Headlines That Could Stand Some Editorial Oversight…


·          Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says      Really?


·          Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers     I’ll bet even the Chief W. L. Wilcox would think this a bit excessive.


·          If Strike Isn’t Settled Soon, It May Last Awhile     I suspect that is the case.


·          Kids Make Nutritious Snacks     I’m sure I’d prefer peanuts or chips or something.


·          Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant     Seems like a fair and impartial trial might be better.


love what you do… till you do what you love!


“Feel the fear, and do it anyway.”
-Susan Jeffers

Six Tips to reduce holiday stress


1)  Avoid the stress and exhaustion of holiday shopping by ordering your gifts from catalogs and TV shopping channels. An added benefit is that out-of-town gifts can be sent directly to the recipients, saving you the hassle of finding a box, packaging the gifts and waiting in line at the post office. 

2)  Use gift bags instead of traditional wrapping.  (Dollar-type stores, catalogs and TV shopping channels often offer low-cost assortments of gift bags.)

3)  Each year, between busy schedules and increased postage costs, fewer and fewer people send holiday cards. If you still feel you must send some cards, be selective. Only send them to close friends and family whom you seldom see. I strongly recommend eCards and eVites!

4) When everyone is coming to your house for dinner, ask each one to bring one or two dishes, leaving yourself only one or two simple items to prepare.

5) If you are going out of town to visit relatives for the holidays, consider staying at a hotel for at least part of the time.  Having a separate haven will reduce your stress by giving you a sense of control over your own space and activities for at least a portion of each day.

6)  If the demands of your extended family are more than you can handle each year, consider making an annual holiday vacation a new family tradition. (Try a western dude ranch, a chalet in the Tennessee Mountains, or a warm tropical beach.) This can be a special bonding time for you and your immediate family. You will not feel compelled to cook, and you will probably reduce the size of your gift list because everything will have to fit in a car or on a plane.



“Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, sing as if no one can hear you, and dance like no one’s watching.” -Anonymous

I just realized that I need a post to put my notes; to organize lists, projects and life in general. If you’d like to leave a question or comment on any post,  you will need to click the top “Post Header” of the blog article you would like to comment on and it will take you to that screen.

If you want to ask me a quick genealogy question here is the post to do that!


“Whether you believe you can or whether you believe you can’t, you’re right.”
-Henry Ford

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