Is food a symbol of love? Is food a substitute for love? Does our family feel loved as they enjoy the food we prepared for them? Let’s think about some of the roles that food may play in our lives. Babies feel loved when fed A baby, while drinking their first food, feels warm, protected, … More Want Some Food/Love?
The potential for snow in winter reminds me of the Blizzard of 1993; the one I will never forget and the only one I ever experienced. This storm covered a large swath of the Eastern United States. Look up Superstorm of 1993 for pictures For less than a year my husband, Hank, had been the … More The Blizzard of 1993
I am basically a very happy person. My parents used to wake up my sisters, brother and me with, “Rise and shine!” That was a great way to start your day for a young kid. It helped me look at life as a challenge with a positive attitude for the later trials of the day. … More Do What You Can Do
I have a fair grasp of how to use a computer, how to order things on the internet, and have been taught well to watch out for scammers! Well two years ago I made a bad decision and want to share it to help others not make the same mistake. One form of scamming is … More Phishing Anyone?
I learned a lesson about miracles and prayer blankets recently. I never heard of a prayer blanket before. Although there are also prayer shawls knitted or crocheted with the same purpose. My neighbor, Ms. S, makes prayer blankets from two pieces of material a yard long and a yard wide. She uses permanent press material … More A Blanket of Prayer
Please read this strictly as my opinion of what was best for me and may help someone else. Since I moved into my condominium almost ten years ago, I found myself in the same routine every morning. Actually I was in a rut! Here’s the “routine.” I fix my cat’s medicines, give her her crushed … More A New Start for My Mornings
I interviewed people from rural North Carolina to find out what home remedies had been passed down through their ancestors. They were told the circumstances of the publication (an online newspaper). They gladly shared their anecdotal stories with me. What resulted was some pretty spectacular medical mythology and a peeked curiosity. Some country cures and … More Some Strange Country Cures and Natural Remedies
This is a photo of my Aunt Helen from years ago. She died at the age of 92. Today would have been her birthday. Her senior lifestyle was an inspiration to me now that I am older. She was always going somewhere and staying active. Until about 12 years before her death, she danced with … More Ten Ways to Make Getting Older More Fun
I admit it. I am not an avid house cleaner. My asthmatic cat necessitates that I try to keep the dust levels down, so I do the dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming when I need to. I do have air purifiers in two rooms to help clean the air. Every month I hire a lady to … More Wisdom Learned From Cleaning Ceiling Fans
Writing for me started when I connected with a group of people from diverse backgrounds on a community chat site. We shared our experiences, questions about anything from safe travel routes on icy roads, to what insect was eating someone’s hibiscus flowers over night. We shared funny stories, family events and supported each other when … More Resolutions And Thanks