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Hub's Bday at Boondocks - Boondocks Fun Center is not just for little kids and families. It can be fun for the older kids too.

Hubby’s Bday at Boondocks

People think that places like Boondocks are just for little kids or young families, but it’s actually a lot of fun for people of all ages.  The 24 teens from my Ulster Project (see previous Ulster Project post here) go there every summer as part of their schedule of activities.  Turning a group of 24 […] Read more…

Easy and Fun April Fool's Pranks

Easy and Fun April Fool’s Pranks

I am SO immature!  I just LOVE April Fool’s day and I always play harmless little jokes on my family and friends.  The big day is coming up soon, so I thought I’d share some of my little pranks with you. To me, the perfect April Fool’s joke is something that is just surprising and […] Read more…

Long fingernails and contact lenses, not a great combination, as I discovered.

How I FLUNKED Contact Lenses!

Sometimes, the simplest things can be the most aggravating.  A few months ago, I thought I’d try contact lenses.  I’ve worn glasses for a decade and I figured if my 9-year-old granddaughter could manage them, I could too.  Boy, was I wrong! Part of the problem is my one vanity – I have natural long […] Read more…

Picking the RIGHT Cat for YOU

How to Choose the RIGHT Cat for You

I consider myself something of an expert on cat ownership. Over the years, I’ve had probably 35 or 40 different cats and due to the amazing variety of personalities that cats can have, I’ve learned a lot and maybe it will help you if you are looking for a kitty to love. I got my […] Read more…

Ulster Project Teens

The Ulster Project-An Irish-American Love Story

My family is doing something interesting this month that you’ve probably never heard of.  It’s called The Ulster Project.  They do it in several US cities – ours has been going for almost 30 years.  It’s a peace initiative between Salt Lake City and Northern Ireland. Every year they’ve been sending a dozen teenagers to […] Read more…

#GivingTuesday and Our Blanket Party!

Last year was my first #GivingTuesday event and I enjoyed it so much I decided to do it again.  If you have not heard of #GivingTuesday, it is a new worldwide charitable initiative that was started by the UN Foundation which sponsors my Shot@Life organization.  To my mind, it acts as the perfect antidote to […] Read more…

Yeti the adorable snowman

Yeti the Adorable Snowman

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post just for fun.  I thought I’d introduce my cat, Yeti.  Isn’t he pretty?  I keep telling him he’s way too pretty to be a boy.   But don’t let all that fluff and those ice blue eyes fool you, he’s a little stinker.     I’ve […] Read more…

My new celtic knot tattoo

Much Ado About a Tattoo

I have a very funny attitude about tattoos.  It’s almost a love/hate thing.  On the one hand, I think a really well thought-out, artistic tattoo can be very cool.  And I love to watch tattoo shows like Ink Master, Ink’d and Tattoo Nightmares.   On the other hand, I see some of the DUMBEST tattoos […] Read more…

The Motherless Daughters Project

As you know by now, I am a big fan of Shot@Life.  This is a charity that is working hard to save children’s lives and I enjoy helping them out.  It’s really rewarding when you think about the impact each donation can have – even $5 provides one life-saving vaccination for a child in a […] Read more…

What Can You DO to Give Kids a Shot@Life?

While I was at the Shot@Life Conference last week, I learned a lot.  I learned a lot of facts. – Polio is almost eradicated– Global healthcare is only a fraction of the tiny 1% we spend on foreign aid– Healthcare in poor countries is getting better, but it’s not there yet– One fourth of ALL […] Read more…

Adrian Goes to Washington

Just got back from my Shot@Life conference in Washington.  I had an ah-maz-ing time.  I think it was probably the best trip I’ve ever been on.  The weather was amazing, the sightseeing was fabulous, and I met some really terrific people.  We also learned a lot of great information about global vaccines and the Shot@Life […] Read more…

During this Olympic season, my cute kitties wanted to get in on the fun with the Cat-lympics

The Cat-lympics – A fun Olympic Event for Cats

Naturally, with all the Olympic excitement going on around here, our four footed friends decided that they needed to get in on the act. So they came up with their own kitty-cat versions of Olympic events, also known as the Cat-lympics. Without further ado, we present the Cat-lympics   The Synchronized chair-climbing event As part of […] Read more…

I’m a Shot@Life Champion

OK, I am seriously excited this week!  I found out a few days ago that I have been selected at one of 100 Shot@Life Champions for 2013.  If you aren’t familiar with the Shot@Life organization – they are providing lifesaving vaccines to young children in developing countries to literally give them at shot at life. […] Read more…

Making Blankets for #GivingTuesday

I know we’ve all heard about Black Friday (now Black Thursday AND Friday – ugh!) and Cyber Monday – which has now morphed into Cyber Week, but have you ever heard about #GivingTuesday?  To my mind, #GivingTuesday is the perfect antidote to the commercialism that has started to overwhelm our holiday spirit.  It was developed […] Read more…

Divorcing My Church

I have put off writing this post for a long time, for many reasons.  One because religion can be a very controversial and personal topic.  Also, because I had hoped things would change.  But it’s been a two-year plus situation and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be changing any time soon, so I […] Read more…

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