Archive for August 2017

Do you have a library card?

Do you have and utilize your library card? Do you even know where your local library is? I do, and I love my library. When the kids were young, we would go  just to hang out in the children’s area. I remember as they got older, they would meet their friends to study or to... Read more »

My love for ALL things social media

Bitmoji is hilarious to add to text messages or other social media sites.
I love social media sites and apps. Today I am so grateful when I can have fun and connect with other people. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time. If you like this article, please... Read more »

Art is another way I express myself creatively

This Is When I Feel Grateful: Day 12 Countdown I attended an Art Show at the Dandelion Gallery in Waukegan yesterday evening, and even bought a painting from artist, Bob Nonnemacher, whom I have admired on social media. It was beautiful to see his and the other artist’s paintings in person, and meet them. I am... Read more »

What are the secrets of good health?

This Is When I Feel Grateful: Day 13 Countdown This was a blog post that I wrote May 2014 about being healthy. Through a combination of exercising and eating healthy, I was able to shed 20 pounds. Fast forward to today, and I have gained it all back. I have never been the healthiest person with... Read more »

Molly is very sweet, very smart and as you can tell by this picture very silly

This Is When I Feel Grateful: Day 14 Countdown My family has had poodles for many years. Two times our poodles (Cocoa and CJ) became parents to adorable little puppies. I fell in love with one puppy and named her Pepper. I loved her, and we spent time just cuddling until I got married and left... Read more »

Music is such a reflection of where I am in the world

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This Is When I Feel Grateful: Day 15 Countdown When I was a young girl, I was sure that I was going to be a famous singer someday, but then my parents bought me a stereo that could record your singing. I wasn’t horrible, but I knew that I needed a new dream. I loved... Read more »

Just say I love you

This Is When I Feel Grateful: Day 16 Countdown Each day this month, I am looking for when I feel grateful. Some days it is easy, but other days I am not sure. I mean the obvious is that I have a family and people who care about me; I have a job, a roof... Read more »

That moment when you realize that you need to get it together so that you aren't a burden to your kids someday

I have had an up and down relationship with money. Sometimes I have lived in abundance traveling, eating at nice restaurants and not worrying momentarily about money. Then there have been other times that I have struggled to even pay my bills. The last time I got in credit card debt was predictable. I rented... Read more »

Because I gotta have faith

This Is When I Feel Grateful: Day 18 Countdown Edna St. Vincent Millay expressed that not truth, but faith is what keeps the world alive. Faith is what keeps me going even when things are not appearing to go the way that I would like them to go. But what is faith? It is defined... Read more »

I needed a break from happy thoughts

This Is When I Feel Grateful: Day 19 Countdown I am struggling in many ways right now, but I keep pushing on. I keep trying to stay positive, and believe that everything will work out. I keep doing what is expected from me. I keep trying not to disappoint anyone. I keep trying to understand... Read more »