Just a thought.

A flower blooms in the spring, and dies in the fall. A tree wakes up in the spring, and sleeps in the fall. A life starts at the beginning, and dies at the end. In between is what makes it matter……( — )

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What every women should know! – January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

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More than 12,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and more than 4,000 of women will die. Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide, but because it develops over time, it is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. Deaths from cervical cancer in the United States continue to decline by approximately 2 percent a year. This decline is primarily due to the widespread use of the Pap test to detect cervical abnormalities and allow for early treatment. Most women who have abnormal cervical cell changes that progress to cervical cancer have never had a Pap test or have not had one in the previous three to five years.

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Photo of the Week – Tyrannosaurus rex

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Tyrannosaurus rex

I took this picture a few months ago. I am a dinosaur lover. So I had to use this picture.

Tyrannosaurus rex was one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs that ever lived. Everything about this ferocious predator, from its thick, heavy skull to its 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) jaw, was designed for maximum bone-crushing action.

Fossil evidence shows that Tyrannosaurus was about 40 feet (12 meters) long and about 15 to 20 feet (4.6 to 6 meters) tall. Its strong thighs and long, powerful tail helped it move quickly, and its massive 5-foot-long (1.5-meter-long) skull could bore into prey.

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Photo of the Week – Already dreaming of spring.

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Northern Cardinal

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn”. Hal Borland

The male Northern Cardinal is perhaps responsible for getting more people to open up a field guide than any other bird. They’re a perfect combination of familiarity, conspicuousness, and style: a shade of red you can’t take your eyes off. Even the brown females sport a sharp crest and warm red accents. Cardinals don’t migrate and they don’t molt into a dull plumage, so they’re still breathtaking in winter’s snowy backyards. In summer, their sweet whistles are one of the first sounds of the morning. I took this picture in my backyard.

Photo of the Week

Giraffe  from Animal Kingdom at WDW.

Giraffe from Animal Kingdom at WDW.

Giraffes are the world’s tallest mammals, thanks to their towering legs and long necks. A giraffe’s legs alone are taller than many humans—about 6 feet (1.8 meters). These long legs allow giraffes to run as fast as 35 miles (56 kilometers) an hour over short distances and cruise comfortably at 10 miles (16 kilometers) an hour over longer distances.

Typically, these fascinating animals roam the open grasslands in small groups of about half a dozen.

Bulls sometimes battle one another by butting their long necks and heads. Such contests aren’t usually dangerous and end when one animal submits and walks away.

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I am honored to be nominated for the Liebster Award

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I am honored to be nominated for the Liebster Award and want to thank Sky Blue Daze for nominating me. It is heartening to have other writers give me recognition for my posts.

The Liebster Award has German origins. The word “liebster” has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart and boyfriend. It aims to discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere. Bloggers award other bloggers.

Here are the rules for accepting the Liebster award:

  • Post the award on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  • Write 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 500 followers.
  • Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.

11 Random Facts about Me:

  1. My husband and I vacation every year at Walt Disney World and we are Vacation Club Members. Besides loving Disney World also what draws us there is to visit my niece who is a Chef at Animal Kingdom.
  2. We love to cruise. We have gone on at least 15. So I am what you call a cruise-a-holic.
  3. Before I joined the military I was a butcher.
  4. Since I have retired I have taken up photography.
  5. I am an avid scrapbooker. I spent many hours creating scrapbooks for my nieces and nephew. I created a book for them that encompassed there whole high school experience.
  6. I love to spend time at a campground.
  7. I have four siblings. My oldest brother is blind and my oldest sister has Cerebral Palsy.
  8. For high school I went to an all-girl school. And the all-boys school was 2 blocks away.
  9. I met my husband in California I was from Michigan and he was from San Antonio TX.
  10. When I joined the Air Force there were not many woman in the job field I chose. The training class I was in had 35 males and 3 females. My job was very similar to the Occupational, Safety and Health Administration or otherwise known as OSHA, I have to say this was also 35 years ago.
  11. I love feeding the wildlife.

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Easy to do – Frosted Glass Hurricanes

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My trip to Washington DC

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No matter how you voted in the last presidential election, we can all agree that the nation’s capital is packed with must-see sights—and tourists.

Founded on July 16, 1790, Washington DC is unique among American cities because it was established by the Constitution of the United States to serve as the nation’s capital. From its beginning, it has been embroiled in political maneuvering, sectional conflicts and issues of race, national identity, compromise and, of course, power. The choice of Washington’s site along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers resulted from a compromise between Alexander Hamilton and northern states who wanted the new federal government to assume Revolutionary War debts, and Thomas Jefferson and southern states who wanted the capital placed in a location friendly to slave-holding agricultural interests.

George Washington, the first president and namesake of the city, chose the site and appointed three commissioners to help prepare for the arrival…

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Winter Wonderland of Snow

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“Winter Wonderland Of Snow”

Some people say I’m crazy

Because I love the winter so

I say, What could be more beautiful?

Than this winter wonderland of snow.

Something bout a winter storm

That brings a calmness to our town

Brings a quiet to the covered streets

When the snow falls all around.

It makes the children want to play

Brings laughter to their smiles

They yearn to build their snowmen

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