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Bad things come in threes #chat

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Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! I’m happy to report for now Knoxville is out of the deep freeze. It amazes me just how warm it feels in the house when the a.m. temperatures are above 32º. Seriously!  If we never got below freezing all winter, you wouldn’t hear a peep out of me. I’d be happy as a Cathy can be.

How are things at your house? We experienced a wild ride last week. You know the old saying, bad things come in threes? That’s our story. Continue reading

One thing I want to accomplish in 2015 #goals

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I’m joining Les from Time Out For Mom for Tuesday Coffee Chat with this morning’s prompt: One thing I would like to accomplish in 2015 is…

I usually have a set of goals kinda sketched out in my mind that I want to shoot for in the new year, but this year…I haven’t even so much as done that. It’s not that I don’t have aspirations to work toward because I truly do. In fact something which nagged me the better part of last year, I decided this weekend to change in order to help with the one thing I want to accomplish in 2015.
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Tuesday Talk Time: #Sottopelle Therapy part 2

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In April, I spoke of starting on a new HRT. If you missed that post, you can read it about here.  It has been three months now and it’s time to share with you the benefits of my SottoPelle Therapy.

Energy boost

The first thing I noticed within 4-days of getting my first pellet inserts was my energy level. WOW, what a difference! Prior to the insertion, I was dragging around the house with no life by the time DH got home in the evenings.  All I wanted to do was go to bed. At the time, I would give my energy level on a scale from 1-10 with 10 being the best ~ a 5. My levels kept improving over the weeks and most days I give myself an 8 on the energy scales. I feel pretty amazing! Continue reading

Tuesday Talk Time: How tos

Good morning, my lovelies! It’s been a VERY long time since I did a TTT post. Yeah, life gets crazy sometimes, but the main reason I have not kept up with my routine Tuesday posts is I had too much on my plate. What’s changed? Nothing. I still have too much going one. But…I hope to get back into things regularly soon.

DH subscribed me to a neat newsletter called, iPhone Life Magazine. I receive daily tips and tricks on how to use my iPhone. If you’re interested, click here. A pop up (if you have pop-ups blocked on your computer, you’ll need to turn that off) will appear on your screen shortly after you land on the homepage, asking if you would like to subscribe to their newsletter. However, for those of you who prefer to get tips and tricks directly on your iDevice, then you can get the free app through iTunes.

That being said, I thought it would be fun from time-to-time to share with you some of these cool tips with you. Who hear hates autocorrect? Personally, I do. This is why so many funny goofs are made. Yeah, we get a good laugh out of some of these, but I never thought about the usefulness of having to enter words that autocorrect doesn’t recognize until this daily tip arrived in my in-box on July 29th…

How to Teach iOS Autocorrect New Words

Autocorrect is awesome at turning your garbled typing into coherent messages, notes, and more.

Except when it’s not.

Here’s how to make the awesomeness of autocorrect work for you:

Override autocorrect’s suggestions by tapping the suggestion bubble that appears above the word autocorrect thinks you have misspelled. autocorrect will then learn your preferred spelling.

Type a space, punctuation, or Enter to accept the suggestion.

If you accidentally accept an autocorrect suggestion, tap delete and retype the last letter of your word and the suggestion will go away. Sometimes autocorrect offers other suggestions. If you accept too many erroneous corrections,autocorrect may start correcting words you don’t want changed. If this happens you can reset autocorrect by going to Settings>General>Reset>Reset Keyboard Dictionary.

image borrowed from iPhone Life Magazine

image borrowed from iPhone Life Magazine

Add to Contacts. If the name of a person or company is in your contacts, autocorrect will no longer try to change the correct spelling of that name and will even catch it if you mistype the name.

Use the Word in the Safari search field. Once you search the word in Safari, autocorrect will learn the correct spelling.

Create a shortcut. Create a new shortcut for the word that autocorrect does not recognize by going to Settings>General>Keyboard>Add New Shortcut. Type the word you want in the Phrase field but leave the Shortcut field blank. Autocorrect will no longer think the word is misspelled. If you commonly misspell a word that autocorrect doesn’t catch, use the misspelling as the shortcut for the correctly spelled word.

What new tricks and tips have you learned?

Have a terrific Tuesday!


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#a2zchallenge Yellow butterfly on Tuesday Talk Time

The end of the month is tomorrow. How did this happen? It only seems like yesterday, I kicked off the April A-Z Challenge and now it’s drawing to a quick close. *sigh*  Which brings me to the letter prompt for today.

On our second trip to Cades Cove this month, I was fortunate enough to capture the below photo of an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly aka Tiger Swallowtail.

DSC_2975This type of butterfly is common in many parts of the US and Canada. The male is bright yellow where the female is either yellow and black or black and blue. The darker form is more common in the southern states.  I believe my little lovely is a female after looking at different pictures on the web.

Nothing speaks spring like seeing butterflies outdoors. Attracting a Tiger Swallowtail to your garden is easy with a little planning by choosing the right nectar (Butterfly Bush, Dianthus Family, Petunia, Mexican Sunflowers, & Chastle Tree) and host plants (Sweet Bay & Willow).

My flower garden needs a complete make over. It is a little too late to get started this season. However, I will aim to buy the best annuals and perennials that say welcome to these lovely creatures for next spring.

Would you like to see yellow butterflies in your garden?

It’s time to visit my lovelies. Grab a cup of coffee and join me, my first stop takes me to Time Out For Mom. This morning Les wants to know…

Are you good at Small Talk? Awkward Silences? What are your tips on how to be a good Conversationalist?

Are you good at Small Talk?  Awkward Silences?   What are your tips on how to be a good Conversationalist? – See more at: http://amothersluv.blogspot.ca/2009/05/coffee-chat-sneak-peeks.html#sthash.PS1IctAd.dpuf
Are you good at Small Talk?  Awkward Silences?   What are your tips on how to be a good Conversationalist? – See more at: http://amothersluv.blogspot.ca/2009/05/coffee-chat-sneak-peeks.html#sthash.PS1IctAd.dpuf

This is a tricky topic. I like to think I am fairly good at small talk, but I do have a period of warming up before I ease comfortably into a conversation. I don’t consider myself shy. However, if I am around a group where everyone seems to know what’s going on with the other, then I am the odd person out of the loop. To be honest this is just the way it is in most circumstances. I find it helpful to do the how are you doing and talk about the weather thing in melting my insecurities or nerves or a little of both. The thing that drives me up the wall is when the other person isn’t very interactive after covering the generalized stuff. This area I need help in desperately or maybe there is nothing I can do about it, if the other person chooses to not look for other topics to discuss. One person cannot expect to carry the conversation alone. What do you think? How do you handle yourself in these sorts of situation?

For now, did someone say coffee? Oh yes, that was me. Hee-Hee! It’s time to get another refill of Joe. As luck has it, my last stop takes us to Starbuck’s home state to visit Stacy Uncorked who does what she does best  ~ random musings on Random Tuesday Thoughts ! I’m gonna to join her linky party now. Wanna come with?

What do you have on your plate today?

Have a terrific Tuesday!