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TORTOISE110's Blogs

The Maintenane Dance
Monday, November 27, 2017      9 comments

Ever notice that weight loss, or anything else we go after, never quite goes in a straight line? I know this, but forget it all the time. Frustration then ensues. Until I can dust off my optimism and keep moving. Cha cha cha! ... Read more
New Foods = New Yum: Persimmons and Chanterelles
Thursday, November 09, 2017      10 comments

I have just been introduced a couple of new foods. A friend who is Portuguese brought me a bag of Persimmons. They look a bit like an orange toma... Read more
A Spark-Style 70th Birthday
Sunday, October 22, 2017      13 comments

If you live long enough you turn 70. It should not have surprised me when it happened to me this year, but it did. Apparently, even I can get old, and even eventually--I hope many years in the future--depart this life I love. In the mean... Read more
Saturday, September 30, 2017      6 comments

When the author and funny woman, Nora Ephron, was interviewed shortly before her death, she said that she would miss her children most and then, pie. Pie! Well I miss pie right now because my mother made the very best pies. Growing up, ... Read more
Self Care: We're Worth It
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      6 comments

This image came across my pinterest ap today and it resonated with me. How often do we take ourselves for granted in the care for others, our work, our families? Lack of belief in ourselves as we are--fat, skinny, procrastinating, etc. etc. do... Read more
Self Care: Hello Old Friend
Saturday, September 02, 2017      14 comments

A couple of years ago as I was about to cook dinner I thought of an old friend--someone I hadn't talked to in over 30 years. We had been pals in our late 20's and then went separate ways. A quick on line search and I found her name. It w... Read more
More on Summer Squash
Monday, July 31, 2017      7 comments

We got another big infusion of yellow summer squash from a friend. I made this easy vegetable side dish last night and it was delicious! From the NY Times. Lots of good reviews and I would add mine. Five stars. ... Read more
Morning Kayak Adventure
Saturday, July 29, 2017      11 comments

This picture is the tip of my kayak following my husband through the bridge columns on the lake we live on. It's a pretty paddle and is fun when there is no boat traffic. We were out early in the morning and literally saw only one boat--and it... Read more
What to Do With Yellow Summer Squash?
Tuesday, July 11, 2017      9 comments

A friend dropped by with an abundance of summer squash yesterday. Quite a gift! I shared some with a neighbor, but now I'm trying to figure out how to enjoy the rest. In the past I have simply sauteed in a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper an... Read more
Cool New Cool Drinks
Thursday, June 22, 2017      4 comments

I've been enjoying summer. It hit us with a vegeance a week ago. I'm a bit tempted by frappacinos in the summer. So much like a milkshake, and while the calories are not THAT high, they are still higher than some really nice alternative... Read more
Fresh Market Time
Sunday, May 28, 2017      13 comments

Our local market opened a few weeks ago and we are enjoying the energy of seeing neighbors and truck farmers every week. When I go I notice what is... Read more
What a Healthy Meal Looks Like
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      15 comments

My DH made this lunch for me for Mother's Day. Such a treat and so healthy! ... Read more
Fighting Cancer with Family Meals
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      43 comments

My step daughter and two of my grandchildren live close to us. After our step daughter was disagnosed and treated for breast cancer she's been trying to create a healthier lifestyle for her and her children. I love to cook so suggested I... Read more
A Good Workout is a Platform for the Rest of My Day
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      34 comments

There are a couple of things that start my day off to a good start. This time I'm not talking about coffee-- ... Read more
My Basics
Friday, April 21, 2017      34 comments

I've been an active Spark member since 2012 and in maintenance since the end of that year. Lately I'm at the high end of my happy range. I want to change that. Often on the maintenance team we say..."we know what to do." And we do. We k... Read more

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