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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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Life and how to reflect on it!

Life and how precious it is! We all need to take some time to reflect on our lives . However, don’ t start dwelling on the past, as that will do you no good. Instead you need to think moving ahead what can I change? What are the things holding me back at the present time. If you have been seeing a counselor or therapist, what are the things the have been telling you to work on? Are you listening? Do you have good list started on what you really need to work on that will help you grow as a person? Are you learning to communicate well and be a good listener? Remember the conversation is not a conversation if those involved are not all communicating. Stop and listen, really listen to what is being said.

When we are little we can not wait to grow up. When we are teen agers we can not understand why the 20’s don’t come around sooner! We want to be treated like grown ups, but the consequences of our actions can really make your life change. Being a teenager should be fun! You should be involved in school.

When we are in our 30’s we begin to think life is running by and I am not even done growing up yet. I want to make a name for myself and have all the material things that everyone is so impressed with.

When our 4o’s arrive , our minds are whirling with questions? I was going to have a family! My career used to be so important? Why haven’t I been able to save money? Maybe your questions swing on the other side of the pendulum? Questions like my kids want to go to college, but should they go. What do they expect from college and will it permanently put a financial Knick in everything. How have they helped in preparing for college?

When our 50’s begin, all of a sudden you realized how important your health is. What have you been doing to keep the good health you have been blessed with. So many people in their 50’s begin to talk about retirement . Retirement, wait a minute you may live another 30-40 years? Are you prepared?

Continued another day!

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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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Hello Everyone! Hope you are surviving all the news?

If you never paid attention to the new before, you certainly should right now! Of course you will never know for sure what is real and what is not. Our world has certainly changed and you wonder from day to day what is going to happen next.

Thinking about what we can do as individuals to remain sensible, learn as much as we can if the subject is going to impact us or not, listen to both sides of an argument and define for yourself what is important

It is so important we all listen to what our children are telling us about the world around them and what they believe or what people are trying to get them to believe. How closely are you monitoring what social media is telling them, or the shows they are watching on TV or the games they are playing.

We all understand day to day living is not going to be a walk in the park or a piece of cake. Some days it does not matter what you do, things just are not going to be fine, especially where children are involved. What matters most is how you learn to survive those days without losing it totally. Sounds so easy but it is not and you have to grow into the practices you want to use to help those in your family, especially your younger ones .

Here some things you might think about and do if at all possible:

Take time to sit and talk with your children, listen carefully to what they are telling you. What is real and what is not.

Learn to think about what you say before you say it.

Practice what you preach. Talking about what you are going to do and not doing it means nothing.

Watching television and you find it objectionable to you, think about why you are letting your children watch.

What is going on at the schools your children attend? Do you attend conferences set up for you and interact with the teachers?

We all know that some people tend to lie very easily these days and not think a thing about it. If that would happen to be you, make a pact not to do that. You want to be known for your integrity.

The news is distressing , but we can all work harder to make the world around us better to live in.

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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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Holidays approaching too fast!

First published 11/15/19

Here it is only Labor Day and everyone is getting so excited about the upcoming holidays. Don’t know where summer actually went. So glad we were able to have a good family get together around the Memorial Day holiday.

The way things are going in our world today you feel like you need to see everyone when you can but with all the world problems, including COVID, you need to weigh all your options.

We all need to respectful of each other and lets enjoy our fun when we can.

PROMOTION

That is the key word right now, promotion, promoting, promoting and more promoting. Decorations are up in all the stores, big sales are going , Black Friday is here, early Black Friday sales are being promoted and that brings us to Thanksgiving. So, take a deep breath the fun is just beginning.

Get super organized. Take care of things that you have put off for a while now, so you can then focus on your list of essentials to be done for the holidays. Make a list, check it twice, as they say in the Santa movies.

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Meri, Meri

Fall is coming and so are the beautiful colors. Holidays follow right after that. Time to plan a party? Why not.

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HALLOWEEN

Party Supplies, costumes, vintage themes, kids crafts all available for your consideration, especially when planning a party. Even if the party is for family only, think how incredible it will be for your little one. Spiders, pumpkins, ghosts, decorations and cakes with Halloween decorations.

Welcome to a giant fairy land where ideas galore are there to let your imagination run wild. All you have to do is take a peek and find what you want.

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World of sharing ideas?

What a cutie! Sharing picture to make you smile.

The world of sharing sometimes is not very nice, but sometimes you find sharing is great. A good example is blogging. Just think how amazing bloggers are with sharing their ideas, courses and other thoughts.

It is awesome what the internet has to share these days and new ideas are being developed as I am writing this. Sharing is what is important. How you share even more important. Think about this:

  • Do you share with an open heart?
  • Do you share because you find it a challenge, that you want to meet?
  • Do you share what’s on your mind in a manner that is not demeaning?
  • Do you share because sharing is what you value?
  • Do you share because you want to learn also and you know others have great ideas ?
  • Do you share what you have learned, morally, spiritually and intellectually?
  • Do you share the above in a non-threatening, interesting, learning manner without anger?
  • Do you share what you have learned without becoming a potty mouth?
  • Do you share by becoming a volunteer and sharing your experience?
  • Do you share all you can about your pets and how you take care of them?
  • Do you share your parenting experiences? grandparenting experiences?

Hope the above gave you some food for thought and makes you get busy instead of sitting around mopping about nothing to do. Find something worthwhile to do. Remember millionaires started slowly and worked hard at low paying jobs, while pursuing their dreams.

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Support! For a diet thought or two!

Originally written 7/25/2019 Updated 7/15/2021

Diet, oh no not again. However it is something that is very serious for many people. It’s not that you don’t want to lose weight, you do. You know what people, even family, say to your face or behind your back. So it is time to take the bull by it’s horns and begin all over again.

There are diets, numerous diets and diet plans all over the internet, in magazine, on television, in books. You name it and there is a diet for it. Some are fads and should really be checked out before you run out and buy all kinds of things you will probably not use. Expensive things that will just sit in your cupboard.

What would you do if your physician, health care provider said you must go on a special diet? Maybe he or she has said this more than once, but serious time is here. Health issues are becoming complicated . Maybe it is not you personally that needs the diet, but one of your family members. So what happens next:

Begin walking to help you relax, stay movitated and think about the following:

Do you make the appointment for the diet consultation or does your physician’s office do that? Many physician’s offices, health care provider’s office’s will set up the initial visit for you.

What is your understanding of why the consultation is needed. Has your health care provider explained this well to you?

Be prepared with questions about the diet you are going to be following . If you don’t understand something, ask more questions.

Who does most of the cooking at your home? The grocery shopping? That family member needs to go to the appointment with you. If this is a child needing a special diet, make sure if they are old enough, they can ask questions and understand what is going on.

Families have to be involved also, as what the family is going to be eating may not always be liked by everyone. Resentment can set in.

Family member on the diet has a big job to do also.Thankful that the family is helping, willing to get on board with the diet and not negative when the food is put on the table.

Thank you, a big thank you to the person involved in the cooking. Be helpful not resentful.

Support is the key word here. Get involved in a support group. Help plan meals. Be compliant with the diet.

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