Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A reminder

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I hope to see you there.


Friday, September 25, 2009

I'm back but am leaving again.....

I have neglected my blogs terribly. My husband and I have embarked on an exciting journey and I would like to share it with you. Please visit my blog
and go with us as we travel through the Golden Years. Please share your journey and struggles with us too. We would love to hear from you.

After a few weeks I intend to close this blog. Today is September 25. I will be deleting this blog on Halloween.

Don't forget to bookmark the link above.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Taking care of our teeth

I think my kids get tired of hearing me preach on the importance of taking care of their teeth and taking care of their kids' teeth. It is so important. Unfortunately dental care and any medical care is so expensive. If a person doesn't have insurance, well, they often just can't afford the visit.

In doing some research on this subject I came across a site that offers dental discounts. The site is Besides dental discounts they also offer help with hearing aid expense, vision care and even insurances. It is certainly worth checking out.

Read some of the testimonials. I was impressed and I think you will be too. Do check them out.

Saving those precious memories

Our grandchildren are growing up so fast. Two of them just had birthdays and two others are coming up in the Fall. I'm so glad that we all have digital camcorders in our family. If we miss the party, we know that we can watch the recording and it's just as if we were there.

When our kids were young we had an 8mm video camera. We had to have huge flood lights with it and a long cord as well. The whole process was clumsy. Now with digital ones they are all battery operated and you can go everywhere with them and take videos no matter what the environment.

These special times are so precious and as everyone grows up and older, those old movies are even more special. If you don't own one yet, I hope that you put a video camera on your list of things to get soon. They keep our treasures safe.

Staying healthy

I was talking to my cousin yesterday and he was saying he was looking for Mesothelioma lawyers. He has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. He's been feeling so bad lately and we were all so surprised when they finally diagnosed his problems.

The most important thing we have at this time in our lives is our health and so we need to guard it for all we're worth. Especially eat well, and get some exercise each and everyday.

I think that it's also every bit as important to laugh a lot. Surround yourself with fun people who like to laugh and who have a great outlook on life. Laughter is so important and has been found to increase a person's immunity against sickness. So, be sure to add laughter to your day's activities.

Stay well.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My name is Mary and I'm a shop-aholic

Yes, it is indeed true. I love to shop. As we drove through Branson to see where things were, I saw a lot of shops and am eager to go see what there is to buy there. Being in an RV puts space limitations on me, however. Drats!!

I love to shop AND I love a sale. I used to think anything marked down was a good buy, but over the years I don't get excited until I see at least 50% off. That's a sale!!!

A week or two before we left Texas, I was shopping and came across a wonderful winter coat that was marked down to $9.99!! Imagine that! It wasn't my size, but only a couple of sizes too large. The wheels were turning as I considered how I could take it in here, shorten the sleeves there, etc. etc.

Well, knowing that we would be in our RV for who knows how long, I passed on that wonderful bargain and left it for a sister shopper who maybe needed it more than I do. I keep thinking of that coat, though. I hope that whoever ended up buying it really needed a bargain like that.

My handyman husband

As those of you who follow my blogs know, we're giving full time RVing a try. So far we just love it, though we've only been at it a short time.

I really appreciate my handy husband and how he can fix anything that breaks. We don't have a lot of room to store a lot of tools, so my handyman has had to narrow down his "arsenal" to the ones that can serve his needs best. I really think that he would agree that the one thing he uses more than anything else is his box cutter. Believe it or not, this is true. The electrical wires in our RVs driver's seat came disconnected and so he set out to fix it. Out came his box cutter to strip the insulation off of the wire so he could reattach it and get the seat fixed.

That seat is working just great again, as is everything else presently. That may change, but lucky for me, my handyman husband will fix whatever it is that stops working as it should.