Friday, October 14, 2016

PHOTO FRIDAY


Good morning, everyone!  I hope this is the beginning of a wonderful day for you.  Don't you just love this picture?  I don't know about you, but sometimes my world is very little... just my neighborhood.  But the world is very big and so is our God.

I told you earlier this week about the new vlog I am watching.  Let me tell you, this lady, Cas, is organized!  I should have a mind like hers.  And she is just like me in so many ways, so it makes me think that if she can do it, so can I.  One of the videos I watched yesterday was called "Eat the Frog!"  She was talking about the book of the same name.  The title is taken from a saying of Mark Twain's.  He once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.  In other words, get the thing you most dread doing done first thing in the morning and the rest of your day will just flow into place.  There is one spot in my living room that I keep putting off cleaning because it is a HUGE job.  And then at the end of the day it is still not done and I tell myself that tomorrow I will do it.  I am going to try to do it FIRST this morning.  I bet it doesn't take me as long as I think it will.  I'm beginning to think dreading to do it is worse than actually sitting down and getting it done.

The weather has been beautiful here.  It is getting warmer again.  I am loving it, but I know it won't last.  I have actually gotten out my jacket and am wearing it.  *sigh*  I hate wearing sweaters, jackets and coats.  Hopefully this will not be a bad winter.

I haven't done a Photo Friday in a long time so I thought it was a good day to do this.  Actually this photo isn't mine, but one from my brother, Larry.  (See the link to his blog Exploration Photography at the end of my list.)  Every day he comes up with a photo of the day.  And one of his favorite topics is squirrels.  This is one he posted the other day and I just thought it was so cute and so fall looking.
 
 
If you get a chance, check out his blog.  It's really great seeing a new photo every day.

And since Photo Friday is all about showing you an everyday view of the Philadelphia I live in, here is one of mine from November 2011 taken outside of Richmond Library where I used to work.  The modern buildings of center city are framed by the early 20th century row houses of this working class neighborhood.


So you got two for the price of one today.  Now it is time for me to start my day.  Hope you all have a good one.

Kathy
 Sunrise:  7:10 a.m.
Sunset:  6:21 p.m.
11 hours and 11 minutes of daylight
Temperature:  High: 64*/Low: 41*

13 comments:

  1. I agree. How we see the task is sometimes bigger than the task it's self. By putting it off,I do believe it makes it grow;we actually 'feed' it! Here's to you conquering your 'spot'!

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    1. I had to go out and it's still sitting here this afternoon waiting for me to start. I must get a move on.

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  2. Oh, Honey! I have so many of THOSE spots around the house that I've almost given up, because you know, This needs doing, but then it's not as important as THAT, but then I don't have a box the right size for THAT, so maybe THAT OTHER THING will be today's accomplishment. And sometimes since something is a frivolous thing, but one that could be accomplished in a tiny while, I STILL don't do that either, because it's not as much in the scheme of things.

    Your brother's picture is charming---just like all our squirrely girls and boys that come swooping in from all the trees around when I open the back door and call "C'Mon, Dolling!!" And he'd better keep an eye on that pumpkin---last year the big one on the front porch started to list a bit to starboard, and I discovered that a horde of the little guys, or perhaps just one really hungry one, had nibbled and gnawed around the bottom. I left it for a while, but not so long I had to heft it out in a dishpan, and they continued til they'd hollowed it quite a bit. Then I took it to the back yard, dropped it from as high as I could reach up, and all the little critters in the neighborhood feasted til it was gone. And right now, the little watermelon that we set in the lawn chair while cleaning up after Sweetpea's birthday in September, is being gaily decorated with all sorts of little carved spots and tattoos, some quite down into the red part.

    Do you like your frog with gravy or without?

    r

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    1. I think we all have those spots in our houses.

      Fortunately for my brother this pumpkin was not at his house. He just saw the shot at his neighbor's house and took it. He always has a camera with him. Sometimes more than one.

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  3. Love all of Mark Twain's sayings. Isn't that the truth--if you eat a frog first thing everything else will see like a piece of cake (literally)...lol That has actually been my philosophy for years and years. Get the crappy stuff done first and then everything else falls into place. I have been teaching my grandkids that about their schoolwork, too. Do the hard work first and then the rest of it will seem really easy. That helped when I was getting this house ready for sale, too.

    Hope you get your living room 'corner' done today!!! You can do it! I KNOW you can!!! xo Diana

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    1. Not done yet. Had to go out and it pushed things back. But I will get it done.

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  4. Because of my temperament, I am very goal driven so I haven't had a problem getting things done. However, sometime a while back, I got old and that changed everything. Arthritis drives my days. I still push myself around to get it done but.....it takes more time. Mark Twain has many funny and interesting sayings.

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    1. Arthritis is my problem too. I'm in a lot of pain today and I really don't feel like doing anything except laying around trying to get rid of the pain.

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  5. I seem to be getting worse at procrastination, I put it all down to not being on a working schedule any longer....
    Beautiful colors in the top picture, simply so inviting.
    I love the Mark Twain saying, although I would never eat a frog, because I love them ...lol
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos, and have a wonderful weekend !
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I'm a procrastinator extraordinaire. Maybe the not working has something to do with it.

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  6. Hope you were successful at your challenge.
    Any chance you can put a link for the vlog you visit?

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    1. No I haven't been successful... yet! The vlog I visit is on youtube. If you type in ClutterBug.me in the search box it will come up. Her channel is on the top and it has all the 300+ videos she has posted.

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  7. eating a frog first thing in the morning is interesting. There could be worse things for sure! There's always something to get rid of and sort through. I'm a pilot...I pile it here, there and over there! TeeHee! Work in progress to keep our houses looking good!Just keep at it, my friend! Happy weekend!

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