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Just Try It

My parents always insisted that we try a new food. If we didn’t like it, we didn’t have to eat it. But we had to try it. That is a good policy for other things, too. At least try it once.

Remember the old Alka-Seltzer commercials that made the statement “Try It, You’ll Like It!” It came out right about when the commercials with the old lady asking “Where’s The Beef?”

Walking With Macina

Last night I had dinner at my best friends house, something that we try very hard to do¬†and actually accomplish at least once a month. It gets me out and away from my “duties” at home for¬†anevening, I get to spend quality time with my BFF as well as spending some time with my 2 year old god-daughter, Macina who I just adore, totally. After eating dinner I always take Macina for a short walk while the dishes are being taken care of, since I’m a guest I’m not allowed in the kitchen for any type of clean up duty, which is just fine with me.

Last night was the first night in a long time that we had a nice breeze going on and there were a lot more people out and about for a change due to the long over due break in the extreme heat that we have been dealing with for so long this summer. So to celebrate we actually walked over to the ice cream parlor where she got a free “kiddie cone” and I enjoyed a chocolate ice cream cone for the walk back where Macina enjoyed looking into the many store front windows that we passed to see what was going on in all of them.

She was really attracted to this one store that appeared to be empty of anything other than a few tables, some chairs and a good amount of people that were just seeming to be milling around the place. While Macina had her nose pressed onto the glass, I read on the door a home made looking sign with the word Herbalife printed on it, so I figured there was some type of meeting going on to do with the Northern Virginia Herbalife Distributors in the area and was impressed on how many people were in there. After Macina had her fill of that scene we started to move on down the strip when we heard a voice calling out behind us, so I turned around to see a young lady walking very fast trying to catch up to us so I stopped to see what in the world was going on.

She was a sweet girl, couldn’t be a day over 12, actually had a dress on and not the jeans that we tend to see on almost every kid in America. Anyway she was inviting us to come back with her and find out more about the Herbalife Diet, which I thought was very brave of her as well as nice of her to offer, but I had to turn her down. Macina was over due for a diaper change and her mother would really freak out if we didn’t get back to her apartment in our usual time frame, so just wasn’t the right time. Too bad, it might have been interesting, so I’ve decided to check out Herbalife Online and see what it’s all about when I have some play time on the computer.

Did You Know That . . .

If you separate your bananas when you get them home they will last longer than if you keep them on the stem.

If you store your opened cheese in aluminum foil they will last longer and it will not mold.

And if you add a teaspoon of water to your ground beef while cooking it, it will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

I would love to have a copy of this book – Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook. I’ll have to keep my eyes open and see if I can find a copy in the numerous places that I get books for dirt cheap and/or free.

good information to have

A Useful Read For Anyone

Graduated to Grilled Cheese

It’s been a rough couple of days lately. I some how got myself a stomach bug that has turned my life upside down but I am finally feeling up to real food again. I made grilled cheese sandwiches and nibbled on a small handful of Lays potato chips. I’m still drinking a lot of green tea, and I think maybe I’m getting addicted to the tea. I have a cup by my side all day and even take a cup to bed with me and leave it on the night stand.

I’ve given up on TV – the only time I turn it on is to watch the 10:00 news and then I shut it off again. I’d much rather listen to the music I have in my collection and have been playing a lot of oldies but goodies to just listen to them again. It’s not as depressing. Found an old album by Robert Cray that’s really easy on the ears. Haven’t listened to him in ages – love it.

A Day for Me

This has been a really nice Mother’s Day. I had several glorious hours to myself this afternoon and I took full advantage of them.

Dinner was a strange combination of things that I like and felt like cooking. And I’ll watch TV until it’s time to hit the sack and get ready for another work week.

It’s been great so far. Happy Mother’s Day to all my friends who are mothers!