Special Grandmother’s Pillow For Granddaughter

This was on Facebook. I think it is so sweet and any granddaughter will most likely very reluctantly let it go if they absolutely have to. Otherwise, it will go with them every where they go.

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Another Beautifully Colored Bird

This is from Facebook. Unfortunately there was no type of bird mentioned for what bird this is.

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Why this Bird looks like it’s about to drop the hardest mixtape of all time 😂🔥💯

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It’s a beautifully colored bird. I just don’t know what it’s name is. It’s still so amazing to me that all of these birds and insects, that are so strangely colored and/or formed, are showing up at this time, when the quarantine is going on. I feel like God is trying to tell us that He is still here. And proving it by showing us these beautiful creations of his.

Possibly someone that is friends with me on Facebook may post this bird’s name, when they see me mentioning that I don’t know what kind of bird this is.

Easy DIY To Keep Wasps And Wood-bees Away

This is from Facebook.

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Jeanie Jones

Day 3 and NO wasps Or wood bees on our porch. Just a brown paper sack and I put plastic bags to fluff it out. Suppose to mimic a Hornets nest. Seems to be working.

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If any Wasps or Wood bees show up around where I live, I’ll have to try this out.

 

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One Bowl Apple Cake

This is from Facebook. Kelly Bagnasco’s page.

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Kelly Bagnasco

One Bowl Apple Cake
This cake is so moist and rich and just perfect for this time of year. (and easy to make!)

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Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar (adjust sugar to your liking)
2 heaping teaspoons cinnamon (adjust to your liking)
1/2 cup oil
6 medium Gala or Fuji or Honeycrisp apples
2 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking soda (Use sodium bicarbonate,not baking powder)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, cinnamon and oil. Peel and slice the apples and add to mixture in bowl (coating as you go to keep apples from turning brown.) Mix together the baking soda and flour and add to the ingredients in the bowl. Mix well (best with a fork) until all of the flour is absorbed by the wet ingredients. Pour mixture into a greased one 9×13 or two 9″ round pans. I used a 10 inch spring form cake pan Bake for approximately 55 minutes.

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This sure does look good.

 

From A Distance Or Through A Window

This is from Facebook.

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Gladwire

This picture says it all. I cried my eyes out. It need to go viral.💕

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This picture goes to show that even small children can learn to understand about not seeing someone in person, but from a distance or through a window. This so sweet.

Being Lonely

This is from Facebook.

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Gladwire

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I know how this can be. There have been some people that I used to go to nursing homes and help with them. For whatever reason, they either didn’t have any visitors, or only one or two, here and there. I would go every day and visit with them and feed them. I usually stayed until time for them to go to bed for the night. After I had a shoulder replacement, I was in a nursing home myself. There were some good friends that visited me as often as they could, but it was still lonely sometimes. This was especially true when it was rainy for a few days and my friends couldn’t come to visit with me.
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God’s Beautiful Nature

This is from Facebook.

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Leaves in various hues of green, trees lush with blooms, and grass as evergreen as the needles on the pines.
Skies of blue dotted with white cottony strokes as if the Artist gently pulled the paint across the canvas with extra care.
I went out for a drive today.
Everything seems fresh, like a newborn baby, pure and perfect.
The air felt lighter, though I know that we must be careful still.
Today, for a moment, I forgot about the pandemic.
For a moment, all was well and right in the world for Mother Nature made herself known in the simplest and grandest of ways.
What are you trying to tell me trees?
What are you articulating, grass?
What is your song, sky?
Is it, “Pay attention?”
Is it, “Be you?”
Is it, as Julian of Norwich has said, “All is well with God?”
Perhaps you are telling us to be in this moment.
Appreciate what is in front of us.
And yes, that hope, indeed, is ignited where we are.

MBBH

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COVID-19 Has Changed Things – Maybe For Good

This is from Facebook. It has quite a bit of useful information in it, as far as I can tell. But it’s here for you to read and make your own opinion on how useful or not it is for you.

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New Etiquette Rules in a COVID-19 World

Here’s how the pandemic has changed our manners — maybe for good

Man and woman, two people with protective masks  greeting each other with elbows instead of handshake, alternative non-contact greeting during coronavirus epidemic, standing on the street in safe distance

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A firm handshake, a kiss on the cheek, the clink of glasses at a dinnertime toast — these are among the polite gestures now on hold indefinitely because of social distancing guidelines intended to keep people safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

But etiquette experts say that doesn’t mean good manners have gone by the wayside. Instead, they point to safer ways of showing respect for one another, like swapping out handshakes for head nods, that have emerged in the past few months — and that will likely remain with us for some time to come.

“Etiquette is always evolving, it’s never set in stone,” says Massachusetts-based etiquette consultant Jodi Smith. “What’s set in stone is the idea of respect for myself and respect for others.”

As long as showing respect means keeping our distance and avoiding large gatherings, here’s what Smith and others say to expect when it comes to minding your manners in the COVID-19 era:



Handshakes and greetings

Myka Meier, author of Business Etiquette Made Easy, notes that few people are likely to be shaking hands at a time when staying 6 feet apart is the norm.

Even something like an elbow bump means making contact with another person and might not be appropriate in more formal settings like business meetings.

Instead, Meier recommends two totally contactless greetings: what she calls “the grasp and greet” — clasping your hands together and putting them over your heart as you approach someone — and the “stop, drop and nod” — standing still, dropping your hands and putting them behind your back (so you’re not tempted to reach out for a handshake), then nodding to say hello.

Invitations, events and RSVPs

Many large-scale gatherings and events have already been cancelled, but if you’ve RSVP’d “yes” to something that’s still scheduled to happen, international etiquette expert Sharon Schweitzer says the rules around declining have become a bit more flexible.

“Long-standing etiquette and social graces have always dictated that if you accepted the RSVP and said you would attend, you must,” she says. “However, in light of the coronavirus, you can change your RSVP to decline if you cannot attend.”

In the case of events like weddings, she says, be sure to send a gift anyway — and change your response promptly out of respect for the host (you might also want to write a personal note expressing how much you regret having to decline).

When it comes to saying no to casual invitations, like neighbors asking you to join them 6 feet apart in their backyard, the experts recommend having a go-to script to politely decline. Smith recommends something like: “I’m so thrilled that you invited me, but I’m just not ready yet.”

Having a few stock phrases in mind can also serve you well when out and about. Schweitzer’s script for keeping your distance from a friendly passerby while walking the dog is something like: “Fluffy and I are both social distancing. Please greet us from at least 6 feet away. We look forward to seeing you after this resolves. You’ll be more than welcome to pet her then!”

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Masks (and more) in public

With health officials now advising that everyone wear a mask or face covering while out in public, Smith says that fashionable face coverings may become the norm as people start looking to wear masks that coordinate with their clothing.

And, she says, it wouldn’t be the first time fashion norms were shaped by public health concerns. Women of her grandmother’s generation, she notes, always wore gloves in public in part as a way of avoiding germs at a time when diseases like typhoid fever were of concern.

Of course, interacting with others with half of your face covered means losing some of the nonverbal ways we rely on to express ourselves, like smiling.

That’s where gestures come in, Smith says, since something as simple as a thumbs up or a mock salute can help you express yourself in public in the way a smile once would have.

Safety at home

We might also start to see some changes in our homes, Schweitzer says, like asking guests to remove their shoes upon entering, something that she notes is already the norm in many other cultures.

And, she says, there’s really no reason to go back to touching our glasses during a toast or blowing out birthday candles on a cake that is then served to many guests (instead, she foresees alternatives like blowing out an individual candle on your very own cupcake).

Looking to the future

Eventually, however, experts predict that most of our long-standing rituals and habits will reemerge as restrictions on our daily lives are eased.

Smith is certain, for example, that shaking hands — a gesture of goodwill that dates back as far as 5th century Greece — will become the norm in the United States once more.

“We will return to shaking hands,” she says. “It may not be until 2025, but eventually we will.”

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