February 16th

Hello Everyone! Sorry for the late start today. Spent the evening with my sons having dinner. Got home and my computer had a simple glitch in it. But it’s still causing me some minor problems.

Although it’s been very cold here, the sun is out and the sky is blue and that makes me happy. I get very tired of grey.

Well this afternoon I am going to finish getting my tax papers ready so that I can go to the accountants tomorrow afternoon and see what damage will be done with the IRS.  I am always relieved to have taxes over and done with. Getting a late start this year because the royalty statement didn’t come right away.

Now I just have to finish finding some minor receipts as I get ready to move forward.

I hope everyone else is getting there taxes done and having good news.


Well February is moving very fast and before we know it March will be blowing in with her winds and hopefully some signs of spring, but for now we’ll have to hope for the best.

National Day

February 16th is Do a Grouch a Favor Day!  

While the origins of this “holiday” are unknown, the annual event occurs a few days after Valentine’s Day.  Coincidence perhaps

Just image doing something nice for your least favorite grump when he or she least’s expects it!

I’m sure we all have our favorite grouch whether it is a family member, friend, co-worker, or community person we all know that one person.

Today is your day to give them the respect that they so much want and to show them that someone cares and that under that grumpy service you know there is a person with a heart. You might not be able to change their grumpy behaviors but you just might make their day.

There are many activities that you can do depending on the person:

Family member or friends invite them to go somewhere with you spend some time with them. Joke with them even if they are grumpy.

Neighbor go help with a household chore, take them out to lunch, bring them cookies, spend time playing a game board or cards, or just sit and visit.

What about that grumpy child. You know the one I’m talking about. What is it that puts a smile on that child’s face? Do something special.

Have me time with a person one on one when you don’t have to share attention.

What about that community person that never smiles and never is polite? Take them a plate of cookies, or do something special like a card saying Thinking of you Thanks for All you do!

We all need to remember behind that grumpy person is someone with feelings, we don’t know what they are going through in their personal space. Sometimes one kind word, or a Thank You can make all the difference in the world. Whatever you do smile with them. Smiles are contagious.




February 16, 2012 is National Almond Day across the U.S.A.; the day to celebrate the tasty almond.

According to the Almond Board of California, eating an ounce of almonds each day is good for the health of your heart, and can help maintain a proper cholesterol level. A single serving of almonds, about 23 of them, contains only 1 gram of saturated fat and 13 grams of good-for-your-heart unsaturated fat. A serving of almonds a day will also help you get 35% of the Daily Value of Vitamin E. In addition, almonds contain calcium, fiber, iron, potassium, and protein.

For more information on Almonds go to the following site that I have posted.



The one thing that we all know about almonds is that they are a tasty delight. They can be eaten by themselves or used in many recipes to enhance the flavor.

Almonds have now become included in many of the popular diets. It’s a simple treat but should be supervised with young children or those with allergies .

But for me I love the almonds. Here’s to a great finger snack day.


Until next time:)


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