I know that times can be tough right now and a bit boring, so here are some facts that you might not know about Ancient Egypt.
What could be the first prosthetic body part was a fake toe found on an Eyptian mummy.
Baboons were trained by ancient Egyptians to pick fruit from different trees.
Some hippos can outrun humans.
King Narmer was the king who unified the two Egypts. His name means “Striking Catfish.”
Sharpened volcanic glass was used as a tool by doctors in ancient Egypt to perform different surgeries.
Ancient Egyptian doctors used to treat toothaches with a paste of mashed mouse spread onto the tooth.
“Great House,” which refers to the royal palace, is the meaning of the word, pharaoh.
The typical Egyptian Employee’s daily wage would include 10 loaves of bread.
Ramses II lived to see his 96th birthday and had red hair.
Some tombs were reused for several different people.
These ten facts were taken from the book, Wierd but True Know-It-All Ancient Egypt. Look for it where you go to find fun books to read.
Are you as busy as the rest of us and don’t have too much time to declutter? Or do you have a lot of time on your hands? Here are 10 easy areas to check and declutter today!
1. Check and declutter Your Vehicle
2. Check and declutter your purse or wallet
3. Check and declutter your junk drawer
4. Check and declutter your desk
5. Check and declutter your kitchen counter
6. Check and declutter your bathroom counter
7. Check and declutter your entry closet
8. Check and declutter your fridge and freezer
9. Check and declutter your bedside table
10. Check and declutter your spice collection
Are you spending a lot of time at home right now? Or do you need a quick and easy soup for a busy life? Look no further than this easy cheese soup!
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook: Around 30 minutes
Makes 4 servings, each around 1 cup
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 small onion, diced (1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon peppper
1/4 teaspoon dry ground mustard
1 cup milk
1 cup broth of your choosing (I made broth with vegetable bouillon)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Paprika for garnish
1. Melt margarine or butter in a 2 quart saucepan over medium het. Cook onion in the margarine until tender, stirring occasionally.
2. Stir in flour, pepper, and mustard. Whisk in milk and broth. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stir constantly. Boil for 1 minute
3. Stir in cheese. Continually stir until cheese is melted. Salt to taste.
4. Pour into bowls and garnish with Paprika. Enjoy!
Are you looking for simple ways to brighten someone’s day in this time of uncertainty? Read this list and get started! It could even make your day better.
- Say please and thank you ()
- Do a good deed without telling the recipient
- Sincerely smile at others
- Sincerely compliment someone (clothes, hair, their smile)
- Write thank you notes and letters via snail mail, email, or text
- Catch up with an old friend
- Send an “I miss you” or other special text
- Call grandparents, parents, in-laws, siblings, and children
- Leave a kind note for someone in your house
- Pay for someone else’s purchase (pay it forward)
- Run errands for someone who is elderly/infirm
- Be thoughtful and encouraging
- Do the dishes for someone
- Let others watch their shows
- Tell loved ones that you love them
- Be patient and don’t nag
- Before speaking, really listen to others
- Be kind to your boss and let them know you appreciate them
- Be optimistic
- Leave kind comments on social media
- Complete the tasks nobody wants to do
- Be on time and respond in a timely manner
- Say, “I’m sorry.”
- Always use a kind voice
- Share garden produce
- Make someone’s bed and pick up their clothes
- Don’t gossip
- Be happy for others
- Decorate for the holidays
- Keep your bad attitude to yourself
- Be understanding
- Make cookies or a special treat for someone ()
- Buy someone their favorite food/drink
- Send surprise gifts
- Give freely of time, money, and possessions if possible
- Send care packages to others (military & family that is far away or in college)