"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, February 09, 2013

Saturday Services and Information

Some Helpful Hints - These are some articles I've seen on the internet or that a friend has sent me.  I don't know if they're true or false - this is my disclaimer - but I think they're definitely interesting!

For you Yankees that still have snow - here is some good advice how to walk on the ice without falling.  BE CAREFUL!

From David Galloway

 Why should you wear a seatbelt?

Thank you Linda at A La Carte

Amazing frozen
All it is.....is a frozen lemon 
Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted.
How can you use the whole lemon without waste?
Simple.. place the lemon in the freezer section of your refrigerator. Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater, and shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it)and sprinkle it on top of your foods.
Sprinkle it to your whisky, wine, vegetable salad, ice cream, soup, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, fish dishes.
All of the foods will unexpectedly have a wonderful taste, something that you may have never tasted before. Most likely, you only think of lemon juice and vitamin C. Not anymore.
Now that you've learned this lemon secret, you can use lemon even in instant cup noodles.
What's the major advantage of using the whole lemon other than preventing waste and adding new taste to your dishes?
Well, you see lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself. And yes, that's what you've been wasting.
But from now on, by following this simple procedure of freezing the whole lemon, then grating it on top of your dishes, you can consume all of those nutrients and get even healthier.
It's also good that lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating toxic elements in the body.
So place your lemon in your freezer, and then grate it on your meal every day. It is a key to make your foods tastier and you get to live healthier and longer! That's the lemon secret! Better late than NEVER! The surprising benefits of lemon!
Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells.
(I don't know about that - but it can't hurt with all those vitamins>)
As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes.
You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc...

thank you Monica - Chicken Wrangler.

Hole Under Door Lock

Wednesday, I approached my truck from the passenger side to place
my computer bag (aka my man purse) in the front passenger seat.

As I reached to open the door I noticed there was a hole right
under my door handle.

My first thought was, "someone has shot my truck !"

I began to think about it and inspect it a little closer and
the "light" slowly began to come on.

I phoned my friend who owns a body shop and asked if he had any
vehicles with damage to the doors that looked like a bullet hole.

"Yes, I see it all the time. Thieves have a punch and place it
right under the door handle, knock a hole through, reach in and
unlock it, just as if they have a key. No alarms, broken glass,
or anything."

I then placed a call to my insurance agent and explained it to
him. I was puzzled that they left my GPS and all other belongings.

Here is where it gets scary !

"Oh no, he said, they want the break-in to be so subtle that you
don't even realize it. They look at your GPS to see where "home"
is. Or check your address from Insurance and Registration in your glove box.
Now, they know what you drive, go to your home, and if your
vehicle isn't there they assume you aren't and break into your home."

He said they will even leave a purse or wallet and only take one
or two credit cards.
By the time you realize there has been a
theft, they may have already had a couple of days or more to
use them.

(I didn't realize my situation for two full days!)

They even give you the courtesy of re-locking your doors for you.

Periodically, walk around your car, especially after you park
in a shopping center or other large parking area.

Report thefts immediately....your bank w/missing check numbers,
your credit card agencies, police, and insurance companies, etc.

Below is picture of what the hole looks like.

Thank you cousin Jeannie

Never knew this even after years of using a computer.You should actually do this every year. Even more often if you spend a lot of time on the computer. This is recommended by Kim Komando (the computer guru) in one of her recent emails.I was shocked to see how well this works, and how far off mine was!To re-calibrate your mouse, click and hold on the capital G below, then drag it toward the small g. If it doesn't work Immediately, you might want to clean your mouse, as the calibration is off.
H o l y S h i t!!!
You'll believe anything
Thank you Monica Chicken Wrangler- hope y'all thought that was funny!

"The happist people in the world are not those who have no problems, but the people who have learned to live with those things that are less than perfect."
James Dobson
Thank you Jean -angel girl 



Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

such an interesting post - lots of great info. i have passed it on to the insurance man - my hubby. have a great day. big hugs!! ( :

Diana said...

How interesting about the lock. I will start inspecting and yep, you got me about the G's LOL
Have a fun Saturday, mine is consisting of really cleaning since the grand kids are away this weekend!!

P.S. Did you see my 2nd comment on your last post? We both know the big guy Remington and it is so sad. We all love him in blogville!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm still laughing over the mouse calibration....I liked the advice about the frozen lemon too. But I have to say after living in northern Ohio all my life that walking on ice is dangerous no matter how you do it. I've had times I've had to hold on to the car to keep me upright just to get in it. Tires don't go anywhere on ice either. Ice is one of the worst parts of winter. Salted walks and roads are the best cure for ice. Hope you have a super Saturday!

Theresa said...

Well, you are just full of great information this morning:) Thanks for the tips! Have a blessed Saturday dear friend, HUGS!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You are too cute. Always love coming here to get a good chuckle. Happy Saturday!

Pondside said...

I like that lemon tip and will definitely give it a try.

Mevely317 said...

What great shares, today!
Since lemon is one of the few members of the fruit family that I like, I'm going to do this, starting TODAY!

Definitely going to pass on that info re. auto break-ins to family and friends!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Love all the fun info:-)
Happy Saturday!

Granny Annie said...

If only the thieves would use their brilliant minds for good instead of evil.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie. Imagine thieves drilling holes in cars. Never heard of such a thing.

Have to admit I fell into the calibrate your mouse trap! Zapped. hee hee

Take care and have a wonderful Saturday. Susan

Sandra said...

have a great week end, don't spend to much time grating lemons... i love lemons

Linda Primmer said...

Wow, great post with lots of important info. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week-end.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I will check out my car for break ins...how scary. Love the lemon advice! Hugs, Linda

TexWisGirl said...

laughed at the 'g'. :)

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks for the interesting and informative post, Sandie, as well as the humor. Have a great weekend!


The whole idea of putting the whole lemon on top of ice cream...wouldn't that curdle the cream? Just eat the lemon, ice cream isn't all that a health food anyway. Right?

Paula said...

Oh yes I tried to calabrate my mouse. I'm one of those people who will try anything once. Hee hee

Karen said...

Informative and amusing as always...your collections always entertain me!

Martha said...

Interesting stuff! So glad you stopped by today. Hope you have a great weekend :)

acorn hollow said...

Ok I have my mouse all calibrated.
thanks for following I have followed you for some time always love my visits.

Ginny said...

How to walk on ice - DON'T!! The hole in the car story is horribly scary! I guess there is nothing you can do either. Even if you change your house locks, their intent was to break in in the first place.

Betsy Adams said...

I fell for that one about the "G".... FUNNY......

I had read about the lock before. Scary what thieves can do.

I hadn't ever read about the lemon one. Very interesting.

Never hope to ever walk on ICE..... I'd fall no matter how I did it.


Jojo said...

Love the lemon info! It was great to see you this week too! Thanks for stopping by to say hello. Here's wishing you an amazing weekend!!!

Nonnie said...

The lemon information is exactly what I needed to know today because I was wondering if I can freeze grated lemon rind to use in recipes. I was going to Google, but you saved me the time. Thieves are so cunning, and that is scary.

Happy Weekend. Your sign-off is too funny. :-)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Excellent information today. I haven't grated a frozen lemon but I will try it. I do squeeze fresh lemon in my water everyday!

The Boston Lady said...

So, the thieves have found a new way to rip us off! Not sure I ever would have been aware of this! Love all the lemon advice - Ann

Jackie said...

I love the freezing of the lemon idea; I'm going to do that!
A lot of good ideas (and a smile at the end, for sure!)
Thank you, Chatty...

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a wealth of useful information ... with a nice laugh at the end. Good way to start the weekend!

Belle said...

It's funny, but I told my sister when she moved up to Canada that you have to walk like a penguin on ice and snow so you don't fall!

Nancy Claeys said...

Great information today Sandie --especially about the walking on ice!

jack69 said...

Thanks for a great read. But I just ignored the walking on ICE LOL
Good points listed. I lke the lemon thing, but I probably won't try it, we seldom get a whole lemon, but it sure sounds good.


(((HUGS))) from Clermont, FLA where we do not allow ICE on the ground, just in our tea!!!

That corgi :) said...

LOL; I do believe everything!! I fell for it!! I used to always walk like a penguin when we lived in Montana on the snow and ice; I was always terrified of falling (never did either :)


Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

It is a shame that people smart enough to steal so effectively can't or don't apply that much effort to doing something for the good. blessings ~ tanna

Shelly said...

I just love your posts- you really got me on the g one!

Ann said...

OK, I'm a dope. I calibrated my mouse....lol
That's pretty scary about the lock thing.

peggy said...

You have the fun-est blog ever. My mouse is now calibrated !

Grandma Bonnie said...

Great information today. I use lemons every day. I will have to try freezing them.

Shug said...

Oh My....sorry about your truck. this is scary!
This is really some great information today and I appreciate you sharing it with all of us.

Daisy said...

Thanks for all the great info. I've never heard of the hole below the car door handle before.

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Dee said...

I fell for the mouse calibration...that is sooooo funny. The car break in is scary. I had a check stolen once long ago and they took it from the middle of the checks. I never knew about it till some of my bills that I paid bounced because they had written a large check. Come to find out it was a neighbor. The bank told me. and I had to go to the bank and sign a forgery report against her. I am always amazed how sly a thief can be.