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  • Photo frames--have you tried this?

    12/6/2019 11:14:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just now noticed this "new" thing. It probably isn't new at all! www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
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  • Is it A Full Moon? I've Been Feeling Nuts.

    12/6/2019 8:22:00 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I had to check to see if the moon is full these past few days as I've always been affected by it and feeling kinda nuts. Nope. Then I realized the cause - sugar blues. Whenever I get off sugar, I go through a huge downer of sorts. Detoxing is the pits. Looking forward to coming out of this tunn... Read more

  • How to help a caregiver

    12/5/2019 9:43:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • National Cookie Day

    12/4/2019 8:26:24 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    None for me. I am hearing Cookie Monster singing "C is for cookie, is good enough for me." How many young viewers of Sesame Street are now cookie-addicted adults thanks to that song? (smiling) Rainy day. That means I'll meet with Leslie Sansone a couple of times between my work projects toda... Read more

  • My to do list today

    12/3/2019 3:58:02 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Willie Murphy, 82-year-old female bodybuilder

    12/3/2019 8:56:57 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Last week this lady was all over the news for fighting off an intruder in her home. More and more people are living healthy as they age and are such an inspiration. Wishing all a happy, healthy day. I am two fools, I know, For loving and for saying so. John Donne... Read more

  • March and April Were My Most Successful Months this Year

    12/2/2019 9:51:25 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    And I intend to add December to that list and, hopefully, the coming year. During March and April, I put myself on a low carb eating regimen. It was going to be Keto, but I wasn't too successful in following Keto so I did the best I could. The results were amazing and I never felt better than I d... Read more

  • Lack of cravings. Is it possible?

    11/30/2019 5:14:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    Something has changed! For over 5 weeks now I have been able to stick to a food plan because my cravings are not killing me. Never before have I felt like this. I sure hope it lasts. chris... Read more

  • Rain, George Harrison, Misc.

    11/29/2019 10:17:21 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    So, I'm sitting here and listening to the seldom heard sound of raindrops. This few days of rain will have ended our long drought period, I'm sure. And for those in north CA, there were still fires burning that will probably be extinguished now with this rainfall. Such a relief to the tired firef... Read more

  • A Beautiful Thanksgiving Rain Walk

    11/28/2019 1:11:31 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    While the turkey is cooking, I bundled up and stole away in the rain to do one of today's walks. It was a lovely, peaceful walk with the wind and rain blowing away all my cares. At least for now. Feeling healthy and happy. That's worth everything. Wishing all a wonderful Thanksgiving. ... Read more

  • Whatta Week. Giving Thanks.

    11/27/2019 9:46:08 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Wishing all a wonderful Thanksgiving and fun holiday weekend. I won't even go into food, specifically pumpkin pie. It's not pretty. Everything (almost) that could go wrong this week has gone sideways. Including yesterday my garage door opener decided to leave town. So, again I was calling ... Read more


    11/22/2019 11:28:15 PM, by ANHELIC

    Not only are my eyes still not good, but I got up today with a really bad cough and sore throat. I haven't had a cold for several years. Today I had to stay in bed most of the day and taking Ricola cough candies and drinking green tea. Hope this doesn't stay with me too long. Sending blessings t... Read more

  • Nutella, Leslie Sansone, Rain, Misc.

    11/20/2019 1:12:36 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I had a chance to try Nutella for the first time ever and have always heard raves about it. I passed; there's no sense adding even one more temptation in my life. (smiling) Hooray hooray for rain! Especially in a drought area with high fire potential, it is so wonderful to get rain. Whip... Read more

  • "When Choosing Between Two Evils...

    11/19/2019 8:40:35 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I always like to pick the one I've never tried before." Mae West Hope all are having a good day today. Just to clarify yesterday's blog, I did not give the handyman another chance. When I tried to confirm the project two weeks ago, I also needed his input on how much paint to buy. Also, I r... Read more

  • Now What to Do with My Santa Suit This Year?

    11/18/2019 8:32:33 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    The dilemma remains, as it did last year. I have a terrific Santa suit, but nowhere to go with it. The schools no longer do xmas parties and Santa, and don't want me to visit. The places like nursing homes want a thorough background check before they will allow anyone in. So, what to do? Rec... Read more

  • If You Build It, They Will Come. (Field of Dreams) So then, If I Decorate, Santa Will Come? (to my h

    11/17/2019 11:41:27 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Okay, except for some xmas throw pillows that I'll get down from storage later today, and the inflatables that will go out on Thxgiving weekend, I am done done done!!! I DID see that I have three more large bins of decorations and a 5' Santa packed away, but too hard to get to and not worth the eff... Read more

  • From 40's to 90's from Sunrise to Sunset Predicted Today

    11/16/2019 11:53:01 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Crazy weather. Will have to change out of this sweater shortly. Some people have heat on in the morning and a/c in the afternoon. Not me. Well, I "think" I'm about 95 percent finished with decorating except for a few finishing touches. Inflatables will go out during Thxgiving weekend to t... Read more

  • Do you have a favorite holiday movie? Here is a list to jog your memory...

    11/15/2019 6:45:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    -movies-list/ I like the Grinch movie. chris... Read more


    11/15/2019 4:58:16 PM, by ANHELIC

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND PRAYERS I am still having problems with my glaucoma and also headaches and Vertigo this past week and have been housebound all week. Thank you for being patient with me. I feel bad that I can't get back to my Blogs. I miss everyone, but am listening to my doct... Read more

  • Beaver Moon, Xmas Decorating, Misc.

    11/15/2019 12:19:30 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Have you noticed the beautiful full moon the past few nights? As always, throughout my life, I am often affected by a full moon and just have to hold on tightly for the roller coaster of internal churning it produces. "The full moon that appears in November is called the Beaver Moon. There is... Read more

  • Weigh every day???

    11/14/2019 4:54:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    7. Keep track of your progress. Weighing in at least once a day and keeping track of food intake is essential for most NWCR members." NWCR National Weight Control Registry I have heard lately to weigh everyday. Is this new?... Read more

  • Does Fitbit Harm As Well As Help?

    11/14/2019 8:21:17 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    This morning I read an interesting article on this topic and am including the link. Wearing the FB all night exposes the body to radiation during that time. I enjoyed the basic FB for a long time, but got to the point where I wasn't counting a walk to be beneficial unless I knew the number of step... Read more

  • "As leaves on the trees, such is the life of man." Homer

    11/13/2019 10:15:10 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Nothing much to say today. Just wishing everyone a happy, healthy day.... Read more

  • "Always forgive your enemies-

    11/12/2019 10:20:02 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    -nothing annoys them so much." Oscar Wilde Doing my decorating one day at a time, bit-by-bit so I don't burn out and give up. It's not that I have tremendous holiday spirit, it's just my way of connecting with my dearly-departed relatives who gave me such wonderful childhood Christmases. And... Read more

  • Planet Mercury Crosses the Sun this Morning

    11/11/2019 8:43:56 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    And does so only 13 times every century. Next one will be 2032. Of course, you can't look directly into the sun, but there are special viewing parties where they provide eye gear to see it. Wish I could go. Thanking all veterans, but I do that every day. Wishing all a happy, healthy day. ... Read more

  • Saying Goodbye to Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp Promotion Today

    11/10/2019 9:51:42 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    It's their annual promotion and ends next week, so I'm meeting a friend for lunch to say goodbye until next year when endless shrimp returns. Another record-high temp day predicted, and a/c on for a short time yesterday. Wishing all a happy day. "Men are nearly always willing to b... Read more

  • "Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." Maori proverb

    11/9/2019 9:37:05 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Another predicted day of record high temps for this time of year. Like yesterday, high 80's. I was looking forward to cooler weather. But at least no a/c has been necessary. I know it sounds silly to whine about this as many are under snow already. Wishing all a wonderful day and fun weeken... Read more

  • "Throw your dreams into space like a kite...

    11/8/2019 10:23:16 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    ...and you do not know what it will bring back - a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country." Anais Nin I wasn't trying to be mysterious in last blog; I just wasn't ready to talk about the pumpkin pie I had. Still not. Enjoyed it. Resisted candy for Halloween, and pumpkin ever sin... Read more

  • Instapot corned beef (brisket) and cabbage!

    11/7/2019 6:38:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    My first time making this in the instapot. First cook the beef. Remove it and then cook the veggies in the liquid--in the instapot, too. It smells great! I removed the liquid from the beef and let the fat rise. I could slim it off before cooking the veggies. I will try to take a photo w... Read more

  • Lo and behold this neck pain yoga just popped on my computer!

    11/7/2019 6:10:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    BIG BROTHER is watching! www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA-hN9
    _tag=ol1DCKyxJkE90dT-%3A6... Read more

  • Neck pain -muscle spasms

    11/7/2019 6:08:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been seeing a chiropractor/physical therapist all summer. He cured mid back pain and upper back pain in 2 sessions. But the neck muscles, especially on one side, are not getting fixed. He says they spasm and have been building this problem for years. My hours on the computer don't help of cou... Read more