I’m Chosen! I’m Chosen!

The email came.  I whooped!  I hollered!  I yelled at the husband and told him that I was in!  Yes--this news deserves all of those exclamation marks, my friends, because "I" was selected to be a World Book Night 2014 giver! One of my bloggy friends, Bernie, who writes a very witty and engaging blog over at One Mixed Bag got me interested last year when she put information on Facebook about World Book Night.  I had never heard of it before so of course I was drawn in since I am all about … [Read more...]

36 Down — 614 To Go

If I have been AWOL lately it is because I have a new project.  One that is consuming me until I feel like I have it under control.  I am woman possessed.  More so than usual. As some of you know I am a volunteer for Hospice of North Iowa.  I love what they do.  As a volunteer I have been able to have 2 "relationships" with women at the end of life.  The one lady was unusual as I was her volunteer for over a year.   Volunteers can do many things with Hospice and when I moved back to Ohio … [Read more...]

Reconfiguring? You Betcha!

Sometimes life comes hard and fast.  This has been one of those weeks when I have realized that fact.   A good friend from North Carolina lost her mother.  Another long time friend from our Navy days lost her father.  I am in that age range now where this is a common occurrence for deaths of those we are close to.  Since the beginning of the year we have made 3 memorial donations and that is hard to imagine. As I talked with my good friend about the chaos that goes into getting things ready … [Read more...]

From Diapers to Dogs–Comments for a Cause

It is October 1st and you know what that means here at It's Just Life!!!!! Time to tally up the comments for the month and reveal the results and time to announce the latest Comments for a Cause for October!!!  This past month I was inspired by a member  of my sister's congregation who organized a hugely successful diaper drive.  I decided to make my donation this month to the National Diaper Bank Network.  You can read my post here where I highlighted what they do.  I had another great month … [Read more...]

The Official Tally!

The results are in!!!   I am so excited to report that the Comments for a Cause, Crisis Intervention Services, here in Mason City will receive a whopping $ 192.50 in donations of movie gift cards, gas cards and other needed items for their clients to use due to 385  comments on my blog, Facebook and personal emails that came through this month in support of this great organization.  I am very excited as this is my highest total yet!!!!   I have been doing this for 11 months now and it is so neat … [Read more...]


Oops--had the caps on there and didn't realize it but I am going to leave the title in caps just because!  It is true!!!  You guys are amazing!!!   Imagine my surprise to the reaction when I listed my Comments for a Cause Charity this month to be National Down Syndrome Society .  Not only have I had more traffic to my blog than ever, the comments are piling up and quite frankly it has me somewhat stunned!  What a great community of folks are out there who support loved ones who have Down … [Read more...]