Random Stories

Jan. 20, 2020

Things that make me smile...
I love my bookcase, which is loaded with jars chock full of herbs. I love the many colors and textures.
And of course, my many interesting herbal books.
I had it decorated with a Christmas Garland. I'm happy to be able to see my jars and books again. 🍃🍃

Be well, jonnie dee


Jan. 1, 2020

Take one day at a time and one moment at a time. My mind is usually all over the place while I multitask.

I'm going to try to be more in the moment or present this year. For really cool events or family functions I will take a fewer pictures enabling me to enjoy the experience in my heart and in my mind instead of through the lens of my phone camera...although....that shall not keep me from taking pictures of weeds, herbs, bugs and buildings. Because, that my friends, puts in me in the moment of a very special space.

2020 here I come!
Much love, jonnie dee

Dec. 21, 2019

Sometimes people need to hear this...
Myself included, and sometimes they need a hug to follow...
So many are struggling and we don't know it...
Often I will look at a person and send a silent prayer or intention, if that's what you want to call it, that it's all going to be alright...
Even if it doesn't turn out the way we want it...
The Holidays are especially hard for some people. There's an old time saying and it goes like this..."Things usually work themselves out in the end." It's most often true, but sometimes people need a little help along in the process.
Today's message came from the lovely lilies, often called ditch lilies...
The lilies made their home in front of an old building in Fulton County on Cr H in Delta, Oh.
This lily is edible...I usually use her in salads or smoothies and I love the fresh crunch of an unopened flower pod...
The colonists use to stuff her with spices and sausages... Only the wild lily is edible. Always property identity and research what you forage for food or medicine.
Your foraging tip and message for the day...
Be well, be loving, love, jonnie dee
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Dec. 13, 2019
A beautiful picture worth a repeat. I look at this capture and see an angel and an elephant.
 This picture was taken in Delta, Ohio on a chilly autumn day at a dilapidated country house that I had listed.
The sun peaked between the clouds and I snapped the shot.
I often see signs and messages in my everyday life.
I don't remember the needed message for that day...but I'm sure that it was to tell me that Angel's are everywhere and God's grace continually allows me to see the magic in the mundane or simple things in life.
Before I sold this property it offered me many gifts.
So many pictures! An abundance and variety of evergreens boughs for our country Christmas gift sale, Gingko Biloba herbal leaves for tea and other wildcrafted herbs, and lastly was a stack of vintage wooden greenhouse plant trays.
I so loved the uniqueness of this once blooming productive farm and greenhouse, complete with an outhouse, old buildings and interesting foliage. My heart melts for the treasures of days gone by.
I hope that you enjoy this picture and that it reminds you to look for the messages that appear.
Be well, and may the angels protect you, love, jonnie dee #touchsomeoneshearttoday #herbalrealestateagent


Dec. 12, 2019

I'm mesmerized by the lights, my eyes water as I remember the days of a Christmas past. This year my life line or preserver has been to make a tree of one of my past Christmases. My family smiled oddly at me as I deligently made the paper garland.

Every day of the year should be treated like a pre holiday day. Hearts are usually softened, more giving and forgiving.

I needed comfort and normalcy this year. I've been treading water...

Busy, busy with life and stuff, forgetting to take care of me and not taking enough time for my grandchildren, my family, connections, volunteering and herbal classes. I guess there are just years like this. We can't do it all and especially when you need to make a living.

I've seen a lot of people in pain this year. It seems like there are more cancer and heart attack commercials than ever before. So many people have gotten sick and the season is especially hard for them and the families.

I am not trying to be a downer. I just want to share with you a few of my thoughts of simplicity, love, connection and remembrance of simpler Christmas times.
am not trying to be a downer. I just want to share with you a few of my thoughts of simplicity, love, connection and remembrance of simpler Christmas times.

My life line this year was in the making of this Christmas tree. It's not so authentic but in my eyes a good reminder of my early childhood.

The strings of plastic popcorn, wooden red berries and paper chain garland brings memory of my 7 siblings & I stringing popcorn and cranberries for our tree. A joyful mess we made when we made the paper chain garlands years ago. Our trees started with many candy canes, but ended in few. Yum!
So much of the fun was in the anticipation and preparing for upcoming Christmas day.

I honestly think this is why I am a treasure hunter and thrift store shopper. I love to save a forgotten treasure and give it new life. I hold dear the fun, funky and unique. Both in stuff and people. One of the memories of days gone by has been an attitude of gratitude for people and stuff. I hope to capture some of that again this year. Slow myself down, pray for those who need it, hug freely, love unconditionally, soften my heart and enjoy the season.

I hope that you may do the same and may you enjoy a picture of my Christmas tree. I want to give new life to an old fashioned Christmas tradition. Love, jonnie dee
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