When you find something that works

There are many of us who suffer side effects caused from the meds we take for our chronic pain or from the surgeries we’ve had. Even the inactivity due to pain plays havoc on our systems that when we find something, anything that helps elevate some of the bad side affects we want to share with everyone. Many of us have IBS, diverticulitis and many other internal problems. For years I have had issues with eating fruits and vegetables. they cause me so much pain that I would be hospitalized. I tried everything and anything that would give me the nutrients I needed to keep healthy. Then a friend gave me a sample of a green powder to mix with water or juice to try. To be honest I was not hopeful but thought “why not?” Well after I used the sample up I decided I would get a bottle and give it an honest to goodness workout.

Her is what I found:

1. What looks unappetizing has a pleasant and sweet taste.

2. I can mix it with water, juice and even mixed it in with my yogurt.

3. I have no unpleasant or painful side affects.

4. I have less bloating.

5. I have been able to cut down the amount of stimulants needed to keep my system running smoother.

To many this might now be much but to me anything that helps in anyway is a bonus.

I am not selling, I am sharing, so here is the information if anyone else needs to give this a try.

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Mom always said to eat your veggies. Greens Balance makes this easy with its spectrum of proprietary colour blends of whole fruit and vegetable powders — delivering antioxidants, phytonutrients and fibre you need to have a more balanced, healthier diet every day. Mom would be so happy. 30 servings/30-day supply

Nutrition Facts

Per scoop / par mesure (7.2 g)

Amount % Daily Value
Calories 25
Fat 0.3 g 0%
Sodium 25 mg 1%
Carbohydrate 5 g 2%
Fibre 3 g 10%
   Sugars 1 g
   Protein 2 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 15%

INGREDIENTS / INGRÉDIENTS : inulin, spirulina, alfalfa, barley, wheat grass, chlorella, spinach, red beet, pumpkin, chia seed, quinoa, flax seed, kale, carrot, banana, mango, orange juice, papaya, peach, pineapple, sweet potato, concord grape, artichoke, broccoli, parsley, pomegranate, acerola, cherry, cranberry, raspberry, red coffee bean, tomato, black currant, blackberry, blueberry, elderberry, prune, purple sweet potato, stevia leaf extract.

Jo Anne is the friend who introduced me to this amazing product and if you think it might help you she would be happy to be of service.

Thank you Jo Anne. www.joanneorton.arbonne.com

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Coffee anyone?

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I had one of the funniest things happen to me as I was going through the drive through of Tim Horton’s. I know, I know it would have been a heck of a lot faster to just park the car and walk the ten feet to the counter, instead of waiting in line for half an hour. But, I was in a hurry lol. I take my coffee with what I call tons of regular milk, or some say, coffee with my milk. So, I asked for a large coffee with 1/3rd regular milk. The young man sweetly said,”anything else today?” Politely I said back, “no thank you that will be all.” I did not pay any attention to how much he said I owed, because I had a fistful of change ready. When I approached, I was met with a very bewildered young man who by the way, did not have a coffee for me in hand. I looked at him and said,”large coffee with 1/3rd regular milk?” He looked at me  very sheepishly and said, “sorry miss, I know what half and half is and what cream is, even regular milk but I do not know what 1/3rd regular milk is.” The girls standing behind him tried very hard not to bursts out laughing as they explained to him I wanted 1/3rd of my cup filled with regular milk with my coffee. He smiled although embarrassed but I learned a valuable lesson as well be more specific at Tim Horton’s drive through.The coffee was perfect by the way.

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Finding ones way back! Renewed and refreshed.

 

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It has been several months since I have posted on my blog. So much has happened that I would have to write a novel to explain it all. I have had my heart-broken for I have lost a son, not to the grim reaper but to unfortunate circumstances. I have been subjected to three more surgeries, watched my husband’s health suffer, moved to another town, turned sixty-nine years old and celebrated fifty years married. The last three events should have been happy, joyful and memorable experiences but because of the first heartbreaking events they were not. I know I am not the only mother who has suffered this painful, gut wrenching and devastating loss but it sure felt like I was the only one at the time.  

Our other children, grandchildren and family did their best to see we had an anniversary to add to our memory bank and we love them for that. But our hearts would not allow us to rejoice the way we deserved.

It is time I take God’s hand and ask Him to help guide me though a time of healing. I know I cannot do this alone and was not strong enough to ask for His help before now. I am ready and I can see there is a light at the end of what seemed like a very dark  tunnel into the unknown. I pray for my son who someday may find his way back to his family.

So I am writing this post today, and tomorrow I will get back to writing the sequel to my book “A Hairdresser’s Diary”. I will take one day at a time and cherish each of those days. As far as my Anniversary, Ron and I will be married fifty years for a whole year, and will have lots of time to celebrate the way we imagined we would.

Thank you all my friends for your past support and I can only hope you will keep visiting me once again.

Something cool to read by the pool – A Hairdresser’s Diary

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If you have not already read ‘A Hairdresser’s Diary’ now might be a great time to enjoy this inspirational memoir. You can find it at any of these links. Read the reviews and then write your own. You can get it in e-book or printed form. If you prefer an autographed copy you can now get a digital signature for your e-book on Amazon.ca or .com.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Hairdressers-Diary-looking-reflection-ourselves/dp/1475164289/ref=zg_bsnr_220855011_12

 

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=A+Hairdresser%27s+Diary&categoryId=100501

 

http://www.ahairdressersdiary.com/

My 2nd interview with Michael

 

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http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/guest-authors-revisited-christine-hannon.html

Thanks Michael
The Cult of Me Blog: http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/

Find out about my book releases and read posts about writing, reviews, guest posts and interviews
Thank you Michael for this wonderful opportunity to share with all your friends and other authors. You are most kind to do this for us.  

FLABBERMOUTH Stories # 3

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Flabbermouth # 3

 

 I was not going to share this story with anyone to-day with Christmas so close, but I think it might be a positive thing. My friend Cheryl just called to tell me she is still laughing and doesn’t think she will stop anytime soon.

            Cheryl came for a Christmas coffee this evening. She noticed the card I had from our vet with our late Cercie’s footprint on it. We started talking about our furry family members who had passed. We discussed how we felt they left us far too soon. I talked about my Cercie and she talked about her Wishbone. I teared up for a few moments, as I remembered how Cercie buried her weary head in my bosom, while the vet relieved her of her unbearable pain.

            Cheryl asked, “Did you have her cremated to keep her?”

            “No, we just had her paw print made. It is preserved on that plaque on the fireplace.”

            She said, “I can handle anything, but cremation.” She added with a shudder, “I had to watch a movie on it for nursing and I found it far too hard to absorb.”

            We talked about how she cannot be in the same room with ashes, even her own pets. I felt bad for her. I knew, by the look on her face that this was a very uncomfortable subject. Yet, I also could see it was something she wanted to share with me. Her husband and she had a heated discussion about their pet being cremated and she was afraid she was losing.

            I remembered that once before she had told me, she and her hubby would be cremated when the time came. “Have you changed your mind?” I asked.

            “No. It just creeps me out and I can’t help it.”

            “Well,” I said, “Ron and I have our plans already. The fact we are being buried in a family plot dictates cremation.” I continued, “As a matter of fact, I told Ron that we should consider a plan I have.”

            “What is that?” Cheryl asked.

            “I think we should be buried in the same Urn, at the same time.”

            “How would that work?” She questioned with a frown.

            “Well whoever goes first would be kept in the Urn until the other passes.” I continued with, “Then, when the other one goes we would be put in the same urn together.”

            Flabbermouth striking again said, “The only thing I ask is that no one shakes us up. I don’t want something stuck in my mouth that should not be there, especially for eternity.”

            Cheryl started to laugh so hard, she was snorting. “Oh my gawd,” She cried through her snorts. “Chris, only you could take something I am afraid of and make me see it in a whole new light.” Hunched over with a stitch in her side and through tears, she repeated, “I am so happy I came for coffee tonight, I just hope I can drive home without the car shaking.”

            The phone rang disrupting the moment. Her hubby wanted her to go pick up her kids at soccer and go home. She could not even talk to him she was laughing so hard.

            “Yep she is on her way,” I told him.

            “Is everything alright?” he asked.

            “Absolutely, alright.” I replied

            As I said in the beginning of this story, Cheryl just called. She wanted to tell me she may never fear cremation again, but the vision I left in her head is disturbing to say the least. My last words to her before I hung up, “And you thought the Kama Sutra left images.” She started to laugh again and I could hear her snorting between, “Only you Chris, only you.”

            “Good night, Cheryl.”

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My Flabbermouth Series – chapter 2

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Chapter Two

 

Sometimes remembering the flabbermouth moments are painful. This is especially true when I realize just how dumb I really sound. In some cases, it might take a few minutes or so to sink in. Remember the reference from the last story, my not being the brightest bulb on the tree? This is one of those occasions. I however cannot believe my family still has it in their memory bank. They cannot remember my birthday, but this is burned into their brains.

The family and I were sitting on the couch watching a science – health show one evening on tv. The discussion was on how individual parts of the body function and moves.
The first part of the program was based on the problems and function of our joints.
The second part discussed the damage that could be done by smoking and what it does to the organs and growth hormones. I found all of this rather interesting and it had me thinking. I was taking it all in as at that time, Ron was a heavy smoker. I on the other hand had never parted my lips for the deadly cancer stick. So in my mind part of getting Ron to quit smoking, would be in this new-found knowledge.

When the first part of the show was over. Ron noticed I was staring at him intensely, “What on earth are you looking at?” He said with a rather inquisitive look on his face.
“I was just thinking.”
“Oh no, not again.”
“Yes again, the show has made me think,”
With that, he rolled his eyes and the kids laughed.

“Oh oh, moms thinking again,” piped up one of our rug rats.

Now I was determined to show them I could say something smart. So out it came. “Honey I want to be serious now ok? I have an important. When we talk, what jaw moves our top or bottom one?”
“You are kidding right?” Ron questioned with a furrowed brow.
“No!” I was annoyed he would put it that way.

Then as if the family had rehearsed the response for weeks, they in unison started talking. Moving their heads up and down, pushing their heads back trying to keep their bottom jaw still. They were laughing so hard they almost rolled on the floor. “Anymore questions dear. Does any one have anything to say to your mom?” Hysterically one after the other they teased me. I soon saw the humour in the latest ‘flabbermouth’ moment.

That night when we went to bed Ron apologized for being so hard on me but he said, “Honey you have to admit it was pretty funny?”
“I know now it was.” I said embarrassed but still able to laugh.

And then, ‘flabbermouth’ hit me again. “At least I didn’t tell you I was worried about smoking stunting your growth.”
With that, Ron reached over and patted me on the head and as I turned around to face him he said, “Like this?” There he was with his tee-shirt pulled up over his arm with only his hand showing wiggling his fingers at me. I slapped him and rolled over but not before hearing. “Honey life would be so dull without you?” With that, he got one more giggle in before falling asleep.

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