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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

Dorothy's Red Shoes

Friday, April 26, 2013      20 comments

Remember in the movie The Wizard of Oz when the 4 travelers were asking the Wizard to grant their wishes? And Glinda, the Good Witch, told Dorothy that she had always had the ability to get home because of the Red Shoes? The Scarecrow demanded... Read more

Lead Us Not Into Temptation....

Saturday, April 20, 2013      17 comments

Every day I say the Lord's Prayer and ask God not to lead me into temptation. Then I'll go ahead and lead myself there. And have to go about the business of getting myself out. And thinking it must be God's Will. It's worth a little thou... Read more

It's not the Reeses but the obsession

Tuesday, March 26, 2013      26 comments

I read all the time that we cannot be expected to give up something we love, not even for a short period of time. If we do so, they say, the cravings will kill us. But isn't craving just an outward result of obsession? I remember brea... Read more

How measurements have changed in 60 years!

Monday, March 11, 2013      23 comments

I found a couple of interesting websites: americanwomendidntgetfat
.blogspot.com/p/about-this
-blog.html This one is from an article that shows the old Metropolitan Life Height-Weight charts from the 50s. The s... Read more

How many days does it take?

Saturday, March 09, 2013      19 comments

There was an article in an old WW magazine about a man who had started at 640 pounds and gotten down to 190 in two years. An amazing story of a Weight Watcher who said he'd never cheated once during that entire time, and his weight proved it. ... Read more


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