Lovebugs, new car and all that jazz
I originally published this a few years ago, but
given its May again and I recently got a new car, I thought it worth repeating.
It is is something I never experienced when I
lived "up North". It’s the
invasion of the lovebugs. They are also
known as the honeymoon flies, kissing bugs or double-headed bugs; it is the
Plecia nearctica. It appears twice year
here in Florida - in May...
'Tis the season....for colds & flu....etc
'Tis the season for sharing, folks...............colds, upper respiratory infections and flu! So here are a few suggestions for avoiding them: Over the years I've developed certain habits that I feel have saved me from much of the illnesses that go around and around every year. I'll share mine with you, and if you have others, PLEASE share them with us! Many of these you've known for years, ...but...
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By Tatjana Eggink
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Don't Blow Dry Your Hands
We’re at the peak of the cold and flu season right now, and if you feel like you’re encircled by an army of hostile viruses, it’s because you are. I’ve been inundated with your emails about what you should do or take to prevent falling ill.
The single most important thing you can do to prevent colds and flu, believe it or not, is to wash your hands well and often. Now,...
Repentance & Recovery
“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgression, wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” Psalm 51:1-2
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Don't Let Daylight Savings Time Rob You of Sleep
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Solutions to CPAP Problems that You May Not Know
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A Fish Tale
Because I have type 2 diabetes, I carry a blood glucose test kit with me, usually in the front left pocket of my pants. It has an outside pouch with a zipper that I can put a few things in, like lancets. That way, I can easily replace dull ones with new ones that don't sting as much when I pierce my fingers. I used to carry other things, too, but not anymore. Once in a while, the zipper has...