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I do not keep a new year's journal but I try to keep a regular journal. Sometimes I even for get to write in it.

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Do you keep a New Year Journals?

I keep 2 journals from year to year. Removing accomplished goals and adding new goals. Some goals take several years to accomplish, so they get put in the new year journal.

I have been absent from to the team in the last month, mainly because I bought new computer. Having switched to a Mac I find it very hard and who said MACS ARE EASY? I feel like taking this one back for a refund!

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It was icy first thing this morning. Warmed up into the upper 40s (that is cold around here). it is supposed to be colder tomorrow (in the low 40s).

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GOLDDUSTTWIN ~

Yes it is pretty cold here in the Okanagan BC ca. If the wind doesn't come up, low temperatures below zero is bearable but when the wind arrives -making the temperature drop down to -20 or -30 below zero it is too cold! When weather forecast calls for the extreme cold weather, I rush out and stock up on groceries before the unbearable temperatures arrive. I bought plastic to cover my windows but have not put it up, mainly because I keep forgetting to buy the tape to secure the to plastic to the windows..

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HAVE TO PLAY CATCH UP TODAY BUT WANTED YOU TO CHECK OUT MY LATEST BLOG! COLD HERE IN MINNESOTA STAY WARM emoticon

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This time I won't quit, because I can't quit my life and this journey is my life. It will take me everywhere I want to go.

You may not choose your life experiences, but you choose how you experience life.

We all have it within us to change, if we CHOOSE to do so.

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Went to Weight Watchers this morning and had a gain. Was expecting that though.

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After having my daughter visit for a week and fixing all her favorities I only gained one pound emoticon

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Had a great Thanksgiving. Did over eat though. Put my Christmas decorations up the day after Thanksgiving. They are very pretty.

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The Potluck dinner in my condo was a success with 30 people attending. I did make my dish ahead of time but could not stand let alone walk the day of the Potluck Dinner, because of lower back and hip pain from osteoporosis-arthritis flare up. Took a week to get back to normal.

I bought a new Mac Pro computer. I maybe absent for awhile longer as lost all my email contacts, due to Apple and Microsoft identities, can not merge. I will have to start all over again with an new identity on Spark People. The last time I was on SP I never signed out but this time, don't think this will work.

I will try to get back on the team as soon as possible.

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It is cloudy and hot outside this morning. Supposed to rain later on today and hopefully cool things off. Have not felt good so my gardens look like a mess. They will just have to wait until I feel better. Have one of those super bugs and can't seem to shake it.

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emoticon HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!


"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream..." C.S. Lewis


“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

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It is cloudy, windy, and warm outside today. Have to go to the doctor tomorrow so I will wait until then to go. I think I can put up with the pain another day.

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The weather is staying put...grey, cold and blustery...I am not feeling so good today! emoticon
My fall plans continue: I took tomato cuttings and hydrangea cuttings and hope to create new plants, shopping for the holidays...gifts and meals, cleaning up the gardens & yard for winter, the umbrellas & chairs are now in the garage.

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Thanks for the information. I will certainly put it to use. We are actually having some sunshine today. Now I can't enjoy it because I am down with my back. I think I am going to quit looking for a job as my back won't let me do it. I think someone wants me to do a landscape plan of her yard. Hope it comes through. That and public speaking are 2 things I will be able to do. Have had 2 back surgeries in the past so I had better listen to what my body is telling me.

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Good Sunday Morning Rose,
We had a hard frost last night it was 31F when I woke up! BRRR...still holding out on turning on the heat...Boiling up some eggs right now and also some apples and plan for oatmeal for breakfast and a nice roast chicken dinner with mashed potatoes...nice residual heat.

Rose I really don't follow a "set" recipe...we like things tart so don't add much sweetener but I put the apples in a crockpot and let them cook down ...forever until nice and brown for the apple butter. I added cinnamon and nutmeg for spices to taste...some maple syrup and some brown sugar...depending on the size of the crockpot you would add more of these. You can add water,cider or apple juice to the apples for them to cook down.. My batch used water and my daughters batch used cider. Once the apple butter is as thick as you would like then pull out the canning jars and whatever you use to hot water bath your jars...and process them in boiling water for 10 minutes.

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I bet your apple sauce and apple butter are better than you can buy in a jar or can. Would love to have your recipe. Would you consider sending it to me?

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ANNA I didn't count them all...but the apples produced enough apple sauce and apple butter for 6 people for all winter, enfough cherry preserves and relish for all special get togethers: birthdays, holidays, company over, etc...plus a few to share with friends.

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I love the seasonal changes, in the weather and each season has it's special times, to remember.

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Well here we are mid October and the colors on the trees here in Western Washington are putting on a show. Time for sweaters and hot cocoa.
We are headed to the October Fest in Leavenworth to enjoy all the songs and dancing they have wonderful art studios there as well.
We will visit our favorite orchard to pick up a box of apples and pears while we are in the area.
Halloween is around the corner and so are the temptations of the candy that comes with the holidays.
So make good choices and you will reach you goal.
Happy Autumn everyone, Sandy



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Still cloudy today. I have hurt my back somehow so no gardening for me today.

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emoticon ROSES17

It usually begins snowing in November here in the Southern Okanagan of B.C. So far we have had a pretty good fall season.

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Has been rainy and messy all week. Will be glad to get some sunshine when we finally get it.

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GOLDDUSTTWIN -
How many jars did you get of apple butter and cherries did you end up with?

Used to do a lot of canning and freezing of fruits and veggies. I passed the knowledge down to my daughter along with all my canning supplies. Not worth it for one person, so will just raid her stocked pantry! I still freeze a lot of stuff in single serving packages.

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Happy Autumn everyone, so busy at work this time of year the Holidays are fast approaching and a lot of flower beds to clean out and mulch in for the winter months to come.
Hope everyone is doing well and I will be back on the chat boards more often.
Happy gardening everyone.
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“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

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Did a little Christmas shopping while hubby was not home.

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Cherry preserves emoticon are processed and other than the apples to dry and the herbs I think I am done for now.

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Good morning team! emoticon time to rise 'n shine! emoticon hoping to finish the apple butter and get onto my cherries emoticon for winter. emoticon

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My new crop of herbs are not performing well after 3 weeks they have not surfaced. Something is eating my basil.

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Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies just back from vacation, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours.

Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions .

Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, three children: John Dough, Jane Dough and Dosey Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

If this made you smile for even a brief second, please rise to the occasion and take time to pass it on and share that smile with someone else who may be having a crumby day and kneads a lift.

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i understand that bodybuilders eat like 2k calories a day but it is comprised of low fat or no fat and low sodium or no sodium foods. So they eat brown rice (no sauces) and chicken breast. I'd eat 1500 but have white rice with gravy and dark meat (thighs or legs). I think my fat content does not give me that lean look (setting aside the other things the bodybuilders do) - no I don't lift heavy weights every day. But even the fitness athletes eat less fatty foods and more calories and have a lean look.

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This message is from Richard Simmons I hope you enjoy.


THAT'S A NEGATIVE!

Wednesday, 07 August 2013



Okay, we're gonna burst one of those diet myths today! You may have heard that some foods, because they're so low in calories and more difficult to digest, they up becoming "negative calorie" foods. The idea being that some foods are so low in calories and the body's digestion process itself, cause that food to have a "negative-calorie" affect when you eat them. That is, it costs your body more energy to burn the calories than those foods even contain! Well, I think you'll have to agree with me, at least it's an interesting concept, huh?

Chewing and digesting a stalk of celery burns about as many calories as when you sit watching paint dry!



Foods like celery and some citrus fruits have long enjoyed that claim. When you consider the miniscule number of calories in an entire stalk of celery, you may be tempted to fall for the negative-calorie legend. But when you consider the number of calories it takes your body to actually fuel the digestion process, those numbers are pretty miniscule, too. Although chewing and digesting a stalk of celery may seem like a lot of work, it actually burns about as many calories as when you sit watching paint dry!

Yes, certain fruits and vegetables do have extremely low calorie counts, such as celery, grapefruit and mushrooms. And while it might be tempting to think of them as negative-calorie foods, it's just not true. Now don't get me wrong. Those extremely low-calorie fruits and veggies are good for your body and important additions to your weight-loss program. But they're not going to give you that so-called negative-calorie affect you may have heard about.

The only true proven way to achieve a negative-calorie-energy balance for weight-loss, is to burn more calories than your body takes in. How many times have I told you that, huh? And how do you achieve that goal? Hey, I've told you that lots of times, too! You've got to cut back on the number of calories you consume each day and make exercise a daily part of your life.

Low-calorie, fiber-full and nutrient-rich foods will satisfy you for a lot fewer calories than the processed stuff that caused you to gain weight in the first place.



Be sure to eat more nutrient-dense foods that fill you up while providing plenty of vitamins, minerals, proteins and fiber, the good stuff your body needs. Those low-calorie, fiber-full and nutrient-rich foods will satisfy you for a lot fewer calories than the processed stuff that caused you to gain weight in the first place.

So, is there such a thing as "negative calorie" foods? The short answer is NO! But, there are plenty of foods you can eat, like lots of fresh fruits and vegetables that, along with your daily workouts will help you see a NEGATIVE effect on the numbers of that scale of yours! So, when planning your meals and snacks, I guess you should at least...THINK negative!

Love,

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Have been in the heat all day today trimming back hedges. Going back in the morning to finish up.

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How to stay cool in the heat emoticon

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1. keep your house cool
2. exercise at the right time,
3. drink water wisely
4. eat light
5. cover up
6. keep in touch

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This year is flying by as I am working and staying busy at home as well.
Hope you are reaching for your goals and reaching for the stars.
Dreams are just goals waiting to happen!!


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emoticon Hello!
We have a nice sunny, dry day! emoticon emoticon
My cucumbers and peppers are doing very well. The tomatoes are growing and need the sun we have today. It has been very hot and humid. Today is much better.
Have a great day everyone!
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It's been raining off and on since Monday, so my plants should be enjoying this. I put out some thyme and parsley seeds, so I'll see if they are surfacing. Need to get some herbs going. Will go to the store by Sat. to buy some.

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Very Very hot here! Going to be spending most of today indoors. So far today did more Work on another part of the veggie garden fence. Hoeing & weeding today and finishing the laundry! Going to make a tuna salad today with avocado instead of mayo or salad dressing and sun-dried tomatoes.

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i have a deer visiting & leaving deposits close to the house...I think it is coming for the blackberries & bird bath or water fountain. garden fence post are up and stapling the fencing material on...between the thunderstorms and intense heat..mosquitoes. etc

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Looked at my plants - basil, ginger and peppers and they are doing lovely. The moisture seems to suit them.

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It doesn't seem like it ought to be July 1. Have been busy today on purpose as my cousin's 45th birthday would have been today. She died back in 1988 in an automobile accident but I do think about her a lot. We were a lot alike and liked pretty much a lot of the same things. I often wonder what she would be like today.

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July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 183 days remaining until the end of the year. T

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HAPPY FIRST DAY OF JULY!

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“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

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I've been cooking a lot of recipes that need basil. I need to grow more or faster basil. I picked about all the leaves on my mom's basil but I was like a parent when it came to my basil - I only used a few leaves - need to preserve it a bit longer.

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Good Morning Team! emoticon

In the garden for 3 hours so far today
1. I have so many day-lilies to move. and
2. My hostas that are under the apricot tree. we are re arranging some of my beds so it is easier to mow. The hostas will go in the windbreak by the fairy house i plan to do.
3. I have lilacs to move to continue the row in front of the windbreak, south side as I add rhodos to the north side.
4. Also adding lilacs along one side of my vegetable garden
5. Making a fence around my blueberries
6. Re-doing the garden fence
etc. etc. keeping busy and I have tons of pruning deadwood and those rascally brambles to pull so I am keeping busy



emoticon the has come in, and not able to get as much done in the gardens emoticon

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420 minutes....tilling, raking and putting veggi garden in...and tomorrow I move the day lily garden to a sunnier location...then back to fighting brambles.

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Hi team....
I love taking pictures and gardening.
I am not able to do as much gardening as I use to but have had real joy all ready this spring with some flower pots my neighbors helped me move up to my deck just off of my kitchen.
I have pictures I have taken the last few days.

This link will take you to my Flickr site. The first pictures show you the cucumber I am growing in a flower pot. Then scroll down a couple lines and you will see the other pots I have on the deck. The other big pot has a squash plant in it and the rectangle box has tomatoes.....
www.flickr.com/photos/neelojtsl/
I am having so much fun growing these and they are looking really good so far.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Pulled weeds this morning. It is supposed to rain this afternoon so I figured I had best do it while I had the chance.

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Planted some herb seeds - cilantro, chives, oregano, rosemary parsley and spearmint. Also read up on them. My basil is going so beautiful. I also planted some ginger (which is the plant that started me on this herb garden). I wanted fresh ginger to cook with and the ones in the food store did not have the zest. So the ginger is sprouting. Hope I have better success this time with the herbs.

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Raining this morning - Good for the plants. I put some soil in some pots so I can plant some more herbs and see how this planting goes. I've got so many seeds so I'll see which ones I'll plant.

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a lot of cleaning as the weather keeping me inside

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Went to talk to the seniors here in Kinston this morning on beneficial insects. We had a very good turnout and everyone learned something new.

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thank you for the heads up

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I have been doing a lot of research on GMO s and I am really surprised on how many foods contain it and why does the government not step in to stop the products from being altered.

I saw where Whole Foods is starting a campaign to only carry non GMO goods and that is wonderful however this will drive the prices up for sure and that store is already very expensive to shop.

I found one good protein bar Think Bar that is completely GMO free and they worked on their product lines for 18 months to certify that the bars were free of any chemicals.
They are really good and gluten free and come in many flavors. You should try one if you have not done so yet.

Thank you for the link.
Have a great week end everyone. Sandy

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www.farmtoconsumer.org/petitions/pnu
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You might want to sign this petition to keep GMO's out of our food. Europe has already banned GMO foods. You might want to share this link. Just fill it in add your comments and it will be sent directly to your representatives. doesn't matter if you don't know who...the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund knows.

Defending the rights and broadening the freedoms of family farms and protecting
consumer access to raw milk and nutrient dense foods.
For those of you who are interested, here is the petition.
http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/petitions/
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emoticon I am tired, sore and happy??? So glad we could help with the deck, and so glad it is coming to completion and for tomorrow a day of rest...

I plan buttermilk pancakes for breakfast tomorrow when we can take the time to sit down and enjoy them. emoticon hope to do a little gardening today. emoticon

SEEING THE DEER, RABBITS emoticon & SQUIRREL ENJOYING THE GARDENS emoticon I WANT TO BE OUT THERE AND ENJOY THEM TOO. I KNOW CUDDLES WANTS TO BE OUTSIDE TOO emoticon SO WE WILL JUST HAVE TO "MAKE IT SO"

I read this quote and no matter how we justify our actions this is true:
It’s not that some people have willpower and some don't. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.
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