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Another habit

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Today I realized that I picked up another habit. I started talking to my computer. A little "yeah" when I got 20 points for my spin and a "boo" for only getting 2 points on my bonus spin. Than I sang a Christmas carol when I came across a blog "Jogging around the Christmas Tree" (thank you SHERYLDS). I answered a couple of emails not just typing replys, but talking to the people I was writing to. Is this a good or bad habit? Who knows? Who really cares? I'm used to yelling at the TV while watching a football game or when a politician is just talking trash. I talked to the phone when it rings and I'm indisposed (if you know what I mean). Early morning is usually my quiet time. I guess I can't say that any more.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great/healthy day.....HUGS to all!

  
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GRANDMA_SANDY48 12/13/2011 4:50AM

    Who cares so long as we are enjoying ourselves! emoticon

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CIVIAV 12/8/2011 10:02AM

    The comments are as funny as the habit. Yep, I do it too! -especially big Yeahs from today's spins, 10 on login and 25 on the bonus spin!

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JUSTA123 12/7/2011 8:29AM

    You are not alone! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/6/2011 8:47PM

    LOL. I do the same.

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MAUITN 12/6/2011 3:47PM

    Yeah, I'm right there with you.

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MADKAPKID 12/6/2011 1:17PM

    I had to laugh when I read this....I think LOTS of us suffer from the same habit! Tee hee hee! Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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FLGIRL1234 12/6/2011 10:32AM

    You could have worse habits...lol. :)

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KATHRYNLP 12/6/2011 10:16AM

    I think a lot of us are guilty with this habit.. As long as we're enjoying our day.. so be it! emoticon emoticon

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E-readers?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'm looking into e-readers for Christmas. Anyone have one? What kind? Pros/cons? Leaning towards the Kindle keyboard 3G. I love to read, usually use the library...not into buying the latest books for the prices they want for them. The kindle store has thousands of free books/games that I could read/use. If I purchase an e-reader I will be donating all of my books/hand held games to charities. Any info would be greatly appreciated. emoticon and have a GREAT DAY!

  
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GRANDMA_SANDY48 12/13/2011 3:18AM

    Hello. I originally purchased an iPad for my reading - which I loved - but every time I wanted to read .... husband, children, grandchildren seemed to want to use is for the net! So I purchased a kindle and was able to have all my ebooks downloaded onto that as well as the iPad and iPhone ... so I have all my bases covered LOL. The kindle is lighter to hold if reading in bed. emoticon

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CIVIAV 12/8/2011 10:03AM

    Sorry, not yet there. Still into the sensation of paper. I'm a traditionalist.



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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 11/20/2011 8:30PM

    I absolutely love my Kindle - originally got one for my dad, who was having trouble with smaller-size print. That's the original version, a little bigger than the one I have. Lo and behold, it's EASY to change the font size on the Kindle and after a little practice, he was using it like a pro [at age 90!! Even though he still got confused by the TV remote control he still mastered the Kindle]. I later got one for myself to use at the gym - lots easier to read on the treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, etc, with a Kindle - it's also a lot easier to take on trips and you can get magazines and/or newspapers on the Kindle, which makes it convenient for trips. I also like books so find myself getting both versions of some things.

Now I'm looking into the new Kindle Fire tablet - you can get movies and all sorts of things on it so I'm debating whether to get it, even though my Kindle 3G is in great shape.

Did you know that you can get Kindle software and read the books on your PC or even on many cell phones?? I love having it on my Blackberry, esp for those times when I'm unexpectedly put into a waiting situation. I thought the print would be too small to read and/or too awkward but so far it's worked great for me, although I prefer reading on the bigger screen if I'm going to be reading for very long.

Let us know what you end up getting!!
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1CRAZYDOG 11/20/2011 6:09PM

    I've got the Nook and love it. But really, I've had it several years now and honestly, don't know anything about the Kindle.

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TRAVLNWOMAN 11/20/2011 4:58PM

    I have the Kindle 3G and I love it. I have games on it that I got free which is nice when I'm somewhere waiting for something. It is so comfortable to read when I'm in bed (use it one handed). I have mine on extra large print. The background is subdued so it doesn't hurt my eyes after prolonged reading. I've gotten many of the books for free on Amazon that are really good.

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MADKAPKID 11/20/2011 4:12PM

    I have one of the original Kindles and I LOVE IT! Just plain love it. Last year we gave Kara one and she loves hers. This year we are giving my son the new Kindle Fires...they are amazing.

I am an avid reader ...our town library was small and didn't have the books I wanted. So I bought all my books..and books storage became a problem. SO... my family gave me the Kindle a few years ago....You can store your read books in the archives and storage is no longer a problem. It can read the books to you ...you can change the size of the font...it has a dictonary built in...and countless other perks. Can you tell I LOVE MY KINDLE? LOL

Have joy filled day, Karen

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SAINTBERNARD6 11/20/2011 3:34PM

    I am looking into getting an e-reader, too, so I appreciated all your comments. I am leaning toward the Nook color.

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MAUITN 11/20/2011 3:28PM

    I have Amazon's original kindle. I prefer to read a book and especially if I think I will want to go back over information (as in cookbooks, diet books, etc.), make notes in the margin, or underline passages. However I find it great to take when traveling. No more carrying books on vacation or packing to return from a trip. It turns out that I use mine once or twice a year.

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AZURE-SKY 11/20/2011 2:30PM

  I have a Kindle 3G & I love it. Amazon.com has lots of free Kindle books and deals on low-priced ones. They match Barnes & Nobles deal of the day. Also, many libraries now are set up to lend Kindle books, but you have to reserve them & wait until a license is available - just like you'd reserve a library book, you're put on a waiting list.

The Kindle I have allows you to change font size, which is great for readers who are used to hardback books and the larger type. Mine is not color, but that doesn't matter to me because books are not in color either.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/20/2011 2:16PM

    I don't think I would like one. I love books.

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MJKIRK 11/20/2011 2:11PM

    I couldn't live without my NOOK!!

I check out library books all the time on my NOOK. Check with your library on what/where the url is to get signed up on their elending.

Happy reading!!

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LADY_ARTEMIS 11/20/2011 2:04PM

    I have a Nook Color, and can honestly say that it was the best investment! I had worried that I would miss the feel of a "real" book, but it's so similar that once I'm reading, I don't even notice. I would recommend going to Walmart and looking at the different e-readers. Find one that works for you based on the feel in your hands and the ease of reading the screen. You can find free books and apps for any of the readers. I know many libraries also have ebook lending, so check with your library. Good luck!

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An undisciplined week

Monday, October 10, 2011

I have a list of goals to meet everyday. It's not a long list, nor is it complicated.
I allowed "life's curves" get in the way of meeting my daily goals. I am not going to beat myself up, but I will analyze and re-group.
When you have a "bad" day/week how do you react to it? do you continue to step backwards, away from your goals or do you forgive yourself and allow yourself to move forward? When we work at our goals one day at a time we will have more days moving forward....let's regroup together (if you need to) and we will succeed meeting those goals.....One day at a time.....Take time to "smell the roses" today. Take a couple of deep breaths and stay healthy. Enjoy your week.
FYI Our neighbor brought over some more tomatoes and green peppers - froze the peppers for chili this winter....made another tomato pie, will go great as a side with the jalapeņo chicken sausages we are having later.
HUGS to all who read this and thanks for stopping by.

  
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KATHRYNLP 10/11/2011 11:54AM

    One day at a time.. and those tomato pies... Yummy!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/11/2011 11:05AM

    Hey Barb! You and I both know that life is full of those nasty detours. And we have the ability to get back on the road, and you are. So, just keep focused on today and the rest will work out.

Hope all is well with you . . . hope that the life detours are nothing major for you.

HUGS!

Barb

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GEMINI-SKY 10/11/2011 8:38AM

    I'm coming over for dinner !!!! Yummm
You're doing GREAT Young Lady.
OXOX

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JUSTA123 10/11/2011 7:23AM

    Everyone gets derailed, putting the track back together is sometime a problem, but with a little positive energy we can do it ! Have a great day!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/10/2011 9:57PM

    I get derailed sometimes but I always eventually get back on track. I forgive myself and move on. We can do this!

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ESYLVANTUTOR207 10/10/2011 9:26PM

    Hi Barb...I can so relate to what you said in this blog. I know all about the daily struggles and trying to stay on track. I have my moments lately as well, where life just keeps throwing me curves and I keep slipping off the road of healthy eating. But I put it behind me...I don't beat myself up and I tell myself that I will do better tomorrow. This journey we are on is a long one and we are still learning. Going on those occasional detours is part of the learning process and we have to learn to let it go and move on, always keeping our eyes on the end of the road.Remember...PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION and most of all....NEVER GIVE UP! I'm with you 100%, my friend...Martha

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MADKAPKID 10/10/2011 7:15PM

    Life is filled with curve balls...and we just have to do our best to dodge them. When hit square on with one...best you can do is just what you are doing. RE-GROUP and start over again. Each day we have a fresh start...a chance to do better and carry on with our lives. WOO HOO! Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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FLGIRL1234 10/10/2011 6:52PM

    That's all we can do...pick up and move on. Your head is in the right place! Good for you.

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MAUITN 10/10/2011 6:10PM

    As a retired (and loving it) person, when I look ahead at the week's calendar and see that I have more than three days where I have functions away from home, I begin to pull back. I love and need my unplanned time at home or projects will never get completed.

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Naked veggies or not?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I'm one of those people who prefers my cooked veggies naked, that is to say with a little salt and pepper and at times a spray or two of "I can't believe it's not butter". That being said, last night I changed things up a bit and I'd like to share this with you.
I had some leftover cauliflower so I took 1 cup of it, poured 1/2 cup of chunky pasta sauce over it. (You know the kind with chunks of tomatoes, onions and lots of peppers.) I heated that in the microwave than put 1 oz. of shredded mozzarella over that, back into the "micro" to melt the cheese. Sprinkled it with 1 tsp. of grated parm and viola!.....had one heck of a good side dish.
When I added up the calories: 1 c. cauliflower (40); 1/2 c. sauce (70); 1 oz. mozz. (70) and 1 tsp. parm (12) I came up with 192 calories. This is doable for me and I will make it again. Probably when I'm craving Italian and don't want to use pasta.
I know some people have used cauliflower in place of mashed potatoes (mashing and seasoning them as if they were potatoes) I, however, cannot fool my taste buds ito thinking I'm eating mashed potatoes, so I will stick to naked or now "parm style". Oh, by the way, I do use spaghetti squash as "pasta" and like this as a side dish too....
Thanks for stopping by. Hugs to all who read this and have a healthy day. emoticon

  
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CIVIAV 12/8/2011 10:03AM

    Been thinking of these kinds of things lately too!

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JUSTA123 9/28/2011 9:27AM

    yummy, I'm a spaghetti squash person, it is so good I also like shiratki noodles, get a huge portion and very low calorie, but high nutrician. have a great day!

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FLGIRL1234 9/27/2011 4:06PM

    Good idea. Sounds pretty yummy to me!
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MAUITN 9/27/2011 12:41PM

    Sounds great.

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NANA2THREEGIRLS 9/27/2011 12:03PM

    Thanks for sharing! I love veggies and usually prefer them naked as well but sometimes I get in a veggie rut and need to mix things up a bit.

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MADKAPKID 9/27/2011 11:36AM

    I like my veggies naked...or close to it too....however, I have been trying recipes and using things to spice it up a bit. Keeps the same veggies I love every day ..from becoming ho hum! Thanks for you ideas today....I will try them. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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GEMINI-SKY 9/27/2011 11:27AM

    Isn't it So Fun to be Creative !!!!
Tho I have made some Bombs before !!!!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/27/2011 11:16AM

    I usually roast my veggies in herbs and olive oil. I don't think the mashed cauliflower is like mashed potatoes either but I do like them.

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BILLPHIL123 9/27/2011 10:29AM

    Sounds good!! Love spaghetti squash!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/27/2011 10:07AM

    LOVE your cauliflower recipe! I'm a "naked veggie" or even raw veggie girl myself, but this sounds yummy!!!

I do make the mashed cauliflower in place of 'taters, too, but you're right . . . it's not quite the same.

I DID find something I really like, though. I use canned pumpkin, add a little garlic powder, a little onion powder and a dash of Mrs. Dash or a TINY bit of salt and heat it up. Not exactly like a sweet potatoe OR a white potato, but lots of vitamins and fiber. The pumpkin is such a "bland" veggie that you can really season it however you'd normally season potatoes or change it up like I do with the garlic and onion powders.



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MENNOLY 9/27/2011 10:06AM

    You can lower calories on mashed potatoes by mixing mashed turnips with the potatoes. It tastes great.

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GOOSIEMOON 9/27/2011 9:59AM

    That sounds great!

Thanks for sharing!

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KATHRYNLP 9/27/2011 9:58AM

    Great idea.. thanks! emoticon

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JILLTBNAGART 9/27/2011 9:39AM

    Sounds excellent. I love sauces, not butter on my veggies.

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Words on T-shirts

Friday, September 16, 2011

This one was just to good not to pass along. "Sometimes I laugh so hard tears run down my leg".............Yes I laughed so hard.....don't want to offend anyone, but this is just so common among us "oldies but goodies".....Have a great day and make sure you laugh today. Do YOU have any favorite words of wisdom seen on a T-shirt? Thanks for stopping by and HUGS to all who read this.

  
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S76SMITH 9/18/2011 9:53AM

    I needed that today. Thank you so much for sharing.


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JUSTA123 9/17/2011 10:39AM

    Love it! Thanks for making me smile!

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KATHRYNLP 9/17/2011 9:14AM

    GiGGlES!!! emoticon

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MELIVA 9/16/2011 10:45PM

    OMG! I totally need to pick one of these up for my friend. Every year we go to a church picnic (St. Pete's) together and the last two years she had "issues." The first year, she walked home only to find that she was locked out of her house and ended having tears in her back yard. THIS year (last week, actually) she went into the metro with her sunglasses on, not realizing that she the lid was down and in turn had tears on her shorts and socks! I told her that she now goes to the "St. Pee's" picnics.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/16/2011 3:44PM

    That was a good one!! LOL.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/16/2011 2:17PM

    I resemble that remark! LOL Hope you have a great weekend adn spark on!

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MADKAPKID 9/16/2011 1:30PM

    LOL....NOW that is FUNNY! Thank you..... emoticon emoticon

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GEMINI-SKY 9/16/2011 10:52AM

    Me, No I can't relate !!!! Kidding !!!!
OXOX

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ESYLVANTUTOR207 9/16/2011 10:35AM

    LOL...Yes, this oldie can relate to the "tears down the legs."Thanks for the smile...As far as the T-shirts go, I will have to think about that one. Have a happy day! ((HUGS))
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