As a child, I was always getting into trouble. Being the precocious ten year old girl that I was, I usually played outside with the neighborhood kids from dawn until dusk during the summer time. Since my parents were always working, I had full run of the house, often coming and going as I pleased. During that time, there was a lot of construction going on in our neighborhood, and the workers often left all sorts of “treasure” around the construction site. My friends and I would often gather the round circular disks left behind, along with sand bags, bits of wood and other trash and put them in my tree house in the back yard. One morning my dad awoke me with a stern voice, ordering me to come outside. As I peered into the yard, I noticed that all of our treasure caused my tree house to collapse!
It all started with a “D”, dinner and a drink that is. A simple thing called a date. It was a fun night for Alise and James that brought them to a life changing choice. Alise was a little nervous about going on a blind date with James, but James was ready and wanted to make it the best night of her life. James blew her out of the water that night. In regards to the men she had dated before, he was the master of planning and impressing her. That night Alise and James decided to continue dating London. After a couple months, James decided that she was the one. He once again planned dinner and drinks, then asked her to marry him. What do you know, she said yes. Goes to show, it really does all start with a “D”.
A friend I know started a business in a small town. Unfortunately, like most small business owners, she had a very difficult time the first year. After one year of losing money she was about to give up before I suggested trying to expand her business over the internet. So we established a website and looked into way to market her products well. Unfortunately, website traffic was simply not coming. That is when we found out about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). By using some tactics on the webpage, it could land better results in search engine queries. We did not know how to implement SEO effectively, so we looked for a cheap seo company to help. And help they did! Very quickly she started getting a lot more web traffic and business to her site. Now her company is making money and she is financially secure.
Yes folks, there actually is a disorder called compulsive hoarding. And if you’re currently onboard that “living hoarding” train, you have over two million companions keeping you company. This common and unhealthy conundrum can include food, pets, magazines and newspapers or even medications.
The symptoms are fairly transparent. Living hoardings people hoard or hide what they believe to be their own personal “possessions” finding it nearly impossible to discard or part with them. Actually hoarding can also include vehicles that have been parked in your driveway or grass lawn and not driven since Clinton was president. And in some cases hoarding can invade a person’s bedroom and closet to the point where “clutter” is so piled up, you’re relegated to sleeping in a chair or living room sofa, if you can still locate it. Medications are often the most used treatment for hoarding; some respond well, but others do not.
My husband and I have often enjoyed inviting his Aunt Betty to join us on our Sunday travels when we drive to the Philadelphia area to take in a museum or try a new restaurant for brunch. But lately she’s been making up flimsy excuses about why she doesn’t want to go. I asked if she was feeling okay and she finally admitted that she was starting to be concerned about being on the road for an hour or more and not having access to a restroom. So I suggested that she visit her local drugstore and investigate using incontinence pads. The newest models are just like underwear and feel just as comfortable. I’m so glad she took my suggestion and has begun accepting our travel invitations once again. I can tell by the smile on Aunt Betty’s face that she’s no longer worried about having an accident on the road since she started using the pads!
Redecorating my dining room was a fun adventure to undertake. My best friend and I started early on a Saturday morning to paint, rearrange and sew new placemats out of my chosen color palette of sage, plum and yellow.
The day went wonderfully. The paint went on smoothly and there were few spills or places that we would need to touch up.
With the painting done, we sat down to a leisurely lunch before we began the new placemats. Sewing the placemats was a bit more challenging but worthwhile when I saw the finished product.
However, there was something that seemed to be missing from the final picture as we put the room back together. Finally it hit me; it was the chairs. The wall units needed a different look. Inspired, I made a decision to paint them a light sage green and sure enough, it was the finishing touch.
When I first started thinking about trying a dating Newcastle site, I remembered hearing about how it was the girls who got all the attention. Hey, I love giving attention to pretty gals, but was it even worth it for me to fill out a profile? I hesitated, but then I finally thought what the heck, it’s not just girls who want to have fun.
Well, I’m here to say I wasn’t the one who had to do all the pursuing. I had messages in my inbox almost right away, some of which were from beautiful and alluring women. I started going on dates and was amazed how most of the ladies lived up to everything their profile promised. (Hey, I can’t help it, I checked out their profiles after they messaged me.)
Right now I’m seeing a wonderful girl who is perfect for me. I’m really hoping this turns out to be a long-term relationship. And if it does, I have an online date site to thank.
Woops, there goes another one! The rather large man tries to get back up off of the floor. Finally we realized it would take three of us bystanders to help him back up. Mac owns a restaurant, with a little bar and dance floor. He enjoys his work. I do too, since he lets me get in without a cover charge. There are a lot of regulars that attend his bar nightly. If there is an intoxicated customer, Mac usually asks them not to sit on the bar stools, since they will inevitably fall from them. I finally convinced him to get a foot rail at the bar and let those that can stand, do so at the bar. He added a couple of tables in place of the stools. Now the only problem is that they tend to lay down and snooze.
Despite society’s progress towards inclusion of all minorities in the fight for human rights in the past few decades, it can still be very challenging for young people to come out to their family and friends, especially if they are not yet financially independent.
Coming out is a delicate process that should be taken slowly once you are ready. The first step is to look at your friends and family. Try to first tell a person who is known to be more liberally-minded or ‘gay-friendly’ and is aware of gay dating. Their support will give you the confidence you need to face up to people who question your judgment or tell you that you are ‘too young’.
Before confronting your parents or guardians, try to understand their stance and background so you are not unpleasantly surprised. Realistically, it may not be a wise choice for financially dependent youth to come out to a very conservative family.