Sunday, May 20, 2018

To Delete Or Not Delete

Facebook is a great thing. It can connect us to the world. It connects us to family members we want to stay in contact with, but we have difficulty finding time to do it. It tells us about what is going on in our town. There are bands playing and festivals to attend. We learn about many of those things through our social media. And then there are those addictive games. You just can’t wait to play again.

But then something happens. You find yourself spending way too much time on Facebook. You are arguing with individuals on your account. There is a time when you have to decide to delete or not to delete.

That happened to me a few years ago. Things were less than perfect in my life. The games were taking over my life. And I was making foolish posting decisions. Nothing awful, but they just weren’t me. So I decided to get all of that under control. I deleted the account. I don’t regret it. I shed some followers that weren’t where I was going in life. I remembered the ways I needed to deal with situations in my life. And then one day I decided I wanted to be on Facebook again. I found I didn’t need to share as much on social media. It was what it was intended for staying in touch with people, but not sharing everything.

So if you feel like social media is taking over your life take a break from it you won’t regret it.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Saturday’s Freaky Facts

My friends and I love to play trivia games. It’s best when you win the prizes. But it’s always a great way to show off all that useless knowledge we all possess.  Here’s a few freaky facts to get you prepared for those trivia games in your life.

The Greek national anthem has 158 verses. Imagine singing that before a ball game.

Butterflies used to be called flitterbys. It seems a little more fitting than butterfly to me.

Anyone could walk up to the White House before World War II. During the war guards were posted due to the need for increased security. You can’t even go to the mall without seeing security guards now.

One of Mozart’s many masterpieces includes Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I never would have guessed that before today.

One day on the planet Mercury is equal to six months on earth. Imagine how work days drag on Mercury.

So now you are prepared for that next trivia game you play.

Friday, May 18, 2018

In My Listening Playlist

It's been awhile since I shared some of the music I have been listening to recently. So here's some of what is in my listening playlist right now.

Bryan Adams You Belong To Me

Johnny Cash Hurt

LCD Soundsystem Other Voices

Paul McCartney In The Blink Of An Eye

AWOLNation Handyman

Let me know what's in your playlist recently!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Work With What You Got

There are times when you want to do something to make your yard a little different from everyone else’s, but that can cost a little bit of money. You realize that you have to work with what you’ve got. That’s what I thought when I saw this fire hydrant. I mean it looks like a yard decoration than your regular fire hydrant doesn’t it?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stop Trashing

Another election season has begun. And most of us know that politics is a subject that can get you into trouble during any conversation. I recently had the opportunity to hear a candidate speak, and I was impressed when she stated that she intended to listen to her colleagues. I thought this is different.

And then today I heard someone discussing an incident where they mentioned that we all need to be respectful of other individuals opinions. And someone replied that all of those individuals were stupid. He pointed out that that individual was actually calling individuals he cared about stupid. After all members of a family may have extremely diverse opinions when it comes to politics.

In essence we need to stop trashing other people’s points of view. There are three ways we can all solve the problem.

First stop calling individuals with different opinions stupid. We need to have open conversations with the people in our lives. I never want to discuss issues with individuals who make general statements about individuals who lean one way or another politically. Why risk the chance of being an attacked.

Second you can watch your social media. Rants are never appreciated by anyone. Getting things off your chest when you are angry isn’t wise on Twitter or Facebook.

And lastly stop supporting individuals who are making those generalizations. Hey politicians need money, just don’t support people who act that way. It doesn’t matter what your beliefs are.

So stop trashing the people in my life with your generalizations.

Monday, May 14, 2018

You're The Star Blog Hop

Today I worked in my yard. Yes, there’s progress being made in the garden. Flowers are beginning to bloom. And those seeds are taking hold and new plants are coming up. I always find that exciting. It’s new life and it’s seeing progress on your hard work. And the thing that made working out there today was the sunshine. It felt great to just be moving on a warm spring day.

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Welcome to week#3 of the May "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
Strawberry Ginger Parfait

Please join us in welcoming our newest FAMILY cohost:  Michelle from "Moms Are Frugal"
Please feel free to visit her wonderful blog!!

WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
May "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Host & Cohost 
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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Elizabeth @ Family Farm School
Michelle @ Moms Are Frugal
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the April "You're the STAR" blog hop)

I Unfollowed Everyone On Facebook For A Year by Mama Finds Her Way
Unfollow everyone on Facebook 

If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )


Sunday, May 13, 2018

A Mother Is

A mother is the first person we know in life.  She comes in different shapes, colors and sizes. She shows us the world, and teaches how to act in our surroundings. The person who shows us what friendships are all about is a mother.

Mothers get us up and out of the house every day, which may be one the biggest challenges that each day presents. Our moms take time they don’t have to help us with our problems. Even though they may barely can deal with everything life has presented them.

So to all the moms out there Happy Mother’s Day!