Looking at the Moon. In the Snow. Without socks


Beautiful, hazy moon tonight! The snowy driveway feels good under feet with socks and no shoes — it doesn’t even feel cold on the ground; the air, though, WAY cold!!



January 1, 2018

It is January 1, 2018 and it has arrived right on time.

It is the first day of my retirement and so far, so good. I’m looking forward to not having to go to work tomorrow and driving in the zero degree weather and blizzardy snow. I am currently grateful for that and for a furnace that works and a husband who made it so as I take the first steps onto this next path.

And I calmly ask: WHAT CAN HAPPEN?!!!!


Lunch and cookies on New Year’s Eve

Ending the year with a lunch of mushrooms sautéed in water with garlic pepper seasoning on Schar gluten-free bread with tomato, onion, lettuce, red pepper, green olives, Vegenaise and spicy mustard

Oatmeal cookies for dessert.

……and wondering why photos aren’t showing up as images when I edit them. And they aren’t formatting as tiled mosaic.

What is up with that?!

Before Christmas….MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Simple breakfast….a nutritious beginning!

Food for Fuel–Getting Back on Track



I feel a bit off and wonder if it could be because I have drifted a bit from the eat-to-live focus.  I’ve dabbled in the non-vegan world 🙂  and I’ve also  included two or three slices of bread each day.  Had a little ice-cream cone on Saturday — tasted good.  Oh, and a doughnut a few days ago.  It’s not a great variance, but maybe it doesn’t take  a lot.   I’ve also gained about four pounds………a sign that something is out of balance.  As soon as I inject processed food and sugar and meat into the dynamic, I pay a price.  Is it worth it?  That is the question.  

Back to basics starting now so I can get back on track which is where I like to be.  

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Veganistic Simplicity

  • Avocado, roasted red pepper, tomato, onion with a little vegenaise and mustard — simple. On a blue plate. Good.

Oh, lord it’s hard to be humble


I feel humbled lately by my own vulnerability and it focuses my attention on how impatient I sometimes am with the missteps and mistakes of others — as if I am so completely centered at all times. I am not. And sometimes I just catch a break and for that, I am grateful. What if I am neither as wonderful or hopelessly inadequate as I respectively and alternately think I am?  In other words: I like grape jelly.

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Still True…

From Oct
13, 2014


Here I am a year later, still on the journey to a healthier me.   All the usual numbers have improved…blood pressure, cholesterol, enzymes and stuff like that.  I have lost 30 pounds in all, but I think five or ten more would be ideal.  It will happen as soon as it can.

I think it’s the bread that still might be the culprit….but I’m not sure about that.

Still eating things like this:

Breakfast:  Spinach, carrot, celery, strawberry, almond milk smoothie

Lunch:   Homemade minestrone soup with Italian bread

Dinner:  Green salad; veggies sauteed in Italian tomato sauce and quinoa

Snack:  Grapenuts

and peanuts.


The News

From the Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd:  “August turned it (the radio) off.  Enough was enough.  You cannot fix the whole world.”