When The Moon Inspires You, Whatcha Gonna Do?

The moon. Sunday morning.

In a cloudless sky.

Pretty. Inspiring. Unexpectedly perfect.

Looking like someone had painted it above my head as part of a set decoration.

Like an artist’s interpretation of what the moon is supposed to look like in the early morning hours.

When you see it while sitting on your deck, drinking your morning coffee.

Tending your own thoughts, wondering if it might be time to get back to blogging again.

Deciding that it is…

So how’ve you been? What’s new, kids?

I’ve missed you. Mean it!

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Ally Bean

Observant. Humorous. Adaptable. Happy enough. Midwestern by chance. Kindhearted by choice. Usually.

72 thoughts on “When The Moon Inspires You, Whatcha Gonna Do?”

  1. Looks like a worn-out ball floating in a lake – can even see the craters – WOW!

    Welcome back! You know what I’ve been doing since I’ve been doing it with you – Tee-hee.

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    1. Zen-Den, I thought this photo was amazing, taken with a point and shoot camera whilst sitting on our deck. Sometimes I think we forget how advanced things are in our lives now compared to how things used to be. How’s that for some profundity?! πŸ€”

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  2. Welcome back! I enjoyed looking at “your” moon while sitting at my desk drinking my tea this morning. La Bella Luna!

    Let’s see, what’s new?
    Pillows. We got 4 new pillows . . . for improved slumber. :zzzz:
    I got new prescription sunglasses . . . all the better to see you with. πŸ™„
    I tried Golden Kiwis for the first time and LOVED them.

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    1. nancy, it’s always Bella Luna for the win, isn’t it?! New pillows, which are great, serve to remind me that I need to buy new pillows more often, but then I never do. I’ve never heard of golden kiwis, but they do sound yummy. Will look for them.

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      1. There is another SB across the street from the grocery store we shop at. Fortunately today was a scheduled stop there so I went across the street. Over the past 10 years that we’ve had SB there have been a few (less than 5) occasions where equipment wasn’t working. One time it was the regular coffee brewer. Can you imagine a coffee shop that couldn’t sell coffee in the morning? You had to get an espresso drink!

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        1. A coffee shop without coffee sounds like the basis of a SNL skit. Our nearest Star$ is not close enough for me to make it a daily event, but now I wonder if they ever have run out of coffee. I’d be irritated IF I did get there and there was NO COFFEE. 🀨

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  3. your moon photo is amazing! Technology has come such a long way. So glad you caught this moment.
    Babies here! Lots of love!

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    1. Beth, I’m not a professional photographer but I used my basic [old] camera and got this photo, which is pretty darned amazing, if you ask me. Hugs and kisses to the babies❣️

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  4. Ally Bean is back! That’s happy news indeed. New in my life–soup, lots and lots of crockpot soup recipes waiting to be enjoyed now that the cooler weather has arrived. First on the list was the annual “welcome back autumn split pea” recipe.

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      1. I’ll share a little secret regarding the change…feeling nostalgic lately and the nickname my father gave me when I was little: Bird- so I thought, why not and this little guy/or girl is pretty cute πŸ™‚

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  5. Oh happy dance! So many of my blogging buddies have taken β€œa little time off” then never came back (I’m looking at you, Sammy). Funny, just the other day I checked your site just to make sure I haven’t missed a post… then I saw your note about returning in October (wait, does that make me sound like a stalker?). Welcome back.

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    1. Janis, I like thinking of you as my stalker. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy and appreciated. I know what you mean about bloggers… just… disappearing… forever. It is confounding, but I’m back having successfully done nothing for a few weeks. 😎

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  6. Nice moon, Bean (see what I did there). Welcome back! I’m dipping a toe in again after a month. Finished a writing project that turns out isn’t actually due for a little bit still (date wasn’t clear when I started). Anyhoo…. YAY! BLOGGING! Kermit Muppet Flail!

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    1. Tara, I see how you word-played like a pro. I’m impressed. Unlike you, I did nothing of note whilst I wasn’t here doing whatever it is that I do here. But like you said: YAY! BLOGGING! And a Kermie flail right back at ‘ya.

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  7. Welcome back, Ally! Nice to see you back in my mailbox again πŸ™‚

    That’s a GREAT shot of the moon – craters and all!

    What’s new? hmmmm – lots and nothing. In other words, the more things change, the more they stay the same πŸ˜‰

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    1. Joanne, happy to be in your mailbox again. A little unstructured time off gave me a breather which might have gone on longer if I hadn’t happened to take that photo. I just had to share it. So trippy.

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  8. Missed you too! Your posts have a way of calming and centering me, good and cheap therapy. πŸ™‚ I put on a wedding and it was spectacular. I’m exhausted now, but had great fun while it was happening.

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    1. Margaret, what a sweet thing to say. I try to not be too wiggy here with what I write about. I like the idea of being cheap therapy! I look forward to reading about and seeing pics of THE WEDDING. On IG I saw your SUV full of beer and figured it was one heck of a shindig.

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    1. Anne, thank you. I was a surprised as anyone when I snapped that pic. I have an old point and shoot camera that seems to still have a little something left in it. It’s fun to be back, looking forward to catching up with you.

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    1. joey, I’m not sure how I did it either! My camera is old but the moon was cooperative. That’s my story. I charmed the moon into having its pic taken with my winning personality. πŸ˜‰

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        1. Sorry about that Polly. I have the comments close because when I don’t I get inundated with spam. I appreciate that you looking in on me. That’s nice of you.

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    1. Betsy, I took that photo with an old point and shoot camera while sitting on our deck. Nothing special about the camera, so I cannot figure how I got such a wonderful pic. Good karma, I guess.

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