Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Home ~ The Heart of My Reflection



























A-Z  ~
Proved to be,
More than I could see.
I chose my home
To be a zone,
Where heart takes on ~
The world that's me.
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In a place where I have been diligently working, I found my A-Z challenge theme. How much heart have I placed in this gift of inheritance from my parents? Practically every day, I am working on a list of projects to improve or enhance where my heart resides. I call it home.

What will I be taking with me, now that the challenge is over for this year? From my 'blog-home' I take lovely new friends, and many returned, cherished old ones. I take your lively, spontaneous interactions! Each comment was a tool for my home to flourish by. I thank you, (smile).

I take with me, new ideas to present a happier 'blog-home' for all to visit. Along with that I have gained new organizational methods. New thoughts on making time count by making each word count. So much more than this simple post reveals. And remember, I have been reading your A-Z posts too; each one had it's own charm, and tidbit of joy! I wish for all of you ~ inspiration, like you've given me, (smile)

Special thank you to Arlee Bird, and Alex J. Cavanaugh! This is a great thing you've got here! I hope everyone felt your presence, encouragement, and commitment as I did. 

In conclusion, I leave you with 26 links.

Attic
Basement
Commode
Dimmer Switch
Entrance
Frame
Gutters
Hedge Trimming
Insulation
Jacks
Knobs
Lighting
Mowing
Nail gun
Open Plan
Paint
Quickrete
Roof
Shop Table
Tool Bag
Umbrella
Vents and Ventilation
Water Heater
X-Ray Wall Studs
Yard Art
Zip It

39 comments:

  1. It was a wonderful theme Dixie, enjoyed visiting your home each day,
    Well done.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I very grateful to you, Yvonne. You've left such kind comments! I really loved your song poems.

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  2. Glad you had a wonderful experience! Five years ago it began as a fun challenge, but we quickly learned it was a great way to bring people together.

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    1. Alex, thank you. I have laughed and cried - it has been so much fun, and enlightening.

      Now, do I want to do the Road Trip??

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  3. I think you came up with a cute, innovative A2Z theme using a feature of your home through poetry. I dare say I could not be that creative. The challenge certainly made me think how I want to proceed with my own blogging habits and topics. Thanks for
    the visits & encouragement you left behind. You're a good friend! :D

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    1. Cathy - such a sweet compliment from you. Yes, it does have influence when you least expect it - a solution presents itself from having experienced this challenge.

      I thank you for your visits and interaction. I now know who needs a new water heater, who doesn't, and who doesn't have to buy one even if they needed it, because they rent. It's been REAL! :) my friend,(smile).

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  4. Dixie, as I've said, I really enjoyed our A-Z challenge days, and so happy you enjoyed doing it as well. Nice wrap up!

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    1. Hi Linda Kay. I'll be over to see you in a minute. This was something else.
      I'm glad you have fun too. Thank you (smile).

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  5. A happy home with no need to roam sure works for me. Good for glee

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    1. Hi Pat!
      I roam to the front,
      I roam to the back,
      And when I get tired,
      I roam to the sack!

      Thank you my friend, (smile).

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  6. What a sweet refection. Every now and then, I have to remind myself how lucky I am to have a home. It's not the biggest or most impressive, but it's my little spot in the universe. Thanks for sharing yours with us.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth! When my entire family lived here, it seemed so much smaller. It took time to dawn on me that this really would be home, now, just for me. The brothers bring their wives and kids, and echoes of memories are heard throughout the house... pure joy (smile).

      Thank YOU, for enjoying my A-Z theme!

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  7. I know I wasn't a daily visitor, but I enjoyed all that I read. Good job!

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    1. Ha! Robin, some days I got so busy running around I don't think I got a chance to read much of my own stuff, either. (smile)

      I may have missed a song on your Soundtrack experiment... not sure yet. I will stop by and check. It's really fascinating how you've worked this out!

      My appreciation for your visits, and always, great comments. Thank you.

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  8. I didn't realize you were fixing up a home you had inherited and that was your theme from A/Z (I started following along I think halfway into the challenge?) An admirable project I do believe! Hubby is fixing up a house he inherited from his parents but we won't be calling it home; we'll be selling it, for which I am grateful to have a home in order to do this, but so glad I'm not living in that home (did for 4 years, it was a disaster)

    betty

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    1. Betty, when we had the A-Z challenge theme day, I still wasn't sure if I'd even do it. I read the theme day posts of Arlee Bird, and Alex Cavanaugh. Something clicked, and I knew I had to try.

      I'll be here as long as the Lord allows and the creek don't rise. (smile).

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  9. glad to see you've survived the fest....

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    1. Thank you for letting me come over and leave crazy comments on the movie/television scene. I was probably half asleep when I got your place, but it was nice to have good dreams. :))

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  10. Your posts were a lot of fun, Dixie! I enjoyed the humor. :)

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    1. Thank you, Chrys. There wasn't a lot of brain power needed to get mine, but at your house? Wow!!! I've learned so much stuff... I read your top ten today. I think Tsunami surprised me. :)

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  11. Congrats on finishing the challenge! :)

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    1. Lara, thank you. And I just read your celebrate the small things post... wow!! I'm so behind. Congratulations; hope the shower went well. (smile).

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  12. I'm so glad you were able to take so much out of it! I just feel like I've revealed everything about myself and have nothing left to talk about :P

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    1. Aw Michael, until we see you in that red dress... what can I do say??

      I loved your A2Z!!

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  13. A great theme Ms. Dixie. I enjoyed it.

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    1. Jo, I've got recipes from your A-Z I plan to try... soon as I find my kitchen.

      I'm glad you enjoyed it, thank you (smile)

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  14. My only regret in the A-to-Z was that in the race to visit new ones, I missed some of my regulars. But you survived - and home is the perfect theme.

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    1. Oh, Cherdo... as long as you saw my post on Commode... all else doesn't matter. Ha!

      Wow! did you have mixed reactions on some of your choices. I loved most ALL of them!!

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  15. Knowing that your home was a gift from your parents makes your a-z all the more special. Really enjoyed it, Dixie!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon.
      I saw your blog listed several places as a favorite A-Z theme. I so agree. There was a lot there to be proud of... women and inventions!

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    1. Ha! Shadow, I feel the need to hire a clean up crew and have a party!

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    1. Thanks, Katie, and I really enjoyed you with Emmie!

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  18. Thanks for stopping by. Looks like you had a fantastic theme for the A-Z. Wish I had the time to visit every single blog participating. Well, something I can aspire for next year.

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    1. Hi Jeffrey! I'm following you to see which rants I agree with - so far, you've got my attention :)

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  19. I always looked forward to your clever poems, Dixie! Your encouraging words always kept me smiling throughout the challenge! Good luck in your wonderful home!

    Julie

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    1. Well, Julie, those are very kind words. I could say the same about you but it wouldn't come out so eloquently. I love your writing style, and I'm glad you enjoyed my A-Z posts, (smile).

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  20. Hello there.
    Congratulations on surviving the A-Z Challenge! I didn't get to visit your blog during the crazy month of April so I'm popping over today from the Road Trip.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

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