December 22, 2020 Bruce and I were excited about the great conjunction. We lucked out, the sky was clear, so we could see Jupiter and Saturn appear so close together. The day before, it had been cloudy, so we weren’t sure we would be able to see it. Bruce got out his two telescopes and […]Read More The Great Conjunction
December 9, 2020 Yesterday, Colorado residents gave to the nonprofits they support. They raised a record $50,050,610 for local nonprofits! Last year, Colorado Gives Day raised a record of $39.6 million. From the press release fun facts: More than 225,440 donations were made to 2,828 organizations. Amounts ranged from $5 – $200,000. 23,214 donations were […]Read More Colorado Gives Day Success!
December 8, 2020 I am always excited when Colorado Gives Day arrives! All the money I have set aside per paycheck now goes to the five charities that I support. I give to Alzheimer’s Association, Friends of Foothills Animal Shelter, Rocky Mountain Public Media, Jefferson County Library Foundation and Angels with Paws as these mean […]Read More Colorado Gives Day Is Here!
November 22, 2020 After having a lazy morning hanging out with Nox, checking post, catching up on email and comments, it warmed up enough to go outside and do some raking. Nox happily followed me outside. While I set up the bag for raking by inserting a stiff bit to plastic into the bag to […]Read More Nox’s Playmate
Hello everybody! I recently got back into blogging so I thought what better way to promote this blog and help others than a blog party? Here are the rules: 1. Choose any one of your favorite blog posts from your own blog, all kinds of posts are welcome. (Anything inappropriate will be removed). You can […] […]Read More Promote Your Blog Here; Blog Party #4! — MadeByBernadine
October 21, 2020 In my day job, I work as a Software Solutions Architect at a bank. I’d like to share with everyone an email that our fraud department sent to customers. I am going to change the bank name to bank and I am going to make other parts generic, but other than that, […]Read More Fraud Trends
October 5, 2020 In my day job, I am a Solutions Architect * who works at a bank. Since fraud is on the rise, I thought I would share information about the American Bankers Association (ABA) campaign to raise awareness of phishing scams as part of the national Cybersecurity Awareness month. The campaign is under […]Read More ABA’s Education Campaign
September 9, 2020 I woke up this morning to two inches of snow! Colorado weather is so strange. It was in the 90’s on Monday, it snowed on Tuesday with the daytime temp staying in the low 30’s, and it is still snowing this morning with a temp of 30! (All temps are in Fahrenheit.) […]Read More Snowy Morning!
September 4, 2020 This picture is from August 24. The Concord grapes had ripened in mid-to-late August. You can see were I had pulled off some grapes that had ripened earlier. While the raccoons didn’t get the grapes this year, the squirrels developed a fondness for them and ate a lot of the grapes.Read More Grapes Ready to Eat
August 28, 2020 The company I work for allows us two days for volunteering at non-profits or schools. I took advantage of a 1/2 day of volunteering time off (VTO) to sign up to help the Wild Bear Nature Center on the Mile High United Way Day of Caring. I thought it would be fun […]Read More Mile High United Way Day of Caring