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  2. A once of prevention and all that..... Jenny, the warm drinks should help with the no gargling. Mya loves mint tea.
  3. Ah....my mistake! Carry on! I am drinking.........water.
  4. I have actually seen the bacon/chocolate bar at Cost Plus
  5. This information may serve you well..... I dont know how spot on this all is, but some of it seems like good advice. Any thoughts? The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is. While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu): 1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications). 2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap). 3. *Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). *H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method. 4. Similar to 3 above, *clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. *Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but *blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.* 5. *Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). *If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption. 6. *Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. *Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.
  6. Fin, didnt you say yesterday.....nevermind! diet coke for me.
  7. Happy birthday, Lissy!! Have a great day!
  8. It was, Lissy, thanks! Back at you!
  9. The newest member of my family, 4 month old Minnie the Moocher.
  10. 96 today at my house. It was 101 when I was in Arcadia.
  11. Ma'am is another way of saying bitch.
  12. It is getting darker sooner, which translates into getting Mya to bed with less fuss because it is dark.
  13. Thank you, everyone, for the kind words and well wishes! Shawna, thank you twice!
  14. high 70's, just a day after the biggest storm on record to pass through in October.
  15. And I was not offended in the least!
  16. Done. I voted for it because I actually like the picture.
  17. Can you bake a little batch for me "without", Edna? At least until I retire! We will keep it in the kitchen away from the high octane ones! Thanks for the birthday wishes, guys! I am going to bed now. When I wake up, it will still be my birthday!
  18. I did not know they liked to tend to goats.
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