"The RoseBouquet"

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"The RoseBouquet"
A Wise, Kind, and Chatty Mennonite Mom

Sometimes it is harder to sort out my business work from things I do just for pleasure or out of curiosity. But here’s something you might enjoy too. I discovered Youtube videos by a Mennonite woman who calls her channel “A Mennonite Mom”. She describes the ordinary things she does and answers questions about her kind of “Mennonite” – and in one she and her husband told their love story together.


2 Photo Stories Delayed

Well, I’ve just spent an hour hunting through my photos (my, but do they need re-organizing!) for pictures of my two hump-backed grandmothers. I’ve also tried several times to take photos of my own hump, but I don’t seem to get the camera focused right. It generally gets a shot of me peering out of the corner of my eye to see at what angle I’m holding the camera. So I think I’ll have to wait until my cousin Gary shows up again, and ask him to take one


April 28, 2020, At My Place...
A Photo-Shoot of Some Models

You might think I have photos on the brain when I tell you that last night I also did a photo shoot of Tom’s diecast models in one filing box. I have a light box in the basement that works on top of the washing machine which is under a nice bright light. Note, that when I do a photo shoot I try to take at least 3-5 or 6 photos of each item, from as many angles as possible. But once I’ve taken them, I come back to the computer, and I have to photo-shop each one to crop out, resize, and name each photo. This all takes time. Lots ‘a time!


April 28, 2020, What's New!
The Creme de la Creme Site/Business Building Suite

It occurs to me that this great time of quarantine, or lockdown in our homes is a huge blessing in disguise for you. Especially if you’ve had an idea for an online web business, but always had the excuse that you had no time for that. Well… which have you got more of right now, Time or Money? I tell you SBI! is the best plan for building, not just a website but a web business.


April 28, 2020, Tips & Solutions
Oh-no! I’m Shrinking!

On Saturday morning I decided to measure myself. Even if it wasn’t totally accurate, at least I would have an idea if I was shrinking and getting still shorter. I took a wooden piece of a broken yardstick to the bathroom and using the inside of the door – as I could angle it to face a mirror, so I could see if I was holding the yardstick level above my head, and stepping out of my slippers, I pulled back and with a pencil in my free hand drew a line under the stick, on the door.


April 21, 2020, At My Place...
Alternate Views About this COVID19 Pandemic

I limit my news intake to what I hear on my alarm clock radio when I wake in the morning, and what I hear on the radio when I’m making my supper and doing dishes in the kitchen. Then I switch gears and I think about other things. Especially I try not to live in fear. But of late several “alternative views” have been brought to my attention. I don’t like to scare people, but some of these things make sense. These articles and interviews range through these different views:


April 21, 2020, What's New!
Testimonials of Non-Medical Helps for Your Symptoms

Yesterday I binge-watched 59 video testimonials of how people with all kinds of symptoms like neuropathy, arthritis, MS, backaches, tremors, and many other physical problems. All of them reported some measure – or sometimes complete relief from their aches and pains.All they did was put on a specially designed socks that applied subtle pressure on their nerve endings.


April 21, 2020, Tips & Solutions
A Very Quiet Easter

If we were to compare notes about Easter in our homes, we might end up competing to show which of us had the most quiet and/or lonely Easter on Sunday. I hope yours was not too bad – or sad. My Easter was actually fairly nice… although I’m sheepish about how it turned out at the end.


April 14, 2020, At My Place...
Phone Visits

Have you noticed that people phone you more often now? 🙂 Those are nice. I find it easy to talk about many things with my friends, and share stories, etc. But I notice that when friends call me, I go off on story-telling tangents, and the time flies by. Often a phone visit runs over an hour!


April 14, 2020, What's New!

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