Monthly Archives: February 2009

Still have the “STY”

I first posted about this back on Oct 24, 08, then I did an update about it on Dec 09, 08 that it was not getting better.

As of today, Feb 25, 09 I am still not abel to get rid of it…. I will be going to the DR on Monday the 2, to get it removed…. I will update everyone later!

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What can I eat?

Can’t eat Beef ……   Mad cow

Can’t eat chicken …..   Bird flu

Can’t eat eggs …..   Salmonella

Can’t eat pork…   fears of trichinosis…

Can’t eat fish ….. heavy metals in the waters has poisoned their meat

Can’t eat fruits and veggies ……   insecticides and herbicides

Hmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I believe that leaves Chocolate!!!!!!!!

Remember – – –

‘STRESSED’ spelled backwards! is
‘ DESSERTS

Send this to four people
and you will lose 2 kgs

(If you delete this message, you will gain
10 kgs immediately.)

‘That’s why I had to pass this on – –
– – – I didn’t want to risk it.

Trailer Trash?

I’m tired of paying property taxes, school taxes, state taxes, etc.. As long as my home has wheels, it’s not considered a ‘fixed’ home address and I can take it south for winters, north for summer, and so on.

The problem is that some may say I’ll become trailer trash so I want your opinion before I make this decision.
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I want to be trailer trash  . . ..

Vegas Babe Vegas Babe

We had so much fun in Vegas! We went to Vegas on Saturday and came home on Tuesday.  This was such a great get away. Andy and I both needed time away from the house and job searching.

On Friday night we went to a Basket ball game with Eric’s boys.

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We had so much funwith the boys like we always do.  We went home and stated packing, we decided to go to be becasue we had to get up early to go to the AirPort.

We left the house about 6:15.Teresa drove us, then we went to my sisters to pick them up. When we got there Marie and Kenn brought out their stuff but then had to run back in 2 times. We got to the airport checked in and started going throught security. Andy has never been on a plane so it was so much fun seeing him and having him ask questions about what we needed to be doing.

As we were sitting waiting for the plane to come in we decided to take our first pictures of the trip!

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When we got on the plane Andy and I were sitting in the back, Kenn and Marie we sitting in row 13 and Kristine was stitting in row 14.

Andy pulled out the camera and took some great videos of the take off…

Leaving Utah

and some good still shots….

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When we got to the airport in Vegas there was such a funny sign, I dont know if I was to go in to get my bags or not…

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We left the airport and went over to the car rental place. Kenn and Marie got in line to get a rental car. They got a Chrysler 300… it was so very nice. When we got in the radio was on and it was playing some hawaiian music. Kenn and Andy did the Hula… (click on the picture to see the video)

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After we got the car, Kristine and Sue were in their car behind us,

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On the way to the Hoover Dam Kenn and Andy were in the front, Maire and I were in the back…

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We were able to take some amazing pictures!

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As we wlooking at the water, Kramer found a lady to make eyes with… LOL

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Here are some pictures of the Dam…

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When we got to the condo Andy and Kenn started dancing around and acting like Kids, they were so funny! check out this video of Andy dancing

We went to the Stratosphere and all the kids but Andy, Nicole and I went on the rides… It was some much fun watching everyone.
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Andy and I were so tired and ready to go to bed… We had been up since 5 AM and it was now almost midnight…

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We sat up almost all night talking, it was so great to get to know Danielle, Nicole and Isaac.

The next morning we all layed around and just hung out. That evening we had a party for Kenn, Sue gave him a birthday card that sang the chicken dance… OMGosh it was so fun watching them do the dance…

This was one of the best trips I have taken!!! Love you all thank you so much for the fun times!!!

NMHP

I received an E-mail from my sister today, PLEASE HELP HER AND THE PETS OUT!!!

Hi Everyone,

I just found out that you can support No More Homeless Pets anytime you use your Albertson’s preferred card. How cool is that? It won’t take away anything that you earn, and it will help out the animals with out costing you any time or money.

Since I volunteer with NMHP, I am all for this awesome way to help. It’s easy and saves lives.

All you have to do is link your Albertson’s preferred card to NMHP. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Find the number on your Albertson’s card. It’s the number just under the barcode. (Most cards are carried on your keychain, some are in the wallet.)
  2. Go to http://www.albertsonscp.com/
  3. Click on Enter and Register Your Preferred Card
  4. Enter all the numbers on your card, including the little one before the barcode
  5. Enter the organization code for NMHP, which is 49000122794
  6. Click Add

It took me about one minute to do mine. If you would like help, I will be glad to help you.

Thanks for everyone that does this!

Sincerely,
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Saving just one pet won’t change the world, but the world will change for that one pet.

Give a click – feed an animal
http://theanimalrescuesite.com/

Pet Toxins

Article is from AOL-Healthy Living Pet Toxins Posted: 2009-02-11 10:09:01 By Jennifer Fields

Chocolate, fruit and nuts may sound like tasty delights to you, but these foods can be downright deadly to our four-legged friends. In 2008, the ASPCA handled 140,000 animal poison related emergencies. It’s often pet owners who unwittingly poison their pets by giving them foods and drinks they can’t tolerate. To help you protect your furry friends, we tapped Fiona Fisher, D.V.M, veterinary expert at JustAnswer.com, who practices in Ontario, for her roundup of common household foods and items that pose a threat to your beloved pets. Avoid these common toxins to keep your dogs and cats live long, healthy lives.

Grapes and Raisins
Healthy for you? Yes. Healthy for pets? No. In dogs and cats, grapes can cause kidney failure. “We’re not exactly sure why grapes pose a health hazard to pets,” says Fisher, but experts suspect it has something to do with a chemical in the fruit’s skin. Raisins are even more dangerous because they contain a concentrated supply of toxins. Keep this snack out of the reach of your pets.

Bread Dough
“I see this one a lot when people make bread, leave it to rise, and come back to find their dog has helped himself to a serving,” Fisher says. What’s the harm? The dog’s body heat will cause the dough to expand quickly resulting in severe abdominal pain and bloating. In some cases, death can occur if enough dough is eaten.

Chewing Gum
A dog might be attracted to the sweet-smelling gum that your kids are chewing or that’s tucked away in your bag. But the artificial sweetener, xylitol, in many types of gum and breath mints, can be deadly to pets. The sweetener can cause a low-blood sugar crisis in your pet. In fact, just one pack of gum can kill a dog, warns Fisher.

Macadamia Nuts
Careful where you keep that bowl of mixed nuts. If they’re on a low table that your dog can reach, your pup might get into trouble. Ingesting these nuts can cause tremors, weakness, unsteadiness, depression, a rapid heart rate, and a dangerous rise in body temperature that can lead to other complications. Though macadamia nut toxicity is very scary and dangerous, most dogs recover within a few days, says Fisher.

Nicotine
It may seem unlikely that a dog would eat cigarettes, but those nosy, little creatures will gobble them without a second thought. Nicotine is highly toxic so it doesn’t take much to cause a health crisis for your pet, including seizures, coma and death.

Chocolate
Who doesn’t find chocolate irresistible? But when it comes to dogs, chocolate is one deadly treat. Caffeine-like stimulants in chocolate known as methylxanthines can produce vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination, hyperactivity, abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures and even death, cautions Fisher.

Alcohol
“This type of poisoning happens a lot after people throw a party and their dog or cat gets into a glass alcohol sitting around or that’s spilled on the floor. Sometimes, children will think it’s funny to give a dog some beer,” Fisher says. And while animals may experience some of the same wobbliness and weakness that humans do after drinking, they are much more sensitive to alcohol than humans and can quickly be in a life-threatening situation, she says. Alcohol ingestion can lead to seizures, heart arythmia, vomiting, coma and death.

Pain Relievers
According to Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the number one insurance claim by far for poisonings in 2007 was owner-induced. In most cases, the problems were caused by pet owners giving their pets drugs intended for human use. “Sometimes when the vet’s office is closed and a pet is in pain, people will administer over-the-counter pain relievers like iburprofen or acetaminophen to their dogs,” Fisher says. Never give your pets these types of drugs, warns Fisher. One tablet of acetaminophen can kill a cat, she says.

Tea
Ever had your cat poke its head into your cup of tea? It’s not just annoying, it can be downright dangerous depending on the type of tea you’re drinking. Caffeine in your tea is toxic to both cats and dogs. Depending on how much is consumed and the size of your pet, ingesting it can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, seizures, coma and even death.

Onions
You’d probably never consider giving your dog a piece of an onion, but if you toss her a piece of steak or a bit of stir fry cooked with onions, you’re putting your dog in danger. Onions are toxic to dogs and cats whether they’re raw or cooked. When ingested, onions can cause hemolytic anemia, a condition that destroys the red blood cells in the bloodstream. A dog with onion poisoning may become lethargic and have difficulty breathing. Generally, a large amount of onions would need to be consumed to pose a serious threat to your dog, but cats are highly sensitive to onion toxicity.

The “official” hugs BOOK, by Martha Bolton

These are from the book  The “official” hugs BOOK, by Martha Bolton. **

< > or (  )   E-mail hug

(((( ))))  E-mail group hug

>0  0<   two huggers who haven’t yet found each other

0<  >0   two huggers preparing to hug

0<. >0  0< >0  0< >0  0< >0   a huggers convention

0X  X0    two huggers meeting

8<  a California hugger wearing sunglasses

0< X0  a hugger meeting a nonhugger

“A hug is powerful.  It’s the act of closing your arms around  someone to open your heart to them.” **

Not cool Unemployment info

I got an e-mail from my mom today that shows the unemployment info as of Jan….

Just FYI – some CCPs in the townhall asked about unemployment rates.  The most recent data indicates that Utah is the 4th lowest in the country at 3.7%

A record 4.8 million people were collecting unemployment benefits in mid-January, the government said in a week in which firms announced layoffs totaling tens of thousands, suggesting the number of Americans out of work is climbing rapidly.

About 588,000 workers applied for jobless benefits last week, up 3,000 from the prior week and 61% higher than a year ago, the Labor Department said. The seasonally adjusted 4.8 million people who were collecting benefits in the week ended Jan. 17, the latest available data, was the largest since the government began keeping track in 1967.

51 MICHIGAN 9.6
50 RHODE ISLAND 9.3
48 CALIFORNIA 8.4
48 SOUTH CAROLINA 8.4
47 OREGON 8.1
45 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 8
45 NEVADA 8
44 NORTH CAROLINA 7.9
43 GEORGIA 7.5
39 ALASKA 7.3
39 FLORIDA 7.3
39 ILLINOIS 7.3
39 OHIO 7.3
38 MISSISSIPPI 7.2
37 INDIANA 7.1
36 KENTUCKY 7
35 TENNESSEE 6.9
34 MISSOURI 6.7
33 CONNECTICUT 6.6
31 MINNESOTA 6.4
31 WASHINGTON 6.4
29 ARIZONA 6.3
29 MAINE 6.3
25 ALABAMA 6.1
25 NEW JERSEY 6.1
25 NEW YORK 6.1
25 PENNSYLVANIA 6.1
24 MASSACHUSETTS 5.9
23 COLORADO 5.8
19 ARKANSAS 5.7
19 IDAHO 5.7
19 TEXAS 5.7
19 VERMONT 5.7
17 DELAWARE 5.6
17 WISCONSIN 5.6
15 LOUISIANA 5.3
15 MARYLAND 5.3
12 HAWAII 4.9
12 KANSAS 4.9
12 MONTANA 4.9
11 VIRGINIA 4.8
10 OKLAHOMA 4.7
9 WEST VIRGINIA 4.6
6 IOWA 4.3
6 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.3
6 NEW MEXICO 4.3
4 NEBRASKA 3.7
4 UTAH 3.7
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.4
2 NORTH DAKOTA 3.3
1 WYOMING 3.2

ANDY GOT A JOB!!!!!!!

Andy had a great interview last Wednesday, He was told that they would get back to him Monday(2/2) or Tuesday(2/3). He called them on Friday to check in, they told him it would not be unit Monday(2/2) or Tuesday(2/3) that they would have any info for him. He then called them again on Monday (2/2) and they said that they were still working on his background check. So he called them again on Tuesday (2/3) and had to leave a message. Yesterday he forgot to call them. But today…. He got a call from a nice lady (i did not get her name) and she said that they would like to offer him the job. They went over the pay and the schedule, and everything was perfect! He will be working Monday through Friday 8-5 for training (about 3 weeks) then he will work any time form 7am -7pm!!!

Congrats Babe, I love you so much!!!!!