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  • Free Fire Cider

    5/29/2015 10:26:30 PM, by _JULEE_

    Anyone who has tasted Fire Cider knows exactly why it's called Fire Cider. The recipe has been around a very long time and many, many people make it. Some make it and sell it. A company has Trademarked the name 'Fire Cider' and is now running around suing herbalists for using it. There are books by ... Read more

  • Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry

    5/28/2015 7:25:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    CHICKEN CABBAGE STIR FRY Ingredients ~ 3 chicken breast halves ~1 teaspoon vegetable oil ~3 cups green cabbage, shredded... ~ 1 tablespoon cornstarch ~1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger ~1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder ~1⁄2 cup water ~1 tablespoon soy sauce Directions ... Read more

  • The best cheap sunscreen by Clark Howard.

    5/27/2015 6:43:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    Want the best sunscreen for your money? Check out these options Equate Ultra Protection Sunscreen SPF 50, which is a Walmart storebrand lotion, clinched the Best Buy trophy with a score of 94 out of 100. It costs only 56 cents an ounce, the same price as last year. Active ingredients include Av... Read more

  • I got lots done today! Lots of clothes to donate!

    5/27/2015 6:43:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    I kept working away to get rid of stuff from my closet. I put some in "wardrobe" boxes with a pole for hanging clothes. Lots went into boxes for donations. Some went into boxes for moving day. Two closets look awesome. 334 Not done but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.... Read more

  • I Could Use Hormone Help

    5/27/2015 5:15:02 PM, by DOTSLADY

    In learning about the gut, I missed the chapters on hormones. I kinda refuse to learn about them; have no energy for it and my memory doesn't serve me :P I got a bunch of blood labs last week, and the results are rolling in. Waiting for cholesterol (which neither doc cares about, btw, and I know w... Read more

  • Thank you for all the goodies and good wishes!

    5/27/2015 4:21:46 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am spending the evening "packing" for the move. First, take care of my own closet. I did other closets before but I knew I'd be overwhelmed by my own closet. Today a truck picked up 15 boxes/bags of stuff we did not need, including plenty of my own unused clothing. I chose to stay home and ... Read more

  • My country, the USA, is in great need of prayers and God's help.

    5/26/2015 2:10:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    Praying that our leaders act wisely to make our country an instrument of peace. Memorial Day 2015 chris... Read more

  • Hubby in rehab on pureed foods that came straight from the refrigerator! #@##%%***@#$

    5/25/2015 9:05:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yesterday, the pureed foods were cold! The pureed chicken (yuk!) and the pureed potatoes were just out of the refrigerator! I realized it when I was leaving and I tasted them! This is adding insult to injury! I honestly thought he'd throw the tray last night! He once threw a sub sandwich... Read more

  • Gut 101-the Effect of Foods by Dr. Tom O'Bryan

    5/25/2015 12:03:30 AM, by DOTSLADY

    Dr. Tom has gotten huge in the gluten/gut world since I met him a few years ago when he was going from city to city with his gut speech. Sean Croxton, Underground Wellness, showed him how to market himself/his message so he could reach more people via the internet, so I thought I'd share one of his... Read more

  • New baby ducks!

    5/23/2015 3:04:32 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    For most of this spring, hubby and I have been watching a mommy duck lay eggs in various spots around our back yard and our neighbor's back yard. Most of the eggs were taken by crows or other wildlife, but she managed to lay seven eggs in our neighbor's flowerpot and keep other wildlife from gettin... Read more

  • DH is now on pureed foods plus the diabetic food restrictions! Oh boy! He is not happy at all.

    5/23/2015 2:27:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    Good thing he is in rehab. He can't get any other food, Yesterday the kitchen made a mistake and sent up a piece of pizza. The aide immediately gave that to me and ordered his pureed dinner! Boy was he mad! It was suggested I take photos of his meals so I know what to cook for his diabetic meal... Read more

  • In prep for moving I am using up contents of my kitchen cupboards and freezer!

    5/23/2015 2:24:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    I had chocolate pudding made with silken tofu. It was OK. I bought the 2 packages quite awhile ago. The cookies were gone months ago. I am resisting buying more. And hubby is in rehab so I do not have the excuse that the cookies are for him . (Besides he is now on insulin.) I have many str... Read more

  • Recovering from Vacation

    5/23/2015 10:38:07 AM, by DOTSLADY

    I am tired, and am still recovering from our 5 days in rainy So. Cal. This is the first vacay since the vacay from hell three years ago (which was the first vacay in forever). And, Yes, I packed the clouds with me, as it rained a lot and was chilly in San Diego. It was nice to get away and h... Read more

  • A young engaged couple sees themselves after 70 years. Wow!

    5/22/2015 12:16:40 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • DH is in rehab...

    5/21/2015 8:46:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    I chatted with the person who coordinates his stay with Medicare. She was more encouraging today. The first phone call I got from someone there sounded like he would stay only one week. That really does nothing to get him stronger. And he is now on insulin shots! I am so unprepared for this responsi... Read more

  • Medicare --getting enough physical therapy--for hubby, 9 yrs after his serious stroke.

    5/21/2015 8:42:22 AM, by CTUPTON

    They think we can do the physical therapy ourseklves at home. Well that means I hav eto get hubby to do it. And he won't do it even with me asking him too. At rehab in that setting he loves to do it--of course with a therapist giving him her total attention. And with lots of machines around. At... Read more

  • Well, the paint color was a bust!

    5/20/2015 10:17:29 AM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    We had our carpet installed yesterday and it turns out that the undertones in the grey carpet are different than in the paint we chose. The grey paint has blue undertones and the carpet has brown undertones. I was afraid of that when hubby started painting. The paint almost looks like a pale blu... Read more

  • DH in rehab after a short hospital stay.... I really need this time to myself!

    5/19/2015 7:42:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am so grateful for this time --not having to be a caregiver for a short time. first--it saves me a ton of money for health aides here at home. second -he is getting intensive physical therapy which at home he can never get enough third -he just started diabetes bad symptoms and I ... Read more

  • SP featured this recipe but I made it 10 min. before seeing it on my computer!

    5/19/2015 7:38:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    Angel food cake with pineapple--but I used canned peaches.
    -detail.asp?recipe=40716... Read more

  • Business is picking up....

    5/19/2015 2:37:11 PM, by _JULEE_

    Hi everyone! No, I haven't dropped off the face of the planet. I'm feeling good, things are happy for the most part - in spite of all that is going on around me. One of my favorite cousins has lung cancer, a friend has bone cancer and another friend has breast cancer that is trying to... Read more

  • Carpet being installed last!

    5/19/2015 11:07:36 AM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    I'm happy to report that some carpet we ordered for the basement is finally being installed today. I'm looking forward to the finished product. We have painted the rooms and stairwell where the carpet is going and I think we will have everything back it it's proper place by this evening. I have... Read more

  • I was hungry! I never feel this. I always eat first.

    5/17/2015 11:51:20 AM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby is now in rehab and I visited him yesterday --and ordered dinner from the kitchen there. 4 One sign said dinner was 5:00 to 6:00. So I was sitting in his room with him . 5:00 went by and it was close to 6:00. No dinners. A nurse came in to give him an insulin shot. I asked about dinner. ... Read more

  • When will my "bad luck" end.

    5/12/2015 9:46:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    Since early Dec. our family has had major problems. One after the other. The current one is hubby having major diabetes issues resulting in change of meds. Now a bad reaction to the new diabetes meds so he is in the hospital. He has a rash all over and is very, very sleepy. He had a stroke in... Read more

  • Quick trip to Illinois and Wisconsin

    5/12/2015 5:50:40 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    We decided to take a spur of the moment trip up to Illinois and Wisconsin to visit friends and family this week. One of the nice things about being retired is that we can do things like this on short notice. I'm loving getting to spend time with people that I haven't had a chance to see much of si... Read more

  • I've got a thing going on...

    5/12/2015 1:28:48 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    .... And it has pretty much totally peroccupied me for the whole year. And the end is in sight. 198... Read more

  • First Treatment on FODMAPs for Fibro

    5/10/2015 8:10:19 PM, by DOTSLADY

    I'm SO upset SP! Apparently you can't start a blog entry in the morning and complete it in the evening. After pushing the Post Blog Entry button it promptly disappeared. I should have copied it before pushing. I should have written it in a Word doc and copied it over. Shoulda, woulda, coulda. I... Read more

  • Mr. Mrs. Ms. and Mx Oh my!

    5/10/2015 4:56:45 PM, by CTUPTON
    ific-1907977 Remember when Ms. was unfamiliar and now we use it easily. Well, the newest is Mx. chris... Read more

  • Grilled mustard, lemon,coriander chicken breasts with Lemon Basil vinaigrette

    5/9/2015 7:17:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    The link at the end has great photo instructions--which always helps me actually make the recipe! chris Mustard, Lemon, and Coriander Grilled Chicken Breasts with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette (Makes 2 servings, but can easily be doubled or tripled, recipe adapted from F... Read more

  • I know you all want to know how to make the perfect cookie so....

    5/9/2015 2:07:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    The following link has a much larger picture and more info.
    =pp&utm_campaign=pp The Best Tips for the Best Cookies 1.Ooey-gooey: Add 2 cups more flour. 2.C... Read more

  • CNET research on trends in music

    5/8/2015 3:10:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    Remember these? Sgt. Peppers, Hendrix, Cream, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Simon and Garfunkel, The Byrds, The Association, The Mammas and the Pappas, Vanilla Fudge, The Moody Blues, of course Scott McKenzie, and many many more A group of biologists and engineers from several London ... Read more

  • May is Star Wars month...

    5/8/2015 8:24:33 AM, by CTUPTON

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    h-you Warning: Only for true Star Wars aficionados ----who enjoy twists on this theme. \You definitely need a warped sense of humor for this. www... Read more

  • Changes in urine samples after switching to organic foods.

    5/8/2015 7:47:57 AM, by CTUPTON

    This is really scary to me. The colored graphs at the end of the pdf report is very clear. Compare Day one with Day 7 for each of the family members. chris
    t_eng.pdf and Read more

  • Kudos to sparkpeople! Wow Jan. 2012 50(oops--10 correction!) million people visited SP!

    5/7/2015 4:45:34 PM, by CTUPTON
    ple In January 2013, Consumer Reports assessed 9 DIY diet plans and rated SparkPeople with an overall score of 76, behind top scorer MyFitnessPal (83), The Paleo diet (80), and the Mediterranean diet (77).[1] announced on February 15, 20... Read more

  • ESP??? I chose the star wars like picture BEFORE I knew about May 4th!

    5/6/2015 10:31:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    Those were the pictures I was considering for the "EVENING EATING SABOTAGE MYSELF_HELP!" team picture this month, May 2015. Remember I looked at many search results, each with of pictures with hundreds of pictures for each of my various searches.. I searched images for thing... Read more

  • A slightly early "Happy Mother's day!"

    5/5/2015 10:12:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    Even if you are not a mother , please celebrate yourself! ... Read more

  • From How to Win Friends, Influence People, and Succeed in a Changing World!

    5/3/2015 9:12:07 AM, by CTUPTON

    Life sure throws out tough situations like strokes, cancer, death of loved ones, serious car accidents, job loss,hurricanes. So there are plenty of things that can cause us worry. But worrying mostly hurts us. So.....lessening worry whenever possible is essential! How to Stop Worrying and Sta... Read more

  • Mother Goose's Serenity Prayer

    5/3/2015 8:18:10 AM, by CTUPTON

    For every ailment under the sun There is a remedy or there is none. If there is one, try to find it. If there is none, never mind it. From The Leader in You: How to Win Friends, Influence People, and Succeed in a Changing World. by The Dale Carnegie Association. Stuart Levine.CEO an... Read more

  • our poor cat--I spilled his food on the kitchen floor.

    5/2/2015 10:21:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    240 I actually left the food there to see if he'd eat it. At first he ate it from the floor not in the dish. As the day went on he kept coming to me and bugging me, even picking at me with his claws. I am really, really tired today. I was out last night to a retirement party and today I worke... Read more

  • I just learned about Kentucky Derby hats! I did not know about this before. Where was I?

    5/2/2015 4:10:03 PM, by CTUPTON
    -fashion?cid=eref%3Anbcnews%3Atext... Read more

  • I don't blame mom, I blame mom's biome.

    5/1/2015 10:16:22 AM, by DOTSLADY

    I struggle with sugar addiction apparently (in denial because I ate so well, but the urge doesn't let up!), and in the throws of stress tend to want potato chips, Starburst, and ice-cream (like a recovering alcoholic I'll say that I've been two years off the Lays and Starburst, and almost a year wit... Read more