Starting anew is always a good thing! Here is Vol. 1 of "Artful Living on the Bluff" for you to enjoy. While I am not contributing new material to this blog, please feel free to look around and then visit me at the new and (hopefully) improved "Artful Living on the Bluff" blog at

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Morning Coffee Quotes

Feet in Freiburg - photo by Cindy Caraway
"Some folk want their luck buttered."
- Thomas Hardy

"One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

"You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want."
- Zig Ziglar

"Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul."
- John Dryden

"The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home."
- Edgar Watson Howe

"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step."
- Antoine De Saint-Exupery

"Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor."
- Francis Quarles

"I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
- William Butler Yeats

"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."
- Robert Frost

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."
- Oscar Wilde

"Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid it will never begin."
- Grace Hansen

"America is neither free nor brave, but a land of tight, iron-clanking little wills, everybody trying to put it over everybody else, and a land of men absolutely devoid of the real courage of trust, trust in life's sacred spontaneity. They can't trust life until they can control it."
- D. H. Lawrence

"Fatigue makes cowards of us all."
- Vince Lombardi

"No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government."
- Socrates

"The reason why so little is done is generally because so little is attempted."
- Samuel Smiles

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Goodies in the mail!!

Well, this wonderful shipment of jewelry to upcycle and remix should get me back on the right track... so many wonderful bits and bobs! I got all of these lots from pocket-full-of-rye on *that other auction site* - find her stuff by clicking here.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hey, there!

Yep, it's me again. I've been gone for a long time. If you've missed me, I'm sorry about that... Things in my life always seem to be going too fast for me to catch up with, one of my on-going and major complaints. You've heard the saying, "The hurrier I go the behinder I get!", right? That's me in a big 'ol nutshell. And yet I can always find time to play several games of spider solitaire in a row without even blinking... Some of you know exactly what I'm talking about, don't you?

Also, I find myself asking questions like, "Who am I?", "What am I doing?", "Where am I going?"... I'm simply befuddled by things at the moment and trying to get it all figured out and get all the stuff put in it's proper place. A mental "Spring Cleaning", if you will. Time to shake out the cobwebs!

I also hope it's not too late to make resolutions because here's the first...
Quit worrying so much about stuff
As the character Sonny said in "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel":
"Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end."
(If you haven't seen this movie yet, you should!)
Love it!

...and the second...
Stop to Smell the Roses
Hence the pretty picture I took in Chicago a couple of years ago :)