The power of vinegar

The power of vinegar

Is the power of vinegar an old wives’ tale or a well known fact?  Vinegar is basically acetic acid and as such makes an effective and inexpensive cleaning agent.  I must admit, being very aware of and sensitive to TOXINS, I do use extra strength (10%) plain white vinegar for many things.  Here are a few of the uses:

  •     carpet cleaner
  •     drain unclogger (with baking soda)
  •     laundry cleaner…

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Posted 2 days ago

Do curlers have to be physically fit?

Do curlers have to be physically fit?

In my youth, the only curlers I knew were the rags my mother used to put in my hair.   I was vaguely aware that my BFF’s brother was a curler, but I cannot say I was interested enough to find out anything about the sport.  In fact, I’m not sure it was much of a sport back then.

My husband was a great curler in his youth, representing his club in the provincial playdowns several times.  His…

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Posted 4 days ago
<p><a href="http://wordsofwisdom144.wordpress.com/2018/02/12/wows-from-anthony-hopkins/">WoWs from Anthony Hopkins</a></p>

<p>words of wisdom from Anthony Hopkins! Be sure to visit my other blogs: Laugh out loud (LOL) with me at…</p>

WoWs from Anthony Hopkins

words of wisdom from Anthony Hopkins! Be sure to visit my other blogs: Laugh out loud (LOL) with me at…

Posted 5 days ago

How well do you know your acronyms?

How well do you know your acronyms?

How well versed are you on the acronyms that are so popular today in conversations via text, private message or social media?   If you have teenagers in your house, you are probably very knowledgeable about these.  If not, here is a quick lesson, LOL.  That stands for Laugh Out Loud by the way, not Lots of Love as some (of us older) people think.

  • OMG is pretty obvious, I just put it on the list…

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Posted 6 days ago

Bulletproof coffee

What is bulletproof coffee?  It is a new trend or fad, but not necessarily a healthy one. The biggest reason it is not healthy is because people are replacing a more nutritional breakfast with this coffee.  This coffee contains what is called empty calories because they contain little nutritional value.

Bulletproof coffee is made by adding 1 tablespoon of butter, preferably grass-fed and…

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Posted 1 week ago

Ends for an end to cancer

April is coming soon, which means the (7th this year) annual Ends for an End to Cancer event is looking for support.  April  is cancer awareness month, and since most everyone is or has been affected by this devastating disease, the most obvious time to step up and support any fundraising event.

Ends for an End to Cancer is a curling bonspiel and more held at the Richmond Curling Club (RCC)here…

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Posted 1 week ago

WoW: no one is born with hatred or intolerance

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Wow: no one is born with hatred or intolerance!

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Posted 1 week ago

The end of Alzheimer's

The end of Alzheimer’s

The book I read recently, called The End of Alzheimer’s, is the inspiration for this post.  It is written by Dr Dale Bredesen and can be purchased here.

Seven years ago I was struggling with various health issues including a terrible short term memory.  As I worked through the process of finding out what my problem was, I discovered that many common dietary habits are linked to poor short term…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Marketing ploy or innovative method to raise awareness?

Is Bell Let’s Talk Day a clever marketing ploy or a generous and innovative method to raise awareness (and tons of money) of mental health issues?

Call me naïve, but I think the latter.  If it was a marketing ploy they would offer to donate 5 cents for every NEW CUSTOMER that tweeted, posted, shared, etc.  Obviously they could only reward the phone calls and texts from their own customers, but…

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Posted 2 weeks ago
<p><strong><a href="http://lorieb.com/2018/01/31/bell-lets-talk-day/">Bell Lets Talk Day</a></strong></p>

<p>Today, January 31, is Bell Lets Talk Day.  Bell Canada will donate 5 cents to mental health for each text and #BellLetsTalk tweet.  Let’s see if we can beat the incredible 2017 results!</p>

Bell Lets Talk Day

Today, January 31, is Bell Lets Talk Day.  Bell Canada will donate 5 cents to mental health for each text and #BellLetsTalk tweet.  Let’s see if we can beat the incredible 2017 results!

Posted 2 weeks ago

Succulents are easy to grow plants, even for the novice gardener.  They can be planted directly into your garden or in containers for indoors and out.  In really cold climates, you may have to bring your container in for the winter.

These versatile gems also make great centerpieces for DIY decorations at weddings or showers.  Recently I selected a variety of tiny ones, painted their pots pale pink, and created a centerpiece for decoration at a baby shower.    As my guests left, I tucked one baby succulent into their loot bags…

These versatile succulents can be purchased in pots at your local nursery, or as seeds through a seed catalogue or by clicking on the Amazon links below…

Posted 2 weeks ago

Abortion has no place in politics

Abortion is a personal subject and as such has no place in politics.  There are too many different scenarios in which abortion might be considered to enforce (politically) whether one should or should not be available.

abortionchart from Google Images

Do I believe the transition from fertilized egg to embryo to fetus to baby is miraculous?  Absolutely.   Should everyone learn and know these steps and…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Guilty or innocent, Patrick Brown is a ruined man

Is it just me or is something fishy going on?  Patrick Brown, the (resigned) leader of the PC party, is a ruined man, regardless of whether he is innocent or guilty. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?  He has not been my choice to lead the PC party, but I think the whole scandal stinks.  Here’s why: the “victims” remain anonymous who talked  them into coming forward? why did they…

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Another food intolerance

I have discovered another food intolerance, the hard way.  I have known for a while that many artificial flavors and ingredients in food items trigger bad reactions in my gastrointestinal system.  This past weekend I narrowed a particularly bad bout of stomach cramps and diarrhea down to the ingestion of red food color. I know it had to be the food coloring because I was very careful what I ate…

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Posted 3 weeks ago