Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows . . . that’s what I feel when we’re together . . . sing it with me. Okay, hum along; even I’ve forgotten some of the words. 

Cruising home from lunch one day this old familiar song popped on the radio. Hmmmm . . . sunshine, rainbows . . . definitely a few of my favorite things. 
Sunshine . . . ahhhh if I’m not out in it (which is always my preference); I’m soaking up the rays from my window. I’m a sun worshiper from way back. Gotta’ get me that vitamin D.

Unfortunately winter is approaching fast and there won’t be many opportunities to even see the sun here in Upstate NY.

Sometimes I have to settle for the afternoon sunshine as it comes through the window at work. It’s so bright sometimes I should be wearing shades.here comes 150x150 Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows

Rainbows . . . There is something about a rainbow. As a child I loved to play in the rain. An afternoon rain on a warm summer day would find me out jumping in the puddles and looking for rainbows, and who didn’t wonder where that pot of gold was?


Even as an adult I look for the rainbow after a rain. Is it true the rainbow always appears opposite the sun? Seems someone told me that, something about the sun reflecting through the raindrops.

Sunny days, Rainy days, rainbows . . . . they’re all fabulous. Each day offers a clean slate to make it whatever you wish

I almost forgot . . .

Lollipops. Bluckkk, Yuck . . . Nasty . . . Can’t stand them! Don’t know what there is about them but I’m not a fan of any kind of hard candy. (Just give me the chocolate!)
My mom tells a story of me at Halloween. Apparently I was quite a verbal child at 5 years of age. “I don’t like Suckers,” telling my grandmother while handing it back to her. Sorry Gramma

Wishing you only Sunshine & Rainbows

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I've read a lot about the ALS ice bucket challenge recently. This event has taken over my feed on Facebook, with most everyone showing their support for a disease that cripples and eventually takes a life.

During the first three weeks of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the ALS Association announced it had raised $22.9 million compared to the same time frame the previous year raising $1.9 million. As of Aug. 22, 2014 it has raised 94.3 million.

All thanks to the creative ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, I say way to go. Monies the ALS Association receives funds equipment for patients and helps fund research for a cure.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig Disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that disrupts contact between the brain and muscles in the body. Patients lose mobility, then over time become paralyzed and lose the ability to breathe as respiratory muscles cease to function.

The negative comments against the ice bucket challenge really bother me.

Don't tell me we're wasting water. Really? For those that water their lawn and flowers. Really? Oh then let's shut down all the water parks! Really? For those that wash their car weekly? Really? 

Don't tell me about the cost and money an organization uses to fund their program and how it is spent. Really? This from the person that can't put gas in their car to get to work but will buy one more lottery ticket? Really? This from the person that just got another tattoo with money they stole from work, and then getting fired? Really? This from the person that will spend over $5 for a pack of cigarettes? Really?

Raising awareness for ALS or any other condition is NEVER a waste. Ask anyone that suffers in pain daily with a muscle disease that robs them of their mobility or talk to anyone that has just lost their loved one to ALS.

Okay, I'll get off my soapbox, I know I've probably offended a few. Everyone decides how to spend their money and what is important to them. This is important to me.

So I say kudos and thank you to everyone that took the ice bucket challenge and donated your $10 and to those that opted to donate $100, or anything in between. Every dollar, every contribution gets us one step closer to a cure.

 

Just click on picture to watch video  

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Join me and make your contribution, not only will I make a donation to the ALS Association I will also make a contribution to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Both do research for a cure to help people like my husband who suffers from a muscular disease.

To donate just click here:  http://mda.org/disease/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis

Let's find a cure.

 

 

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Memories of an Alien, Robin Williams

August 13, 2014

Tweet Landing on the set of Happy Days, (literally landing in an egg), Robin Williams an alien, Mork from Ork, was like nothing we had seen before or since.  It led to the series, Mork and Mindy. I remember each show ending with a monologue, sharing with his commander Olsen, what he learned on earth. […]

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Hubby’s Addiction

July 30, 2014

Tweet I've finally figured out my hubby's addiction, all this time I thought it was cars . . . It's not . . . It's wheels, all things to do with wheels. It started with his first bike. Growing up in a typical family of the 60's, as one of 5 kids, hubby's parents couldn't […]

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The Best Day Yet

July 23, 2014

Tweet Monday was a good day, a very good day. The best day yet.  When most people moan and groan, it was just my best day yet!   Why you ask? At hubbies follow up appointment the doctor declared him cancer free. It was 2 years ago he had surgery, the doctor removing a growth from his […]

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Vacation

July 16, 2014

Tweet For some reason I find it difficult to just sit and do nothing. Hubbie can sit in front of the TV for hours, watching movies and shows, (and snoozing through a few.) Me? I'll be checking my email, hanging out on Facebook or Pinterest, making a grocery list, wondering why I'm just sitting there, […]

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Snap, Crackle, Pop . . . Arthritis?

July 2, 2014

Tweet Snap, Crackle, Pop. Do you remember them? The 3 characters advertising Kellogg's cereal?  As a kid I preferred Sugar Smacks or maybe Frosted Flakes. Well these days the sounds of Snap . . . Crackle . . . Pop, tends to be me. Yup, the knee tends to snap, the hip or back have […]

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Date Night

June 18, 2014

Tweet Ok, help me out here, what's your favorite thing to do on date night? Hubbie and I enjoy going to the movies, dinner out is always enjoyable and even a movie marathon at home works for me, pop some popcorn  . . . grab something cold to drink and pop in the movie. (My […]

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For all my “Sisters”

June 4, 2014

Tweet This past week Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86. Maya Angelou was an American author and poet. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than 50 years. (Wikipedia) I have to […]

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Embarrassing Moments or Something Else?

May 21, 2014

Tweet I'm sure you've had one . . . or two.  We all seem to be well equipped to embarrass ourselves.   We've all been caught doing something silly or embarrassing. I'm thankful there wasn't Facebook, Instagram or twitter when I was growing up, I had enough to worry about without it being all over […]

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