LOOKINGUP2012's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LOOKINGUP2012 LOOKINGUP2012's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Another Traveler Makes Apple Butter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476484 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l213084378.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was inspired by Mickey's blog about making apple butter and decided to try it. The recipe I found online was for 6 lbs. By the time I peeled and cored mine there was 1.3 lbs left. I added 2 T brown sugar, 1/4 t cinnamon, a shake of nutmeg and cloves, and put it in the crock pot for all day. The house smelled wonderful. The flavor is warm and wonderful. Apple butter on fried biscuits was the specialty of The Sea... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 08:07:06 EST City Sidewalks, Ugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451570 I finished two one-mile walks yesterday and then decided to go for the third. Along the way I thought, If I just pick up the speed a little, I can get this mile finished in a lot less time. I began a jog and immediately stubbed my toe falling flat on my face - bloody nose, the whole bit. <BR> I'm sure something got knocked loose that really needed to be : ) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l966567991.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Slow and steady," is going to be my motto for... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 09:30:38 EST Pleasant Walk Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398379 I decided on a walk to the library instead of yard work today. The Twice Sold Books had a lovely garden book (ACPL discard) for $2, "Beautiful Easy Gardens" by Laurence Sombke. It has 10 garden plans in it - all about 10 x 15. The temperature was 88 but pleasant on the walk home. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1257957545.jpg"> <BR> For lunch, a Morning Star Farms Pizza Veggie Burger with garden lettuce. The salad is raw beet and raw carrot grated together from ... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 15:16:02 EST Digging the Garden Begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310360 "The sun was warm but the wind was chill. <BR> You know how it is with an April day. <BR> When the sun is out and the wind is still, <BR> You're one month on in the middle of May. <BR> But if you so much as dare to speak, <BR> A cloud comes over the sunlit arch, <BR> And wind comes off a frozen peak, <BR> And you're two months back in the middle of March." - Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time, 1926 <BR> <BR> I started digging the garden. The soil was cool, soft, dry and full of earthworms... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 15:47:52 EST March 30 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305719 It's been a good week. I did 90 minutes of snow shoveling on Monday. <BR> Hard to believe that was this week. <BR> Then I finished the week with 75, 60, 50, 120, and 80 minutes. <BR> I've had a fourth week of no coffee. My stomach thanks me. <BR> My sister and I even shopped at the Coop which used to be my favorite place for a coffee. She enjoyed one. I had Chamomile tea. <BR> Have a wonderful day remembering the Saviour's resurrection. <BR> <BR> Here is a link to "I Will Rise!" by Louie... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 20:58:31 EST Caring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290172 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l354478291.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am touched by the tears of my friend who is in pain. <BR> I am touched by the many caring people on SparkPeople. <BR> I am touched by the courage of my team mates. <BR> I am touched by God's love pouring into us making us more than conquerors. <BR> <BR> It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears. D Antoine de Saint-Exupry, The Little Prince <BR> <BR> The sea is nothing but a library of all the tears in ... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 18:42:52 EST