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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 • Posted January 6, 2016
The holidays are over. Kids are back in school. Christmas decorations are coming down and getting packed away. Normal is returning. Our family was truly blessed to be together this Christmas. I hope your family enjoyed a wonderful Christmas. We all look forward to the New Year. The Art/Trinity United Methodist Women will meet at Art on January 12 at 2:30.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 • Posted January 6, 2016
This is it. The beginning of 2016. And so it goes. Time. Going, going, gone. Usher out the old. Welcome the new. The past is past. Adios. Vaya con Dios. It’s about time. A new year is born. Wishing one well. May it be happy. And healthy. And prosperous. Time waits for no one. Time heals all. Time is a gentleman. Time flies. Time marches on. All in good time. Time out. Time to go Time to stop. Time for a break. Time for a nap. Time for bed. And a time to every purpo ...
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 • Posted January 6, 2016 • Photos
Well here it is… a New Year… 2016. A very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!! I didn’t do anything for New Years as usual. I consider it to be amateur night. Mercy time flies. I suppose you’ve made “New Year’s resolutions”. My normal resolution is to make no New Year’s resolutions.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 • Posted January 6, 2016
Do you have WEIGHT GAIN AROUND THE MIDDLE, tiredness, irritability, insomnia, poor mental function and inability to lose weight? If you answered yes, your lifestyle needs an overhaul as you are insulin resistant. Insulin regulates BLOOD SUGAR levels within the body. We associate insulin with diabetes – but there is a more insidious condition that happens when our blood sugar levels are “considered” normal, but our body quits responding normally to the insulin we produce – ie.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 • Posted January 6, 2016
I was home in bed when the New Year began. When I left the house on New Year's Eve, Daddy had smiled and asked, "Do you really think you'll make it until midnight?" He knows that I enjoy getting to bed early, and knows that a late night for me usually ends a bit after the evening news. I've never been a big celebrant of New Year's Eve.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 • Posted January 6, 2016
Picante Sauce adds just right amount of spice to this easy-to-make skillet dish loaded with chicken, pepperoni, green pepper and mozzarella cheese….served over rice, it’s an absolutely yummy dinner! Ingredients: 1 tablespoons canola oil 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken halves (about 4 breast halves) 1 cup Picante Sauce 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning crushed 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup) 1 ¼ ounces chopped pepperoni (about 1/3 cup) 4 tablespoons shredde ...
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 • Posted December 30, 2015
It's like the world's longest tennis match. County presents interlocal agreement to city for law enforcement, city passes. City presents interlocal agreement for law enforcement to the county, county passes. Back and forth it goes. And no one quite understands what it's all about. Let's winnow it down a bit so it's more understandable to all of us. The city eliminated its own police force several years ago.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 • Posted December 30, 2015
Dear Mason, For me, hanging Christmas lights is both challenging and rewarding. Challenging because I live in a big, tall house with no electrical outlets outside. I have to pull out the tallest ladders I own and multiple splitters, power strips and extension cords. It’s always fun to see how many different items I can plug in without blowing a fuse or circuit breaker.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 • Posted December 30, 2015 • Photos
I hope you had a great Christmas. I know I did. Unfortunately I did not get my tree up this year… again. I did not find the tool I needed to put it up… the Tuit. You know the tool, the round one. If I had only gotten a Round Tuit I would have done it.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 • Posted December 30, 2015
As we RING IN THE NEW YEAR, it’s a good time to REFLECT upon things each of us can do to be healthier. The biggest impact that can be made on our health is in our day to day actions. REVIEWING those actions and RESOLVING to change just a little each year can set us on a course to better health.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 • Posted December 30, 2015
If you, like many Americans, eat, you’ve probably gained a little weight during the holidays. I’m being nice, of course. You’ve probably gained a lot of weight. The average daily American typically packs on a good ten pounds each year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Eating enough sugary, starchy, holiday food to choke a buffalo is an American tradition here in America, and if there’s anything Americans love more than tradition, it’s eating. My goal for 2015 was to lose ten pound ...
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 • Posted December 30, 2015
The greeting of Merry Christmas, was had. However, it was usually followed by, “Are you ready for Christmas?” I must admit, I’ve said this, but it’s really a stupid question. Is anyone really ever ready for Christmas? No, there is always something that we forgot to get or do. But, if you look at it in a way that is comforting, you can always say, “well we did okay without it, and maybe you can justify it by saying to yourselves, “Nobody died because of the oversight!” Just as long ...
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 • Posted December 30, 2015
Before celebratory parades line up, I want to confess to framing a misleading headline. When I mention “end of the lines,” I limit the meaning to the final lines written in this column for calendar 2015. Wherewith, you may choose to respond with the same query the needle posed to the thread in the nudist colony: “Sew what?” Featured in the year’s final column are three sets of totally unrelated memories, none of which is likely ever to be forgotten by the folks who were there…. ...
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 • Posted December 30, 2015
Happy New Year. I hope 2016 brings you good health, happiness, and of course wealth. For your calendar: United Methodist Women will meet at Art on January 12. Officers will be elected and the New Year planned. Happy birthday to Wesley Head on January 1st and to Stephen Mutschink on January 4th.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 • Posted December 30, 2015
This is it. The last of 2015. And so it goes. Time. Going, going, gone. As of December 31st. At midnight. Stick a fork in it. It’s done. Ring out the old. Ring in the new. Horns blow. Confetti rains down. Balloons float in the air. Bells ring. Corks pop. Champagne flows. Kisses and hugs. Laugh and smile. Usher out the old. Welcome the new. The past is past. Saying adios. A new year is born. Wishing one well. May it be happy. And healthy. And prosperous. Break out i ...