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Basil Vinaigrette - my new favorite salad dressing
Saturday, July 11, 2020      6 comments

My new FAVORITE salad dressing. it is such a spectacular shade of green and it is SO delicious! Tonight, I enjoyed every last bit of my salad with ... Read more
Successful Experiment Today!
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      3 comments

Dairy Free Ice cream: I have made three batches in the last 24 hours. The first batch was a mixture of almond milk and almond butter. The second batch was mostly coconut milk. The third batch was still coconut milk but with cocoa added. I used a... Read more
Tuesday, June 30, 2020      4 comments

1. My fasting blood sugar this morning was substantially lower than it has been in SO long. 2. This helps to increase my motivation to keep making good changes. 3. I had a great walk this morning and got to say hi to a neighbor. ... Read more
Today's Experiment
Saturday, June 27, 2020      2 comments

I needed something quick to cook for my husband tonight and I have been trying to find a way for him to enjoy some type of pizza without gluten and dairy. I recently purchased two packages of dairy-free "cheese" to experiment with SO, I scramble... Read more
Today in my kitchen....
Thursday, June 25, 2020      4 comments

One of my extra goals that I set is to try new recipes in the kitchen -- probably daily for a while. As I am learning how to help my husband live a life that is dairy- and gluten-free, I have to keep trying new things. Overall, we rely on a lot ... Read more
Celebrating a life?
Wednesday, June 24, 2020      0 comments

This morning we attended a funeral for my daughter's classmate. She was only 17. When a person has lived a long (or long-ish) life, it is easy to think of the funeral as a celebration of life because they had a good, long opportunity for life. F... Read more
Returning to SparkPeople....
Sunday, June 21, 2020      6 comments

I was just reading my last blog entry -- April 2016 -- when I was settling into a new community and doing my best to be a grown up and go to the doctor and take my medicine. Fast forward to now: 1. I have been faithfully taking my medicine... Read more
Making Good Changes, For Good
Tuesday, April 05, 2016      4 comments

So, I was on a doctor hiatus for several years - let's say five years. Now that I am feeling more grown up and responsible, I found a new doctor near my new home and I am trying to do better. The news at my first visit was not good, to say the l... Read more
School Days
Tuesday, January 12, 2016      5 comments

My girls have made it through the first week of school for the semester. My son is enrolled to take classes at the local community college beginning tomorrow. And... I am beginning the process of getting a teaching license in Kansas. First step... Read more
Back to School!
Monday, January 04, 2016      5 comments

My girls went back to school today and here I am at home, not preparing for a new semester of teaching but instead, planning for how I will fill my days and be productive during the next few months as a homemaker. It is weird, but I think this w... Read more
Beautiful day of peace and rest
Sunday, January 03, 2016      4 comments

Today is Sunday and I have enjoyed the day off. I took it easy and had a nap (after a poor night of sleep) and used my energy to cook a nice meal for my family. This is one of the simple pleasures that I did not enjoy very much in my previously ... Read more
Yesterday we went shopping
Saturday, January 02, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday, we went shopping. One of the difficulties in living in a remote (to me) area, is that going shopping is a big deal. For many things, I have a grocery store about three blocks from my house. I am *so* thankful to have a grocery store t... Read more
Merry New Year's Eve!
Thursday, December 31, 2015      4 comments

On this last day of the year, I can't help but reflect on the past year. I am so happy to feel that our family is ending the year better than we started it. In the past year, we have struggled a LOT. My husband was laid off in January, which le... Read more
I am grateful!
Thursday, November 27, 2014      4 comments

Today is a quiet day for our family. We had our big family Thanksgiving dinner a little over two weeks ago, prior to my son's jaw surgery. This leaves me with the luxury of really reflecting on my blessings and appreciating where we are. More... Read more
November Plans
Saturday, November 01, 2014      7 comments

We have big plans for November. We are now ten days from the second attempt at my son's jaw surgery. We are planning to have our Thanksgiving dinner next Sunday, as the 'last supper' before a month of a liquid diet. I am going to do the best ... Read more

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