September 4, 2012

The importance of CPR

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Today in class I became certified in BLS with AED. This is basically CPR on adults, children, or infants as well as the use of a AED machine if necessary. I cannot stress enough how very important it is to be certified in CPR. I think it is something we all should do, regardless of our professions or lifestyles. Learning CPR can give you the tools you need to potentially save some one's life in a life-threatening situation. There is CPR and first aid training for community persons who are not healthcare providers and I strongly recommend this for everyone.

The American Heart Association offers a variety of training including hands only CPR, CPR and First Aide, CPR/BLS AED training, etc. They also have great tips online and can help you recognize the signs of cardiac arrest.

If you are interested in taking a course you can visit the American Heart Association. Please remember, you can make the difference between life and death with the right training.

July 31, 2012

House Plant Ideas

You can find houseplants in a variety of foods that you buy from the store. About a month ago I bought some avocados because they do not grow in my region. I had read that you can grow an avocado as a houseplant. It will not produce fruit because it is not hardy here, but it can make a beautiful tree, house plant in your home.

I simply took the seed out of the avocado I bought and soaked it in water for a week. I then planted it in potting soil. Two weeks later it finally sprouted! I gave it a good rinse and planted in back in potting soil. I am anxious to see it grow into a beautiful plant!

July 25, 2012

A Simple Life

I can't count the amount of times I've heard my sweetie tell me, "I have a simple life, I like my simple life." You always hear people talking about getting out there, doing more, or working towards something better. What if you already have the better? Could it be that some people are just never awake to the happiness in their own lives? I can't argue that I have never had that feeling people talk about. That feeling of wanting something more. The crazy thing is that I have already been there and back. Thomas and I went from nothing materially to anything we wanted to buy. Now? We enjoy the simple things like watching new movie releases that come out on Tuesdays, canoeing on the pond, taking a rope and tying off to the floater at the lake in our little inflatable fish boat, taking a wild ride on the dirt bike through the trails, etc. Our life is simple. We don't go all out trying to buy the latest gadget, take huge trips across the world, or look to improve our life materially. We simply enjoy our simple life. We have a lot of love in our house (have I mentioned there are six of us?).

Tonight Thomas got off work an hour early and I was so excited because I got to see his face an extra hour today. Does that make my life simple? Probably. But the little things like that extra hour or the fact that I simply made BLT sandwiches for supper and he told me "thank you baby that was so good, it really was," is amazing! I like my simple life and wouldn't change it for the world. I think those who have the greatest golds in the world could never be as happy as I am right now.

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