Five Things Tuesday on Wednesday –

Dr. Tanya is our host for the Five Things Tuesday. Yesterday she said:
“The Internet is full of advice about what food is healthy and what food will rot our teeth and our brains. In an attempt to live longer healthier lives and to avoid falling prey to pandemics you might be trying to eat healthier. Health foods or healthy foods do not always have to be the less tasty option. Thankfully there are several that are good for you and miraculously taste nice too. Today I ask you to list five of your favorites.”

1) I am addicted to my new favorite lunch. I toast a piece of dark rye bread. I spread a thin layer of pine nut hummus on the bread. Then I add avocado to the bread and top it with tomatoes.

2) I enjoy low fat cottage cheese with fruit and cinnamon. I like to add strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and or apple bits.
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3) I could eat oatmeal any day. I admit I used to add butter and sugar to it. Now I add cinnamon and blueberries with no sugar or butter.
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4) I am a huge fan of roasted unsalted mixed nuts. I typically have a large container in my kitchen. If I am prepping food or getting water, I will munch on a few yummy nuts.
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5) I regularly make a fresh green salad. I add whatever fresh veggies I have in the fridge. I often add roasted nuts and fruit. I can easily beat any fast food salad.



Share Your World – May 16

The image today is courtesy of the fantastic Sadje with subtle changes by MBC!
Melanie brings us here wonderful questions every Monday, Today’s are not for the week of heart.

1) Do you become discouraged by the annual “Blogging Ennui” phenomenon that comes around every year?    (it’s early this year IMO) (blogging ennui means (to me) a distinct slow down in writing and participation, which lasts an indefinite period of time). I try to go with the flow. I miss others when they take time off to rest and relax, But, I am glad they are taking care of themselves. I don’t push myself to more than I should. (Well, I am trying) 

2) If you were in a room filled with you and your doppelganger (someone who looks exactly like you do.  Supposedly everyone has at least one out there in the world)  and 2 billion dollars, what would you do?   What do you think your doppelganger would do? I think I’d logically explain that we each had out own half and part ways. After  getting a place near the beach, I would have a great time giving to good causes. 

3) A building is burning. You have time to either save a child trapped inside or a valuable painting which you would then sell, using the money to save 20 children from starvation. What would you do and why? In my mind, there is no question as to what is right. I could never NOT save a child trapped inside a burning building.

4) What’s your opinion of yams or sweet potatoes? I’m going to evoke my Dr. Seuss. I will not eat them on my plate. I’d much rather go out and skate. Do not hide them in a pie. I’d throw it at you, square in the eye. Do not tell me that they taste good. I’ll laugh at you, just like I should. 


I am grateful for my ancestors. 

Sunday Poser # 80 – Tell The Truth

Sadje is our host for Sunday Poser. her question today is:

How truthful are you?

The truth is, I often omit things I don’t want to share. Lies of omission are less damaging in my opinion. There are times when omitting something that could harm or hurt someone is preferable to the truth.

Things I never lie about are things I have no control over. I can’t change my shoe size, so why lie about it. I can’t change my age, so why lie about it. I don’t care to share how much money I had to pay Uncle Sam, so instead of lying about it, I will just keep my mouth shut.

Most of the time honesty is the best policy. But there are exceptions that I feel no guilt for. I feel protecting someone’s safety and kindness are good reasons to keep things to yourself.

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Sunday Poser # 77 – Treat Me Right

Sadje is our host for the Sunday Poser prompt. She has a doozy of a question today.

In your opinion, how far can a person go for a loved one? Or what can they tolerate? Another way to ask this question would be; Do people love another irrespective of how they are treated?

I think it depends on numerous factors. When we are young we might not be as aware of how we should be treated. When we are married, we try (often too hard) to make things work. We might allow the relationship to continue because of children, societal factors, or family pressures.

I don’t believe you can still have the same love for someone if they treat you badly. I don’t believe any man or woman should stay in a relationship where they are being physically or mentally abused. Society would step in if they saw an adult abusing a minor. Yet they often look the other way is the same thing happens between spouses.

I ended my marriage after almost two decades. I finally accepted that his not listening to the advice of numerous counselors meant he had no desire to change for the better. I felt I had done all I could. I felt like a failure, but I knew I could not continue with the dysfunctional marriage.

As far as loved ones that are family, it takes a great deal to sever the relationship. Bio-dad passed away never knowing me, my kids, or my grandkids. I have family members that have dissociated with me, or me them. All were the outcome of years of disrespect. With friends, even loved ones, walking away is a little easier.

The bottom line for me is to treat people like I want to be treated. If that is not possible, then a relationship probably isn’t either.

Rory’s Weekend Quickie Questions

Rory is back with his Weekend Quickie questions.

1) When was the last time you had a quickie on the weekend, and what was it? I had to take a quickie shower today before company arrived to celebrate Passover with me.

2) Why is chocolate more appealing than … what? Chocolate ice cream is more appealing than chocolate candy which is more appealing than chocolate donuts which is more appealing than chocolate cookies which is more appealing than chocolate pudding which is more appealing than chocolate cake which is more appealing than any other thing to eat because they are chocolate.

3) Can you use the word ‘Debauchery’ innocently in a sentence, and if so, how? It is pure debauchery to invite me for dessert and then give me a plate of fruit.

4) How do you remove grass stains from your knees? Soap and water always does the trick for me.

5) Why is it ill-advised to jog uphill backwards blindfolded with your hands above your head? It would be ill-advised for me because I would quickly fall flat on my keister.

6) What is the best way to deliver bad news? Gently and with honesty

7) Do you have a scary mind and if so how so? I’ve worked hard to tame my scary mind that was once an expert on catastrophic expectations. 

8) How much sleep do you get each day, and do you wake refreshed? If yes, why do you think you do, and if not, why do you think you don’t? On a great night I get six hours of sleep. I rarely have a great night. I often exist on four or five hours. It has been a little better now that I don’t have to go to work. I might get up, do some things around the house, and then take a nap. I can’t tell why I don’t sleep. No one in my family sleeps well. 

9) Tree, Bee, Tee all rhyme with me, so what fruit am I? No clue

10) Can you list five injuries you could encounter while out in the garden please? In my garden I have cut my hands on thorns from the pomegranate tree, I have scratched my legs from the lemon tree branches, I have been bitten tons and tons of times by mosquitos, I have tripped on gopher holes, and I have been stung by bees. 

Bonus Question: Who said, “I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.” And who were they talking to? Leslie Neilson, but not sure which of his silly movies. I still use that line myself.