Here in the United States most of us turn our clocks back an hour in the fall.
Get an extra hour of sleep, they say. Yeah, right! How many of you enjoyed that extra hour of sleep? Go ahead and chime in. Raise your hands. Admit it, you opened your eyes and looked at the clock and said, “Yay! I get to sleep another hour!” and sleep would not come.
I was awake at 4 a.m. I usually get up between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.
Another advantage to turning the clocks back an hour. You get another hour to accomplish more stuff, except you start struggling to keep your eyes open through the entire Simpsons episode. Then you wonder why this freaking day seems to go on forever.
Oh, and another thing, we get an extra hour and yet the days are getting shorter? Oxymoron? Go figure.
Oh well. Enjoy the extra hour no matter what you plan on doing with it. As for me, I am ready for lunch and…Oh my gosh! It’s only 9:15 a.m!
It’s going to be a long day.
Hugs till next time.
I don’t know what I was reading yesterday. It might have been one of my horoscopes, but these three words came up; Faith, Effort, and Persistence. And they made perfect sense to me.
It doesn’t matter what we are going through in life or if we are struggling with problems, or maybe we are just trying to complete a project, these three words can help keep us balanced and moving forward.
When you look at the word faith, it can be the faith in a higher power, the faith in someone else, or faith in yourself.
And we have to put in the effort to keep moving forward. To accomplish our goals. To make things better. Without effort, you might as well give up. Because no one else can do what you do. You are unique in everything you do.
And last but not least, persistence. If it doesn’t work out the first time; Try, try again.
It makes sense, right? Life isn’t easy and sometimes we need guidance and a plan.
So, remember these three words; Faith, Effort, Persistence, today, tomorrow, every day.
Hugs till next time!
I know it has been some time since I last posted a new blog post. My cousin Pam has been emailing me asking if I am okay. So for everyone out there, I am alive and still kicking. (And right now I am cursing the wind. I hate the wind.) We did have a beautiful rainbow on Tuesday so I guess it’s just nature balancing itself out.
I follow a lot of blogs and notice that they all seem to have a different approach to blogging. Some only promote whatever it is that they do. Writing, sharing recipes (cooking blogs), crafts, etc. While others (like me) like to share everything. Well, almost everything. 🙂 I like to keep my darkest secrets to myself. Bahahaha!
So when you blog, do you share those funny little moments, like the cat puked up a furball, or my kid used the toilet for the first time today?
Do you let people see the more human side of you or is your blog strictly business?
Do you blog every day? Once a week? Once a month? Or whenever you have time?
I’d love to hear how you blog. Let me know in the comments.
And till next time; HUGS!
Not me actually, but my dogs do. And I’ve tried just about everything except… My son called me last night and I told him my dogs have fleas and he told me, “So get rid of them.”
“What, the dogs? Okay, I’ll send them down to you.”
And he laughed. He’s probably tired of me telling him every time he calls that I have fleas. A couple of months ago it was ticks but I got rid of those. The fleas are seeming to be a bit harder to eradicate. I don’t like to use chemicals on the dogs, in the house, or in the yard so I tried the natural ways. Flea shampoo and spray with lemongrass, cinnamon oil, and cedarwood oil. Didn’t work. I tried Dawn dish detergent. Works for a few hours and then they are back to itching, scratching, and chewing. 🙂
I’ve used white vinegar on the dogs as a rinse after their bath and apple cider vinegar in their drinking water. No go. Coconut oil, lavender. Nope. Diatomaceous earth in the yard, on the carpeting, under the couch cushions, and their beds. Nada. Even sprayed the yards with lemongrass.
I’m running out of natural options here.
Now you are going to tell me to go out and buy that chemical stuff. Works every time, you say. Nope. Tried that too. Spent $47 on Frontline Plus. Didn’t work. Spent $53 on K-9 Advantix. Still got fleas.
What irks me is that this is the first year in many, many years that I’ve had fleas.
Any ideas? I’m open to suggestions.
Googled your book, that is. My nephew asked me that question yesterday. Then he asked, “Would it show up on Google?”
“It should.” I told him.
“Okay, give me a title to one of your books.”
And I told him, “Kiley’s Best Friend” and this is what he found!
(The photo is mine, not theirs.)
After I hung up from talking to him I decided to google “Kiley Wished for a Puppy”
And where I found it (and a few of my other books as well) was at Bokus.
That made me smile. Why you ask? Because my dad’s ancestors immigrated to the U.S. from Sweden!
That is soooo cool!
So, have you googled your books? Let me know what you found in the comments!
That’s it for now. Happy Saturday!
Hugs till next time!
Okay, so I’ve decided to cut the cord. Actually, I cut it months ago. My phone, TV, and internet was up to $195.00 a month. That’s outrageous! So I canceled the TV and phone.
Yeah, right. Like I can get by with no TV. Ha!
I picked up a Roku and I got a free Roku by signing up with Sling TV for two months.
I was paying $25 a month for Sling and then another $15 for Tennis TV. And it was okay.
But last week I decided to try You Tube TV. I am paying $40 a month still, but I am now getting Espn, Disney, and the Tennis channel, plus a bunch more. (There’s a difference between the Tennis channel (Which is the one I had with my cable provider.) and Tennis TV. And I also get all my local channels. (Except for the CW which is channel 5 and I’ve got to have channel five so I can watch “Legends of Tomorrow! 🙂 )
I also get my local channels with an outdoor antenna. That thing has been there for about 30 years and yet it still picks up all the local channels in HD and even some extra channels.
Compare The different TV streaming services here.
As for a home phone, I am using Magic Jack and I kept my internet with my original provider. (If I can get it cheaper and just as reliable, then I’ll switch that too.)
So, overall I am saving about $80 a month.
Internet- $69.99 a month
You Tube TV- $40.00 a month
Magic Jack is $35.00 a year. Which makes it about $2.92 a month.
If you are looking to cut some costs, check out your options. It’s worth it!
These are just my opinions and I don’t get paid for them. Bummer! Haha!
Okay, till next time, HUGS!
I forgot to mention that if you are a sports fan, you’ll love You Tube TV!
Update! I was going through my You Tube TV and found that it doesn’t have the A&E channel. So just a heads up on that.
Also, if you don’t care about ESPN and the Disney channel, Sling Blue is the best value at $25.00 a month.
Hugs till next time.
The first three books in the Kiley’s Stories series are now available for Kindle.
“Kiley Visits the House of Mirrors” is just $.99 cents.
And you can find it on Amazon here
And “Kiley Wished for a Puppy” is just $1.99 for the e-book and it’s on Amazon also right here!
And finally, “Kiley’s Best Friend” is going for $2.99 Right Here!
And for just $5.99 you can get the first book in Kiley’s Activities series. (Available in paperback only.)
More to come soon!
Till then, HUGS from Karen and Kiley!
Watch for more stories from me (and my creator/mom) coming soon!
Till then, HUGS!
From Kiley and Karen