Tag Archives: Lifestyle

This n’ That: Celebrate National Days — But skip the greeting cards

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

It’s almost April and I don’t think there’s a single reason for us to regale our friends with greeting cards. Oh, that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons to celebrate. Years ago I sent away for The 2015 National Day Calendar and it’s been lying fallow in my bottom desk drawer since then. The calendar shows remarkable things you can celebrate, day by day, year after year.

This n That | Daylight Saving — not Savings —Time is coming

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

On Sunday, March 11, 2018, we will set our clocks forward by one hour. Daylight Saving Time. And be advised, it’s not “Savings.” It’s singular!

This ‘n That | IKEA has landed and Jacksonville is all over it

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

By the time you read this, IKEA will have been open for a couple of months. The 10-foot high signage went up on Aug. 18 of last year. Hundreds of permanent employees and part timers were hired to work in its 290,000 square foot building.

This ‘n That | All I Wanted for Christmas…

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

So. Christmas is done for another year. I truly hope you opened a present that you wanted. I did not. I had my eyes on that Salvator Mundi (“Savior of the World”) by Da Vinci. I don’t have a single Da Vinci on my walls. I figured it would make a nice conversation piece if I ever had a neighborhood coffee klatch. I’d pour coffee and pass shortbread cookies.

This ‘n That | Texting sure can be a production

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

If you’re ever feeling blue because you miss your far-away family, here’s something that can act as a pick-me-up. Choose a special word, add it to your email address list, and write down all the family members you want to text at the same time. So when you see that special word on your cell phone, it means something’s going on that everybody wants to know about, or perhaps they have a question for you. Last Saturday. I had a question for them.