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Saturday

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The week flew by...We have been busy in the garden, picking weeding and canning....

We have made lots of pickles, shredded zucchini for later use..made blueberry jam, cherry pies and cherry jam.... I canned turnips, and froze snow peas....today brings me to canning green and purple beans. this will be an on going job, there will produce beans for some time....

I can anticipate a lot more work in the next week, and when the tomatoes get to be more abundant, I'll be canning tomatoes too...I find a lot of satisfaction in preparing our food, we will have plenty for the winter ....means less buying at the store and know what we are eating....it also give us something to do together and we ave the nicest time talking and reminiscing .....We are enjoying our retirement together...we are both healthy and happy ...

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AJDOVER1 7/27/2014 6:25PM

    Thanks for your upbeat and healthy posts!

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BARBARAROSE54 7/26/2014 6:10PM

    Well done Kitt, a lot of work but so satisfying.

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SOCKITTOME 7/26/2014 6:01PM

    Sounds like a terrific garden and a wonderful weekend. You rock, girlfriend!

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KATHYJO56 7/26/2014 3:24PM

    It is nice that the garden is bringing you much more than produce for now and the future. It is bringing you some pleasant memories of this time together. emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/26/2014 2:22PM

    Kitt, that is awesome!!! Glad you and Gary are enjoying your retirement together.

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PHOENIX1949 7/26/2014 11:59AM

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 7/26/2014 11:58AM

    emoticon I'll be right over!

Enjoy the "fruits" of your labor!!

HUGS!

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GLORYB2014 7/26/2014 10:49AM

    Wonderful way to do your canning, together! You'll definitely enjoy the fruits of your labour in the winter!
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RAINBOWMF 7/26/2014 10:02AM

    Wonderful. Lots of work but so worth it.

Eating healthy has it's rewards.

Hugs Mary

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NASFKAB 7/26/2014 10:00AM

  great job

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DEW1960 7/26/2014 8:42AM

    Nice!

Have a great weekend and may God richly bless you today!

Love,
Daniel
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Tuesday

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What a beautiful Morning it is...sunny and clear...but the weather report is for a hot day and humid day..
I'm up early to get my workout done before it gets to hot and I find reasons why not to exercise....

No excuses here....90 minutes on the treadmill....15 minutes with weights and 5 with stretchy bands....

My positive start to a glorious day......meals planned, snacks too....drinking plenty of water.......

What are you doing to make it a glorious day.... emoticon

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EILEEN828 7/25/2014 5:27AM

    Good job Kitt, you're an inspiration. I didn't exercise except for doing some housework, which even included cleaning the chicken coop. emoticon

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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/23/2014 8:21PM

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BRENDA_G50 7/23/2014 10:01AM

    emoticon Kitt!!! Keep up the good work!!! I've been completely redoing my office and now love to come down to the basement to enjoy the room. It inspired me to deep-clean some of the other rooms and get reorganized. Moved gym equipment into the workshop area of the basement (so the family room wouldn't look so cluttered). I did this all by myself, which I really didn't think I could do, (because of having to move heavy furniture to get it out of the way), but I DID IT!!!! emoticon ME!!! emoticon

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SHARON10002 7/22/2014 11:32PM

    emoticon Kitt!
I do something inside when it gets hot and humid on the outside. Yesterday was scrubbing and mopping my floors which really needed it. I retire to the basement and walk on the treadmill. I do Wii games. Lots to do inside.

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SOCKITTOME 7/22/2014 11:30PM

    Getting out of bed and making it to work was a glorious day for me. LOL

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BARBARAROSE54 7/22/2014 6:33PM

    emoticon Kitt.

I am eating lots of fruit and veggies, drinking lots of water.

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KATHYJO56 7/22/2014 2:31PM

    It is a glorious day, even with my a/c turned back on! I also got my exercise in this morning and then settled in with my newest book. I am hoping that everybody remembers to stay hydrated during the hot days of summer. Have a great day. emoticon

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SHANTODD420 7/22/2014 12:23PM

    Way to go Kitt on not finding an excuse not to workout. I did not go to the gym but I am getting in the pool to do some water exercises today. Take care and have a healthy day.

Shannon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/22/2014 11:40AM

    Great Job, Kitt!!! You are definitely an inspiration!! I plan on getting in some exercise while on a conference call for work and then walking after work today. Have a great day!!

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KIRSTENLYNN62 7/22/2014 11:05AM

    You are an inspiration! emoticon

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NASFKAB 7/22/2014 9:24AM

  way to go

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RAINBOWMF 7/22/2014 9:18AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon you got it going on!

Hugs Mary

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MOM2ACAT 7/22/2014 8:55AM

    Our weather is the same today, and we also have a chance for some strong storms later.
I just got home from having my CT scan; tummy is a little upset from the barium and the dye, so I will wait til this afternoon to do my workout. I have AC, so the heat won't stop me today!

I need to get started on my water too, gotta flush that barium out of my system, and since I had to fast after midnight last night, I imagine I am a bit dehydrated too.

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 7/22/2014 8:40AM

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FUNLOVEN 7/22/2014 8:32AM

    Good for you; getting all of your workout done early to beat the heat! Today is a Curves day for me. I'll get my water in w/o any trouble since it will be hot & humid. I will need to stay focused on my food and drink intake tonight as I am having my father over for dinner which always makes me anxious.



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Sunday..the start to another healthy week

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I finally finish with the cherry canning job....30 pounds of cherries are now ready for the later part of the year....I made 20 half pints of Cherry preserves, 4 quarts of just frozen cherries to be decided later what to do with them, 6 quarts of cherry pie filling and then I used a new recipe from a friend for pie filling that you don't can, it stayed in the fridge for up to 2 months....I will make a pie and cobbler for the next family dinner which is Aug. 3rd...

I plan on giving some of the preserves as Christmas gifts...

This week I will be picking blueberries and doing the same thing with them....

Our garden is coming along really good...we have had lots of fresh veggies for every meal...we feel so healthy....what fun to go pick your own veggies....of course it is a lot of work, and my dear husband does most of it...I pick...lol

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GRANNY2B2 7/21/2014 4:53PM

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EILEEN828 7/21/2014 4:41AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon YUM

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PHOENIX1949 7/20/2014 8:43PM

    Great Christmas gift idea. It was a treat for my Grandmother to gift her home processed items, especially the grape juice.

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MYTURNNOW2013 7/20/2014 8:39PM

    Sounds yummy! A lot of cherries to pit!



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SHANTODD420 7/20/2014 7:06PM

    Sounds like you had a great weekend kitt. What do you have to do to berries to freeze them.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/20/2014 5:11PM

    Wow, that's awesome, Kitt!!! It all sounds so yummy! Hope you have a great week!!

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GLORYB2014 7/20/2014 4:02PM

    Beautiful job with those cherries! And the blueberries will do up the same. How wonderful Kitt!
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KATHYJO56 7/20/2014 3:22PM

    emoticon job with the emoticon . You are going to be glad that you took 3 days to do this later this year when fresh cherries aren't available. It is funny what you said about the foods from the garden. I told Jim that I love doing such nice things for my body. It just makes me feel good.

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MOM2ACAT 7/20/2014 1:53PM

    I'm sure those cherry preserves will be very much appreciated!

I have fond memories of going blueberry picking with my mom and dad when I was younger. It was fun to pick them, not so much fun getting them ready for the freezer when we got home, lol.

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SOCKITTOME 7/20/2014 11:59AM

    This is the best time of year for wonderful fresh food, isn't it!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/20/2014 10:56AM

    Love it. We've been enjoying cherries and blueberries fresh. I froze blueberries, I like to throw a handful in my oatmeal. I didn't freeze any cherries. I'm just starting to get things from my garden. Some summer squash and cucumbers coming, swiss chard, radishes, red beets are about ready if I want them fairly small. I've never tried eating the red beet tops, but hear they are good - I think I might cook our red beet tops this year. I have tomatoes on the vines, but I'm afraid they are going to blight - some signs of it on the plants. My peas will soon be ready and there are tiny, tiny green beans on the plants - a few weeks on those. Unfortunately, my lettuce never made it - I had seed from a prior year and think it may have been old.
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ASRMOM 7/20/2014 10:45AM

    How on earth do you make all those delicious foods and still stay small?

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BARBARAROSE54 7/20/2014 9:44AM

    emoticon you sure have been a busy beaver. emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 7/20/2014 9:44AM

    Sounds great to me. A lot of work but so rewarding.
Have a great day

Love Mary

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NASFKAB 7/20/2014 8:13AM

  lovely how I love cherries

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Friday

Friday, July 18, 2014

Have a healthy week end

I'm making cherry jam, pie filling and cherry syrup...lot of work but I love canning

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 7/20/2014 5:08AM

    Enjoy!!

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EILEEN828 7/20/2014 4:43AM

    Mmmm, mmmm, good, sounds delicious. You might have to get some vanilla ice cream for that. emoticon emoticon

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BORN2BMORE 7/20/2014 2:30AM

    Have a great weekend! Enjoy your cherries!

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GLORYB2014 7/19/2014 9:23AM

    Oh yum! I love cherries, anything cherries but especially jam!
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NASFKAB 7/18/2014 10:39PM

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Have a great week end

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/18/2014 10:16PM

    Sounds yummy!! Hope you have a great weekend as well!!

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PHOENIX1949 7/18/2014 10:07PM

    Watched both grandmothers can items when I was younger. Mom, nor I, picked up the skill. Sounds like you are having fun doing something you love. Life is good.

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MYTURNNOW2013 7/18/2014 9:19PM

    Enjoy!

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KATHYJO56 7/18/2014 8:38PM

    Sounds so yummy! You are going to be well appreciated!!! emoticon emoticon

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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/18/2014 8:36PM

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SHANTODD420 7/18/2014 8:27PM

    Have fun and a great weekend.

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    Have a great weekend

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    Have a great weekend

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Sunday

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Have a healthy week
Today I am planning my meals for the week
we have fresh veggies from the garden so it will be a very veggies week....
I have been eating a lot of turnips..we just love them fresh in salad but I steamed them and have mashed them with potatoes......also found a great turnip salad recipe//with carrots and apple with a easy vinegar dressing...
have been enjoying the zucchini's and sugar snap peas as well....this week hoping for a few crook neck squash....

So plan a healthy week and you just might have one..... emoticon


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AJDOVER1 7/14/2014 11:24AM

    You continue to inspire me!

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EILEEN828 7/14/2014 4:58AM

    Great job on choosing healthy! You have learned much, grasshopper! emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 7/13/2014 7:51PM

    Kitt! You never cease to amaze me! Congratulations on your continued success! You have accomplished so much with Spark and are inspiring to all of us. You have not only come so far, but you have managed to stay engaged and keeping it off for this long. I salute you, truly!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/13/2014 7:51PM

    Great Job, Kitt!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!!

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BOOKLOVINGGIRL 7/13/2014 6:47PM

    Wow! You have all that in your garden?! That's excellent!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/13/2014 4:58PM

    Sounds like your garden is a wee bit ahead of mine. I've gotten swiss chard and radishes, a little bit of lettuce that survived (I had to replant several times). Yellow summer squash and cucumbers are just a week or so away.
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MOM2ACAT 7/13/2014 3:04PM

    Wishing you a happy and healthy week!

I'm enjoying all the produce in season here in Michigan also!

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KATHYJO56 7/13/2014 2:56PM

    I have never eaten raw turnips. I have only eaten them cooked and didn't care for them. What a great idea to put them in a salad. I think I will get a turnip from my Dad and give it a try. Thank you for the idea. emoticon

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MYTURNNOW2013 7/13/2014 10:52AM

    emoticon We will start having fresh grown veggies and fruits next week when our local farm stand opens.

I am really looking forward to a homegrown tomato!



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NASFKAB 7/13/2014 10:30AM

  all the best

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