11.12.2018

It's that time of year again - my favorite PEPPERMINT BARK COFFEE IS OUT! But you might have a hard time finding it! See where I found it....


The first week of October I started to keep my eyes open for my favorite (and one of the only) flavored coffees - the Original Donut Shop Peppermint Bark flavor!  Typically I can find it at Walmart in a special end cap they usually have over by the coffee brewers; in the main aisle, between the coffee makers and spray paint.  This year however... no special 'coffee' display.

I've checked the last two times I've shopped for household items and obviously I've checked the coffee aisle as well.  I also looked at our local Publix and at a Walmart in another state where I was visiting last week.  Nope.  And I thought that was odd.  Mid November and STILL no Peppermint Bark coffee out?

Usually it's SOLD OUT but I at least find where it's on display and sometimes I get lucky.

Today I was doing some regular shopping and was over by the dairy department.  As I walked past the large doors that lead to the storage and refrigerator area for employees only, I saw a skinny endcap display with little boxes of k-cups.  Odd place for it - considering these doors are smack dab between the bagels and cream cheese and the milk.  I've seen the display there for the past year (at least) but I don't buy little 4 packs of k-cups nor do I buy the larger boxes on the bottom rack because I usually buy our 'large box' of coffee k-cups at Sam's.  But something... something told me to stop and glance today.

And look what I found!  On the bottom rack, on the far right side, next to the swinging doors the employees walk though; the seasonal Peppermint Bark Coffee!

I bought 2 boxes.

Here are the photos I posted to my SnapChat as 3 people on my snapchat list love this coffee as well and have been looking for it.








If you can't find it locally you can order it on Amazon!









And there are other options - 2 other brands that make peppermint coffee, some coffee syrup flavor and peppermint hot cocoa too!















11.08.2018

Age is just as 'fluid' as gender....his request is no different than requests to change one’s name or gender assigned at birth.


69-Year-Old Man Identifies as 49, Asks Court to Change His Age


A Dutch self-help guru is breaking new ground by claiming age is just as fluid as gender—and he isn’t worried about offending the transgender community.

Emile Ratelband of Arnhem, southeast of Amsterdam, is asking a court in his hometown to change his age legally from 69 to 49 because he feels like he is in his 40s, The Washington Post reported.

Judges heard his case Monday and promised to hand down a verdict in coming weeks.

If Ratelband’s request is granted, the court will allow alteration of his birth certificate to say he was born on March 11, 1969, rather than March 11, 1949.

Ratelband told the Post that his request is no different than requests to change one’s name or gender assigned at birth.

“Nowadays, in Europe and in the United States, we are free people,” he said. “We can make our own decisions if we want to change our name, or if we want to change our gender. So I want to change my age. My feeling about my body and about my mind is that I’m about 40 or 45.”

Ratelband said the age change could make him more successful in the dating and job markets—where youth and relatability to young people are a plus—without the hassle of lying.

“If you lie, you have to remember everything you say,” he told the Post.

Ratelband is currently a life coach, a trainer in a therapy called neurolinguistic programming, and a Dutch television celebrity of sorts. Practitioners of neurolinguistic programming claim it can cure phobias and anxiety disorders and improve workplace performance or happiness.

He is also a former baker and political provocateur. He created a political party bearing his own name and attempted to capitalize on anti-immigration candidate Pim Fortuyn’s May 2002 assassination, the Post reported in January 2003.

Ratelband previously asked his hometown for permission to name his twin children Rolls and Royce. Officials at town hall refused this request, as well as his recent attempt to change his age.

This time around, however, Ratelband took the matter to court.

Ratelband, adopting the process many transgender persons take on when seeking identity changes, said he saw several professionals for psychological evaluation. He told the Post that he was able to convince them that he was not, as he called it, the “victim of the Peter Pan syndrome.”

The American Medical Association adopted a resolution in 2017 supporting the right of transgender persons to use basic human services and public facilities in line with their gender identity. The resolution claims gender is “incompletely understood as a binary selection.”

Ratelband told the Post that the court seemed interested in his argument that his efforts are about the freedom to live as one wants in a modern society.

Ratelband characterizes his commitment to redefine himself as “American thinking,” which he attributes to the time he spent training under and traveling with Tony Robbins, an American entrepreneur and life coach. He also said President Donald Trump embodies Americans’ refusal to let conventions dictate what they do.

“Why can’t I change my age if I want to?“ he asked. “You have to stretch yourself. If you think you can jump one meter, now I want to jump 20. If you earn 100 grand a month, now I want to earn 120 grand.”






 Source: DailySignal














Over the past 1-2 years, the news has been so overwhelmingly full of hatred, bullying of our President, of conservative voters, of men-bashing and well... everything and anything that they can put a negative spin on, that reading a news story like this one today literally brought tears to my eyes. 

There is a good world still going on around us... even if the news doesn't like to focus on it. 

I'm not sure this story could happen in the United States because the flight attendant would have been bending and breaking all sorts of rules and there would have been so much red-tape bureaucracy to cut through that the baby would have been starving that whole flight.  But there are still good people in the world as well as some parts of the world where lawyers don't rule the lives of everyday people and we are still able to use our common sense.

Happy tears sprang to my eyes....



Philippine Airlines flight attendant Patrisha Organo went above and beyond the call of duty on Tuesday when she breastfed a wailing infant on a domestic flight after the baby’s mother had run out of formula.

It took place during a “check flight,” which would qualify her as a cabin crew evaluator, one of the duties required of an assistant line administrator. Organo had recently been promoted to this role. “I thought that this flight’s gonna be so special as this is a big step on my flying career,” she wrote on Facebook.


Little did she know just how special it would be. In the early morning hours, Organo heard a sound coming from the cabin — it was the cry of a baby in distress. “You know the difference between a cry of hunger, a cry of sleepiness, or a cry of something else,” Organo, who has a 9-month-old daughter, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. So she walked down the aisle to approach the mom and asked if she needed to feed the infant. That’s when the woman revealed, through tears, that she had run out of formula.

Organo, who has been a flight attendant for the airline for four years, said she felt like she had to do something. “Passengers started looking and staring at the tiny, fragile crying infant,” Organo recalls of the scene in her Facebook post. “There’s no formula milk onboard. I thought to myself, there’s only one thing I could offer and that’s my own milk.” She informed Sheryl Villaflor, the flight’s line administrator, of her plan — then she approached the mother again. “She said, ‘Yes yes!’ but in her language,” Organo says.

The line administrator then led the baby’s mother to a private area where Organo could feed the infant. “The other passengers had no idea what was going on,” she recalls. “The baby was so hungry, the way she latched on.”

Organo remembers recognizing the look of relief in the mother’s eyes as the baby was finally able to eat. As a mother herself, she could relate. That empathy, she told Yahoo Lifestyle, comes from her own personal journey with breastfeeding, which was not always an easy one.

“In my early days of breastfeeding, I would really like to give up, but because I have the strong support of my husband, I kept going,” she says. “He kept encouraging me. It was a storm of emotion and without my husband’s support, I could never do it.” Organo said that despite struggling with breastfeeding at first, she has a strong supply of milk — clearly strong enough for two.

The mother was sincerely grateful for the generous gesture, Organo remembers, but she wasn’t the only one piling on the accolades. The photo of the uniformed flight attendant serenely feeding the baby has gone viral, and Facebook users are now hailing Organo’s efforts. The post has been shared more than 21,000 times and has amassed nearly 120,000 reactions — some of love, and some of shock. One commenter mentioned that this incident should prompt airlines to carry formula as a precautionary measure.

Organo doesn’t consider what she did extraordinary, though — she sees herself as a fellow mom and a breastfeeding advocate. “When I posted that on Facebook, it was to inspire other people and to normalize breastfeeding,” she told Yahoo Lifestyle. It was only after she took a nap and woke up to check her Facebook that she realized the post had gone viral. “I am so overwhelmed with the positive comments!” she says.

In case you’re wondering, Organo did get qualified as an evaluator that day — making it her second grand accomplishment on what was undoubtedly a day to remember. “Thank you, Lord for the gift of mother’s milk,” she wrote in her Facebook post, signing off as “Patrisha Organo, Flight Attendant/Breastfeeding Advocate.”





Sources:
http://www.itsacrewlife.com/trending/philippine-airlines-flight-attendant-breastfeeds-a-passengers-infant?fbclid=IwAR3U2GgVUsDA8Rzt2HsOjCr58vsgPjFvPB6xjz-IANL8SU7J4FOrDjtqxIM
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/flight-attendant-breastfed-passengers-baby-mid-flight-mother-runs-formula-163304344.html









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