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Friday, March 23, 2012

My list for the week of March 19 2012 per the GBE2 prompt
"Make a list and title it"
 I can track my lists now on my smartphone.
Thank goodness for Gtasks app for Android.

✔Start tomatoes indoors
This year I have committed myself to starting my garden early.
Therefore, Once Again, I am extremely disappointed at Mother Nature's early spring thaw.
My tulips are bloomed. The flowers that are supposed to be the first of the spring????? Were on time but arrived after the crocuses, daffodils, hyacinth and tulips. Am I right? Isn't it too early for most of these flowers?
Take a look

Glory of the snow sans snow

With this being noted, I am still going to start a set of brandywine tomatoes, basil and okra in the house. I need to pick up some of those seedling kits and soil. I would use the compost but I don't want bugs on my porch which is where I plan to put the seedling kits.

✔Buy Mixing Bowls with spouts
Mixing bowls should have spouts. I do not understand why this had not occurred to me when I purchased my mixing bowls. I usually place a mat or a silicon cookie mat under my bowls to catch my messes. There are always messes. A spout would have saved many an apron from the wash.
I have rediscovered aprons now that I have to prepare and cook more of my meals. I love wearing an apron. I want one with a clever slogan.

✔Get a Grease can
The PCP has suggested that I follow the Paleo diet plan to lower my sugar levels.
After researching it, I understand that I need a grease can to capture meat rendering fat. I rejected the mason jar suggestion or the old standard of using crisco can. Yes, that is what I got from my research....I am sure that if you ask anyone else about the Paleo diet he or she will mention things like
It's a really easy diet where you eat what would have been available to cavemen.
- remove all grains
- remove all processed foods
- remove sugar
- remove processed oils
- remove dairy products

Me. I mention "get a grease can."

I wanted something pretty to store my fat drippings. I looked in the stores and found nothing with a strainer, a spout, tight fitting lid and firmly sealed. The strainer to remove bits. The spout for ease of pouring. See spill-free pouring is important to me. Tight lid to keep the fat from going rancid and good sealant to keep my counters clean.
Nothing at Macys, JcPenney, Dillards, Sears or Bed Bath and Beyond. I wonder why?
Luckily, Amazon had exactly what I needed.
With recipes like these I don't see this as a diet anymore. This just might become a lifestyle change.
This diet humors me. I grew up with relying on a crisco can full of fat to fry my foods. I went to college and learned that fat in the Soul Food kitchen would kill me. I vowed never to reuse fat. I believed Mrs. Partridge when she exalted the benefits of vegetable oil but my food never tasted as good as my mother's meals.


✔Pick up some Cheap Sugar
When Bebe "visits" my home, she makes for herself food and drink. Her favorite drink is what I call 'flavored sugar water." As you know, I only use Domino's sugar. This sugar comes with a high price tag. I even though the new diet discourages sugar, I can not permit her to use it up in her syrup drinks. I have instructed her to use the cheap sugar. After two visits, I need to pick up more for her hydration and energy needs.

✔Schedule an oil change
My helpful car has informed me by email that I need an oil change. It is true. the online program does save me money. I don't have to follow the "every 4 months" rule anymore. I just wait for the email.

That's my list I hope that you learned something from it.

Too Soon?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I call Shenanigans!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The other day I was having YET another discussion about turkey bacon.
No one can give me a correct response to my exclamation:

So, I googled "How turkey bacon is made" in the hopes that some kid's science show has covered this topic.
Yahoo!Answers provided the best answer here
Not very informative but humorous.
I typed "What the hell is turkey bacon"
The search led me here
Now, that is what I have been trying to tell people. Nothing that requires that much energy to alter its original state into what we see in the store can be good for you.

The ingredients list :
Ingredients: (White Turkey, Mechanically Separated Turkey, Dark Turkey), Water, Sugar, Salt, contains 2% or less of Canola Oil, Sun Flower Oil, Natural Flavor, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Nitrite.

So what has convinced so many people that turkey bacon beats the original BACON for nutrition?
Baby pig shenanigans.

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This week's GBE2 Prompt was Shenanigans.

One week until Spring

 Last Week
This week
 The hyacinth this week
 The tulips this week
The sedum is pushing through

With a little help

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I snapped some pics this morning of the birds this morning to use in a blog post about Simplicity for this week's GBE2 prompt.
These geese made quite an entrance on Wednesday
A few days ago I heard the honking of this pair. They honked very loudly before finally landing in the river that runs through campus of my job.

When the geese arrived a few commuters joined me in delaying our daily trek to our respective offices or other destinations in order to enjoy the simplicity of the return of birds to the local river.
I love having animals to view while I walk to work or to my car at night.
Soon, there will be baby ducks to watch.
The ducks showed up two weeks ago. I see they are having a party

I have been pleased as a fat cat with a bowl full of pouch lately.
Several bloggers have recognized my blog as one which makes them smile.
I have been blogging for about 7 years. I joined the GBE2 group some time last year and I have had more fun blogging in the past few months than in all the other years.
I am so pleased that others enjoy my Frizzy Life as I maneuver this Flat Iron World.
Thank you
HTML Tables

Thank you to a Kat, a Pirate, the Nerd, and Mary

Now the rules
  • In a post on your blog, nominate  fellow bloggers for award.
  • In the same post, add the Blogger Award.(There are three from which you can select.)
  • In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
  • In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
  • In the same post, include this set of rules.
  • Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.
Seven Random things about me
  1. My waist measures about the same as the height of a 4 year old child.
  2. I don't always care for what my doctors tell me. When I informed my (former) doctor that I am sleepy all the time time she said "awwwww."
  3. Nutella will be my downfall
  4. I have been taking Gymnena Sylvestre to reduce my sugar cravings. I don't appreciate chocolate as much as I used to. I am weighing my options. Pun intended.

  5. I read a lot of silly paranormal romance books
  6. I am still experimenting with sports bra brands and types to find the perfect one for my rebounding, yoga and BOSU training.
  7. I am looking forward to canning tomatoes this summer.
    Since I received three awards from four different people, I am going to keep this simple. The nominees can select the award for their site. I have spent the last few days trying to find blogs that haven't been selected for one of these awards recently.
For my nominees 
There are so many blogs that I follow, I couldn't list them all.  I decided to list only seven
Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, opinions, observations about your world.

March 1st 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Blog Anniversary

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