Since I am laid up with a broken foot this summer, I have been spending time researching markets for internet writing. This is needed for me because the paper market for an author is drying up. The combination of a bad economy and a good internet economy provides a new outlet for my writing.
This means that I have been able to explore some great websites and blogs. I found a cool blog called Simple Mom that I thought some of you young moms might enjoy. Plus it has some great articles for those of us still with teens in the house! Let us know what you think of this blog by leaving a comment (comment button below). Enjoy!
Are you feeling the aches and pains of an aging body?
Do you wonder where you left your purse and your mind?
Are your emotions hanging as low as other parts of your anatomy?
Then welcome to the P.M.S. Club!
“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones” Proverbs 15:30 & 16:24.
The P.M.S. Club was formed by a group of ladies in September 2002 with the purpose of encouraging us older women to remain young at heart no matter what changes in life we might be experiencing. Although we often feel the hormonal imbalances that come with maturity of age, we also know the importance of remaining relevant in a culture that may overlook the wisdom of the aged.
After much thought and deliberation (about 10 minutes) we decided on the symbol of a piercing to show our independence, relevancy, and wisdom. Therefore, the acronym P.M.S. was chosen. It stands for “Pierced Matron’s Society.”
It was the Lord who gave nose rings to His people (see Ezekiel 16:12) and Rebecca is referred to as having a nose ring in Genesis 24:15-47. Therefore, while we reject the spiritual heaviness that often accompanies various types of piercings, we embrace the spiritual beauty and freedom that God had in mind when He adorned His people with such jewelry.
P.M.S. may contain tongue-in-cheek humor, but it is one way of maintaining friendships and a positive attitude when others may be nurturing depression, loneliness, and negativity. Growing older can be fun!
P.M.S. Club Creed:
Each of our club members is 45 years old or older.
We really don’t care what other people think anymore. As older women we have earned the right to act and dress as we choose.
We each have something pierced. (Pierced ears are OK, but must contain a really ugly pair of earrings. Faked piercings are also acceptable.)
Nothing serious can be discussed at our meetings. At our age we deserve the right to laugh a lot and exercise our ability to forget the things we choose to forget. It is therefore OK to retell the same jokes at each meeting – we won’t remember them anyway! Each person is encouraged to forget that she has problems.
Door prizes will be awarded for the most original “piercing” and the best joke. (Obviously, nothing indecent is acceptable.)
Meetings are whenever we choose to have them because we just want to get together with friends and laugh.
Welcome to our PMS Club and stayed tuned to this blog for any upcoming events (our favorite being our Christmas tea in Cambria in December.)
I loved being in Hawaii and my absolute favorite drink there was a Lava Flow. I finally found a recipe for one in the lastest issue of Cuisine at Home to share with you. Perfect for this hot summer weather! Feel free to experiment and change things to your taste. (Val…I hope you come over to share this with me!)
1 lb. fresh strawberries, hulled
2 cups vanilla ice cream
2 ripe bananas, peeled and chopped (2 cups)
1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
1 1/2 cups cream of coconut (buy it in the can at Albertson’s)
2 cups ice cubes
Puree strawberries in blender until liquefied (you should have 2 cups pureed strawberries). Set puree aside and rinse blender pitcher.
Puree the ice cream, bananas, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut in blender. Add ice and puree until smooth and creamy.
To serve, divide strawberry puree among 8 glasses, then pour 1 cup ice cream mixture into each glass. Swirl slightly with a swizzle stick or spoon.
At 5:00 on Sunday afternoon, July 5th, the ladies of Father’s House will host our annual 4th of July Father’s House Celebration. This is always a fun family time. Proceeds go towards scholarships for our Fall Ladies Retreat. (Note the time change from previous years. It will be cooler at 5:00!)
Hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, chips, drinks, and desserts!
Dessert contest—all ages and genders may participate.
4th of July Kid’s Parade of Colors (red, white, and blue costumes, bikes, wagons, etc. Be creative!)
Face painting, snow cones, a jump house, slip-and-slide and old fashion games such as a diaper derby, watermelon eating contest, water balloon games, races, and a tug of war through the sprinklers!
Your own lawn chairs, shade covers (if you have one), your entry for the Kid’s Parade of Colors if interested, and something for the Dessert Contest, if you choose to enter. Cost: $6.00 for adults and teens, $4.00 for kids (0 to 2 years are free), and the family rate is $25.00 for a single family of 6 or more. (The family rate includes the parents and their own children who are under 18.) Snow cones are also available really cheap! Please buy your tickets in June so we know how much food to provide!
(Please note that taking the poll below does not sign you up, it just gives us an idea of who’s coming.)