You are protected

On the bottom of the front screen of my cell phone there is a daily message from my security software provider.  

You are protected. No problems detected.

Yes, my phone is protected against hackers, robocalls and malicious attacks.  My home is protected by security cameras and motion detectors. There are no problems detected. 

Yet, where is the software that I could wrap around my family, my friends and others so that all of us are protected in the world today?  The only software that I know is loving compassion, kindness and respect for all beings.

 

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~Photo Lori Greer, Portland, Oregon, USA.~ 

It is important to care.  It is important to connect.  

Thank you for reading.  

Lori

 

Google Gardening! Who knew?

~Pexels Markus Spiske~

I have a somewhat smart home…thermostat, doorbell, mesh wifi, and security system all from Google except for my August Smart Lock.

I can adjust my temperature, see who’s at my door, unlock the door… all from my phone. The security system gives me a lot of comfort.

Every month, I receive a Nest Home Report from Google.

It tells me how much energy I saved the previous month among with other useful information such as

Grow it Yourself

This month, we’re using leftover produce to grow new, healthy plants. Place leaves from celery or romaine into water on the windowsill, or plant potato skins or seeds from tomatoes into soil and watch it all grow.  ~Google 

I am going to try all four-celery, romaine, potato skins, tomato seeds- and see what happens.

I am a city girl but I can learn!

What to worry about or not…

Here is a list that Jazz Age novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald sent his 11-year old daughter Scottie in 1933 of things to and not to worry about.

She was the only child of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.  Continue reading “What to worry about or not…”

Thanks Google

I am in Alabama caring for my sweet little granddaughter while my son travels to conferences.

She attends daycare in the mornings.  As I was sitting at my desk relishing the chance to work uninterrupted, my phone buzzed with a notification that someone was at the front door. Continue reading “Thanks Google”

Naked Came I

Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither.*  

An estate sale

My friend called to tell me about some wonderful sheets that she found at an estate sale near my house. As you probably know, good sheets are terribly expensive. Well worth the price as they last forever, but still a shock when first purchased.

Thinking that it would be great to find some inexpensive but nice sheets for my two adult sons and their families, I went to the estate sale. Continue reading “Naked Came I”

Don’t Blame Other People

Everything I have ever done as your Mother was out of love for you.

I made mistakes but they were unintentional.  

I have always wanted what was good and right for you.  

I am sorry if that was not enough.  I am sorry if I disappointed you.

I am sorry if I was not the Mother that you thought I should be.   

However, I know that I did my best. Continue reading “Don’t Blame Other People”

Still waiting…

Many of you know that our lives are in limbo waiting for a new treatment plan for my daughter-in-law. Continue reading “Still waiting…”

Words from my neighbor

As a daily walker, I find many rewards. Simple pleasures.

First, of course, being outdoors in nature.  Even in the rain it is refreshing and restorative.

Then, the sights along the way.  Vignettes of beauty in flowers, rocks, trees.  Continue reading “Words from my neighbor”

Not a happy camper

I was so excited to get my new Nest thermostat on Saturday morning. Continue reading “Not a happy camper”

Cooling it with Google…

I never imagined that cooling my home in summer would be an issue in Portland, Oregon.  I counted on  a few hot days and then, back to cooler days and nights!

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~Photo Lori Greer

Continue reading “Cooling it with Google…”