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Thursday Thirteen #6

13 Things in the Refrigerator

  1. Hidden Valley Ranch dressing for me.
  2. Generic Ranch dressing for my son... he goes through 2-3 bottles a month!
  3. Mt. Dew... I drink 4-6 cans a day.
  4. Water... we are all trying to drink more water.
  5. Bags of salad... inexpensive at Aldis and my son loves it.
  6. Pickles... its cheaper to buy the big 62 oz. jars so there are always pickles in the fridge.
  7. Nail polish... it lasts longer when stored in the fridge.
  8. 35mm film... photographs & colors are more vibrant and film can be used past the expiration date when stored in the fridge.
  9. Ketchup.
  10. Mustard.
  11. Chocolate, of course... don't want it to melt in this hot weather.
  12. Yogurt.
  13. Crumbs and spills.

Wordless Wednesday #18

Works for Me Wednesday #8

I love aromatherapy, the smells of the different seasons... the smell of crisp green apples in summer, the smell of falling leaves in autumn, the smell of gingerbread at Christmas, the smell of fresh dirt in spring. Some aromas calm and sooth me, other aromas energize me. There are candles and potpourri in various rooms throughout the house.

The best thing I have found to keep the aromas fresh and long-lasting is placing drops of fragrance -- aromatherapy oils, massage oils, perfume, room deodorizers linen sprays, etc. -- on the light bulbs. Spray or place a few drops of your favorite fragrance on any light bulb in any room to create a light scent when the light is turned on.

For more great tips and brilliant ideas to help you be a better person, go to Rocks in My Dryer.

Family Minute #31

Focus on the Flowers

Do you ever get discouraged, disappointed or frustrated? Do you ever feel like your circumstances are more negative than positive? Does your outlook seem more pessimistic than optimistic?

By focusing on flowers, on what is good in your life, you can "out grow" your depression. Its not easy living with depression but flowers will help brighten your life (whether for a few minutes or few a few hours). As you go through difficult times, forget about weeding out the negatives – your depression, your anxiety – instead, nurture the positive parts of your life.

Remember your family first.

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