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JAN
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Positive Quotes to lift ourselves up!

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Positive Quotes  Everyone can be down at times, so lets lift ourselves up with some positive quotes! "Keep looking up, that's the secret of life." Charlie Brown  "Small steps motivate. Big steps overwhelm."  Maxime Lagacé "I am thankful to all who said no to me. It is because of them that I'm doing it myself." Albert Einstein "Change your thoughts and you change your world."  Norman Vincent Peale "Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yours...

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JAN
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What's the Word? Words to Use and Confuse

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What's the Word? Well, it's fun to learn new words and do our best to find odd words. Words you may find useful for scrabble,  crossword puzzles, word search ... and today's words may be all that along with using to be confusing! So, let's take a look at today's Whatt's the Word! January 14, 2022 Quire -- two dozen sheets of paper  "Ill take a quire of paper." Salopettes  -- high-wasted ski pants with shoulder straps "Salopettes keep you warm and dry in the snow." X...

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JAN
11
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New Year, New Pet, New Friend, Pet Surrenders Spike

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Happy 2022! Holidays are over, reality sets in for many people. The excitement of getting into the holiday spirit may bring regretsfor alot of people over decisions made at the end of the year. Unfortunately, pet surrenders spike after this time of year as people drop off suddenly unwanted pets at local shelters and pounds. The time frame after Christmas is between four to six months. It's too late to point out that these are not like clothes you bought, or something that just didn't quite fit i...

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JAN
06
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What's the word? Something we can all relate to!

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What's the Word?  We want to wish everyone a Happy 2022! This What's the Word starts the year with words that we can all relate to in one way or another! Who has been a blatherskite, experienced a kerfuffle?  Blatherskite -- a person who talks at great length without making much sense  Seems like we are one of these at times...maybe we know someone who appears to be a blatherskite all of the time! Bumfuzzle -- confused, perplexed Now, this is something we all experience!...

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JAN
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Happy 2022!

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 Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year! "Wishing you a Happy New Year bursting with fulfilling and exciting opportunities.  And remember, if opportunity doesn't knock, build a door!" "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."- Eleanor Roosevelt"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."- George Bernard Shaw "We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched....

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DEC
29
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Easy Eats New Year's Eve!

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What are you doing New Year's Eve? Hey, everyone eats! How About Yummy, Easy Recipes for New Year's Eve! Roasted Garlic Potatoes INGREDIENTS LIST 3 pounds (1.5 kg) baby red potatoes, washed and quartered 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil6 large cloves of garlic finely chopped or mincedSalt and fresh cracked black pepper1 tablespoon Italian seasoning3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese1/2 cup unsalted butterFresh chopped parsley, for garnish1/2 cup crispy bacon bits (optional) OVEN-ROASTED POTAT...

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DEC
27
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38 Men Executed December 26, 1862

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"The trials of the Dakota were conducted unfairly in a variety of ways. The evidence was sparse, the tribunal was biased, the defendants were unrepresented in unfamiliar proceedings conducted in a foreign language, and authority for convening the tribunal was lacking. More fundamentally, neither the Military Commission nor the reviewing authorities recognized that they were dealing with the aftermath of a war fought with a sovereign nation and that the men who surrendered were entitled to t...

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DEC
25
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Merry Christmas, Peace to All!

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Wnctimes wishes everyone a wonderful Christmas!  The holidays may be a time of reflection....thoughts of the past, thoughts of the future. Taking time for those thoughts are important.  So is taking time to enjoy the present, the precious gift of the time we have now Especially for those who are fortunate enough to have health, home, friends, family, a roof over our head. Reaching out to those alone, those who have suffered loss, letting others know you care, is a gift you ca...

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DEC
24
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Who Turned the Holiday Lights Out? Don't Feed the Squirrels!

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A group "The Friends of Mears Park Group" decided to forego their holiday lights display this year, as squirrels destroyed the display last year. The park is located in St. Paul, Minn. The display is actually in their park, and apparently people visiting the park feed their furry friends and the squirrels turned out the lights  on the display. Co-chair of the Group said t"he wires were coated with polylactic acid – a derivative of corn sugar, which is appealing appetizer for ...

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DEC
22
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Crispy Air-Fryer Low Carb Tortilla Chips

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We've been using our air-fryer every day! We don't even use the stove anymore!  It's quick, easy, healthy and makes everything tasty! The clean up is so quick, too! We decided to look into quick, tasty snacks for the upcoming holidays.  This is a great idea even if you won't be having company.  These cold winter nights can seem long and some how cravings set in! So, let's take a look at a recipe that you can easily make in your air fryer  and know they'll taste grea...

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DEC
21
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How Odd? Man Steals Bridge?

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It's been awhile since we've done an "How Odd" Blog. After reading this story, we just knew it had to be shared! December 21, 2021 According to a Facebook post yesterday by the Akron Police Department, a man was arrested with stealing a bridge, which is a felony. The Akron Police Department's Original Post on December 10, 2021 asked for help with information to find the bridge: Akron Police DepartmentDecember 10 at 2:49 PM · The pictured 58' long, 10' wide, & 6' high bridge was formerly...

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DEC
19
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What's The Word? Words of Christmas Past!

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What's The Word? Well, since it's Christmas Time, thought it would be fun to look at words from Christmas that are no longer used! How about Hogamadog? Toe-cover? Snerdle? or Drachenfutter? Hogamadog – To me, it sounded like something you'd eat! Yes, I'll take a Hogamadog to go!  But, I wasn't event close! I had no idea it would it would be something I was actually familiar with as a kid!  Hogamadog: a large ball of snow created by rolling a small one, commonly occurring in snowma...

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DEC
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Heroes: Colorado Humane Society Officers Rescue Dog From Cliff

PikesPeakHumaneRescuedec2021 Jessie Lee was missing for two weeks, but is now safe at home with her owners. Courtesy: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 12/13/2021

I've seen pets get themselves in some interesting situations, but this one ranks up there.  The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region said a dog named Jessie Lee was rescued from a cliff earlier this week. The adorable puppy, later named Jessie Lee by her rescuers, needed some medical attention after fighting off the mountain lions for two weeks.  Below is the full story posted by the Pikes Peak Region Humane Society December 13, 2021 It was a relatively routine Wednesday afternoon w...

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DEC
11
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What's The Word? Today, It's Two Words! Boxing Day!

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What's The Word? Well, this is a date, and two words, but I think it's great to learn traditions around the world and beliefs! So, today we are featuring, "Boxing Day." Boxing Day, in Great Britain and some Commonwealth countries, particularly Australia, Canada, and New Zealand,  holiday (December 26) on which servants, tradespeople, and the poor traditionally were presented with gifts.  In the 21st century it had become a day associated with shopping and sporting events...

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DEC
08
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John Lennon, A Man of Peace, Killed December 8, 1980

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John Lennon vocalized his messages of peace and brotherly love, infused with the fusion of rock, jazz and the blues. His music is inspired by the artists he grew up with – Buddy Holly, Little Richard, James Brown, and Elvis Presley. On this day, stop and remember the greatness of this spirit who touched and changed the lives of many. Let's hope the spirit of love and brotherly peace can soar and live on.  Hopefully, the world he dreamed of will become a reality. In his o...

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DEC
05
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Holidays 2021 Reach Out and Touch Someone!

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What to do during this holiday season? Maybe you're far away from family, missing lost loved ones, or because of COVID, you're playing it safe where gatherings are concerned. Whatever you're situation, let's look at ways to make the holidays a little lighter, a little brighter. How about a phone calls? Yep, for those of us old enough to remember holiday phone calls before the days of cell phones, we know how much those conversations meant! Remember the old telephone commercial "Reach Out and Tou...

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DEC
02
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What's The Word? Words of Christmas Past: "Yule Hole"

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What's The Word? Well, since it's Christmas Time, thought it would be fun to look at words from Christmas that are no longer used I couldn't resist when I found this, I just knew I had to make it part of the Words of Christmas Past! This series of words for Christmas time is just for fun!  There's alot of stress during the season ... there should be times when we just have a light hearted moment, maybe learn a little something. Yule hole is something those of us who have ever worn a belt, n...

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NOV
28
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What's The Word? Words of Christmas Time Past

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What's The Word? Well, since it's Christmas Time, thought it would be fun to look at words from Christmas that are no longer used, or like today's word, Sugar Plum ... used in songs, but we don't know their meaning. Twas the Night Before Christmas,  The children were nestled all snug in their bedsWhile visions of sugar plums danced in their heads. According to The Atlantic, the sugar plums English-speakers ate from the 17th to the 19th century contained mostly sugar and no plums. They were ...

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NOV
22
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Holiday Stress and Depression

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Holiday Blues... Sometimes I wonder if holidays hurt more people than they help. I do know that there are many people who at the very least people are sad during the holidays. Reasons vary, as does how sad people get. Depression that is triggered by the holidays is real and can be very serious.  I get sad for personal reasons, my mom lost a baby in the fall when I was 11 years old. My grandmother died Christmas morning. Those memories stay with me, even after all these years. For so many, i...

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NOV
17
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Why Do People Get Lost in the Grocery Store?

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I saw this title on an article in Science Daily and I just had to read it! This study shows, it really is all in your head! Ever been lost in the grocery store? Researchers are closer to knowing why it happensDate:November 16, 2021 Source:University of ArizonaSummary: A new study suggests that the brain differentiates very similar environments -- such as two stores from the same supermarket chain -- as if they were even more different than two places that are nothing alike. FULL STORY Imagine yo...

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