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Halloween Bingo

Halloween Bingo fun for everyone. The evening is cold and wet. Everyone is concerned about trick or treating. So how about some fun at home for the young and old playing Bingo together. Halloween Bingo.

Decorations are all planned for the evening anyway. A visit to the Dollar Store or the costume shop was a huge help there. The pumpkins have been carved and setting on the front porch for all to view and enjoy.

Of course you have to have snacks with lots of fun things. Not just candy but cheese, salami, and some vegetables. A nice skeleton or a witch or two to share the good time. Halloween plates for all the goodies.

Here is a Halloween Bingo made specially for you all. Go to the Resource Library from Barb. Enter HELEN as pass word, and click on

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  • The Halloween Bingo has 3 Master Sheets. Blank so all you have to do is lay your markers on them.
  • Download 2 sets of Bingo cards. Use one set for playing and the other cut up glue onto cut up poster board, or some type of card board. Use the cut ones for markers on your master board.
  • There are 12 Bingo cards. The cards are labeled 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b etc. You can use corn or bingo markers to put on the numbers. You don’t want to use regular markers because you want to use your bingo cards again and again.

We can’t forget prizes!! Think about putting them on a table and letting each person pick out their prize when they win, or if you think your family will respond better to them being wrapped, go for it.

Since this is so late for this year, take your time and set it up properly. You will be all ready for next year. Set it up to last for a few years. Put it away where no one can find it but you. HAPPY HALLOWEEN.

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Life in your home!

Written January 2020 Updated 9/14/21

   Sometimes poor is a state of mind and other times we just don’t know how to manage our money and lives. How to say no!  We slide from one mess to another instead of taking time to focus on cleaning up one mess, before getting into another one.  Some families give the appearance, as do their children of being very wealthy, when they are living off credit cards, owe everyone, are scared to death of what the next day is going to bring.

Remind your children, grandchildren, stepchildren,  what they have to be grateful about such as:

A family that stays together, even when the going gets so tough.

A chance to pray! Reflect! Meditate.

A roof over their heads.  Utilities that are paid so you have heat in the winter, and are able to be cool in the summer.

A chance to save if you have a job.  Get a savings plan started so you will feel rich when you see how it has grown. It is called savings, savings, and savings.

Food on the table.

Pets and more pets and then more pets.

Clothing, maybe not the most expensive, but why would you want expensive anyway, in a couple of months you will have grown and need new outfits.

Friends who are allowed to come to your house.

Love from parents and grandparents .Love can be defined in many ways. Love may not be visable at all times but it is there.

Exercise, ride bicycles, help with laundry, keep the house clean  or work in the yard. Don’t forget to shovel the snow when it arrives. Don’t wait to be asked.

Journal about the above, what works and why it worked.

One day at a time!

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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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Relationships! What is important.

This is an update from a blog originally written December 29, 2018. I figured an update would be good right about now as the cold and dreary days are starting to wear.

To me, the most important skill is good communication.  If you do not have this you are heading for trouble, even if the problems are small at this time, they  magnify themselves eventually.  All of a sudden you will notice an increase in stress, untruths being told, children getting involved and hard feelings evolving.

Ask yourself do you have the ability to forgive and forget? Are you able to rationally listen to what your partner is saying? Can you stand united, knowing you are able to talk things out?

Think about the following and then talk:

  • Do not talk when you are very angry or hurt. Walk away and cool down.
  • Do not go to bed without talking. At least begin to try and determine what the real problems are. You will not solve anything at this point, but you need to make a pact to talk further.
  • Do not carry a grudge! What does that help to solve? Communicate! Communicate! Take turns talking. You first, me second! Me first, you second.
  • Do not involve children in your arguments, until you determine if the children are all involved or is it one child who is the instigator.
  • If new family guidelines need to be established, you may need to get help.#good communication#grudge#angry#

A few good prayers might also help. They cannot hurt.

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Strength defined and how you can empower yourself to use it.

Definition of strength – The quality or state of being physically and mentally strong. The ability of an object or substance to stand against great power, pressure or force. Others word that define strength are toughness, muscularity, vigor, energy, mentally alert.

Strength is good if you learn to use it properly. Using it improperly can bring you much unhappiness. Even in a job interview you need to understand how to present your good strengths without sounding arrogant or full of yourself.

Strive for the following good strengths

Strength to live a good life. Short and Simple. No! It is an ongoing challenge each and every day.

Strength to be loyal to your family and friends.

Strength to care for others when all the physical and mental strength you have is needed.

Strength to raise your children, teenagers and young adults to become functioning, well rounded adults.

Strength to share your faith especially by setting a good example.

Strength to cope with the adversity, by learning from your mistakes and begin again.

Strength to prioritize, prioritize and then prioritize again.

Strength to get healthy and energized.

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Parenting, not an easy gig, no matter what age we are.

Once a parent, always a parent. Begins at birth and ends when we end. Even when circumstances make the relationship very tense, hurtful and sometimes downright painful for everyone involved. It still remains you are a parent, maybe a foster parent, a grandparent or even a great grandparent.

We always want to make things better, like we were able to when our children were youngsters. We may try to tell our adult children (young adults) what they should do and why. So often that doesn’t help the situation and only time , perseverance, and patience will help bring about a resolution.

Parents , need many virtures, talents, strengths to help them. I have listed a few that may be beneficial to you.

  • Communication – not always an easy thing to do. Especially when you know your words are just hitting a wall.
  • Listen! Listen and Listen some more. Not easy when you have heard the same thing many times.
  • Patience- A tough one! One even now in my older years, I am learning.. Not always good at it.
  • Rules – Different for each age group but definitely needed. Learn by trail and error. Remember not to make the rules so rigid you are miserable trying to enforce them. Be sensible, sensitive and smart.
  • Love – Show your children lots of love! Some times that come with the title of tough love.
  • Pray! Then pray some more.

Hope you will find one of my suggestions helpful. Good luck.

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Changes, elimate or lower stress.

Original blog 12/7/2018 Updated 7/12/21

Stress, are you overcome by the stress in your life?  Do you think you can not handle another day like the one you just had?  Dirty dishes, laundry, kids not behaving, car not working right, rain and more rain, bills to pay. You get the picture.

How can you help yourself?   By becoming more organized!  You say to yourself, boy I have heard that before and I tried to do that but it did not work.

My question to you is how long did you really work on it?  Really work on it!  Write down what you want to accomplish and why.  What difference will it make in your life?

It does work, but it takes lots of consistancy, persistence and fortitude.  It takes you saying to yourself, I can do this and i a going to do it.

Try to pick one thing each day that you can accomplish. Even if it is a small thing. For me that would be giving the bathrooms a cleaning.  Then daily making sure that they are maintained.

Make your bed daily, even if your bedroom is not picked up.  It is a start toward becoming organized.  Then focus on getting clothing picked up, laundry done, maybe not all done, but at least a load a day.  Your goal is to wash, dry, fold and put away.

Involve your family in your move to become more organized.  Don’t become discouraged, keep plugging away.  Show them you are not going to stop.   Meeting with resistance, just stay focused on your goal/goals.

Meal planning, grocery shopping and cleaning the kitchen.  Always a job.  Clean that kitchen right away after meals.  

Pain, pain!  You are right it is a pain, but once you see you are making progress, you will feel so good and you can really get better at organizing your blogging, printables, sewing projects, and volunteering for some charitable project.  BE READY TO ENJOY FALL!

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