How to Get Past the Boredom of Exercise by Francine Larson
... One day my husband, Jim mentioned that our back yard would be so much more attractive without those bushes in front on the fence. (I don’t know what kind of plant it was but the previous owner obviously thought that the plants were pretty.) When Jim mentioned this, I felt guilty. When our four daughters were growing up, I was busy sewing, cooking, taking them to activities and keeping up the house along with a part time job. So I never had time to acquire an interest in the outdoors.
The Only Review You'll Ever Need of Blade: The Series (Part 1 of 5) by Larry D. Yablow
... While little is known about his methods, the number of criminals and evildoers found tied to lampposts by hundreds of yards of "magical" dental floss is increasing exponentially. Using his dental picks and a little magic, Doctor Strange always manages to get his criminal and still have time for the ladies. If only they had time for him. Oh yeah, his magical motorcycle or carpet or whatever he rides around on can talk too. It will sound a lot like Mr.
Ten Tips For a Top-Notch Tag Sale by Rosemary Chieppo
... When the sale is over, don’t take unsold items back to your house. Pack up what’s left and donate to charity for a tax break. The most popular period for tag sales nationwide is between June and October. In college towns, the moving months of August and September can be particularly profitable. Dedicated shoppers get up early, so expect the biggest crowds at 8AM. Sundays are generally poor days for sales.
Make A Weight-Loss New Year's Resolution And Stick With It All Year Long by Susanne Myers
... We all start with great intentions but after a few weeks, we fall back into our usual unhealthy lifestyle and the weight we did lose creeps back on. Let’s take a look at what steps to take to make sure we still stick to our weight-loss resolution at the end of December. Determine your “Why” and write it down. Think about the reason why you want to loose weight. Is it to look better in a bathing suit for that vacation in July? Is it to be healthier and get your risk for heart disease and ...
Oh Boy! A New (to me) Toy! by Mike Bryant
... Back in the days when Bill Gates was trying to get someone, anyone, to listen to his crazy business idea, my friends and I were busy typing away on some program that was the focal point of our lives at the time. Of course times have changed and so have I, for the most part. Sometimes, even today, I find the morning sun coming up to remind me that I should probably stop banging away on a keyboard and get some sleep. It is truly a joy when one realizes that he has been blessed with the gift ...
Back to School Savings by Cheryl Johnson
... I use certain shopping standards and tactics for most back to school purchases:Back to School ClothingAlthough my budget surely doesn't allow for a completely new school wardrobe for everyone, I do manage a few new outfits for each child and a new pair of shoes. If I didn't I would never be able to shake the shame of all the "I can't go school the first day in the same old clothes and shoes!" cries. I have found that once you're past the first few days, it doesn't really seem to matter.
Love, Uncles, and Etymology by Arnold Romanofski
... Nathan ran back to me for the meaning and then back to the table. “It means I’m happy and carefree,” he shouted. Then Nathan smiled, drew one leg up in the air, curled his arms toward his small chest, broke into hysterics of laughter, and his cheeks turned beet red. The adults guffawed from his unique contortion of joy. When I looked around, I saw a smile on Aunt Katherine’s face. Her husband, my Uncle Steve, was responsible for the joy on her face.
Coaching Every Play! by Jeffrey Summers
... You would always find Coach Shula focused every play, kneeling, squatting or standing intently on the yard line marker of where the ball was placed, watching each player execute his Coaching. Sending in every play. Giving feedback about everything he could to everyone he needed to in order to get the results he demanded. All this, every second of every game. Rewarding great players who executed great plays, as well as redirecting poor performance as it happened, before it had a chance to ...