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Hot Water Woes
Tuesday, October 30, 2018      24 comments

Our hot water heater burst!! And: we have 4" of water in our basement. Which means, of course, no hot water. Actually, no water at all -- had to turn off the water intake. Happy to have got enough water for Charlie and to make coffee... Read more
Turkey Barley Soup
Monday, October 29, 2018      19 comments

It's a bit of a production to make turkey barley soup -- and spread over two days. On Saturday while I was reading the paper and running the laundry, I hauled the Thanksgiving turkey bones out of the freezer and simmered them in my big ol'... Read more
DH's Quick Exercise Routine
Sunday, October 28, 2018      20 comments

DH has picked up a quick exercise routine for daily use suggested by his chiropractor. First, a set of 10 push-ups. Second, a set of 10 sit-ups. Third, a set of 10 "hiking" planks. Fourth, a set of 10 squats. Repeat 10 times.... Read more
You AREN'T What You Eat??
Saturday, October 27, 2018      29 comments

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y-good-food-doesnt-make-you-a/ So much focus on what we eat - and in particular on making "ethically sound" choices. For the environm... Read more
Weather
Friday, October 26, 2018      25 comments

The forecast here into the indefinite future is cold, grey, rainy, and possibly snowy too. Hmmm. One of the long-lasting takeaways for me from the 3PGC (Three Principles Global Community: mind, consciousness, thinking) has been the ... Read more
FORGOT to make lunch salads???
Wednesday, October 24, 2018      23 comments

Oh my goodness. I generally do this (for a couple of days) the night before. Monday/Tuesday made Sunday: Wednesday/Thursday made Tuesday; Friday made Thursday . . . ) But: I forgot. And: I'm running late. No worries. I'll... Read more
It's Raining . . .
Tuesday, October 23, 2018      27 comments

. . . and it's going to rain all day. So: I'm VERY glad I scooted home after work promptly yesterday and used the last minutes of daylight to . . . plant those hyacinth bulbs!! They will get soaked in thoroughly: a good thing. Plenty ... Read more
Lazy Sunday
Monday, October 22, 2018      18 comments

What I needed to do yesterday? Store the patio furniture in the garage. Get my "kitchen table" hyacinth bulbs from last winter out of the basement and planted. Plus the usual routines: sheet laundry, salad-making for the upcoming week. B... Read more
Cauliflower Soup is Simmering . . .
Sunday, October 21, 2018      25 comments

What was in the fridge? A couple of broccoli stalks. A couple of tough ol' giant carrots, scraped. Some rather limp celery stalks. All diced up with four smallish elderly not-so-new potatoes, unpeeled but de-sprouted! And a not-huge bu... Read more
Gorgeous Day
Saturday, October 20, 2018      23 comments

Sunshine, blue skies, the red maple in my back yard is at its most beautiful and casting a rosy glow into the rooms on the west side of our old old house. Laundry done: heading to the gym, the library, and to meet an old friend who's just ... Read more
Walk On, Walk On
Friday, October 19, 2018      21 comments

Yesterday's recess walk was absolutely lovely -- although the schedule got crowded and I did not make it out the door until about 2 pm. And yes, I thought to myself that I had plenty more to do and I should just skip it and . . . I did ... Read more
Scheduling a Recess Walk Today . . .
Thursday, October 18, 2018      24 comments

. . . yes, the calendar permits!! And it will be a brisk +4 at noon . . . maybe a little sun. The leaves are quite lovely: love the autumn smell and the crunchy sound!! Something to look forward too -- along with my tuna made OKM-style (... Read more
Good Health News . . .
Wednesday, October 17, 2018      35 comments

, , , yes, I've been worried about my health (with that capital H so well known to all cancer survivors). And after a further round of testing and consult with specialist: all clear. Yay!! And whew!!! Such a big relief. Thought I ... Read more
That Butternut Squash Soup . . . .
Monday, October 15, 2018      28 comments

Oh my. It really is DELICIOUS!!! And a bowlful tasted so good after yesterday's golf. I used two bags of frozen diced butternut squash. Half a bag of baby carrots (a little past their prime). Two celery stalks, diced. Some o... Read more
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

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