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Friday, September 30, 2011

Cleavage wrinkles? Frightening New Aging Problem

Wrinkles on your face? Saggy skin under your chin? Now there’s another area of concern: cleavage wrinkles. Thanks to the Doctor Oz Show we can know the truth, and seek the cure.
When the segment was announced, I immediately did a quick survey under my T-shirt. Wow! No wrinkles evident, but I waited breathlessly for more information. Just because I have no cleavage wrinkles now, doesn’t mean I might not get some later on. I must know more!
Cleavage marring wrinkles can occur as early as age 40, and are the bane of the average to highly endowed woman. What causes them? Sleeping on your back or sides is the culprit. I sneaked another peek down my shirt to double-check. My penchant for sleeping face down must have paid off!

Before you tuck pillows under your arms and risk possible suffocation sleeping face down, know there’s a simple cure. Wish I could remember what the thing was called; I must be having a senior moment. Let’s call it the “Freedom Organizer”! Dr. Oz picked a volunteer from the audience to model the device.

Violet Volunteer strapped on a bra-like item—without the cups—over her sweater. Snuggled between her “girls”, a small pillow filled the space prone to stretching from sleeping on one’s sides. I imagine the parts encircling her mammaries would discourage slippage when sleeping on the back in most cases. The generously blessed might suffer some slippage, but the extremely endowed could experience a breast-slide sleeping in this lingerie/harness.
Want to save $56.00, fight cleavage wrinkles, and not frighten your bed-mate?  Try a sleep bra or jogging bra if you worry over this problem. Frankly I’m a bit old fashioned; after a certain age sporting the cleavage is a dicey proposition at best.

Seriously, I must thank Dr. Oz for his work in the area of women’s health. His entertaining show also offers life-saving information for people of all ages and genders.

The “cleavage” segment of the September 29, 2011, program certainly improved my health. One look at the anti-wrinkle device Violet sported caused a fit of giggles releasing a flood of endorphins into my system. Thank you, Doctor!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Drought Update

I've stopped counting the days without rain. I think I remember some in early May, but it might have been April.

Oaks are drying, dying and falling. Major fires are burning thousands of Texas acres, and thousands of homes. Happily none of the fires have threatened us so far (knocking on wood).

I'm glad we don't have horses or cows. It's hard enough to keep the gardens alive and take care of the chickens, duck and rabbits. We've lost 8 rabbits since July due to heat. The chickens walk around holding their wings away from their bodies and gaping their beaks to try to cool off. One day they looked so desperate, I sprayed them down with the water hose.

Art and Matthew processed 7 rabbits this week. Trying to get the feed bill down. The cheapest rabbit food is over $10 for 50 pounds, which maybe feeds them a week. There's precious little weeds and fresh grass to harvest and feed. Chicken feed has doubled in price. They get so excited when I give them a few chard leaves from the garden, then look accusingly at me when it's gone. Hay prices have doubled, too. We'll need some for winter and nest boxes in the fall.

The weather has cooled to stretches of days in the mere 90's. It feels almost cool to me. There's been thunder, but only a breif spit of rain, not enough to register in the rain gauge. Not enough to dampen anything.

Please, send us rain.