When Easter falls on April 1st

All week the kids excitedly painted dozens of eggs in anticipation of the big day. Finally it was here, Easter!   Time for the hunt! Ready, set, go!!! Off they went frantically looking in every nook and cranny of the huge back yard. Around and around they ran. This year was so hard. They were hidden so well. 2 minutes, then 3 then 5 minutes.

Dad, we can’t find any!

April Fools yells dad!! There are no eggs! 😂😂😂D6B81D18-01FA-4204-BCA1-4E09C3C6AA2B

One Small Thing at a Time

75B8B48F-A903-4CD9-AA7A-B37EAFD1386DI’m not a fan of junk eMail, who is?! It’s such a waist of time to have to read even the title line. I make a point to scroll down and “unsubscribe” to the junk that comes in. I think it helps because compared to other people’s email I have seen I get very little junk.

One daily junk eMail I actually signed up for is Today’s One Small Thing .  That’s just what it is…one small thing each day. Their tag line is “Real ways to make a difference in your life, One Small Thing at a time.”  I really like that!

Most of them are about healthy living. Good little reminders to make better decisions. Or sometimes they are helpful little hints. Today’s was about how to stop onions from making you cry when you chop them. Great tip! You should go sign-up to get your daily One Small Thing. If you decide you don’t like it you can always scroll down and “unsubscribe”!

Favorite Products

B1EA4892-708F-4DFF-9A9D-8C74845A1BB7I like to research everything. I think it comes from a childhood where every time I asked a question I was told to “go look it up”. Who else had that huge set of encyclopedias? AKA…the first Google! So now with vast information at my fingertips I feel compelled to find out all about it. Wether it’s the best reward credit card, a fuel additive for my car or the cream I put on my face. I read the reviews, research the research and then try it myself to pick out my absolute favorite. Then once that’s done I usually stick with it, feeling confident about my choice. Unless it’s discontinued… don’t you hate it when that happens?! You find your absolute favorite lip stick and then they stop making it!!! 😱 Well, that’s what “Favorite Products” is all about. My absolute favorite whatever it may be. Read on and maybe you’ll agree. Or if not, you can let me know I missed out on something even better and maybe tomorrow I’ll have a new Favorite.

Starting My Days with TED

I’ve stopped watching the morning news and now start my day with TED talks. I don’t want to bury my head in the sand, not knowing what’s going on in the world at all. But I also do not need to start my day with a laundry list of everything bad that has happened while I was sleeping. It feels unhealthy and overwhelming. Now I like to start my day in the positive, listing to real people who are making a real difference. Even when it is heavy and about a problem our society might have it shines a light and makes me feel informed rather than bombarded. For instant this morning was about the litigious nature of our society. Philip Howard really hit the nail on the head with this Quote of the Day… “You can’t run a society by the lowest common denominator” Good Morning!


Are you an Amazon Shopper?


I am! I LOVE my Prime! If you’re already shopping on Amazon make sure you join their “Smile” program. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_se_rspo_laas_aas

You can choose the charity of your choice. I choose my friend Patty’s charity, Crush Rett Syndrome. https://www.crushrett.org Her daughter Stephanie has Rett Syndrome so this charity is close to my heart.

Mind you, it’s not a lot of money. But if you’re shopping at Amazon anyway every little bit helps! Just start your Amazon shopping every time with a “Smile” http://smile.amazon.com


Ok, here we go…my first blog!!

To start out being completely honest it has taken me literally years to get to this point! Mind you I have not been doggedly pursing this adventure but I’ve come back to it time and time again. I’m caught somewhere between the generation that thinks a blog is a stain on your carpet and 4 year olds who are programming their personal robots to blog for them! I feel that I am fairly “techie” as I can get along and sometimes even help others. But creating my own web page and starting a blog was learning a new language for me, and well…who has the time! But here I am, finally. And I’m just so excited!

I’m not arrogant enough to think that I have something to say that no one has ever said before. Really I am here because I think the things I wonder about, research and talk to my friends about are things that a lot of people might be interested in. In any case that is the magic of the World Wide Web if you think I’m boring don’t bookmark me!!

So that’s it! Just an introduction. More coming soon. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a beautiful day.pexels-photo-279470.jpeg