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What Food Do You Dislike The Most?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I'm putting myself out there tonight... I really dislike hot dog wieners. I don't like their appearance. I dislike the odor when they boil. The taste is not to my liking and I get heartburn from them for hours after someone hosts a BBQ. (GREAT--- we're having wieners.)

I think it hit me hard one day I volunteered at my daughter's kindergarten class and we were hostessing a Hot Dog Day to raise money.
There were pots and pots of smelly frankfurters with oily circles on the top of the water. I felt sick.

Still, I helped out until 300 hot dogs were wrapped in miles of aluminum foil to deliver classroom by classroom.

My Sweetie loves to shop at Costco and buy a Hot Dog as his reward for buying groceries. They are one of his favourite things for lunch.

So I ask, what food do you dislike the most????

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NOLAZYBUTT110 7/30/2011 11:36PM

    I hate PORK and Beef products..milk, hamburger, but hate pork the most , because I cant tolerate it those meat products.... even ice cream makes me sick. I only have ice cream so I can purge! Any of those in any amount makes me very sick.....diarrhea and when its hot, even worst. I vomit! And get migraines galore! I cant tolerate any Hotdogs or hamburgers. and when I am forced to eat such food, to say they disagree with m\y palate, is the least of my angst. I get very sick! The only summer food I can eat is chicken! And smelling Hotdogs on a grill make me very ill! I despise having to share a grill with such foods! So I can relate to that nasty smell! Just drive thru the state of Iowa and you will get sick......its where they make Hotdogs! The air is sickening; the worst in the summer heat! I avoid Iowa or going thru Iowa on my travels! I feel for anyone who lives in Iowa.

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PROT0530 7/28/2011 8:15PM

  COFFEE. Uggh. The smell literally makes me nauseous, so much I sometimes I have to excuse myself, and if someone is drinking one (even a weak one) close enough I can't avoid the smell, like the time my brother drank a huge cappuccino in the car and the smell infected our shared air, I was just about screaming with the intensity of the headache and nearly asked them to pull over the car from my nausea. Clearly coffee does not like me either!

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CANBDONE 7/28/2011 11:39AM

    You make me smile, as everything you said about hot dogs are true, except I love them! I once made a hotdog omelet out of left-over grilled dogs. My husband begged me never to do that again! I would have to say raw tomatoes...I like them cooked, or in salsa, soup, ketchup, but not raw. My son eats them like an apple...eeewwww. My mom likes tomato and mayo sandwiches...ewwwww!

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JUDITH316 7/28/2011 1:51AM

    I love almost all foods but really don't like lima beans, I've tried them in almost every recipe and don't like, I also don't like anchovies, don't like the taste or the smell...But over all I love all food, heaps of fresh veggies and fresh fruits.

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MIRDREAMS 7/28/2011 1:29AM

    I'll second Coffee. I don't even like coffee ice cream. But I love the smell of it brewing.

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JIBBIE49 7/28/2011 12:12AM

    emoticonI hate DARK CHOCOLATE. Yuck! emoticonI hate coffee.
Yes, I am a "SUPER TASTER". Having read Neal Barnard M.D.'s book "Change Your Genes" I passed the test with flying colors. He says we have the GENE for "BITTER" and that is why we dislike foods like Sweet Potatoes and Tea. About 1/4 th of us have the gene. Those that don't love sweets because they lack strong tastes.
I always hated cabbage, pickled herring and sardines.

As for as Hot Dogs, I love REAL Deli Franks but not the cheap hot dogs at all. I do buy Kosher Dogs and NATHANS.

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WCUNNINGHAM3 7/28/2011 12:03AM

    Liver is GROSS

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ROTCHV 7/28/2011 12:00AM

    sushi with raw fish

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SWAN47 7/27/2011 11:58PM

    Liver and onions.

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Happy Where I Am

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Today I have a wooly stitching project to keep my hands busy and some birds chirping in the backyard that I am enjoying.
I plan on finishing an afghan for my nephew who is 14 yrs old and doesn't know I'm knitting a surprise for him. I'll get it into the mail later today if I'm happy with the results. I'm thinking ahead to cold evenings when he watches TV in his basement and needs a snuggly 'something' and maybe he'll think of Auntie Karen thousands of miles away.

I'm happy also that my house is mostly quiet and peaceful and that I plan on sitting on a back deck to watch the acrobatic songbirds drinking from my fountain. They are so beautiful and comical too.

I am content with my eating so far today. I enjoyed some oatmeal with some blueberries for breakfast. I'll probably cut up a tomato for my lunch. Bought a cucumber too yesterday, so there is no temptation to self defeat my target today.

Our weather is bright and cool off the ocean today. I have seen the continental weather on the news and I understand that many folks are hot and sticky this month. I'll be content with my breezes and overcast sun.

I have some notes to finish writing and pop into the mail. My books are quite enjoyable too. I may not be able to go away on vacation due to finances and time restraints, but I have decided to be perfectly content right where I am!

Have you decided to be as happy as can too?

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JIBBIE49 7/28/2011 12:13AM

    I read Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of NOW" and know that this is ALL I will ever have, so I love and enjoy each day of my life.

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IUHRYTR 7/27/2011 9:15PM

    "Have you decided to be as happy as can too?" Hmm. I try but admit that there are too many days when I feel as if I am simply getting through the day. Have to work on that. I envy you the ocean breezes. -- Lou

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CANBDONE 7/27/2011 2:24PM

    I'm working on being content regardless of circumstances...you've created a little piece of paradise, haven't you? I'm getting ready for my grand darlings...they're coming from Florida to stay for a couple of weeks.

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LIFE-FAITH 7/26/2011 9:14PM

    emoticon blog!
Thank you for sharing. I am at a place of contentment, happy to be home cleaning and working in the yard, and too crocheting at night.

I wanted to enjoy this summer as I have not enjoyed the past few. I am deciding to be more open to others invitations to events and things this summer, instead of always staying HOME. I am so content being home with the quiet. This is not good - I have gone to the movies with both of my daughters and grandbabies (2 separate visits - as the miles separate all of us), I have gone to a drive in movie with my husband.. I had 20 people over the 4th of July weekend camping at my house.. the more the merrier!

Thank you so much... your blog reminded me of how blessed I truly am.

God Bless you!

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4th Of July Funeral

Monday, July 04, 2011

Today our neighbourhood is planning on celebrating the life of a dear man, Merl. He was the first character to welcome me into this grouping of 100 homes.

He died on July 1, Canada Day, and we are having his Memorial on the 4th of July... so very appropriate as Merl had dual citizenship.

I will be remembering Merl's determination even though he was a very sick man for the two years I knew him. He still wanted to live half the year in Vegas and I'm sure he had lots of plans to accomplish. I will think about his efforts to keep mobile which was very difficult for him. If Merl could keep trying to walk, why don't I try hard to exercise too?

His stomach gave him much grief so his food choices were limited. That man still endeavored to entertain others and enjoy an occasional pizza party. Tonight we will be sharing pizza with 20 others, enjoying the Pizza Party he had to cancel at the end of June.

Merl had many challenges at the end of his life but he tried to be friendly, well informed and hospitable to the very end. We could all learn a lot from my friend Merl!
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DANCEMORE 7/18/2011 12:30PM

    Merl certainly sounds like he was a blessing to your whole community! This is how we should all live. sending hugs your way, as you must miss him. take care. emoticon

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CANBDONE 7/6/2011 4:16PM

    What a great legacy he left!

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MOTTAMAMALOU 7/6/2011 3:07PM

    Bless Merl and all his friends!

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NOLAZYBUTT110 7/5/2011 7:45AM

    Its alway nice to celebrate someones life. Its nice that one can do it with such joy! I am sure you will miss him. I think its great that you could enjoy one of his favorite foods! Sucha ncie touch to do ti for the 4th! Susana

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/4/2011 11:55PM

    How wonderful that you were able to celebrate Merl's life just the way he would have!!! Continue to remember the good memories and hold them dear. Blessings to you in your loss.

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IUHRYTR 7/4/2011 11:22PM

    I often wonder how we would be if we lived in a society that believed dying is a good thing, passing from a world of pain to one of perpetual happiness. Maybe we would feel comfortable celebrating as all of you did, doing something the one you're remembering would have enjoyed doing. Sorry for your loss. -- Lou

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    What a wonderful blog. You all are so thoughtful in celebrating Merl's life!

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The Calories Add Up

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Yes, the calories add up and I don't particularly like to do the math.

I managed to be health conscious over Thanksgiving and throughout Christmas too. I didn't lose any weight, but I was more concerned about gaining. The scale stayed the same right through to January.

I have reached a summer birthday now and the numbers are pretty much the same as the beginning of 2011... that was until all my loving friends have asked me to share birthday lunches with them.

Since yesterday, I have enjoyed (really enjoyed) a spinach stuffed cannelloni with cheesy white sauce and I ate the garlic bread. It was there. I ate it. Happy birthday to me.
Today was a repeat but with another gal pal. This time we found Applebee's and their lunch had Cream of Broccoli Soup with grated cheese on top. (groan... it was so tasty.) and that came with the spinach salad with 5 grilled prawns on top.

I decided we didn't require any dessert, although I could see that my buddy wanted to really TREAT me. We ordered a coffee to finish the lunch and we both agreed that it was as tasty a meal as we had enjoyed in a long time.

Luckily, my spouse was unable to make reservations tonight to wine and dine me. (gracious, what is a gal to do?) So we stayed home, relaxed and had leftover chicken in whole wheat mini buns with a touch of mayo. No pickle for me. Plain and simple.

It is a good thing that he is sleeping in the other room where the scale is....

I'll check tomorrow!!

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CANBDONE 6/15/2011 2:29PM

    Doesn't sound unreasonable to me...in light of your past accomplishments. You can afford to live it up once in a blue moon! No guilt!

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IUHRYTR 6/15/2011 1:20PM

    We can more readily accept changes in our weight when we remember that this is a roller coaster ride, not a rocket shot into space and, like the stock market, will go our way in the long haul if we're as diligent as we can be as often as possible. Hang in there. Nothing says we can't celebrate once in a while. -- Lou

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TIGGERIFFIC123 6/15/2011 9:09AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday. Remember that this is a lifestyle and we are aiming for 80% and the 20% allows for birthdays, holidays and life in general. I am glad you enjoyed...no guilt just a new day with positive healthy choices ahead of you!!


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NOLAZYBUTT110 6/15/2011 8:10AM

    Seems like everyone has the same thoughts.........wish I coould lose all those baggels of fat!

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EGRAMMY 6/15/2011 6:15AM

    Amazing that you could forego the dessert and drink coffee. You are one impressive Spark Leader.

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PROT358 6/14/2011 11:25PM

    Happy birthday! I'm sure that the scale will go back to normal with a few days of proper eating and going back to your usual diet. And you could always exercise more or harder this week to balance out the increased calories. I'm sure it will even out eventually! Wishing you a great week :)

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LITTLE_QUEEN 6/14/2011 11:24PM

    Sounds like you had a special emoticon time and I am glad

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LIFE-FAITH 6/14/2011 11:02PM

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Happy Birthday!
God Bless you!

I dont count calories on my birthday - it is my one day! to enjoy! Glad you enjoyed the food and your companions too!


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Doing Something for Me

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I am making a choice this morning not to phone an acquaintance that I know is off balance. She is a lady who drops into my place of business and tries to talk to me while I'm working. (It's during the weekend, she figures, so it doesn't count.) HUH???

Anyway, to keep her from distracting me while I'm "on the clock", I have met with her for a coffee off site... away from the mall. If she wants to live there-- fine. I do not live for the mall.

Last "weeekend" for me (Monday-Tuesday), she phoned to get together. I declined. I had 25 pieces of fabric cut and was working on the lining of a new spring/ summer coat. I wasn't about to leave home for a coffee.... that goes on for 4 hours.

Today I COULD phone her and have visit. (She was good on the weekend and stayed away from my place of business.) But I am still finishing the coat.
When I think of our 'friendship' I realize she monopolizes the conversation, wanders off to pet dogs if we stroll a park, her hyper-friendliness is annoying, and she is too clingy-needy.

Part of me says, this lady needs help. Is she on her meds? She really does need a friend but I can see why folks would give her the heave-ho.

Today, I would rather stay balanced. I like a day of quietude. I can sew or do any craft that I have been delaying... week after week.

There is a niggling Christian voice saying, "She needs a Christian influence. She is desperate for a friend." But I already I know she won't talk about anything that I believe in.

God isn't her thing.

So, today I choose to luxuriate by being by myself. I'll be with royal blue polyester fabric and some fancy buttons. My needle and thread will act as my therapy. This is my Sabbath and I won't be worn down by others.

You can shake your finger and tell me I'm neglecting my duty. I won't mind.
You may have had so-called friendships in your past where the other person sucked you lifeless... Are you in one now?

Relationships. Spare time. Where is the balance?

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CANBDONE 6/3/2011 3:13PM

    I'm sure you've already said a prayer for her...one to guard her mind and heart...and maybe to hear and respond to The Voice. Sounds like she's in desperate need of Our Savior.

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NOLAZYBUTT110 6/1/2011 11:28PM

    You have to take time to refresh your own spirit especially when someone is zapping all your energy out of you and all week. Dont feel guilty! You need ME TIME TOO! And if she seems to say , "Its not my thing" to you one too many time, reverse the tables and say it back to her when she talks about stuf you dont want to hear about. (American Idol etc) (those same words she says) speak them back to her! Sometimes you have to imitate what some people say before they realize how they are to the world! (negative, depressing, sad thoughts etc) Trust me avoiding her now and then if its what you need to do, but when you are with her, say to her the same things she speaks to you; it will "show her where shes at! " SICK People dont realize how negative or sick they really are or how they behave towards others! Or realize how their own problems turn people off to wanting to be around them, and its why they dont have friends. sometimes you have to tell them what their problems are, before they realize it!

(I know I have a relative that is so negative, and bossy that I cant be around her, she has a way of making everyone get angry with her; I just walk away from her when shes negative, yelling or being cruel to anyone! It brings me down.

Sometimes you just have to Imitate them before they can see how they are!! Try that! Get upset with her! And tell ehr why yoru upset with ehr. Heck I saw a shrink have a temper tantrum once to make a point! Theres a limit to ones patients! Even professionsal!

Your "freind" sounds pretty needy to me if she cant listen to you! Relationship are supposed to be a "give and take" by both parties! Not just one person dictating and controlling and maniuplative! I hate controllers! Tell her that shes too controlling! And they run! But be kind how you word it! Those who are needy are sensitive to their own needs, not others! So choose your words wisely! But maybe G*D wants you to teach her soemthing? . Just remember, do it all in love.... "Love covereth a multitude of sins!" Many who are needy are needy because no one gave them time or love as a child they it was needed; when they were small child, and have not known it, and when they see love, they seem to lose their ability to be adults; because they are transfering those feelings they wanted from their model (parent)! I have seen it.
Many such persons will give gifts to manipulate you! Dont accept any gifts froma person whose sick mentlaly or needy! I will tell you that now, because many sick persons who are manipulators will give gifts. Be careful not to accept or give any gifts to needy people! Such people think because you do, they think you want to be their friends. A BIG mistake! Its a form of control! Trust me they will make you feel obligated for a relationship! Hard to reliquish such a union with a mentally imature person. They dont let go! Its how that gal was with me! (will explain)
I knew this one gal who was the age of my oldest (now) and she was alway at my house, and I learned the stuff (gifts) she gave my kids, were all stolen items. If I had known that I would not have allowed this gal in my house (big mistake to invite them to your house!)

You never know what you do or say can cause a mentally sick person to "attach" them selves to you as a friend or start to control you or even stalk you! It happened to me when I helped this one gal. I now wish I had done things differently. Because she was killed shortly after that summer she first came into our lives. I have no idea where she is, if shes in heaven of hell, but I feel guilty for not doing things differently and moreconcerned for her spiritual needs!

She was very lonely, needy person and did all kinds of sinful things and also things for my kids ( just to feel apart of our family and lives) . But I feared for the negative influence she may have on my kids! So I ended the relationship. I told her she could no longer come into my house and I avoided her each time I saw her on the street or at the store where I ran into her. She was killed shortly after I alst saw her. She wondered into the path of a car in the road while under the influence of a heavy duty medication. Hit and run! You never know what light you shed in your life towards someone else. so be careful for I would hate for you to feel as I do, that because of my feelings and involvement and my own selfishness, that she may be in hell right now. I cant believe she is, but I dont know if I ever told her about the L*RD.

I Just never thought of evangelism then. That was over 35 years ago, but I have not forgtten that gal. I feel bad because the last day I saw her she was quite depressed. she used to make me feel bad and so I avoided her because it made me sad when she came to my house, alway giving my kids toys and clothes and yet she had nothing I wanted and I wondered more about her negativity and behavior and how it was affecting my children. Its why I ended the relationship for I learned she was stealing things from people she knew and gave them to my kids. I wondered if she was doing the same to me. Stealing stuff from my house and seling or giving it to someone else etc.

After I learned of her mental shortcomings I just ended the relationship; but been living with guilt ever since then!

I feared much and felt I was not qualfy to help her. It was more concerned for my kids than her. Sometimes you have to know when to end a relationship and the sooner sometimes the better. Just have to be able to know if its what G*D wants for you to do, and not be so selfish; because you never know about their souls and what you say can wears off on them. Just be in prayer about it constantly, its all I can say, and that you dont offend one of those "little ones" in G*Ds kingdom! Those who have no dept of his spirit, But are like babes! Just know were all childens in G*ds eyes!

Be careful! Because you may be the only LIGHT she sees . Pray you make the right responses. But you still have to balance out whats important to you always and hen your with her to slawy stay in control of your words and expressions. Think before you speak! All the time. But know... Sometimes a little me time helps widen the gap or shows them that your in control of your own life. You dont have to alway have coffee with her, learn to say NO! And you dont always have to see her. Remember when you do see her, to alway make it a time that YOUR in control, not her! Always be in control for that is the key to survival! Make sure she always sees Christ in you formost! Be in control of your life, and dont allow her to be in control of you life!. ! Pray before you even see her that G*D will help you! That is VITAL! Remember to always put Christ first and if you cant then you know you should not be seeing her or wth her, because having him in control of you first, will keep you in control of your words and thoughts! It wont end up being a time for her but for Christ to speak thru you! But use wisdom! and above all else, LOVE! You do well to remember that is all G*D expects from us... to love the world, but not to be likw the world! Hope this helps to encourage you when you choose to have me time or a time of evangelism! because to be truly G*Ds we are to evangelize. But love comes first to eb successful! May G*d be with you! susana

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GOSPELCLOWN 6/1/2011 8:10AM

    Thanks folks for all your comments. I did spend the day finishing the coat for spring and plan to wear it to work this morning.

I have been analyzing this relationship and I am seeing that having a parasitic character begging to be entertained is just not for me. She is too over-the-top and then easily hurt. Who wants to walk on eggshells all the time?

If I bring up a topic of conversation, she quickly says, "Oh, I'm not interested in that." So I've allowed her to prattle on about her phone calls and American Idol.

I've had enough already.

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IUHRYTR 5/31/2011 3:31PM

    It seems simple to me. We allow others to share some of our time when we also benefit from being with them. If not, then we owe them nothing. We are not their social directors or counselors so there is no reason to feel guilty. -- Lou

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PANSYLADY2 5/31/2011 2:27PM

    Truthfully, I think you've made a wise choice to actually spend time with fabric and buttons!! Some people drain us, and we can only take them in small doses. Don't overdose!! And have fun with your sewing.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 5/31/2011 1:32PM

    I have a friend that is very much like that, and sometimes it can be exhausting, You do need time for you, to relax and just have a you day, you enjoy yourself

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