Comments for a Cause: Racing with Leslie

It's the first of the month and around here at It's Just Life that means that it is time to count the comments!  This past month I chose a local group in Mason City called My Happy Place that creates wonderful rooms for kids who have endured or are enduring some crisis in their lives.  It is a wonderful way to show these kids that people care and that they can have their own special place.  I can not say enough about this organization and the dreams that they are helping to come true.  We made a … [Read more...]

The Game Ball

Today is The Big Game.  I don't want any problems with using the actual words but you know what I mean.  It is the day of the Superb Owl Game as Stephen Colbert has dubbed it.   While I do not have anything really invested in the game being played today I will watch and eat my obligatory Big Game Day food .   I will ooh and ahh over the commercials--many of which I have already viewed as the trend is to release the commercials early this year.   But in the back of my mind I will be thinking … [Read more...]

A Prayer for St. Patrick’s Day

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Never Forget

Today is a day of reflection for our country.  A day to remember that we are still strong.  A day to remember heroes and a day to remember loved ones who were taken from us on a day that won't be forgotten.  On this 10th anniversary of the destruction of the Twin Towers it seems that everyone in the US can remember exactly where and what they were doing at that moment when they first heard the news.  As for me---I was in the warehouse at our business ---listening to the news.  When we heard the … [Read more...]

Three Things I Love !

This combines several things that I love. Hospice, animals/pets and the United Methodist Church. All working together to make life and death a little easier for loved ones. What a great video and a great idea. … [Read more...]

Putting on the Green with the Muppets

  A few fun facts from Kaboose.com:   St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 in the year 461 AD. It is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and a provincial holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, people traditionally wear a … [Read more...]

Thanks, Mrs. Thuma!! It’s Pi Day –3.14

I love Facebook!!!  My high school algebra teacher posted this article and accompanying YouTube video about it being Pi Day!  Only a mathematician would think of that but I thought it was great!   Even if you are not a mathematician or a music lover you will appreciate the video which demonstrates what Pi sounds like! So sit back, perhaps enjoy some pie and listen to this awesome demonstration of creativity!!!   Thank you, Mrs. Thuma !!!   Math Becomes Music: What Pi Sounds … [Read more...]

And Now for Your Musical Enjoyment

Joining in on the Musical Monday blog hop from Musings of Meggie which came from Amanda at Bloggin With Amanda originally!!!! What is moving you today? Let us know, throw a video up on your blog and go over to Musical Monday, hosted by Amanda at Bloggin With Amanda ,... and please don't forget to leave a comment and your link while there.. My offering:  Ray LaMontagne---You are the Best Thing Artist: Lamontagne Ray Song: You Are The Best Thing Album: Gossip In The … [Read more...]

Need a Laugh today?

So I was taking a cruise on the internet highway this morning which included watching some You Tube videos on using the Cricut (I learned a lot--perhaps I should have watched some of these earlier and saved myself some on the craft learning!) and happened upon some interesting websites.  The internet is kind of like tv---a lot of folks say there isn't anything worthwhile and there is a lot of trash on it.  Well......I disagree.   There is a lot to enjoy out there and all it takes is a little … [Read more...]

Warning: Adorable Holiday Animal Video Ahead!!!!!

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