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  • Mothers around the World

    10/31/2020 12:25:59 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Monsters' Holiday song

    10/31/2020 11:19:49 AM, by CTUPTON

    GBiYE It was the night before Christmas when all through the castle My monsters were having a Yuletide hassle The tree was all trimmed in ghoulish things Like werewolf fangs and vampire wings (It was a monsters' holiday) But they were up to no good (It was ... Read more

  • some self revealing info

    10/31/2020 10:24:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line." - Lucille Ball My chosen mantra for today. This was a very, very hard lesson for me to learn. For many years I thought I had to work at improving myself and doing very hard things like teaching high school science to the Deaf... Read more

  • Day 305: Happy Halloween

    10/31/2020 1:57:12 AM, by DIVAGLOW

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  • keeping brown sugar soft

    10/30/2020 8:49:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    1. Air-Tight Container – A container with a tight-fitting lid or even a resealable plastic bag can really help keep brown sugar from losing so much moisture that it turns into a rock. 2. Terra Cotta Brown Sugar Savers – You can find these little terra cotta disks at almost any baking supply sto... Read more

  • How do you keep foods fresh when you are limited to certain portions?

    10/30/2020 6:07:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have new bags of doritos hard pretzels brown sugar and other things If I stick to the measured amounts it will take me ages to eat up a whole bag of these! chris... Read more

  • Ya wanna feel good?

    10/30/2020 5:25:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    google happy nature images Wonderful!... Read more

  • My (adult) nephew's peanut crop near Buffalo, NY!

    10/30/2020 4:51:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    He just used a container of dirt on his deck. I am not sure what he started with. I would not think roasted peanuts would grow. chris here is information: www.almanac.com/content/how-gr
    ow-your-own-peanuts... Read more

  • A miracle: I ate a measured lunch at the table!

    10/30/2020 4:27:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    Today's SP suggested lunch with modifications because I did not have all the ingredients: walnuts .75 oz cream cheese 2 tblsp Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette instead of balsamic vinegar cooked brown rice in a broth in place of a flour tortilla prunes 1.5 oz instead of raisins celery ... Read more

  • Day 304: My Scary Favs

    10/30/2020 1:44:29 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "The rock that is an obstacle in the path of one person becomes a stepping stone in the path of another." (Anonymous) Hello, my lovely friends! I thought I’d post my favorite scary movies. I’m more of a tell me a story while you scare me and not a gore me out, person. Let me know what s... Read more

  • Do you know this song?

    10/29/2020 1:26:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    “Back of the clouds, the sun is always shining. Back of the clouds, it’s waiting to shine through. God has prepared a rosy colored lining. Back of the clouds it’s waiting to shine through.” A friend lives in Cohassett MA by an ocean bay. Today she took a photo which was gray and cloudy, showin... Read more

  • Twilight Zone again

    10/29/2020 1:21:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    Twilight Zone again at my condo! My alarm clock went off an our late and also had a different ring tone! this is not a cell phone. It is an alarm clock that is plugged in to the wall!... Read more

  • An ad I actually like.

    10/29/2020 12:40:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    I bought the small mat for my front door. So if you visit me, careful, don't fall in the hole! chris www.sweetiecathy.com/products/
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  • I wish I still had my big garden. And wish I had written this.

    10/29/2020 12:11:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    My View: Backyard oasis needs just the right name Oct 12, 2020 Cheryl Krajna is an author, communications professional and Master Gardener who lives in Cheektowaga. By Cheryl Krajna A rose is a rose, but what should I name my garden? For some, as leaves and temperatures fall, so does their i... Read more

  • Day 303: Halloween 2016

    10/29/2020 1:51:45 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." (John Wooden) Hello, my spooky friends! This is the last of the Halloween past pictures of the decorations. We’re go... Read more

  • Day 302: Halloween Past 2017

    10/28/2020 1:40:22 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn't matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong." (Hindu proverb) Hello, my spooky friends! T... Read more

  • School 2020 at Halloween time

    10/28/2020 1:22:01 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day 301: The Snow Came

    10/27/2020 1:29:32 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good." (Maya Angelou) Hello, my lovely friends! ... Read more

  • Celebrate your latest win

    10/26/2020 7:01:35 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Name the movies ! Thee are 40. Thanks Grammacathy

    10/26/2020 4:35:19 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day 300: A Little Halloween (quotes)

    10/26/2020 2:16:14 AM, by DIVAGLOW

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  • Day 299: Crockpot Beef Stew (recipe)

    10/25/2020 2:24:48 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Around and around the house the leaves fall thick—but never fast, for they come circling down with a dead lightness that is somber and slow. Let the gardener sweep and sweep the turf as he will, and press the leaves into full barrows, and wheel them off, still they lie ankle-deep." (Charles D... Read more

  • bigger than we thought

    10/24/2020 9:29:30 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day 298: We Need a Break

    10/24/2020 3:58:04 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change. Kiss slowly, play hard, forgive quickly, take chances, give everything and have no regrets. Life's too short to be anything but happy." (Author Unknown) Hello, my lovely friends! It’s Saturday, but t... Read more

  • No I did not paint the glow in the dark rocks.

    10/23/2020 4:51:47 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just collect cool photos. Many arrive on my FB page. I admire people who make such wonderful art! chris... Read more

  • Day 297: Halloween Cartoons

    10/23/2020 2:40:59 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "You achieve much once you stop telling yourself you can't do things." (Elizabeth Kadetsky) Hello, my lovely friends! You know I love the holidays and I was the same way when I was a kid. I also loved watching all those holiday cartoons. Those were classics and still are better than ... Read more

  • painted rocks -glow in the dark

    10/22/2020 2:17:01 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day 296: My Love For Witches

    10/22/2020 1:18:05 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Stop talking yourself out of the life you want most." (Terri Trespicio) Hello, my spooky friends! Why witches??? While some people might think of witches as evil, I look at them as something powerful and independent. While there are some that are bad, I like to think of them as m... Read more

  • Day 295: That’ Was a Job

    10/21/2020 1:11:12 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Not to give up under any circumstances should be the motto of our life: we shall try again and again, and we are bound to succeed. There will be obstacles, but we have to defy them. So do not give up, do not give up! Continue, continue! The goal is ahead of you. If you do not give up, you are... Read more

  • I am thinking of stem cell therapy for my knees.

    10/20/2020 1:19:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    -cell-therapy-for-knees Has anyone tried this? I attended an hour and a half lecture last year about this. But the company was from Floriday. Of course they said they were the most experienced doing this. I'd have to travel from Buffalo to Florida. Darn. ... Read more

  • Day 294: More Scary Facts

    10/20/2020 1:04:54 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live." (Rachel Ann Nunes) Hello, my spooky friends! I have some more scary facts about yours truly. Let me know some things about you. 1. When I was in 5th grade I dress... Read more

  • Apple Pie adventures

    10/19/2020 7:10:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Our daughter had me in stitches telling me about her pie making . She sent me a photo. Pie crust with a huge mound in the middle. I thought apples were inside. Nope. That was just the bottom 2 crusts with a big air bubble. She did not put holes in the crust when she baked it. And she baked it... Read more

  • I have been craving pumpkin pie so...

    10/19/2020 11:28:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    I had a sparkpeople "pumpkin pie oatmeal" breakfast. https://recipes.sparkpeople.co
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  • Day 293: Halloween Witches (quotes)

    10/19/2020 2:07:44 AM, by DIVAGLOW

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  • Day 292: It Was a Cold One

    10/18/2020 3:28:22 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "The first step to living the life you want is leaving the life you don't want. Taking that first step forward is always the hardest. But then each step forward gets easier and easier. And each step forward gets you closer and closer. Until eventually, what had once been invisible, starts to b... Read more

  • Day 291: Baked Apples (recipe)

    10/17/2020 1:51:56 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up instead of what they have to gain." (Rick Godwin) Hello, my lovely friends! This week we’ve been busy cutting down things in the yard and a day of running around taking care of things that I made noth... Read more

  • thanks jean

    10/16/2020 2:11:48 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day 290: Scary Comedy Movies

    10/16/2020 1:39:28 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies." (Roderick Thorp) Hello, my spooky friends! For today’s spooky movie I’m going to the funny side of horror movies. It was easy to find older movies, but not many rece... Read more

  • Is this possible?

    10/15/2020 1:56:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    Dec. 9th is our wedding anniversary. 1972. It will be 48 years. is that possible????... Read more

  • Day 289: Scary Paula Facts

    10/15/2020 1:41:27 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves." (Ann Drake) Hello, my spooky friends! I posted this a few years back and I thought it was perfect for this month. I know some of you know these things, but some of you don't. Post some k... Read more

  • more chuckles

    10/14/2020 8:34:01 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day 288: Shaking my Head

    10/14/2020 1:07:52 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Sometimes we must get hurt in order to grow. We must fail in order to know. Sometimes our vision is clear only after our eyes are washed away with tears." (Unknown) Hello, my lovely friends! How’s everyone doing this week? Oh, our numbers are going up and up here. Yesterday we had o... Read more

  • Halloween chuckles

    10/13/2020 8:21:02 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • NY Welcome Center off of I 190 in Niagara Falls, NY

    10/13/2020 8:06:14 PM, by CTUPTON

    I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. 2 "Meetup " friends and myself. Built to resemble work by Frank Lloyd Wright Little store of NY state goodies, a movie about this area, a huge mural of the falls and river, etc. Well worth stopping there. chris... Read more

  • SP article : 14 hacks to improve yoyr memory

    10/13/2020 8:01:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    sp?id=2561 The article is easier to read than this blog. I suggest going to the link. chris Truly listen. We often listen while multi-tasking or entertaining other thoughts. As a result, we don’t absorb everything we hear. "Clea... Read more

  • Day 287: Halloween Inside

    10/13/2020 2:03:22 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose." (Abraham Lincoln) Hello, my spooky friends! Today we’re sticking to Halloween from the pa... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    10/12/2020 10:41:53 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day 286: Ha-Ha-Halloween (quotes)

    10/12/2020 1:13:08 AM, by DIVAGLOW

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  • Day 285: Halloween Past (photos)

    10/11/2020 1:37:09 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive." (Maya Angelou) Hello, my spooky friends! One of you suggested ... Read more

  • Day 284: Chicken Cacciatore

    10/10/2020 1:55:29 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up." (Anne Lamott) Hello, my spooky friends! A few weeks back we were watching Lidia on PBS and she made Chicken Caccia... Read more

  • Day 283: Classic Horror Movies (in Color)

    10/9/2020 1:40:10 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "To love yourself as you are is a miracle, and to seek yourself is to have found yourself, for now. And now is all we have, and love is who we are." (Anne Lamott) Hello, my spooky friends! Today is about classic horror movies in color, movies made before the 1980s for this list. D... Read more

  • Day 282: Halloween To-Do’s

    10/8/2020 3:19:56 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." (Harvey Fierstein) Hello, my spooky friends! This year things are a little different for Halloween. There are things that we won’t be doing, but we are... Read more

  • Day 281: Well…Hello!

    10/7/2020 2:15:25 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn't matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong." (Hindu proverb) Hello, my lovely friends! It’s... Read more

  • Day 280: As a Kid…

    10/6/2020 1:41:08 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "I watch out my window as the planes take off into space. Oh, that I could fly away and start fresh. But I must realize that fresh starts also come in the pretty wrapped gift called tomorrow." (Anonymous) Hello, my spooky friends! Today we’re going to have a little fun and go back in... Read more

  • Day 279: Vintage Halloween (quotes)

    10/5/2020 1:52:15 AM, by DIVAGLOW

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  • Day 278: Witchy Coffee Bar

    10/4/2020 5:11:57 PM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Life is like a camera. Just focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don't turn out - take another shot." (Author Unknown) Hello, my spooky friends! I see witches, ghost goblins, and pumpkins that must mean the coffee bar is decora... Read more

  • I just got this book. It is not what I expected . Very powerful!

    10/3/2020 2:40:18 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day 277: Harvest Salad (recipe)

    10/3/2020 1:09:35 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "The grass isn't greener on the other side. It's greener where you water it." (Author Unknown) Hello, my spooky friends! This is the time of year when the weather gets coolers and we crave comfort foods, but today I want to start off with a salad recipe that was a big hit with my mom... Read more

  • Day 276: Spooky Movies

    10/2/2020 2:28:02 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again." (Anonymous) Hello, my spooky friends! For today’s blog, I thought I would go with something I love more than anything, old movies. Years a... Read more

  • Hope you get a chuckle. Funny pumpkins.

    10/1/2020 9:25:17 PM, by CTUPTON

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