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Red Velvet Puppy Chow

Wednesday, Feb, 17 2016

5 cups Rice Chex cereal
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup chocolate chips
2 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1-1/2 T. milk
1 cup Red Velvet Cake Mix
1/2 cup powdered sugar
M & M's (seasonal colored ones)

Put the Rice Chex into large bowl.  Mix cake mix and powdered sugar into a large plastic bag.  Melt chocolate chips together in microwave lor on the stove top.  Careful not to burn and stir until smooth.  Stir in cream cheese and milk.  The chocolate will get thicker but it's okay.  Pour chocolate over Rice Chex cereal and stir until coated.
Dump cereal into the bag with powdered sugar and cake mix.  Shake, shake, shake until well coated.  Dump onto a cookie sheet and let cool. 
NOTE:  Because of the cream cheese, keep in the refrigerator if you won't be eating them that day.  You can also omit the cream cheese if  you wish.  If you do, you don't need the milk either.

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Thursday, Feb, 4 2016

A recent study says what you read reveals your personality. Here's what the study found: If you read...
Romantic Novels
You're sensual and extremely intuitive. You're also optimistic and quick to bounce back from disappointments.
Inquisitive, cautious and ambitious, you investigate many options before making a decision.
Detective Books
You enjoy mental challenges. An excellent problem solves, you'll tackle problems most people wouldn't touch.
Horror Stories
Everyday life can be boring to you, so you seek excitement.
Science Fiction
Highly imaginative and creative, you are fascinated by technology and like to plan for the future.
Extremely nostalgic and patriotic, you take pride in your self-reliance and go for the simple life.
The Bible
Honest and hardworking, you respect authority and find it easy to forgive people.
If you are well mannered, poised and gracious.
History Books
You're a productive person who dislikes small talk. You'd rather spend time on a constructive project than a party.
Coffee Table Books
If you prefer large, decorative books with color illustrations, you're an excellent host.
A lover of nature and animals, you often get in touch with your feelings.
Financial Magazines
You are competitive and enjoy nothing more than outsmarting outer people.
Women's Magazines
You are determined to be come "superwoman," striving for excellence in everything you do.
Fashion Magazines
You are status conscious and you work hard to improve your social image.
Compassionate and upbeat, you're an entertaining conversationalist with a ready supply of fascinating facts, which make you a bit hit in the office and at parties.
News Magazines and the Daily Newspaper
If you like to read up on current events, you're a tough-minded realist who's receptive to new ideas.
Comic Books
Fun loving and carefree, you refuse to take life too seriously.

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Wash Your Troubles Away

Wednesday, Feb, 3 2016

If you're having one of those days when you feel a little low, wash your troubles away. Literally. University of Michigan researchers have determined that just washing your hands with warm water and plenty of soap not only cleans your hands, but also your psyche--making you feel better. "Cleansing is about the removal of residues," said study leader Spike W.S. Lee. By washing the hands, taking a shower or even thinking of doing so, "people can rid themselves of a sense of immorality, lucky or unlucky feelings, or doubt about a decision. The bodily experience of removing physical residues can provide the basis of removing more abstract mental residues."

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Tuesday, Feb, 2 2016

Men and women are created equal, but boys and girls are not born the same.
• You throw a little girl a ball, and it will hit her in the nose. You throw a little boy a ball and he will try to catch it. Then it will hit him in the nose.
• You dress your little girl in her Easter Sunday best and she'll look just as pretty when you finally make it to church an hour later. You dress a boy in his Easter Sunday best and he'll somehow find every mud puddle from your home to the church. Even if you drive there.
• Boys' rooms are usually messy. Girls' rooms are usually messy, except it's a good smelling mess.
• A baby girl will pick up a stick and look in wonderment at what nature has made. A baby boy will pick up a stick and turn it into a gun.
• When girls play with Barbie and Ken dolls, they like to dress them up and play house with them. When boys play with Barbie and Ken dolls, they like to tear off their appendages.
• Baby girls find mommy's makeup and almost instinctively start painting their face. Baby boys find mommy's makeup and almost instinctively start painting the walls.
• If a girl accidentally burps, she will be embarrassed. If a boy accidentally burps, he will follow it with a dozen fake belches.
• Girls are attracted to boys, even at an early age. At an early age, boys are attracted to dirt.
• Most baby girls talk before boys do. Before boys talk, they learn how to make machine-gun noises.
• Girls turn into women. Boys turn into bigger boys.

posted by: Kathy Keene 5 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

Ways to Stop Stressing

Friday, Jan, 29 2016

Are you a worry wart? Self magazine offers these six ways to stop your stressing:
Hop off the worry train
Just because you have an idea ("I might get fired") doesn't mean you need to ride it to its terminus. Worry can waste energy you're trying to fix every possible problem, even if none exist. Instead, think of a few tasks that will help whatever happens, like bonding with co-workers.
Plan to fret
Take half an hour to worry intensively, then move on.
Keep a journal
Jot down your worry, then in a few days or weeks, write down the outcome. What you'll find: Things usually turn out better than you think they will.
Challenge the likelihood of your worry
If your husband is late coming home and you imagine he has been hit by a bus, think about the emotion behind your worry. (You are anxious because you love him and want to keep him around.) Once you have identified the emotion at the heart of your worry and allowed yourself to experience it, see if it's a reasonable worry hint: probably not. Then let it pass rather than allowing anxiety to ruin your quiet night at home.
Peel an orange
The next time a thought threatens to snowball into a stressfest, grab an orange or grapefruit. Press your nail into the skin, peel it back and smell the citrus scent, focusing on every sensation. Rather than worry about the future, you can bring yourself into the moment.
Get nostalgic
Visualize your key life events of the past 10 years. You probably can't recall the worries linked with these experiences, or, if you can, you may see that most never happened. Tell yourself that current worries will fade from memory, too.

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