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Spark has changed again!

Thursday, June 27, 2013      26 comments

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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      9 comments

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?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013      16 comments

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"?

Thursday, June 20, 2013      19 comments

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

Sunday, June 16, 2013      34 comments

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?

Thursday, June 06, 2013      18 comments

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??

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      14 comments

I hear people say that I should be Eating to Live RATHER than Living to Eat. Huh?? 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

Sunday, May 26, 2013      20 comments

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

Fawn Update

Friday, May 24, 2013      16 comments

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

A Fawn Born Outside my Window

Thursday, May 23, 2013      24 comments

You can see through the window... Read more

I LOVE to Shop!!! For Food!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013      18 comments

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

Monday, May 13, 2013      15 comments

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?

Friday, May 10, 2013      24 comments

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"?

Wednesday, May 08, 2013      35 comments

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

Thursday, May 02, 2013      16 comments

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


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