Everyday I’m Flossin’

After gargling with salt and hot water followed by hydrogen peroxide rinse, every 4 hours, for 24+ hours,  the popcorn husk dislodged itself from underneath my gums.

Gingivitis is bad, periodontitis is worse.  Both are preventable

Flossing after every meal is the cheapest and painless dental health option. 

The alternative is 24 + hours of excruciating pain until whatever is irritating your gums frees itself. 

The latter is not recommended.

Travel Pro Tip: No Wi-Fi, No Problem

kindle-785695_1920If Wi-Fi is down on your flight will you be able to catch up on all your email and reading as planned?

The answer is yes, if you’ve forwarded your important documents to your kindle or kindle app via your amazon kindle email.


If you haven’t used your amazon kindle email – that doesn’t mean you don’t have one.

From the “Send-to-kindle” page on Amazon.com:

  1. To find your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address, visit the Manage your Devices page at Manage Your Kindle.

  2. Documents can only be sent to your Kindle devices or apps from e-mail accounts that you added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List.

  3. To add an e-mail account, visit the Personal Document Settings page at Manage Your Kindle.

You don’t need a Kindle to use this feature; just download the Kindle app to your smart phone or tablet and you’re in business.  Once you download documents, in advance of your flight, they’ll be accessible to you with or without Wi-Fi connection.

Gifted: The Young at Heart 

Today is my mom’s birthday.   

She saved  cardboard from one of the boxes from Christmas 2016 . She wanted to  use it as magic slide to revisit her childhood.   

My oldest daughter, stood as sentry, poised for her safe return.

My mom lived through WWII – and like the energizer bunny she’s still going strong.  

Mother doesn’t know it…but I gave thanks for her still being  here.

It’s her celebration but I got the gift of learning about the woman inside the mom. 

Happy Birthday , Mother!