Did you know you can download the Kindle app free from Amazon’s website? You don’t have to have a Kindle tablet. You can download the application onto your computer or your smart phone. But why? You may still ask. Read on. Benefits of the Kindle Application: Electronic books or ebooks download quickly and easily. ebook … More Why Kindle?
Which scares you more? Snow or ice? Some people are afraid to drive in snow. They panic at the first snow forecast. I’ve never truly understood their panic. On snow you can get traction as long as it is not too deep. Ice or freezing rain is what scares me. But perhaps it is just … More Snow or Ice?
Last week I shared several national holidays for February. The February calendar has more things to celebrate this coming weekend. Friday, February 12 is President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday Why not celebrate his birthday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois? You still have time to plan. It could be a great … More More February to Celebrate
Do you hate February? One of my friends considers this month the absolute worst of the whole year—mainly because she despises winter. But February has several interesting national holidays that just might lift her spirits and yours if the winter blahs are getting you down, too. February 1 National Freedom Day – We have numerous … More FEBRUARY
My granddaughter Lilly’s fine hair is often tangled. I used to comb out her tangles with a fine-toothed comb. (See the light blue comb in the photo above.) No matter how gently I combed, Lilly pulled away even when her hair was not tangled. Finally, I decided the comb’s teeth were too sharp for her … More Lilly’s Logic
When my first child was a baby, I noticed a pattern of behavior. At developmental stages my baby fussed for several days. Nothing I did comforted him. Then suddenly he would learn a new skill. He rolled over, or sat up, or crawled. Unseen by me his little mind had worked until it mastered his … More The Pattern of Struggle
My two-year-old grandson was very proud he could carry his own backpack. He strutted around with a big grin on his face every time he walked to the car. On a recent visit, he stayed overnight with us at our hotel. The next morning, I was in a hurry. I gathered all his things and … More Soul Strain
Two and a half years ago our neighbors were transferred to another state for a job that would last approximately two years. They sold their house and said their goodbyes. Fast forward to fall 2020. One day I saw her walking in front of their old house. “Is that you, Cece?” I asked. “What are … More ASK!
I love the photo above. It represents much of the beauty and stillness I associate with the best of Christmas. For me, stillness often equals peace. As for beauty, is there anything more beautiful than a snowy landscape? Judging by the Christmas cards I’ve received over the years, I’m not the only who likes a … More Merry Christmas 2020
Tonight is your chance to see the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. The orbits of the two planets align approximately every twenty years, but this year we can see it during the early evening. The last time this astronomical event was visible was in 1226, nearly 800 years ago. Since this year’s event coincides … More The Great Conjunction or Christmas Star