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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Saturday's Saga

Your assignment - should you chose to accept today - is too feel the wind in your hair! Let your ears fly! Have fun!




Seal Plastic Bags with Old Bottle Caps

Cut up a disposable water bottle and keep the neck and top, as in photo.

Insert the plastic bag through the neck and screw the top to seal.

The bag is made to be air-tight, such that water will not leak, the secret lies with the top and screw cap!

This was such a great idea to share. It was sent to me from Angela - West Virginia's Treasure and I thought it was a great idea - good for us and the environment too.

Love, Chatty

Saturday's Story to think about - from

"Hope, purpose and determination are not merely mental states. They have electrochemical connections that affect the immune system." ~ Norman Cousins

The immune system is a miraculous network of chemicals and cells, protecting the body against viruses, toxins, and bacteria. A strong immune system with superduper lymphocytes (those specialized, tiny white blood cells) will prevent, battle, and stop cancer and other diseases.

"No human being is immune to adversity or personal setbacks," former First Lady Hillary Clinton once said.

We can't avoid adversity, but we CAN nourish and strengthen our immunity. How? Eat a diet rich in protein, fruit, and vegetables. Have a solid intake of daily vitamins B, E, and iron.

And don't forget the most important vitamin--vitamin C, that vital ingredient and potent antioxidant that researchers say may one day be used to help heal damaged hearts.

Other immune system boosters? Avoid stress, excercise regularly, ban cigarettes, and cut back on alcohol. Breathe! Echinacea and ginseng are said to be helpful health herbs, too.

Get rid of emotional toxins and visualize goodness. Become a joy expert and celebrate life! You are what you think.

"Love heals." explained physician and mind-body connection expert Bernie S. Siegel. "Love is the most powerful known stimulant to the immune system."

~~Keep hope and love alive.


Thena said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!
My MIL and I are having a day out, getting our hair cut, a pedicure, and lunch.

Sandra said...

i saw a short special on the news last week and it said love, or having a spouse makes people live longer and stay healthier. it said one person watches the others health more than we watch our own. but it said it does not work unless the relationship is a good one and not a stressful one, if the relationship is a bad one, it makes the immune system worse. goes with what this post said

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Loved today's post! It's so important to keep a positive attitude and receive and give lots of love! Also, today I'll try really hard to let the wind whip through my hair and let my ears fly! Hope the same for you. Susan

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my word.. What a pleasure stopping here today! LOVED the "Motherhood" video, and feel sure I'll be singing or humming it throughout the weekend!!.. I will definitely remember the bottle cap tip!.. and loved the topic on staying phsically AND emotionally heathy! Great post to read this morning, all-in-all, and definitely leaves me smiling.. even laughing, here in the "Motherhood"!.. "Peace out!" LOL! Have a great weekend, and a very Happy Mother's Day to you! ~tina

Home In The Hollow said...

Yes, the wind was in my hair this morning when I walked with the kids! Have a Happy Mother's Day, Kiddo!...:)JP

Annesphamily said...

Happy Mother's Day my friend! I love the motherhood video. That has certainly been my life raising five kids! I like the health info you posted too. We all need that little extra boost don't we? I know all the moms out there agree! The wind will whip through my hair as I run up and down that track sideline watching my kid run the mile and two mile in the final track and field meet today! Our temps are suppose to reach 80 degrees! Hugs and much love to you and yours today. Wish all those mamas in your life a Happy Mother;s Day for me too! Hugs Anne

Thisisme. said...

Loved the video about the Muhda! (Mother!). Good rapping going on there. What a clever idea about the plastic bottle tops! Wonder why we haven't thought of that before! Happy Mothers Day weekend.

That corgi :) said...

great idea with the bottle caps! People are so clever with their inventions!! That was interesting about the immune system; wise advice there on what to eat and what to avoid, etc!

whatever you do today, Sandie, enjoy!


mo said...

Hi Sandie,

Great idea to share!

Reminds me of the ideas they always have in "Real Simple" magazine.

Clever, indeed.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!


Knitty said...

Great idea saving the bottle necks and caps! Don't you wish you thought of these simple things?

Have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow, and the same wishes to your daughter and daughter-in-law.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love this post, Sandie!! Thank you so much for your inspiring and encouraging words! blessings ~ tanna

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sweet Sandie I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! You are such a great Mom and Grandmother! Love you, Linda

Sharon said...

What a great idea on the bottle tops! Who thinks of these clever ideas?

And enjoyed the thoughts about health and the immune system. I remember Norman Cousins - I think he was right about laughter being good medicine.

Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!


Debbie said...

One of the coolest tips ever! Who would have thought??
I liked that lower part about the immune system too.

Ginny said...

I love the bottle cap idea!!! Another way to get good nutrition is Instant Breakfast. Really, a hospice nurse told us to forget buying Boost, which costs more, that I.B. is cheaper and works just as well. I add a tad of ice-cream and blend it up, yum!! The french vanilla and chocolate malt are soo good. Guess there's not many posts I can't bring back around to candy or ice-cream, sigh...

Pat MacKenzie said...

Excellent Advice. Vitamin C and love and great life enhancers.

Mevely317 said...

I LOVE this water-bottle tip!
But, you should have seen my DH when I started in on the bottle: "What are you doing to my bottles!?" (Frown.) He fills 'em with juice and freezes, to put in hig golf bag. (How boring is thaaaat?)

Nevertheless, I've a couple bags sprouting "blue bubbles" -- they look so cute! Thanks for the great idea!

Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!!!

Shanae Branham said...

Hi Sandie,
I choose to accept your assignment! I will put my hand out the window as I drive down the hill on the way into town in an hour! Fun stuff!

Buttercup said...

I took your assignment, too, and had a good quick walk on Park Avenue. The sun was shining and it was a great and relaxing afternoon. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend and a great Mother's Day!

Angela said...

I really love the idea with the bottle and the bag! I am trying to figure out what would be good to use it with!

Happy Mother's Day!

Crystal Mary said...

Hi Sandie, A very Happy Mothers Day to you. also xxx and I love that bottle idea, so clever, don't know how people can think to do handy things like that?? Hugs and kisses. xxxx

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Hi Sandie. "Muthahood" is hillarious. I posted it to my Facebook page. That is how I wished everyone a Happy Mother's Day!

Great ways to get of rid of toxins. Along with all of the great advice I believe another great way to get rid of toxins is to always have happy and positive thoughts.
Hugs, Sue

Shanae Branham said...

Hi Sandie,
You are not going to believe this but I got in such a hurry getting my daughter to the movie, that I forgot to open my window and stick my head out. I feel really bad for missing the opportunity.

Happy Mother's day! I hope it is the greatest for you!

Mimi said...


Ann said...

I've seen you in the comment section of several blogs I follow and yet have never stopped by to visit you. So I'm stopping by today to wish you a Happy Mother's Day, hope it's a good one.
Love that video at the top :)

sarah said...

absolutely love that dog. Hey Gayle...I couldn't let today go by without wishing yout he happiest...the best mother's day ever. You shine with your awesome sense of humor and spirit that has overcome so much. Always in your corner cheering you on...your bud Oprah

Doris Sturm said...

Wow! What a great idea with the bottle top seal - I'm going to try that. Thank you for sharing this with us :-)

Sandy said...

love that

blueviolet said...

That is so ingenious with the bottle cap idea. :)

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Love the bottle cab tip and I will take on your assignment too !!
Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.