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HELPFUL HINTS FOR WINTER (please read)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Helpful Hints For Winter

Keep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights - lasts 6 weeks.

Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol! Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can make badly streaking & squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence & clarity.

Ice-proof your windows with vinegar! Frost on it's way? Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water & spritz it on all your windows at night. In the morning, they'll be clear of icy mess. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water---preventing water from freezing!

Prevent car doors from freezing shut with cooking spray! Spritz cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors & rub it in with a paper towel. The cooking spray prevents water from melting into the rubber

Fog-proof your windshield with shaving cream! Spray some shaving cream on the inside of your windshield & wipe if off with paper towels. Shaving cream has many of the same ingredients found in commercial defoggers.

De-ice your lock in seconds with hand sanitizer! Just put some hand sanitizer gel on the key & the lock & the problems solved!


I am adding this warning***Make sure if you use hand sanitizer on young children they are not licking their hands or sucking on their fingers****
A hospital had a mysterious case and finally figured out this toddler was drunk and almost died from the amount of alcohol in his system. Hand Sanitizer is almost all alcohol.

  
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MIKROS2 2/1/2010 11:02PM

    All of these tips are really good; Thanks for sharing!!

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SUEWOODARD1 2/1/2010 2:40PM

    THANKS, THESE ARE SOME GOOD THINGS........

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DYNAMICDEB53 1/30/2010 12:58PM

    Cool tips!! I really never knew any of these.
Wow hand sanitizer is used so much and for kids a lot, how scary.
Thank you
Hugs Deb

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PEGGO45 1/30/2010 10:41AM

    good stuff emoticon

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IRISHLASS117 1/30/2010 8:57AM

    These are great but simple tips that will make winter a bit more bearable. Thanks for sharing.

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LITTLESPARKLER 1/30/2010 8:29AM

    Thanks - I can use all of these tips! :)

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Why Do We Let Things Bother Us, We Can't Change?

Friday, January 29, 2010

Dwell on and feel denied
Want and don't receive
Desire and refuted
Destined to Succeed

It matters not what bothers others
It can effect the outcome of me today
So need to set aside, immediately
Until, I can make a difference
If I ever can

Love I know I have
Cherished I know I am
Motherhood, is sometimes lonely
especially when they have flown the nest
and they want to do it themselves

When they need my advice
they will come
When they need my attention
they will call
When they remember me
I will feel comforted

I need to remember
this is there life
I lived my life, and
I promised myself I
would not try to live
there's too.

Life is Short
I will Fly
I will Soar
I will feel
Life is Good.


Sometimes, we need to get the words we feel out, so we can accept, where were at and this is what I'm doing today. I am here, where I need to be.

I hope your dealing with your day the way you need to, I am trying and I will

Hugs
Linda

  
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SUEWOODARD1 2/1/2010 2:34PM

    I agree........

DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF IS MY MOTTO!!

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DYNAMICDEB53 1/29/2010 6:16PM

    Just right, live for the moment and do what needs to be done.
Hugs
Deb

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MBSKIT 1/29/2010 4:20PM

    Thank you. Couldn't have said it better!

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FAIRERHIANNON 1/29/2010 4:13PM

    Well done. It's been one of those weeks for me, too.

Namaste.

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CALDEROB 1/29/2010 4:13PM

    Sending God's blessings your way and hoping your day is going as well as can be expected. emoticon

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Realized Spark E-Mail is a Place I like to Go!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wow! It is so good to receive Spark e-mail. I realized just how much so, when I didn't get any in a couple of days. So Guess what I did!

I sent some out, I have to remember, I have to send out e-mails sometimes to have people know what I need or want from them. Or I just want to send one to someone new and not want anything, except for contact.

Some days seniors, only get contact through forums and message boards, unless they feel like reaching out for more, and some days, it seems to repetitive, to do, again, so don't.

I try to stay busy, but sometimes, I don't feel like doing anything in particular in the home, so I visit on my forums, for human contact. I'm sure we all have out days, when we just want to chat, and this must be one of them, at least right know is.

So Hello Friends and Friends to Be

I am fine, I am trying not to eat too early, already had my breakfast, did a desk workout, and am not hungry, but am Bored, oh my. Well hoping to hear from someone, when I check back, a little later. Remember the journey may be long for some of us, and short for others, but together we can complete it, it is easier, that way.

Hugs and Prayers from
Linda

  
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DYNAMICDEB53 1/28/2010 6:15PM

    Linda, yes sending email often brings email. I like that too. This is a great community to get involved in. I am glad you are enjoying that. I like having others on the journey, sharing is a great part of this. It does make it lighter when sharing with others.
Take care and have a great day.
Hugs
Deb

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BUBBASMAMA0508 1/28/2010 2:57PM

    Hi There!
It is good to reach out when you need it. Everyone gets busy with their lives but I know I will take a minute to respond when someone messages first.
Hope you have a good day!

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LINDA25427 1/28/2010 12:07PM

    Just wanted to say hello and hope you have a great day .God bless emoticon emoticon

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I'm feeling Motivated, Today

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Just have to share, I feel like I am doing better this month emotionally, and I have gotten a few days of exercise in without excess pain this week, so that was great. I am talking it slow, a little bit at a time. and I feel okay with that.

I have increased my protein, by eating more egg whites (hard boiled eggs w/o yolks)
and this has helped if hunger hits.

I have found out recently, I can't eat much citrus fruit, because it causes me skin problems, and also make my skin peal, besides itch. I knew something was doing it, but I thought, it was fat rubbing against fat, but that isn't the case, I was healed and then bought citrus fruit this month and omg what a difference (Ouch) it made.

Of course, being penny pinching, and compulsive, I had to eat every piece, because I'm the only person here, most of the time, and I couldn't waste it.
I won't do this again, hopefully I will remember not to do it. lol (those senior moments)

Life is good, I am happy, I am content, and I am looking forward to each day as a new day with good progress coming out of it.

Is there music to exercise to on Sparks? Thanks

  
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TORYSUE 1/27/2010 1:11PM

    Glad you are feeling motivated and that motivates me too. I can't do citrus either and I really like it. But it contributes to me getting fever blisters as does peanuts and another of my favorites in the form of peanut butter. Add chocolate to that list too. I think I have Senior Moments often when it comes to chocolate especailly.

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BUBBASMAMA0508 1/27/2010 11:34AM

    Good that you found out about the citrus fruit! Food allergies can affect us in so many ways. Now you can avoid them and hopefully your skin will heal again!
Glad you are feeling motivated!
I haven't found any music on this site yet...that would be a good addition!


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DYNAMICDEB53 1/26/2010 6:05PM

    glad you are feeling good today and feeling the motivation.
Hugs
Deb

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Bible Knowledge Challenge (read when you have time, or copy)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

This interested me so much, I had to post it here, so all has a chance to read it, as I did. Here it is"

Great "Big" Bible Challenge



Knowing that Psalms is the only book in the Bible that mentions God laughing or that Adam was the first patient to be operated on under anesthetic won’t help you unlock the Bible’s secrets, but it could help you pass this Bible Challenges with flying colors.

How well do you know God’s Word? Relax for a few minutes and find out. You may even want to grab a pencil and keep score.



1. Where did the phrase “wolf in sheep’s clothing” originate?

If you say Aesop’s Fables? Go to question 21. OR If you say The Bible? Go to question 9.

2. What was the first of the ten plagues of Egypt?

Frogs? Go to question 8. Blood? Go to question 15. Darkness? Go to question 10.



3. No. John tells the story of Jesus’ choosing Peter first in John 1:42. Now, go to question 5.



4. Correct. This queen of the Medo-Persian Empire saved her people from an attempted holocaust. Now, on to question 11.



5. Were angels present at the Creation of the world?

If you say Yes? Go to question 12. If you say No? Go to question 28.



6. Although many of David’s prayers are recorded in the Psalms, it was Daniel who was thrown to the lions for praying three times a day. Go to question 26.



7. Close. Aaron’s Rod, not Moses’ Rod was in the Ark (Heb. 9:4). Now, to find out how many minutes it will take you to read the Bible right through, see number 50.



8. Close, but no diploma. The first plague God sent (when Pharaoh refused to let His people go) was blood. Exodus 7 tells us that blood was everywhere, even in the wooden buckets and stone jars. The frogs came next. Now, jump to 37.



9. Good start! Matthew 7:15 says, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Many of the phrases we use every day originated in Scripture. Others include “holier than thou” (Isaiah 65:5), “a drop in a bucket” (Isaiah 40:15), and “the blind leading the blind” (Matt. 15:14). Now go to number 33.



10. Close, but no blue ribbon. The first plague God sent (when Pharaoh refused to let His people go) was blood. Exodus 7 tells us that blood was everywhere, even in the wooden buckets and stone jars. The darkness came later. Now, on to question 37.



11. Who said, “How can a man be born when he is old”?

If you say Jesus? Go to question 42. If you say Nicodemus? Go to question 40.



12. Very good. Job 38:1-7 tells us about it. By the way, did you know that the Bible has 22 different names for the fallen angel, Satan? You were not required to know this for the exam. Now, fly on to question 41.



13. Very good! The New Testament was written in Greek, most of the Old Testament was written in Hebrew, and part of Daniel was in Aramaic. Go to question 2.



14. No. This year of emancipation and restoration was to be kept every fifty years. Now, there’s only one question left. Go to question 47.



15. Right you are. Speaking of first things, now go to question 37.



16. Sorry. James was probably the brother of Jesus. Luke was a doctor and a Gentile by birth. Go to question 43.



17. Right. Ezekiel 32:2 mentions a monster in the seas (so does Job). Now, carefully set sail for question 27.

18. Yes. Now, on to question 44.



19. Right. In fact, either answer is correct. After Nabal died, however, Abigail became David’s wife. You can read the fascinating story in 1 Samuel 25. Now, let’s head out for question 29.



20. Who was the first disciple chosen by Jesus?

If you say John? Go to question 3. OR is your think Peter? Go to question 48.



21. Uh oh! You're wrong - Better start over again.



22. Sorry. The New Testament was written in Greek, most of the Old Testament was written in Hebrew, and part of Daniel was in Aramaic. If you missed this one, you’re not alone. Go to 2.



23. Sorry. Revelation mentions various horrifying images, but no sea monster. Now, carefully set sail for question 27.



24. Not even close. Bukki was the son of Jogli, a leader of the tribe of Dan. If you knew that, claim twelve extra points. Then go to question 20.



25. Right. (If you got this one wrong, you’re in trouble!) After her husband Nabal died, Abigail married David. You can read the fascinating story in 1 Samuel 25. Now, let’s head for question 29.



26. Who is the only Gentile in an all-Jewish cast of New Testament writers?

If you say Luke? Go to question 39. OR If you say James? Go to question 16.



27. The year of Jubilee comes how often for the Israelite?

If you think Every 7 years? Go to question 14. OR If you say Every 50 years? Go to question 38.



28. Sorry. Job 38:1-7 tells us that they were. Now, fly on to question 41.



29. How many languages was the Bible first written in?

One? Go to question 35. OR Two? Go to question 22. OR Three? Go to question 13.



30. Wrong. Abel was the first shepherd. He was also murdered by his brother Cain. Now, on to question 44.



31. Ruth was David’s great grandmother, but not the first beauty queen. Try again.



32. Correct. Journey back to the amazing story in the book of Esther. Then travel on to question 20.



33. Who prayed 3 times a day at an open window?

If your answer is David? Go to question 6. OR If you say Daniel? Go to question 45.



34. Which book of the Bible mentions “sea monsters”?

Ezekiel? Go to 17. - Job? Go to 46. - Revelation? Go to 23.



35. Sorry. Try 29 again.



36. Very good. Now, to find out how long it will take you to read the Bible right through, go to question 50.



37. Who was history’s first murderer?

If you say Abel? Go to question 30. OR if it is Cain? Go to question 18.



38. Right. The jubilee year belonged to the Lord and brought emancipation and restoration. Now, on to number 47.



39. Good guess. Dr. Luke, believed to be the author of Luke and Acts, was well-educated in Greek culture. Antioch (of Syria) and Philippi are among the places suggested as his hometown. Go to question 43 and an easier one.



40. Right. Nicodemus later defended Jesus before the Sanhedrin (John 7:50-52) and openly assisted in the burial of Jesus’ body (19:39-42). Now, on to question 34.



41. Who won the first beauty contest?

If it was Ruth? Go to question 31. OR if you say Esther? Go to question 4.



42. Sorry. Nicodemus asked this of Jesus in John 3:4. Go to question 34.



43. Abigail was the wife of:

If it was Nabal? Go to question 19. OR if it was David? Go to question 25.



44. Who was hung on a gallows fifty cubits (about seventy-five feet) high?

Voltaire? Go to 49. OR Haman? Go to 32. OR Bukki? Go to 24.



45. Right. As a result, Daniel became the first lion tamer. Now, the questions are about to get tougher. Move on to question 26.



46. Correct. Job 7:12 mentions the monster of the deep. So does Ezekiel. Now, carefully set sail for question 27.



47. What was in the Ark in the Tabernacle?

The Ten Commandments, Moses’ Rod, and a pot of manna? Go to question 7.

The Ten Commandments, Aaron’s Rod, and a pot of manna? Go to question 36.



48. Right. Speaking of right, did you know that the Hittites sometimes wrote from right to left on one line and then from left to right on the next? Now you know. Go to question 5.



49. Sorry. Voltaire was a famous 18th century writer. He predicted that the Bible would be gone within one hundred years. Fifty years after his death, the printing press he owned was being used to print Bibles, and the house he had lived in was the distributing center. If you knew this, claim an extra point. Then go to question 20.



50. Reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation in one year takes about 12 minutes a day (73 hours).



Well, it’s time to add up your score.

3-6 correct: Run to your local book store and buy a Bible.

7-9: Not bad.

10-12: Impressive.

13-15: Downright scholarly.



  
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MIKROS2 1/25/2010 2:17PM

    Thanks for the challenge, it was great!

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GLEORIA 1/24/2010 11:44AM

    Good day. Thank you for sharing the challenge. I liked testing my Bible knowledge.

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BALLOR2 1/24/2010 11:33AM

  I love this! Will print and pass on!

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