My un-sightseeing weekend in NY City

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I never hesitate to say “yes” to a last minute invite for a weekend get away.  Without the baggage cluttering my mind , I have free time to wander and notice all the great surroundings.

Visiting New York City without the “what to see and where to go” pamphlet is great fun on its own.

I just let my old people watching,  pizza eating,  window shopping self take some not so picture perfect photos to share with all of you.

Enjoy 🙂

Heaven help us

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My parents had a house rule when I was growing up that was quite simple, if we did not go to church on Sunday morning we spent the day inside.  From that kind of upbringing I have become a fairly spiritual person.

I pray everyday and for the most part I keep a good “mind file” sorted by the urgency of one’s situation of who gets on my daily list.

My heart prays sincerely with compassion for those in need.
So, now that I am a social media junkie I started sorting the requests into two categories, to keep the list within reason. I call them prayers and good vibes. Separating them gives me a courteous response to avoid  offending anyone and it also  reduces my anxiety of being the one to jam the Holy airwaves.

A few that have been sent to the “good vibes” file include prayers requested by:

The Mom who wanted a miraculous cure for her sick child one morning so she could make her 10 am hair appointment
A friend trying to get to a higher level in Candy Crush
A friends daughter finding the perfect prom dress
A shopper who wanted a shorter check out line
Someone looking for a good Mall parking space
A neighbor asking for a new detached garage
and many other things that are within our own control and part of day to day life.
For all those trivial requests I am grateful that God was on the minds of these good souls.

Peace and happiness friends

Using a laptop on your laptop…scary

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Three weeks ago I was working online for several hours. My left leg just above my knee started itching and swelling.  I shook the blanket off that the laptop was resting on and thought I must have been bit by a spider.  Later that evening I noticed a welt on my right wrist, I shrugged it off as a clever little bug.  After a few days I noticed these areas became dark and still stayed itchy.  I applied Calamine and Benadryl lotion, and  nothing helped.

Here I am weeks later and I am scarred, and still slightly itching.  It finally dawned on me while working again in the same manner that these are burns.  It didn’t hurt or sting and I did not feel the heat.

It’s scary to me because I can only imagine what is happening to our ears and head with the phone up against them all the time….

For more information: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/news/20101004/laptop-risk-toasted-skin-syndrome#1

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock

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I’m not sure at what point my life changed from sitting at a school desk waiting for the arms on the clock to move, to saying ” I’ll just have to get to that tomorrow,” because my day is over.
Don’t believe it when you hear “they’ll come a time in your life that you can slow down”. No matter how slow I walk, or lessen the commitments I make, the time just keeps ticking faster and faster.

It almost makes sense that five hours of sleep at middle age is all that is necessary to have a good day.  Maybe nature throws in the few extra hours of wake time to compensate for the acceleration of minutes, and hours.
When I sit down and take a moment to look back on the years past  that are packed full of joyful memories, it seems those visions  fade out the not so good times.  I’ve concluded that the moment that I am in now is exactly where I want to be, and I’m thankful for this content feeling.

For those of you that have many past years my wish for you is that you are “smelling the roses”. For those who are still daydreaming my wish for you is that the path you lay out for your life will be a very happy journey.

🎶 Sing with the windows open, and eat the cake!!!!!