Archive for April, 2011

THIS IS NOT MORBID!

THIS IS NOT MORBID!

I had to attend two memorial services last week!  Well, the memorial service was on a Wednesday night and the other, a viewing, was on a Friday night, both over an hour away from home.  I am not a big fan of going to funerals, wakes, memorial services or anything like it. 

A-Choo, Sniffle, Sniffle

A-Choo, Sniffle, Sniffle

According to the NY Times, the prevalence of childhood asthma rose 100% between 1985 and 2001.  I am sure it is MUCH worse now!  It has become a major public health problem.  Asthma affects nearly one in every twelve school age kids, making it the most chronic childhood illness in the US. 

Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bags

Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bags

I happened to stumble across these reusable sandwich and snack bags a littlewhile back and decided to try them out.  I am so sick of using ziplock bags and plastic wrap and even wax paper to keep my food neat and safe until I am ready to eat.  I drive A LOT.  I eat, some [&hellip

‘Refresh!’ Your Mind

‘Refresh!’ Your Mind

‘Refresh!’ – an internet correspondent told me, when I questioned him for info that, unknown to me, he had just updated.  Having navigated to his page while he was uploading, I wasn’t aware that, seconds later, I was staring at an outdated page. 

Lucy of Our Dreams

Lucy of Our Dreams

RIP March 28, 2011 By the time young Lucy became a cherished part of the Roeser clan, she had already seen and endured a great deal. As a very young girl she was given as a companion gift to an elderly gentleman in Florida, who tragically died shortly after adopting her. She then went to [&hellip

The Astrology of the Garden

The Astrology of the Garden

Even gardeners in the coldest part of the country can get a pea in the ground now, but the conditions in which it has to grow may not be ideal.  It’s the gardeners that “plant-by-the-moon” that have the best results it seems. 

Walking is Healthy

Walking is Healthy

Walking is something that we as humans take for granted and, without realizing it, some of us actually walk the equivalent of several miles per day. Walking is a low-impact exercise that can be used as a stepping stone to higher levels of cardiovascular activities. It’s natural, safe, and healthy

The Shirt Off Your Back

The Shirt Off Your Back

Would you give your kids or your best friend the shirt off your back if it was made of synthetic materials made from petroleum products, environmentally unfriendly and full of toxins?  Hahaha.  Okay, of course you would but wouldn’t it be nicer if it was made of natural fibers?  With the disco era came formfitting [&hellip

Color War

Color War

Here are some guidelines from the USDA on what the pigment of your produce can provide you nutritionally.  For the five daily servings needed, just mix and match from the color sections.  One serving equals 1 cup raw or 1/2 cup cooked