“Stopping by on the 7th… for YOU”

Looks like the “Seventh”  still comes around every thirty days or so… just like regular old clock work… here on Earth and also on  the planets above and beyond.

The weather is not as nice as that day …  when I had to leave in my “SPIRIT PLANE”  for it is faster and goes anywhere on one tank of happiness and joy … remembering  all of you.


………this picture  of  my plane and me…     looks just like my SPIRIIT  PLANE and I…  as I talk with all of you now……..

Everyone does have a word or two about the weather and so many have  made comments…  as to what they could and or would like to do about the weather…. here on EARTH… but as for as I can figure out…  as to that which is going on here and or any where on this EARTH or even elsewhere…. they do not know…  even  on the very best of days, set before them… as to what to do on a terrific and perfectly  good day…. and some times some people just think too highly of themselves… and  then want to make changes on those days that are not exactly like they would have ordered them to be…  just as if…  someone died and left them in charge of things here on EARTH?


So today and on the “Seventh”… I am flying back and forth … as I always like to fly by and let you all know, that I am always so very close to you… as you all remember … that a simple little thought of   each of us… is sent just so fast to each one,  and then to another…  and can continue to  travel so far beyond  all of  EARTH and outer SPACE.

When You are born and learn early  in your LIFE process on EARTH…  that in your BRAIN…  you have the capacity to use that terrific brain to keep In Touch with all of those that mean a lot to you today and  forever…  and that in that brain are  the connections, that you will need to make  memories to continue thinking and commuting to one another… which  can be done right NOW…  forever and always.

Just have to add a special note to all of you… and I know that you know  of whom… I am sending this message, as it is vey especial .

Not a day goes by… that I do not notice that little right hand wave and salute… and always with a few words and a big smile… and then sometimes you will sit near by and tell me all that you think…  that I did not hear and or do not know that which may be of some real importance to you and also to me~

In the evenings… I do know that it is difficult for you  to close up shop…. with all of the many little things that you have had to do… just so that this day makes some kind of sense to you…  and to others and that… now you will finish the day with a few final words to the Almighty to Bless me and all of  my family 

Also… just have to make mention of those many requests  you would like for  the Creator of everything to know about  in the world… and HE does know and there is a timetable for all those things… to be taken care of.

 Many Blessings to all!


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“2023: When to see the next full moon”

January full moon 2023: The ‘Wolf Moon’ joins the Gemini twins

Silhouette of a wolf watching the full moon rise

The January full moon is often called the Wolf Moon, a name which may date back to when wolves would howl outside villages. (Image credit: Daniel Garrido/Getty Images)

The full moon of January, called the Wolf Moon, will occur in the U.S. at 6:08 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 6, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory(opens in new tab). Moonrise in New York City is at 4:17 p.m.(opens in new tab) The moon will be in the constellation Gemini, and rises about 26 minutes before sunset, which is at 4:43 p.m. Eastern Time.

Full moons happen when the moon is exactly on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. The moon looks illuminated because we see the sun’s light reflected from it, and because the moon’s rotation period is the same as its orbital period, we always see the same face of our satellite world.

Timing of lunar phases is the same everywhere, since it is determined by where the moon is relative to the Earth rather than its apparent position in the sky, which differs slightly depending on one’s location. Time zone generally determines the hour; observers in the British Isles and Portugal will see the moon become full at 11:08 p.m., while those in western continental Europe will see it at 12:08 a.m. Jan. 7. Pacific Time observers will see the moon become full at 3:08 p.m. – so the moment occurs well before moonrise – while those in eastern Asia and Western Australia (Seoul and Perth, for example) will see the moon officially full at 7:08 a.m. local time.

Related: Full moon calendar 2023: When to see the next full moon

Since the full moon is on the opposite side of the sky as the sun, Northern Hemisphere observers will see it relatively high in the sky – essentially the moon is in the position the sun would be in the summer months. From New York City (and similar latitudes) this means the moon hits a maximum altitude of about 76 degrees; observers just a bit further south in Miami, Florida, will see it reach 89 degrees – nearly at the zenith at 12:42 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7. In the Southern Hemisphere the reverse is true, as it is summer there. In Melbourne, Australia, the full moon will reach a maximum altitude of only 24 degrees at 1:10 a.m. local time on Jan. 7.

The moon moves quickly against the background stars, because it is so close to Earth (relatively speaking), only 239,000 miles (384,000 km) on average – compared to tens of millions of miles for the nearest exoplanet. Approximately every hour the moon appears to move eastward by one of its own diameters, or about half a degree. One effect of this is that the moon takes longer than 24 hours to make a full circuit around the sky and reach its previous position. This means that on one day in each lunation (lunar month), the moon never crosses the local meridian, the line drawn through the zenith from north to south. Which day it is depends on one’s longitude, though it is always within a day or two of the full moon. In New York, it happens to be on the night of the full moon (Jan. 6), whereas in Melbourne (where the full moon happens at 10:08 a.m. Jan. 7) it is on Jan. 5.

An illustration of the full Wolf Moon on Jan. 6. (Image credit: Starry Night Software)

Visible planets

On the night of the full moon, Mercury will be lost in the sun’s glare, and won’t come out again as a morning star for a few days (it starts to become visible for mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere sky watchers on about Jan 12).

Venus, however, will be just above the western horizon; at sunset it will be about 12 degrees high in the southwest in mid-northern latitudes. From New York City, it will become more easily visible about a half hour after sunset, when it is at an altitude of about nine degrees, though it will still be a challenge as the sky is still a bit light in the west. Observers further south will have an easier time of it; from San Juan, Puerto Rico, the sun sets at 6:02 p.m. on Jan. 6 and Venus is about 17 degrees above the horizon; by 6:30 p.m. it is still about 11 degrees high; offering a better chance to see it. The planet’s highest altitudes are near the equator; from Quito, Venus is 18 degrees high at sunset (which is at 6:23 p.m. local time on Jan. 6) and is still 11 degrees above the horizon a half hour later. As one gets below the equator Venus appears lower in the sky; at the latitude of Buenos Aires viewing is little different from New York.

An illustration of Venus in the January 2023 night sky. (Image credit: Starry Night Software)

After sunset on Jan. 6, as the sky gets dark, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars will all be visible from mid-northern latitudes across the southern sky. Saturn will be in the west, about 16 degrees above the horizon in the southwest. Looking left (eastward) one will see Jupiter, distinct because of its brightness, about 46 degrees high in the south-southwest direction. Further east, one will spot Mars, also about 46 degrees high and just south of east in the constellation Taurus.

Southern Hemisphere observers will see a similar sight, though later at night as it is summer there and the sun sets later. For example, if you live in Cape Town, where the sun sets at 8:01 p.m. on Jan. 7, about an hour later (9 p.m. local time) you’ll see Saturn in the west about 13 degrees high, with Jupiter to the northwest, about 34 degrees above the horizon. Mars will be almost due north, about 30 degrees in altitude as the moon rises in the northeast.

An illustration of Mars in the January 2023 night sky. (Image credit: Starry Night Software)


Northern Hemisphere skies are full of bright stars – Orion, Taurus, Gemini and Canis Major are all in roughly the same patch of sky. Each is made up of enough first- and second-magnitude stars that they are visible even from light-polluted locations; the three stars marking Orion’s belt are obvious even in cities like New York, Paris or Chicago. By 6 p.m. on Jan. 6 the full moon is rising in the east, and to the south of it (on the right) one can see Orion’s Belt, which will be almost vertical. Looking almost straight up from the moon (and after allowing one’s eyes to adjust, as the moon is very bright) one can see Capella, the brightest star in Auriga, the Charioteer. To the right will be Mars (recognizable because of its reddish color) and right below and to its right is Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus. Since the moon will be in Gemini, the constellation’s two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, will be just to its right (and above it later in the evening as the moon gets higher).

An illustration of the night sky on Jan. 7 showing the full Wolf Moon joining the twins of the Gemini constellation. (Image credit: Starry Night Software)

In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer stars are high in the early evening; in mid-southern latitudes (as in, for example, Santiago, Chile, Melbourne, or Cape Town) the constellations that make up the legendary ship of Jason, the Argo, are high in the southeastern sky by 10 p.m. local time. The three constellations are Carina, the keel, Puppis, the deck, and Vela, the sail. The brightest star among them is Canopus, which will be to the right of Sirius as one faces roughly south. Further west (right) one can see Achernar, the star that marks the end of the River, Eridanus, and if one follows the trail of stars that makes up the river’s course one ends up near an “upside down” Orion.

The January full moon is often called the Wolf Moon, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, which may date back to Native American tribes and early Colonial times when wolves would howl outside villages.


According to the Ontario Native Literacy Project, the Ojibwe, whose traditional territory stretches across what is now southern Canada from Quebec to from what is now Quebec to Saskatchewan and in the U.S. across North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin, called the January lunation was called “Mniido Giizis,” or “Spirit Moon,” and it was a time for spiritual reflection.

In the Southern Hemisphere, the Māori of New Zealand have names for the day of each lunation. The day of the full moon is called Rākau-nui and it is described as “the moon is filled out, produce from the sea is staple food” per the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Lunar months were counted from new moon to new moon, which puts the January full moon in the middle of the December-January lunar month, called Kohi-tātea, when fruits ripen and people eat the new foods of the season.

In China, the traditional lunar calendar(opens in new tab) calls this full moon lunation the 12th month, Làyuè, or Preserved Month, named for the practice of preserving meats during the winter. The Chinese lunar new year is on Jan. 22, so most of January marks the end of the year rather than the beginning.

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“Start Making YOUR PLANS for Tomorrow… Today”

Look Back and Look Forward

Can Not wait for the Last day of  January to determine just  exactly what I must do NOW… and what the PLANS for me  will be to start this NEW YEAR off on the right foot… so I  may as well look back quickly… over the past months and the whole year… 

Just have to   check out if those plans… that I. QUICKLY  made…  on the  first… will still be what my MIND is thinking about as these hours  are still  moving  up and on track? 

Now is the time… each and every single  minute  to think about and  to review… all of   my  many plans for this year.

These  very  first hours are turning into  days… all going by… just as quickly as they can… it is a good thing, that I am writing a few of my ideas down, and that I have plenty of paper…so that …  I can still make huge corrections… as I   can not make more time… but I  sure can  delete lots of  negative  thoughts, that are a total waste  of my time. 

So,  Right NOW… if. I will really start using my time more wisely… so that all of those top  drawer plans on my  pretty full chart … which as of right now is full of   my most wonderful and terrific  resolutions…  that did take almost too much time… but, every minute of that time… was well spent!

It just seems to me… that this time is being well spent… if and when…  I go to bed tonight and think about all of those wonderful things… that I have thought to do this year… to make great changes in what I do daily and by the week end… I can sit back and give Thanks to our Almighty Yahweh… for the  inspiration to make changes … and that I will really try to accomplish… that which is best for me… in this NEW YEAR  of TIME and ACTIVITIES … and of…  my getting things done right… for a change~!

Have to always remember… to give THANKS  for inspiration at this time of the year…that in these few and very fast moving hours… these are  some of my most precious hours I  am receiving to get started… and wonders  will be accomplished!

January is that look forward  and backward month…so having done my backward look… I can now  move on to the forward look?

Now  to  check my list  for the plans  I have made,  and listed on my calendar –  approximate  month and dates for  each activity.

One of the first on my list  for this year … I  have scheduled two trips…  so, I will have to make  “Lists” for packing…  telephone numbers (updated) for everyone…

Also…   most important to me  are books , pens and paper  –  can not forget to stock up on stamps and postal cards and envelopes to mail stuff back and keep everyone… back home informed of where I am… and what I am doing.

Almost forgot that most important thing for me…  must have two (2)  pair of walking shoes.

How can anyone  “travel”…   if they can not walk miles and miles –  and must be able to stand around…  while someone else  is telling us…  all about where we are and what we are doing? 

Sometimes they suffer from that which  … what we all call…  “run off of the mouth disease?” 

The most important part of making a full new year of plans  is  the asking of…   our CREATOR  – for His blessing over the plans and the trip  – as… He already knows! 

  Some times we  may run into “detours”   all… along the way    –  meaning   – that  a better opportunity is just around the corner!

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“Best places to watch New Year’s Eve”


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Best places to watch New Year’s Eve fireworks in NYC

Check out the best New Year’s Eve fireworks NYC has to offer and ring in 2023 with a bang (literally)!

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Could it really be New Year’s Eve without fireworks? Hardly! New York City has some pretty amazing fireworks displays every NYE, from the Ball Drop at Times Square to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. No matter where you are or what you’re doing on that beautiful night, you’re likely to see gorgeous, sparkling firecrackers explode in the sky.

Below are our favorite fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve in NYC.

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What time do the New Year’s Eve fireworks start?

Typically, they go off right as the clock turns to midnight.

Are the fireworks being livestreamed?

The fireworks in Times Square will be livestreamed. Read more about that here.

Where can I watch NYE fireworks in NYC?

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New Year’s Eve fireworks in NYC

1. Fireworks at Grand Army Plaza

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The biggest gripe against New Year’s celebrations is that they’re crazy expensive. If you want to save on the cost but don’t mind a crowd, Santore’s World Famous fireworks display over Prospect Park’s Grand Army Plaza is a color-popping way to toast 2023. Besides, it doesn’t get any more New York than sharing a communal experience on the street, elbow to elbow with your fellow taxpayers. (And it sure as hell beats Times Square!) This is the first year it’s been back since the pandemic began, so expect your fellow New Yorkers to relish the event! Plus there will be live entertainment by Quintessential Playlist who will perform live music at 10pm before the fireworks begin.

2. Times Square New Year’s Eve

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New Year’s Eve in Times Square is the sparkling event of the season. The iconic party in the square celebrates big with live musical performances, the famous ball drop and, once the clock strikes midnight, a massive fireworks display. If you’re brave enough to put up with the crowds and the cold, this display is one you’ll want to see.

3. NYRR Midnight Run

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Run as if 2022 were chasing you (and truly, can you imagine a scarier horror concept?) at New York Road Runners’ annual four-mile Midnight Run, which provides credit to finishers toward the New York City Marathon. At midnight, start your trek with hundreds of other festive joggers at Central Park and take in the gorgeous fireworks display at the end. (Trust us: It’s a hell of a lot healthier than binge drinking and hooking up with a rando.) Be sure to register online before the big date.

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“Here’s how to track “Santa” this Christmas Eve”

Santa Claus is coming to town! Here’s how to track him this Christmas Eve with NORAD

Santa Claus sits ready for flight in front of an F-16 at Buckley Air Force Base.

Santa Claus sits ready for flight in front of an F-16 at Buckley Air Force Base. (Image credit: NORAD)

As many children around the world eagerly await the arrival of Santa Claus on Christmas morning, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is making the wait a little easier with its annual Santa Tracker.

NORAD is a joint organization of the United States and Canada responsible for tracking objects in North American airspace and protecting the continent from potential airborne threats. Each Christmas, the organization uses its North Warning System radar system and early warning satellites to track ol’ Saint Nick and his reindeer as they bring joy to children who celebrate Christmas worldwide.

The minute Santa launches on his sleigh pulled by his eight famous reindeer (plus Rudolph!), NORAD begins tracking his progress. This year, the NORAD Santa Tracker(opens in new tab) will begin following Santa at 6:00 a.m. EST (0900 GMT) on Saturday (Dec. 24).

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NORAD’s Santa Tracker tradition has been going since 1955, when the organization’s predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD), began offering updates on St. Nick’s trip.

“While the tradition of tracking Santa began purely by accident, NORAD continues to track Santa,” the official NORAD Santa Tracker website(opens in new tab) states. “We’re the only organization that has the technology, the qualifications and the people to do it. And, we love it! NORAD is honored to be Santa’s official tracker!”

Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Burgess, standing, and Maj. Bonnie Bosworth of the New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Squadron train for Santa tracking operations on Dec. 16 at the NORAD Eastern Air Defense Sector headquarters in Rome, N.Y. (Image credit: USAF/Master Sgt. Kim Dagata)

Eager Santa trackers in the United States can even call in to NORAD to inquire about Kris Kringle’s current whereabouts as he makes his way around the world.

“The NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center is fully operational beginning at 4 AM MST on December 24th,” the tracker’s official website states. “You can call 1 877 HI-NORAD (1 877 446-6723) to talk directly to a NORAD staff member who will be able to tell you Santa’s exact location. Operators are available until midnight.”

Over 1,250 NORAD personnel join in on the Santa Tracker effort each year, answering phone calls and emails about Santa’s progress.

The NORAD Santa Tracker is powered by simulation software developed by AGI/Ansys(opens in new tab). Adam Gorski, an aerospace engineer with Ansys Government Initiatives, told Space.com that the simulation software enables NORAD to provide the most accurate track of Santa Claus as possible. “Ansys simulation software is used to ensure NORAD can safely track Santa as he travels around the world,” Gorski said. “Ansys simulations ensure NORAD satellites can detect the heat from Rudolph’s nose, and radars can track Santa’s sleigh high in the sky. Our simulations are also used to help Santa’s elves perform some aerodynamic analysis on designs of his sleigh over the year.”

The software even aids Santa’s journey, Gorski added. “In order to ensure on-time delivery by Christmas morning, Santa’s sleigh travels at hypersonic speed – Mach 7. Ansys simulation software helps Santa determine if the sleigh needs more reindeer to maintain balance and gain additional power and efficiency.”

A photo of the 2019 NORAD Tracks Santa Operation Center at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado on Dec. 24, 2019. (Image credit: USAF/Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

The NORAD Santa Tracker website(opens in new tab) even includes specifications and technical data for Santa’s sleigh: It has a maximum speed of “faster than starlight” and its emissions remain classified —  probably for the sake of the reindeers’ dignity.

According to NORAD, Santa’s wondrous aircraft measures 75 by 40 by 55 candy canes (150 by 80 by 110 lollipops) and its weight at takeoff is 75,000 gumdrops. Its passenger weight at takeoff for Santa Claus is 260 pounds (118 kilograms), while its passenger weight at landing is 1,260 pounds (571 kg).  All of those cookies and milk add up!

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“Wonderful Comments ALL from ONE READER Alyssa”

Alyssa said… that she left comments on some of my daily postings…
 So… here are some of  Alyssa’s  favorite highlights… from a separate email  sent directly to me….
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Never put off for tomorrow – what you can do today! You never know if there will be a tomorrow? It is always “Today and only today!”

Christmas is Love – Love of God – Love of Family –

a… “Love”  that shares,  will last forever, and ever more!

That freezing cold wind was whistling “DIXIE” up my skirt – just making me colder than necessary! 😁 – haha I am so glad that Angel was there that night to help you get on your way before the flood gates opened.

Meow Lucky kitty! That is SOOO sweet. I never knew that about your mom as a young girl – I can’t believe her mother would DROWN the kittens! LOL!! We all love kitties here now. 🐈

I receive more Joy, just because  Family and Friends  take the time to share  more “Love” in a way that helps all of us promote healthy living, fulfilling  our  “Dreams’  one for another.

The  “Love for Life”  knits us  all… so close together that we  grow stronger in our  “Love”…

just being there,  wherever needed. 

Our Creator’s  most wonderful and HIS enduring  abundant  Love  and Blessings …   is wished …

…  for us all!

My brothers received  a   red “Wagon”  –  with those high lattice panels  –  something we all enjoyed! 

My “Mom” dressed us up… so extra nice and warm,  my “Dad” took the wagon outside   –  and we all got in  –  and Daddy pulled  that wagon with the three of us  –  singing all of the “Christmas” songs that we knew and  we were having  lots of fun  –  around the block  –  again and again!

Under the “Christmas tree” … I received  “ice skates”  with those double blades – but,  there was no snow  – so, I just had to wait for  a day of ice and snow.

This was one of the very best gifts,  of all of the gifts… that I have ever received, a “Nurse-Doctor  kit”  for me!

A real good gift, that I enjoyed for a long time… since I had patients  (my brothers) – 

They needed me to bandage them from head to foot  –  and the  “cure – for – all”    – candy medicine!  

While one would be recuperating  and or waiting for a  1st class bandage job  –   there was always my little bottle of  “red hot” candy pills!

Psalm 30 – dedicated to ME – since we were just talking about that the other day 

You brought me up…’ rather like a bucket being drawn up from the deepest well; a dark well that is as deep as death itself. This imagery reminds us that God reaches down into the deepest, darkest places to bring us up and out. And until we are standing on the mountaintop again – well, he’s with us every step of the way.

In the  early 40’s,  my Dad took me to the  Poultry Store  where they had, (live birds) and we would pick out that live  Turkey… to be prepared, “quickly” for us to pickup on our return  –  as we needed to head for  McConnell’s fruit and vegetable store, for some of the other ingredients needed by  my Dad… to prepare our Christmas dinner. 

Immediately  –  arriving home… my Dad  turned into an Irish elf  –  no cook book needed  –  he had  pots and pans going  – the smells and aroma were  the indication something  “special” is taking place  –  and this is going to be a most delicious meal and time for all!

Also, can not forget  that “Christmas” tree –  we all dressed warm and headed out –  there were several “tree lots” to check out and we all had to give our    “ooh o ‘s   and   ah’s”   and with the “Right Tree” –  we headed  back for  home  and in a big hurry!

  One  day an extra special letter  was sent to me,  it had some sand  from the beaches  –  pasted along the bottom  –  just so I would know … what the sand looked like in California. 

My Dad,  sent the mail… just special for me and said… that  they had so much sand  –  that they would not care … if I … also had some of their extra special sand?

One thing I remember from those days, when I was just a small fry…  I can still remember  those times… that we were getting ready and really … as we were just kids that did like to help and in helping …  Christmas Time  –  really was a  wonderful time of the year!

Way back then… in the 1940’s…  my Dad would take the time to make Fudge candy and Divinity candy  –  for the men and women in the Services! 

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