Saturday, October 29, 2011
Today when I went to pay for our lunch after our morning in the ministry, I made that awful discovery that the little case that holds my driver's license, credit cards, blood card etc. was NOT in my purse. OH NO! DH pd for lunch...and drove us home. I searched...my car, my purse (again) all other bags etc...and my mind. I was sure of when I last had it. Called my daughter who searched HER car, her house etc...called the shop...and then finally having exhausted all other ideas, went out to check the vehicles again. I FOUND it. Not on the floor as I had thought I might, but between the passenger seat and the door on that side of the little Sentra that I drive back and forth to work. RELIEF is a small word for a big feeling.
We are having company tomorrow and I am in the midst of vacuuming etc. While I was working upstairs, my husband came in....and held up my missing PEDOMETER! It had literally been lost in a hayfield. It has been out there several weeks...through several days of rain..some heavy! It has condensation inside the readout window...but it is still working!!!! DH and Daisy (dog) had gone walking to LOOK for it...and had success.
So...what was lost has been found and I am very happy this afternoon.
Friday, October 28, 2011
I was recently told by a close friend (a nurse) that her grandmother had told her to eat 1/4 cup of spinach a day to protect her vision. She observed that those in her family who listened to that advice had their vision throughout their lives, though the ones who did not follow that advice were plagued with vision issues of various kinds.
This month's issue of Better Homes and Gardens has a short article on page 215 under the BetterHealth News banner.
"Feast you eyes
If age-related macular degeneration (AMD) runs in your family, tweaking your diet could save your sight, according to a 10-year study in the Archives of Ophthalmology. Dutch researchers tracked more than 2,000 volunteers over the age of 55 and discovered that those who had one of two high risk gene variations were 30 percent less likely to develop AMD when their diets were rich in zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. follow-up studies will determine why. In the meantime, follow the U.S. guidelines of consuming 8 mg of zinc per day and several servings of omega-3 rich food per week. Good sources of zinc include beef, oysters, pork, lamb, and fortified cereals. Omega-3s are found in fatty fish such as salmon and herring, as well as walnuts and flaxseed."
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
From Better Homes and Gardens January 2011 page 128
One more reason to start that diet: Being overweight can cost you big money - an average of $4,879 a year in medical costs, sick days, lower wages, and even extra gas, according to a recent study by George Washington University researchers.
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