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Happy Spring, Happy Easter
Friday, March 30, 2018      4 comments

Having one of those nights - got up after an hour of no sleep which is what I was told to do - waiting to be tired so I can go back to bed - just finished Diana Galbaldon's Outlander Book 8 and I'm so spoiled. Her writing is amazing and it will... Read more
Answering a question
Sunday, January 07, 2018      3 comments

Was asked where I was from - answered by where I've been lived and taught 27 years in Holyoke, MA. Lived in Miami, went to school there and taught Rome, NY, Stonington, CT, Ft Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Ft Pierce, Pensacola Florida. Now... Read more
GOING TO THE DOCTOR
Wednesday, December 27, 2017      3 comments

Had my 1st dr appt in a YEAR - doing ok I would say - putting me on some PT and trying to get me moving more - lately I just want to sleep = ok again until last night - appt had me anxious and I was awake every hour - bp very good - weight stea... Read more
Winter is here
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      2 comments

Looking forward to a new and more productive year. . .physically better and while sometimes I have to search to remember words doing pretty well. All kinds of things I want to share - how about a VERY ripe banana, mashed with a raw egg, spiced h... Read more
Just to share
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      2 comments

A New Day https://www.youtube.com/embe
d/SN5c-m45fxs... Read more
Did I say "change"?
Monday, January 04, 2016      3 comments

Remember how quickly the holidays came or how fast it was August when it seemed the summer had just started? That's how quickly life has changed around here. My health continues to hold steady - well. sorta' - the warfarin suddenly was too str... Read more
THERE ARE ALWAYS CHANGES - the latest from here
Thursday, November 26, 2015      5 comments

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Thank you, LIVINGLOVENLIFE – for your remembrance of me . Thought I could write here of the latest and you dear Sparkes who are interested could learn the latest without individual posts. I am setting up a new blog post t... Read more
A Happy "Good Morning"
Saturday, July 11, 2015      4 comments

Without opening my eyes I knew it was light, although grey, outside. I heard a very loud purr and a comfortable warmth against my knee. I waited a bit, just enjoying the moment, and then opened my eyes to see my little Stacey, a calico cat ... Read more
SOY SAUCE SUBSTITUTE
Thursday, July 09, 2015      4 comments

I have always loved Chinese foods but since my low salt diet, they have been really forbidden – soy sauce too, too much sodium for me. So excited the other day when I found a substitute for the culprit – that delicious soy sauce. Honestly whe... Read more
Low Sodium Soy Sauce Substitute
Thursday, July 09, 2015      2 comments

I have always loved Chinese foods but since my low salt diet, they have been really forbidden – soy sauce too, too much sodium for me. So excited the other day when I found a substitute for the culprit – that delicious soy sauce. Honestly whe... Read more
An "Educated" Palate
Saturday, June 27, 2015      4 comments

An “Educated” Palate I heard a TV chef today on line say that his daughter already has a great palate. In growing up in Miami, Stonington, CT, and Holyoke MA, I never heard that term and even now – and I am 80 – it is a new and excitin... Read more
Low Sodium Resource
Thursday, June 11, 2015      3 comments

I really like this web site - refer to it often The Daily Dish Low Sodium Recipes & MORE.... Read more
IN MY NEXT LIFE -
Saturday, May 30, 2015      6 comments

If I have any say (: ) in my next life, I know what I want to be. I’ve done a lot of things in my 80 years. I graduated high school in 1952 and there were just so many (so few?) professions open to young women. I have been an office worker... Read more
SODIUM IN CHEESE
Saturday, May 30, 2015      2 comments

Was wanting to make a simple dish that included cheese and realized the cheese was pushing up the sodium content of the dish. Searched on line rather than take the time to check out a book and I found, almost immediately, https://www.fats... Read more
"YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE"
Thursday, May 28, 2015      7 comments

A memory flash - On a recent TV commercial an old gentleman sings a few bars of “You Are My Sunshine”, a popular song , first recorded in 1939 and declared one of the state songs of Louisiana. I first heard that song years ago. I... Read more

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