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Charity Walk

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I've never done a charity walk but I'm seriously thinking about it. Paul Mitchell Beauty Supply is sponsoring a 1 and 2.5 walk in a local park. The entry fee is $25.00 and lunch is supplied. I think this might be a good start. I've walked the park several times--up and down hills--and 2.5 miles is not a bad start. My DD would like to do it too with her two sons. All the money goes to 5 charities. I think I might do it.

  
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ANNSTOECKL 3/22/2010 7:16PM

    Way to go!

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AMABILE75 3/21/2010 6:05PM

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Great opportunity!! Great that it's for a charity!! Great that you've walked it before!! Sounds like you can't go wrong. emoticon

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Does Death Come in Threes?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Does death come in threes? I've heard that and it's happened many times. I could be that I'm just more aware of it when it happens.
About 2 months ago, my best friend/neighbor died. Yesterday my cousin's husband died. Both of these people were in the early 60s. Is there going to be another death. I surely hope not, but I'm wary.

  
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BRIGITTE20 3/20/2010 10:21PM

    Never heard of that saying! 2 is enough, isn't it? But as we get older and get closer to our own mortality, we seem to take more notice of the people dying around ourselves. It's a worry but it's also a part of life we have to learn to accept and make peace with. Take care of yourself! emoticon

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HNDMOMMY 3/20/2010 10:15PM

  I believe it's ok to stop at 2. It does seem odd thought doesn't it?

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First Day of Spring

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tomorrow is the first day of spring. You can tell it is in California. The weather here in the central valley in in the mid to high 70s. Some of my SFriends are talking about snow this weekend. It sure seems like strange weather.
I hope the 70s at this time of year are not a harbinger of hot weather too soon. I'm not looking forward to the 100s and above. It's too soon to think about this.

  
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HNDMOMMY 3/20/2010 10:17PM

  Here in West Sac, been in my shorts....yup, it's spring!

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Do Without--For A While!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I have found that the longer I can hold off eating a certain food, the more the taste will not be what I remembered. I can no longer eat most fast food, ice cream, eggs, very sweet foods, any sweets for breakfast, donuts.
Just recently I reached for something I hadn't eaten in a long time. I went to our local deli and got 2 fried crispy chicken wings. I used to eat these on a regular basis. I DID eat them, but felt horrid afterwards. They didn't taste like I remembered and they left me feeling sick and I didn't want to move that afternoon. Guilt? Maybe, but I think I just lost my taste for them.
So, the longer I eat healthy food, the more the other stuff tastes horrid.

  
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DOLLBABE56 3/19/2010 8:05AM

    Peanut butter; Ice cream; Chocolate (which I don't crave anymore); Bread; and on and on and on. Yesterday was an emotional day - I haven't had a "binge" for such a long time. I did yesterday, but I'm better today.

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AMABILE75 3/19/2010 7:59AM

    I've noticed that as well. Your body just doesn't want those foods anymore and you tend to pay for it one way or another. :)

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GEINAHG0757 3/19/2010 12:15AM

    You have retrained your tastes! That is as hard as getting into cardiovascular exercise. What an accomplishment. Fried foods do me the same way now. Guess your GI system gets used to be being treated more carefully!

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HARMONYBLUE 3/18/2010 10:57PM

    I have experienced the same thing. Not only does junk taste like, well, junk, after not eating it for a while, good foods I never liked before are suddenly delicious.

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HNDMOMMY 3/18/2010 4:31PM

  You're setting a great example for me. I'm hoping I will have the same reaction to Rocky Road ice cream.

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St. Patrick's Day

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I hope everyone has a Happy St. Patrick's Day. No one I know has a drop of Irish blood in us, but we go all out for this day.
This is how it started. Years ago a business that my DH knows, started serving corned beef and cabbage on this day. This went on for 20 years and then they stopped. We took it up and started having a St. Pat's lunch at my DH's business. This went on for several years but most of the people working there don't eat it now so we've stopped.
And now I have a St. Pat's dinner for family and a few friends. I make corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, onions, carrots, and soda bread. Usually something green for dessert.
Yes, this is a family tradition that started by accident but it's still fun.

  
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LOVESLILACS1 3/17/2010 4:46PM

    I have some Irish in me, but I don't celebrate. I didn't even remember to wear green! But I hope you and your family enjoy the celebration. March is a long month without any real holiday breaks.

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AMABILE75 3/17/2010 12:47PM

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As long as you are having fun, that's wonderful!!!

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I have Irish in me, but we don't really celebrate. :) If you haven't read my blog for today you need to at least read the first paragraph about my family history with Saint Patrick... yep, not the day, but the Saint... before he was actually "Saint Patrick" LOL

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