Janis Thornton has written a new post that I find very inspiring. Since I’m allergic to citrus I don’t use the lemons to lemonade whatever. I do think it’s important to pick yourself up and keep going. Sometimes the hard knocks in life are really a blessing. It makes you look at your life and make some changes that can take you in a new and much more exciting direction. Maybe it gives you the push to do something you always wanted to… Enjoy!
The book Dust Bunnies & Dead Bodies written by my friend Janis Thornton has a serious real background story. I’m posting a link here so you can read it for your self.
As parents and coaches we have to keep a sharp eye out for any signs of heat stroke. Thanks Janis for bringing this to our attention. Dust Bunnies and Dead Bodies is available for pre-order on Amazon.com
Today is Mommy’s Day.
I want to do something nice for Mommy.
Maybe I will fix her breakfast.
Maybe I will make a mess fast.
Maybe I will pick her flowers.
Maybe I will behave for hours.
Maybe I will clean the house.
Maybe I will catch a mouse.
Maybe I will walk the dog.
Maybe I will find a frog.
Maybe I will wash the clothes.
Maybe I will wiggle toes.
Maybe I will brew some tea.
Maybe I will chase a bee.
Maybe I will watch a bug.
Maybe I will give her a great big hug.
Today is Mommy’s Day.
I want to tell her how much I love her.
This is an attempt to write a poem from a child’s point of view.
©2014 Suzy Stueben
OK I was working on my computer when the phone rang Saturday and when I answered it this voice with an accent asked me how I was doing and then identified himself as “Window’s Support”. This could be an attempt at possible Identity Theft.
I don’t know if this person was trying to steal my identity or not. It’s true he may have been from Windows Support. It’s more believable to me that a “real” support person would identify himself as “Microsoft Support”? Actually, I doubt Microsoft would call me without my contacting them first. Worst case scenario – he was trying to get my username and password to access my computer so he could steal sensitive information to use in stealing my identity.
Over the past few months, I’ve had to replace two credit cards and a debit card account due to the Target security breach (that Target knew about and ignored according to the news reports). The information on one of the cards was actually stolen and used to steal approximately $1000. That cost the store, where it was used, that much in merchandise. They will pass this on to us the customers. It was a huge hassle to shift everything around after identifying what recurring bill was paid with which card. I think I missed a few and now it will be difficult to figure out what and get it fixed. I may even lose the service as I did when one of the cards got hacked a year ago. I’ve had to change out all my passwords and trying to remember what goes with what is driving me crazy. There is a more secure system available – chip and pin – but credit card companies/banks are not willing to shift over. So here we sit waiting for the next attempt.
Please do not ever give out any information to anyone making this type of call. The potential for it being someone trying to “crack” your computer system to gain access to your accounts is just way too high to risk it. I don’t want you to go through this misery.
Just hang up. Please.
Stay safe and well!
When it’s cold like this I can’t sit outside and enjoy the weather. I want to eat something and I really shouldn’t. So I must write. Or I must watch Netflix and Midsomer Murders with Zoey. She has this fascination with the houses. Then again she likes You Tube and the dog movies. Go figure.
This is my first of many entries I’m hoping to make on writing my stories. I’d like to see this serve as a guide or cautionary tale for others thinking of doing the same.