Category Archives: Health

No More Boring Uniforms in The Medical Field

My sister-in-law, Linda, is enjoying her new job in a near by and very busy pediatric doctor’s practice, that she went back to school and worked so hard to achieve. She is such an upbeat and happy person, who has the perfect personality to be working with kids day in and day out, along with the other people working in this large and still ever growing kid friendly medical practice.

One thing that she was concerned about was the issue of having to wear a uniform to work each day.  Linda is a total fashion and accessories freak and has more clothes then one woman would ever need in her life time and would be miserable having to wear only uniforms at work. So she was happy to find that the other woman working there have turned her onto a great website that offers a a nice variety of scrub clothing that they have been ordering from lately and are thrilled with the quality of their products as well as their prices. Since Linda is so busy with her new full time job and still has the kids and my brother to deal with, shopping online is very appealing to her.

I’m so happy that she has found a great new career with some nice people and I wish her all the luck in the world. I also look forward to hearing some funny and entertaining stories that I’m sure she will come up with in time about the people and the place that she is now spending so much of her time with.

Just Gotta Love My Shoes…..

OK, summer is right around the corner and I’m more than ready to start getting ready for the outdoor activities that I’ve been neglecting due to the nasty weather that this winter has brought us. I’m looking online at getting some new Sneakers or possibly a pair of quality Running Shoes and start running and exercising. I’m not getting any younger and I really need to step up to the plate and start taking my health a bit more seriously. The big “Five O” is fast approaching and it’s up to me to keep myself in the best shape possible.

I have a bike that I have been meaning to take down and out of the garage, but haven’t managed yet in the last 2 years, sigh……I even had a brand new pair of Bike Shoes  and Running Shoes that were bought and given to me as a Christmas present a few years back and they are still in the box in my closet. I love Shoes and have a closet full at my disposal and I’m always on the look out for new ones to adorn my feet with! I’ve always loved shoes, used to drive me mother crazy. When I was married I used to get all kinds of crap from my husband about my love affair with shoes.

Anyway online shoe shopping is a great way to find some wonderful variety of shoes. If they don’t fit or look right I just return them and move on.  Shopwiki  is a great site to use in order to find all types of products, I use them quite a lot. Online shopping is the only way to go for me these days and is becoming more popular each and every day all around the world, amazing isn’t it?

Black Ice

Today on the way home I was coming around a corner at 35 mph and hit a patch of Black Ice. I ended up with the rear end off the side of the road for just a bit before I managed to get it back under control right before the SUV, that was coming at me, hit me head on. The look on the guys face as we went by each other will stick in my mind for a very long time!

danger, danger

SUV on black ice

Organic Apricot Kernels Loaded With B17

We are finding out that most of our diets are not allowing our bodies to receive all the vitamins and minerals that we so desperately need in order to maintain a healthy life. B17 is just one of the many nutrients our body needs and we now know that one of the best way to get that B17 is to eat organic apricot kernels. You can eat them like alone, but they are on the bitter side. You can also prepare and eat them dipped in honey;  ground and sprinkled on a sandwich or salad; in a blended drink; inside a dried apricot; or add them to your favorite trail mix.

Since I have a sweet tooth and don’t enjoy most things that taste bitter, I have tried them dipped in honey and I can’t tell you how yummy they are prepared that way. I am trying so hard to eat healthier. I want to be around when my daughter graduates, gets married and makes me a grandmother. Most of my friends are all ready grandparents and they are always talking how great it is, I want to find out for myself and if I don’t start eating right, exercising and taking care of myself all the way around, I just might not be around to see for myself.

bitter raw apricot kernels

Apricot Power

Pneumatic Swing Clamps, Arms & Blocks

Since we had a near miss on Christmas, with my 1 1/2 year old niece almost falling down the stairs that go to the basement, I am insisting on having an pneumatic door closer put on the door heading into the laundry room. If Uncle Bill had not seen her out of the corner of his eye and grabbed her, she easily would have tumbled down the 12 hard concrete stairs and possibly broken her neck.

I spent some time today online looking for these clamps, arms, blocks, brackets and found what I think will do the trick in less than 10 minutes and clicked the Submit Order button. You just gotta love the Internet. So much easier than going into town.

As soon as the order hits the front porch I will have them installed just as fast as I can get my screw gun and drill out of the tool box in the garage.