Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
1. What has someone done unusual to make you feel their love?
My husband is awesome at doing goofy things to show he loves me. On my 35th birthday I got the entire set of Where the Wild Things Are stuffed animals. I also got a shelf to go with them for display. The usual part was when he hung the sign under them that said, "Mrs. Greenberg's Classroom- Room # to come soon." He knows I want to have my Wild Things in my classroom, so he was helping me to dream. I still had a year of school left to go at that time.
2. Do you own a smart phone? If yes, is it everything you wanted? If no, how seriously have you considered a purchase of the new smart phone?
I do not own a smartphone, nor do I intend to purchase one. I do have an iPod touch, and I am VERY pleased with that. I really don't need to spend any more money on technology.
3. Have you ever camped out to purchase something?
Heck no! I hate shopping as it is, and I don't like crowds. The idea of camping out for the privilege to buy something creeps me out. Ug, I'd rather do just about anything else.
4. What is your worst habit?
Although I'm on my way to breaking this habit, the worst I have is chewing on my nails. I have stopped biting them for the most part, but now I pick or chew at the skin around the nails because it doesn't feel right.
5. What is your best habit?
My best habit is that I go to bed and get up at the same time every day, give or take an hour. I really am like a human alarm clock. If I sleep past 6 AM there is definitely something wrong.
6. In your opinion, what is life's greatest mystery?
Life's greatest mystery is why there are people that are pure evil. Were they born that way? What happened that made them so angry, bitter, or just plain ugly inside?
7. Are you one of those people who is constantly busy with projects, social outings, etc. or do you just like to lay low and stay home?
I go through phases in regards to socializing. Sometimes I am constantly on the go, other times I would be happy to never leave the house. For the most part I prefer home or hanging out with one other couple.
8. Whether you're busy all the time or like to just chill, have you always been that way?
As I said, I do go through spurts when I am busy with book clubs, social activities, and volunteer work. Generally, though, I have always been a home body. I would often get grounded on purpose as a teenager so I had an excuse not to go the the parties and other crazy things my friends were doing.
9. Is there something you'd like to change about how you spend your time? If so, what is it? If not, why not?
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I got the following as an email this morning, and I thought it was important enough that I put it here. I don't know if the story about the woman is true or not, but what I do know is that knowing the warning signs of certain disorders can save lives. Please read the symptoms of a stroke; knowing this information really could save a life. I left the information asking for this "email" to be forwarded so you could copy and paste this into your own email if you choose to spread the word as well.
Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue.
STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters ..... S. T. R.
During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ... she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.
They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.
Jane's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.
It only takes a minute to read this.
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR. Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. It is sunny out today.)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke. -------- Stick out Your Tongue.
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his/her tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
I have done my part. Will you?