PC’s Poem – No Tears

No Tears

Weeping’s wasted, now life is gone
Tears untasted, we carry on
Future sorrow, never known
Daily loving, unfulfilled
Circle of life, bittersweet pill

©September 12, 2016 _PC

 

I penned this as I was reflecting on several recent deaths that held some significance to me. I am not much of a crier, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have emotions. I also am inclined to treat most things matter-of-factly, especially if they are out of my control. I internalize  much, while releasing a bit on paper.

 

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Seen At 11: Late Night? Find A Crash Pad In Minutes With New App ‘Overnight’ — CBS New York

We do live in an “app-centric” world now. Maybe you’ll find this one helpful:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)– We’re all becoming accustomed to getting what we want with the touch of an app. From car service to a grocery delivery, our daily needs really require no advanced planning. Now it’s possible to book an overnight stay the same way and waiting until the last minute can even save you money, CBS2’s…

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New Food Product Review

HALO TOP ICE CREAM

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Hi friends! I had been seeing adverts about this amazing, tasty, low-calorie, all-natural ice cream for a while, so I felt compelled (good job marketers) to give it a try. I was actually pretty excited about it.

I live in a quaint small town, so it wasn’t available here, at least not yet. Fortunately the next larger city is less than 10 miles away, so I cyber-searched for vendors there. Success! There was one location, but that’s all I need, right? Food Matters Market–it’s the new all-natural, GMO free, trendy (or hope to be) market downtown.

I had no trouble locating the store as the building had housed a few popular grocery stores in its prime. I spent about five minutes or so perusing aisles, taking in all these healthy, natural, and expensive (relative to all the “normal” mass-marketed products) items. I located the frozen foods and quickly spotted the section containing HALO TOP. I purchased a pint of chocolate.

The Review

Let me preface this by saying I really wanted this frozen treat to be delicious and wonderful. I will use a number scale, 1 being terrible, 10 excellent.

Taste: 6 –  It had a genuine chocolate flavor, but… aftertaste was not pleasant

Mouthfeel: 2 –  This is important in ice cream, agreed? There was none of that sensual creaminess. It felt chalky and dry, a feeling that remained after swallowed and added to the unpleasantness

Spoonability: 2 – In smaller print, the label touts “light ice cream.” That was the first warning. Do you remember ice milk? You have now been transported back a few decades, at least I have. Even after being out of the freezer for quite some time, the ice cream remained hard to spoon and flaky (like ice milk). It was like a mini workout to spoon out half a cup.

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Price: 3 – $5.99 per pint.  Anyone who knows me, knows  I would never spend this amount unless I already knew it was super amazing, and then only for some very special occasion.

In conclusion, the average score is 3.25. I know there are some super health-conscious folks out there who willingly sacrifice price, taste, and enjoyment for the greater good. I commend you, and I’m sure HALO TOP hopes you keep them in business, because I won’t buy it again. Sorry HALO TOP, but I still wish you success.

4 Companies To Stop Tracking Children Online In $835G Settlement — CBS New York

This is a good thing, in my opinion. Children are vulnerable enough already.

 

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman says he has reached settlements with Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro and Jumpstart Games stopping them from using tracking technology on their popular children’s websites. The settlements require Viacom, Mattel and Jumpstart to pay penalties totaling $835,000 following a two-year investigation into violations of the 1998 federal…

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The Return

Hellos and Apologies

Hi everyone, I am happily returning to my blogs, although a bit sheepishly.

I’m surprised my account is still active after all this time, but mostly thankful. Please forgive another long absence. I will make no excuses, because I know most of you are much more diligent and probably have less time in comparison to myself.

My head is filled with new posts and ideas, but the trick will be getting them organized and presentable, lol. I’m always a work under construction. Please note that I have changed the title just a bit.

Be back to share soon!

#PC #LovinU

Past due greets!

Wow, haven’t been here in quite a while.

Biggest news has been the passing of my 92 yr-old Dad on October 12. He lived a great example and left us all a legacy of love, kindness, and humility. He passed peacefully surrounded by family.

Daughter has begun grad school seeking MSW. I’m so excited for her!

Hope all is well in your world and that you pay forward all kindness and compassion with the same!

Encouragement

Happy Sunday, fellow bloggers! I hope your new year is off to a fantastic start. I just want to share a few ideas that may help you as you move forward today and into the futureDaisies

  • Try to look at the world through fresh eyes. A new point of view can make all the difference.
  • In the midst of a conflict, don’t forget to examine yourself. You are part of the equation.
  • Don’t waste time and energy on anger, it only hurts the angry person.
  • Smile from the inside out. If you aren’t feeling it, smile anyway; it will be reflected back to you.
  • Help someone else; you will reap the bigger reward.

Have a wonderful week!!! 😀  __lovinulovinme

Greetings (after a long absence)

So sorry to have been out of touch for such a long time. My elderly parents are requiring much of my attention these days. We thought we were going to lose my father last week, but I am truly thankful to say that he is recovering nicely. He just celebrated his 91st birthday on Saturday. He has always been such a blessing throughout my life. 

Hope you all are well and enjoying life; happy week wished for you! 🙂 lovinU

Best of Mayberry: Andy Griffith’s Favorite Episodes

Rest in peace Andy. Thanks for great memories and lots of laughs.

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