She showed me a letter that she got from the bank saying that she called & cancelled her overdraft protection so she no longer has that to fall back on. I know she thinks we're again after her massive amounts of monies (not). She looks at me and says "I didn't call." I had to explain to her that you have to have money in another account to have overdraft protection. "Oh." was the reply.
Is anyone else going through this stuff. Maybe we should start a support group. Anyone have any other ideas?
Friday night a small group of us ladies went to Laff's, a comedy club here in town. I got a few passes so G., myself & a couple of girlfriends went. We can all use a good, roaring, belly laugh so I hopedthey'd be funny and they were.
It's June and we're about to hit our first 100 degree temps. starting June 1, 2013. Today. Oh goodie! Tucson and Arizona are pretty much considered the skin cancer capitol of the U.S. People don't realize how scary these temps. can be. A few weeks ago I wrote about hydration. Please keep replacing the fluids you expel on a regular basis, people. It can be so very,very dangerous at temps. No foolin'. Many of us will be out in the pools and the water won't protect you from the harm that can be done by the sun's rays so please just try to follow some simple, basic plans (I don't want to say rules here) and you can stay safe and have fun in the sun this season.
Hydration, very important. Again, if you exercise more than 60 min. you need to ingest 7-10 oz. of fluids every 10-20 min. If you wait until you're thirsty, you've already begun the dehydration process. Also, water may not be enough, not saying sodas or sugary drinks but something to replace electrolytes and such, ok?!?
If you don't exercise, well START for heavens sake, you still need to stay hydrated. We are 70%, or more, water folks.
Try to minimalize your exposure outside between 10am & 3pm when the suns rays are at its worst. Here in tucson, the temperatures just keeps getting hotter as the day goes on. Up into the nightime hours like 8-9pm before the heat goes down. But the worst is still 10-3, ok.?.
Wear light clothing that covers as much of the skin as possible. Wear a hat.
Sunscreen should be applied about 20 min. or so prior to going outside. This gives the lotion time to be absorbed into the skin for optimal protection. Re-apply sunscreen every couple of hours if you sweat and after swimming. Remember that the sunscreen will rub off when you towel off. Make sure you put it on your ear rims (I learned this the hard way when Cross-country skiing many moons ago), tops of your feet, back of your neck as well as all of the usual places.
SPF factor should be at least 15. Water-proof sunscreens last about 80 min. in the water and water-resistant lasts around 40min. so remember to re-apply after being in the water or sweating.
Set a good example for your clients and kids or anyone else you see. Thousands die each year from this horrible disease and we can do alot to prevent it. For the most part people don't want to look foolish or goofy wearing some of the recommended garb but I'd rather look goofy than have melanoma or be dead from this deadliest form of skin cancer.
By the way, I posted my cherry pie and potatoe salad recipies as well as my current workout on their respective pages so check 'em out & tell me what you think.
Have a great summer season, everyone. Time to go out & bathe the dog, in the shade of course. It's only 10 min. to 11 am & already 91 degrees! Thank goodness we already had our walk.