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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday - Some Public Service Information

Good Morning - here are some good tips for the day:

Even need to remove old wax from a glass candle holder? Put it in the freezer for a few hours. Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down. The wax will fall out.

Water Before Bedtime

About 90% of heart attacks occur early in the morning and it can be minimized if one takes a glass or two of water NOT beer before retiring in the evening.

Drinking water at the correct time
Maximizes its effectiveness on the Human body :

1 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

Thank you Angela

Talking about being micromanaged - this school checks every lunch to see if it is healthy - the ones the parents pack. Now my grandson has eating issues - I would be in trouble every single day. He never eats a sandwich - try to make lunches for six years! lol

Thank you Karen

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Thank you Angela

Am I the only one getting two words for word verification on others blogs - one is easy the other one is practically impossible? Is that a new change? It's really hard to read. Sorry, but it is true.

Thanks Kelly



Anonymous said...

Interesting post today my friend. Never thought about that with water, thank you for sharing that. That's why I don't use word verification on my blog. some words are hard read. Have a lovely day!

Big hugs

Pondside said...

The word verification is getting seriously annoying. I am tempted not to comment any longer on blogs that use it.
The tips on water were very interesting - all good ones!
Now...the article on the school lunch. Can that possibly be true? If so, the US is in trouble, as that is not the sort of thing I'd ever have expected in your beautiful, independent country. The Nanny State is not how I think of the USA!

TexWisGirl said...

the water drinking is very interesting. had not heard some of those things.

and yes, keep spreading the anti-word verification message!!!

Lynn said...

That new format of word verification is making me crazy - I always end up with at least two attempts.

Good tips on the water. My grandmother used to drink a glass of lemon water every night before going to bed.

And I love that wax on the candleholder tip - I am trying that today.

Anonymous said...

wow good news on water...I did not know that ....thanks for the update always interesting interesting is your blog ...Happy Weekend

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Good info on the water. I read about the lunch police the other day...crazy!
I HATE the new word verification and have not commented on some because of it. hugs, Linda

Wanda's Wings said...

That word verification drives me crazy too! Very interesting water facts.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

We have so many of the same friends I am surprised I have not found you before today.
I enjoyed these tips especially the one about water. I should print them out because I am so bad about getting enough water every day
Looking forward to being a new follower and getting to know you

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

those tips were all great and interesting, sandie.
thanks so much for sharing.

i noticed that new word verification format on several blogs today, and it is so frustrating...
thanks for spreading the word.

have a great weekend!

big hugs!

Nancy Claeys said...

I don't drink enough water. Thanks for the reminder, girlfriend!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Great tip about the candle wax, thanks Sandie.

The water advice is good too,
I should really drink more
and yes the word verification is driving me nuts too!!!!

Have a good weekend.

x Fiona

DeanO said...

Good stuff Mrs. Chatty Crone :)

Sandra said...

the freezer trick works, i do it all the time and i falls right out. so does soaking it in murphys oil and water.

Andrew said...

Well the water drinking does make one think..
A wonderful post to read xx

Angela said...

I'll start with the word verification! If I can't read the words then I can't comment! I haven't been able to comment on a few so far and it's not my fault!

It is bad enough to have to send in a healthy snack for 1st grade snack which is considered a health grade but to have to make sure your lunch is completely healthy too is crazy! I understand the snack. The lunch should be healthy but that should be up to the parent to decide that one. So what if it's my kids birthday or a holiday and I want to send them a cupcake or some chocolate for a treat! I do try to be considered of the school and teachers by not doing that that much at all with my son because he would be bouncing off the walls and they wouldn't like that! lol


Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Good thing I like to drink a lot of water. After reading today's tips, maybe I will just hook myself up to the garden hose. :)

Have a great weekend. ...Marsha

Love Of Quilts said...

So true!

Shug said...

Thanks for the water news...I have a really hard time drinking water, but I think I just might try a little harder..
have a super great weekend.

Ann said...

totally crazy about the school lunch thing.
I hate the new word verification. I have a post scheduled for tomorrow about it.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

My 42 year old son is living proof that a child can survive on bologna, cheese and milk for most of their childhood. I probably would have just given him lunch money and let the school worry about it.

I've given up leaving comments on a couple of blogs after many attempts with the word verification. I think they've changed it and the blog owners might not even know. It used to be a little easier. I wish there was a way to know ahead of time because I'd rather not be bothered with it. I type a nice long comment and then I can't get it through.

Flora said...

hmmm interesting about the water:)

Flora said...

hmmm interesting about the water:)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I do the majority of my water drinking in the evening up until bedtime! Hope it's helping me.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie. Yeah, the word verification is a pain. I usually have to do it two or three times!

Interesting about the water but if I drank it before bed, I know exactly what'd happen..up and adam all through the night!

Take care and have a super Sunday! Susan

Donna B. said...

Thank you for the tips on the water...good to know.

I too HATE those word verifications. Especially the new ones, it takes me about four times to get it...very frustrating.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Loved the water info, Sandie! Thank you. Big Brother is getting bigger and bigger!! Oh, mercy me. Hope you have a good rest of the weekend! blessings ~ tanna
ps most of my knitted things are gifts or I wear them. ;) No etsy shop for me.... yet. LOL!

Anonymous said...

I've been forcing myself to drink more water lately, and this just adds to my reasons for doing it.

Anonymous said...

I've been forcing myself to drink more water lately, and this just adds to my reasons for doing it.

Marydon said...

Word verification is a nuisance!!! Water info I abide by ... I could float a rock.

Really ticked both of us off about this lunch situation re children. How dare the government or anyone interfere ... big brother needs to mind his own business.

Preparing for a touch o'winter tomorrow.

Have a lovely eve ~

Grandma Bonnie said...

Your water tips are being passed to all my children.
What are we coming to when a parent can't even take into consideration the needs and like of their own children when it comes to eating. How dare them give a child chicken nuggets. I know what is in a chicken nugget. My grandchildren are not allowed to eat chicken nuggets.

SweetMarie said...

I've a heard a little about the water from a friend who is a workout nut. :) I've been trying to drink more everyday. :)

Sweet Tea said...

My urologist told me that "bedtime water" is also important if one is prone to kidney stones...I'm not a water drinker, so must remind myself all the time.

Anonymous said...

I want to change the word verification but I have searched and I do not know how to get it turned off ....plz advise

Shanda said...

Interesting about the water. Problem is: if I drink water before I go to bed I'm up going to the bathroom all night. and lack of sleep also causes health problems!!!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

One glass of water before going to bed = 4 trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Sigh.

Crystal Mary said...

A big glass of water when a person is dehydrated and their Blood Pressure is dropping, will bring it back to normal.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Hey Chatty...these tips are great and practical. I'm a history buff so gonna check that census thing too. And about word verification...they have become so annoying I've shut my off. Have a great Sunday......

Southwest Arkie said...

I've heard about drinking a glass of water before a meal so you will eat less, but the others are new to me.
Do NOT like the two word verification, either.

Michaele said...

Are you positive beer doesn't count? lol Lots of good information here Chatty. Thank you! I am highly frustrated with the word verification. I don't think some bloggers know it is there.

Inger said...

I loved this post, thanks for all the great information. How fun that you have been on CA 14 freeway too.At least it has some nice scenery to brake up the boredom of a two-hour ride to the big city.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

That last quote really spoke to me today.

JeanMac said...

I drink water before bed and sip away all night nearly finishing another glass - obviously wear path to the toilet but fall asleep right away again:)

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Ah! Great tips about drinking water! Thanks for sharing.


momto8 said...

well what about a glass of wine??!seems as good as water.
the word verification drives me crazy too....sometimes the words are even upside down!
If the school doesn't like the lunch the kids pack they could pack it!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Really interesting about drinking water. Thanks for sharing..need to remember this tip.

Word verification is so annoying...sometimes if I blur my eyes I can see them better!! Crazy!

Debbie said...

Thanks for the tip about water before bedtime. I'll pass that to my husband too. He has that inherited bad heart gene even though he's Mr. Thin and Healthy. His dad died in his sleep of a heart attack.

And I saw the story about the lunch on the news. Just exactly WHO does this teacher/school think they are?

Yeah, I know... God. (Rolling my eyes now.)

AudreyO said...

I love all the tips about water. I think tea counts as water and I drink tea every single morning :)