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Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 20, 2009      3 comments

I'm singing a duet with my oldest tonight, "Dear Little Stranger." She's doing great. Me--I could use a little more practice. Hopefully it will go well. My biggest fear is probably embarassing her. I'm too old to really get emba... Read more
Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Crème
Saturday, December 19, 2009      3 comments

Bobby Flay - Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Crème and Roasted Pomegranates (Bobby Flay) Serves: 6-8 Pumpkin Soup 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 2 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped 2 stocks of celery, ... Read more
Happy Birthday!
Friday, December 18, 2009      2 comments

Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday, happy birthday. Happy birthdaaaaaayyyy, toooooo meeeeeee! (and many more...)... Read more
Bad Facebook Friend
Thursday, December 17, 2009      2 comments

People post things on my wall throughout the day, and I never respond. It's not that I don't care or don't want to respond--Facebook is blocked at work. And by the time I get home, I have only 2 hours to spend with my family before bed. I... Read more
Me and the scale
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      3 comments

I can't decide if it's the scale at the YMCA that keeps my weight loss on track or the swimming laps. It's probably a combination of the two. Even when I do other cardio, I don't maintain my weight like I do when I'm swimming. And every t... Read more
Patience, Hummingbird
Tuesday, December 15, 2009      2 comments

I did this One on One workout this morning. Nice. Tony is the quietest and most reflective in this DVD than any other I've seen/done. He holds the poses for what seems like an eternity at times. Tough workout.... Read more
Chocolate Lover's Dream Cookies
Monday, December 14, 2009      2 comments

6 Tbs. canola oil 1/4 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups AP flour 1/2 cup baking cocoa 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1 cup vanilla or white chips 1 cup semi-sweet c... Read more
Compassion Fatigue
Sunday, December 13, 2009      2 comments

This is the buzz word / term for what happens when you just get tired and don't care anymore. It is used a lot in the healthcare field--it may be present elsewhere as well, I'm not sure. ... Read more
100% Cotton Scrubs
Saturday, December 12, 2009      2 comments

I have looked and looked for these but to no avail. The ones that I have found are scratchy and coarse. The polyester blend is softer, but too hot. I think I may end up at the fabric store and begging a sewing-talented friend to h... Read more
Breaking Bread
Friday, December 11, 2009      4 comments

I made dinner tonight for my coworkers: kielbasa sausage / black bean soup, homemade bread, salad, chocolate cookies, and rice krispie treats. I hope that everyone enjoys eating it as much as I enjoyed making it.... Read more
High Intensity Strength Training
Thursday, December 10, 2009      3 comments

I just read the SparkPeople article on this--very interesting! I think that I have been doing this all along, but not known what it is called. I am getting better results with 48 hours off in between my strength training sessions instead o... Read more
Pomegranate Syrup or Molasses
Wednesday, December 09, 2009      2 comments

Pomegranate Syrup or Molasses (Recipe courtesy Alton Brown) Serves: 1 1/2 cups syrup or 1 cup molasses Ingredients 4 cups pomegranate juice 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice Directions For Syrup... Read more
Peanut Brittle from Martha Stewart
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      2 comments

1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 3/4 cup cold water Pinch of table salt 2 1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking soda Vegetable oil, for spatula 1. Combine the sugar, corn sy... Read more
Shredded Beef Burritos (courtesy of Teri's Kitchen)
Monday, December 07, 2009      3 comments

MAKES 6 to 8 BURRITOS If you have not tried to make meat fillings for tacos or burritos with your own seasonings, and using shredded rather than ground meat, you really must. It is far superior. In this recipe the beef chuck is first bo... Read more
One on One: Patience, Hummingbird
Sunday, December 06, 2009      2 comments

Very nice yoga workout this morning. The only frustrating aspect is the lack of audio cues, which when you can't see the TV screen within some of the poses, is a problem. However, with practice I am sure I can get a better sense of Tony's rhyt... Read more

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