Hear What I Hear – NEW Online Hearing Test

You want all of your loved ones to enjoy the wonders of the season and have the very best in the New Year. So give the gift of hearing with this quick, easy, and FREE Online Hearing Test from Miracle-Ear.

 

Hear What I Hear

Take the NEW Online Hearing  Test from Miracle-Ear

 

The holiday season is a time of joy and wonderment. Our senses are filled with the sights, the scents, and the sounds of Christmas, Channukah, and the New Year.

You want everyone to feel the excitement. But sometimes, it not as easy for everyone as it should be. If you suffer from hearing loss, you may feel like you are missing out on some of the festivities. Maybe you didn’t quite catch the secret your favorite aunt or niece tried to share or the punch line to the joke that has the entire family laughing out loud.

I am sure you have all heard the old Christmas Carol, Do You Hear What I Hear. But what if you don’t, or a loved one doesn’t. There is help you can hear what I  hear thanks to Miracle-Ear. Don’t miss the…

Laughter and chatter while baking for the holidays.

 

The gentle tinkling of bells and chimes hanging on the tree.

 

The crackle of the fireplace or candles.

 

The rustle of tissue paper and gift wrap on presents.

Don’t you miss out, or allow a loved one to miss out on any more treasured moments, take this quick and easy Online Hearing Test from Miracle-Ear. You can take test right in the comfort of your home, and it only takes a few minutes. Rory took Miracle Ear’s online hearing test in our living room while enjoying our Christmas decor.

 

Use Miracle-Ear’s website as a resource for loved ones with hearing loss. The new website offers the simple online hearing test, as well as an entire section dedicated to the resources for helping your loved ones with hearing loss. Help them hear what you hear, and start the New Year with a great resource to hear a better day.

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Sleep Your Way To A Healthy New Year

 

Sleep Your Way To A Healthy New Year

Get the Tips to Solve Your Sleep Troubles

 

We’ve all heard that getting a good night’s sleep is important, and it is true. There is a long list of benefits associated with a proper and restful routine for sleeping. So, why not put Sleep on your New Year’s Resolution List? Sleeping well helps you stay healthy, just take a look.

Benefits to a Proper Night’s Sleep:

  • Better Health and Immunity
  • Decreased Risk of Injury
  • Better Focus and Memory
  • Clearer Thinking
  • Increased Energy
  • Better Sex Life
  • Better Metabolism and Weight Control
  • Be Happier and in a better Mood

So, when Alyse, from Casper, wanted to share this awesome Infographic on how to get the sleep you’ve always dreamed of, I was thrilled to accept. Below, you will find some common reasons you may not be getting the rest you need, and solutions to solve the problems. I hope you will find these tips helpful.

 

I know that I sometimes have trouble turning off my brain at night. Making sure I have things organized and under control helps keep stress away so my brain can get some rest. Doing a little reading before bed is always a help.

Tossing and turning is something else that plagues me at night. Magnesium–who knew? A handful of almonds may become my new best friend before bed.

Thank you, Alyse, for sharing the tips and solutions for getting a healthy night’s rest.

 

 

Do you have troubles sleeping?

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Wishing you good sleep, sweet dreams, and a healthy New Year!

 

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Healthy Start To A New Year

 Healthy Ideas for a Healthy New Year

Join in the fun with Audio-Walkers

Ok, I have a confession to make. I was a Salt-aholic! I love salt. You know those people who salt things before they even taste them? Well, that was me. Not healthy.

After I turned… ach-’em… 50, I decided it was past time to cut down on my salt intake. Although I knew it was the right and healthy choice, it was going to be hard. So, I set my goal to a No-Salt September.

What exactly is a No-Salt September? Since it was my own invention, I made my own rules. I cut way back on the salt I added to any of my cooking, and I added zero salt to anything I ate–at home, at restaurants, or with friends. That meant no salt on my salads, salsa, veggies, or sandwiches–not even on my beloved steak or prime rib.  I was determined to add no extra salt at all.

And I am super proud to say that one year and four months later, I am still not adding salt to anything! The only exception is my occasional soft boiled or poached eggs, where I very lightly dust them with salt. No-Salt September was a success! And, I am healthier for it.

After, I jumped out of the salt pool, I decided to make healthier food choices, and get a little more exercise too. So, I started walking. There is nothing like a fresh morning walking through the park or along the beach, while listening to an audiobook.

Yes my friends, the audiobook is the perfect walking companion! Not only does it keep you from being bored, it motivates you to go on your next walk, and the next, and the next. Some days I find myself walking morning and afternoon just because I don’t want to put down my book! LOL I even do housework, water my plants, and sometimes cook with my audiobooks.

Last August, shortly after I made my return to blogging, I put together a Walking With Audiobooks Challenge. I  have decided to re-vamp this idea for the new year. Instead of doing a month-long challenge, I put together the new…

Audio-Walkers Page

…on my blog, where you can go All Year Long. Find it in the Menu below the blog header.

The Audio-Walkers Page has two places for you to join in the fun.

The first is the Audiobooks–Audio-Walkers – What We’re Reading. Add the link to the book you are listening to or reading. If you need help finding a summary and cover photo try Goodreads or Shelfari. What a great way to find new books! Leave a review or encouragement in the comments.

If you need an audiobook, check out your local library, or OverDrive, which brings your library right to your computer. You can also purchase them through Audible or Tantor Audio, bookstores, and online.

The second is the Blog List–Blogging Audio-Walkers. If you have a blog, and are participating in Audio-Walkers by listening, reading, or walking, add a link to your Blogs Home Page. We can grow as a community of book loving bloggers, and help our blogs grow along the way.

Share the fun and invite your friends! Let Audio-Walkers help you attain your goal of getting healthy in the New Year. Be sure to use our Registered Hashtag!

Don’t forget to add your links!

You can also join the Audio-Walkers Facebook Group for more friendship, book discussions, motivation, and encouragement.

You can add your links here, or on the Audio-Walkers Page. Please remember this is a family friendly blog.

 

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Chinese New Year Cookies or Haystacks

Chinese New Year Cookies

or Haystacks

Chocolatey, Delicious, and Crunchy

A Recipe for
The Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party & Giveaway
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Today, I have another long-time family favorite recipe to share with you, Chinese New Year Cookies. If you thought the Mexican Wedding Cakes was an easy recipe, this one is even quicker and easier.

Before I get to the recipe, I want to share a picture of a special something I received from Luke…

November Roses aren’t they gorgeous? They smell heavenly! It’s a very nice perk of living in Southern California, and Luke having 20 roses bushes. These blooms put a big smile on my face. Luke is amazing, thanks, honey.

Now, onto our recipe for the day…

Chinese New Year Cookies

This recipe has only four ingredients: Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips, Butterscotch Chips, Chinese Noodles, and Peanuts (Spanish or Cocktail).

Melt chips, pour over noodles and peanuts, mix well, then drop by spoonful onto wax paper to set. Chill and store in an airtight container.

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Chinese New Year Cookies or Haystacks
 
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A crunchy chocolatey cookie perfect for the holidays or anytime.
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Type: Dessert
Serves: 3 dozen
Ingredients:
  • 6-Ounces - Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 6-Ounces - Butterscotch Chips
  • 3-Ounces - Chinese Noodles (Chow Mein Noodles)
  • 7-1/2 Ounces - Spanish or Cocktail Peanuts
Directions:
  1. Melt Chocolate and Butterscotch Chips together in the top of a double boiler
  2. Place Chinese Noodles and Peanuts into a mixing bowl
  3. Pour melted chocolate over the nuts and noodles
  4. Mix well
  5. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper, allow to set
  6. Chill
  7. Store in airtight container
Notes
Recipe easily Doubles or Triples.
Freezes well.

This recipe is part of The Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party & Giveaway, found at https://lifewithlorelai.com/2014/11/09/ultimate-cookie-party-giveaway/
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Christmas Remnants

Christmas Remnants

We had a wonderful and joyful Christmas, and I hope you did too. It sure was a busy time of year. Along with all of the normal Christmas hectic, we had to go through everything Christopher had stashed around our home and property for him to get it moved out… finally. This was accomplished on the 17th, and it was such a relief.

December 18th brought Rory’s Christmas concert. What fun! Here is a video shot by one of Rory’s friends of her singing solo parts in Silver Bells. Enjoy…


Silver Bells, solos by Rory

We hosted Christmas gatherings on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the day after Christmas too. It was one big party around here filled with family and friends. What a blessing this Christmas season has been. Luke was wonderful as usual. My dishwasher went out just before Thanksgiving… guess what I got as an early Christmas present? That’s right, Luke bought me a brand new dishwasher and installed it for me too. It was the most amazing gift ever. It sure was nice to have for Thanksgiving and all of our Christmas celebrations. I decorated it with a giant red bow with a tag To: Lorelai From: Luke. What a sweetie I have. Thanks, honey!

Now it’s time for tearing down Christmas. I sure had a lot of fun decorating my home, but now I have to get everything organized to be put away. If you have any suggestions or tricks you could share, I would greatly appreciate it.

Rory and I actually had a fun time taking down the tree. She plopped herself on the floor where the tree had been, and I just couldn’t help myself… This was the result…

Oh, I’m the happiest Christmas Tree, Ho Ho Ho, Hee Hee Hee…

Well, here’s to a new year filled with blessings and happiness! I hope we have lots of fun together blogging in this New Year 2014.

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Welcome to Life With Lorelai

Corona Del Mar, California

“At times our lives seem like that of a tranquil island in a sea of chaos. The battle is to keep this sea of chaos at bay and not let it wash us away into utter chaos.” ~Sanjeeva Ananthan

My battle at the moment is learning how to cope as a single mother of a 17-year-old daughter. After being separated for nearly four years, her father, and my soon-to-be ex-husband moved out this past weekend, and her brother is away at college. Rory and I are starting our lives over. This prospect is exciting, invigorating, and a whole lot of scary and stressful.

I wanted to start this blog to journal my experience. My pitfalls, my triumphs, fun times, happy times, sad times, in-need-of venting times. My hope is that you will tag along in my adventure as I forge a new path.

Life With Lorelai will bring you a varietal smorgasbord of topics from the trials of the process of starting life over to my interests in writing, cooking, gardening, singing karaoke, and more. If you have any suggestions for a topic, please let me know.

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A New Book…

“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!”
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