Sunday, January 19, 2020

Happy MLK Day!

I love Federal Holidays!
Celebrate Life because God knows what He's doing

-It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.
 -Lamentations 3:22


Saturday, January 4, 2020

When to Take Down Your Christmas Tree Tradition

When to take down your Christmas tree..? 


The Traditional Answer

Traditionally, Catholics do not take down their Christmas trees and holiday decorations until January 7, the day after Epiphany. The 12 days of Christmas begin on Christmas Day; the period before that is known as Adventthe time of preparation for Christmas.  
The 12 days of Christmas end on Epiphany, the day that the three wise men came to pay homage to the child Jesus.

Cutting the Christmas Season Short

Some may not keep their Christmas trees and other decorations up until Epiphany if they've forgotten what the "Christmas season" means. For various reasons, including the desire of businesses to encourage Christmas shoppers to buy early and buy often, the separate liturgical seasons of Advent and Christmas have run together, essentially replacing Advent (especially in the United States) with an extended "Christmas season." Because of that, the actual Christmas season has been forgotten.
By the time Christmas Day comes, people are ready to pack up the decorations and the tree—which they may have put up as early as Thanksgiving weekend—it's probably past its prime. With needles turning brown and dropping and branches drying out, the tree may be an eyesore at best and a fire hazard at worst. And even though savvy shopping and proper care for a cut tree (or the use of a Live Tree that can be Planted Outside in the Spring) can extend the life of a Christmas tree, let's be honest—after a month or so, the novelty of having a major piece of nature in your living room tends to wear off.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Got it turned around..!

Okay, I should have blogged about Thanksgiving first,
and the gym after that..!
Guess I was thinking ahead.
So I am giving Thanks today for my wonderful customers,
my family and friends, and gyms everywhere!
And I'm just going to say it;
Thanku God for this beautiful country, these plentiful times,
and your grace available to me.

And I thank God for allowing mankind to invent, build and improve gyms, too!

Now to get to work!


Saturday, November 23, 2019

10 Fun Facts Gym



Sunday, November 17, 2019

Gym at 60

Okay, it's not pretty, but it can save your life.
After all the medical bills of the past, I decided to return to the gym.
An ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure and all that.
I was surprisingly still limber.
But felt odd because it was important to act my age not my shoe size.
I am not supposed to be limber at this age, and yet, I still am..!
Since I had been so sedentary at work, I gained weight, and that
slowed me down a lot, so I was able to be age-appropriate.
I got on a tanning bed and for 5 minutes, reminisced about my
leisurely sun-bathing ways and days.
I left that gym totally enhanced for work. Ty gym!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

So how much does this route make anyway?

When I get this question from potential buyers on eBay,
I tell them that the route of 10 machines averages approx $100 a month.
I never hear back from them.
Should I ever hear back from anyone, I will explain exactly what I mean.
I would remind them that this is a tiny route, especially compared to a business
route of 100 machines, which is still small.
I would explain that it is a route for beginners, students, or well-off seniors looking
to stay busy or involved with its charity.
The expense is in purchasing the machines and locating them.
After that, it's reliable income whose amount is determined by the driver.
Since I could talk about vending all day long, that's as much as I say.
So there.