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This Week’s Menu

It has been a crazy week indeed, leaving me no time to rest, let alone blog.  Nice to be home-sweet-home. I did so well avoiding all the goodies I made for my son’s visit last week.  I stuck to the kale salad for dinners, ate lots of fruits and veggies for snacks, and was really… Read more »

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This Week’s Menu

This will be a short blog because well, I have no heathy menu to share this week.     We are lucky enough to have my son visiting with us for part of the week, so that means making some of his favorite things. . . all of which are not even remotely in my eating… Read more »

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Meet the Family: Ron

  This is Ron.  My son Nick chose him back in 2005 when Ron was only 4 months old, and being fostered by a friend of ours.  When we adopted Ron, he was sick – oozing eyes, runny nose . . . I couldn’t believe Nick talked me into adopting a sick kitty.  11 years… Read more »

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This Week’s Menu

  I really should eat nothing except for celery sticks and water for a few days after all I have consumed over Valentines Day weekend, but there’s just this one problem. . . I still have cake left. So I’ll just try to be good where I can – you know, like having my cake… Read more »

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Valentines Day

As some of you already know, Valentines Day is my favorite day of the whole year.  It’s Christmas, my birthday, and the 4th of July all rolled into one.  Yes, I am a big, affectionate, romantic smoosh, and I just adore this one day of the year when it’s ok for me to get all… Read more »

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This Week’s Menu

My birthday totally sabotaged my clean eating plan.   Although I thoroughly enjoyed every single (and there were a lot of them) fattening item that entered my mouth, this morning’s reading of the scale was all the proof I needed that I had overindulged. So back on the wagon today with my clean eating.  NO… Read more »

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Birthday Fun In the Big City

On Saturday, I was lucky enough to celebrate my 51st birthday in NYC with my husband and some really great friends.  Our full day started with a visit to Ellen’s Stardust Diner. If you’ve never been, I would highly recommend it.  The food is good, nothing special, but you don’t go here for the food…. Read more »

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The Birthday That Almost Wasn’t 

Every year I think that just maybe, I’m getting too old to be as excited about my birthday as I always am.  I can’t help it, birthdays are exciting and important to me. I’m sure this is a direct result of being raised by a mom who made birthdays oh-so-special.  Mom always allowed me to… Read more »

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It’s Just a Bad Day

  Today is one of those days for me.   When life gets all topsy-turvey, as it often does, how do you find your balance? I looked in my usual first choice – the chocolate bowl, but that, not surprisingly, wasn’t the answer. I looked for balance in a run with my buddy, Bear, but… Read more »

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This Week’s Menu . . .

One of my greatest worries is that I will not live long enough to try all the recipes I have saved.  It’s my hobby – and with all this great technology, there’s never a shortage of new and exciting recipes and ways to save them.  I probably have a couple hundred thousand recipes.  All are… Read more »