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Drop and give me 70!

Oh hell, drop and give me 50!

superbowl-trophyIt’s that time of year again: time drink lots of beer, eat copious amounts of wings, cheez, and JUNK FOOD, and watch football dudes in really, really tight pants kick some serious football butt! I don’t actually watch the game much, but that’s only because I’m always the one throwing the Super Bowl party!

But ever since I’ve “downsized” I’ve learned a thing or two about “right-sizing” my Super Bowl goodies. I’ll always provide the hard stuff for the unwashed masses, but there are plenty of yummy options for those seeking lighter fare, or for the hostess who’s trying to sneak in something healthy and stealthy ala Jessica Seinfeld and the woman who’s suing her. In fact, I always make it a game of my own to see what healthy alternatives I can get away with!

So without further ado, here are some of my favorite Super-Healthy, Super-Stealthy, Super Bowl Sneaky Snacks! Continue Reading »

Get determinedIt’s that time of the year again: the ever-optimistic New Year’s Resolution time. While I don’t advocate resolutions, many people believe the New Year is the perfect time to get started, get fit, get back on the horse.
Many of us start out strong with our workout routines, but it doesn’t take long for our day-to-day lives to intrude. Meetings go late so we miss our kick-boxing class. The kids have parent-teacher night and there’s no way we can get to yoga. We catch a cold, we slip on our diet, we lose an eyelash or break a nail…the excuses start to build up and before you know it, *POOF*, our resolutions go up in flames.

If you are making a fitness resolution this year, here are some tips to help you bag those excuses and stick to the plan. You’re strong, you’re determined, YOU CAN DO THIS! Here’s how: Continue Reading »

To market

Bro-in-law forgot to mention (until this morning) that we are to bring potatoes and squash to tonight’s Christmas dinner. Hmmm. We searched high and low and finally found a Russian market that is open on Christmas day. It’s a Christmas MIRACLE!

Here’s wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a few Christmas miracles of your own! :)

Blog type analyzer

According to the “Blog Type Analyzer“, my blog personality type is “ESFP – The Performers.” I would agree, except I’m too exhausted and have to go rest my head on some soft, brightly colored, sweet smelling pillows. Unless I’m your manager, in which case I’ll hit you in the head with said pillows if you don’t let me have my fun!  What’s your blog personality type?

ESFP – The Performers
The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead – they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

The enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation – qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.”

[via metafilter]

White (almost) Christmas

Well, the final tally is about 13″ of snow. It made it up to the bottom of the stone wall…woo hoo! Then last night the temperature rose just enough to melt a bit of the snow and then plunged below zero again so now everything has a nice, slippery crust of solid ice. I *LOVE* winter! Argh! Here’s the final view, and a couple of shots of the boys plowing the driveway.

I did go out and take pictures around town yesteday, but I’m already bored with how WHITE everything is. We need some color around here, STAT!

What’s the weather where you are? And if it’s over 70, can I come visit? ;)

Ayup. Still snowing. *Sigh!* So this morning I thought I would venture out a little bit and give you a slightly broader view. I also threw in a couple of pics from other seasons to show the contrast.

If I get ambitious I may go out and take some pics around the ‘hood later. But for now I hope you enjoy these frosty pics!

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