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Ignore the naysayers!

Thursday, July 02, 2015      19 comments

"So she wants to fly. And she thinks she has a butterfly inside. And that business about focusing and goals! Ha! Ha! Ha!"... Read more

Leg pain is much reduced! What a relief!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015      22 comments

I think it was the wrapping done for lymphatic drainage and the light massage that went with it. I cannot remember when my legs felt this good. Only one leg was wrapped, but the other one was not so puffy. But it had the knee that wo... Read more

About the book: The Moonstone

Monday, June 29, 2015      14 comments

Boy, wouldn't it be cool to get a letter from Charles Dickens about a novel you wrote! chris from Goodreads website: The following is a recently found letter written by the English author Charles Dickens to his friend Wilkie Collins conce... Read more

Your suggestions about my "chopping vegetables" problem. You are the finest people I know!

Sunday, June 28, 2015      15 comments

Ad you can see, the answers are all different! I just love the variety of ways we look at the world. Whowouldathunkit! I love everyone's suggestion. emoti... <a href=Read more

A home spa-foot massage --kids' birthday party! Isn't this cool!

Sunday, June 28, 2015      10 comments

I did not do this. It was done by a friend who has two sets of growing up twins! I really don't know how this Mom gets it all done--and she works full time, too! Read more

The problem underlying my hatred of chopping vegetables---deeply held personal beliefs....

Sunday, June 28, 2015      17 comments

That sounds very serious, doesn't it. I have always had low energy, even as a kid. Long ago, I made it a priority to do the "things that mattered." And I believed first of all I needed a good education and I was naturally good at the "... Read more

A stupid chore that I have never wanted to do but now have to I guess...chopping vegetables!

Sunday, June 28, 2015      14 comments

I have not ever cooked much and chopping vegetables has always been a thing I hate. I never actually faced it before. Now that John needs soft foods and dietetic meals I have to prepare suitable meals for him. I was often just giving him a... Read more

Do you use a food processer?

Friday, June 26, 2015      20 comments

I just made coleslaw. I used the nutribullet to chop the cabbage. Later I tride my blender which has a "chop" setting. Both of these chopped some very fine (too fine) and left lots in big chunks. I don't have a food processer. chris... Read more

Tomorrow--no morning appointments! So I can get to the pool!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      13 comments

Between hubby's diabetes,rehab,weak swallowing muscles and my painful legs I have been missing lots of water aerobics classes. I need those times in the pool. Tomorrow I can get there! Yeah! The world will have to wait. chris... Read more

Chia crisp Breads

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      9 comments

Chia Crispbreads 1/2 cup mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, etc) 1/4 cup chia seeds 2 tablespoons flax seeds 1/4 cup rolled oats ... Read more

Last night's meltdown and feeling better today...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      23 comments

Last night was hubby's first day home from rehab. It seemed totally overwhelming. emoticon I had a good cry and tal... Read more

Thank you! Spark administrators, what a great website!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015      13 comments

I have so much fun here. And I meet such helpful and generous sparkers! emoticon Read more

Why do smart people think eating 500 cal. a day is good???

Monday, June 22, 2015      18 comments

A good friend just told me that . She was already thin but last time we saw here she was thinner. Now she found an eating plan that will diagnose her health problems and the plan is 500 cal. per day. She said she just had a huge salad for lunch ... Read more

SP article: cutting arthritis risk with foods--foods I don't eat often!

Saturday, June 20, 2015      10 comments

If you are looking for a way to protect your body against arthritis, it may already be a part of your normal breakfast routine—orange juice. To receive the protective, anti-inflammatory benefits of beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin ... Read more

Rates of allergy symptoms in the US--each state compared...

Friday, June 19, 2015      4 comments

symptoms.webmd.com/seaso
nal-allergy-map-tool/defau
lt.htm Yup, my state, Connecticut has high allergy rating today!... Read more


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