Monday, December 03, 2012
Every Monday, instead of waking up feeling excited about the new week, I have been feeling down and defeated. I am pep talking to myself to start all over again. I ate way too much of the "wrong" stuff again this weekend. This morning I feel logy and bloated. I was hoping to be in "onederland" before Christmas. Well. that sure won't be happening. Oh, well, enough complaining. As the old song says - gotta pick myself up, dust myself off, and start all over again.
Friday, November 09, 2012
Many of you (over a certain age, that is) recognize the words from that old song. This is not about the song, this is about my eating!! It dawned on me this morning that it was about this time last year that I started slipping. Cooler weather edging me towards those richer, warming foods. HALLOWEEN CANDY. I've been eating it every night after supper. At first it was just a couple of Tootsie Rolls. Then it was several plus a mini package of Twizzlers. Thus began my downhill slide. With my new medications I've been taking for a couple of months, my glucose has been fine so - - what the heck - -I'll just keep on eating. In the past few weeks, I've had fries twice, rice a few times,a "regular" meal(meaning not very low, calorie, low fat) sometimes twice a day. Upshot is, I was several pounds higher when I weighed this morning. You'd think that, at my advanced age, I would have learned something about myself. But here I am again, same old song, same time of year, same old bad habits creeping back into my life, I am so angry with myself.
Like little Sarah has picked up from one of her teachers at day. One hand on hip, other finger pointing at you, stern look on her sweet face, she says "Stop it! Just, stop it!!"
Friday, November 02, 2012
My 82 year old aunt emailed this to me. She is truly young at heart!!!
One day an old German shepherd starts chasing rabbits and before long,
discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther
heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.
The old German Shepherd thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep trouble now!"
Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles
down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just
as the panther is about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaims
"Boy, that was one delicious panther! I wonder, if there are any more
Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike, a look
of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.
"Whew!," says the panther, "That was close! That old German Shepherd
nearly had me!"
Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a
nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade
it for protection from the panther. So, off he goes.
The squirrel soon catches up with the panther, spills the beans and
strikes a deal for himself with the panther.
The young panther is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here,
squirrel, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that
Now, the old German Shepherd sees the panther coming with the squirrel
on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?," but instead of
running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending
he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear,
the old German Shepherd says....
"Where's that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another
Moral of this story...
Don't mess with old dogs... Age and skill will always overcome youth
Bull and brilliance only come with age and experience.
If you don't send this to five 'old' friends right away, there will be
five fewer people laughing in the world.
Of course, I am in no way insinuating that you are old, just
Sunday, October 28, 2012
No, you won't get any points for answering this question! I have been seeing that people will have say 7 points on their spin and 5 points on the bonus spin. The only time I get a bonus spin is when I get 25 points on the wheel. Where do all the other bonus points come from?
Monday, October 22, 2012
Several of you wondered about kolaches and our big yearly bake. We ended up making 1053 dozen!! I am going to try to put several pictures in this blog.
I left out several of the steps - the mixing of the dough, the yeast mixture rising, putting pans in the convection ovens (we have two purchased with bake proceeds as was the commerial size dough mixer), filling the kolaches, brushing with melted butter when they come out of the oven. As you can see, each dozen is wrapped individually. The pans are numbered with the customers order. One of our very talented young ladies keeps track of each order--how many dozen, what kind, name , phone number, which day they will be picked up. Several other ladies make all the fillings fresh. It takes two people just to keep the fillers supplied with the six different fillings. As I said, it is a huge undertaking but the community loves it and it has been a wonderful money making project for our church.
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