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Monday Morning Motivation

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Sometimes when we feel alone and unloved we need to remember what God says....

"I have loved you with an everlasting love" John 31:3
Happy Monday Everyone...
Enjoy your world!

Friday Foliage and Flowers..."Forsythia"

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I love spring in the south.  There is a short window of time, before the summer heat and humidity, when the spring flowers bloom in all their glory.  It may not last long but while it is here it is beautiful.  We are in that season now and one of my favorite flowering plants is Forsythia.  I was reading on Wikipedia that Forsythia is actually in the olive family and there are 11 species, mostly native to Asia.  I was also informed that it is a deciduous shrub.  (I am learning so much:-)
Here is a picture of ours last spring...full and beautiful....
















This year ours look weak and thin.  I find I am asking my self "Why?"....
Here are some facts I found in my research...
Forsythia grows and flowers best in full or partial sun.  ("Ours is pretty much in full sun.  Thats good.")


The forsythia plant really benefits from pruning. A regular schedule of pruning keeps the plants within bounds and creates a bushier growth habit. Pruning also encourages better flowering. Pruning a…

Restaurant Review...."The Wake Zone Espresso" in Apex NC

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I love coffee and I love the islands.  So how could I not love The Wake Zone Espresso in Apex.  A new meet up group was gathering at this coffee shop and I could not wait to join them.



I love the island colors.
Bright, cheerful and inviting...

Yummy things to eat....
Island style fans to set the mood....
You will find quotes throughout
the cafe....fun:-)

Comfy seats....
Our meetup group.
Nice folks:-)
I like this quote:-)
See the papers at the bottom of the photo?  More sayings and quotes.
They are everywhere.

As I was leaving I found some cute items for sale.
A few more things....














I really enjoyed the Wake Zone.  I would love to return and enjoy some coffee and a pastry or two.  The folks working there were extremely friendly and helpful.  You felt like they wanted you to be there and they wanted to make it a good experience.
Get out and try something new.  I suggest if you want some really good coffee and you are in the Apex area that you try The Wake Zone Espresso Coffee House.  You won…

Monday Morning Motivation

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"If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest." - Corrie Ten Boom


 Very true words.  We need to keep our eyes on God.
Happy Monday Everyone!
Enjoy Your World:-)

Lo Tide 5K, Carolina Beach NC

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It is that time again.  Time to run the Lo Tide 5K at Carolina Beach.  It is an annual race to raise money for folks battling cancer.
Last year when we ran this race we realized we were sadly underdressed.  It seemed everyone, excluding us, was dressed for St. Patricks Day.  This year we were ready.  We took a trip to Target a few weeks ago to find our outfits....
This year we were in style....


Joe and Erica warming up....







Me, standing near someone that has   warmed
up:-)





At the starting line and ready to go...










 I left Erica and Joe at the starting line.  I headed to the back of the pack.  Taking pictures of interesting outfits along the way.  I find it more psychologically pleasing to start at the back of the pack because you are not constantly being passed.When I start at the back I actually end up passing people, even though most of the folks I pass are walking.  I know I am in denial:-)

 Even the dogs were dressed up and were ready to run....

Best dressed:-)

I liked the beer mug hat...
 Cr…