Sunday, July 26, 2009

Did You Know How to Open a New Tab?

Did you know how to open a new tab?

Again, this is another one of those easy things that my daughter just taught me! When I am on the computer I always want to open several tabs. So I usually go to my bookmarks and choose a site to open in a new tab. My daughter said all I have to do is go to "file" and choose the "open new tab" option! Wow! That was easy!

Did You Know About the Speech Pill?

Did you know about the speech pill?

I believe now there probably is a pill for everything. I found this "speech pill" designed for those who suffer from anxiety over public speaking. I guess this is a big deal for those required to give speeches as part of their job. The pill looks like is contains supplements that help with stress and help to relax the body and mind. I am not sure I would take it, but I did find their tips on giving specific speeches to be helpful.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Did You Know I Can't Even Get on My Own Blog?

Did you know I can't even get on my own blog?

Since my internet is down again/still, I am at my mom's using her computer. I have some blogging to catch up on. But on my madameblogalot page, I have forgotten the password. So I can't even log in to it! I may have to end up changing my name if I don't get in anytime soon!!

Did You Know Where to get Cattle Supplies?

Did you know where to get cattle supplies?

Being from Texas, folks in other parts of the country think everyone here owns a cow!Not so! But I know people who do!

Like the ranch we stayed at last weekend. He had over a hundred acres with plenty of cows! We drove the golf cart through the pasture, right through the herd! We saw some babies too. We were surprised to see that cows had horns! We thought only bulls did. But these were cows. And they had horns!

Who knows, if we ever get a dream place with a few acres, we may get a cow or two, to get our ag exemption of course. Then I would need to know where to get cattle supplies! I had no idea you could order them online! Always good to know when you live out in the middle of no where!

Did You Know How to Find Inklings?

Did you know how to find Inklings?

Hey Inklings, Elizabeth Grace, can you get a hold of me? I have some things to send you. I found your my space page but I am not a member so could not message you there (I guess I could join, but I sure don't want to!) also, thanks to comcast, my internet has been out all week. If you can, email me and I will get back w/ you sometime. Or call me like you did before. I know you want me to get this stuff in the mail to you.

And if anyone else knows how to get hold of inklings, if you can pass the message on for me, that would be great!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Did You Know About Our Weekend Getaway?

Did you know about our weekend getaway?

My husband and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary last weekend. We were blessed to get away for the weekend. We took a motorcycle trip about two hours away to the middle of nowhere! We found a bed and breakfast which rents cabins out in New Baden, TX. What peace, quiet and solitude awaited us! A cute cabin just right for the two of us (there is a larger one that would work w/ older children.) A swimming pool, ponds, cows, stars, and no TV, telephone or internet! Just the two of us and rest and relaxation! I will post some photos soon. Some of our favorite things were the pond, the quiet, the stars at night and no interruptions! We were able to reconnect and spend some relaxing time together, just the two of us!

Did You Know About Mesothelioma?

Did you know about mesothelioma

I learned that this form of cancer is classified as "a rare form of cancer" and "is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the sac lining the chest (the pleura), the lining of the abdominal cavity (the peritoneum) or the lining around the heart (the pericardium)." (cited from Mesothelioma, It is contracted by breathing asbestos in a work or home environment. It can be contracted by breathing asbestos for as little as two or three months. Mesothelioma has a long latency period. People exposed to asbestos in the 1940s-70s are now being diagnosed with this cancer. Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment are key in battling this cancer. There is lots of research going on in this area of cancer study.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Did You Know Epsom Salt is for Sprains?

Did you know epsom salt is for sprains?

I learned this week that soaking in epsom salt is good for minor sprains and bruises. I did not know that. But my daughter turned her ankle again last week. I wish I'd have known earlier, but thankfully her coach told me about this. When I bought it, the box says it is good for sprains and bruises. It is apparently the magnesium that works to reduce the swelling. You can soak the injury three times a day, thirty minutes at a time.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Did You Know About Jason's Deli Menu Changes?

Did you know about Jason's Deli menu changes?

I don't like to eat out very often. But my mom wanted to take me and all her grandkids out to lunch yesterday. We ended up at Jason's Deli. They have a veggie wrap that I like and I can get it with fruit. As we looked over the menu yesterday I noticed several changes. They have organic wheat tortillas, blue corn chips and a new kids' menu. As we waited for our order I noticed a sign on the table talking about the kids' menu. All meals are less than $4 and none contain any trans fat, high fructose corn syrup or nitrites! I was really impressed. A quote from the owner said that if he was not comfortable having his grandkids eat it, then it's not on the menu! That means we can all be more comfortable taking our kids out for a healthy meal at Jason's Deli.