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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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PARTY PLANNING!

We had a wonderful weekend at the first family reunion in over two years. We had all ages from 90 years old to 10 months.

The weather was beautiful, a little cool in the morning but it warmed up nicely during the day. There was food galore I mean everything . We had fried chicken, ham , all kinds of salads, bake beans, ham and bean soup, vegetables, fruit, all kinds of chips , and desserts. Plus cold drinks. Everyone of course bought a dish to pass

Our daughter and son in law bought a new home this last winter after living in the same house for thirty years. The new home is lovely and the property around it is beautiful. It is going to take them some time to figure out what flowers , plants, trees and shrubs they want to keep and what they want to get rid of. It is my understanding that the property was gorgeous this Spring with all the tulips in bloom. I’ll bet with all the trees ,Autumn and Christmas will be beautiful.

They have what is known as the John Deere Shed for our son in law. It was set up very nicely. He can sit there and relax. Our daughter has what is known as the MERRY, MERRY Shed. For Mother’s Day her husband hung her tiffany lamp they had bought from their old home. It looks lovely. She has many projects going on, including making fairy lamps. W

Food was excellent, ham, fried chicken, ham and bean soup, bake beans, salad of all kinds, chips of all flavors, you name it we had it. Dessert was a lovely cake made by our daughter Kathy and showed the new house and property. It was delicious.

We had so much fun watching everyone play the different games they had. Corn hoe, Chess, Frisbee, Croquet, and Lacrosse. In the evening we had a camp fire and everyone shared a memory that they had not shared before with most of the people. Fun! Fun! Two of our older grandchildren wrote a song for my husband and I. Good job!

Parties take a lot of work, as any hostess well knows . Organization, planning and replanning. There are lists everywhere. Lists of what needs done and what won’t get done. WHAT WON’T GET DONE. Very important and you need to be at peace with that list.

Hopefully the following list will help you when you are planning an event:

Determine date, time and place. Allow plenty of time for everyone to get the date on their calendar.

Send out texts, e-mails and special phone invites. Ask for a yes, no , maybe

Determine what you as host and hostess are going to buy and ask each family to let you know what they are bringing. Some people are excellent at this and other’s aren’t. Go with the flow.

Don’t forget the paper supplies needed and the coolers and ice for drinks.

Plan sleeping arrangements. Let everyone know what hotels, motels etc. are close to your home. Our son and his family slept outside in a big tent and two smaller ones. Cold , but they said they were warm in their sleeping bags. Heard coyotes!

Oh yes pray for good weather!

We really had a fantastic time and so enjoyed family and friends.

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Exercise! Exercise, good old exercise.

Again, EXERCISE the word of the year when you think about it. What with all our isolation this last winter, many of us found solace in watching movies and snacking binges. Especially potato chips. However now is the time where as the old saying goes –its time for the rubber to hit the road. I want to share with those of you who remained slim and trim a big Hurrah! Job well done!

We see all these ads on television about losing weight and they did it so can we. They are right but we have to be incentivized to get moving and motivated. Also we know that if we lose the weight that is just the beginning. We have to keep it off and that is a tough job. A never ending job for some of us.

So with summer right around the corner, and everyone wanting new bathing suits some action has to be taken. This action can not be I will work hard for two weeks and see what happens, it has to be a lifestyle change. It means purging the cupboards and the refrigerator.

I have spent a lot of time in waiting rooms lately and it is truly amazing the number of overweight people. Not just a little bit. We all have some work to do. So what can we honestly begin to do a little at a time to begin to make a difference?

EXERCISE is the key word and I don’t mean running a mile, or going to a gym and using all the machine for an hour. Groaning as you get off the last machine and try to just walk.

BEGIN EXERCISING SLOWLY.

Walk leisurely from your home to the corner of your block or around the block .

Increase your pace slowly. Time yourself. At first you will think , I must have been out here at least 20 min. Of course you have only been walking for ten minutes and you are dragging.

Patience, patience, being consistent and lengthening your time walking slowing in the beginning will start to pay off.

Click on Selections from barb resource library. You will need a password HELEN. There is a simple Exercise Scheduler there for you. It is really basic. Just had a thought instead of checking that you walked on a certain day, just add how long you walked, even if it is only 5 min. Add it.

What we EAT is for another day. We know we need to begin to look at what we are eating. For now just stop snacking and start to walk .

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Appreciate yourself day! and everyday.

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Waking up on a dark and gloomy day you are already wishing that the bright days of summer were still with us. It is raining also but that is ok as we really do need it. You cast your view around your home as you are getting ready for work and think, oh boy, oh boy, a fast pick might make you feel better. Then you think, oh well everything will be waiting patiently for me when I get home.

Your plan for the future ,work harder on getting really organized, so you can look in the mirror and say I am really going to work on this. You have this wonderful idea appreciate me now and every day. So how are you going to do that, think, think and then think some more. Look around you and start to plan. Maybe you could consider this a business plan for yourself. Consider yourself the business that you want to update, feel better about, be thought of as innovative, creative and charming.

Appreciate yourself day! and everyday. Resource library password is HELEN.

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Exercise, a great way to begin to tone up.

We are almost a month and a half into the new year and hopefully still trying to work on good health goals for this coming year. We all say we are going to exercise and lose inches and weight . It is easy to talk about it but getting ready to start takes will power and lots of determination.

You need to have a plan you are going to follow written out so you will really begin. Think of the following things

  • What are the areas you want to tone up? Upper body? Flabby arms? Lower body? You don’t like the way your belly is starting to protrude. You want to start exercising but go at your pace.
  • The are so many exercise programs out there running around on the internet , at exercise places, on a treadmill and everyone is preaching learn yoga. If you would rather exercise by yourself, then do it.
  • Determine your own starting program.
  • It is up to you how you want to begin, the point is to begin. If you need to begin slowly than begin slowly, but map that plan out and fill in what you are going to do.
  • If you live where it is cold, very cold and you don’t even want to get outside, think about beginning by just walking around inside your home, Say you walk for 15 minutes the first week and increase how long you walk by 5 minutes each week.
  • Weigh yourself before you begin and then only weigh yourself once a week.
  • Drinks lots of water
  • Cut down on your portion sizes
  • Go outside as the weather gets nicer and start walking. You will already be toned up and ready to go.

What you doing are is getting ready to live a healthier life without traumatizing yourself. Plan, journal, start at your pace and be determined to give this a trial for at least 3 months.

I know you are just jumping up and down getting ready to begin.

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Pajama party, anyone?

Big selection of pajamas for the whole family, some even for animals. Start a tradition in your family for everyone to enjoy. Read a story, drink hot chocolate, have everyone share a wish, share some of the kindnesses you showed to others, during this enchanting season.

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Kindness, is there ever too much?

Word to live by in my mindset is #kindness. There is not enough of it in this world. It is hard to be kind to family and sometimes others who touch our lives in some strange way. We do not listen to what others have to say, without an unkind thought running through our minds. Our teenages are so affected by this lack of kindness from others, peers and adults. It is causing a great deal of stress in their lives. A lot of the adult population is right there with our teenagers.

What can we work on as a society to help change that? Stop being so judgemental? Don’t know if that is the answer, all I know is a little kindness goes a long way. Some acceptance into a group or a few friends.

Try being kind. It won’t hurt you.

  • Know that God is pleased with you when you are kind.
  • Do not fake your interest, instead show a real interest in that person.
  • Never gush!! How about being frank, but friendly and sincere.
  • Don’t let this be a one day thing, It should be an ongoing interaction that you really enjoy.
  • Encourage professional intervention in a non-threatening way.

We all have days where we struggle with out feelings, so maybe your kindness will be returned.

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Orange flowered wallpaper, a mug and a crochet stitch. Imagination!

Update from blog of October 2018

Crazy isn’t it? Wondered several times why these 3 pins were pinned and re pinned. There is no particular relationship to# blogging, recipes, or health related. Totally eye opening! Now don’t get me wrong I loved that they were re pinned. I # pinned them originally because they all made me smile, anticipation was there and I could not wait to see what happened next.

Here we are a year later and they are still being pinned. Now honestly the # wallpaper could possible become a pin with some #imagination. The mug always makes me smile and so should you and who doesn’t like learning something new, a crochet stitch.

Viola, what can this all do to help you? Bring out the creativity in your soul? Think how you want to improve on your blog, be different, think out of the box, but continue to grow and learn all you can about # pinning and# blogging. Do you totally understand keywords, long tailed keywords and SEO (Search Engine Optimization)? No, then this is the time.

Get busy, have fun, smile from time to time and enjoy.

Still on a journey to learn more about essential oils. Read some of my other blogs. It might become a journey for you also.


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Garden Clean Up – Autumn

Fall coming and beautiful colors will be seen. The gorgeous colors of the fall mums, Idian corn, a huge array of pumpkins and the beautiful leaves on the trees. However along with that comes a reminder that garden clean up is here also. When deciding how to clean your garden think about being sustainable, affordable and efficient or hiring an outside service.

Fall Garden chores can require an array of tools and supplies to be executed properly. Whether it be raking leaves, composting, cleaning gutters, weatherizing beds, or planting spring bulbs, a variety of sustainable products exist for these tasks! Short on time and money? There are plenty of quick and affordable options as well!

Sustainable Garden Clean-Up

Several comments on this Envirocycle composter from words like elegant, cute, adorable and incredible. Composter is small, efficient, easy to put together (take out of box, set barrel on base. No critter problems. Company stands behind product. Very proactive in trying to solve problems. Customer service is awesome, eye-opening, could give lessons to others. Follow directions for good compost and tea. Usually rolling barrel every 3 days does product good results.

Negative comments, problems with lid and lock, mentioned more than once. Rain water will fill base, composter heavy versus not heavy. Soggy compost even after adding brown material such as shredded newspaper, versus produces great compost. My plants and flowers are thriving.

composter

Quick and Affordable Garden Clean-Up

Cost seems to the biggest factor here. However other things may impact decision to purchase these bags. Convenience, where you live, availability of stores. Worth the price! Several comments on durability, strength of bags, great for leaves, and also great for getting a large load of clothing to a thrift store, without dropping everything on the ground.

Impression was that purchaser would be getting “The Home Depot” bags and they did not. Received “Do It Best” bags and some did not like. Comments also made about the bags not being closed on the bottom. A glue problem?

Brown paper leaf bags

Hiring a Service

When all else fails you can think about hiring a service to help with your fall clean up.Look online, in the newspaper and smaller papers for ads stating will do a fall clean up. Another possibility could be hiring a neighborhood teenager to help a couple of weekend to get the job done. Of course, again cost becomes a factor, so just making suggestions.

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