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Birthdays

Guess who got to see Santa Clause- Matthew! He also gets to come out everyday for a short time to get to held. He is getting stronger every day!

Other Santa visits…

Misc.

Kay & Delaney went to New York City for Delaney’s birthday. She got to see the play (and meet the cast) of Anastasia. She tried to meet the cast of “Once on this Island but had no luck. They did find the Rockefeller Tree.

Family Events

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARLEY!

Birthdays

Matthew Michael Bailey is here. Born on 12/01/17 at 12:08 pm a little over 2 pounds, breathing on his own, kicking and crying. So Matthew, Dad and Mom are all doing good!!!

Continued prayers as he still has a way to go. He will be in the NICU for 10 weeks as his due date was 01/30/18.

Birthdays

In 2015, global leaders signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals, with the aim to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. The UHC framework now lies at the centre of all health programmes.

To complement the global World AIDS Day 2017 campaign which promotes the theme “Right to health”, the World Health Organization will highlight the need for all 36.7 million people living with HIV and those who are vulnerable and affected by the epidemic, to reach the goal of universal health coverage.

Under the slogan “Everybody counts”, WHO will advocate for access to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines, including medicines, diagnostics and other health commodities as well as health care services for all people in need, while also ensuring that they are protected against financial risks.

Key messages to achieve univeral health coverage

  • Leave no one behind.
  • HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis services are integrated.
  • High-quality services are available for those with HIV.
  • People living with HIV have access to affordable care.
  • The HIV response is robust and leads to stronger health systems

GLOBAL HIV STATISTICS

  • 19.5 million people were accessing antiretroviral therapy in 2016.
  • 36.7 million [30.8 million–42.9 million] people globally were living with HIV in 2016.
  • 1.8 million [1.6 million–2.1 million] people became newly infected with HIV in 2016.
  • 1 million [830 000–1.2 million] people died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2016.
  • 76.1 million [65.2 million–88.0 million] people have become infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic.
  • 35.0 million [28.9 million–41.5 million] people have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the start of the epidemic.
  • In 2016, there were 36.7 million [30.8 million–42.9 million] people living with HIV.

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Light and fluffy sweet cream ricotta pancakes that will literally melt in your mouth! Author: Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey Recipe

Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 cup Ricotta Cheese

¾ cup Buttermilk

2 Eggs

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1 cup Flour

4 Tablespoons Sugar

½ teaspoon Baking Powder (can use 1 teaspoon if you want a thicker pancake)

¼ teaspoon Salt Butter (for skillet)

Instructions

1. In a large bowl, mix ricotta cheese, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla until combined. 2. Carefully fold in flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and stir until just combined, avoiding over mixing. 3. Heat skillet over medium heat. Place pat of butter onto skillet and wait for it to sizzle.Pour batter in ½ cup portions and cook until golden brown on each side.

Berry Maple Syrup: In saucepan over medium low heat, add butter and let it melt.

Add syrup and berries and heat for about 3­4 minutes until it starts to bubble.

Remove from heat and serve with pancakes.

Made with my homemade ricotta- YUMMY! Less guilt eating pancakes that have protein in them and little sugar.

Recipes/Cooking

Anniversary

Holidays

Holidays

Holidays

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by Sarah Bamford Seidelmann with Alice the Elephant

Though it may seem unlikely that an elephant could know anything about navigating the wild and woolly holiday season that is now upon us—you might be surprised. These thoughtful beasties have much soft, gray, and wrinkly wisdom to share with humans.

Alice the Elephant, an elephant in spirit form, is a wonderful companion of mine, and she has generously agreed to share five aligning tips to help you have the most meaningful experience possible this holiday season.

1. RELY ON YOUR POSSE. We elephants lean heavily on one another for emotional support and make it a point to linger together at our favorite watering holes. It keeps us strong. The holidays are no time to skimp on time with friends. I lovingly insist that you double down on phone calls, caring texts, walking/coffee dates, and nights out with your girls/boys. You’ll be having such a good time you won’t even worry about the fact that your holiday cards never even got ordered in the first place.

2. GRACE IS AN ATTITUDE. Have you ever seen an underwater view of a swimming elephant? We are capable of balletic flow and majesty! It’s as if we have no idea that we weigh as much as a car! We embody buoyancy. So, remember, when you are trying desperately to find a gluten-free, vegan, fair-trade, sustainably harvested, dairy-free entree on Pinterest to serve at Thanksgiving—and despite how heavy that might seem— you can choose to float. Breathe, and even try a pirouette.

3. SHOW YOUR HEART. When we elephants feel something, we aren’t afraid to express it. We cry. We reach out and touch each other with our trunks to trace the beautiful curves of our friend’s cheeks. I implore you this holiday season to say what you need to say—a good place to start is “I’m sorry,” or “I love you,” or “I appreciate you.” These simple gifts are always better than any kind of shark attack survival kit or three-piece, minty melon bath set from T.J. Maxx.

4. CLEAR A PATH FOR YOURSELF. We elephants aren’t afraid to do what it takes to get what we need. If the last juicy marula fruit is dangling from a tree’s tip-top branch, just out of reach, we will wrap our trunk around the tree and pull it out from the ground to get that fruit. What is standing between you and your marula fruit (a.k.a. your peaceful holiday season)? Too many commitments? Too many gifts to shop for? A holiday letter you have dreaded writing for twenty years? It’s time to pull out (by the roots) what stands between you and that juicy fruit! Jettison the letter. Go gift-free for a year or agree to exchange books, for that matter. And, for elephant’s sake, say no to the office party that gives you hives!

5. NEVER FORGET. Above all: Commit to believing that you deserve to experience all of the love and connection your heart desires. No earning or repenting or serving time is required. Elephants never forget this.

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