Category Archives: It’s All Love

Marriage. Dating. Family. All of the above.

Meet My Babies

      No Comments on Meet My Babies

I mention my cats a lot in passing, but how well do you really know my critters?  Not very well you say?  Then you are in luck, because today you’re going to up close and personal with the cats of Casa Palmer. First up is our elder statesman- Hershey. Age: 17 Nicknames:  Big Boy, Captain Crabby Pants Likes:  my husband… Read more »

World Suicide Prevention Day

      1 Comment on World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.  It’s not a funny day, but it’s an important one. In spite of all the gains we’ve made in mental health awareness there are many myths about suicide and the suicidal person.  The one that makes me the most mad is “People who say they are suicidal really aren’t- they just want attention”.   Now… Read more »

Thank You Good People!

      No Comments on Thank You Good People!

For years I’ve seen people announce – with various degrees of fanfare – that they are leaving social media.  I HATE it when someone makes a huge deal out of leaving- it really smacks of baiting – i.e. putting something up for the sore purpose of seeing how many people will reply and cheer you up.  It reeks of narcissism… Read more »

The Long and Winding Road

      No Comments on The Long and Winding Road

If you haven’t already, make a point of going to see the movie “Yesterday”.  It’s a fun film about a struggling singer/ songwriter who wakes up one day to find himself the only person who remembers the Beatles and decides to capitalize on it.  Sure, it’s kind of predictable and a little cheesy, but it’s a fun summer movie.  I… Read more »

Cousins Day

      No Comments on Cousins Day

Today is national Cousins Day. I see many posts on social media about how “cousins are your first friends” or something to that effect.  My father speaks glowingly about his days with his “first friends”.   I see lots of folks posting pics of their kids with their cousins having a great time.   If you were blessed this way, congrats to… Read more »

National Cheer up the Lonely Day

      No Comments on National Cheer up the Lonely Day

Today is the kind of hopeful, lovey day we need more of- it’s National Cheer Up the Lonely Day. This day was founded by Francis Pesek of Michigan.  His family says he had a heart of gold and was always looking out for the folks in his neighborhood and just about anyone he came into contact with.   Today was his… Read more »

National Decency Day

      No Comments on National Decency Day

This is a day I’m sad we need.  But we SOOOOO need it.  Today is National Decency Day. What is decency?  It’s simple- be nice to people.  Specifically, people who are different than you.  Maybe their skin is a different color.  Maybe their politics are different.  Maybe their God is different.  Maybe their family looks different. This shouldn’t be hard. … Read more »

Thank you Thursday (early)

      1 Comment on Thank you Thursday (early)

As I wrote about last year, the 4th Thursday in April is Thank You Thursday,  It’s a pretty simple concept, but if you need a refresher you can check it out here:  http://www.beckypalmer.me/2018/04/thank-you-thursday/ This past week three people – none of whom know each other- all took the time to let me know how much they appreciated something specific I’d… Read more »

Civility is Dead

      No Comments on Civility is Dead

Well, maybe not dead yet, but it’s certainly on its last legs. Here in the United States we have a president who encourages his supporters to mock his political opponents during rallies.  His wife has all but admitted he hasn’t been faithful to her.  He flat-out lies during interviews and on social media and then gets angry when he’s called… Read more »