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Jill W.

Jill W.

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I am a retired pre-school/kdg teacher. I taught in the CPS for 32 years. I am a five year breast cancer survivor as of June 2012! I am Jewish My sister is Rae I am a work in progress.
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    Thank you Sally W! Hugs!

    I just prepared coffee for Rae. She walked Cleo and came back to her coffee! This was a nice DC!

    Isaac and Krystyn went to Alaska last night. Krystyn's Grandmother was placed in hospice last week. These are not great circumstances for Isaac to meet her parents. It was a rough trip. Isaac's phone stopped working. We had to call to get it repaired because I have to give the privacy code. Sometimes being safe is a pain in the neck. We were successful in getting it back on. However, the flight was delayed and the car rental place was closed when they got to Anchorage. Her mother kindly rescued them and drove them to the hotel. She had to drive from Wasilla to Anchorage and back at 3 in the morning. UGG They will be there for 3 weeks.

    Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    How to do it

    Today, put each family member's name on a small piece of paper, and then put all the names in a hat. Next, everyone should pull a name (ensuring that it's not his or her own name, of course) from the hat, keeping the name a secret. By the end of the week, each person should do something kind for the recipient. You could make his or her bed, pack a nice lunch, write a thoughtful note about what you love most about him or her . . . whatever you like. Smaller participants may need helpers!

    Why it matters

    Being kind to others can boost happiness! So, not only will each of you be doing something nice for someone else in the family, you'll likely feel really good about yourselves and happier in the process. And for little ones, the fun of the "reveal" will be the best part!

    Fun fact

    The happy face was first used in 1958 as part of an NYC radio station promotion. People who answered their phone by saying "WMCA Good Guys!" were given a sweatshirt with a happy face as part of its design.

    "Plan to have each family member do a secret act of kindness, like making a bed or writing a note"

    January 22, 2017 at 15:45 UTC
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    Thank you Olga M and Sheila C! I am feeling better today. Those exposures are hard to take and recovery is two or 3 days. I am just glad it did not involve hospitalization.

    I think I can do my DC. A nap would be a good thing! Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    How to do it

    Set aside some time to have everyone take a nap (or just lie down quietly) this afternoon. Whether the kids relax in their own rooms and you retreat to your bedroom or you all rest together in the living room is up to you, just find a quiet place to have everyone take a break. Cuddling is a bonus!

    Why it matters

    Napping isn't just for kids! Studies show that a short daytime nap can improve your memory and learning abilities and help you be more creative without compromising your ability to sleep at night. Kids also need time to rest, recharge, and take a breather from their frequently action-packed schedules. So catch some afternoon zzzs!

    Fun fact

    Of all the dwarfs in Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," Sleepy was the only one observant enough to figure out that the queen had Snow White. Perhaps all those naps helped Sleepy focus?

    "Recharge with a family nap, or simply have everyone take some down time"

    January 21, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
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    No small children to encourage to have smoothies.

    I went to have lunch with my friends yesterday and had a good time until I got sick. We ordered from a Thai restaurant. We sent our choices via email to the person hosting us. Unfortunately she did not remember to say that I was allergic to fish and shrimp. Then when the food was passed out I was given the wrong dish. It turns out that the one I was given had pork and shrimp. I started eating and realized it was the wrong dish, I got the correct dish after that. I did not see the shrimp in the dish. About the middle of the meal my back started to sweat, I knew my stomach would start soon. I said I would have to leave and one friend said there was shrimp in the first dish. I made it out to the car and took an antihistamine. I was sick on the side of the road on the way home. I was very sick and broke out in hives. need to be much more careful!

    How to do it

    Take out the blender and search the fridge for dark green veggies such as romaine lettuce, broccoli, or spinach. Add at least two cups of vegetables to the blender, along with one cup of low-fat milk and ice cubes. (Note on milk: All weaned babies should be fed whole or 2% milk or until they are two years old.) To add sweetness without sugar, toss in a serving of fruit, such as one banana, or one cup of fresh or frozen blueberries or raspberries. Blend until smooth, and serve as an afternoon snack, dinner side, or evening dessert.

    Why it matters

    Although some kids will happily eat their vegetables, others often adopt a strict (and infuriating) no-veggie policy. A chilled, tasty smoothie makes it go down much easier! The dark green vegetables provide vitamins A, C, and E, as well as potassium, folic acid, and fiber in every gulp. The dark green veggie family even helps to keep skin, teeth, and gums healthy, too. If you add fruit, your scrumptious smoothie packs an even more powerful nutritional punch.

    Fun fact

    The word broccoli comes from the Latin word "brachium" and the Italian word "braccio," both of which translate to "arm."

    "Get some extra veggies into your kids' day with a blended fruit and veggie smoothie"

    January 20, 2017 at 17:01 UTC
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    • Bobbie D.
      Bobbie D. replied January 21, 2017 at 3:42 UTC:

      Jill, I'm so sorry you had such a terrible allergic reaction. I hope you are better today. Thanks so much for dropping by with the Happy Birthday wish. That is so sweet. Hugs and thanks for your encouragement. ♥

    • Sally W.
      Sally W. replied January 21, 2017 at 17:06 UTC:

      My dear friend said she would eat shrimp if she ever decided to commit suicide. Talk about life-threatening. I am happy to say my friend did not ever try to commit suicide.

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    Thank you Chrys O and Annette S!

    Once a month I have lunch with some friends that are retired teachers. We laugh and have so much fun that the time flies! We never turn on computers or the TV. We update each other on what goes on in our lives. We always schedule the next outing before we part. Of course we get together individually over the next month, but it is not the same as when we are all together. Today is our appointed lunch!

    How to do it

    Unplug your family from the TV and computer screens, put away your cell phones, and do something fun together for at least 30 minutes. Play a board game, break out the cards, take a walk, make a healthy snack together . . . whatever is fun for your family!

    Why it matters

    Although TV can be entertaining and video games are fun, getting away from all of your screens provides a nice way to reconnect and enjoy each others' company. You may get a chance to talk about your day while on a walk, or come up with a new family recipe while making a snack.

    Fun fact

    In 1924, a Quaker woman created the board game now known as Monopoly.

    "Turn off all screens for 30 minutes and do something fun, like playing a game or taking a walk"

    January 19, 2017 at 15:52 UTC
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    Thank you Sheila C and Ginger P!

    When I taught, I used museum passes with the families. Now, I sometimes download books on to my iPad mini. They stay for a time and can be deleted when read. This way I don't lose storage space! Plus, the books are never overdue. I don't have to go to the library, it comes to me. Everyone have a wonderfilled day.

    Today would have been Lauren H's birthday. Happy Birthday in Heaven our butterfly angel.

    How to do it

    Call your local library or visit their website to learn about activities, events, and programs, including free or discounted passes to kids' museums, zoos, art museums, and aquariums in your area. (Note that although many libraries offer these passes, you must request them ahead of time.)

    Why it matters

    Your local library may be a treasure trove of free and enriching programs and activities for kids, and all it takes is a few moments to find out what's there! And by taking advantage of free or discounted passes, you can enjoy everything your town or city has to offer, at a fraction of the price.

    Fun fact

    Talk about a big group of finned friends! The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland features more than 16,000 creatures from over 660 species.

    "Visit your library's website to learn about free programs, including passes to museums and zoos"

    January 18, 2017 at 16:15 UTC
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    • Bobbie D.
      Bobbie D. replied January 19, 2017 at 4:49 UTC:

      Jill, isn't it wonderful that the library comes to you. Happy Birthday to Lauren. Thanks for the E today. Hugs. ♥

    • Chrys O.
      Chrys O. replied January 19, 2017 at 12:34 UTC:

      I still thinking of Laura so very often.....and cherish her book!
      I use my Kindle for our library.....but, the way life has been lately, I fall asleep while reading! ha!
      Thanks so much for the sweet "E", Jill!

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    Thank you Annette S, Lynn M, and Chrys O!

    The turkey was divine! Mashed potatoes were good. Most of the time I use fresh green beans for cooking. Last night I used frozen beans and was reminded why I use those fresh green beans! I won't make that mistake again. Today I intend to prepare the turkey noodle soup. I thought I would get to freeze half of the turkey, but we had 6 people served last night. It was a 10 pound bird, so I will have turkey for lunch with Isaac and Krystyn. Then I will prepare the soup. Right now I am self cleaning the oven. I put in the cast iron soup pot. Somehow when I made stuffed cabbage last week some of it burned onto the bottom. I could not get it clean. The oven will do my work and be done by noon. The pot will sparkle again. I do this with any pot or pan that does not have plastic handles. Does anyone else do this when a pot gets burned food on it that can't be removed?

    Lately I have been preparing baggies with cut apples, grapes, and cheese for others to snack on in a pinch. Sometimes I put strawberries in. I make some for me without the cheese but with nuts. I like this because men will eat very unhealthy things when they arrive hungry. Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    How to do it

    Walk through your kitchen with an eye out for snacks. Are healthy ones (fruits, veggies, whole-grain crackers) stored in places where everyone in the family can reach them? Move less nutritious snacks to the back of the fridge or high up on cabinet shelves, and make sure that healthy ones are easily accessible.

    Why it matters

    When hunger hits, everyone tends to grab what's handy - whether they are six, 16, or 36! By putting healthy snacks in plain view and within reach, you can encourage everyone (including yourself!) to make healthy choices.

    Fun fact

    The celery that most Americans buy in the supermarket is called the Pascal variety and was first cultivated in Michigan in 1874.

    "Put healthy food within kids' reach, on low refrigerator shelves and easily accessible cabinets"

    January 17, 2017 at 15:16 UTC
    • Chrys O.
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      Chrys O. replied January 18, 2017 at 12:09 UTC:

      I've never tried that for burned pots....I soak and soak and soak some more. Sounds like a great idea....
      I hit the grocery store running after hubby's medical appointment yesterday and did by a turkey! yum!! It's thawing now- - -
      Great plan with the snacks, Jill- ...see more

    • Bobbie D.
      Bobbie D. replied January 19, 2017 at 4:47 UTC:

      Jill, I never thought of cleaning my pots in the self-cleaning oven. What a great idea. thanks for sharing! ♥

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