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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Easy Sea Star Christmas Tree Ornament

Yes, I am still stuck in "beach" mode.
We're having such a mild Winter - no rain in sight, no Snow forecast for the hills.
Definitely going to be a rationed water Summer :(

Sunny every day, cold in the mornings, a nice balmy 60 - 65 in the afternoons...
is it no wonder I can't get in the Christmas mood -
not to mention it's 2020...UGGGH!

So I'm doing my best to "get in the mood"
Here we go -

Tons of Tulip, Rock and other shells from Miami Beach.
Hauled these and others found from all my beach
excursions around with me each time I've moved.

Thought I'd make an ornament..
a Star

Gathered 5

Made sure they kinda looked like a Star


Added a silver cord for hanging

Covered in Mod Podge

Dredged through silver glitter.....
Here's an OOPS
Meant to use fine glitter, but grabbed the coarse.
Oh well, we'll see how it turns out...

Tapped to remove loose glitter, let dry.
Spray with sealant, let dry.

Added silver faux pearl to center

The large glitter turned out OK.
I was worried it would overpower the small ornament.

And on the tree it goes!
I made a few more to try to get with the

I used white glitter on these so their different
colors would show through.

Sea Star Christmas Tree Ornaments

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Tropical Christmas Coloring Pages

Enlarge, print, color, enjoy!

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Monday, December 7, 2020

COVID - 10 Information

I don't know how accurate this first one is, as I don't know who published it.  
But it seems like serious intentions.

This is one of the more concise informative pieces I have seen regarding the virus - - as to how to know if you have it or not (compared to colds, allergies, etc.)
Well, worth the very few minutes to read.

Update 1
  1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have the common cold.
  2. Corona Virus Pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.         
  3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a            temperature of 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun
  4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before          it  drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
  5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours    -  so if you come into contact with any metal surface wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
  6. On fabric is can survive for 6 - 12 hours. Normal laundry            detergent will kill it.
  7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to         drink liquids with ice.
  8. Wash you hands frequently as the virus can only live on your        hands 5 - 10 minutes, but  - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
  9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt   in warm water will suffice.
  10. Can't emphasize enough - drink plenty of water!                         
Update 2
The Symptoms
  1. It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days.
  2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea    and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further. 
  3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty breathing.
  4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you're drowning. It's imperative you seek immediate attention.   
Update 3
The New Corona Virus may not show infection for many days.
How can one know if he/she is infected?
By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it's too late.
Experts provide a simple self-check we can do every morning.
Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. 
If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection.

In critical time please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.

Everyone should ensure your mouth and throat are moist never dry.
Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least.
If the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will was them down through your throat and into your stomach.  Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. 
If you don't drink water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That's very dangerous. 

So please do everything to ensure your safety during this pandemic. 

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COVID information from the John Hopkins Hospital

Here is some very useful COVID information from the John Hopkins Hospital information sheet relative to Coronavirus 19.

It is extremely informative and seems to be about the latest release of personal handling of this medical issue and is worth the time to study the information given for your personal care. Stay safe and stay well.

This certainly makes the COVID -19 protection methods more understandable.

*This virus is not a living organism. It is a protein molecule (RNA or DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular (eyes), nasal (nose) or buccal mucosa (mouth), changes their genetic code (mutates) and converts into aggressor and multiplier cells.

*Since the virus is not a living organism, but is a protein molecule, it cannot be killed. It has to decay on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

*The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat, and that is the reason why soap or detergent is the best weapon. The foam CUTS THE FAT (that is why you have to scrub for 20 seconds or more, to create lots of foam). By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down.

*HEAT melts fat; this is why it is necessary to use water above 77 degrees for hand washing, laundry and cleaning surfaces. In addition, hot water makes more foam, making it more effective.

*Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ALL FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

*Any solution with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaking it down from the inside.

*Oxygenated water increases the effectiveness of soap, alcohol, and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein. However, because you have to use it in its pure form, it can damage your skin.

*NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC WILL WORK because the virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.

*The virus molecules remain very stable at colder temperatures, including air conditioning in houses and cars. They also need moisture and darkness to stay stable. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade the virus faster.

*UV LIGHT on any object that may contain the virus breaks down the protein. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.

*The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

*Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

*NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is only 40% alcohol, and you need a minimum of 65%.

*LISTERINE is 65% alcohol.

*The more confined the space, the higher the concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

*You have to wash your hands before and after touching any commonly used surfaces such as: mucosa (mouth area), food, locks, knobs, switches, remotes, cell phones, watches, computers, desks etc… and don’t forget when you use the bathroom.

*You have to MOISTURIZE YOUR HANDS due to frequent washing. Dry hands have cracks and the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.

*Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

Stay safe, Stay well

Sunday, December 6, 2020

We'll Never See This Again.

Harry & Bess

We will never see this again.

Thought you'd enjoy this!

 It's one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read. They won't believe this happened, but it DID.

(This seems unreal.)

Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale.  "Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, "I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.

"As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food. Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed,
 "My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!

Enjoy life NOW! -- it has an expiration date!



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