In my 50 years of on life on this earth, this has to be the worst year for the flu and colds.  These afflictions have made the round of my office twice already.  I’m not interested in a third round.  How do you keep yourself healthy?


  • Avoid close contact with someone who is sick or exhibiting the symptoms
  • To protect yourself and others, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Wash your hands frequently.  Take your time and soap up really well!  A quick rinse will not do the trick
  • Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth).  Hands pick up germs fast!
  • Make sure you are getting enough rest every day
  • Drink plenty of water, hydration helps your body flush toxins out
  • Clean and disinfect your home and work areas regularly-especially if those areas are shared
  • Eat a healthy diet to give your body the fuel it needs to fight invaders
  • Keep a positive mindset.  Get those good endorphines going


  • Rest is the best medicine!  You don’t want to challenge your body more by being fatigued.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.  The last thing you need is dehydration to add to your misery!  If you’re feverish, you’ll be sweating which is the bodies way of cooling itself.  You need fluids to sweat.  Water is the best thing to drink and you need to sip, sip, sip.  Guzzling water tends to make it run on through.
  • Supplements can help you recover faster.  If you can keep them down, take some vitamin C.  You may also want to put some sea salt in your water.  Sea Salt helps replace electrolytes.
  • Get symptom relief.  Asprin can help reduce a fever.  Gargling with warm salt water or hyrogen peroxide can help ease a sore throat.
  • As always, if the fever persists for too long-you should see a doctor.

I wish you all the best health!  Stay healthy and hydrated!





This is one of those days that people love or hate regardless of whether or not they are in a relationship.  It seems we’ve forgotten the true meaning of Valentine’s Day.

Wikipedia explains Valentines Day:

“Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.”

“The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“). In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.”

There are many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Dinner with your loved one.  Candy and flowers are also wonderful gifts.

Since Valentines Day is only 2 weeks away, here are some ideas:


Cellar Worthy Fine Wines!  He or she will think of you every time they enjoy a bottle of fine wine.  Nothing says romance like wine and candlelight!  Make sure you set the mood with the best!


How about relaxation and peace of mind?  Who couldn’t use that these days?  Give the gift that improves the mood and spirit!  Check out the offers in the Spirituality section!

There is also one of my personal favorites: JEWELRY!  O’Necklace has a large variety to choose from as does my special Amazon offers!

Take your time and look around!  You will find something for everyone!






If you are like me you love professional football.  To that end, I’m dedicating this post to the playoffs and the SUPERBOWL.  Superbowl Sunday will be here before you know it!

I have to say Wild Card weekend didn’t go the way I wanted.  I would have like to see Buffalo move forward.  I’m happy that they made the playoffs for the first time in what seems like forever.  I was rooting for Kansas City but then I always do.  It was the last place Joe Montana played.  He is the greatest of all time!  He was tough and never quit.  I was cheering for the Falcons but wouldn’t have been upset to see the Rams win.

The best part was watching the Saints beat the Panthers!  I’m sorry but I can’t support a team who’s quarterback is such a weenie.  He somehow thinks he is special.  Is he a decent quarterback-sure.  But he’s a terrible sportsman.  He’s also a self-centered ass.  I watched SUPERBOWL 50.  Like a spoiled child when he knew he couldn’t win, well, he just stopped trying.  He’s a quiter!  No more and no less.

I anxiously await next weekend to see how that shakes out.  Here are my picks:

Falcons over the Eagles

Titans over the Patriots

Steelers over the Jaguars

Saints over the Vikings

Unfortunatley last week didn’t turn out the way I hoped either.  None of the teams I picked moved on.  Here’s my wish for this weekend:

Jaguars over the Patriots

Eagles over the Vikings

I have to admit my picks are based more on emotion than on skill of individual teams.  I will never cheer for the Patriots.  They’re cheaters.  Stealing signs and deflating footballs are things they’ve been caught doing.  In my world, if you got caught twice you were guilty of way more you didn’t get caught at.  I really don’t have any strong feelings about the Vikings-they’ve just never been a favorite of mine.


Even though I love football, I’m starting to become disillusioned by the antics of the players.  Depending on the skill level of the player, you can be a criminal and still exalted.  Ezekiel Elliott is a prime example.  He’s a woman beater but expects everyone to forget about it.  Ray Rice didn’t get that support but of course he got caught on tape.  I wonder how different it would have been had the battery been done in private.  

I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about the National Anthem protests.  I watch football because I enjoy the game.  I do not look to football players (or celebrities for that matter) for their political positions.  I don’t need Colin Kaepernick to tell me there is still inequality in the world.  Make your statements on your time.  Stick to your job-playing football-and save your political activism for your personal life.  Colin-the man is not holding you down-your terrible play is doing that!



We are on the cusp of the holiday season once again.  If you’ve been around a while like I have, time goes by faster and faster.  In the blink of an eye, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving.  How does Thanksgiving make you feel?  Are you Thankful?  Stressed?  Depressed?  Hopeful?   Happy?  Sad?  How do you want to feel?

Do you know, you can choose?  Life just doesn’t happen to you, you create it.  You’re probably saying, “what a bunch of bologna!” Or words to that effect.  Let’s take a little trip and see.  I dare you!



I used to believe my life was meant to be a struggle every minute. I lived my life that way.  Growing up I believed I wasn’t as worthy as my siblings.  My sister was attractive, charismatic, and athletic.  Everyone loved her.  My brother, well he was the son my parents had been waiting for.  He was also the “baby”.  You know where I’m going with this.

I was a clumsy, awkward, skinny kid.  Not remarkable in the least.  I found the only way to shine was to be “smart”.  Get good grades.  Get into a good college.  I worked hard.  Missed out on a lot of my youth to be special in that way.  What I got for my efforts wasn’t all bad.  I can retire from my chosen career in a year and a half.  The down side was that well into my 40s, I was still that clumsy awkward, though no longer skinny, kid inside.

I had a lot of people to blame.  It certainly couldn’t be my fault.  I’d never do that to myself.  Well, maybe, if I didn’t know better.

Do you or have you felt this way?  I believe everyone does to varying degrees.  The reason is that you are programmed that way.  PROGRAMMED!  Please don’t misunderstand.  I don’t believe there is a conspiracy to keep people down.  I believe we’ve learned from our families and social circles how to react to given situations.  To do what is acceptable.  Today it is the norm for people to be diagnosed with some sort of mental health issue.  I’m not saying genuine issues don’t exist, I’m only concerned that it’s become an epidemic because that is what is viewed as acceptable.

I challenge you to change.  Become a better, happier you!  Find your peace and joy along the way!  It’s really not hard.  All you need to do is stop the pattern of reaction to life events.  If I’m wrong, go back to the way you’ve always been.  If I’m right, you get the best of life.

For the next few weeks, when you wake up, find one thing you are truly grateful for.  Is it your spouse? Children? Pets? How about the warmth of your blankets?  The sun in the sky?  This doesn’t have to be complicated.  Just make sure you take time to be truly grateful.  Concentrate on the feeling you experience for whatever it is you are grateful for.  Now go on about your day.

Be conscious throughout the day of things that make you feel blessed and be thankful.  What about those times that are aggravating or frustrating?   Find some part of that event that you can be grateful for.  This is an important part to your transformation.

As an example, my husband and I were looking for land to build a new house on.  We made plenty of offers but we could not get an acceptance.  Although we didn’t know why at the time, it was a blessing.  We both know and accept that there is a power greater than us who was keeping us from getting any of these properties.  A few months later, our plans changed dramatically.  Had we bought any one of the properties, we would have complicated our future plans to move to a different state and settle in our “dream”.

Sometimes you have to stop and listen for what the universe is telling you.   If you have a plan for something and it seems like roadblocks keep getting in the way, don’t be discouraged.  Something better is coming!


You can go to any number of web sites and read about how stressful and depressing the holidays can be.  You will read words like depression, seasonal affective disorder, isolation, and stressed to name a few.  Again, you can choose if that will be you.  Don’t pressure yourself into making time for everything.  Prioritize what is important to you and get those taken care of.  The rest can either wait or be removed from the list.  The true meaning of the holiday season is family and joy.  It’s not what is put on the table or loaded under the tree.  YOU are loved for who you are inside.  If you look around yourself this holiday and see smiling happy faces of loved ones-that’s your perfect Holiday!

I am grateful for you and your taking the time to read this.  If you have any questions, please sign up for my email newsletters.  It’s also a good way to contact me directly!






After careful searching, I’ve put some great new stuff on the website recently.  There are pages directed toward self help, emergency preparedness/survival, and pets.

Everyone wants to know to help themselves live better, more fulfilled, happier lives.  Who wouldn’t want that?  Don’t YOU deserve that too?  Of course, you do!  What is it that YOU WANT?  Check out MONEY BEYOND BELIEF, THE CLEARING AUDIO, and TOTAL MONEY MAGNETISM in the Spirituality, New Age &Alternative Belief section.  Although it seems they are all geared toward making money, they are so much more!  These offers can bring you peace in all aspects of your life including your financial situation!  Find out what is holding you back from the life you want and then fix it!

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In light of recent events, I’ve started looking for the best offers and resources for emergency preparedness.  Texas is starting the recovery process from Hurricane Harvey.  An important lesson here is that what we do to prepare ourselves is important.  Relying on outside resources immediately after a disaster can have deadly consequences.  Make sure you and your family have what they need to survive until help arrives.  I know I thought I was prepared just using my common sense.  After reading,  THE EXPERT PREPPERS ULTIMATE SURVIVAL GUIDE, I know there is more that I need to do to keep my family safe.  I’ve also been impressed with SURVIVAL FARMING FOR PREPPERS.  The book shows you how to grow your own food in a sustainable fashion that requires little to no work.  I don’t know about you but fresh produce without the weeding and work sounds great to me right now!  Last but not least, MED TECH RESOURCES, can help you create the perfect first aid kit at the best prices online.

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Last but certainly not least, I’ve created a pets section so you can care for your pet with the best products at the best prices found anywhere online.  It’s located in the Parenting and Family section because pets are family!  Who else in the family loves you unconditionally like that?  None of my pets have ever complained about what’s for dinner or how I look!

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We have been trying to cover several different areas of interest, and will be adding some very unique ones in the days to come.  New Stuff happens all the time… So keep posted.  Some of them have time limits to their availability so be sure to register so you’ll get the Email notifications when this is happening.

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One of my favorite finds is: Game Loot Network.  You can see that in the Arts & Entertainment Section.  This is something that anyone with a Smartphone (Android or Apple) should have a look at.  Fun Games, that allow you to win actual prizes.  If you are looking for some entertaining ways to spend time, or deal with the lines, these fun Games have it all.  From hand and eye coordination to competitive and even tournament play with your friends, or the Gaming Network at large.  Very addictive if I can say so myself.  (And I do say so myself).  Entertainment and fun, we will be sure you find it here.

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Fathers day

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers, celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it was celebrated on March 19th which is St. Joseph’s in the Middle Ages. Many countries in Europe and the Americas have adopted the date used in the United States, the third Sunday of June. Father’s fathers dayDay is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world  Usually, in the months of March or May.

Traditionally many people regarded only the mother as the sole nurturer of a child. The role of a father is often viewed as a secondary status as compared to a mother. The truth is the father is just as important for a child as the mother.  Fathers play a significant role in the development and emotional well being of a child. Fathers provide spiritual, emotional, physical, financial and social well being. The role of the father for daughters, is extremely important.  The father is the ideal man in the world and also the first man they adore.  For sons, a father is an idol and the strongest man they try to imitate.

With both mothers and fathers in the workplace, fathers are as involved in child raising as mothers are.  Fathers can no longer shy away from diaper changing, feeding, and putting children to bed.  All this helps strengthen the father-child bond and thfathers daye family as a whole.

We all want to find the perfect gift to thank Dad for all he has done.  Only you know your father well enough to get the perfect gift.  My father loved wood working tools, golf accessories, or a new adventure!  Getting him a glider ride and a powered parachute ride were some of the greatest gift to him.  Take a look around Norma’s Bargains find the perfect give for your father!




SXSW-Music and Tech Festival in Austin Texas

While messing around on the internet looking for interesting reads, I found SXSW.  Never heard of it before and it grabbed my interest.   SXSW is the South by Southwest Music Festival.  As I read on, I discovered there really is something for everyone at this event.  It’s also a great place to find new music passions!

You can experience this unique event in beautiful Austin Texas.  It’s also the place where you can influence artists and the future of music.  The artists get instant feedback measuring the popularity of digital-era music.  Yes, success is usually measured by sales, streams, radio plays,and tickets. The facet that is often ignored because it is hard to measure is audience joy.  That’s where SXSW comes in. Badge-holding music-business professionals are surrounded by more typical listeners which provides instant feedback on what’s really reaching people.  This is where you come in!  Audience shouts, singalongs, loud vocal approval or rapt attention provide information to those who control music on what is most popular and what is not. At a time when the music business and the dominate tech companies are concentrating on a customized experience, South by Southwest shows how much people still prize a communal one.

Started in 1987 and now an institution it’s an annual windfall for Austin, Texas. SXSW puts performers on stages across the city most within walking distance downtown.

The number of performers is overwhelming and so is the variety. The festival is full of newcomers, and it has grown into a major stage for hip-hop acts, from chart-toppers on down. The festival is also a great way for performers from other countries to provide a showcase for their music to get the opportunity for a United States audience.  This year, due to immigration enforcement changes, some performers were turned back at the last minute. As can be imagined, this created a strong response from the festival planners.

SXSW also covers reunions to memorials: This year, there are tributes to the 1970s Memphis band Big Star, the Greenwich Village folk scene and to the Louisiana bayou bandleader Buckwheat Zydeco. The Austin band, Spoon, a product of Austin, played what was billed as SXSW’s first residency with three nights of headlining sets.

For those looking to purchase music from their favorite performers at great prices   GO HERE.

The festival has more than music to offer.  You can see comedy acts and attend film festival screenings.  Featured speakers, lounges with special showcases, and gaming is also available.  SXSW


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