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November 09, 2010 Brief Poem

Autumn stay please

For this time

Warm sun breeze

Cold night time

Color fall leaves

Fall back time

Stand bare trees

Before snow time

November 9, 2010

Teresa Nichols

©2010 TMN All Rights Reserved

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September 13, 2010 Brief Quote

Quotable Women

If you have made mistakes

. . . there is always another chance

for you . . .you may have a fresh start

any moment you choose,

for this thing we call “failure”

is not the falling down,

but the staying down.

American actress

–Mary Pickford (1893-1979)

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Aspartame with a New Name

The more facts we have, the more informed decisions we are able to make for ourselves and our families. My family has learned to read the labels and investigate the truth about what is listed. You will want to read this Aspartame update.

Have a great day,
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Happy Birthday Brief Remarks

Wow, it almost got away from me, I almost forgot my blogs 3rd birthday, August 10, 2010!

Here is Brief Remarks birthday tree    www.treewerks.com/pages/birthday-tree/08/10

I got so busy with life and getting everyone ready for a new school year including myself, that this month has been a bit of a blur. Many kids in and out, run here, run there, and don’t forget this or that. Oops… I must remember… not to forget anything…lol

Ya right!

I would like to take a moment (all I have at this moment) and genuinly say “THANK YOU” everyone for all your kind words (comments)!

Everyone, have a great day!

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228 Million Eggs Recalled

On August 13, 2010 a statement was released by officials of Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, announcing a nationwide voluntary recall of specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by their farms because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The details can be found here on the “Food and Drug Administration” (FDA) website, Please do read this. http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm222501.htm

There is also some handy information on the “Egg Safety Center” website about the current recall and general egg safety information.   http://www.eggsafety.org/

Live Healthy,
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New Month Needs A New Calendar Page

Oh my, how time is flying by this summer. I just printed out the August 2010 calendar page from calendarwerks. I just love that it is free and I can print in color or choose black & white.

http://bit.ly/aZarWS

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We love our cordless electric lawn mower

We just finished mowing the front yard with our favorite lawn mower. This lawn mower was a very good investment…it’s a cordless electric lawn mower! No need for gas, simple to start and is so very quiet. We just love it.

There is a bit of info here you can read and search http://bit.ly/bu39fa

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Keeper

I grew up with practical parents. A mother, God love her, who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen, before they had a name for it… A father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new ones.

Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away..

I can see them now, Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat and Mom in a house dress, lawn mower in one hand, and dish-towel in the other. It was the time for fixing things.. A curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep.

It was a way of life, and  sometimes it made me crazy. All that re-fixing, eating, renewing, I wanted just once to be wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing things away meant you knew there’d always be more.

But then my mother died, and on that clear summer’s night, in the warmth of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn’t any more.

Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away…never to return.. So… while we have it….. it’s best we love it…. and care for it… and fix it when it’s broken……… and heal it when it’s sick.

This is true. for marriage……. and old cars….. and children with bad report cards….. and dogs with bad hips…. and aging parents….. and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.
Some things we keep. Like a best friend that moved away or a classmate we grew up with.

There are just some things that make life important, like people we know who are special…….. and so, we keep them close!

I received this from someone who thinks I am a ‘keeper’, so I’ve sent it to the people I think of in the same way… Now it’s your turn to send this to those people that are “keepers” in your life. Good friends are like stars…. You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there. Keep them close!

TEN THINGS GOD WON ‘T ASK ON THAT DAY.

1…. God won’t ask what kind of car you drove. He’ll ask how many people you drove who didn’t have transportation..

2… God won’t ask the square footage of your house, He’ll ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

3…. God won’t ask about the clothes you had in your closet, He’ll ask how many you helped to clothe.

4… God won’t ask what your highest salary was. He’ll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.

5…. God won’t ask what your job title was. He’ll ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.

6… God won’t ask how many friends you had. He’ll ask how many people to whom you were a friend.

7…. God won’t ask in what neighborhood you lived, He’ll ask how you treated your neighbors.

8… God won’t ask about the color of your skin, He’ll ask about the content of your character.

9…. God won’t ask why it took you so long to seek Salvation. He’ll lovingly take you to your mansion in heaven, and not to the gates of  Hell.

10… God won’t have to ask how many people you forwarded this to, He already knows your decision.

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Have a great green day!

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July 24 2010 Brief Quote

Quotable Women

“You must do the thing

you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

American Stateswoman

Where and When Did Badminton Originate

I was thinking about the game Badminton and began to wonder when and where the game originated. Yes, one of those brief thoughts as I was putting away the groceries.

This is what I found and thought I would share just in case there was another inquisitive mind asking the same question as I.

BADMINTON was invented long ago; a form of sport played in ancient Greece and Egypt….read more here:  http://www.usm.edu/badminton/History.htm

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