Wow, we are in the first week of December and this week is almost over. I am really looking forward to celebrating Christmas with my family and most especially, I am excited about my last day at work. I tendered my resignation about a week ago. I gave them two weeks and a half notice. Actually, I felt a little bit relieved when I gave my notice. I really don’t like working there, but it has been a good experience. And I really thanked God for that. It has been a big blessing. However, I want to move on and find another or better job. I know looking for a job can take time and stressful. I trust God that He will provide me one. I also trust Him that He will take care of our needs. I want to share these verses to you guys, Matthew 6:33 – ” But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” and 1 Timothy 6:17 – “Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.”
Everyone loves thrift store shopping; it’s a way to get, for cheap, things that not only fill voids in your life but also could add a little quirk, pizzazz, or personality. For every 99 items that have absolutely no use in your life, there will be that one that makes your house come together. So when you go into a Goodwill, it can be quite overwhelming. There’s racks and racks of clothes, and the back wall has everyone’s old tape stereo systems. Who needs that? However, here are some interesting items to be on the lookout for at Goodwill.
1. Hilarious Ironic Mugs
Every home needs good coffee mugs, ones that are hilarious and timeless. No one wants just a boring mug to drink their coffee out of, that’s no way to start a day! If you have keen eyes, you should head to the mug section at Goodwill and wade through the dozens of mugs and you find a gem, almost every time. Something that sticks out in an ironic way, something hilarious, like “Gramma, I love you” with a little heart. Or “My Friend went to [somewhere] and I all I got was this lousy mug.” Someone else’s memory, your new coffee accessory.
2. Vintage Footwear
Used footwear is a tough thing to do well because oftentimes their lifetime is gone by and you will break the shoes too soon. However, if you are on the looking out, you might find a cool bowling shoe or two that will complement your attire and be cool. You don’t wear them to go bowling, you wear them to be hip in the neighborhood. I mean you can get new ones at a place like bowlingshoes.com but for much cheaper you can find a great pair of vintage shoes.
You may not think that there will be any actual usable jewelry to be found at Goodwill, but you would be thinking wrong. Sure, there’s a lot of stuff that you have wade through, but if you are patient and have a good eye, you can find a good bargain on some great jewelry to accentuate any wardrobe. And on top of that, you will impress your friends when they ask you how much you spent and you can say five bucks, at the Goodwill. Everyone has that friend who is always finding the great deals and makes everyone else jealous, you can be that person if you try.
4. Vintage Radios
Sometimes someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure, and things that are old are usually deemed without value even if they maintain some on the trading market. If you have a keen eye, you can find a vintage radio that seems worthless but is indeed a valuable antique. Do some research on name brands to be on the lookout for and when you hit up the Goodwill, you will sometimes find these treasures. You can also google the things you see from your smart phone to find which seemingly worthless hunk of junk is actually a diamond in the rough.
Today is the celebration of Thanksgiving here in the United States. Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday on the month of November. The celebration has started since 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln, during Civil war, proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26. Moreover, the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims to give thanks to God for guiding them safely to the New World, America. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days, providing enough food for 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. The feast consisted of fish and shellfish, turkey, berries and fruit, vegetables and harvest grains and beans. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “thanksgivings”—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought. Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone!
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 03, 2013. Before you go to bed on Saturday night, make sure that you turn your clocks back one hour. Always remember the expression, “Spring forward, Fall back”. This means that we get an extra hour of sleep and save energy. Honestly, I’m not really into this “changing of time or clock”. Just think about it, we lose one hour on Spring and gain it back on Fall. What’s the difference? Why can’t we just stick to one? However, the States Arizona & Hawaii do not observe DST and some other U.S Territories like Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Samoan Island and others.
Health conscious parents usually take great pains to provide their children with a large variety of foods, focusing on healthy, organic choices. The general idea is to make sure children get a good mix of organic proteins and vegetables so that all their nutritional meds are adequately met, while simultaneously doing as much as they can to avoid exposing children to potentially dangerous additives.
Additionally, many parents choose to go the extra mile and give their children a nutritional supplement, which in theory is a good idea. The problem is that younger children will often associate the experience of taking vitamins with previous exposure to bad tasting medicines, and consequently, they might resist and complain.
As a result, there is a class of products in the multi-vitamin market aimed specifically at children. These are usually made to look and taste as much like candy as possible. For example Nature’s Plus Animal Parade children’s vitamins, come in a wide range of animal shapes, and they even make them with a gummy texture to mimic many popular candies on the market.
Products like Nature’s Plus and others can sometimes help parents overcome resistance, and make the job of keeping children healthy somewhat easier. In fact, with the better tasting products, children often actually start to look forward to taking their daily vitamin dose.
Finally, Fall season is here! Fall is the much awaited and anticipated break from high temperatures and humidity on summer. As temperatures and leaves start to fall, more outdoor activities, such as hiking, walking, jogging, running, etc. are enjoyable again. I was really looking forward to Fall season so I can do more outdoor activities with my family. My toddler has been bugging me about going tot the park but I didn’t like going to the park last summer because it was scorching hot here in Houston. Since the days will be shorter, it is good to do your outdoor activities in the morning. I have to plan my days well by checking the weather forecast since Fall is the rain season. And even though, it is getting a little colder outside, I want to go camping with my family soon. I think Fall and Spring are a great time for camping.