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Debbie Sharp Loeb, teacher by training but full-time mom to a disabled son, craftsperson, bead artist, great cook, creative homemaker & terrific spotter of cool new products for everything under the sun, presents Hodgepodge: recipes, household hints, stories about children, friends & relatives, cool stuff, music, & much more.

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Barbara is Awarded an Honorary Degree!

 General Seminary to award four honorary degrees at 2017 Commencement ceremonies
and our very own  Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is to receive one!

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Monday, April 03, 2017

12 Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency That You May Not Know

1) You feel sad/depressed
2)  Achy bones
3) Head sweating
4) You Have Gut Trouble
5) High Blood Pressure
6) Sleepiness
7) Erectile Dysfunction
8) Psoriatic Arthritis
9) Periodontal Disease
10) It May Speed Up Multiple Sclerosis
11) Chronic Pain
12) Dementia

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Saturday, April 01, 2017

Hodgepodge Turns 12 Today!

(We finally finished our kitchen redo a few months ago. Tile back splash is by Status Ceramics. The color is called Borage and the decorative tile is called Avalone. You can see the color more accurately at their website.)

Monday, February 27, 2017

30 Ways To Productivity – Life Hacks

"Productivity is calculated on the ratio of output and input. The greater the output the more productive you are and vise a versa.  Here are some easy to follow tips to enhance your productivity":


Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy NewYear 2017!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!

Monday, December 12, 2016

9 Early Signs Of Parkinson’s Disease You Should Never, Ever Ignore

Symptom #1: Shaking And Tremors
Symptom #2: Slowness Of Movement
Symptom #3: Stiffness
Symptom #4: Trouble With Balance
Symptom #5: Loss Of Facial Expression 
Symptom #5: Dragging Feet Or Shuffling Walk 
Symptom #7: Muffled Speech 
Symptom #8: Difficulty Thinking Clearly
Symptom #9: Trouble With Automatic Functions  

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don't Know About

Here are some ways to search for things on Google that you don't know about.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Episcopal Flag

For the history about the design for the Episcopal Flag from the Geranium Farm's "A Few Good Writer's" in case you missed seeing it on the Farm page: Check it out from the original link here.

Friday, October 28, 2016

7 Signs Your Upper Respiratory Infection is Actually Pneumonia

It's that time of the year again!
 1. A fever reaches 101 degrees or higher, there's a greater chance that URI has developed into pneumonia.
2.  Your heart beating faster than normal. Anything over 100 beats per minute is considered a rapid heart rate. If it persists, seek medical attention.
3.   A tightening of the chest and pain. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. The pain is a signal that the URI has developed into something more serious.
4. A cough is consistently wet and rattly, this could mean that the URI has turned into pneumonia. If you have a cough that keeps bringing up mucus and doesn’t bring relief, you may have pneumonia.
5. If mucus being produced by your cough is tinged with blood or has a rusty color, this is a potential sign that the discharge is coming from deep in the lungs, which indicates a lower respiratory infection such as pneumonia. Let your doctor know about this change as it may require a different course of treatment.
6.  Chills are a sign of fever and that the body is working overtime to regulate temperature. This is a sign that an upper respiratory infection has developed into pneumonia.
7. If your breathing becomes shallow or labored, you may have pneumonia. This is a serious symptom that may require a nebulizer breathing treatment in order to open the lungs. Consult your physician immediately to avoid further issues from oxygen deprivation such as lightheadedness, blood flow issues, or losing consciousness.

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