110 Thank Yous

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I just want to say thank you to everyone who follows my site. I thought I would be writing more, but I didn’t know about what yet. I never dreamed there would be any interest, but then I started doing the photo challenges.  I’ve met some wonderful people on here that are too many to mention, but know that even though I might only be on here  once or twice a week I try to visit you all and enjoy reading your blogs and seeing the wonderful pictures I can only aspire too. (1933 views)

Thank you

Daily Prompt Pingback: Flight Attendant Decree

Photo: Oscar von Bonsdorf, via Creative Commons.

Photo: Oscar von Bonsdorf, via Creative Commons.

I thought I would take a look at the Daily Prompt today and saw one I think everyone who uses the convenience of flying the skies should also read as well. Most passengers appreciate the flight attendant and show it by responding politely, but I am surprised by how rude some passengers can be. This post says it all from a gracious retired flight attendant.

One thought on “The Flight Attendant Decree: We Respond Well in a Crisis

Five Photos, Five Stories – Day Two – Tree

This is my second post for the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge sent to me by Doug Warren.


The Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge rules require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph – it’s entirely up to you. Then each day, nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command. And actually everyone can join in. So feel free to if you like the idea.


Wood 3   A handmade canoe sits quietly in the Heritage museum in Ketchin Alaska. Probably made by the Tlingit, Haida, or Tsimshian cultures. What conversations had to be heard by the once living tree. First it heard the noises of nature as it grew from a tiny sapling to a big strong tree.  The tree might have heard little animals taking refuge in it. The tree might know about the animals of all sizes running by or resting in its shade. Then, when it was the correct size, a someone cut it down to make into a canoe to provide a source for a family to hunt and fish. A truly modest use of the tree from Mother Nature.


I would like to send the Five Photos, Five Stories to Betty of Idahobluebird50. I like Betty’s site because she not only has her own photos and various post, but is a reviewer of wonderful fun books. As mentioned before, it is totally up to you to accept this challenge.

Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: Day One – Maleficent

This is my first post for the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge sent to me by Doug Warren. So here goes . . .

spindle2Maleficent with Angelina Jolie was a big hit this past winter. The story of a wicked fairy cursing a child princess who one day will prick her finger on a weaving spindle.  Too late Maleficent realizes the princess will be the one to save the kingdom. Now she must find a way to re-awaken the princess. I took this picture at the 2015 flower show in Phila. PA. It represents all the spindles the king and queen had burned to prevent the curse. The darkness of the curse with the flowers showing the life of the kingdom in the awakening princess.


The Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge rules require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph – it’s entirely up to you.

Then each day, nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command. And actually everyone can join in. So feel free to if you like the idea.


I would like to invite Ashley from the Daily Snap to the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Ashley and her boyfriend are teaching English in Korea. Her blog is very interesting as she posts about the school, culture, food, shopping etc. Ashley,I’m not sure you will have time to do this, but as mentioned before, it is totally up to you to accept this challenge.


Learning a New Language

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Study Abroad.”

If I had this choice before 1970 I would have said to study in Hungary to learn Hungarian. My mom’s parents were Hungarian and it would have been nice to be able to speak it with my mom. Here in the present time, I think I would like to learn Spanish. Not the language of Spain, but of Mexico. We had neighbors, who took their kids to Mexico many years back to be immersed in the language. I had never thought of it like that before. More recently I know someone who  Majored in French in college but then years later went to France for a month to re-immerse themselves in the language.

So why Spanish? Spanish is becoming a second language here. Many social welfare jobs now require knowing Spanish.  I’ll be retiring in a couple years and there are many areas where a person could volunteer and I think this is something I would like to do. I don’t know if it will ever happen, thanks to this prompt it gives me something else to look forward to.

Are you wondering why I didn’t learn Hungarian as a child? My dad’s parents never taught him Russian or Ukrainian. My parents only  spoke English.

Did you grow up knowing two languages? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Have a good week!

Plug in to Social Networks OR NOT

Today’s assignment: if you’re active on a social network, set up Publicize to link the account to your blog or add a widget highlighting your profile. If you’re not, explore your social options to see whether one might be helpful.

To link to WordPress OR NOT.  Who knows.

I was actually considering linking my twitter to WordPress until I had my first bad experience with Twitter last week.

I work at one of those places that you do have to worry about what you say or what ‘brand’ you are talking about. Since I am proud of where I work and what I do, I sent out a tweet about a news press release that was met by, I guess those people that like to get you going, so to speak.  I tweeted additional information only to be met with childish responses referring to quackery. Oh no–don’t go there please. When I tweeted I was done with the tread, the response was “I lost!”   Lost? I didn’t know it was a competition. Next time, if there is one, I’ll know better than to respond to a person who obviously wants a feud  and no enlightenment.

So, until I retire, hopefully in 2-3 years, I wont’ be connecting my social media with Twitter. I did notice that once you do, people have access to your blog. No, I don’t want that yet. I’m not there for followers. I follow 230 people or companies, and have only tweeted 476 times. I will however, post my name here. @julialwavesHi2. Feel free to join my hardly ever tweet list.

Funny story about the name I picked. “Julia” anything is always taken. I like the ocean [waves] although I am not a beach person. Waves encompasses both the ocean waves and waving Hi.  I had to delete my first tweet name, hence the 2. [ Julia L waves HI 2]. That’s not the funny part. My first twitter name had waves45 in it. Someone asked me if I was ‘IN’ the Army waves during the war, because of the 45. I had to confess, no, I was 45 years old at the time I decided on the name.

Well, that’s it. How did you decide to link your social media with WordPress?

Thanks for stopping by.

~Julia

New Skin

New Skin In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “New Skin.”

I could think of a lot of people I think I would like to trade palaces with, but the prompt also said “species.” My first thought was my dog. I’d love to know what they think when playing, do they like their food, do they like playing with other dogs or going to walks in the park? Then I thought of other dogs. I would like to be a seeing eye dog for a child.

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I would like to go through the training and then get placed with a child that of course needs me, but we love me to pieces too. Here is one link to the history of service dogs.

http://www.ehow.com/about_5134784_history-service-dogs.html

Thanks for stopping by.

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Nurturing Thurs – 2015 Blessings

A wonderful idea for the New Year from Becca Givens. Nurturing Thursday.
This is my first re-blog, so I hope I do it right.

"On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea"

Happy New Year!
May your year overflow with blessings
of joy, peace, contentment, love
and a nurtured spirit!!
Memory Journal Jar

Call it your
“Awesome Jar”
“Blessings Jar”
or
“Gratitude Jar”

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Grace Notes
Crowing Crone Joss

Hugmamma
Jacqueline King
SiaPositive
Carol Carlisle
Priceless Joy
Mazeepuran
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Way of Life!
They, You and Me
Pocket Perspectives

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above…

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