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My family, especially my daughters Libby and Mandy
My job
being by the sea
walking in the country
dancing in the rain
writing (wouldn't be here if I didn't)
being with friends
dark nights by the fire with a good book and wine
long soaks in the bath
the wind through a windchime
the sun on my face
all wildlife

nothing but a few things irritate not worth mentioning

Has had to re-invent myself following the death of my husband 2 years ago and I've learned that I am a stronger person than I thought and that true friends stand by you when others walk away.

I have had to learn to do things by myself and I've made solo journeys, surprised how happy and content I can be with my own company.

My philosophy - CARPA DEUM (seize the day) - for there may never be a tomorrow

Sounds familiar???

Blog Posted:4/8/2010 8:43:00 AM
Being awake at 4am this morning (I was having one of my bad nights) I was aware of the most beautiful spring dawn chorus. The road on which I live is the most beautiful victorian tree lined road (a picture is posted) and in the spring and autumn looks particulary fabulous as the new buds grow and colours change and beyond the end of our road is a river the countryside. Because of this we have an array of our feathered friends who come at this time of the year to nest in them. Their song this morning brought light to what had turned out to be a really black night for me (as most people will be aware - I lost my husband eight weeks ago) and was so uplifting that I couldn't help but be soothed by it - indeed listening to them - I finally drifted off to sleep again until the postman woke me up at 7.30 and then I was up and at em! There are so many sounds in the world which fill you with wonder and awe and it made me think about other sounds which have fond memories - like the waves lapping the shore where Billy and I used to go fishing, or the sound of the crowd at our local footballs team ground where we went without fail until Billy became ill. It also made me wonder what sounds are my fellow soupers particular favourites and or what sounds bring a special memory. Love to you all - I hope spring is coming your way and you are having sunny days. Love Janette
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  1. Date: 4/10/2010 10:44:00 PM
    Excellent idea, Jeanette! I'm going to try to write "something" for your contest. Have a great day/night. Ruben.

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  1. Date: 4/10/2010 12:29:00 PM
    Thank you all so much for your welcome comments and your thoughts and best wishes - I have made this into a competition and I hope you will all contribute. I too love the sound of the wind and the the rain. When I was younger, I would go out into the garden and just sit when it was windy - I used to love the sound it made and the way it brushed through my hair - my siblings all thought I was nuts!!!!!

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  1. Date: 4/8/2010 8:44:00 PM
    I love the sounds trees when it is windy

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  1. Date: 4/8/2010 4:45:00 PM
    Janette, yes, familiar sounds of nature can bring healing....and I wish you many in particular I enjoy, is the soothing sounds of Red-Winged Blackbirds in the cattails around a pond I walk... their call and response fills my soul....many blessings your way, jimbo

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  1. Date: 4/8/2010 4:24:00 PM
    Spending a lot of time over the years in the mountains, the sound of wind through the tall pines is such a beautiful sound to me. Rain on the rooftops so soothing. Sounds that make me smile...there's a donkey out in the pasture behind our house...his "hee-haw" makes me laugh, and the sound of my grandkids laughing,'s the best sound in the world. Thinking of you, Janette...and hope that you are finding a bit of peace in your heart, dear friend...not easy, but your spirit shines!

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  1. Date: 4/8/2010 4:17:00 PM
    I love the sound of rain. Once we had a camp with a tin that was some seriuos rain song! So sorry for your loss Janette! Light & Love

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  1. Date: 4/8/2010 3:36:00 PM
    Sorry my comment got away from me and I don't know how to correct it. That first line should read "I am late in learning"

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  1. Date: 4/8/2010 3:34:00 PM
    I'm ;ate jearomg about your loss. Let me say how sorry I am. May you find peace and joy in your life and I am happy that the bird sounds provided some. Love, Joyce

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  1. Date: 4/8/2010 3:13:00 PM
    I have to be at work very early in the am, and the sound I love and want to hold all day, is the quiet and peace in dawn, and the haunting birds, calling to each other, echoeing in the trees... nothing is more beautiful... and Janette, I feel your pain in each word, you write, I wish, I could brush the tears away, dear heart... love Constance

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  1. Date: 4/8/2010 11:41:00 AM
    Some of these same sights are enjoyed in my home State of New Jersey.. I am surrounded by 12 trees on my property and lovely robins and bluejays and sparrows abound.... a sure sign Spring is here to stay... hope u are doing well...Janette..luv.. Linda-Marie

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  1. Date: 4/8/2010 10:48:00 AM
    It is raining today and I have been having trouble sleeping for several nights. After it started raining, I drifted off. Rain, waves and songs of birds are very comforting to me, Janette. Sometimes at night I'll think of a babbling brook or ocean waves and the mere thought of these sounds helps me sleep. (Counting sheep actually works for me too.) Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 4/8/2010 9:36:00 AM
    Yes Janette it is those precious memories that stay with us a life time. Mine was the moment my children and grandchild were born. To hear them cry and bringing new life into the world was perfect. There are so many sounds like the birds singing or the sound of a waterfall or even the sound of rain falling on the roof. So many wonders in this world, so much beauty, so much to absorb. God Bless Phyl

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  1. Date: 4/8/2010 9:32:00 AM
    oops typo, I meant birds!

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  1. Date: 4/8/2010 9:31:00 AM
    Janette, If i never said before, sorry for your loss. It's amazing how some of the contests are going with the seasons, such as the animal contest by Deb. I find that birds are the greatest symbol of spring, by far. fAvorite sounds for me: popcorn popping is way up there! Birs (as long as they don't awaken me too early) , bubbling brooks, And of course, a really good singer! Gotta run back to class.LUv, andrea

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My Past Blog Posts

'Season's Contest' Judged - At Last
Date Posted: 11/30/2012 3:04:00 AM
Seasons of Mist contest
Date Posted: 11/14/2012 8:04:00 AM
New comp 'Seasons of Mist' posted
Date Posted: 10/6/2012 4:10:00 AM
When Fate Decides Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/30/2012 12:51:00 PM
Date Posted: 9/25/2012 12:55:00 PM
New Contest "When Fate Decides" posted
Date Posted: 9/4/2012 11:45:00 AM
WOW!!!! What a Weekend
Date Posted: 9/4/2012 11:24:00 AM
I'm Going to the Oscars!!!!
Date Posted: 8/30/2012 3:02:00 PM
Holding Out for a Hero Competition
Date Posted: 4/8/2012 7:46:00 AM
Hope 'Springs' Eternal
Date Posted: 4/8/2012 7:14:00 AM
Books a mile high
Date Posted: 11/7/2011 11:21:00 AM
The Seasons they are a'changing
Date Posted: 8/19/2011 3:16:00 PM
Lost muse and short fuse
Date Posted: 8/17/2011 2:50:00 PM
Long Time No See
Date Posted: 4/13/2011 11:41:00 AM
Happy Holidays
Date Posted: 11/22/2010 12:36:00 PM
Absence of mind
Date Posted: 10/4/2010 5:13:00 AM
Frost bitten
Date Posted: 7/6/2010 2:44:00 PM
Soup members leaving
Date Posted: 6/16/2010 9:44:00 AM
Sounds Familiar Contest Judged
Date Posted: 5/9/2010 7:52:00 AM
Thank you Constance
Date Posted: 5/2/2010 8:18:00 AM
What a busy bee!!!
Date Posted: 4/26/2010 11:34:00 AM
I can't see blogs either
Date Posted: 4/10/2010 3:04:00 AM
Sounds Familiar Comp
Date Posted: 4/9/2010 9:04:00 AM
Sounds familiar???
Date Posted: 4/8/2010 8:43:00 AM
Small glimmer of light
Date Posted: 3/1/2010 2:15:00 AM

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12/6/2009The 'Star of Education'Rhymeeducation
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Soul of a Poet Life of a ChildRhymesadlife,
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