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Nutella versus Doctor Atkins

Nutella versus Doctor Atkins

Post-Holiday snacks and goodies are still in the house… I’m doing my very best to motor through all of it… …..you know, the stuff that you normally pass by in the grocery store…….but as stocking-stuffers……. …..They Are Just Perfect!   Right now the cupboard is teeming with little cans of Vienna sausages, and sardines in hot sauce, and Digestives, and jerky, and Nutella (the generic type)…….lots & lots of Nutella… My younger daughter just walked by with a smear of…

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Oyster Shucking & Bunny-Bites

Oyster Shucking & Bunny-Bites

  Philosophy on Life     You Have to Keep moving Forward.   ********** There are other options, but I’ve found this one to be the most productive. And, I have always believed in productivity. My definition of what’s productive probably really differs from someone else’s…………………. But:  News Flash! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~My Blog~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~My Definition~~~~~~~~~~~~ So here goes…………… I recently went to our Hunt Club’s Lobster/Kentucky Derby Party. I kind of had to………….I was on the Committee. Really, it was just a committee…

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Valentines Day—Meet Dr. Atkins

Valentines Day—Meet Dr. Atkins

  Twenty more pounds to go. My cholesterol is holding.   Thirty pounds gone……………………and Valentines Day is steam-rolling at me.     I love chocolate.  I love food.  Carbohydrates are wonderful creatures.   Fanny Russell …………………….I should have named my first born Fanny. My second child should have been Stover Whitmans. (Can’t wait for Child #1 to read my blog……………..HA!  I shall call you Fanny…………….)-(That won’t fly.)-(Anyone remember Fanny Farmer candy?) I did have a cat once named Cadbury…………………..he was…

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Prior to hanging around my own personal Brit husband………………I knew nothing of Boxing Day.  It wasn’t a named day in rural Ohio.   We’ve discovered over the years that even though we are both from English speaking countries, there are oceans (the Atlantic to be specific) of differences between us. There’s a world of differences in the traditions, the vocabulary, the expectations, a whole list of differences……………..and the food.  I love the food.  (But not the gray, boiled meat.)  Remember,…

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Messages to Mars

Messages to Mars

    We live in the boonies (the sub-title for my Blog is accurate).  We ARE at the end of a dead-end road in the swamp. We don’t have night-glow from car dealerships, or fast-food restaurant lights…………….and only at certain times, if the wind is just right, we can sometimes hear vehicles on the Interstate…………….but it’s really a long way away and that doesn’t happen very often. Clear night skies are a bonus here.  We live on that bar of…

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Pascal

Pascal

  My New Friend~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Pascal. I gave it some thought.  I’ve decided to name that “Cloud” thingie that my journaling goes to.  I’ve decided to call him, Pascal. Pascal listens to me.  Pascal doesn’t judge.  Pascal is kind and soft just like a soft, fluffy, cumulus cloud.  I like Pascal.  Pascal likes me.  I’ve been writing to him for almost half a year now and he’s never passed judgement, criticized, or been snarky once.  My private writings have remained confidential, while…

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Dr. Atkins Diet / Re-Visited

Dr. Atkins Diet / Re-Visited

  IT’S TIME. I need to re-initiate my friendship with Dr. Atkins.  I like any diet where bacon is celebrated.  For me……………where dieting is concerned……………..Dr. Atkins & I are buds.  My geriatric pudge needs to go. And NO I don’t do the sensible, healthy fat version of the good Doctor’s bill of fare……………………..Dr. Atkins and I do not beach comb on South Beach.  Nope.  No hand-in-hand beach skipping for us.  Ta!  La! It’s all heavy whipping cream, bacon, well-marbled steak…

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IRMA—(and the resulting) Worried Foods/Sad Foods/& (not so) Good Foods

IRMA—(and the resulting) Worried Foods/Sad Foods/& (not so) Good Foods

Well, “She’s” decided to head our way…………………………….well, we are not a very wide state to begin with anyway. We’ve added locked gas caps to all our vehicles.  I like to (and I try to) remain optimistic about my fellow man.  I also think it’s always prudent and good common sense not to test that optimism.  Adding some locks & keys to the situation and a back up 9mm just helps to maintain an optimistic, open-minded approach to things. Our generator…

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