Posted in 2017, Thanksgiving


HTbanner Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on our lives & acknowledge what we’ve been blessed with.  What are YOU thankful for???
I’m thankful for :

Of course I am thankful for many more things than are pictured above.  I’m grateful for my freedom, for the medical profession, my neighbors (some of the time) :-), our armed services, and I guess this list could go on and on. What we need to recognize is that the things & people in our lives and our experiences are what make us who we are.  There is more to us than just ‘ourselves’,  it truly is NOT all about us, but rather all that has contributed to our lives, molding us into who we are.  Those are the things we need to be thankful for.  Those are our blessings – Be Thankful in ALL Things!
I wish YOU the most blessed Thanksgiving!



Posted in 2017, Halloween


DIY Halloween Costumes – Simple Plus

Left to Right – Top to Bottom:
Deviled Egg, Paper Doll, Nerd
Minnie Mouse, Fork in the Road, Mary Poppins
Rosie the Riveter, Oh Deer / Holy Cow, “Ceiling” Fan.



Uncanny costumes, eerie amounts of sugar and an entire spooky neighborhood full of trick-or-treating potential — Halloween is the best day of the year to be a kid. But it also means being on high alert as a parent.  If you are driving – SLOW DOWN!!!  Children are TWICE as likely to be struck by a vehicle on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

From the American Academy of Pediatrics:

  • A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds

  • If your older children are going alone, plan & review a route acceptable to you

  • Agree on a specific time children should return home

  • Teach your children to NEVER enter a stranger’s home or car

  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends

  • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home

  • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant

  • Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision

  • If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks

  • When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first

  • Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation



Posted in 2017, Time

Wings of Time….

Time wings

Time Flies!!!  

But where does it go?  2017 just arrived, and yet we are nearly halfway through it.  I found these quotes about ‘Time’… hope you enjoy them!

Time words

Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters – unknown 

The way we spend our time defines who we are  – Jonathan Estrin

Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time  – T.S. Eliot

 In the 1800’s, even Shakespeare recognized this, saying:
“the swiftest hours, as they flew”.  

I am trying to learn this:

life enjoy

Enjoy life, slow down, love those around you, take care of one another, be happy, and repeat this cycle.  Let this be the new contagion!