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A Day in the Garden

Monday, November 12, 2012      2 comments

Having recently purchased a one-year membership to the Desert Botanical Garden, in Phoenix, Arizona, I was excited to take my granddaughter for a visit. Stella will be four years old in just two days. Read more

Greyhounds at the Dona Ana Renaissance Artsfaire

Friday, November 09, 2012      7 comments

Our non-profit, Greyhounds of Fairhaven, recently promoted the adoption of retired racing greyhounds at the Dona Ana Renaissance Artsfaire in Las Cruces, New Mexico. What, you may ask, does promoting greyhound adoption have to do with SparkPeop... Read more

Lost Dog Wash - Benefit Hike

Sunday, October 28, 2012      9 comments

This morning, the Sheltie Rescue hosted a hike at Lost Dog Wash Trail as a fundraiser for their non-profit. We made voluntary donations of $10 to help the Sheltie Rescue. I met up with fellow Sparker, HIKERBECKY, to drive out to east Scottsdal... Read more

Soak Your Nuts!

Friday, October 26, 2012      8 comments

I mentioned in my recent salad blog, "Salads Make me Happy!" that I soak my nuts and seeds for added nutritional benefit. That is an understatement. There are many good reasons to soak your nuts (and seeds). Back in 2003, shortly after my... Read more

Salad Makes Me Happy! (Recipe & photos included)

Sunday, October 21, 2012      13 comments

Several people noticed my status a couple days ago about loving my big salad dinner. In fact, one person even asked me to describe my salad in detail! Could she be another salad fanatic? Since Salad Makes Me Happy, I joyfully share today's sa... Read more

Greyhounds with the Royal Court

Saturday, October 20, 2012      7 comments

In this, the third blog about the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival near Las Vegas, Nevada, we'll focus on the Royal Court. During the actual renaissance era, the English and Irish were not friendly, to put it mildly. The Festival has an "E... Read more

Greyhounds: What they really do...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012      8 comments

In my last blog, you saw greyhounds in action. That may give you the false impression that greyhounds are very active dogs. The truth is, they spend 30-60 seconds active for every 22-23 hours they spend resting. What people think greyhoun... Read more

Greyhound Hunting Demo at the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival

Sunday, October 14, 2012      6 comments

Last weekend, the non-profit that I volunteer with, Greyhounds of Fairhaven, spent three days promoting greyhound adoption at the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival in Las Vegas. One of the reasons I love the faire in Las Vegas is that we... Read more

Holbert Trail Hike

Tuesday, October 09, 2012      9 comments

The view of Phoenix from Holbert Trail at South Mountain Park. HIKERBECKY, her friends Pam and Kerri, and I hiked Holbert Trail a few weeks ago. We're so lucky to have S... Read more

Liberal, Tree-Hugging Vegetarian, Hippie-Freak

Sunday, August 19, 2012      12 comments

Making healthy choices is not something new, that I began learning when I joined Spark. Back in the late 70s was when I first became vegetarian. Mom wasn't too thrilled. She said, "If you're going to be a liberal, tree-hugging vegetarian, hip... Read more

Four Greyhounds!

Sunday, August 12, 2012      15 comments

I've had two greyhound guests this week, while my friends, Mik & Matt are on vacation. What's it like having four greyhounds in the house? Some friends have said, "Oh Julz, you must be SO busy!" Yeah. I'm busy watching them sleep. ... Read more

Raw Zucchini-Walnut Roll-Ups

Friday, July 27, 2012      11 comments

One of my goals is to increase the amount of raw vegan food that I eat. These roll-ups make that decision super-easy, because they have a rich, satisfying taste! They als... Read more

Big Day: New Baby Grandson!

Thursday, July 19, 2012      10 comments

My daughter gave birth at 1:08 a.m. Hunter was 8 lbs 8.5 oz, 20.5 inches long. Healthy, happy, & handsomely adorable! I've been spending all my time with his big sis... Read more

Greyhounds & 5k Your Way (walking) Training Program

Saturday, July 07, 2012      7 comments

To challenge myself and make sure I get in enough walking cardio, I signed up for the SparkPeople 5k Your Walk a few weeks ago. I've been very committed to completing the specific walks laid out in the training program. My greyhounds are very ... Read more

I will not let myself give in to laziness!

Friday, June 29, 2012      6 comments

This morning, almost 40 minute walk: 1.81 miles. It was AWESOME! I was beat when I got home. Of course, it was about 90 degrees out, so that could have something to do with being beat! At any rate, the long walk and need to stretch & coo... Read more


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