December 1, 2020

Giving Tuesday is Today

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City − #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

Read more about #GivingTuesday at www.givingtuesday.org 

A few organizations I like to donate to are:

    LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
    Web Site: www.lls.org 

    STRAY RESCUE OF ST. LOUIS
    Web Site: ww.strayrescue.org

    RANDY'S RESCUE RANCH
    Web Site: www.randysrescueranch.org

    COULEE REGION HUMANE SOCIETY
    Web Site:www.couleehumane.com/

November 29, 2020

Sunday Stealing: Weight

Sunday Stealing for this week are from Adventures in Nonsense.
1. My biggest barrier to weight loss is... I eat when I am stressed, sad, depressed, mad, etc.

2. What is your relationship with food like? I like food way to much.

3. What was the last time you had fun that made you smile for a few days? Chatting with a friend a few days ago.

4. What are triggers in your life that lead to eating? Dealing with stress, feeling like I am hungry even though I just ate.....the list goes on and on.

5. What inspires you to be healthier?  I don't want to die.

6. Name two foods that you think are “bad”: Chocolate and ice cream.

7. Are your expectations for yourself too high? Very much so

8. Would you like more fun in your life? Yes.

9. What is your one comfort food? Chocolate

10. How would you give someone encouragement? Stand beside them through whatever they are going through...if they want to talk, I listen.

11. Do you get enough sleep? I do not.

12. What activities make you feel more relaxed? Playing video games, eating, reading, and sleeping.

13. Where do you need to practice forgiveness in your life? In my relationship with my daughter.

14. What is one thing you have not done because of how you looked?  I don't wear a bathing suit or shorts....ever.

15. What would you like more of in your life? For my family to live closer to me.

November 28, 2020

Stick Your Tongue Out

 Buddy says, "stick your tongue out!"
Buddy is my mother-in-law/father-in-law's doggie.
He is such a handsome and spoiled boy.


November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving 2020

From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving. 
Stay safe, stay healthy.

November 25, 2020

eCard of the Week #387: Thanksgiving

 
This Thanksgiving my thoughts and prayers go 
out to everyone who has to do the dishes.

November 22, 2020

Bella's 20th Birthday

Today is Belle’s (Annabelle) 20th day of birth.
She was born November 22, 2000 and passed away on August 02, 2012. 
She was 1/2 Cocker Spaniel and 1/2 Black Labrador.
Bella loved her babies (stuffed animals) and loved to play with tennis balls. 
She brought us nearly 12 years of joy and happiness; and will always be missed. Forever loved!

November 21, 2020

Sunday Stealing: Thanksgiving Questions

Sunday Stealing for this week borrowed from the Huffington Post.

1. What did you do for Thanksgiving when you were a kid?

Ate a big meal around lunchtime at home, then spent the rest of the day visiting relatives.

2 .What’s your favorite family tradition?

Going to various family members homes and eating pie at each house we went to.

3. What’s your favorite way to give back and help others?

I donate to various charities.

4. Name one person who can make you laugh, even months later. Why?

A friend from back home....someone that I think of as a brother.  He did some crazy things as we were growing up.

5. What is the funniest thing you remember about a Thanksgiving past?

Nothing I can think of.

6. Do you have any unusual traditions, rituals or habits around Thanksgiving?

I do not have any unusual traditions, rituals or habits related to Thanksgiving. 

7. What time do you eat your Thanksgiving meal?

Usually after Noon, around 1:00PM.

8. Name one ancestor that you think about on Thanksgiving and tell us why.

I think about my Grandpa Henson.  I miss the stories he told us of the good old days.

9. Is there a family heirloom at the Thanksgiving table? What its story?

I do not have a family heirloom for the Thanksgiving table. 

10. What is your favorite part about Thanksgiving Day?

Taking a nap after eating a lot of food.

11. What is something that was done for you this year that makes you grateful this Thanksgiving?

My in-laws moved 95% of my stuff to my new house, and cleaned up the old house.  Words cannot express how thankful I am for them.

12. What foods do you usually have for Thanksgiving?

Turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, corn, rolls, cranberry sauce, mashed Potatoes, gravy, yams, pickles, olives, and pumpkin pie.

13. How has the celebration of Thanksgiving today changed from when you were little?

Very much so.

14. If you could share Thanksgiving dinner today with one person in history who would it be? Why? 

I would like to share Thanksgiving dinner with Grandma Henson.  She died when I was 11 years old and I didn't get the chance to really know her.

15. What is one wish you have for the next generation as they begin to establish their own Thanksgiving traditions?

I wish they are more kind to those around them.


November 20, 2020

Shelby's 16th Birthday

Today, my Shelby would have been 16 years old. 
Shelby was born November 20, 2004.
She was 1/2 Boxer, 1/4 Blue Tick Hound and 1/4 Catahoula. 
She passed away on February 08, 2020 at the age of 15.
I miss her so very much! 
I love her to the moon and back forever and always.