Tip of the Day - No lipstick on teeth!

After applying lipstick and/or gloss, place your finger into your mouth, wrap your lips around the finger and gently pull out your finger in a lollipop motion.

The excess lipstick on the inside of your lips will end up on your finger instead of your teeth. Simply wipe it off on a tissue and you're good to go.

Washed checks

Suppose your stolen checks have been forged and cashed. The money has been withdrawn from your checking account....will the bank reimburse you?

In my case, I immediately notified my bank that there was a forged check on my account....and, they later credited my account with the $625.00 had been withdrawn.

(Personally, I feel that had the teller bothered to pull up our signature card on the bank's computer, they would have seen that the signature on the forged check did not match the one on the signature card)

According to the National Check Fraud Center.....


If you have a habit of putting the bank statement in a drawer, planning to look at it later or if your statement is online and even though you know it's there, you seldom remember to look at it, you may NOT be reimbursed

Result....the dreaded OVERDRAWN statement!!!!!

Tip of the Day - Shave your legs!

Use hair conditioner to shave your legs. It does a great job, leaves them soft and does not add aerosol emmissions to the atmosphere from the spray can.

In a pinch, it can also be used as a shaving cream for men since it feels like a shaving gel.

Diskectomy surgery -Ouch!

My tennis will be on hold for at least 6 weeks….hope you guys all have fun!!!!!

I’ve had both minor and major back aches and leg cramps since February…and they have been increasing both in pain and frequency. Finally, after doing the easy stuff, (1) rest; (2) therapy; and (3) medication, I gave up and had an MRI….hmmmm, showed a herniated disk in my lower spine. Well, that’s interesting, I didn’t think my back hurt all that much. We tried one more thing, the ole epidural shot…which didn’t work either.

So, on May 1st I was scheduled for a diskectomy at 2:00 in the afternoon at Immanual Hospital here in Omaha. My friends were very sympathetic and wished me luck (that’s always spooky….you don’t WANT to b wished good luck!….you want to be wished a quick recovery or something a little more positive).
About noon I picked up my overnight bag and started down the stairs to the basement garage….oh, oh, my semi-numb right leg slipped out from under me and I began to lose my balance. I was holding on to the banister but gravity was winning….I started fall. Oh darn…as I mumbled to myself, I thought “this couldn’t be happening”
I was able to hold on to the banister for a couple of steps, but then tumbled down the rest of the 9 steps to the bottom landing. I laid there for a while trying to access if anything was broken…my right leg hurt the worst, and I actually thought “great…its all your fault, so you deserve to hurt!”
My husband had heard me fall and followed me down the stairs. He was as white as a ghost and shaking like a leaf…afterwards he told me that he thought I was dead….cheery thought.
He wanted to take me to Emergency but I said “no, I have to get to the hospital for my operation”….I have fairly high pain tolerance and I had a place to go. I limped a little as we walked into the Procedures section of the hospital, signed in and was taken to the dressing room…I told the nurses that I had fallen and they wanted to take me to have an X-ray of my leg….”no, I’m having surgery at 2:00”….did I mention that I am also a bit bull-headed.
To make this very long story short, I had the diskectomy and am doing very well. My right leg is swollen from the knee to the ankle, my shoulder is sore from holding on for dear life to the banister, I have miscellaneous bruises where I bumped down the 9 stairs, and my glasses need adjusting….I may have landed on them when I hit the landing.
My summer tennis is a lost cause and I’ve had to cancel out of all my leagues…..darn, we had planned to win this year and go to Nationals.

But look for me on the courts in early August….I WILL BE THERE!

Tip of the Day - Things floating in eyes?

Bothered with floating things in your eyes? It could be dry skin around your eye lashes which flakes off and get into the eye.
Wash your eyes and lashes with baby shampoo....such as Johnson's "No More Tears" or any one that advertises "no tears".
Put a little shampoo into the palm of your hand, add a goodly amount of warm water, make suds, and wash the eyes.......opening them and rubbing the suds into the upper and lower lashes. It doesn't burn.

Makeup, mascara and dirt are finally being thoroughly washed away.