I miss you guys and have decided to attempt (no promises yet) to post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Life is improving, we are seeing less and less snow every day which helps my spirits immensely. I hope spring is arriving where you are too. I am seeing an end to the work on my bed frame, I can’t believe how many layers of paint were on that thing.
Thursday was a busy day for the little ones, first they spent the morning stocking up on groceries, visited me where everyone chipped in on sanding my bed frame, later my son took his daughter, while his son visited another relative, to see his step-mother and youngest brother. While there they were treated to pizza. The little ones enjoy pizza just like most people, but on this particular day my granddaughter wouldn’t eat. She picked at a sliced but never finished it. No one could convince her to eat, which is very rare.
As she and her dad walked out the front door heading to the car she asks if she can have strawberries as soon as they get home. My son asks her if wanting strawberries (bought that morning) was why she wouldn’t eat and with a sly smile she confirmed that yes, she was saving room because she wanted a BIG bowl of strawberries.
I love hearing the little ones will pass up other food in hopes of being rewarded with fruit. :-)
Could you use some good news to start the week?
- We’ve all heard about GMO foods, but mostly what we hear about are the plants which have been genetically modified. If you missed it, salmon have been genetically modified as well. Safeway and Kroger are two grocery chains which have said no to selling its customer’s genetically modified salmon. Is the tide finally turning on GMOs?
- While on the subject of food, I came across information that the TV dinner along with the rest of the frozen meal selections are falling out of favor with Americans. These dinners are full of sodium, fats, chemicals and preservatives but business is becoming so bad for the companies who produce these frozen meals that one company, Nestle, is considering selling off its Lean Cuisine meals due to falling sales. Let’s hope these frozen meals are being replaced with real food at the dinner table.
- Abusing children makes my blood boil, so this story of a biker group who make their mission protecting children was a story I wanted to share with you. These bikers work with child psychologists, sit outside a child’s home round the clock, take them to school, and are there when the child has to testify for support. You can learn more about the international group B.A.C.A. here, or watch this video of one girl’s experience and how it changed her life. Please share this with anyone you know could use their help.
- Want to help those less fortunate? Think you spend too much time on your smart phone? There is a solution to fix both situations. We are so blessed to have the luxury of a safe roof over our heads, abundant food and more material comforts than we need. Most of you reading this are also fortunate enough to have fresh clean drinking water. Unicef Tap Project has partnered with people in a position to help change this. For every 10 minutes you don’t touch your phone, a child in need will receive one day’s worth of clean drinking water.