Category Lifestyle

How I Met My Hero James Garner

09/15/2019 Lifestyle  No comments

A few years ago Hollywood and the golfing world lost one of it’s biggest supporters and stars, and my hero, James Garner, aka Maverick. He was a great actor, a rabidly avid golfer, and by all accounts a genuinely nice guy. He was more than all that to me because he gave me one of, if not the most, cherished memories of my life.

James Garner, my heroIt happened when I was 3 or 4 yrs old so it would have been 1959 or 60 when Garner was riding high on the success of his TV show Maverick. I was probably the biggest fan in the entire world. So much so that I wouldn’t leave the house without my cowboy boots on (no real cowboy would be caught dead without his boots). Maverick was my hero. As it happened he was going to be playing in a celebrity exhibition golf tournament in Kansas City where I’m from...

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Scavenger Hunts for Kids: 6 Adventures

07/04/2019 Lifestyle  No comments

Kids on a scavenger hunt

Kids on a scavenger hunt

 Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Looking for ways to get your kids out of the house to explore? Road trips, nature walks, and beach days are fantastic ways to encourage little ones to get involved in scavenger hunts.

Kids are curious and love games. That’s why a themed photo scavenger hunt is the perfect way to explore something new and have some fun at the same time.

What You’ll Need for a Photo Scavenger Hunt

Before you begin, double-check to make sure you have the following supplies:

  • A smartphone or camera
  • Pencil or pen
  • Scavenger hunt lists or printables
  • A grand prize for the winner

Photo Scavenger Hunt Guidelines

The rules are simple, but you’re also free to be as creative as you want...

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I love bling! Diamonds and Pearls

03/31/2019 Lifestyle  No comments

Diamond Bling

Diamond Bling

I love bling- diamonds, sparkles, tiny white lights, pearls. When I was a younger woman, I wore simple jewelry. As I get older, I enjoy seeing glitzy, sparkling gems; diamonds, gold, silver, opals, rubies, did I say diamonds?  I love the sparkle of those tiny white lights on trees outside restaurants. I love the glow of sedate Christmas lights late at night when all is quiet. The gentle shine of pearls makes me smile.  I have little need to wear much jewelry. I mostly enjoy it on others.

The attached picture is of my friend’s diamond engagement and wedding rings from her second marriage. This is definitely bling! When we are older with established careers our income allows for bigger and brighter bling!

Many years ago my husband picked me up on a Friday afternoon to go out ...

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Winter on Lake Ontario

03/05/2019 Lifestyle  No comments

Winter on Lake Ontario

Winter on Lake Ontario

Our winter starts in October and ends in May. Snow, ice, mud, rain, over and over and over. Boots,  winter jackets, warmer jackets, mittens, warm gloves, shoveling, more shoveling and chopping the ice. Waiting for the garage roof to shed its ice without dropping on anyone important.  Taking out the trash and getting the mail without falling on the ice. Pushing myself to go out among humans when I would rather stay inside where it is warm and there is no snow, ice, mud or rain.

The dogs go out and in, out and in, and bring in the snow, ice, mud and rain. A clean floor is impossible. I have not persuaded them to wear boots.  They do like “the towel” when they come in and compete to be the first one to be dried off...

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Taking My Puppies to the Vet

03/05/2019 Lifestyle  No comments

Taking My Puppies to the Vet

Murphy

Taking my puppies to the vet is quite the experience for me. We currently have 3 dogs: Molly and Murphy, chocolate labs age 8 1/2, and Penny, a beagle, blue tick-hound mix, age 1 1/2. These 3 make an interesting group.  The beagle is best friends with one lab and not so much a friend to the other lab. The 2 labs went to the vet the other day for their well visit, one dog at a time.  I can really only comfortably handle one at a time.  They like the ride in the car, but once we get into the vet’s parking lot, all hell breaks loose. They do not see anything good about taking the puppies to the vet.

When I take Murphy to the vet, the only door she likes is the one that takes her back out of the vet’s building...

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