Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 1/30/2015
Sunday is the big day for football fans all over the country. And while most fans will be relaxing in their favorite chair in front of their TV enjoying the action, a few of us will be in the kitchen making sure that the wings are hot and the beverages are cold.
Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 1/25/2015
It's on cold, blustery and snowy days like this one that I hate to send Tucker and his friends outside to play. The wind just has too much of a bite for them to enjoy themselves and they end up shivering and wet since not one of them wants to be the first to run inside. Lately, I have been compiling games and activities for them to do in a "busy box" to keep them engaged and occupied with something fun and interesting to do. Spending all day in front of a video game is not an option either.
Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 1/20/2015
The third week in January is a great time to do a recheck on all the resolutions and goals that we made at the beginning of this year. It is about now that the newness and freshness of those goals is starting to wear off. If you made some resolutions at the beginning of January, then how are you doing in meeting them?
Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 1/17/2015
Normally, we wait until March or April to start to tidy up our yard and put away the outdoor holiday decorations. Today is rather unusual for January here in the Midwest. The sun is out, the thermometer is approaching forty and with perhaps three more months of Winter, it seems like the perfect time to get outside and tackle these jobs.
Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 1/14/2015
Did the new year catch you off guard? I think everyone was caught a little behind given the short span of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2014. The month just roared by with little time to catch one's breath. The hardest thing for me has been to get used to writing 2015 on checks and letters.
Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 1/8/2015
Yesterday, the country’s oldest time capsule was opened in Boston. Patriots Paul Revere and Samuel Adams assembled this capsule at the time that George Washington was President of the United States. Inside the capsule, unearthed at the Massachusetts State House, were several newspapers of the day, some copper coins, a silver plate and a medal. The historical value of these items far outweighs their monetary value, but it is interesting what items these patriots chose to put in the small container.
Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 1/5/2015
Have you ever noticed that your home looks really empty when you start taking down all the holiday decorations you’ve so carefully arranged over the last few months? I’ve often thought that that might be one reason people go wild at furniture sales in January other than the prices. The days are bleak, the house looks empty…good motivations to spice up your décor.
Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 1/1/2015
Happy New Year to you all! I have a few more holiday décor storage ideas for you to make next year’s holiday prep a bit more organized. I’ve noticed that all the stores have underbed sweater containers available on sale.