When life gets tough, I tell my family and friends not to let it steal your joy. That philosophy got me through the Trump years fairly well. However, the massacres this month are weighing heavy on my heart. I hope taking my own advice will help me bounce back soon.
For many years, when I lived in Alaska and Washington state, I participated in the state contests of the National Federation of Press Women or NFPW. However, when the Washington chapter of the organization faded away in 2015, I missed participating in the organization and its annual contests.
It's time to take look at what my blogger friends are up to as April showers are bringing May flowers. In “Am I Just an Old Fogey?,” Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty wonders whether it’s O.K. for Jen Psaki, President Biden’s press secretary, to leave her job and work for MSNBC as a program host on Peacock and an analyst.
It’s getting closer to the big Oscar night March 27. More of the nominated movies are becoming available online. However, be sure to compare prices to save money. I signed up for Amazon Prime, not for free delivery, but for the movies. Since I review the Academy Award nominated movies every year for sexism, ageism, and violence, I thought it would be helpful.
In the past, I’ve encouraged citizens on Presidents’ Day to take the opportunity to participate in government and make their voices heard. The goal? To help make government work more effectively. That message is even more critically important now.
“You’re beautiful and gorgeous. You have lovely eyes and sexy lips that are kissable.” That’s what a stranger wrote to me on Instagram. Fortunately, since I write about fraud frequently, I can recognize a potential romance scam. Unfortunately, the FTC reports more consumers are falling prey to romance scammers.
To get ready for my holiday company, I spent the afternoon – and into the evening – organizing my garage. Why? When I’m cleaning up and getting my house in order, it’s helpful to move things out into the garage.
In the Seattle area, we’ve had record rains Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. That follows the last three months where only about 0.13 inches of rain fell. I went out Sunday when the fain stopped and checked my garden. I picked the last cucumbers and saw that a few zucchini are still growing.
We’re having a heat wave here in the Pacific Northwest. Monday it’s going to be 110 degrees, an all-time record. I wrote about how to avoid heat-related illness. I learned a couple of things: a fan won’t prevent heat-related illness while a cool shower will cool you down.
We’re getting some nice days here in the Seattle area, which is leading to spring activities such as planting gardens and hiking. Our blogging group, which spreads out from coast to coast, is as busy as bees with a variety of activities and thoughts