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Mediterranean Struggles

Saturday, October 03, 2015      12 comments

So, I'm supposed to limit my red meat to one serving a month. Since I'm not a meat fan, I thought this would be relatively easy... not so! The "natural" lunch meat I bought for my hubby the other day was surprisingly delicious. UGH! I think some... Read more

Mediterranean Musings

Thursday, September 24, 2015      7 comments

So, I've been fascinated with the Mediterranean diet for some time now. It incorporates so many of the foods that I like such as dairy, olives, whole grains, nuts, etc. with an emphasis on less meat and more plant proteins. So, why do I have suc... Read more

Life Lessons

Friday, September 18, 2015      12 comments

This has been a really hard, depressing week. Our old cat, Butters, has been to the Vet several times this week (twice just for hydration). He is on antibiotics, anti vomiting/nausea med, steroid, appetite stimulant, and a pain patch. He is drin... Read more

Plans Change

Saturday, September 12, 2015      5 comments

It's often said that "change is the only constant in life". We had planned a getaway for this weekend but our old cat, Butters, was obviously not feeling well. We took him to the Cat Doc yesterday and it appears that his pancreatitis has flared ... Read more

A Chill is in the Air

Saturday, September 05, 2015      6 comments

It is afternoon here in Boise and the temp remains in the 50's. I really do love the cooler weather but sometimes it is hard to adjust from the high 80's to the high 40's in just a few days. Welcome to Idaho! On the other hand, I really like the... Read more

Fall is in the Air (and smoke!)

Friday, August 28, 2015      9 comments

We have been under a hazardous air quality warning for almost 2 weeks now due to the smoke from multiple statewide (Idaho) fires. UGH! Luckily, I do not have to go outside too often. The air is improving, though, and my hubby and I have resumed ... Read more

Road Trip

Saturday, May 30, 2015      9 comments

We arrived home Thursday evening after spending 2 nights/1 day in Bend, Oregon, at our timeshare resort. We spent 3+ hours at the High Desert Museum in Bend Wednesday morning. I really enjoyed the animal exhibits! I weighed myself Friday morning... Read more

And The Fun Continues!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      12 comments

So, just when I started feeling better after dealing with flu symptoms for over 2 weeks, my husband & I are hit by the stomach flu (IE FOOD POISONING!). For me, it was relatively mild but a nuisance, nonetheless. My poor husband was hit hard!! T... Read more

Keeping it Off

Saturday, May 16, 2015      17 comments

I was fortunate to lose almost 3 lbs while sick with the flu recently. My challenge now is to keep those pounds from creeping back. So far, so good. emoticonRead more

When it Rains, It Pours!

Thursday, May 07, 2015      4 comments

So, I've been dealing with the flu bug for over a week now. It just seems to linger on & on. A few days ago, I noticed that my right ankle was swollen, sore, and painful when I walked. This is an old fracture injury that flares up now & again. T... Read more

Sneak Attack

Saturday, May 02, 2015      11 comments

I've been sick with the flu this week. For the past several years (5?), I've been faithful about getting my flu shot with good results. Well, this year, the vaccine didn't target the prevalent virus, and, I was lucky enough to be selected for a ... Read more

Self Awareness

Saturday, April 25, 2015      10 comments

Well, I didn't make it through Vegan Week, but, truthfully, I'm ok with that. I'm beginning to understand my nutritional needs better and that's a good thing. I'm still basically not a meat eater. I do enjoy meat occasionally, though, (in small ... Read more

Vegan Week

Friday, April 17, 2015      5 comments

Vegan Week, sponsored by Compassion over Killing, is fast approaching and I will be participating again this year. Last year, I avoided meat for over 5 weeks! I now consider myself a Flexitarian. I eat meat, but only small portions and not at ev... Read more

An Easter Blessing

Monday, April 06, 2015      7 comments

So, I'm on my way! I made it through Easter with no weight gain! Now, the next challenge is my Birthday this Thursday and then a get away weekend in McCall. emotico... <a href=Read more

My Feelings

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      14 comments

This is so beautifully stated and expresses why I love animals! • via Animals Australia • Because they bring us joy. Because they are at our mercy. Because they teach us kindness. And compassion. And understanding. Because t... Read more

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