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Thursday, Aug, 13 2015

The Magic Bank Account, Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use.  However, this prize has rules.

The set of rules:
1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.
2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
3. You may only spend it.
4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.
5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say,“Game Over!". It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right? You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?
Shocked ??? YES.
Each of us is already a winner of this *PRIZE*. We just can't seem to see it.
1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.
2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is Not credited to us.
3. What we haven't used up that day is forever lost.
4. Yesterday is forever gone.
5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING...

SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds? Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars.  Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.
So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life!
Here's wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start “spending”....


posted by: Kathy Keene 3 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

Kathy Keene's Aloha Chicken Salad

Wednesday, Aug, 12 2015

6 boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup cut up celery
1 to 1-1/2 cups Miracle Whip
1 cup chopped pecans
2 (15 oz.) cans mandarin oranges, drained
1 (20 oz.) can chunk pineapple, drained
1 to 1-1/2 lbs. seedless grapes, green and red

Place chicken in large saucepan and cover with cold water.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until tender.  Drain, cool and place chicken in refrigerator overnight.
Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces (the size of pineapple chunks works great).  Mix all ingredients together in large glass bowl. Cover and refrigerate a few hours to blend flavors.

posted by: Kathy Keene 3 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Tuesday, Aug, 11 2015

From EverydayHealth.com.  Nothing replaces a visit with a health care professional when you have a medical problem, but there are some issues that can be tamed with a simple visit to your pantry or fridge. Here's how you can squelch some troublesome topics without going any further than your own kitchen. Here are ten foods with additional health benefits.

In some cases, vinegar could prevent a simple burn from blistering; however, if your burn is deep or severe, be sure to seek attention from your physician.

Tea bags
The tannins and caffeine in tea could help to reduce the ache of swelling and inflammation. If you wake up with puffy eyes, steep some tea, allow the bags to cool and apply to shut eyes. A tea bag also helps blood clot, which could come in handy after getting a tooth extracted. In summer, steep some black tea bags to ease a sunburn.

Olive oil
Soothe chapped or chafed skin with the silky rich feel of olive oil. Add moisture to dry hair by applying some oil to the ends before bed. You can also smooth out those sand-paper-feeling heels by rubbing your feet with oil and slipping them into a pair of cotton socks before turning in.

Vitamins C and E, plus carotenoids (a type of antioxidant), in this green fruit calm redness and inflammation while moisturizing your skin to relieve dryness and itchiness. If your face is in need of some TLC, try mashing half of an avocado and apply as a face mask for 30 minutes. Just remember to buy extra avocados as a snack so you're not tempted to scrape your mask off with chips!

Ginger, anise or peppermint tea
High-fiber, cruciferous veggies like cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts may be kind to most of your body but may create painful rumbling in your gastrointestinal tract. To combat these unwelcome side effects, sip ginger or peppermint tea or make your own tea from anise seeds to help cut gas.

If tea doesn't help your upset stomach, try eating papaya for dessert. The enzyme, papain, has been show to beat bloat, gas, and gastrointestinal unrest by helping aid digestion and preventing constipation.

Lavender's light purple shade has been shown to ease anxiety, while its scent eases muscle aches and tension by reducing spasms. A squeeze of a lavender hand lotion before bed can help lull you to sleep.

Tart cherries
The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties of tart cherries could work wonders to help squelch the pain of gout. Studies show that it may pay to pucker up with tart cherries to relieve aches and pains resulting from an intense workout or a pulled muscle.

This fiber-filled breakfast favorite not only promotes heart health, but also soothes, cleanses, and exfoliates skin and clears acne. Prepare plain oats with hot water, let cool to apply it to your skin, and leave it on the affected area for a few minutes, or soak in an oatmeal bath to help lock in moisture and soothe irritated skin. Great news for summer skin maladies -- sunburns, mosquito bites, eczema, and poison ivy: Oats are beneficial inside and out!

As a natural anti-microbial, this pungent bulb can help you avoid getting the common cold -- or at least ease its symptoms. The key component is allicin, which kills off bacteria and viruses. If you feel sniffles coming on and you can tolerate it, try eating raw garlic, which has been shown to be a potent infection-fighter!

Let your pantry items do double duty by helping cure minor irritations, bites, and swelling. These common household items may be able to mend common ailments -- but remember, they're not meant to replace a physician's opinion or treatment.

posted by: Kathy Keene 3 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

Misunderstood Song Lyrics

Monday, Aug, 10 2015


Misunderstood lyrics are not only confusing, but also quite funny. Spotify.com conducted a survey of 1,042 people to find out the songs they most commonly hear other people singing incorrectly and from those answers assembled a list of what it deems the best of the lot.

The top most misquoted and misunderstood song lyrics:

1. "Excuse me while I kiss this guy."
The correct lyric: "Excuse me while I kiss the sky."
Artist: Jimi Hendrix, "Purple Haze"

2. "Rock the Cat Box"
The correct lyric: "Rock the Casbah"
Artist: The Clash

3. "Hold me closer, Tony Danza."
The correct lyric: "Hold me closer, tiny dancer."
Artist: Elton John, "Tiny Dancer"

4. "There's a bathroom on the right."
The correct lyric: "There's a bad moon on the rise."
Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Bad Moon Rising?

5. "Take me down to a very nice city."
The correct lyric: "Take me down to Paradise City."
Artist: Guns N' Roses, "Paradise City"

6. "Animal!"
The correct lyric: "Panama!"
Artist: Van Halen, "Panama"

7. "Like a cheese stick."
The correct lyric: "Like a G-6."
Artist: Far East Movement, "Like a G-6"

8. "Don't go, Jason Waterfalls."
The correct lyric: "Don't go chasing waterfalls."
Artist: TLC, "Waterfalls"

9. "I blow bubbles when you are not here."
The correct lyric: "My world crumbles when you are not near."
Artist: Macy Gray, "I Try"

Where are we most likely to hear these mangled lyrics?

    Concerts: 34 percent
    Karaoke bars: 23 percent
    Public transportation: 20 percent
    The office: 18 percent

posted by: Kathy Keene 3 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

Trash Men

Friday, Aug, 7 2015

Americans throw away 251 million tons of trash each year, before recycling:

    34% paper
    13% yard trimmings
    12% food scraps
    12% plastics
    9% wood and other
    8% metals
    7% rubber, leather, and textiles
    5% glass

posted by: Kathy Keene 3 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

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