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Failing Doesn't Make You a Failure

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely. ~ Henry FordI figure I can easily tell you I stretched everyday this week and that I feel wonderful and relaxed. Truth is, I failed at this challenge miserably. I swear for me, this was harder than giving up electronics. The first two days went great and my daughter and I stretched every morning and it did feel wonderful. Then the next morning we were running late and didnít have time to do it. That night I fell asleep on the couch and upon peeling myself off, in the middle of the night, to drag myself to bed there was no way I was going to stop to stretch. Unfortunately I then came up with an excuse every morning and every night. Read More

A Week Without Electronics

Give up electronics for a week. Can you do it?This week without electronics was very uplifting. I actually found myself to have more energy as I spent less time in the chair and more time doing things. I played tons of board games, read more often, and my house hasnít been this clean in a while. The third day was the hardest as I had nothing to do when I came home from work and no one else was home yet. I was tired and wanted so bad to sit on the couch and watch tv. Thatís when I started cleaning and refused to give in to temptations. It got much easier from here. Read More

The Virtual Girlfriend Epidemic

Real love vs. Virtual loveI was recently visiting the app store on my phone looking for a neat anatomy app I read about online. Yes, I am fascinated by anatomy and physiology. What I found however was rather disturbing to me. Apparently there IS an app for everything. The particular app that caught my eye today is a virtual girlfriend named Jenny. I may live a sheltered life but I had no idea these existed. There is a free version or for $1.89 one can have the much fuller version. This particular app only has just over 1,000 downloads but after looking into this further I have found that there is a whole bunch of these apps. There is one where you can control her moves by touching her. This one must be pretty popular as there are over 100,000 downloads. You can actually get a boyfriend or a family also. Iím sorry but Iím getting very creeped out by this. Am I alone here? Read More

Dude, your breath stinks!

Dude, your breath stinks!Have you ever been talking to someone and their breath smells so bad? You actually could smell it from across the room and caught yourself wincing as you noticed them starting to make their way toward you. Have you ever had your own breath smell so bad you can smell it yourself? Iím pretty sure my 16 year old sister is the only one bold enough to tell me ďyour breath reeksĒ. I wonder how many times I have been talking to someone and they canít wait to get away because, letís face it, my breath smells sometimes too. Read More

Never Too Old to Begin Again

It's never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George EliotI recently was introduced to a lady with an interesting story and a great ambition and drive for life. She is now 74 years young and still building a life that she started recreating at the age of 68. With only one 2 hour beading class she has grown a business that has, over the years, grown from a hobby to a company that has sold over 2,000 necklaces and holds 15 - 20 craft shows a year. Roz has gone from being a technophobe to creating a website, email marketing, and all the social media platforms for her business and through it all, become a business woman. She reinvented herself after 68 years and is a great example that it is never too late to follow your dreams and passions. Read More

Little Words of Wisdom

Exercise keeps the mind and body young.In my not so little years of existance I have been through so many trials and tribulations, as well as joys and excitment. I have experienced a lot and thought it would be fun to share some of my thoughts about life with everyone on here. Check back regularly, I will keep adding more as I think of them. Also you can follow us on Facebook as I will be posting the new ones there also. Read More

Elderly Drivers: Worse Than Teens

Should elderly people be allowed to drive?I recently read a very disturbing news article about a man in Los Angles who is just about to turn 101. He was backing out of a parking space near a school when he miscalculated and backed onto the sidewalk and ran over 11 people, including 9 children. He has a valid driverís license and says he is very sorry. Unfortunately sorry doesnít always cut it in these cases. Thank God no one died in this instance. Read More

Making the grade

Making the grade in school.Along with fall come not only shorter days and cooler weather but the dreaded piles of homework and loss of any type of social life you may have had over the summer. Thatís right, school days are back again and that means itís time to focus and get things in order. Half-way done with my bachelorís degree, I have taken many classes over the years and I can tell you first hand itís not easy to succeed. Especially if you add children and/or a job to the mix. Read More

Dark Knight Shooting in Aurora, Colorado

Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado where a mass murder took place at the opening of Dark Knight Rises at Midnight on July 20th.Updated with many pictures, stories of the victims and video of Holmes in court Monday morning.
Last night in Aurora, Colorado at the midnight showing of Batman: Dark Night Rises, James Holmes, a 24 year old PHD student opened fire in the crowded movie theater. At least 12 are confirmed dead and about 50 wounded. Holmes walked into the theater about 30 Ė 40 minutes after the movie started dressed in a flak jacket, groin armor and wearing a gas mask. He threw gas canisters on the floor releasing a gas to confuse people as he began shooting. He was carrying an AR 15 Assault Rifle, Remington 870 shotgun and Glock 40 Handgun. Among the wounded and killed there was a 4month old baby and 6 year old child. Read More

The Luck of the Irish

Luck of the IrishThis time of year we see the phrase ďluck of the IrishĒ everywhere. I never gave much thought to this phrase before but in all reality the Irish never had very much luck. These are a people that survived famine, war, starvation and prejudice. Therefore this luck must be referring to an inherent luck referring to a people that always land on their feet when bad things happen. The Irish are strong people with a high sense of family values. They rely on each other and survive together. This some would say is what luck is all about. Read More