Archive for February, 2011
I know a lot of areas of the country are still in the midst of winter but before we know it it will be warming up and that means ladies it is time to think about swimwear. I know I am badly in need of some new swim suits Mine are approaching retirement time and I think it is about time for a new look.
I have been checking out women's swimwear and even though I am not exactly a spring chicken I am not ready to stop enjoying summer activities such as swimming, boating and camping. I found the new Spring collection at Express and all you women with rockin' bods will love the new swimwear.
I think this would work well for me. I love the rhinestones adorning the suit and I would probably pair it with a black swim skirt for a more modest look. I think the tankini top would also look great with a pair of shorts. I like the comfort two piece swimwear affords you.
Right now if you sign up for Express e-mail you have a chance to win one of $200 gift cards. Just think what you could get with that. Here are a few points to consider when shopping at Express.
- Available in our always-popular monokini, sexiest string bikini and must-have strapless and halter bikini styles.
- Shop bright solids, on-trend graphic prints, the essential reversible style, nautical-inspired striped and sleek metallic styles.
- Designer details include flirty ruffles, sexy self-tie sides, glam beaded embellishments and polished metal hardware.
- Removable padding in tops.
- Bottoms fit smaller to size for moderate back coverage.
- Swim shorts available for men.
- Accessorize with Express spring essentials including sandals, tote bags, sunglasses and hats For Him and For Her.
- Sign up for Express e-mail for a chance to win one of ten $200 Express Gift Cards
So help get rid of the winter doldrums and pick up a new a couple of new bikinis today.
Nobody wants to think about Burial Insurance, but it is a fact of life that we all should consider. I know I do not want to leave the burden of making arrangements for me on my family. I do have a life insurance policy that would more than cover the expenses but they would still have to go through the arrangement process and I want to spare them from that.
I am not quite at the senior citizen status but it is closer than I like to admit. Even thinking about Funeral Insurance for seniors is hard, still it is something we all should consider. It makes the tough decisions a bit easier and lets families focus on getting through the grieving process.
I know I will soon look into this in order to give my family peace of mind and the ability to cope with whatever situation arises. I am fairly sure there are some cheap plans that make it easy to afford this type of insurance.
As I said, tough subject, but necessary for all concerned.
Tags: funeral, seniors
This is a guest post from Timothy Elliot. Honoring and helping our nation’s service people and veterans is near and dear to my heart and is why I agreed to have Mr. Elliot post an article here and on Life’s Like a Box of Chocolates. I hope you enjoy both of Mr. Elliot’s articles and go here to read the his other post.
There’s no overstating how difficult it can be for families when a service member is deployed overseas, but increasingly military families have been facing an entirely different set of difficult circumstances. Not only are thousands of soldiers returning home wounded, an increasingly high number of those wounds are so-called ‘invisible wounds’. Invisible wounds, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and mesothelioma, can be particularly difficult for family members to cope with because at first they may not appear to be directly related to active duty. For example, the symptoms of PTSD include feeling numb and hyper arousal- both of which can be difficult to family members, especially children, to recognize as symptoms of a disease. Similarly the symptoms of mesothelioma and TBI are often difficult to recognize. However, allowing invisible wounds to go untreated is a grave mistake. Without treatment TBI can be deadly and cut off the needed oxygen flow to the brain, and the mesothelioma life expectancy is only between one and two years because it commonly goes untreated. It can be extremely difficult to have a service member return home after their tour only to see them distinctively changed by an invisible wound, but it’s important to remember that, just like any other injury, with the right resources these wounds can be treated. A soldier with a TBI can receive extensive rehabilitation that involves physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, a soldier with PTSD can receive counseling and group therapy, and with careful attention to the early mesothelioma symptoms it’s possible for the tumor to be surgically removed. And, of course, throughout any of these treatments any soldier will need the support of his community and family.
Timothy Elliot is a dedicated supporter of our troops and an avid advocate for veterans’ rights.
Tags: mesothelioma, military, PSTD
Yea, I had the bright idea of putting a doggie diaper on my Chihuahua, Buddy. He has been leaving puddles everywhere and quite frankly I am sick of cleaning it up. I used puppy pads for awhile but he still had a thing for the coffee table leg and corner.
So, yesterday I stopped at the local pet store and through out $15.00 for a pack of twenty-two dog diapers. My first thought was whoa, this could get expensive. But, if it kept him from peeing everywhere I was game.
I ripped open the bag and proceeded to try and diaper him. Like an infant. No. That did not work. He flat out refused to lay still for that. Next I tried holding him up and having Corvette place the diaper around him. No again. He started growling and tried to bite me. My last attempt I held him on the couch and Corvetter slipped the diaper over his hind quarters while he was strugglin, growling and attempting to nip us. I finally got his tail out the hole and sat him down. Oh, and did I mention through this whole ordeal, Lucie, my big red dog was barking and jumping up and down in what I suspect was her way of trying to rescue Buddy from the crazed diaper wielding people!
As I said, I put him down and he ran into the kitchen and shook that sucker off in no time. Then he dashed outside to, you guessed it, he peed. Yea, good dog.
I do not think I will try that again. Of course maybe I can put diapers in the corners and next to the coffee table legs.
He He He.
Tags: Buddy, dog diapers
I know you are probably saying to yourself, “What the H E double tooth picks is she talking about?” Well, I will tell you. Fruit of the Loom contacted me and asked if I would do a review of some of their bras. Cool beans because I was just thinking I needed to buy some new ones.
So, look for an upcoming review on Fruit of the Loom Bras. Hope they fit correctly because I always try them on before I buy them. I guess we will find out.
Oh, and do not expect any photos of me modeling said bras. Not happening.
Tags: bra, Fruit of the Loom.
I really like the San Diego area. I used to live in Los Angeles and hated it. We always went south to the beaches because they are so much nicer. Every time I visit Cpl. Honda at his base, I would stay in San Clemente in a hotel that is practically on the beach.
I would live in California if I could afford these areas, but that is not going to happen in less I win the lottery. Doubt that will happen either.
The La Jolla area of San Diego is nice. The shoreline is scenic and beaches are clean and well maintained. There are a lot of great restaurants and shopping as well as attractions to visit.
Laguna Beach is another favorite place in California. It was always our beach of choice even though we had to drive 45 minutes to get there. Well, these places would be my first choice if I returned to California some day.
Guess I had better get busy buying those lottery tickets.
Tags: La Jolla, Laguna Beach, San Clemente, san diego
I had my furniture for about ten years now. It is southwest style. It is big and overstuffed. There is a stain were the cat threw up on it. Fortunately the throw pillow hides it. It needs to go.
Sick. of. it.
So I have been doing a little cyber shopping and my gosh I do think I found a few items I might be talked into picking up. Yep.
I am really liking the look of modern furniture. It’s sleek. It’s sexy. It’s,well modern. Oh, here is a few nifty little pieces I came up with.
I love this sofa. It is also a hide-a-bed. Perfect for visitors to use.
This said this piece is a coffee table, but I think it would make a great stand to hold a flat panel TV, no?
Those dressers are not half bad either!
And, if I get a new bed I will just half to break down and buy a new bedding set too. He he.
Tags: furniture, modern