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Turkish Garbage Collectors Open Library Full of Discarded Books

Turkish garbage collectors in the country’s capital city of Ankara have opened a public library that is full of books that were originally destined to be put into landfill. The workers began collecting discarded books and opened the new library in the Çankaya district of Ankara. News of the library has spread and now people have begun donating books directly to the library, rather than throwing them away.

As CNN reports, the library was originally created for the use of the employees friends and family but, as it grew in size, the library was officially opened to the public in September of last year. “We started to discuss the idea of creating a library from these books. And when everyone supported it, this project happened,” said Çankaya Mayor Alper Tasdelen, whose local government spearheaded the opening of the library.

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RESOLUTIONS OR NEW YEARS GOALS

I sit here at my desk and think about whether it is worth making a resolution to which I probably won’t keep or will for a little while and then fall back into the same old habits again.  I have set them in the past and barely even gotten out of February or sometimes I have made it till May but never actually made my whole goal that I have set.  Maybe this time I could make them simple so that they will be easier to manage.  Now there is a great ideal wonder if it would even work.  Or maybe it would work if I had a buddy do the goals with me.

I don’t know what if any goals to set but if I were to set them here would be just a few I think I would set and I think I could do on my own without needing a buddy to help keep me in line because I do them most of the time

anyway, I just don’t do them continually.

 

  1. I would want to write in my journal more often instead of only at night.
  2. I think I would like to be a better friend than I was last year. More around more.
  3. I would like to be a more giving sister than I have been to my brothers and in turn I would like them to be more giving as well.
  4. I think I would like to be less house bound than I have been maybe get out to see people.
  5. Finally, is trying to be more available for my children even though I am plenty accessible I think.

 

Now if I were to set goals for a buddy which I not sure that I have even heard of buddy resolutions before I would only have one and I would know the right person to ask.  That goal is to lose weight and the person I would ask would be Connie O’Neal because I know she would be willing to help me meet my goal.  Because we have already talked about this and discussed, and she is the right person to help me stay motivative she will also cheer me on as I meet each milestone along the way.  Those are the type of goals I can get behind and stay behind because those type of goals don’t fail because you don’t fail.  It makes life more interesting and it makes life better too.  Not that I’m not happy with life causes I am it is just dang hard sometimes to always fail at making goals and knowing that no matter how hard one words you are never going to win.  This way we all win you and your buddy because you both are helping each other do something you both are trying to do and you both cheer each other on.

 

I have this way of thinking that God puts you with certain people at certain times in your life because that person needs you or you need them so far in my life I have been right.  I have known Connie over a year now and I met her through Facebook she sales a product TruVision it is a great and wonderful product and it has helped a lot of people and it continues to help people.  I want to tell you check out her Facebook business page if you have questions leave her a message she will contact you back and answer all your questions she is an awesome lady plus the product is too.  The name of her business page is Connie’s TruCorner check it out.

 

Now I suppose you are wondering if I get a payback from sending people her way the answer is no it is something I believe in and I believe in her to, so I am just letting you check out a business page on Facebook.  Thank you if you do or don’t check it out but it would be nice if you did.  Anyway, I suppose I have taken up enough of your time and it is way past my bedtime it is 0208 and I should have been in bed almost an hour ago but this thing as been clicking in my head, so I thought I need to write while it was working well.

 

I wish you good luck with your own goals for 2018 mine don’t seem to be to hard this year so maybe just maybe I might make them.  I hope you all meet all of yours as well.   Thanks for reading!!   God bless you all.New-Year-Resolution-Messages-motivational-2018

I’M BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello out there in cyberspace land.  I have been home for almost one who month and I have been stuck on bed rest because my clots in my leg are back but not just in my leg this time but in my arms, neck, spine area, also in the leg I have never had them.  Before I got on the bus to come home which was June 30 which was on that Friday but the Monday before I was in the hospital for a pain in the left foot which traveled all the way up to my hip when they checked it out they informed me that I had a huge clot in my upper thigh and wanted to make sure I was taking my blood thinner to which I replied “of course”.  So they put me on heavy duty IV blood thinners and sent me to the other hospital in Bay County.

I stay there until almost 1 PM in the afternoon the next day before my daughter Misty could come to rescue me and take me home.  Then I finished packing my bags and waiting for the time to leave to get on the bus and go west from Florida to Texas.  I arrived her in Texas and my final stopping place at 3 AM on the 3rd of July.  Talk about taking forever this trip was long and bad on the legs.  I am getting to old to travel by bus anymore.  LOL  But at least when I travel by bus someone else can drive and I can take pictures and look around and enjoy the scenery or read.

I am getting cabin fever I have been to the doctors twice and the only thing they have really done is take a lot of blood from me.  I haven’t got my medication upped or changed in anyway or have they done anything to check the clots.  So here I sit looking at the four same walls.  Now don’t get me wrong it isn’t like I’m complaining but I am going crazy here I can understand why some people what to go mean staying in bed.  I do have a TV to watch, I can read and now I can get on my computer but I have only had it back a couple of days like since Tuesday.  So I have had to do something.  Thank you for those of you who has missed me and made those comments to those words when I have been able to make comments on your blogs or your page when you share on Facebook or Twitter.   It is nice to know that I have been missed just a little.

I know that at times it has been hard for me to do anything the only thing I had was my phone and I don’t have enough space on it to put Facebook so I had to just deal with not being on it.  But I’m back on it and here as well I will try my best to get healthier and stay that way.

Thank you again.  I am so happy to be back,

Love ya,

Kat

 

TEXAS BOUND 2ND OF JULY!!!!

Well first of all let me tell you all it has been a long time since I have been here and I have missed you.  There is no excuse to why I have been gone so long other than at the beginning I was helping my ex take care of his Mom then there was other factors to keep me away.  But now that I have completed what I needed to do for my ex and his Mom and my daughter doesn’t need me I’m going back home to Texas.  I will be going back to Texas by the 2nd of July it should be an interesting trip and I will keep you guys up to date on the status as I travel the roadway.

It shall be fun to be back in the land of hot, hot and hotter.  I know most of you are asking me what made me decide to go back to Texas in one of the hottest months of the summer knowing that it’s only going to get hotter well it’s really no different staying here in the summer we get in the triple digits here too however it isn’t quite as hot here really it is just really humid.  In Texas the humidity where I live anyway is about 13 to 22 percent most days so if the temperature is 105 degree with the heat index it might be up to about 108 degree where as here in Florida if the temperature is 100 then with the humidity being 89 or 95 percent it would be the same temperature as it would be in Texas with the heat index of 108 degree but you would be dripping wet.  There lies the difference.

There was a lot of changes in Florida when I got back this time the last time I was here was when Carl passed away in 2012 I came and stayed with Art and Mom for a month to get my head together and deal with the loss of my husband plus some other things too.  I couldn’t believe all the things they had build up on the beach side of the road all the hotels, apartment buildings and how tall they were.  They almost blocked all of the view of the beach and the water.   I mean really it was almost building to building no way could you see the beach or water driving your car from road when I was stationed here in the late 70’s there was opened spaces you could park your car and walk across the street and go walk on the beach or just sit in the parking lot wherever you were and watch the water hit the beach.  You can’t do that now.  It is so sad.  It is like a lost of era and a different way of life maybe a simpler time.  But I’m sure when I get back to Texas somethings have changed there too.

I just wanted to let y’all know that I will start back to writing again now I know that I have missed doing it and I have probably lost a lot of my followers because I haven’t been here but I promise I will start being here more often I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I decided to write and let you know that I was going back to Texas and back to my roots to get my act together again.

Thank you once again for reading and letting me get things down.  I really have missed you guys a lot.  God bless you and I hope you all have a beautiful Summer.

❤ Kat

 

Message of Gratitude: Facebook Reconnects Patient and Nurse

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In her nearly 20 years as a nurse with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Michelle Amstutz has seen her fair share of heartaches and triumphs, and lots of tears and smiles in between. Now a labor and delivery nurse, Michelle says she tries to make each day at the hospital as meaningful as her first.

“You do make an impact every day. As you go out of that door you’re thinking about, ‘Am I going to make a difference?’ You might not know it today, but you do.”

Her soothing voice and gentle demeanor were well-suited for a video Saint Joseph Mercy Health System produced in May to celebrate Nurses’ Week. She was among more than a dozen nurses and was only on screen for four seconds, but it was long enough for someone to take notice.

Shortly after that video was posted, Michelle received this message in her Facebook…

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TAKING A BRIEF HOLIDAY

Yesterday I left my house to come from Lynn Haven to Chipley to spend a couple of days with my daughter and my son in law.  It was a short ride of about one hour because traffic was slow.  We did a stop for gas and refreshments of course I believe any trip regardless of length one must stop along the way for something to drink.

This is the first time I have been to my daughter’s house since coming back to Florida 6 months ago.  She lives in a nice place and she and my son in law have found a nice neighborhood to live in.  It has some old houses on the block with a few wraparound porches on them.  I love the old porches don’t you?

Tomorrow we will be going to a soccer game and then taking pictures of the little girl who doesn’t know she is to be queen in some form for the league.  That is an honor for her and she will be very excited.

I will be taking pictures of the wraparound porch on my favorite house here in Chipley and we will be on the beach tomorrow for the game so I will have some pictures of the water which I will be posting also.  Until I’m back tomorrow I will be wishes each and everyone of you a wonderful day and weekend.