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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
- Vitamins A, B6, C, and K
- Pantothenic Acid
A garden should be functional and beautiful.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Thanks for the article from Jared Whitaker
For women who run everyday it is very important that you are careful if you run on your own, especially if you go to the same place at the same time every day. The first thing that you are going to want to do is make sure that when you are running, you are only listening to one ear of your headphones if you like to listen to music while you are on your run. This is going to allow you to hear anyone who is coming up behind you, or if anyone else is around you.
Next you are going to want to make sure that you have something to protect yourself, and this can be anything from a can o! f hairspray or pepper spray to put into someones eyes if they attack you, or even by running with your keys in your hand. You always want to make sure that you lock up your vehicle when you have it parked anywhere since you can't watch it at all times, and you are also going to want to make sure that you set your home security alarm www.homesecurity 101.com) before you leave the house. There is nothing wrong with running everyday at the same time you just want to make sure that you are protecting yourself.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Aren't these sand cherry bushes pretty? Bev stopped for me to capture them. It sure is nice to have friends who exhibit such patience. :-)
Last night I was researching a product we find in the spice aisle of our grocery store and it really is not a spice at all. It is a chemical. I unearthed over a dozen uses for this product and if interested, you can read more at The Chemical That Calls Itself a Spice | Gomestic
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Sunday, May 22, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Not to long ago I received a letter in the mail advising that medical files at a particular place I visited for a test had been compromised. The form letter advised that all patients were being written, even though they felt they had taken the necessary steps in time to protect our privacy. It went on to advise that all individuals should pull their credit and medical files to be certain nothing false or fraudulent appeared there. Our medical files contain our birth date, social security number and all things related to our health...
I was a victim of identity theft!
I got a knot in my stomach because a few years back someone had made up a fake book of checks and had written three checks against my account forging my name to them to the tune of near $2,000. each. I called my bank and closed the account, as soon as I saw the ugly NSF charges and the strange check in my online checking account. It started with one check, but the bank advised there were two more submitted. We placed a stop on the first one and the others were stopped from being processed. The bank froze my funds and gave me the telephone number for Equifax advising me to get a free credit score and report this fraud to them. Because I had direct deposit I could not access my own pay checks!
My report was in the mail almost the next day.
When you get your report immediately scan it and be on the alert for anything suspicious. A form is given to you to report anything out of the ordinary. When you report a fraud an alert is placed on your identity and anytime someone tries to submit a card or check for payment in your name they must first supply identification. I appreciated the added protection but it did not detract from the fact that I felt violated.
Once it happens you will forever look over your shoulder.
I have. Who took my checking account numbers and name and tried to rob me? I got to see a copy of the fake check and it did not even have my bank name or address correct but the account numbers were exact. My name and address were printed on it. I kept studying the forged signature, comparing the writing of those I knew, with it. I mulled over in my head any and everyone I had written a check to and anyone who may have been in my home. I reported it to the police and they felt that it was not worth pursuing and prosecuting as the bank had recovered their losses by stopping the checks. I was inconvenienced for a month while my funds were frozen and all my accounts were past due, but this seemed to be of little consequence to them.
Periodically request a free credit score.
Your credit score not only reports financial transactions but also will reflect identity theft. Examine with particular attention to any unrecognized companies. Report either frauds or errors right away! It is important to protect your identity as there are those who would not mind taking advantage of your good name. You worked hard to build it. Don't let anyone else ruin it for you. Checking your report is the first place to start.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
She hoped the camera would tempt him out of retirement. His grief had robbed him from enjoying his life for too long. ~118~
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Thanks so much for visiting me today. Take care and God bless!
Friday, May 13, 2011
Guest post written by Christina Taylor
My husband and I just moved down to Florida to be a little closer to his parents. They are getting a little older now, and he wants to be there to help them with various things in their lives. He's such a good son and does everything he can to ensure his parent's comfort and well-being. The other day he helped put new furniture in their small house, and he also took his father for a Hearing Aids prices, as! he is finally needing a help in that area. Personally, I am glad that we are able to be so close to them.
Since we moved down here, life has been a little quieter than we are used to. We used to work in the city, and I must say that it is a complete 180 living down here. There isn't much in the ways of things to do, but there is a lot of natural beauty. For people who really love being by the water, this is the place to be. I can't say we'll be here forever, but it's definitely a good place to be for the time being.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
While taking these photos tonight I received a startling surprise. If you know me, you know I am a sunrise and sunset chaser, but my husband is always fussing at me for straying off into deserted places to take photos.
I discovered another section of the Grand River today and was going to stop and check it out. When I pulled off the road to park a car approached and the man stared at me very strangely so I made like I was taking off and went down a little further to park. He made a u- turn and came back towards me, so then I threw the car back in gear and turned around going to the other side of the river. He passed me, turned left and parked on the left side of the street. So overtaken with annoyance I rolled my window down and shouted "What is your problem?" Of course I kept going but this was in the back of my mind all day. What DID he want? I only wanted a few pictures!
After Mom and I went out to eat today to celebrate Mother's day I got the itchy finger again to take pictures. I was at the lake. It was getting dark, and no one was there. I am always just a little nervous when I get out of my car and approach the lake on foot, maybe it's all those years of living in New York or maybe it's my nervous hubby. I went to stand under a tree. Hey, there are (finally) leaves, and this tree had loads of them! I moved them to the side to get a better view and I heard movement overhead. It was probably just the branches falling back into place I told myself, but several minutes later I STILL heard it. Something or someone was hiding in this big bushy tree! I peered up into the tree my feet frozen to the spot. I wondered what I would do if I was under threat, but there was nothing to concern myself as it was only a wood pecker. It was so dark and the tree so lush that my pictures of him or her did not come out, but at least I am still here to tell you about it!!
I hope you get some special time with your mom and or children. Thanks for visiting me today. Take care and God bless!
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Friday, May 6, 2011
Do they mean so little?
I borrowed this video from a friend at FB who borrowed it from Youtube.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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