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PLEASE TAKE NATIONAL SURVEY TO LEARN ABOUT EMERGENCY CALLING PREFERENCES BY INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES Need emergency help? How are you going to call 9-1-1?  Let the FCC know! The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched an on-line national survey of individuals with disabilities.  The purpose is to gather information to plan for the most effective [...]

10% Night for Kendall Parent Teacher Association at Good Stuff Eatery – Your Support Needed! Good Stuff Eatery – founded by Top Chef Contestant Spike – has graciously hosted a 10% Night for Kendall Parent Teacher Association (KPTA) this Thursday, March 10 from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm.  When you come in anytime after 5 on March [...]

When?! March 25, 26, & 27, 2011 (17 hours in duration) Time?! Friday - 6pm - 9pm Saturday- 9am - 5pm Sunday- 9am - 5pm Where?! G.U. Kellogg Conference Hotel Room 3125 Interested in working as a CDI? Interested in taking the CDI written exam through RID? Gino Gouby, CDI & CLIP-R will provide participants with an overview of the role and responsibility of a Certified [...]

Greetings from Imagination Stage!  We are so pleased to announce an ASL interpreted performance for Wake Up Brother Bear, one of our early childhood theatre pieces.  Could you please pass this information along to any of your contacts who might be interested?  If you need this information in a different format, or have any questions, please [...]

Basketball Game Location Change – see the attached flyer below. NVCD EAAD Basketball Tourney Flyer

Are you passionate about legal equality? Are you interested in Deaf Rights or language access issues? HEARD is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that improves the competence, capacity and capability of justice professionals to manage language access and ability rights issues as they affect Deaf and hard of hearing persons.

ASL Teachers Mixer Saturday March 26, 2011 7-9 pm Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130 Fairfax, VA 22030 Meet other teachers Play ASL games Eat delicious food Have fun! For more information contact Adele Polk or (text only)

The Tea Girl

I feel like a dog person who became a cat person . . . a skier who became a snowboarder . . . an evening person who became a morning person . . . because I drink tea now. Me. The coffee girl. Drinks tea. And I like it.

So many colors. Tons of flavors. I can drink it at night and it won’t keep me up until 3am.

I have an “emergency kit” in my purse. It contains essentials like a hair band, dental floss, an extra pair of contact lenses, and quarters. Now it also holds a tea bag. I added it after going to a restaurant the other day where they had three tea choices: icky, yucky, or gross. It reminded me of the days when I used to be a caffeine addict yet was stuck in a meeting where the only coffee option was a stale, burnt cup of sludge.

Anyway, so I now keep a tea bag tucked away for such predicaments. That’s me. The tea girl. Š

Do I Knead a Bread Machine?

Bread.

The staple of life.

Now that I’ve gotten used to making my own fresh vegetable juice, I’m thinking of bread. I recall reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle a few months ago and coming across a passage by the author’s husband (Steven Hopp) who makes a fresh loaf practically everyday.

He says, “I know you’ve got one around somewhere: maybe in the closet. Or on the kitchen counter, so dusty nobody remembers it’s there. A bread machine.”

A bread machine? Nope, don’t have one in the closet or on the counter or anywhere. I’m lucky if I can find a spatula in our kitchen. During a party this spring, I was talking with the host’s mother. She’s in her late 80s and makes her own bread. I told her I wanted to learn so I could make homemade pizza dough, whole wheat, pumpernickel, etc.

“But I don’t have a bread machine,” I said.

She practically fell out of her chair laughing. I guess if you really know how to make bread the old fashioned way, you knead the dough. By hand. For a long time.

“You have to feel the dough to make sure it’s right,” she said.

Call me crazy, but kneading dough by hand actually sounds fun. I think I’ll try it (although I have no idea what it’s supposed to “feel” like, so I’ll have to wing that part). In the meantime, I’ll keep my eye out at garage sales for someone else’s barely-used, dusty bread machine.

Buy Lasix to Get Rid of Edema

Edema is a medical condition wherein the body suffers from certain fluid buildup.  This buildup occurs due to a variety of medical conditions.  Normally, this occurs when there is too much water being dumped that the lymphatic system, the one responsible for the draining of excess water, becomes unable to cope up with the volume of water that needs to be drained.  Another reason is that the lymphatic system or part of it is no longer functioning properly.  When any of these two happens, edema or fluid buildup occurs.  To stop such buildup, you need to buy Lasix as treatment. Read more…

Drishti

“Find a point on the ground about a foot in front of your mat and softly fix your gaze on it.”

I’ve heard that instruction tons of times in various yoga classes (depending on the pose, the point of focus changes). It helps me with balance poses, like Tree pose. The other day in class, the teacher was giving that same instruction. Softly is the key word. It’s not an intense stare. “It’s almost like you’re looking behind your eyes,” she said. “It’s called Drishti.”

I never knew it had a name before.

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