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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Family Burnout

Family burnout. There is a topic no father can resist. Some fathers burn out early. Some burn out late. But all burn out sooner or later. Some mothers burn out early. Some mothers burn out late. But all mothers burn out sooner or later. Some children burn out early. Some children burn out late. But all children burn out sooner or later. The point is that family burnout can happen to you. Don't take this seriously? Then you might burn out without even knowing it.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Family Faucet Fun

No family can survive without them. This statement about Kohler faucets indicates one thing. These items are precious to family living because each house or apartment needs water. The silver or gold fixtures are more popular than ever. The heavy brass fixtures are a thing of the past but can be brought back when needed for a look that will have your family and your extended family talking for ages. What will they say? Only time can tell. But it will always be good.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Howard Hughes and the Family Crisis

Let's take Howard Hughes, for example. For years he was on a job search, one which his family did not understand. His family and his children could not figure him out. Why, they asked, does he do this? Why lock himself away from the family and his mother and father and brother and sister? Why not communicate? Why insist on family destruction rather than family harmony? The answer in his case is complex. Family was not his highest priority. His priorities were gold and the silver screen.

Friday, December 18, 2009

My Little Christmas Tree

This Christmas tree is a living tree. I bought it at the supermarket a week ago. It's not the best tree but it's better than nothing, at least we shared the spirit of Christmas. The top is a snow pig, also known as a lightning lizard, from the Amazon. Some people refer to them as polar bears or panda bears or simply snowmen. We call ours Felix. This year Felix is our snow symbol, and we hope people like his smile.

Family Health Care Now in Sight

The Senate voted tonight to end a filibuster and the way is now paved for national health insurance in the United States. But Blue Advantage wants families to know. But more than that they want you to see. Yes, the way is clear for the final vote. It is not expected to come before 7:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The vote was tight and the race has not yet been won. You can also expect higher taxes. But some victories have been won.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Family Fun with Electricity

I don't know what I enjoy more: electrical gadgets or new faucets. My family has been enjoying the new wf2cb, which, if you must know, is a new combination of two of our family fun themes. We love new refrigerators and also trying out new appliances in our home. We have a peach colored refrigerator on the first floor, and a white one upstairs, in the kids' room. We have been thinking of getting a new, smaller refrigerator for the basement.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Grab Bag

Since our family is getting bigger and bigger, we came up with a decision a week ago that only kids who are below 18 in our family can get a Christmas gift. While for adults it is grab bag day, for the minimum amount of $10. Well, sounds fun for me and exciting. The Christmas party will be held in our apartment for a change. I'm looking forward to it, too. Yes, family fun for all.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Weight Problem?

I admit that it is easier to gain weight than to lose it . There are plenty of options out there regarding weight loss. But all I can say is you better do your research first before jumping in and making a big decision. Gather all the information and study it very carefully for your own good. In this way you can evaluate approaches ranging from diets to supplements to caloric restriction and more. And remember that the research you do today will pay rich rewards tomorrow, both for you and your family.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Heat Shields

The spacecraft was heating up as it reentered the earth's atmosphere. Then it landed. The tile on its surface was heated to 7000 degrees Fahrenheit. This is because of friction with the earth's atmosphere. This is not a plasma issue, but one of simple thermal conductivity. Most heat shields cannot tolerate such abrasion. But some can. Do you know the one you need? If not, go outside your family and ask an expert.