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Schools Checking to See if I'm Allowed to Make an Appearance as Santa

Tuesday, December 01, 2015      1 comments

Sad, but true. I contacted a few schools where I know people and volunteered to make an appearance in my new Santa suit. They are currently checking to see if that would be allowed. I'm so glad I was raised at a time before all this PC cr... Read more

Nativity Scene from Olive Tree in Jerusalem, Gaseous Santa gift, Starbucks, Misc.

Monday, November 30, 2015      7 comments

I got the sweetest hand-carved wooden nativity scene that is supposed carved from a pruned olive tree branch in the Holy Land. The box says the following: "This unique, environmentally friendly Christmas ornament is made from genuine olive wood... Read more

Dress Rehearsal Went Great

Sunday, November 29, 2015      6 comments

Thanks to all who encouraged me to give this a fair shot. (smiling) I was discouraged a bit by the couple of challenges I mentioned in last blog. I posted some photos, but they distorted so I think I'll have to shrink them down and try a... Read more

What to Do About My New Santa Claus Costume?

Saturday, November 28, 2015      11 comments

Okay, you don't really know me, but I'm a crazy kinda gal. Hopefully, in a good, fun way. I do things that most would not just because I think it's fun. (smiling) I've always wanted a Santa costume and yesterday I found a beauty of one. Pro... Read more

My 3700 Step Macy's Parade

Friday, November 27, 2015      12 comments

I don't watch TV, except for the Thanksgiving Parade and Rose Parade. I told myself that I had to do steps (ala Leslie Sansone-type routines) while watching. I viewed a portion of the show with multiple breaks to get things done around her... Read more

Gobble Gobble Gobble

Thursday, November 26, 2015      11 comments

How lucky I have been To have a life of abundance. Not perfect, by any means, Nor free of many bumps In the road. But blessed with always More than enough Of so many things. I don't need a holiday For this feeling of gratitud... Read more

Thankful for Rain During a Critical Drought

Wednesday, November 25, 2015      11 comments

Sooo happy to hear and see those raindrops this morning. We are supposed to have a lot of rain this winter due to El Nino. Honestly, it's been a long drought and we need rain so badly. Wishing all a wonderful Thanksgiving.... Read more

My 4,000 Mile Trophy from SP Today

Tuesday, November 24, 2015      6 comments

Walking (and exercise in general) is my biggest stress buster. It goes way back to when my dear grandfather took me by my little hand and we walked and walked. So I have deep connections to the love and peacefulness of those days with my sweet... Read more

Live Longer, Prevent Diabetes - by drinking coffee!!! (today's news report)

Monday, November 23, 2015      12 comments

It never ceases to amaze me how the coffee industry gets all of these health proclamations out to the public with a straight face. Ironic that there are consistent news reports on the doubts that taking vitamin supplements makes any difference,... Read more

I Felt Like I Had (legally) Stolen the Groceries

Wednesday, November 18, 2015      12 comments

That's what the cashier and I agreed it felt like as I visited the newly-opened store around the corner (okay, a mile or so away). This is a literal example of one door closing and another opening. I'd recently blogged about the agony of my fa... Read more

Serotonin- When a Friend Can Become an Enemy

Tuesday, November 17, 2015      5 comments

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs writes a blog called "Critical Health News," and often has interesting topics. I thought this was interesting about serotonin; I didn't know some of this. I'll share it and since I am crediting him, hope it meets SP ru... Read more

Happy Birthday, my dearly-departed baby boy, Kevin

Monday, November 16, 2015      11 comments

Even after all these years, I can feel the part of my heart that left with him. I'll just paste my books prologue here. Happy Birthday, dear little son. TOO COLD FOR CACTI – My Personal Adventures 10/22/12 - by Jesse D. Seville P... Read more

My Heart is Breaking Over the Current News about Attacks in Paris

Friday, November 13, 2015      11 comments

The news is unfolding as I write this, and I hope our French SP friends are okay. You're in my prayers.... Read more

Improving Posture Can Reduce Stress (Ben Fuchs, Pharmacist, blog info)

Friday, November 13, 2015      7 comments

I thought his recent blog on "Critical Health News" was interesting and helpful; quoting him here fyi. Since I am attributing the info to him, I hope it meets with SP criteria. "In an article that was published in the journal “Psychologica... Read more

What Indoor Temperature Sends you To Thermostat to Turn Heat On? (just curious)

Thursday, November 12, 2015      12 comments

Last week, it was 82 degrees in here, and this morning it's 66! I thought that was cold until I took out the garbage just now and saw my breath in the air - 51 degrees. So, returning indoors, 66 feels comfie. (smiling) Yes, Nat, it's relative... Read more

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