Interests Beyond Writing

If you have time to breathe you have time to meditate. You breathe when you walk. You breathe when you stand. You breathe when you lie down. – Ajahn Amaro

Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. – Alan Watts

Life is a mystery – mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery. – Amit Ray


I’m on round 30 working on my Mandala. It now covers most of my lap and I am only on Mandala Madness Part 4 and the series goes to 10. The directions are easy to follow along though I will admit the sun bursts were not easy for me. I had to work the yarn around to have mine look like sunbursts. What about you Tami, did you have to keep adjusting yours?

The sun has been shining in New Jersey, we’ve had the heat off and the windows open enjoying the birds harmonizing in our neighborhood. I love listening to the birds singing in the morning.  Unfortunately, the bad part of having the windows open is hearing your neighbor’s yapping dog. GRRRR…

Friday, my grandson Chris and I cleaned the lower yard. I enjoy spending time with Chris immensely. He is 8 years old and loves motorcycles, card tricks,  and soccer. He enjoyed showing me a card trick learned. I introduced him to the game of Cribbage. He was getting the hang of the game by the time the afternoon ended. “A grandson is a gift from above. One to cherish, one to love.”

Hope you’re enjoying a peace filled day!

5 thoughts on “Interests Beyond Writing

  1. Lyn your mandala is coming along so beautifully! I had so many problems with the rounds before and after the sunbursts too. There are some improvised stitches that I worked in to get the pattern back in line. I’m not sure where I miscounted but I chose intentionally to leave the ‘mistakes’ in as a reminder to be mindful. I am at about the same round as you are and mine is 2 feet in diameter right now! I love cribbage – my parents played every night at the kitchen table. I would fall asleep listening to them counting out their hands – fifteen 2 fifteen 4 fifteen 6 and a pair is 8, right jack is 12!!! Thank you for reminding me of a wonderful memory! 🙂

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    • Vic and I play cribbage or Scrabble every night with our dinner. I had my Ipad on the table when your reply appeared and Vic and I were playing a game of Cribbage with coffee since last night we were finishing taxes. 🤦‍♀️I hate tax preparation 😓

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      • I love Scrabble too and another favorite is Yahtzee! (my parents had Kismet which was essentially the same game)- the sound of dice being shaken in a cup can actually make me drowzy! 😀 We are very fortunate our taxes are not complicated at all. 🙂

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  2. The instructor used a smaller hook than me. I chose an I hook or 5.5. My mandala right now on round 30 measures 32 inches around. My intent is to have it cover the top of a queen size bed. There are 10 videos so hopefully, I will reach the length I want, if not I’ll be improvising.

    Thank you Theresa.for visiting.


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