Sunday, September 24, 2017

Mom was right!

I never thought I'd say it.  Never did I think I'd admit my mother was right about some things.  I'm still finding out about all the things she really was right about.  Recently I read an article in the AAA Living magazine.  Yep I'm that old!  I read everything.  In this magazine AAA living
5,376 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2015.  In 2016 15% of all motor vehicle deaths were pedestrians.  In the first 6 months of 2016, 2,660 pedestrian deaths occurred.  Mom was right, she always told us to be aware of our surroundings, not only for traffic but for other dangers, such as kidnapping, and robberies.   Today, we need to teach cell phone safety.  In other words, no chatting or browsing face book while walking around traffic.  Be vigilant, and not always on the phone while walking around.  The same dangers exist now, as they did when I was a teen    In 2015 74% of accidents with pedestrians occurred during dark times.  This is because drivers can't see pedestrians as well in the dark.  This is so true!  Recently I had someone dart across my driveway as I was pulling in.  They looked at me as if it were my fault, however, this pedestrian should have been wearing brightly colored clothes so he could be seen easier.  Fortunately, for the both of us, I was able to see him, and stop abruptly to avoid hitting him.  

My mother always taught me to cross at stoplights.  When I was about 10, I'd beg her to let me cross the busy streets in the middle like the other kids.  I didn't get to cross 53 until I was about 10.  She was right.  If you must cross an intersection without a stop light, wait until the traffic eases, and never assume the driver knows you are there.    Lastly, if you need to walk in the street because there are no sidewalks, walk facing oncoming traffic so you can protect yourself.  The walker wants to make eye contact with oncoming traffic so to make swift judgements about actions to take if necessary.  

When mom is right, mom is right.

~~~~~Until next time~~~~~~


Saturday, September 23, 2017

New Sweeps to me! and some sheenigans! most sweeps end in 1 week

Good Saturday morning to all of my readers!!!  ( all 3 of you, lol)

Today is Saturday 9/23/17 and we have a busy Saturday planned.  I have to work of course, and

have a company picnic.  I have another obligation I can not tell you about just yet as of posting

of this blog but I will have pictures later!  Hopefully!  Also, my daughter will be going to a 

home coming dance tonight.  Until then, I have posted sweeps that are new to me.

I may add some instagram posts in here later too!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Halloween sweeps around the net and more!!

Here are some additional sweeps that I've found around the net.  The holidays always bring joy and fun.  Enjoy these sweepstakes, and good luck.  I will also post my group, pinterest and twitter so you can follow me as well!

This is my facebook sweepstakes group.  Please answer the three questions.  and come in and enjoy!

SWEEPS  ends 10/13  some sweet treats  ends sept 30  ends 10/8   ends 11/8  ends 10/1  ends 9/30  ends in one month  10 days left 55 days left  4 days left

Here is my pinterest page.  I have a giveaway board and a sweepstakes board.

USE THEM!!!  9 days left

Sunday, September 17, 2017

My review of Baked Ziti:

Well my family ate the hell out of this meal.  I paired it with sauteed zucchini and tomatoes.  It

could have been better.  My sauce did not come out like it should.  I don't know if I need to 

add less fluid or not.  Maybe read the instructions better.

Next time it will be better!  It is a filling casserole, and I definitely needed more cheese.  It

needed more flavor for me.  So I think I will make sure my sauce has more flavor

and thicker.

New Awesome Sweeps for you!

Don't delay in entering these.  Some are over in 2 weeks, some may be longer.  I will try to put 

out expiration dates for you.  I am also on facebook, reddit, twitter, pinterest, and have a group 

 on  facebook for sweeps.  I will post those links as well in case you'd like to follow me.  ends in 18 days

from today.  ends in 20 days.   ends in 5 days from today.  ends in 2 weeks from today.  6 winners!!!  winner gets to choose console.  106 days left 2 winners!  this one ends in 4 days.  september 22nd  47 colors to choose from. 3 winners.  83 days to enter  until 12-17-17

that is it for now.  I will check some other places and post a new post or add to this one. 

~~~Until next time~~~~


Saturday, September 9, 2017

6 simple things women can do for themselves

We women are always on the go, and are always taking care of everyone else.  So this blog entry is dedicated to ideas for MOM.  As it is titled.  I encourage all my readers, all 5 of you to comment with your ideas as well in the comments.

Read a book:  Find your favorite kind.  Go looking for one in your favorite book store, some are found in used book stores.  If yours is an e book, find your favorite way to read it, and enjoy.  Spend some time to wind down.  Do it as your nightly routine.

Take a walk around the block or two:   This is my favorite time of year, before fall actually occurs.  It's not too hot, or cold.  A leisurely walk can help clear the mind of worries or thoughts that have consumed us during our busy day.  Take your companion, pet for a walk too. Perhaps he or she, can be your walking buddy.  If you are into walking, find a group that walks in your neighborhood.  Sometimes groups such as these can form on face book, and you won't have to look far for a walking buddy.

Exercise:  Like walking around the block, this can help clear our minds.  A little more time would be involved though.  Go to a gym, or use your own exercise equipment.  Not only does exercise relieve stress, help us socialize, (if we go to the gym), but it also helps exercise our minds as well.

Have a hobby:  Develop one, two or three things you like to do, other than those mentioned above.  Call it your "guilty pleasure." If that includes watching your favorite t.v. show, having an hour on your favorite streaming channel, such as netflix, or simply playing online bingo.  Do it!  Of course, double the fun and go out and play cards or bingo with friends.

Get a mani/pedi:  nothing feels as good as feeling and being pampered!  If your feet can tolerate a pedicure, why not pamper them?  Our feet can be the most abused appendages on our body, especially for women.  We walk barefoot, we wear flip flops, we wears heels, we are on our feet all day.  Why not pamper them!  Be good to our hands too!

Have a good soak!  I love a good bubble bath, with a good book.  Sometimes I get the jet streams going.  There is nothing that helps my sore back then a nice hot bath.  In fact, I may do just that.  Relaxing is good brain exercise as is a cross word puzzle.

Relaxation lowers your blood pressure, stress, blood sugars and improves digestion.  Taking a breather for yourself is going to help prevent depression, and improve memory just by giving those brain cells a moment!

I am going to go for my soak, relax take a nice hot soak, and improve my immune system all at the same time!  I hope these suggestions help you, and comment below with some more!

Until next time~~~~~~

Monday, September 4, 2017

Sweepstakes to enter!

Trade, share, or just click!  Try these four fun sweepstakes as we share and read each others blogs.  I can't guarantee you'll win, but you won't if you don't enter!  I've been doing sweepstakes on and off for 18 yrs, I enjoy it.  This year I've met a whole new network of sweepstakes friends.  I've shared some of the best sweeps today with you, and they won't expire for a few days.  Good luck!

Click on link above.  It is a gift basket, and it has several days left to enter

This is for a vac master sealer

several days left  A cookbook, bag of potatoes and a crock pot!  all through the month of September

Amazon HD and alexa.  sweeps over in 6 days!  flying robot

Until next time~~~~~~~~~