He was totally cute & funny & full of himself the whole day. His Mom is having back problems & has an appointment with a back doctor tomorrow. I sure hope they can offer some help -because you know how hard it is to have a baby & a bad back at the same time. I know that Jade did most of the work all day long-but by the end of the day I was a whipped pup-even if he does only weight 12 pounds-but Grannies have a way of forgetting how hard it is for young Mothers.
So, needless to say I did not get my sewing attended to. They are calling for 4 inches of snow tonight- I hope it misses us . They are coming back tomorrow to work on the truck again if it does not snow.. I fed them beans & cornbread & cranberry scones today . Then I had cornbread & buttermilk for my supper tonight & here it is after midnight AGAIN- another day Gone . I just noticed that next Sunday Daylight Savings starts & I HATE it! I despise it - I loath it - do you get the idea that I wish they would just leave our time ALONE!
I ran across this interesting article this after noon & it caught my attention:
Comparative finger length can tell you a surprising amount about your likelihood of having certain conditions. Typically, men’s ring fingers tend to be longer than their index fingers, while in women it’s the opposite. Women who have a “masculinized” pattern, with ring fingers longer than their index fingers, are twice as likely to suffer from osteoarthritis, according to a 2008 study published inArthritis and Rheumatism. The study found osteoarthritis of the knees to be more common in both men and women with longer ring fingers, but the effect was most pronounced in women. Longer index fingers, on the other hand, are associated with a higher risk of breast cancer in women and with a lower risk of prostate cancer in men. A 2010 study found that men whose index fingers were noticeably longer than their ring fingers were 33 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer.
Why? Scientists aren’t sure yet, but they believe finger length is affected by exposure to varying amounts of the hormones testosterone and estrogen in the womb. Longer ring fingers indicate greater prenatal exposure to testosterone, while longer index fingers suggest higher estrogen exposure. Since breast cancer is estrogen-fueled, longer index fingers correlate with higher breast cancer. In men, more testosterone is linked to a higher incidence of prostate cancer, since one fuels the other. As for the osteoarthritis connection, scientists don’t have a clear explanation yet but think it may have something to do with the way hormones affect early bone growth.
What to do: Women who have longer ring fingers may want to be on the alert for weak or sore joints, particularly knees, and get injuries or soreness evaluated. Men who may be at higher risk for prostate cancer should be proactive about PSA testing and talk to their doctors about additional testing as well. All women should have regular mammograms for breast cancer screening; if you think you may be at higher risk, talk to your doctor about increasing the frequency of mammograms or scheduling an MRI in addition.
Some researchers believe that finger length should be used as a criterion for more comprehensive cancer screening, but this is controversial. In the meantime, follow suggested guidelines, and be proactive about getting all approved tests.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/7-things-your-hands-say-about-your-health.html#ixzz1oDbNRuH5