Friday, March 1, 2013

March Blend 1: Bloghop of Joy, Back from the Future, NaHaiwriMo, Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem  

March 1st prompt - risshun (coming of spring)
 
cuckoo's song today
through the roar of melted snow
flooding verdant fields

NaHaiWriMo

March 1st prompt - event, gathering

childhood Sunday school:
little girl almost dozed off
making her own rules

The Bloghop of Joy

Today I'm writing a short but fun post for the Bloghop of Joy, hosted by Kyra Lennon and Clare Dugmore.

We all have busy lives and it's easy to forget sometimes to say "thanks" to those who help and inspire us. It's even easier to forget, to overlook the small things that make us smile and keep us going. So, we should share what makes us happy, makes us go on and put a smile on our faces.
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So, here's my list:

1. My time with my family. We see the entire family in one place quite rarely these days, so these moments are joyful, recharging and simply beautiful.

2. The moment I've achieved one of my goals! That feeling of "I am the sky and nothing can touch me" that lasts little but feels good.

3. That moment I help someone and receive a sincere "thank you" or/and the moments I receive unexpected help.

4. When I'm blocked and sudden inspiration strikes. Sometimes I get so excited that I almost forget why I'm happy. Did you ever let slip a brilliant idea because of extreme happiness caused by that same idea?

5. My daily doses of coffee and tea - don't laugh, I'm addicted of these little treats and no one's to interfere between me and my coffee and tea! Plus, others can't afford coffee for health or economical reasons.

6. I'm quite childish sometimes and feel joy in surprising others. For instance, last week I've sent a mail to my sisters with pictures with us from years ago and a song we all loved! I felt joy when the idea came to me and when they called me laughing!

7. And childish is nothing compared to immature! I love pranks! Those played on others, of course. These innocent jokes make me smile every time! The Reverse: I've been telling my friends and folks so many white lies and I've played pranks on them so many times that sometimes, when I find myself  in need and reach to them for help or advice, they think I'm joking. I'm like the boy who cries "wolf" too many times, they say. But I'm not a BOY!

8. I feel joy at every comment, like, new friend or follower that stops by and leaves an opinion, good or bad. (this was a masked invitation to comment the article, just to be clear!)

8. I feel joy at every piece of good news I receive.

9. In the spirit of Russel Howard, the one who inspired the bloghop: I'm joyful when I'm offered the last piece of cake or chocolate(Another addiction). Isn't that just addorable when someone else gives you that last piece of heaven you secretely hoped for?

10. Did you notice that I have 2 number 8 on my list so this should be no 11? :)



I'm also sharing my thoughts about the Back from the Future Blogfest hosted by M. Pax, Suze and Nicki Elson.

Back from the Future

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Here's the premise:

You’re up before dawn on a Saturday when the doorbell rings. You haven’t brewed your coffee so you wonder if you imagined the sound. Plonking the half-filled carafe in the sink, you go to the front door and cautiously swing it open. No one there. As you cast your eyes to the ground, you see a parcel addressed to you … from you.

You scoop it up and haul it inside, sensing something legitimate despite the extreme oddness of the situation. Carefully, you pry it open. Inside is a shoebox — sent from ten years in the future – and it’s filled with items you have sent yourself.

What’s in it?

Let's see:

1. A picture of myself from the future - proof that I'm the one who sent the box and a motivational item to take better care of myself (I know, coquette much? the answer is "yes")

2. A brilliant phone that's indestructible and strong shocks (like myself, for instance) proofed. What can I say? I love technology, but it hates me.

3. A set of letters to myself, each to be read after major moments in my life. These would have congrats, pieces of advice, explanations and thoughs about how should I react in those circumstances.

4. An e-reader with all the series I love right now and aren't finished yet (I love reading and especially series; the disadvantage is that I have to wait for the new books, you all know how that's like).

That would be it! I wouldn't like to change my life too much. These would be a treat and quite helpful, but not extremely life changing facts, I think.

Can't wait to read the other entries! Have a wonderful month and a WONDERFUL SPRING!
You can check the others' boxes from the future bellow.


PS: This is a pic of the brooch one of my sisters offered to me as a gift for the first day of spring. I love it!

55 comments:

  1. Very nice
    And welcome to Carpe Diem

    Your joy list is similar to mine. I especially identify with No. 1.

    And number 9, of course.

    http://retirementpastels.blogspot.com/2012/12/100wcgu-69.html

    What's wrong with 11?

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  2. March and April can be rather indecisive ~ Happy Spring anyway ~ love the brooch your sister give you! ^_^

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  3. A piece of tech from the future is a good idea. Just don't let it fall into anyone else's hands or you could make the whole space-time continuum go ka-blooey! :)

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  4. Sometimes it's hard to hear ANY birdsong above the roar of the melting snow!

    Scent of Spring Rain

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    1. I'm sory, but when snow melts in my area it's not the Biblical flood, there's just a stream a sping if you'd like and you do hear the birdsongs!

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  5. Happy spring-new follower! Love both of your entries.. pranks are such fun! my blog: www.morgankatz505.blogspot.com

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  6. Can't wait to hear that birdsong!!

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  7. read through all the prompts though i cam here through carpe diem . loved reading your happylist :) beautiful brooch that is !

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  8. Here from Hop of Joy (I love the sound of that.) The comment and new follower thing is really good. It makes me smile every time too. Hope you get your fill of coffee and tea today :)

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  9. Hi Adriana! I'm popping in via the 2 bloghops.
    Coffee? Yes, yes, yes!
    Pranks? Laughter IS the best medicine (as cliched as it may be...) so yes to pranks!

    A set of letters to mark different milestones in your life? Brilliant idea!
    That's a great collection of items in your shoe box.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. I know, I love letters. Glad to have found two more caffeine lovers in you and T Drecker.

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  10. I can't wait for spring to come!
    Love you lists and I love that you would send a picture to yourself because you already know that the old you would want proof. Too funny!

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  11. I always look forward to that roar in the spring!

    Old Willow Woman

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  12. The coming of Spring caught in a beautiful haiku. Thank you Adriana for sharing.

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  13. I love that feeling of achievement when I've achieved one of my goals.

    Also, I'd love to get my favorite series in completion ahead of time. I hate waiting.

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  14. Boy, aren't you the ambitious one? Participating in all those different hops at one time, I mean. But it's actually rather brilliant, too, because it gives new visitors like me better picture of who you are. Good stuff! And since one of the things that brings you joy is getting a new follower, it's my pleasure to sign on as your newest groupie. Nice to meetcha.

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    1. Thanks, you really brough me joy! twice!
      It's nice to meet you, too, Susan!

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  15. You're idea of the letters for significant events is brilliant.

    I'm addicted to tea too!

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  16. Just dropping by from the Blog Hop of Joy. I can totally relate to your feeling of accomplishing a goal. Haha, you're on top of the world! :3

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  17. Beautiful broach. I think your idea for sending the final books of currently unfinished series' is brilliant!

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    1. Thank you, Nicki, I like the broach, too - she knows me, she knows my tastes. The idea with the unfinished series, it comes from love of reading and lack of patience. ;)

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  18. Great Joy list! New follower- so I bring you joy and happiness your way. I also like sincerity in people and it's great to have the help back without ever asking. Thank you for sharing your list. Have a fairy good Friday!

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  19. Fab list! I totally love numbers 5 & 6 on your joy list!

    Thanks for joining in with the hop!

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    1. It was a pleasure, Kyra! Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words!

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  20. I'm with you: I need those daily doses of caffeine! I enjoyed your lists. I agree: the feeling you get when you achieve a goal is one of the best feelings in the world!

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  21. #4 is a great gift with all those series on there. I love those spurts of inspiration, too. Happy weekend!

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  22. I absolutely love the ideas of letters to yourself. =)

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  23. Nice to get to know you a bit better! My word for the year is contentment, so what you say about remembering to find joy really resonated with me.
    As to the time capsule thing...I'd have to think long and hard on that one. Such a golden opportunity wouldn't want to squander it...
    Glad you're a joining us for the A-Z!

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

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    1. Thanks Tina! I know there weren't many personal things about me on my blog and that's why I liked the idea of these bloghops.

      My word for the year is "Zen" (also part in my A to Z Challenge) because I'm trying to find ballance.

      I'm glad too, to have found the challenge because it helps keeping me motivated and disciplined.

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  24. Those are awesome gifts. I love that your future self wrote you letters for all the major moments of your life :D

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  25. What a great list of items of joy. I love the last bit of CAKE TOO!

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  26. I love your joy list! Wonderful happy thoughts. :)

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  27. What a pretty brooch! I loved reading your entries for the various hops, so glad to meet you and discover your blog. :)

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  28. Love your spring haiku . And I wish for more verdant :-)

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  29. Thank you all for stopping by and leaving all those beautiful comments! You really made my day a beautiful spring start!

    Have a nice weekend!

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  30. I like the idea of an eReader filled with entire series!

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    1. I know! I love series but the waiting is frustrating - I'm not a very patient person!

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  31. Awesome lists! I like you idea of sending an ereader with all the series you love to read. I hate waiting another year or so for the next book of a series I love!

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  32. #2 on your list of joy definitely resinates with me. I love the feeling of persevering until the goal is reached!

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  33. I smiled with the thought that maybe the little girls in your second Haiku was the Cuckoo from the first...a stranger in that nest.
    Thank you for sharing with us :)

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  34. Lovely brooch!

    Lovely to meet new folks, especially via such wonderful blog hops!

    So glad you stopped by to say hello!

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  35. It would be neat to read letters from ourselves ten years in the future!

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  36. Nice lists - I also get great satisfaction out of achieving my goals. It's such a great feeling, even if the goals I set myself don't generally start of with 'perfection' in mind. ;)

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  37. Thanks for taking part in the hop; great list. I love getting sudden inspiration when blocked too. And why is it, the last piece of cake always tastes best? ;)

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    1. I know, right? Cake is always good, but the last slice is so much better than the rest of it! it was a pleasure to be part of your hop - I had lots of fun writing these lists.

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  38. That really is a lovely brooch: surmise that you must have a lovely sister! Good idea to get the reading list all ready to go- I'm impatient for that kind of stuff too :-)

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    1. She really is lovely! Thanks for stopping by, Lily! My other sister is named Lili - A beautiful name!

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  39. Truly said! One often gets carried away and only bothers about one's own self. You've done an awesome approach on this. Beautiful take Adriana!

    Hank

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