October 25, 2013
I need to practice discipline when apple picking. I always want to pick more apples than I require. There are so many options and my burlap bag used for picking fills up fast. I like picking them so much I get some for myself, workmates, neighbors and I plan a day dedicated to cooking with them. It's a great experience to be in an orchard surrounded by numerous trees that all offer a bevy of apples with different flavors. These trees bear sweet products like mackintosh and granny smith to name a few more here. These trees can be compared to the radio dial. I'll never forget picking an apple off a tree after a rain storm, the clean, crisp goodness burst in my mouth. It must have been a moment if I'm writing about it here. My daughter will always remember using a picking pole to reach apples that were on top branches only to be attacked by a bee that was not happy about being disturbed. This sting hurt badly and put a temporary halt to our good day. There was a disclaimer when we entered the orchard that bees are in the trees and there were bags of ice waiting for those who got stung. Sure the sting has faded but not the memory.
Don't sting her when she's picking from your branches.
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Right now she could be
Packing for a trip
Applying for a passport
Cleaning a chandelier
To reduce the risk of catching or spreading a cold or the flu, she can take the following steps:
• Avoid close contact with people in crowded
places (easier said than done when taking public transportation).
• Keep fingers away from her face (to keep germs from invading her body through the nose and eyes).
• Get a flu shot, which is 40 to 90 percent effective. The more people who are resistant to the virus, the less likely it will spread. It is recommended that everyone except those who have an allergy to egg get a flu shot, since the vaccine has egg protein in it.
• Keep home and work area clean: wipe down handrails, doorknobs, etc., with antibacterial cleaner.
• Keep a pen handy to use instead of the pens offered by store clerks and definitely don't use a pen from the reception desk at a doctor's office.
• Carry hand sanitizer with you at all times.
• Don't smoke.
• See a doctor if you are feeling ill. She shouldn't be a heroine and go to work—she'll end up infecting everyone, which is definitely not considered heroic.
• Eat healthy.
• Get a good night's rest.
• Get more She Prep at www.ShePrep.com