Outside my window...
It is a beautiful day in September here in Kansas. The temp is 84* The sky is a clear dazzling blue. No clouds. No expected rain!
I've been pondering Suicide Prevention Week. You can go here to learn more ways you can help in this endeavor. Change your FaceBook profile picture in support. As many of you might know my dad committed suicide when I was a 7 year old child. It impacted my life every day for all these years. At this site you can learn ways to recognize the warning signs. There are almost always warning signs. Use this mnemonic to help you:
Is Path Warm?
S substance abuse
M Mood changes
I am still reading The Railway Man's Wife and I'm still listening to The Prettiest One.
I learned this week of a phone number you can use on your smart phone: 741741 ! If you need help just text the word 'help' and you will receive an immediate message from a trained therapist. I gave this number to my granddaughter to put into her phone should she ever need to talk with someone.It is a crisis hotline. Often times teens are more comfortable with texting than with talking. I plan to share this number with my other grandkids. Feel free to share it with your loved ones. Sadly, it is only available in the United States at this time. You can read more about it here.
I am in the middle of a big de-cluttering project. So that is what my plan looks like. This week I will be working in the kitchen. Kitchens are often places where we have the most clutter. (and I won't even talk about my bedroom yet)
I bought myself a Keurig machine this week. It is the smallest one they have. I am in the process of trying some different brands of K-cups. I got a big box of them at Walmart (with different kinds of coffee) for a pretty good price. So far I like only brewing one cup at a time. I am probably going to buy me a permanent filter to fill with my own coffee each time. That will save a bundle of money. I use Dunkin' Donuts Original Blend coffee. Do you have a brand that you prefer?
What's in the kitchen...
Tuesday...Baked potato soup
Thursday...Chicken Pasta salad
Friday...We are going to the fair
Sunday...Baked Chicken Lime Tacos
A quote to share...
America has been hit with some big weather catastrophes lately. It makes me ponder what is going on. Tornadoes are so scary. And they are plentiful, here in Kansas. Hurricanes get lots of notice because the damage can be so widespread and so severe. Luckily they get lots of notice to take precautions. I don't understand why someone would not leave the area if they can. But many chose to stay in Florida and Texas. I hope the damages will be minimal and the recovery swift. I offer my prayers to all those who are affected.