Ideas from this Date Over the Years
A cool feature (I think) from Facebook is that you can see what you’ve posted in years past on the same date. On today’s date (November 4th) I posted (among other others) about my health, politics, and Christmas. One reason I post these things is so that I’ll remember them for future use.
Only thing is, I hardly ever go back and do anything with the posted ideas. Or even if I wanted to, I have a hard time refinding them. So I am going to share some of these ideas that I don’t want to lose track of a 2nd time.
Christmas – Because it’s never too early for Christmas ideas, Plus Christmas is only 7 weekends away.
- This beautiful white dough is made from 2 common ingredients: baking soda and cornstarch. It seems to be perfect for making Christmas ornaments with the kiddos. Go to White Clay Dough Ornaments to make your own heirlooms.
- This post, Cardboard Gingerbread House, is the perfect antidote to sugar overdosing or even being disappointed that something so lovely to look at and smell is nasty to eat. At least many kiddos feel that way. Make this up and you still get the FUN of the activity without the pitfalls.
- This Cardboard Christmas Tree is perfect for those who ar allergic to pine and/or don’t want to fuss with the needle mess.
- Not a fan of Elf on the Shelf. This post lists seven alternatives. A few of the ideas are . . . Traveling Mary and Joseph . . . Finding Rascally Reindeer. . . An Advent Angel . . . Be sure to go to this post for the other ideas. Which idea are you most fond of?
- Of course all things snowman have to be posted. . . . Melted Snowman Cookies . . . Snowman Milk Jugs . . . Olaf (from Frozen) Salt Dough Ornament . . .
Politics – A friend posted this and I had to steal. This is wise advice.
Another “P” word – Poetry – I am not a natural poetry reader. I have read 5 poems (all from my school years) that I still remember.
- The Raven – I am not sure why this Edgar Allan Poe poem has stayed with me all these years. But I usually read it once a year around Halloween. It seems a fitting, eerie poem.
- The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere – The exciting pulse and rendering of a historical event kept my attention and imagination captive. This link takes you to the poem in music form.
- The Children’s Hour – which I had to memorize and recite in front of the class. This is also a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; the Paul Revere poem was, too. I wonder if I heard them the same year from the same teacher?
- If – I kept a cheesy scrapbook in high school. I put in the obvious photos but also things of an inspirational nature. This poem by Rudyard Kipling was one of them.
- The 23rd Psalm – I learned this as a child. And I remember teaching it to my sister when she was a child. (I am the much, much older sister as she would say). I didn’t understand all the theological implications then, but it brought me peace.
This post, How to Read Poetry, a Step-by-Step Guide, gives 20 ideas on, well, how to read poetry. Since I’d like to better educate myself in this area, I a going to try these ideas. And I will look for 5 new poems to chew on. Any suggestions?
Tiny House inspiration – Someday I’d like to live in a tiny house in a beautiful setting.
- A friend tagged me to share this post about what beneficial things can happen when you drink water on an empty stomach.
- I wrote this post(which links to Twitter and FB) on 3 Ways to Get More Gratitude in Your Life. What would you add to this list?
- On this date in 2008 I evidently didn’t feel well as someone wished me success in getting better soon. Oddly enough. TODAY I woke up with a COLD complete with the constant drip- like so drippy you put toilet paper in your nose. Oh, you don’t do that.
If you are on Facebook, what did you post in your years past?