Once upon a time, Thanksgiving brought families together for large gatherings. These days, jobs scatter us across the country making such gatherings difficult – if not impossible. I am lucky to have such heart-warming memories. The same isn’t so much true for Read more
Halloween is over. November is here. People everywhere will start complaining about Christmas merchandise in stores and about Christmas music beginning to play. They’ll complain about people saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”. It happens every year. They’ll complain about the Read more
Over 16 million views on this instance of the video alone. Who knows how many copies are out there as well! Sadly, it doesn’t make much of an impact on those who say such mean things. I don’t understand how anyone can be so mean and not think about how their comments hurt others – not even CARE.
This judgment goes beyond personal appearance. We are judged based on our cars, homes, and even our lifestyles. You don’t have to have the latest luxury model vehicle. You don’t have to live in a house that looks like a model home. You don’t have to be a doctor, lawyer, or upper-level business executive to deserve respect and even admiration for the amazing human being you are.
She went from this:
The most alarming frame to me…
What you do have to do is be comfortable in your own skin … your own car … your own home … your own lifestyle and not give a flying fig what others may think of any of those things. People who have mean things to say about any of those things aren’t worth worrying about. It obviously takes a lot to please them, and that’s just too much work!
Since the dust has settled on this incident that happened exactly one year ago, I know that there is more to the entire situation than anyone has taken the time to thoroughly explain. Perhaps they aren’t allowed to (privacy / district policy / what-have-you). I recognize and respect that this is Read more
Social networking sites. How much is enough? How much is too much? Are you truly networking or just sharing things blindly with no idea who sees what you post?
Facebook is where I stay connected with people who are closest to me. It’s a place to keep up with the day-to-day goings on and has all but replaced email and even phone conversations. (Don’t get Read more
Wake up in the morning, pour a cup of coffee, feed the dog (the other is still sleeping), and empty/load the dishwasher. Don’t stop there! Clean out the fridge and take out both the trash and recycling. On a roll!
Then… wah, wah! Sidetracked by all things internet. Although it seems that everything has come to a halt, it really didn’t; I still accomplished things!
I had to backtrack to find out what led my monkey mind from branch to branch, tree to tree, jungle to jungle even! I’ve got it! I started a search on Colorado Photographers Facebook group to see if there were any recommended cell phones with rave reviews on their cameras (a search that makes no difference because I can’t upgrade for a long time).
There, I found photos using VSCO filters. I have the VSCO app on my cellular device. VSCO has something like Instagram and Tumbler had a baby. I was instantly intrigued and created an account. I now have a VSCO Grid! Instead of being selfie-centric, though, the sight is more for true photography enthusiasts … the creatives.
I saw that I could create a widget to share my VSCO Grid on my blog, which led me to changing the theme of my blog site. It’s not a drastic change, just a bit fresher. It looked kind of naked, so (swinging to yet another branch) I created a custom header for it. Much better!
Now off to do some in-between-haircuts maintenance to the mop on my head, shower, and go shopping with the girlies! Have a great day everyone!
This is one of the things I love about the new Microsoft Edge browser … uncluttered reading!
Simply click this icon:
… and this … Read more
This was the view between my feet this morning…
I feel swollen when I walk. I’m uncomfortable when I Read more
My domain name expires in October, and I’m considering something a little easier to remember. I reminded myself today just how fickle I am, and I thought … What rhymes with fickle? PICKLE. The Fickle Pickle. I probably Read more
It wasn’t planned. It just fell into place. This has been a summer of Stephen King! It started with finishing Doctor Sleep, which I had started last fall. Then I read the classic, The Shining. I thought it was time I compared both the big screen version of the film and the mini series to the actual book.
Before finishing Revival, which was the next Stephen King novel I dove into this summer, I thought I’d like to read Carrie next. So I searched 2nd and Charles for a used copy of the book, but they didn’t have it. Instead, I found Firestarter and bought that. I wasn’t satisfied with that compromise and downloaded Carrie onto my Nook from Barnes and Noble.
Firestarter will have to wait. I’ll get to it before summer is officially over. ;)