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Melt-in-your-mouth Swedish PANCAKES

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Melt-in-your-mouth Swedish PANCAKES

Do you like thin, smooth, melt-in-your-mouth Swedish style pancakes?
These are absolutely SIMPLE to make and this recipe is also SIMPLE to remember.
They can be made with gluten free flour as well.
My great-grandmother from Norway used to make these often.

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Wall CALENDARS make GREAT gifts for our elderly

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Wall CALENDARS make GREAT gifts for our elderly

Have you been trying to find the perfect gift for your aging loved one?
It gets challenging, because elderly usually exist in small, tight spaces. If they are either at an assisted care facility or possibly, still at home, they’re more than likely sitting in one place for a good percentage of their day.
If you’re lucky and they are quite mobile, then they’ll still love a wall calendar, with family photos and details to remind them of birthdays coming up in their kitchen or possibly, on their bedroom wall.
It ends up being something your loved ones can brag about, show to folks and every time a guest or caretaker comes into their room now, they’ll have that opportunity. It’s unique to them, to their life, it’s special, and every month they’ll have new photos featured for that month to point out to people that come in daily contact with them.

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None of them look like your usual CANDIDATE

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None of them look like your usual CANDIDATE

Are you all over the board this year, as far as who’s the right person to vote for, in the upcoming presidential election?
Boy – I am – The STRUGGLE IS REAL – in the campaign this year.
Who to vote for? It hasn’t come to me yet.
The world has become one scary place and it doesn’t seem to be getting better anytime soon.
How do we prioritize what our concerns are and why?
The trouble is, should we have to bother with a discussion or vote, as to whether we should have background checks required with the purchase of guns – of course!
Good grief – look what we have to do to drive a car in America. Employers can investigate us with all sorts of tools right at their fingertips. Why wouldn’t our government be able to put safeguards in place for gun ownership?
Is it what we need that matters or what we think we need or a matter of what we need NOW?
Who’s apt to most likely get us there – safely?
This has been and continues to be, one of the most interesting races in years.
So have you thought about what you think we actually need?

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Why do bloggers bother to blog?

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Why do bloggers bother to blog?

Do you ever wonder why you do this – blog? I do.
It’s a way to be expressive and learn about a whole range of topics that interest me and that also interest others. But, for those that haven’t done it or have no interest in it, my guess is it confounds you; why someone spends the time and energy.
As a retiree, boomer, old fart it’s FUN – sometimes, though it varies, depending on the subject matter and how invested I am with it.
It’s amazing, how many things I’ve learned by researching everything from retirement to movie theaters to the elderly. There isn’t a day, when I’m working on a new post, that I don’t come across articles that interest and educate me and make me ponder new concepts, new thoughts.
I’ve never been a “crossword puzzle” sort of gal, my Dad was.
Blogging is a way of keeping sharp, filled with new sides to stories, exciting trails that figure nicely into my bucket of “field trips,” that I truly enjoy taking. How about you? Why do you or don’t you blog?
Lately, I’ve also tried my hand at writing screenplays and for now, I’ve stalled out. I’m taking a course on “Finding your Story,” at www.Udemy.com (a site online with instructional videos on loads of subjects)
After finishing one screenplay and starting another, I’m still not convinced I can do this to the skill level I’ll ever be happy with.

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Make your VISIT COUNT with the elderly

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Make your VISIT COUNT with the elderly

Are you planning to visit an elderly parent soon?

24 – ways to MAKE your VISIT – count:

1) Give them some new hand lotion and a hand or foot rub – take your time, being soft and gentle. Remember their muscles are achy, filled with arthritis and extra sensitive to cold and pressure
2) If possible and they like this – take them to a park or movie or out to their favorite place to eat
3) Bring a photo album along of current pictures of their grandchildren, children and friends, that they may no longer get out to see
4) Keep the pace as slow as they need it and refrain from looking at your cell phone or fooling with your keys
5) Call them often and do it ahead of your visit, to see if they need anything, at the store or elsewhere…

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Shouldn’t our SAFETY be #1 in this ELECTION?

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Shouldn’t our SAFETY be #1 in this ELECTION?

For the life of me, I can’t understand our country.
It has always been my intention to keep my politics to myself, but is this and should it be, a political issue?
We wouldn’t argue against speed limits, on the basis they might take our cars away, yet gun lobbyists argue, if there are stricter gun control laws then next, “they’ll take our guns!” Really, is that even remotely logical?

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7 series similar to DOWTON ABBEY

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7 series similar to DOWTON ABBEY

Downton Abbey has been a hugely successful British drama TV series, that follows the lives of the Crawley family and its servants in the family’s classic Georgian country house. The series starts with the Titanic of 1912, which leaves the future of Dowton in flux, as so many Crawley family members die in the catastrophe. With fascinating story lines, wonderful costumes and sets to die for – it’s been a huge success.
But there are other worthy, excellent shows to watch on TV, with similar plots from England to Spain and through world wars. They are just as enriching…if not more!
These other programs, have all the charm, history and also give us a unique look into our past
They provide hours of leisure time, without wincing through blood and guts, yet still mesmerized by the action and rich characters!
Dowton was done for the season, but we certainly weren’t!

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17 suggestions to help you deal with a hoarder

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17 suggestions to help you deal with a hoarder

Nothing is worse than dealing with a family member that has a mental illness.
If this story helps one other family, than my goal has been reached. My guess is our story is similar to many others, with a relative inflicted with this OCD (Overly Compulsive Disorder) condition of hoarding.
My parents were married 42 years and my three brothers and I believe our Dad kept our mother in check, as much as he could, but finally he couldn’t take the disease any longer. They eventually divorced and Mom became her own worst enemy.
For over 25 years, she didn’t let any of her four children in her home, except my younger brother, who occasionally had to go in to make minor repairs for her.
Eventually, her place was so inhabitable that she couldn’t get a plumber or electrician or anyone to enter the premises.

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Will our beloved MOVIE THEATERS disappear?

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Will our beloved MOVIE THEATERS disappear?

We went to see that new show at the movie theatre, oh… I’m showing my age, they don’t call them shows any more, do they? My point is, we went to see THE BIG SHORT on New Year’s Day and the theatre was half full. This seems odd for a day, when so many adults are with family and have excess time on their hands.
Isn’t New Year’s Day a typical – “movie day?”
Totals are in and it appears 1.32 billion movie tickets were sold in 2015, according to The Numbers – Where Data and the Movie Business Meet – those figures represent a 6 billion dollar increase in ticket sales from 2014.
2014 was definitely an off year for the movie business. According to FILM blogging the reel world – Estimates say 1.26 billion cinema tickets were purchased in 2014 — which sounds like a lot, until you realize it’s the lowest number since 1995.
Are cinemas in general loosing steam?

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Do you know about all these ADULT coloring books?

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Do you know about all these ADULT coloring books?

OK, what’s the deal, do I look that pathetically bored?
Is that why my lovely daughter bought me this coloring book to what, help occupy my time?
There’s no doubt these books are beautiful, diverse, imaginative and have intricate patterns and pictures – but me?! I must be having the wrong reaction, based on the rise in popularity of these colorful coloring books.
Did you know there’s over 450 of them online now?
I have trouble doing something that doesn’t have meaning in some way. Maybe she’s right and I suffer from ADD, not sure but I know I’m too Type-A for this activity.
No – seriously – I’m having trouble with this concept, but is it just me? Have you seen them, those gorgeous these new adult coloring books? They come in every shape, color and form and with numerous themes.
Crazy that there’s 23 pages of these: “Adult Coloring Books” – actually on Barnes and Noble they show 10,044 of them – isn’t that hard to believe!

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