Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone!

I thought I would take a few moments to wish everyone a happy new year!

 

Just for fun, I thought I would share this funny picture that my friend Lisa sent me.

 

Finally, one friend sent me this. I liked it so much that I made a picture for it.

Have fun and enjoy!

 

With blessings,

Carol (with help from Raizel who was my style consultant)

Off Topic: Snow In The City

Today was a snow day. We all stayed home and had a bonding experience.

My friend Mindy’s husband took this video of the streets of New York “aka the city” today. His commentary is hilarious. I just had to share it!

I have never tried to post a video before, so I hope it works!

Spring is around the corner!

I am trying to think warm thoughts and visualize the positive.

Enjoy!

Off Topic — Post Election Humor

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

This post is completely off topic, and it has been sitting in my draft box for the 3 weeks. As a rule, I try never to talk about politics.

But, before the topic of the recent American election becomes completely untimely, I wanted to share some post-election humor.

Everyone where I work, staff and patients, were shocked that Donald Trump won the presidency.  It was so unexpected! I have never seen such a strong response to an election result.

I had many interesting discussions with my patients on this topic. I work in geriatrics, and the wisdom of the aged is a joy to witness.  Their responses have been fascinating!

I wondered, “How is it possible that no one predicted that this would be the outcome?”

I believe that this lack of communication is due to the decline of civility in our society. Rather than talking WITH each other, people talk AT each other. Rather than communicating, people were too busy judging. Being right became more important that being loving.

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If someone didn’t like Obama, you were branded a racist. If someone didn’t like Hillary Clinton, you were branded a sexist. If someone did like Trump, you were branded a racist too.

What this meant was that people stopped talking for fear of being branded a racist or a sexist. We were too closed minded to listen to others who had a different perspective. People became afraid to share how they were feeling and what they were thinking.

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In the end, we all suffer. We lose the sacred art of listening. Fear, judgement and intolerance leads to isolation, loneliness and disconnection. So, when all else fails, I say, “laugh!”

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On voting day, there was a huge line. The voting clerks said that this election was one of the highest turnouts ever.

This is a picture of my friend Wendy, who got this sticker after we voted. The clerks were very nice and gave me 2, one for Yaffa and the other for Raizel.

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My friend Miriam sent me this picture. Since it has a food reference, I had to share it:

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Finally, another friend, Sarah sent me this. When I read it to my husband, he laughed out loud!

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I hope everyone enjoyed my post-election humor!  Happy Thanksgiving!

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Popsicle Phunnies

Today is Labor Day. Growing up, this signaled the end of summer. I feel like I have to share this post as we are now moving towards the fall season.

Hard to believe, but it has been over a week since I was on vacation with my girls. 

One day we went to the park and then I bought them popsicles. The particular brand I buy is made without dyes or artificial colors and always has a joke on the stick.

I always like the jokes. They are clean and remind me of the puns my family used to make when we were younger.

This time, the jokes were funny from a food blogger’s and cat lover’s point of view.

I took a picture of them. Who doesn’t need a good laugh?

What does an alligator cook in?

A crock pot!

   
What is the difference between a cat and a frog?

A cat has 9 lives but a frog croaks every night.

 

Ha! Ha!
Have a great day!🐣