Murphy’s Laws of Blogging? Or Lessons in Humility

I suspect I am meant to learn something about humility. Why do I suspect this? Well, I was asked if I wanted a flu shot and I boasted,  “Naw, I never get flu, in fact I rarely ever get sick.” Less than two weeks later I caught the incredible hulk of head colds, and it stayed, and stayed, for all the month of December, tormenting me with days of feeling better followed by a crash back into bed ridden misery. I may be a wimp, or this may be something rather difficult to shake. Anyway, I went to the doctor … Continue reading

Health Goals for 2018

I’ve struggled this year with my health issues and am finding myself facing even bigger health challenges going forward. It has become vital for my spinal health that I strongly correct my posture. A better chair isn’t going to cut it anymore. I need to exercise in a manner that will push my body to hold healthy core strength and good posture. Answer: return to Weight Lifting, and Ballroom! I found a studio that is at my end of town and is parking friendly for my bigger vehicle. I have taken from this teacher before and while this is not … Continue reading

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! WELCOME 2018!

Our New Years Eve was spent peeking through the windows at fireworks set off by the neighbors, as was the night of New Years Day. The days were spent inside, hiding from the cold, and in my case suffering not very quietly. HAPPY NEW YEAR! WELCOME 2018! This is my year to contemplate SILENCE. Its meaning in a spiritual life. Its meaning in everyday life. What is the significance of Silence, which we have so little of these days? I think we’re not connecting with God or each other because we are over-whelmed by noise. We’re so shut down by … Continue reading

Enter Goody Goodfellow

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We begin a full year of daily blog posts, and hopefully lots about puppets and ventriloquism. Goody’s creator is THE DUMMY DOCTOR, Alan Semok. I looked at a huge number of figure makers online, starting with the amazing list of makers found on Cybervent, a website that I have found useful. I read the comments, reviews, and studied the websites of the dummy builders. Nothing really clicked with me until I ran across the comedy, DUMMY, staring Adrien Brody. I liked the dummy in the movie, and scanned the credits to find out who made it. Along … Continue reading

Rainbows and Double Rainbows

November was quite the month for rainbows here. For weeks there seemed to be an afternoon rainbow on a near daily basis. Twice I raced outside to get pictures and captured a few decent shots. Amazing! Absolutely beautiful! And I even managed to get a picture of my beloved family, muddy from playing outside, to stand still long enough to grab several different photos I will treasure of them positioned so the rainbow came down toward them, my treasure at the end of my rainbow. Caught two in this example. Rainbows always bring to mind the story of Noah from … Continue reading

Modest does not equal Frumpy

Our culture mocks modesty. It is said that modesty is frumpy but this is NOT true! Modesty is feminine and beautiful without being salacious or cheap.  Just because you don’t see modest feminine and beautiful clothing in the ladies magazines and fashion magazines does not mean that it does not exist. How do I know this? Because there are clothing stores online such as Holy Clothing where you can find beautiful, feminine, modest clothing. They make their clothing in Maxi, Midi and Mini. The Maxi is ankle to floor length depending on your height, the midi is tea length and … Continue reading

Christmas 2017

This one is going to be short and sweet: Got the younger kids and grandkids together for an early Christmas. We totally forgot to take any pictures of the ADULTS!!!! Christmas Eve: We had fun. Kids decorated a tree, then we opened the bean bag chairs and gifts from relatives. Christmas Morning: The rest of the loot, and a nice dinner. Kept it low key since I have been suffering some miserable winter cold. MERRY CHRISTMAS! CHRIST IS BORN!  GLORIFY HIM! Dear Lord, thank You for family. +Amen.       … Continue reading

Family Bee Keeping Project Update

Our bees thrived all summer long. We had a couple times when the heat softened the comb enough to cause it to break under the weight of the honey, but this was solved by opening up a couple more entries to help them cool the interior. We fed during our summer dearth, when the heat is such that few flowers bloom here. The colony grew, expanded to fill half the top bar hive box. This was perfect, so I left them alone when the fall bloom began for two weeks. When I returned to checking–we had a huge problem! By … Continue reading

SNOW DAY? Here?

We actually live in a warm climate area. Snow isn’t common, in fact, snow is uncommon, and snow that sticks is practically unheard of and snow that falls in multiple inches is miraculous and a cause for parents calling schools to tell them their kids would not be there that day due to snow. This was a couple weeks ago– a December snow! Not sure why my sharp images are showing up blurred. I will be finding out what I did wrong! Figured it out, all fixed now! Snow, and it was lovely, thick, and cold in the early morning … Continue reading

Blogs I read daily

Each morning I log onto my computer, dive into Habitica and check in with my favorite blogs and my email. It isn’t glamorous, and there is no right or wrong way to use the good aspects of the internet, but here are some of mine. HABITICA which is a gasified to-do planner. I track daily actions, habits and things I need to do there, and my little game character gains goodies for everything I manage in my regular life. I like it. GMAIL: I use email to track favorite blogs, video blogs, and all sorts of things. Much of what … Continue reading