Holocaust Remembrance Day

I was not even aware of this day until my daughter mentioned it on her blog. The following is from this Site:

Holocaust Remembrance Day
2008 – 2016

2016 Thursday, May 5
2015 Thursday, April 16
2014 Sunday, April 27
2013 Sunday, April 7
2012 Thursday, April 19
2011 Sunday, May 1
2010 Sunday, April 11
2009 Tuesday, April 21

2008

Friday, May 2

Holocaust Remembrance Day is a day that has been set aside for remembering the victims of the Holocaust and for reminding Americans of what can happen to civilized people when bigotry, hatred and indifference reign.


This site has more information: 20th Century History

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Counting…sodium?

I’ve started working on a list to try to keep up with my nutritional intake, since I do need to lose weight and my blood pressure was up a couple of months ago. So I made a master spreadsheet today that listed the content of the foods I normally keep on hand.

What I was really surprised about was the amount of sodium in many foods that I thought were good for us; e.g., V8 juice is only 50 calories and 10 carbs, but has 480 mg of sodium in it.

When I added up what I had eaten so far today, the calorie and fat content were not bad, but the carbs and sodium were really surprisingly high.

So, now I know that I really don’t eat that badly, I just need to watch those two items more closely. And get more exercise, of course.

Guess what?

I started to back out of my garage to run a couple of quick errands, and guess what happened? A few rain drops on my windshield. No problem – I have windshield wipers.

About 5 minutes later, this is what I saw thru my windshield…

A few feet further, it looked like this and it sounded like hail hitting, so I headed back home:

At home, I could barely see well enough to pull back into the garage and the gutters were overflowing.

Yesterday we got 1.5 inches – the next county where our family farm is received 4.5 inches. I’m sure the river has been out of banks many times this year.

The flood gates at the dam have to be opened again so our state will see more flooding. I’m so sorry for the people who live in the path of the flooding waters.

I really try to be a positive person, but the rain is making it really hard. Still, my family and my home is not in danger, and maybe the rain will produce many more bales of hay for the guy renting our farm. And…..being retired, I really don’t have to get out unless I choose to.

That’s the best I can do for Positive Thinking today.

Do a Good Deed Today

BiteBack

Help prevent children from dying from malaria – give just $10.00 to Compassion for the purchase of a mosquito net. The following is from their website:

Help the BITE BACK campaign to provide 300,000 insecticide-treated bed nets to children enrolled in Compassion’s programs.

Children are hit the hardest by malaria — a disease that can keep them from school several weeks a year and weaken their bodies in the process. If untreated, malaria can spread to the brain and quickly kill a child. Right now, malaria kills 3,000 children a day, and nearly every child in sub-Saharan Africa will contract malaria once this year.

Biting back is easy. Just $10 will purchase one insecticide-treated bed net and distribute it to someone who needs it and teach that person how to use it

You can save a life!

Go Here to Contribute: Compassion International

Read about the experiences of a group of bloggers who traveled to Uganda as observers with this organization: Bloggers in Uganda