Online Now
100,000 or more SparkPoints
ILOVEROSES's Recent Blog Entries


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Just in case you're planning to do a little cooking...

To keep potatoes from budding,
place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

Buy Smash mashed potato mix.
Keeps in the cupboard for up to a year.

When a cake recipe calls for flouring
the baking tin, use a bit of dry cake
mix instead and there won't be any
white mess on the outside of the cake.

Go to the bakery!
Hell, they'll even decorate it for you!

Wrap celery in aluminium foil when putting
in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

Never heard of it!

Cure for headaches: take a lime, cut it in half and
rub it on your forehead.. The throbbing will go away.

Take a lime, mix it with tequila,
chill and drink! All your pains go away!

Don't throw out all that leftover wine.
Freeze into ice cubes for future use
in casseroles and sauces.

Leftover wine???????

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TOBEARUNNER 4/1/2011 8:14PM

    Leftover wine? Who knew there was such a thing! :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
PHEBESS 3/31/2011 6:40PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
*MADHU* 3/31/2011 10:37AM

    Liked this emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOANNA2 3/31/2011 6:13AM

    I needed tha laugh today Ania. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEYSARAH 3/31/2011 1:59AM

    Fun blog.. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 3/31/2011 1:43AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
GRATEFULADY 3/31/2011 12:22AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

One more sleep before we fly out!

Monday, February 21, 2011

I am getting very excited about tomorrow! Mind you, it's already tomorrow and I haven't gone to bed, lol. I am all packed and ready to leave home at 3pm for the airport. My DS is driving us there. I bet he'll be glad to have the house to himself for the next 3 weeks. emoticon

I've had a very busy day today. DH came from tennis yesterday and asked whether I knew that we had to have some vaccinations before flying to Argentina. That was news to me. emoticonIt turned out, he was correct. We need SEVEN vaccinations and one is COMPULSORY- Yellow Fever. We can't get back into Australia without it!

So this morning I made 3 phone calls trying to find a clinic that can give them all to us. It wasn't so easy but eventually we found one in Wheelers Hill about 30 min from our home. The appointment was for 4pm but we left earlier, so as not too be late in the afternoon traffic and got there 25 min before the scheduled time. Wouldn't you know, we didn't get to see the doc until 4:30! We ended up with 4 injections each, two in each arm and some malaria tablets to take daily for the next 6 weeks! The bill for the dr visit plus the meds/jabs came to almost $800! emoticonI hope I get some money back from the insurance.

This morning we had time to go to our bridge class and a couple of people told us that they enjoyed cruising on Celebrity Cruises ships and one girl went on Infinity and had a ball. I hope we will too.

Nan, I am going to be making notes about everything so I can report then to you Mum.

I am taking my little pink Netbook and will try to post from Argentina if I get free access.

Bye for now. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

OPALMOON 2/22/2011 7:58AM

    I sure hope you get something back on your health insurance too!

Have a wonderful and safe trip Ania!

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
AIDELADE27 2/21/2011 11:13PM

    Have fun on your trip! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATJ7084 2/21/2011 4:26PM

    have a wonderful trip, hugs Pat emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOANNA2 2/21/2011 4:23PM

    Bon Voyage Ania.
Wow, I hope you get some$s back from
your insurance.
You will have a fantastic time.
Looking forward to hearing all about it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PHEBESS 2/21/2011 3:40PM

    Have a wonderful trip! And I hope you feel okay after all those inoculations!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROCKYCPA 2/21/2011 1:24PM

    Sounds wonderful - have a great trip. Blog so we can hear all about it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEYSARAH 2/21/2011 12:16PM

    Ania I had no idea how many vaccinations etc one had to take...expensive and not all that fun I'm sure.

I look forward to when you are back and let us all know how it was..mother is super interested and who knows..she's about due for a cruise and might very well love that.

Have a wonderful time..will be missing you but know you are having quite an adventure!!!!

Travel safe!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOPAPGH 2/21/2011 11:43AM

    Have a great time! keep up posted on the sights and sounds you see!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TOBEARUNNER 2/21/2011 11:35AM

    How exciting Ania! I look forward to receiving your texts from all over! The Dragons will leave the light on for when you return!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 2/21/2011 11:35:51 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
*MADHU* 2/21/2011 10:57AM

    Have a safe and wonderful trip will be missed amongst the Dragons emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MINNA72 2/21/2011 10:43AM

    How cool! Enjoy your vacation!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LINDENSGIRL 2/21/2011 10:10AM

    Happy Landings! Have a great trip.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIZZYP609 2/21/2011 9:37AM

    emoticon Time! I am so excited for will be missed in the Lair!
Have a BLAST! Too bad about the $$$ for the vaccinations! Luckily you got them in before leaving though!

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Observations on Growing Older!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

~Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like them
...but your grandchildren are perfect!

~Going out is good.
Coming home is better!

~When people say you look "Great"...
they add "for your age!"

~When you needed the discount you paid full price.
Now you get discounts on everything ...
movies, hotels, flights, but you're too tired to use them.

~You forget names ... but it's OK
because other people forgot
they even knew you!!!

~The 5 pounds you wanted to lose
is now 15 and you have a better chance
of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.

~You realize you're never going
to be really good at anything .... especially golf.

~Your spouse is counting on you
to remember things you don't remember.

~The things you used to care to do,
you no longer care to do,
but you really do care that you
don't care to do them anymore.

~Your spouse sleeps better on a lounge chair
with the TV blaring than he does in bed.
It's called his "pre-sleep".

~Remember when your mother said
"Wear clean underwear in case you GET in an accident"?
Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident!

~You used to say,
"I hope my kids GET married ...
Now, "I hope they STAY married!"

~You miss the days when everything worked
with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..

~When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem ...
were unheard of, and a mouse was something
that made you climb on a table.

~You used to use more 4 letter words ...
"what?"..."when?" ???

~Now that you can afford
expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.

~You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've read it.

~Notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!

~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.

~Everybody whispers.

~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet ....
2 of which you will never wear.

~~~~But old is good in some things:
old songs
old movies
And best of all OLD FRIENDS!

Friends don't let friends go
through trials alone!
My Spark Friends! emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

OPALMOON 2/21/2011 3:55AM

    What a hoot!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUDYBUGS 2/20/2011 11:53PM

    You made me think of things that cross my path every day. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MILLISMA 2/20/2011 9:04PM

    Thanks for making me emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOANNA2 2/20/2011 3:27PM

    Thanks Ania. Brought a laugh to this old fogey too! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATJ7084 2/20/2011 2:38PM

    very funny, thanks emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
*MADHU* 2/20/2011 12:48PM

    Now that I am turning 30 this year, these are emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MINNA72 2/20/2011 12:36PM

    This was funny! Thanks for sharing, Ania!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PEGGYO 2/20/2011 8:06AM

    Thanks for sharing.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEYSARAH 2/20/2011 7:38AM

    Your blogs are a staple in my necessary reading on Spark..they make me laugh, think, educate me and so on...thanks so much for taking the time to blog...I will miss these daily "pearls" when you go on holiday but hope you have a great time and come back ready to resume the has benefitted me and others a lot..thanks so much!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Why simple is best!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

How many foods do you eat that truly resemble their source? Getting back to basics and eating foods in their natural form is a great way to boost health and lose weight.

Minimally processed foods have a number of benefits: they are usually higher in fibre and nutrients and lower in fat and sugar.

Choose fresh fruit emoticonand veg emoticonand non-processed meats. emoticonEat plenty of wholegrain foods. Choose brown rice or quinoa over more processed versions.

Be a smart shopper: when it comes to processed foods, select the item with the shortest ingredients list - and with ingredients that you recognise. If it's got a long, scientific-sounding name or lots of numbers, give it a miss.

If it looks like a food, smells like a food and tastes like a food, it should be on your plate. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ILOVEROSES 2/18/2011 5:00PM

    Candis, it's been hot and humid here and I've been eating lots of emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CANDIS799 2/18/2011 3:55PM

    We all need this reminder every now and then! Thanks. Makes me want spring to hurry up and get here so I can plant my veggie garden!

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Wish I could grow ice cream cones, too ....

Report Inappropriate Comment
OPALMOON 2/18/2011 2:25AM

    Love my fresh fruit and veggies! It is amazing how many chemicals are in processed foods - nothing beats natural!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEYSARAH 2/17/2011 10:45PM

    Just reading your blog has inspired me to start making my grocery list for the top..produce of course!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MILLISMA 2/17/2011 9:21PM

    That's why I spend most of my time in the fruit and veggie isle!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PHEBESS 2/17/2011 9:53AM

    That's what I loved about the food in Italy - simple and flavorful and FRESH!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOANNA2 2/17/2011 9:30AM

    I love simple food.
Greek food is really simple and I am
finding I am cooking more of the food
I grew up with. My gran knew what she
was talking about. She didn't even use cans...

Thanks Ania. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

A Cuppa a Day keeps the Dentist Away!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Did you know that tea is one of the highest sources of fluoride in the diet? What a delicious way to improve dental health! emoticonDrinking a cup of black, white or green tea will deliver this important mineral. emoticon
Fluoride helps attract calcium and other minerals to harden the enamel of the teath, known as remineralisation. But the fluoride must be present in the saliva.
Tea also contains antibacterial substances that reduce the amount of acid-producing bacteria that causes cavities. So drink tea, as well as brushing and flossing, to protect those pearly whites. It's just what the dentist ordered. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

OPALMOON 2/16/2011 7:38PM

    Love a good cup of tea!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MILLISMA 2/16/2011 5:06PM

    Thank you Dr Ania emoticonI knew tea had a lot of benefits but did not know this one.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOANNA2 2/16/2011 4:20PM

    Thanks Ania.
I do so love my green tea and I wonder if there
is a difference when one adds milk to black tea.
emoticonJoinh me for a cuppa...

Report Inappropriate Comment
PHEBESS 2/16/2011 12:23PM

    I'll drink to that!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SOUL_LOVE 2/16/2011 12:12PM

    what a great tea is delicious!
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
*MADHU* 2/16/2011 8:45AM

    I am incorporating this tip... emoticonfor sharing Ania!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ILOVEROSES 2/16/2011 1:08AM

    Glad you learned something new Nan. To tell the truth, it was news to me too, that's why I thought others might appreciate it too.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEYSARAH 2/16/2011 1:05AM

    I had no idea..thanks so much for sharing this information!

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 Last Page