Thursday, January 20, 2011

Getting ready to hit the road.

That's right We are leaving for the mountains again. A storm is on it's way and that means, snow fun and time to hit the road. This time we rented a house. I find it's much better to do this. Staying at hotels tend to cost a lot of money and then there is the having to eat out and having the tendency to over eat. Causing one to blow any weight control eating you are on.

Well we will be tubing, skiing, snowmobiling, ice-skating and snowshoeing. These winter sports are very good for the body. The winter exercise is great and will involves every muscle in the body.

So I wanted to give you a head up, so you can be on the look out for Real time photo post on Auntie E on the go Blog. I will be sending real time photos, there. You can find it on the side bar on Auntie E's other Blogs.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Editorial-Saving Money--Senate Bill.

I heard the other day about a Bill in the senate to incorporate a mandatory non paid two week vacation for all government workers. This surprised me, What is that Senator thinking? He says it will save money, a lot of it.
In this economy mandating a two week non paid vacation, just doesn't make sense.

First of all, Most government employees are hired on a yearly salary. It is divided into 26 payments and they are paid every two weeks. So you can see that there is no way to save money. The employees would still be making the same amount in pay, just probably divided into 25 payments. I do not think they can lower the employees salary contact with them.

Another problem I see is just making it mandatory to take unpaid vacation will not solve the problem. More people will have to be hired to cover for the Vacationing employee. Since the Vacationing Employee will not be on call! No, that can not save money. More people hired mean more money spent. As it is now the government to sizing down. Employees are doing the job of now Three people! That makes them a valuable asset. Having one gone for two weeks untethered to the jobs' needs. Unable to be called back at a moment notice or conferencing over a communication mode, would be a downside to this plan.

A better solution in my opinion is to let the Civilian Contacts Go. The cost is high for them. Not to mention the government have very little control over the contractors. I think that would save a lot of money. However that also would effect the economy. We would have a lot of folks out of work. Not to mention they would have to hire more government employees to cover the lost workers. So I do not know a solution.

So what is the solution to the government saving money to pay down the National Debt? Well, if some one who is out there knows, They would be very Rich!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A new series--Tuesday Tell All!

So, this series is about telling all those secrets I have found out there. The kind that will enhance our lives. I call them secrets because you might not have heard of them before. This being a new year and on top of that, we are entering a new decade! There are so many new things to learn and some old ones to uncover.

Ever thought about the old times. When our Granny's looked like the Mrs Clause. Plump and jolly, in the kitchen baking cookies and sweets for the Grand-kids. Oh, and of course spoiling them rotten. Their ages were between 50 and 60,s. Now Have you seen the new 50's and 60's? What is the secret to their young looking appearances? It is getting hard and hard for the Carnival age guess their correct age!

Let's see to start out with, our cleansers, moisturizers and makeup have anti-aging products in them now. Helping our skin keep its youthful look. We love the hairdressers and that no.32A color in a bottle. There is a trend in eating healthier things, like omega 3 items and Whole wheat products. Or should I say we are reading more labels on the food entering our bodies. Our obsession with Exercising has increased. More 50+ year old's are doing outdoor activities. Like hiking, skiing, white water canoeing, marathons and many other sports. Well just this past years Winter Olympics we had an in his late 40's guy join the Curling team! I think he was around 48! The statement was made by Newscasters, that more older folks are entering this game. I wouldn't mind playing it myself! Even in the Ice Skating arena there are older folks reentering the competition.

So, I am seeing a Secret emerging ..... It is to stay active. No more Granny's in the Kitchen cooking those Cookies and sweets. They are out with the Grand-kids, enjoying a Second Childhood. Oh yes, Now you know their secret.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A new Year with New Beginnings.

We all love to have New Beginnings. Back sometime ago, I always vowed to be a different person every start of a new year. Nice a quiet, hold my tongue and be one of those persons people call Sweet. Oh My Mother was that kind a person. As for Me, Not in your lifetime. I am a very strong willed person, a Perfectionist and one who love to know everything!

Now this can be bad or good. Have learned over the years to really accept myself. I am design like this for a purpose, just need to find that purpose.

Here we are entering a New Year, can you believe it 2011. Never thought I would live to this date. But then again what kid growing up in the sixties ever thought of the year 2000? It was just a song! Remember in the year 2000, folks thought we would not have computers and our cars would stop running , the government would shut down and Our world as we knew it would change. Ha.. that did not happen. Instead we got smaller Cell phone, devices to download and read books from, cars that can run on solar as well as electric and gas and most important the ability to put Solar and Geothermal in private homes. Wow I would say that the two thousands years has progressed fairly well.

Here we are eleven years later and still living on this earth. No solar flare, sun still in place, cars still running and the Government...well, that is still out there. So one thing I would like to encourage you to do this New Year is ; Find something that would be easy for you to change.
I will help you with some Ideas:

1. Change your laundry detergent to a more environmental friendly one.
2. Buy a Water collector barrel to harvest the water for Gardening.
3. Grow your own Vegetables
4. Cut back on the car mileage , take the train or carpool twice a week.
5. Add a solar product to your home or yard.
6. Replace flooring with an eco-friendly material
7. Learn to Read labels on food items
8. Exercise twice a week
9. Read one book a month
10. Learn something new monthly

There you have it ten ideas. All within reach. Let's begin this New Year 2011 with a plan to Make our Lives Healthy and Our Environment Healthier.

What is on your mind? Thinking of something else one can do, share it in the comments. Or add it to the list below. I can't wait to hear your view.

Now simply click on the "Click here to enter" button and type your idea in the space, click enter and it will appear below. Now let's get started.