Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday Moves

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! The videos I have selected for this post are:

Feeding Wild Cockatoos

Cockatiel Sings to Baby

How to Make Poutine (Poutine is a Quebec creation. For those of you who have never tried it before, I suggest you try the traditional one, which is simply French fries, sprinkled with fresh cheese curds and topped with barbecue or brown sauce.  There are now several variations, but to start with, this is the first and traditional one, which will give you an idea if you even like it or not.  I have this about once or twice a year, as although it is delicious, I don't recommend having it very often).  :)

Vintage Kitchen Decorating Ideas, Retro Kitchen Design Ideas (I love many of the kitchens in this video and I like the music, too).

Lowe's Greeter with Big Smile gets Bigger Surprise

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.

Common household toxins
Lilies, prescription medications, household cleaners, onions and chives, pesticides and chocolate.

Don't forget to stop and smell the mouses. (roses) :)

Failures are a part of life.  If you don't fail, you'll never learn.  If you don't learn, you'll never change.

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from. - Seth Godin

Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.

Hang in there.  :)

Go where you feel most alive.

Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen.

Stop overthinking.  Whatever happens, happens.

At the end of the day I'm at peace because my intentions are good and my heart is pure.

Make time for the things that make your heart sing!

Whatever comes, let it come.  What stays, let it stay. What goes, let it go.

Our life is short.  Make it a point to touch lives and hearts, give and forgive.  Channel your energy to that which matters.  Make it worth it.

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share!


  1. Always fun to venture here :-)

  2. Phew. In reality a lot of cockatoos. Please note that people have fed them. There are already a little too bold.

  3. thank you for providing so much fun and learning at one place dear friend!
    loved the all videos but cocktaiel with baby took my heart,lovely !

  4. So wonderful to see so many cockatoos and they are so tame and not afraid of humans. I would love to feed them too. The little one singing to the baby is so cute. Have a beautiful day, Linda!

  5. Oh my, that Cockatiel singing to the lovely baby, what a wonder ! And the video about the Vintage Kitchen and how to decorate them, its music and its images truly put me in such high spirits, thank you Dearie !!!!!

    Wishing you a most lovely new week
    I'm sending blessings to you,
    my wonderful Linda

    XOXO Dany

  6. Cockatiel Sings to Baby is very beautiful and sweet Linda. I wish you a good new week.

  7. Yes, be grateful and give thanks for every blessing in our lives, however small. It sure help make us realise and feel that our lives are, in fact, a whole lot nicer.

  8. Great thoughts for this week!

  9. Beautiful post, Linda!
    The Cockatiel is so sweet who sings for the baby :)

  10. Just loved that video on vintage kitchen ideas. WOW!
    Hope you have a terrific week, Linda

  11. Cara Linda, sono passato per augurarti una bella serena settimana.

  12. Nice bird-videos:)

  13. Hello, wow the first video is cool. I would love to see all those Cockatoos. Great quotes and wise words today. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  14. I love your picks for the day, dear! xoxo

  15. Impressed by the Cockatoo video. Seen similar birds in Australia but never as many as that so close to humans. Like an exotic version of pigeons in Trafalgar Square in Central London.

  16. Once again you have made me smile, love this post.
    Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it. So very very true and I hope that I can stand by this for the remainder of my life. Take care and have a good week Diane

  17. Hi! I like the video of cockatiel Sings to Baby very much. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Muy simpático el vídeo de la cacatúa cantando al bebe.


  19. Dear Linda - love those Cockatoo birds. The video of the one singing to the baby just melted my heart. You always select the best ones to share. Thanks too for taking time to stop and visit me. Have a lovely day. Hugs!

  20. Coucou Linda
    J'aime tous tes posts et je craque devant l'oiseau et le bébé.....
    Quant-à la poutine (je ne suis pas fan).
    Merci pour tous tes envois, c'est super varié et très agréable. Bon début de semaine

  21. une belle publication Linda

    la deuxième video a ma préférence


  22. Great videos and great and wonderful quotes. Have a blessed day and a wonderful week. Madeline

  23. I wonder what the baby thinks of the bird.

  24. Hi Linda, wonderful videos and quotes today. For the first time in many, many years I purchased an Easter Lily. Our kitty has been gone 2 1/2 years now. Great idea to share the list of toxins.
    Have a good week!

  25. Thank you for your inspiration today!
    Have a good week

  26. Hi Linda - thanks for your visit to my blog - good to meet you ... cheers Hilary

  27. Linda, The video about feeding cockatoos brought back memories from a trip we had to Australia. There was an entire tree full of cockatoos right nest to a supermarket parking lot. Like gulls or pigeons...but more endearing...they are total mooches! We also saw a rather startling flight of hundreds of flying foxes one night in Cairns. It got our attention!

    Love the cockatiel singing to the baby. It seems fascinated by the infant!. Ahh...poutine! It is catching on here in the USA although we don't usually call it poutine. I've never had it with spaghetti sauce though... I like it even though it's the kind of food that isn't exactly on my diet... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  28. Wild cockatoos? We have wild little green parrots in south Florida...they are noisy and drive people crazy! :) Well, in south Florida you'd have to say "drive people crazier!"

    Love the poster about waking up in the morning thinking it was going to be a good day. I did that the other day. Fell out of bed, broke my leg. Stumbled into the bathroom, hit my head on the sink which made me dizzy so I tried to make it back to my bed but a cat ran in front on me and I tripped and broke my arm. I crawled back to bed reached for my phone to call 911 and the battery was dead.

    Just kidding! Heh, heh! 😇

  29. thanks for posting the common household toxins, we can never see that enough! catchatwithcarenandcody

  30. We are having beautiful weather in Michigan; it surely raises one's spirits!

  31. Nice vieos and quotes. Your posts are always inspiring. Thank you Linda.

  32. A good way to start a Monday with another collection of inspiring quotes.

  33. Love your logs, Linda, always...

  34. Loved all the bird videos. So cute. I'm not sure I'd want all those birds on me though. The singing bird was most adorable.

    I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

    Have a fabulous day, Linda. Big hug. ♥♥♥

  35. Love the cockatoos. Sad to think of them living in a cage.

  36. Such a nice thing for the employees of Lowe's to do, to buy a new wheelchair for Chris. I love hearing about this sort of thing.

  37. Cockatoos! More creatures we see a lot of in Australia. :-)

  38. Cockatiel sings to baby!
    Happy Easter to you, I wish you have joyful time with your family and friends, Linda.

  39. Mmmmm. Not so sure about the "wild" in the cockatoos there Linda. They look a bit to tame to me. Good fun though.

  40. Anonymous3:37 PM


    I am so glad that you visited my blog. This gave me the opportunity to visit you.

    Your blog is such a cheery and happy place to visit.

    I look forward to reading more of your blog in the future.

    Blessings to you!


  41. Most certainly i am to blessed to be stressed!

  42. Hello Linda! I'm not able to watch the videos this evening, slow internet but hopefully I can return! : )

    Hmm. Poutine. How do you pronounce that? lol It sounds very good!

    Love the quote on not needing a vacation...Thank God I live in a peaceful place with peaceful people in our home. The quotes are so good, living with a clear conscience, sooo true!

    You take care now Linda and thank you for being such a thoughtful blogging friend!


  43. A feel-good stopover all the time here. Love those quotes.
    Have a meaningful Holy Week, friend.

  44. Loved the video about poutine! And so funny with the bird singing to the baby... all the quotes you shared are wonderful. Always a happy place to visit here Linda, hugs to you today!

  45. Thank you Linda! I love poutine!! Yummy! Love the bird and baby video! So cute! Big Hugs!

  46. Hang in there - that is sooOOoo cute, Linda. I am not just loving the words, I love the art too. ^.^

  47. So many inspirational quotes in this post that speak to me, Linda. I don't share your fondness for poutine. I tried it in a pub in Victoria and thought it was awful. Maybe I just haven't had the authentic French Canadian properly prepared kind though! The cockatiel singing to the baby was priceless! And I loved those vintage kitchens. Have a good one, my special Montreal friend!


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