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Useful info on light bulbs

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Okay, I know it's off-topic and not terribly exciting, but it still is useful. File under Learning Something New Every Day.

Did you know that dust build-up in the sockets of light bulbs makes them overheat and blow out faster? I sure didn't. I probably vacuum out the light bulb sockets in the chandeliers and ceiling lights....once a year? Maybe? I did realize that dust and the occasional moth probably wasn't a good thing, but frankly, vacuuming light bulb sockets isn't high on my to-do list.

And, apparently, the older the wiring, the more important this is. I suppose that overheating sockets could lead to a fire, too, although I don't know this for sure.

HIPPIECHICK says that there's mercury in the new fluorescent bulbs, so I can't recommend one way or the other on them, but given the new info on blue light emissions (my previous blog on insomnia), I"m sticking to regular incandescent tungsten light bulbs next to me and in the bedroom. I'll still use the fluorescent ones that last for five years (so they say...) in the fixtures that require ladders to change bulbs.

Who knows - maybe I"ll even vacuum the fixtures more often.

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FLORIDASUN 10/17/2012 7:30AM

    Now that is news for the 'who cares' file! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUNADRAGON 10/12/2012 6:04PM

    Um, I do not think I would vacuum inside the light sockets either. As long as the bulbs are in there, the dust can't get in the socket. Last night I was trying to switch on a night light with a long cord extension and a rolling turn on wheel, and it blew out, right at the turn on wheel - it was black and smoking and way scary. Nope. Got that one out of there in a hurry.

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JANEDOE12345 8/5/2012 1:17PM

    Wait a second. Hold on there, pardner. If you go sticking things in light sockets, you get a shock and you die. My mom told me this when I was like, two, and I am sticking to it.

I personally will never do this, never ever, no matter how well-informed it would make me.



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    Thanks for the info. Good to know!

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LIONESS678 7/27/2012 10:14AM

    I've never heard about vacuuming sockets, but I did get hollered at by the school librarian for touching overhead projector bulbs bare-handed (they are expensive). Seems the oils on our hands get on the bulb and when they are on and heat up, that oil makes 'em even hotter and they burn out sooner. So if I remember, I use a cloth and not my bare hands to change light bulbs. I don't think I can bring myself to vacuum sockets though.

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HIPPICHICK1 7/27/2012 9:53AM

    I have never in my life dusted light sockets.
Very interesting, if not downright shocking!
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JLPEASE 7/27/2012 8:49AM

    I'm supposed to vaccum light bulb sockets??? Oops!!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 7/27/2012 7:35AM

    Never thought dust would get inside the socket if it was plugged with a lightbulb. I will check and dust if and when they die. I have few incandent bulbs now. I do have in my bedroom and a few overhead lights which are rarely used. I do not plan to toss until they are worn. I probably, if I can find them, use them still in the bedroom. But you know I do not sleep with the lights on...

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SLIMLILA 7/26/2012 10:05PM

    It would be exercise, if you had to climb up to vacuum them out, so you'd burn calories.. I think I'd like to have them unplugged before I tried vacuuming though...but I don't think I would go to all that trouble... but your reasoning that it might lead to fires, deserves some consideration... emoticon

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 7/26/2012 9:47PM

    I have such a dysfunctional relationship with light bulbs.... emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/26/2012 6:26PM

    Geez! It's always something!! I barely find time to dust furniture----light sockets?? REALLY????

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SUZYMOBILE 7/26/2012 6:24PM

    Good grief! I can only imagine what ant buildup can do.

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AUTUMNBRZ 7/26/2012 5:47PM

    Thank for the info. It is properly filed! emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 7/26/2012 4:17PM

  thanks for sharing....

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News for fellow insomniacs

Friday, July 20, 2012

Any of you who read my blogs or irritated "status" updates know I don't sleep well. Ive always been one of those, "I'll sleep when I"m dead" people, but in the last year or two it's become ridiculous. Now maybe I know why.

Seems computers and smart phones (and tvs, but they aren't right next to our heads) emit a wavelength of light that is normally only found in daylight, and scientists suggest that this may be screwing with the circadian rhythms of some susceptible humans. They think that perhaps until technology can sort this out (and they're working on it as we speak) the best thing to do is not to play around with computers and phones right before - or in - bed.

I don't know about you, but if I can't sleep, the first thing I do after I finish reading my bedside book is haul out the computer and see what other night owls are up to. Or else I text my children, and if they're sleeping, I'll play some teensy game on the phone.

I may have to change that and just keep a bigger pile of books and magazines by the bed. Only I may have to change light bulbs, too - seems many of the fluorescent bulbs also emit this blue light.

Here's the link to the article in the Chicago Tribune, by staff writer Monica Eng:

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FLORIDASUN 10/17/2012 7:43AM

    I think sleep has to become a ritual. Same time, same place, same ritual. It works for me! And...believe me I have a million nagging thoughts running around in my pea brain each night and sometimes I wake up out of a dead sleep DREAMING about them! I WISH I could remember the solution I most likely just worked out!

Our bedroom is really, really DARK...and cool. NO television, NO electronic devises. One night I woke up staggered into the kitchen for a glass of water...and it was a flood in blue light appliance lights! I mean light of DAY blue light flood zone!

The micro, the stove, the TOASTER of all things. I wonder how the cat could sleep snoozing across from the kitchen in the leisure room. But then again maybe that's WHY he starts yowling at 6 a.m. to bail us out of bed. Poor sleeping due to blue light zone ooze.

I refuse to take sleeping pills. We took them briefly after we lost our son and I was totally and hopless addicted to them after only 4 days...YEP 4 days. My hubs who is a notorious insomniac said he thought he'd skip them one night. Terror gripped me...I WON'T be able to sleep without them I wailed. He reminded me that drugs are what killed our son...why does it matter if they come from a prescription pad or not...if you get consumed by them.

Fair question...I skipped the sleeping pill that night and just tossed and turned the grief around. I guess we need that grief process just as much as we need our sleep. sleep is my most COVETED and protected health ritual. Same time, same place, a nice comfy mattress, a good book for 1/2 hour or so and my little brown cat beside me until I fall asleep and he goes back out to join the night owl hubs until he comes in MUCH later.

I have to get a muzzle for that snoring problem have been strangled for MUCH less! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/23/2012 10:02PM

    I certainly didn't know this. I better get into my stack of books too.

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BUNNYCATS 7/22/2012 9:37AM

    I've always heard that it's not good having anything electric running near where you sleep. But, I have to use fans to sleep in the heat. I put the alarm clock across the room. I don't have t.v.'s, phones, or computers in the bedroom. I keep a book within reach. emoticon

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SUZYMOBILE 7/21/2012 12:44PM

    Interesting! I always hated that blue glow of the computer when we slept in the same room with it! Now I know why.

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HIPPICHICK1 7/21/2012 12:29PM

    Interesting! Thanks for posting this.

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/21/2012 9:41AM

    I've read the same stuff about electrical items in the bedroom. I'm very lucky---I typically sleep like a log. Any insomnia (and I do go through these phases) arrives around 3 am and then I finally get back to sleep between 5 and 6!!!!! I HATE THAT!!! I have no answers but you certainly have my sympathies! Lying awake in the dark is one of the worst things!!!!!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 7/21/2012 8:34AM

    I am one rare bird. I have never (knock on wood) had major sleep lack issues. Once my head hits the pillow- electric stuff or not I am out. My mom used to say I was sleeping my life away when I would sleep 10-12 hours a night as a child/teen. Now that I am retired I find I sleep 7-8 hours and wake up. The TV is more like white noise to me. I have tried to watch shows only to fall asleep before the end and miss the show. On those rare occasions I do have sleep issues-playing on the computer and a cup of tea or hot milk usually do the trick. I sympathize with you issue. My husband had trouble sleeping almost every night. His mom also had those issues so I guess it was inherited. Perhaps a hot long soaking bath would help.

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JANEDOE12345 7/21/2012 8:15AM

    I am big into Feng Shui and one of the no-no's in the bedroom is electrical stuff. It is always advised in all my books, that you reserve the bedroom for calm activities by getting anything outta there that requires electricity (even electric blankets that are unplugged). Reading and writing or watching TV are said to excite the senses and are not conducive to sleep. With all that being said, I have 12 electrical devices plus 2 Kindle's running in my room. I sleep well after taking an Ambien, and slightly less well without one.

So the Feng Shui thing does not seem to apply for me. Or maybe it should be re-named Feng Sh*t. (And my point is?)

It doesn't matter where you choose to sleep. Couches are favorites for me if Dearest Love is absent. Bedrooms are traditionally where you sleep, and then add your carnal moments in there, too. But carnal moments can happen anywhere so why reserve the bedroom for them? So bedrooms are NOT just for sleeping and sex by virtue of how you can do either delightful activity anywhere you land.

And there is the possibility that you are one of those people who require less sleep than most of us. It is a life-extending quirk and I would treasure having extra time in every day.



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JUDYAMK 7/21/2012 12:23AM

    the 22 years I have worked in the pharmacy the number one over the counter sleep aid folks get is melatonin recommended by their Dr. Mom had a terrible time sleeping, her Dr. recommended it & she had to cut back every other night ,because the next day she would be so sleepy.

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VALERIEMAHA 7/20/2012 11:34PM

    Wellllllllllllll...except that you'd have to have the computer on to read it, my blog today would be be soothing and, especially if the other links are also explored, provide information about an astonishing talent, Joy Harjo (has she crossed your radar?).
P.S. You could also add her memoir to your book pile!

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ACIMPEGGY 7/20/2012 11:21PM

    I've heard that we should have NO light.

Have you tried calcium? Gentleman in my TM club said his dr recommends a liquid calcium supplement (gotta get the name) that is easier for the body to process...


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SLIMMERJESSE 7/20/2012 7:10PM

    I am inordinately sensitive to these electromagnetic waves and always have been. When I talk on a cell phone, I get a headache.
When I do computer or phone toward night
time, I can't sleep all night.

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SLIMLILA 7/20/2012 6:51PM

    You said it! But, I had the dr. tell me 2 yrs. ago now, "well you take your metformin every day to control your diabetes, why do you have a problem taking zoplicone for sleeping?" So, I have for that long, before that, and even sometimes still, insomnia has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I did know you're supposed to avoid computer use etc. before bed, but like you said, I work on computer till I go to bed...

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Well, that certainly was unexpected.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

emoticon I chose to take the dog on a nice long ramble this morning. The hay was cut and taken out last week, so the farm is like a 100 acre lawn, albeit a brown and stubby one (we could use some rain here, please.) We went into all the corners and she had a lovely sniff, I just looked around happily, then we started for home and our respective water bowls and glasses. The I noticed...

...the Brush Hog was gone. emoticon

A Brush (or Bush, depending upon brand, I think) Hog isn't a small thing. It's like a 4'x4' single blade lawnmower that hooks to a tractor, made of metal and probably weighs...I'm guessing here...400 pounds, with sharp edges. In other words, you don't just drop it in the truck of your car and leave. I rooted around in the underbrush and tall weeds, but sure enough, no Brush Hog.

I usually don't think of this as being the sort of place where things get stolen - most folks don't even lock their doors (being a city kid, I have to - it'd drive me nuts otherwise.) But it was looking like someone had, in fact, stolen the Brush Hog. emoticon

So I got in the car, mentally loaded for bear, and went off in search. I'm pretty liberal about lending tools and machinery, but the borrowers always at least have the courtesy to mention it to me. I checked the farms of the guys who cut the hay - no dice. (And no Brush Hog.) I checked the grounds of one of our local known thieves - no Brush Hog. Asked a neighbor. No Brush Hog. emoticon

Finally it occurred to me to call the other neighbor - a good friend and generally a really good guy. I didn't see why he'd take my Brush Hog, but I was running out of options. Sure enough, he had it. Not only that, he apparently told me he had planned to take it. He'd borrowed it and not only used it, but oiled it and straightened it and whatever else one does with that sort of thing. Apparently I *cough* forgot. emoticon

So, having spent the better part of the day running all over hell and gone looking for something that I should have known was across the street, I've decided to start my new life tomorrow instead of today. I shall take a lovely, soaky bath, have a cocktail, a BLT (*with* mayonnaise, although not too much) and go to bed early. Apparently I need a little extra rest.

And when I start my day tomorrow, #1 on my list will be something about not jumping to conclusions. emoticon emoticon

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    LOL!! Thank God. I was getting my blood boiling thinking that someone had ripped this off and was prepared to help you kick someone's butt. LOL.

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BUNNYCATS 7/22/2012 10:24AM

    You have to check out this story about the missing flags.

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BUNNYCATS 7/22/2012 9:16AM

    Who would have thought that your own neighbor would take your expensive machinery without even asking? It makes me angry. I'm so glad you went over there and got it back. I'm proud of you. I'm not very good at handling these kind of situations. I get worried that I'm going to overreact. emoticon emoticon

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HIPPICHICK1 7/20/2012 10:22AM

    Oh my!
Who hasn't done this sort of thing?
Glad you found the hog.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 7/20/2012 8:00AM

    I have those moments now and then and survived,,,so will you. emoticon

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 7/19/2012 11:37PM

    It sounds exactly like something I would do. Letting go of my once wonderful memory has not been easy.
I hope you treat yourself very well.

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JLPEASE 7/19/2012 8:23PM

    What a relief that must have been. It would be a shame if you couldn't trust your neighbors.

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DESERTJULZ 7/19/2012 6:51PM

    Ha! Nice to have it all serviced!

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SHERYLDS 7/19/2012 5:39PM

    do i have a commercial for you emoticon
Dish Tv ....The Hopper

Luv ya

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AUTUMNBRZ 7/19/2012 4:47PM

    oopsie emoticon lol

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/19/2012 4:46PM

    OMG! Sounds like something I would do!! I totally get it!! Except my things are books, CDs, a lot less than a Bush Hog!!!! Glad you found it! Have a lovely soak!

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SUZYMOBILE 7/19/2012 4:30PM

    Ah well. If I started beating myself up about all my newfound senior moments, I'd be a sorry sight. Everything will be easier tomorrow!

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Ready for some more success.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I don't know about you all, but I tend to lose weight in fits and starts. I lose five or six pounds, then slack up on my efforts. I don't think it's because I falsely feel like, "I've got this" - more like something else comes along that captures my attention. Since I've gotten some good habits in place, I don't gain back the weight, but I totally stop losing, and I just cruise along like that for a while...sometimes a really long while. Mayo on the sandwich here, extra beer there, too hot to exercise the next day....and on it goes.

I'm about half way through my weight loss journey (although when I get to the end, I may decide to do another ten's sort of a "see how things are when I get there" deal), but like the project of the upstairs bathroom, which has been half done for over a year now, I'm tired of the project and I want it finished.

I've not only been "dieting" (let's just call it that, okay?) for years, I've been widowed now for a year and a half, been stuck with house projects for that long or longer, just generally stuck.

I think it's time to pull up my big girl britches and finish a few of these projects. Finish the !@#$ bookcases, paint the upstairs bathroom, and lose the remaining thirty-odd pounds. I'm ready for the next chapter in my life, whatever it may be, and I don't want to be carrying around the "house that grief built" - I want to head into it healthy and happy, and to do that, I need to shed a few more pounds. Not because I'm not okay the way I am, but because I know I can be better.

So instead of resting on my, um...laurels...I'm going to reboot my efforts. I'm mostly living on what the CSA feeds me each week (did I mention how shockingly good raw kohlrabi is? Sliced thinly with a sprinkle of salt - YUM) so that part is easy. The hot spell is supposed to end tonight or tomorrow, so there goes that excuse - I've been walking and lifting sporadically, but I think I'll make a plan and stick to it, what the hell, even track it here in SP.

I've learned so much from the challenges in my life - not just weight and grief, but basically the whole buffet table of setbacks and craziness - and I want to share that with others. To do that, I need to dress that part, and to do *that*, I need to shop in a smaller size.

I suck at self-discipline, so I figure the only way I can achieve these goals is to show up here and use the tools SP offers. You guys are my community, if only virtually. I've come to believe that if we can lean on one another occasionally, we can beat this weight beast.

So let's go. * knuckle bumps several Spark Friends, with shouts of WooHoo in the background*

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    I am so totally with you on the unfinished project stuff. I've got a bunch I'm trying to work on before I get into my final internship.

I love DancingGardener's UFO comment!

Message me if you need one-on-one motivation or commiseration.

*knuckle bumps ya*


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    Yaaay for "terrorist fist bumping" (as Faux News called it when the Obamas first did it on camera)

I teach a knitting class called "UFO class" - UFO standing for "unfinished object". We sit around and discuss each other's UFOs. We oooo and ahh over each other's orphaned masterpieces pressing the knitter to finish it because it's so beautiful and so worth the effort. We have a good group-think over the stalled projects because of some problem or dis-aster. And, we breath soothing thoughts as we help the knitter admit that yes, the entire thing should be frogged (rip-it, rip-it) allowing the yarn to be used for some higher purpose.

Invariably the UFO class also includes a lot of discussion about unfinished promises, diets, goals and whatnot. It is amazingly cathartic to face one's UFOs. Knitted or knot.

Being able to look at a UFO and being able to tell if it is a keeper, a challenge, or ready to be frogged is worthy of the pondering time it takes. Just because you "promised yourself" you would do something doesn't mean keeping that promise is the best use of your efforts.

So be picky about which UFOs deserve your attention. Set your self up for success and knuckle down on them. You've got an army of sparkly folks out here cheering you on!

Fist bump! High Five! Fanny Slap! Let's DO this thing!!!!!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 7/18/2012 11:46AM

    Being a widow myself for about 11 years. I can sympathise on the house projects piling up. Now we have both our chores and theirs to do. I have been managing but this heat is a killer. I have gained and lost the same pounds now for a year. I have recently chose to be more progressive about it. So my weight issue is more of my major goal for the remainder of the year. Keep cool!

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NINJA_SMOO 7/18/2012 11:22AM

  I just love this "...I need to shed a few more pounds. Not because I'm not okay the way I am, but because I know I can be better." You've perfectly summed up something I've been having trouble put into coherent order.

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HIPPICHICK1 7/18/2012 10:51AM

    I've got many unfinished projects as well, but I also suspect that is how it will be until the day I die. I can't think of how it would be if I finished EVERYTHING. What would I do with myself if all of my projects were complete?
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But I do have goals and some with set dates, like getting my sewing area cleaned up, functional and all those sewing projects that are half done completed by fall equinox. I would love to have a more tidy, less cluttered home, but it will only happen if I put the time in and do the work.
It's much the same with weight loss and fitness, right? So with that I'm off to the garden to start hauling around some dirt.
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WORKINGSTIFF 7/18/2012 9:12AM

    I'm with you!

Fist bumps all around!

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/18/2012 8:14AM

    Love the attitude!!!! Keep it up!!

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SLIMLILA 7/18/2012 12:52AM

Great blog! Continued success on your journey in various areas... emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 7/17/2012 11:11PM

    YOU CAN DO IT!!! We'll all do it together!

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ACIMPEGGY 7/17/2012 10:13PM

    Sounds a lot like where I am, but no longer close to half way. I did gain about 15 back. I am with you, though, on the heat excuse, forgetting to track the mayo, etc. WE WILL reach our goals.

I am glad you are aware that in Reality (IMHO Spirit) You are perfect as you are now!


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SUZYMOBILE 7/17/2012 9:12PM

    Wow! When you put your mind to something, I have a feeling it's gonna happen. I could use some of that, too!

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    I think it's a great idea. `I would love to wrap up all the lose ends around here.

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JANEDOE12345 7/17/2012 7:40PM

    You can do anything! You are Wonder Woman! A comet in the dull lives of others! You go, girl! And I am glad you are going to be around more.

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AUTUMNBRZ 7/17/2012 7:32PM

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VALERIEMAHA 7/17/2012 7:13PM

    Oh.My. As I sit here trying to *consciously* eat 28 gr. of Garden of Eatin' Organic Corn Tortilla Chips (directly out of the bag -- who am I kidding?) I contemplate your compelling piece and it sets me reeling back on my heels. I SO want to be one of those friends. Actually (pausing to clip closed the bag of chips) I'm now misty-eyed up thinking about how much I DO want to be ready for the required level of consistent discipline and commitment to beat "this weight beast" and with the same kind of commitment confront the matters of greatest importance in my life, which I've also to some extent left by the sidelines.

My approach is different than many on SP. I'm 70 years old, a vital, vibrant, supple-minded (pun intended), engaged 70 year-old, but 70 nonetheless. At best I likely have 15 years left in this body, probably closer to 10...that's not morbid, it simply IS. Being in an optimal state of health is my best insurance to have a good quality of life to the end...and do the things of importance for me up to the end.

Sorry to ramble on in near stream of consciousness monologue. It seems your blog razed my mind and caused the process to emerge, I'm afraid. AND I also know that ultimately...the patient must minister to herself (but hopefully "with a little help from my friends").

"Macbeth. Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased,
Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow,
Raze out the written troubles of the brain,
And with some sweet oblivious antidote
Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff
Which weighs upon the heart?
Doctor. Therein the patient
Must minister to himself."
(Let's be dramatic, shall we???)

So, I say: Let the Challenge Begin!

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The Beet Goes On

Sunday, July 15, 2012

(Sorry. Couldn't resist.)

I actually like beets, even the canned ones. One of my favorite salads is sliced beets with oranges. Heck, I'll even eat the dreaded Harvard beets, although it's not my favorite.

Here's some more beet info and a couple recipes from NPR:

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BUNNYCATS 7/17/2012 6:19PM

    Yummmm, I crave beets!

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/16/2012 8:32PM

    Pickled beets!! YUM!!!!!!

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    I love beets too - pickled beets.

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ONEWEIGH 7/15/2012 4:29PM

    Try Robin's Creamy Beet Salad recipe on SparkRecipes. It's really good. In fact, I think I'll make it when I get back from vacation. I have beets waiting for me at home. emoticon

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_UMAMI_ 7/15/2012 3:26PM

    I love beets! They disturb me the day after, though. emoticon

Thanks for the link---that soup sounds intriguing. Odd enough to get me to try it!

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SWTHNY- 7/15/2012 1:14PM

    love love beets! emoticon

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SARS613 7/15/2012 1:07PM

    I have never been huge on beets, but I am trying to incorporate more coloured vegetables into my diet so I just may have to try one of these recipes!

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QUIERRA 7/15/2012 1:06PM

    There are not many of you beet-lovers, but I think you may have convinced me with the combo of the oranges. :P

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