Tag Archives: Friends

The Up Dating of Maps

The way that they are constantly changing the names of countries it would be hard to keep up with the job of being a mapmaker these days. But I guess that it would be good job security though. I am pretty familiar with the globe and what is where, and who belongs to who, but sometimes I’m really thrown for a loop about some places.

This time stemming from a conversation at work with a buddy who is planning a unique vacation for his family this summer vacation season. He has had enough of Disney World and the typical family style get-a-ways that they have fallen into the routine of, so he has gone online and has spent a good amount of time researching to come up with The Great British Holiday at Butlins Minehead.

Gîte – A French Holiday Home That is Available For Rent

I got an email from Larry, an old class mate of mine from back in our middle school days, telling me that that he and his new wife are taking a nice long two week vacation in March, which is a great time to get away from all of the cold weather and the wet snow that we usually get that time of year. They are first going to England, then Spain and then on to France. Sounds good to me, I’m so very envious of them. I wish that I could spend some time over seas. I’ve always wanted to fly over to England and then travel all over Europe seeing and experiencing all the wonderful things and places that we’ve always heard so much about. Maybe one day I’ll have enough cash to do just that. I’d like to locate and rent one of top notch ski apartments that are so popular for people that enjoy snow skiing, snow boarding, snowmobiling and all other outside winter activities. There are a lot of snowboard tips and snowboard tricks that are being offered for snowboard for beginners like myself, these days.

In Larry’s email he states that they are taking their time in looking for one of the nicer gites in France, which led me to the dictionary. I had no idea what the definition of gîte was so I wanted to see what the dictionary had to say about it. Apparently a gîte is a French holiday home that is available for rent and comes fully furnished and equipped for self-catering. The Internet will certainly be a useful tool in finding the perfect accommodations for them. No longer do you have to find yourself traveling blindly and hoping for the best when you get there. We have all heard horror stories of such tragedies.

I emailed Larry back and encouraged him to send me a post card and to have a wonderful time and to take plenty of pictures that he can post on Face book for all of us to see and enjoy along with them upon their return.

More On Vitamin D

I’ve heard that we all need 5000 IU of Vitamin D but I’ve noticed that it isn’t easy finding this dosage of Vitamin D in the stores (what I’m finding is more like 200 IU and 400 IU)  so I have been doing a bit of looking around online about vitamin D.

I found that Sundown Naturals sells bottles of 2000 IU of their vitamin D so I’ve placed an order via their website and I believe that I will give my sister the bottle and urge her to start taking them twice a day. I’m sure she will be getting the rest of the vitamin in her milk, yogurt, ice cream and other foods that have vitamin D in them. She also takes calcium each day (or so she tells me she does) and that has vitamin D in it as well.

I’m told that if she takes 5000 IU of vitamin D she should be feeling the difference within 30 days. So I’d like to see her taking them right away to see if they can help her feel better in so many ways that enough vitamin D can do for any of us.

Free Online Dating Sites

I have a good friend who was widowed last year due to a freak accident. She is still young and vital, and after a lengthy mourning period she’s decided to start dating again. I am totally behind her on this decision – she needs to meet some new guys and get out of the house and have a good life. She called last night to chat about her online dating experiences – or lack of them. She hasn’t had a date yet.

Now, she’s a good person and is admittedly looking for a husband replacement, not just a casual sexual encounter every weekend. So some of the Internet dating sites are just not appropriate for her. I don’t think she realized the importance of finding the right free online dating sites so I’m gonna start looking around and asking questions myself and see what I can come up with and find out about as well.

Bad Feeling

Yesterday afternoon I started feeling what I call “out of sorts” an unbelievable sadness came over me that I just couldn’t shake. This morning I got a phone call informing me of a very dear close friend’s passing yesterday. He was found in bed, so I’m thankful that he is now resting in total peace. But today still sucks.