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  • greatgrannybee2008 2:34 pm on June 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    greatgranny-greatgranny.blogspot.com 

     
    • GreatGranny 2:39 pm on June 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hahahaha…This is all I could blog,….in the title line. Anyhow, I\’m transferring my blogs to Blogger. I left a new blog there a few minutes ago. I hope they get it fixed soon.

  • greatgrannybee2008 1:57 pm on June 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Cucumber Gem 

    WOW WHAT A LITTLE GEM THE CUCUMBER IS. I WILL LOOK AT IT DIFFERENTLY NOW.  
     


    1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

    2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

    3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

    4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long.. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

    5 Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

    6.. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

    7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

    8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.


    9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

    10. Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

    11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

    12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.


    13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

    Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for better and safer ways to solve life’s everyday problems..

     
    • GreatGranny 2:01 pm on June 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I will put these gems on my grocery list.

    • Sue 2:17 pm on June 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      WOW! I love this blog. I\’m a big cucumber fan myself and often snack on them, when I can afford to—they\’re so expensive in the stores now. Will save this info for further reference. THANKS!

    • Sue 2:22 pm on June 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      P.S. Your cucumber pictures did NOT come out.

    • GreatGranny 4:13 pm on June 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      The lack of picture displays is getting to be a problem, so I\’ll try to put in my photos.

    • Terry 5:09 pm on June 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love cucumbers but don\’t get them often as no one else here will eat them. Well too bad for them now. LOL Going to make sure I have some her from now on.

    • Angel eyes 7:36 pm on June 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      amazing love eating healthy foods dee

    • Rambling 7:39 pm on June 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Love the things so that\’s a wonderful thing!!! Also love them peeled, sliced and a speinkle of salt and pepper on them..just that way only. YUMMO

    • Rambling 7:40 pm on June 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      wait a minnit. Is that Kassey wearing a lamp shade in the profile picture? Does she tipple? How shocking!

    • maillady 9:05 pm on June 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love cucumbers too. Any way you slice them up. In salads,soaked in vinegar,or wedges with salt and pepper or creamed. Someone once put chunks of them in their potato salad. Different, but with a fresh crunch. Thanks for the tips!

  • greatgrannybee2008 5:40 pm on June 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    LIVE US DEBT CLOCK 

    http://www.usdebtclock.org/.  I don’t know if you can click here and go to it or not.


    I gave it a little while to get all the numbers loaded, but it’s constantly changing ’cause it’s live. I thought it was interesting.

    Way too hot to be outside, but I bought gas at $2.52 this afternoon.
    Stay cool or warm wherever you are….GGB



     
    • Connie 8:17 pm on June 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      That is unreal. In the short time I was trying to figure out what it\’s telling me, it went up over 3 million. I think we\’re in trouble, or at least our grandchildren are, if not us.It\’s hot here, too. Think just low 90\’s today. Amazing, but I\’m looking forward to temps in the mid 80\’s next week.

    • Here I Am 7:01 am on June 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yep the money is disappearing.. Sorry I haven\’t been by, I have been dealing with problems at my space. Nothing is working right so I opened a new blog can find the link at my profile page. Take Care Carrie

  • greatgrannybee2008 1:36 pm on June 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Gorilla Glue, And Random Thoughts 

    The Gorilla Glue didn’t work for this ‘poly something’ bed. It’s tough as rubber

    so how does it leak? Well anyhow, back to the closet it went. I did find a sticker
    that was on top of a small candle that I’ve had for a few years…never liked the
    candle anyhow. The bed is still in the closet and this one is going into the closet
    as well. I so hate to give up. Oh! The sticker stuck, how about that?

    I’m planning to start looking for a twin size real bed that is sturdy, but easy to 
    move. Come to think of it, I might get a roll-away bed. It’s been umpteen years 
    since  I slept on one. I wonder if they removed the hump in it…LOL Maybe they
    are better now. I’ve even thought about a bedroom suite, but I hate a congested
    room. If I put a bedroom suite in here, I’d have to move the desktop to the living-
    room. I’ve been itching to move that sectional around again anyhow and put the
    desktop in there. I’ve gotta roll up up this bed and put it back in the closet….I’ll 
    shut up and get busy in the kitchen…maybe..LOL

    Stay cool, unstressed and Blessed, GGB


     
    • nita 1:48 pm on June 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      hi, have a blessed happy weekend – nita

    • Rambling 3:45 pm on June 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      How about a futon? That looks like a couch in the day time and it opens to a full bed size for you and Kassey to sleep on.

    • maillady 4:26 pm on June 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, I agree. A futon or a daybed would be the way to go. Good luck!

    • maillady 4:26 pm on June 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, I agree. A futon or a daybed would be the way to go. Good luck!

    • Beth 6:44 pm on June 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I agree about the futon. Have a good weekend.

    • GreatGranny 6:55 pm on June 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Good ideas on futon and day bed. We sure need something bigger to share. Thanks for your input.

    • Shimona from the Palace 7:35 pm on June 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Whatever you choose, don\’t forget to consult with Kassey first – she does let you share her home, after all:-)Possum and Pixie

    • Michiko's 8:24 am on June 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      The futon is original come from Japan that it got be a GOOD ONE, Any size you can buy:-)

    • Terry 1:33 pm on June 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I concur. A Futon.

    • Joe 4:07 pm on June 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I\’m with Carole about the futon…those are really multifunctional and comfortable.

    • Connie 11:58 pm on June 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      A futon sounds like a very good idea. We have one that is used for company…mostly grandchildren. Sorry the gorilla glue didn\’t work.

  • greatgrannybee2008 3:22 pm on June 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Talking about Honey Soft Tea Cakes 

    I HAVE A SWEET TOOTH, UNDERSTATEMENT. I JUST LOVE SWEETS. AND IT IS VERY HARD TO LEAVE THESE COOKIES ALONE.  THEY ARE MADE WITH PURE HONEY AS I SHOULD HAVE SAID. SOME RECIPES CALL FOR HONEY MIXED WITH WATER AS AN EQUIVALENT TO SUGAR. BUT, I USE PURE HONEY INSTEAD OF SUGAR. I HOPE I DIDN’T LEAD ANYONE ASTRAY. YOU’LL LOVE THE TEXTURE AS WELL AS THE TASTE….ENJOY AND TELL ME ABOUT YOURS…..AS ALWAYS BE BLESSED, GGB

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    Honey Soft Tea Cakes
                  On my other blog space that I seldom use, I posted

    my tea cake recipe using  organic sugar. I have switched to
    honey and I’m really pleased with the outcome. They are 
    honey-colored and soft like store bought cookies. I wonder-
    ed how they achieved the soft texture. Of course, they don’t 
    use anything  as nutritious or tasty as honey.  While  honey 
    may be more expensive in the long run, it’s better for you.
    If I could get away from white flour, even unbleached, this
    would be so much better. My recipe is here once again.

    3/4 C. Oil ( my fave, Olive Oil)
    1 C. Sugar
    2 Eggs
    2 Tsp. Vanilla
    2- 1/2 C. Self-Rising Flour

    I mix the first 4 ingredients , in my kitchen-aid mixer and 
    gradually mix in flour, on low speed. I also mix in oats and
    whatever else I want . This mix will be thinner if you use honey.
    I cut the recipe in half and get about 2 dozen small cookies, 
    maybe more.


     
    • Angel eyes 4:43 pm on June 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      sounds great dee

    • Michiko's 2:15 am on June 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      The Honey Soft Tea Cake is a nice I\’d be honesty with you that I don\’t eat much rich cake:-)Have a nice day,

    • Flo 9:17 am on June 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      It\’s risky to have anything I shouldn\’t eat in my house because… I\’ll probably eat some of it.

    • Terry 12:51 pm on June 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I put on 5 lbs. just reading the recipe. I\’m scared to death to make them, lol.

  • greatgrannybee2008 10:56 am on June 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Patching Bed Project 

                        I really hate to buy a new bed so I’m gonna

    buy some Gorilla Glue and try it. On the previous bed, I
    can see the place that needs patching. It has a ‘flocking’
    top and I’m hoping this will work. If not, then duct tape
    will be tried. This sunken bed will go into the closet.
                        I figure my girl, Kassey ,will enjoy watching Mom
    and put her two cents in.
    Stay cool everyone and be Blessed, GGB

     
    • Terry 11:33 am on June 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I sure hope it works for you. New beds can be costly. Kassey, I know you will make sure Mom does a good job.

    • Sue 11:52 am on June 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I\’m sure it will work just fine. I know Kassey will love it!

    • Joe 1:24 pm on June 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My wife despises our bed and is always plotting against it so she can get another. There will be no fixing when this bed begins to ail I think.

    • Sherry 4:40 pm on June 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Good luck, I hope it works.Have a great day

    • Connie 3:10 pm on June 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sure hope that works for you. Between the Gorilla Glue and duct tape, it should work fine.

    • R U Serious 2:37 am on June 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Kassey will think you are stealing HER bed!

  • greatgrannybee2008 3:11 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Same Ole Thing Here, Sunken Bed………Kassey 

    June 16

    Same Ole Thing Here, Sunken Bed………Kassey

     It’s the same repeated story about our sunken bed.

    We thought this one would last longer,but..I tried                                   to jump up on the end of it and never made it.                                           It looked OK, but so deceiving that bed is. I did try 
    sleeping with her last night at the foot of the bed.
    She wakes up with her feet higher than her head.
    I hung in there though, sleeping at an angle. lol
    As usual, when she moves, I jump down. Mom keeps
    the remote on the bed so she can inflate it even to
    get up for a bathroom trip.
    With the bed sinking, she can’t reach the blinds cords
    so she tied something to the cords so she can raise them 
    when I want them raised. OH my!! I have her so well-
    trained. Well, even in the wee hours, I have to keep watch
    on things.
    Blessings Always, Kassey



          
               



          
               
    Blessings Always, Kassey

     
    • Joe 3:42 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      So…you\’re saying you\’ve got that sinking feeling again? They say that necessity is the mother of invention…it seems that\’s so!

    • GreatGranny 5:05 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, Joe, wish I had thought of that phrase….would have been a good title for this blog. Thanks for coming by.

    • Beth 5:06 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Blessings to you too Kassey!

    • Rambling 5:20 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Kassey, you are the glue that holds you two together. Just like Miss Catt is here. What would they do without us? Miss Catt

    • Terry 9:27 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You do a good job of keeping a watchful eye on things.

    • Angel eyes 6:43 am on June 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Well thank heavens you\’re there to keep everything running smoothly my feline friend dee

    • R U Serious 2:32 am on June 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      KasseyTell your mom it\’s time to go bed shopping. Have her get a sturdy one so you will be comfy. As for me, I like to burrow under the covers. Warm!!!!!Baxter

  • greatgrannybee2008 1:27 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Honey Soft Tea Cakes 

                  On my other blog space that I seldom use, I posted

    my tea cake recipe using  organic sugar. I have switched to
    honey and I’m really pleased with the outcome. They are 
    honey-colored and soft like store bought cookies. I wonder-
    ed how they achieved the soft texture. Of course, they don’t 
    use anything  as nutritious or tasty as honey.  While  honey 
    may be more expensive in the long run, it’s better for you.
    If I could get away from white flour, even unbleached, this
    would be so much better. My recipe is here once again.

    3/4 C. Oil ( my fave, Olive Oil)
    1 C. Sugar
    2 Eggs
    2 Tsp. Vanilla
    2- 1/2 C. Self-Rising Flour

    I mix the first 4 ingredients , in my kitchen-aid mixer and 
    gradually mix in flour, on low speed. I also mix in oats and
    whatever else I want . This mix will be thinner if you use honey.
    I cut the recipe in half and get about 2 dozen small cookies, 
    maybe more.


     
    • GreatGranny 1:39 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry for forgetting, I bake on 350, for about 10 min., using parchment paper.

    • Rambling 1:44 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I like this GreatGranny. I think I\’ll print. IF you use honey, what measurement? Tell Kassey me\’n\’her love her.

    • GreatGranny 1:53 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I use the same measurement as sugar.

    • Joe 3:25 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      That sounds really wonderful! I wish my grandmother was still around to give this a try!

    • Beth 5:05 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh my, this sounds delicious! Thank you.

    • Angel eyes 6:41 am on June 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      sounds so yummy dee

    • Sheila 3:38 pm on June 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Lovely must try this yummy thank you xx

  • greatgrannybee2008 10:07 pm on June 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Foreign Languages In My Email 

    I’m spooked now with the foreign languages appearing.

    I hope this is the MSN blooper and not some hacker. It’s
    gonna take some getting use to all these changes. And it 
    doesn’t take much to confuse me here anyhow. Kassey 
    and I have a Blogger account  so we hope to see you there.
    Our addy there is   greatgranny-greatgranny.blogspot.com
    I hope I got it right.It was their idea for the double greatgranny.
    I plan to stay here, but please look for me there.

    Blessings Always, GGB
     
    • Beth 11:19 pm on June 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am hoping things get straightened around soon for us all. Hi to Kassey from me.

    • Sue 11:11 am on June 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Take heart. Some of us are gritting our teeth and staying here, but are getting spaces elsewhere. I have one that I\’ve ignored at Blogspot which I am resurecting too.

    • Rambling 4:09 pm on June 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I will see if I can get you added to my Blogspot.

    • GreatGranny 12:25 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, Carole, I gave everyone a wrong addy for blogspot…. it\’s GreatGranny…and the email you have. Thanks from me and Kassey.

  • greatgrannybee2008 5:09 pm on June 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    I’m The Neighborhood Watch Cat….Kassey 

              Last night my Aunt M came over for a short visit. I wasn’t

    nice to her as she tried to pet me. I always warn with a love bite
    when I’m not in the mood for petting. And I let her know right
    away that she wasn’t welcome. After all, it was already dark
    and about our bedtime. I guess I bit too hard. She said, "Kassey, 
    don’t bite me."
              She told us that  2 Police cars and an ambulance came to 
    a neighbor’s . This is why I begged Mom to open the door. But, of
    course, she thought I just wanted out. This happened during the
    day too. I could see all this, but I wanted a front door view. Well,
    maybe she’ll listen to me from now on. I try to be alert and keep
    watch on all the happenings around here. What else does a cat 
    have to do but sleep?
                It is time for my afternoon nap and it’s a quite Sunday
    though hot and I’m blessed to have a cool place to nap….

    Blessings Always, Kassey
     
    • Terry 5:37 pm on June 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You must be careful not to bite so hard the next time Kassey. You know your aunt loves you and is just showing her love. What viligent cat you are. Mom will probably check to see what your warning her about next time. Have a good nap.

    • Rambling 6:56 pm on June 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Kassey darling…I laid a bitey on Mommy Thursday last week when she had the nerve to get UP from brushing me. I was NOT finished! I laid a bitey on the top of her foot to let her know she needed to come right back onto the floor. She did. I didn\’t even leave a dent but she felt a faint sting. Guess I told HER!

    • Angel eyes 8:23 pm on June 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      well at least you\’re a responsible lady dee

    • R U Serious 3:11 am on June 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      As long as it was just a small bite! I find that a low growl works fine for me. Of course, I\’m a dog.Bonnie

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