Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day

 Memorial Day, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the Civil War in 1868, the the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.

By the 20th century competing Union & Confederate memorial holidays had merged and Memorial Day was extended to honor all Americans who had died while in military service.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Just Not Right Thursday

Yeah, I think we are looking at a problem here....

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Get Rid of a Headache Without Pills

Have a headache that won't go away?  Don't like eating OTC pills?  You might want to try this.
Yup, a cup of coffee.  I'm told it even works on some migraines.  The caffeine dilates the blood vessel and eases the headache.

I have had several days running of sinus pressure headaches due to the weather.  I also don't like taking too many OTC pain relievers as they are not good for your kidneys.  Today, even that did not help.  So I brewed up an extra strong pot of coffee and made my elixir.

You see I don't like coffee so I take a large cup, dump in a package of instant hot chocolate, add coffee and sip it down.  Today required a second cup.  It works.  For sinus pressure I also will soak a washcloth with extremely hot water, squeeze it out and lay over my eyes and nose.  Ahhhh, that feels so much better now.

If you can't drink caffeinated coffee or have chocolate for whatever reasons you probably need to pass this by and if you have any questions, please check with your physician first.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Update on 4 Seasons Cross Stitch

Autumn is coming along slowly as there's a lot of other stuff to be done right now, in between rainstorms that is.  We need the rain to help fill the lake again as that's where the town's drinking water comes from, but a day or two between storms would be nice as the yard is squishy...and it's caliche, meaning rock!  I can hardly use the wheelbarrow as it gets stuck.

Anyway, here's a photo update on Autumn.
I love the colors of the berries.  I'm not sure what kind sets fruit in fall but they look like blackberries.

Speaking of blackberries, I finally received my plant order after 2 months, which included 2 thornless blackberry bushes!  At 3" tall it will be a while before I see berries but these are supposed to produce 2-3 times a year.  At the very least I won't have to deal with thorns.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Just Not Right Thursday

Well, this 1950 ad could explain all those cavities!
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