Online Family Trees

Several years ago I created an family tree and posted it online, thinking that it was a really cool thing to do. Recently one of my sons asked me if I could remove it, since he was concerned that my maiden name was “out there” for everyone to see, and that is a common security question that is used for many sensitive things. Turns out, I cannot remove that, as I had submitted it to a company for them to use.

I wish I had thought of that issue before I had posted it! I felt so stupid! So, when my girlfriend told me about this new online family tree website, I told her that I would be very reluctant to use it because of those security issues my son had brought up to me.

She assured me that this new website was private, and secure, and told me to read this press release about the family tree website. I read the press release, and came to understand that the only people that can see the information that is put on the website are authorized by the person who creates the family tree. That sounded a lot more secure than the website I had posted on years ago!

Emergency Room Scare

One of the things that upsets me about my husband is that when he catches a cold or virus, he will crawl into bed and essentially live there for the entire ten days that he is sick. He refuses to eat or drink, and only gets out of bed to use the bathroom.

When I try to encourage him to get out of bed and walk around, to avoid a blood clot, or to drink something to prevent dehydration, he gets angry with me and yells at me to leave him alone.

Then he gets so dehydrated that he gets really sick and I end up taking him to the Emergency Room because he becomes convinced that he is dying. They usually just pump him full of saline solution to re-hydrate him, and run dozens of tests (which costs a lot of money) and after five hours they send him home feeling much better because he has been rehydrated with the saline solution.

Well, the last time this happened, in addition to being dehydrated, he complained of pain in his legs. The tests showed blood clots in his legs. Why? Because the stubborn guy had refused to get up and walk around! So this visit ended with all kinds of drama, with the doctors being afraid that the blood clots would move to his lungs or heart or brain and kill him! And he is now on blood thinners for the rest of his life!

The moral of the story here, folks, is that even when you are feeling sick, you need to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, and you need to walk around several times a day to prevent blood clots! Nobody needs to be rushed to the hospital over something as simple as this! Your health is important, and you need to protect it!

Laser lights are fun and practical

Have you ever noticed how much fun you can have with a laser light? They are fun to have for parties of all kinds. They can be practical, too! Just a few days ago I went to the store to buy a laser light to take with me to use as a pointer when I was teaching a class, and I was so surprised to see that I could get cheap ones in the pet department that were just as good as the more expensive ones in the office supply section! I used it at the class then used it at home to let my cats and dogs chase around the house – they love chasing the laser light around!

How Ballet Classes Benefit the Development of Children

So many little girls aspire to be ballerinas when they grow up. While their desire to be a professional ballerina when they become an adult may change, there’s no reason why you can’t fulfill your little girl’s dreams of being a ballerina now.

Ballet can have a profound impact on the development of young children. It teaches discipline, patience and the importance of regular exercise, among other things. If your little girl is interested in taking ballet classes in Atascadero, but you aren’t sure that you want to make the commitment, then you should really continue reading to learn just how beneficial enrolling her in classes can be.

The Benefits of Ballet for a Child’s Development

There are so many wonderful benefit that ballet can provide for a developing child. Once you learn these benefits, you will want to enroll your little girl in classes right away.

Here’s a look at how your little one will benefit from ballet:

  • It aids in physical development. During childhood, gross motor skills are honed, and ballet is an excellent way to promote positive physical development. Through ballet, your child will gain an increased range of motion, increase flexibility, and develop balance, coordination, muscle strength and endurance.
  • Ballet helps with social awareness. Children are provided with an opportunity to learn in a positive social environment. They learn how to take turns, interact positively with one another, problem solve, share and understand personal space. They also learn how to interact with other people in a positive way and support one another – all valuable skills that your child will use throughout life.
  • Ballet improves promotes cognitive development. Because children learn how movement can be used as a response to a though, they create a cognitive link to a solution. Through this type of cognitive development, children gain an understanding and awareness of how the world functions.
  • Your child will gain an appreciation for the arts. Ballet is a form of art and by simply participating in ballet, your child will gain an appreciation for and an understanding of the arts. Additionally, your child will also be exposed to classical music through ballet classes, another form of art.

There is no doubt about it; ballet classes can aid in your child’s development in a multitude of ways. Enroll your little one in ballet and she will become a better-rounded individual.

Halloween Karaoke

This year I have been asked to help round up some karaoke stuff for our annual Halloween party at work. We don’t go all out for the Christmas holidays at work because people are all ready over whelmed at that time, so we really do it up big for Halloween. We haven’t ever ventured into Karaoke, so this will be very interesting and hopefully very entertaining. I’ve found a lot of cool stuff online today, acekaraoke seems to be on the top of the list at this point. I don’t have much time and don’t want to have to spread myself too thin so tomorrow I’ll show what I have come up with to my manager and take it from there. It should be a blast. I’m gonna try and take plenty of pictures this year, since last year no one thought to bring a camera except for a few cell phones that take some pretty crappy photos. And we had so many cool costumes last year. Can’t wait to see how absurd some of my co workers get this year.