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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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Sense of Rushing?

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Does anyone else feel like there is a sense of rushing, rushing in the world, even in the blogging world? Everyone is pushing themselves to develop new ideas, designs, blogs, lists , calendars, to keep us all on our toes . I applaud those of you who are fantastic in these areas and hit the right buttons at the right time. No one can say there isn’t enough information out there to learn everything possible. The good, the not so good and the wonderful.

No one can say that bloggers are uncaring, don’t understand what you are going through, never had to work as hard as you do, never had to work a full time job, never had financial troubles , never had their feelings hurt, never had their writing criticized . The reason you can’t say they (bloggers) are uncaring is because it isn’t true and you know it, especially if you have researched any of your favorite, fantastic, fabulous, friendly, famous bloggers.

Right now stop that feeling of rushing, relax and take a step back.

Ask yourself just exactly you are trying to accomplish for yourself and your family:

Begin all over again with the organization thing.

Take one thing at a time, limit buying courses until you see what you have and what you really need?

Have you purchased anything related to organization, stress relief, taking things slowly while you reflect on what you are trying to do?

Hope this blog has helped you some and that you might find some benefit in following me.

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TWENTIES, A TOUGH DECADE

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You are twenty and think the world belongs to you. All wrapped up in a big bow. Problem is now you have to begin looking at the world with the eyes of an adult. Wow! Here are some of the things you need to think about.

  1. School or training program finished! How much debt do you have?
  2. Where are you going to be living? Living with Mom & Dad may be your only option right now and there definitely has to be some guidelines. Adults in their 20’s think differently than adults in their late 40’s or early 50’s.
  3. What time do your parents expect you in? Too much drinking?? What is considered too much??
  4. Do you have a job ? If no what are you planning on doing with your day? Playing video games all day? I have a feeling that is not going to set well .
  5. Other discussions between you and your parents, should include what your role in maintaining the household is going to be. You want to talk about what will be your responsibility as far as your meals, your room, your laundry and of course any other costs.
  6. You may find that you are sensitive and have feelings you don’t know how to handle. It is key at this point in your life that you discuss your frustrations and feelings, thoughts, anxieties and relationships before you jump forward. Talk with a professional if necessary. Don’t hold back with the professional. Get help. It is blessedly beneficial as you are traveling your growing up journal.
  7. Always look at your life and where you want to be in a couple of years? Change what you don’t like and work on better outcomes.
  8. Outcomes such as getting a job, any job while you are looking for your niche. ‘
  9. Another outcome could be starting a savings account . Just a small one at first.
  10. Have an open discussion with your parents and try to work together on making things work out while you are finding your way.
  11. God Bless everyone who can relate in anyway. Take care!

Always remember you are an adult now, act like one. Want respect you have earn it. Enjoy the small changes that you make and look at each new day as an adventure.

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Thanksgiving a special time.

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Always remember life continues with it’s ups and downs even if the holidays are around the corner. Beautiful babies continue to be born, our growing children need to be fed, surgeries are ongoing, people are looking for jobs or loosing jobs. Churches are encouraging people to remember their religious beliefs, and people still die no matter how much we wish they wouldn’t.

Does part of your preparation of life, especially at the holiday times, include a time for mental relaxation? All the hype on the radio and television, plus the chaos in your own home leaves you restless, anxious and wanting some time to invest in your own health and time for relaxation. Here are some tips you might be able to use:

  • Invest in a yoga class.
  • Reflect on a positive quote daily.
  • Read a good book. One that transports you to a time of relaxation. Not a thriller that leaves you tingling, and unable to sleep.
  • Watch less TV. It gets so boring anyway.
  • Promote good health to your family members, setting the positive example for them.
  • Share some good recipes
  • Look for information on good health.
  • Spirituality -Needed now more than ever. 2020 has definitely been different year. Share like you have never shared before. Share with family, friends and others.
  • Help prepare a meal for a family in need. Do your children understand there are other families hurting out there.
  • Give to a special charity.
  • Go and visit someone who is home bound, in a nursing home or a hospital. If the virus is still with us, design some cards, have your children help. Pack them in a box and send them to the person you love.
  • Be a volunteer. Show respect of others and their traditions.
  • Be safe! Don’t become careless with the safety of your family and yourself.
  • Try an essential oil. You might be pleasantly surprised.

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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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Bettering your health means less stress?

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Define the word stress for yourself. I can define it for you and I will but curiosity compels me to say what does it mean to you? Defined in – Webster New American Dictionary as a factor that induces bodily or mental tension. Factor – loosely defined -things actively contribute to what is going on in your life. So you need to evaluate what is going on in your life.

Better health means less stress? Good question and I surely do not have all the answers, but maybe the suggestions listed below will help.

Try to get a better handle on the stress in your life. Sounds simple but we know it isn’t.
It seems that we want everything done immediately and if not immediately, yesterday will do.
Everywhere you look there are opportunities for losing weight, getting fit, eating healthy, how to stop smoking! So much is thrown at us, that it becomes difficult to get a handle on what possibly is our core problem. So what happens we become more stressed.
Here are ideas to think about to begin working on that healthier life style you want.

Ready, set, go
Say a short prayer daily asking for help with your challenges!

Establish priorities early .

Be motivated! Tiring, yes but it helps.

Remind your family, support is needed not nagging.

Small steps forward, be happy.

Say thank you at the end of the day.

Share only what you wish with others.

Seek professional help, if needed.

Believe in yourself.

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Senior’s, high school? or older population?

Looking for some nice, informational pins as they related to senior’s on Pinterest . I really need to be very specific in my wording as the site I was sent to was definitely for Senior’s. Those graduating from high school. That was wonderful, but my brain was on the senior population.

Browsing this category I came across 2 informational pins about seniors, the aging population. One was labeled ARE you over 65? and the other one was titled, Lung Disease? Cancer? Heart Disease? Over 65? Both were promoted by the AD Council and sent me to very nice, educational website called Coronavirus (COVID-19) CDC FEMA,

All in all my searching was not a waste of time. I learned two things always be very specific#thorough#expressive when looking for a topic . Also re-educated myself on what is going on in this very tricky time in our world.

I hope everyone is staying safe and following the guidelines laid out for all of us. Take care and God Bless.

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Retirement! When?

Here I am writing about retirement and low and behold here comes information on retirement from the bank and financial planner. So I will compare as I write, my post with what their experts have to say.

When you begin thinking about retirement, even talking about it, you had better dot all your I’s and cross all your T’s. What do I mean, I mean you had better have a plan in place and be prepared.

In your 40’s you think ok, I have plenty of time to worry about planning for retirement. In your 50’s you think I’d better be putting some money away for retirement. In your 60’s you panic and say Oh boy will I ever be able to retire? Then you hit your 70’s , your now retired and have been for a while, you start thinking I wonder how long our money will last.

Senior citizens are living longer and retirement can last a long time. Do not retire too early. Expenses continue when you are retired and no matter how plan unexpected things can happen.

You need a plan, both the bank and financial planner said basically the same thing, YOU NEED TO PLAN. YOU NEED A PLAN.

  • What kind of a lifestyle do you want to enjoy when you retire? Take another job? Volunteer? Travel? Just baby sit grandchildren? Develop a hobby? Think about it.
  • Budget now. Try to increase savings while you are still working. IF YOU OVERSPEND NOW WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN YOU RETIRE? If you are not good at budgeting, get some help. There are plenty of professionals or even take a class in basic budgeting to get on an even keel.
  • Do not forget about medical expenses ever. Be prepared ! What about unexpected emergencies
  • Maintenance on the car, the house, the yard etc.

Start planning now.#retirement#planning#savings#medicalexpenses#emergencyfund

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Case managers!  What is/are their roles?

 

Their role is to follow up, either before, during or after a medical event. That is their job! Problem is to learn how to work effectively, efficiently and pleasantly with them.

Just sat down to watch your favorite TV program or supper is ready and you want to eat before it is cold. The phone rings and it is your case manager!  Oh no, but remember this is his/her job to be sure you are following the directions given to you by your physician/counselor.

Case Managers job is important so why not compromise with he/she and set up a plan that is workable for both of you.

  1. Establish an appropriate time for the call. Find out if this call will be weekly, monthly or otherwise.
  2. Find out what information will be needed for each call, such as blood pressure readings. Maybe you are working on a weight loss plan and your case manager/case coordinator needs to know number of pounds lost or gained.
  3. What about balance issues. Will this be a topic of discussion during the call? Do you use a cane or a walker?  Have you fallen?
  4. Is physical therapy necessary due to your condition? Be ready to discuss briefly, but truthfully.
  5. Counseling? Considered part of the plan or not? Was it recommended as part of your care plan?

OK! You have a case manager!  Be prepared for the call.  Discuss what else is available, if current plan is not working.  Always be sure your options are covered by your health plan.#casemanager#casecoordinator#healthplans#weightloss

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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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