, 2011  
• My Christmas List - Monday, September 26, 2011
• Hold That Thought! - Saturday, September 03, 2011
• Been To Newfoundland - Got Way More Than The T-Shirt! - Sunday, August 28, 2011
• I Found A Pearl! - Monday, July 25, 2011
• Me And Pepe! - Wednesday, June 15, 2011
• Hand To Mouth - Monday, May 23, 2011
• Dear God, I'm Afraid! - Thursday, May 12, 2011
• Write It Down! - Thursday, May 05, 2011
• Twirl With Me! - Wednesday, April 27, 2011
• What's The Word? - Saturday, April 23, 2011
• Talking To My Plants! - Monday, April 18, 2011
• Kidding Around - Wednesday, April 13, 2011
• Disconnected! - Monday, April 11, 2011
• Who Do You Think You Are - In Twenty Minutes?! - Friday, April 08, 2011
• Crap Happy! - Saturday, April 02, 2011
• Top O' The Morning, Afternoon, and Evening - Thursday, March 17, 2011
• Eva Cassidy's Beauty Lives On! - Wednesday, March 09, 2011
• I'm Melting! - Saturday, March 05, 2011


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