It’s that time of year! The grills are getting fired up, backyard barbecues are in the works and summer parties are being planned. There’s nothing like a great summer gathering with family, friends, fun and lots of food.
A few weeks ago, while sitting on the sofa, I felt a tickle on my arm. I took a quick peek and there it was. One of the tiniest ticks I’ve ever seen. Since then, we’ve spotted several more on us and our dog. Thankfully, these pesky buggers weren’t embedded.
In the past month we’ve received invitations to 3 special occasion events. ’Tis the season…and I’m not talking about the holidays. We’re heading into the most popular season for baby showers, wedding showers, kids parties, graduation parties, engagement parties, etc. It can be a little overwhelming, but more so, it can cause some financial strain. Let’s face it, these occasions require you to show up with a gift.
Today, I received our local shopping guide that’s published once a week. It’s April, spring is here, the grass is green and it’s the start of yard sale season. The pages were plastered with announcements of upcoming yard sales. I’m a huge fan of yard sales and always on the lookout for antiques, old magazines, nostalgic kitchen essentials, wooden boxes and old framed paintings.
I was in the middle of plating up dinner last night when our neighbor called. She bought a piece of computer equipment and couldn’t figure out how to install it. My spouse handled the phone call while I put the finishing touches on dinner. I could hear everything. I knew it was coming. That pivotal moment when an expectation is masked by the question accompanied with a side of guilt.
Spring cleaning. Now there’s a term that will send steel blades down the spine. After being shut in for the duration of the winter, breathing in stale air, clutter building up, cabin fever and lack of motivation to do much of anything outside of the normal routine…well, things get messy. We won’t even discuss what the yard and patio look like at this point.
Learning about proper foot care after you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes is very important. With regular foot exams and patient education, half of the diabetes related amputations can be prevented. American Diabetes Wholesale is there to educate their customers with health news and tips. Roberta Kleinman (‘Manage Better Foot Care with Diabetes) says there are some things to keep in mind when purchasing diabetes socks.
The first year of college is the biggest leap in your academic career and sets the precedent for the next three plus years. Not only do you have to balance your school and study schedule, but possibly add a job and social life into the mix. Getting your financial aid in order and your books in hand, you’re ready to go into the wide world of college life. Because the first year of university life can be exciting and overwhelming, here are four tips college freshmen can use to manage their money effectively enough to build their career, stay safe and eventually move out of that cramped dorm room.
I’ve been an online shopper for over 6 years now. I’ve ordered hundreds of items from jewelry to home items and everything between. I can count on one hand how many times I’ve received merchandise that has arrived damaged. If you’re an online shopper, you know that sinking feeling when you make that discovery. After all, you’ve waited days to receive whatever it was you ordered. There is a sense of excitement and anticipation. That can easily crash when you pull out damaged merchandise.
Meet Coco. He’s a little over a year old. About 6 months ago he was rescued from a grim world of neglect. Coco had been kept in a basement & confined to a crate. When he arrived at the shelter, he was terrified of people. I started working with him the day after he arrived. Coco would approach me, sniff and then run away. He didn’t want to be touched. Little by little, Coco made progress. I was able to touch him and eventually pick him up. He had an abundance of trust issues and there were times where he nipped. However, Coco had an entire staff of volunteers who had faith, gentle persistence and some expert training skills. It paid off. Today, Coco is a playful and affectionate dog who enjoys the company of people and loves nothing more than to curl up on someone’s lap. He is ready to be adopted.