5/13/2006

This has been a busy month

Boy, this has been a really busy month for me. On May 1st we, my husband and I, celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary. Really doesn't feel like it's been that long, but as I look back, I guess it has been that long. A lot of things , good things, have happened in all those years.

On May 7th, last Sunday, I celebrated my 57th birthday. I want to say that this will be the last birthday that I WANT to celebrate. After this, I don't want to add any more years onto myself, because I can't bear to even think of looking at the big 60. So I declare that I will remain 57 for the rest of my life.... how does that sound? Tee Hee! Think I can pull that off? (didn't think so.)

And tomorrow is MOTHER"S DAY and I want to wish all the mothers and grandmothers out there a wonderful and gloriously happy and wonderful day.
Mother's Day Basket Mother's Day Dessert Mother's Day





5/12/2006

It's Amazing!

I was reading these facts and was amazed:

Amazing Facts About Your Body

50,000 of the cells in your body will die and be replaced with new cells, all while you have been reading this sentence!

In one hour, your heart works hard enough to produce the equivalent energy to raise almost 1 ton of weight 1 yard off the ground. (I'm just glad that I can still put one foot in front of another and still walk, some.)

Scientists have counted over 500 different liver functions.

In 1 square inch of skin there lies 4 yards of nerve fibers, 1300 nerve cells, 100 sweat glands, 3 million cells, and 3 yards of blood vessels.

The structural plan of a whale's, a dog's, a bird's and a man's 'arm' are exactly the same.

The world`s first test-tube twins were born in June 1981.

There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.

In a year, a person`s heart beats 40,000,000 times.

Most people blink about 25 times a minute.

Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.

Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. (or slower, if you have a slow brain like I do sometimes, LOL!)

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself. ( EEEK! what a thought)

Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.

You use an average of 43 muscles for a frown.

You use an average of 17 muscles for a smile.

Every two thousand frowns creates one wrinkle. (ooops, gotta remember to smile more.)

The average human blinks his eyes 6,205,000 times each year.

The average human produces a quart of saliva a day or 10,000 gallons in a lifetime. ( even more if you have a delicious meal in front of you , he he he)

Every person has a unique tongue print. ( He, he, lets get all tongue prints on record, NOW)

The average human's heart will beat 3000 million times in their lifetime. ( let's hope we live that long....)

The average human will pump 48 million gallons of blood in their lifetime.

You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss. ( gotta kiss more often I guess.)

The average human body contains enough: Sulphur to kill all fleas on an average dog, Carbon to make 900 pencils, Potassium to fire a toy cannon, Fat to make 7 bars of soap, Phosphorus to make 2,200 match heads, and enough Water to fill a ten gallon tank ( at least on me, they could probably multiply these time 2 each)

Among the first known "dentists" of the world were the Etruscans. In 700 BC they carved false teeth from the teeth of various mammals and produced partial bridgework good enough to eat with. ( I think my dentist went to this old school)

Ophthalmic surgery was one of the most advanced areas of medicine in the ancient world. Detailed descriptions of delicate cataract surgery with sophisticated needle syringes is contained in the medical writings of Celsus (A.D. 14-37)

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h. ( Remember to cover your mouth, why don't you.)

If you were freeze-dried, 10% of your body weight would be from the microorganisms on your body. (BLECH!)

According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day. ( NOT in THIS house there isn't, no way)

Your ears and nose continue to grow throughout your entire life. ( Now they can just Quit that growing, RIGHT NOW!)

When you eat meat and drink milk in the same meal, your body does not absorb any of the milk's calcium. It is best to have 2 hours between the milk and meat intake.

Only humans and horses have hymens.

The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

One human brain generates more electrical impulses in a single day than all of the world’s telephones put together. ( And some I know are more busy lines than others!) tee hee