Saturday, September 25, 2010

It was an accident

The nights are getting cooler and the deer are out.  I know this very well.  But an accident happened and it was totally unavoidable.  I saw the mother on one side of the road when my headlights hit her.  I slowed down just as her little baby came across the road right in front of me. I've learned not to swerve so to not lose control of the vehicle. I didn't want to hit either of them, but it was too late. I hit the baby deer. I was slowing down, but I wasn't slowed down enough.  I heard the impact. Visions of a little baby deer on the road hit by me were on my mind. I immediately prayed to God to take the baby deer to deer heaven, please don't let it suffer. The mother deer was looking on and probably went to her baby after I drove on not looking back but praying all the way to work.  I couldn't stop and get out. I couldn't. What could I do if I did? I've hit deer in the past, but not killed them and not a baby deer.  Deer jump out into the road in a second, and if it's the wrong moment,  an unavoidable collision is going to occur, sorry to say.  I'm not feeling good about this even while I'm typing this. And everyone I've spoken to has said it wasn't my fault and there was nothing I could do.  Doesn't make me feel any better.  The little deer was either crippled, or killed. It's a life ruined by me in my big metal machine. I hope this doesn't happen again for a very long time. I took a different route home.
The photo here show two beautiful deer-they're larger than the one I sent to deer heaven.
Young deer I hope never meet an automobile on the road
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Monday, September 6, 2010

No bed bugs please

The bed bug situation I've been reading in the news is getting out of hand. There's a dog, named Lola, that can sniff out bed bugs in Britain to let you if there are bed bugs around and one named Snoopy in New York City. I don't have a trained bed bug sniffer,  so I'm just gonna just keep the bed bugs away, period. Wanna know what you can use without having to sleep in a sleeping bag if you're gonna be traveling? Spritz your bedding with essential oils.  But for at home, I give a spring cleaning to include essential oil. I strip my mattress of all linen and spritz my entire mattress, including the seams, the sides, the buttons, everything, even pillowcases, and take it from the room to be laundered in hot water. If the pillows can be laundered, I do so. If not, spritz the entire pillows real well with essential oils, too. If you have help some strong muscular help, move the entire bed away from the wall, vacuum the floor and the slats and the bed frame and the entire bedroom real good, making sure to get around the dark areas all around the base board and legs of your bed. This might be a good time to clear the clutter and get some good disinfectant on the baseboard as well.  If you have a foundation mattress, spritz it with essential oils and the underside of your top mattress as well, if you can.  You want to make those bed bugs unwanted everywhere and give them no place to hide or be comfortable.  Essential oils will do the job.  Then every time you change sheets or every other night, spritz around the bed or on your sheets and go to sleep enjoying an aroma of the essential oils of your choice, and smile knowing bed bugs can't tolerate essential oils.  Don't forget to wash your sheets, pillowcases, shams, and bed shirting in hot water before placing back on your 'bed bug zone-free bed. Make your entire bedroom a place that bed bugs will run from.  Check out my website to see the newest entry of the essential oils I use to banish bed bugs in any bed I sleep in and not allow any infestation to get started. Those bug bites hurt! So don't let 'em get started to get ya.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Need muscle

I was looking through my bookcase and pulled out some books I haven't looked at quite a good while. You know what, these were pretty good books when I got them and I bet the information is still good today.  Yes, I hate to say it, 'cause it does not seem that it was that long ago, but it's been over thirty years ago that I bought some of the books I pulled out and dusted off. This holiday weekend I'm going to look through them and reacquaint myself with them.  I'll tell you right now that they of course were about health and staying fit and well.  Yes, even back then, before some of you were even born, women were lifting weights.  Wow! And to see now how 'in' weight training is in addition to cardio exercise for keeping your muscles toned and helping keep metabolism going strong into age 40 and beyond. These books will be like revisiting an old friend.

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They were a good read back then when I was one fit teenager and into my twenties. I was into jogging, track, racquetball, tennis, cycling, swimming, skating, and working out in the gym. It was all good and I sure do miss doing them all. I could eat and not gain an ounce and look good in short shorts and a halter top.

These were the books that I spent hours looking through at the photos in them and reading.  I they're probably out of print, but maybe you can view them where old books are sold. Anyway, look through some of your old books and magazines. You don't have to spend lots of money reading only current literature when there's been some pretty fabulous fitness info written years ago.  The key is to keep moving and exert those muscles through all ranges of motion to stay strong, toned, and fit. Keep at it consistently and you will start to feel your clothes fitting a little looser and you're standing a little taller.
  The 'Cellulite: Those lumps, bumps, and bulges you couldn't lose before" book I bought for $5.95 back in 1973.  The 'You Can Be Physically Perfect, Powerfully Strong', book was given to me by my brother. Copyright date 1975. The 'Lisa Lyon's Body Magic', book, copyright 1981, I bought for $9.95.  The 'Lady Bullworker' wall chart I've had for eons, and the 'Vitalizer' brochure came with my first aerobic rebounder I bought in 1980 for $185. Wow!  So dust off and revisit your old exercise videos and books and have a flashback to the oldies but goodies.  Hey,  be smart and check with your doctor before embarking an any exercise regimen.  And check out my Fitness page on my website.  Enjoy your day while striving to be your best.

Great books and equipment that helped me back in the late 70's-early 80's