Day 1 Home-Developing Your Eye

When I think of home I see the Mackinaw Bridge because I live in the upper lower of Michigan. The bridge is 5 miles long and it connects to upper Michigan. Also lakes are a big part of Michigan, I live across the street from Lake Huron.


This day in history.


Quick Facts on Cervical Cancer



Cervical Cancer Aware


It’s hard to imagine that in the not too distant past, cervical cancer was a leading cause of death among women in this country. But when the Pap smear — a simple and painless test to detect changes in the cells of the cervix — was implemented as a screening tool, the incidence and death rates of the disease dropped precipitously. In 2015, according to the National Cancer Institute, cervical cancer resulted in an estimated 12,900 new cases and 4,100 deaths.

The Pap smear has been called the most successful cancer screening technique in the history of medicine. That’s understandable. The test can detect cancer in the early stages when treatment is more successful. It can also identify pre-cancerous changes in the cervix, allowing timely treatment to prevent the cancer altogether.

Cervical cancer is more common in Latinas and blacks, but black women die of it at a greater rate than any other race. It is more prevalent in middle age. According to the NCI, the median age at diagnosis is 49; the median age at death is 57.

For more important information.

Cervical cancer screening general guidelines

Age 21 Begin Pap smears regardless of prior sexual history
Ages 21 to 29 Repeat Pap smears every 3 years
Ages 30 to 65 Repeat Pap smears combined with HPV testing every 5 years or continue Pap smears alone every 3 years
Age 66 and older Discontinue screening in women who have had adequate screenings and normal results
After hysterectomy Recommend against screening in women of any age who have had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix




bill of rights

Bill of Rights Day (by Presidential Proclamation)

Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate December 15, 1941, as Bill of Rights Day.  And I call upon the officials of the Government, and upon the people of the United States, to observe the day by displaying the flag of the United States on public buildings and by meeting together for such prayers and such ceremonies as may seem to them appropriate.

To view the official proclamation –


President Franklin D. Roosevelt designated Bill of Rights Day as December 15 in 1941.

November Facts


The 11th month of the year is an outstanding one

In the Georgian calendar, the calendar that most of the world uses, November is the eleventh moth of the year. However, in the early Roman calendar, it was originally the ninth month. Later, the Roman senate elected to name the eleventh month for Caesar. November is right between fall and winter. Almost all leaves are gone from the tree and lost their colors. The month is referred as the wind month and the bloom month by Anglo-Saxons. It is because November is the month where they killed their animals for food. Those have been harvested in the previous months are either put inside the storage or sent to processing plants or mills. In this month, the farmers will know whether that particular year was successful or not. Because of its beautiful weather, football is the main sport of the month.

Below are some fun facts about November:

1. The birthstone for November is the topaz.
2. The zodiac signs for November are Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) and Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
3. The birth flower for November is the chrysanthemum.
4. On November 2, 1769, a Spanish expedition reached San Francisco Bay.
5. On November 2, 1889, North Dakota became the 39th state of the United States.
6. On November 2, 1889, South Dakota became the 40th state of the United States.
7. On November 2, 1917, Arthur Balfour proposed settlement of Jewish people in Palestine.
8. On November 4, 1979, the U.S. Embassy was taken over by Iranian revolutionaries in Teheran and a group of U.S. citizens were seized as hostages.
9. On November 6, 1869, the first intercollegiate football game was played in the United States between Rutgers and Princeton.
10. On November 8, 1889, Montana became the 41st state of the United States.
11. On November 15, 1935, Manuel Quezon was inaugurated as the first president of the Philippines.
12. On November 18, 1883, standard time began in the United States.
13. Peanut Butter Lovers Month
14. National Good Nutrition Month
15. National Pepper Month
16. National Sleep Comfort Month
17. Aviation History Month
18. Election Day – first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
19. Thanksgiving Day – fourth Thursday of November
20. November 11 – Veteran’s Day

Who needs a drink?

My sister loves these and I finally found the recipe.


Watermelon Martini




Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Ready In: 10 Minutes

Servings: 2

“Sweet watermelon juice is shaken with vodka and watermelon schnapps in this refreshing summer cocktail.”


salt as needed

white sugar as needed

1 cup watermelon juice

1/4 cup vodka

1/4 cup watermelon schnapps

2 tablespoons simple syrup

1 lime, juiced



Combine some salt and sugar in a small bowl, and pour onto a small, shallow plate. Moisten the rims of 2 glasses with a piece of watermelon, and dip the moistened glass rims into the salt and sugar mixture; set aside.


Pour the watermelon juice, vodka, watermelon schnapps, simple syrup, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover, and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into the prepared glasses.






Art on the Bay

Every year the Thunder Bay Arts Council presents the 38th Annual “Art on the Bay” Open Air Fine Art and Craft Show! The fair coincides with the first weekend of Michigan Brown Trout Festival.

Fine art includes oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings with a wide range of subject matter.  There are potters who make their own clay and glazes creating high-fired stoneware.

Hand-crafted jewelry as well as clothing for dolls, children and adults and needle art, wall hangings, quilting and hand-knit items.  Artisans who work with wood and metal will show their creations in signs, furniture and lawn art.  A variety of authors are also represented.

A Picture from Art on the Bay

Mackinaw Island

Need I say more!

Crafting thought


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