Hi there to all of you wonderful people reading ~The Seeker~ this week. I do hope that you have all survived the craazzy Winter weather that Mother Nature threw at us before heading into the Spring season this year. She certainly rained on our March Break Parade this week!!! Although there were some “dry moments” that we got to enjoy…Yeah. like when we were going in or out of the car or the different stores without getting completly wet!!! SPRING IS IN THE AIR!!! Thanks Mother Nature. The clues are all around us and before us… All we have to do is OPEN OUR EYES to SEE the Miracles of Nature that are awakening from their long, Winter’s slumber. I can see all kinds of muli- coloured shoots coming up from beneath the cold, wet soil in my front and back flower gardens… I hear the HONKING and I have seen several V’s of Canadian geese returning from their Southern vacations… I have heard through the “Maple vine” that the Maple syrup bushes and camps are up and running for yet another short, Spring season of Sweet, Yummy Goodness. I LOVE OUR CANADIAN MAPLE SYRUP!!! Pancakes or Waffles Anyone???
I was certainly kept a “Happy Busy” with my four oldest grandchildren (Melinda’s kiddies) this week despite the gloomy. wet and cold days…WE HAD A BLAST!!! Lincoln went off to see his teenaged friends in Cornwall, and the three younger grandkiddies (Abigail, Sampson & William) went off with their other Grandma (Brenda) shopping at Walmart. Melinda and I decided to go shopping, too, but at the St. Vincent Du Paul in Alexandria to see what fine and fun treasures there would be there waiting for us to find. Well, we sure got our share of goodies at GREAT PRICES!!! Most everything we bought was 50% off and the younger children’s clothes were ONLY $4.00 a bag. Melinda and I had chosen lots of new and older games that we used to play, along with some puzzles to have lots of extra fun with the kiddies throughout the gloomy, March Break. They were a SUCCESS with the kiddies and we got to enjoy many hours of fun playing them together. I find that board games and puzzles are a lot more interactive and hands on, than many of the electronic games our children and grandchildren play with today. With these types of games and activities, families and friends get to participate by talking, thinking and sharing a fun experience together. Put Away Those Electronic Games & Phones and Get Out Them Good Old Games from Yesteryear!!!
Tip of the Week: RELAX & TAKE A LOOONG ~HOT~ BATH…With… EPSOM SALTS… Not ONLY DO YOU DESERVE IT.., Here’s NINE Other Reasons Why: 1. It can help heal certain ailments. Epsom salts are a natural antifungal remedy. It can help to alleviate gout, athlete’s foot and toenail fungus. 2. It can help to restore magnesium levels. When you’re stressed the magnesium levels in your body can drop, but taking an epsom salt bath can help to bring them back up and calm you down. 3. It can help to clear up your skin. You can make all kinds of epsom salts masks using honey or other items you have in your cupboard. 4. It can be used as an at home mani-pedi. Give your fingernails and toenails a soak in epsom salts for an at-home manicure or pedicure. 5. It can help with bee stings. Since epsom salts help with inflammation, they can help speed up the healing of bug bites and bee stings. 6. It’s a great part of a detox regimen. The sulfates in the epsom salts can help detoxify your body by drawing out heavy metals and toxins. 7. It can make your skin soft and smooth. Epsom salt is a natural exfoliant, so it’s a great way to scrub off dead skin and rough patches to reveal smooth skin. 8. It can help to volumize your hair. The minerals in epsom salts can help to remove the oils in your hair and make it less greasy. 9. It can improve your skin and joint health. The sulfates in epsom salts can help to improve skin and joint health. It also helps improve nervous system tissue. These are only but a few benefits of using epsom salts. “The Natural Way To Heal.” Results may vary and as always, please consult your health practioner if you have any questions or concerns.
I did end up going to~ Misty Mac’s Drag Queen Show~ last Saturday night. I totally enjoyed the whole experience with seeing these WOWerful performers do their thang. There was lots of *Bling*, Sequins, *Sparkle* and, lots of coloured feather boas with, high, high- heels and I’m not just talking about the outfit I wore. (* wink* wink* ) The outfits were SENSATIONAL!!! (lots of what I wouldn’t mind wearing myself!) Thanks to Misty Mac for bringing this kind of show to Cornwall. It is always a welcome bit of fresh air to bring in something new, like this, to our town. Thanks to you and all of the other Drag Queen performers for putting on such a FABULOUSLY FUN & COLOURFUL SHOW for all of we onlookers to enjoy!!!
Item of the Week: For this week’s pick…Take a LOOK at these wonderful pair of stylish, black booties that I purchased at Cornwall’s Arden store. They are so cool-looking and very comfortable to walk in as well. (I wore them Saturday night and danced and pranced in them all night long.) I bought them a few weeks ago at their Winter Clearance Sale for ONLY $14.00!!! The Regular Price was $45.00. WHAT A DEAL!!! I actually got the same pair of boots last year on sale for $25.00. I had decided to get another pair because of their look and comfortablity….and at such a GREAT PRICE!!! One cannot go wrong with DEALS LIKE THESE!!!
FRIEND NEWS: My dear friend, Maryanne Archer is turning a “New Age” this weekend and I, along with some other good friends, were invited to help her celebrate. I hear that being St. Patrick’s and all that, the theme colour will be GREEN!!! I think I may have some green things to fling together for some kind of outfit for Saturday night. Maryanne, May you have a most Wonderful kind of birthday my dear, sweet friend. May you also have a fun-filled and exciting kind of year ahead of you. May You Be Blessed with Much Happiness & Love in Your New Age!!! Love Marlene .
Until Next week: You know you and I deserve a day where our worries don’t or won’t get in the way of anything. A day where… even, if some people are Insensitive or Unkind, we are not going to mind because the BLESSINGS that we receive are far GREATER than the burdens that we experience. REMEMBER – TO STAY POSITIVE!!! Do Have a Wonderful Week Ahead Everybody.
Marlene Baker of www.fashionography.ca & www.photodreams.ca
Marlene Lister is a local photographer/photographer's assistant with John Lister, Along with being a fashion writer. She loves doing the things she does and loves to dress up like a lady, but act like a tennager at times. Marlene loves being different and unique. Visit her website at www.fashionography.ca.
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