Saturday, March 21, 2020

Ecclesiastes 9:4

'For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion'.
I swear that I don't know what this means.
What did they have in mind when it was written?
Everything deserves context I suppose.
It was a reading of the day from my calendar.
If it's positive, may it apply to u and yours.
If it's negative, and the Bible can be pretty rough indeed, may it apply appropriately...

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Happy St Patrick's Day this year

Altho the Wuhan virus drove St Patrick's Day out of 2020,
and the St Patrick's Day parade may be cancelled this year,
St Patrick remains in our hearts for next year.

Saint Patrick is the foremost patron saint of Ireland,
but I swear to u that when we visited Ireland, it
wasn't celebrated there like it is here in the U.S.
In Ireland, St Patrick was revered much more seriously
by the Catholic Church for being the first bishop of Ireland.
The populace loved St Patrick for being the one who drove the snakes out of Ireland..!
And indeed, we found nor heard of one snake in Ireland at the time.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Happy Daylight Savings Time Day!

Daylight saving time 2020 in Texas began at 2:00 AM on
March 8
and ends at 2:00 AM on
November 1
All times are in Central Time.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

I missed an entire week...

I missed an entire week (to blog),
but I added yet even more work/gigs.
Not only that, but I saved just enuf to add to my candy route.
Truth told, I'd rather sell toy capsules, but these Honor Boxes are the best,
and they work best in restaurants.
U know what? I don't know why I can't add toys..!
Why can't I add toy capsules to the Honor Boxes instead of all candy?

I have already tried sugar free gum and candies, but those cost more than they sell,
so it was back to mints and Blo-pops, which is fine, but toys last forever, what can I say?!
Change some signage that these are toys only.
Done deal...

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Happy February Month and Year!

February is a very special month this year.

  • There's Super Bowl Sunday. 
  • It is a Leap Year because February has 29 days this year instead of 28. 
  • Valentine's Day on the 14th. 
February hosts all sorts of holidays amid its duration;
  • The entire month celebrates Black History (U.S. and Canada) 
  • American Heart Month (U.S.)
Not only those, there are the following holidays; 
  • Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - February 1, 2020 (First Saturday in February)
  • National Baked Alaska Day - February 1
  • National Bird-Feeding Month (U.S.) 
And it's a very purple month.
February's flower is the Violet, and the amethyst is the stone.
My favorite part of February are still the Valentine candy hearts

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Taxes bleh...

Taxes=A Study in Patience.
Taxpayers wait for all the W forms to arrive.
Waiting about 1-4 months as they trickle in.
Then we either DIY or Trust others to prepare the paperwork,
and we wait for those forms to be calculated.
While we wait, we budget and prepare to pay our 2 cents.
Meanwhile, and all year long, we pay sales tax, gas tax,
sometimes state tax, property taxes, business tax, payroll tax,
income tax, gains tax, gift tax, this tax, that tax...
Name one thing in life that is free. 

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.