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Cast Iron Corn Bread
Sunday, October 14, 2018      27 comments

There is something about this time of the year which makes me feel like baking corn bread. I'd seen a recipe in a recent O magazine (and lost it) but scoured on line and then tweaked what I found there a bit more. Preheat oven to 400 ... Read more
Good Day
Saturday, October 13, 2018      19 comments

So much of the work I do is not gratifying -- immediately at least. But every once in a while, I have a good day. Yeah. Worth noticing. Keeps me doing it, for sure. And really lifted my spirits too. All right then: three... Read more
Recess Walk
Thursday, October 11, 2018      21 comments

Although low energy and still coughing to the point of sore ribs . . . I did get out for a recess walk yesterday. Probably our last glorious day of really warm weather this fall: and the leaves were gorgeous. A fuzzy caterpillar was ... Read more
Tracking Vigilance
Wednesday, October 10, 2018      25 comments

For some reason I've been less dedicated to the nutrition tracking recently: just eating the same old same old and assuming I'm OK. But: yesterday I tracked every mouthful. "Thought" it was a relatively light day but no no no: I was close ... Read more
Lotsa Sleep
Tuesday, October 09, 2018      17 comments

Yup, it seems to have helped. I'm not 100% post-cold this morning: but much better. And I read in my morning newspaper that chronic sleep deprivation (averaging 4-6 hours a night) affects not only memory "consolidation" but logical r... Read more
Snuffly
Monday, October 08, 2018      23 comments

Yup, dealing with a cold . . . sneezy, snuffly, achy, low energy. And too be expected at this time of the year I suppose (also after dealing with lots of stress which tends to reduce "resistance" to germs . . . ). I was lazy to the ... Read more
Sister Visit
Saturday, October 06, 2018      32 comments

I spent much of my day today driving to a café located "half way" to my sister's house for a cup of coffee and a catch-up yak. It was terrific. Both of us have had a LOT on our plates in recent weeks and months, and although we do em... Read more
Immersion blender
Thursday, October 04, 2018      24 comments

Yup, pretty much the consensus from yesterday's blog. Stick with the immersion blender. And: I do have one of those which I do use regularly -- easy to clean, easy to store, relatively inexpensive. I do tend to like my soups pretty c... Read more
Instant Pot Cooking Blender??
Wednesday, October 03, 2018      19 comments

I don't have an Instant Pot (and I know lots of Sparkies are big fans of the Instant Pot!!) I don't have a Vitamix. And: I need to replace my blender. Apparently Walmart has an exclusive new Instant Pot cooking blender for a very... Read more
Morning Routines
Tuesday, October 02, 2018      21 comments

I hear the faint sound of the coffee grinder in the kitchen three floors below. Ahhhhh!! DH is getting the brew going!! Time to head down the stairs . . . and try to snag the first section of the newspaper!! Dear Charlie is still ... Read more
The Power of Sleep
Monday, October 01, 2018      23 comments

There really is NO substitute. It's healing. And restoring. And (in combination with a great workout including thorough and systematic stretch routine) has me feeling ready to face my week!! My lunch salads are prepared: tuna a... Read more
Italian Keto Bread???
Saturday, September 29, 2018      22 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=6529081 Definitely the best variation yet -- I added a pinch of red chili flakes, a pinch of Italian seasoning and a tablespoon of grated Parmesan to ... Read more
Because I did something about it, Mr. Frost!!
Friday, September 28, 2018      18 comments

Yes, I loved the comments on yesterday's Frost blog AND on the prior "Because I did something about it" mantra blog. And of course they are connected, right? "Because I did something about it" pretty much always means "I didn't do so... Read more
Robert Frost . . .
Thursday, September 27, 2018      23 comments

I love 1CRAZYDOG's daily quotes: and today she offers: "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost" OK then . . . these may be the most memorable lines in Frost... Read more
Because I did something about it.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018      28 comments

My new mantra -- so many variations. BECAUSE I did something about it. Yes, there's a causal connection. Because I (that's the capital I) did something about it. Yes, me -- I am the person responsible. Because I DID someth... Read more

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