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Searching For Clues.......
Tuesday, March 10, 2015      11 comments

Well..........my appointment went as follows yesterday. I had two x-rays taken of my left hip first. This was followed by an interview with an Orthopedic student from the University of Wisconsin. Then I met the Orthopedic Surgeon. After a ve... Read more
Thank You Spark Friends
Monday, March 09, 2015      10 comments

I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of your encouragement, kind words, and prayers in response to yesterday's blog. My appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon is at 1 PM today and I am nervous but also very hopeful that I will have s... Read more
With A Little Help From My Friends
Sunday, March 08, 2015      12 comments

As most of you know, I have been struggling with pain in my left hip for several months now. I went to my Primary Doctor, who thought that it was Bursitis and treated me with exercises and a topical anti-inflammatory cream. Both helped some, b... Read more
Some Of My Favorite Words To Live By
Saturday, March 07, 2015      12 comments

There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right a... Read more
Leafy Greens And Blood Clots
Friday, March 06, 2015      10 comments

Question: I was recently prescribed Warfarin (Coumadin and generic) for the prevention of blood clots. My doctor warned me to remove leafy green vegetables such as lettuce, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli from my diet. Is it really ne... Read more
Must Every Meal Be Balanced?
Thursday, March 05, 2015      9 comments

Question: For several years, I've conscientiously tried to eat a healthy, balanced diet every day. Now I read that for best results, every meal must be balanced. Is that true? Answer: No. Your body has enough reserves of variou... Read more
Best Bits Of Broccoli
Wednesday, March 04, 2015      11 comments

Question: What is the most nutritious part of the broccoli plant? Answer: The florets contain substantially more cancer-fighting phytochemicals and beta-carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) than the stalks, and about the same amoun... Read more
Vegetables vs Fruits
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      12 comments

Question: You recently told a reader who ate lots of fruit to add some veggies, too. My question is the opposite: I eat lots of vegetables but little fruit. Am I missing out nutritionally? Answer: Probably not much, though eating a var... Read more
Are Runny Eggs Risky?
Monday, March 02, 2015      10 comments

I like poached eggs with yolks that aren't fully firm. Am I risking a salmonella infection? Answer from Consumer Reports: Yes, but the risk is quite small. The Food and Drug Administration has estimated that only 1 in 20,000 eggs contai... Read more
Helpful Hints.........
Sunday, March 01, 2015      9 comments

Do not use chemicals to kill ants. Instead, get a spray bottle, fill it with water and salt (25%), shake well, spray.......boom, dead! Remove a splinter easily by applying a paste of baking soda and water, then waiting several minutes f... Read more
Senior Car Window Stickers........
Saturday, February 28, 2015      9 comments

I'm speeding because I have to get there before I forget where I'm going. I don't think about dying..........It's the last thing I want to do. At my age........."Getting Any" means sleep. I'm retired. I was tired yesterday. I'm ... Read more
To Get The Job Done.........
Friday, February 27, 2015      6 comments

If you want to guarantee that the job will get done and get done right, give it to a woman. Bette Midler ... Read more
Some Great Hints.......
Thursday, February 26, 2015      11 comments

Nine foods that get rid of an upset stomach are: Bananas, Ginger, Plain Yogurt, Papaya, Apple Sauce, Oatmeal, White Rice, Chamomile Tea, and Chicken Broth. ... Read more
I Love This........
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      10 comments

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life. ... Read more
Bagpiper
Tuesday, February 24, 2015      10 comments

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Nova Scotia back country. A... Read more

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