Here is a Valentines Day post that I did with 54 other Bloggers about our view on” LOVE”. I would like to give a big Thank You to Guru Nath for making all of this possible. http://www.bestofguru.net/50-bloggers-sharing-views-on-love-relationship/
Coffee is my drug of choice. I stumbled upon the electric kettle 2 months ago and I decided to give it a try versus heating my water in the microwave for coffee each morning. The minute I tried out the electric kettle I fell in “Love”. No more heating up my water for coffee or tea in the microwave, no more heating water up in a kettle on the stove.
I highly recommend the electric kettle especially for the elderly. The benefits of having the kettle are:
- Automatic Shuts Off- if you forget the kettle is on, it automatically shuts off when the water starts to boil. Perfect for my elderly or forgetful person
- Heats Up Really Fast– With the blink of an eye the water starts to boil faster than using a stove top kettle.
- Portable– The kettle is very good for the office, college dorm and hotel rooms
- Younger Kids– For your young kids that just started out discovering the kitchen and you don’t want them around the stove unsupervised just yet, this is a great tool to start them out with. Your kids can use the kettle to make instant soup and oatmeal even boiled eggs
- Saves Energy. The stove top kettle eats up more energy. Electric kettles are more energy-efficient.
Hand washing properly should be done in order to prevent the spread of germs, infections and illness.”Cleanliness is next to godliness”. The first time I heard those words I was in Primary School and my home room teacher was teaching the class the importance of good hygiene. So let’s talk about hand washing and the importance of proper hand hygiene. My 2-year-old daughter Sasha started daycare last year. At that particular daycare, they practiced proper hand hygiene. Every time a child was dropped off at daycare in the mornings, the first thing the teachers did was washed the child’s hands before any interaction with the other kids. Before the kids ate breakfast, snacks and lunch hand washing was done. Oh, that was a plus for me that the daycare practiced proper hand hygiene.
Hand Washing should be done:
- Before, during and after preparing food
- Before eating
- After sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose
- After using the bathroom
- After petting an animal or cleaning up animal waste
- Before and after direct contact with a person
- After removing gloves
Steps to hand washing Properly:
- Wet your hands and wrist with clean running warm water and apply soap( I prefer to use antibacterial soaps)
- Rub your hands together and make a lather and clean your fingers and underneath your fingernails.
- Rub hands together for 20 seconds
- Rinse your hands, wrist and fingers well until the soap is gone
- Dry your hands and wrist with clean, dry paper towels, or use an air dryer
* If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or antibacterial wipes*
* The sink is contaminated so always remember when washing your hands to stand away from the sink. Do not let your clothes, hands or body touch the sink and do not touch the inside of the sink*
I have lost 2 of my bosses/patients in the space of 1 year apart from each other.As a caretaker the month of June brings me great sadness(cause they are no longer here with me) and joy(I am grateful to have had the pleasure to have known them and to reminisce on all the good and bad times we had together). In June 2013 my boss died, I was her caretaker for 5 wonderful years. Then June 2014 I lost my other boss/patient, I was his caretaker for over 9 months. But regardless of the length of time be it long or short you become like family to each other. I miss both of them dearly. I often think of both of them as my guardian angels looking down from up above upon me, guiding and protecting me.
Rest on my dear loves, Rest on,
Let’s Get prepared for hurricane season which begins today June 1st and ends November 30th. Anything can happen that’s why we have to be prepared. Seniors should have an evacuation plan as to whether they are gonna stay at home during a hurricane or are they gonna go to a shelter or to a family member etc,etc.
- Keep the number for the American Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) handy
- Copies of Personal info (list of medications, birth certificate, id, social security number, pharmacy info)
- Emergency Cash
- 7 day supply of medication
- Flash Light
- Water at least 2 to 3 weeks supply
- Extra Batteries
- Extra Food
Seniors should get extra of all special items that are needed for their activities of daily living be it a wheelchair, extra oxygen, extra diabetic supplies, extra personal and sanitation items etc etc..
So My Loves I hoped this helped and Remember to be SAFE and PREPARED this Hurricane Season. xoxo Shavonne
Here’s a list of books I’ve read this year.
Broken Open:How Difficult Times Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser- This book made me cry. Anybody going through a difficult time in life should read this book.
Falling Into Grace By Adyashanti- Insights on the end of suffering.
The Seat Of The Soul By Gary Zukav- What a powerful, powerful book. Gary talks about understanding the energy of the soul through a scientist eye and wisdom
Lantiseptic is a barrier cream used to protect the skin from break downs such as pressure sores, diaper rash mostly associated with incontinence. A trick that i have learned over the years is to stretch the cream by mixing the cream with equal parts of petroleum jelly that way you get bore bang for your bucks .