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Election Day is fast approaching. Lately it seems like t.v. is bombarding us with political commercials and even on Facebook now friends are frequently sharing their political views. This morning the Today show aired a humorous video inspired by the 2nd Presidential debate:



Election Day is the day when Americans everywhere cast their ballot for the next President of the United States….Really? I’ve heard that Americans don’t directly vote for President. So what’s happening on election day then?



What Is the Electoral College?

U.S. Electoral College

U.S. Electoral College: Frequently Asked Questions


How Stuff Works:
How the Electoral College Works
How Does the Electoral College Work?


United States presidential election 2012

How the U.S. President Works


Which candidate should be U.S. President in 2012? ProCon.org has researched the U.S. presidential candidates and their views.


ELECTION DAY – THE NEXT ELECTION DAY WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012.


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Having lived in other countries in the past, one thing I know is that you adapt. You obey their rules and you (learn to) speak their language. If you didn’t like it you didn’t have to live there. In the United States we celebrate Christmas. However, somewhere along the way someone decided that saying Merry Christmas would offend others who live in this country and do not call their celebration Christmas. Come on now, don’t you think that is just a bit too sensitive. I like saying Merry Christmas and sending Christmas cards, and after a lifetime of saying Merry Christmas, saying Happy Holidays just doesn’t feel right.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!




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Happy Thanksgiving!

Life can be so serious at times. We know we should count our blessings instead of focusing on what we don’t have. One of the things I’m thankful for is the gift of laughter. Laughter lightens my mood and just makes me feel good all over, plus I hear laughter is good for your health. Check out the articles below the video to learn more about the benefits of laughter. So, when is the last time you had a good laugh? I saw this video years ago and it mad me laugh. Hope it will at least make you smile.



Benefits of Laughter:
The Benefit of Laughter – How Laughter Can Reduce Stress and Increase Health
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Benefits of humor


What makes you laugh?


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Happy Mother’s Day!

The longer I live the more I appreciate my mother. As a wife and mother, there have been times when I felt underappreciated, taken for granted, and felt like I’m just the fix it and clean it up person. Yeah I know, right now some of you are probably thinking… “Welcome to my world.” It’s during some of those times when I felt the most frustrated that a little voice in my head would say “This is probably how mom felt. Wow! She never let on. She did everything without complaining.” Just having that thought prevents me from having a pity party, and it is moments like that that make me appreciate her all the more. I am truly amazed by my mother. Maybe it takes being a mom to really recognize and appreciate the many, many, many things our mothers did (and maybe even still do) for us. So for mom’s everywhere, these videos are especially for your viewing pleasure:


The Mom Song (what a mom would say in a 24 hour period condensed down to 2:55 minutes)



“Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same; and most mothers kiss and scold together.” – Pearl S. Buck


Mommy Rhapsody
(NOTE: You will see the performers appear in the video at the 10 second mark)



“Being a mother is undoubtedly and inarguably one of the hardest, if not “the” hardest job a woman can ever do.” –Lyn Lomasi, “The Hardest Part About Being a Mom: Moms Speak Out


Life Lessons from Moms:

Life’s Lessons from Your Mother
Life Lessons I Learned from My Mother
Readers Respond: Life Lessons My Mother Taught Me
‘Don’t Screw Up!’ and other advice from moms


“All mothers are working mothers.” –author unknown


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25 Things My Mother Taught Me
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Mother’s Day Quotes and Sayings
A Mother’s Day Tribute


What life lessons have you learned from your mom? What is the hardest part about being a mom?


“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” –Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty


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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”Soren Kierkegaard


We all have those moments in our lives when we look back and say…”What was I thinking?” Maybe if we had just asked ourselves one question — like the one here in this video clip from the tv show “The Office,” we could have prevented some of those moments from happening. Although the advice is meant to be funny, I still think it’s some good advice.



“Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.”Marcus Porcius Cato


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Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!


A Thanksgiving Poem

‘Twas the night of Thanksgiving,
But I just couldn’t sleep
I tried counting backwards,
I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned -
The dark meat and white
But I fought the temptation
With all of my might.
Tossing and turning
With anticipation
The thought of a snack
Became infatuation.
So, I raced to the kitchen,
Flung open the door
And gazed at the fridge,
Full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey
And buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots,
Beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling
So plump and so round,
‘Til all of a sudden,
I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling,
Floating into the sky
With a mouthful of pudding
And a handful of pie.
But, I managed to yell
As I soared past the trees….
Happy eating to all -
Pass the cranberries, please.
May your stuffing be tasty,
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes ‘n gravy
Have nary a lump,
May your yams be delicious
May your pies take the prize,
May your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off of your thighs.
May your Thanksgiving be blessed!!

Author Unknown


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Have you ever wanted to say to someone, “Back up, you’re in my personal space?”

We all have a comfort zone, an invisible zone of psychological comfort that we carry with us. It’s the region surrounding each person, or that area which a person considers their domain or territory. It’s the bubble of space that you keep between you and the person standing in front of you. We call it our personal space. How much personal space one needs varies depending on who we are talking to and the situation we are in.



Ever notice how uncomfortable you get when someone gets too close to you physically? That means that person has invaded your personal boundaries.

I once had a female supervisor who was like the guy in this video. (Yes, she’s the same person I mentioned in my post “Green with Envy.”) She was this way with everyone. It made me think, “What’s wrong with you?”



In 1966, Edward T. Hall, an anthropologist, introduced the term proxemics.

What is Proxemics?

- The study of the cultural, behavioral, and sociological aspects of spatial distances between individuals
– The study of set measurable distances between people as they interact
– Has to do with the study of our use of space and how various differences in that use can make us feel more relaxed or anxious.


Different cultures maintain different standards of personal space. Mr. Hall has broken down the distances of personal territory (for U.S. Americans) into 4 areas:

0-18 inches: Intimate distance

Has this ever happened to you at work?


18 inches – 4 feet: Personal distance for interactions among good friends or family members

4 feet – 12 feet: Social distance for interactions among acquaintances

12 feet – 25 feet or more: Public distance used for public speaking

Comfortable personal distances also depend on the social situation, gender, and individual preference.


I think many of us know these personal space etiquette tips. This video is especially for those people who are personal space invaders, and don’t know it:



When interacting with others, be mindful of their personal space. Remember these words to a song by “The Police” — “Don’t stand, don’t stand so, don’t stand so close to me!”


Other info on proxemics:
Proxemics article
Book – “The Hidden Dimension,” by Edward T. Hall
Proxemics Overview
Proxemics Research


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