Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween, I brought you a poem,

Relax and read, get snuggled at home.

The air is crispy, the breeze it blows,

Watch for the tricksters, they file in rows.

The sun is in scorpio,

A watery delight,

You can dive into feelings,

Or seek candy and fright.

The moon is in Sag,

My fiery friend,

November soon commith,

This night is the end.

 

*Don’t worry, I did not curse anyone!  💞🎃♠


Thank you, Александар Цветановић, with Pexels.com for the photo.

Natural Living

On the website eventcrazy.com, I just found an advertisement providing details about an event called the Spiritual Holistic Expo.

The event is located at Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 North 17th Street in Allentown P.A., and it will be held on Saturday, May 18th, and Sunday May 19th, from 10 am to 6pm.

Vendors from all over the Country will be there with their supplies and services supporting wellness and balance of the mind, body, and spirit.

This might be worth checking out if your into natural living and looking for help or guidance with a more holistic approach to your daily life.

Mothers Day

After thinking about it, I’m not sure how a day of celebration could be enough for the women who have given us a place in the world.  That’s a very deep way of thinking about it, but it’s the truth, and as time passes and we get older, we grow further apart from that special woman.

This Sunday, May 14th is Mothers Day, and I hope you all enjoy this very special day as it is yours.  Thank you for coddling and nurturing us as babies.  Thank you for teaching us how to walk and providing us with a safe haven to feel secure in. 

Thank you for dealing with us when we were grouchy, miserable, and lost during our teenage years.  Thank you especially for not forgetting us now that we’re adults and all grown up.

As a mothers love for a son or daughter remains in the years of our innocence, we will always be your baby despite how old we get, and for that, you are and will always be loved. 

Happy Mothers Day!  

 

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May is a Spanish celebration in remembrance of the Mexican’s Army victory over the French Empire.

The Battle of Puebla occurred on May 5th, 1862.  Mexico’s victory was surprising, and naturally provided a major boost in moral for the Mexican Army.  The French were better armed, more prepared, and outnumbered Mexican forces, but Mexico was inspired under President Benito Juarez. 

They not only slowed the French army, but they forced it to retreat, regroup, and Napoleon III had no other choice but to send additional manpower to site.  On May 9th, 1862, President Juarez declared Cinco de Mayo a national holiday.

Unfortunately, by the 17th of May, the French Army made a full recovery and were  victorious in their second attempt at the Second Battle of Puebla.  Eventually, the Capital fell and the French pushed on to Mexico City forcing Juarez’s Government into exile.

Either way, we’ll celebrate the day.  Happy Cinco de Mayo! 


Thank You

Photo by Ricardo Esquivel from Pexels

Commentary; News Now

3/9/2019


I don’t know if you read the Morning Call, but every now and again I’ll pick it up and thumb through it to see what’s happening locally.

There was an interesting article written by Carl Strikwerda on the News 13 page, Town Square, Your View.

“We must commit ourselves to making our colleges or universities a home for those young people without families,” wrote Strikwerda.

He goes on to say, “These students have great courage.  We in higher education need to be equally courageous in helping the next generation thrive.”

I agree with Carl, and I can relate to his article despite graduating William Paterson University in 2003.  The truth is that if you don’t intern or start  focusing on what you want to do professionally before graduating, then you might find yourself mixed up and lost in the shuffle of real life.

If you attend college right after high school, you’ll probably be 22, 23, or 24 after graduating.  At that age we’re young adults and most are responsible for paying back large sums of loan money.

My parents moved out of state in September 2003, and I graduated in August of the same year so I didn’t have a home to come home to.  I had to move in with a friend.

The title of Carl’s article is How schools can help “half-homeless” students, and this is the situation he was talking about.  Sometimes undergraduate students and definitely graduate students are looking for a little more out of their universities because the reality is they are half-homeless, in the real world, and looking for guidance.

Carl Strikwerda was sounding off a most needed rise from trusted adult professionals who’ve already made that successful transition this younger generation is now going through.


Today is the first round of the Big Ten Conference wrestling tournament.   The tournament will be held a Minnesota University, but Pennsylvania’s eyes will be on a the NIttany Lion squad.  The finals of course, will be tomorrow, Sunday, March 10th.

The 76ers play the Pacers tomorrow at 3:30.  A win will give them 3rd place leverage in a two-way tie with Indiana in the Eastern Conference.

Go Pennsylvania Sports!!!!


Have A Good Day

Total Body Workouts; Mardi Gras

Hiyadoin?

     I decided to join a gym last year as you probably know if you’ve been following my blog, if not, I joined a gym.  I joined sometime towards the end of last year, and it was the first gym membership I’ve purchased in about fifteen years.

     I planned on getting in there at least two days a week because I know I’m outta shape, and I wanted to start slow.  For at least a month I was consistent with two days, which is good because we obviously want to try to achieve those small goals we make for ourselves.

     Sometimes however, things don’t go as planned, and we might have to make changes in our our schedules.  I don’t drive, and it has been very cold and snowy this winter so I changed my workout routine from two days/three body parts per day to a total body workout one day per week.

     Total body workouts are very good for building muscle endurance, and they should be performed with high intensity.  A typical work consist of three sets per body part, but the break in between sets is longer than usual because you’re supposed to go through the entire body routine three times.  For example, 1 set for chest, 1 set for back, 1 set for shoulders, 1 set for legs, 1 set for bi’s, and 1 set for tri’s.  Take a five minute break and then go through the routine again completing one set for each body part, but switch up the exercises.  Take a five minute break again then repeat once more.  If you want, you can change the exercises again.


  Today is Tuesday, March 5th, and yes it is Mardi Gras, but I decided not to venture out this evening.  Obviously, the show will still go on so have fun if you are.  I bought beads too!

  Have a Good Night

Mardi Gras in P.A.?

New Orleans is known for many things, Mardi Gras perhaps being one of the more notable, but what I didn’t know is Tuesday March 5th is Mardi Gras day. That’s right, Mardi Gras Day!

I know we’re a long way from Louisiana, but maybe, just maybe we don’t have to be in New Orleans to enjoy the festivities. That could be wishful thinking on my part, but we shall see.

Tuesday isn’t a day know for partying, however, I think Mardi Gras is a good enough reason to venture out and see what’s up. I’ll be out. Enjoy, and expect a Wednesday follow up story.