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Get used to it

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Words to self:

"The stark reality is that permanent weight control requires permanent attention to what you eat. Life long, permanent attention."

Face this squarely; set it as a challenge to be overcome!

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SMILESRME 9/13/2012 4:23PM

    Oh my!! I so resonate with the food challenge! Susie posted a valuable article on our Colorado Christian Women Spark page about "voting with our forks". Great information!

Paying attention right along with you!
Julia : )

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"Pure Gold" Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Saturday, Oct. 3 was a beautiful day to see the majesty and splendor of the Creator reflected in His amazing world. The team hike was a good time!

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TREESA57 2/22/2012 7:06AM

    Just saw your FALL day hike pictures. Very pretty.
Thanks for sharing with us all!

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TEMPERANCE88 10/5/2011 1:50PM

    Lovely pictures! I hope I can make one of these hikes soon.

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SMILESRME 10/5/2011 12:44PM

    Wow! I just love our Colorado fall! Thanks for sharing those lovely pics with us on the team hike!! Would love to meet you sometime Kay! Exercise + fellowship + Colorado gold = a positive day!

Julia : )

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CMOTTER 10/4/2011 8:10PM

    I understand it was the perfect weekend to see the colors! So glad you all got to go on the hike and had a good time. Yay! :)

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BECKYLIVES 10/4/2011 5:30PM

    I missed another hike! Dang it! I love Golden Gate Park! Thanks for posting your pics! Absolutely gorgeous day!

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BESTSUSIEYET 10/4/2011 4:33PM

    LOVE your pics!! esp. the "up to the sky" shot! So glad we got to share the day, Kay!!

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LOISDESK 10/4/2011 4:11PM

    Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the pics!

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All things wise and wonderful

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13 Hike

We drove from our home in Littleton to Little Scraggy Trailhead - part of the Colorado Trail, which covers 500 miles from Denver to Durango. We actually met a fellow who was just starting out for Durango! Looking at the pictures today made me think of the song "All Things Bright and Beautiful"

Each little flow’r that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.
The purple-headed mountains
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.
The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.
The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/15/2011 10:45PM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to hiking with you soon! Where shall we go?

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SMILESRME 8/15/2011 1:07PM

    This is fabulous!! I love the lyrics and the pictures! What a fabulous reminder of God's great love for us, big and small!

Hope you had a wonderful hike enjoying it all! Thanks for sharing the Lord's abundance with us!

Julia : )

p.s. cute pups too!!!


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The Cute Little Boy at the Farmers' Market

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Yesterday, after lunch with a friend at Aspen Grove, I wandered through the farmers' market with no intention of making a purchase. With all the produce from the CSA coming in every week, there seems to be plenty at home already.

However, an endearing entrepreneur - about 10 years old maybe - offered me a small sample of cantaloupe and I didn't refuse. It was delicious - the best in the market, he assured me. I hadn't had farm-fresh cantaloupe in a long time and it was very yummy, so I opened my wallet and took out $3.00.

I wasn't expecting what happened next - the little guy offered to pick one out for me, and going through the box, he picked up and sniffed about 5 cantaloupe very carefully. (I wondered how many times he had sniffed those very same cantaloupe that day!) He asked me if I minded a smaller one - I said no - and so he chose one that apparently was "just right" and handed it to me. So cute! His grandma looked on with pride in her eyes.

I had half of the cantaloupe today and it was amazing. I think I might head back to that farmers' market next week!

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SPUNKYJOY77 8/8/2011 9:32AM

    emoticon Your story warms my heart

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PURPLELVR7 8/5/2011 10:47AM

    what a wonderful experience

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KITKATSGRACE 8/4/2011 10:46PM

    He does sound like a sweet heart!!!


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BESTSUSIEYET 8/4/2011 10:33PM

    What fun! Hubby is going to get some Rocky Ford melons tomorrow. They're usually best in CO! Can't wait! Have a really good honeydew right now!

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CLOVER2 8/4/2011 10:05PM

    I would give a lot for someone to pick the perfect cantaloupe for me, especially one so special! I am not very good at picking the "perfect" melon. Oh yes, the boy was very special too!

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    You're blog is making me hungry! emoticon

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CSA Goodness

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Since moving to Colorado two weeks ago, we've been enjoying the blessings of fresh, organic, local Colorado produce through sharing a CSA with our DD. Its been a great way to keep fresh veggies on hand.

So far we have enjoyed several kinds of lettuces, spinach, garlic and some delicious snow peas.

And, I have prepared a few things new to my cooking repertoire: rhubarb, Swiss chard, garlic snape, kale and kohlrabi. Actually I haven't tried the kohlrabi yet. My DH calls it "The kohlrabi that attacked the Midwest".

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PENGUINPIE 12/7/2012 1:19PM

    I just came across this blog entry through a search for CSAs in Colorado. Love the kohrabi picture! I actually just moved to Colorado about two months ago, and within a week I had my first delivery from Grant Family Farms. I love that they have the prorated pricing scheme. Hope you are continuing to enjoy Colorado's fresh veggies!

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    Love the photo of the Kohlrabi! Sounds like you're getting settled in here in CO!

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DESIGNED4MORE 7/28/2011 7:43PM

    CSA = Community supported agriculture - customers pay in advance for shares of the produce that a farm yields throughout the season - then pick up it weekly at designated locations. Our's is Grant Family Farms.

By the way, Chef Meg's roasted beet salad is very good!

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SMILESRME 7/28/2011 3:43PM

    Welcome to Colorado!! We are so glad that you are here and hope to meet you in person sometime! Love the picture of the kohlrabi hovering over the midwest. My dad used to grow that in our garden in Iowa, so it's fitting!

Julia : )

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BESTSUSIEYET 7/28/2011 9:18AM

    Too funny! And I'm afraid I have to ask, what is a CSA? Are you starting to get settled in your house? Hope you found everything in good shape. Know you had some problems going through inspection. We're glad you're here, and look forward to meeting you! Sounds like you'll be able to share some great summer veggie recipes with us! emoticon

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