Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - MAXINE AND THE EXPIRATION DATE


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - 7 LOVELY LOGICS


7 LOVELY LOGICS

1.  Make peace with your past
so it doesn't spoil your present.

2.  What others think of you is
none of your business.

3.  Time heals almost everything.
Give the time, some time.

4.  No one is the reason of your happiness
except you yourself.

5.   Don't compare your life with others.
You have no idea what their journey is all about.

6.  Stop thinking too much.
It is all right not to know all the answers.

7.  Smile.  You don't own all the 
the problems in the world.

GET THE BUZZ - 6 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT BEES

"...any of us, when we think about bees, probably think about their stings, how they pollinate flowers, and how bumblebees seem too fat to be able to fly. But there are a few unusual tidbits about our buzzing friends that you may not know about..."

11 FOODS THAT MAKE YOU HUNGRIER

Dear Readers:

If you are trying to maintain or lose weight here is an article with some information you may find useful.

"...Feeling hungry? You should eat. But what if the foods you're eating actually make you hungrier than you were before you dug in? It's a more common conundrum than you might think.

"Hunger is a result of many complex interactions that occur in the stomach, intestines, brain, pancreas, and bloodstream," said weight-loss specialist and board-certified internist Dr. Sue Decotiis. Problem is, it's a circuit that's easily hijacked. Here are 11 foods that can make you feel like you're running on empty—even when your stomach is stuffed..."

 To read the rest of the article, click on the link provided below the picture.
 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - ELVIS LIVES!


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - THAT'S NUTS!



STUFF YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE "DO NOT CALL" LIST

Dear Readers:

Came across an article about the "Do Not Call" list.  It will clear up many misconceptions.  Here is an excerpt:

"...That's why I'm always surprised the National Do Not Call Registry didn't come into being until 2004. Since then, it's had a rocky history, and many people still aren't quite sure how it works.
Even after a decade, you'll see myths online about what is and isn't blocked, whether or not cellphones are allowed, rumors that the FTC is about to release your number unless you act right away, etc.

So I'm going to set the record straight and clear up the confusion."

To read the complete article CLICK HERE

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY DAY OR "THE CASE OF THE EXPLODING ZUCCHINI"

Dear Readers:

As you may remember from a previous posting, I am somewhat limited in my ability to move around my house. Therefore my husband is doing many of the chores that I would normally do. 

The other day my husband went to a farmers market and brought home several different kinds of vegetables.  Under my careful directions my husband proceeded to wash and clean all these vegetables, some of which were zucchini that were as large as small baseball bats. When it came to the zucchini he washed them off, then place them on a clean towel to air dry.


Several days later when I wheeled out to the kitchen, I notice that the zucchini were still lying on the towel by the sink. I also noticed a peculiar odor, which I thought at the time was coming from the garbage disposal. After dumping some baking soda into the disposal, running warm water, and then putting in one of those little beads to make your garbage disposal smell better, the odor persisted. "Hmm," I thought, "perhaps it just needs a little time."

As I went about the slow business of trying to throw together a beef stew for dinner, I went back to the sink area with some potatoes in tow in the basket attached to my ‘wheels’, proceeded to wash them off, cut them into bite-size pieces, and place them into the stew pot. I noticed that the smell still lingered. 

I proceeded to clear off the countertop to make more room, and when I did so I picked up one of the baseball bat size zucchinis. I can tell you this I never knew a vegetable could explode in your hands but I am living proof that this can happen. Not only did this gigantic zucchini explode, it gave off an odor that I can only say the military would like to have for its chemical warfare arsenal.

   As I looked down at the counter top in total disbelief with this gooey yellow glop all over the top, I had a moment of where I didn't know whether to cry or scream.  However, since neither one of those was going to be an option since I was home alone, I just had to put on my big girl pants and clean it up. Fortunately I keep many of my kitchen utensils close at hand. And using a rather large ladle I manage to "scoop" up the glop and plop it into the sink. The smell was enough to gag a maggot. I kept thinking how could a vegetable smell this bad, and also explode.   

With the worst of it in the sink, and the garbage disposal and water going full blast, the smell continued to linger. Out I whipped countertop disinfectant and with paper towels I wash down the countertop, and the smell continued to linger.  Next I take the towel that the zucchini had been lying on, and which had absorbed some of the liquid, and start rinsing it out, and the smell continued to linger.  

Next, I put the stopper in the sink, get the water hot, throw in some liquid detergent, and finally the bleach. In goes the towel, and dipping it up and down in the sink, I pull it out with bleachy water dripping from it, and I proceed to wash down both sinks. Finally, success!


Oh, did I tell you, the beef stew was great. However, as I looked out into the kitchen during dinner, I swear I could see this small yellow cloud hovering over the countertop.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY DAY!

Dear Readers:
  
You may have noticed that a couple of weeks ago that I did not publish on a daily basis.
This was due to the surgery I had done on July 11th on my right foot.  Now I was hoping that it was just going to be a bone spur on top of the foot that had to be 'filed' down, but as it turned out the doctor had to clean out the joint below the spur and put in a ‘peanut’ plate.  And, yes, I have heard all of jokes about now being squirrel bait. 

The result of all of this surgery is no weight bearing on the foot for 12 weeks.  So, essentially, I am a one-footed senior citizen.  Being a former RN, I have always had a special place in my heart for those who are handicapped, but I can tell you, even though this is just a temporary condition, this scenario has given me a deeper appreciation of what they go through. Just the simple task of going to the bathroom or taking a shower has become a major learning 

experience.  But, fear not, I persevere AND I have ‘wheels’.  Of course, I am working on getting streamers and those pinwheel thingies.  And, perhaps a poster to hang on the front with a picture of Maxine that says, “I may be a Senior Citizen, but I’m mobile.” 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - BEST FRIEND


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SIX REASONS WHY AMERICANS SHOULD CARE ABOUT THE WAR BETWEEN HAMAS AND ISRAEL

Dear Readers:

The war between Israel and Hamas is going to have a great impact upon American.  Please read the attached article.  The link is below the picture.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – STARS


Monday, July 21, 2014

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON AT THE BORDER? THIS VIDEO WILL ANSWER MANY OF THEM.

Dear Readers:

No matter which side of the fence you are on about this issue - you need to listen to this video.


According to James Simpson, DC Independent Examiner:

"The video interview posted here is worth watching in its entirety. Zach Taylor is a 27 year veteran Border Patrol agent with supervisory experience. He has testified before Congress as an expert witness on criminal activity in wilderness areas. His message is credible. He accuses the federal government in a coverup that is deliberately shielding critical information from the public.

Taylor says that whoever is perpetrating the border crisis is engaged in a perfect asymmetrical military tactic. While the American people focus on "the children," he points out that they are actually only a tiny proportion of the people crossing the border. That we are apprehending about 10 percent of the illegal border crossers, and that the other 90 percent are not children. Since only 10 - 15 percent of those apprehended are children, that means we are focused on about 1 percent of the problem. The adults that we are missing are bringing in weapons, personnel and supplies while our attention is diverted by the needs of the children."


US NAVY TRIBUTE


A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - GRANDCHILDREN


HELPFUL HINT: 11 SECRET SUPERMARKETS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

Dear Readers: 

I came across an interesting article today that I wanted to share with you. Click on the link below the picture.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

NEW STUDY SUGGESTS 42 STATES AT RISK FOR EARTHQUAKES

Dear Readers:

Found an interesting article today about earthquakes that made me chuckle to myself.  Why?  Well about 10 plus years ago, I was 'prompted' to get earthquake insurance on my home in northeast Tennessee.  When I called my insurance company, there was this silence on the other end of the phone, and then the response, "Tennessee doesn't get earthquakes."  I told them I didn't care, but that I wanted earthquake insurance on my home.  Since then we have had 2 minor earthquakes.  So, you can see why I found this article interesting.  Here's the map (you will notice that east Tennessee in highlighted in yellow and red) and below it the link to the article.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

ANOTHER LAUGH - 4 YEAR OLD CALLED 911 FOR THE FUNNIEST REASON EVER~


LAUGH FOR THE DAY – HOW TO INSTALL A SOUTHERN HOME SECURITY SYSTEM


1. Go to Goodwill and buy a pair of size 14-16 men's work boots.

2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo magazine.

3. Put four giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines.

4. Leave a note on your door that reads:

Bubba,

Me and Marcel, Donnie Ray and Jimmy Earl went for more ammo and beer. Be back in an hour. Don't mess with the pit bulls. They got the mailman this morning and messed him up bad.

I don't think Killer took part, but it was hard to tell from all the blood. Anyway, I locked all four of ‘em in the house. Better wait outside. Be right back.

Cooter

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - GRANDMA VS THE ATTORNEY


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Lawyers should never ask a Georgia grandma a question if they aren't prepared for the answer.
 In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, 'Mrs. Jones, do you know me?'
She responded, 'Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I've known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you're a big shot when you haven't the brains to realize you'll never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you.'
The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, 'Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?'
She again replied, 'Why yes, I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was a
youngster, too. He's lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can't build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him.'
The defense attorney nearly died.
The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said,
'If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I'll send you both to the electric chair.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

THE BIBLE: THE FIRST HEALTH MANUAL EVER WRITTEN?

Dear Readers:

Came across an interesting article the other day about the Bible - first health manual ever written.  This is something that I've said for decades - especially some of the 'laws' given to the Hebrew on what to eat and what not to eat.  So, this article, written by Doctor Manny Alvarez, was of special interest.  Here is an excerpt:

In Daniel 1:12-15, he says to the King of Babylon: “’Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.’ So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days. At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.”
 
A simple, vegetable diet is better for you than a rich, meat-based diet.  Brilliant, huh?

To read the rest of the article - CLICK HERE

Thursday, July 3, 2014

THIS IS CANADA'S TOP TEN LIST OF AMERICA'S STUPIDITY.


Can you blame them for writing this?

Number 10) Only in America...could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate campaign fund-raising event.

Number 9) Only in America ...could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans - 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

Number 8) Only in America...could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

Number 7) Only in America...can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media and liberals react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

Number 6) Only in America...would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American citizens (probably should be number one).

Number 5) Only in America....could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as "extremists."

Number 4) Only in America...could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check, board an airplane or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

Number 3) Only in America...could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company(Marathon Oil) averages 12% profit and they take all the risk and the US government takes by force 18.4% to 24.4% in gas tax for taking zero risk and doing absolutely nothing for that revenue other than creating a law to force the oil companies to give it to them. So the government makes 6% to 12% more profit than the oil companies themselves on gas sales for doing absolutely nothing but using force.

Number 2) Only in America....could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and the left complains that it still doesn't have nearly enough money for all their programs.

And Number 1) Only in America...could the so called "rich people" who pay 86% of all income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all .

HILARIOUS ROAD SIGNS KEEP DRIVERS IN ALASKA DISTRACTED

The sign below is just one of many. To see the rest and read the story behind them click on the link below the picture.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

DOWN MEMORY LANE - THE HISTORY OF APRONS


Thanks, Kirsten, for forwarding the wonderful story below:

I don't think our kids know what an apron is. The principle use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears. 

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven. 

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids..

And when the weather was cold, Grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. 

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. 

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees. 

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds. 

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes. 

Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about Grandma's aprons.

REMEMBER:
Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.

I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron - but love...

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - MAXINE STRIKES AGAIN