The other day I was working on a project and needed some short personal sayings to include. Little blurbs that I personally use in conversation. Everyone has them … their own personal expressions that tend to stick and are used over and over again. I was just really struggling to find things that were particularly unique to me. Although I knew I must have some, seeing that I could get a tad expressive once in a while. (that last sentence will be particularly funny to those who know me)
After mulling it over for way longer than I should have, I finally texted my youngest daughter (she’s 22). I asked “What are some things I say all the time? Sayings…phrases… anything you can think of.” She texted me back IMMEDIATELY. As if these things were sitting on the tip of her tongue just waiting to be released!
"Toots and Fruits"
"Coocoo for Cocoa Puffs."
"Eat a banana."
"Whatever floats your boat."
"Fake it 'til ya make it."
"Just looney toons."
"Get a grip child."
I thought "WOW – this 22 year old was actually listening to me for all those years!" Then I thought… “And THIS is what she remembers and can recite back to me in record time?! Oh brother.”
OMG! I just ended that sentence with “Oh brother”? That’s something MY mother says all the time!
Watch out for those "mother phrases", they'll getcha!
P.S. - Do you have any "mother phrases" you'd like to share with us? We'd love to hear! firstname.lastname@example.org
WINTER + COVID = UGH!
Conquer the "ugh" with the below!
We are all looking for fun, warm, and joy-filled things to do this winter. If you are at a loss for ideas, check out these fun cabin fever cures!
Chunky Blanket Virtual Tutorial
No knitting needles needed! No prior skills needed! Only $35 for materials! A fun project for all ages.
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13 DIY Birdfeeders
A fun and easy craft that helps us think "spring"!
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25 fun and easy "Minute to Win It" games for kids and adults!
(After covid? Use these ideas for full blown party ideas!)
These simple DIY games will surely bring some laughs to your family on those "cabin fever" days.
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Such fun! A few different ways to make your own snowglobes.
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Homemade Hot Chocolate
Creamy Homemade Hot Chocolate. A combination of cocoa powder and chocolate chips make this hot chocolate extra flavorful and delicious! Ready in minutes.
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TOASTY COCKTAIL ANYONE?
Salted Caramel Espresso Martini
If you're a lover of espresso martinis and have a sweet tooth, this salted caramel twist is the perfect way to start, or cap off any evening.
Spiced Chamomile Hot Toddy
The Hot Toddy is one of winter’s most perfect, and yet under-appreciated cocktails. Typically a mix of bourbon, lemon juice, honey and hot water, it soothes your heart and soul from the inside out.
Creamy Hot Buttered Rum
Who doesn’t love the taste of smooth, comforting and creamy buttered rum?!
Hot Buttered Bourbon
This is theeeee winter drink. Your cozy, sit-by-the-fire drink.
This creamy mint classic is best enjoyed on a comfy chair with your feet up!
ASSISTANCE FOR PENNSYLVANIANS WITH DISABILITIES AND
OLDER ADULTS DURING COVID-19
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) will launch a one-year pilot program offering no-interest, no-fee financial loans between $100 and $7,000 to Pennsylvanians with disabilities and older adults for the purchase of assistive technology devices and services that help them remain independent, safe, healthy, and connected during the pandemic.
PATF is a statewide non-profit organization based in King of Prussia that provides consumer loans for assistive technology. Assistive technology that may be covered by the pilot loan program includes hearing aids, stair glides, vision devices, vehicle hand controls, smart home technology, computers, and tablets.
PATF’s loan programs are available to Pennsylvanians of all ages, all income levels, and all disabilities and health conditions. PATF reports repayments to the three major credit bureaus, providing borrowers a chance to build positive credit with every on-time payment.
Contact PATF at 888-744-1938 or email@example.com to request an application, or apply online at patf.us/apply. Learn more about PATF, its financial loan programs, and the people PATF has helped.
Eldernet Services for Seniors
Flexible dates, times
9 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Make a difference in the life of an older or disabled adult in Lower Merion or Narberth. Complete and submit a Volunteer Application
Bundle up and Garden!
Thursday, January 28th
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden
1829 East County Line Rd., Villanova
Did you know more than 40,000 plants thrive at Stoneleigh: a natural garden? Bundle up and join staff and fellow volunteers in removing invasives, deadwooding, pruning, and other winter garden projects.
Volunteering with Natural Lands is a great way to learn more about the natural world, give your time to a great cause, and connect with like-minded people.
Capacity is limited for this small-group event, and pre-registration is required.
Haverford Township Blood Drive
Thursday, January 28th
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford
To schedule an appointment (preferred), register at redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code:CREC
Stand Pup Comedy Show with Fred Stroller from Seinfeld!
Tuesday, January 26th
8:00 – 9:00 PM
Morris Animal Refuge is once again partnering with Comic Cure for a fun online event starring adoptable pets and funny humans including Fred Stoller from Seinfeld, Laurie Kilmartin from Conan and others from HBO, Funny or Die and MTV. Tickets are $20 and if you use this link 50% of your purchase will be donated to the Morris Animal Refuge.
REF and the Chef
Saturday, February 13th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Marqessa Gesualdi, award-winning pastry chef and owner of Aux Petits Delices, will lead a virtual demonstration of how to prepare a heart-shaped chocolate cream puff. All ages and skill levels welcome. Zoom link and ingredients list provided upon registration.
Register online . Space is limited!
Used Technology Drive
Through January 31st
The Saturday Club
117 W. Wayne Avenue, Wayne
The Saturday Club is holding a Used Technology Drive throughout the month of January. They are collecting used laptops, web cameras, iPads, and printers in alignment with The Philadelphia Children’s Foundation’s mission to provide every child with an equal opportunity to learn in a digital age.