Daily Archives: April 4, 2015

Why Some of Us Get Foodborne Illness During Easter and How to Avoid It


Wow who knew it could be that bad. I know people who put the eggs out the night before Easter.

The Zeit

The holidays are supposed to be joyous times where family and friends meet, eat and talk, laugh and eat, eat and drink, and eat some more. The holidays however have their share of foodborne illness cases because of all the eating and because we let our guards down during the holidays.

Easter is no exception and with all the eggs involved during Easter, we decided to make an infographic  with some guidelines on how to safely handle these bad boys.

According to Centers of Disease Control and Prevention: “CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.”

Eggs in particular may carry the vicious Salmonella bacteria. According to MedicineNet: “Salmonella enteritidis is a bacterium that can live on either the outside or inside of eggs and cause foodborne illness. Symptoms include cramps, diarrhea…

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Mini Accident months ago – my poor car!


I went to my daughter’s to babysit the youngest today. She had to work, the kids are on spring break and the oldest had to go to his dad’s for the weekend so she needed someone to watch the 8 year old. I was nervous driving in because the last time I was there my foot slipped off the brake and hit the nasty neighbor’s fence. It broke a couple slats and the support.They weren’t home and my daughter said she would take care of it.

Now there was a little damage to my car, but I wasn’t worried about it because people use it for target practice. I had it a couple months and someone ran something sharp down the side of one side and sort of scribbled on it. I have had eggs thrown at it. I had bottles tossed under it and broken. My neighbor backed into it at least once or twice. The paint is chipping and there are dings all over. Ever have one of those cars?

Anyhow she told me today that he wants $25.00 for it. He already fixed it and I was worried it would be a lot more. Anyhow I told her I would give her the money and she said not to worry about it which is great since I babysit for free and drive to her house. Now I can stop worrying about that.

All pills taken and the cat is fed although she wants something else and won’t shut up.

Tessa