Category Archives: Health

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.

Comfort Shoes For Women As Well As Men

Since my sister has been told not to drive until her doctor gives her the go ahead to start driving again, I have been helping her with getting back and forth to various doctor appointments and some of the meetings that she attends each month with various civic organizations that she has gotten involved with. It has given us the opportunity to do some sisterly bonding which has been good for the both of us and I am glad to help her in any way that I can. Both of sisters are always doing things for me and I rarely get the opportunity to return the favors, so this is a great way for me to feel better about everything.

Last night I took her to the community center for her monthly Ruritan meeting. This was a big meeting with a good amount of “big-wigs” in attendance so she got herself all “dolled” up for this one. She wore her new tie dye dress that she bought a few months ago and hasn’t had the chance to wear. I was happy to lend her the perfect belt to wear with it to make it look just a bit more fancy with the promise of returning it as soon as possible. This is my favorite belt and I’d hate to lose it.

I just wish that I could have convinced her to wear a different pair of shoes. The ones she wore looked like the shoes that our mother and Aunt Ginny have been wearing since they stopped working and didn’t have to wear high heels anymore. I understand that comfort shoes for women are important and all and I know that they have a great variety of comfortable shoes for men and women that don’t look like “old people” shoes. In fact today I sent my sister the link to several “comfortable shoe” sites that I have found that I want her to seriously take a look at and hopefully order from in the future.