Williamsburg, Inn Located in Williamsburg, Virginia

The Williamsburg Inn has been a home for royalty, heads of state and guest from all over the world. The Inn’s policy is to treat every guest as royalty.

John Rockefeller Jr. and his wife made a monumental commitment to the Inn. They helped with design, construction and furnishings. The facility opened in 1937 with 61 guest rooms unlike a hotel, but more like a comfortable Virginia country estate. It  is perhaps the most perfectly appointed Inn on the continent. More than 70 years later, the Inn remains one of America’s finest and elegant hotels.

The Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America and top Hotels of the World. The Inn offers its guest a world – class experience. The Inn has a special ambience and timeless style. The inn is located next to America’s premier living history museum. In 2012 the Inn celebrated 75 year of hospitality.

We stayed at the Williamsburg Inn before Christmas. The Inn  was decorated with most beautiful flower arrangements, Christmas tree and Christmas arrangements. Everyday fresh flowers were placed in your room and on tables throughout the Inn.  The flowers and arrangements put you in the Christmas spirit.

The hospitality of the staff was outstanding and the full service concierge and the fact that they had drivers to take you to any place that you desired to go in Colonial Williamsburg. The drivers would open the door for you upon entering the fine vehicle. A doorman held the door open for you as you left and than returned.

Our room had the bedding turned down at night with mints on our pillows. We had robes in our room along with slippers. The towels were thick and luxurious. We had fine soaps and lotions and a rose in our bathroom. Our room was very spacious and elegant.

The food at the Inn was magnificent and very generous. I loved their chicken, fish, Oysters Rockefeller and more on the dinner menu. At breakfast I would order an omelette or two eggs over easy with hash that had sweet potatoes, potatoes, sweet onions and green peppers. I ordered their sweet potato pancakes which were thick and amazingly delicious.  I had espresso ice cream, raspberry sorbet, sticky toffee pudding and American Heritage hot chocolate which was thick and decadent with a true rich chocolate flavor.

I would  highly recommend treating yourself with a stay at the Williamsburg Inn in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Book your rooms now as they are filling up very quickly.

 

 

Look At The Total Picture In Life

What do you want to do with your life ? Will your life impact others or  help them ? Set goals everyday for yourself that will help other people. Live within your means of what is truly possible to achieve. Don’t waste time on a project that is going nowhere  and that will bring you down with it.

Life is full of  upsets and unexpected events. Roll with the event if at all possible and do not let the event roll over you. In the total picture of life not every event will come into focus or even get off of the drawing board. Events get postponed or are a grave disappointment. Some events are the events of a lifetime and those are the ones that leave people talking and planning for years to come.

How do you picture yourself in life ? Are you happy with the way things are going or do you think you should step it up a notch or two. Change will never happen in your life unless you greet change with open arms. The older we get change happens very quickly. We cannot do all the things that we long to do any longer because of age or sickness. It is time to find a new you before you get stuck in a sinkhole that will take you down.

God knows all of the battles we have fought and he sees the whole picture of our lives. God is the one that can help you help others more effectively and positively. Always share your knowledge with others so it will not get buried eventually along with you.

Smile and put a smile on someone else’s  face today. Socialize with others as often as you can. People that socialize tend to live longer than those that do not. Always look at the whole picture in life and do not get fixated on one small detail or event in life. Remember to ride out lives storms and get back in sink with yourself and others quickly. Life waits for no man.

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Some Of My Cats Favorite Items

My cats love to climb on cats trees and enjoy eating cat snacks, playing with catnip mice and sleeping in fancy cat beds. They love individual attention such as scratching them under the chin and patting  them on the head.

My cats next door love their heated cat beds and water dish in the winter months. They love all kinds of cat snacks and they love canned tuna, chicken,lamb, duck and turkey cat foods. All of my cats love food that has pumpkin in it and diced vegetables.

My cats love to go in their outdoor playpen when the weather is nice. They can watch the birds eating out of the bird feeders and enjoy the great outdoors without being harmed or getting lost. They can take a sunbath or a catnap in the afternoon.

My indoor cats like their self-cleaning litter box with blue crystal cat litter in it. The litter box cleans itself each and every time after a deposit is made. Tidy Cats is another brand of litter that my cats dig every time they use their litter box.

All of my cats love playing with toy mice, balls, birds, reptiles and other catnip filled toys. They love to play with small beanie babies also. They love to play with snack balls and other treat dispensers.

My cats next door love to climb on top of their Frisco cat tree and watch the birds out of the window and keep an eye on me also. Their cat litter choices are Tidy Cats, Wheat litter, Arm and Hammer litter and the Tidy Cats lightweight cat litter and Frisco cat litter.

For my cats Christmas list I generally buy new cat toys for them, canned cat food, seasonal cat treats and a new cat bed and replace old food bowls with nice new bowls. Buy your feline friends some of their favorite items for their birthday, Christmas or a special little surprise for them. May you and cat create new favorite items that you both can enjoy.

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Wills and Estates

Wills and Estates can get very intense and bring out the worst in some people. The beneficiaries in the will seem to have a feeling of entitlement over another person. Families can breakdown completely  over the contents stated in the will and never communicate with each other ever again.

Sometimes if people find out you are sick they will say when you are done with that particular item I would sure like to have it. The sick person will not be giving you anything because you are like a vulture looking over its prey. People that are sick or dying want genuine friends that are loving and caring and not greedy and conniving people by their side.

You have a union that was made in heaven with your brothers and sisters. All of you share the same blood and the same parents and all of you are Gods children. Their is sibling rivalry in all households but do not carry that into adulthood and let it break your bond as brothers and sisters over material possessions and how they are distributed when your parents die. Remember your children learn from your examples. Do you want to be treated like you are treating the person that is dying when you are dying ? I think not.

People have a right to write their will however they want to. I have heard of people asking someone to tell another person to tell the sick person for them to include them in their will. I have heard of people at someones deathbed to say to them please include me in your will. You have gone way to far if you ever do that and greed has won over your soul.

I have heard of adult children clearing out a house and taking things that still actually their parents for their own use. If you are doing that you are stealing from your own parents. Your parents have raised you and nurtured you for years  and they are entitled to your upmost respect and love in their golden years.

Money and greed are truly the root of all evil. Money does not love you but it may consume your every waking hour if you let it. Brothers and sisters and friends are the true Gold that you better hang onto in good times and in bad times for they share your joys and your sorrows. Money does not care at all about your joys and sorrows but it can make you into a sorry excuse for a human being.

God likes a generous and loving, caring and compassionate human being that cares for and respects people without wanting something in return. Greed takes you down a dead end road that you stay on forever. Be generous and loving to a fault.

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Behavioral Issues That A Cat Can Present

A common behavioral issue is for your cat to start peeing on something. If you purchase a new cat bed that a particular cat in your house likes he may pee on it if another cat happens to sleep in it. When they pee on something they are marking it with their scent and show the other cats it is off limits to them.  UN – neutered male cats are not good to have in your house as they love to mark their territory as it is part of natures way with them. A cat may pee on a new boyfriends coat because your cat wants all of your attention and your cat is jealous so to speak. If there are two female cats in your house one may start peeing on things to show the other cat she is the matriarch of the house. If  your cat pees on something get rid of it or clean it but do not replace it with a new one right away as that may be what they want if it is a cat bed.

Some cats stop using the litter box if you add another cat to your household. Cats do not like any change in their daily routine whatsoever. Your cat may use a house plant as a litter box. Introduce a new cat into your home slowly. Put the new cat in an enclosed room for five days where the other cats can smell him and he can smell them. Your cats should get along fine when you use this method and the litter box should not be a problem.

Some cats pull out their fur or lick their fur off. They may have a nervous condition or a skin problem that should be addressed by your Vet. Your cat could have fleas if he keeps itching away and he should be treated with flea treatment medicine.

Cats do not like anything new to come into the house, Having a new couch or chair in a room can upset them terribly. I put a cushion from the old couch on the new couch so it has that old familiar smell to it. Place an old blanket on a new piece of furniture so it smells like it has always been in you home. I hope your feline friends will not have any behavioral issues and you have smooth sailing ahead.

The older we get the less we like changes. We all have our daily routines. We do like to try out new things and we must be patient with adapting to new electronics and much more. Be patient with your friends and your feline friends.

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Excellent

Are you putting your best effort into every job that you do ? I hope that you are and then we can say you are doing an excellent job. Always complete any job that you do to perfection. God is wonderful and perfect in everything that he does.

When working with people be wonderful to them so you can be worthy of their trust in you. Visit with people in a kind, caring, compassionate and loving manner. When helping someone always do an exceptional job that you can be proud of. If you are not proud after you complete a task, job or chore you have gone about it in the wrong way.

Be outstanding in your community and offer a lending hand when necessary. Get involved with things that will benefit your community. Read your local paper and see what is needed in your community that you could possibly help with. Sometimes it just takes one person to make remarkable changes that will benefit many people for years to come. Check on up coming projects in your community that you may be willing to support monetarily or volunteer your time to.

 

Be an admirable person with outstanding values that you can pass on down to future generations. Be a respected person in your community and always act in a respectable manner where ever you go and  in what ever you do. Always watch your mannerisms and your language. It is OK not to agree with someone but it is not OK to call people names and make fun of them. We all like different things which is a good thing because think of how boring it would be if we all liked the same things in life. We would all be driving the same color and kind of car, etc.

Be excellent, admirable, worthy and a truly wonderful person in this World that helps others always in positive ways day after day.

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The Daily Chores Of A Cat Person

I clean out all of my cat litter boxes to start with. I fill my cats water dish with fresh water. More cat food is put in their food dishes. I give my cats a pat on the head. I fluff up their bedding and clean up any mess that might have happened in the night.

I clean up any cat mess the moment I see it. I use carpet cleaner or wood floor cleaner. I also use Clorox depending on the surface that needs cleaning. The faster you clean up a mess the easier it is to clean up as it has not set in yet. I clean up their bedding in a washing machine that I have in my basement that is for cat use only. Beds that cannot be placed in the washing machine have to be spot cleaned. I try to avoid buying cat beds that cannot be placed in a washing machine.

I like to brush or comb out the hair on my cats so they do not get matted. A combed out cat is less likely to have hairballs that they scarf up. If your cat has claws keep them trimmed up as the claw could get stuck in something they could not get free of without damaging themselves.

I sweep up any spilled cat food and throw it outdoors as many wild animals and birds can enjoy eating it. I sweep around the litter boxes twice a day and clean them out twice a day. Dirty litter boxes or floors by the litter box is a perfect breeding ground for fleas.

Check your cats teeth often as bad teeth could kill your cat in the near future. If their is a sudden change in your cats behavior or pattern keep a very close eye on them as it could turn into a medical emergency quickly. I spray Lysol on the floor by the litter boxes to kill any germs that could harbor there.

I hope you and your cat have many happy and healthy years ahead. The time you spend on the chores for your cat will lengthen his life and give you joy as you are helping your feline family member.

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Finding Common Ground On Uncommon Ground

Sometimes it is hard to find common ground in a particular situation. You have to put yourself in the other persons position. We all feel and view things in different ways. In dealing with someone you must think to yourself would I accept what they are proposing and if not why should they accept it.

Life is full of trying to find common ground with people in different situations that present themselves in life. Contracts get ironed out so both parties can feel comfortable with a purchase of some kind. If you stand your ground without considering the other parties dilemma you will never get anywhere near common ground with them.

If a person has been hurt or injured they want someone to listen to them and help them out so they can feel whole again. If your car gets hit you want the party responsible to make your car look like it did before the accident occurred. I have had people damage something of mine thinking I would not notice. People notice when their items have been damaged and you did not make them whole again. If you borrow something return it in the same or better condition than when you received it from them initially.

Common ground and common sense go together. It takes common sense to find common ground with people. You have to see the big picture and how the outcome will affect many lives not just a few lives. Every action and event has a trickle down affect for many years to come.

 

 

Common ground must be found in business transactions, marriages, travel, government and all forms of dealing and interacting with people. You must compromise with people as you do not want to antagonize them. Without common ground we do not make progress and we do not move forward in a positive manner.

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The Adventures Of Zachary, Jitters and Tabatha

I purchased Zachary my pet goat from a party that raised goats in Thornton, Iowa. He came to live with me as a very young goat. I put him in a building that had two cats in it because I wanted him to get along with cats.

We had a dog that was part miniature lab, dachshund and rat terrier and her name was Jitters. Jitters and Zachary got along well together. Jitters was a very smart small dog. She won every prize at a dog show at TSC except for one prize. A puppy won that prize. She would jump into my Fathers arms on command, shake hands, roll over and she loved cats.

My cat Tabatha had her kittens in Jitters dog house and when she left for awhile Jitters was head babysitter. She watched over those kittens as if they were her own offspring. In the morning the kittens would come running out of the dog house followed by Tabatha and than Jitters.

Zachary would jump on our windowsills and look at us while we were preparing breakfast in the morning. Jitters and Tabatha would be waiting for their fried eggs or oatmeal in the morning along with their normal food. Where one went they would all go.

When Zach was very young the two kittens he grew up with thought to themselves let play a trick on the goat. They left him in the corn field by himself. My Father and I found him in short order as we heard him bleating in the field and he rode home with us in the pickup. We could not find Zach at one time. He was quick and he sneaked into our house. We kept calling him outdoors to no avail. We went in our house and he was standing in the middle of the living room and nothing was damaged or soiled luckily.

They would all go out hunting together. Tabatha and Jitters would stay in the ditch and hunt for mice. Zachary would veer off into the corn field and eat the ear corn that was left behind by the combine. One time Jitters caught a mouse and Tabatha got it away from her. Tabatha tried to get her kittens to eat it but they were to young yet to know what to do with it. Jitters got her mouse back and she had her appetizer for the day.

One time they got on the black top by my place and a nice woman herded them back to my place. She got out of her car and said I assume this is were they live and I said yes and Thanked her. She did not herd Tabatha back however because you can never herd a cat. Tabatha came back all on her own.

Zachary and Tabatha and Jitters had many fun adventures together. They were tremendous and loving pets. Tabatha lived to be 7 years old. Jitters lived to 14 years old. Zachary lived to be 16.3 years old. I am sure they are having fun adventures in heaven. God Bless our beloved pets.

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Getting Prepared For Heaven

We should be prepared at all hours of the day to arrive at the gates Heaven. We all have a time to be born and a time to die as it is written in the Bible. We don’t know the day or the time that we will die so we should spread Gods good works everyday. How do we prepare to meet God in Heaven ? We should praise God daily and follow the Ten Commandments.

Be the best person that you can possibly be everyday. Love others and lift them up to new heights. Help the oppressed, needy and the poor as much as you can. Live a life that you can be proud of and that will make God proud to have you as one of his children.

Study the Bible and reflect on its contents in your life today. Talk with others about the Bible as you can learn much from each other. Live a life with purpose and meaning and be sure to teach others what you have learned. Be kind, loving, faithful, gracious, compassionate, hopeful, peaceful, helpful and giving to your fellow man.

Be a person that other people love to be around. Make people laugh and have joy in their lives. Become a go to person for people. If anyone needs help give them help freely and willingly and do not expect anything in return. Help  with fund raisers, church needs and functions and care for those that cannot care for themselves. Be an advocate for those that cannot protect themselves anymore. If you see someone being wronged try to help them make it right.

Ask God for forgiveness when you have sinned and try to never repeat the sin again. Live the life that you know will benefit as many people as possible. Strive to make God happy to have you in his flock as a lamb of God.

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