Archives for February 2017

February 28, 2017

“Ridiculous Commentary”

The ridiculous range of weather in the northeast has run the gamut of blizzard conditions, icy roads, dangerous winds, to 60° weather, all within a weeks time!  School was called off for two days and a two-day school vacation had me watching more television, which infected me with an abundance of useless, ridiculous information!  What really caught my attention on a particularly heavy snow shoveling day was the reporting of the fact that today, February 11th is;  “Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day”.  Many people do, justifiably so, panic in anticipation of a predicted storm, you can witness this in any supermarket or hardware store!  Yet, I found it odd that a reputable news station would share the above fact, unless they wanted to ease peoples’ fears or stop their fretting over the temporary inconvenience of the weather, or just to look on the bright side of things!  This got me to thinking, when did this ridiculousness of recognizing trivial days come about?  I don’t have the want, nor the energy to find the answer, I’m embarrassed to admit, I celebrate “National Coffee Day”, FYI September 29th.  As I reflect on the ridiculousness of some of these days, I have to admit I get a chuckle out of going into my favorite clam shack and finding out it is; “Clam on the Half Shell Day”, FYI March 31st.  I want to blame Hallmark, the makers of the , “Holiday of the Day” calendars, and agendas that share the bizarre name of the days for most of the ridiculousness!

As I mentioned above, I’ve had quite a bit of time lately to ruminate, which has brought me to my list of ridiculous or unique days, weeks, and months that I celebrate, even though some are outrageously ridiculous.  Here goes:  

January 8th is “Bubble Bath Day”, kinda digging this one, especially if it became a National Holiday, I’d be off from work, having a long soak!  

March 3rd is “If Pets Had Thumbs Day”, it certainly would make my life easier.  March 17th is “Evacuation Day” & “St. Patrick’s Day”, Evacuation Day was a non-school day in Boston, therefore a favorite day of mine.  St. Patrick’s Day is a green beer, corned beef and cabbage type of day.  Count me in!

The first week in June is designated as, “National Gardening Week”.  I can’t see the reason behind this, everyday in June would be a great time to garden.

June 14 is “Flag Day” and “Monkey Around Day”, how cool and a little weird, show respect for our flag and act like a fool!

October 17th, a personal favorite, “Wear Something Gaudy Day“, what my coworkers never knew, my clothes were from my closet, and no way meant to be gaudy!  

Finally, December is “Bingo Month”, I’m looking forward to this in my retirement!  

It is nice to really take a break and comment on ridiculousness.  Life is serious and hard at times and no matter how foolish somethings may seem, I just enjoy the oddity of it all!  It’s a quick break from reality and fun!  


February 21, 2017

Is Makeup Really Good For You?

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think makeup was necessary or good!  I only wanted to wear makeup sparingly, on special occasions or Halloween, because I questioned how good it could be for my skin, since you needed special removers to clean it off your face. Well, being of a certain age; and dealing with the side effects of RA medications, my opinion has changed, I need makeup.  When I wear makeup I not only feel good, I get a boost of confidence that I need on difficult days, so if I feel good, I look good!

I’m extremely self-conscience of facial age spots, what better way to deal with them is to apply a tinted moisturizer containing protection from the sun.  It’s a win-win for me, I’m protecting my skin from the elements and camouflaging my facial imperfections.  I don’t apply makeup to display my physical attractiveness (remember I’m no Spring chicken) and I’m not trying to transform myself into something different from what I am.  I’ve just come to the conclusion, out of necessity that make-up lifts my spirit and makes me look put together and polished.   This being said, I’ve found the silver lining associated with wearing makeup, many products contain ingredients that are good for your skin.  Most of the products I purchase are anti-aging, contain antioxidants, and since they contain sunscreen, I can eliminate one product from my morning ritual.


February 20, 2017

Presidents’ Day

Peace, Love and Presidents’ Day

Mary Ann & Joy

February 14, 2017

Blizzard of 2017!

The threat of a major downfall of snow is invigorating, especially when schools close down for the next two days.  I decided to share with you some images I snapped, celebrating the beauty of the Blizzard of 2017!  

Thursday, 2/9/2017 @10:30 AM

2/9/2017@Noon-Start of the blizzard in the East Bay!

2/9/2017@2:00 PM-Snow is beginning to fall fast and furious!

2/9/2017@3:00 PM-Visibility is diminishing!                                                                       

The “Awakening” Bright and Sunny, Friday, 2/10/2017@7:00 AM

The snow sat heavily on the trees, breathtaking!

Friday, 2/10/2017@8:00AM

Blizzards are playdates for Sean Patrick…

and later in the day, ring around the moon, snow in the forecast!

Early Saturday morning, the neighbors were out bright and early, playing around! 2/11/2017@6:30AM

Back to work early Monday morning, the wind still blowing…

the snow piled high…

and the hope that this wintery weather stays for a few more days!

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them:

there ought to be as many for love.

– Margaret Atwood




February 13, 2017

A Sweet Sentiment!