Late in her life, my Mother taught me to be a leader. In her Senior years, she lost her sight. The first time I took her arm to help her navigate a flight of stairs, she indignantly pulled away from me."I take your arm. You don‘t take mine, " she said. ".You don‘t need to steer me. Lead me."
The year Cabbage Patch Kids came out, it was the only thing my daughter wanted for Christmas. Her Christmas wish was my only experience in Black Friday shopping. We fought the crowds and looked everywhere for one and everywhere was sold out.
"Wait! They're backing out… oh no, they're waiting!" "There's a spot over there… oh no, they beat us to it!"
We all want to provide for our children, to give them a better life than we had, no matter how rich or poor a background we come from. Yet, I think the best way to provide for our children is to prepare them to lead a rewarding life.
Before we brought home our Airedale puppy, Bailey. We researched dog breeds to be sure our puppy had the right temperament, the right health requirements, and that he would grow to the right sized dog. One thing we didn't research is how quickly poo can pile up from one little puppy. The EPA estimates that one dog can excrete 274 pounds of waste per year, depending on what and how much the dog eats. We think Bailey reached that limit in his first 6 months!
The older I get, the more I dread the onslaught of winter cold temps. Lucky for me I have found five sure-fire tricks to keep warm weather around a little longer.
One day, last December, I woke up to a beautiful, bright morning. Sunlight made the snow covered ground look as if it were filled with stars. It brought back the memory of snowbound days when the outdoors was littered with neighborhood children pulling sleds, toboggans, and making snow angels, snowmen, and snow forts.