You’ve heard of the “Dog Days of August,” right? The warm sultry days of August have led some to change the month’s name to “Dogust.” To make these days more enjoyable I’ve listed below some of my favorite National Holidays. I hope you find some to enjoy or at least amuse you. National Holidays for … More “Dogust” Part 1
Want to add a little extra fun to your trip to the neighborhood pool or the hotel pool? Get cool pool photos as the kids get into the water. The key to these photos is to keep pushing the camera button over and over until you have about five pictures. Almost every time you will … More Pool Photo Fun
Hurray! July 4th is coming this weekend. I would love to run or ride a bike along the beach. But I do not run well these days. I tried it with my cane when I was late for an appointment two weeks ago. Not a pretty sight. I had a good laugh at myself. I … More What Will You Do this Weekend?
1. For those of you following my cancer journey, after three treatments (each two weeks apart) my bloodwork showed some progress. We were encouraged. Shouldn’t there be fireworks? Oh, wait. That’s next weekend. Shouldn’t there at least be balloons? Side effects have been tolerated to date. But not encouraged. 2. For those of you who … More Shouldn’t There Be Balloons?
When it comes to play, Dads are the best! I love the featured photo above. A biodegradable umbrella–shade from the sun for the father’s son. The playfulness between them makes me smile. Moments like these lighten uncomfortable days. They turn hot rides home from school into cool memories. Notice the father’s hand placed on his … More Did You Play Today?
The tulips are all gone now. Does Pella, Iowa have anything besides tulips? Look at all these photos and information. Then tell me what you think. The historical village is a good place to start. When the first Dutch settlers arrived, not much lumber was available to build. With winter fast approaching, the immigrants constructed … More Does Pella Have Anything Besides Tulips?
Memorial Day weekend is perfect for story time. Families and friends gather this weekend. Memorial Day events, plus barbecues, picnics, and other special events are celebrated on this three-day weekend. All of these activities make a prime opportunity for story time. Take your tape recorder, camera, or video recorder. Take your notebook and pen or … More Story Time, May 31, 2021
A popular call and response is given every Sunday in some churches. “God is good all the time,” the pastor says. “All the time, God is good,” the congregation replies. But when we don’t get our way or if things don’t happen exactly the way we think they should, do we truly believe that God … More Tulip Time
On Friday while I was trying to come out of the medicine they gave me during my bone biopsy, I heard the nurse in charge say, “Breathe.” I tried. Really I did. But I fell back into lah-lah land. “Breathe deeper!” she said. “You’re not breathing deep enough.” I think I fell asleep again. “Sing,” … More Bone Biopsy