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Thanksgiving Forecast

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I subscribe to Good Clean Funnies at GCFnet. and got this today. It was just too cute not to share.

THANKSGIVING OUTLOOK by Elliot Abrams, excerpted from thebook, "Weather Prognosticators and the Media: Fallacies,Facts, and Fun in Forecasting," by Norm MacDonald Turkeys will thaw in the morning, then warm in the oven toan afternoon high near 190 F. The kitchen will turn hot andhumid, and if you bother the cook, be ready for a severesquall or cold shoulder. During the late afternoon and evening, the cold front of aknife will slice through the turkey, causing an accumulationof one to two inches on plates. Mashed potatoes will driftacross one side while cranberry sauce creates slippery spotson the other. Please pass the gravy. A weight watch and indigestion warning have been issued forthe entire area, with increased stuffiness around thebeltway. During the evening, the turkey will diminish andtaper off to leftovers, dropping to a low of 34 F in therefrigerator. Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday, high pressure to eatsandwiches will be established. Flurries of leftovers can beexpected both days with a 50 percent chance of scatteredsoup late in the day. We expect a warming trend where soupdevelops. By early next week, eating pressure will be low asthe only wish left will be the bone.

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KATIEEMMA5 11/21/2012 8:16PM

    Aww that made me laugh thanks, best wishes, Kate


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RDGISME 11/21/2012 6:47PM

    What wonderful humor for a stress filled day! Thanks for sharing!

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A Proverb a Day...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Many times I read a proverb a day, since there are 31, perfect to finish them in a month. Well, today a verse caught my attention, verse 24 -
"A personís steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?"

It's like Proverbs 19:11 - "Many are the plans in a personís heart, but it is the Lordís purpose that prevails." We are by no means puppets. God has given us our own free will. Nevertheless, He is sovereign. He knows us intimately and knows how to use our personality and character to accomplish His divine purposes.

So, we can continue to make our plans, with such understanding as we may have, but seeking the will of God and trusting in Him through whatever may happen, even as Joseph son of Jacob trusted in Him - although he found himself a slave and then a prisoner. His faith enabled him to escape bitterness towards his brothers, knowing that God Himself was directing his steps. So, there's nothing to fear!

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DIANEMAR 11/23/2012 7:23PM

    Thanks shel, nice reminder, my daughter is confronting bitterness that she has allowed to hinder her, and realizes she hurt herself more than anyone else. Ahhh, lifes lessons!

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LOSE4LIFE47 11/20/2012 9:15AM

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TRAILYN 11/20/2012 9:15AM

    Great Post!

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Trying New Approaches

Monday, November 19, 2012

I like my one cup (BIG cup) of coffee in the morning. I like it with sugar and evaporated milk. But I want to cut some calories. Also, processed sugar is devoid of any nutritional value. And I don't want to use artificial sweeteners. So I started using brown sugar, especially after learning from a Spark article that it has more nutrients than it heavily processed relative. And while in the store yesterday I grabbed some molasses, because that's even BETTER. And 2% milk works well enough in the coffee. (Sorry, skim and 1% just makes it - GRAY!) emoticon So this morning I had my coffee with MOLASSES. Hm, interesting flavor. Not unpleasant.

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BUSYGRANNY5 11/19/2012 7:21AM

    It sounds like you're getting creative with your coffee! I think creativity is a must when striving for a "healthier" life style!! It helps not only with caloric count... but boring, blah, foods and beverages!!

Keep on keeping on!!!

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GLITTERFAIRY77 11/19/2012 7:00AM

  I like it with brown sugar or molasses. Next month, we will have to get sugar in the raw for you and me. It's a little more costly,'s less...processed? Stupid food industry. Anyway...yeah. Sugar in the Raw.

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CAROLYN0107 11/19/2012 6:49AM

    I'm not a coffee drinker but a tea lover. I was using sweetener in it but now drink it black.

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Walking and Standing

Saturday, November 17, 2012

While I was in Peru, I had to go to the embassy in Lima and then to other places on a paper chase. I did a LOT of walking. I think we were tromping around a few hours, with occasional times to sit while waiting, but lots of tromping. I was grateful for the half hour morning walks I would take with my fiance's father in front of their home in Pucallpa - I think it prepared me for this hoofing about. I had to take aspirin when it was all over, but I did it.

But standing is a whole other matter. Or walksing SO slowly that I may as well be standing. I experienced this today with my lettle friend whom I took to the grocery store. God bless her, I love her dearly. I believe she's in her 70's and she had hip surgery this year. She is slow. I would joke we are the tortoise and the snail. But while I could tromp around Lima for a few hours with my fiance's brother, it is hard for me to bear up with a trip to get a prescription.

At least walking at a decent pace the weight doesn't have too long to settle on my joints and they don't have time to complain. But the snail's pace had my feet and knees screaming as I finally sat on the bench by the ladies' room to wait for her to finish. I was glad I had bought some ibuprofen. I popped two and by the time I was going home, the screaming settled to a quiet whimper!

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CAROLYN0107 11/19/2012 6:46AM

    Since my knee break I'm glad to be walking at any pace. I do walk faster at times then others because sometimes my knee is pretty stiff. Keep walking no mater how fast though.

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GLITTERFAIRY77 11/17/2012 6:45PM

  And I'm still pretty!

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GLITTERFAIRY77 11/17/2012 6:45PM

  Yes!!! I find that when I have to stand in the kitchen to cook, it helps to rock back and forth and alternately raise each leg...Not at the same time, cuz that would hurt.

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It's a Plot!

Friday, November 16, 2012

When it occurred to me that brown sugar - being less refined than white - had more magneium (the nutrient I recently started tracking) - and MOLASSES even MORE - I talked with my daughter Abi (AKA RAPTORMELON) about using either of these instead of white sugar in my coffee. We observed that these two healthier forms were more COSTLY than the white, and puzzled why it should be so, since they had to be processed less, so they should actually COST less. Then we observed that the better something was for you - less processed, organic - the more it costs. Why should this be so?
We concluded, it's a plot to get rid of us poor folks. Only the rich could afford to be healthy.

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RGEETING 11/18/2012 1:49AM

    LOL! Sounds like a sound conclusion to me! :-)

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