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Pirates, walking and weightloss

Saturday, July 10, 2010      2 comments

Sheeeeze - some folks will tie anything to pirates! Urp, I mean - uh never mind. After the ball Thursday night, I decided I had waited long enough to weigh in and want... Read more

I have soooooooooooo much to share!

Friday, July 09, 2010      4 comments

Where to start - oh, where to start??? Okay - first - I passed the state exam for Realtor - YEA! I was so scared leading up to it, but the night before I knew I had studied as much as my brain could hold (thus it was spilling over onto my ... Read more

Cucumber uses

Thursday, July 01, 2010      7 comments

The Cucumber From the NY Times Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day; just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, and Vitamin C. Cucumbers als... Read more

Booth confusion and garden photos

Monday, June 28, 2010      7 comments

I had an email from a Sparker who made some pretty great suggestions on the "booth". I appreciate them taking the time to give such a well thought out response. I didn't realize that the pic was a bit confusing and so, decided to try and clear ... Read more

Family, fun and festival

Saturday, June 26, 2010      4 comments

We were a vendor today at a local festival. We took last weekend off so I could get stuff done and study and created a new display for the dog biscuits. I also wanted to add fruit breads and put my herbs on a new display since I wasn't totally h... Read more

CTAC Challenge Watercress and Pear Salad

Monday, June 21, 2010      6 comments

Having an abundant crop (already) of zucchini and cucumbers, I looked for something in the Mayo Cookbook using them... but the Watercress and Grilled Pear Salad halted my progress! I have a good patch of watercress going, had mostly everything ... Read more

Focus on each day

Monday, June 21, 2010      3 comments

Today is a new day. It's important to focus on today. To live just for today because without today - there will be no tomorrow. A wise man once said: "Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make m... Read more

Gumbo and SP friends just go together!

Friday, June 18, 2010      3 comments

This link takes you to a cool diagram that shows the history of Gumbo in New Orleans. Pretty cool...
orleans/Buck/index.html Might just have to make some ... Read more

Butterfly Garden

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      7 comments

i had a couple of queries about the butterfly-hummingbird garden from other sparkers. It excites me to be able to share any knowledge i may have! Let me say first that I am a semi-retired foodie. I only have the knowledge that has applied to me ... Read more

Personal insight

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      3 comments

When I was growing up, we had no money in our huge family. When I was married, we had money. When I divorced, I had no money. I worked hard and earned my own money. I went from a size 7/9 in college, to way overweight after having t... Read more

Yet another good day and good meals!

Sunday, June 13, 2010      2 comments

We finished the butterfly garden today. I spent a good amount of time on my knees filling in spaces between plants with more plants and then mulching. It looks pretty darn good. I want to wait about a week before I post a pic only to give them t... Read more

Garden update pics

Friday, June 11, 2010      4 comments

So, I'm not, um, obsessed with my garden at all! Really! Just because I take lots of pics. Hey, that's documenting what went right and what I can do better next year, right??? So, if you remember, this is what it looked like in the beginn... Read more

Bundt Chicken

Friday, June 11, 2010      5 comments

Not a typical post, but since a lot of us "older" gals have bundt pans just hanging around the kitchen, I couldn't resist. This is the link to the recipe posted below - it's awesome...
kitchn/meat/an-obscene-way... Read more


Thursday, June 10, 2010      4 comments

I'm sneaking off to bed early. No bike ride, but I did seriously dance for 15 minutes today (no riding in 90 degree weather!) and I paced up and down the halls during breaks. I also stretched my calves and ankles during breaks. Beef biscui... Read more

Another good day

Wednesday, June 09, 2010      4 comments

Overall, I had a great day. Managed to get myself together and out the door on time. Paid attention in class and made a better grade on today's test. After being so hungry halfway through class yesterday, I was determined not to have a r... Read more

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