Thursday, June 14, 2012
Hi all! This trick may be an old one, but it's new to me and I thought I would share it. My husband found it on the Internet and it worked great!
We had a local company give us some fresh corn, still in the husks, today. You simply place the corn cob, still in the husk, in the microwave on high for 8 minutes. Remove it from the microwave after the 8 minutes. Be careful, it will be very hot! Hold with oven mits and cut off the stalk end. Holding the silks with your other hand, hold upright and shake out the cob! The corn cob will come out as pretty as you please with very few, if any, silks attached!
The best part is that it cooks the corn cob at the same time! It will be ready to eat once you have removed the husk and silks! I hope you find this as easy to do as we did! Enjoy!
Monday, April 02, 2012
Hello to all. It's been far to long since I have checked in with my teams. Many things have happened in my life in the past few months. Here's a quick rundown!
My MIL suffered a stroke in Oct 2011. She lived in Oregon at the time so there wasn't much we could do from Arkansas to help her out, especially while my husband was busy with harvest. She entered a rehab after the stroke and began to make great strides in her recovery. The rehab hospital was less than a mile from her and her husband's home so it allowed him to visit with her very often. One day during his visit in Nov, he suffered a massive heart attack in her room and passed away. Luckily she was in the cafeteria at the time and did not have to witness everything that was going on. We were reluctant to take her out of the rehab because of insurance issues, so she stayed in Oregon until December when my husband, BIL and myself went out to settle her affairs and bring her home, which is another blog in itself! Until that time, her husband's children had been taking care of her needs. Which I am so grateful for!!!
Now we are back in Arkansas after a week in Oregon, it's the week before Christmas, I'm still not through with Christmas shopping and guess where my MIL is now going to live? If you guessed with my family, you would be correct! Luckily we had a spare bedroom for my daughter to move into and then my MIL took her room downstairs.
That's the rundown on my life for the past 4 months. A little busy and a lot stressed! I have made a mid-year's resolution though to get back with my Spark Teams! All of you make my attitude so much healthier, so I look forward to renewing friendships!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
I am asked frequently how I lost my weight. I always respond with "eating healthy, exercise and SparkPeople." It's easy to make healthy food choices each day, but not so easy to find time to exercise each day.
I personally challenge each of you to take 10 minutes each day to start an exercise streak! You can either get up 10 minutes earlier or take time just before going to bed to do something as simple as walk in place.
Whatever you choose to do, I just hope you choose to do something. Start with 10 minutes and work your way up to 30 minutes or more! A few minutes now could really make a difference in how you live your life in the future!
Monday, April 11, 2011
One of my Spark Friends posted this blog that I thought was good enough to share. If you like it as much as I did, please like it.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Hi all! Well, my challenge to blog everyday this week has not gone to well. I missed 2 days blogging, 1 being my 1 year Sparkversary! I actually wanted to write a blog that day, but I was so busy helping my husband I never had the chance!
As I stated earlier, I celebrated my 1st Sparkversary on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 this week. Since I began my journey, I've lost a total of 78 lbs. When I stop to think about that, it's really mind-blowing. My husband asked me several days ago if I am happy with my new size? Although I am, I told him that wasn't my main goal. I more excited to be able to now play with my children without getting winded. Having my cholesterol under control without being on medication. Having more energy and not feeling the need to take an afternoon nap every day! Just feeling better in general and learning to love exercise once again. In fact, on days that I miss my walk, I feel like a part of me is missing!
I'd like to thank all of you, my very wonderful Spark Friends, for helping me along my journey. Without your support and motivation, I'd have never made it! All of you guys and gals are great! I look forward to year 2 with all of you!
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