I don’t get offended easily

There have been very few occasions in my life in which, if I have nothing better to do, Go Organizethat I will stop having a conversation with someone, especially if that conversation is online. I’ve had many a conversation with people who choose to be inappropriately forward, or whatever it may bebest iphone cases.

At worst, I humor these people, and find what they have to say business vpn servicefunny (I don’t get offended easily). At best, I actually enjoy the conversationchina study.

Recently, I was telling a friend about a chat I was  having (online) with a person who is generally very forward, and what I would consider…inappropriate. The chat itself wasn’t inappropriate, but my friend prompted me to stop chatting with this person.

I thought that was strange, especially considering I will chat with really otterboxanyone. I’ve actually been called someones “hero” for my replies (yes, I’m that awesome at bolt embroiderycomebacks

I struggled with life

I was back on the medication. I didn’t feel different. I went through 5 different doctors from the time I was diagnosed to the time I graduated high school. Some times they would take me off the medication purposely for their tests, only for me to gain more weight. Most of the time I couldn’t remember to take my daily pill, and the biggest reason for that was I didn’t feel anything whether I was on the medication or off.

There was no validation that it worked, so I wasn’t reinforced to take it. I was still at home then, so although I couldn’t remember, my mom did a pretty good job of reminding me to take it.

When I got to college it was a whole different story. I couldn’t ever remember to take my medication, and because of that, my hair started to fall out more than it ever had, and I could barely keep my eyes open. The fatigue was overwhelming, and I struggled with life itself until my junior year of college.

I gained 50 lbs my freshman year, handfuls of hair came out every time I showered, and I couldn’t wake up for class. I was so extremely tired that I spent 12 hours a day sleeping and I still couldn’t function during the day. Mixed with outside stresses, I failed all but one class my fall semester of sophomore year.

the real estate market

I invite you to take the next few minutes to learn the truth about the real estate market, how it compares to other methods of building assets and why it is such a lucrative form of investing. Many potential investors will say, `I need to get into the Florida Investment Property market`, especially taking into account current stock market fluctuations and the HOT market for investment properties, but simply don`t know the facts about Orlando property investing and how to use sale and leaseback method of property management.

When is the last time your financial advisor or stockbroker tried to convince you that moving a portion of your assets into the Florida Investment Property market might be a good idea? Never Right? The `why` is simple.

They don`t earn commissions when you buy Florida Investment Property. It is also likely that you have probably never had an `apples to apples` comparison of stocks versus Florida Investment Property quite like the one you will see here.Leverage: Banks will not typically loan money to buy stocks. Banks will however, compete fiercely to loan money to buy Florida Investment Property. Your first question should be, `why is that`? It has to do with risk management, which we will discuss later. The fact that banks want to loan you money to buy Florida Investment Property creates a situation which we will call LEVERAGE.Let`s assume that you have $10,000 to put into some type of investment.

If you choose to buy $10,000 worth of stocks, you will own exactly $10,000 worth of stocks. Pretty straight-forward. However, suppose you choose to invest that $10,000 into Florida Investment Property using a 90% mortgage (which in many cases can go up to 95-100% mortgages in today`s market), you will own $100,000 worth of Florida Investment Property. If both of your investments were to appreciate by 10%, your actual gain with your stocks would be $1000 where your actual gain with Florida Investment Property would be $10,000. That equates to an actual 10% return on investment vs. a 100% return on investment. That`s what we call leverage.

New single and multi-family homes, condos and communities are popping up with styles that range from Old Southwest Seaside Florida condos for sale, which include such amenities as pools, tennis courts and fitness centers to make them more attractive to investors.

an October harvest


One spring I planted corn too early in a bottomland so flood-prone thatneighbors laughed. I felt chagrined at the wasted effort. Summer turned brutal– the worst heat wave and drought in my lifetime. The air-conditioner died,the well went dry, the … Continue reading

I WILL like my rocks

Someone posted this quote recently, and I copied it down for future reference: “If you’re gonna be different, you’re gonna be hit with rocks. So learn to like rocks.” -Joshua Homme

A week or so ago I had the idea to really take hold of this concept and use it in a more “fleshed out” way. In the wake of the most difficult decision of my life, I am definitely being hit with rocks; and I know there is plenty more pain and difficulty to come.

But I want to try turning the negatives into positives as often as I can, not letting them impede my progress. So I’m gathering rocks and re-naming them. Here is a list of my re-named rocks thus far, 4 days into this new part of my journey…

I WILL be positive. I WILL like my rocks

I just wanted to know

Not sure where I came across this title, but it was a cheap or possibly even free from the Amazon Kindle Store. I will start by saying its not normally the kind of story I read so take that into consideration when you see my review of 2 stars. 2 stars seems a little harsh but 2 stars states the story “is okay” and for me that is what it was.
I did read it all the way to the end but will admit to skimming over parts because I just wanted to know how everyone ended up.

When I was reading this story I could picture it in my head like a tv drama. I think it was the infidelity that bothered me a bit (but I knew that is what this book was centered around before I read it), and the betrayal of friendship.

It was quite a sad tale really and therefore I didn’t really feel that the end was consistent with the rest of the book.

country road

have i mentioned how much i love love love living here on the wink? yeah……….


sunny day today–high of 38, a little rain, sleet, snow coming overnight and into tomorrow morning. very little accumulation expected Comelow.

i got up early today! 6:30 am. i have been so lazy the last week or so, so when jeff got up to put the trash out (we put it out every few weeks and we can’t put it out the night before because of the wild things) i jumped up and got with it! it was nice to watch the sun come up, it was a pretty sunrise international SEO.

walked 2 miles. i went out intending to walk 3 miles and tackle the BIG hill, but my sciatica was numbing my right foot, so i stuck with the 2 miles. i haven’t been walking as much as i should lately because of the weather and about a million other stupid excuses i could come up with. i’ve just been lazyhome organizers.

jeff and i went down to jeff, sarah, and ethans for the afternoon. when we got there ethan was sleeping so i cleaned the bathroom and did the dishes. my daughter in law understands that i wouldn’t do it if i didn’t want to so she doesn’t say a word. hahaha. did i ever mention that i have OCD? yeah…… i’m also a crazy handwasher, but i’m getting better about it. yeah plastic storage drawers……

we took the snow blower down there because jeff jr. has been shoveling the snow because they just moved in a few months ago and they can’t afford a snowblower until next winterNo 1 Phone Case. so his driveway/turnaround area has been getting narrower and smaller all winter. they have little bitty car so he was just doing enough to get in and out. so the boys got the snow under control again–good father/son bonding time.

i got to spend a couple hours with ethan after he woke up. he is just a wonderful and sweet little boy. he is beginning to be very vocal and i do believe he is beginning to say “dada”. today he even snuggled down onto my shoulder when i was holding him–i think thats the first time he’s done that.

Would You Commit Treason?

Treason against your country is considered the highest of crimes. It is a capital crime, punishable by death, and can be sentenced by a court martial and sentenced without appeal or trial by jury. The label of traitor is among the most offensive that can be applied to a citizen.

To be willing to commit treason is to reject the idea of loyalty to one’s nation in favor of another loyalty, whether loyalty to self-advancement or loyalty to some ideal by which the actions of the nation can be judged.

Now imagine this scenario: You are a citizen of a nation at war. You believe in the war, in your leaders and in the rightness of your cause. As the war drags on, a deadly disease strikes first your troops, and then your citizens. As a matter of national security, this disease is quarantined and kept top secret, and most of the population is unaware of its existence. Still, it spreads easily, and kills at a prodigious rate: a full 2/3 of those infected die (as compared to the 1/3 mortality rate of the Black death), and of those who survive, there is no real recovery: they simply remain ill indefinitely.

Fortunately, an unlikely discovery yields an unexpected cure. Soon, the disease is stamped out among your nation’s soldiers and citizens, though now your nation is at an overwhelming disadvantage against your enemy, whose troops have not been touched by the disease.

Until you learn that your national leaders have deliberately planted the disease among your enemy’s major cities and military bases. The disease has not been quarantined (as it was in your nation), and is rapidly spreading beyond your enemy’s borders. Soon, instead of being the weakest military in the world, your nation will have the strongest military. As such, the nature of the cure is a top national secret, known only to a handful of people. You are one of those people.

Serving size is a head game

It’s no wonder many people find it hard to understand the serving sizes specified on food labels.

Are the labels telling us what an average serving size is supposed to be? Or is the amount specified purely arbitrary, or even engineered to make a food look healthier than it would be if consumed in “real-world” portions?

Even more mysterious are the reasons why we don’t do a better job choosing the right serving sizes for our bodies when we’re putting food on our plates.

The body is a precise machine. It knows exactly what to do with the food we put into it. If we’re eating more than we’re using, it stores the rest. If we’re eating too little, it consumes stored energy. It’s ingenious, really, and we should be grateful for that.

So, “Why do I serve myself more food than I need?” Unfortunately, the mind is not as precise as the body. The mind can be fooled by signals in the environment, such as the mountains of appetising foods on buffets.

There are many factors involved in a person’s appetite that can lead overserving. It’s not a simple matter of willpower. But once you know what kinds of things influence you to reach for more food than you need, you will be better able to zero in on the culprits and start giving your body more of what it actually needs instead of what you think it needs.

Here are some factors that can influence you to reach for larger portions than your body needs:

- Family history: Perhaps while growing up you saw family members piling the food on their plates. So you think that’s normal. To serve yourself smaller portions than your family did might make you feel deprived and leave you wanting more. Food habits learned at an early age can explain why you serve yourself too much today.

- Societal norms: Portions shown on advertisements and served in restaurants have increased in size tremendously through the years. Every time we’re shown or served larger portions than our body needs, it influences what we, as a society, consider normal portions.

- Mood: Of course food makes us feel good. If it didn’t, we wouldn’t eat and we wouldn’t thrive. So, when we’re having emotional difficulties (such as stress, depression, loneliness or anxiety), we might tend to look for comfort in all the wrong places. Naturally, we choose rich comfort foods, not cellery sticks. Seeking comfort in food can easily lead to choosing larger portions.

- Size: People can easily fool themselves into thinking that they’re serving themselves the proper amount because they’re eating foods that are small in size. For example, nuts pack a lot of calories into a small package. You might grab a handful thinking it’s a small portion when it actually isn’t. More concerning are highly processed foods that are also small and have little nutrition.

- Fill factor: Many people end up eating larger portions, because they tend to eat foods that are low in fibre. They learn through experience that just one doughnut, for example, isn’t going to give them a full feelling, so they grab more than one.

- Hunger levels: Letting your hunger become ravenous is a no-win situation. Even the best of us can’t fight the drive to eat larger amounts when we allow hunger to get to an extreme.

The benefits of fruit

There’s a new group of superfruits set to amp up our health. Karen Fittall looks at three of these nutritional powerhouses.


Native to China, lychees keep proving their worth as a fruity superstar that may help fight the visceral fat which increases heart disease and diabetes risk, as well as going on the attack against breast cancer cells. A French study also revealed that, compared to 24 common fruits, lychees contain polyphenols (chemicals that act as antioxidants), at levels second only to strawberries. Choose firm, ripe fruit – look for red not green skin – that’s free of decay at the stem.


While researchers have previously proven passionfruit’s anti-cancer effect, Japanese scientists say a compound called piceatannol, found in large quantities in passionfruit seeds, promotes the collagen synthesis that’s crucial for healthy skin. Earlier this year, piceatannol was also lauded for its potential to promote weight loss by interfering with fat-cell development. To get more seeds for your buck, choose fruit that feels heavy in your hand and where the skin is free of blemishes and excessive wrinkling.


This fruit has been shown to have a positive effect on cholesterol, with recent research revealing how mangoes might also be of use in the battle against obesity. Separate teams of scientists from the US and Queensland say both the flesh and the skin of certain mango varieties play a role, inhibiting fat cell development and affecting how fat is metabolised by the body. Mangoes will ripen at room temperature, but should be wrapped and stored in the fridge once ripe.