Dancing in the Rain
Merrily, merrily whirled the wheels of the dizzying dances Under the orchard-trees and down the path to the meadows; Old fold and young together, and children mingled among them.
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Source: Evangeline (pt. I, IV)
Someone asked what is the best way to start enjoying life again, getting up, doing something that will make us happy, get motivated. One of the best ways is to get up, dance to the music, no matter whether we feel like it or not. Something about peppy bright music starts the blood flowing, the brain, the heart to become alive. We can dance in times of joy, we can also dance to dispel the demons, the fear , the doubts that surround us during the hard time. Many cultures have dances for everything. So it will rain, to help people get well, we, too, can find our dance to help us battle the negative, battle the hardships, weather the rough times. Today get up and dance to our music.
"The wind is blowing, whispers in the trees
The storm is brewing, rain all around me
I listen to the beat of the sound of the rain
The thunder interupts to set the strain
Of the melody of life, moving forward for chance
The opening of life's precious dance
For hope. " - deborahmills - The Hope Series
Frugal tips: 1) To keep buttons from dropping off, dab a bit of clear nail polish on the thread underneath. Will harden and keep the button on longer. 2) Mayonnaise will clean up black scuff marks on the linolenum floor. ( from Michelle) 3) Many stores such as Kroger's and Fry's have senior day. Over 65, get a 10 % discount of groceries. Ask your local store. (from happyinaz) 4) Make your own laundry detergeant. It seems this stuff gets higher and higher. Here is a good recipe: 1 Bar Fels Naptha soap - grated ( You can get this as bestprice.com for about 1.50 a bar) a 5 gallon bucket which means it makes 5 gallons of soap. 1 cup washing soda. Arm and Hammer has this for about 89 cents a box. It is not the same as baking soda. 4 1/2 gallons of water. Put the grated soap in saucepan, cover with water. Wne melted, add the 1 cup washing soda. When this cools, will thicken. It can be used immediately. about 1 cup per wash. ( thanks to Ken)
I am here my usual hours today. I look forward to sharing with you. love ya, Me, Bob and Bets.