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Spring For The Tree

Posted by terrepruitt on March 24, 2023

This is a Spring Thing.  This tree blossoms and I get struck by its beauty so I take a picture.  Then I need a picture to post for my Friday Photo and so I post it.  There have been many a year when I have posted a photo of this tree in March.  And the sky is so blue which has been rare lately.

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Pink Against A Stormy Sky

Posted by terrepruitt on March 10, 2023

I noticed these one day while I was out. I thought they were pretty. They were so pink. I knew I wanted to share them in a Friday Photo.

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Opinion About My First Library Audiobook

Posted by terrepruitt on March 6, 2023

What are you reading? As you may know, I listen to books and lately I have had even more time to listen to books and I recently started borrowing audiobooks from the library. The library application does not have a “review” option like Audible does. I am not used to that yet so I find myself thinking of what I would write. I decided I would share a bit about some of the books I have listened to. I am going to use my blog like I use it for my recipes. A place to document what I have listened to.

For the most part, I am going to stick to my opinion more than giving a summary of the book. That can be found online.

When I am Gone, Look for Me in the East

The first book I borrowed from the library was something I had never heard of I was just excited to start listening and I read the summary really fast . . . too fast it turned out. I had thought it would be a fun book about two brothers looking for the reincarnation of a great lama. But it was not. It was not fun, it was difficult to follow as the tenses didn’t always adjust when a story from the past was being told, there was a bit too much detail about animal slaughter (for me) and also a bit too much about reincarnation. It seemed to say that lamas were chosen and therefore reincarnated, but then at the end I thought it said that the there was going to be a committee that would meet to decide if there was going to be any more lamas. I was wanting so badly to be done I didn’t bother to go back to relisten to that part. I wanted the drone of the narrator out of my head. There was some interesting bits as it described some aspects of Mongolian living, but I did not enjoy the writing style nor the narrator. I was so, so happy to be done.

When I first started blogging I was told a post should be at least 500 words for this that and the other, so sometimes I struggled to make them so. And sometimes I struggled to keep them short. When I started typing this post I wasn’t sure if I would do multiple opinions in one post or just one. I have decided to keep it short. I might do a post per book. It will depend.

What are you reading?


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Posted by terrepruitt on February 27, 2023

Since Apple did away with the home button in 2016, I figured that I could do a quick update since “flashing” is still a thing and it is still needed. My post regarding “flashing” is from 2011. I should have written this seven years ago, but, sometimes, better late than never. Sometimes an iPhone needs to have its PRAM cleared.

Flashing the phone is not the same as putting it to sleep and waking it up nor is it the same as turning it off and on again.  When you flash an iPhone it resets the Parameter Random Access Memory also known as PRAM and it can get things working properly again.

To flash your iPhone you have to be kinda fast. In quick succession press the up volume button, then the down volume button then hold the sleep button down until you see the Apple logo. Let me repeat – HOLD the sleep button down UNTIL YOU SEE THE APPLE LOGO. Don’t turn the phone off, just hold the button and then when you see the logo you can let go. You are just quickly pressing the volume buttons, but you are HOLDING the sleep button.

Also, another thing you can do that might help any kinks get unkinked, try closing all of your app every once in awhile. I feel like I have heard the claim that this does nothing, but I know my phone can be acting weird and then I see I have 20 things open and when I close them it seems to work better.

Anyway . . . . I just thought I would put this out there because I know that many people have done it and it works.

Are you familiar with “flashing” Apple devices?

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Nessa And Teagan Sunning

Posted by terrepruitt on February 24, 2023

Here is a photo of Nessa and Teagan enjoying the sun, but NOT enjoying me putting the camera/phone in their faces.  Cats for today’s Friday Photo.

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Quick Feet Facts

Posted by terrepruitt on February 13, 2023

I have posted these feet facts before, but since I couldn’t easily find them because they are part of a larger post. I thought I would list them for quick reference:

—Feet are not just for standing and balancing, they help with shock absorption to keep the entire body from sensing the entire jolt as you move. A flexible foot is great with absorbing the impact.
—Each foot has a network of more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
—Each foot has 26 bones and 33 joints.
—With 52 bones (26 for each foot) it is about 1/4 of all the bones in the body (206).
—The largest bone in the foot is called the calcaneus (heel bone).
—There are over 7,000 nerved endings in each foot.
—The feet have 250,000 sweat glands so an active person can produce four to six ounces of perspiration a day.

As you may guess – from that previous post – I am a big believer in moving the feet. I believe they need to be strengthened and stretched. We do a lot of that in Nia, yoga, and of course stretch. I always remind my students of their “Homework”.

Have a great day!

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Teagan And The Ripple Rug

Posted by terrepruitt on February 10, 2023

This is an older shot of Teagan and the Ripple Rug.  Today’s Friday Photo.



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Super Pretty Kitty Card

Posted by terrepruitt on February 3, 2023

I often take pictures of cards I think are pretty. Usually they are ones that I have received or at least sent. This one I bought years ago and I still have not sent it. I bought it for someone specific and I keep sending other cards instead of this one. Maybe I don’t really want to give this one up? But I took a picture of it so I could “keep” it. And now I am posting it so it will be here for reference. It is a very pretty card. I know the recipient will like it. But it will have to wait because I already have another card going out.

Pretty kitty card for today’s Friday Photo.  (The picture doesn’t really do it justice.)

Do you ever receive pretty cards?



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From August 2022 – Rose Garden Flower

Posted by terrepruitt on January 20, 2023

So I have had this Rose Garden picture ready for my Friday Photo since before Thanksgiving and now I am finally posting it. I could easily continue with the Christmas pictures, but I imagine you all may be tired of them. Ha, you may be tired of the Rose Garden photos, too. Oh well. I think this is my last one.

Here is another rose from my Rose Garden visit in August. I think I may be at the end of my roses but I will have to check one more time.



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One Last Christmas 2022

Posted by terrepruitt on January 13, 2023

We had to take down Christmas WAAAAAY earlier than I was thinking and earlier than I wanted to.  If I hadn’t been so busy, I would have spent this past week postings pictures of it to help with my melancholy.  I will try to make this my last Christmas 2022 picture post.  A Christmas tree closeup for my Friday Photo.  (I even have another photo all set to go for today, but I decided I wanted another Christmas shot!)

When do you typically take down your Christmas decorations? 

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