Veggie soup, poetry and Ole Man Winter on the path least traveled..

Diary from the path least traveled..

Hello Diary,

A cold and dreary Saturday morning weather wise, but still a good morning as I woke up on the green side of the grass…. 🙂 taking a break from getting hobbies, projects, etc. set up for the winter doldrums, including a winter menu… and what better way to enjoy a wintry type day than to combine some crackers;


Some chopped up smoked sausage;

smoked sausage

Some homemade vegetable soup (1 pound frozen mixed vegetables, diced potatoes, carrots, celery, 1 pound ground cicken);

veg soup

And one has a hearty vegetable soup that warms the tummy and body on a cold wintry day;

hearty veg soup

Spent most of last week putting final touches to the outdoors, getting ready for winter..did cover the pond with clear, plastic sheeting (helps prevent the pond from freezing solid and protecting the goldfish over the winter)…

covered pond

It was a good thing I got the outdoors finished for I woke up Thursday morning and not only did ole Jack Frost come calling, but ole Man Winter also… had to scrape the windows on the auto…

glaz4d windsheild

And the top of the auto appeared the have snow on top (a combination of frost and ice)…

glazed car

And with Freeze Warnings out for tonight, there is no doubt that ole Man Winter is giving us the hint that he is in town… but I am as ready as I can get, so bring it on… 🙂 and with the winter doldrums, will also work on bringing closure to the past (while saving memories) and continue to look to the future, building a path to follow while exploring change… and venturing into a world least traveled, looking forward to, with excitement, at what the future will bring, what Fate has instore for me…. 🙂 believe Mark Twain said it best;

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. And gain knowledge of yourself and the world.”

And so, using some encouragement from as poem by Hollianne Boucher;

Life Is Now….

Time flies, and memories fade.
People change and new friendships are made.
Only the true remain forever at our side.
Eventually the disappointment and pain will subside.

It is all about the journey and what has yet to come.
Life is what you make of it; you are what you’ve become.
Life is too short to hold onto regrets.
Forgiveness is key even though you may never forget.

Cherish the good and remove the bad.
Some people don’t realize till it’s gone what they’ve had.
Moving on is a way of life.
There will always be obstacles, pain, and strife.

You must believe that you are strong enough to fight.
You have to believe in yourself to do what is right.
Always do for YOU no matter what you do,
Because in the end the only one who has your back is you.

Never be afraid to take a stand,
And always be willing to lend a helping hand.
A little bit goes a long way.
All it takes is a smile to brighten someone’s day.

Your chance to live is now, so what are you waiting for?
The world is yours for the taking and so much more.
Endless possibilities are forever at your disposal.
The chance to live another day is life’s golden proposal.

Never let anyone tear you down,
And never let anyone steal your shine and make you frown.
So will you sit in the shadows and let darkness win again?
Or will you rise up and make the light your friend?
(Hollianne Boucher)

I am going to sign off now and venture on down the path least traveled, with excitement in the air while chasing rainbows and wondering what lies ahead..but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise, and I will once again share the thoughts and wonders on the path least traveled…

And after briefly browsing the news, I would like to join the New Seekers and teach the world something different besides greed, conflict, extremism, etc…

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