The Red Geranium Grand Re – Opening Located in Clear Lake, Iowa

The Red Geranium had a flood on July 7th and they have totally remodeled their store. They were intending on remodeling soon but the flood put them ahead of schedule. There was a line of people waiting to get into The Red Geranium on their Grand Re – Opening day July 22nd.  The Red Geranium has new carpet, led lighting, fresh paint and more. The store is bright and very welcoming when you enter and is handicapped accessible with wide aisles to walk through and look at their beautiful merchandise for sale. There was a steady stream of customers coming in and enjoying Lemonade and homemade cookies while they shopped.  Flowers were delivered and available while they remodeled. Customers in the store commented how bright and welcoming it was in their store.


I purchased a bird house that looks like an airstream  trailer. I love the fact that you can open the back door on it to clean out the old bird nest each year that you use it.


I have purchased fresh flower arrangements over the years that I have been very happy with. I have purchased  nice and healthy house plants at The Red Geranium.  I love the hometown service and the top quality flowers and merchandise that they have for sale. The Red Geranium has been in business for 20 years. Dean the owner and his staff are very accommodating to your needs and wants. I have found a lot of unique items that I have decorated my home with over the years. I also have purchased a lot of gifts for people at The Red Geranium.


The Red Geranium is having a 30 % off sale on summer decor merchandise through August 5th. There hours are from 9 to 5 Monday thru. Saturday. They are open Thursdays on Main in the evening.


I always love to look and see what new merchandise has arrived for sale at The Red Geranium. There merchandise ads a little special flare to any ones home. I am always impressed with everything that I have purchased at The Red Geranium.




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Center Yourself

Psalm 31 : 3 – 7

For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for they names sake lead me, and guide me.

Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me; for thou art my strength.

Into thy hand I commit my spirit : thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.

I have hated them that regard lying vanities : but I trust in the Lord.

I will be glad and rejoice in my mercy : for thou hast considered my trouble ; thou hast known my soul in adversities ;

Center yourself with God. Put God first and foremost and center your life around God. God knows when you need him and he will always answer your call for help and guidance in your life. He will guide you in a direction that will help you and others become what his plans for you are here on Earth.


Be humble and kind and caring in all works that you put forth. Be compassionate and always try to think if I had the same problem that person has how would I want them to act around me. By centering yourself with God you will be able to answer questions like these in the proper way each and every time.

Be yourself and do not try to impress people that are not worth impressing. Your true friends know what you are all about and do not need you to impress them. We show are true intentions through our actions not our words.


God should always come first and then family and friends. God will get you through the darkest of moments in your life. Our lives can and do take many turns in our lifetime. Always reflect is this the turn that God wants me to make in my life at this particular moment in time. Think before you act. Do not send a complaint letter until you have let it sit for three days as you may not find it necessary to send it anymore after you have cooled down. Never react to quickly without thinking things over.

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Blue Buffalo Wilderness Pate Variety Pack Cat Food from Chewy.Com

I was provided Blue Buffalo Wilderness Pate Variety pack from Chewy.Com to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

I first gave the Blue Buffalo Wilderness canned cat food to my outdoor cats. Maggie and her sister devoured the duck pate. Onyx ate up every bite that I gave to him of the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chicken pate.


Blue Buffalo Wilderness Pate Variety Pack cat food from Chewy.Com comes in three flavors: chicken, duck, and salmon. Blue Wilderness is grain free, no by products, nothing artificial, no dyes, and no corn, soy or wheat. Feed two cans to a 6 or 8 lb. adult cat. Blue Buffalo is made in the USA.

I gave some Blue Buffalo duck and chicken canned cat food to my cats next door. Addi rushed over to the duck pate and she finished it up quickly. Russ, Mr.Gray, Hilford and Sherlock ate up the chicken pate. Cali, Faith and Bella shared a bowl of the duck pate which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Cali in an Outdoor playpen

The next day I gave some Blue Buffalo Wilderness Variety Pack canned cat food from Chewy.Com to Maggie and her sister. They tried the salmon pate and the chicken pate. They really loved the duck and the chicken pate. Onyx ate up all of his salmon pate.

Addi on a Trixie hammock

Bella liked the duck and the chicken pate. Hilford, Sherlock and Mr. Gray gobbled down the duck pate lickety split. Nicole was sleeping in her hammock bed but the smell of the Blue Buffalo duck and chicken pate woke her up in a hurry. Peter is still quite shy but the minute I left the room he ate up a good share of Blue Buffalo canned cat food. Mr. Gray absolutely loves to try new variety’s of cat food and he was very impressed with the duck pate and actually ate up more then his fair share. I love cat foods that are made in the USA or Canada.

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Your State Of Mind

If you think you are beaten, most chances are that you will be. Even if the odds are not in your favor keep trying and never give up. There is an inner spirit in all of us that is much stronger then we ever thought possible and we can persevere through most anything.

If you think you dare not try out new things you probably won’t. We learn through are experiences and disappointments. If you never take any risk in life you do not grow in life. Life is a risk everyday but we keep up on our schedules and appointments. Life has a learning curve in it everyday that we are hear on Earth.

tiger merry go round

If you think you are not going to get a good grade on a test you probably won’t. You already have a mind set that has doomed you to failure. If you study hard and apply yourself you will surly excel in something that will take you far in life.

If you think you will lose a baseball game most chances are that your team will indeed lose that game. You are not boosting up your teams spirits you are bringing them down by the way you are acting and the vibes you are putting out there.

Success begins with your state of mind. A positive attitude will always take you very far in life. People like to be around people that have a positive and uplifting attitude as it makes them feel better. I remember a man that was in the hospital and he had received bad news from his Doctor and he was determined he was going to die even though the Doctor had treatments in mind for him. The Doctor said I will not be able to save that one because he is absolutely determined he is going to die no matter what I do for him.


Always keep a positive mind set and remember things could always be worse then they actually are. Be determined to defy the odds even though it might be hard at the time. Remember not to let anything stand in you way of success, you have many powers that you can look for in your life to reach your highest peak. Your friends and God will support you to infinity and beyond.

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What Irks My Cat

My cats do not like to listen to loud music of any kind. My outdoor cats are upset if a new cat enters their turf. All of my cats like gradual changes in their life. Putting a new piece of carpet in your home can irk your cat. The new piece of carpet may smell like glue and your cat can get sick just by smelling your new carpet.


My cats do not like to go to the veterinarian for their yearly shots and checkup. My cats seem to know that I am trying to catch them to take them to the vet. I put their back end in the cage first and than I shut the door on the cage quickly so they cannot make a quick escape from their cage. If you try to put their head in he cage first you may get bitten or scratched up. Cats always seem to know what our intentions are no matter how well we plan things as far as they are concerned.

My cats do like any changes in their dry cat food. When I put out a new cat food I mix the old with the new cat food. I  have also put out a bowl of their old cat food along with a dish of the new cat food for them to eat.


Cats will get irked if you hold them longer than they want to be held. Cats do not like it if they think another cat in your household is getting more attention then they are. I give each one of my three cats  cat treats  so they know they are getting treated equally. I spend quality time with each one of my cats throughout the day to assure they are happy cats.

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I hope your cats are happy and healthy.

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A high price has been paid for freedom over the years. Many battles have been fought and many lives have been lost for us to be free. Never take your freedom for granted. We live in a country were freedom abounds and surrounds us day after day. We have a right to work for wages and we our free to purchase goods for our needs and wants. We can dress in whatever attire we see fit to be dressed in.



Freedom is a great privilege. We can purchase and own a house or land and reap the rewards of our labor. We are free to form labor unions and other social groups without interruption. Being free means I can travel to others countries and learn more about my family heritage and  the mannerisms of people in different countries. No matter where we live in the world we all want the same things in life. All of us want our children’s lives to be better then ours and we want good health for all of us and our friends.

Use your freedom to help others that are not free in life. Pray for the oppressed, poor, downtrodden and reach out to your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Give people a helping hand gleefully and ardently and strive to make their day brighter and much more enjoyable.


We are free to congregate and share our opinions in public places. A lot of young people have spoke up against oppression over the years and sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom for all of us. Sometimes all it takes is one person to save a village as the old saying goes.

I do not take my freedom for granted. My freedom has come at a very high cost which came with the loss of many lives on the battlefield. God bless the USA. Let freedom ring today and into eternity.

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Some Of My Favorite Cat Supplies

I like all of my cat food to be made in the USA or Canada. I like Grain free cat food and dye free cat food. I prefer the smaller size pieces of dry cat food because they are easier for my cats to chew up and swallow. My cats prefer chicken, turkey, tuna, and beef flavored cat foods. I like freeze dried cat treats and treats that I can put in a toy that they have move around to get a treat dispensed out of for them to eat. Cats get some exercise when they have to work at getting their cat treat out of the dispenser.

catit ball

I like stainless steel heated water bowls which can be taken apart and you can replace the heat element in them. The plastic heated water bowls do not last long and when the element wears out you have to throw the bowl away since it does not come apart. I have used a stainless steel water bowl with no issues whatsoever for eight years. I like all of my pet food containers to be stainless steel or pottery pieces that are easy to clean and maintain for your cats optimal health. Plastic bowls harbors germs once they get scratches in them.

I like K & H  heated cat beds from . The oldest K & H cat beds I have been using are eight years old and  they are still giving my cats the comfort of warmth. The heated cat beds sense when there is a cat on them and only put out heat once the cat is situated in the bed. It does not cost a lot to keep your cats nice and cozy all winter long with a K & H heated cat bed.

Conrad in a heated bed

I like clumping cat litter which is much easier to work with then the traditional cat litter. Your home will smell extra nice with a long acting clumping cat litter. I like the catit self sifting litter boxes and the Litter Maid cat box.

My favorite cat toys have catnip in them. My cats love to play with circle toys , toy mice, balls, birds, and Zoomer a robotic cat that meows and follows them and makes a lot of different cat sounds.


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You Bring Sunshine to Someones Life Everyday

Acts 26: 13

At midday o King, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining about me and them which journeyed with me.


Your life brighten’s someone else’s life everyday. We all have a purpose and a cause in life. Without your help in the universe something magnificent might not take place. By helping others we are bonding Gods children each and everyday of our lives. We encourage each other to carry on even when there are surmountable odds against us. Each and everyone of us can make an amazing difference in the world.


Teachers teach us what we need to know to discover ideas that will have a significant impact on the World. Someone may discover a cure for cancer or become an excellent President of the USA. No matter what you learn in life and how you use that knowledge may affect future generations to come. Be diligent in your studies and strive for perfection each and everyday of your life.

We all have different callings in life so use your calling wisely. Remember to spread Gods good works each and everyday that you are in this World. As we grow older we may have a different calling in life that is now the calling that God has wanted us to have at this stage in our life.

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We should help each other discover their true path in life. All of us need guidance now and then to keep us on the right path in life. May your presence in someones life bring sunshine into their life today and always. Be the kind of person that someone wants to a take a journey in life with. Only you and the people that you associate with in life can make big differences to other people and their lives and the journey will continue with them and their friends.

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EVO 95 GF Chicken & Turkey Canned Cat Food from Chewy.Com

I was provided EVO 95 GF Chicken & Turkey Canned Cat Food from Chewy.Com to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

I first gave EVO canned cat food to my outdoor cats. Maggie ate up her portion ASAP. Maggie’s sister enjoyed her portion immensely. Onyx always loves a fine canned cat food that has chicken and turkey in it.


EVO is 95 % animal protien and has no gluten or potato and is grain free. EVO is made in the USA in Tenn. by Mars Pet Care and is formulated to meet all of your cats nutritional levels or needs. Feed an eight pound adult cat about 3/4 of a can daily.

I gave a large portion to my cats next door. Hilford let me pat him on the head after he ate his EVO 95 GF  Chicken and Turkey canned cat food from Chewy.Com. Hilford is very shy so this was a major event for him. Bella ate away at some EVO in the Living Room and then she proceeded to eat more in the laundry room. Faith ate in one room and she also went to another room to eat more EVO. Russ, Addi, Cali, and Sherlock ate more than their fair share of EVO also. Mr. Gray ate up a lot of Evo,  he loves to eat as it is one of his treasures in life.


I stepped out the house for a little while and when I came back in Nicole had found the wonderful EVO 95 GF Chicken & Turkey canned cat food from Chewy.Com and she was almost smiling as she ate it. Nicole had the most contented look on her face as if she had had a feast fit for a King.

All of my cats were thrilled with their EVO 95 GF Chicken & Turkey canned cat food .

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Pottery, Clay and Vessel

Isaiah   64 : 8

But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we are all the work of thy hand.

I have made a lot of different pottery pieces in the past. I start out with a formless ball of clay and I start forming it into a shape on the potters wheel. One sign of an experienced potter is a thin vase or cup, etc. A potter without a lot of experience will have thick pottery pieces until he masters the clay and manages to pull it up into a thin shape successfully. It takes awhile to master the skill of pulling the clay into shape without it toppling over and you starting over again.

God has a lot of patience with us as he shapes us. We start out as a ball of clay and God leads us along to form the perfect shape for our lives . On the potters wheel the potter makes useful vessels that he can use to drink out of, eat off of, display flowers in and much more. Pottery is very useful and always serves a purpose. God forms us to serve a special purpose on earth.

We have many purposes on earth : mother, father, caregiver, comforter, teacher, lawyer, farmer, librarian, minister, builder, doctor and so many more necessary professions that enrich and add to other peoples enjoyment on earth. Let God make you the vessel that you are supposed to be on earth. You want to be a vessel that will enrich other peoples lives. Always be a good steward so people can see Gods light shining through you and all that you do. Do what you excel in doing and always learn from you mistakes. No one is perfect but strive for the best that you can be and spread Gods good works and you will be a perfect vessel on earth.


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