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Ebola, A Nurse’s Perspective

This is an awesome post about Ebola Virus and certainly explains it better than any hype I have heard on television. I have to believe, unfortunately, that the poor man in Dallas with Ebola exposed so many more people that mentioned. What about the airports, planes, etc? Did he shop in a grocery store? Time will tell but history shows it only takes 1 person to start an epidemic. Time will tell. Let’s all pray for the sick patient and all the victims in Africa, and for any possible future victims.


So a few months ago the country was enthralled with the idea of a few patients, infected with the Ebola virus, coming to the United States. Up until this point, we had been safe from Ebola due to the fact that bats can’t fly over the Atlantic. Some people were completely indifferent, while others had seen Outbreak one too many times. Most were a healthy mix, somewhere in between, but what bothered me the most was both the lack of education and the poor information that was spreading more virulently than the virus could ever hope to.

First, I want to stress that I am a nurse, not a virologist, and hopefully throughout my post you will see that I am not pretending to be one. I have a Bachelor’s in Nursing and am currently a graduate student. I have worked extensively with Infectious Disease Specialists. I have been exposed…

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ECover Automatic Dishwasher Tablets Zero Review

I want to thank Naturally Savvy for giving me the chance to review this great working product!  Ecover Zero Dishwasher Tablets were my choice to try as I had been having issues with my other dishwasher products and also had a smell we just could not get rid of. It was awful. I will admit that we normally keep the dishwasher sealed and only used when we have company or a lot of dishes like on a Holiday.

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Perky Plus Stain Remover and Whiz Groom Brush Review

I have to share with you an awesome Rug Spot Cleaner and Brush called Perky Plus Stain Remover, made by Groom Industries.  What is cool about this product too is that is EPA approved “Design for the Environment” Program. I am so glad to see more and more products made environmentally friendly.

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How to Separate an Egg

This is a really cool way to separate an egg when cooking.  Such clever ideas for easy things. Who’d a thunk it, lol? Things like this really fascinate me. Now when I try it tonight when I need to separate an egg will I make a big mess? I will have to see 🙂
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Checking in

Hi everyone.  I see Mariah is doing an awesome job and I really appreciate it.  I will be off and on for awhile as I am having major gastric issues including bleeding and getting sick a lot and the worst pain I have ever had.  I am waiting for a surgery date and until then I am on stronger than normal medications and am writing this morning because I am skipping a dose, already regretting! To top things off, Dennis, my husband needs spinal injections this Friday and next. Sigh, doesn’t stop. Prayers please for the Penfold household (and for Mariah’s as well).

Dog Days of Summer, Burnt Impressions Puppy Toaster Review & Giveaway

I want to share with you this toaster that I just love and it is a fun product to share with visitors.  This is one of many designs of toasters from Burnt Impressions. This is the puppy toaster and let me share what is so wonderful about this toaster.

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