Memoir Writing Group

I can’t believe I survived college!

I am writing a little memoir of my college years.

Here is the Oxford dictionary definition of the word, “memoir.”

https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/definition/english/memoir

Or Monday I am going to the public library to attend a public memoir writing group.

I enjoy writing.

I really enjoyed college.

Too much!

I worked at the campus radio station for 15 years as a broadcaster as well.

And yes, like Albert Einstein I am a polymath too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymath

Unlike Einstein I did not discover the Theory of Relativity.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_relativity

My only phenomena was surviving two car accidents in two months that totaled both cars!

When I graduated I had over 500 credits from my University spanning 14 years.

I took a double major in Music and in English, along with a number of other credits in subjects ranging from anatomy, science fiction, film studies, to sailing, theater arts, chemistry, horsemanship and many, many more classes.

I took morning, noon and night classes.

I attended classes Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer.

My thirst for knowledge was driven by the fact I dropped out of high school at age 15.

I was a non-traditional student who began college at age 29. When I graduated I was in my forties!

I felt I needed to catch up intellectually.

I liked being a perpetual student.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_student

I will let you know how the memoir writing group goes next week. ✍

Thursday Book Review: Lose the Clutter, Lose the weight

Peter Walsh know his stuff!

Ok. So I am a pack-rat.

Where do I find the wisdom to change?

Peter Walsh!

I’ve admired his no-nonsense reasoning since the first time I saw him on TV.

But his book, “Lose the Clutter, Lose the weight,” is a good remedy for many who have too much

Here is a gem for you to consider.

Clutter comes from:

1. Bringing too much stuff into your home. 🏡 (Aquisiton)

2. Not getting rid of enough of it. (Difficulty discarding it.)

3. Allowing clutter to spread throughout your home to where it doesn’t belong. (Clutter’s core.)

So if you have ADHD like me, or just generalized anxiety disorder about your pig-sty, this book is a gem!

Of course you won’t get it all done  in 6 weeks.

But, the first step is understanding  what clutter is.

The first way to get started is to get educated, not overwhelmed.

Peace and love on Ringo’s birthday.

82 today. Glad he kicked the smokes and he’s a vegetarian too!

We can all do our best to make changes for a better life!

Snow White Moment

So this just happened to me.

My Snow White Moment

A bird alighted on my hand.

My friend Kelly wrote on my Facebook post, “Hello Snow White!”

First the fledgling followed me.

https://youtube.com/shorts/d-JPFOawbms?feature=share

Then it bombed my head!

Afterwards, this happened.

Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

Fairytale fun in the summer sun!

On the Tube: Home Economics 1954

Stockings and skirts were the norm in the 1950’s

So things have changed for homemakers in the 21st century.

Women rarely do many of the chores and tasks of yore.

The home economics classes of the past promoted some great ideas for those who wanted to live a classy life, but many of those ideas have disappeared from our consciousness.

I watched this hilarious YouTube about some modern-day women who took a 1954 home economics test.

https://youtu.be/OE6E1sWhgZ8

Wash your stockings ladies!

Out for Good

Sozial served great meals

Three businesses closed their doors recently in my city of New Ulm, MN.

A place called Sozial was where I took my Spring Break with hubby when the going was tough.

Spring break

Its doors are permanently closed.

Sozial is now a food truck.

https://sozialnewulm.com/

Mona Lena is closed.

https://monalenanewulm.com/

Hubby and me

Yesterday I drove past Clark. Closed. Shut down. Sad.

Closed.

I made a small video of the sad occasion.

After swimming at the local rec center we went out for ice cream!

Matcha & Pistachio nut 😋

Love and support the small mom and pop businesses in your town because it’s always sad when they can’t survive.

I scream for ice cream! Lol!

Some businesses do very well if there is a market for them.

What the market wants

P.S. Each Saturday I will focus on a “This is where I live, and this is why it’s special,” segment of my blog.

Farmer’s Market Song

Gigantic radishes

I love Farmer’s markets.

I even wrote a lovely original short song about it.  🎶

https://youtu.be/hc-ZjGYhX14

Home-grown tomatoes fresh off the farm
Lovely green onions

So, not only can you buy fresh produce at the farmer’s market, but fresh baked goods and jars of tasty delicious delights!

Yes! Farmer’s markets may be trendy, but they are growing in popularity!

Join the trend and treat yourself at your local Farmers market!

P.S. If nothing is ready, well you just have to watch and wait!😀

Thursday Book Review: Sell or Be Sold

We live in a world of sellers.

A good read

These days many sales people are called “influencers.”

Online or in-person someone is always going to try and sell you something that you don’t want or need.

I think back of what McDonald’s was doing to me as a kid.

My mom was a fabulous cook.

We would turn up our noses at her delicious soups and stews and wonderful meals because we wanted McDonald’s instead.

Ugh!.

Her homemade quality meals were so much better than horrible fast food from McDonald’s.

Not only were her delicious main courses fabulous we also enjoyed her wonderful baking.

Yet the power of mass media changed our minds about her hard work.

Nevertheless she instilled in me a love for good food, especially good healthy food.

Delicious homemade food

My cooking is not perfect and sometimes I burn things but I know I’m eating better by eating at home.

A little about the author.

He is a great real-estate salesman.

https://grantcardone.com/

A little about the book.

It is a tutorial of sorts to help the person who wants to be successful in business and in life.

Cardone has a podcast the Cardone Zone and also a YouTube channel.

https://youtube.com/user/GrantCardone

Although I am only halfway through the book I find it very illuminating and informative.

Sell or be sold, you decide.

Fitness Paradise

Today and every day I get to go workout and go swimming! 🏊‍♂️

Fun pool

I love to swim!

Rec center

I joined our local community recreation center!

Nice folks

The recreation center director was kind enough to have one of the employees give my husband and I the grand tour.

The swimming pool is huge

Spin classes. a specially treated comfy walking track, a giant pool and exercise equipment, all at our disposal!

Then dessert

All that swimming made me hungry!

Car Watch: Explore Autofest

Today’s grand day out

We enjoyed a sensational experience for car-lovers today.

Autofest.

There was a variety of cars and trucks!

Sweet classic

An unusual variety of vehicles were on display.

Dune buggy

I couldn’t resist all the fun cars!

Me and a cool roadster

We enjoyed old and new cars and trucks.

The hood ornament is a rat!

Over the next few Sundays I will feature more cars from the 20th Annual New Ulm Auto fest Cycle and Car Show!