Explaining Differences to Children

July 29th, 2015 | Old Age |

I am a college student who is studying to become an elementary school teacher. However, I suffer from hearing loss and wear hearing aids Stockport to help me hear better. As a part of my teacher preparation program, I have to go into local elementary school classrooms and read to students. The young children always stare at the devices and have lots of questions about why I wear them, how they help me, if they hurt, or if I like wearing them.

This has opened the door for me to have many frank discussion with the students about how all people are different. I tell them I need them to help me hear just like some of them wear glasses to help them see. We have even read books about kids who have differences. I think this makes kids more tolerant and accepting of others, and I am glad we can have those discussions.

Let in the sunshine!

July 18th, 2015 | Home Improvement |

I love my new dining room! We just had the floors sanded and stained a lovely shade of chestnut. We painted all our trim a vanilla white and installed gorgeous fitted shutters Manchester on our windows. I wasn’t sure what to put on my windows as they go from floor to ceiling. Although I love all the light they bring into the room, they also make the room too hot when the sunshine pours in.

I thought of fabric draperies, but then my neighbor said, “Why not install shutters? You can close them and keep the sun out, and when you want some sun you can adjust them.”

I liked her idea a lot. The next day my husband and I shopped for shutters and I found the gorgeous, yet practical shutters I now have in my dining room. They add architectural interest to the room and are functional and beautiful!

Proper Use of Cotton Swabs

May 26th, 2015 | Health |

While many non-medical people recommend cotton swabs for the purpose of ear wax removal Manchester, it runs the risk of piercing the ear drum or driving wax further into the ear. Rather than using them to clean out wax, here are two alternative uses for these surprisingly useful items.

  • If you are fond of a certain perfume, spray a few cotton swabs with your scent of choice and store them in a plastic bag. This is economical for your purse’s space and can even help you ration out that scent.
  • Pair a swab with rubbing alcohol and you have the perfect tool for cleaning the parts of a media disc where the laser passes over in order to read data. This method is also commonly used in the cleansing of game cartridges by them over the connector pins that the retro gaming system uses to read the cart.

Moment of Uncertainty

May 19th, 2015 | Hobbies |

The time was five to midnight. I sat at the table, looking out at the waterfront and feeling absolutely miserable. I had spent the last month dreaming about this very moment, picturing in my head every possibility. But I had never pictured this. My tea was mostly finished, the condensation running down the glass and making a puddle on the wood. I looked down at my watch. Exactly one minute until midnight. My reflection in the water was shaky with the tumultuous waves. Suddenly, the other diners erupted into a countdown. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. I saw the blurred reflection of the fireworks displays above me. I stood up from the table, shaky.

“Peter?” a voice said behind me.

Turning, I saw her. She was radiating grace and beauty, her eyes sadly sparkling in a silent apology. I went to her and embraced her, joyous as the fireworks above.

The world through a window

May 17th, 2015 | Home Improvement |

They sold their house in the city and moved to the rolling hills of Kentucky. After forty years of living in the city they weren’t sure of what to expect. The new place was nice, but vastly different from what they were used to, after all they were “city folk”.

Their new home sat in the middle of a 40 acre track of land and was pretty secluded. Not like the old place where they had to put blinds Manchester on the windows to keep the neighbors from peering in. The new place was quite remote and was a bit of a fixer upper but with some work it would do nicely.

One morning as they were enjoying their morning coffee, they looked outside and noticed a family of turkeys on a morning stroll. This was home, they thought as they got to look at life through a different window.

I Need More Customers Pronto

May 13th, 2015 | Marketing |

I had a lawn care business, and it was so hard trimming those bushes without the right customers to hire me. I hated cutting the bushes for so little money. I had to do something fast to get my business going in the right direction. I needed more customers so I hired a cheap seo company. This cheap company was a great way for me to make a little money on the side. There were a ton of extra new customers that came in as a result of me hiring this company. My fortunes were turned upward when I found this company and discovered what they could do for me. I started getting a whole lot of new customers, and I didn’t even have to work for them. I discovered them right away, and it was easy to find them. There were a whole lot of customers that were coming in from all angles of the web out there.

How to Build a Backyard Beach

May 12th, 2015 | Gardening |

I’ve always wanted to live on the beach. The sound of the ocean, the scent of sea salt, and the feeling of sand in my toes are some of the greatest pleasures I’ve ever experienced. Unfortunately, my life in mid-west America prevents me from pursuing this dream.

Recently, I got the idea to create a makeshift beach in my backyard. My wife and I agreed that this would be a fun project to do with the kids and a nice luxury to enjoy when we have time to relax. To make my vision a reality, I called the local silica sand suppliers, built a large wooden box to contain the sand, and purchased beach-themed furniture and toys.

When the project was finished, we were very happy with the results. Now we have luau-themed beach parties in the backyard and it’s almost as if our house is just a few feet away from the shore.

His Teeth Fell Out

April 21st, 2015 | Internet |

Internet dating is something I laugh at after my sister recently hooked up with several men one after the other from her current dating website she signed up for in hopes she would find true love. To her surprise and not to mine she did not find any kind of man that even would resemble the picture perfect true love she had imagined in her head since she was a young child. Instead, she ended up meeting up with men she didn’t even recognize at all due to the fake profiles the placed up on the dating site she responded to. Unfortunately, she has not learned her lesson and is still searching for true love online and I continue to laugh at each dating story she tells me about and especially the one where she met up with a man who was older than our dad was and his teeth fell out when he sneezed before leaning in for a hug.