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  • made in america link

    11/21/2017 1:25:51 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • crispy green beans for a snack

    11/20/2017 12:53:33 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Does anyone know about "systems thinking?" I never heard of it but it sounds powerful.

    11/19/2017 12:55:45 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Extracts from Twain's diary of Eve

    11/19/2017 11:21:38 AM, by CTUPTON
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  • Extracts from Twain's Diary of Adam

    11/19/2017 11:18:05 AM, by CTUPTON
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  • Finally measured myself

    11/18/2017 1:55:00 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I just got done measuring my neck, waist and hips. When I got to where I add them to where my weight is, I hadn't done it since September 22nd. I lost half an inch total on each spot. Here's the run down: September 22, 2017 Neck: 17" Waist: 42" Hips: 42" November 18, 2017 Neck: 16... Read more

  • Dad is doing good

    11/17/2017 9:58:05 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Dad seems to be doing good. He is still a little sore but still seems to be doing good. Thursday he spend a good majority of the day in bed. That was the day after he had the stent put into his left leg. He got up around 11am and I got his order for food uptown before I walked up there but he was ba... Read more

  • 2nd writing assignment result for the month of November

    11/16/2017 2:19:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    Why there is (Still) such Horrible Evil in the World? Even though for thousands of years we keep trying to fix things, hurtful and unexplainable acts by humans keep happening and way too often. Why on earth can’t we get this right? Are we bound to carry our evil out even to the other faraway p... Read more

  • 6 am or bust

    11/15/2017 7:02:59 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    It’s been difficult getting used to work. The stress has made me want to binge eat / get fast food on the way to and from work. Sitting in a chair all day is rough for my back, and by the weekend it’s seriously messed up and I don’t want to do anything but sleep. Work itself is going alright — ... Read more

  • Long day at the hospital

    11/14/2017 4:20:57 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was the day that dad had the stent put into his left leg. Talk about long day. I've been up since around 3am and I'm so close in falling asleep at the computer. The procedure went well. Dad sees the doctor 2 weeks from this Thursday for this procedure. He cannot drive until Thursday. Pretty mu... Read more

  • Gluten Free Gingerbread House

    11/13/2017 6:37:10 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    my decorating leaves something to be desired. But it still tastes amazing. Regardless of how it looks. lol... Read more

  • 11/13 ~ Day 44 ~ ReSet!

    11/13/2017 1:35:59 PM, by YLWRSS-PRPLHRTS

    I messed up. Yesterday was a long & busy day for me. Near the end of the day I got caught up watching a video that discussed Alzheimer's & other types of dementia. It was long. I was tired. So even though I had a few windows open and it would have been so easy to click over to that window with the l... Read more


    11/13/2017 12:29:55 PM, by WILBRAGURL

    Ok...I have started, restarted and then failed every time to lose my weight. At first, it was to get healthy and attractive. Then, it was to get healthy and in shape for my age (I am now 67 going on 55 in my head). Now it is a medical necessity for me to drop at least 80 lbs., to help my knees, h... Read more

  • A month away from my 40th birthday

    11/13/2017 11:41:05 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    A month from today is my 40th birthday and I am not looking forward to it. Not because of the age but the health problems. My mom had her first stroke at the age of 40 (she turned 40 on January 27, 1991 and she had her first stroke that April) and her health went kind of down hill after that. She ha... Read more

  • Gluten Free Chocolate Pecan Pie

    11/12/2017 8:45:15 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I've never had pecan pie before. I definitely LOVE this one You can check out the recipe here:
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  • New (to us) handicap van. Much improved over the old one!

    11/12/2017 1:12:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    Rear entry not side entry is better. Hubby does not have to turn to be the passenger in the front. His foot plate continually gauged something. Not fun for him-or me. Good rust proofing. The frame had rusted out on the old van. I did not know you can get a repeat ... Read more

  • Happy Veteran's Day

    11/11/2017 12:44:51 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Happy Veteran's Day to all the veterans out there. My dad served in the Army (1954 to 1957) and the Air Force (1960 to 1977). Plus my uncles on both sides of the family (8 uncles on my dad's side and both of my mom's brothers) all served in a few of the branches. My oldest brother was in the Navy an... Read more

  • Too cold to do anything outside

    11/10/2017 2:54:35 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Its going to be in the 30s today and that's way too cold to even to take the dog for a walk. But I ended up doing that a few hours ago when I was waiting for my dad to get up. I took her for a walk up and down the street for 15 minutes. But I did do a workout DVD this morning before I took the dog f... Read more

  • I knew that I should of gone smaller

    11/8/2017 12:24:13 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I should of listened to myself when I got my 2 pairs of skinny jeans to get the 14P size instead of the 16P. It doesn't matter which pair I have on, they want to slide on me no matter if I have a belt on or not. I can't make it down the hallway without having to pull my jeans up. There is a little b... Read more

  • Frustration

    11/8/2017 11:13:18 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm back in the city today. So I weighed in this morning. No change from last week. Obviously there's an issue in my tracking. I wear a heart rate monitor so my calories burned is being tracked. I guess it's time I really look closer at what I'm eating. I thought I was doing well. I do have t... Read more

  • I am working on the "elevator incident"...

    11/7/2017 4:54:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    Thank yu all!!! It is such a good feeling to have friends like you. I was furious and crying for a day and a half. Today I saw the top administrator so maybe soon she will contact me. I am hearing some rumors however that a different person is being put in charge. And, the rumors going around ... Read more

  • Nice weekend

    11/7/2017 2:53:35 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I had a nice day out yesterday with my sister. We drove over to a quaint, little town in our county. A creek runs through it, so we took the creek walk and enjoyed the cool weather and scenery. Then we went out to lunch at a little place that's been on Diners, Drive In's and Dives. It's always g... Read more

  • Decision time

    11/7/2017 11:45:56 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Do I go back to the city today or not? I have always been going back on Tuesdays for weeks. I can bake some gingerbread houses once I get there. And I can pack things. But I have to wait to pick some things up from my post office box first. I think that's what's got me wondering. I hate ... Read more

  • Busy weekend ahead of me

    11/5/2017 3:29:16 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    ... even though it's half over already. I still have to set up my storage locker. I have lots of shelves to set up. I'm not sure if I'll do it today, or wait until tomorrow. Hubby's going to be working tomorrow, so I might do it while he's at work. I need to go for another walk later toda... Read more

  • You can do this regardless of your 'faults'!

    11/5/2017 11:15:29 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Always say to yourself "My Body and Mind are sound enough that I can accomplish my goals and also inspire others to do their best." You may be struggling with your body size or physical handicaps, some of which may have been of your making; but, by affirming that you are healthy and able to reason, ... Read more

  • Baking for tomorrows farmers market

    11/3/2017 8:00:15 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    ... includes: Gluten Free Cream Puffs filled with pomegranite cream cheese filling Gluten Free Almond Joy Cookies Gluten Free Brownies Gluten Free Sugar Free Brownies Gluten Free Carrot Cake I also have some Gluten Free Dairy Free Soft Pretzels - I'm not sure if I'm taking them to ... Read more

  • Not a good day because...

    11/3/2017 3:25:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby had an incident in the elevator this morning. As a result we are told he can't ride the elevator alone . This greatly limits his independence, of course. ANd it ties me up even more than I am now. Needless to say, I am very unhappy. Apparently 2 older people were in the elevat... Read more

  • An article about time seeming to speed up as we get older.

    11/3/2017 3:14:46 PM, by CTUPTON
    slowing-down-time/ To combat the effect of automatic routines, fill your time up with new experiences and knowledge to form accessible memory anchors. Turn your brain resources on with new challenges or projects and learning new skills. Ask questions and ... Read more

  • National Men Make Dinner Day

    11/2/2017 9:38:17 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I was all set to make dinner today according to the rules for "National Men Make Dinner Day" which I just learned about from the morning news. I was about to go shopping when my wife returned from a visit to our next door neighbor. She had just sold her house and for some reason she wanted her she... Read more

  • just need to write it out of my head

    11/2/2017 12:05:51 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    This is not a fun, go go go kind of a blog. I've got things rolling around my head and can't seem to get them out. So I'm trying here. I lost my job almost a month ago. This is nothing new for me. Often I end up being treated like crap and leave. Sometimes I love the job but it simply does... Read more

  • Mild chest pain

    11/2/2017 8:50:27 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I’ve been having very slight chest pains off and on for 2 weeks; the cause may have been several possibilities, but I remember that I took a double dose of risperidone, and did a new indoor “walking” 3 mile exercise. Parts of the exercise included flapping my arms in various directions as I did the... Read more

  • Today's walk in a winter wonderland

    11/1/2017 1:21:23 PM, by BLUEROSE73

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  • Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Coconut Cake Recipe

    10/31/2017 9:52:23 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    One of the recipe's I've created. So tasty. The link is to my baking blogsite. Check it out.
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  • Happy Halloween!

    10/31/2017 2:22:14 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • I did 2 huge, hard things this week--(hard for me anyway)

    10/30/2017 1:08:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    It took me a year to actually get my new NY state driver's license. This stuff is so hard for me. Mostly due to brain fog and the resulting disorganization. Fibromyalgia I guess. Got the license--temporary anyway. Waiting for the real thing to come in th email. Enhanced license, too! ... Read more

  • 10/29 ~ Day 29 ~ Yellow Roses & Purple Hearts

    10/29/2017 11:18:49 PM, by YLWRSS-PRPLHRTS

    I love roses, don't you? (not yellow, but the only ones I seem to have --- must look for more soon) As October comes to an end, it closes another month of awareness for multiple causes. Here's a few that have a personal impact for me in one way or another: Vegetarian Month Posit... Read more

  • Why? No zombies in Washington, DC?

    10/29/2017 4:49:36 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 2 books I want to read soon...

    10/27/2017 8:03:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    Torture and Triumph: The Evolution of Sign Language for the Deaf Gerald Shea’s new book explores a centuries-long struggle that culminated in ‘a natural, visual poetry,’ at once both speech and music. 10.27.2017 / BY Elizabeth Svoboda "Endurance" by the astronaut Scott Kelly. He wrote ... Read more

  • Some of this weeks baking ...

    10/27/2017 11:05:38 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I run a small business. Gluten free and other allergen free baking and baking mixes. Feel free to check out my website Anyhow, I have been working on perfecting a couple of recipes this week. I think I have them. Gluten Free Bagels Gluten Free Dairy... Read more

  • Getting Frustrated

    10/26/2017 11:24:51 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I have been tracking every bite of food for a few weeks now. I have also upped my calories burned to 1,000/day for over a week now. It’s not helping. Okay, I need to be honest. I am not gaining weight anymore. So that’s good. But I’m not losing weight. I’m keeping my nutrition between 1... Read more

  • Having a sad day

    10/25/2017 12:42:32 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I gave notice on my suite in the city today. I will be out by the end of December. I don't know if that's what's making me sad though. I guess it's all part of the grieving process. I'm just getting back from today's walk. I didn't push myself. I've been trying to look up how many calori... Read more

  • Back on wifi ...

    10/24/2017 7:44:43 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm back connected to wifi again. It's going be a rough month going back and forth, but it'll be done soon enough. Anyhow, while i was away, I kept walking. And for the most part I was right on track with my eating. I am finding I'm just not drinking enough water. I really need to change ... Read more