Comments for a Cause!!!!

My Comments for a Cause for December-----check out this video by Josh.  Amazing young man with a goal.  We can help him.  Comments this month on my blog (Any post--not just this one or the December 1st one) will provide 50 cents per comment to his Yolka Project.   You can't not love this kid!!!!   … [Read more...]

So What is all the Hoo Haa About Advent???

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It’s Follow Friday Time!

Each week, Hilary at Feeling Beachie lists four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at If she uses them, you  will be added as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Susi from Boca Frau.  She came up with the last two statements.  Susi is actually a real life friend of Hilary's  who Ishe has known for years! She just started blogging about a … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday and Tunes

A blog that I subscribe to--Tea and Sympathy, a tea shop in New York had a little thing going where you could send them suggestions of great tea songs!  I thought it would be the perfect accouterment to my Teapot Tuesdays so for a few weeks I am going to use some of their suggestions to accompany my post!! Click on the You Tube video to listen to this week's offering "Toast and Marmalade for Tea" by Tin Tin!!!! … [Read more...]

Embrace, Hope, Generosity

Way back in January I decided to pick three words that would be my theme words for the year.  I think I needed to be reminded today of what those words and actions are so I am going to share them again with you.  It seems like it is appropriate and it kind of keeps them in front of me. Embrace I am going to embrace life more.  This means I am going to live in the moment, not worry so much about the future and live each day to its fullest.  It also means that I am going to embrace people … [Read more...]

Ah Come On–You Know You Love Animal Videos!!!

Happened upon this on Facebook the other day and just had to share! You know what that doggie wanted---just a nice ole' fashioned belly rub! Enjoy!!! … [Read more...]

A Light in a Dark World

Sometimes the days are long. Sometimes there are things that just weigh a person down. There is much to be concerned about these days. Earthquakes and devastating tsunamis. Nuclear reactor melt downs. Hunger and joblessness. Sickness. Medical concerns. Financial stress. It seems like the world is going to hell in a handbasket some days and it is hard to get beyond it all. But then there is something that almost always shows up that lifts your spirits. My spirit lifter yesterday was … [Read more...]

And Yet Another Tribute to Pi!!! 3.14

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Three Words and a Song

I have been reading a lot of New Year's Resolutions and I have never been real good about making resolutions and keeping them.  One of the most popular approaches I have read about is to pick 3 words that are going to be your focus for the year.  I think I could handle that.  I may have to refer back to this blog post to remind myself what my 3 words are (like maybe even by next week!) but maybe it will be a good thing for me to write them down.  So here we go. Embrace I am going to … [Read more...]

The Christmas Story—an adorable video.

My friend, Gillian, sent me this YouTube video and it is precious.   Simply adorable.  Feel free to share...I am sure you know someone else who would be blessed by it.  Merry Christmas and thanks, Gillian!!!  You know my heart! … [Read more...]