“Someday you’ll thank me!”  Everybody’s Mother

Not every one of these helpful hints is earth shattering.  Maybe you’re even familiar with some of them.  Make believe, however, that they’re amazing new news and do a little oohing and aahing.  Practice this technique diligently so you can use it with your friends.  You’ll become known as a really interesting person without speaking a word.  Trust me.

My first bit of wisdom came to me after I broke out with a rash on the front of my left leg.  I applied copious amounts of soothing and/or healing lotions.  The rash to spread to my left leg.  At least my legs matched.

In desperation I went to my favorite, health website, HokeyNaturalCures.Bozo.  The suggestion was to use organic coconut oil.  According to my “research” coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and anti fungal.  Yes, by applying a small amount of this magic elixir before bed the rash cleared up in less than a week.

coco oil

Subsequently I noticed a patch of red, dry skin on the side of my foot that was not responding to loving ministrations.  “Why not try the coconut oil on your foot,” I said to myself.  “You haven’t been cooking and it’s just sitting there!”  I applied the coconut oil and slipped on a little cotton footie.  Great results by morning!

This next bit of wisdom is much simpler and your body doesn’t have to be going to rack and to ruin in order to use it.  I learned this at a restaurant where I worked.  Where to store the extra trash bags that you use in your trash container.

trash bags

In the bottom of the trash container!  Then when you pull out the bag that’s full, the clean bags are right there.  Sometimes I amaze myself!

And one of my favorite tricks with food is a fun way to hull strawberries.  Simply push a straw up through the bottom of the berry and all the way out the top.  This not only pushes the hull off but also removes the core.

This is so much fun to do that I now have a fridge filled with cleaned berries!  There is so much less waste as opposed to cutting out the hull and if you get bored you can hold two cleaned strawberries up to your eyes and look at the world through strawberries.  I do need to cut down on caffeine, don’t I.


More hints will be coming as I grow in wisdom.  Don’t hold your breath.


Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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