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Questions for your Physician

Keep notes of any medical issue you might want to discuss. We are seniors and often forget. Writing and rereading between visits keeps it freash in the mind. Always call on urgent issues. Rewrite before the visit and you should have all of your answers from the DR. We hand the note over he reads it.

- Submitted by NORASPAT 7/15/2010 in Staying Healthy | 6 Comments
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Exercises in the long check out line.

Today the lines were long I was really in a hurry. I decided to do some foot exercises and i did toe lifts, I counted them then i did heel raises, I plan to make habit of this it took away my bad attitude to wasting time, I used my time in the checkout line very well.

- Submitted by NORASPAT 7/13/2010 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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walkers must think positive to stay motivated when walking.

lf you want to walk you need to be committed to doing it. Many new walkers get discouraged because they concentrate on the process of walking they think about discomfort and getting weary.
Try to be upbeat, it 's good for body and mind. Think positive it will help you learn to love to walk often.

- Submitted by NORASPAT 7/7/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Afraid to BLOG

After posting a comment to a page. If it is lengthy copy it to a word program Expand it and edit it and then you will easily post it. That was how I started to Blog. It is less stressful to write it in word. Much bigger font , spellcheck. All make it easy to cut and paste your blog with ease.

- Submitted by NORASPAT 7/6/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 2 Comments
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Kids cooking.

When teaching kids to cook especially mixing. Put the bowl in your sink on a towel and let the little cook add all ingredients and stir. The sink is lower and they can see in to the bowl better and the mess goes down the drain. Keeps clothes spatter free also. My grandkids love to cook with me .

- Submitted by NORASPAT 6/29/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Keep the kitchen cooller in summer.

I do not put my slow cooker away for summer. We fill it in the kitchen and then use it in the garage to keep the kitchen cooller.
Pat in Maine.

- Submitted by NORASPAT 6/16/2010 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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Crock pot in Summer.

After setting up your crockpot meal. Take the appliance outside to cook. Mine goes to the garage. it can also be put on a deck so long as it is protected from children and animals. Our son uses a wooden box with lid, sets it up on a table.

- Submitted by NORASPAT 6/13/2010 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Make good notes when changing a recipe.

If you change any part of a recipe make a note of it. There is nothing worse than improving on the original and forgetting what you did. MAKE a NOTE and then add you own personal rating.

- Submitted by NORASPAT 6/8/2010 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Choose your days to cook wisely.

I check the weather and if it is going to be cold i put the oven on and Bake and roast meat and chicken to use on hot days when i want to make meals without the oven, Cook it Cool it , freeze it to use for picnics and salads. I remove chicken meat and make chicken stock overnight in crock pot..

- Submitted by NORASPAT 6/5/2010 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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Keep recipes clean

I prnt recipes. Use large font, bold. File in binder. When needed remove and place in order under plastic sheet or a glass pie plate. Prevents spatter and plate gives emergency hot pad.
After recipe is used put to bottom of pile. File away when done cooking. Cook books stay cleaner that way.

- Submitted by NORASPAT 5/31/2010 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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