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Cold as it should be in January!

Personally I would like to see a little snow. Of course I say that softly as most people don’t want snow. Every winter needs some snow so we can have our fill of winter sports. It has been cold but really not any snow to speak of. Think how the kids feel that got new sleds for Christmas, a snow board or just a regular pair of ski’s. Such fun when you can use them. Winter sports can be exhilarating once you get the hang of them. There is nothing so nice as a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows to warm you up when you are finished.

So what you doing to help your kids stay physically fit? Do they have an exercise session in school or if they are schooling at home, what is the routine to keep them fit? Just think you might benefit from the fitness sessions yourself. When our grandchildren come over and they are getting restless I try to think of different things for them to do physically, such as go backward on your hands and feet trying to keep your butt off the floor. Here’s another one that might work, hop twenty times forward and then twenty times backward. Didn’t say I was a genius, just trying to keep them entertained.

Fun with the dog

What about finding place that you could set up, maybe in your lower level, where you could have a dog wash and offer a prize if the job is well done.

Supplies that you will need, be prepared. Head to Amazon and get everything assembled.

Has to be rules about keeping the place organized and clean, and the dog being really clean when finished. This has to include the place cleaned up before collecting the prize. Don’t forget the dog may need a blanket for awhile or a sweater, as they get cold also. How about tickets to the theater on the weekend to see a new movie, they really, really, want to see.

Think about all the exercise the kids are getting. A child who doesn’t participate do not share in the prize. Of course I didn’t say it would be fun for you, but we can’t have everything we want. Take one day at a time and enjoy it. Life is just too short.

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Thank you, Thank you, dear family.

What has your life been like since Thanksgiving? Busy, busy and then busier than ever. I am sure everyone has their lists and then their mini lists that define everything on the bigger list. Not sure lists would have helped much here, but what needed to be done got done.

Our lives have been turned upside down. First, daughter had surgery, then I had surgery, then our son had surgery. Sadly next a death in our extended family. Add to all of the critic things, the internet going down, computers and phones unavailable and we broke my husbands printer, trying to undue a paper jam. All of these impacted us and when you are really involved life is super hectic.

In between all of this we had the Kiefle making party, which takes a lot of organization and so much help, when the family is as big as ours. This is something my husband wanted to do one more time and now the tradition has been passed down. Everyone that possibly could came and participated. Those that could then put up the Christmas tree. God Bless You. Of course we had the new puppy here and one of our great granddaughters who had a fabulous time.

The upside down bucket is finally turning upright and we sure hope it that way. The biggest thing needed during this time was patience, patience and more patience. Prayers also helped!. Lots of prayers.

We have a wonderful family who pitched in to help whenever they could, where ever they could, for as long as they could . That included taking someone to appointments and therapies, making meals , shopping and cooking, doing dishes, doing laundry and just listening. A special big big thank you to each and everyone of you. Our family has stayed together through thick and thin, some pretty big disagreements and these things listed above are what make a family a family. I am including our great sons in law, our daughter in law and the grandchildren who checked in and called to see that we were doing well. Thank you!

Short story to make you smile, our one son in law, who shall remain nameless, noticed how bad the shelf in the kitchen cupboard had become. It went up hill in the middle and had been that way for at least a year. It is my understanding that he took the shelf down ,jumped on it, turned it over and then proceeded to put it back in the cupboard. Of course he washed it good before the dishes went back on the shelf. Daughter helping him said it was pretty funny. Shelf is almost straight now.

A fantastic family photo from years ago at Christmas time.

Our family at Christmas time.

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Essential Oils and labels

Are labels important! Yes if you want good quality essential oils. There are lots of essential oils out there and I really knew nothing about essential oils. In looking at labels for essential oils I used a Young Living label. Highest quality essential oils have this information listed. Not listed take another look, perhaps the essential oil might have been adulterated or could be an indicator of an essential oil of lower quality.

Here is what is on the Young Living Essential Oil Cypress Label

Directions clearly spelled out – 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for sensitive skin. Use as directed. Aromatic – Diffuse up to 1 hr. 3x daily.

Safety precautions right on label – Caution! Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition consult a health professional prior to use. Good memory refresher and a reminder that safety precautions always should be followed.

Flammable – Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks. Do not store above room temperature.

Scientific name listed Young living Cypress – 100% pure therapeutic grade, essential oil 0.5 fl. oz (15 Ml). Ingredients – Cupressus Sempervivens’ (Cypress) leaf/nut/stem oil – 100% pure, therapeutic -grade essential oil.

Storage keep in cool dark place.

Distributed by Young Living Essential oils LC. Lahl, UT 84303 #3350. V6 50537

When looking for great giving gifts for Christmas consider filling a basket with essential oils for relaxation, relieving of anxiety and scents of wonderful of things .

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How is your life treating you?

This last month has been challenging to say the least. You just think you are getting things a bit more organized and then you realize how much more you have to do. Now the decision is what should you do next? Nothing! Tackle a small job!! Work each day on keeping things more organized!!! This is on you. How are you going to move forward?

You can write another list with numbers according to their importance and assign them or you could put assignments on straws and have family members draw a straw and be responsible for getting that chore done. You could try putting projects that need to be done in a box and have family members draw an assignment. Problem is some assignments may be tougher than others.

Halloween went by in a flash and Thanksgiving is running to meet us. Black Friday is being toted every day. It almost makes you feel like you need to put on roller skates to keep up. Everyone is having sales and more sales.

I remember when we all started Christmas preparation, not before Halloween, but after Thanksgiving letting families enjoy Thanksgiving . The weather would be starting to change. Originally coming from Iowa, I remember Thanksgiving with snow. It was so exciting. Maybe the Holidays were hectic, and only the good things remain in my memory bank.

What about a time out day! ! Even half a day Time out from everything related to a schedule, errands, work, school etc. Only relaxing fun things can be done on that day. OK, we probably have to put a time limit on that or the whole family will rebel.

Here are some suggestions for you:

Make your home smell enchanting . Purchase a diffuser and some essential oils that makes you like relax, such as lavender. Then relax.

Find someone to watch your little ones for a morning or afternoon. You will then pay them back so they can take a time out day.

Think, do you want a bubble bath, or would you rather go to a yoga class? Do you want a massage to work the kinks out of your neck and shoulders. Don’t forget the guys here maybe they want a day out also.

Maybe you just want to take a nap without interruption, listen to some nice music or read a good book. Treat yourself to lunch out. Do something spontaneous without worrying about having to pick someone up, take someone to a doctor visit etc.

Think how refreshed you will feel and you can begin again with renewed energy and confidence.

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Autumn with the trees changing colors fast.

Been a rainy weekend and beginning of a new week, not particularly cold but rainy. The trees are turning colors fast. Vibrant colors orange, red and yellow. Means there will be many leaves for some to rake. Lots of out doors work to be done. Raking, weeding, trimming, planting and for some of us we still have grass to get mowed.

It is so wonderful to watch the little ones walking in the leaves, trying to pick them up and move them around. Such delight on their faces. It must be wonderful to believe that much and enjoy things you do. It is a time to smile with them and hug and love them.

Good time to also get out your to do list. Instead of focusing on the holidays, just plain work on your house and get things taken care of that you have been putting off. How about your garage? Is it ready for the winter? Think about coming right into your garage in the bad weather. Look at things in the garage that are just waiting for you to make up your mind to do the proper thing like throw away or donate. I hope you are not someone who leaves things by the road side. Talk about helping the environment!

They always say if you have not used something in a year then get rid of it. It always depends on what that something is according to my way of thinking. It may be something I will always need. Don’t think like me, just begin and start pitching.

Do clean the garage if nothing else gets done right now. It will help with the coming season and give you a good sense of accomplishment

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Essential Oils, a journal would nice.

Considering giving essential oils a try? It is alot of fun and certainly benficial to some. It all depends on what you are hoping to achieve.

I began using essential oils very slowly and now I’m really excited about learning more. Knew absolutely little about essential oils. Now use a diffuser with lavender at night to help sleep better. Some nights it works absolutely wonderful for me, but on other nights doesn’t work at all. Why?

Does the difference lie in what kind of a day, I had? Lazy and relaxed or very hectic with lots of stress? A day where nothing gets done? I honestly don’t know but since I don’t have small children I can’t use that as a stressor.

No matter what I want to continue to work and learn about essential oils. Work with people who are trying essential oils to find out if they are getting any good benefits . So I have an essential oil journal that I hope will help us all determine how and what essential oils benefit us and even why.

Fall is a good time to begin using essential oils as there are many essential oils that smell lovely and this is such a fun time of year for scents.

Think about using this Essential Oil Journal and see what you can find out:

  • Name of essential oil
  • date started
  • How many times a day are you using the oil?
  • Benefit of essential oil to you or person using it.
Includes cover, 2 sheets for benefits of oil, and 2 sheet for blends.

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Traditions

We all grew up with traditions, some we really like and enjoy. Here were some of our traditions, getting up running to see what Santa brought. Making kieffles ( They are a Hungarian or Polish delicious delicacy that are very hard to stop eating). I really believe they are Hungarian. We used to bake them starting the day after Thanksgiving and it was a long day. Stopped making kieffles as family grown up and most have no time to help. They were a tradition. Easter egg hunts out the back yard when the weather was grand. Planning the big wedding, getting married and having a family. Eighteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and we are still growing.

Making quilts for the grandchildren. They were not big quilts but almost the size of a twin bed. That tradition has been passed down and only God knows if it will become a tradition for the great grandchildren. Below is a picture (actually two pictures together to show one of the quilts). Finally got smart and had the mothers pick out the colors and fabric. The animals are a fish, a camel, a dove, a dog or a donkey, a turkey and a lion.

Two pictures showing what one of the 19 quilts looked like.

If you are interested in the directions for the above quilt, please send me your email and I will send them to you. This type of quilt has been around for many years and I found the pattern in a very old magazine. It is called the Sam Henry quilt and I have no idea where the original idea came from.

Traditions can be lots of fun to establish can be alot of fun to discuss and establish especially if you do it as a family. Older family, new family, blended family. Let everyone enter into the discussion. Why not think of it as a guessing game, which each family member has to participate. Drop all suggestions in a hat and draw.

Be sure and look at the traditions printable bundle to help you figure out the traditions you want to begin in your family. Go to my resource library for a look at the individual pages. The password is HELEN.

The tradition bundle.

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Working on the big question, are you organized or not?

Becoming organized is an ongoing process and it is so easy to slip up and slide back into your old ways. Even when you know the key to a better outcome is organization and to finish one thing completely before starting another. As a multi-tasker it is difficult to change, maintain and support organization day in and day out.

We all know, or have heard about practice makes perfect, so maybe none of us has practiced enough to get the concept down in our heads or brains. Getting the bed made right away in the morning, even if no one is going to see it. Keeping the kitchen clean are two things that I am better organized at, but not much more. So my plan is to try, try again and hope I will make some progress.

You are welcome to join me in this organization thing. My plan is to focus on the paper side of things as that is what always seems to get out of hand. Here are some thoughts that have been running through my mind that might help you and me also.

  1. Going to the grocery store with a list. I am getting famous for forgetting the list, and the coupons. Went to the store for milk!! Got many other things, but no milk. LIST! COUPONS!
  2. Selecting a certain day or time to see that all bills are paid timely, automatically. Set up donations online, so that we can give when possible .
  3. Going through junk mail as soon as it comes !. Be careful that you do not throw out something important, like information from a physician’s office or some paper that has to filled out before you can get a procedure done.
  4. Try to really work harder on menu planning. It is such a pain.
  5. Work on getting my office to it’s organized look.

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Thank you to each and everyone of you who like selectionsfrombarb.com. Thank you if you are now following my blog! I try to look at your information, blog, website and e-mails. It is really an interesting task and I take seriously those that I am supporting, I often go back to re-read something to make sure I understand what is your niche and how I can support you.

The more I learn the more I realize how much I do not know. I am a slow learner, but eventually the light bulb goes off. I am fascinated by what there is to learn and how quickly some people absorb what there is to learn. If you are a slow learner like myself, be confident in yourself that you can learn and keep trying. Make one of your goals for the next month a confidence goal, step up to the plate, swing the bat and accomplish one thing you have really been procrastinating attempting.

As we all know it is impossible to support everyone unless you have a vast amount of available cash floating about. We would all like the same thing, extra money to take care of those things that are staring us in the face. Things like maybe a new refrigerator, painting, new carpeting just to name a few. Extra money to help those in need.

I hope you are all enjoying what I write. Please let me know if there is something you are interested in that I might be able to write about. Planning on working on a sort of new venture for me. Printables! Hope I am not too far behind everyone else. There is great amount of information that has been shared. It seems like I am learning piece meal as there is always something I don’t comprehend.

Thanks again! God bless all of you and I hope you have a fantastic Sunday. A good thought for the day- If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. My mother used to say that all the time, she was a wise woman.

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Jobs, jobs everywhere. Dress for success!

Updated 8/4/21

Success should be a number one priority in any job interview. Otherwise why would you want to go and be interviewed. Looking at my boards on Pinterest, I noticed one outfit that was saved repeatedly.

A beautiful, classic, fabulous outfit including accessories. It is a skirt, blazer sweater all coordinated in rich colors of brown and rust, with a wide belt , a big gold buckle on it. Tights, fashionable boots and a great handbag. Please go and look at my fashion board at http://www.selectionsfrombarb.com.

Reason for the blog, it made me think how many people do not dress appropriately for a job interview. Really rather sad when you think about it. So here are some tips:

  1. Don’t wear jeans, shorts, clothing that is too tight, skirts that are too short, tops that allow too much cleavage to show. May not bother you but would certainly bother the interviewer.
  2. What about beards, long hair and tattoo’s? Not going to touch that one, but how about washed and combed hair and beards. Does your beard need trimming? What about a haircut? Maybe cover some of the tattoo’s, your preference.
  3. Women, use good taste in your makeup. Moderation, maybe a nice toned down but pretty look.
  4. Make sure your shoes are clean and polished. Can wear a nice boot if outfit you are wearing is appropriate for boots. Cover your toes, even if you think your toenails are beautiful. They may be but may be a No! No! Depends on what type of job you are interviewing for.
  5. Casual may be very appropriate for some interviews. How about khaki pants and a cotton work shirt, and shoes, instead of jeans, a tee shirt and flip, flops.
Some fashion ideas from years ago!

Good luck and I hope some of my suggestions help you. You can find numerous suggestions under how to interview, and what to wear job interviewing.

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