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Relaxing at home today...my cold is almost gone! Maybe I'll get a little dancing in.
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A picture is worth a thousand words. The pictures of the healthy meals were very inspiring.

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Good luck Jill!

Glad you mentioned tea... I'm having some now! Those recipes sound good too!
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One more hard day in the office and think I will be all caught up

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sometimes I have a hard time imagining

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emoticon stumbled across an interesting link when I went down the picture rabbit hole this morning ;)

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emoticon ooh, ooh, & check this! Drooling! emoticon
-- thinking panko encrusted instead of bacon wrapped...

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Ok so the fish was ok. I used pork panko crumbs to save on carbs and baked it in the oven as "fish sticks". We had some potato wedges and a salad and it was a pretty good meal. I like fish but I hate cooking it. Best way is beer battered and deep fried but that we do outside. I didn't have too much smell baking it in the oven. Tonight.......tator tot hotdish in my new casserole crockpot! emoticon

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Ditto Dee - cup of hot green tea and Spark this morning before I get to work

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Starting my day with a cup of tea and a little Spark time before work. Good Morning!



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Fish is okay, but I don't like to cook it at home for the smell. I love shrimp though and eat that!!
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I like fish cooked at a restaurant. I can't seem to get it right at home. It's very healthy for you so I'm proud of the fish eaters among us!
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emoticon all y'all!

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emoticon fish

we cook it in oven 350 in a baking pan, on a piece of foil (easy to toss after), spary with Pam so doesn't stick
-- hubby likes to put pat of butter (or more if large piece) and sprinkle with lemon pepper
-- I dash with blackening seasoning, onion & garlic powders or the lemon pepper

I like leftovers to stuff in omelettes, soups or for open face sammies/salads

for salmon

in oven
I also like to lay it on a bed of thin sliced sweet onion and lemon slices and a bit more on top - still do same spices (& optional butter thing)... if it is a whole salmon, like to put the sweet onion & lemon slices inside

on bbq - my fav... (we often use wood smoke chips like hickory)
same spices/what not but cooked on a sheet of foil or cedar plank

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Not a fan of fish but my grandson loves cod.

Snow flurries here this morning but supposed to be in the 50s tomorrow and then cold and snow on the weekend. Crazy weather.

Cleaned out my closets and really need to get to the kitchen.

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Cooking fish tonight. Anybody got any favorite ways to prepare. It is cod fillets.

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emoticon emoticon Plenty of liquids Bee. I'm glad you're on the mend.

emoticon Hay, good lookin' what ya got cookin'? Great job on decluttering your kitchen and selling the things you didn't need any more.



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I was coughing all night...woke up with a hoarse throat. Feeling better tonight so I'm hoping that I can have a normal day tomorrow!

~Brenda~ aka "Bee" and "Miss Kitty" =^..^=

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~Lucille Ball

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Way to keep going, Dee! Hope that cough goes away soon!

I'm feeling better....Did my exercise this morning even though I almost talked myself out of it because I was TOOOOO tired. NO!! NO MORE EXCUSES!!!

I got my kitchen all cleaned and decluttered over the weekend and boy is that a relief! Now I feel like I can cook with ease! My son sold some stuff on facebook for me and I made $40. I'll take it! Now on to the next room.......

So much to do.....best get to it!

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I'm still coughing too. I'm eating the healthiest I've ever eaten and getting sick more than ever. No Fair. I hope you feel better Twinnie!
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I got up and did a Jessica Smith 28 minute barefoot walk. I wanted to quit about half way through, but I pushed on by saying... "when you're done, you can dance to Jules' fun Thriller video!"
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I love dancing to Thriller!
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You all have been busy posting this weekend! I love reading it all. I was busy with family and sick with a head cold.

Back to exercise tomorrow!

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emoticon Yummy potato, corn, tomato idea!

emoticon emoticon emoticon Thriller... now that was just plain fun!!!

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who else love potatos? and easy ideas?

snagged from the spark message board thread "no cook dinner ideas"

emoticon post by fnight on nuking potatoes

Now for cooking with just a microwave . . .

Assuming you have a covered casserole that fits in your microwave there are a bunch of options. I like to mix slices of potatoes with diced onions and corn and then top it with tomato slices, add your fat of choice and some salt and pepper and then microwave until the potatoes are soft.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb
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emoticon yum!

emoticon how about a little thriller & line dancing???

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWIicd4iOV0

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emoticon I love my instant pot. I'm having so much fun, trying new recipes with it. I made taco soup in it yesterday.

emoticon Rustling leftovers for dinner. Good for you!

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emoticon emoticon emoticon little hand strengthening exercises waving hello! I sooooo need to work on that!!!

thanks Beverly! glad to hear they have safety mechanisms in place, that's reassuring... the quicker cooking of beans and things like beef appeals to me... and the zoodle thing just seems downright fun... hubby won't go for them at all, wrinkles his nose when I suggest zoodles, lol, but I think they just look cute and pretty in those recipes. makes me wanna try them.

emoticon our go out to eat peeps cancelled, so rustled dinner from leftovers... it was not the same but it was warm & delish... we had a bit of snow here, so still enjoying hot food! but i'm daydreaming spring & salads!

Have a good week everyone!

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Supposedly, you cannot make them explode! They have so many safety features that you really can't get them to work at all unless everything is closed and connected as it should be. I know! I've had that problem when I first tried mine.

But once I figured out how to make it work, I've really enjoyed it!

If you are into YouTube at all, search for "beginning Instant Pot (or pressure cooker)" and you will come up with all sorts of videos that teach you the ins and outs and give you great recipes also!

Let us know how it goes - or what you decide.

As for the spiralizer, that sounds really time-saving. I have a manual one which I haven't tried yet - but it's coming!

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emoticon I am seriously considering an electrified spiralizer for my next cool tool gadget... even the pics in this collection of recipes ring my bell... drooling!

www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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Yum! I almost did a rice cheese bowl last night for supper! sounds delish Dee!

emoticon still considering an Instant pot... kinda afraid I'd find a way to explode it!

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That sounds yummy, Dee! I have an instant pot and need to use it more!

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Snow is beautiful, but I hate to drive in it. I'm glad you went to see your doctor. It sounds like you need to eat super small meals. Good thing it's the first few bites that taste the best.

emoticon Jules, I love the Japanese way to declutter. emoticon

I experimented with a recipe today. A couple of weeks ago, I made Parmesan Cheese Risotto in my instant pot. This time, I added mushrooms, asparagus, and ham to the recipe. Instead of a side dish, I turned it into a main dish.

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I don't know about good looking, but I'm here!

We're in the middle of a blizzard - possible 8 to 12 inches. I'm glad I don't have anywhere else to go.

I wouldn't have gone out today at all if not for the fact that I had a near fainting episode this morning. With all the problems I have, I felt I needed to at least have a doctor look at me. As usual, they could find nothing wrong, but they encourage me to not let that stop me from getting checked out if I feel I need it.

I'm just getting back into eating again after bariatric surgery. So I'm trying all sorts of different things. I can only eat about 2 tablespoons at a time. So different from what I ate before!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend! HUGS!

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emoticon ok what's cookin good lookn peeps?
-- busy?
-- struggling?
-- sick?
-- quit?



emoticon Spring, Sunshine are headed our way! Soon it will be time to throw open the windows & get started on spring cleaning... heck, I already started!



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emoticon no crickets for me, ever, either!!! LOL not even choklit covered! nor ants, nor bugs, nor weird squishy stuff are gonna pass thru these lips! LOL

in fact, just read an article of "healthy snacks" ~ just about all the suggestions got an "eww ick" "wanna hurl" at the thought reaction...

emoticon that's ok, there's a world full of yummilicious foods & flavor combos to choose, try and enjoy! just not gonna eat things I don't like or that make me wanna hurl!



same for exercise... I mean... who wants to do calisthentics or run stairs? not me... can't forsee doing that!

but I adore beach combing, wave hopping, puddle jumping, pattern walking on cool tile/bricks, frisbee ~ I would love to try ribbon dancing... and I'd love to be able to do some snowshooing… but doubt I will cuz not fixin to drive in the snow again, LOL

emoticon the other day, read a little thing on the impact of running on joints... and the force impact on joints, feet, knees, hip... and thought, yes... I'm so not up to that at my higher weights... so chair dancing, water exercise, easy/relaxed form walking are things I can do/enjoy and even love...

just have to keep it real for our own needs & not fret or regret the rest ~ cheer & applaud what others do, even if we never would, not in a million years... other times, I see ideas to try... like ribbon dancing... beautiful, fun... might not ever... might... not sure... but adding to my bucket list ;)

Have a great weekend everyone :)

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No crickets for me Jules. I'd like to try a sea weed wrap at a spa, but I don't plan to eat it. Kudos to you for exploring new food choices.
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I'd like to do something fun in the sunshine and fresh crisp air, but I think this weekend will be an indoor resting up one.

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Happy Friday!

Hope everyone is has a fun weekend!
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~Brenda~ aka "Bee" and "Miss Kitty" =^..^=

"If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed!"
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emoticon to the gym & photoalbum! TGIF!

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Love the food list, Jules, but NOT the crickets!! The cauliflower steak sounds interesting and good!
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Today I worked on my photo album and went to the gym. Got in lots of exercise!
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~Brenda~ aka "Bee" and "Miss Kitty" =^..^=

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emoticon ok, back after some chair dancing this afternoon and browsing articles for motivation... see anything you've tried & liked or would try?

www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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emoticon crickets are out, not willing to go there! ever!

emoticon I had forgotten, I used to break roasted seaweed into my soups (think nori wrappers typically used for sushi rollups) because of the things it could help for the body....

yesterday I was reading about thyroid problems and it mentioned using iodized salt... and the nori has that, I think... hmmm. will have to reread...

emoticon did you know?
iodine was added to salt to help prevent goiters/thyroid cancers... and although we get way too much salt in processed foods, the salt used in processed foods is NOT iodized ~ so it can be helpful to use iodized table or sea salts... or other things that include a bit...

emoticon I would like to try some of the grains for the fiberific & heart health benefits... those might be the next foods I explore

emoticon and this summer, I'm looking forward to bbq'ing "cauliflower steaks!" yum! drooling at the thought... we love using hickory chips for a smoky flavor, some of the other flavors too...

Ok... back2werk! ttyl

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emoticon ooh, I love that Wendi ~ precious keepsake there!

emoticon check out the violinist in a station - scroll down, on right, maybe 4 down. I couldn't figure how to link separately...

twitter.com/fussyfanshaw

emoticon guess today is a day for for me ~ appreciating rainbows, roses, dreams & hope emoticon

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Jules--the story of my rock.....my dad's cousin took a bunch of rocks from my grandparents place and she painted on them. When my grandma died we each got a rock of our choosing. She painted different things from flowers to animals. There were a lot so each of my kids got one too. I just loved the cheerful yellow flowers and it reminds me of simpler times growing up.



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Brenda - ooh, delays... glad he made home ok! hubby rarely wants to watch hallmark movies... I love extra movie time when he's out & about like his monthly lodge meeting, lol ;)

Wendi, I love that rock, beautiful ~ as so many things in life are! So, what's its story?

emoticon when I was a kidlet, we were always going to the beach with extended family and 1 of my all time fav regular times was with 1 of my gramsies when we combed the the beach for naggates! LOL... as an adult, I understand now she was probably asking if I wanted to look for "an agate" kind of rock



although common, they are transluscent and sparkle when wet, her favs I think... she had jars and bowls and containers full of things gathered on walks... we made nut & cone wreaths & décor, but the all time fav were the ocean/beach décor ~ from bowls/beds in flower gardens, to shadowboxes and driftwood things... I have a driftwood lamp gramps made... but I digress

emoticon Dee - "mini-mindfulness moments" - love it...
-- there were some new2me ideas for me in the article.... I love the idea of a rock and hope to find a pretty purple/amythist next time we go to the beach and browse the shops!

emoticon I was reading a little "interview" article at the docs office the other day, and she said she had snuggle time with her son everynight when she tucked him in bed... the usual things, night-night hug, kiss and all that ~ and they talked about the thorn and the rose of the day...

emoticon I do think there's a flip side of gratitude ~ life can be hard, ugly and distressing... the question then is how do we cope with that and help our spirit?

~ I think it helps to acknowledge the craptacular… nod and go yep, that sucks... then make a strategy to cope/deal with it, then set it aside until strategy can be deployed... or set it aside and go "oh well, wish I could fix it but it is what it is..." ~ this is where that serenity prayer idea helps me...

emoticon and then turn forward... and help nourish our soul, recover and restore the happy - focus on the good, the helpful, our hopes, dreams and all that can be... this is where the mini-mindfulness moments, gratitude, daydreaming the future, emotional bubblebaths, smell the roses, enjoy the sunshine on our face - all these little things can help :)

emoticon Wendi, Everyone ~ I am also so glad we have this team too... it helps!

a sparkfriend dropped this by my sparkpage today ~ after talking here, I get this, in a better way now

emoticon emoticon emoticon Be miserable or motivate yourself to do what needs to be done, it is your choice ~ Wayne Dyer

emoticon time to hit the day ~ Have a good one! Cheers :)

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Jules-loved the gratitude article. I really needed that today as I woke up pissed at the world. Now I am reminded how good I have it and to be grateful always. SO many great ideas but I went with the rock as it will be a good reminder throughout the day. Here is a picture of my rock....




So I've been struggling getting back into it since I've been gone....some good days, mostly bad but I know I need to get back to caring about me and being grateful for me. So today is a new day and I'm going to make the best of it.

I AM GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOU! THANK YOU!

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Being positive helps with everything!
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Hubby just got home tonight at 11pm...his flight was delayed. I did lots of chores today, then went to the gym, and more chores after I got home. Quiet night watching TV and while waiting for hubby.
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emoticon Mini Mindfulness Moments -- I love it. emoticon
My favorites are the rock and the walk. I like to write in my journal about positive steps I've taken each day towards getting healthy 'n fit.


(This is a google pic not my actual journal, but I do one like this.)

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"I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep on dancing." ~Unknown Author

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emoticon Hi everyone :)



emoticon also had a little eatfest going into & through Valentines... big habit/attitudes trigger thing for me... yanked my sweet tooth the last few days and reaching forward again :)



emoticon fell down the picture rabbit hole on break and stumbled across an awesome resource on ideas for helping us feel gratitude (& release frets) ~ I have found that actively musing my blessings (instead of frets) has been profoundly helpful... I was surprised... when I started doing it after seeing it recommended on a Change your Brain, Change your life show on public tv with Dr Amen (sp?) ~ sharing link I stumbled on today in case you're interested

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Sorry I haven't checked in! Been crazy busy. Last week was a blur.

Last week went off the rails food-wise on Friday. Too much foods/treats at the office and I over did it. But its in the rear view mirror now. Saturday I met my mom and niece - we got our hair done and then went out for brunch. It was a great time!

This week I am doing better with food choices. I was up 4# last week but am down 5# today. So that's going in the right direction! LOL

We still have cold wintery weather. Still snow and ice on the ground. Maybe some scattered snow showers this week, but nothing major. But I am so ready for SPRING!! I want to be here....


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Tired of this cold weather - 26 right now and high of 34 forecasted for today. Heading to South Dakota in the morning so should appreciate our temps today. I hate going north in the winter but my nephew is wrestling in the state tournament in Rapid.

Been busy so haven't made it to the gym, too cold to walk outside (or I think it is too cold) so been doing elliptical, dancing, and walking up and down the basement steps in the house. Down on steps yesterday so must push more today.

Have a great day to all of you!

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2/20/19 2:28 A

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Another fun day. Went to brunch with my mom and elderly neighbor, ran a couple errands, then my kids picked up their kitty cats (I was watching my grandkitties). I went over to my sister's for a sister not get and finished our puzzle!

~Brenda~ aka "Bee" and "Miss Kitty" =^..^=

"If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed!"
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~Lucille Ball

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2/18/19 2:26 A

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We had a great day today! My mom is spending the night to sleep with my grandkitties (they're in my guest room and are lonely). I have my kitty to sleep with (she's jealous). Kitty fun!
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~Brenda~ aka "Bee" and "Miss Kitty" =^..^=

"If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed!"
~Unknown

"Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly."
~Van Morrison

"It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy."
~Lucille Ball

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Uptown Funk... fun dancing with you! emoticon
You should get a lot of steps in at Sam's. emoticon
Well Brenda, if you have to stay home while the rest of your family goes to Texas, why not party! Happy Birthday to your sister. Enjoy the ladies day!
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I will totally dance on the beach! 2 more months and I will be doing exactly that dancing on a beach!

Wendi, safe travels my dear. Drunk groundhog it is! Ding dang thing lies I tell ya he lies.

Brenda, have a great girl day.

Today is going to be a lazy day for me once we get back from running an errand. Got to go to Sam's club and get a few things. Have a great day ladies.

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Woohoo! Fun dancing!
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Went shopping and ran errands today. My son & DIL flew this morning to Austin, TX for a few days, so I'm watching our 2 grandkitties! Hubby packed up and is leaving tomorrow morning for Houston, TX for a few days for a work trip. What a coincidence! Tomorrow is also my sister's birthday, so it's going to be girl fun for her with me and Mom!

Have a fun weekend!

~Brenda~ aka "Bee" and "Miss Kitty" =^..^=

"If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed!"
~Unknown

"Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly."
~Van Morrison

"It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy."
~Lucille Ball

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emoticon ooh, I brought the ukulele!!!!! Let's dance! However you dance, catch the beat and move the feet!!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1F0lBnsnkE



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emoticon Drive careful Wendi. Enjoy the basketball game. Thanks for the giggle about the drunk groundhog!

How about dancing on a beautiful beach this morning? To the inspirational song: "This is Me" from The Greatest Showman. Hands above the head, twirl, and smile!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ib0mLlpSoE



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"I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep on dancing." ~Unknown Author

Hey Pretty Girl, Let's Build Some Dreams.
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Well I'm off to basketball games again today. Out of town but back tomorrow evening. Kids are off of school Monday but I will check in with you all then! Have a great weekend. The town where we are going is in the winter storm watch with 3-5 inches of snow expected.....I think the ground hog was drunk! Have a great weekend all!

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"Fall seven times, get up eight"~Japanese proverb

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Love the kitty pic! emoticon

It's raining again so we're cozy and watching TV! Enjoy your Friday!

~Brenda~ aka "Bee" and "Miss Kitty" =^..^=

"If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed!"
~Unknown

"Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly."
~Van Morrison

"It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy."
~Lucille Ball

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emoticon Kitty question mark. emoticon

Loved all the heart pictures. Thanks for the veggie tips Jules!

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"I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep on dancing." ~Unknown Author

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TGIF ~ Happy post-Valentines! Today, I'm yanking my sweet tooth again, reinstalling lip zippers and back to regular days, regular food, get up & move, extra tlc today! Onward :)



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Happy Valentines Day my dear friends!

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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
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You have me drooling, Jules!!
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Have a wonderful day full of love!
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~Brenda~ aka "Bee" and "Miss Kitty" =^..^=

"If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed!"
~Unknown

"Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly."
~Van Morrison

"It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy."
~Lucille Ball

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Dee! this is too long for the wall... but speaking of creative ways to use veggies....



when I cook foods in broths/with spices - I'll use the leftover liquid in a soup/stew or next batch of veggies...

when cooking meat in oven or crockpot, will lay down a bed of sliced onions, bell peppers, baby carrots... sometimes baby potatoes, and this is a rack to elevate the meats for cooking... leaving the pan drippings with intenser flavor for using in soups, stews or for cooking/steaming veggies...

also - instead of removing the cooked down onions, bell peppers, carrots from the drippings, use a little hand held mixer or stick blender or put in a food processer/blender and pulse or puree to add as a bit of texture/thickener in soups/casseroles/stews...

emoticon ok... I'm drooling & ready to hear tips from y'all!



1 of my soups... I like to use convenience things like baby carrots... these were all rough diced/cuts... I like chunky...


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Love all the valentines and the jokes put a smile on my face

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emoticon Hi Everyone ~ Thanks for the valentine wishes & sharing the smiles & support all year through :)



emoticon emoticon emoticon these changed the smile I cracked this morning to a belly guffaw... and went well with my morning coffee! thought I'd share them with you :)

Q: What do squirrels give for Valentine's Day?
A: Forget-me-nuts.

Q: What did the valentine card say to the stamp?
A: Stick with me and we'll go places!

Q: What did the light bulb say to the switch?
A: You turn me on.

Q: Did Adam and Eve ever have a date?
A: No, but they had an Apple.

Q: What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus?
A: Can I hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand?

Q: What did one snake say to the other snake?
A: Give me a little hug and a hiss, honey.

Knock, Knock,
Who's there?
Olive
Olive who?
Olive you!

Q: Why did the banana go out with the prune?
A: Because it couldn't get a date.

Q: What is a ram's favorite song on February 14th?
A: I only have eyes for ewe, dear

Q: What travels around the world but stays in one corner?
A: A stamp.

Q: What happens when you fall in love with a French chef?
A: You get buttered up.

Q: What is a vampire's sweetheart called?
A: His ghoul-friend.

Q: If your aunt ran off to get married, what would you call her?
A: Antelope.

funny-jokes.com

emoticon Happy Valentines my FSC SparkFriends :)





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