Friday, July 24, 2009

Aunt Tina

"Death leaves a heartache No one can heal;
Love leaves a memory No one can steal."

My husband's beloved Aunt Tina passed away this week. I had met her a couple times. She was always ready with a smile and a loving hug. It's so hard to realize that a life can be taken away at a young age of 53. Colon cancer is an ugly disease. Her husband of 32 years is lost without her. I feel for the ones left behind. Her husband and her son. How do you ease some one's pain from a distance. We are here in TEXAS and the family is grieving in Maine.

Tina had worked in Crisis & Counseling for more than 20 years. She also taught adult education for the Augusta School Department. What an empty spot Tina's passing has made is so many lives.

We send our prayers to our family and hold them in our heart as they travel though this time of grief. On the other side is only the sweet and warm memories of good times filled with laughter and soft smiles.

You will be miss Aunt Tina. May the angels deliver you safely into heaven.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Teeth Whitening

I'm a major ice tea drinker and am always looking for a whitening system that works and doesn't bust my budget. I read great reviews about Plus White Whitening and finally found it at Walgreens.

The box that I purchase included:

Plus+White Pre-Whitener Rinse which helps remove film and loosen stains from your teeth, enabling the Gel to lift away stains even more effectively.

Plus+White Teeth Whitener Gel

Soft Foam Mouth Tray (I already had a tray. It's easy to buy the cheap football player mouth pieces for $1 from Walmart. Put them in boiling water for about a minute and then once they are cool enough, bite them and they should form to your own teeth.


Mix one part of the Pre-Whitener Rinse with three parts of lukewarm water. Swish in mouth for 2-3 seconds and rinse out.

Squeeze a small amount of Plus White Speed Whitening Gel onto your finger and push it in between your teeth. You may want to add some gel to the mouth tray. I usually don't have to. Put in your mouth pieces. Bite down very gently. Very little pressure is required to achieve maximum results. Wipe off any excess gel.

Leave in for 5-10 minutes for regular whitening.

Remove tray and rinse mouth several times with lukewarm water, thoroughly flushing any remaining gel from mouth and gum area. Do not swallow gel. Rinse tray thoroughly in lukewarm water and air dry.

The package recommends for best results, use twice daily for two weeks. Results of 5 Minute Whitening System will start to work with the very first application. After the second week, taper off one or two applications per week or as needed. Store 5 Minute Whitening System Plus White Speed Whitening Gel in a cool, dry place and keep away from sunlight.

I haven't experience any sensitivity to my teeth or gums. I usually forget to use it twice a day but I have used it about a week now. I see a difference. I'm in the process of getting the DH and DS to try it too.

Friday, July 17, 2009

We The People

Bob Basso author of "Common Sense" plays the role of Thomas Paine to ignite the fire of change in America. Patriotism and Pride for America lead Thomas Paine to help take back America!

This video may be a little long for most but well worth it.

Highlights include solutions to many of the problems. Why does congress sign into law bills that they have not read and understood? The regular citizen are told repeatly to read any contract we sign. Should our representatives be allow to have thier own better retirement? They will be exempt from this health care bullshit they are trying to forced down our throats. Are you mad enough? I am.

(Thanks Edda for passing this video on to me)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tea Party

The Montgomery County Tea Party was held on July 2, between 5-9 pm on what could have been the hottest day of the month. After work (5:30ish) I headed over to the Lone Star Arena and was happily surprised at the traffic. The announcer said there were well over 4,000 people in attendance. There were so many signs, funny ones and very serious ones.

Tea parties are not divided into neat little political parties. This is about "We the people" being over taxed and having our liberties and freedom taken away. It's sorta like the old how do you cook a frog story. If you put a frog in boiling water, he'll jump right out but if you put him in temper water and just gradually turn up the heat he'll be cooked before he knows it. This Cap and Trade bill and the Health Care Reform scares me. As usually, I got just a little side tracked.

Jim Mcingvale (Mattress Mac) was a great speaker. He had all of us standing up and shouting. There were two other speakers that were excellent. One had escape Cuba as it was becoming a socialist county and the other was a preacher that I really admired. Plumber Joe was there too.

It's easy not to get involved and to believe that your opinion doesn't count but it's like that penny found plus another penny plus another and before you know it adds up. The future of our children and grandchildren are worth our input. We must make ourselves heard.

I'm still very disappointed that the tea parties are not getting news coverage. The one in Dallas had over 35,000 people. You would think that was news worthy.

Ever Quest II

Gamers are a strange sort. We aren't all tattoo, metal studded, hang in the darken rooms staring at a computer screen for hours type. We all do get into a obsessed period of time where nothing comes ahead of the game. I just recently did away with War Hammer due to not enough people to group with and take on the more challenging quest. Then I tried Sims 3. Either you love Sims or you don't. I don't.

Ever Quest II (EQ2) is one of my all time favorites and I've decided to go back to it. I'm playing on server Guk. There are new extensions to the game and it's almost like a new game. Yes, this past weekend was my obsession period. 36 hours of almost straight playing. :-)