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Color IS GOOD!

Monday, February 08, 2010



Yesterday I went to the doctor for my yearly physical. My blood pressure was high, my cholesterol was high, I'd gained some weight, and I didn't feel so hot.
My doctor said eating right doesn't have to be complicated and it would solve my physical problems. He said just think in colors...
Fill your plate with bright colors... greens, yellows, reds, etc.

I went right home and ate an entire bowl of :


And sure enough, I felt better immediately. I never knew eating right could be so easy.

Have a beautiful, colorful day!
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SIMPLE_TAILOR 2/9/2010 2:00PM

    I have those days.

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GABY1948 2/9/2010 8:55AM

    I love this one! Thanks

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Pecans in the Cemetery

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

PECANS IN THE CEMETERY

On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts.

' One for you, one for me One for you, one for me, ' said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence .

Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery.. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, ' One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me. '

He just knew what it was. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along.

' Come here quick, ' said the boy, ' you won ' t believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls. '

The man said, ' Beat it kid, can ' t you see it ' s hard for me to walk. ' When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled slowly to the cemetery. Standing by the fence they heard , ' One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me. '

The old man whispered, ' Boy, you ' ve been tellin ' me the truth.. Let ' s see if we can see the Lord. '

Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord.

At last they heard, ' One for you, one for me.. That ' s all. Now let ' s go get those nuts by the fence and we ' ll be done. '

They say the old man made it back to town a full 5 minutes ahead of the kid on the bike.

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LOVETOPLAY2 2/7/2010 12:54PM

    I needed that giggle and grin today, so THANK YOU!

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MARIADALE 2/4/2010 8:55AM

    loved it!

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peroxide vs. bleach

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana (a doctor's wife), and I want to share it with you.. She was over recently for coffee and smelled the bleach I was using to clean my toilet and counter tops. This is what she told me:

"I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little ole bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. What does bleach cost? My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors don't tell you about peroxide.

"Have you ever smelled bleach in a doctor's office? NO!!! Why? Because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask the nurses who work in the doctor's offices, and ask the m if they use bleach at home. They are wiser and know better!

"Did you also know bleach was invented in the late 40's? It's chlorine, folks! And it was used to kill our troops.

"Peroxide was invented during WWI. It was used to save and help cleanse the needs of our troops and hospitals. Please think about this:

1. Take one capful ( the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, the n spit it out. (I do it when I bathe .) No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash..

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.

3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.

4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on the m (especially the toes) every night and let dry.

6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine but was healed by soaking in peroxide.

7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most o the r disinfectants will.

8.. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose into a tissue.

9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

10. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.

11. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If the re is blood on clothing, pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

12. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing, which is why I love it so much for this.

"I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be without! "With prices of most necessities rising, I'm glad there's a way to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner!" This information really woke me up. I hope you gain something from it, too.

Pass this on .. and on .... and on!

I received this in an email today - it makes sense to me - What do you think?
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THE_SILVER_OWL 1/28/2010 2:55PM

    I just checked my cupboard and see that I am out. I'll add this to my shopping list. Thanks for sharing these great tips.
~JJ~
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DIANE7786 1/27/2010 8:56AM

    Great information. Thank you!

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GIANT-STEPS 1/26/2010 7:44PM

  Some of these uses seem reasonable and some dicey.

Two things I'd add. If you are trying to treat stopped up sinuses salt water is far batter than peroxide+water. Use a pint of tepid water with a tablespoon each of sea salt and baking soda. Either squirt it up your nose with a bulb syringe or use a neti pot to pour it through your nostrils. This will greatly reduce symptoms of allergies and it will prevent or cure sinus infections.

Some cleaning tasks require stronger peroxide than you can get in a drug store. Beauty supply stores sell stronger peroxide. Sometimes peroxide is called "developer" as well there since it actives hair dye. Drug store preoxide is 3% OH and equivalent to "10 weight" at beauty stores. 20, 30, and 40 weight peroxide are 2, 3, and 4 times stronger than drug store peroxide. Be sure to buy "clear" peroxide instead of "creme" The stronger peroxide can bleach discolored china and remove carpet stains nothing else will touch. Don't use stronger peroxide on wounds as it is too strong for this purpose and will damage tissue.

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GABY1948 1/26/2010 7:40PM

    Thank you for this wonderful blog! I just sent this out to all my regular email people and especially my son who uses bleach alot in his shower!

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ERINLINDSAY83 1/26/2010 6:32PM

    I use peroxide for a lot of things! I do use it to whiten my teeth and I do use it to get blood stains out of clothing/furniture.

BUT....I work at a clinic and we DO use bleach here for a lot of cleaning! I'm a huge fan of both!

Thanks for the post though!

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From a child's view... ;-)

Friday, January 22, 2010


A precious pic of my Grandkids to go along with these funnies... enjoy...

I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, 'Mom, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt!'

On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, 'The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents .'

A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of the jar. During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter to answer the phone. 'Mommy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now. She's hitting the bottle.'

A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women's locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, 'What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?'

While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, I was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and down at my uniform, she asked, 'Are you a cop? Yes,' I answered and continued writing the report. My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?' 'Yes, that's right,' I told her. 'Well, then,' she said as she extended her foot toward me, 'would you please tie my shoe?'

It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me. 'Is that a dog you got back there?' he asked.
'It sure is,' I replied.
Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said, 'What'd he do?'

While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, 'The tooth fairy will never believe this!'

A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, 'Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit.'
'And why not, darling?'
'You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning.'

While walking along the sidewalk in front of his church, our minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased.
The minister's son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: 'Glory be unto the Faaather, and unto the Sonnn, and into the hole he goooes.' (I want this line used at my funeral!)

A little girl had just finished her first week of school. 'I'm just wasting my time,' she said to her mother. 'I can't read, I can't write, and they won't let me talk!'

A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages.
'Mama, look what I found,' the boy called out.
'What have you got there, dear?'
With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered, 'I think it's Adam's underwear!'

NOW IF THIS DIDN'T BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY, GO BACK TO BED AND FORGET IT

  
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DIANE7786 1/22/2010 1:17PM

    Very cute. Thanks for adding a smile to my day.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/22/2010 8:26AM

    I should have been sending a note to school with my kids for years.

These are so priceless.

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Fun thing to do & learn about Spark Friends

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This was on GENERALGCS and GARDENINGGRAMMA's blog.
"Hi Spark friends! I was sent this in an email and thought it would be fun to post on Spark. Feel free to blog your own version so we can all learn more about each other! "

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
not that I know of...

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
several months ago

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HAND WRITING
I used to but not so great anymore...

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Turkey or olive loaf

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? how many? Grandkids?
YES 3 children - 8 grands

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Yes

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
more than I should probably...

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS
yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
no - never

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
frosted mini wheats - cherrios - crispix - I like to change it up.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
not usually

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
chocolate frozen yogurt or raspberry sherbert

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
eyes

15. RED OR PINK?
Red

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
belly

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Mother in Indiana and daughter & family (gr-kids) in Illinois.

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?
YES!

19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
grey socks

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
baked potato

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
it is quiet...

22.. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
blue

23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Lavender, vanilla,

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My daughter-in-lawhusband

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
Yes!

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
baseball

27. Hair Color
brown/blonde highlights/grey

28. EYE COLOR?
brown

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
no

30. FAVORITE FOOD?
mexican

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy endings

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Sherlock Holmes

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
blue

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
spring

35. Hugs or kisses?
hugs

36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Brownies

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Maybe some Spark friends

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW
flat belly diet

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
no mouse pad - lap top

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
Nothing

42. FAVORITE SOUND?
praises going up to God

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
THE BEATLES of course

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME???
Sri Lanka

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
multitasking???

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN
Anderson, IN

47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
All my Spark Friends! emoticon emoticon

  
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PETALDEAR 1/20/2010 12:43AM

    Will answer some:
cried one month ago
I would be friends with me if I were another person
Beatles
favourite dessert - affrogato
I don't untie my shoes
favourite food - wild smoked salmon
Would be cerise pink if I was a crayon
first thing I notice about people - their essence
favourite cereal - oats
still have my tonsils

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ONLY1REE 1/20/2010 12:29AM

    I don't have time to answer all the questions but will answer some.

Have 5 children, 10th grandchild due in April.

Favorite color: red

Born & raised in Peru, IN.

BUNGEE jump, NO WAY!

Reading The Spark.

Never un-tie my shoes.

Mexican is favorite food group.

Favorite season, fall.

More later, M

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KIMTHEGIRL 1/20/2010 12:13AM

    fun but long.

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