Author Archives: whenparkspeaks

Ornaments, ultimate recycling

I finally was able to decorate my Christmas tree even though it had been up with the lights on it for about 4 or 5 days. I had to wait for my son to come over as he always wants … Continue reading

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The tyranny of email

It used to be you could just recycle your junk mail and your kitchen/front hall would be better for it. Now that we have email in addition to the items that arrive in our mailbox our work is doubled. I … Continue reading

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Euro Games or how to exercise your brain!

Now that I am of a certain age I am constantly reading about how to keep my brain sharp, so that my cognitive abilities don’t decline. Well isn’t that a cheery thought. I do crossword puzzles so that is a … Continue reading

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Instant Gratification

I must state at the beginning that I love HGTV, nothing like an afternoon binge watching House Hunters, that being said I believe that it is either mirroring society or causing society to want everything all at once and finished. … Continue reading

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Routine to Ritual

I heard this phrase the other day as an ad on the radio in the car (my book on tape ended) and it stuck with me not because it was an ad for playing Keno either. I thought of all … Continue reading

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How to enjoy being the host.

Hosting a holiday meal or get together no matter the time of year can be stressful. We seem to be throwing the word stress around a lot lately, ways to reduce stress, how to make stress work for you etc. … Continue reading

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5 ways to reward yourself this holiday season

If you are anything like me, the holidays are all about doing things for others. I like to put quite a bit of thought into presents, do a lot  of cooking and decorating as well as working in retail, so … Continue reading

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