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  • Planet Mercury Crosses the Sun this Morning

    11/11/2019 8:43:56 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    And does so only 13 times every century. Next one will be 2032. Of course, you can't look directly into the sun, but there are special viewing parties where they provide eye gear to see it. Wish I could go. Thanking all veterans, but I do that every day. Wishing all a happy, healthy day. ... Read more

  • Saying Goodbye to Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp Promotion Today

    11/10/2019 9:51:42 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    It's their annual promotion and ends next week, so I'm meeting a friend for lunch to say goodbye until next year when endless shrimp returns. Another record-high temp day predicted, and a/c on for a short time yesterday. Wishing all a happy day. "Men are nearly always willing to b... Read more

  • "Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." Maori proverb

    11/9/2019 9:37:05 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Another predicted day of record high temps for this time of year. Like yesterday, high 80's. I was looking forward to cooler weather. But at least no a/c has been necessary. I know it sounds silly to whine about this as many are under snow already. Wishing all a wonderful day and fun weeken... Read more

  • RESTART - Last One!

    11/8/2019 1:31:55 PM, by PEPPERMINT131

    I am cleaning my slate. Starting fresh! Set goals!... Read more

  • "Throw your dreams into space like a kite...

    11/8/2019 10:23:16 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    ...and you do not know what it will bring back - a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country." Anais Nin I wasn't trying to be mysterious in last blog; I just wasn't ready to talk about the pumpkin pie I had. Still not. Enjoyed it. Resisted candy for Halloween, and pumpkin ever sin... Read more

  • "Don't think there are no crocodiles...

    11/6/2019 9:30:38 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    ...just because the water is calm." Anonymous There are several things I could talk about today, but I'll refrain as I'm not ready yet. (smiling) Wishing all a wonderful day.... Read more

  • "Still 'round the corner there may wait...

    11/5/2019 9:19:25 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    A new road or secret gate." J.R.R. Tolkien Yesterday I heard a conversation with a doc who said that women are more prone to depression due to hormonal fluctuations. I wonder if it's just that men are less apt to seek help when depressed, so the stats may be skewed? Then there's wide cov... Read more

  • "Always remember that you are absolutely unique...

    11/4/2019 8:18:58 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Just like everyone else." Margaret Mead Wishing all a happy, healthy day.... Read more

  • Did a Test Set-Up of New Inflatables

    11/2/2019 2:51:13 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    They arrived last night and I tested them this morning. The teddy bear is very big, which you can't tell from the pic. That's the one that'll go outside. Wishing all a fun day. "You can't make anything up anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it." Art Bu... Read more

  • A FUN QUIZ TO TAKE

    11/1/2019 8:21:59 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    You will win $1M for your correct answers to the following two questions. (smiling) On Halloween, my sugar craving was: a. off the charts b. none c. moderate and I had a few little chocolate bars d. enough to drive me nuts I ate this many small candies: a. 7 b. 2 c... Read more

  • BOO!

    10/31/2019 9:15:23 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Wishing all a fun Halloween. Happy to report the bags of candy are still intact until I give them out to kids later and I've got no cravings now, having battled them all weekend. "We were born to struggle, to face challenges of our lifetime and, ultimately, to evolve to a higher consciousne... Read more

  • Diminished Joy Correlated with Advancing Years

    10/30/2019 9:10:07 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I hear of a lot of studies and don't take stock in things like that, but I like to post them to hear different opinions. I know there are studies on almost everything that are funded by special interest groups, so they skew the data for successful results in their study. The other day I heard ... Read more

  • How Blogging Can Backfire on Me

    10/29/2019 9:46:56 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Sometimes I blog about how I've resisted sugar (last two blogs) and feel such a sense of triumph that I then feel (mistakenly) that I can handle "just a little" with moderation. WRONG! It is difficult to confess in these blogs the difficult battle I have with this poison, but it does help to reaf... Read more

  • I HAD THE PUMPKIN PIE IN MY HOT LITTLE HANDS

    10/28/2019 8:16:51 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Yesterday morning I went grocery shopping and there it was with my name on it. (so to speak - smiling) My first pumpkin pie of the season and I grabbed it with enthusiasm. Those who know me understand that I love all things pumpkin and I've not had even one thing pumpkin yet. (poor me) So ... Read more

  • I ALMOST DOVE INTO THE HALLOWEEN CANDY STASH LAST NIGHT

    10/27/2019 9:49:16 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    But I didn't. Bought candy early in the month for trick or treaters and haven't had a problem with it being in the house until last night. I knew that if I opened the bag, yikes! Okay, I'll always be battling the sugar monster. That's just a fact of my life. But the more time that goes by with... Read more

  • "Disillusion comes only to the illusioned...

    10/26/2019 11:45:58 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    One cannot be disillusioned of what one never put faith in." Dorothy Thompson Hoping extreme temps are gone now. Over 100 is much too much. Wishing all a wonderful day and fun weekend.... Read more

  • Yesterday was 104 Degrees Here and $4.30 gal for Gas

    10/25/2019 8:15:46 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    We made the national weather news this morning as one of two places with triple digit temps yesterday. I thought the heater had accidentally come on as I looked at the thermostat to see 87 degrees in the house before turning on the a/c. Hope today isn't as hot. Gas is over $5 gal in many place... Read more

  • Tried to Blog Twice, Lost Both

    10/24/2019 8:55:09 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Not going to try a third time. Okay, I will. Here's the 4th herb I recently found. DIM. Overview Information Diindolylmethane is formed in the body from plant substances contained in "cruciferous" vegetables. These vegetables include cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and brocco... Read more

  • Bacopa

    10/23/2019 8:31:12 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    This is the 3rd of the four herbs I recently found and researched. Unlike the other two, this one and the last (which I'll blog about tomorrow), are not anything I would try as they don't directly apply to my issues. But I thought I'd share the info fyi. "Bacopa is a genus of as many as 100 a... Read more

  • Witches Hats and Cactus Flowers

    10/21/2019 8:09:46 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Yesterday at sunrise, I found that some witches must've crashed into my cactus. (smiling) Here's to a good day for us all. "I wasn't afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure." Anne Baxter ... Read more

  • Moringa

    10/20/2019 8:45:28 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    This is the second of four new extracts I found and researched this past week. I thought it interesting and wanted to share. "Moringa is a plant that is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It is also grown in the tropics. The leaves, bark, flowe... Read more

  • Astragalus

    10/19/2019 9:42:59 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I've found four new extracts that I thought were interesting and researched further. Thought I'd share here and in upcoming blogs. Needless to say, but I'll say it anyway, when I post quotes, studies, info, etc., it doesn't mean I agree or believe it. I just like to read the diverse opinions and ... Read more

  • Along Came A Spider and Sat Down Beside Her...

    10/18/2019 7:14:14 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    During one of my walks yesterday, here's what I encountered. Have a good day, friends . "Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you." Carl Jung... Read more

  • Doctors want FDA to Warn Women About Cheese and Breast Cancer Correlation

    10/17/2019 8:16:31 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I read this article the other day on the internet and it's not the first time I've read warnings about the hormones from cows being in cheese and correlating with breast cancer. I'm a cheeseaholic and wonder if I should cut down on my intake. Does this make you think twice about eating cheese? ... Read more

  • One in Four People Have Never Eaten Veggies (according to news report)

    10/16/2019 8:30:46 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I heard this yesterday and wondered how that could be. First of all, how would you measure that, short of extrapolation from a small survey? But more importantly, I can't imagine never having had veggies. Have to admit that I am thinking of going to the pool today despite the fact that I shou... Read more

  • Posture and Breathing

    10/15/2019 8:55:39 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    These are two things I need to do better. Not the worst posture, but needs improvement. Shallow breathing needs to become healthier, deeper breaths. Will be working on both. Have a good day, friends. "You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad." Adlai St... Read more

  • "If you were a bird, and lived on high...

    10/14/2019 8:03:10 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    You'd lean on the wind when the wind came by, You'd say to the wind when it took you away: 'That's where I wanted to go today.'" A.A. Milne Acupuncture session today and making good progress. Wishing all a happy day and wonderful week.... Read more