Dont sweat the small stuff

Few more quotes that I enjoyed very much. Hope you do too.

Go camping. If ever you wanted a strategy that would virtually guarantee to help you regain appreciation for your home and its many conveniences, this is it. And, to top it off, you will have fun too!

While learning to stop sweating the small stuff wont solve all your problems immediately, it will make dealing with them a little easier. As you learn to be more accepting of life, and as little things don’t get to you as much, you will get used to handling things in healthier easier ways, and with far less struggle. You will become happier, more content and confident, and more at peace with yourself.

Learn to live in the present moment. To a large degree, the measure of our peace of mind is determined by how much we are able to live in the present moment. Irrespective of what happened yesterday or last year, and what may or may not happen tomorrow, the present moment is where you are – always.

The best laid plans often take on a life of their own. Being more malleable will help you solve problems and access serenity in the middle of chaos. Life itself is perfect in its imperfection, and if we hold on too tightly, we squeeze out the magic of the moment.

While we may attempt to exercise control over the clutter and craziness of our lives through adhering tightly to schedules and plans, sometimes the best way to achieve a sense of balance and equanimity is to just let go. Oftentimes, surrendering and letting go of your worries, fears, expectations, plans and sometimes your schedule, can relive the stress that robs you of your happiness and joy.

Emotions are meant to be emot4d. We cannot, nor should we, contain our tears any more than we can stifle our laughter. we’ve seen how small children can cry and scream one moment, then laugh and giggle the next. They intuitively know to let go of their previous feelings. And so it is with the rest of us.

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Cell division explained VERY quickly

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Thats it 🙂

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How do we know the age of things?

What is Carbon Dating and how does it work?

Some atoms have an unusual amount of protons and neutrons in them – we call these unusual atoms “isotopes” – Isotopes are commonly found in many things, but they don’t last forever. Over time these isotopes lose their protons and neutrons at a steady rate until they resemble a normal atom.

So by counting the number of isotopes there are, we can work out how old something is.

The first element we used for this method of dating was Carbon. After being formed, Carbon will lose half of all its isotopes 5,730 years later – and in 11,460 years time that same lump of Carbon will now only have a quarter of its original isotopes. If you hear anyone mention “half life” this is the rate at which an isotope becomes a normal atom.

Carbon has a relatively short half life, meaning it is very accurate for aging things that have been made during human civilization. But how do we then date something older?

We use different elements. The principle is exactly the same, but we use something other than Carbon – for instance Beryllium has a half life of 1.52 million years and Potassium has half life of 1.26 billion years. Every type of atom can have its own isotope, and every isotope has its own half life.

Regardless of what element is used, the term “Carbon Dating” is still often used as this is the term the people are most familiar with.

Carbon dating and similar methods has been proven to be accurate time and again. if you would like to learn more, have a read at this:
https://www.wtamu.edu/…/how-do-geologists-use-carbon…/

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A camping quote for today. August 2021

Go camping. If ever you wanted to a strategy that would virtually guarantee to help you regain appreciation for your home and its many conveniences, this is it. And, to top it off, you will have fun, too!

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Zoe my first ever owned dog

We acquired a beautiful but anxious senior dog, Zoe August 2020 from a deaf lady – a friend of ours. She didn’t want to continue looking after this beautiful dog. She looked after it for 4 years after one of her adult daughters decided not to have Zoe after giving birth to a baby and gave it to her deaf mum.

Zoe is a cross bred Maltese and poodle. She doesnt shed any hair if any! She is lovely with people. She gets cranky when she settles on a place to sleep and does not want to be picked up! She gets anxious at ANY dog she sees. She barks like crazy!

What is a maltese breed? What is a standard poodle breed?

Maltese Dogs: The Maltese is a breed of dog in the toy group. It is thought to have originated in south-central Europe from dogs of spitz type. It takes its name from the Mediterranean island of Malta. It traditionally has a silky, pure-white coat, hanging ears and a tail that curves over its back, and weighs up to 3.6 kilograms. More information https://www.purina.com.au/en/dogs/breeds/maltese#.YO5Mfugzb-g

Hypoallergenic: Yes Life expectancy: 12 – 15 years OriginMediterranean Basin Temperament: Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent, Docile, Easygoing, Fearless, Lively, Sweet-Tempered, Responsive, Active, Gentl eWeight: Male: 3–4 kg, Female: 3–4 kg Height: Male: 21–25 cm, Female: 20–23 cm

Standard Poodle dogs: The Poodle, called the Pudel in German and the Caniche in French, is a breed of water dog. The breed is divided into four varieties based on size, the Standard Poodle, Medium Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle, although the Medium Poodle variety is not universally recognised. Hypoallergenic: Yes Life expectancy: 12 – 15 yearsHeightToy Poodle: 24 – 28 cm, Miniature Poodle: 28 – 35 cm, Standard Poodle: 45 – 60 cm, Medium Poodle: 35 – 45 cm Temperament: Intelligent, Alert, Faithful, Instinctual, Active, Trainable Colors: Black, White, Apricot, Sable, Cream, Black & White, Grey, Blue, Brown, Red, Silver OriginFranceGermany

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DNA – the blocks of life on Earth.

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A few quotes

Life is an ongoing journey of change and choice,
a surrendering of the old and
a trust in the new beginning. Caroline Myss

We live in faith, hope and love,
These Three;
But the greatest of these is love. 1 Cor 13:13

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light?years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”
? Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

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Fleur de lis – what is it?

The fleur-de-lis, also spelled fleur-de-lys (plural fleurs-de-lis or fleurs-de-lys), is a Lily (in French, fleur and lis mean ‘flower’ and ‘lily’ respectively) that is used as a decorative design or symbol. … The fleur-de-lis has been used by French royalty and throughout history to represent Catholic saints of France.

Traditional Fleur de lis symbol.

In Christianity, lilies symbolize purity and chastity, which may be why the fleurdelis historically represents the Virgin Mary. … While Mary has the strongest connection with the flower, it has also been used to represent Christ or the Holy Trinity.

Scouts used this symbol as well. Its purple 🙂
fleur de lis of Florence – close up of the marble renaissance decor

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Temora – ShowCase March 2021

My dad, Barry Douglas Parker and I went down to Temora via Yass on 5th of March 2021. We hired a snappy Toyota Corolla with a 10 speed gearbox. We arrived in Cootamundra and we stayed in a tiny but clean motel, Bradford Motel. It was little indeed. I made a mistake in booking a room. I thought we had a double room but in fact I hired a double bed single room. So in haste, the motel owner found me a spare old mattress for myself to sleep on the floor!

Saturday we left Cootamundra to go to Temora Airport to watch the fantastic Airshow. One fact. RAAF is 100 years old on 31st March.

Temora Aviation Air Force Centenary in summary
Showcase Sat 6 and Sun 7 March 2021

Program
Sat 11am to 4.30pm and Sunday 10.30am till 3.30pm

RAAF Roulettes PC21 formation display
Southern Knights Harvards Formation DIsplay
Trainer Formation, WInjeel x 2 display
Vintage trainers BT13/CA16/T-6 formation display
Spitfires x3 formation display
Catalina Display
Avenger Display
Hudson/Boomerang x2 formation
V-12 formation P040 x2, Spitfire x3, P51 x2
Vietnam Formation Caribou, UH1, Bell-47
Vietnam Formation 0-1 Bird Dog x3, Cessna 0-2
Dragonfly
Centenary formationRAAF F35 Solo Flypast

Bradman Motor Inn
196 Sutton Street Cootamundra NSW
50km south of Temora.

5 hour drive from home to Cootamundra.

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2020 is Over!

2019. I went to Japan.
2020. What happened?
2021. Life is back to normal. Almost!

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