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Legs & Back (P90X)
Saturday, December 05, 2009      3 comments

Back to this workout today. I haven't done this one in almost 3 months. I wasn't able to do as many pull-ups as I have in the past, but my form was much better than it has ever been, and I really felt like things were strong, supported, an... Read more
Peppermint Bark
Friday, December 04, 2009      3 comments

Peppermint Bark Recipe Recipe courtesy Paula Deen Ingredients •Crushed candy canes, to yield 1 cup •2 pounds white chocolate •Peppermint flavorings, optional (Paula says use about 2 teaspoons, to your taste) • Directions Pla... Read more
Thursday, December 03, 2009      6 comments

Basmati, Jasmine, short-grained, long-grained, brown, white...I pretty much love it all. Does anyone else get excited when you find a new rice recipe?... Read more
Cluttered desk, cluttered mind
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      2 comments

As part of the change from Windows XP to Windows 7, a new computer had to be set up, the desk pulled away from the wall, cables run, etc. It has made my office, which is normally an area I associate with organiaztion and calm, feel somewhat... Read more
Time Off
Tuesday, December 01, 2009      2 comments

Looking forward to it. Hoping to make the most of it: physicially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. I can't wait!... Read more
Swimming on Night Shifts
Monday, November 30, 2009      3 comments

I really enjoy swimming, but it is incredibly difficult when working night shifts. The time that I would swim (3:00 p.m.) is right during swimming lessons and swim team practice. I'm looking forward to a few days off to reaquaint mys... Read more
Naan recipe
Sunday, November 29, 2009      3 comments

Naan (leavened Indian flatbread) By Petrina Verma Sarkar, Guide Naans are traditionally cooked in a Tandoor or earthern oven but can also be made in your oven at home. Serve this delicious bread hot, with popular dishes ... Read more
Too tired to post.
Saturday, November 28, 2009      3 comments

I'm too tired to post. That's all.... Read more
Black Friday
Friday, November 27, 2009      3 comments

Not for me. Nothing that I want (or need) that much. Besides, I'm working.... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 26, 2009      4 comments

That's all, really. Many blessings to all of you.... Read more
Yoga X
Wednesday, November 25, 2009      3 comments

I'd like to lead this at our local wellness center. I, of course, have no formal qualifications other than I really like Tony Horton and have gone through P90X 4 times now. I wonder....... Read more
Swimming Laps
Tuesday, November 24, 2009      2 comments

6 lap warm-up 15 crawl / 3 rest 12 crawl / 3 rest 9 crawl / 3 rest 8 kickboard 2 crawl 2 backstroke 1 cool-down 64 total.... Read more
Windows 7
Monday, November 23, 2009      5 comments

I skipped over Vista entirely--avoided is probably more accurate as I stayed with reliable old XP. The computer has become so slow that we had to update this fall, however. Windows 7 has a lot of changes, and I'm struggling a little bi... Read more
Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Sunday, November 22, 2009      2 comments

Slightly caramelized, cinnamon and nutmeg-scented yams. Preparing the Yams •6 lb yams •3 tbsp maple syrup •4 tbsp olive oil •1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg •1/2 tsp cinnamon •3/4 tsp freshly cracked pepper •1 1/2 tsp ... Read more
Chocolate Cookies
Thursday, November 19, 2009      2 comments

Chocolate Cookies 1 cup shortening 2 cups brown sugar 2 eggs, well beaten 1 cup milk 3 cups flour 1 tsp soda 6 tsps cocoa 1 tsp vanilla Mix and drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 min at 350 F.... Read more

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