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TGIF 10/24/14

Friday, October 24, 2014


Yay, its the weekend. John is selling at the Farmer's Market this weekend. Melissa is working and Pat went on a trip so I will be taking Melissa to work and watching Lilly this weekend.
Will be staying at her place on saturday. Will be nice spending time with them.

Hope everyone has a safe and good weekend!!!

  
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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/24/2014 10:25AM

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Wed 10/22/14

Wednesday, October 22, 2014



Not much to say, been very busy at work this week, probably be like that for the rest of the week also. Another tech left and one is out due to death in family.
Rain today and tomorrow.

Hope everyone has a nice day!!

  
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LINDA! 10/23/2014 11:46PM

    The weather has been great for us. I hope that yours is better. Have a great Friday.

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TERRACOTTAGE 10/22/2014 8:11AM

    Lovely shot of a butterfly on a butterfly bush. Hope you a nice day!! emoticon

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    Have a good week!

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Benefits of Blackberries

Tuesday, October 21, 2014



As in other kinds of bush berries, blackberries too are packed with numerous plant nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and dietary fibers that are essential for optimum health.

The berries are very low in calories. 100 g provide just 43 calories. Nonetheless, they are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber (100 g whole berries consist of 5.3 g or 14% RDA of fiber). Xylitol, a low-calorie sugar substitute in the fruit fiber, absorbs more slowly than glucose inside the gut, and thus does not cause rapid fluctuations in blood sugar levels.

Blackberries compose significantly high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid, tannin), quercetin, gallic acid, cyanidins, pelargonidins, catechins, kaempferol and salicylic acid. Scientific studies show that these antioxidant compounds may have potential health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases.

Fresh berries are an excellent source of vitamin-C (100 g of berries contain 23 mg or 35% of RDA), which is a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation, and scavenge harmful free radicals from the human body.

They contain adequate levels of vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin K (16% of RDA/100 g) and in addition; they are rich in much other health promoting flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zea-xanthin, and ▀-carotene in small amounts. Altogether, these compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes.

Blackberries have an ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity, a measure of anti-oxidant strength) of about 5347Ámol TE per 100 grams.

Further, blackberries contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Copper is required in the bone metabolism as well as in production of white and red blood cells.

They contain moderate levels of B-complex group of vitamins. It contains very good amounts of pyridoxine, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and folic acid. These vitamins are acting as cofactors help the body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

  
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Steep some thyme to relieve a cough.

Thyme is an officially approved German treatment for coughs, upper respiratory infections, bronchitis, and whooping cough, with good reason: Those tiny leaves are packed with cough-relieving compounds. Thyme flavonoids relax tracheal and ileal muscles, which are involved in coughing, and also reduce inflammation. To make a tea, mix 2 teaspoons crushed leaves in 1 cup boiling water, cover, then steep for 10 minutes and strain.






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JAROL7 10/21/2014 7:02AM

    They are "brain-berries."

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10/20/14 MRI

Monday, October 20, 2014



That's exactly how I feel this morning, wish I could stay in bed.....oh well.

This weekend I got a letter from the Insurance Company, they denied the MRI. They said there was not enough info, so I dug around the house and found some papers from the Doctor's that I went to. Going to call my new Doctor and see if they will help. Have not had an MRI since 1999 and I did go to PT in 1999. Had one Doctor retire, went to another, after a year, he sold his business and now have another new one. Have no clue where my paperwork went from the Doctor that retired and the Doctor who sold his business did not treat issues with the back. But I do have paperwork from the last MRI, and PT so that should help. I just do not feel like going through treatment from the Doctor for 6 months before I can get the MRI. ugh Insurance companies are a pain.

Anyway, start of another new week, hope everyone has a good one!!

  
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  Ugh! is right! Don't give up...that's what the insurance companies want you to do.

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Prayer for today

Sunday, October 19, 2014



Went to the Farmer's Market yesterday, as I walked closer to where John had set up, I heard Mom-Mom. My daughter, Pat and Lilly came. I was very happy to see them. We walked around, at times I would carry Lilly. The gravel area is hard on your feet to walk on even with tennis shoes. Needless to say Lilly made out like a bandit, lol.
They stayed a couple of hours, then had to leave because they were going to a place to get pumpkins. During the rest of the day, I walked around more, went inside and picked up some turkey breakfast sausages, rye bread, sirloin paddies and pork bones (for Ivory). When I came home I picked up more in the house and got dinner ready and more stuff packed to sell.
Turned out to be a nice (but windy) day and was so happy to see Melissa, Pat and Lilly and John did pretty well in selling.
Going back today, going to be cooler (only 55 for the high and windy). John is already there since before 6am setting up.

Hope everyone has a great day!!!


  
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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/19/2014 10:30AM

    Sounds like a fun day. Hope today goes well emoticon

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TERRACOTTAGE 10/19/2014 8:35AM

    We have a Mennonite one close by... enjoy your day! emoticon

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