Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A House for Haiti


Last Friday night I spent a glorious evening constructing a house for Haiti.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

When Life Throws You a Curve Ball - Throw It Back!

My goodness it's cold outside!  I think I've had enough winter now and spring is sounding better and better as each cold day passes.

The one nice thing about cold weather, is that it gives us the perfect excuse to sit inside beside a warm fire and contemplate the future, our dreams and our goals.

When Life Throws You a Curve Ball - Throw It Back!

I've read that some of the curve balls Life throws us are equal in stress to that of a death in the family.  If that is indeed true, then the past couple of months have dealt me with at least 4 deaths.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tears are Beneficial

Have you cried recently?   I have.  I felt drained.  Devoid of emotions.

Find out what Dr. Oz says about tears.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"What's on Your Mind".....write a comment

I become rather impatient with Blog or Facebook comments that tells me about a specific feeling or event (like being bored at work) at a specific time in someone's journey.   So it's against my better judgment at what I am about to say!

But..............I just finished watching Dr. OZ's program on ABC.  OMG!  That program is loaded with information!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Heart Healthy Snacks

I just finished a healthy snack of unsweetened oatmeal with cinnamon.   Why oatmeal? 

The results of an extensive blood panel showed that my LDL (bad) cholesterol is too high.  My good cholesterol (HDL) is too low. 

How can a snack of oatmeal impact my cholesterol counts?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mother Nature's Bountiful Clues

I just finished a handful of big luscious sweet red grapes.   Woo Hoo for me! 

Some days I have a hard time making good food choices.  My poor food choices just end up on my hips and backside.  Each time I put on clean jeans I want to believe that I left them way too long in the dryer.   I giggle.  Then I get real with myself.

This is the time of year that is really hard for me.   I love, love, love all those sweets.   My sister makes the best peanut clusters using almond bark, chocolate chips, M&Ms, marshmallows and peanuts, of course.   They are soooo good!  

But, I should be excited about all the fresh fruit and veggies that are available this time of year.   Just a few years ago you couldn't find fresh strawberries for sale at the end of the summer.   Strawberries had a short season of availability.   Not anymore.  Last week I bought a pack of lucious strawberries at the market.

Speaking of strawberries and grapes.   Have you ever associated the shape of strawberries or a cluster of grapes with a part of the human body?