Friday, August 20, 2010


It never came to mind until I saw Dr. Oz talking about how women had back and shoulder problems due to their PURSE or handbags. Yeah.. those bags have gotten
heavier and larger the past few years. Some look like tote bags and or suitcases.
At the treatment center where mom goes they have a scale in the floor and weigh
every patient as they come in and out of the building. It is accurate to the kilogram. I decided to weigh my current purse and see if I was "over the limit".
What is the limit?.. According to him and his research 14 lbs! FOURTEEN pounds!
I hope to NEVER have one weigh that much. So I weighed my purse and it came
out to 6.5 pounds. I was thrilled. I started thinking about how much MORE I could
take out and make it weigh a lot less. A summer purse of mine weighs a lot less than the winter one made of leather. Why not trim the junk NOW and get it over with. I have had shoulder and back trouble for years and KNOW it is bad for you to carry too much. Bags that have zippers on the front have more pockets to carry more stuff. Just makes it harder to drag it around. I don't mind one small one
but all over it NO.. So I passed my test with flying colors.. mine won't break
my back or give me troubles.. Hope if you carry a purse or bag this will help
remind you to try and beat the limit!!
(P.S. this purse is now gone due to an unfortunate incident!)

Sunday, August 15, 2010


DEFINITION CRAVINGS.." An intense desire for some particular thing."

We all have them from time to time. Smoking , drinking,
sweets, drugs, eating.. you name it we have them. What makes it hard is how to kick the habit or the pull they have on us. Walking into a bakery or even by one will set me off big time.The smell of Fresh Bread is one of my biggest craves.. I can hardly resist a piece of hot steamy, soft, fresh baked bread. Loaves or rolls.. they both will make me crave them.I love to bake but haven't done that in awhile. If you can't eat it .. don't bake it is my motto now. I do bake and take a bite and give the rest away especially at Christmas time. Every once in a while I will get the craving for a certain candy or fruit I haven't had in a long time. I usually just get it and then the craving goes away. Not so easy with some things though.

Back in the 60's and 70's I could not function without my daily caffeine rush. I craved Pepsi and still prefer it to this day. I don't drink it unless it is diet and caffeine free though.I tried to cut back as soda is just not good for you. ( yeah I still drink it now and then.) It wasn't easy and I did it gradually, but I got used to NOT having the headaches and shakes from the caffeine and I liked
it. Doctor's then told me that a little caffeine was good for my asthma. GOOD?I couldn't believe it. Oh yes.. people could drink a cup of coffee and it help their breathing. Well, so glad I didn't like the taste of coffee.( Yes, I blogged before about how I love the smell of the coffee..but don't like the taste.)

It is true that what we can't or are not suppose to have will make us crave it more. What got me to thinking about this topic was I had a craving for salty foods. Mom can't have salt, very little of it, so we don't have it here in the house. I was craving Potatoe chips. Something I hadn't had in a long time. It had been so long. I bought the smallest snack bag I could find and ate the whole thing. The craving ended right there, so I know now that if I deprive myself of something it will just make me crazy until I break it and get it out of my system.

DO YOU HAVE PARTICULAR CRAVINGS? How do or did you get rid of yours?

Saturday, August 7, 2010


I hate to see it end.. summer that is.. I really enjoy the warm temperatures and

the ease in which I can get things done OUTSIDE my home. I love the flowers and the sound of the birds in the morning as they call to each other.I love the smell after a summer rain storm. The summer sunsets are so brilliant with color

Monday, August 2, 2010


Out of the mouths of babes is an old saying, but so true .. you never know what they are going to come up with next. Recently, while standing on the bridge watching the oil flow down the river, a little girl who looked about 4 years old, held her mother's hand and asked her a question. " do the ducks survive in that black stuff?". The mother stood there silent watching the water flow. She finally said " There are people here who are taking good care of them and cleaning them all up." The little girl, without a pause said, " Well I guess those are the ducks guardian angels." I had to smile to myself, those animals really did need a lot of angels to get through what they are dealing with now, as do so many animals in the gulf states. Seeing the oil or crude

first hand and smelling it personally puts a whole new light on the whole problem of pollution in our country. What it takes to clean it and how long a process it is?

How many people are involved and how many are displaced and affected by it?

One of the towns affected here has over 50 families put up in a hotel, for how long, we don't really know. Long term affects on their property we don't know either.

It's a sad thing that is for sure. They will call for more investigating to know why things happened and what they can do to stop it in the future.

LIFE will go on, rivers will flow and sooner or later it will be

"yesterday's news". People will say..remember when..hopefully by then all the

"guardian angels" will have cleaned up the messes and our environment will be

a semblance of what it used to be.

~~And so it goes on~~~