Looking for answers to life's questions

About In Search Of

Old is a state of mind. My body disagrees but I’m not listening. I’m a student of life and human nature. We are an odd lot. Bells Palsy has been my greatest instructor and seems to have tenure. It’s been around almost 5 years now. My new home (a double wide in a park) is insulated with books and fabric. Books are semi-organized on shelves, fabric is semi-organized in tubs. I’m kind of a semi-organized person. Gardening (weeding) is how I prefer to meditate. There are plenty of weeds so I meditate a lot. My interests are eclectic and my hobbies are many. I’ve lived all over the world and the country. Stop by for a visit and maybe stay awhile.

From my heart to yours,
Marlene Herself

Comments on: "About In Search Of" (56)

  1. Sounds like there’s a lot of love in your life. A good sense of humor can carry you through some nasty stuff…like the end of a relationship. I’ve been there/done that but got lucky the 2nd time around. I have no sense of direction and get lost frequently, thankfully it always works out in the end. I haven’t read a novel since my last vacation 8 months ago…shame on me (but I read 3 then). I do read National Geo cover to cover most months, love nature, history, culture and of course the amazing photography. Hang in there, I see the sun’s coming up.

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    • You are quite correct. There is lots of love in mmy life. My adult children are always there so I’m very blessed. You do so many creative things I’m surprised you have time to breathe. I read more now since I can do so little of the creative things I enjoy. Yes, a sense of humor is essential and I’m trying to keep track of mine. It wanders off sometimes. Enjoy the sunshine. I miss it so much. 🙂

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  2. I just found your blog. I am going back and reading from the start. This will take me sometime.
    I,too, am a senior citizen. I am retired due to bone cancer which took my left foot and right leg.
    I was a nurse for 40 years before retirement.
    You have touched my heart in sharing your journey of personal growth and recovery. You write
    with purpose and share from the heart.

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    • Thank y ou for reading and commenting. I hope you enjoy what you read. So many of us are stuggling with some kind of challenge and that is what unites us. We can gain strength from each other. Look forward to hearing from you .

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  3. Marlene, I want to thank you for sharing the animal rescue site. I have added it to my daily
    list of sites. I always had pets. My Dusty lived to be 17 he was a laso aposo. He died shortly
    before I began cancer treatment. I am happy to know of another way to assist animals.

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    • Mary, You are quite welcome. I’ve been trying to spread the word. I lost my own sweet Schatzie at 11 to cancer just over a year ago. You never stop missing them. Thanks for letting me know.

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  4. Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. It means a great deal to me. We have a fair number of things in common. I’m following you now and I look forward to getting to know you better.

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    • Thank you so much for following. Some days I wonder if I have anything of value to say but I can’t seem to stop. I’m looking forward to getting to know you as well.

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  5. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. The rules for acceptance can be found on my blog – http://authormccloskeyspeaks.wordpress.com. Congratulations on being one of my favorite blogs!

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  6. Hello! I hope you don’t mind being nominated for a blog award.:) I’ve just nominated you for a Best Moment Award! Please click here for more info: http://eyedancers.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/a-best-moment-award-and-a-dragons-loyalty-award/ Thanks!–Mike

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  7. Hi there! I like your writing style. It is genuine and calm. I read you were a senior and then I read you were German LOL. I am a German, non-senior and I think you reminded me of my Mother, rip.

    Expressing ourselves is good for us, and obviously it is something that comes to you naturally. In addition to your gifts (parenting & crafts) you are a writer! Kudos to you for embracing your journey. 🙂

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    • Thank you so much for the kind words. I remind me of my mom too especially when something comes out of my mouth that she would say. 🙂 She turned out to be quite a character in her senior years and I’m striving for that. Thanks for reading and I hope you come back again soon.

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    • Thank you for following my blog and your kind words. I’m half German from a tiny town outside Cologne. Yes, I’m a real senior now. Got my medicare card today. Three months till it’s usable. But my spirit is young. I’ll be checking back in with you soon. Thanks again.

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  8. Great blog Marlene. I’m looking forward to following your posts when I can.

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    • Thank you so much for following Lisa. I expect to start catching up, say maybe August. There is so much going on after such a quiet winter, it all but takes my breath away. I’ll just hold on tight and enjoy the ride.

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  9. Back again Marlene ! I know you’re busy but hope you have time to tell us a few more random things about yourself! I hereby award you the Versatile Blogger Award !
    http://sharingthestoryblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/embracing-variety/

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  10. Be inspired my friend 🙂

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    • Thank you and I am inspired daily by many wonderful things written by fellow bloggers and others. I’ve very much enjoyed reading many of your posts and will try and leave comments soon. Who knew one could have so much to do so late in life? 🙂 Thank you so much for following. I hope you continue to find something of interest on my little blog.

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  11. Traveling encourages one to accept all that life has to offer. Weeding focuses attention on life lessons and their dissolution. A wonderful life! Looking forward to reading more.

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  12. Don’t faint Marlene, but a little parcel is finally winging it’s way all the way from Tasmania Australia. I was in such a hurry to send it that I didn’t add a note/card or anything but I just wanted to let you know that it is on it’s way. We hope you like it. Steve made them for you 🙂

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  13. […] what arrived in the mail last week: a charmingly attired wire dress form, an unexpected gift from Marlene Herself.  The attached tag reads: “A Gift of Something New from Something Old” hand crafted […]

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  14. Hello, and thank you for visiting and following TallTalesFromChiconia. I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far – I’m sure you’re going to contribute greatly to the friendships, conversations and ideas. Kate xx

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    • I keep seeing your comments on other blogs I follow and my curiosity was piqued. Funny how you can tell about people from short sentences. You are a very talented woman. I can’t see to do cross stitch anymore but I’m finally able to sew again. I’m working as fast as I can in that department. I have family in Toowoomba, Qld. Always wanted to visit.

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      • Thank you, that’s very kind. I’m not able to be too active any more due to arthritis, so my handwork and garden are my outlets. Toowoomba is a very beautiful city, full of fabulous gardens, gracious buildings and wide, lovely street. If fate ever sends you the chance to visit, do! And tell me you’re coming, perhaps we can meet!

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      • I wouldn’t hold my breath just now. Traveling is not something I can do much of anymore. Unless the dizziness abates sometime soon, I’ll probably consider my wandering days over. But you never know. ;))

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  15. I hadn’t thought of weeding as a form of meditation. Maybe I’ve been wrong in maligning all those weeds 😉

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  16. Carol Ferenc said:

    Hi Marlene. I discovered your blog at Jill Weatherholt’s blog. I love your style and voice. I’m looking forward to following you and reading more!

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    • Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll pop over to see you as soon as possible. Someone turned the treadmill of life onto race and I’m trying to not go off the back end. Appreciate the follow. Hope I don’t disappoint. I don’t get here as often as I’d like. Trying to figure out when I actually get to retire. I’ve never worked harder than since I stopped working. :))

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  17. Hi Marlene! I nominated you for the Spirit Animal Blogger Award! I know that you don’t do awards, but I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your friendship, wisdom and blog! Hugs, Sabine

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  18. Hello! I came across your blog in a round about way but I really like it here! You seem to be a very strong woman with a great sense of humor. A close friend of mine suffered from Bells Palsey and I know what a challenge it was for her. She was lucky that it has mostly resolved itself. I hope that you continue to heal as well.
    I am looking forward to reading more about you.

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    • Thank you so much Nancy for stopping by and for following. I’m coming up on the 6 year anniversary and still have the damage done by the Bells. Your friend is fortunate as are most that come down with this. Stress is the thing that brings on things like Bells Most can tie the appearance of it to a major stress incident. I’ll stop by your place soon for a visit. Thank you again for your kind words.

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  19. Hi Marlene, I am changing my mail addresses around but I can’t find a way to follow your blog by email – is there an email signup that I’ve missed? Thanks, Ruth.

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    • Thanks for letting me know, Ruth Nina. I didn’t realize the button had gone missing. I think I’ve got it fixed and it’s at the bottom by the comments now. I better get busy and do some writing. 🙂 I so appreciate your stopping by to let me know.

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  20. Hi Marlene, thanks so much but I can’t see the email follow, just the WordPress one. I will see if I can do anything at this end. I like to get your posts in my inbox! Take God care, Ruth 😄

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  21. I think I may have done it Marlene! I will know when you next post! X

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  22. Hello there, I just came across your blog and I am so glad I did. Your blog is so warm and inviting, it makes me feel at home. Thank you for inviting us in to share a little piece of your life. Always, Rose.

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    • Thank you so much, Rose. I popped over for a quick peak at yours and will be back later today when I have to come inside. Thank you for stopping by.

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  23. Nice to meet you Marlene! Books and fabric…now you are speaking my language. I too love to garden. Doing yard work is therapeutic for me and I’m out in it whenever the weather allows. I have a lot of property to mow. It’s my thinking time. When I’m not out in the garden I am goofing off with my animals. I have too many to list! I’m in the south now, but miss the west coast terribly. I am going back. Just need to find a house big enough to house all the furry creatures I have taken in. In the meantime, I do love the green of the south and having land to spread out in. I am happy I’ve fallen into your blog. Looking forward to reading more! Be well, Koko:)

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    • Thank you so much for the compliments. It’s nice we have a lot in common.I love yard work too though I have very little now. No animals anymore though I do miss them. I get to pet others animals. Lived in the south many years and both my children were born there. I love the pacific north west best of all. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  24. Marlene, I have found your blog through a comment you posted on Celi’s kitchengarden blog. As I read through the first few posts from this winter and fall, as well as comments on this page, I saw similarities begin to jump out. Count me as a new follower to your blog. I look forward to getting to know you better.
    Deb

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  25. thanks you so much for the follow; i’m very grateful and will, of course, follow back

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  26. Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog, Marlene! I shall be looking forward to read more from you! Have a very lovely weekend and I hope the gel for your eyes will help you very soon! Take care, Sarah 🙂

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  27. Glad to find you, via K.D. Dowdall’s blog, and happy to follow you. This is a lovely caring blogsite!

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