Dag 3

Dag 3 (Day 3) and the sun was streaming over the valley Tuesday.  Only one degree celsius and still a smidgen of snow that I saw at the higher altitudes down the valley.

Regardless I know spring is here, I have spotted robins already and there are buds on my cherry tree and lilac tree.


My mind was doing it’s own thing again Tuesday night, I woke up at 4 a.m. singing Shambala (Three Dog Night).  I went to a concert of theirs in Vancouver, BC a long time ago, maybe 1974.  They were excellent, and they looked just like this.

Wash away my troubles, wash away my pain
With the rain in Shambala
Wash away my sorrow, wash away my shame
With the rain in Shambala –

Ah, ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Everyone is helpful, everyone is kind
On the road to Shambala
Everyone is lucky, everyone is so kind
On the road to Shambala
keep calm
Today’s Quote – – A Study in Scarlet (A. Conan Doyle)
“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it.
Now the skilful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that little room has elastic walls and distend to any extent.
Depend upon it, there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.” 
Word of The DayBumptious
Meaning: self-assertive or proud to an irritating degree
Synonyms: Self-important, conceited, arrogant, pompous, overbearing
In a sentence: I was still annoyed at his bumptious style of conversation.

Last thought 

Yesterday I was compiling a post about compliments that aren’t, and other statements that a person should avoid.  
If I share a couple, then perhaps you will let me know if I should continue, alright?
Has anyone ever said to you:  That’s not a half-bad idea.  
When I hear that,  I am thinking; so what percentage is bad? 
That statement isn’t too far from the statement: You’re not a complete idiot. 
I think you know what I am thinking then.  
Sometimes people set themselves up for it, usually deliberately as a joke.  
They say: What kind of an idiot do you think I am?  or maybe: Do I look stupid to you? 
Then they watch you squirm, as you struggle not to respond, or they just smile innocently. ♥
pig in boots

Spring is here!

Thanks for visiting for Dag 3 (Day 3), looking forward to seeing how this day unfolds. I am enjoying reading all your blogs.
Sorry the blog content seems squished, I have trying editing to create more space and divide it up more, but WordPress doesn’t like me today, oy vey
– David

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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23 Responses to Dag 3

  1. Sandra J says:

    Great post Dave, I love the photo, the light on the fence or dock, really warms up the photos and that lake is just gorgeous. I try to only let positive stuff go into my brain attic. There isn’t a lot of room up there, so I keep positive thoughts always. 🙂

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  2. Sheree says:

    Thank you for the photo of the piglet in red wellies. Who could fail to be charmed?


  3. LA says:

    I haven’t thought about that song in years

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  4. Letitgocoach says:

    I love what you’re doing here Dave. The photograph is beautiful! The quote you used holds true and is full of wisdom. I’m learning new words from you!

    I’d be interested in reading your Blog about compliments that aren’t. I grew up hearing the ones you mentioned, but they always made me feel inadequate. When I became an adult, I stopped hanging around the people who said them. Even today, I will turn and leave.

    My neighbor says, “It is what it is”, which to me sounds like nails scraping a chalkboard. Being the optimist that I am, that phrase just pushes me over the edge! At some point while visiting, he’ll insert it into our conversation. I wish him a good day and walk back home thinking, “Until it’s not.” There’s so much opportunity for growth in ‘what it is.’ ❤

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Fantastic response to your neighbour – Until it’s not. There are so many things that just were. Remember smoking in restaurants, on planes? No seatbelts in cars? Nothing stays the same, in fact change is the only constant, and I am always thinking about how things can improve.


  5. Alien Resort says:

    “That’s not a half-bad idea” is funny when you think of it.


  6. Lael-Heart says:

    I was 1 years old in 1974, ha!
    That song has a lovely message. I always prefer rain but the shower water washes away more than dirt too. It’s a great “spell” for healing.
    That pig is adorable!


  7. Marla says:

    I saw my first Robin yesterday!
    Is it just me or have numbers dwindled over the years?


    • dfolstad58 says:

      I love sighting my first robin. It seems we see less birds here also, there are the ubiquitous quail, but fewer colorful birds, fewer eagles, and osprey.


      • Marla says:

        It’s not just me then. I get really excited when I see my first of the year. They always make me think of my grandmother, who would always point them out.


  8. Lorrie says:

    Shambala; interesting. . . lately that song has been running through my head too. Maybe we just need a good rain.

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  9. I love the Arthur Conan Doyle quote. I try to be careful with what I place in my attic.


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