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Had a Peaceful Birthday Filled w/Loving Memories

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Thanks to all for the goodies and birthday wishes. Yesterday was a peaceful birthday and I did manage to do several things despite fighting this awful cold. Unfortunately, I did a long walk and managed to get more tired than I should have. Thanks to all for the tips on my blog about how you fight a cold.

There's been a night bird singing his heart out for about a week now. He's several houses away, so not very loud, but so beautiful to hear. And he's at it all night long. Sing, sing, sing. I wonder if he has emotions to go along with it. Or if it feels good to sing. I researched night birds and it said this is a mockingbird bachelor. There's something about hearing him at night that makes me smile and go to bed with a song in my heart. And, if I awaken during the night to get water or whatever, he's still at it!

I'm done with the detox caffeine headaches, so now it's just a matter of staying away from coffee. Hooray hooray. I plan to conquer it this year.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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LIVINGFREE19 2/16/2012 9:49AM

    So sorry I missed your birthday, although I am glad you enjoyed the day!
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BRIGHTPENNY 2/14/2012 8:41PM

    What a beautiful description of the mocking bird song! thank you for that, we lived out in Alberta, CAN many years ago now, but your description brought back the memories of the beauty of the song! emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/10/2012 11:26AM

    I'm glad you had a peaceful birthday. I hope your cold is better now.
Hugs,
Kay

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DDHEART 2/9/2012 5:19PM

    Ooops! I missed your birthday...well, always a day late and a dollar short, Happy Birthday yesterday, today and a lot of tomorrows!

I love your comment on the night bird singing. Such a contrast with our climates. If any of our birds were to stay up all night singing, they would be sicker than you with sore throat etc! LOL If your night bird is a bachelor mockingbird I guess he's trying to change his marital status with all that singing...hope for your sake he doesn't find a mate too soon, it sounds so lovely.

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ALASKASKY 2/9/2012 1:12PM

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MZZCHIEF 2/9/2012 12:13PM

    Glad to hear you had a good birthday.

Have you tried ginger tea for your cold?

The recipe is :
Wash and put a few slices of fresh ginger root into a blender along with the rind of a washed organic lemon.
Then heat the mix on the range... once boiling , let steep until its at a drinkable temp and strain.
Add honey to taste, also a the juice of lemon.

Its amazing how helpful this is.
Be well...

: )
Mzzchief

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KANSASROSE67 2/9/2012 11:47AM

    Glad you had a peaceful birthday. I've never heard a mockingbird...I love your ideas about what he's thinking!

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NATPLUMMER 2/9/2012 11:02AM

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Need Your Best Tip On Effective Ways You Fight A Cold

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

I rarely get sick, but I am fighting a cold that threatens to become a humdinger. Seeking some advice on effective ways you cut this process short.

Thanks in advance!

  
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MEADSBAY 2/9/2012 9:12AM

    Definitely rest and lots of hot tea!
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BRIGHTPENNY 2/8/2012 7:47PM

    Hot tea and lots of it, any type with honey and lemon (helps alkaliize your body) emoticon

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HAPPYWALKER 2/8/2012 7:02PM

    This knocks a cold out of me fast: Every a.m. until the cold is completely gone, take 50 mg Zinc (boosts your immune system) and 1000 mg time-released vitamin C...plus LOTS of water and green tea w/honey. emoticon

If I have a sore throat, I gargle with salt water and drink 16 oz. hot water w/2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice.

Plus plenty of sleep. emoticon

Hope it does the trick.



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MORERED 2/8/2012 5:03PM

    I caught a cold in December before the holidays when I couldn't afford to be sick. Here's what I did and within a week it was totally gone:
-stayed home from work first 2 days and really rested
-got a good nights sleep every night (again your body needs rest to fight the cold)
-drank more liquids than I've ever drank in my life (anything hot or cold and non-caffeine....herbal teas, fresh squeezed orange and grapefruit juice, water)
-borrowed my neighbor's humidifier...the kind that exudes cool mist...put 5-6 drops of 100% eucalytus oil in the water...and ran it all night while I was sleeping...amazing way to keep the mucous moist and flowing.
-postponed exercise (even yoga) until I was all better. no sense in taxing my body while it was trying to fight the cold

Feel better!!

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RYDERB 2/8/2012 10:14AM

    No!!! You can't be sick on your birthday! emoticon My secret won't work for you, emoticon I drink Matcha Green Tea. One cup has more antioxidants than 10 cups of regular green tea, but you're caffeine free.
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NATPLUMMER 2/8/2012 9:57AM

    Give yourself a rest day from exercise. Intense exercise can lower your immune system.

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Trying to Be Prepared to Not Be Bummed Tomorrow

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

I was born on my grandmother's birthday, Feb. 8, and I miss all my dear relatives who've recently died. My cousin used to call me and sing the happy b'day song on my answering machine. Wish I'd kept those recordings. Although most of the daily sadness has waned, the holidays are hard, especially my b'day with so much shared family history.

I'm preparing myself to have a good day. Happy thoughts with lots of gratitude that I've had such wonderful people in my life.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/10/2012 11:25AM

    Once again, I'm late reading your blogs....I hope you had a great birthday in spite of the sadness surrounding it.
Hugs,
Kay

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IAM_HIS2 2/9/2012 7:54AM

    Jesse, I hope your Birthday was better than you thought. emoticon emoticon

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GOHUSKERS2 2/7/2012 9:18PM

    Thank you dear lady for commenting on my blog. I see you have some hard days to get through and I hope you can do that with the joy of all that they brought to your life.

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RYDERB 2/7/2012 5:41PM

    I hope the happy memories of times you shared are enough to keep the sadness away.
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KANSASROSE67 2/7/2012 12:36PM

    I am amazed...February 8th is my birthday too. And my mom died on my birthday...ten years ago tomorrow. It was such a shock and I still miss her so much. I totally get how it feels to have your birthday all tied up with sadness, but you are right to focus on thankfulness for having such wonderful people in your life. Thank you, and

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MEADSBAY 2/7/2012 11:47AM

    I always tell myself how very lucky I was to have had certain people in my life, esp. after they are gone.
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BAILEYS7OF9 2/7/2012 11:34AM

    spend the day remembering the joy they brought you and pay it forward! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 2/7/2012 11:01AM

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SOPKAMANJU 2/7/2012 10:59AM

    my sister died last year and it is still hard to believe. I hope you do well on your birthday emoticon

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Have Never Cared About the Super Bowl

Sunday, February 05, 2012

I go along with society's stuff as much as I can - holidays somewhat, super bowl, etc. And never rain on anyone else's parade. To me, Super Bowl Sunday means driving freeways without traffic and going anywhere without crowds.

Wishing all a fun day.

(Day 3 of no caffeine and headache starting to wane. Hooray hooray!)

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/6/2012 5:53PM

    I'm with you on this one....my husband and I joked that it would be a great time to go to Costco....less crowds there then.

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MEADSBAY 2/5/2012 4:27PM

    Since I've been retired I've had more time to learn about and follow sports.
Football is my least favorite but some friends throw a nice Super Bowl party every tear so I'm into it!
DH made an apple tart to bring and I just made a delicious Guacamole Salad (Barefoot Contessa).
Go Patriots!

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SHOOTIN4STARS 2/5/2012 10:12AM

    I couldn't agree more! . . . And I'm blessed, I have a husband that feels the same way.

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RYDERB 2/5/2012 10:03AM

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JMMACKIE 2/5/2012 10:00AM

    I'm with you. And a chance to maybe attend a party with my friends and chat with my girlfriends while their husbands watch TV in the next room. :-)

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NATPLUMMER 2/5/2012 9:59AM

    I'm with you. Not a football fan :-)
Yay for headache starting to wane!!

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Here I Go Again - Day 2 No Caffeine

Saturday, February 04, 2012

I really want to get off caffeine and am not going to think of how many times I've tried to do this before. Struggling with the detox headache, I plan to make this the final time culminating in success. I really drink very little coffee, and no other caffeinated drinks, but even a little bit makes me feel yucky. ByeBye, Caffeine! Good riddance.

  
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RYDERB 2/5/2012 12:49AM

    Good luck! You are definitely stronger than I am. First the sugar, and now caffeine. WOW! emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 2/4/2012 4:55PM

    I hope you have less struggles now as you are getting off it. I personally am a tea drinker on occasion.
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MEADSBAY 2/4/2012 3:40PM

    Are you weaning off?
2 cups down to 1?
One cup down to half-decaf?

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CATLADY52 2/4/2012 2:56PM

    emoticon A few more days and you'll be through it.

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NATPLUMMER 2/4/2012 2:15PM

    YAY!

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CATH14967 2/4/2012 11:23AM

  Hope Day 2 is going well. I'm right behind you. emoticon

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