Retired attorney from Pennsylvania.
A Few Beauty Products That I Cannot Do Without
Just to make this clear, I am no great beauty but I have always enjoyed trying new beauty products. I have been interested in beauty products since I can remember. I have tried products of all different prices and I have found that sometimes it is worth it to pay a little more for some products because they really do work better than some that are less expensive. Now I have bought some expensive products that don’t work that great so not all pricey products do what they claim. I am not wealthy but I would rather pay a little more for something that works rather than buy a bunch of products that don’t work. I understand that just because something works for me does not necessarily mean it will work for the next person so the products I am going to recommend are suggestions based on my experience. However, I do hope that this article is helpful and that other people will discover some products that they like as much as I do.💕
Thank You Mom💕
My mother was a wonderful person. She taught me many lessons, both by directly telling me what to do and by example. My mother worked at a factory before marrying my father and having a family. For the remainder of her life she was a homemaker. She grew up in a small town with her parents and siblings. She did not have much growing up, as far as material things go, but she had a loving family. When my mother married my father, she moved to the neighboring town where he lived and raised her own family. My mother loved her life as a homemaker. Even when my mother could have material things, she was not interested. She enjoyed the simple things of life. She liked to go for car rides, watch television, look at birds, deer and chipmunks, and spend time with her family. She hated to go shopping. One time my father planned to buy her a new car but the car she liked was an older model so that is the car he bought her. Most people would want a brand new car but that did not matter to my mom. Boy, did my father luck out on that trait!
KOLBE THE COCKAPOO
I have already written an article about my beloved cockapoo, Damian, who passed away unexpectedly two years ago at the age of 11. Damian’s death was so devastating to me because he was the sweetest, most caring dog I have ever met. I knew he was getting up in age but he was healthy as far as I knew. He wasn’t overweight, he didn’t have any ongoing health issues and I took him to the veterinarian on a regular basis. Then in about a week’s time he passed away from kidney failure. The doctor told me there was nothing that I could have done to prevent Damian’s kidney‘s from failing. I was so shocked and physically sick from his passing. I didn’t want to get out of bed but I had three other dogs to take care of so I had no choice. I lost my appetite and I was just a mess.
THAT’S A FUNNY LOOKING BIRD
This picture was taken by my niece, Mandy Banik, in 2012 when she was home visiting her parents. This bear was enjoying a morning snack at the bird feeder, which is right outside her parents’ dining room window. Most of my family live in or near the woods in western Pennsylvania. My middle sister probably lives the furthest distance inside the woods so her family sees the most wild animals. It is not uncommon for there to be large groups of deer and turkey in her yard and maybe a bear just passing through. But normally only birds or deer stop at the bird feeder...not the bear! I guess the bear might stop at the bird feeder but it is not usually in broad daylight.
LOOK WHO CAME FOR DINNER!
I am an animal lover and deer are no exception. Deer eating the apples I put out for them is a common sight in my front yard. I took this picture from the window of my house. One of the deer caught me taking the picture because it is looking right at my phone, which is how I take pictures. It is almost as if it is saying to me “You know, you are interrupting our meal!" I know many people all over the country have deer in their yards. This is nothing out of the ordinary. I live in Pennsylvania right below a wooded area so I see deer all the time all year long. I have been lucky enough to see this sight my entire life and it never gets old. They are such beautiful animals. In fact, I feel guilty if I don't have something in the yard for them to eat every day.
Thanks to the Vocal Challenge
I wasn’t totally unaware of the importance of reducing my carbon footprint but the Wave Makers Vocal Challenge made me more aware of its importance. I have been doing my research to learn why it is so important and what I need to do to reduce my carbon footprint. As it turns out, I have been doing some things right but there is definitely room for improvement.
THE COLORS OF MY FAMILY
My family is diverse, Special in different ways, Some of us are straight, While some of us are gay. It matters not, Straight or gay,
SO PROUD OF MY NIECE
I have so many women I can write about, like my mother, my grandmother and my sisters. They are all wonderful women who worked hard while raising families. I learned so much from each and every one of them. But I decided to write about my niece. She was always a leader from the time she learned to talk! She is my first niece, who was born when I was only 12 years old so I consider her more like a little sister. She took so many of my clothes from my closet when I was away at college she definitely qualifies as a little sister!