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Doing what I LOVE to do

Monday, September 16, 2013

Finally sat down to do some beloved cross stitching today, it is so relaxing and I just love it when a project comes together. I'll have to post later what I am doing.



I stitched the purple bat today, 2 squares down 11 more to go

  
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68ANNE 9/19/2013 9:52PM

    Such a great thing to do!

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FLUTTERBY4JC 9/18/2013 1:57PM

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I have found a new love for crocheting and been spending more of my time doing that! It is relaxing to find a hobby!
Keep up the great work!

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BRENJET 9/16/2013 9:50PM

    OOOO great job! Now you are inspiring me to dig out my rug braiding stuff!! Thanks!
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NBARNES 9/16/2013 9:33PM

    Fall is in the air - I too feel the urge to pick-up on some handwork.

Enjoy!

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BLUESKY_321 9/16/2013 7:45PM

    It is so healthy to have a habit that brings us joy!
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JSTETSER 9/16/2013 5:16PM

    I love to sew. Maybe I will take some time for myself. Thanks for the motivation!

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Hard day for me

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's a sad to start with, remembering those lives lost and all those effected by the Terror attacks 12 years ago. Today would have been my parents 68th wedding anniversary but sadly my Dad passed away May 1. It hurts. I will call my mom later and let her know I am thinking of her today.

  
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WALLPER26 9/11/2013 8:12PM

    My prayers are with you.

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HARROWJET 9/11/2013 3:01PM

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WIFE48 9/11/2013 1:20PM

    Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

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Week 2 Pre Challenge Fitness test

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Well, my walking didn't go so well the last couple days, why? I"M LAZY! Plain and simple, no excuse except laziness, but I will get back on the treadmill today and continue my walk!

This weeks challenge is:

Week 2 Pre-challenge ITC---FITNESS TEST

Lets begin the challenge with a Fitness test and we will end Week 10 with the same test to see if you have improved your numbers.......
SUGGESTION:

20 crunches
20 wall pushups
3 minutes of step ups
1 mile walk

We all have different fitness levels so leaders please work this out with your members if you need alternates. But please post what you do and make it something that works you a little bit. We don't necessarily expect you to be able to do them now. Post what you do.... minutes and reps. We will ask you to repeat this in Week 10 and see if your fitness level has improve. This can be journaled or you leader can set up a thread to record it and you will come back to the thread week 10 and take the same Fitness test.

I KNOW I can't do crunches, too much fat belly in the way, 1 mile walk, I can do that on the treadmill, I CAN do the wall pushups, and pretty sure I can do the step ups.

  
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NBARNES 9/9/2013 10:44AM

    LOL - I appreciate anyone who tells it like it is! Good for you and good luck getting that body moving this week!

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JSALERNO 9/8/2013 12:31PM

    I HAD SOME ISSUES TOO. LETS PULL THROUGH TOGETHER

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BRENJET 9/8/2013 11:25AM

    Good job, good plan...if you can't do crunches...you may be able to find a good core workout video here on spark to modify. Keep up the great work!

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JSTETSER 9/8/2013 6:46AM

    Keep moving forward!

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Ever tried Kamut?

Friday, September 06, 2013

First HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MOM!!! She is 88 today and this is her first birthday since Dad died. Sadly she has to give up driving. Her Dr. told her it is no longer safe for her to drive and my sister and Niece have said her driving is terrible. She said she feels like a prisoner now.

Have you ever had Kamut? What is Kamut you ask? KAMUT® is a brand name for an ancient, recently revived strain of wheat known as khorasan wheat. KAMUT® is always grown organically. I had a salad when my daughter and i went to the King Arthur Flour cafe and shop back in June and it had Kamut. It was good so I went on the hunt for it. Cooked it today and it is good. It is crunchy and sort of chewey but has a nutty flavour. I mixed it with chopped lettuce, mint, cilantro and a tuna salad. I forgot to take a picture of it before I ate it. Try it! Google it for recipes.

  
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KENDILYNN 9/10/2013 9:03PM

    I just cooked Kamut tonight for the first time. My kids really liked the texture, because it's more chewy than brown rice and didn't get starchy/sticky. I mixed it with lentils, zucchini and mushrooms in a coconut curry simmer sauce (from a jar). It was not very pretty, as you can imagine, but it was very tasty and filling.

I found it in a bag from the Bob's Red Mill brand. I use a lot of their products. Though I suppose it could be cheaper if you found it in the bulk bins.

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GAYLLYNNE 9/7/2013 8:47AM

    Sounds like something I would like. I may try it. Happy Birthday to your mom!!

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MJ7DM33 9/6/2013 10:33PM

  Thx for sharing!

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68ANNE 9/6/2013 8:51PM

    I have never heard of it and now must find!

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ALFBUNDY 9/6/2013 2:08PM

    emoticon to YOUR MOM! Today would have been MY MOTHER'S 98 b'day! She died 3 yrs ago. I'm toasting her with coffee (she didn't drink alcohol) & I got jelly donuts (her favorite).

Hope your mother has a WONDERFUL B'DAY. She shouldn't mind NOT DRIVING anymore. The way the NUTS drive around here, I really wish I could AFFORD to hire my own PERSONAL DRIVER! emoticon

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Friday

Friday, September 06, 2013

I did get on the treadmill on Thursday but not for long, about 15 minutes which was about 1/2 mile, not really worth mentioning.

This is my favourite breakfast, it's a recipe from Richard Simmons that I always modify somehow. It's called Apple Pancake but i added cranberries with the sliced apples and add cardamom, nutmeg and allspice to the cinnamon. This makes 2 servings so I can have the other 1/2 tomorrow.

  
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CARI2012 9/6/2013 9:08AM

    Yummy! And even half looks like a good bit of food to get you going in the morning! Enjoy :)

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GAYLLYNNE 9/6/2013 7:55AM

    That looks absolutely delicious!!!

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JSALERNO 9/6/2013 6:41AM

    yum

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