Friday, October 25, 2013

Selling our home! Downsizing! TEN PHOTOS

House for sale by owner DeKalb Jct., NY $68,500    TEN PHOTOS            

50 miles to Ft. Drum and central to Potsdam, Ogdensburg, Gouverneur and only 8 miles to Canton. Located just off Rt. 11 on the "right side of the tracks".

House sits on a good size corner lot in a nice, quiet neighborhood.

We have lived here for 30 yrs and it's time to down size. Low taxes. 2033 sq ft. 1 1/2 story house 3 bedroom/ 1 Bath.

Presently 3 bedrooms upstairs with a sewing room (could be bedroom) a storage room and good size hall.

Grandkids playroom downstairs could also be a bedroom.

1 1/2 story horse barn is currently used as a garage, storage and workshop


Features:
Blown insulation
Replacement windows
Fuel oil forced air furnace
Fuel oil water heater
Full cellar
Laundry/mud room
Recent sheetrock, paint and wiring upstairs
Full walk in basement
w/w carpet upstairs except sewing room
Ceiling fans upstairs/downstairs
LP Gas cook stove included
Refrigerator included
Village sewer
Drilled well

Enclosed glass porch makes a nice "sun room" and can heat the house on those chilly sunny Winter, Fall, and Spring days. A separate corner lot across the road is also available. Call 315-323-8009 before 8PM any day to make an appt.
No Land Contracts.

We think you will be glad you came to view our home.











Friday, January 25, 2013

Why People Suffer

Why People Suffer

The Impact of the Imagination

"Most people suffer. I witness this suffering regularly in my work as a psychotherapist. What may surprise you is the source of their suffering. Most people think the source of their suffering is someone or something out there in the world - the behaviour of family or colleagues, or the unfortunate events of life. Yet the cause of suffering is from within. Suffering is a result of the stories people tell themselves.

Research reveals that the average person thinks nine times as many negative thoughts as positive thoughts; tells themselves nine times as many negative stories as positive stories. Research also tells us the human body does not distinguish between a real event and an imagined event. Therefore, when we tell ourselves a negative story or think a negative thought, our bodies respond as if these imaginings are real. Medical researchers have discovered that many of us think ourselves sick.

"I've had a very difficult life. Fortunately, most of it didn't happen."Mark Twain
What does this mean for us? It means we need to be careful with the kind of stories we tell ourselves. We need to be vigilant in monitoring the kind of thoughts we imagine and the images we expose ourselves to. Television, radio, and newspapers have a profound impact on us. We should treat them with the same degree of caution we would any powerful or toxic substance.

When confronted with life's challenges, it is important to consider the various possibilities in order to develop appropriate responses. However, if one becomes immersed in their negative imaginings, they will suffer greatly because of these imaginings. I've learned we can manage life. What we can't manage is our imagination about what might happen because our imaginations don't actually exist.
To experience peace and joy at home and at work it is important to understand the impact of our imagination on our day-to-day experience. If we want to be happy and healthy we need to take responsibility for the stories we tell ourselves and allow to be told to us.

Use your imagination constructively and creatively. Imagine the kind of outcomes you would like to occur. See in your mind's eye what success looks and feels like. One of the core messages contained in 'The Secret' was the tremendous power of the imagination. Einstein understood the importance of imagination. He declared, "Imagination is more important than knowledge". We can move from fear and anger to peace and joy simply by using our imagination positively. Our imagination is a powerful tool. Use it with care."
   - Ted Kuntz

Thursday, January 10, 2013

It is not the truth. It is not Reality.


Everything that you feel, hear, touch, smell is an illusion.
Everything that your eyes behold, that you believe is so important, is an illusion.
Do not take anything seriously. Turn within, do not react.
The turmoil, the chaos that appears to be in this world,
It is not the truth. It is not Reality. It is something that comes and goes.
This too shall pass. 
Reality is eternal. It is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, meekness and self control and all else is fleeting, and temporary.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!

Well, I've had the flu since Friday and will call the doctor tomorrow if I still feel like crap. Happy New Year.
The selling off of most of our possessions to live in an RV in about 3 years is going ok. I've sold almost all of my Knitting machine stuff. I still have a little yarn and a few needles to get rid of and some books.
I sold my Janome 300E and all of the supplies, the freezer, bread machine, some books, my desk top computer, my Silhouette SD cutting machine and some of the supplies and some nail polish are gone. I never realized how much STUFF I had.
I still have a lot of nail polish, a lot of quilting, knitting and cook books. I will have a ton of quilting supplies once I get time to go through it all.
It is very freeing and yet weird to get rid of my goodies. :)
Have a wonderful New Year,
Susie

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Stuff I have for sale::::

I added more goodies! Check out what is for sale.
If you need them shipped, let me know your zipcode
and what you want and I can figure it out for you.
Click the link below: Click here to see stuff!!!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

MY boy at the end of their blueray. LOL.

Swearing involved. If you don't like it, don't watch. LOL
I LOVE IT.
BluRay Promo - YouTube:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Top Ten Rules for Being Human


Top Ten Rules for Being Human

Rule One - You will receive a body. Whether you love it or hate it, it's yours for life, so accept it. What counts is what's inside.


Rule Two - You will be presented with lessons. Life is a constant learning experience, which every day provides opportunities for you to learn more. These lessons are specific to you, and learning them 'is the key to discovering and fulfilling the meaning and relevance of your own life'.


Rule Three - There are no mistakes, only lessons. Your development towards wisdom is a process of experimentation, trial and error, so it's inevitable things will not always go to plan or turn out how you'd want. Compassion is the remedy for harsh judgment - of ourselves and others. Forgiveness is not only divine - it's also 'the act of erasing an emotional debt'. Behaving ethically, with integrity, and with humour - especially the ability to laugh at yourself and your own mishaps - are central to the perspective that 'mistakes' are simply lessons we must learn.


Rule Four - The lesson is repeated until learned. Lessons repeat until learned. What manifest as problems and challenges, irritations and frustrations are more lessons - they will repeat until you see them as such and learn from them. Your own awareness and your ability to change are requisites of executing this rule. Also fundamental is the acceptance that you are not a victim of fate or circumstance - 'causality' must be acknowledged; that is to say: things happen to you because of how you are and what you do. To blame anyone or anything else for your misfortunes is an escape and a denial; you yourself are responsible for you, and what happens to you. Patience is required - change doesn't happen overnight, so give change time to happen.


Rule Five - Learning does not end. While you are alive there are always lessons to be learned. Surrender to the 'rhythm of life', don't struggle against it. Commit to the process of constant learning and change - be humble enough to always acknowledge your own weaknesses, and be flexible enough to adapt from what you may be accustomed to, because rigidity will deny you the freedom of new possibilities.


Rule Six - "There" is no better than "here". The other side of the hill may be greener than your own, but being there is not the key to endless happiness. Be grateful for and enjoy what you have, and where you are on your journey. Appreciate the abundance of what's good in your life, rather than measure and amass things that do not actually lead to happiness. Living in the present helps you attain peace.


Rule Seven - Others are only mirrors of you. You love or hate something about another person according to what love or hate about yourself. Be tolerant; accept others as they are, and strive for clarity of self-awareness; strive to truly understand and have an objective perception of your own self, your thoughts and feelings. Negative experiences are opportunities to heal the wounds that you carry. Support others, and by doing so you support yourself. Where you are unable to support others it is a sign that you are not adequately attending to your own needs.


Rule Eight - What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. Take responsibility for yourself. Learn to let go when you cannot change things. Don't get angry about things - bitter memories clutter your mind. Courage resides in all of us - use it when you need to do what's right for you. We all possess a strong natural power and adventurous spirit, which you should draw on to embrace what lies ahead.


Rule Nine - Your answers lie inside of you. Trust your instincts and your innermost feelings, whether you hear them as a little voice or a flash of inspiration. Listen to feelings as well as sounds. Look, listen, and trust. Draw on your natural inspiration.


Rule Ten - You will forget all this at birth. We are all born with all of these capabilities - our early experiences lead us into a physical world, away from our spiritual selves, so that we become doubtful, cynical and lacking belief and confidence. The ten Rules are not commandments, they are universal truths that apply to us all. When you lose your way, call upon them. Have faith in the strength of your spirit. Aspire to be wise - wisdom the ultimate path of your life, and it knows no limits other than those you impose on yourself.

- Cherie Carter-Scott. Scott is an author, life coach, and motivational speaker offers consulting and coaching on all aspects of change management.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Albert and Susie's first plane ride. - YouTube

This was our very first plane ride.
It was in Long Lake, NY at Helm's Aero Service.
Tom the pilot made the trip fun. He was so funny that it kept your mind busy so you weren't afraid. LOL!
May go again in the fall.
At 20:40 he goes to open the window and I'm SO relieved at being back down I give him a big hug. LOL.
CLICK the link:
Albert and Susie's first plane ride. - YouTube:



Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Test: A Tool of Inquiry by Benjamin Smythe


The Test: A Tool of Inquiry by Benjamin Smythe
Here is something I developed a year ago, inspired by The Work of Byron Katie, that I
use to end stress in my life. I notice there is always a desire running in my experience. I notice I can change it. Wow. While the Work is about investigating what happens when thoughts are believed, the Test is about noticing this constant wishing power, and using it intelligently.
The exercise is based on the following:
1. I am the one wishing. I can change my wish.
2. Desires and emotions are linked. What I am wishing for directly creates my emotional experience.
3. Reality is the measure of what is actually happening, obviously.
All I do is get out a piece of paper and answer the following questions.
1. What is my wish?
Example: I wish my shoulder didn't hurt.
2. What is Reality?
Ex: My shoulder hurts.
3. How do I feel when my wish doesn't match Reality?
Ex: I feel bummed out. I imagine it getting worse. I wonder how it will affect my day.
4. How would I feel if I could wish for what Reality is?
Ex: "I wish my shoulder hurt."
I laugh, because it does. I laugh because I immediately get my wish. I laugh because it is absurd,and yet, in the absurdity of it, there is no stress or or suffering.
In the irony of what appears to be an insane wish, there is a flower that blooms. I have no idea why, and I am in love with the clarity it brings.
Notes:
* I cannot fake a wish. I know when I am lying to myself. For question #4, I have to actually
direct the wishing power at Reality. If I can't, then I get what I already had.
* A friend said, "Yeah...but what if I don't wish my shoulder hurt? Aren't I just lying to myself?" Each wish leads to a particular emotional experience. The only question I find relevant is, "What is this wish getting me?"
* What I continue to learn from The Test is if I don't want the emotional experience I am having I can change my desires and instantly be uplifted. I am still shocked The Test actually works. It is a delight everytime I do it and feel the freedom bubble up from below when I wish for Reality and Wham-O, baby!!! Here it is. Amazing.
* I let the experience of feeling what happens with question #4 be the conclusion. You will notice what you did, and notice you did it, or you won't.


(I just call this 'accepting what is because it is what is ... in another word "reality". It doesn't mean you can't take steps to change it but most often I find that accepting what is doesn't hurt me, change me, or affect me unless "I" let it.)