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Sisters

  • Posted on August 8, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Sisters (free clip art)

Sisters (free clip art)

I had the chance to talk to my sister this past weekend. I love when I hear from her because it seems like too often a month will pass and neither one of us had an opportunity to talk to each other. She lives out of state and our lives are so busy that time goes by and you realize it’s been months! I know people always say slow down and enjoy your lives. Time moves so fast and before you know it your 70 or 80 years-old. It’s such a nice thought to be able to stop and enjoy the time we have with sisters and friends. I think I talked to her for over an hour. We had a lot of catching up to do! I love those moments that I have with my sister.

Breakfast

  • Posted on August 2, 2014 at 10:40 am

Breakfast (free clip art)

Breakfast (free clip art)

Everyone knows how important a good breakfast is to your health. Your body needs fuel to get your day started. Even if you just have a bowl of cold cereal with fruit. at least you are giving your heart, muscles and brain something to work with.

My favorite breakfast cereal is Special K with strawberries. The strawberries are dehydrated and they plump up when you add milk to the bowl. Sometimes I will add more fresh fruit to the bowl, like banana slices or a handful of blueberries.

The best part of summer and autumn is having all the fresh fruit to cook with or add to cereal, salads and snacks.

Summer Vacation

  • Posted on July 27, 2014 at 10:20 am

Mackinaw Island (free clip art)

Mackinaw Island (free clip art)

Our summer vacation is right around the corner. I love this time of the year. The beginning of August is usually when my husband and I like to take a vacation. It allows us to have a week or two away from home and then a week or two of summer left when we return.

This year we are headed up to Mackinaw Island. It is a very remote area in the upper peninsula of Michigan. It is actually pretty close to Canada. We decided to go there first of all because we had never been there before and second of all because the island is so historic that it looks exactly like it did back in the 1900′s. There are no cars, computers or cell phone usage on the island. We are traveling there for a week; I’ll keep you filled in on how it goes.

Pens and Pencils

  • Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:26 pm

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pen and pencil (free clip art)

My Mother always used to say that she would never trust a person who fills out a crossword puzzle in pencil. She says that the only proper way to take on a crossword challenge is with a pen so that your answers are final and cannot be changed.

I have tried to approach my life that way, as well. It can be hard to step into an unfamiliar setting and make your mark with a pen, but sometimes the rest of the people around you need to see that confidence, too. So I try to tackle every challenge with a confident smile and a firm hand, and most of the time I am delighted to find that it all worked out just fine.

On-line College versus the College Campus

  • Posted on July 15, 2014 at 8:16 pm

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College (free clip art)

My sister-in-law is amazing. She is working 2 jobs and still is finding time to take college courses. All of this after getting married and having 2 children. I don’t know how she does everything, and does it so well for that matter.

She has decided to head back to class to complete her coursework. A lot of adults choose to take courses on-line instead due to their busy schedules. Don’t expect these classes to be any easier then a class would be if you went to the campus though, in fact I’ve heard that they are harder on-line. You do have a little more freedom, but just as much if not more homework to do. Don’t get me wrong I highly recommend continuing your education no matter how you get it done. For some having a professor in front of you explain the material works the best, for others sitting in front of the computer and learning the coursework is a better option. Many colleges nowadays are leaving the choice up to you. Many programs including Masters’ and Doctorate degrees are being offered on-line. For further information you can contact the university you are interested in and see which programs are offered on-line.