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What exactly have I been doing this past week?  I can’t even remember.  These are the times when my days just seem to blur into each other and nothing is particularly memorable….. It just hit me that that is a sad way of existing but I can’t help it.  Between getting Christmas Cards out to family and friends, getting lists for Christmas Gifts, forcing my husband to finally sit down and decide what day we are going to see the Christmas Tree in New York as it has always been our tradition…. I am not kidding.

There were a few links of interest in this week but first I have to pay my respects to a great American…. whether you and I agree or disagree in our political views… Senator John Glenn was a great astronaut and deserves our respect.  John Glenn passed away on December 8, 2016, at the age of 96.

During this time of year I always want to find ways to give back.  Every year we put on a cocktail party with our friends where we choose a charity and ask our friends to bring donations instead of house gifts.  It’s always been a success, however, this year I will not be able to do that seeing as Christmas is approaching so fast and I have family staying with me all the way through the 25th of December.  No time to put on the party or organize the donations….. However, I want to find other ways to give back and in my searching I found this article in Ivankatrump.com.  Seriously, don’t think about how you feel about Ms. Trump and/or her family.  The article is about Bridge2Act, an organization formed to help you (or me) find the charity that fits my criteria the best.  Go, take a look at it and I hope you choose to give a little of yourself this year.

At time when we are all, most likely, thinking about New Year’s Resolutions or Goals, I thought this article very interesting.  Why do you think we, humans, don’t follow through on what we say we’re going to do?  Some of us are better than others on the follow through part, but it’s still difficult.  This article is very good at explaining the way the brain works around long term benefits v. short term gratification.

This hotel is fascinating….. Book Lover…… yes please.

And for food?????? Well, how about these slow cooker recipes???? nothing like having breakfast ready when you get up in the morning.

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