Category Archives: New year

HALLOWEEN SPECTERS

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES Have you readied your costume for the annual Trick or Treat event? I saw folks shopping for costumes as early as mid September, for both adults and children. Most of these garbs aren’t scary at all, unlike the … Continue reading

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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS TREES

Some of us toss out the living room Christmas tree on December 26th, because it’s been up since Thanksgiving Day. Christmas Day begins the 12 days of Christmas, a celebration that ends on January 6th with the visit of the … Continue reading

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Leftovers For Cinderella

I ate the traditional Thanksgiving dinner at a family setting Thursday, along with slivers of pies. The pot roast I made earlier got recycled as soup for two days after Thanksgiving. I had baked chicken with leftover carnival squash and … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CUT CALORIES?

Another word for cutting calories is “dieting.” If you’ve been used to eating high calorie, pleasurable foods, learning to make healthier choices from lower fat, higher fiber, whole grain and lower sugar foods will feel like a “DIET” to your … Continue reading

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PAUL BUNYAN’S EXERCISE PLAN

Begin where you are & do something every day.It’s that easy. Nothing more, and nothing less.  You just need to keep on keeping on.     Paul Bunyan was such a giant of a man,so the story goes, he was able … Continue reading

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THE JAPANESE HAVE A NAME FOR MY AFFLICTION

   Hokusai: New Year’s Days of the Tea House Ogi-ya (woodcut) O-souji or The Big Year End Cleaning Ritual I must have been Japanese in a former life.  So far I’ve rearranged the bathroom cabinets, hung a new curtain in … Continue reading

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END OF THE YEAR TRADITION: HOUSE CLEANING

Many of y’all know this past year I lost track of my homeless daughter. Concurrently, I also lost track of cleaning my home. I put on blinders and said, “Dust? What dust?” I may have hit the furniture with a … Continue reading

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