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Spark has changed again!
The Start Page screen is almost completely obscured and the points have changed. The Spark Blog is gone, the Insider is gone, the Health Highlights (my favorite) is gone, and it's hard to find the articles.
I'm sure I'll get used to it but... Read more
It's already started.
I talked to my son, the Registered Dietician, and it seems the American Dietetic Association has already proposed new and stiffer qualifications for dieticians. In former times, the dietetics programs were run out of college Home Economics depa... Read more
Will the obese now qualify for handicapped license plates?
I posed this question on one of the threads. I was at the store yesterday and there was an enormous woman in one of the electric shopping carts. I did not look at what she had in her basket, but I thought that she was avoiding the one exercise... Read more
Obesity is now a "disease"?
And what on earth does that mean? Do we really think that if doctors are paid to tell you that you are overweight, you'll just "snap out of it"? What can a medical community tell you that you don't already know, in agonizing detail? Cheetos m... Read more
I'm 64 Years Old Today
Like the Beatles song. I talked to Mom this morning and she doesn't know the song. All my kids do, though. What a generational difference!
My husband is 75 and failing from his strokes. He must be having more of them because his memory ... Read more
Why do we recognize ridiculous expectations in others but not ourselves?
I am an HGTV addict. Like much of America, I love shows like House Hunters, or Love It Or List It. On House Hunters we see people saying: "I want a big house with a big gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a gr... Read more
Eat to Live OR Live To Eat??
I hear people say that I should be Eating to Live RATHER than Living to Eat.
There is some kind of idea out there that in order to be healthy we should concentrate on nutrients and not on taste. Really?
I love Michael Pol... Read more
That Chip On Her Shoulder
Okay, the social gathering that was supposed to be so fun, wasn't. Again. We have a neighbor who is very overweight. She is certainly nice enough, I guess, and her kids are great. I don't know her husband well, but he spends time in the yard ... Read more
Well, it's gone. I turned off all the lights on the porch and left the room. When I went back an hour or so later, it was gone. The wildlife rescue volunteer, Kimberley, called me last night and told me that the fawn was probably still very cl... Read more
I LOVE to Shop!!! For Food!!
I am a shopoholic. I admit it. However, I can't afford the shoes or clothes that so many people like to shop for, so much as I'd love acquiring beautiful things for myself or my home, I just can't do it.
So I shop for food. Food is beaut... Read more
The Advantage of being The Cook
You know how when we were kids, and when we served our own kids, they'd really like something and plead "Make this dinner again!!"
Because I do my own cooking, I can do just that. I can have anything I want. I don't have to find a restaur... Read more
Who's the Guy with the gun to your head?
There is a scene in the movie Blazing Saddles, where Cleavon Little (Bart, the sheriff) points a gun to his own head and says "Don't move or I'll shoot" (or words to the effect), and it was so ridiculous that the audience roared with laughter at... Read more
Are we "Entitled"?
There was a story in the Washington Post yesterday about findings published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin regarding young people and their attitude toward the acquisition of material goods. It stated "Compared to previous ge... Read more
Playing with my food
I watch little kids play with food. They squish it in their hands, mash it up and rub it together. It's a mess and something I thought I outgrew many years ago.
But I DO play with food......in the preparation. That's what prep is, after a... Read more