The Internet Makes it Easy to Find Things

One of the things I love about the Internet is how easy it can make my very busy life. I can remember when I was very young, if someone told me that they needed dulcimer strings and the local music store was out of stock, I would have to wait weeks for their next shipment, or drive two hours to the next closest music store. Now, I can just go online and order them in the comfort of my own home, while drinking my coffee in my pajamas!

Day After Christmas Sales

The ads for stores trying to get me to come spend the last of my Christmas money started two days before Christmas. They promised huge discounts on “everything in the store” if I would just drag myself out of bed early on the day after Christmas and go shopping yet again.

I don’t know about you folks, but I’m tired. It has been nonstop this past week getting ready for Christmas. I am exhausted. And the LAST place I want to go today is back to the mall or WalMart. I do not care how much money I can save, I need a day for ME.

Maybe tomorrow . . .

Reasons to Have a Wedding at a Country Club

Your one and only has finally popped the question and you couldn’t be happier. Now that you have both decided to spend your lives together, the fun begins: Planning the wedding.

Planning a wedding can be a lot of fun. Some of the fun things include when you go to a florist to pick out the flower, when you go to shop for your gown and when you select the theme for your wedding. Another fun part of the planning process is choosing the location.

The location sets the tone for the entire event. It determines the ambiance, what you will be able to do and even affects how your pictures will turn out. There are dozens of options when it comes to locations for a wedding – a catering hall, someone’s house, the beach, a historic homestead – but perhaps one of the most highly regarded locations is a country club.

Here’s a look at some of the reasons why you should consider having your wedding at a country club.

The Benefits of a Country Club Wedding

Beautiful views, ease, open space; there are so many great reasons to hold a wedding at a country club. Here is a more detailed look at some of the biggest benefits at why a country club is a prime wedding location.

Gorgeous Views. Who doesn’t want to get married with beautiful views everywhere you turn? When you choose such a site as your wedding location, breathtaking views are exactly what you will get. Imagine having a pristine landscape as the backdrop for all of your wedding photos? The emerald green lawns, the rolling hills, beautiful flowers, and perhaps even waterfalls and other amazing features; yes, the scenery that  a country club offers is certainly one of the biggest perks of this location.

Great Amenities. You get the use of some pretty great amenities when you have your wedding at a country club. There is usually a bridal suite, a lounge and perhaps even a spa that you can use to pamper yourself before you say your ‘I do’s’.

Catering. If you are holding your event at a historic mansion, a home or some other location, you are probably going to need to hire a caterer. Finding a caterer can be a big ordeal. You have to find the right company, and the services can be quite expensive. No need to worry about that at this location; and the cost of this services is usually included in the total bill.



For some reason I was hungry last night even though I had a great dinner of pork chops and vegetables. I didn’t really want anything sweet, like cake or ice cream. So I ended up making myself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I had both grape jelly and strawberry jelly in the refrigerator, so I went with grape. I think grape jelly makes the traditional PBJ, don’t you?

5th grade algebra

My grandson is in the 5th grade, and my daughter called me the other evening, frantic. She was trying to help the kid with his homework, which included 5th grade math. I had no clue as to how to help them or even tell them how to begin to go about finding the know hows or help she and my grandson needed. Are not the teachers supposed to be teaching the students this? I mean, we pay good money for our kids to go to school to learn and it seems that they are piled down with homework and it’s up to the parents to do the teaching when the kids get home from school.

I wrote a blog awhile back about online tutoring, and it turned out that it was no doubt the answer for a lot of my friends who had kids and had limited time as they worked also. I didn’t even know 5th grade students had to learn algebra 2. So, once again I hit the internet to find out, or at least to try to find out, if there was help out there for my grandson’s school work and also my daughters anxiety attacks because she couldn’t help him.

I found out about the Khan Academy, which offers free online courses on a lot of subjects. I’m going to check them out!