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  1. 5 points
    This is one of the fastest growing hobbies around the world right now and I'm wondering who else enjoys coloring as a grown-up? I always colored with my children and then my grandchildren, but now we closet colorers no longer have to stick to the kiddie books. There are hundreds of incredibly detailed coloring books available for adults these days. Johanna Basford's "Secret Garden" and "Enchanted Forest" books are the leaders in the field. I believe she was the first to publish a coloring book aimed at the adult market. Her images are lovely!
  2. 4 points
    Notice that I did not say "junk food." We're not judgmental here! I am a lifelong fan of snacks, but instead of scarfing down cookies and candy like I did when I was a kid, I try to stick to nuts and fruit these days. The one thing I can't seem to give up is good old Fritos, yes, those plain corn chips! How about you, what is your favorite snack food?
  3. 4 points
    One word: El-Nino. This is a weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean that pops up every 5 years or so. Some patterns are stronger than others and, so far, this year is shaping up to be a strong one. This pattern directly affects the U.S. more than any other simply because of the geographic location of the country. Living in Arizona, I feel the impact of El-Nino every time it comes around. From this first-hand experience I can tell you that it's going to be a wet El-Nino season in Arizona. (Some people joke that we have a 5th season in Arizona........El-Nino.) It has been raining more than usual ever since our monsoon season was supposed to have ended a roughly one month ago. It was raining last night where I live, at an elevation of roughly 5,000 ft. above sea level, with more expected today and the cooling trend to continue. At this rate we are going to see a lot of snow out here as well as other parts of the western U.S. I can't begin to tell you how much of a good thing that would be. Here's a link that can explain more: http://www.weather.com/news/climate/news/el-nino-outlook-strong-possible-may2015 So how do you think El_Nino will affect your neck of the woods?
  4. 3 points
    Kids can pull off the hairs from your very skull if you let them throw you off guard. Some childish behaviors are so irritating that you may find yourself reacting in a most unbelievable manner to a childish provocation. Some parents throw every caution to the winds when they are angry with their kids; they call them all kinds of undeserving names and tell them all sorts of things, in a bid to vent their anger. There is no excuse for wrong behavior and, using abusive language is a type of wrong behavior. Therefore you have no excuse whatsoever to be abusive when talking to a child. But in case you're already addicted to it and cannot but speak the wrong words and make the wrong statements when you're angry, there's one statement you should never make to a child. You must not say it to a child no matter how angry or bitter you are. What statement is that? Never say to a child: "You're are good for nothing." Please don't ever say it to them. That singular statement is enough to ruin the life of a child. It unconsciously transmits a sense of worthlessness into a child. Permit me to say it again; don't ever tell a child that they are good for nothing. Shalom.
  5. 3 points
    My friend recently told me of a way to make peanut butter fudge that sounded too good to be true, but after trying a piece, I just had to make it. For the record, I am a notoriously bad fudge maker. I always seem to have the timing off so my fudge either doesn't set up right or is really grainy. So when she said she had the easiest ever peanut butter fudge recipe, my ears definitely perked up. It uses only two ingredients - an 18 oz. jar of peanut butter and a 16 oz. container of vanilla frosting. Melt each ingredient separately, then combine the two until one uniform color and consistency. Pour into an 8 x 8 pan that you've lined with foil or parchment paper. Refrigerate 3-4 hours until set, then cut into the size pieces that you want. It's really good! It does get a little softer than I like if you leave it out of the refrigerator, so I recommend keeping it refrigerated. It has a lovely creamy texture and is so delicious. I can finally make peanut butter fudge that is good!
  6. 3 points
    I love to color! It was, hands down, probably my favorite past-time as a kid. I felt pressured to "grow out of it" though, because there weren't coloring books marketed to older kids at the time. I transitioned into paint-by-numbers in my teen years because it felt more age-appropriate than coloring images like Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny. In my adult years, I fell away from artistic past-times altogether and bought a Kindle instead. Now, I'm so excited that there's a such thing as adult coloring books!
  7. 3 points
    I have been without cable TV for about three years now. I discovered Roku and decided that I had paid for television long enough. When you buy the Roku box, you have access to "channels" which you can get free along with some paid channels if you wish. The main channel I use is my Netflix subscription. I finally even got rid of the DVD by mail portion of Netflix and use the streaming service exclusively. Between all of the free channels I have and my Netflix streaming subscription we have all we could ever watch. My wife and I have been very satisfied with the entertainment we have now.