Now You See It…Now You Don’t

I have to admit that I have always been a bit envious of people who think up “hacks”.

Not to be confused with computer programmers who “hack” into computer systems.

I am talking about those creative types who solve the nagging, generally insignificant problems of daily living.

I am a sucker for an article with the headline “Ten Hacks to blah, blah, blah”.

It can be hacks for storing tools, organizing Christmas decorations,  creating art with hambones… anything.  I am hooked.

Now, I can proudly claim to have discovered my very own hack! Continue reading “Now You See It…Now You Don’t”

Literary Drinking

 

Early church service at 8 A.M.

It was good to participate.

I left right after communion as I was emotionally spent.

Still adjusting.  Still coping.  Still grieving.  Just Walkin’ Continue reading “Literary Drinking”

Any Excuse to Drink!

I have read that there are health reasons…something about red wine is good for my heart.

Nice to know, but I would drink a glass of wine regardless.

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Proof Positive

The simplest toy, which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.*

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Coach Mabel’s Tip for Today

If you have followed this blog you know that Coach Mabel preaches good nutrition, lots of exercise, mindful living, and quality sleep.

See her exercise video here.  Mabel Does Yoga

When asked, Mabel feels that sleep is an often under valued part of healthy living.

As an example, she cites her parents.  They are up throughout the night changing her diapers and feeding her.  Definitely sleep-deprived!

Like a good coach, Mabel practices what she preaches!

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Shh, don’t wake Coach Mabel as she recharges her batteries.  

Mabel’s Mother remains in treatment for her lung and brain cancer.

I remain grateful and humbled by your kind comments, prayers, and support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dating Disaster 1

I was attending a large university.

I was away from home for the first time.

I had a on-again off-again boyfriend.

We had dated in high school.

He was nice but old news.

I was ready to date other guys.

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I’m No Quitter!

It’s Wednesday.

Many of the tasks on my Monday “to do list” have migrated to Wednesday’s list.

That’s how my week is going.

It’s good to have work.

My week is not bad, just busy.   Continue reading “I’m No Quitter!”

Surefire Babysitting Tip #1

After babysitting for three weeks straight I consider myself an expert on babysitting.

So, I wanted to share my number one tip for babysitting.

I find that this tip works like a charm with a rambunctious seven-month old baby.

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Blogging as Therapy

I have kept a diary since I was a little girl.

One of my crushing moments was when my older brother found it and read it aloud to his friends. We were all kids. I was furious then.

Now I smile at the memory. How I wish I still had those diaries with their locks and keys and childhood scribbling!

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A Tax Treat

Here’s a little sustenance to keep you going if you are still preparing your taxes.

This was a gift from a friend.

I appreciate friends who stick with me during my darkest hours!

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