No U.S. $.

by David and Pat Sitko Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement
Driving to Florida each year has new adventures. Each trip is unique & very different. Our 1st stop on entering the U.S. is the A.T. & T. Store in Erie PA, to get a new sim. card & a U.S. # for our cell phones. We think this is one of the better ways to allow the usage of our cell phones while in the U.S.  Before Dave goes to the A.T. & T. Store, he drops me off at Starbucks to order lunch ...
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Good bye Sweet Niece.

by David and Pat Sitko Relationships, Home and Family
You'll always be in our hearts. March of 2018 Barb Bulger (Steinlin) had a large build up of fluid in her abdomen that became very uncomfortable & painful. After seeing a doctor, the fluids were drained from her petite body, a few times. The pain continued. The doctor proceeded to explore the options of cancer. Barbara's Mom, my only sister Frances, lived for 28 years with cancer. On the diagnosis of cancer, we were upset. We had great faith that Barb could fight ...
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Experiences in October 2018

by David and Pat Sitko Internet and Businesses Online, Book Reviews, Home and Family
Everyone's life has its ups & downs. Joys & sorrows are here for us all. Be Kind. XO Recently our Son's, son made the Junior Football Team in his first year of High School. The team went on to win the Junior Football Championship in Sudbury. Making a junior high school team while in grade 9 is an honor & privilege & a real learning experience. We are so proud of him. He brings us great joy. His willingness to learn ...
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Cocoa or Cacao

by David and Pat Sitko Self Improvement, Food and Drink
I thought I'd learned a new word when I first heard the word Cacao. Cacao, I knew was a chocolate powder & I love chocolate. They had told us that at our cooking class. Chocolate is something I was eating after most meals until I realized I was growing substantially. I was eating chocolate in the form of chocolates.  I knew these wonderful tasting chocolates, were not really good for me. My time had come to face the scales. I saw the numbers ...
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Why does Pat wear Pearls Every Day?

by David and Pat Sitko Relationships, Home and Family
Pat wears spectacular pearls almost every day for many reasons. For those who know me, you know I have extraordinary allergies, quite badly. Years ago on my journey to find something non-evasive to rid of my allergies, my friend, Bill, suggested magnetic pearls & earrings. I started to wear the magnetic pearls. on my neck & ears. They really seemed to help a lot. They looked fabulous & my mother loved pearls. The queen wears pearls often so I feel very confident ...
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Marijuana Anyone?

by David and Pat Sitko Relationships, Reference and Education
Today October 17, 2018, is the first day for marijuana to be legal in Canada. In my 1st year of specializing in Estate Planning. I met with a wise, wealthy 90-year-old lady who said, "The ruination of our country will be caused by drugs & alcohol." I was taken by surprise as I thought about folks I knew who appeared to have changed their lives drastically for the worse with drugs & or alcohol. At a seminar I attended, the statement was ...
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Flossing!

by David and Pat Sitko Computers and Technology, Relationships, Self Improvement
Do you remember when flossing meant cleaning in between your teeth with a thread? Then the thread became flossing string, & then the string became dental floss. Now flossing is a dance or exercise. I laughed so hard when I saw our granddaughter flossing. I thought it looked like a great exercise one could do anywhere in the world. She was on the go train in Toronto. No special equipment required. Something everyone could do to get their mojo working. This ...
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Month #1. Eating Healthy

by David and Pat Sitko Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Food and Drink
Our 1st month of eating healthy has been another new experience. New experiences expand our brains & make room for new knowledge. Most new ways of eating or dieting are often called fad diets such as the high protein, low carb diet. grain brain diet, Adkins, keto. Most literature recommends a certain period of time for diets as they are often unhealthy over extended periods of time. We were looking for ways of becoming healthier. Some of our friends had been ...
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Weight Loss Anyone

by David and Pat Sitko Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Food and Drink
Many of us tend to add on the pounds as we get older. Some say it's normal. Some say it's because we don't move enough. Some give the credit to junk food. Others say it's from the preservatives in our food. Whatever it is it must be what we are putting in our mouths. Only we have control over this. My last resort for weight loss was eating less & move more. Over the years I've tried every fad diet out there. ...
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Eat Drink & be Merry

by David and Pat Sitko Relationships, Health and Fitness
Yes my friends, when the world is crazy, this is the attitude of many folks. They become crazy too, so they eat drink & be merry. They feel comfortable & fit right in with much of society. People have raised their children who have often moved away & the old folks that have saved for their retirement want to party hardy. We know we are going to die anyway, no matter what we do. So with this attitude, the eating, drinking & ...
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Yam Chops.

by David and Pat Sitko Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Food and Drink
We have been working towards healthier eating. Each week we attend a lunch & learn program with Dr. Williams in Bracebridge Ontario. He makes a lot of common sense with statistics to back his beliefs. His beliefs often take us way back in History many years ago. Dr. Williams encourages us to eat better than we did before. The learning is quite a process. To assist us with our new eating habits, we receive a lunch each week with the recipe to go ...
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The Plant Whisperer.

by David and Pat Sitko Relationships, Self Improvement
If speaking kindly to plants helps them grow, imagine what speaking kindly to people can do. Each summer morning, weather permitting, I go out on the deck to visit my plants, many are geraniums that I have recycled for years. Kale, green onions herbs & tomatoes are my veggies that grow well on the deck. For anything to grow, it needs to have a few needs met. An environment where they can grow is necessary. When I speak to my plants they ...
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Your Health Is your Wealth,

by David and Pat Sitko Home Based Business, Health and Fitness, Food and Drink
Looking after your health is a lifelong journey starting as soon as you become aware of the fact it is your body to look after. Marketing has become such a big thing people are being sucked into so many things that are detrimental to your health. Eating a plant-based diet has become a way of life for me that continuously makes me think about my intake into my body. I tell myself, "my food is my medicine". Learning about a plant-based diet has ...
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Will Social Security be there for you?

by David and Pat Sitko Finance, Self Improvement
When Social Security began, people looked forward to retirement at age 65 with a paycheck coming in every month. Some folks worked for a very short time, then quit working, received social security & thought this was the greatest thing since sliced bread. All workers pay into social security & few were receiving it in the early stages of Social Security existing. As a result, the pot of money grew substantially. Folks didn't mind paying into the pot as they thought they would receive ...
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World Water Ski Competitions 2018

by David and Pat Sitko Relationships, Recreation and Sports
Wow what an amazing Waterski Show. The 6 countries represented were Canada, U.S., Australia, China, Belgium, & Germany. Each country had a theme.  Canada-Las Vegas Wedding.  US- Super Heros.     Australia- The Toy Story.   China- Chinese Foods.  Belguim-James Bond     Germany- Octoberfest. All had unique announcers to keep the audience on the edge of their chairs (if they had one) many people sat on rocks or stairs. The performing teams arrived days prior to the competition to practice their accomp[ished routines & water ...
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Are C.E.O's at risk ?

by David and Pat Sitko Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Are C.E.O.'s and top executives at risk of losing their jobs due to companies being sold or restructured. It has happened in our family that two of our sons-in-law were let go due to the sale of the company and restructuring of another.   These are both highly educated men and very good at what they do. They are now on to different careers with new companies. Due to corporate downsizing, many people have been laid off or asked to take voluntary retirement incentives. Almost all ...
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Challenges of Living your Passion

by David and Pat Sitko Business, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement
Becoming an Expert at anything takes a lot of commitment and hard work. Our granddaughter has that work ethic and focus instilled in her, she absolutely LOVES dancing. When she is not performing at a competition she spends hours at the dance studio or is practicing around the house. She also spends a lot of time watching videos of other dancers to improve the choreography of her dances. The willingness to learn & make necessary changes is key to becoming an expert. We live in ...
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Marriage is a Lifelong commitment.

by David and Pat Sitko Relationships, Home and Family
Staying committed to each other through thick and Thin. Aug15/2018 marked our 54th wedding anniversary, seems like yesterday when we celebrated our wedding day. When you look at pictures they tell you it has been an awesome journey.   We started off in 1964 Pat as a new elementary school teacher and me as a junior draftsman with a major mining company, we lived in a little town of Capreol Ontario in a one bedroom apartment. We were planning our life together, Pat was going to work for two years ...
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For the Love of Golf.

by David and Pat Sitko Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement
Today was our regular Tuesday golf day. Since Canada Day is July 1, this was our closest golf day to Canada Day. The ladies dressed up in their festive red and white and were in a cheerful, celebration mode. Many of us love our golfing as it keeps us moving. These friendships developed are often a lifetime of meaningful relationships. The game of golf is what brought us together & keeps us in touch with one another 3-5x's a week. It is a ...
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Travelling Part 2

by David and Pat Sitko Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Travelling back from California to Florida. We left Los Gatos California bright and early on the 20th of March for our trip back, that day we drove 9 hrs. and settled down for the night in Blyth Ca. at the M Star Inn and Suites. The Next day we left early on our way to Phoenix Arizona for lunch with our friends from back home in Ontario, Canada had a great lunch and we were also joined by another couple, also friends from back ...
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