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Landscaping 101 – Learn To Do Your Own Landscaping–You can do it!

 

 

Beautiful Landscape
My Secret Garden

Hey guys!  Welcome to Landscaping 101. When I first started my Blog, I named it “Create An Be Happy”,  I figured it was about time for me to help You create an be happy. This Post will teach you to Create a Beautiful Landscape of your own.  Join me to learn Landscaping 101, I’ll tell you everything you need to Know. Up for the Challenge?
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Fall Garden Clean-up 7 Reasons NOT to!

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DON”T Clean Up the Garden!! What, that’s not what you’ve been told all your life? Me too! Parents would always talk about cleaning up the garden and lawn and getting it ready for winter. As a kid, that never made sense to me. The garden looked just fine to me. I figured it could take care of itself.
Now that I’m an adult, most of the time, I got to thinking about it and I came up with 7 good reason not to clean your lawn or garden. (They just might make you smile:)
So read on, and don’t forget to comment, I want to know what-cha think? I know I’ll have a lot more time to watch Steeler Games by not doing something so unnecessary, like clean up the garden!
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It’s been a long time Friend!

Dancing Leaves
Dancing Leaves

 

The summer has speed by so very fast. As usual I had planed to accomplish so many things and that was why I decided to take the Summer off. Now that summer has passed I realize that it is not what we wantr has passed and time has run out, I find it was not My Goals that needed to be completed, it was God’s. I realize now that it is not what wet to accomplish it is what God wants to accomplish in us. Continue reading It’s been a long time Friend!

First Day of Deer Season

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It’s The First Day of Deer Season!

I Never knew why the guys got so excited about it,  Now I know! this is my first year ever to go hunting. I never thought that would be something I would like to do. I am so thankful that I have a wonderful husband that talked me into it! Continue reading First Day of Deer Season

7 Ways to have a Stress Free Christmas

 Rush is on for Christmas

The rush is on for Christmas!

  The Rush is on for Christmas

                               How can you have a Stress Free Christmas?

How can you have a Stress Free Christmas? Read on maybe I can simplify things for you!

  • The First Thing To Do Is Simplify Things 🙂  
  • Get started early. I know some people work better under pressure, or so we say. Are you one to leave things to the last-minute? Do you enjoy being so stressed out that you don’t even enjoy the Season? So what do you do?  MAKE A LIST! Stick to it, check things off when you’ve accomplished something (it’ll make you feel good). Don’t take on more than you can chew!

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Happy Thanksgiving

 

Here’s Wishing You a Blessed Thanksgiving

 

Be Yea Thankful
Gods Bounty

 This happens to be my favorite time of the year. Not only do we have all the fall colors to enjoy, but People tend to be a little nicer. Have you ever noticed that? This is the time of year when People start to think about things they are Thankful for, family, friends and get together. They may even think about doing something for others instead of themselves.

Maybe we should think of Thanksgiving as GIVING – THANKS, that way there is no doubt what it’s all about.                                                                                                              


                                                                  Thanks


Give Thanks
God Our Provider and Father
Have a Happy Heart
Have a Heart Filled with Gratitude

 What are you Thankful for? Is it that New Car sitting in the driveway? Or that new Outfit you spent a fortune for, and will only wear once? Maybe it’s the Biggest House in the neighborhood?  Did you ever stop to consider that these are Only Things. They are not something that loves you back. Trying to impress others is such a Childish thing to do.

Thank You Lord
In Everything Be Thankful

I think the key to being Thankful is to Thank God everyday. We do not have to save our Thankfulness for one day of the year.

 So, what should we be Thankful for? Just look around! How were you able to look around, you have your sight. Just think what it would be like to not be able to see all the Beautiful Fall Colors. The Thanksgiving Table set with that huge Turkey and all the food which God provided. Best of all, Your Family. Be very thankful for them, some People don’t have Family to Share a meal with or to visit with or to even LOVE. You are very fortunate. Now Listen, you have your hearing so Listen to the laughter, and the stories of Thanksgivings past. The Children giggling and being silly. Does any of the superficial things you have give you this joy? Look up to God, be so very Thankful  that he Loved us so much that He gave us a wonderful Gift, his Son Jesus. Without Him you would not be saved. Thank Him daily for all that he has provided. Never forget that it wasn’t you’re doing that you have what you have, but God’s. Thank You Lord.

                                                                       Giving

What should we give? Maybe you give a couple of dollars at Church, when you decide to go. Maybe you throw a quarter or two in the pot at Christmas Time. Maybe you even took Donuts to work for the other workers, it probably would make you look good with the Boss. Is this the kind of giving that God expects? He did not throw us left overs. He gave us His Son, and His love, He listens, and He answers our Prayers. Have you ever thought of giving of yourself?

Where do you begin? How about loving your neighbor, maybe you should take the time to meet him. You may be surprised that you really like him. Do you know what God says? Love your Neighbor as yourself. Listen to your Children, I mean really listen, don’t pretend, they can tell. Don’t always tell them you are too busy, that Newspaper can wait. Do you realize how much that would mean to them? Take the time to go throw a ball, just that little thing will make a big difference in their lives, and help to create memories. Instead of having a Feast at home, go help at a soup kitchen, talk to the People, you may be surprised as to why they are there. You never know if you may need help in you life sometime. There are always those that do not have a family to spend the Holiday with. Invite them to dinner. If you don’t know where to find that special person, check the Retirement Homes. Do you know what is would mean to them to spend the day with a family that Cares? Make a difference in someone’s life. Be Thankful for everything. Life is to short, don’t miss your chance.

What are you most Thankful for? How do you plan to help others in this Holiday Season? Please leave a Comment. We would love to hear from you.

In Everything be Thankful
When The Autumn of Life Has Ended

 I wish you all a very Joyous and Happy Thanksgiving. Make this a very Special Day by making a New Tradition. When Dinner is served  ask everyone to tell something they are Thankful for. Now is a good time to Thank the Lord for family, friends, this Glorious Feast and most of all for His Son, Jesus Christ, who died for our sins. Be mindful of Thanking Him daily not just on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a day to spend with family, not running out early to start Christmas Shopping. That is not what Thanksgiving and Christmas are all about!

Please leave a Comment telling us about one or two Thanksgiving or Christmas Traditions that your family celebrates. We’d love to hear from you. Thanks, Donna

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                                      Enjoy the Day!

Help Glades
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

 

The History of Veterans Day

History of Veterans Day     This Post has been Taken in whole from an Article found in a Newsletter of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — In the Hope it will help Americans to understand the reason for Veterans Day, and to appreciate our Soldiers and what they have done for this Country.

 

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France.

Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities.  This photo was taken at 10:58 a.m., on November 11, 1918, two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926, with these words:

Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and

Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and

Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.

An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Later that same year, on October 8th, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation” which stated: “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible.”

President Eisenhower signing HR7786, changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

President Eisenhower signing HR7786, changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day. From left: Alvin J. King, Wayne Richards, Arthur J. Connell, John T. Nation, Edward Rees, Richard L. Trombla, Howard W. Watts

On that same day, President Eisenhower sent a letter to the Honorable Harvey V. Higley, Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), designating him as Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee.

In 1958, the White House advised VA’s General Counsel that the 1954 designation of the VA Administrator as Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee applied to all subsequent VA Administrators. Since March 1989 when VA was elevated to a cabinet level department, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has served as the committee’s chairman.

The Uniform Holiday Bill (Public Law 90-363 (82 Stat. 250)) was signed on June 28, 1968, and was intended to ensure three-day weekends for Federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. It was thought that these extended weekends would encourage travel, recreational and cultural activities and stimulate greater industrial and commercial production. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holidays on their original dates.

The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on October 25, 1971. It was quite apparent that the commemoration of this day was a matter of historic and patriotic significance to a great number of our citizens, and so on September 20th, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law 94-97 (89 Stat. 479), which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978. This action supported the desires of the overwhelming majority of state legislatures, all major veterans service organizations and the American people.

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

God Bless America– Thank You Lord for our Soldiers

Things that will make you Smile :)

Fall in all its brilliant colors
Fall in all its brilliant colors

I Smile and think, How did it sneak up on me again? The Colors are so Jaw Dropping Beautiful, you just can’t stop looking at them. You probably think what the heck is this Crazy Country Girl talking About! I’m talking about FALL in the North East! The Warm Colors just gives you a warm fuzzy feeling all over.

We live in North Western Pennsylvania. Fall is one of the things I love about living here. God truly used his Magical Paint Brush, and created something so beautiful that Human’s Hands could not possibly duplicate.

Every year though, it seems to sneak up on me, without me noticing, One day it’s sunny and warm, and everything is a Beautiful shade of green. The flowers are blooming in every color imaginable, the birds are chirping, the Hummingbird comes for Breakfast, and I can enjoy my Morning Cup of Coffee on my deck. Then you notice a very slight chill in the air, and that one tree that has a couple bright red leaves. Then out of nowhere it happens, the change. It’s gradual at first, but before you know it, there is a spectacular burst of color. The most Beautiful Oranges, Reds, some Green here and there, Yellow, and I’ve even seen Pink in this mixture. You can see God’s handy work everywhere because only God could produce such a Masterpiece.

If you have never seen it, put it on you Bucket List, as something you Must Do, don’t worry, you won’t be sorry! Every Season has something to be thankful for.

Beautiful Spring Colors
Tulips, now I know it’s Spring!

The Spring brings the new plants emerging from the ground. Every year I think what a Miracle, which of course it is. I take a walk every morning to check on all my flowers. Why am I always surprised to see them peaking through the ground, they made it through another harsh winter. God has taken care of them by giving them a blanket of snow to cover them so they stay sleeping till Winter is done.

Wildlife Sanctuary
This is a Bird’s Paridise

 

Then comes Summer, all the leaves are out, and if you take a good look, you’ll see many shades of green. I love to paint Landscapes and this for me is one of the most difficult shade to get just right. It’s very subtle, but it’s there, just take the time to look. This is when we are blessed to feel the warm sun our face, being able to go outside without a coat, and just the healing power of the sun. A good time to just sit with a cold Lemonade and take it all in before it’s gone. Sometimes I wish Summer could stay all year-long, then I think what I’d miss if I didn’t get to enjoy the other Seasons.

 

A mirror Image
God’s Paint Brush

Fall, probably the most Spectacular of all the Seasons! The Colors, Oh, the Colors, enough said! The Chill in the air makes it a nice time  to sit by Our Pond, enjoy a Hot Cocoa, and start a nice warming fire. Listen as the leaves rustle, people rake, kids play and scatter the leaves all around the yard again. A time to stay close, a family time. A time to remember…

 

God dumped Glitter on the ground!
Sunrise and the Sparkle of New Fallen Snow

Winter, has always been hard for me. I tend to be cold most of the time. This year I am blessed to be on the inside looking out on the Snow and Cold. No more 9 to 5, no more uniforms, now, when I go out I can dress for it. I think I’m finally going to enjoy Winter! This Season too has a beauty all its own. I never paint anything white, I love color, but God Paints the landscape with a gleaming White that sparkles and reflects the sun, giving it a glow of  it’s own. I never knew White could be so pretty. Winter is also a time to play, have fun, stop and enjoy the Beauty all around you. There is nothing like an evening snowstorm, with big flakes floating down from Heaven, laying thick on the tree branches, changing everything around into a wintry wonderland. A time when no one has made tracks and the snow is like a giant cotton ball, everything is quiet, and a Peace falls on your soul. The morning brings a new beauty, everything sparkles like someone sprinkled glitter everywhere.

BE YE THANKFUL

We have so very much to be Thankful for, take the time look, listen, and enjoy. Don’t rush life, it moves quickly enough. Like I said, the Season have a way of sneaking up on you, but as we get older, and a little slower, we seem to appreciate things more. So, if your young or not so young like me, make the time to enjoy every Season, it will make you Smile.

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Retirement…Life’s Great Adventure

Old But Not Forgotten
RETIREMENT – DON’T LET THEM PUT YOU OUT TO PASTURE NOW’S THE TIME TO LIVE!

 

So, you decided to step out and take life’s great adventure, Retirement!

Day 1… It hasn’t sunk in yet, I’m still getting up at 4:30 am whether I need to or not! When you’ve done something all your life it sure is hard to change. But, I have the rest of my life to try. That’s the great thing about it.

Wow I get to enjoy my first cup of Coffee before I have to rush out of the house. Oh yea, I don’t have to go anywhere, I’m loving it!  I think I’ll just relax for a few days, before I decide to tackle all the thing that are waiting for me to start, And to get finished.

It’s about 11:00 am, and about four Coffee’s later, I’m still Blogging. You know, I’m enjoying this already.

I decide to make a list of things I need at the store, one of them is a Day Planner. That way I can keep on some sort of schedule, and write a To Do List. Well, you know I thought about it and decided that I could make my own. I’d just get on Print Shop, it would be fun, no driving (that’s why I retired in the first place, I’m tired of driving the Bus), and I wouldn’t spend any money. I keep forgetting, I’m on a budget now, no more what you see is what you buy! This is gonna be easy, I can do this.

Boy does time fly, it’s one o’clock, I completely missed lunch! I was used to getting about 15 min. for lunch at work, now I didn’t get any. Better get that Day Planner done soon and schedule myself lunch! Don’t want to miss too many lunches, I’ll get skinny! But you know, it was worth it,  I did designed a really Pretty Cover for the thing. Guess I’d better get to work on the inside of my wonderful Day Planner. Finally it’s all starting to come together, it’s about 4:45 pm, and I’m almost ready to print, I’m so excited.

Time to fire-up the Printer, haven’t had any time to use it for a while. I can hear it warming up in the office. Good thing, I’m ready to send the Cover, can’t wait to see it. Maybe I’ll start a home business called, “The When You Get Around-tu-it Day Planner for Retirees” I’m sure it’ll be a big hit, don’t you? But, anyway, let’s get printing. I push the send button on the computer, don’t hear anything happening. Now what? I run down the hall to the printer, I see that flashing light, oh darn, it says I’m low on Ink. How could that be? I’d bought ink, about a year ago or so. The only things I’d printed were some pictures, well, quit a few pictures I guess. You know what that means don’t you, a trip to town, best laid plans, you know how that goes?

I get myself ready, make sure all the Cats and Dogs have food and water, and that they are where they need to be so I still have a house left when I get back, and off I go. I’d better pull over to text my Husband, dinner will be late, I had to make an urgent trip to Wal-Mart, be back soon. We will have Pizza for Dinner (thank goodness for Little Caesars ). What ever happened to the Chicken and Mashed Potato Dinner I had planed, with desert too?

There it is Wal-Mart looming in front of me. Boy does that bring back bad memories! I used to have to drive a big Transit Bus thru there! If you think it’s bad for cars driving thru, you should see how the Wal-Mart people treat you when you drive a Bus. They are running out of the store like a Herd of Buffalo, running to their cars like they need to get home right away. Meanwhile they had just spent five hours Shopping!

Yellow should never be a car color!
I used to Love “Bugs” !

I keep telling myself, you can do this. I managed to fight off some lady in a little Yellow Volkswagen Beetle for the last a parking space. It was way out in the Kingdom Come part of the Parking Lot. She was good, I’ll give her that. I knew by the way she drove that she had done this before. I think she was the one that pulled out in front of my Bus the last time I drove thru there. Wow, I won, so  chock one up for the Bus Driver, that’d be me. Now if I hurry I can get in and out, be on my way home, with the Pizza before my Husband is totally starved.

When I get in I see it’s packed, but how many people could possibly need printer ink? Obviously a lot of people are in the same predicament as I am. You know what that darn store does? They put everything together that you need and don’t need so you go home with more than you came in for. Did you ever notice that? They put some beautiful paper that would be great to print my Cover on right next  to the Printer Ink, wouldn’t you know it, I would not have thought to have looked for expensive paper, if it wasn’t for them. They are smart, you know that?

I finally find the Ink, Oh, my gosh, in my hurry, I forgot to check and see what color Ink I am low on. Now what’ll do I do? The only thing I can do, get some of all the colors, and black, just in case. Drat, there goes the budget.

Mission accomplished, on the way out, I find a few Fall Decorations, my favorite time of the year. I make a note to self (in my Beautiful Self Made Day Planner), to take a day and do something with all the Fall Flowers, The Scarecrow, The Pumpkins, and few other things I definitely needed to make everything look nice. I know you’d do the same thing, right?

He's so cute he couldn't scare off a fly!
Life’s little perks – a trip to Wal-Mart for Fall Decorations!
Isn't Nature Beautiful?
God’s Beautiful Bounty, Enjoy, and give Thanks to the LORD.

I’m finally ready to  checking out. It’s time for a new cashier. I was watching my Phone, (don’t have a watch) it only took about 20 min. for the new cashier to get ready to ring us up! Now, I’m one of the Buffalo Herd running for their cars because they spent too much time shopping in Wal-Mart. I make it to my car before all the old people, boy does that make me feel good. Nice to hear the Jeep start right up. I even get out of the parking space without incident. I have one more intersection to get thru so I can leave Wal-Mart behind, then I’m home free and off to Little Caesars. But, there she was, sitting across from me at that intersection, giving me the evil eye. I knew it was her when I heard her roar up her Little Yellow Volkswagen Beetle. I knew I could take her, after years of driving a Bus, I’d had learned how to intimidate other drivers. I roared up my Jeep too, sounded really good. She started her move, but, I had my foot on the brake and gas pedal at the same time, off the brake my foot came and I made a 90 degree turn in 2 seconds flat, I left her in my Wal-Mart dust. Boy, does driving a Bus for years give you good training.

There was no problem at Little Caesar’s. Thank goodness for Hot and Ready Pizza. I got extra napkins so I could test a piece before I served it to my Husband, it’s all good. You know, you could go crazy by the time you got home if you didn’t try at least one piece?

There is nothing more Beautiful than Fall Colors!
Fall’s Last flowers show their Beautiful Face’s before the Harsh Winter comes…remember

There he is my Handsome Husband waiting for me, I don’t think 7:00 pm is too late for dinner, do you? We finally settle to eat our delicious Pizza, I tell him the Story about my wonderful day at Wal-Mart.  I know will just fascinate him!  He listens, eats, tells me Good Night, I Love You, shakes his head and walks off to bed. Wonder what that was about? Guess he had a hard day, he didn’t say much of anything during dinner? Wonder Why?

It’s late but I guess I have time for one more cup of Hot Coffee before the end of the day. I took my seat on my favorite chair out on the Front Porch to pondered my first day of Retirement. I realized that all the years of hard work really does pays off, when you can look forward to fun days like this.

Think I’ll do it all again tomorrow, have a Good Night, see you about 4:30 am.

One warning to the Wal-Mart Lady, I’ll be back, and next time I’ll be driving My Truck!

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Scared Stiff…No More 9 to 5

Wow, now that I’m scared stiff, I stop to consider just what I have done? It is something we all look forward to. We plan just how we are going to do it. We know everyone is going to miss us, they’ll tell us what a great job we have done. They might even give us a bonus for a job well done. They will tell us that is was great to have us as a part of the team, right? Let me tell you, that all does not always go as we plan.

Sometimes it just takes that little push, something gets under your skin. Someone says the wrong thing. We don’t feel appreciated, or paid enough for what we do. You know you have been doing the very best you can do, so why can’t they see that? Then you start to have bad dreams about it every night, you just know something terrible is going to happen. The stress is terrible, you start to feel older than your years.You have just had enough!!! It all blows up in your face, all those years you have given of your life, down the drain.

Feeling Scared Stiff? It’s finally over. You give and give, and they take, and take till you have nothing left to give.

That’s what happened to me, so I finally went and did it, I just up and quit my job. I went to work that morning, as usual I’m early, I do my best , that’s the way I was brought up.  I say a Pray to have patience, keep my passengers safe, and keep a smile on my face. Until recently I drove a City Transit Bus for a living. It takes a lot of prayer to get through the eight to nine hours or more of driving per day. To put up with the constant noise, the terrible drivers and pedestrians that think you can stop on a dime. People asking me if I know I’m late, when I have been driving like crazy to get them there safely and on time. Do you know how that feels. Of course you do. It has happened to all of us. When you give all that you have to give, and you can’t do it any more.

I know all jobs are different, but if you think about it they are all the same. We start out young getting that first job. Probably making enough to buy stuff for ourselves. If you were like me you had parents that taught you that things in life don’t come free, so you learned how to pay your fair share of the bills. (that’s the way it used to be, we’ll call it the good old days). Then you go on to school or learn a trade, and life happens. Bills get higher, jobs not enough to cover things. So what do you do, you move on. Hopefully to something better, and life goes on. Years fly by, and you think I must be getting old, I don’t want to do this any more. It just gets harder to do what you loved to do at one time. You think, how did this happen? Where did the time go, so you see in the end we are all alike, no matter what you did or how much you made. It is time to go. To get out, don’t look back. It is our time now.

To Work or not to Work, that is the Question?

Some of us will have it easer than others. We will have the money to relax and enjoy ourselves. Others not so easy, not because we are stupid, but we just didn’t make enough to tuck money away for a rainy day. I wish someone would have told me some day I’d have to make a choice to give up my paycheck. Make up your mind to be prepared when that day comes..

Don’t toss your life away, be prepared, enjoy the rest of you life!

It’s a scary thought, to have a paycheck one week, and the next week, there is no more checks. But, it is also freedom, a peace that comes over you. Something you have earned, that takes a whole lifetime to achieve. It’s slow in coming and I never in my life thought I’d be able to stay at home. I have worked all my life. My brother and I had a paper route, for years. My parents did not drive us from door to door to deliver our papers like people do today. We learned what it was to work, and be responsible. We got our job done on time and did the best job we could do. I thank my Parents for the many things they taught me.

So how will you handle it when it comes your time to get out? Hopefully you have a plan, and have put something away for a rainy day. Believe me your rainy day will come sooner than you think.

I am very fortunate, I have a small store in  the bottom of my home. I walk down the stairs to work. I also have a rental to help pay the bills. I give credit to my parents for making  this happen. I also have a wonderful Husband who supports all of my decisions.

So now it’s my time. I can’t tell you how much I love staying home. Every day I have something new to look forward to. This is truly a blessing. I thank the Lord. I have spent many a night and day praying for his wisdom to help me make this decision. It has truly changed my life, for the better. I know it won’t be easy, there are still bills to pay, and life to live. But I am so very thankful to live long enough to actually enjoy my life.

So I guess it comes down to being prepared. You may even get the joy of saying good bye to the rat race a whole lot sooner than I was able too. Then you too can sit on the front porch and enjoy the many things that God has blessed you with. If you happen to get bored, you can always help your neighbor, or maybe tell them your life story, I’m sure they will enjoy that. But never forget to give thanks to the Lord for the opportunity to live in a Country where we still have the right to retire and live the rest of our lives in freedom. God Bless America!

Oh my gosh, is this all there is! I’m Scared Stiff, I don’t even know how to play the Lottery! Can I have my job Back? Guess Not! Do they have a Lottery Book for Dummies?

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