RSS

Tag Archives: sneezing

Journey with Friends

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!

Another week of maintaining. I’m good with that. Of course I would like to be down – who wouldn’t, right?  But baby steps win the game in the long run. I hope LOL.

Things have been trying to get back to normal here at the Hotel Thompson. I think we all finally got to say goodbye to the flu last week. Thank goodness for that. We are all tired of being sick – trust me on that. Now we are fighting the pollen levels. This is one of the great things here on the south – not. Pollen in the spring kills us all. We walk around not being able to breathe, watery eyes, sneezing and wheezing. One day last week, the pollen level hit over 3,700!  I didn’t think we would survive the day. Do you fight the pollen in your area?  How are y’all doing my friends?  

Happy Monday!


 
19 Comments

Posted by on 03/28/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Bacon’s Tales of Terror

Welcome back my friends to Bacon’s Tales of Terror on this 13th of the month.

Today, I want to talk about superstitions – that’s great for a 13th posting isn’t it?  Snorts.

Did you know that back in the day, breathing ‘in’ was interpreted as breathing in life while sneezing was interpreted as a swift exit of your essence or soul.  If your soul left your body through a sneeze then you would die without your soul.  This was the basis for further superstitions about sneezing throughout the centuries.

Do you tell people that sneeze, “God Bless You?”  This is actually a practice that is practiced all over the world and dates back to February 16, 590 AD.  Pope Gregory the Great decreed that prayers must be said to fight against a deadly plague in Italy at that time.  The plague was associated to be fatal by those who sneezed.  Telling someone, “God Bless You”, after they sneezed would protect people from the effects of the plague.

Saying, “God Bless You” can also be linked to around 1665 during the black plague in Europe.  Violent sneezing with the black plague was the sign of the end of the disease and death was certain to follow.  The pope made it a law so those that sneezed would be blessed due to their soon-to-be death.  It was also during this time that cover one’s mouth with their hand or cloth was put into place in order to stop the spread of further diseases.

In 17th century England if someone sneezed, people around them would remove their hats, curtsy or bow and wish them, “God Bless You”.  In the 1800’s in England, this poem came out:

Sneeze on Monday – sneeze for danger.  

Sneeze on Tuesday – kiss a stranger.  

Sneeze on Wednesday – sneeze for a letter.  

Sneeze on Thursday – something better.  

Sneeze on Friday – sneeze for woe.  

Sneeze on Saturday – a journey to go.  

Sneeze on Sunday – your safety seek – for Satan will have you for the rest of the week!

There is good luck also associated with sneezing:  if you sneeze between noon and midnight; if the family cat sneezes; if two people sneeze at the same time; if you sneeze twice in a row; or if you turn your head right when you sneezed.

But there’s also bad luck associated with sneezing:  if you sneeze in the morning while getting dressed; if you turn your head left while sneezing; if you sneeze three times in a row and someone is talking bad about you while sneezing four times is the sign of a cold.

 

Contributions to the Psychic Library on this information on sneezing superstitious.

 
37 Comments

Posted by on 07/13/2014 in Bacons Tales of Terror

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

You Know What They Say…

Do you know what they say about the grass is always greener on the other side?  Or here’s another one – be careful what you wish for?  Yeah, I think I stepped four hooves right into this problem.  I wanted Spring.  Spring is here.  The weather is warmer than Winter… there’s a nice breeze outside… the birds are chirping… the grass is green.  What could be wrong you ask?

One word.

Yep, that six lettered dirty word – POLLEN.  In the south, it’s bad.  I mean really bad.  Today’s forecast:

Total Pollen Count for 4/11/2014: 4054

That’s really high.  That means everything is yellow… or like mom calls it pollinated.   The itchy, watery eyes.  The sneezing.  The can’t breathe because your throat is full of pollen.  And, you can taste it.  Really, you can.  Who wants to go outside and roll around in the grass with all of this out there?  Perhaps I should have been more specific with Mother Nature about Spring?  Daddy has to wear a mask outside when he ventures out.  Between us – he kind of looks like a human wearing a snout – snorts.  And snouts – I’m not going out in my magical backyard until this pollen goes away.  I don’t care how much the unicorn and bigfoot plead for to come play.

Do you have pollen?  Are you a sufferer?  They say it will last for a couple of weeks until everything ‘blooms’.  Until then, welcome to Sprinollen… yep that’s what I’m going to call it.

 
46 Comments

Posted by on 04/11/2014 in Bacon

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Name That Product/Company and/or Jingle – Answers

Edition 4

”NAME THAT

PRODUCT/COMPANY and/or JINGLE!”

This time, we went a little harder

:)

Here are the answers from yesterday’s posting. How many did you get right?

  1. Taste the rainbows. Skittles
  2. Get your own box. Cheez It
  3. The most trusted name in news. CNN
  4. Look ma – no cavities! Crest
  5. We love to fly and it shows. Delta
  6. Yellow – the new brown. DHL
  7. We bring good things to life. General Electric
  8. Betcha can’t eat just one. Lays
  9. Taste so good cats ask for it by name. Meow Mix
  10. The nighttime sniffling sneezing coughing aching stuffy head fever so you can rest medicine. Nyquil
  11. Thanks to all that participated. I hope everyone had a great time! XOXO – Bacon

     
12 Comments

Posted by on 08/06/2013 in Bacon

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Name That Product/Company and/or Jingle

Edition 4

”NAME THAT

PRODUCT/COMPANY and/or JINGLE!” 

   This time, we are going a little harder

:)

Let’s see how many you can get right.  Remember – don’t cheat.

 

  1. Taste the rainbows.
  2. Get your own box.
  3. The most trusted name in news.
  4. Look ma – no cavities!
  5. We love to fly and it shows.
  6. Yellow – the new brown.
  7. We bring good things to life.
  8. Betcha can’t eat just one.
  9. Taste so good cats ask for it by name.
  10. The nighttime sniffling sneezing coughing aching stuffy head fever so you can rest medicine. 

Remember – have fun with it!  Answers will be posted tomorrow – XOXO Bacon

 

 
12 Comments

Posted by on 08/05/2013 in Bacon

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,