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4/6/10 12:10 A

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The important thing is to just live the healthy life automatically and not worry about it. In the end that is all that is really important! You are doing fine, Irene.

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4/5/10 11:49 P

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Yeah, that is why I am so far behind in Spark but sometimes I think I let Spark take over my life. I went to the gym and the store today.
For supper I ate salad with left over blackened slamon on it so did better today.
Irene

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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4/5/10 8:46 P

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Congratulations to you, Irene. What a relief! Pat

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4/5/10 12:23 P

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Today before I turned on this computer I finished my income tax. Now I just have to clean it up as I did a rough copy first and I will be done. emoticon

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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3/28/10 9:56 P

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Sounds like you had a wonderful and fulfilling day. blessing to you, Pat

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3/28/10 8:09 P

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After a few hours of sleep last night I got up before 7:00 this a.m. and went to I always enjoy my Sunday School class.
The youth led the worship this morning. It was LOOUDDDDD. We are going to have a generation of deaf people when they grow up. If I had the money and the years I would invest in the hearing aid companies.
Then we had communion and received several new members into the church. Then our youth pastor preached a very good but longggggggg sermon.
It sounds like I am complaining doesn't it? I thank God for each day He lets me live but noticed a lot of people leaving early.
Next Sunday is Easter. We will have an Easter program and baptisms. At 4:00 the church is having a picnic in a park. I probably won't go.
God bless you all and hope you had a good Palm Sunday.
Irene


Edited by: DIDMIS at: 3/28/2010 (20:09)
IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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3/16/10 10:56 P

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Thank you Pat for the recipe.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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3/16/10 2:26 P

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I went to the source of the recipe and it turned out to not be a Spark recipe after all. It was on my everydayhealth site( diabetic friendly) and I needed an e-address to forward it so I will just put it here instead!!

Kale, Lentil, and Chicken Soup
prep time-25 min.
cook time--25 min.
total time 50 min.

Ingredients
1 Tablespoon of olive oil, 1 cup onions,chopped,1 cup carrots, sliced,2 cloves garlic, minced, 6 cups chicken broth-reduced sodium, 1 Tablespoon basil, fresh,(or you can use pinch of dried) 4 cups Kale, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper,black ground, 1 1/2 cups chicken breast cooked and chopped, 1 medium tomato(I use a 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes instead) and 1/2 cup lentils

Preparation
1-In large saucepan, heat oil over med. heat. Add onions, carrots and garlic. Cover and cook for 5 to 7 min. or until veg. are nearly tender, stirring occasionally.
2-Add broth and dried basil if using to veg. mix. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 min. Stir in Kale,(after washing, I use shears to cut Kale off of thick stems and discard stems- and to chop Kale leaves into 1 inch or so pieces) salt and pepper. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 min.
3- Stir in cooked chicken, tomato, lentils and fresh basil if using. Cover and simmer for 5 to 10 min. or until Kale and lentils are tender.

Enjoy! We sure do. Pat



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3/16/10 11:09 A

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Say would you send me your recipe for the kale, chicken vegetable soup? Sounds good.
I am back as you know from my trip and dressed for the Christian Women's meeting. They usually have an awesome program, good food with veggies, fruit and meat, plus.....
Had to buy four tires yesterday. Thank the Lord for taking care of me on the trip.
Irene

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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3/15/10 8:50 P

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An early WELCOME to spring here in central Texas!
We are having so much fun potting up blue pansies, a blooming yellow Hybiscus, yellow baby miniature roses, and red geraniums for the porch.
Out at the garden gate we planted pink, white and purple cosmos along side the (red when they bloom)roses.
anyone else here enjoy gardening?

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1/24/10 10:29 P

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You made the smart move about the dishwasher as the old one would probably break down again anyway and now you have a new one.
Glad you and hubbie can both still work out. That is great.
I missed Saturday at the gym and they care closed Sunday and I was too busy anyway. Am really tired and am starting to have pain in one ear and it shoots up into my head. Hope it is just a temporary thing.
Glad you enjoyed your dinner at the Mexican restaurant. I went to one tonight and had seafood soup. Had some fish left over and put it in a corn tortilla to bring home for tomorrow night but left it in the restaurant. Oh, well. Maybe I wasn't supposed to have it.
I have thought about trying Kale. I like turnip greens also with turnips diced in them.
Have a good night.
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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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1/24/10 9:48 P

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You lead a very interesting and fulfilling life, Irene.
Here is an update on what is going on in our lives around here.
We have been busy. First the dishwasher broke down- as I may have told you--the repairman called back and said it would cost $475 to fix it!. Unbelievable but true. So we went to local shop and replaced it with a new one for $350! DH installed it himself.He is 85 years old and still thinks he has to do his own installations! Took him 2 days to do it but it is working perfectly now.

Then Poochie was looking shaggy so we took him to be groomed. It meant 2 trips in yesterday to our nearest town,20 min away. He looks gorgeous now.

Last night our daughter and family took us to a local Mexican restaurant to celebrate a friends 84th BD. He lost his wife in Dec. and they have been supporting him. DD baked a cake and we took it into the restaurant and all. I had a mini taco plate with double veggies and no cheese. Very good.

I have been cooking up our favorite soup - Kale chicken veggie-which we have for one meal for three days and tonight I made the whole wheat blueberry pancakes for dinner. Both recipes are by SPARK CHEF MEG.

The weather here has been beautiful this week and our little garden didn't have to be covered at night.

DH and I are still working out evening during our TV shows. I use the Elliptical and alternate with strength squats etc. Tonight we are watching the Olympic tryouts. I have to get back out there now and join him.

Goodnight- Pat
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1/23/10 11:30 P

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Well, today was a good day. My former student and now helper came and we went to Mexico. First I said I needed to go to the post office since I had a card for a package and didn't know what it was. I had to STAND in line for quite a while only to find out the package was the one that had been delivered a couple of days ago and he left his card to remind me I had a package in the box. So time wasted.
Now we start out for Mexico. It is nearing my lunch time and I had not eaten breakfast so asked to stop and get an energy bar which tided me over.
Then on to MEXICO where we visited with the pastor's wife who is also pastor with her husband. She had a lot of issues she needed to talk about and she talked and cried and I prayed and counseled.
Also saw the parsonage we are building there. It is coming right along and I left some more money for them.
After a while of sitting on a hard bench in the church Vonnie and I started back to the USA. We were on the bridge an hour and met another friend to celebrate Vonnie's birthday. It was around 2:30 by then. I had soup and salad but chips and salsa came with it also. Chili's is a good place to eat if you want a lot of calories, even in most of their salads. I think I made a good choice but I did eat some of the chips and part of the birthday girl's dessert.
So much sitting, my sitter was getting tired and of course no time for gym today. We went to my house and since Vonnie had to drive 50 miles to get home I asked if she would like a nap since she was clearly tired and sleepy. She crashed in a recliner and I on the sofa. She slept maybe 20 minutes and left. I slept two hours. Remember it had been two nights that I did not get good sleep.
I just drank my last required water for the day and have had my fruit and veggies for the day.
So that is my day.
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Edited by: DIDMIS at: 1/23/2010 (23:32)
IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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1/19/10 10:12 A

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Hope you read my blog posted today on pain
Irene

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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1/16/10 11:04 A

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emoticon Very cute!


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1/15/10 11:57 P

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(from the internet)

15 Exercises We'd Be Better Off Without in 2010

* Jumping on the bandwagon
* Wading through paperwork
* Running around in circles
* Pushing your luck
* Spinning your wheels
* Adding fuel to the fire
* Beating your head against the wall
* Climbing the walls
* Beating your own drum
* Dragging your heels
* Jumping to conclusions
* Grasping at straws
* Fishing for compliments
* Throwing your weight around
* Passing the buck


IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room,
it distributes out to the rest of our bodies.

SO WE AREN'T HEAVY, WE ARE ENORMOUSLY CULTURED, EDUCATED AND HAPPY.

Beginning today,when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, ¨GOOD GRIEF, LOOK HOW SMART I AM !!!!¨

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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1/9/10 6:38 A

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I wrote a blog on how our local team met. The title is "We met" Hope you read it.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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