Sunday, September 27, 2009

vote on my new style!

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hand bags

My mother has been telling me not to put my purse on her counter tops as long as I can remember, Now that I live away from her I'm glad she taught me that lesson because i rarely set my purse on my own counter. One thing I have never done is set my purse on a bathroom floor! It horrifies me when ever I see a purse on a bathroom floor, but its even more horrifying when its a brand name, like a LV or a Burberry or a Coach, shouldn't people know better?


Have you ever noticed girls who set their handbags on public toilet floors, then go directly to their dining tables and set it on the table? Happens a lot!
It's not always the 'restaurant food' that causes stomach distress. Sometimes 'what you don't know will hurt you'!

Read on................
Mom got so upset when guests came in the door and plopped their handbags down on the counter where she was cooking or setting up food. She always said that handbags are really dirty, because of where they have been.

It's something just about every woman carries with them. While we may know what's inside our handbags, do you have any idea what's on the outside? Women carry handbags everywhere; from the office to public toilets to the floor of the car. Most women won't be caught without their handbags, but did you ever stop to think about where your handbag goes during the day.

'I drive a school bus, so my handbag has been on the floor of the bus a lot,' says one woman. On the floor of my car, and in toilets.'

'I put my handbag in grocery shopping carts and on the floor of the toilet,' says another woman 'and of course in my home which should be clean.'

We decided to find out if handbags harbor a lot of bacteria... We learned how to test them at Nelson Laboratories in Salt Lake, and then we set out to test the average woman's handbag.

Most women told us they didn't stop to think about what was on the bottom of their handbag. Most said at home they usually set their handbags on top of kitchen tables and counters where food is prepared.
Most of the ladies we talked to told us they wouldn't be surprised if their handbags were at least a little bit dirty.

It turns out handbags are so surprisingly dirty, even the microbiologist who tested them was shocked.

Microbiologist Amy Karen of Nelson Labs says nearly all of the handbags tested were not only high in bacteria, but high in harmful kinds of bacteria....

Pseudomonas can cause eye infections
Staphylococcus aurous can cause serious skin infections
And salmonella and e-coli found on the handbags could make people very sick

In one sampling, four of five handbags tested positive for salmonella, and that's not the worst of it. 'There is fecal contamination on the handbags' says Amy. Leather or vinyl handbags tended to be cleaner than cloth handbags, and lifestyle seemed to play a role.

People with kids tended to have dirtier handbags than those without, with one exception.

The handbag of one single woman who frequented nightclubs had one of the worst contamination's of all. 'Some type of feces, or possibly vomit' says Amy.

So the moral of this story is that your handbag won't kill you, but it does have the potential to make you very sick if you keep it on places where you eat. Use hooks to hang your handbag at home and in toilets, and don't put it on your desk, a restaurant table, or on your kitchen counter top.

Experts say you should think of your handbag the same way you would a pair of shoes. 'If you think about putting a pair of shoes on your counter tops, that's the same thing you're doing when you put your handbag on the counter tops.'

Your handbag has gone where individuals before you have walked, sat, sneezed, coughed, spat, urinated, emptied bowels, etc!

Do you really want to bring that home with you?

The microbiologists at Nelson also said cleaning a handbag will help. Wash cloth handbags and use leather cleaner to clean the bottom of leather handbags.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Eight years ago today. I was a Sr. in high school getting ready for school, as I was walking into my loft area my younger brother Adam ran up the stares and told me that a plane had flown into the twin towers, obviously I was a little confused so I casually walked down stairs to see what he was talking about. I saw it for the first time one building on fire and shock and sadness hit, I like many assumed that this pilot had lost control or gotten confused and ran into a tall building, but a few moments later another plane crashed into the second tower. I sat there watching in horror as both buildings fell down, as another plain crashed into the Pentagon and another into a wooded area. During and after the attack I sobbed for the broken families, 3 buildings full of innocent people, 4 plains full of innocent passengers, and a world full of people whose lives and history had been changed forever. Last year I promised myself that I would not let another Sep. 11th go unnoticed. I will NEVER forget!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

We gave blood today

Today Jacob and I gave blood, the last time we did it I just woke up and gave blood. I didn't eat in advance and I maybe had one cup of water before we got there, I gave all of my blood and walked out the door feeling great! That was NOT the case today! Before Jacob and I went to donate we went out for a nice lunch and I drank a lot of water. I felt fine sitting in my reclining chair squeezing my PVC pipe but the second I got out of that chair I felt a little dizzy, I walked over to get my free cookies but felt like I was going to

A: Throw up
B: Pass out
or C: fall over from spinning dizziness
plus I was very hot!
All I could think about on the way to a chair was HURRY and sit down so you don't pass out in a puddle of your own vomit, I was lucky and i made it there on time, but I am also unlucky b/c they said all those side effects would dissipate in about 15 min but I'm still having them, oh and the arm they took the blood from still really hurts. I am still dizzy and nauseous from time to time. I am especially dizzy right now, so I am going to end this post.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Homework Time

So now that Jacob has started school I spend a lot of time sitting quietly while he does his homework, I really want him to do well so I try not to distract him to much. I'll do things like clean the house, read my scriptures, work out, or sleep, but tonight I dont want to do any of the stuff so i'll blog. I am just so proud of him right now! he is such a good provider. He works a full time job pays the bills, is takeing 7 credits worth of classes and still makes the time to be the best husband ever. Sometimes I feel guilty that I'm not doing as much as him but he never makes me feel bad about it, he's always happy to her about my low key days, he's never upset when our house is a mess or when I forget to do his laundry. I love him so much! I guess the least I can do is be quiet and stay out of his way while he does his homework, and I know I'm the whole reason hes doing it anyway.