Cyril O

Short film by son k spencer jones

My son and some friends made this film a few short years ago.  Would love it if they did more.  Check it out and if you like it spread it around:

When to Kill

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Do something outside yourself or your family

It is amazing what your parents can leave you with.  Remember this when you consider your children.  Me mum worked at least a couple of jobs raising us and still tried to do volunteer work a couple of evenings a month(don’t remember exactly how often).  She said that she thought it was important to do something to give back to society.  Something outside self and family.  Give without expecting something back.

I’m kinda glad that I was left with that ‘desire’ or ‘need’ or whatever you want to call it.  I try and spend some time each week (or at least each month) doing something to help somewhere that is not for me or family.  A volunteer activity.

If you are reading this you are likely not sitting in front of the TV but you may be spending an inordinate amount of time on the computer.  If you have children they may be following your example.  They will you know, even if not right away.  You could set an example by doing some kind of volunteer work.  I know no one that does not have time to do this.  Cut out a couple of hours of TV or time on Facebook and get out of the house and work with some organization for a couple of hours a week.  I guarantee that you will feel more complete.  After a while you will become quite selfish about helping for the feeling that it gives you.  Try it for a couple of months.

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Child raising 101

This blog is kinda for my kids and anyone else who will listen.  We always hope that our children will not always have to relearn those things which we had to get knocked into our heads throughout a lifetime.  Sadly, or maybe it isn’t so bad, it doesn’t always work out that way.  Anyway, here is rule number one for raising children.  Well, actually it would be rule number two.  ‘Love them’ being rule number one.

Rule number two: Never get angry with your kids or fight with your spouse around them.

This rule is not up for argument.

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Royal Tea in Brooks, Alberta

I’ve been drinking coffee for years and have been trying to do without it for years. I actually quit for some time about 14 years ago. I’m not sure what else I was doing or not doing at the time but but some back pain that had been giving me trouble for years completely went away. Needing that morning hot drink, I gradually went back to it. I started with Decaf but after a while just went back to regular coffee and espresso. Although I do like espresso, I tried to stop a couple of times since. I would get very tired for a few days and be fine after that but always would go back to it.
I working in Brooks, Alberta recently for a few days and while I was there planned to pick up some tea from Angela at Era Wellness. She makes and sells all her own teas. All natural. I had purchased some a year ago and thought they were wonderful so I made sure that I got a years supply this time. As I was drinking the tea over the weekend I realized that what I really needed was a replacement for my morning coffee. I like that warm cup as I go to the computer in the morning.
Angela suggested one of her black teas (one that I had already purchased). Add a bit of honey and a dollop of milk and for some that just isn’t coffee but for me is perfect. Tastes wonderful, is warm and much healthier than coffee. She suggests two cups will have the caffeine of one cup of coffee. So, far I’m doing pretty well with no coffee.
Angela will have a website up or at least a way to order her wonderful tea later in the summer. We’ll keep you posted.  That will be the subject of another post.
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