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Preventing Frostbite..........

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

With the winter-freeze predicted for our area beginning on Friday, frostbite could be a reality in a very short time. Please be careful. Whether you're snowboarding, building a snowman, or shoveling snow, protect yourself in freezing temperatures:

Remember that children are at higher risk since they can play long and hard, ignoring the cold.

Be especially cautious on wet, windy days when the wind chill factor significantly lowers temperatures.

Stay dry and immediately change wet clothes.

Dress in layers but avoid bundling up too tightly to maintain good circulation.

Come inside regularly to check for frostbite, such as numbed, white skin that feels stiff. Seek medical attention for skin that is blue, white, or blotchy and feels hard or frozen.

Avoid rubbing or massaging frostbitten skin since it is extremely fragile. Remove any wet clothing and treat areas with warm water---unless there is a chance of refreezing. Pad with a soft, dry gauze and seek medical assistance.

If you're outside with a group, periodically pause to check each others' faces and other exposed skin.

  
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BENDER7 1/20/2011 7:20AM

    Good info--I prefer hibernation, but that's not a real option for me, so I will heed your advice.

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FLAME42 1/19/2011 9:14PM

    Sunny332, I really like your idea. Just wish it was possible.
Thank you for the refresher course & reminder, Patti. I am going to be in & out as quickly as possible tomorrow.

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MS.ELENI 1/19/2011 7:49PM

    I don't have to worry about this but great info.Thanks for sharing

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SUNNY332 1/19/2011 7:31PM

    How about - Just don't go out until Spring. emoticon

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JAMER123 1/19/2011 6:23PM

    Thank you for the good and appropiate advice.

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SHARJOPAUL 1/19/2011 2:28PM

    Good information!

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Winter Poem

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's winter in Wisconsin and the gentle breezes blow

Seventy miles an hour

At five below.

Oh, how I love Wisconsin when the snow's up to your butt.

You take a breath of winter

And your nose gets frozen shut.

Yes, the weather here is wonderful

So I guess I'll hang around.

I could never leave Wisconsin cuz I'm frozen to the ground!

  
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BENDER7 1/19/2011 7:21AM

    emoticon So true!

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POSEY440 1/18/2011 2:49PM

    funny sounds like NY too. emoticonimagine this snow we have no snow icon

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THECRAZYMANGO 1/18/2011 2:45PM

    Hahahaha! I LOVE the last line.

Maybe you could add something about the warm hearts is what keeps us alive or something on that line. emoticon

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FLAME42 1/18/2011 2:43PM

    Oh that poem is soooo true. It is a good thing we do get 3 other seasons, however they don't ever last long enough.
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MS.ELENI 1/18/2011 2:16PM

    ROFLMAO Oh I am so sorry but it is funny. I won't tell you I just turned on my AC.
Have a good day emoticon emoticon

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SUNNY332 1/18/2011 2:04PM

    My, my, my - that is a poem we could write about any state in the midwest but especially Wisconsin.

Take care and think spring. Wisconsin has some of the prettiest springs and summers around so that is a gift while the winters are not so much.

Hugs, Sunny

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KATTY1975 1/18/2011 1:29PM

    You forgot to mention that winter lasts 10 out of 12 months of the year! emoticon

I love Wisconsin!!! emoticon

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3016DEBRA 1/18/2011 12:37PM

  BAHAHAHA!!!! You could almost say that for Kansas today! emoticon

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Ways You Can Be Happier And More Productive.........

Monday, January 17, 2011

Look forward, not backward. If you've had a setback or hit an unexpected bump in the road, stay positive and ask yourself what you can do to move ahead. Optimism will also rub off on your family, friends, and colleagues.

Set realistic goals. Acknowledge that you are better at some things than others, and focus on your strengths. When you've completed an important project, give yourself credit and enjoy the satisfaction of crossing it off your list.

Seek help when you need it. Balancing a career with taking care of the household, children, and aging parents is too much responsibility for just one person.

Find practical ways to simplify your life. Buy clothes that don't need to be ironed or dry-cleaned. Do all your errands and shopping on one day. Instead of trying to remember everything, write things down. Keep a single calendar for work and personal commitments.

Start a new project, take up a new hobby, or give yourself permission to do something you've always wanted to try.

  
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BENDER7 1/18/2011 7:18AM

    All good ideas

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BIBLIOMANE1970 1/17/2011 9:13PM

    I need to do all my errands on one day! I find myself running around at least 4x a week.

Sherry

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MS.ELENI 1/17/2011 9:03PM

    Some very good suggestions.Thanks

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FLAME42 1/17/2011 8:58PM

    I think I need to work some on each one, except the last one. Have too many projects that need finishing!

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SUNNY332 1/17/2011 6:14PM

    I need to work on the very last one - finding a new project to keep me busy. I retired last year and it has been an adjustment.

Thanks for another great post.

Sunny

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CHALLENGER15 1/17/2011 5:46PM

    Great blog, Pat44!

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PJSTIME 1/17/2011 5:27PM

    I always have a list going so I don't forget things when I do go to do my errands/shopping.

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SHERYLDS 1/17/2011 5:26PM

    I have to work on staying positive....


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When The Cold Or Flu Hits........

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Breathe easier when the cold or flu hits by doing the following:

1. Drink plenty of fluids to keep your body hydrated and water down the mucus that causes congestion.

2. Avoid smoking and alcohol. Both can irritate nasal passages.

3. Use a humidifier, particularly if your home has forced air heating.

4. Steam your sinuses in a hot shower or drape a towel over your head while breathing in the steam from a bowl of hot (not boiling) water several times a day.

5. Over-the-counter decongestants can relieve congestion, but talk to your doctor before using any OTC products if you take prescription medications, as some can cause drug interactions.

6. If you must fly, use a nasal spray decongestant before taking off to prevent blockage of the sinuses.

Source: American Academy of Otolaryngology

  
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FLAME42 1/17/2011 11:14AM

    All geat ideas that I hope none of us have to use this season.

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BENDER7 1/17/2011 7:02AM

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TUBLADY 1/16/2011 5:53PM

    Great tips.
Might be putting them to use if I don't feel better soon.

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MS.ELENI 1/16/2011 5:45PM

    Good ones

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WEEZYB7881 1/16/2011 5:27PM

    great tips. thanks for sharing.



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SUNNY332 1/16/2011 4:50PM

    Good tips but here's to hoping and praying I don't get sick.

I do take my flu shot every year and this year also got my pneumonia shot too.

Hugs, Sunny

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Seniors.....Don't Mess With Them!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nothing bothers me more or pushes my buttons more, than to see anyone disrespected either verbally or physically. I know that you have probably seen the following story before, but every time I read it, it makes me smile to see the A_ _-holes get what is coming to them!!!

Two businessmen were sitting down for a break in their Soon-to-be new store. As yet, the store wasn't ready, with only a few shelves set up.
One said to the other, "I bet any minute now some Senior is going to walk by, put his face to the window, and ask what we're selling."
No sooner were the words out of his mouth when, sure enough, a curious Senior walked to the window, had a peek, and in a soft voice asked, "What are you selling here?"

One of the men replied sarcastically, "We're selling a _ _-holes."

Without skipping a beat, the old timer said, "Must be doing well.......Only two left."

  
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MRE1956 1/17/2011 11:58AM

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PJSTIME 1/16/2011 10:03AM

    emoticon Good response.

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SHERYLDS 1/16/2011 9:21AM

    good one

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BENDER7 1/16/2011 7:29AM

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MS.ELENI 1/15/2011 11:08PM

    I love it. emoticon

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FLAME42 1/15/2011 8:35PM

    Hadn't seen that one before, as usual you need to keep an eye on seniors. Having been one for awhile really wish I could always be that quick on the up-take.

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GRAMMIE1959 1/15/2011 5:58PM

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PLPEEP 1/15/2011 3:11PM

    Good one, I'm with you seniors need to be respected. I know I am one, just turned 60 last year.

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SUNNY332 1/15/2011 3:03PM

    Oh my goodness, I loved it.

Thanks and hope you are having a good weekend.

Sunny

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CAROLJEAN64 1/15/2011 2:54PM

    How awesome. I love this! Thanks for sharing.

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