Thursday, September 22, 2016

Night Hunger


Do you ever get hungry during the wee hours of the night or the early morning hours while you’re asleep? Have you had hunger pangs so bad they wake you up from a sound sleep? I have. What do you do about it when it happens to you? Me? I get something to EAT!

I read an article several years ago stating that people like me who get hungry during the night and get up to eat, have a problem. These professionals/experts say there is something missing in our lives. According to these experts, it’s a deep-seated emotional need that has not been fulfilled.

Needless to say, I threw that diagnosis out real fast, never to think about it again. Truth be told, the only thing missing in my life when those monster hunger pains hit is "FOOD".
 Photo © by dellgirl

Experts, professionals, or whoever has the time or inclination, can analyze me till they are blue in the face. I'm fine the way I am – I say take it or leave it to them. I get hungry, I go eat!

I think they're just jealous they can’t do night eating without getting really really fat, or developing heartburn, or something along those lines. They might be prone to acid-reflux attacks if they eat late at night. I don’t. I eat and fall right back to sleep, with a satisfied tummy.  

Ooops, it looks like I'm getting ready to jump up on my "high horse" and get all “high and mighty”. I’d better quit now.

Again I ask you: Do you get hungry while you’re asleep? Have you had hunger pangs that wake you up? I know I do. What do you do about it when it happens to you? 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Happiness is a Journey


Happiness is a Journey

We convince ourselves that life
will be better after we get married,
have a baby, then another.
Then we're frustrated that the kids
aren't old enough and we'll be more
content when they are.

After that, we're frustrated that we
have teenagers to deal with.
We'll certainly be happy when they're
out of that stage.

We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when
our spouse gets his or her act together,
when we get a nicer car, are able
to go on a nice vacation,when we retire.

 The truth is, there's no better time to
be happy than right now. If not now, when?
Your life will always be filled with challenges.
It's best to admit this to yourself
and decide to be happy anyway.

One of my favorite quotes comes from
Alfred D. Souza.  He said, "For a long time it had
seemed to me that life was about to begin
- real life.   But there was always some
obstacle in the way, something to be gotten
through first, some unfinished business,
time still to be served, or a debt to
be paid. Then life would begin. At last it
dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."

This perspective has helped me to see
that there is no way to happiness.
Happiness is the way.
So, treasure every moment that you have
and treasure it more because you shared
it with someone special,
 ...and remember that time waits for no one.

So, stop waiting until you finish school,
until you go back to school,
until you lose ten pounds,
until you gain ten pounds,
until you have kids,
until your kids leave the house,
until you start work,
until you retire,
until you get married,
until you get a new car or home,
until your car or home is paid off,
to decide that there is no better time
than right now to be happy.

Happiness is a journey,
not a Destination.

Author unknown


Saturday, September 3, 2016

It was the 3rd of September

Photo © by dellgirl

It was the 3rd of September. That day I'll always remember because that was the day that my daddy died, so well said by the "Temptations". Daddy died 28 years ago on this day, September 3, 1988. I felt as if my heart had been ripped from my body when I received the gut-wrenching news.

The pain and overwhelming sadness of that day are a distant memory now. It's strange, but Daddy is so ingrained in my heart and my soul today that I don't miss him. He is such a part of me that I don't often get that lonely feeling of missing him and wishing he were here. He is always with me, ALWAYS! Precious memories of Daddy are forever etched in my existence.

My brother sent me a text early this morning to remind me that today is the anniversary of Daddy's passing. I messaged him back, yes I remember. I will never forget that day. We message each other back-and-forth 2 or 3 times. Then, I just had to pick up the phone and call him.

We talked about Daddy for almost 20 minutes. That's the longest we've had a chance to talk to each other in a good while. We had a fun time on the phone reminiscing about our memories of Daddy. The list of precious memories is so long, we didn’t even put a dent in the list. Finally, we called a halt to our conversation and said our goodbyes.

Our final words to each other were that we were going to find and play some favorite music of ours and Daddy’s that conjures up loving memories of Daddy.

And, now to wrap up this post of random thoughts on this, the anniversary of my daddy’s passing.

I love you Daddy. I hope you notice that I strive daily to continue the Legacy you left me with.

RIP Mr. H. M. Wilkins: July 25, 1918 – September 3, 1988.

Daddy’s Legacy

Your legacy is simply;
It is awesome
with its power,
to live and love
to sing and dance
and to
embrace the hour.


© 2016 by dellgirl

Saturday, August 27, 2016

1st Day of School 2016

Photo © by dellgirl

This is Grandson’s 1st day of school, Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Doesn’t it just melt your heart to see him walking down that hallway? I choke back tears as I try to put this into words, remembering how Blessed we are to celebrate this milestone in his life.

Remember? He wasn’t supposed to be here. Doctors said his chances for survival from pregnancy to birth were 1-in-3,000. He made it here "against the odds". 

How wrong they were! They don’t know MY GOD! HE said that I, dellgirl, could have a grandson.

Here he is, and there he goes to begin another journey.

Okay, back to what I started to say. School actually started on Monday. Grandson missed the first day because his doctor’s paperwork (concerning his allergies and medications) was not in yet.

His mommy called the school to discuss the paperwork issue. She learned that Grandson needed to be present on Tuesday or he would lose his spot in class, paperwork or not.

Tuesday morning, Grandson goes to school, his mommy goes to work, and I spend the morning caregiving for my mama. First there’s breakfast and medications, next comes lunch, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera, and on and on and on.

Around 2:10 pm, I leave home to pick up Grandson from school. At 2:45 pm I get him and we head to the car. Traffic is pretty heavy, but we finally maneuver our way through the maze to the main street.

Grandson’s busy munching on the snack I brought along for him while clicking and swiping on his Kindle. He has only request, “MiMi, can we get a Slush today?”

We stop at Sonic for his favorite afterschool treat, a small green apple slush. I open the straw, pop it into the slush cup, and hand it to Grandson in the back seat. We’re on the road again, home by 3:15 pm. 

Another milestone, a great first day at school, Thank God for the Blessing!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Four Brothers Movie (2005)


Four brothers is a thriller action packed film about four brothers out to avenge their foster mother's murder in Detroit. Mark Wahlberg sizzles as Bobby Mercer leading the charge to find the killers. He’s on FIRE, driven by anger and frustration as he navigates brothers Angel, Jeremiah, and Jack through the maze of lies and deception to find the truth of their mother’s murder.

Four Brothers is directed by John Singleton. It is written by David Elliot and Paul Lovett.

Stars:
Mark Wahlberg – Bobby Mercer
Tyrese Gibson - Angel Mercer
Andre Benjamin – Jeremiah Mercer
Garrett Hedlund – Jack Mercer
Taraji P. Henson – Camille Mercer
Fionnula Flanagan – Evelyn Mercer
Terrence Howard – Lt. Green
Josh Charles – Detective Fowler

The movie begins with the mother, Evelyn Mercer, scolding a little neighborhood boy for shop lifting in a convenience store. She is there to purchase food for Thanksgiving dinner. The little boy rushes out of the store, leaving Evelyn as the only customer. She goes to look at the turkeys.

Two hooded gunman burst into the store and proceed to rob the clerk. Evelyn ducks down, and hides behind a shelf when she sees the gunman.

The cashier gives the criminals the money drawer willingly, but they shoot him anyway before they leave. Evelyn lets out a gasp upon hearing the gunshot and, the robbers find her hiding. They shoot her, point-blank!

After Evelyn’s funeral, the action-filled hunt begins.

Mark Wahlberg as Bobby Mercer is relentless as he galvanizes his brothers to action. He leaves no stone un-turned in his search for their mother’s killers. Nothing and no one is above suspicion.

I rate the movie 5 Stars. I don’t necessarily like a lot of blood and gore in my movies, but I DO LOVE it when bad guys get what they deserve. Four Brothers is jam packed with violence, profanity, and more blood and gore than I would normally choose to watch.

However, the Soundtrack by David Arnold, was the “HOOK” for me. The soundtrack is a captivating compilation of favorite and best loved Oldies but Goodies music from the 60s and 70s that I thoroughly enjoy. From the beginning song, I was captivated, anxiously waiting for the next one.

There now, that’s enough. I won’t give away any more of the plot and spoil it for you. If you like action, drama, and/or crime movies, try this one. Skip this movie if this is not your cup-of-tea.  

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Energizing Foods

A Healthy Well-Rounded Lunch w/ Whole Wheat Roll

Are you feeling sluggish? Or do you just feel downright tired, overstressed, overwhelmed, plain old exhausted? If you do feel that way, you already know where I'm going with this. 

In case you are wondering why I ask these questions, the answer is simple. A few weeks ago I began feeling extremely tired and exhausted. It was over and above my usual “dead-tired” feeling. I was exhausted to the point I felt as if I would pass out sometimes.

It did not take long to realize what was wrong. I had “been-there-done-that” before, back in 2011. I was doing too much, not truly relaxing as I should. I was not sleeping well, and I definitely was not eating the way I should. Truth be told, I was not taking good care of myself.

I did not want to end up sick the way I was in 2011. Therefore, I quickly got myself together and set goals for doing better at taking care of ME. First, I eliminated everything from my to-do list that was not imminently important. I also made a point of relaxing to refresh throughout my day, then dropping everything and going to bed at a decent hour.

I made a concentrated effort to eat healthier. That started with not skipping meals. It also meant eating well rounded meals instead of my usual intermittent nibbling throughout the day. I built-in healthy energizing snacks instead of chips and junk food for in-between meals.
A healthy energizing snack w/ orange juice

My first task was to research Foods That Give You Energy. Then I compiled a short list of those energizing foods. So let me get right to the list for those who need to scan quickly and move on.

Here is my List of Foods & Beverages That Energize, in no particular order.

-Water
-Coffee
-Tea
-AppleJuice
-Orange Juice
-Greek Yogurt, low-fat cottage cheese
-Dark Chocolate
–Popcorn
-Nuts: cashews, almonds, walnuts
-Coconut: coconut water, fresh or dried coconut
-Whole Grains: oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat bread
-Fresh Fruits:
apples, pears, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, bananas
-Citrus Fruits: oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits
-Lean Meat:  chicken, turkey, pork, beef
-Shrimp
-Canned Tuna (white or light) 
-Fatty Fish: smoked salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel
-Chicken Noodle Soup 
-Eggs
-Leafy Green Vegetables: kale, spinach, romaine lettuce
–Beans and Peas
-Sweet Potatoes
– Avocados

There are many more foods and beverages that give us energy. This partial list contains only those items I have tried first hand and know that they work.

Let’s wrap it all up. If you are feeling overly tired, sluggish, overstressed, overwhelmed, and totally exhausted, start with these tips. Change your lifestyle, your diet and your eating habits. Use this list of energizing foods to change your life. You will feel a lot better within a few days.

This process worked wonders for me and I am extremely I am happy to have some energy again. Give it a try, you might like it. You’ve got nothing to lose and a lot to gain.


Happy Re-Energizing to you! 

Recover Your Health with Clean Eating



Friday, July 22, 2016

A Friday Funny for You

To Be 6 AGain...

A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she'd like to have for her birthday.

“I'd like to be six again”, she replied, still looking in the mirror.

On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms, and then took her to a theme park.  What a day!  He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, The WipeOut, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Roller Coaster, everything there was.

Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park.  Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down.  He then took her to a McDonald's where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.

Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M's.  What a fabulous adventure! 
Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted. 

  
He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, 'Well Dear, what was it like being six again?'

Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed. 

'I meant my dress size, you retard!!!!'

The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he’s gonna get it wrong.

THIS IS FOR ALL THE MEN & WOMEN WHO NEED A GOOD LAUGH.



Happy Weekend to you, my friends.

Friday, July 15, 2016

TEARS & LAUGHTER


“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.”~Theodore Roosevelt 

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing. - Mark Twain

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road. - Henry Ward Beecher

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. - William Arthur Ward

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. - Bill Cosby

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself. - Ethel Barrymore

TEARS & LAUGHTER CLEANSE THE HEART ~ JL Huie

Are you holding back long-suppressed emotions? Let your feelings flow, right now.

While some of us wear our emotions on our sleeve, others keep feelings bottled up for decades. Strike a balance.

If you are suffering with unexpressed frustration or grief, let the tears flow. Then find a friend to laugh with.

Laughter, however artificial it feels, lightens the saddest moments and bonds us to family and friends.


Happy Weekend to one and all! I hope yours is filled with love, peace, and laughter


TOTALLY FREE STUFF



Friday, July 8, 2016

HOT in Texas


The past several days have been absolute scorchers, hot as all “git-out” here in my little corner of Texas. Air conditioners have been going full blast all this time, even at night. It’s so HOT even my sweat gets sweaty. And, this is only the first full week of July. We still have August to contend with.

I noticed a few times that certain areas in the playroom were not cool at all, never mind that the A/C AND the High Velocity Blower fan were going full blast.

Grandson didn’t seem to mind, he was busy doing his usual, running around shirtless wearing nothing but his undershorts. I suggested that he put on short pants in case anyone other than family came by.

He respectfully declined since he likes running around wearing nothing but his undershorts, always has. A few minutes later, I coaxed him into a pair of short pants.  

Okay, it got so warm in the room I dropped the A/C temperature a couple of degrees. I could hardly believe that we are only into the early weeks of July. Guess we’d better be prepared for what’s coming next, weather-wise.

All this steaming HOT weather has me thinking of a nice beach vacation. Maybe a trip to an exotic tropical island would cool me off. Oh well, enough wishful thinking.

Speaking of HOT weather, what’s your weather like? Is it hot? Warm? Cold? What? Are you running your air conditioner or your heater? I’m in Texas. Where are you located?

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Beautiful Saturday Afternoon

"Happy as a HOG in Slop" ...



Mama went back to my brother’s last Friday, the 17th. Grandson went on vacation for a week. For the first time since forever, I had nobody to take care of but ME. That felt nice.

Friday night was quiet and uneventful, felt so good it took a minute to adjust to the reality. Jordyn and I had made plans to visit a dear loved-one the next day, so I had pleasant thoughts throughout the quiet peaceful night.

I did not feel like getting up Saturday morning, wanted to sleep the day away. BUT, thoughts of our upcoming visit coaxed me out of bed. Our visit was everything I expected. We spent the time chatting, catching up on what we all were doing and, LAUGHING our heads off.

Whenever the three of us are together, it is a total “laugh-fest”. These two always have me in stitches, laughing until my jaws ache and tears stream down my face. I might as well put my eyeglasses on a nearby table because I have to constantly take them off to wipe the “tears-of-joy” from my eyes.

We make mountains out of molehills, literally. The tiniest of things will set us off on a tangent, building a humongous fantastically funny finale. It is hillaaarrrius!

Since I can’t explain it like it happens, just know, we had a wonderful visit. What a beautiful way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
  
What was your weekend like? Did you do anything fun? Or was it “business-as-usual”? And, what do you have planned for this weekend? Give us a hint or something. We’d love to hear all about it.  


Friday, June 17, 2016

Grafitti: Beautiful Destruction



Grafitti is vandalism, it is the playful defacing or trashing public property or of someone’s personal property.

Graffiti, spelled differently here, is described by some sources as wall writings.

Grafitti occurs when playful but misguided youngsters spray-paint drawings, slogans or other such markings on the sides of buildings, fences, sidewalks, in public restrooms, etc.

Make no mistake, graffiti is against the law. I know that, I understand it, and I agree that is the way it should be.

Okay, okay, enough of that.

I snapped this photo (above) as we rode by a passing train. Note the graffiti painted on the side. My first thought was to capture the moment. I did that. I whipped out my camera and snapped this shot.

My second thought was…WOW, that’s an amazing piece of artwork. It’s beautiful! There is so much detail, I marvel at the beauty.

Finally I thought, how sad. Someone has broken the law by defacing public property. It is also sad because this is a really amazing piece of art work.

Grafitti might be illegal, but it is awesome art at the same time. I only wish that all those with such talents could and/or would use those talents in a more productive way.

If only there were an outlet for that creativity and wasted talent, society would be better served.  


What are your thoughts on graffiti? Do you see any beauty in the pieces? What are your suggestions for utilizing those artistic talents?

Friday, June 10, 2016

Thank God It's FRIDAY!


It’s hard to believe that another whole school year has come and gone already. It seems like it was only yesterday that we were preparing to start the school year. Grandson’s last day of school was Wednesday May 25th.

He had another GREAT school year! Not as many absences for sickness as his Pre-K year. Every day when I picked him up I would ask what kind of day he had. His answer was always “AWESOME”! A few times he answered that his day was GREAT, FANTASTIC, or TERRIFIC!

Thank God for that! That was way more than I prayed for for my little trooper.   

Wait, there’s more. Summer Camp started at church on Monday. Grandson was so excited to go to summer camp again. He talked about it on and off throughout the school year.

Well, they have their first field trip today. He was doubly excited about that since he’s going on this one ALONE. He’s never gone on a field trip before without his mommy or daddy going along as a chaperone because of his allergies. Yaaaa, Thank God for that!

I can hardly wait to hear all about his first field trip alone! With that said, thank God, it's FRIDAY.

Tomorrow marks the beginning of what I hope is a quiet and relaxing weekend. I am especially looking forward to catching up on some much needed rest and enjoying the weekend.

What about you? What do you have planned for the weekend, anything fun? Whatever you do, I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Do you have a good laugh to share? We’d love to hear all about it.

Happy weekend friends!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Duplicate Content: What’s The Deal?

I wrote it, it is mine. Why can’t I post it in more than one place if I want to? Who cares about “Duplicate Content”? I don’t really care much about the duplicate content thing. I think. . .

If I were making big money, I might care. Or if I were losing money right and left, I would definitely care. But, I am just a tiny gold fish in the giant ocean of big fishes, (yea, fishes), I make about $3.50 a year here on the web. So I don’t put much stock in the “duplicate Content” thing.

So what’s the deal here? The deal here is this, I have some content published in other places and I want to re-publish it yet again, somewhere else.

I know Google cares about duplicate content. They have their reasons.  Membership sites that profit from our content care about “Duplicate Content”.  I understand their positions also. And, many other kinds of sites discourage “Duplicate Content”. What is the deal here?

What are your thoughts on duplicate content? Do you know how duplicate content works? Do you care about the “Duplicate Contend” thing? Does it affect how you work on the web? 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Bought Wit Is Better Than Told



As a kid growing up, I heard "Bought wit is better than told…" often. I had no idea what it meant. I only know that it was used whenever someone did something they had been warned against doing. 

I can still hear it to this day, "bought wit is better than told." It rings loud and clear whenever my gut says not to do something.


That reminds me of a story I read a while back about a man who was bitten and seriously injured when he tried to kiss a turtle goodbye. Ouch, that hurt! The first thing that came to mind was how stupid that was. Then, I had to remind myself that people kiss their pets all the time.

Just because I’m not a pet kisser doesn’t mean I get to go around judging people who do kiss animals as stupid. So, he wanted to kiss his turtle goodbye…to each his own.

I do know one thing though. He bought himself a fine lesson and, he paid a dear price for the lesson in the process. This is a prime example of that old saying I often heard growing up… “Bought Wit Is Better Than Told.”

When someone is warned against doing something, they rarely get the whole picture. Warnings don’t always work.

On the other hand, if I do something I should not be doing and something bad happens to me. I learn a valuable lesson, the hard way. Thus, the old saying…
       
“Bought Wit Is Better Than Told”!

Have you ever bought and paid for a valuable life lesson, the HARD way? What was the lesson, if you don’t mind sharing?


Monday, April 25, 2016

Dreams


I remember waking up several times during the night, sweating, even though the floor fan whirred quietly, blowing gentle breezes across the uncomfortably hot bed sheets.  The first couple of times, I didn’t mind getting out of bed. 

But, this last time, I uttered a moan of regret at having to leave the bed and the warm and beautiful dream I was having. This was not the first time I had had a similar dream, but this particular dream was so real, so peaceful, and sweet that I didn’t want to wake up.

I closed my eyes tightly, trying to force myself back to sleep without answering the call of nature that had jolted me awake.  No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get back to sleep.  I lay there for what seemed like an eternity trying to figure out how I could recapture the delicious dream, nothing worked. 

Finally, giving up in despair, I reasoned that if I hurried to the bathroom and back to bed I might be able to salvage that wonderful feeling I had just before waking up.

It wasn’t long before I was in that semi-conscious state between hearing the radio and not being able to distinguish what the talk show host was talking about. 

In a matter of minutes the peacefulness of the dream returned, washing me with a feeling of pure ecstasy.  I sleepily wished to return to the same spot in the dream where I left off before. I’m ready …      

Let the dream begin! 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Just Do It


 When you start a task that should be easy to do,

Then things go south straight out of the blue,

And the task gets so difficult, it frustrates you. 

You want to yell, and you want to quit, 

When the crap is pressing you down a bit, 

Grumble, if you must, but you’ve got to stick to it.



Chores get complicated very soon,         

You want to leave town, not just the room,

And the task you’re doing is making you mad.

But, go ahead and finish it, and you’ll be glad.

Don’t you dare quit because your stuff is a mess,

Just go through the process and give it your best.



 © 2014 by dellgirl  - DO NOT COPY 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Bench by the Back Door


A Tribute to Friendship

By the back door on a bench I wait after work for my ride.
I sit with my books my bags and stuff on the bench right by my side.

People rush by on their way out and smile as I sit alone.
Nobody knows nobody cares I’m here long after they’re gone.

There’s one who doesn’t pass without asking if I’m fine.
She joins me on the bench and puts her things down next to mine.

We chit and chat and talk we laugh and sigh a bit.
I’m glad to have her company while on the bench we sit.

Gathering her books and things she stands prepared to leave,
but not before she asks again “Can I help you, please?”

Holding the door open a tiny crack she asks if I need a ride
“I’ll gladly take you home,” she said, juggling her books on her side.

Her sincerity is from deep within As she wonders what to say,
“You sure you don’t need a ride home?” Thanks, but maybe some other day.”

The next few days and the next few weeks as I sat on the bench by the back door,
She never passed without taking time to sit and talk some more.

Then one day I swallowed my pride. I accepted her offer, I took the ride.
Never again did I have to ask, I never had to say,
“If it is no bother can you give me a ride today?”

My friend will never ever know just what she did for me.
There’s no way to repay her, so I want the world to see.

A friend like my friend Dorothy is a rare and precious jewel.
I’ll be forever thankful how we met that day at school.

I say thanks to my pal Dorothy for being my best friend.
I will cherish what you gave me from now until time ends.
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©  2008 by ~dellgirl~



Monday, March 14, 2016

How to Raise Your Kids and Still Have Time for Yourself - A BookReview


How to Raise Your Kids and Still Have Time for Yourself is Old advice that still works today…

The author provides many helpful tips for finding time for yourself while raising your child/children. She has categorized the tips according to the age group your child falls into. She begins with tips for things to do to find time for yourself if your child is a newborn up to two years old.

The very first tip is as old as I am, probably older. She advises doing things while your child sleeps. This is one piece of advice my mother, grandmother, and everyone else gave me when my grown (really old now) kids were babies.

IT WORKS though. 

PROS:
-This book of tips is full of helpful tips for first time mothers. It provides tried and proven ways to find some much needed time to devote to themselves.  New mothers will find their lives less stressful by utilizing these tried and true tips and advice.

-This book is also good for first time, older grandmothers (like me) who have not had to care for babies or kids for a long, long time. That is why I requested the book, my youngest kid is OLD. And, I do mean OLD.

-The main benefit of this book is that new mothers will learn early how to find time for herself before she becomes overwhelmed with her role as a new mother. She will learn that making herself a priority and taking time for herself will drastically improve her life.

-The book is a quick easy read and, it is well written.

CONS:  There are no CONS because I know from personal experience that these tips and advice work. One has only to try them and apply them to realize their value.

Conclusion:
I used many of these tips when my kids were growing up and, they worked. This book is worth the price for new mothers, single moms and dads, and grandmothers because these tips work.

I recommend this book of tips. I requested this book as a new, first time grandmother, and it works for me today. I recommend it.


I received this e-Book FREE in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.  


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Freddie and Sebbie Kick Mats- Luxury Car Seat Back Protectors: A Product Review

Photo is mine
It has been all of thirty-five years, give or take a few years, since I had a small child in my care. So, I had no idea I needed Car Seat Back Covers until I started picking up my first and only grandson from school last year. When I pick him up from school every day, the first thing he does is to prop his feet up on the back of the seat in front of him.

For that reason, these seat back covers keep me from having to ask grandson to take his feet down off the seat.  These seat protectors are a sanity saver.  They are the perfect solution to protect my car seats from grandson’s wet, grimy, muddy, dirty and/or dusty shoes.

The seat covers take all of that dirty stuff. They take the wear and tear of the constant contact of his shoes. The cover keeps the back of the seat clean and scuff-free.

This car seat cover is a good fit for my car. It was really easy to install and it is equally as easy to remove it. My daughter, grandson’s mommy, installed it in a matter of minutes all by herself.

The greatest benefit of this seat cover is that it keeps me from having to clean the actual back of my car seat. This cover takes the beating while the back of the car seat remains in mint condition, like new.
Photo is mine
 Another good thing about the seat cover is that it is easy to clean. You can quickly wipe it clean with a damp towel or sponge in a matter of seconds.

This seat back cover is worth the money. I recommend it.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Multitasking


Multitasking Is Not All That It’s Pumped Up To Be. In my opinion, multitasking is like a tangled extension cord. 

Long before the term multitasking became a household word I knew a lot of people who tried doing more than one thing at a time. I never understood the practice because they usually ended up half doing something or not properly completing all that they had undertaken.

I even married a master at multitasking. Yes, you got that right! Mister-Papa-dellgirl has been a multitasking pro during our entire 40+ years of marriage.

During the early years of our marriage, he would drop the transmission in a car so he could replace it. Halfway through unscrewing the screws and bolts, he’d jack-up another car to start work on replacing the brake shoes.

With both wheels off the brake shoes car, and the transmission almost un-bolted from the other car, he’d hurry into the house and start seasoning meat to put on the bar-b-que pit. It made me crazy just watching him scurry around from one project to another.

I called it “being a busy body”. Now they have a politically correct term for the phenomenon …they call it multitasking. I still say it is being a busy body. 
                                                                                        
A few years ago I read in the Renew Magazine by United Health Care that multitasking is not a good practice. According to the article, multitasking fatigues the brain and reduces productivity and accuracy.


Didn’t I say that at the beginning of this rant? Do you do multitasking? How successful are you at it? Do you know someone else who does it? How successful are they at it?