Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Healthier Resolutions with Vinegar and it's Poem

Vinegar is yellow
Vinegar is blue
Vinegar is not sweet
That is so true.
Life can be yellow
Or life can be blue
The choice in the end
Is all up to you.

I did know that there was apple vinegar...

But did you know there was honey vinegar (must come from sour puss bees)?....

Or how about lemon vinegar.....

And then there is pineapple vinegar....

There were actually lots more, like blueberry vinegar, but that would have made this post super long and I already have a problem with keeping posts short and sweet and that would have been...
l o n g and sour!

Some health hints for vinegar....

"Stop insect stings and bites from itching by dabbing them with a cotton ball saturated with undiluted white distilled vinegar.

Soothe sunburn with a spray of white distilled vinegar, repeating as often as you like. Ice-cold white distilled vinegar will feel even better, and may prevent blistering and peeling.

For cuts and scrapes, use white distilled vinegar as an antiseptic.

Get rid of foot odor by washing feet well with antiseptic soap daily, then soaking them in undiluted cider vinegar for 10 minutes or so.

Remember that cotton socks aid odor control more effectively than wool ones.

Clean a hairbrush by soaking in a white distilled vinegar solution.

Tone facial skin with a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and water.If commercial aftershaves cause rashes and itching, try using undiluted white distilled vinegar as an aftershave lotion.

Lighten body freckles (not facial freckles) by rubbing on full-strength white distilled vinegar.

Eliminate bad breath and whiten your teeth by brushing them once or twice a week with white distilled vinegar.

Make nail polish last longer. Wipe fingernails with cotton balls dipped in white distilled vinegar before putting on nail polish."
"Healthy Hints

Soothe a sore throat with a mixture of apple cider vinegar, water and honey.

Soak your feet in white distilled vinegar to stop athlete’s foot.

Drink a teaspoon of white distilled vinegar to stop the hiccups.

Pantyhose last longer when rinsed with water containing 1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar.

Massage white distilled vinegar into your scalp, rinse, then wash with regular shampoo and watch dandruff disappear."

The Cat’s Meow
Spray white distilled vinegar on furniture (but not the cloth parts) to stop the cat from scratching it.

Thanks to Reader's digest, we have these treasures...

-- Terri Spaccarotelli

At the busy dental office where I work, one patient was always late. Once when I called to confirm an appointment, he said, "I'll be about 15 minutes late. That won't be a problem, will it?" "No," I told him. "We just won't have time to give you an anesthetic." He arrived early.


Hiding the Presents
-- Loralie Long

I had finished my Christmas shopping early and had wrapped all the presents. Having two curious children, I had to find a suitable hiding place. I chose an ideal spot—the furnace room. I stacked the presents and covered them with a blanket, positive they'd remain undiscovered. When I went to get the gifts to put them under the tree, I lifted the blanket and there, stacked neatly on top of my gifts, were presents addressed to "Mom and Dad, From the Kids."

Being Reasonable
-- Dawn Hummel

Everyone has a right to make money. A sign posted at a local pub reads "Be safe: Don't drink and drive. But please still drink."


Out of It
-- Margaret Arthurs

When I overheard one of my cashiers tell a customer, "We haven't had it for a while, and I doubt we'll be getting it soon," I quickly assured the customer that we would have whatever it was she wanted by next week. After she left, I read the cashier the riot act.
"Never tell the customer that we're out of anything. Tell them we'll have it next week," I instructed her. "Now, what did she want?"


Birthday Greetings

Greeting Cards: When you care enough to send the very best but not enough to actually write something.
~~~Thank You Lord for the blessing of the sweet and the sour in life, may we make the best of both of them.


  1. You're so sweet you should be doing posts about sugar!
    Another whole hosts of useful tidbits! Thank you, Poppins! But where were the asides? Well, you did do a poem and that has to count for something!
    Great job, Marcy!
    And I loved all the jokes, and sadly the one about the cashier reminds me of myself! So quick to jump in and reprimand when I don't know the full story!
    God, Grant me patience and the wisdom to bite my tongue!
    Love you, E

  2. I love balsamic vingar, especially matured Modena type, my favourite, but malt vinegar I cannot abide...!

  3. You know why you put vinegar on bee stings and sunburn and suchlike don't you? It stings so badly you forget about other trivialities. True, honestly! All my mum had to do to shut us up if we got stung was say "Shut up wittering or you'll have some vinegar on it." She would too!

    I always found a bit of spit was much gentler and worked just as well. Apparently wherever you find stinging nettles you also find dock leaves, though I'm blowed if I ever could find any when I needed them. You're supposed to rub the nettled area with the dock leaf. It might help if I knew what one looked like.

    My dad always swore by a blue bag for bee stings. So did the first aid book. It was a little blue cube about the same size as what you chalk your snooker cue with and people used to use it in the olden days to keep teir white cotton laundry really sparkling. I shouldn't think you can get them now - unless of course you know different..........

    love, Angie, xx

  4. I forgot to say, a bit of spit works well for taking away the itch of a gnat bite too.

  5. And, oh Mrs Pogle.......where would we English be without our bottle of malt vinegar. What would we drown our fish and chips with?

  6. Okay, Angie, now it seems you are a bit heavy into the spitting bit...what if you are spitless at the time? Can you have someone else spit on you? Does it need to be someone you know or can you walk up to a perfect stranger and ask them to spit on you?

    (At this point, I am now wondering if Eileen is spitting ...if so, shouldn't she save it in case someone somewhere is getting stung?)

    The only blue cube I know about is used for that the one you mean, Angie?
    I love snooker, that the same thing we call playing pool or billiards?

    Maybe you find dock leaves on docks? Anyone know where to find these elusive dock leaves? And where is Eddie Bluelights when we need him?

  7. By the way, I am having a jolly good time nattering here. Angie, do you still use and have jolly good times in GB or is that passe?

    Could I have a jolly good time wittering or not? Is that only for nattering?

  8. Oh yes and I forgot, I tried to keep this post a bit shorter by not including my own personal asides.

    However, for those going through 'aside withdrawal', I am on a roll with my comments today!

  9. I don't think coffee spit would do well.
    I will swear by the old wives tale of a penny pressed on any sting or bite though (I don't have any idea what Europeans would use instead though)! And a kiss to Heaven, and with your fingernail make a little cross on the affected area. People from any country can do this and they will heal.

    Keep the comments coming, Birthday Girl! And in one of them just print one of the following:
    Twenty-eight, Twenty-nine, or Thirty!
    Narrowing it down to three days is not being specific!

    You'll be known as Miss Poppins, alright, because I'm going to be popping you in the head in one minute! Oh if only my arms could reach across the states!

  10. Marcy, I have so much fun here reading your comments, your right, you are on a roll today.
    My husband use to love vinegar on his fish & chips, still makes me shiver. There is a lot of useful information here, (excluding the spit) love this post! Have a great day my friend....:-) Hugs

  11. Do you ever get to the bottom of your 101 comments to see what everyone has written! LOL You are one crazy lady! LOVE IT! AHHH tonight, peace and quiet and NO 5 year old and 13 year old (gotta love me) girls bickering back and forth! Huhoney will probably sleep the whole day in the dark (overcast outside) house, while I am slaving at the office! LOL

  12. Hey Marcy, some people have e-maill addresses that we can actually write to do you? I am posting mine on here so if anyone wants to just e-mail me they

  13. First of all...I have a terrible time posting comments on your blog, don't know why, but it takes several tries. BUT - I won't give up!
    I once bought malt vinegar to use in a painting project. If you mix it with a certain paint it will make wood look like tortise shell. The malt vinegar is still in the basement with the paint!
    Seems there's a lot of uses for vinegar for stinky feet...I'm just saying....

  14. You really are on a roll Marcy...and thanks for covering for me this could make that a habit...just stop in and leave a poem in a comment...and I can copy and paste.

    Your vinegar poem is very cute...
    just like you Miss Poppins!

  15. Bloody hell, you comment loads as well. I LOVE IT!! I loathe spitting so I will just avoid the dern bees altogether, yeah? Another brill post, dahling!

  16. Okay, I did give Eileen the birthday answer but in a poem which it looks like she did NOT read on her comment section today! Or maybe she doesn't like that day? How about August you like that one better?

    ***And, Eileen this is a nice quiet village where the lion sleeps tonight, so no popping Poppins over the head, esp since I was such a good girl and gave you the answer!

    ***Lindalu, if you will look carefully, out of those 101 comments 100 are mine! If I did have that many I would read and love them all!

    ***Pat, when you speak of smelly feet, I can't help but it MY feet you are talking about??? Are you saving the vinegar for me and that is why you haven't used it again?

    ***Wanda you are way too good of a poet for me to cover you. By the way, are you going to spit the next time you get stung (Eileen has surplus spit if you need it)?

    ***Sarah, Sarah, you can't avoid the bees...that is what life is all about, the birds + the bees...hmmm, that makes me wonder if spit is good for bird bites as well?? And so good of you to do a little poem on Wordful Wednesday, Sarah (p.s. Check your first sentence.)

    ***Never say never (as in not liking the spit parts), Bernie, you may one day need some spit and I just want you to know that we are here for you and as good friends go, we will spit on you any time you want!

  17. Hi Marcy
    I recognised some familiar Britty words on your comments - see you are a compulsive witterer.
    I bet you were a handful when you were a schoolgirl (handful is another British word meaning very difficult to keep in order. Jackie would know all about that).
    Here is a joke:

    There once was a a lady who had a cat and a frog came along and said to her, "I will grant you three wishes"
    "Oh thank you!" said the lady, "My first wish is to be comfortably off financially, not necessarily having a fortune but enough for security."
    "Granted" said the frog, "you have 2 wishes left"
    "Oh thank you!" said the lady, "My second wish is that I shall be a very attractive lady!"
    "Granted", said the frog, "You have one wish left, what is it!"
    "See this cat!" said the lady, "I wish it would turn into a gorgeous man just like George Clooney"
    "Granted" saif the frog.
    Over comes George Clooney and says to her, "I bet you wished you hadn't taken me to the vet last week."

    There - goodnight - see you soon ~ Eddie

  18. Marcy, I really enjoyed these posts about viniger. They were very informitive. So much so that I went into my pantry today to make sure I still had a bottle! Thanks for all of the great tips!

  19. My Mom always swore by the spitting thing too. My kids when they were small..swore by Grandmas spit being a cure...I would catch them spitting on their booboos..I quickly put a stop to that..I prefer the penny idea from Eileen..the spitting was too germy for me :)
    I think the honey vinegar would be pretty tasty for salads..I would like to try that one!
    Wow do you keep up with all the comments and comment on your own too? I do good just to leave comments!
    I love the kitty and hedgehog cute! Sam like it too!
    Have a happy thursday!!
    Love, Jerelene

  20. Well thank you Jerelean! I'm glad someone else heard about spit. And it's not an out and out SPIT you know; just a little blob on your finger end will do.

    Marcy, you will never find me spitless but if I were I think even I would have to draw the line at having a complete stranger spit on me - unless I was on fire of course!

    I had never heard of the penny thing. We still have pennies here but as most of Europe now uses the Euro I suppose one cent could be Euro-designated as a penny to cover such emergencies as getting stung or needing the loo (which, quaintly, we call "spending a penny" - but that's a whole new topic...)

    Having jolly good times is a bit passe now. Here nearly-up-north we might say "By, that were good, that were".

    You MIGHT have a jolly good time wittering but only if you're a professional witterer. Everybody knows somebody who could witter for England (or America in your case) but I doubt if it would be you they were talking about. WHAT DO YOU THINK, EILEEN? Kids are witterers par excellence. Most lose the skill as they get older. Some just get worse and become pathological witterers.

    When you were little, Marcy, did your mum never spit on the corner of her hanky to wipe a mucky mark from your face when you were going into church or somewhere?

    love, Angie, xx

  21. Angie, I think Marcy could be in danger of becoming a pathological witterer only because she seems so obsessed with being one!
    Well, I feel like I'm going to start refraining from commenting because I don't comprehend what I read! Or I'll just do like two-word comments from now on!
    Oh, and about the penny, I heard our pennies are really no good anymore anyway because there's not enough copper in them anymore. Oh well. I still use them anyway and I think they work! Press the penny on, say a little prayer, and you'll be fine!

    And, Angie, I did the lick and wipe on my grandson and my family attacked me! "That's disgusting! You're wiping your germs all over his face!" I didn't bother to tell them how many times a day the kid is picking up germs all over this earth, or how many times a day he's using me and my clothing as a tissue to wipe his nose!
    Have a great day, everyone!

  22. Marcy - With reference to the term 'wittering' which you seem to have started sweeping across the entire face of the USA therefore becoming the "Whitterer in Chief!" don't forget the owls said it first.
    "Towit twoo" "Towit twoo" "Towit twoo"

    There is another British phrase which might amuse you all:
    "To rabbit on", meaning "To witter on and on when someone starts wittering!"
    So please don't forger the rabbits - they may get offended.
    Have you the phrase 'lost your marbles; in America - this means 'to go mad' or to 'become a nutter'.

    I seem to have discovered a market out there to amuse my American cousins - do you think I could set up a consultancy firm to teach Americans how to witter and to speak like we do for after dinner speeches?
    I have heard you all love the way we talk and you don't mind what we say so long as we speak like Jack Hawkins, a Roman General in the film Ben Hur.
    Have fun for the rest of the day ~ Eddie


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