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Happy Friday the 13th!

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Sith | Define Sith at

The Word of the Day – thought you’d be interested!  lol  😀  May the Fourth be with all you Star Wars fans out there!


[sith] /sɪθ/

adverb, conjunction, preposition, Archaic.




Origin of sith

Middle English

Old English


before 950; Middle English; Old English siththa, dialectal variant of siththan, orig., sīth thām after that, subsequently to that, equivalent to sīth subsequently (akin to Gothic seithus, Old Norse sīth- late, German seit since) + thām, dative of demonstrative pronoun, i.e., “to that” (see the1); compare Old Norse sīthan sith

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The Secret to Happiness Only Takes One Minute a Day


In a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Emmons found that when people kept a gratitude journal, they were happier. So much happier, in fact, after a month of daily journaling, they showed a 10 percent increase on subjective happiness—that’s the same jump in happiness you’d expect if you doubled your income. 

The Secret to Happiness Only Takes One Minute a Day


A great habit to get into for the new year!  🙂

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You look like you could use a cupcake.  🙂






With Love!

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Blogger Recognition Award

VE, over at Kind & Bold blog has nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award!  How cool is that?

Blogger award

Here are the rules:

1: Write a post to show your award.
2: Thank the person that nominated you.
3: Briefly describe your journey as a blogger.
4: Give advice to other bloggers.
5: Nominate the deserving ones.

My Blogging Journey

Is it okay to talk about it when I haven’t gotten to the end yet?  Winking smile

In all seriousness, I started blogging Labor Day Weekend 2006.  Yep, I’m going to have my 10th blogiversary this year.  This blog that you’re reading is the latest in my blog journey.  I’ve been here for about 3 years now, and with WordPress since about 2007. 

Blogging Advice

I don’t think of myself really as qualified to give advice about blogging.  I can give you advice on lots of other things though, lol.  (It’s a mom thing.  Winking smile )  Even though I’ve been blogging a long time, I still feel kind of like a newbie sometimes.  There is such a vast world of blogging knowledge (bloledge?) and new stuff is coming on the scene all the time.  It can feel hard to keep up sometimes.  I have learned this though.  For new bloggers, here’s what I recommend:  Have fun.  Blogging shouldn’t feel like a chore.  Write what’s on your heart, what interests you, what you think about, what you’re curious about, what you’re angry about, what you love, and then make sure you love what you write.  If you don’t, you can’t expect anyone else to, either, and let’s face it, the biggest reason we blog is to connect with others.  If we were just blogging for ourselves or only to express ourselves, we’d just journal, not blog.  Winking smile 

Nominate Other Bloggers

Okay, this is the part I hate.  Lots of people don’t like awards.  You’ll see them with pages that say something like, “Award Free Blog.”  And many people don’t like the sense of pressure that being nominated for an award brings them.  So I don’t like to do it.

But, I do have an awesome list of blogs on my Blogroll!  I try to keep up with blogs I follow, although I confess I’m still a bit behind.  There are so many lovely people out there, like VE who nominated me. 

Any of these people would love to meet you!  I follow some seriously awesome bloggers.  Smile  So give them a look-see and tell them I sent you.

And you can consider yourself nominated if you’d like! 

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A Mouse is Born!

Happy Birthday, Mickey!



Mickey first was seen in a single test screening Plane Crazy. Mickey officially debuted in the short film Steamboat Willie 1928, one of the first sound cartoons. He went on to appear in over 130 films, including The Band Concert 1935, Brave Little Tailor 1938, and Fantasia 1940. Mickey appeared primarily in short films, but also occasionally in feature-length films. Ten of Mickey’s cartoons were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, one of which, Lend a Paw, won the award in 1942. In 1978, Mickey became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

via November 18, 2014 – NATIONAL VICHYSSOISE DAY – MICKEY MOUSE BIRTHDAY | National Day Calendar.

Mickey Mouse – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Man drives Rolls-Royce

Time for my weekly “draft dodger” post!  Bet you thought I’d be done with these by now.  But no.  I’m a draft lovin’ fool, and I have lots more, lol. 

I saved this story because I thought it was so cool that:

    1. – a man drives the same car for his entire adulthood, which is way more dedication to a car than many have to marriage!
    2. – a car lasted, and was drivable, for so many decades.  Wow!  Our own car isn’t even a quarter that age and is falling apart.
    3. – that a car that old was in such mint condition that it was able to be donated to, and proudly displayed in, a museum.

I hope you click the link at the bottom and read the short article.  It’s pretty interesting!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Man drives Rolls-Royce for 78 years

then makes museum donation to ensure its preservation


Rolls-Royce acknowledged Mr. Swift in 1994, awarding him a crystal Spirit of Ecstasy award for his length of ownership. By 2005, Swift had logged more than 170,000 miles on its analog odometer and he was recognized as the oldest living person to have owned a car from new. He passed away that year.
But the story doesn’t end there.

via Man drives Rolls-Royce for 78 years then makes museum donation to ensure its preservation.