Most people would prefer to not have any type of surgery in their lifetime. They are fearful of the operation, the anesthesia, the hospital itself, what their family and loved ones will be doing, and some even fear that first IV needle. Living well includes being prepared for life’s events. Whether elective or emergent, the chances are that you will have to undergo some type of surgery in your lifetime. It is proven that the calmer you are, the better your surgical outcome. Relaxed bodies are easier to operate on and heal more quickly. The question then becomes – how do I relax and calm down before my surgery?
Speaking of quality is quantity a question that I consider. As a food blog, I know the sheer hard work that goes behind creating quality content but the key to success is being regular or quantity. When I visit a blog today and I like it, I make it a point to drop by a few days later. For me new content every time I visit is important something that keeps going. A few visits and if there is still no change or nothing new and interesting then I drop it from my list. Regular content that is of high quality and useful to the visitors is what brings them back I conclude.
Reminders: Need a quick reminder that you have an appointment, or need to follow up on something later? Follow “timer” on Twitter, and send it a direct message with a reminder time and it will ping you at that time. For example: “d timer 30 pick up Chloe”.
BC: Are there other issues about which you are also passionate, and that you have discussed, or plan to discuss, on CityMama or one of your other blogs?
Recently, I found a new recipe for No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies on the Food and scuba blog blog, How Sweet It Is. Unlike my mom’s recipe that calls for oats, this recipe uses crushed graham crackers as the base. I love graham crackers, and I just happened to have a package in my cupboard. The cookies turned out great with a really unique flavor from the cinnamon and ginger. I love anything with peanut butter, and these cookies pack a really great and nutty punch. Drizzled with a little bit of sweet chocolate, and they are the perfect treat with a cup of hot cocoa.
If you’re staying a hotel, ask the concierge or front desk clerk for Restaurant recommendations. Although chain family favourites can be fun, look for ones that you’ve never visited before. If they aren’t known for being kid friendly, don’t worry. Just make sure you’re going to dinner early. By eating dinner around 5 or 6 p.m., you’ll avoid the crowds, creating a better dining experience for the entire family. No kids meal? No problem. Most restaurants will be willing to modify menu items for picky children, such as making plain buttered noodles, especially if you’re there early enough to beat the crowds.
A two star hotel, Hotel Sint Nicolaas did not have four star amenities like beauty parlor, restaurant, or health club- nor did we expect those amenities. The hotel did have a bar of its own. And it offered relatively inexpensive accommodations in a clean and attractive, cared-for environment, complemented by the staff’s knowledge of the local attractions.
Staying in upscale hotels may be more comfortable, but they establish a barrier between you and the world outside. What you give u in terms of comfort you will make up for not only in price but also in experiences.