Nesting Week 6

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    1. Ah, yes, Frank, what a difference when we change the lens of our eye and focus on a positive perspective. Yes? You are very welcome for the grins and beautiful flowers. SO glad you stopped by. May all be well your way and you and your family have the Peace of God in your hearts. Much love to you! xo

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  1. Wow, these flowers are magnificent Amy, they look magical. Thank you for sharing Eden with me ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
    And I’ll take nesting anytime Amy, anything has to be better than ‘lockdown’. And there is even magic in Rahui, it actually feels powerful in a beautiful way. It’s like seeing an Angel for the first time, afterwards it leaves you in such a calm and peaceful glow…this word seems to do the same. I may have to look further into that ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. Love that wow, Mark! Those flowers are magnificent I DO agree! And their smell is out of this world! Ohhhhhh ….. their sweetness is so seductive.
      Hope by now you went by Cathy’s blog to read what Ragui means. Yes at times I am using this word along with nesting. I refuse to bring into my reality prison terminology. As I stated at the very end of my post, when we speak or believe something long enough, that is who or what we become. Words are extremely powerful!! Much love to you in your nest! xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you, Rob! And yes those hyacinths have such a sweet sensual scent. Even though they are so close to the ground, my nose was right there inhaling deeply! Much love to you within your nest! xo

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  2. Amy , this seriously made me smile! I’m happy to see that you both are able to find some reason to still smile during this ‘Nesting’ time period! 😄
    Btw you should put up more posts like this one. It was such a pleasure to read it😄💫💙
    Hope y’all are doing well. Stay safe and utterly butterly schtterly happy.🤗

    Xo💫💙

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    1. SOOOO happy you smiled reading this post, Shruti. That was its intention! Hubby and I are more then just smiling …. we are playing as we have never played before. There is a new lightness between us which is so beautiful!
      I’ll taken into account your request to do more posts like this. For that I will need Hubby’s camera to catch me unawares. I prefer those kind of shots even with my own shooting. You get the real deal that way.
      One commenter said I looked angry in my picture. Do YOU think so? I wasn’t angry, just annoyed that once again Hubby was attempting to pull my attention away from what I was doing. He tries to do that a lot, fyi, yet again lately, he is beginning to realize what I do takes the incentive and strength of about 3 women. He’s actually not being so interruptive. YAY!
      We are doing well in our nest, thank you! I wish the very same for you and yours! We are staying utterly butterly schtterly happy. LOL Much love to you this day! xo

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      1. I’m so happy for you Amy! I wish from the bottom of my heart for all the love and health in this world for you and your family💙 Forever stay blessed , dear friend 💫 I’m counting on that.
        It’s true. Candid (really candid! ) pictures are often so beautiful if clicked at just the right moment! True emotions showcased before anyone can tuck them away. I love them🤗
        Angry? Na na…in fact my maa and I were just discussing how adorably confused you look at having being caught unaware. You look cute. You have my word on that😄
        Continue to stay well and enjoy and relax in this nesting period! It’s our only chance before the Hubble bubble of life takes over yet again 😄

        Hugs and kisses 💙💫
        Xoxo

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      2. OK so I skipped ahead (again) with the many comments I have to answer to answer yours. THANK YOU for confirming that I do not look angry. I live in chronic pain and yes I have lines on my face that could be construed as anger but are not. I’m also over 60. (smile) Ask your Mom about that one. LOL
        You continue to be such an uplifting blessing in my life, Shruti. I wish we did not live so far apart. It’s almost as if I know you and you know me. I also thank you for showing my post to your Maa. Tell her “hi” from me, the confused woman who puts all her attention on exactly what she is doing in that moment. I give everything I do my all so my energy is not scattered all over the place. This is how I’ve come to do what I term “time atom splitting”. LOL I do a LOT.
        Much love to you and your Maa. You relax as well. We honestly don’t know what is to come, so all we really do have right now is the present NOW. Enjoy it! Much love and hugs to you!! xo

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      3. Aww Amy. Thank you so much!
        Your light always makes me feel so warm and sunny!😄
        My maa says hi! Yeah , I wished we lived closer. I could’ve learnt so much from you that way.
        “Time atom splitting” , how do you come up with these 😄
        Though I too admire your ability to focus so much on your task and do them so beautifully! And it def shows!
        Your pictures truly show your dedication and that’s why I love them so much🤗

        Have a nice day!

        Love , love
        Xoxo
        💙💫

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    2. Dear Amy and Shruti,

      Amy, it is good and humorous to know that you and your husband have worked well together despite some “kinks” yet to be ironed out. Perhaps your feline friend(s) might hold the secret or key. 😉

      Not only are you a competent photographer, you have been blessed with a green thumb too! Those Hyacinths and Daffodils are so appealing to my senses, not to mention their fragrances. Unfortunately, these bulbous plants cannot be grown where I live because the climate is too warm for them. So, I compensate by having artificial ones that are really high in quality and realistic to look at and touch, and these very fine substitutes are by no means easy to find and procure.

      Apart from my main website that you have visited, four of my other websites that I have created and maintained concern gardening, plants and horticulture as follows:
      ✿❀ Queensland Orchid International ❀✿
      Queensland Begonia Society
      Potted Plant Society
      Royal Horticultural Society of Queensland

      Should you be interested, you can easily find the weblinks to those four websites because my main website features them in four separate posts respectively.

      Returning to your Hyacinths and Daffodils, Amy, if I could really touch their petals and smell their perfumes through your current blog post, I shall be quite content for the rest of the week. So, Amy and Shruti, if you know of a way to make our posts come alive via some tactile and olfactory means, please share it promptly. Meanwhile, I just have to be satisfied with my artificial ones tastefully arranged and poised in my living room.

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    1. YAY!! So happy you like nesting, Parikhit. This word all by itself makes you feel different compared to lockdown, which is a prison term. Pass on nesting, dear friend. Please do share this word or any other that you think is a good one to use!! Much love to you!! xo

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      1. Exactly! I was telling that to my manager yesterday that I refuse to call it lock-down, my nesting period it is. And in my head I have been thinking of it as ‘The Healing Time’ for us and for Nature. There is enough negativity around, and we could use some positive messages and words. Stay safe and well 😀

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  3. Wow, Amy what a marvelous post and nice to be hearing your hubby singing in Spanish with you having a great laugh. Lovely photography what daffodils and what splendid colours. Awesome. You too are looking so nice though a little angry and husbands can be like that at times.

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    1. Hi, Kamal. To start no I wasn’t angry. I was annoyed. I had a “list” of so much I had to get done that day, and Hubby has this habit of pulling my attention away from my “mission” for that day. Yes, Hubby can get on my nerves as this picture clearly shows. Yet being the honest type of woman I am, I elected to show all of you that I am not smiling all the time and on occasion do get annoyed, just like anyone else. LOL I don’t get angry often and when I do I don’t stay there. (smile)
      Oh yes lately hubby and I have been laughing. And to hear how some of our cats reacted to his singing has me laughing all over again! LOL I’m so glad you saw these gorgeous flowers …. It’s a darn good thing I took their pictures because today we have snow on the ground! Unreal!
      May your day be a great one today!! Much love to you! xo

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    1. Oh my goodness please use this word Nesting and pass it along! May THIS word go viral! And I am SO thrilled you giggled and smiled with this post. My Hubby tends to get on my nerves at times (plain to see in my photo) yet despite all that, we are playing like two kids at times. Oh the joy of having fun!! Much love to you!! xo
      PS Isn’t flannel the best? I love it!! SMILE!

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    1. Thank you, Tim. Yup. I have a cat tree directly to my right in my “office”. Only someone with cats would “GET IT”. LOL To my left is my elderly Sassy cat curled up on MY office chair while I on the other hand sit on one of my kitchen chairs propped with cushions. Hmmmm ….. You get the picture? LOL

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  4. Hi Amy! Scuba diving masks?! Lockdown? So depressing… I dont read any of the blogs if contains this word. At least there are some good news coming from Germany, soon it will get out of nesting.

    Love you outfit (wink). I can smell your hyacinths even we are 5 h apart. So pretty! Thank you! 💙

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    1. Scuba diving masks, Dana, was a joke my husband pulled on me. I’m NOT saying lockdown either. NO! I am saying NESTING. I don’t read any down blogs either. I refuse to read something that brings my spirits down! Good news about Germany. I pray we in NY get “released” soon.
      LOL@my outfit. I have SO much to do in the mornings, I usually don’t get dressed for the day until about 10:30, 11. I’m up at 6 and go. These Hyacinths’s scents were absolutely spellbinding. Sweet and succulent! Much love to you! xo

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    1. Scott! I laughed SO hard when I read your comment because many times I’ve actually said to Hubby I feel as though we are Lucy and Ricardo! Teehee ….. You nailed it!! And when I told Hubby what you said, he laughed as well!

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  5. You two are a riot!! Staying light is good medicine! The colors of the flowers are magnificent! So bright and lively. These are strange times indeed, I like your attitude, and hubby sounds like he’s having a time of it too! Well, a bit sorry for your kids if they have to keep hearing off-tones from all the singing. ha ha – oh well, I’m sure they’re laughing too!! Thanks for the good cheer! Much love, Donna

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    1. LOL Some days Hubby and I are laughing all day long, Donna! There is this wonderful lightness that has been birthed out of this catastrophe between the two of us. Go figure! Some days it is harder then others to maintain that light attitude. I’ll give an example. Just today Hubby went to the grocery store coming back in full panic. It took some time to calm him down. Then I went for a walk and the “general energy” I am now picking up is even more withdrawn, fearful, desperate. Some people with masks on won’t even say good morning.
      My cats know good music. Seriously. They love when I sing and we listen to quality music all day long. Hubby who is tone deaf does not sing well and our cats know it. Too funny!
      So happy you got a kick out of this post. That was the intention …. to lighten hearts. Hang in there and know that even if I do not show it, oh yes the stress is tough. Yet with this too it is vitally important to avoid stress as much as possible no matter what is going on for stress will cause illness. Have a great day, dear friend. Much love to you on this nesting day!! xo

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  6. What a great post, Amy! “Nesting” is a much better term, and I love that you and your husband are growing closer during this crisis. I fought my hubby when he first suggested taking a leave to stay home with me. After all, I found him so annoying sometimes on weekends that I couldn’t imagine being with him 24/7. But it turns out that we, too, have actually become a little closer. Perhaps it’s merely the lack of everyday pressure (working full-time, trying to juggle everything), but for however long this new situation lasts, I intend to enjoy it. Heck, right now we’re thinking it might be time for both of us to retire, if we can do so financially. We’ll see how that goes in a few months.

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    1. Thank you, CM! I think it is so cool that you and your hubby are getting along better now. NICE!! I really hope for both your sakes that you are both able to retire! Life is so darn short! Good luck!! xo

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    1. No, YC, my husband pulled a prank on me. It was a joke. Sorry for the late reply. I missed some moments on this thread. SO glad you enjoyed the beautiful flowers. May your Sunday be a good one today!! xo

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  7. I love “nesting” but not as much as I love the laughter that is being shared between you and your hubby! ❤ This made me smile a big genuine smile! Stay safe my friend and keep capturing the beauty of nature in your magical way…xoxo Zia

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    1. LOL, Eliza! All I have to do is to picture in my mind how my cats reacted to hubby’s singing and I laugh! Good to know I made you chuckle! We’ve been keeping it light in this house for the most part. And I’m glad you liked the candids. That is how I prefer to shoot too as does Hubby as you can tell. xo

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    1. Aw, Marie, thank you and bless you! If I don’t feel at home in my home, I’m in big trouble. LOL My home is my everything! SO happy to know this post lifted your spirits. Stay happy and know this too shall pass! Much love to you!! xo

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    1. Sorry, Cathy! I missed your comment, darn it! I am SO happy to hear my pictures lifted you up because that is what I intend them to do! May love make itself known to you this day!! Much love to you! xo

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  8. Very funny story lol and very inspiring words hon ❣️ The pics are so beautiful…The colors are soooo gorgeous the way that they pop amazing hon,really cute pjs you look kinda surprised lol lots of ((hugs))xox Stacy Anne 💁🏻‍♀️❣️

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    1. SO glad you stopped by and had a good laugh! Oh yes those colors and smells on those Hyacinths are out of this world! And yes I was surprised and annoyed with hubby because he does have a habit of interrupting me when I am trying to get something done. LOL Have a great day, Stacy Anne!! Much love to you! xo

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  9. Sounds like you and your hubby are having a lot of giggles. I do wish I’d heard his guitar playing and singing in Spanish. What fun! Your kitchen sink photo made me smile even though you aren’t smiling. 😀 Thanks for the beautiful flower images, Amy. They sure brightened up my afternoon. xx

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    1. Yes, Sylvia, we are. I don’t know how to record something and then convert it so I can actually transfer here. I wasn’t smiling no cuz I had so much to do that day and hubby was being a pest. You are very welcome for the beautiful flowers. They’d brighten anyone’s day! IMO! Much love to you! xo

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  10. Those are some really magnificent pictures, Amy. Just looking at them helped my mind relax a bit. I like your idea of infusing positivity in this scenario. Positive vibes are exactly what we want to be infectious at this juncture. Stay safe, take care. Happy nesting. 🙂

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    1. Thank YOU, Shweta! It is so important to maintain positivity during these trying times. Stress and fear will make you ill. Stay strong and well, dear friend!! Much love to you! xo

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  11. I agree words are powerful, Amy. I do like the word nesting because it sounds like creation and birth, rather than being stuck or imprisoned in a lock down. Thank you for sharing your lighthearted moments with your hubby and as your beautiful flower pictures, we all need more of that! Be well and many blessings, Lisa xoxo

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    1. You are more then welcome, Lisa. Feel free to incorporate “nesting” into your vocabulary. Being not in prison, therefore I refuse to use prison terms. And even IF I were in prison, I still wouldn’t use prison terms if I could help it.
      I recommend smiling and laughing …. both relieve so much stress and make the heart so lighthearted!! I am well, thank you, and have every intention of staying that well. Stay strong and healthy!! Much love to you! xo

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  12. You made us smile, Amy, thanks for the laugh and the beautiful pictures. You’re in your Christmas pyjama and Granny is still singing Christmas songs…MOL…😸Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Monday. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🙏🐾😽💞

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    1. You are SO welcome and in return I am smiling knowing I made you smile. Cool!! I’m laughing out loud about what Granny does. Who cares if it is not Christmas, right? I am healthy and strong and may all your way be the very same!! Much love to you! xo
      PS I got a kick how you wrote “Yourselfie”. Very cute and creative!!

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  13. Nesting is a perfect word, Amy. A time to stay close to home, get cozy with family (laugh as often as you can) and open one’s heart to gratefulness for the moment. I know for some, it may be an eye opener for the type of nest they’ve built. Mental health issues are on the rise. Love the splendor of colors in your garden. ❤ Here in Northern Ontario, winter can't make up its mind. We had a bit of snow two days ago. Still waiting for spring to bloom. Happy to see that you and hubby are doing well and having fun in this crazy time. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Olga! I too think the word nesting is perfect! I believe mental health issues are on the rise due to not only what is going on, but how people are being forced to barely exist with so many of their social actives taken away. I know myself that it has been almost 8 weeks since my hair has been done and I’m really not too happy but what can I do? Between the fear and all the mandatory closings and new laws and this that and the other, a lot of people are going to loose it and get very ill. For this reason alone, it is vitally important we stay away from mainstream media and to be involved in those things that bring joy and happiness to our hearts. (smile)
      Sorry to hear winter can’t make up its mind for about the very same thing is happening here and that is way not cool for me. I depend on warmer nicer weather to get out and about with my cameras …. Lately for the past 4 days, I’ve been “forced” to stay indoors due to inclement weather.
      Yes hubby and I are doing well as are our cat kids. To laugh relieves so much stress and once you begin laughing it feels so good you just don’t want to stop. Much love to you this day!! xo

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      1. Yes, laughter can be one of the greatest gifts in difficult times. ❤ Much love to you also. Always enjoy your beautiful photography that lifts my spirits. 🙂

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  14. Oh I love your word nesting! How absolutely great! And the scent of your hyacinths… marvellous Amy! AND people are definitely wearing strange head gear in my supermarket! I’m not joking! Love to you both and I love your pj’s x

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    1. I do use the word nesting, Barbara! I refuse to use terminology associated with prison. You say something long enough, you believe it and become that. As for head gear ….. where is COMMON SENSE? I know you are not joking. I’ve seen some very odd things draped across people’s faces to the extent I wonder how in the world they can even breathe. I love my pj’s as well. (smile) Hubby and I have been going back and forth playing practical jokes on each other and that day it was my turn or so it seemed. LOL Much love to you this day!! xo

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    1. I have another humorous post which you missed this time around. I know you would have been roaring, Sue. Hubby’s antics. In between the humor has been some truly tough days that leave me exhausted and sprawled on the couch. These energies are nothing like I’ve ever dealt before. Sending huge hugs and love your way!! xo

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