#WQWWC #17 leisure quilting

This week our topic for Writer’s Quotes Wednesday’s Challenge #17 is Leisure. Check out my page for more information.

To participate, find a quote about leisure, write a post, put a link to this post somewhere in your post. It doesn’t hurt to leave me a link in the comment section either because sometimes I don’t get notification about your post.

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How Bloggers Spend Leisure Time

People spend their precious leisure doing many useful and enjoyable activities. Blogging is my hobby of choice right now, which encompasses any hobby. I’ve met bloggers who love horsemanship, reading, writing, travel, cooking, skiing, uphill slogging, walking/running, hiking, stretching/Yoga, cartooning, and I’m sure you can add so many more. How many leisure activities can you list?

How about Dancing?

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”

Martha Graham

Here’s the original recording of King Harvest who recorded “Dancing in the Moonlight.”

Organizing your leisure effectively is the highest level of civilization.

Bertrand Russell

What about games?

We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.

 Benjamin Franklin

My dad and I used to play chess. My mother and her parents played bridge. My husband and I love card games, too. Our favorite is pinochle. What games do you and your family enjoy in your leisure time?

Photography Anyone?

When I think of leisure my first thoughts go to Terri Webster Schrandt who writes her blog “Second Wind Leisure” and hosts #Sunday Stills. Any leisure photographers out there?

“We all need empty hours in our lives or we will have no time to create or dream.”

Robert Cole

My new friend Lisa Coleman challenges her followers to take pictures of birds from her blog, Our Eyes Open. Challenge #39 is birds that eat fish. Here are some birds photographed for her challenge.

Travelers or Trekkies?

With the availability of the vaccine, we all hope that traveling will soon open up. One of my favorite travel photographer, Tina Schell, of the Lens Artists Photo Challenges reminds us in LAPC Challenge #139 that life is full of special moments. I found this next quote on her post.

“Life is not made up of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years, but of moments. ”

Sarah Breathnach

One of the most special moments in my leisure life was a trip to Australia, where I met two of my favorite bloggers, Carol and Leanne and many of their friends. They nearly wore me out taking pictures. But I saw incredible sights like this man playing the digeridoo, a very unusual experience.

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indigenous didgeridoo player

Do you love to spend leisure moments traveling?

About that List of Leisure Activities

When you think of leisure what quotes come to mind? Give us a piece of your mind using quotes from someone else’s mind! 🙂

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I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your participation in the Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge. It takes effort to look up quotes and then think about what to do with those quotes. A couple of weeks ago a friend suggested that I drop the challenge if no one participated in a month. I’ve decided to keep going for a while. The challenge is starting to grown on me. These three woman keep me going.

If it is easier for you, write your quote in the comment box with your poem, opinion, picture, or other response. I will visit your blog either way.

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Thank you Frank for hosting this week.

Have a great week. See you soon.


143 responses to “#WQWWC #17 Leisure”

  1. Wandering Dawgs Avatar

    Besides blogging, photography and reading I also enjoy water-aerobics and gardening. Thanks for this fun post!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for popping in and saying hi! 🙂

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    2. Marsha Avatar

      I am working you your post as part of my #WQWWC for next week – travel! They work together so well. 🙂 It will come out on Wednesday morning.

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      1. Wandering Dawgs Avatar

        Thanks Marsha!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Isn’t it fun to host a Photo Challenge? It makes you really appreciate what our hostesses do for us. 🙂

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  2. Sadje Avatar

    Hi Marsha, here’s the link to my post;

    Writer’s Quotes Wednesday’s Challenge # 17 – Leisure


    Thanks

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much for participating, Sadje. You make my week! 🙂

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      1. Sadje Avatar

        You’re welcome 😇 Thanks for the wonderful prompt.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          It worked! YAY!!!

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          1. Sadje Avatar

            👍👍👍

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  3. […] Written for Marsha’s Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for linking, Autty. You made my week!

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  4. Jacquie Biggar Avatar

    Great post, Marsha. The quotes fit perfectly! Leisure time for hubby and I mean spending time in the garden- especially now that spring has arrived.

    If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Amen, Marcus Cicero! Thanks for joining in Jacquie.

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  5. smilingtoad Avatar

    I appreciate this challenge very much, Marsha. This was yet another great edition- the “dancing in the moonlight” is exactly what I’ve been getting up to lately. 😉 That and moving efforts. And kayaking with monkeys. Keenly relate to the leisure of travel and adventure. Planning a trip North, soon, to scout for a new abode. OH is that going to be wonderful to be able to hit the road again! Sir got his first vaccination just this week. Saw you got yours already- too groovy. Hugs! Meanwhile, fantastic quotes. Nice bit o’ Bertrand Russell, I see.

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      1. Marsha Avatar

        What a lovely post, Autty. Thanks for joining in. You made my day! 🙂 Lots of love to you and Sir.

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        1. smilingtoad Avatar

          Many soggy hugs in return 😉

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          1. Marsha Avatar

            Should I have worn my plastic rain coat like they sell out at Disney World for $10?

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          2. smilingtoad Avatar

            HAHAHA yez 😉 Wherever I go, rain, bugs, swamps and toads pour down- always be prepared, like bear grissom. I’ve never been to DizzyWorld btw- and yet, I have a perfect picture in my mind of what these hot, semi-transparent, overly-fluttery, platicky things must look like. Hmm…”Singing in the Rain” is also starting to simper into the cartoon playing in my head now. You’re also wearing a large Paddington Bear hat, do they sell those too? Are they rainbow coloured? Your dance looks like something out of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat now. Sigh, cats are distracting me again, must whoosh before editing away most of this. I suspect it’s a shambling bog of blather. Again. Blast. And cheers 😉 -toad-lips

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          3. Marsha Avatar

            If you want to see a funny dance, you should read Tish Farrell’s short post for Becky B’s BrightSquare. Here’s a link to her blog. It’s too cute. Not singing in the rain cute, but cute. http://tishfarrell.wordpress.com/ You might want to watch her video with some platicky things. 🙂

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          4. smilingtoad Avatar

            Marsha, I loved this IMMENSELY. Thank you. Tish Farrell’s blog is a delight. Always enjoy the bit of dancing on the cliff-edge right at the end in the video there, perfeeect. Hahaha, platicky things. Hope you’re having a riot, imitating the stars celestial, today, Marsha. By the way, I’ve almost finished your reading list from your Willie Nelson post about travel. Introduced me to some fantastic new blogs I hadn’t come across yet, thank you so much. Too groovy- aj

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          5. Marsha Avatar

            I’m so glad, A. I thought you would particularly love Tish. I hardly know her, but I love her writing.

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          6. smilingtoad Avatar

            Platicky…what full of platitudes? (Of course, as I’m trying to fly away, I notice the typo) Platypus and ticks? Hmm that might be fitting. (wags head to snap out of it) I only had one sip of coffee today. ONE. And look at all this hyper nonsense. Sheesh.

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          7. Marsha Avatar

            LOL. I need some of your hyper! Do you sleep. That’s what I’ve forgotten how to do. Maybe I am a bit hyper, too. 🙂

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          8. smilingtoad Avatar

            Good gawd, you don’t, it can wear all of humanity out if I’m not careful…poor bedraggled Sir often gets the worst of it, as you know. Sometimes we go galumphing through the swamps until 3 am. On one of those perfect nights…serrated alligator-backs glittering in the moonlight, rabbits screaming in piercing terror as predators spring through the darkness, baby owls rasping so eerily, you briefly start to believe in monsters.

            Sir wanes sometimes, but quickly resumes wobble-legging it- he knows I’ll immediately start twinkling Teddyisms at him for “sprightly motivation.”

            “Now Sir, what would Teddy say at all this loafing around on benches? Courage is not having the strength to go on- it is going on when you. don’t. have. the STRENGTH!” I’ll boom at him in my best faux Teddy barrel- an imitation of the character with the Teddy complex, in Arsenic and Old Lace. Sir’s not-so-favourite film/play.

            “Be SILENT and always charge ahead with a BIG walking stick!” I bawl, distorting another quotation.

            “Big stick…yeah…to knock you over the head with…” Sir mutters under his breath. He thinks I cannot hear but owls listening to the tiny putter of mice beneath three feet of snow have worse hearing than I do.

            “TR would wag his elephant gun at you in shame, Sir, slumping over like that to gasp and flap your arms like a little girl, spilling water all over yourself. I’m disappointed…”

            Always works. My victim, I mean Sir, teeters right up and tries to swirl away from me every time.

            Hum, I must give the impression of an insomniac with all these references to trampling through forests in the moonlight and stampeding across cities until the grand rivening of the heavens at dawn.

            I imagine you’re often working wildly on projects and reading with gusto into the night. 😀 Who was it that said sleep was for weaklings?? Or they’ll sleep when they’re dead? Benjie Franklin perhaps. Grins. Cheers- aj

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          9. Marsha Avatar

            I just don’t have Sir to drag behind me. I’m in there all by myself. Vince is safely ensconced in his blankets, with the light on waiting for me. the cats sleep soundly until the moment I pull back the covers and slide in next to my sleeping tiger, then they pounce on his feet and yowl in my ear. Or they wait an hour until I’ve fallen completely to sleep, then they will pounce on him or yowl in my ear. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Wow, you’ve been busy, Autty. I’m sure you are going to have a great trip. Especially if you can take your time and stop and take pictures along the way. My last shot was March 3, so I’m good to go and ready to do it. I want to go back to CA and see friends ASAP. I’m ready for some warm weather. You can’t tell the difference between snow and blossoms right now. We have both! They are super tenacious, too. The wind blew at gale force yesterday, and they just hung on to those trees like they were attached with super glue. Amazing. Let me know what your travel schedule is. I’m so glad to hear from you. 🙂

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      1. smilingtoad Avatar

        So, so happy to hear it, Marsha! Groooove. I look forward to all the photos from your return visit to CA. Gale force winds? Cannot tell the difference between blossoms and snow as the blooms clutch the branches for dear life in a wild snarl of wind? Oh my, your imagery…I’m dizzy, this place sounds perfectly sanguine. 😉

        In a few weeks, we’ll “hit the road” again on our scouting trip…hmm I seem to hear Willie’s slightly melancholic voice singing in my head again…now where did that come from…

        Cheers- autty toad

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I can imagine what is going through your head. I’m excited to go back, but we did the right thing by moving here. But you are young, and have your life ahead of you, Autty 🙂

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          1. smilingtoad Avatar

            Aye! All one needs to do is steal one peek at those rock formations…and gale-force winds that blow for weeks, AS WELL? AND snow! It’s paradise. I meant it literally, it sounds like the perfect habitat. I love dynamic weather and challenging terrain. Your future hikes are going to be more and more astonishing, I suspect.

            Har oops, I was attempting a wink there, referencing another post you did recently on travel, where you mentioned your Dad’s favorite song for road-trips, but didn’t quite get a chance to finish my joke as a cat tornado tore through the room and my mind scattered into a billion tiny dust-motes. I suffer so, in this life…sigh. 😉

            Cheers- autogato (the gato serving machine)

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            That happens to me all the time. it’s hard to finish anything. 🙂 As for the climate and habitat here. It is fabulous. There’s so much to see. We rode our e-bikes 11 miles yesterday on Peavine Trail, and got almost to the end. But we didn’t take many pictures. We were too busy staying on the path, pedaling, trying not to run into anyone, etc. Keep me aprised on everything. 🙂 Hugs and cheers, Autty. 🙂

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          3. smilingtoad Avatar

            E-socks, E-bikes, you guys are so rad. Sir wants an E-bike. He once applied for a job writing technical manuals for one of his favorite E-bike companies in Seattle. Was too much of a side-job, however- a job he’d like to do to supplement teaching perhaps. Did I tell you he’s been thinking about going back to school to become a science teacher?

            Peavine Trail….just looked up the terrain there…when may I dig a dark dingy hole beneath your house and live in it? GAH gorgeous. What a ride that must have been…

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            Indescribable! The rocks, the emerging into the valley. That was amazing!

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          5. smilingtoad Avatar

            Also, I forgot to ask- what type of E-bikes do you and Vince own? Quite curious. So many cool ones out there now. Oh dear, I just winced over my messages. I am so sorry, what the…I guess one sip of coffee is just too much for me…it really was just a sip. I want more sips but I’m putting the black Lucifer-liquor back into the refrigerator now…By the way, do you resort to earplugs to help with the distractions? Or anything else? I’ve been trying some new things. I’ve always been a “crazy person making strange rattling sounds alone in a shed in the woods” sort of person, and require that kind of isolation for any sustained thought. As you know, Florida is not a place for solitude. Beautiful, but noisy and crowded. Another boon about the pending move to upstate NY. I’ll be able to make such a place for myself, again. Going to be a hoot. Oh the heavenly silence of winter…

            Meanwhile, have a beautiful day- Autumn Jade

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          6. Marsha Avatar

            The bikes are Lectric. They ware inexpensive (comparatively). They took over two months from the time he ordered them to arrive.

            I don’t resort to ear plugs, but I do close the door and make Vince watch tv with the volume at a normal or less level. He reads the screen because he won’t wear hearing aids. My distractions come more from my mind reminding me of things I need to do, then getting up to do them before I forget what I was thinking. 🙂

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  6. Lisa Bradshaw Avatar

    I like that song.. and so true.. It’s not neccesarily that you do it well.. it’s that you so enjoy doing it.. 😉

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      True. I definitely don’t do it well!

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  7. Jim Borden Avatar

    your mention of pinochle brought back many great memories of playing that as a family while I was growing up. Many Sunday nights were spent playing the game, and it was one of the highlights of my week…

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Okay, you all need to move to Prescott, AZ RIGHT NOW! 🙂

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      1. Jim Borden Avatar

        👍 It’s probably been 40 years since I last played, but I think it would come back quickly. I guess there aren’t many people around who play pinochle!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          It doesn’t seem like there are. It’s a lot of fun. We play different games with different friends depending on what they enjoy.

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          1. Jim Borden Avatar

            sounds like you’ve got a fun group of friends…

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            We did have. We’ve moved and are in the process of making another bunch of really great friends.

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          3. Jim Borden Avatar

            I wish you the best finding a new group of friends! We’ve been in the same house for over 34 years, I can’t imagine what it would be like to move and have to make friends all over again!

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            We were in the same house for 20, but my husband really wanted to be in the high desert. We’re at that age that we either follow our dreams, or we don’t have any more time left. I voted (finally) to follow his dreams. I don’t regret it for a second.

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          5. Jim Borden Avatar

            We have talked about moving to Florida in a few short years. I get both excited and nervous at the thought of doing so…

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          6. Marsha Avatar

            Stay away from hurricanes. I guess I thought you were already there!

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          7. Jim Borden Avatar

            maybe in three years…
            sometimes I wish we were there!

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          8. Marsha Avatar

            That time will go by so fast, Jim. Time to start giving stuff away! 🙂

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          9. Jim Borden Avatar

            most stuff will be given away to the local landfill… 🙂

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          10. Marsha Avatar

            Sad, Jim! I put what was left after my garage sale up on my Facebook page, for free. Within a few minutes someone I didn’t know contacted me. Her boyfriend was over within a couple of hours, loaded up everything and took it away. I contacted her later, and she put up pictures of how she used some of the stuff in her new house. I was glad I did that. I felt kind of bad at first like I should have given it to the Salvation Army or a charitable organization, but that made me happy! 🙂

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          11. Jim Borden Avatar

            a lot of our stuff is so old, I don’t think anyone would want it 🙂

            that’s great that someone was able to put your stuff to good use…

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          12. Marsha Avatar

            One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Don’t put your stuff down. But we found out that you want to take as little with you as you can. Other people where you go are leaving stuff behind, too. We had very little furnishing to do when we got here.

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  8. Sadje Avatar

    Thanks for the mention

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You made my week, Sadje! 🙂

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      1. Sadje Avatar

        Thank you so much ☺️

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  9. the eternal traveller Avatar

    Ha! We certainly kept you busy while you were visiting us in Australia. And we both learned so much from Leanne. Weren’t we lucky.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Best vacay ever! I feel so blessed every day I have something to remind me of our times together. I love going through all my pictures.

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  10. Tina Schell Avatar

    Greetings Marsha – thank you for the shout-out! Love how you wove so many interesting challenges into your post. Looks like you’ve struck a chord with this one. As for me, while travel and photography are probably highest on my list of leisure activities, I also love golf, bicycling, swimming, Mah Jongg, playing piano, we have a gin rummy group …… well I guess I could go on and on. Let me say this – never a dull moment.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That’s one of the things I like about you, Tina. That shines through all your photos and your script. We are missing playing cards with friends. We love to play pinochle. We bought e-bikes so we are soon going to be on our way with that once the weather clears up. I love that you play the piano on top of everything else you do. ! 🙂

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      1. Tina Schell Avatar

        well I’ll say this Marsha – while I can’t say never, there are certainly very FEW dull moments LOL!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I’m glad, Tina.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That’s good/ Perfect is perfect! 🙂

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  11. Erica/Erika Avatar

    Hi Marsha, Your post is a wonderful resource and I am bookmarking to make sure I read/meet some of the bloggers new to me. The topic of leisure reminds me of Stephen Covey’s lists and priorities. Often we spend too much time on urgent and chore lists (A and B) when the C category contains our fun activities. Like you say, Marsha, our “precious leisure” activities. Wonderful how you and your Dad used to play chess. An important Sarah Breathnach quote. I will mull on your quote suggestion. They often appear especially when I need to hear them. Thank you for the shout out!
    An informative and fun post. Many great suggestions for the ‘fun’ part of life. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I know you are a fun person, Erika. Your personality shines through your comments and your blog. 🙂

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      1. Erica/Erika Avatar

        Thank you, Marsha. Back at you. 🙂 I enjoy meeting the new bloggers.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Me too. It makes my day. 🙂

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  12. anne leueen Avatar

    Thank you for the pingback Marsha! Horsemanship is a wonderful way to spend any leisure time despite the fact that it is sometimes hard work. 😀🐴

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      How well I know, Anne. Our neighbors in CA run a stables and train people to ride. They are so busy. They just sold it and plan to retire to Oregon to be with their kids, and at 80 you can’t blame them.

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      1. anne leueen Avatar

        No it is always physical work looking after horses and so they can now take it a bit easier.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Yes, I’m glad for them. Her sister is the one who they came out to help. She will keep running it, with lots of help, I’m sure. Both she and her sister have been seriously injured in the years I’ve known them, by horses stepping on them or other oddball accidents. So take care out there in the horse world. It’s fascinating to read about, but you have to be on your toes at all times. 🙂

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  13. Mama Cormier Avatar

    Thanks for the ping back. That same person that I mentioned yesterday is now criticizing my husband’s work but under a new name. I’ve blocked them again. I hope they get tired of dissing my site and go away.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I can’t imagine why anyone would do that. Your husband’s work is amazing. I’m glad you can block them. I hope it works. There are no WordPress police, I assume. I’m so sorry you are having to do this. My friend Sylvia had to close her blog and start a new one because of some heckler.

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      1. Mama Cormier Avatar

        I’m hoping I don’t have to do that.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I hope not, too. I’m so sorry, Carol. We assume sometimes that the world is nice and it comes as a big shock to me when it isn’t!

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  14. Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections Avatar

    Leisure time. Hmmmm … count me in on the blogging list. at this end, at walking and pickleball are a big part of us. During normal times, ballroom dance is important. OK … one for me … writing about beach walks. https://beachwalkreflections.wordpress.com/2020/10/20/1-introducing/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Frank you’re the beach king. I hope your home is an Air B and B. I’m ready for some warm weather and a walk on the beach! 🙂

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      1. Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections Avatar

        Well …. I’m now back home in beachless Cincinnati. Fortunately, it is warm enough to walk outside.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          My dad used to go there for work. He tested furnaces an air conditioners that he designed for Bryant Mfg, Carrier Corp. back in the dark ages.

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  15. quiall Avatar

    Thanks for the ping back.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You are so welcome. 🙂 Thanks for participating. 🙂 You made my week!

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  16. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    lovely quotes and pics of leisure time!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you Cindy. Do you think it will be easier for people if they can just respond in the comment box instead of writing a post?

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        you’re welcome Marsha.. It would be for me… 💖

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Awesome. I’m all for easier! 🙂

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  17. restlessjo Avatar

    Did you make the fish in your feature photo, Marsha? I am the wonkiest, most rubbish sewer you ever came across. Oh, to have some accomplishments! Other than walking 🙂 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Absolutely no! My friend Carmen makes the most gorgeous quilts and has rooms and a garage dedicated to them. I don’t have many excess talents any more. I get so frustrated when I sew that I gave my wonderful-can-do-anything sewing machine to my best friend.

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      1. restlessjo Avatar

        Who, like my daughter, can no doubt whizz any old scrap of fabric into something wonderful 🙂 🙂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Yes, It must skip a generation or two with me too. I used to sew, but my grandmother was the queen of sewing. She once repaired a pair of my mother’s shorts before she could wear them to garden. By repair, I mean add about three inches on each side so she could get into them. And not the same fabric. By the time she finished, so the story goes, she was way too tired to work in the garden! 🙂

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  18. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    And I meant to.add thanks for the shout out!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You are always welcome. I have a loud voice! 🙂

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  19. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    You captured the working definition of leisure perfectly, Marsha! It technically is anything that is wholesome, not work or obligatory. I used to post about leisure back in the day. We are basically living leisure lifestyles now where most of the choices about our free time rest in our hands. If I had wifi I would have loved to participate in this.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I wish you could. If I’d thought about it, I would have postponed it a few weeks! 🙂

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  20. Lisa Coleman Avatar

    What a great way to spend your leisure time. Pretty awesome quotes and the music went right along with your theme this week. We love to play cards too but our game is a form of Canasta called hand and foot or hand and feet (as us southerner say it). As you know, our real leisure time is spent outside in nature. Hoping to go kayaking next week. I’d love to go to Australia and seea man playing the digeridoo. I love that word! 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I bet that one day you will realize all those dreams and more, Lisa. I would never have dreamed I would be doing the things I have done in my life, Australia being the most amazing. 🙂

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      1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Ireland and Scotland are actually calling me first. I’ve never been out of the US except to go to Tijuana when I was stationed at Camp Pendleton. I’ve been to Hawaii and Puerto Rico, but they are still part of the US. I’ve never owned a passport. I still have so much to explore in the US. So far, Yellowstone and Grand Teton has been the most amazing, even over Hawaii because I was with Frank. I think if I went to Hawaii with Frank, it would top the list. 🙂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          You have some great and wonderful goals. Mine are more vague. I grab opportunities as they come to me. I don’t aspire to go anywhere but the western states’ National Parks.

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          1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            LOL! I’ve dreamed of Ireland and Scotland for 30 years. So, my goals may be high, but getting there is another thing. I’d be happy to just go west right now. 🙂

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Start with what comes available. I never pass up an opportunity. 🙂 Learned that from Michener’s autobiography.

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          3. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            Well maybe this time next year, opportunity will be knocking. 😊

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            It’s exciting to look forward to. 🙂

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          5. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            Yes it is! 🙂

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    2. Jacquie Biggar Avatar

      Oh, my gosh, we love Hand and Foot! Haven’t played in years, but it was so much fun 🙂

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      1. Marsha Avatar

        I have heard several people love that game. I’m not sure we’ve played it, but there are a lot of games that are similar and known by different names. I’ll have to look that one up because I’ve heard it a few times now. 🙂

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      2. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        We played at Christmas time when my BFF & hubby came for the holidays. They are supposed to come in April so I’m sure we will be playing again. Looking forward to that. The thing with the game is house rules are different everywhere. I don’t care what they are as long as they are clearly defined at the beginning. We have our own set of house rules. 🙂 I miss Bunco too. A bunch of girls would get together once a month or every couple of months and have a Bunco party. Can’t wait for the pandemic to get under control. 🙂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          When we play pinochle, we sometimes call in the house rules instituted by my BFF’s former husband who passed about ten years ago. Her husband now is overruled 3-1 and you can’t fight a dead husband. 🙂

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          1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            LOL! He might come back to haunt you if you don’t do things his way. I have no problem playing house rules as long as they are established ahead of time. 🙂

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            LOL, not me, he will haunt her new husband, Kelly! It’s Bob’s rules we use no matter how much Kelly complains! Kelly is getting used to it after about 8 years. 🙂

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          3. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            LOL! Oh my! I bet Bob is having fun with Kelly. hehehe!

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            I can see him with his mischievous smile – quiet, not saying a word, but loving every minute! 🙂

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          5. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            That is a great memory! 🙂

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          6. Marsha Avatar

            It is we both lost our husbands and both missed the other spouse because their deaths took away our social lives! Very selfish but we’ve been like sisters for 35 years.

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          7. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            Now I can see why those are such memorable moments. Y’all have been through a lot together. I suspect that both of them would want you two to live on and find love again, which you have. Not selfish at all….part of the grieving process. 🙂

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          8. Marsha Avatar

            Yes. her husband was the one who took me on the motorcycle ride around in the country in Elderwood where we both eventually moved and lived for 20 years.

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          9. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            Okay, that is more intriguing now that you told the story. 🙂

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          10. Marsha Avatar

            He’s the one who passed away about ten years ago. He was borderline bipolar and didn’t talk sometimes for a whole night of card-playing, but the three of us talked for him, LOL. Her current husband is quite a talker. So different. Bob was a good listener.

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          11. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            She married opposites. 😊

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          12. Marsha Avatar

            Kind of. They had some major similarities. One is that they are/were both handsome. Her current husband is about 78 and looks 60. Bob was more ruggedly handsome, but women loved him. He had eyes for only Jean, which made him more loveable.

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          13. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            Well, she is lucky to have found love twice and you as well. Hell, me too! Even though my 1st is still alive…results are the same for the love part. 🙂

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          14. Marsha Avatar

            It’s sad to lose someone. Both of our husbands were very sick when they died. Hers had 21 brain tumors. The good news is that he was not in pain.

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          15. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            Thank god he wasn’t in any pain. That’s a lot to be dealing with. That’s really all we can ask for is to not be in pain. 🙂

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          16. Marsha Avatar

            He actually was funny. You never knew what he was going to say, and that wasn’t a bit like him. Probably the radiation treatments knocked out his inhibitions. He was never himself after that.

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          17. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            Sounds like he lost his filter towards the end.

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          18. Marsha Avatar

            He did.

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        2. Jacquie Biggar Avatar

          I haven’t tried Bunco, I’ll have to check it out 🙂

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          1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            It is best played with at least 8 people. 3 dice per table. 4 people per table. It is so much fun. Sometimes we would have 8 or 12. One time we had 20. It was really too much but it was a fun party. 🙂

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            I’ve been a stand-in at a bunko party. The most important thing is who you’re playing with.

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          3. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            Yes it is. We switch partners after each round. It’s so fun! We also have a buy in and place 3 different places. High score, most Buncos and lowest score gets their buy in back.

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          4. Jacquie Biggar Avatar

            It sounds fun 🙂

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          5. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            It is! I’ll be glad when we can get together again and play. 🙂

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          6. Marsha Avatar

            I got my Canon Rebel out and found a bird with a teal low breast. First colorful bird I’ve seen here.

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          7. Lisa Coleman Avatar

            Alright! I don’t know what it is so I can’t wait to see it. 🙂

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          8. Marsha Avatar

            I made a reflection of it, but it wasn’t as cool as the original picture, so I didn’t use it. I’ll use it for a different challenge when you have yellow breasted one.

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          9. Marsha Avatar

            We’re almost to April. I bet you’re so excited, Jacquie. We are going back to CA for a short visit in early May. It will be great to be with friends. 🙂

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          10. Jacquie Biggar Avatar

            I am! We’re spending almost all day out in the yard now. Not so good for writing, but a boon to the soul ❤

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          11. Marsha Avatar

            yes. You can always write after it gets dark, or early when it’s too cool. 🙂

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