Wednesday, July 31, 2013

STUDY ABOUT GETTING YOUR KIDS TO BED ON TIME

Dear Readers:

Many years ago, I had the opportunity as an R.N. to work as a school nurse.  One of the things I noticed was that children that were not getting enough sleep and did not have a consistent bedtime routine did not do well in school and frequently had behavior problems as well.  Lo, and behold, there has been a recent study done that talks about this very thing.  If you would like to read more about it, I have provided a link to the article - "New Study Shows Why You Should Get the Kids to Bed on Time"

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A MESSAGE FROM A VIETNAMESE IMMIGRANT

Dear Readers:

This message is a little long, but I hope you take time to read it.  It was delivered three years ago, but it is very pertinent to today.  


On Saturday, July 24th, 2010 the town of Prescott Valley, AZ, hosted a Freedom Rally. Quang Nguyen was asked to speak on his experience of coming to America and what it means. He spoke the following in dedication to all Vietnam Veterans. Thought you might enjoy hearing what he had to say:

35 years ago, if you were to tell me that I am going to stand up here speaking to a couple thousand patriots, in English, I'd laugh at you. Man, every morning I wake up thanking God for putting me and my family in the greatest country on earth.

I just want you all to know that the American dream does exist and I am living the American dream. I was asked to speak to you about my experience as a first generation Vietnamese-American, but I'd rather speak to you as an American.

If you hadn't noticed, I am not white and I feel pretty comfortable with my people.  I am a proud US citizen and here is my proof. It took me 8 years to get it, waiting in endless lines, but I got it, and I am very proud of it.

I still remember the images of the Tet offensive in 1968, I was six years old. Now you might want to question how a 6-year-old boy could re member anything. Trust me, those images can never be erased. I can't even imagine what it was like for young American soldiers; 10,000 miles away from home, fighting on my behalf.

35 years ago, I left South Vietnam for political asylum. The war had ended. At the age of 13, I left with the understanding that I may or may not ever get to see my siblings or parents again. I was one of the first lucky 100,000 Vietnamese allowed to come to the US. Somehow, my family and I were reunited 5 months later, amazingly, in California. It was a miracle from God.

If you haven't heard lately that this is the greatest country on earth, I am telling you that right now. It was the freedom and the opportunities presented to me that put me here with all of you tonight. I also remember the barriers that I had to overcome every step of the way. My high school counselor told me that I cannot make it to college due to my poor communication skills. I proved him wrong. I finished college. You see, all you have to do is to give this little boy an opportunity and encourage him to take and run with it. Well, I took the opportunity and here I am.

This person standing tonight in front of you could not exist under a socialist/communist environment. By the way, if you think socialism is the way to go, I am sure many people here will chip in to get you a one-way ticket out of here. And if you didn't know, the only difference between socialism and communism is an AK-47 aimed at your head. That was my experience.

In 1982, I stood with a thousand new immigrants, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and listening to the National Anthem for the first time as an American. To this day, I can't re member anything sweeter and more patriotic than that moment in my life.

Fast forwarding, somehow I finished high school, finished college, and like any other goofball 21 year old kid, I was having a great time with my life. I had a nice job and a nice apartment in Southern California. In some way and somehow, I had forgotten how I got here and why I was here.

One day I was at a gas station, I saw a veteran pumping gas on the other side of the island. I don't know what made me do it, but I walked over and asked if he had served in Vietnam. He smiled and said yes. I shook and held his hand. The grown man began to well up. I walked away as fast as I could and at that very moment, I was emotionally rocked. This was a profound moment in my life. I knew something had to change in my life. It was time for me to learn how to be a good citizen. It was time for me to give back.

You see, America is not just a place on the map, it isn't just a physical location. It is an ideal, a concept. And if you are an American, you must understand the concept, you must accept this concept, and most importantly, you have to fight and defend this concept. This is about Freedom and not free stuff. And that is why I am standing up here.

Brothers and sisters, to be a real American, the very least you must do is to learn English and understand it well. In my humble opinion, you cannot be a faithful patriotic citizen if you can't speak the language of the country you live in. Take this document of 46 pages - last I looked on the Internet, there wasn't a Vietnamese translation of the US Constitution. It took me a long time to get to the point of being able to converse and until this day, I still struggle to come up with the right words. It's not easy, but if it's too easy, it's not worth doing.

Before I knew this 46-page document, I learned of the 500,000 Americans who fought for this little boy. I learned of the 58,000 names scribed on the black wall at the Vietnam Memorial. You are my heroes. You are my founders.

At this time, I would like to ask all the Vietnam veterans to please stand. I thank you for my life. I thank you for your sacrifices, and I thank you for giving me the freedom and liberty I have today. I now ask all veterans, firefighters, and police officers, to please stand. On behalf of all first generation immigrants, I thank you for your services and may God bless you all.

Quang Nguyen
Creative Director/Founder
Caddis Advertising, LLC
"God Bless America"
"One Flag, One Language, 
One Nation Under God"
 

Monday, July 29, 2013

LADIES, DO YOU KNOW SOME OF THESE EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF HEART ATTACK?

Dear Readers:

Ladies, although these signs can signify an early warning of a pending heart attack in women, they can apply to men also.
  1. Rapid, irregular hearbeat
  2. Nausea, stomachache, and indigestion
  3. Extreme fatigue
  4. Anxiety attacks and insomnia
  5. Pain in should, neck, jaw, or arm
  6. Breathlessness, dizziness, or feeling of being unable to draw a deep breath
  7. Unusual, excessive sweating.
 To read a more detail explanation of these signs click on this link to read the article - "7 Early Warning Signs of a Heart Attack"
    

Thursday, July 25, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - TOMATO CURRY

Dear Readers:

The growing season is going full force here in Tennessee.  One of my favorite items to grow is tomatoes, and this year I will have a bumper crop.  So...I thought a recipe using my fresh tomatoes would be a good idea - Tomato Curry.  
 
Don't forget to check out the coupon web pages posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the  ingredients.
  • For Coupons.com - Click - HERE     
  • For RedPlum - Click HERE 
  • For Coupon Network.com - Click HERE
  • For CellFire - Click HERE
  • For SavingStar eGrocery Coupons - Click HERE

For those new to my web, this recipe page can be found by clicking on the words 'Current Recipes' in the upper left hand corner of the page.  To find older recipes, click on the  'Archived Recipes' pages (4).  

If you would like to receive a weekly email from me when I post a recipe, notify me at hjcouponlady30@gmail.com and I will place you on my list.  As stated in my privacy policy, I do not share email information with other parties.

Enjoy!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - CHICKEN, TURKEY, or VEAL TETRAZZINI

Dear Readers:

Here is a wonderful recipe for using leftover turkey, chicken, or veal.  Easy to prepare and comes with a bonus recipe for making a white sauce.  
 
Don't forget to check out the coupon web pages posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the  ingredients.
  • For Coupons.com - Click - HERE     
  • For RedPlum - Click HERE 
  • For Coupon Network.com - Click HERE
  • For CellFire - Click HERE
  • For SavingStar eGrocery Coupons - Click HERE

For those new to my web, this recipe page can be found by clicking on the words 'Current Recipes' in the upper left hand corner of the page.  To find older recipes, click on the  'Archived Recipes' pages (4).  

If you would like to receive a weekly email from me when I post a recipe, notify me at hjcouponlady30@gmail.com and I will place you on my list.  As stated in my privacy policy, I do not share email information with other parties.

Enjoy!

HERE'S A LAUGH FOR THOSE OVER 35 BECAUSE THOSE YOUNGER WON'T GET IT!

Millie and the Newspaper

Millie was visiting her granddaughter last night when she asked if she could borrow a newspaper.


"This is the 21st century," her granddaughter said. “I don't waste money on newspapers. Here, use my iPad."

"I can tell you this", said Millie, "that fly never knew what hit him".

Thursday, July 11, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - BREAD PUDDING with VANILLA SAUCE

Dear Readers:

Once again a 'grandmother recipe' - Bread Pudding.  As a child, I remember her always baking bread, and of course, the stale bread was used to make Bread Pudding.

Don't forget to check out the coupon web pages posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the  ingredients.
  • For Coupons.com - Click - HERE     
  • For RedPlum - Click HERE 
  • For Coupon Network.com - Click HERE
  • For CellFire - Click HERE
  • For SavingStar eGrocery Coupons - Click HERE

For those new to my web, this recipe page can be found by clicking on the words 'Current Recipes' in the upper left hand corner of the page.  To find older recipes, click on the  'Archived Recipes' pages (4).  

If you would like to receive a weekly email from me when I post a recipe, notify me at hjcouponlady30@gmail.com and I will place you on my list.  As stated in my privacy policy, I do not share email information with other parties.

Enjoy!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

DECLUTTER YOUR KITCHEN

Dear Readers:

Came across a helpful video on how to declutter your kitchen.  Click HERE to view the link.  

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

YOUR LAUGH FOR THE WEEK

Dear Readers:

Just wanted to let you know that I will not be publishing a recipe tomorrow.  I am going to enjoy the 4th of July with my family and friends.  I hope you will do so also.  However, I wanted you to have a laugh for the weekend.  The title of this is called "Paper Shortage".  Enjoy and  Click HERE