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Saturday, May 04, 2019

As fast as spring arrived, it is seemingly going by ever so quickly. Soon will be summer, sticky hands from melting slurpy popsicles, sunburn noses and freckled cheeks. Yes, the lazy calm days of summer will be upon us before we know it.

Time sure does fly by fast. Sometimes I wish so hard it wouldn’t. Funny, how when I was much younger, time just seemed to crawl. But it doesn’t anymore.

I am on a new kick. I adore tempeh. It is sold near the tofu, it is much more denser and has a nutty flavor to it. I marinate it with vegetables in a soy mixture and then roast it all for about an hour. It is a delicious dish, totally vegan or vegetarian, which ever you like, extremely healthy and low in calories.

I am still in the process of my “less is more” mission and although there are wonderful things I am donating, I haven’t used or I just don’t like anymore. I despise clutter and I can’t deal with an overfilled closet. So if I don’t wear something within a year, it goes out the door.

I do have to admit, my garden and patio looks pretty good. All the container plants are just about full bloom, and Bernie (“the dog”) seems to enjoy the patio and lies in the sun for most of the day. I am now restricting him to fewer treats, believe it or not from an emaciated dog last November when I rescued him and now, he is becoming a bit chubby (18lbs later.) ;0)

So on that note, enjoy the spring weather, move a little more than usual, toss away something you haven’t used in awhile and hug your dog if you have one. It’s all good one way or another, eh?

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    I just had someone ask about the clothes I don't need anymore as they are a size too large. I told her I would bag them up for her. Thanks for the reminder!
    158 days ago
    Thanks for the info on the tempeh. I have looked at it in the store, but it doesn't look that appealing when it isn't cooked.

    Spring is trying to come here in Michigan. Our temps are averaging about 54 degrees!
    160 days ago
    have my bags full and about to make a donation Run. Glad to be cleaning out.
    162 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    163 days ago
    When cleaning out winter clothes from my closet for storage (third floor is due for repainting also) I did discard anything I hadn't worn in a year and also stuff I might have worn but without "pleasure" . . . everything is now neatly put away and I'm enjoying my spring/summer stuff!!

    So glad to picture Bernie lying in the sunshine on your patio. Our new puppy plans are progressing -- perhaps by August!!
    163 days ago
  • EISSA7
    Yes...definitely time for a closet-thinning on my part....does wonders for my peace of mind to walk into a well-organized closet void of items I have not worn for a year. Thanks for the gentle nudge!
    163 days ago
    I cannot believe how quickly the season is passing, either! Enjoying every single day.

    Glad that Bernie has filled out so well, and now sounds like he has to become a sparky pooch!
    164 days ago
    Finally a totally Spring day, out there. Did get the garden ready yesterday, and did plant the cabbages, but nothing else yet, did put out a couple of planters that have sedam coming up. And I painted my bench side the back door. Surprise Larry, it is a bright turquoise beachy color. I can't wait to see his face, when he see what I did while he was away from home, and I was bored. hahahahahahahah love it.
    164 days ago
    We are finally having a very nice day. After my errands and chores this morning, Daisy and took a nice walk and we were both pretty warm when we got home. Soon it will be time for us to get out before breakfast! It's good to hear that Bernie has put on weight. I've got to start cutting back on Daisy's treats - she only gained a pound over the winter but we should probably get her down a couple before her next check up in October.

    Enjoy your lovely patio!
    164 days ago
    Just about to get rid of two huge bags of clothes..... thanks for the reminder!
    164 days ago
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