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Small Savings – Big Fortune

  • Attend Spring Training – See how your favorite baseball players work with their coaches – for free! Check out springtrainingconnection.com for locations and schedules. Savings $30 the average price of a major league game.

  • If your car is driven under 5,000 miles a year – Ask your insurer for a low mileage discount. Average annual savings of $92.00 or 17% discount

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Did You Know – 06/29/2015

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1. 93.3% proportion of adults who log at least 2 hours of screen staring daily.Enough time to cause eye strain. Ways to avoid this is\:
a. Get uberhydrating contacts if you wear them
b. hold digital devices below eye level to minimize overuse of your ocular muscles.
c. Take a 5 minute break for every hour of screen time.
d. Screens make us blink less so when you take your break give your eyes an exercise of rapid blinking for a minute or so.
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2. Andrew Jackson Taught His Parrot To Curse
The parrot had to be removed from President Jackson’s funeral because it wouldn’t stop swearing.

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3. Houseflies don’t allow their short lifespans (14 days) to hinder their musical abilities. They always hum in the key of F.

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4. 300 to 500 miles is the number of miles a pair of sneakers should be worn before being replaced.
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5. President Lyndon Johnson had two beagles named Him and Her
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6. Did you know that doctors now believe that spring fever — a colloquialism for that giddy burst of energy experienced when temperatures rise — is actually rooted in brain science?
Since the springtime brings longer and brighter days, we are exposed to more light. That light exposure triggers our brains to release less melatonin, the brain chemical that makes us sleepy in the winter, and more seratonin, a mood-elevating neurotransmitter. Whatever the reason, one thing is for sure: Spring fever is the perfect cure for the winter blues.</strong>
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7. Here’s a tidbit that might be useful if you plan on becoming the next Steve Irwin: To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw, push your thumb into its eyeball – It will let you go instantly.
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A Dozen Planted

A Garden Dozen

This is a great idea,  the egg shell would nourish the plant. Another good thing is you can plant the whole thing, Egg shell and all  Its A great idea for giving  your seedlings a good start for the spring  season.

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Did You Know – These 10 Ways To Use Lettuce ?

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As you can probably guess I love my food and most of all I love healthy food and am always looking for new ways to serve it. Well here is some ways to make lettuce more interesting, tasty and great ways to serve.

1. Iceberg Wedge – Top an iceberg lettuce wedge with a dressing made from reduced fat mayo, lemon juice and finely chipped fresh herbs such as parsley, dill or chives. Sprinkle with a little feta cheese and walnuts,

2. Lettuce coleslaw – substitute shredded lettuce for cabbage in coleslaw or make it half cabbage and half lettuce

3. Spring Soup – bring 2 cups liquid no added salt stock and 1 cup of water to the boil. Add 1 chopped leek (white part only), half a bunch chopped celery, half cup peas and a pinch of sugar, Simmer for 20 minutes adding a small head of chopped lettuce in the last 5 minutes of cooking.Top with croutons and parmesan cheese.

4. Egg cups – Combine 2 chopped hard-boiled eggs with a wee dollop of reduced fat mayo and a pinch of curry powder or more if you like a bit more spice. Spoon into 2 lettuce cups to serve.

5. Fast and easy salad – Place 1 whole shredded lettuce in a bowl. Add shredded dill toasted pine nuts and finely sliced spring onion. Dress with an olive oil and white wine vinegar dressing toss before serving.

6. San Choy Bow – Stir fry cloves minced garlic, grated 3cm piece of fresh ginger, 150g sliced mushrooms and 500g lean pork mince until mince browns, Add 2 teaspoons sesame oil, 2 table salt reduced soy sauce and 2 tablespoons oyster sauce. Toss to combine. Remove from heat and fill lettuce cups with mixture. Top with bean sprouts, shredded snow peas, thinly sliced capsicum, fresh coriander and toasted sesame seeds.

7. Pea and lettuce stir fry – In a large frying pan stir fry 1 chopped onion, 1 teaspoon minced garlic and 4 stalks chopped celery until softened. Add half cup liquid no added salt stock, 2 cups frozen peas and a pinch of dried thyme. Simmer for 5 minutes then stir through 1 and half cups of shredded lettuce until wilted.

8. Vietnamese tofu lettuce wraps – thinly slice 1 packet of marinated tofu in strips. Heat in a small frying pan until warmed through. Wash 4-5 large iceberg lettuce leaves. Top each leaf with tofu strips, shredded coriander, roasted peanuts, torn fresh mint, grated carrot and shredded basil. Drizzle lightly with sesame oil and wrap leaf around filling.

9. Tacos with a lettuce shell – Use large iceberg lettuce leaves as a taco shell and fill with Mexican-spiced lean mince or beans, salsa chopped tomatoes, reduced-fat cheese and chopped red onion

10. Healthy ploughman’s platter – On a platter or plate ,assemble chopped lettuce, slices of reduced – fat cheese, pickles or cornichons, smoked salmon and 2-3 slices of rye bread

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Poem Friday – “I Love Spring”

I love Spring
Author – Lesley Voth

I love spring
I love it, when nature does its thing

That dead looking tree comes to life
Full of blossom, fresh new leaves, its so nice

The sun, well thats getting nice and warm
Winters gone and so with it, the wind, rain and storm

So nice to go lay by the pool
Feel the heat on the body, so free so cool

It is my favorite time of the year
It means a few parties and enjoying a beer

Everyone seems a lot more cheery
I think winter makes us a little tired and weary

I will be going for a great motorcycle ride
To see all the wild flowers, along the roadside

I hope that where ever you are
Feel free, its spring, so go do something bizarre

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Poem Friday – Have You Ever Wondered?

Have You Ever Wondered?
Author – Lesley Voth

Outside is gorgeous and It is now officially Spring,
So am off to the pool to do my sun-baking thing.

It is around lunch, so off I go with sandwich of cheese and ham,
In my bikini, soft and flabby, a little like ‘Mutton dressed as lamb’.

But who cares it’s a beautiful day,
I am blessed that I can sit and dream away.

While I was enjoying the warmth of the sun,
I began thinking about the human body, all different, everyone.

I thought about how our skin absorbs heat,
How amazing our hearts are, pushing blood with each beat.

The different sensations our body gives out
Our brain, analyzing, our voice, how we can shout.

To me its a mystery, but a mighty machine,
Do you ever wonder the spiritual part of the body not seen.

Sometimes do you feel separate from your human frame,
Do you get that feeling, you can’t explain or name.

I guess it is something I may never know,
But I believe if I am quiet and still this knowledge will grow.

Oh dear this is getting far too deep.
I need to eat my sandwich, read and then in the sun have a short sleep.

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Signs Of Spring

I always love the photo’s that are on the site of Boston.com

Twin four-month-old brown bear cubs play in a public bear park in Bern, Switzerland on April 4, 2010. (REUTERS/Michael Buholzer) #


Honey the reindeer keeps a close eye on her newly born calf at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Fairbanks, Alaska on April 1, 2010. The 17-pound male, whose name will be determined by submitted suggestions, is the first reindeer birth of the year. (AP Photo/The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, John Wagner) #

A lamb is given shelter from cold weather in the kitchen of a farm house near Cushendun, County Antrim, Northern Ireland on April 2, 2010. Severe weather in Northern Ireland has resulted in farmers losing large numbers of newly born lambs and thousands of homes left without electricity. (REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)

Flowers are seen in Carlsbad, north of San Diego, California, March 29, 2010. The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are in a full bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year, from early March through early May. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) #

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