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I want to thank everyone for baring with me. It's been rough. DH's thumb is still not showing any signs of healing. They now have him using a type of ultrsound machine that is suppose to promote the bone into healing. It's waves vibrate the pins in his thumb and now he's in horrendous pain all the time. It comes down to the love thing. You love someone so much that you want to do something to ease the pain, but there is nothing you can do. It's frustrating. ***sigh****

Groups:

A Congrats to those with highest fitness minutes:

COPD group:
CAPECODDOGFISH, SANDYDOLLAR201, TDWANDD2MYK9, BEBOP4ME, AND FISHER011

Class of June 12-18-2011:
RMAZZ44300, BABYSMAMA12, CORASMOMMY99, CAKATHY, AND KPETSCH

Wow I need to lose a whole person:
DOBSONSM, UNIQUESONGOFJOY, KLEONIKI, BOOTYLICIOUS83, AND TSGMOM

Wiccan Dieters:
DEADEND-DREAMER, RAVEN1979, K1TT3N, KRYSTALLA, AND E_MITCELL

Good Job to all!

Recipes:

This one us sounds yummy. Asparagus Stir-Fry. This is how they describe it:
"Fresh asparagus turns out tender but still crisp, coated with a flavorful oyster sauce in this quick and easy asparagus stir-fry. The asparagus is paired with mushrooms and red bell peppers - the recipe uses approximately 4 cups vegetables and is designed to have a bit of extra sauce to go with the rice." You can find the full recipe here:
chinesefood.about.com/od/vege
tablesrec
ipes/r/asparagus.htm?nl=1


Exercise:

Exercises to Help Patients With COPD
This article is from Lifescript.com. Exercise for COPD suffers sounds like an oxymoron.
But it is suppose to help. You can see the whole article here:
www.lifescript.com/health/cen
ters/copd
/articles/exercises_to_help_p
atien
ts_with_copd.aspx


Crafts:

I love plastic canvas. You can make anything with it. I've even made shelves! Here is a kit for a Welcome Gnome. It's so cute. You can find it here:
www.anniescatalog.com/detail.
html?code
=830225&source=pclsale


Pets:

The weather is getting nicer (hopefully), and everyone wants to get outside to start cleaning up the winter debris. The family dog wants out too. But what if the dog suffers from arthritis? He is a good article from PetPlace.com.
10 Ways to Help an Arthritic Dog:
www.petplace.com/dogs/10-ways
-to-help-
an-arthritic-dog/page1.aspx


Writing:

With the internet came eBooks and eMarketing. Blogging should be included. Wheatmark posted an article titled: Six Blogging Tips for Fiction Authors. Good article.
You can find it here:
www.wheatmark.com/blog/entry/
six-blogg
ing-tips-for-fiction-authors


Wiccan:

Here are some dates for this month.
• 6: National Tartan Day
• 14: Celtic Tree Month of Alder ends
• 15: Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins
• 16: Birthday of author Margot Adler
• 22: Earth Day
• 23: Wiccan pentacle is officially added to the list of VA-approved emblems for gravestones, 2007
• 25: Full moon -- Wind Moon at 3:57 pm
• 30: Walpurgisnacht celebrated by German witches

Don't forget to get ready for MayDay! May 1st.



(As always….I do not own the rights to the articles I list, which is why I do not write them out in their entirety. The links are listed for you to read the articles directly from their source. Also, you can find the PDF of this newsletter exactly as it is, on my website: www.kathypriebe.com . Just click on the date you want. It will open a new page in PDF format.)




Kathy Priebe
www.kathypriebe.com
-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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Recipes

No time in the morning for breakfast? Try Slow Cooker breakfasts. Here's one you can make in your crockpot the night before for a warm breakfast in the morning. Of course, since we are here in a diet group… substitute with low fat, low calorie ingredients. This one is Overnight Ham and Cheese Bake.
Links…
www.recipe4living.com/recipes
/overnigh
t_ham_and_cheese_bake.htm


Exercise

Do you have only groups of 10 minutes here and 10 minutes there for exercising?
I've kept this two emails from Sparks because they are 10 minute workouts. One is kickboxing, and the other is a 10 minute core workout. It has been found that 3 - ten minutes workouts is just a good as a full 30 minute workout. So give it a shot…your body will thank you…
Links…
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
videos-de
tail.asp?video=26

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
videos-de
tail.asp?video=61



Craft Corner

I am into crafts. Crochet, loom knitting, jewelry, and plastic canvas. Plastic canvas is my favorite. You can make anything your imagination can cook up. I have made shelves, door woodwork sitters, speaker holders, the regular patterns you can find on line and what I'm working on now…a desk/computer mate. This will hold my speakers, pencils & pens, a place for paper, incoming and outgoing mail and anything else I can think of throwing in there. A regular desk hutch to set up over the desk: drawers, shelves and all. There are ways to strengthen whatever you are making. You can put cardboard between layers of the canvas you are working on. I have also worked in coat hangers bent to what I need them in the patterns I'm working on. If plastic canvas is a craft you work on or would like to work on, there is also this software program to help you design patterns. Check it out…
Links:
www.plasticcanvassoftware.com
/



Pets

Please consider your next pet purchase - a rescue. At this time of year, there are many that need a warm home and a loving hug. All those well-meaning Christmas gifts of animals that just didn't work out that end up in the pound. I just can't stress enough how loving these animals can be. How thankful these animals are just to be loved. So please, check your local shelter for a rescue.


Writer's Corner

Glimmer Train is open for their Short Story Award for New Writers. 1st place is 1500$, deadliine is Feb. 28.
Writers.com holds classes for writers. It's a bit pricy for my blood, but they do offer many classes.
Links:
www.glimmertrain.com/newwrite
rs.html

www.writers.com/welcome.html

Wiccan Corner

Hope everyone had a festive Imbolc (or Lammas- Southern Hemisphere).
We are celebrating the coming of spring and the renewal of life. Don't
Forget check out the "Sacred Mists Shoppe" they have everything you
May need: from Altar kits to online courses. I also recommend The Witch
School. They not only have classes from beginner to becoming ordained,
They also have a forum and a rather large library.
Links:
www.sacredmists.com/
classes.witchschool.com/main.
asp


Remember you can find this newsletter and all the rest at…
www.kathypriebe.com


Kathy Priebe
www.kathypriebe.com
-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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1-7-13 Vol.2 No. 1

Wow, I can't believe it's a new year. Last year just flew by. Now it's not Holiday things on sale…but "White" sale. And I have spent my Social Security Check on some real fuzzy sheets and towels, and ….you get the picture. I blame it on the weather. It just wants me to redo things in the house.


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Recipes

Apricot-Cherry Tart

Check out this Tart. I'm not into Apricots or Cherries, but this does look good.
www.bhg.com/recipe/tarts/coun
try-pear-
tart/


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Exercise

If you haven't seen my posts, Sparks has started up a jump start to fitness for January. If you sign up for this week, you get entered into a contest to win a Kindle.
Check it out here...
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/c
hallenge_
detail.asp?challenge=10


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Pets

This is a nasty time of year for pets in the Northeastern parts. Remember to make sure your outside pets have plenty of hay or whatever bedding you use. If it get's to cold please bring them in. A garage, shed something and give them bedding there. The pads of animals feet can get frost-bite. To the point where they have to be amputated. And even though they have fur, they're bodies are much smaller then ours, it doesn't take long for them to freeze to death. So please protect your pet from the extreme cold.

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Writer's Corner

Right now, BIW, Book In a Week is going on. I pledged 100 pages and have done about 15 done today. You can check out BIW here: www.book-in-a-week.com/what-i
s-biw/

I have a couple of books that have been republished. You can scope them out here….
www.lulu.com/spotlight/katpri
ebe
(Sorry for the plug, but I promised my editor)
Anyway, if you have a family traditional recipe book that you would like to publish or a photo memory book, you can get it done at LuLu.com without spending an arm and a leg….I mean really. It is very affordable.

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Wiccan News

It's a new year and a new start. Patti Wigington has some good ideas to start the year off right.Check it out here: paganwiccan.about.com/

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Crafts

Beautiful, isn't it. A white crochet rosette on a snowflake doily sitting on a red velvet piece of material. I think it's the red back ground that sets it off. For the pattern, check here:
www.allfreecrochet.com/Holida
y-Crochet
-Patterns/3D-Wild-Rose-Snowfl
ake/m
l/1


Okay…
Till next month…
Be Safe

(as always, there will be a copy of this on my website: www.kathypriebe.com

Kathy Priebe
www.kathypriebe.com
-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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NewsLetter 11-22-12

Newsletter No. 4
11-22-12

Yup, I'm only doing this once a month. I really want to re-jump start my muse. So I have been digging out some of my series that have ground to a halt.

Okay...First off....Happy Thanksgiving....

Did you forget those appetizers or need something quick....Try the products that have been rated good to best. And quick too!
shopping.yahoo.com/news/best-heat-an
d-
eat-appetizers-.html


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Doing the Black Friday thing? I did it once...I will NEVER do it again. There is nothing festive, joyous, Christmas-y about Black Friday. Now, cut throat, trampled, cart stealing comes to mind. (If you're lucky enough to find a cart!)
Be safe out there. Watch your wallets, carts, kids and it you can't lock your purchases in the trunk...bring a blanket large enough to cover your purchases from store to store. And lock your vehicle. Nothing is fool-proof, but they'll more then likely to hit the vehicles where they can see, crash, and grab. It all comes down to the path of least resistance.

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Pet Corner

I know you want to share the festivities with your pets. Uncle Chester slips a piece of roll under the table for Spot. While Cousin Toby, who hates his cream beans, feeds them to Spot off his spoon. Etc. There are a good amount of foods out there that can cause serious harm to FiDo. Turkey Bones being high on the list. They break and splinter very easily. Too much gravy can cause the runs...along with anything else that is high in fat. This is a good article. the only thing I don't agree with is the gravy thing...That person never had to clean up the runs after 6 plus dogs. (I found homes for strays) Until my health went downhill, I always had 3 to 7-8 dogs at a time. Every thing in moderation. And if you don't know what a food item will do your pet....research it or wait to Monday and call your vet. I'm sure he/they would rather you call and ask first then have to see your pet after he's sick.
www.petswelcome.com/articles/what-you-can-
and-cant-give-your-dog.html


Okay...keeping it short and sweet...

Enjoy your holiday. Watch your portions and don't forget to exercise.



Kathy Priebe
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-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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First, I have to offer prayers and hugs to the victims of this awful storm system. What is happening here is nothing compared to what some are going through.

Well, my family is back home from NC and the memorial service for my MIL. She was detrimental in building and starting a Volunteer Fire Department down in Triplet, NC. Right down to actually rebuilding a 57 fire truck for the station. When the service moved to the firehall, the Fire Department gave her the service they give to a fallen comrade. My husband broke down weeping just telling me about it and the ringing of the bell. She was such a down to earth person. She will be missed by many.

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For those of you that do the time change: It’s “Fall-back and Spring-ahead”. Daylight savings time ends on Nov. 4. So remember to change those clocks! To me…LoL. Nov. 4 is my birthday. What a way to celebrate: an extra hour of sleep…heavenly!

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Recipes
 
Comfort Food Weather…Casseroles and soups. Hot Chocolate with whipped cream. TasteOfHome- Chicken Broccoli Casserole. 357 calories before substituting for lower calorie ingredients. www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/C
hicken-Br
occoli-Casserole


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Health and Fitness

It’s that time of year again: Open Enrollment for
Medicare. Here is a decent article from Senior Living. www.arcamax.com/seniorliving/
seniornew
s/s-1222054-924989
Don’t scratch your head in bafflement. Search out someone who can help you pick the best plan for you.

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Crafts
 
Annie’s has a very pretty crochet afghan and pillow set. You can buy the pattern here…
www.anniescatalog.com/detail.
html?code
=830181&source=EXCCLSU



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Pets
 
In Dr.Jon’s newsletter, he states that learning to take a cat’s temperature can be a good thing. I have to agree. My youngest has always had at least 4 cats. 4 outside cats. They are little independent buggers. I can’t tell you how many times we have found an infected cut or bite. Then off to the vet. In learning to get a temp reading, you’re learning to tell if there is anything wrong with your pet. Check out the article here: www.petplace.com/cats/how-to-
take-your
-cat-s-temperature/page1.aspx


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Writer’s Corner
 
 
This is a good article from BookBaby. It’s called,
“Is Your Author Website Helping You or Holding You Back.
 
Web sites are one of those things that writer’s have to have now. A necessary evil for those of us that are baby boomers. A person can get lost trying how to figure out the hows, whats, and whys. Learn and understand, if you don’t, find someone who can that you can work with.
blog.bookbaby.com/2012/08/is-your-a
uth
or-website-helping-you-or-holding-y>ou-back/?utm_source=BBeNews&utm_mediu
m
=Email&utm_campaign=BB1236


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Wiccan Dieter’s Group
 
Who are you reaching across the thin veils this All Hallows Eve? Are you stretching your magical wiles and using the power that is? Or are you celebrating Samhain with an altar full of the last harvest? Whatever you decide to do, remember keep it safe and Harm None.


(As always….I do not own the rights to the articles I list, which is why I do not write them out in their entirety. The links are listed for you to read the articles directly from their source. Also, you can find the PDF of this newsletter exactly as it is, on my website: www.kathypriebe.com . Just click on the date you want. It will open a new page in PDF format.)



Kathy Priebe
www.kathypriebe.com
-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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Halloween is just around the corner. Jack-o-lanterns, carved pumpkins and costumes. The smell of fall and the bright colors of the falling leaves. And Candy. Did I mention C-a-n-d-y? If your little ones do trick or treat around the neighborhood, don’t forget to look over the candy. Take a flashlight to help you see between houses. Use bright colored costumes, if possible, and keep an eye on your kids. And if there are a lot of houses, take extra bags. I’ve had them rub open from little arms dragging them on the ground, and split from the weight of the candy. Extra bags come in handy. And if you smoke, make sure you extinguish the butt completely. There are usually a lot of dry leaves on the ground.

And…
Don’t forget to add the calories to your food tracker of the candy that you eat. No cheating now. LoL

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For those that know me, I have a heck of a year. I thank everyone for their patience with me. I’ve gone from care-giver to going through estate papers. I lost the only parent I’ve ever known, my gram, and also lost my mother-in-law. This Thursday, my husband and 2 of my children will head to NC for the service down there. And a couple of you know what happened between my one daughter and I, Thursday, I also have court. I now support Domestic Violence. As I found out, it can happen to anyone and not only by a significant other.

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Exercise
Do you always find an excuse not to exercise? Then this is a good article for you. I know I am bad when it comes to exercising. This is in Calorie Count and is called: “4 Excuse-busting Fitness Workouts.” You can read the full article here: caloriecount.about.com/blog/p
artners/4
-excuse-busting-fitness-worko
uts-b
501937?utm_source=newsletter&utm_
m
edium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_2<
BR>0110526&utm_term=continue1

(sorry about the long link, but bitly doesn’t always work)


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Pets
Ever wonder where the scary black cat myth came from? Here’s PetPlace.com’s take on the topic…. www.petplace.com/cats/how-the
-hallowee
n-cat-got-to-be-so-scary/page
1.aspx

Also, another very good article from PetPlace is about “Keeping Your Dog Safe On Halloween: www.petplace.com/dogs/keeping
-your-dog
-safe-on-halloween/page1.aspx



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Writer’s Corner
This is from DailyWritingTips. The article is called “5 Types of Modifying Mistakes”. I am definitely not one to cast aspersions; I know I am one of those that dangle modifiers as well as participles! www.dailywritingtips.com/5-ty
pes-of-mo
difying-mistakes/



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For the Wiccan Dieter’s Group
Wiccan writer Patti Wigington writes for About.Com. She has a newsletter that is very informative. You can find her Samhain article here; specials.about.com/service/ne
wsletters
/paganwiccan/1349784000.htm
It includes Samhain Divination, Working with the Spirit World and other fine information.


Until next week....
Have a safe and fun Halloween, and a Blessed Samhain.


(As always….I do not own the rights to the articles I list, which is why I do not write them out in their entirety. The links are listed for you to read the articles directly from their source. Also, you can find the PDF of this newsletter exactly as it is, on my website: www.kathypriebe.com . Just click on the date you want. It will open a new page in PDF format.)




Kathy Priebe
www.kathypriebe.com
-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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Wow, Here it is, the end of January. It seems like yesterday that I was worrying about Christmas presents and holiday decorations. Now, we’re hoping the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow! But, I must admit, this winter has been very mild. I keep waiting for the proverbial other shoe to fall. It is Jan.31st, and it’s 57 degrees out! It’s hard to call it the spring thaw when nothing is really frozen! I am not going to complain. At least we are not up to our armpits in snow and ice.

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How many times have you heard or read, “My husband just doesn’t get it.” Or “My boyfriend doesn’t understand.”? Here is an article from WomansDay called “10 Reasons Women Need Their Girlfriends.” bit.ly/wBarGF

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Highlighting our SparksPages, here is a Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise…
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
fitness_a
rticles.asp?id=1032

Gotta love Sparks, they offer us soooo much!

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And when all else fails and no one, not even your girlfriends get it, there’s the family dog. Always ready with an affectionate lick.
But don’t you wish sometimes, that you can understand them and what they are trying to tell you. PetPlace.com posted an article addressing just that. “What Your Dog Says Without Speaking.”
view.petplace.com/?j=fe661574
7460077a7
014&m=feff1273766004&ls=fde01
0787d
6403747d13747d&jb=ffcf14



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I belong to many writer’s groups. Actually, too many. J While I was reading through my OMG many emails, I came across this one and this one is one to “bookmark”. WritersWeekly.com: Paying Markets’ Writer’s Guidelines.
forums.writersweekly.com/view
forum.php
?f=12



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News in the Spiritual Corner
Imbolc Is fastly approaching. I look forward to this one, in amongst its many meanings and traditions, it reminds us that spring is around the corner! Yay! Here is a good article from Patti Wigington on Imbolc. It’s history, ceremonies and more.
bit.ly/zEyn3a


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Kathy Priebe
www.kathypriebe.com
-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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Back to doing the Newsletter….

My DH found a vehicle for my oldest. That was were the most driving was coming from. 1000 miles in 1 week! Just around the N. Eastern part of the county I live in! So now I only have running to do on Tues & Thurs. Yea!

Ah…The holidays are upon us. Remember…."A minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips!" It is very easy to forget our diets during this time, I have found that I don't have to do without completely…as long as I eat by one rule: Everything in moderation! I don't have to have a plate full of cookies and deserts when one or two will do. I don't have to have a plate heaped full of Thanksgiving Feast, but I can have a feast by remembering my portions and calorie counts. I also find that upping my exercise times also help keep me in line and not feeling guilty about enjoying the foods of the holidays. So remember when you go to sit down to eat: Everything is Moderation!

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Shop to You Drop Time!

You can find most Black Friday and cyber Monday's Ads online by checking on this link:
www.blackfriday.info/?utm_sou
rce=infol
ist&utm_medium=email&utm_camp
aign=
toys_r_us_black_friday_ad_nov_13_2011_a


If you subscribe to them, you will only get emails about the holiday ads starting from the middle of October. I actually forget about them until I receive the first Black Friday Ad notice. They do not send spam.

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Recipe Corner

Well all know what the main meals of the holidays are going to be….but what about the appetizers? Parents.Com (yes, from Parents Mag), sent out an email for 15 Easy Appetizer Ideas. You can check out the recipes and the pics here:
www.parents.com/holiday/?sssd
mh=dm17.5
52532&day=61&esrc=nwprnts100d
ays11
_2_day61_111511&email=934497549



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Healthy Interests

LifeScript put out an article that brings home the fact that there are things that you SHOULD tell your doctor, but you don't. They list 8 things that you should tell your doctor when you go see him/her. You can find the article here:
www.lifescript.com/health/cen
ters/wome
ns/articles/8_things_you_dont
_tell
_your_doc_but_should.aspx?utm_cam
p
aign=2011-11-13-96821&utm_source=heal<
BR>thy-advantage&utm_medium=email&utm_
con
tent=healthy-well-wise_8_Things
_You_Do
nt_Tell&FromNL=1&sc_date=20111113T000000




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Writer's Corner

Are you NaNo'ing this month. (National Novel Writing Month) This is my 7th or 8th year of doing this. And I can honestly say that I have perfected the art of procrastination! Actually, from signing up with BIW, NaNo is fairly easy. When you do 100 pages in a week. Doing 50k words in a month is easy.
You can find NaNo here:
www.nanowrimo.org
My username is Windwalker
Also, at the homepage of the NaNo website you will find a link for a 30 day free trail of the PRO version of the program "The WriteWay" Check it out!
And Book In A Week here:
www.book-in-a-week.com/moodle
/



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Pet News

Do you celebrate your dog's birthday? Here is a cute article from PetPlace.com called Parties for Pooches.
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/parti
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Wiccan Corner

Next Month I will start back with drawing for the tarot and runes. I can keep on drawing new cards for the tarot, but there are only so many runes. So I will just do a general read from then on.

As Halloween came, two of my daughters and one of my granddaughters were joking around with a gumball machine voodoo doll. It was great for about an hour worth of laughing and chuckling, but all jokes aside…What is a Taglock? Patti Wigington goes on to explain it quite well here:
paganwiccan.about.com/od/glos
sary/g/Ta
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Till next month….

From My house to yours….Have a Safe and Wonderful Thanksgiving.
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-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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Once again, back to business. I have been going back and forth to hospitals and what not. I have barely been able to keep up on my email, let alone my newsletter. But I'm back. One can only hope that life's "speed bumps", slow down.
Remember, you can catch the full version (pics & all in PDF format) of this newsletter online at.. katpriebe.tripod.com Look for the Sparks Newsletter page and from there, click on the link of the newsletter you want to read. And you can catch it on my Spark Page here on Sparks

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Health News

Did you know that Women are three times more likely to develop depression that our male counterparts? Lifescript has a good article on "A Woman's Guide to Depression". You can find it here:
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Recipes

Still Grilling? Here's a good recipe with only 21…YES…21 calories(!) From Allrecipes.com
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Pet Corner

For the Pet lover, Pets can become or born disabled. That doesn't mean they are less loving or lovable. Here are some tips about disabled pets for Dr.Jon and Petcentric:
www.petcentric.com/Read/Artic
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Writer's Corner

I can not say enough about Writing.Com. This site has helped many a writer. There is free peer cliques for your writing, a portfolio to showcase your writing, and like Sparks, free groups that you can join that share your writing passion. They offer free accounts and paid accounts. You can check it out here: www.writing.com/


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Wiccan Corner

The Witch School has a Young Witches $5 Book Sale going on right now, and their
$49.99 Lifetime Membership is going to end at the start of September.
classes.witchschool.com/main.
asp





Kathy Priebe
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-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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You know, vacations go way too quick.

First off- a warm welcome to all the new members to Sparks. Congrats on taking the first step to a new you! Sparks offers a great "getting started" article which you can find here: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/get_star
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Remember, you can catch the full version (pics & all in PDF format) of this newsletter online at.. katpriebe.tripod.com Look for the Sparks Newsletter page and from there, click on the link of the newsletter you want to read. And you can catch it on my Spark Page here on Sparks.

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Health Corner

Recently, at a check up with my doctor, she brought up the fact that I may need extra vitamins and minerals that my body has slowed down on making.(Hazards of being…as my kids call me…old!) And one of those vitamins is D. Are you getting enough Vitamin D? And of course, on the heels of that conversation I received the following email…"5 Reasons Why You Need Vitamin D." Actually, it was a pretty good article. You can catch it here: caloriecount.about.com/blog/p
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Recipes

I am such a sloth when it comes to cooking. I rather be doing anything else. And this is where this next article fits in. By BHG, "30-Minute (or less) Summer Suppers."
There's Chilled Tomato Soup with Corn Bread Croutons, Turkey, Pear & Cheese Salad, to name a couple. You can find the rest at: www.bhg.com/recipes/quick-eas
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Pet Corner

I knew brushing your pet's teeth was important, but I didn't realize the magnitude that importance is. Check out this article from Pet Place: view.petplace.com/?j=fe621573
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Writer's Corner

The most important sentence of your book, is of course, the first sentence. That first sentence has to be strong enough to grab your readers attention. Lynne Klippel, who is a best-selling author, publisher, and book coach wrote about crafting your first sentence. You can catch the rest of the blog post here: businessbuildingbooks.com/the
-most-imp
ortant-sentence-in-your-book
This is definitely worth the reading.


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Wiccan Drawing

Runes: Mannaz
Tarot: The Chariot
Gemstone: Opal

Runes: Mannaz

- Responsibility to others
- Compassion and kindness
- Tolerance and understanding
- And a search for the inner Self.

Tarot: The Chariot

- The ability to overcome fears and obstacles
- Perseverance and self control
- Getting what you want and
- A hard won victory over conflicting emotional forces.

Gemstone: Opal

- Brings buried feelings to the surface
- Helps in visualizing
- Aids in healing



Kathy Priebe
www.kathypriebe.com
-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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Well, my youngest and her other half are back from the Marlboro Ranch in Montana. (They were picked for an all expense paid trip for 5days, 4 nights.-Including airfare, food, drinks and activities! When they got there, right as they stepped off the plane, they were taken to a conference room at the airport where a lunch buffet was set up for all the guests.

There was zip-lining, horse back riding, cattle drive, off road mudding in Hummers, clay shooting, Yellowstone tour, archery 101 and wild game bow hunting. I probably missed a few, but you get the jest. And lets not forget the Barn dancing and pool hall and Saloon. They had a blast! Meanwhile....I was dog sitting their 5 dogs----plus I have 2 of my own! I have come to the conclusion that I am too old to take care of 7 dogs. I have never been happier to see them as I was when I went to pick them up at Cleveland Hopkins airport. Then they get home and find out their car was repo'ed. It's an old beater on it's last leg..they owe 388 on it!

So, here I am, with 3 grown children....and am back to being Mom's Taxi service! (My oldest- her engine blew.) My second oldest- her tranny sprung a leak, but she's dealing with it herself. She has always been very, very self sufficient. and my youngest...car repo'ed.

So anyway, that's where all my exercise has come from. Running with 7 dogs...OMG! It's like trying to catch 7 - 3 yr olds. All running around at once, 4 to 6 times a day***pheww***.

The newsletter will be back the second week in July...I am taking a vacation. I'm hiding in my closet and only sneaking out once in a while!
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-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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I hope all the fathers out there had a wonderful Father’s Day. It’s been a year and a half since my father passed. As death is the last part of life, it was inevitable. But I do still miss his voice on the phone going, “Kathleen, it’s dear old dad…”….Happy Father’s Day, Dad.

Remember, you can catch the full version (pics & all in PDF format) of this newsletter online at.. katpriebe.tripod.com Look for the Sparks Newsletter page and from there, click on the link of the newsletter you want to read. And you can catch it on my Spark Page here on Sparks.

HEALTH CORNER

For you guys out there, my favorite alternate place: LifeScript put out another good article, titled: “10 Men’s Health Systems Your Guy Shouldn’t Ignore.” Men are so bad at going to the doctors, but here are some warning signs that you and he should heed. www.lifescript.com/Health/Condition
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RECIPE CORNER

True to form, I am all over the web, and this week is not exception. I found at Parents.com their version of The Ultimate Summer Backyard BBQ. From Grilled Chicken Sliders on…check it out at: www.parents.com/recipes/famil
yrecipes/
dinner/summer-bbq/


WRITER'S CORNER

On Thursday 6-23-11, Writer's Digest is having it's Webinar on "How to Plot and Structure Your Novel." It is 89$ and you do have to register first. www.writersdigestshop.com/pro
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FOR MY WICCAN GROUP

I'm not going to pull stones, or anything today. I'm just going to wish you a Blessed Litha. It is the time of the Midsummer Solstice. Time to celebrate the sun and it's energy. Here are 10 great ways for celebrating Litha: paganwiccan.about.com/od/lith
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Kathy Priebe
www.kathypriebe.com
-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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Well this week finds me doing okay. I finally got my teeth. But that posses another dilemma – How in bloody blue blazes do you eat with the dang things! They aught to have classes specially dealing with dentures and partials. You have to learn to talk, eat, taken them out, put them in, clean them, etc. and to try to eat with them for the first time…OMG! I want my teeth back! If you have the money…get implants!


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Health Corner

I found an interesting article from Lifescript called: ‘Medical Myths That Can Kill You’. I have experienced no.1 myself on numerous occasions. And No.4- My daughter’s best friend dropped dead in the middle of the night from a heart attack. She was only 24! Check it out here: www.lifescript.com/Health/Eve
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Recipe Corner

With the summer comes grilling, and the grill doesn’t have to be for burgers and hot dogs. Here are some heart healthy recipes from BHG… www.bhg.com/recipes/healthy/dinner/
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Pet Corner

Is your cat a fussy eater…here is a good article from The PetPlace that addresses kitty eating issues:
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Writer’s Corner:

If you ever thought of trying your hand at Copyediting, then this is a good book to read. “Copyediting & Proofreading for Dummies” by Suzanne Gilad.
It includes things such as what a copyeditor does, and what a proofreader do. Right down to looking for work.

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Wiccan Corner

Runes: Berkano
Tarot:: 6 of Hearts
Gemstone: Peridot

Berkano - "Bear-kawn-oh
- Renewing, regenerating
- Birth or Rebirth
- Beginning of something new
- Fertility
- Vigor

Six of Hearts….(Cups)
- Something from the past
- Renewal of a relationship from the past
- Standing you ground for what you believe
- New elements from past efforts

Peridot
- Protects against negative emotions
- Rebirth and renewal
- Attracts happiness and good luck
- Cleansing stone for toxins and negativity
- Strengthen life


Kathy Priebe
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-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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June 2, 2011

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Sorry I am a tad late, but I am glad I waited. This just came out on some of my news wires…Gone is the Food Pyramid. Introducing the new “MyPlate”. Designed by Our First Lady Michelle Obama and her anti-obesity team in league with the Dept. Of Agriculture.
So what do you think? You can find the article here: finance.yahoo.com/news/Nutrition-Pla
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We all: Either family members, friends, or ourselves, suffered at the strangle hold of this great recession. And also, from Yahoo Finance, came this article: “Top 10 ‘Comeback’ Jobs of 2011. It states as such: Tax preparer, Customer service, Law Clerk, Sales director, Operations manager, Project leader, Sales agent, Senior QA analyst, Tech recruiter, and Tech support…..you can see the rest of the article here: financiallyfit.yahoo.com/finance/art
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It goes on to explain salary change percentages and what not. Interesting to know to pass along to those we know that are still unemployed.

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Summer has officially started…Kids are getting out of school. Winter and spring clothes are being stored and bathing suits are the height of fashion. I stumbled upon this article on how to have fun this summer and not go broke in the process…’Frugal Summer Fun For The Family’ Check it out here: www.couponsaver.org/blog/frugal-summ
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And speaking of animals and drinking… remember keep plenty of water available for our furry friends. And Please, don’t leave your pets or children in vehicles. Last year I saw one woman go into a store and leave her dog closed up in her car. I rolled up my windows and sat there waiting. I picked up my cell ready to call the police as it became unbearable for me. Just think of what it was like for a little body in a fur coat! The woman came out just as I was punching in 911.

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...Hold the pickles….hold the lettuce... With Summer here, it seems we run around doing much more, we also eat out much more. Here is a good article from Men’s Health: ‘7 fast food meals under 350 calories.’ You can check the article out here:
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Do you now find your workouts are later in the evenings because you are cramming more into your summer days? Here is a good article from Lifescipt.com on safety tips on night time workouts:

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And for the writers out there. There is an online source that reminds you to write at least 1 page per day. It even supplys the space you need to write it. It’s called OnePagePerDay.com.
www.onepageperday.com/public

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The Wiccan Corner

Rune Draw
Raidho
“Rye-though”
- The journey of life
- Travel, Change or relocation
- New experiences
- Life’s lessons, a pilgrimage
- A path that must be taken
- Journey could be spiritual or physical

Gemstone Draw
Tanzanite
This gem is rather new to the gem world having been discovered in 1967.
- Helps with psychic insight
- Clears toxins in the body
- Raises consciousness
- Calms

Tarot Draw
Four of Swords
- Rest and recuperation
- Could be “hypothetical” battles to recoup from
- A sign to stop worrying
- A Half-way point where you can rest before going on

Remember, you can catch the full version (pics & all in PDF format) of this newsletter online at.. katpriebe.tripod.com Look for the Sparks Newsletter page and from there, click on the link of the newsletter you want to read. And you can catch it on my Spark Page here on Sparks.

Kathy Priebe
www.kathypriebe.com
-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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I endeavor to do a newsletter for the groups that I am administrator of. It kind of serves two purposes...1. It will be informative and 2. It will (hopefully) get me off my butt and participate more. I will put it in as a "sticky post" and post by date. Should you have a request of something you want to see added to it, just Spark mail me here or post on my Spark page. I will also have a copy of each newsletter on my personal webpage (Writing on a Blank Page: katpriebe.tripod.com ) and also on my Sparks Page Blog.


Now, I realize that Sparks also covers their own recipe, exercise and health info., this will be information that is circulating the Internet. Being disabled, I spend an indecent amount of time surfing the web and I belong to and shift through tons of info daily. I keep thinking to myself, there are people here that work jobs and can't spend the amount of time I can, why not share. (I can't stand for any length of time and I can't sit for any length of time... (screwed up spine.)

It won't be lengthy in detail. I can't stand articles that don't have "white" space. There will be about a paragraph for each one and a link to, (if you want to follow up and read more.) a link to find the info., Anyone have any suggestions, like a said...let me know.





Kathy Priebe
www.kathypriebe.com
-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolf***and***
“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD


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