Sunday, November 26, 2006

Keep this on the Fridge

Did You Know That? Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer . Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly -- even though the product was never been advertised for this use. (Note: Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine is not the same..and contains aspirin, which can cause stomach bleeding if you have ulcers.)

Honey remedy for skin blemishes... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus... Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Coca-Cola cure for rust... Forget those expensive rust removers . Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

Smart splinter remover...just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt's tomato paste boil cure....cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

Balm for broken blisters ...To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine... a powerful antiseptic.

Heinz vinegar to heal bruises... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.

Rainy day cure for dog odor... Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Eliminate ear mites... All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief....It's not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

PIcture of my cookies & Chocolate Bundt pound cake

No date tonight

Or is it mate your date? haha! Well today is supposed to be our date night but we will be staying home since the familia is not well today. I caught the virus yesterday, so I started with the runs then Steve caught the virus it seems, again. Not puking only the runs. ALL NIGHT LONG & all day today. I'm exhausted. I'm fine now. Well this is not an exciting topic, but I'm sickn tired of being home. for 3 days. I had to get out of the house yesterday, so we went to buy formula. How exciting. But then it began. So we came home right away.

I was looking forward in getting out this evening but it's not going to happen. So maybe if Steve has enough energy, he can go & pick out a movie or movies. I still don't know where there is a video store. I saw one in downtown Wels, but I know there has to be one close here.

So this morning it has been raining, so I baked some "DOUBLE CHOCOLATE OAT COOKIES". Thank God I had enough ingredients. They came out soooo yummy & very easy to make. So here is the recipe for you guys that want it or gor you that wantt to read my blog. hint hint.

Double Chocolate Oat Cookies

1 pkge (12oz) semi sweet chocolate pieves divided. (I used choc. chips). About 2 cups
1/2 c. (1 stick) margarine or butter, softened
1/2 c. Granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla
3/4 all-purpose flour (why do they call it all purpose) Why not just baking flour or flour? hehe j/k
3/4 c. Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) duh!
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 f. Melt 1 cup choc. pieces (I used choc chips) in small sauce pan;set aside.
Beat margarine & sugar until fluffy; add melted choc, egg & vanilla.
Add combined flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda & salt; mix well.
Stir in remainig chocolate pieces or chips.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8-10 min. Cool 1 min on cookie sheets, remove to wire rack.

I used parchment paper, it's great, cuz didn't have a cookie sheet & my stone had cookies already.

makes about 3 dozen cookies. ENJOY!!!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


So last weekend was a blur. It was busy but fun. I did good on the lady's fellowship. So they told me. Everybody said they liked what I shared. Some said it ministered to them. So that was good to hear.
Saturday Iw as running crazy like a chicken with no head. But the babyshower turned out a success. Babyshowers are not a common thing here in Europe so everybody that cam had lots of fun & stayed late too. It was a good way of getting to know more people. This is something that the church will start doing for all the first time moms. That;s cool. Yeh church pays for the food & we host it or whomever has space in their home or wants to do it. hehe! So that's cool.

Well Saturday night when Steve came home Audrey started throwing up. Well the first time right before he got int he car. & 2 more times in the middle of the night. UUUUUGGGHHH!! What is this. So ofcourse we changed sheets, clothes etc. The morning came she was as happy as coud be. Did not eat much but she did. Then she had the runniest poop that could run up her back. So I gave her a bath, then we went to church. I thought she was over this. So then Steve starts with the runs right before we get to church. & During church. But it got better. After church Audrey threw up again. She did however drank all her bottle. hmmm.

Yip that was the start of this DANG virus. So Steve went to bed as soon as we got home. 1 hr later the hurling begun. GREAT!!! BUt Audrey din't any more. She did not take any solids yesterday but did drink her milk. Then later in the afternoon she had a runny diaper again. 2x's. Great!! But she was happy all day until the evening. Good thing it was getting closer to bed time. Then a 5:30 am she wakes up crying. But gladly, she went back to sleep til 8am. She woke up sooo hungry. She ate her breakfast, no dairies drank her bottle & 2 hrs later she hurled again..all over the rug in the kitchen floor. So I clean her up change her clothes, still doing laundry. Then Andre starts with the runs. UUUUGGGHH!!! I can take it any more. My house smells like crap!!! literally. Then Audrey had a HUGE I mean HUGE runny diaper. Went through all her back, onesie, shirt, jeans & sox. Good thing Steve was here during his lunch to give her a bath. Man I am exhausted & I have a headache, for 2 days now. I need a break.

My house is a wreck, it seems like I'm never going to finish doing laundry & then there's my favorite part..putting the DANG clothes away!! I need a house keeper for a day...hmmm well more like my mom. I hope this is over soon. This DUMB virus has to go in Jesus Name!!!

Ok so there you have it. I guess I better go clean my kitchen now.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Poop snow & the rest of my week

Good morning to you Austrian residents. We greet you with poop snow. Yip it's dfef. winter I guess. The temp is gowing down gradually & quite rapidly this week here. It really has been nice. Maybe it will warm up & back to fall weather. Or not. U know once it snows in the mountains it stays cold. Brrrrrrr! Is all I have to say & hope that my winter clothes arive this week!!!

Well today I have to major grocery shop. That means I have to go to 3-4 stores betwen 4pm- 7:30pm. before they close. Then we might go tot Metro. Metro is like a "Sams". I sill havent gone. Hanna is going to watch the kids tonight & spend the night since she doesn't have school tomorrow. So maybe instead of a date we might just go to Metro. We did wanted to carve pumkins as well. We'll see how that goes today. Oh how I wish Steve was off today. Yesterday was a national holiday so everybody's off & everything is closed. UGH! Bummer. I could of done my grocery shopping yesterday. But oh well. How I miss Wal-Mart. hehe!!

I have major cleanig to do. I sort of did some cleaning yesterday. But I ahve to clean my ceilings & clean out all spider webs. Since tomorrow night I will be speaking at this lady's fellowship & Sat we are having a babyshower here in my flat. I don't want to be rushed so I want to do all my shopping today. I might have to get the gift tomorrow. Well that's pretty much all for right now. I really need to take a shower, dang it!! I have to wait til Steve comes home for lunch. AAAAUUUGHH! Ok well smell you later!!