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Friday, July 22, 2011

An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned to her and said, "Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger."
The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total stranger, "What would you want to talk about?"
"Oh, I don't know," said the atheist. "How about why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?" as he smiled smugly.
"OK," she said. "Those could be interesting topics but let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff---grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?"
The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have no idea."
To which the little girl replies, "Do you really feel qualified to discuss why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death, when you don't know s_ _ _?" And then she went back to reading her book.

  
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DONNAD222 7/24/2011 3:55PM

    Very cute. I like this one. emoticon

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BENDER7 7/23/2011 8:33AM

    Excellent!

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INFLATED 7/23/2011 2:34AM

    LOL! I will remember this one.

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You go girl!!!

Loved this..thanks for sharing!

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ANGIEUKFAN07 7/22/2011 9:47PM

    hahaha!! Love that! Thanks for the laugh!

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Six Simple Stress Reducers

Thursday, July 21, 2011

With the heat and humidity throughout much of our country this week, the stress levels have risen as high as the temperatures. Following are a few ways that you may find work to keep you calm.......if not cool.

1. Use your head instead of your back. Think things through and make a plan before you start something.

2. Listen to children laugh. (Elizabeth helps me with this whenever I am with her.)

3. Focus on solutions, not problems-------or blame.

4. Give yourself a foot massage. (You can't help but relax)

5. Just for a while, turn off anything that beeps, buzzes, rings, or otherwise interrupts you.

6. Keep a note pad by your bed. If a worry wakes you up during the night, write it down. Then you can go back to sleep knowing you'll remember it when you can do something about it. (You can also record goofy dreams to laugh about the next day)

Hope these help. emoticon

  
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BENDER7 7/22/2011 7:53PM

    Great ideas!

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FLAME42 7/22/2011 10:20AM

    All of these are things I could use everyday, even if it someday gets cooler!

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 7/22/2011 9:49AM

  Great ideas. I love to listen to children laugh!

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LINDAJ0621 7/22/2011 9:44AM

    Nice ideas!
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KAITLYNSNAMMY 7/22/2011 8:13AM

    I like that! You are taking good, positive care of yourself....who else is better qualified!

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NEW-CAZ 7/22/2011 2:54AM

    Great ideas Patti, especially the writing down of things to remember. emoticon

DH thinks I need a phyciatrist when I tell him some of my dreams; EG scallions climbing water logged wallpaper peeling walls emoticon YEAH! He also says I should keep that to myself emoticon emoticon

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INFLATED 7/22/2011 1:15AM

    I play online games after the family goes to bed. I keep a flip notebook handy or scrap paper. While my mind is occupied playing the game, Boggle or Mahjong or bingo, I make my "to do" list for the next day and things come to mind that I need to do which I write down. For me, out of sight is out of mind.

I have some weird dreams, but most I don't want to think about again, lol!

On hot days, I try to do my sit down work, like the bank statement, meal planning, list writing. I throw in a load of laundry every day in the morning before breakfast.

I do practice turning off the cell phone if I need to have solitude. I hope you have a relaxed weekend and a good Friday.



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Tasty, Nutritious Add-Ons

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Get saucy with fruit: Puree berries, apples, peaches, or pears for a thick, sweet sauce on grilled or broiled seafood or poultry, or pancakes, French toast, or waffles.

Top a baked potato with beans and salsa or broccoli and low-fat cheese.

"Grate" complements: Add grated, shredded, or chopped vegetables such as zucchini, spinach, and carrots to lasagna, lean beef meatloaf, mashed potatoes, pasta sauce, and rice dishes.

Stuff a whole grain pita with low-fat ricotta cheese and Granny Smith apple slices. Add a dash of cinnamon.

I went to a fresh produce stand today. The woman who runs it lives about 4 miles from us and she had the most beautiful produce I have seen in a long time. I bought sweet corn, cucumbers, zucchini, and Kohl Rabi. I almost took a picture of them before I started preparing them for supper. It certainly isn't difficult to get all of my vegetable servings this time of year.

  
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BENDER7 7/22/2011 6:13PM

    Lots of great idea for the fresh veggie season!

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MNNICE 7/21/2011 4:18PM

    Some great ideas! Nothing better than fresh, locally grown produce!

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BESTSUSIEYET 7/21/2011 9:59AM

    Good job! Now enjoy!

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FLAME42 7/21/2011 9:12AM

    Those are some great ideas, thanks for sharing. Fresh veggies are so wonderful to add to our meals.
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NEW-CAZ 7/21/2011 3:05AM

    emoticon emoticon for some great ideas

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INFLATED 7/21/2011 12:54AM

    You make it all sound so good, I think you must be a good cook.

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2BFREE2LIVE 7/20/2011 11:56PM

    Sounds yummy, love the ideas. emoticon

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BESTMEPOSSIBLE 7/20/2011 11:12PM

    WTG! great ideas

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MS.ELENI 7/20/2011 11:06PM

    How do you cook Kohl Rabi

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The Girlfriends' Dinner

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A group of 15-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.
Finally, they agreed to meet at the Dairy Queen next to the Ocean View restaurant because they had only $6.00 among them and Jimmy Johnson, the cute boy in Social Studies, lived on that street.

10 years later, the group of 25-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.....Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the beer was cheap, the restaurant offered free snacks, the band was good, there was no cover and there were lots of cute guys.

10 years later, the group of 35-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.....Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the Cosmos were good, it was right near the gym and, if they went late enough, there wouldn't be too many whiny little kids.

10 years later, the group of 45-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.....Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the martinis were big and the waiters had tight pants and nice buns.

10 years later, the group of 55-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.....Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the prices were reasonable, the wine list was good, the restaurant had windows that opened (in case of a hot flash), and the fish is good for cholesterol.

10 years later, the group of 65-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.....Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the lighting was good and the restaurant had an early bird special.

10 years later, the group of 75-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the food was not too spicy and the restaurant was handicapped-accessible.......

10 years later, the group of 85-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because they had never been there before.

  
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    Loved it!

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FLAME42 7/20/2011 7:58AM

    Can't wait to make those decisions when we meet for lunch at 85! Always nice to try a new restaurant, haha!

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NEW-CAZ 7/20/2011 3:35AM

    Patti, great blog!
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POODLEZ 7/19/2011 10:54PM

    Hahaha!! I'm getting there now!! That was GREAT!! emoticon

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Gentle Thoughts For Today

Monday, July 18, 2011

Birds of a feather flock together.........and then poop on your car.

A penny saved is a government oversight.

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement. (Isn't that the truth?!?!)

He who hesitates is probably right.

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL?

If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble!!!

Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words "The" and "IRS" together it spells "Theirs......"

Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know "WHY" I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of Algebra.

You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young. Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Lord, Keep your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth..........AMEN!

  
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FLAME42 7/19/2011 8:13AM

    These are all GREAT, thanks for starting my day with a big smile.

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BENDER7 7/19/2011 7:51AM

    Loved it!

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