Nov 22

The last day at the beach

Growing up, we always lived near the beach. In summertime my sister and I would spend long hours building sandcastles, and inventing elaborate fairy tales to go with them.

Then, when I was thirteen, my father got a new job and we had to move away. Far from the oceanside I loved so much.

On our last weekend the whole family went to our usual beach, and as a sullen adolescent I was determined not to enjoy it. I sulked all the way there, but couldn’t ignore what we found once we arrived. There was a contest happening, and there were dozens of silica sand sculptures dotting the beach. Lions, mermaids, unicorns, and a dragon easily ten feet long.

Even my teenage cynicism couldn’t withstand the beauty of the scene. It was the best day I ever spent at the beach, and I’m smiling in every photograph from that day.

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Nov 16

More Than A Seasoning

Halite, or rock salt is a mineral form of common table salt. It is usually mined and the crystals of salt are a considerable size larger. It is edible, but there are more uses for salt than seasoning food. One of the main uses for salt is to put on roads during the winter time to melt ice. Tons of the salt are put on Interstates and roads to break up the ice and melt snow to clear the highway.

Another use of the salt is for making homemade ice cream. The salt is combined with ice within the ice cream machine or make. As the salt makes the ice melt on the outside of the metal container, the temperature within that container drops and makes the ice cream mixture inside the container freeze faster.

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Nov 13

My Asia Fantasy Vacation

How thrilling it is to be touring Asia with my new boyfriend Alejandro. Al and I have been dating for only three months but he insisted I go on vacation with him. I thought he meant a local bed and breakfast or maybe a quick trip to Bermuda, but was shocked when he insisted I accompany him to Hong Kong.

We’ve had a wonderful trip so far and out next stop is Kowloon. I’ve heard so many good things about the area and have been told the Hong Kong hotels are some of the best in the country. The hotel we’ll be staying in has an extensive wine cellar, a world-renown head chef and looks out onto the beautiful countryside.

I’m loving my vacation and my high school Cantonese has improved immensely. I know I’ll be sad when our time her is over and we head toward the airport for our return trip home.

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Oct 30

Great Options for Improving Your Ability to Hear

Are you, or someone you care about, having difficulty hearing as well as you used to? If so, it is good to know that you are not alone. The truth is that millions of people throughout the country are struggling with the same problem. Unfortunately, this reduction in the ability to hear can greatly impact the overall quality of your life. The good news is that there is help available.

Today, there are numerous styles of digital hearing aids available on the market. These hearing aids are designed to help you, or your loved one, hear better. With the help of these advanced hearing aids, you will be able to improve your ability to hear. You will no longer miss special conversations and feel lost in a crowd. If you want to get back in the conversation and truly enjoy your life again, start shopping for your digital aids today.

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Oct 23

Costume Ball

Today is the big day of our Jane Austen costume ball! I have been daydreaming about this day ever since it was announced last fall. It’s going to be like a dream come true for me.

Our Jane Austen literature class will all be dressing up in period costume and hosting our Regency style ball in the assembly hall. There will be food made according to recipes from the era and we’ve even hired out all kinds of props and furniture to set the scene appropriately.

We’ve all been planning our costumes for months. I’m going in a dress I made myself. It’s a white poplin with a tiny blue flower pattern and a wide blue ribbon sash at the bustline. I’m having a wedding makeup artist do my face so that I’ll look gorgeous, but, not out of character for the era. I’m also having a girl from my dorm do my hair.

This is going to be the best night of my life!

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Oct 17

Our Business is Growing Even in this Economy

For years we have made crafts and sold our items at local shows in our community. But times have changed. Wallets are tighter and people seem to like to shop from home. We were just about to go under when a cheap seo company changed our future. We found a company who set up a web site for us and created an SEO strategy for our success.

The results were truly astonishing. Not only did I not have to weather the rain and unpredictable weather at craft shows, our business took off. This small SEO company knew how to market and make our presence known to people not only in my state but the entire country. Sales are up and flourishing. And to think I was about to get a job at Walmart. I’ve learned to not give up but instead to stay up to date, think smart and use a company who knows technology to help your business fly.

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Oct 09

When the world calls

Getting old is hard. Your joints hurt, your vision suffers, your hearing starts to go. I remember being a young man. I had the hearing of a German Shepard. And now, I sit here…can barely here a thing. My TV is up so loud that the rest of the family complains. I constantly have to ask people to repeat themselves, especially on the phone. I sometimes laugh and smile when people talk to me, and the reality is that I have no idea what they just said. A few friends have suggested I look into something to help me, a “device” they say. I don’t want to do that; admitting that is admitting that age has finally taken its toll on me. Then one day, I saw a young man with his in. I asked him “do you feel self conscious about wearing those?” He responded in the most brilliant of ways: “No, I can hear and they make it so I can enjoy the beauty that the world offers.”

When the world calls, I no longer hear enough to answer. It is time I face the reality: I need to look at hearing aids Stockport. I need to enjoy that beauty that the young man reminded me about.

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Aug 25

My Trip Down The Aisle

My wedding was a dream come true. I fell in love 10 years before I ever walked down the aisle. Everything was perfect from the flowers to the attire and even the minster. As I said my vowels, 100 things were racing through my mind, but most were just how I ever got to this place. I was the luckiest woman in the world to be marrying the man of my dreams.

I wanted something different and unique for the ceremony. I have never been a traditional girl and this day was no different. We said our I do’s outside near my parents lake at their home. There with all the magic of Mother Nature, I became a Mrs. Johnson. When everything was complete and it was time to kiss the bride, I was ready. My husband leaned in and kissed me and wedding fireworks blasted in the sky. Yes, that’s right, real fireworks. He surprised me by having these done for one spectacular moment in time.

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