Stay on track…don’t stymie

When you come to a point on the tracks of life, don’t stymie. Rationally think things through, and then go with your “gut” feeling. Once you make a decision on which path to take, GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT!

stymie \ STAHY-mee \
1. To hinder, block, or thwart.
1. Golf. (On a putting green) an instance of a ball’s lying on a direct line between the cup and the ball of an opponent about to putt.
2. A situation or problem presenting such difficulties as to discourage or defeat any attempt to deal with or resolve it.

Origin: Stymie is of unknown origin. It came into common usage in the 1830s, before the rise of golf as a popular game.

Photography by: Jill Sorg (@JillCards)


Look forward, not backwards…

There are huge differences between giving up and moving on. Moving on doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are some things that cannot be. Letting go and moving on can mean that you’re making a choice to be happy rather than hurt. It doesn’t mean that you’re giving up. For few love can last a lifetime, but for many not knowing when to let go can hold them back forever.

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Photography by: Jill Sorg (@JillCards)

The gallant days…

Oh, those were days of power, gallant days, biking here and there. That Dyna was a beautiful friend. I thought sharing a picture of my first bike on this Holiday, would be fitting!

gallant \ GAL-uhnt \
1. Brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous: a gallant knight; a gallant rescue attempt.
2. Exceptionally polite and attentive to women; courtly.
3. Stately; grand: a gallant pageant.
1. A brave, noble-minded, or chivalrous man.
2. A man exceptionally attentive to women.
3. A stylish and dashing man.

Origin: Related to the word gala , gallant stems from the Old French word galer meaning “to amuse oneself, to make merry.”

I imagined the surfeit of…

As I peered at the old barn, I imagined the surfeit of blood, sweat & tears that has been put into that American Flag. Not in the process of painting the flag on the old barn boards, but the surfeit of hearts from all our military men & women. They ALL are the reason we are able to celebrate the USA’s birthday! Thank you, each & every one of you!!!

surfeit \ SUR-fit \
1. Excess; an excessive amount: a surfeit of speechmaking.
2. Excess or overindulgence in eating or drinking.
3. An uncomfortably full or crapulous feeling due to excessive eating or drinking.
4. General disgust caused by excess or satiety.
1. To bring to a state of surfeit by excess of food or drink.
2. To supply with anything to excess or satiety; satiate.

Origin: Surfeit is a very old English word. It is recorded as early as 1393. It comes from the Latin roots sur- meaning “over” and facere meaning “to do.”

Photography by: Dee Dee Sorg (@JillCards)

Take risks….often!

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk ridicule.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
One may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love.
Chained by ones certitudes they are a slave; one has forfeited their freedom.

Only a person who takes risks is free.

Photography by: Jenell Bindl, Plain, WI

We recognize no agemates…

Anyone who has ever caught the motorcycling “Bug” belongs to an unspoken “brotherhood/sisterhood”. We recognize no agemates, differences, careers (or lack of), personal identities or religious beliefs. Only our love for the
open road unites us! Ride safe everyone…

agemate \EYJ-meyt\, noun:
A person of about the same age as another.

Origin: Agemate entered English in the late 1500s when the word mate meant “guest” in Old English.

Photography by: Dee Dee Sorg (@JillCards) MDA 2011

It’s been a “trying” week…

It’s been a “trying” week….
With everything that has happened, I would like to remind everyone to take a moment and remember the important things in you life!
Treasure each moment and all the blessings you been given, enjoy the people who make you smile, and above all, feel good about yourself!
Life is too short to keep focusing on what you don’t have!
Live Your Life!!!

Photography by: Dee Dee Sorg (@JillCards)

USPS: Some Interesting Statistics

We spotted some interesting statistics on the US postal service today:

1. Total mail volume decreased 20 percent from 2006 to 2010.
2. With 571,566 full-time workers, the USPS is the country’s second-largest civilian employer after Wal-Mart.
3. It operates 31,871 post offices, more than the combined domestic retail outlets of Wal-Mart, Starbucks and McDonald’s.
80 percent of the USPS budget goes to salaries and benefits.
4. It’s been losing money since 2006, including nearly $20 billion since 2007.
5. The agency is now almost $15 billion in debt. Unless the government steps in, it will default on $5.5 billion of retiree health-care costs in September. By October it will reach its legal debt limit, and by the end of the year, the USPS will be out of cash — insolvent and unable to operate.

US Postal Service: Some Interesting Statistics.

Fireworks always emit a glutch…

The Fourth of July festivities, complete with fireworks, always emits a glutch, for me. My heart swells with true American Pride!

glutch \ gluhch \
1. to swallow.
1. a mouthful.

Origin: Glutch is of unknown origin. It was first used in southwestern England in the early 1800s.

Photography by: Dee Dee Sorg (@JillCards)

Each day is an instauration…

Each day is an instauration. Live it to it’s fullest!

instauration \ in-staw-REY-shuhn \, noun;
1. Renewal; restoration; renovation; repair.
2. Obsolete . An act of instituting something; establishment.

Origin: Instauration is derived from the Latin word instaurātiōn- which meant “a renewing” or “repeating”.

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