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Purple Beauty

I am not sure if this is a Wisteria vine or a Jacaranda tree what ever its beautiful

 

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How Much Do You Take Home?

 

 

Well the Mega Millions lotto in USA has reached the jackpot of $950 million – Imagine. 

Would that amount make you happy. I certainly would give it a good try. I remember going to a financial  seminar a few years ago and the speaker was saying how money does not necessarily make you happy but – It would be better crying in the back of a Rolls-Royce than crying in the back of a VW. My grandkids of course would prefer the VW only because of the make of vehicle not the lack of money.

Anyway don’t imagine for too long as you do not get the whole $950 million so the imagining will be cut short by a few million as Uncle Sam has to get his bit.

After taxes you can take it out in one lump sum or you can pick the annuity option.

Annuity after a 24% federal tax your payment comes out to $US24,573,333 per year for 30 years. (I’m thinking “will I be around in 30 yrs?”)

The Lump sum comes to $416,936,000 (this is all calculated on winning $950 Mill)

Then there is State taxes – California and Delaware levy no tax on Lottery earnings – means more money in those states. Now if you live in New York there is an 8.82 State taxes. Annuity $2,851,800 Taxes in NY and you end up with $US21,721,533 (30  payments of you get $651,645,990. Lump sum $US368,549,480.

So depending on how you get your winnings wether it be Lump sum (then you lose apron 2/3rds depending on what State you live in) or annuity (then you lose approx  1/3rd (depending on what State you live in)

So between Uncle Sam plus the State Government taxes your winnings are basically approximately cut in half. On saying that its one heck of a lot of money. As much as I don’t approve of Governments stealing our money it would take me some time to get through that many millions (I Think)

Good Luck to Those Who Have Bought Tickets and that includes me 🎉🎉🎉

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Yogurt and Sugar

 

This is a subject that I think most people are aware of but “sweet” wins. 

The stomach health loves pure unadulterated yogurt. Collect all of those natural bugs that our body needs to digest and absorb our food and keep our digestive  mechanism running efficiently.

Look I am a label reader, have been for years. I always read the ‘ ingredients ‘  on the outside of the packaging (no ingredient label I don’t buy). I don’t look at the calorie or food break down as there will always be a ‘sugar’ content number as there is natural sugars in most foods. Always read the content of the ‘Ingredients’. With almost 95% of the yogurt especially the flavored ones or ones with a fruit mix (which you can be sure will have sugar added) they will have sugar, corn syrup, fructose or some other sweetener in it. Try to stay clear of this. The sugars actually are harmful to the natural bacteria’s that are in yogurt so you won’t be getting the full benefit of eating yogurt.

The reason they put sweetness in the yogurt is it makes it more palatable especially to children and they sell more of the product as  “Healthy”. In most cases you may as well have desert.

What I do with natural unsweetened yogurt is I might add passionfruit from our vines or at this time of the year fresh Mango’s, strawberries. Basically I add any fruit that is in season “Fresh” .

If you are used to eating flavored yogurt, try weaning yourself on to the natural unsweetened ones. Its like breaking the habit of having sugar in your tea or coffee. Once you break the habit you find your tea or coffee undrinkable containing your teaspoon or more of sugar.

If you have a weight problem well then that is a good reason to look on the shelves for the natural product. I actually make my own yogurt as I have a yogurt maker. This way it is much more economical and I believe tastier.

If you are buying yogurt this is what you look for

“If you don’t do different nothing will change”

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Collagen for Cats and Dogs

I am always writing about the health benefits for humans but not very often about our pets. Today I was making a veggie, meat and bone broth mix for my friends Staffy. Smelt so good and it tasted good. Might even have some for my dinner. 

My Recipe

I boiled up bones from the butcher + a few herbs, ginger and turmeric for several hours and let it cool over night. I then took all the meat off the bones and the marrow out of the bones. Threw away the bones. I then added vegetables (beans, tomatoes, broccoli, celery, potatoes, corn, and some beef  powder to thicken (organic) then I added beef pieces and cooked it till the veggie’s were cooked added a little salt and pepper. When it is cooled I will put it in separate containers and feed her a portion of it every day with her breakfast. Honestly it is good stuff.

Benefits of Collagen for Cats and Dogs

General Bone and Joint Health

Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis

Promotes a Healthy Coat and Skin Health

Can Encourage Appetite

Side effects

homemade bone broth or store-bought, it’s crucial to ensure that it does not contain any ingredients that are toxic to them, including onions, garlic, chives or scallions

Egg collagen, it’s safe to give your cat eggs as long as they are fully cooked and your cat does not have an egg allergy

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LMAO – Monday Humor – Come on Now that is Funny🤣

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October 14, 2018 · 7:32 PM

Did You Know – 10/15/2018.

  1. It was in 1901 in the US the Executive Mansion name was officially  changed to the White House by President Theodore Roosevelt.

 

2. According to National Geographic being chased or falling off a high place are the two most common dreams or in some cases a nightmare.

 

3.  That Kleenex tissues were originally  invented to be used as filters for gas masks during the first world war. In 1924 Kleenex was sold in America as a cold cream or makeup remover

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4. I am not sure about this Life Hack – If you are short on wood to keep  the fire going while camping throw some twisties or Doritos  in the fire to keep it burning. Some would rather freeze over than do that but you do what you have to do.

 

5. University of Exeter study shows that people who run outdoors in nature have more energy and less anger and depression than when they run indoors on a treadmill.

 

6. The new trend – Moon milk – It is designed to give you a calming sleep. The recipe for Moon Milk which you can make yourself is:-

Heat 1 cup of coconut milk, with a drizzle of honey and a dash of cinnamon and ashwagandha in a saucepan. The other option for this recipe is on Google there are heaps of different recipes that may suit your palate.

Sweet dreams.

 

 

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Eggs – I Learn Something New Every day

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