Friday, October 31, 2014

Do Tizzy Fits Really Work?

Life can get quite busy sometimes. It throws us curve balls, and recently I have been pulled in many different directions. You can check it out in my post They Are Pulling Me Every Which Way. Things came to a head this week, and well even though I never encourage this. And I didn't practice what I preach. I threw a tizzy fit! But do tizzy fits really work?

Well, sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. If they are part of your everyday life, many people ignore them. It's just common sense. But if a person who deals with problems in a semi rational method on a normal basis throws a tizzy fit people take notice.

So how did I get to the point of just loosing my cool.

1. Doing Other People's Work

For several months I have been making sure that a person in life lets me know ahead of time that they will need my help at a specific time. For most of that time I didn't mind. It made things easier, I wasn't finding out at the last minute that they needed my help. It was easier to make the arrangements I needed in my life. But when I asked an individual to put in writing when they would need my assistance, that individual refused. At this point I decided that I would stop asking ahead of time. The end result was chaos.

2. Change

There have been a few changes in the world for me in the past few months. Some of them are positive, and some well they have been challenging. Throw on the stress of doing other people's work, and well I had a problem.

3. Not Taking Care of Myself

In recent weeks, I have been so busy. I have not been able to take care of myself. I have not eaten right or rested properly. Events just weren't allowing it. I was running every which way, sleeping less than I needed and well living off of fast food. That's not good for me.

So things finally came to a head, and I let everyone know it. The end result for me was that things did change for the positive for me. But I wish that the whole situation could wouldn't have required that tizzy fit because it just wore me out.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Oh, Just Let It Go!

I had another post written for today blasting away at some individuals who have created some frustration in my life. And then I realized, oh, just let it go. Well, I haven't quite let go of the frustration. I am working on it. But I decided that I didn't need to scream it to the world. Sounding off to people who aren't involved in the situation will just create more problems in the end I think. So to all of you hear is a picture of something that my cats find frustrating.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rainy Day Movie List

I seem to be craving a day when I have absolutely nothing to do. Okay, I've been craving more like a week of that time. I posted earlier this week called They Are Pulling Me Every Which Way that talks about how busy I've been recently. So like I said earlier, I've been wanting time off. So I've been dreaming about a rainy day to spend at home. Here is my rainy day movie list.

The first movie on the list is Star Wars. And not the new Star Wars films, I want to watch the original. It's a story that offers hope, and well it lets you dream that life can just be a little different than it is. Even though I know how the story is going to end, I always enjoy watching it. It's the ultimate geek movie. And it brings back happy memories. It's a great movie to watch on a rainy day.

 
 
 
Since I'll have this rainy day movie marathon going. I also want to watch Thelma and Louise. Why do I want to watch Thelma and Louise? Because it's a story about people who took control of things that were out of their control. You know a rebel movie. When you are getting pulled all over the place it's kind of you just kind of enjoying seeing people who threw caution to the wind. And boy did they do that in the movie.
 
 
 
And the last rainy day movie I would choose is Pee Wee's Big Adventure. Yep, it's a stupid movie in so many ways, but it makes me laugh. It always makes me want to go on a quest to find the basement of the Alamo, and I love the story about Large Marge. It's just fun, and it's a great way to relieve stress.
 
 
What movies make your rainy day movie list?
 
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Pumpkin Cider

Yes, everybody has a pumpkin recipe this time of year, and I am no exception. Here is a simple fall pumpkin cider recipe that is great for Halloween parties and Thanksgiving day festivities.


Here's What You Need

1 1/2 cups Apple Cider
2 large teaspoons of 100% pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling, but it needs to be the real deal you can get the canned stuff)
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon clove

What to do

Pour the cider into a mason jar drinking glass. Next add the remaining ingredients. Mix the items, and allow it to set for 10 or 15 minutes. Now you have a fall drink that is full of vitamins a, c and e. And it also contains the much needed calcium. Enjoy your fall drink!


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Things Everyone Should Know About Halloween

Halloween is a fun holiday. And here are some things that everyone should know about Halloween. This one is for all of the trivia buffs out there.

1. Carved Turnips?

Did you know that jack-o-lanterns were not originally carved out of pumpkins. People in England actually began the tradition by carving turnips. Imagine spending an evening carving turnips.



2. Good Luck Spiders?

A lot of people are afraid of spiders. I know someone who will run the other way if they see one. But supposedly if you see a spider on Halloween it means that a loved one's spirit is watching out for you.




Picture courtesy of Kawaii Spider Stickers
 
 
 

 
3. Where did it come from?
 
Apparently, Saint Patrick's Day isn't the only fun filled holiday the Irish provided the world with. They are believed to be the first people to celebrate Halloween. Thanks to the Irish we have another day to party each year. I believe they can come with any reason to throw a party!
 
 
4. Money
 
Over 1.5 billion, yes that is billion with a b, is spent each year on Halloween costumes. That makes it the second biggest money generating holiday in our economy. Good luck to all those who want to do away with the festivities.
 
 
 
5. Anoka
 
Anoka, Minnesota is credited with being the first town in the United States to celebrate Halloween festivities. The reason was simple to put a stop to young people's pranks on Halloween. Imagine finding cows walking down the street because young people had set them loose.
 
 
 
So now all of you trivia buffs are ready to wow everyone at a Halloween party with useless knowledge.
 
 
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

They Are Pulling Me Every Which Way

Have you ever had those times when everybody is demanding something out of you. Those times when you just want to say hey what do you want from me. Those times when you see one of those remain calm and carry on signs and you just want to grab it and tear it up. You know when they are pulling me every which way, and I just can't provide something to everyone. Yep, we've all had those times. I'm going through one right now.




It seems as though between my job, the cats, and well all of the other important people in my life, I just don't have time to do the things that I really enjoy. You know like when is there time for me to make a Zombie Apocalypse pizza? When will I have time to work on that Fall Bucket List of mine? Right now, I have no clue when I will be able to do any of the things I really want to do. But I do know that these really busy times really do make me appreciate the times when I have times to relax. Busy times may be hectic, but I know when things slow down, I will be able to say oh, I survived this. And after a couple of days, I'll be saying to myself I need to find something else to do.

Does anybody have any suggestions on how to handle the day to day craziness of life?


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trick or Treat Safety

Halloween will be here before we all know it. There will be parties. There will be costumes. And of course there will be trick or treating. Here are a few Trick or Treat safety tips for all of you who will be trick or treating this year.

Accompany Your Children

It's common sense in this day and age. If your children are going to be going to the homes of strangers, you should accompany them. While most people would never dream of doing anything to hurt another individual. Occasionally there is an individual who would cause your child harm.

 

 
Encourage Good Pedestrian Skills
 
Your children will be excited to be trick or treating. But not all the drivers will be using caution. Make sure to encourage children to stop and look before they cross the street. And of course they need to use the sidewalks when they can.
 
 
 

Use Reflectors
 
If you are going to be out after dark trick or treating, use those reflector strips on costumes or pick up so glow sticks so that they can be seen by drivers.
 
 
 
Check the Treats
 
While the razor in an apple is an urban myth, it is best to look through the treats that your children receive. It's best to know exactly what your children will be gorging on the next few days.
 
 

 Wear Costumes That Fit
 
Yes, this will prevent you from tripping when you walk. If masks fit properly you will also be able to see and once again avoid tripping.
 
While most of these tips are common sense, don't throw caution to the wind. Follow them so that you and your children have a fun time trick or treating.
 
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Serial Killer in Indiana

When I read the news today, I saw a headline that stated there was a serial killer in NW Indiana. This immediately caught my attention. I live in NE Indiana, so that story is close to home. What is going on? This isn't supposed to happen anywhere near where I live. But apparently seven women who are from the Gary, Indiana area have been murdered. And there may be more.

The man who is in custody and being held as a person of interest possibly a suspect by the time I write this is supposedly being cooperative with the police. He is providing information to lead them to victims. As I was reading the story, I found myself wanting to know more about the individual that was providing the information. But then after a couple of minutes I thought to myself that's kind of messed up thinking. Shouldn't I be thinking of the victims? I mean they are the ones who are really important in this story.

I read the names of two of the women who have been identified, and I thought about them. I thought about how difficult this must be for them. I thought about how frightened these women must have been at the time of their death. I thought about how much family members and friends of the individuals will miss them. And I thought about what might these women have offered the world had they not been murdered.

So to the friends and family members of Afrikka Hardy, Anith Jones and the five other women who are yet to be identified, you are in the thoughts and prayers of me and hopefully my faithful followers.










Sunday, October 19, 2014

What Would Marie Antoinette Wear?

Marie Antoinette was the Queen of fashion in her day and age. She loved clothes, and well she set wild trends. But if she was alive today what would Marie Antoinette wear? What would her personal style be today. Here are a few of the items I believe that Marie Antoinette would add to her modern wardrobe.

She would definitely have a pair of Dolce & Gabbana shoes like these. I mean don't they just scream her name?



I'm not sure who the designer is, but yes once again it would be part of Marie's wardrobe.

 
 
A coat fit for the queen of fashion Lauren Shanley
 
 
 
 
Yep, she'd love Dark Fusion Boutique's clothes
 



 
 

And of course a duct tape dress. Not sure who designed it, but Marie would love it.
 





So let me know what you think Marie Antoinette would wear if she was alive today.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Green Tea Facial Mask

We all know that green tea is super for your body. It's full of antioxidants. But we all have to keep in mind that our skin is the largest organ of our bodies, and yes, green tea is good for it too. It prevents damage from the sun, decreases redness in the skin, and reduces wrinkles. So here is an easy homemade green tea facial mask with stuff that is already in your kitchen.

Here's what you need.

Organic <b>Green</b> <b>Tea</b> <b>Bag</b> ( Organic <b>Green</b> <b>Tea</b> <b>Bag</b>)

Two green tea bags. Use organic if you can. Remember you don't want the extra chemicals on your skin.

1 Tablespoon of sugar. Sugar is going to act as your exfoliant.


The 7 Harms of Sugar

1 Tablespoon of lemon juice. Freshly squeezed is definitely the best. Lemons are packed full of vitamin c which help fight the aging process.




Here is what you need to do.

Steep your tea bag for a few minutes. You'll want to end up with a just about an 1/8 of a cup of tea from the bags. Now mix the three items together. And apply the mixture to your face while it is hot. Then leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. And rinse off with warm water.

After using this your skin will feel fresh and clean.

Music to blog by Rebirth by Vancouver Sleep Clinic

 
 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Be Yourself

It's only when we spend time with people that we have known for long periods of time that we realize that Oscar Wilde was right you do need to be yourself; everybody else is already taken. Thank God for all the people who stick around through the good times, the bad times, and the times we just don't tell others about.
 
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Five Things I Learned Watching The Big Bang Theory

Remember how they used to tell us that television would rot our brains. Remember how adults used to tell us we would never learn anything just sitting and watching television. Well here are five things I learned from watching The Big Bang Theory.

When Sheldon and Amy broke up, and Sheldon decided to bring home a bunch of cats. I learned that a group of cats is called a clowder. It seems as though crazy cat people have always been around, and well there is a word for the group of cats.

clowder

The next thing I learned is that vexillology is the study of flags. Who knew that people actually study that stuff? But then again Sheldon and Amy are probably the only people who would put together a 52 week long show on youtube about flags. Well, may they aren’t I really haven’t checked that one out.


Physica is actually the originally form of the word physics used in Ancient Greece. I needed to know this just as much as Penny did, but for some weird reason it’s stuck in my head.  



I learned that a graphene sheet is a very thin sheet of carbon. Like it’s so thin it’s one atom thick. I never heard of a graphene sheet before The Big Bang Theory.



I never had any idea that loop quantum gravity was a theory that tried to merge quantum mechanics and standard general relativity. Remember it was part of the reason that Leslie ended her relationship with Leonard. Who knew how important it is?


So the next time someone tells you that television is bad for you just point them toward this post, and they'll learn that prime time television can be just as educational as PBS.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Red Flag

Sometimes you are talking to a person, and all of the sudden they say something and you literally see a red flag. You know everything in you starts screaming watch out trouble is ahead. I had one of those incidents today.



I was speaking to someone today, and that person stated, you can’t trust those two, but you can trust me. Now, I have known the three individuals for a few months. They aren’t people I’ve known forever, but it’s long enough to know a little bit about their behavior. And when the individual made that statement, I immediately stopped what I was doing because I saw that red flag. I immediately thought oh, no, she did not just say that. This is so high school, and I am so out of high school. But she did. It was my choice how to handle the statement. This could lead to a confrontation or it could go smoothly. I could say something or just choose to ignore her. I decided to simply say that hasn’t been my experience. And the individual went on to another topic.


It felt to me that the individual who made that red flag statement was just trying to stir up trouble. And I knew from the past, that someone who talks bad about other individuals will not just talk bad about one person, they will talk bad about me. I felt as though she wanted me to say something bad about those individuals so that she could go and tell others what I said. I also know that I don’t like talking bad about other people. It never makes me feel good about myself. So I feel pretty good, that for once in my life, I finally paid attention when I saw that red flag. I have finally learned that a conversation takes two people. And I finally figured out that I just shouldn’t participate in that conversation because it’s leading nowhere positive.

Music to blog by Tough Love by Jessie Ware

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Does Art Reflect Life

It’s an age old debate does art reflect life or does life reflect art? Nobody really knows the answer to that question. But listen to the songs that are currently being played on the radio in Liberia, and let me know what you think the answer is.





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Monday, October 13, 2014

Five DIY Inexpensive Halloween Costumes

Yes, it is time for trick or treating, parties, and of course costumes. Here are five DIY inexpensive Halloween costumes that I think are absolutely fabulous.


DIY XRay Costume


I found this on Written Reality. It is so cute. And it seems pretty simple, a box, some knobs, spray paint, and well a cardboard skeleton. Go to site to check out the tutorial.

DIY Lego Costume


When I saw this picture of a Lego costume on Baby Rabies, I thought this is beyond cute. And well once again the costume is inexpensive and fairly easy. She gives the original credit to Country Living. Her step by step instructions are great.

DIY Rosie the Riveter Costume


Yes, we all love Rosie. She’s a symbol of so many things. And a costume is super easy. An old blue work shirt with the sleeves rolled up. And then you add a red bandana in your hair, and that’s pretty much all you have to do. It’s super simple.

DIY Chia Pet



You can’t leave your pet out of the celebrations. So with a little felt and some plastic aquarium plants you pet can become a chia pet. You can get the instructions over at Shrimp Salad Circus.

DIY Shaggy and Velma Costume


This one is for those couples out there. And many of the items you probably have around the house already. The ladies will need some knee high socks a skirt, an orange turtleneck. And the guys will need a pair of brown pants and a green t-shirt and shaggy hair. It’s a simple costume that doesn’t hit the wallet too hard.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Healthy Avocado Snack

Who doesn't love avocado's? They are packed full of vitamins k, c and e. They are high in fiber as well as being heart healthy. And the great thing is they just taste great. So here is a healthy avocado snack for those who want to add something yummy to their diet.

Healthy Avocado Snack


Here's what you need.

1 avocado
a dash of salt
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp sunflower seeds
1 rice cake

Here's what you do.

Cut open you avocado and mash it up with a fork. Add your salt and lemon juice. And mix all three items up.

Next spread the mixture on top of the rice cake.

Then sprinkle the sunflower seeds on top of the avocado.

Then start snacking.


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Friday, October 10, 2014

Adry Music Review

Have you ever listened to a song, and thought oh, this is a nice song, it has a nice melody. It is a nice love song. Then as you listen to the lyrics you realize that the artist isn’t singing about a real person. That’s exactly what happened when I listened to the new song by the musician Adry.

His new release is called Place. And the song has a little bit of a Beatlesque quality to it. Now, I realize that’s a broad category, but has a pretty melody. It begins with an acoustic guitar, and then it uses strings to accent the melody in parts of the song. I think that’s what I mean by that. Adry has a unique voice. And there is a trace of an accent in his singing. That’s not something you hear all the time. I really liked the simplicity of the video too. He could have used a lot of different styles for this video, but he stuck with something simple. I mean a song about an imaginary girlfriend in the end is all about what is going on the individuals head. So the head shot throughout the video, and the lyrics in the background is kind of cool.

Place is the second song from Adry’s upcoming release of the album Notes. Prior to this Adry has released two other albums. The first album was Rule of Sadness, and the second album was Blue Lights. And he is not only creating the music, and dreaming about being a musician. He is doing the work that goes along with becoming a success. And that is steadily putting out music, and pushing himself to become a better musician. And I like that. Hopefully, he will have success with his music.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

That Phone Call

It all started with that phone call on a Sunday afternoon. I was talking to my dad, and he was complaining that he had some trouble breathing when he walked very far. I could tell he was concerned. He said he was going to go to the doctor about it. The next day my mom called and my father was at the emergency room. Something was wrong with his lungs. She didn’t know for sure what it was, but something was wrong. More tests were run, and mom reported that there was dust in dad’s lungs that was crystalizing. I didn’t know that was possible, what was going on? We soon found out that he had Interstitial Lung Disease.

Interstitial Lung Disease covers many lung diseases, but they all involve decreased lung function, and the ability for the body to get oxygen to the bloodstream. And there is always scarring in the lungs. How on earth did dad’s lungs get scarred? Well we aren’t absolutely sure. But since he was a non-smoker, it is probable that it was asbestos. When I heard this, I was like isn’t that stuff outlawed? Nobody uses it anymore. Or do they?

I was surprised when I went to the EPA site to find that is not true. While there are some bans on asbestos use, it is not banned in other products. And I was even more surprised how common some of the products asbestos is used in. The products asbestos is used in include roofing materials, piping, and brakes for cars. I was surprised that so many products that were used to build homes and office spaces could still contain asbestos.

When I did a little more research I was even more surprised to find out that over 10,000 individuals a year in the United States die from asbestos related illnesses. Was my dad now part of this statistic? It seems as though he is. Everything seems to indicate that while not as much asbestos dust is being released into the air as it was in the past. It still is being released when older homes are remodeled and surprisingly when we step on our car brakes.


Companies have reduced what they use in products, but asbestos is still used. But should it be? Well I’d be willing to bet the 10,000 individuals who died from asbestos related illnesses each year would say no. And since my dad was one of those individuals who had a lung disease that is related to asbestos exposure I say no it shouldn’t be used. Are you going to wait until someone you know is diagnosed with an asbestos related illness in order to decide that it should banned? 

For more information about asbestos and what products contain it Visit the Mesothelioma Asbestos Products page.
And for more facts and statistics about asbestos visit the Mesothelioma Fact and Stats page.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

I was really fortunate to win a rafflecopter contest to be a co-host for Wordless Wednesday during the month of October this year. October is a great month for checking out loads of blogs along with their creative projects relating to that great October party called Halloween. So be sure to link up your posts, and don't forget to follow the instructions to enter to become a co-host for November. Faithful followers let the Wordless Wednesday Party begin!

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