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Home Spa revisited

Friday, July 01, 2011

Nope, I haven't met my next goal yet, so I am not at the home spa tonight.

But someone did send me the perfect link to accompany my next visit:

There are some really good ideas there. I will have to see which ones I can add in next time.

So thankful for Friday!
- the kids only have one more week of school
- I am done teaching for the semester
- my mil bought her tickets and is coming for a visit
- a teenage son who still loves hugs and cuddles.

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T.MAESPARKLES 7/2/2011 5:21PM

    Always something to b thankful for!

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MTNGRL 7/1/2011 7:49PM

    What a great link. I just sent that to my DD. She has such long workweeks and I know she will love all those ideas. Now where is that corkscrew?

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EJOY-EVELYN 7/1/2011 7:32PM

    You're doing marvelous and I love that you have found so many great connections in your life that bring such a wonderful level of gratitude. I still have great joy even though I didn't quite make the 5% challenge (nor was I expecting to being so close to the end of the first part of this great journey). I'm actually quite thrilled to be down 4.4% this challenge.

On another topic, can you believe the recent news? And they've already updated it on Wiki . . . Fenugreek seeds imported from Egypt have been tentatively linked to outbreaks of Escherichia coli in Germany and France.

Have a super-terrific summer . . . hope I see you workin' the newest 5% challenge that begins July 16.

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No more lamb ma'am.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Is it possible that eating lamb can make me hungry? Three times in the past week, we have had lamb (leg roast and leftovers). Each time, I was hungry within 30 minutes of eating. What in the world is that all about? The first time with carrots and potatoes, so maybe it was the carbs. The second time with noodles, green beans and peas. Tonight with natural and wild rice and brocoli. The resulting snacks didn't put me over my calorie limit for the day, but they sure could have. Hmm, I wonder what is up with the lamb.

Thankful today for:

clearance sale flowers
sunny weather
no mosquitos - not yet anyhow
quiet minutes in the back yard

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T.MAESPARKLES 6/28/2011 9:41AM

    Very Interesting!

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PARISTASAI 6/28/2011 8:51AM

    Maybe you are just more physically active lately and it has nothing to do with the lamb. We never have lamb. My husband would think it is too gourmet!

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BECKYR16 6/27/2011 7:55PM

    Weird. But glad you now know this :)

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SPARKCHANTAL 6/27/2011 6:17PM

    isn't lamb rather heavy on the fat? this surprises me that it didn't hold over so long.

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RUNNINGOMA 6/27/2011 4:47PM

    We had a lamb butchered last year - and I just couldn't eat it. It tasted so bad to me!
So, that in itself would have made me hungry afterwards! emoticon

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Papermaking page

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Okay, that should take you to the papermaking page. Let me know how it works.

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RUNNINGOMA 6/23/2011 6:12AM

    That was super cool! I didn't get the link to work, but copied and pasted the second link you had up there then it worked great!
Do you do this in your free time as well? I took one paper making class at the Volkshochschule so that I could improve on my German and the teacher ended up being from England! Oh, well. I haven't done it myself at home though, and not with anything other than other paper.
I liked seeing the flowers added. Nice!

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PARISTASAI 6/22/2011 7:02PM

    The photos were just like a papermaking workshop! Loved it! Now I know everything about paper making! Wow!

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MTNGRL 6/22/2011 6:52PM

    Great pics!

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Lovin' it!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The city festival went well and I will be posting pics soon.

We were back at the gym today and I got to wear my new capri running skirt with matching sweat band. I love it! It is so comfortable and yet keeps me covered up. No wondering what kind of view the people on the machines behind me are getting. I felt cute and spunky and enjoyed my workout tremendously, not to mention that the headband kept the sweat from running into my ears. There are few things worse during a workout than the feeling of sweat running into your ears! Arrgg! But not today! Then, when it came time to shower, I was pleasantly surprised that the capris came off so easily. I have worn biking shorts before that were like fighting a wet suit to try to get back out of them after a workout. Today, no fighting or struggling at all. They also have two side pockets. One for my locker key and the other for my workout chip card. So cool. Now my daughter wants one. Hmmm.

Have a great day and go run like a girl!

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T.MAESPARKLES 6/25/2011 8:15AM

    It's great to Look good while working out! HAHA! I understand completely!

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FREELADY 6/23/2011 12:06AM

    sounds so sharp and attractive! Rejoicing with you!

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RUNNINGOMA 6/22/2011 7:22AM

    I'm running like a girl (and maybe a little bit like an old lady!) The capri running skirt sounds nice. Did you find that here? I have a pair of running capris and wear a longer shirt, and I try to run where there aren't many people, but still, would love more cover.

Looking forward to the pics from the festival.

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Recyle your weeds

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Yep, I am recycling weeds. We are making them into paper. This weekend is our city's middle ages festival and we run a stand that demonstrates paper making - not recycling old paper, but recycling weeds. Give me your asparagus peels, pineapple leaves, rhubarb peels and leaves as well as mint, stinging nettles, leeks, and hostas and I will turn them into paper for you. Today I cooked down our rhubarb clippings and asparagus peels that all of my neighbors have been saving for me.

Needless to say, I will need to re-evaluate my exercise plan for the week. No time for a morning at the gym this week. The Today show pointed out the benefits of 5 minute exercise spurts throughout the day. Goal for tomorrow - 30 minutes of exercise spread thoughout the day. I did get my steps in today though. And my freggies weren't too bad:

-sliced tomato
-veggie soup
-leaf lettuce
-diced tomato
That makes 7.

Thankful for-
-my sewing machine
-charcoal tablets for an upset stomach
-wisdom passed down from others

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SPARKCHANTAL 6/18/2011 6:29AM

    ha ha! i was going to make a joke about your 'making paper', taking it literally, thinking you really meant something like doing paper work, you know-- the german dilemma distinguishing between 'make' and 'do'.... been here so long i 'hear' things wrong!
and now i see you actually meant it literally!
what-- from asparagus peels!?!

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PARISTASAI 6/15/2011 8:32AM

    What beautiful paper it must make! Paper making I have seen up close has only been recycled paper with bits of herbs it.
Thanks for posting your encouraging blogs about your activities.

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BECKYR16 6/15/2011 5:08AM

    Awesome! I love that your blogs always include things you're thankful for that day :)

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RUNNINGOMA 6/15/2011 5:05AM

    Wow! How cool!

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EJOY-EVELYN 6/15/2011 1:42AM

    What a cool idea. Those rhubarb leaves add up real quick when I pull from the sixteen groups my cousin has planted. I love to hear about how people are making a positive difference with their efforts to be better stewards of our great resources. WooHoo!

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INDIANAGIRL61 6/14/2011 11:26PM

    Oh that does sound interesting!!! Please post pictures and more details about how you do this! I have never heard of this and think it is fascinating! I like how you include your daily things that you are thankful for. By the way--Happy Anniversary.

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SONGOFJOY27 6/14/2011 7:45PM

    That really sounds interesting ... recycling weeds into paper! Do you have some pictures of the finished product?

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