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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This past week my new thing was to try rhubarb. Bob made some strawberry-rhubarb jam. It was okay, but not my favorite. I'll have it again. I'm glad I tried it.
There are many other fruits I like better with black raspberries remaining my favorite.

My new thing to try this next week is to find a brand new place to walk. When using the same place all the time can become a little boring. That and I get to know the people in the neighborhood and they want me to stop and talk. I hate being rude, so sometimes I do, other times, I wave. If Bob is with me, he'll stop and talk and I'll go ahead and get him on the way back. emoticon I'm going to try to find a place where I can take the dogs, too. I walk the two little ones and Bob takes the bigger two.

Tomorrow starts the Lenten Season for us with Ash Wednesday. I'm not sure if we'll go to Mass or not. At our ages, we don't have to do so. But this is a time for reflection and denial of some of the extremes in our lives. I think this is one of the reasons I was so shocked with the Pope's announcement that he is retiring at the end of this month. I should think he would have waited until this most holy of seasons was over with Easter Sunday. I couldn't believe what I was reading that he was stepping down to begin with and then really shocked over when.

I know this is short, but I want to keep it that way this once.

Everyone enjoy their week. My best thoughts for all my Buddies.

Peace Love Hope

My Hawk friend who visits me often. He'll also leave me feathers every so often.
He used to walk around the house on the sidewalk, but he hasn't done that in a very long time.
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    Glad you tried the rhubarb/strawberry combo. It is good as a pie too.
    1955 days ago
    I'm thinking if I send you my grandmother's recipe for rhubarb torte (lots of sugar and lots of butter!) you would see a whole other side of rhubarb! It is yummy but oh so NOT diet-friendly!
    1955 days ago
    I love the picture of your Hawk! Beautiful.

    Used to grow rhubarb in my garden in the house we lived in before moving. I liked it, but can't say I go out of my way to find it or eat it! I do like it when it's combined w/strawberries.

    Ok . . . as for the Pope. Well, just seems like there's a lot more behind this decision than is being told. Usually is with a public figure, especially one who has been @ the center of some controversy. But time will tell. In the meantime, yes, I find it odd that he'd resign during this season! Just re-inforces my thoughts that there's more behind it than meets the eye.

    HUGS and hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

    1955 days ago
    trying something new keeps us fresh, and our goals alive!
    1955 days ago
    It really is nice to try something new. I just tried the batch recipe on the nutrition tracker for Oriental rice. It is suggested often for a snack It seemed a good time to simplify for the first week of
    1955 days ago
    Black raspberries - YUM. I like them better too.

    Have a great day!!! emoticon
    1955 days ago
    This is the first Pope I know that resign.You're right he could have waited till April.
    1955 days ago
    Mmmm rhubarb! Rhubarb strawberry is one of my favorite combinations - especially in pie. Yum.

    The reason I stay away from the rhubarb strawberry combination!

    It's also good stewed on top of ice cream or with oatmeal or quinoa for breakfast. You're reminding me that I should try to find some new foods to eat - our menu is getting a bit stale.

    Have a great day!
    1955 days ago
    1955 days ago
    Love your Hawk friend. I have never tried Rhubarb Jam. The pie sounds good though!
    1955 days ago
    i love rhubarb but it doesn't like me LOL
    1955 days ago
    I love rhubarb but not so much in jam.I like rhubarb crumble.
    1956 days ago
    Glad to hear you're doing well. It is good to try new things. I myself love rhubarb. Rhubarb and strawberries are my all time favorite. Hope you are able to find a good place to walk with your dogs. Have an awesome week.
    1956 days ago
    lent is a good time to try new foods, especially plant based proteins if you don't have dietary restrictions to eat less meat.
    1956 days ago
    I just had success with something I wanted to like COLLARDS.
    I blogged about it.

    I and DH love rhubarb jam but it has too many purines and he gets gout.
    I think it is a great idea to try different thing especially in the food department.

    He loves Rhubarb so we have to find him a good substitute otherwise it makes one feel bad.
    When one door closes you must reach out and find an open door.

    Well done Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1956 days ago
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