"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

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Helping hands on Tuesday ..


Check out your zip code. You will not believe the information you will find there! Also check out other zip codes where you
might be traveling.  I checked mine and about 75% was true, but 25% was wrong.  Just have fun with it.


Did you know more skin cancers occur on the left side of the face - because of driving?
People who eat more fruits and veggies have higher levels of "mental well-being," a recent British study found.
"Laughter is the best medicine" ain't all hype.  Robin Dunbad, an evolutionary psychologist at Oxford University, has found that laughing triggers the production of endorphin's, feel-good chemicals that increase our resistance to pain.


July 21 -National Ice Cream Day


Writing From the Heart

Good Housekeeping

 The Best Nail Polish is : Essie nail color
The longest lasting is Maybelline
The quickest drying is Opi
The most chip proof is Cover-girl
(I thought that was interesting).
In new studies, older women with the highest vitamin D had less cognitive decline; those whose diets included lots of D-rich foods - milk, salmon, tuna - had a far lower risk of Alzheimer's.
...what we wanted to hear.  Despite the cholesterol in yolks, you can eat an egg every day without raising your risk of heart attack of stroke, a new review of 8 studies found.
. Remember not to heat plastic and then eat with it - use glass!

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I know you know what I mean!


Now I started a new Chatty Crone page on Facebook - 
What my dream is - is to have a place we can kind of all meet - leave our joys, our funnies, our tears, our need of prayers, and out thoughts there.  So come on over and like it - and leave your 'footprint' there.  If you have a joke - or an inspiration - talk about the books you wrote - the paintings you draw - the photos you take - whatever - and we will become a community of hope.



I do not do Facebook otherwise I'd join your new community. Love the puppy in the laundry basket.

peggy said...

I checked out the zip. Something fun! Thanks. Good work Chatty, as always.

Jemma said...

This zip code deal is very interesting! Great tips on the polish and you know I love polish:)

I guess I am going to need to get a facebook account!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

great post ... lots of info. ( :
I always buy Essie - love their colors & names. so fun!

have a great week.

Saundra McKenzie said...

I like the Zipskinny thing. It's cool. I already new about the fly thing. My grandma used to do it, so why don't I? lol

Denise said...

Great variety here, love you.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for always stopping in and having such nice things to say!! I am already following you on bloglovin and am now following you on facebook...


Beth said...

The zip code thing was fun. As far as I could tell it was pretty accurate.

Jeanie said...

I heard some of that Zip Code info on a story about the anniversary of the Zip Code being used. It's interesting that people were very opposed to it when it first started being used-just too much trouble to have to add all those numbers. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Such great tips. Thought the penny trick was really fun. Can't wait to try it. Am I going to be on Candid Camera and people will jump out of the bushes and tell me what a sucker I am??? LOL

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...

Checked out my zip code. Some of it was right. Thanks!

I've never seen Essie polish but then, again, I never really looked for it. I think I'll copy those down, though, especially the long-lasting one. I'll bring my own polish next time I get a pedi! Susan

linda eller said...

Loved the zip code link...thanks.

LL Cool Joe said...

"Did you know more skin cancers occur on the left side of the face - because of driving?"

But I drive on the right! :D

And I have a post code not a zip!

Ha! I don't do Facebook!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I tried the zip code thing and it was fun and looked accurate. And you can rest assured that I am going to mark July 21st on my calendar :-)

Shelly said...

Wow- that zip code thing really was revealing. Loved all your facts- I always learn something here!

Rose said...

Thanks for the tips on nail polish!

Marydon Ford said...

Will check out
the zip ... I'm all in for ice cream day.
Happy 4th ~

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I don't do Facebook either...sorry. Like the zip code site. I'll have to eat more fruit and veggies!

Katie Clooney said...

Sandy... do you know what I love about your blog? I always learn something and I always enjoy a chuckle!! The "square dance" poster takes the cake! Have a wonderful 4th!!

Lynn said...

Interesting about most skin cancer being on the left side of the face - I just had one burned off on the right side.

Rae said...

The zip code link was fun. You always post such interesting info.

Barb said...

I agree with Rae; you DO always have such interesting posts. Hey- how about visiting this blog of mine; would love it if you would. I'm trying hard to get it going again.

Dee said...

The zip code was interesting...kind of fits the area I live in. If the laughing statement is true...visiting your blog is very essential to my well being. :)

Cathy said...

Just joined your FB page.

Sandee said...

Love the sip code thing. That was interesting as heck. I had no idea I lived in such a depressed area.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs. :)

Belle said...

I love all the info you give. I'd love to have a nail polish that doesn't chip easily. I'll have to get some Cover Girl. I'm rarely on Facebook, but I will join for sure!

Ms. A said...

I'd love a laundry basket WITH A PUPPY IN IT! The laundry, not so much.

Nonnie said...

That is interesting about the left side of the face and cancer.
I only have one bottle of polish which I take with me to get a pedicure. Polishing my nails is a waste of time and effort because it never lasts.
Ice cream day - will put on my calendar!
All the tips are good, especially about Vitamin D - I am working to resolve that one.
My miniature Dachshunds absolutely loved the warm laundry.
Hope your daughter is doing better and that you and your grandson had a good day today.

Ginny said...

The zip code thing is neat! And I like the nail polish break down. I have used the ones with heavy glitter, and when I wake up in the morning, the WHOLE painted nail is in the bed, it peels off like the back of a sticker

Terri D. said...

I "liked" you on FB, Sandie, and look forward to seeing you there, too. Interesting about the nail polish. I rarely wear polish because it never lasts more than a day for me. Love your posts!!

Paula said...

Hi Sandie: Hope you're having a nice day.

Eva Ason said...

That was pretty cool with the zip codes :)
Great post again my friend, really enjoyed it and YES it's great to laugh and often!!! Big hugs x

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Like all the facts you shared today.
That zip code thing is cool. I think I will start eating eggs again. With my cholesterol high I've been staying away. Debby

Ann said...

The zip code thing is pretty cool. I'm afraid that my zip code doesn't have very impressive statistics though
I don't do facebook much but I went over and liked your new page

mail4rosey said...

The zip code site is neat. I always hear good things about Essie polish, I should break down and give it a whirl.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Had Fun comparing the zips of home in Fla. and home in Marietta!!
I agreed with most of it!!
Great idea about the pennies in a water bag! Will try it!

barbara l. hale said...

That zipskinny is very cool. Thanks! And I have to remember July 21 and celebrate it a lot. Likin' you on FB.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The zip thing is neat. A little surprised to see the divorce rate where I live is 7 %. Guess its a family oriented zip ;)

Terra said...

This are fun tips and some useful ones too. Thanks for the post.

Zoe Byrd said...

hey Sandie just went to your facebook page...I have to find something fun to add...gonna work on that as I said I really am a facebook moron!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I went over and clicked like on your Facebook page........the zipcode thing would have been cool to check out if I knew anything about the states and zip codes......lol

SweetMarie said...

I like the nail polish info. I need to write it down.:)
I will follow you on FB as soon as I make one. :)

Rick Watson said...

I liked your page missy. I'll check out the zip thang when I get through with comments.

Blondee said...

The zipskinny is pretty cool!

Some fun facts for today, and lovin' the laundry basket pic. :)

Betsy Adams said...

I'll have to check out our zip code sometime.... Thanks for the link.

I'll have to have some ice cream on July 21.... ha

Interesting about Vit. D.... We do eat salmon and tuna quite a bit---but don't drink too much milk (at least I don't)....

Sorry about your doggie. Does he have anything fairly new that he chews on or sleeps on or with????? That may be the culprit..


Tweedles -- that's me said...

I think the zip code thing is interesting and the cholesterol thing too.

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

It seems I'm a day late here checking in with you. Lots of good info once more. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!