WEEDY

“Overgrownus Botanicus – Weeds” Oh dear.  We finally got on the schedule for our kitchen countertop installation.  They can fit us in three weeks from now.  I refrained from inserting an exclamation point to indicate the horror of the situation. The good news is that I found a half dozen recipes that I can make…

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SWEET POTATO CUBES

“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.”  Thor Heyerdahl I cleaned out a closet last night and cooked up a chunked sweet potato this morning, which has me feeling like an expert on the simple life.  I also weighed myself this morning after eating simple meals for about a week and I’m down three pounds.…

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TRAVELING WITH LYNN

“Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.”  Jerry Seinfeld My friend, Lynn, and I are taking a week long trip together this fall.  We’ve not yet traveled anywhere together.  As a dry run we decided to visit an art museum that was 2 hours away.  We also decided to include a…

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TAHINI DRESSING

“I gained weight by snaccident.” During the winter months I did the only logical thing a person can do in order to survive the cold.  (I’m trying to make it sound as if I’m living in a cave instead of a well heated home.)  I ate a little extra food in order to keep my…

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THEY’RE THE BOMB

“When all else fails, take a bath.” My friend, Robert, was telling about a visit from his granddaughter over the weekend.  Seems the little one loves to take baths.  Also partial to the hot tub.  Cleanest little lady in town. Robert introduced his granddaughter to bath bombs.  Those are the colorful, spherical inventions that a…

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WATCH YOUR WORDS

“I got lost in translation.” When we bought our home we felt as if we were saving a floundering child.  It needed a lot of love and attention.  But I am not one to invest a lot of money.  Paint is usually a good answer to a beauty problem, whether it’s a wall or a…

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VEGGIE DAY

CBA – “Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community.” All of the birthday celebrations are over for a while.  I have overdone the breaded, deep-fried, and butter cream frosted.  These are sacrifices one must make when celebrating with grandkids.  It was wonderful! But now it’s time to give my body a…

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PLANT IT

“Life is a garden. Dig in.” Most people don’t want to think about dying, in spite of pets and houseplants and friends and neighbors.  But what if we could put a happy spin on death?  (Is she drinking again?) Enter, the Catalpa tree.  This tree became my absolute favorite when I was in a girl’s…

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ENERGY BARS/BALLS

“Why do they call it beauty sleep when you wake up looking like a troll?” Ever since I spouted off about not providing recipes until the kitchen is finished, I find myself coming up with new ideas about things to create and eat. I wanted something to grab as a quick energy boost and ran…

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HELPFUL HINTS

“Take my advice.  I don’t use it anyway.” Over the years I’ve found numerous ways to solve simple problems.  Operating in the spirit instilled in me by my mother, which is sharing, I decided to tell you about some of my genius ideas. My first brilliant idea is a way to keep pots off wood…

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