Tag: NewDirection

Your cheatin’ heart (PG13)

I read an interesting FB post link yesterday.  I think it was titled, “Why married men don’t cheat” or some such thing.  I skimmed it, as Jim and I discuss this every now and again, when we hear about some celebrity affair/divorce.  I just don’t understand what people don’t get – once you’re committed to…
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Why is it that some people don’t seem to understand responsible financial management?!

For a while there was a high school math class, Personal Finance, that actually showed you how to manage your money.  Things like how to keep a checkbook, pay your bills, what bills you should have, the estimated cost of things, SAVING money, budgeting, credit cards, are all important things.  Is this not offered anymore? …
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Why are you yelling?

Have you noticed that some people are just yellers?  Not necessarily all the time, mostly when they get perturbed. I was in the car with my 4yr old granddaughter the other day and we were talking about how bossy people don’t have a lot of friends.  She was telling me she had to yell at…
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Am I being Cautious or Paranoid?

I love being outside and doing yard work.  I have planted (with help from my dad) most of the landscaping at most of the houses we’ve lived in.  I live to be outside – on a warm sunny day. Some of you have heard that I stepped in two hornet’s nests in two weeks, and…
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Are you speaking the same language?

 How many of you are familiar with “The Five Love Languages” books by Gary Chapman?    I highly recommend them.  The quick info goes like this, everyone has a love language… Words of Affirmation Quality Time Receiving Gifts Acts of Service Physical Touch Do you know yours?  Mine is Physical Touch – grin. The idea being,…
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A year later

I wrote this last year, and never “published” it.  Our son is now home and ran for cover last night when someone set off some sort of sky-rocket fireworks.  It caught him by surprise and he did what he was trained to do.  Sigh.  I’m publishing this – not so much for the Civil War…
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Road trip safety

Short and sweet this week, but packed with information! As you may have heard, my daughter-in-law and grandkids were in a car accident on Memorial Day weekend.  Nobody had any major injuries.  The kids seem fine.  So let me say now… “IF YOU HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN WHO BELONG IN A CAR SEAT – USE IT!” …
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It’s a matter of the mind

Oh, the itching!  Don’t scratch it, it will make it worse.  I know but… the itching!  Don’t scratch it.  Oh, even just lightly touching it feels so nice. Don’t scratch it.  I know, I know.   Don’t scratch it.  ARGH it itches!   Scratch, scratch, scratch.  Sigh, I shouldn’t have done that.   This is the conversation going…
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Sell or donate?

I recently saw a comment, on FaceBook, about someone having bought a piece of history when the Smithsonian was having a sale back in the 1970’s.  I thought, “How terrible that the Smithsonian would sell its historical items.”  I then recalled reading an article about the abundance of items they actually have and how much…
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Kudos to Colorado

I recently attended an education forum that had, as one of the speakers, a Senator from Colorado, who had been a 9th grade English teacher, moved up the ranks to Principal of an alternative school, and eventually ventured into politics.  I have no idea how old he is, I would guess mid 30’s.  Apparently, he…
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