I have had my smarter than me phone for over a year now and was looking through it yesterday, I noticed that I have a lot of apps that I have no idea what they are. It got me thinking what are the apps that you cannot live without? I think that the only ones that I feel as though I am looking at all the time are facebook, texting, phone, and google. I also use my weather ap and a recording ap that I bought for my job. I also use an ap that sends me news feeds and map my walk. There is the calendar and don’t forget about the google chrome to phone app that allows me to send links right to my phone. I also use the browser on my phone. I just now realized that I use my phone a lot. The one thing I do not use my phone for is games. But we play lots of games in life, right?
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
What’s your favorite comfort food? For me I have a comfort meal it is meatloaf, baked potato and acorn squash. I remember as a kid we got to pick our favorite meal for supper on our birthday and that is what I picked and still would today if offered any meal prepared for me by my Mom. My bothers picked lasagna and a hot dish that my Mom used to call Good Hot Dish. If you are not from the Midwest you probably don’t know what I mean when I say Hot Dish, what it is a casserole or a potluck food. What is your favorite comfort food?
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Happy earth day to you….Happy earth day to you…happy better gas mileage to me. I got a new to me 1999 Accord and over the past 500 miles I have averaged 25.9 mpg, not too bad for a car that is 15 years old. If I get close to my last cars total mileage I will be doing pretty well. My last Accord got close to 350 thousand miles. Today is earth day and a day to celebrate Mother Earth, what are you going to be doing to save her for the future generations? I came into this year kicking and screaming with the new garbage cans in La Crosse because we had to start recycling, I am here to say that it has been pretty painless, and that I didn’t mind that change.
Monday, April 21, 2014
I felt like a sheep being herded in and around the store with the ranchers carefully placed around the edges and in the fields. That is right over the weekend I made the trip to IKEA. It started with the mind numbing slither through the parking lot searching for the ever diminishing 275 square feet of parking space. After about 7 and a half minutes of searching one of the coveted spots opened, yeah! Then it was off to fight the crowds to get in to the store when we finally reached the grand entrance up the escalator to the map and pencil area. Then the herding began the ranchers were standing around with their yellow stripped shirts with their brand proudly showing on their back the lighted arrows were on the floor and the mind numbed shoppers where piling things that they don’t need into carts that push straight or sideways, following arrows weaving in and out of areas of the store that you didn’t even know were there, finally after 90 minutes of weaving and bobbing we finally reached the area we were looking for picked up some drawers and shelves, then off to the check out. We got into the wrong line got cattle prodded to the end of the line, waited for about 45 minutes to check out only to have to fight the crowed to get out the store then fight the parking lot in reverse. All for what? When I attempt to put together my closet organizer I will let you know.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Why not have total truth in pricing? And I am talking about total cost if something costs 50 cents then have tax on it why not say 53 cents? Thing about how much easier it would be for all of us. No more adding the cost of tax in your head to see if you are within your budget, you would know if you are getting close to your ultimate buying power because of the math. I also don’t like when you go to a clothing store and the tag says $17.97 on a rack for 60% off. Tell us what the cost is, the total cost including tax so that way we are in the know and not in fear of over shooting our budget.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
My goal at the beginning of the year was to eat better, not diet, but to eat less and be aware of what I was putting in my mouth. I made it a pact to myself to only have one donut when they are at work, to eat yogurt for breakfast rather than bringing leftovers in to work and to try to eat more fruit and veggies. I am happy to say that I have been doing pretty good, I have had yogurt almost every day, I have been trying to not snack as much at home and I have been trying to move a couple times a week. I think I have able to do most of those things, my problem is now that I have done for about 4 months I have found myself this past week slipping into old habits like eating way too much in fact eating until I am beyond full. Are there any secrets that you have for keeping with it? My goal wasn’t to go on a diet or loose weight, but if I did I wouldn’t complain. Any help would be great.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I spent some time with my Mom last weekend, I now realize what my kids say when they say you just don’t get it. I think the older that people get the less likely that they are going to change. In my Moms case it is black and white, same with my Dad and just about every other older generation that I get the pleasure of talking with. I am in my mid-forties and I don’t think that I am too stuck into only black and white for answers, but I think I see a blue and a grey and a few shades of more. I could be wrong though because I am in that circle. My kids and I am guessing your kids as well and that most other younger people are seeing way more possibilities than us in the older generation. What color do you see?
Monday, April 14, 2014
I really enjoy the first snowfall of the season; everything looks clean and sparkly as you get ready for the cool then cold weather as winter sets in, people re-learning how to drive in the snowy slick covered roads. Ahh winter. But wait it is the middle of April and there is snow on the ground, what the hell. Not a fan of snow this time of year, I am ready to turn off my heat and sleep with the windows open, not bundled up with blankets. The bright note is that with this never ending winter we do know how to drive in this crap.
Friday, April 11, 2014
I hate to admit it, I am tired. I have been an early morning person for the past 22 years and for some reason as I am getting older 4am is starting to drag on me. I try to keep regular hours and keep my schedule most of the days. I remember when I was in my 30’s I could stay up late a few nights a week and not feel it the next day but as I am getting older those late night hours get seen less and less. I recall being in my 20’s and able to pull an all nighter and not be affected, now if I stay up past 10:30 on a school night I feel it, and if I push later than that, I am definitely feeling it the next day. I feel a nap coming on later.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Are we safe anywhere? Movie theaters, malls, schools and military posts? Shootings and stabbings, and why? Because someone was picked on or feel like they have no where to turn? There have been people getting picked on for as long as there has been people. What is the cause? What can be done to stop it? Is an insane plea fair? I look at these situations and get mad, why does this type of nonsensical violence have to happen all around us? Is there a place to turn?