Day 242 In the Pursuit of Love (Animal Rights)

sondasmcschatter:

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU– I HAVE BEEN A VEGETARIAN FOR OVER 25 YEARS NOW– BUT WHEN WE MOVED TO BRANSON, MO. & ON THE LAKE WE STARTED EATING SOME FISH –RAINBOW TROUT– & SOME SEA FOOD— SO FOR ABOUT 6 YEARS NOW OR SO WE HAVE BEEN “Pescatarians” AS WE HAVE BEEN EATING SOME FISH NOT A LOT BUT SOME!! I GREW UP ON A FARM & HATED EATING THE ANIMALS– OR RAISING THE ANIMALS TO SELL!! I HAVE NEVER BEEN A REAL MEAT EATER!! GARY QUIT EATING MEAT JUST A FEW YEARS AGO– & NOW IF HE TRIES TO EAT ANY– IT MAKES HIM SICK!! I DO TAKE SUPPLEMENTS– VIT. B OF COARSE– & OTHER SUPPLEMENTS– BECAUSE WE GET OUR ONLY FOOD SOURCES MAINLY FROM VEGGIES & FRUIT & BEANS– ETC ETC! GIVING UP MEAT WAS NOT HARD FOR ME AT ALL– AS I NEVER WAS A REAL MEAT EATER!

Originally posted on Life in the City with a Future:

I watched a part of a debate today about animal rights/vegetarianism. It is one of the most powerful speeches I have ever heard. Sarah on Anglo-Saxon Celt Creates reblogged the post on her site. Watch it here. 

202 days ago, on Post 40 In the Pursuit of Love — I decided to move toward a vegetarian diet. I made it 30 days consuming no animals. I did consume dairy and eggs. My body did not cooperate with my choice and I added meat back into my diet. After watching this debate, I realize that my conscience and my body are still not in balance.

I have made an effort to consume only meats that came from animals which were humanely raised. But, I wonder how I would feel — if someone was preparing to filet me and barbecue me with the belief it was okay because I was humanely raised.

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Animals Rights is the Greatest Social Justice Issue Since the Abolition of Slavery

Animals Rights is the Greatest Social Justice Issue Since the Abolition of Slavery.

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Essential Vitamins and Minerals Your Body Needs

Originally posted on The Healthy Choice :

Our bodies need essential vitamins and minerals to remain strong, healthy and working efficiently. To get those vitamins, a balanced and healthy diet is recommended. On the other hand, you may be skipping a few of those essential vitamins and minerals due to poor diet and that’s where health supplements can be the next best thing. So, what vitamins and minerals are really essential and what should you be eating?

Vitamins

Vitamins_bUnknown to some, there are actually two types of vitamins: fat soluble vitamins and water soluble vitamins.

Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble vitamins. Vitamins B complex, C and folic acid are water soluble vitamins. Each of these vitamins has their own specific role in maintaining your body’s health. A deficiency in any of these vitamins will be presented by different symptoms.

FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS

How it helps

What is it good for

Signs of deficiency

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Allergic to Life’s 1 Year Anniversary

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1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY FOR FOR ALLERGIC TO LIFE — OUR MCS SISTER KATHRYN!!!! LOVE YA KATHRYN— HAPPY 1ST ANNIVERSARY— IT SEEMS LIKE IT HAS BEEN LONGER THAN A YEAR!!!!! :) BLESSED TO CALL YOU FRIEND & MY MCS SISTER!!!!!!!!!! <3

Originally posted on allergictolifemybattle:

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What a ride it has been since Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope debuted last year.  I have been fortunate to have had my first blog tour with some of my amazing followers as well as through Rave Reviews Book Club. It was amazing being  spotlighted with both PNP Authors and Rave Reviews Book Club. Allergic to Life has received some wonderful reviews and exposure as well.

This past October I celebrated in a BIG way by having a book launch party at the home of my dear friends Steve and Victoria.

A book can never have too much exposure

A friend and classmate Jerri Hansen, author of Fences and My Life on the other side of the Tracks,  surprised me with a book trailer she had made for me.

I also had a book trailer made from Nonnie Jules, author of Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend…

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Technology to Permanently Change Your Hair Color

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SO MUCH OF MY MCS & OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS GO BACK TO ME BEING A COSMETOLOGIST– & ALSO SPECIALIZING IN PERMANENT HAIR COLOR!! AND I USE TO CHANGE THE COLOR OF MY HAIR LIKE MY UNDER-WARE– BOY HAVE I PAID FOR THAT!!! WHEN THE HAIR COLOR COMPANIES SAID ALL THE PRODUCTS WE USED WERE SAFE– THEY WERE NOT!!!!!! AND I KNOW HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE PAYING FOR IT WITH MCS & OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS!!!

Originally posted on Outside The Lines:

Technology to Permanently Change Your Hair ColorBlonde. Auburn. Red. Dishwater blonde. Golden brown. Ash brown. Soft black. Dirty Blonde.

Stop for a minute and think about the many hair colors that are all around you. There is such variety of shades and textures.

It’s a stereotype to think women are the only gender to care about hair colors; both men and women consider hair color often. For instance, if a woman is not talking about her own hair color, she is probably describing someone else’s. If a man no longer has a full head of luscious locks, it doesn’t stop him from admiring the hair clad people around him.

Hair color is, whether conscious or not, something we observe often.

Now, two engineers want to have entrepreneurs and investors think about hair color in new ways.

Technology to Permanently Change Your Hair Color

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AUG 27, ’14 JUST RECEIVED AN E-MAIL ASKING- WELL JUST WHAT IS MCS?????

AUG 27, ’14 JUST RECEIVED AN E-MAIL ASKING– WELL JUST WHAT IS MCS?????

BOY– I MUST NOT BE DOING MY JOB WELL——

SO IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ANY POSTS ON MY BLOG— HERE IS A SMALL AMOUNT OF THE INFORMATION AGAIN:

Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) is a
medical condition characterized by debilitating
chemical sensitivities. People who are chemically
sensitive are made sick by exposures to
chemicals found in many common products such
as pesticides, perfumes, tobacco smoke, new
carpets, air “fresheners,” new paint and building
materials, and many cleaning and laundry
products. Most of these chemicals will make
everyone sick at high levels, but for chemically
sensitive people exposures to even small
amounts of these substances can cause
symptoms. Some chemically sensitive people are
only mildly affected while others have the more
severe form of the illness called MCS.
Symptoms experienced by people with MCS
range from mild to life-threatening and include
headache, trouble concentrating, nausea,
diarrhea, fatigue, muscle and joint pain,
dizziness, difficulty breathing, irregular heart
beat, and seizures. MCS symptoms in children
include red cheeks and ears, dark circles under
the eyes, hyperactivity, and behavior or learning
problems. After an exposure, symptoms may
occur immediately or be delayed for up to a few
days. Reactions may last from a few seconds to
weeks or months. People with MCS often react to
a variety of foods, drugs, molds, and pollen as
well as chemicals.
Creating a Healthier Environment
Reducing exposures to chemicals improves the
health of those with MCS. Better air quality also
helps promote the health of everyone. The
following are ways to create a healthier
environment:
· Avoid pesticides, use least toxic integrated
pest management (IPM)
· Avoid newly built or remodeled buildings, or
build with less toxic materials
· Avoid new paint and solvent-based stains and
transparent finishes
· Avoid new carpets
· Avoid gasoline, solvent, dry-cleaning, and tar
fumes
· Avoid tobacco smoke and vehicle exhaust
· Use least toxic, natural, and unscented
cleaning, laundry, and sanitizing products
· Avoid perfume, cologne, and scented
personal care products
· Avoid air “freshener” sprays, incense, and
fragrance-emitting devices
· Use electric utilities or radiant heat
· Open windows, ventilate buildings with clean
fresh air and/or use portable room air filters

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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is basically a subset of Environmental Illness (EI), which is caused by living in a toxic world. The chemicals that were synthesized after World War II (including, pesticides, synthetic fragrances, cleaning products, detergents, etc.) are mostly “petro-chemicals” (petroleum based) and are quite toxic to humans. There have been virtually no studies done on the majority of these chemicals to see how they affect humans – the industry just placed the chemicals in the environment with the assumption that they are “safe, till proven toxic”, instead of the other way around. One of the biggest offenders is PERFUME and other scented products. Did you know that many of the ingredients in your perfume are the exact same ingredients found in GASOLINE??!! I didn’t either! The scary thing is that the perfume industry is NOT REGULATED at all – they can put any number of chemicals in fragrance without revealing what those chemicals are – or how they affect humans. We humans are all participating in a giant “lab experiment” against our knowledge and against our will, and it’s making some of us VERY sick.
Those of us who are becoming chronically ill from these chemicals are similar to the “canaries in the coal mine”. Coal miners would take a canary into the mines with them to warn them when the air became toxic. They knew that when the canary stopped singing or died, it was time to get out before it affected them as well. We “human canaries” are here to warn the rest of you that, unless you start making changes and avoid as many toxic chemicals as possible, you too may become very sick. Non toxic living is actually much “simpler” and cheaper!
Don’t be fooled, these chemicals are affecting ALL of us in some way or another. Think about the last time you got a headache for no apparent reason. Could it be possible that someone had recently sprayed perfume or pesticides near you without you knowing it? Had you recently used scented laundry detergent or Clorox to clean with? Do you get headaches or feel nauseous from being around people wearing perfume or cologne? Do you feel you need to hold your breath when you go down the detergent aisle at the grocery store? All these things are your body’s way of telling you something is wrong with the air you’re breathing. While an MBA in health care  may help you understand the whys and wherefores of the medical issues it doesn’t take a masters degree to listen to your body and know that things are not right.
It’s like playing “Russian Roulette” – you never know how long your immune system can hold out before breaking down. Some people may never reach the point of “chronic illness” that I did – but most people are being affected, possibly without realizing it. Cancer has increased dramatically since World War II (after all the chemicals came out). Attention Deficit Disorder is on the rise (more and more of our children are being put on toxic, brain-altering drugs like Ritalin when simply cleaning up their environment could solve their problems). Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Alzheimer’s Disease, Allergies, Asthma, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Sclerosis are also increasing. All these illnesses could very well have a chemical connection to their cause or, at the very least, these patients  would benefit from using less-toxic products. Pretty much any “immune system” disorder could be helped by a cleaner environment and by using safer products.
The products we use on our skin are absorbed directly into the bloodstream (the reason why nitroglycerine, nicotine, and hormone patches work). The chemicals we breathe (such as perfumes, formaldehyde, pesticides, etc.) all go straight to our brains and can cause low-level to severe damage – similar to how someone can snort cocaine or glue to get a “high”. Start reading labels – check for petro-chemicals, formaldehyde, and fragrance, and avoid them as much as possible. A clue that an ingredient may be a petro-chemical is the “prop” prefix. A clue that an ingredient releases formaldehyde is “Quaternium”. Be careful about products labeled “fragrance free” or “unscented”. Don’t trust them! Read the label and be sure they don’t list “fragrance” or “masking fragrance”. Don’t put anything on your skin you’d be afraid to eat, because the end result is the same!
Before I got sick, I had no clue that I was slowly being “poisoned” by products that I assumed were “safe” since they were on the market! If this could happen to me – YOU COULD BE NEXT.

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Chemicals found in perfume
Over 1500 chemicals are used in most perfumes and fragrances.
Here are some of the most common ingredients:
Acetone- EPA hazardous waste list, and central nervous system depressant
Amylcinnamaldehyde- Irritating to eyes, respiratory system, and skin
a-Pinene- Sensitizer, inhalation exposure to high concentrations associated with irritation of the respiratory airways.
a-Terpineol- May cause ataxia, headaches, depressed central nervous system
Benzaldehyde- Harmful if swallowed, exposure causes sore throat, rash, and eye pain
Benzophenone- Disruptive to hormones and thyroid
Benzyl Acetate- Carcinogen, possibly a cause of pancreatic cancer
Benzyl Alcohol- Causes headache, nausea, and dizziness
Benzyl benzoate- Disruptive to hormones
Benzyl cinnamate- Irritant, dangerous for the environment
Benzyl salicylate- Disruptive to hormones
Beta ionone- Possible carcinogen
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)- Disruptive to hormones and thyroid, possible carcinogen
Cinnamyl alcohol- Irritating to skin and eyes,
Coumarin- Carcinogen, toxic to liver and kidneys, used to kill rodents, common ingredient in cigarette tobacco products
Diethyl phthalate (DEP)- causes abnormal development of reproductive organs in male babies and sperm damage in adult men
Ethanol- EPA hazardous waste list, causes central nervous system disorder
Ethyl Acetate- Narcotic, on EPA hazardous waste list
Eugenol- Sensitizer, allergen
Farnesol- Skin irritant, allergen
Formaldehyde- Air pollutant, carcinogen, exposure causes wheezing, allergic reactions, skin rash
Galaxoide- toxic to the endocrine system
g-Terpinene- Causes central nervous system disorder
Lilial (Butylphenyl methylpropional)- Disruptive to hormones, allergen
Limonene- Carcinogen, causes central nervous system disorder
Linalool- Narcotic, causes central nervous system disorder
Lyral- Allergen, causes eczema
Methylene chloride- Banned by the FDA, carcinogen, EPA hazardous waste list, causes central nervous system disorder
Musk ketone- Disruptive to hormones
Myrcene- possible carcinogen
Octinoxate (Octyl methoxycinnamate) – Disruptive to hormones and thyroid
Oxybenzone- Disruptive to hormones
Toluene- Carcinogen
Tonalide- toxic to the endocrine system

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Chemicals Found in Fabric Softeners/Dryer Sheets

Alpha-Terpineol

Causes CNS (central nervous system) disorders… “highly irritating to mucous membranes” …”Aspiration into the lungs can produce pneumonitis or even fatal edema.” Can also cause “excitement, ataxia (loss of muscular coordination), hypothermia, CNS and respiratory depression, and headache.” “Prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact.”


Benzyl Acetate

Carconigenic (linked to pancreatic cancer). “From vapors: irritating to eyes and respiratory passages, exciting cough.” “In mice: hyperanemia of the lungs.” “Can be absorbed through the skin causing systemic effects.” “Do not flush to sewer.”


Benzyl Alcohol

Causes CNS disorders …”irritating to the upper respiratory tract” …”headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drop in blood pressure, CNS depression, and death in severe cases due to respiratory failure.”


Camphor

Causes CNS disorders. On EPA’s Hazardous Waste list. Symptoms: “local irritant and CNS stimulant” …”readily absorbed through body tissues” …”irritation of eyes, nose, and throat” …”dizziness, confusion, nausea, twitching muscles and convulsions”. “Avoid inhalation of vapors.”


Chloroform

Neurotoxic. Anesthetic. Carcinogenic. on EPA’s Hazardous Waste list. “Avoid contact with eyes, skin, clothing. Do not breathe vapors …Inhalation of vapors may cause headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, irritation of respiratory tract and loss of consciousness.” “Inhalation can be fatal.” “Chronic effects of overexposure may include kidney and/or liver damage.” “Medical conditions generally aggravated by exposure: kidney disorders, liver disorders, heart disorders, skin disorders.” “Conditions to avoid: Heat…” Listed on California’s Proposition 65.


Ethyl Acetate

Narcotic. On EPA’s Hazardous Waste list. “…Irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract” …”may cause headache and narcosis (stupor)” …”may cause anemia with leukocytosis and damage to liver and kidneys”. “Wash thoroughly after handling.”


Limonene

Carcinogenic. “Prevent its contact with skin or eyes because it is an irritant and sensitizer.” “Always wash thoroughly after using this material and before eating, drinking …applying cosmetics. Do not inhale limonene vapor.”


Linalool

Narcotic. Causes CNS disorders. …”respiratory disturbances” …”Attracts bees.” “In animal tests: ataxic gait, reduced spontaneous motor activity and depression …depressed heart activity …development of respiratory disturbances leading to death.”


Pentane

“Danger – Harmful if inhaled …Avoid breathing vapor.” “Inhalation of vapors may cause headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, irritation of respiratory tract and loss of consciousness. Repeated inhalation of vapors may cause CNS depression. Contact can cause eye irritation. Prolonged exposure may cause dermatitis (skin rash).”

 

CNS = Central Nervous System

Your brain and spine. CNS disorders include: Alzheimer’s Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder, Dementia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Seizures, Strokes, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

CNS exposure symptoms include: aphasia, blurred vision, disorientation, dizziness, headaches, hunger, memory loss, numbness in face, pain in neck and spine.

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 I TRULY HOPE THIS ANSWERS YOUR QUESTION WHAT IS MCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Day 239 In the Pursuit of Love (Yes)

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LET’S JUST SAY— I’M NOT AN INTROVERT– & NO– I HAVE NEVER USUALLY FOUND THAT TO BE A PROBLEM!!! :) hee hee :)

Originally posted on Life in the City with a Future:

Yesterday, I wrote about my life 10 years ago and I mentioned the summer I said yes to everything. Well almost everything. Being a single mom — during the school year I devoted most of my time to my teaching career and raising my teenage son. During the summer I devoted most of my time catching up on house issues and raising my teenage son.

I really left nowhere in there for “me” time. And then I decided enough was enough. I decided to say yes to every invitation I received (unless it was illegal). I went to see a number of bands along the lake and under the stars. Met lots of new people. I was filthy from landscaping when a friend called to go to local flea markets. I said yes — cleaned up and was waiting a few minutes later when she arrived. One week, I went…

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Climate change and Newtok

Originally posted on O ECOTEXTILES:

How does this topic relate to the textile industry?   Well, it just so happens that the textile industry is huge – and a huge producer of greenhouse gasses.  The textile industry, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, is the 5th largest contributor to CO2 emissions in the United States, after primary metals, nonmetallic mineral products, petroleum and chemicals.  Your textile choices do make a difference – next week we’ll take a look at why.

Newtok is one example of what the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns is part of a growing climate change crisis that will displace 150 million people by 2050.

Climate change is impacting Alaska and Arctic areas disproportionately because shiny ice and snow reflect a high proportion of the sun’s energy into space while the exposed rock and water absorb more and more of the sun’s energy, making it even warmer.   Arctic…

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AUG. 25, ’14 CHIT & CHAT & CHATTER & CATCH UP TIME (& PICTURES)!

AUG. 25, ’14 CHIT & CHAT & CHATTER & CATCH UP TIME (& PICTURES)!

HI EVERYONE———-

I KNOW– I KNOW– I HAVE NOT BEEN ANSWERING MY E-MAILS VERY WELL—- SO I DECIDED I BETTER DO A CHIT CHAT & CHATTER BLOG POST & US GET CAUGHT UP A LITTLE!!!!!!!

YES– IT IS HOT HERE——– 99 DEGREES ON TE BACK COVERED PATIO IN THE SHADE!!!

GARY IS OUT GETTING NEW TIRES PUT ON THE PU TRUCK– THE DOGS ARE INSIDE BY THE AC VENTS!!!  AND I GO OUTSIDE IN THE MORNINGS– OR EVENINGS– BUT NOT DURING THE HEAT OF THE DAY!!!

OK– I HEAR YA– MANY SAY WHERE ARE OUR PICTURES?????  WELL I HAVEN’T BEEN OUTSIDE MUCH— PLUS I HAVE BEEN LAZY!!  :)

AND YES– MY SHINGLES ARE BETTER–THANKS FOR ASKING &  THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS—THEY ARE NOT TOTALLY GONE YET— I KEEP BREAKING OUT –NOW LIKE I HAVE THE CHICKEN POX– ONE HERE –ONE THERE— NOT IN WELTS & BIG AREAS LIKE BEFORE!!! THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS– & THE TERRIBLE PAIN IS GONE—- OH– MY — I HAVE NEVER HAD THE SHINGLES BEFORE– & THE PAIN WAS REALLY TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!   I AM STILL TAKING ALL THE NATURAL THINGS MY NATURAL DOCTOR SAID TO TAKE!!! AND STILL USING THE EMU–OIL STUFF–

I WAS ASKED BY SEVERAL OF MY MCS SISTERS– DIDN’T YOU TAKE ANY PICTURES WHEN YOU WENT ON YOUR TRIP DOWN INTO ARK TO LOOK AT THE USED CLASS “B” RV????  WELL — YES– I DID– SO I WILL SHARE THOSE WITH YOU–

AUG. 22, ’14 ARKANSAS TRAVELS & EATING AT THE PIG & WHISTLE!! |

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GARY & I WENT TO A PLACE OUTSIDE OF HARDY, ARK. TO LOOK AT A USED CLASS “B” RV— IT DIDN’T WORK OUT FOR US– BUT WE HAD A FUN DAY & A NICE TRIP– SO I’LL SHARE SOME PICTURES WITH YA—-

trip 1

HARDY, ARK– IS A SMALL TOWN– WITH LOTS OF ANTIQUE SHOPS!!!   :)   OUR KIND OF TOWN!!!!  :)

trip 2

GARY & I ATE LUNCH AT THE “PIG & WHISTLE”— VERY VERY GOOD PLACE TO EAT!!!

PIG & WHISTLE PICTURE

FISH AT PIG & WHISTLE

WE HAD FISH & CHIPS & MUSHY PEAS!!!!!!!!  AFTER I BLOGGED ABOUT THIS BEFORE– ONE OF MY MCS SISTERS SAID— I MADE HER HOMESICK FOR MUSHY PEAS!!!!!!!!!!!!  NOW I CAN SEE HOMESICK FOR FISH & CHIPS— BUT MUSHY PEAS?????????????      ;)     HEE HEE

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GARY ON THE MAIN STREET OF HARDY, ARK.

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HARDY, ARK. MAIN STREET——-

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HARDY, ARK.

trip yellville

AND THIS IS YELLVILLE, ARK. WE ALWAYS STOP AT YELLVILLLE, ARK– ANOTHER NEAT LITTLE TOWN WITH A TOWN SQUARE– & ANTIQUE SHOPS!!!

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YELLVILLE, ARK. TOWN SQUARE—

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YELLVILLE,  ARK. COURTHOUSE— IN THE TOWN SQUARE—

THERE ARE LOTS OF GOATS AROUND YELLEVILLE– & THEY HAVE A PLACE IN TOWN WHERE PEOPLE BRING THEIR GOATS MILK TO BE SOLD & PROCESSED & ALSO GOAT CHEESE MADE—- IS WHAT WE ARE TOLD– WE HAVE SEEN THE BUILDING— AT YELLVILLE!! LOTS OF GOAT DAIRIES IN THAT AREA!!!

ANOTHER THING WE SAW LOTS OF WERE ROADSIDE FRUIT & VEGGIE STANDS– IN ARK. WE DON’T HAVE ANY IN OUR AREA– BUT WE HAVE SEEN LOTS OF THEM IN ARK.

WHEN I TALK ABOUT ROADSIDE FRUIT & VEGGIE STANDS– MANY OF MY “CITY” MCS SISTERS DON’T KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT– SO HERE ARE PICTURES OF A FEW WE SAW & SOME WE STOPPED AT!!!

fruit stand 1

GARY BOUGHT FRESH PEACHES & PEARS AT THIS ONE———– THE PEACHES WERE SOOOOOOO GOOD– THE PEARS ARE NOT TOTALLY RIPE YET!!!

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ROADSIDE FRUIT & VEGGIE STAND— THEY ALSO HAD YOU PICK BLUEBERRIES!!

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ROAD SIDE FRUIT & VEGGIE STAND— THIS ONE SAID– IF I AM NOT HERE– WEIGH YOUR PRODUCE– & PUT THE MONEY IN THE BUCKET!!!!

fruit stand  4THESE WATER MELON– SAID THEY CAME FROM CAVE CITY, ARK & THE PRICE WAS FROM $8.00 TO $10.00 EACH!!!

IT WAS A FUN DAY— A FUN TRIP— AFTER ALL THE MILES ON A GRAVEL ROAD TO LOOK AT THE RV– WE WERE BLESSED TO NOT HAVE A FLAT TIRE– & GARY HAD 4 NEW TIRES PUT ON THE TRUCK TODAY!!!!!!!  THANK YOU JESUS  THAT WE DIDN’T HAVE A FLAT TIRE ON ALL THAT GRAVEL IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE– & IN ALL THAT HEAT!!!!!! AND THANK YOU JESUS FOR THE MONEY TO BUY THE NEW TIRES WE NEEDED– TODAY!!!!!!!

OK—- YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW MY MANY MANY  TAD POLES ARE DOING???????????????

I HAVE BABY FROGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YES— THIS MORNING I WENT OUT TO THE FOUNTAIN TO FEED THEM FISH FLAKES– LIKE  I DO EVERY MORNING– & THOUGHT WHAT IS THAT ON THE SIDE OF THE POOL– WELL IT WAS BABY FROGS– THERE WERE SEVERAL BABY FROGS— MY TAD POLES ARE TURNING INTO MANY FROGS– LITTLE TINY BABY FROGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LOOK ON TOP OF THE BIG FAKE FROG’S HEAD— IT IS A TINY BABY FROG!!!!!!   :)

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SEE THE LEGS ON SOME OF THE TADPOLES????  WON’T BE LONG—-

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WE HAVE NOT BEEN RUNNING THE FOUNTAIN– BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE A SCREE OVER THE AREA– WHERE IT PUMPS THE WATER– & IT WILL SUCK THE BABIES INTO THE PUMP– SO WHEN THE BABIES ARE FROGS– & WON’T BE SUCKED UP INTO THE PUMP- THEN WE WILL TURN THE FOUNTAIN BACK ON!!! :)

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WHEN  I PUT THEM IN THIS  POOL OUT OF THE GARDEN CART WHERE THE FROG  LAYED THE EGGS– SOME  WERE THE SIZE OF A PIN HEAD— AND I HAVE FED THEM SMASHED UP FISH FLAKE FOOD EVERY DAY!!!

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YOU CAN SEE WE ARE DARNED CLOSE TO BEING A BABY FROG HERE– JUST STILL HAVE THE TAIL—–

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I AM JUST SO PLEASED THAT THEY HAVE LIVED & WE ARE GETTING BABY FROGS— I JUST FEEL LIKE A MOTHER FROG!!!!!!!!     :)    NOW IF I CAN KEEP THE BABY FROGS ALIVE ALSO!!!!   :)

home again

IT IS FUN TO TRAVEL— IT IS FUN TO HAVE DAY TRIPS— ETC– BUT IT IS DARNED NICE TO BE BACK HOME ON LAKE TANEYCOMO AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AND IT IS DARNED NICE TO HAVE MR. BRUCE WAITING FOR ME IN THE GOLF CART AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     :)

KINDNESS

WELL GANG—- I HOPE THOSE MCS SISTERS WHO CAN’T LEAVE THEIR MCS SAFE HOMES— ENJOYED THE OUTING THROUGH PICTURES——-

ALL IS WELL IN BEAUTIFUL BRANSON, MO. USA!!!!!!!!!!!

BRANSON MO MY HAPPY PLACE

AS ALWAYS I APPRECIATE EACH OF YOU—- THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS— YOUR SUPPORT– YOUR COMMENTS— YOUR E-MAILS—- & YOU JUST BEING YOU—- SO LATER GATORS—————-

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE CITY OF BRANSON–

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