Mar 302015
 

WHAT?

WHO IS THAT?

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spy

who is this man below?

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and why should he matter to you?

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george nighcirca: 1983

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well.

LOLOLOL!!!

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because.

he and i had a slight run in

in two different ways one evening.

in another lifetime!

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i remember it now… because i was watching a tv program

just the other night.

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and it brought it all back to me.

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in my autobiographical post

‘ just me. the old old old me. ‘

you may remember the 5 years i worked at

the lincoln plaza hotel and convention center.

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hotel

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here it is below in color . . . later . . . when it was owned by wyndham.

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color hotel

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i was lucky enough to work there while it was still in its heyday.

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i ended up being the assistant catering manager . . .

living on property and manager on duty for night functions.

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it covered 24 square acres.

tennis courts. olympic pool. exercise rooms. landing pad.

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LOL… now THERE’S a story involving the landing pad!!!

but . . .  for another time.

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317 guest rooms and multiple suites in the hotel

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a 500 seat dinner theatre with a rotating stage for live performances.

a 14,000 square foot ballroom

and 17 meeting rooms.

2 restaurants.   and one night club.

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it also had attached a huge office complex connected by a skywalk.

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it was truly state of the art for its day.

sadly it’s all gone now.  what a loss.

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on the night of this story we had only one event.

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1200 people were in the gold crown room . . .

listening to a speech given by the governor.

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all the carpeted halls were empty and quiet.

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except for the grand hall outside the ballroom.

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i had been watching the man for some time.

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he had on a trench coat.

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he was LURKING.

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you probably already know where this is going.

LOLOL.

i swear i didn’t.

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 our chief of security was a gorgeous man named bruce.

he also happened to be a fire fighter as his main profession.

they work on 24 off 24

so he worked also for the lincoln plaza as our chief of security.

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six feet four inches.

calm. assured. strong. totally capable.

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i had watched this suspicious character long enough.

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i walked into my office and called bruce.

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“bruce! would you come to the grand ballroom please?

there’s a weird guy here.  i’ve been watching him. i think he’s up to something.”

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” i’m on my way. stay in your office. “

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and . . .

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yup.

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i’m sure they’re both still laughing over it now years later

whenever they’re having their respective beer or cup of coffee

with their cronies . . .

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the night i turned in the governor’s body guard to security!

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i’d like to say it ended there.

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but truth is . . .

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i used to be a FAST walker. even in high heels.

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our uniform was a navy blazer navy skirt white shirt and heels.

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we looked a little like flight attendants used to.

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see what i mean . . . this is the catering crew.

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the crewtammy .  rita  .  gloria  .  pat  .  katie

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i was sailing down the hall toward the great doors of the gold crown room

to take a message to someone on the dais.

can you believe it?  LOLOL. before cell phones.

we actually had to do that kind of thing!

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i was looking down or elsewhere i guess . . .

and guess what?

the governor walked as fast as i did.

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we MET.

i think they call it a belly butt nowadays.

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i nearly knocked him over.

or did he knock me over?

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all i remember is . . .

the suspicious looking character reached out and

steadied me to my feet.  nice of him. considering

i’d thought he was a criminal.

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the governor was very gracious of course. as all politicians are.

little did i know he was leaving to another engagement.

he had only given the speech ~ not stayed for dinner.

and he was running late.

thus his hurry.

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now.

this new addition is added to the others here on the peanut…

of usually fortunately

 and sometimes unfortunately for me rather odd experiences

with famous and some not so famous people.

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i insulted the moon walking astronaut

then got a hug from him in . . .

‘ some things really are ture ‘

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i got a kiss blown to me from james garner in . . .

‘ loss ‘

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and i was even spied on myself

when i was totally half nude and vulnerable  in . . .

‘ nude trespassers ‘

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all fun true stories.

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but . . .

it does come to mind . . .

if you think big brother is watching you . . .

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you just might have to re think it . . .

little sister might be watching too!

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til soon old bean.

til soon!

Mar 292015
 

good morning old bean!

well . . . what’s left of it!

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morning personcourtesy:linkedin.com

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men are excused from this post.

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unless of course you enjoy the esthetic of a lovely home

as much as the rest of us!

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and i know many men who do. though they don’t talk about it

as much as we do.

the best men care about the comfort and livability of their homes.

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but for today . . .

this is going to be just a fun and frivolous romp

for us girls.

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eye candy for this lovely sunday morning!

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the sun is shining bright here on the prairie.

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my big window is open in the wren house.

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the birds are busy.

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so . . . feeling happy and cozy myself . . .

 some rooms i like this morning you might find surprising.

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yes.

even minimalist me.

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LOLOL!

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but each one has something about it i love.

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light and shadow.

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an elegant dark wall perhaps.

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texture. wood. age. vintage.

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vibrant spots of color.

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an overall feeling of joy.

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and every now and then . .

the perfect beloved occupant for any room

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A DOG!

get set now . . . .

GO!

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first stop . . .

shower and brush our teeth?

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in london no less!

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good morning!

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wot! ho?

who wouldn’t feel cheerful in spite of themselves?

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or . . .

back to new england for a shaker calm lovely morning

in a warm but elegant kitchen

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shaker style kitchen

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if i had done homework at this table

i might have had better math grades!

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homework table

well.  probably not.

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speaking of color . . .

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little guy

i fell in love with him rather than the room.

SORRY!  LOL.

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wonder what he’s thinking about  . . .

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hungry

do you get cranky when you’re hungry?

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love the simplicity of this.

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speaking of light and shadow.

oh.

we weren’t?

well . . .

these i love for that reason alone.

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kitchen light and shadow

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light and shadow lv rm

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morning coffee

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and below . . .

always nice. a touch of the forest inside.

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light and shadow tree

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i don’t care for a smothering overly made bed

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but these below captured me simply because of

the vibrant color on the wall alone!

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and the simplicity of the space.

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jewel like color on the wall . . .

the paintings glow.

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dark blue wall br

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and another

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another dark blue br wall

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or even in the kitchen

a dark vibrantly colored wall can spell magic

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dark kitchen wall

love that blue hour. and that blue wall. and . . .

all the  wood. especially the recycled floor and white marble.

rustic elegance.

it doesn’t get any better than this for me.

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lovely!

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awww come on

awww  . . . .  come on.

i don’t wanna get down.

this chair just fits me!

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bohemian living room

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there is a strong bohemian side to me.

i might could live here.

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for a moment anyway!

LOLOL.

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still.

it is beautiful.

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here’s the dining area . . .

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bohemian dining room

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and a minimalist bohemian bedroom!

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bohemian bedroom

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what is not to love about this mid century delight below?

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mid century light

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oh my.

such lovely space to prepare a meal!

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and a banquette by open windows.

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heaven.

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texture and wood

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well.

all these kitchens are making me hungry old bean!

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i going to leave you here and whip myself up a little brunch.

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i’ll be having an omelet with onions and tomatoes

fresh avocado slices

and sliced lusciously ripe strawberries!

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happy sunday to each of you!

here’s to home sweet home.

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always.

wherever or however it may be.

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til soon old bean.

til soon!

PS

man. I hope this doesn’t show up in your mail boxes twice.

but I forgot to give credit!

all the pictures except the first one

came from the lovely site

desire to inspire . net

Mar 242015
 

i cannot tell a lie.

this is pretty much me.

you know that.

exuberant puppy

this is the way i tend to view life.

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BUT

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i am wondering . . .

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because i just read a post on a dear friend’s blog . . .

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she says

she doesn’t like to be preached to.

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and

WOW!

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well.

that rang a bell for me old bean.

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i have to maybe apologize here.

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i call that puppy up there an exuberant puppy.

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he and i have a lot in common.

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when i find something i’m exuberant about  . . .

well . . .

i turn into the town cryer!!!!

LOLOL.

yes. i do.

oh.

should that be the town crier?

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you know…

the guy that stood on street corners

yelling the latest headline i guess.

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only i don’t yell the headline.

gross.

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i yell about this wonderful new way of eating i’m doing!

or i yell about the way i love minimalism and simple living!

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and heaven forbid any of you take it or took it as

PREACHING.

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pulpitcourtesy:pixshark.com

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it’s all about

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THIS

beautiful hd wallpapercourtesy:higherjourneys.com

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the most beautiful picture

with the most beautiful words.

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we live our own lives.

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we find our own way.

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it’s simple.

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never let anyone take that away from us.

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even emerson thought it was important.

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ralph waldo emersoncourtesy:refe99.com

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so . . .

when i exalt the simple life

and minimalism

and living with only what i need not all i want . . .

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please remember . . .

i’m simply feeling EXUBERANT about a way of life

that i find wonderful!

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it doesn’t mean i think you should be giving all your stuff away!

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i will talk of it often.

simply because i love it so and it makes me feel good.

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you do your thing.

i’ll do mine.

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and if i talk about how

WONDERFUL!

i feel following this little

wheat belly diet lifestyle . . .

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that’s because i’m exuberant and happy about it!

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i can’t promise never to mention it again.

nor should i have to!

it’s my blog charlie brown!

you don’t have to read it you know!

LOLOLOL!

let’s see. . .  can i squeeze in one more blasted !

apparently so.

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but this silly little peanut

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 i’m glad you do read it.

i’m forever grateful.

just so you know . . .

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and always remember whenever i talk about anything i love . . .

it doesn’t mean i think you should drop everything

and suddenly take it up too!

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just want to clear the air on all of it old bean.

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i would hope you know me by now . . .

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but just in case . . .

i thought it couldn’t hurt to make sure.

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so

here’s to exuberance!

in whatever floats your boat.

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and here’s to

individuality!

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it’s the spice of life.

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til soon old bean.

til soon!

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 and old bean . . .

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there’s the dearest lady in the world to me

and right now

her little fellow is very very ill.

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hold him in your heart.

say a prayer.

think healing thoughts.

he’s an important little being.

he’s her adorable rescued miniature dachshund.

his name is

MILO

Mar 192015
 

hi everyone, per tammy’s request i’ve made some minor updates here on the peanut.  firstly, there is a new subscription widget over there on the right side.  if you want to add your email in to get a notice when a new post goes up, just type said email in, confirm in the reply email you will get, and you will be good to go.  you can unsubscribe just as easily.   and no, we don’t do anything else with your email.  just let you know when a new post goes up.

the other change is in the comments.  there is a new option in the comments to get alerted when a new comment or reply comes up in a post.  just tap the button and you will be able to get an email if the conversation continues on.  again, your email will be used for nothing else.

hope that helps everyone who had questions.  let tammy know if you are experiencing any issues with either the posts or the comments reply.

capt. fritter

Mar 192015
 

meet jane!

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jane coslick

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there’s a place i love.

it’s where this lady practices her artful magic.

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it’s tybee island in georgia.

and though i’ve never been there in person

i visit often

by way of this site

www.janecoslickcottages.com

it’s in my side bar in

friends

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and she rescues animals.

but

she rescues old dilapidated cottages too!

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saved

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and breathes new life into them.

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with color. and all kinds of wonder and whimsy

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mis matched . . . . humble . . . simple

LIFE!

as it should be lived!

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she’s been featured in many many magazines

here’s only one . . .

jane

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as a matter of fact you may already know her too.

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i visit her often!

she’s such an inspiration.

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her style is very similar to mine in the little

wren house here.

simple comfort.

happy color.

uncluttered.

livable.

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 now . . .

you guys . . . are off the hook on this post.

i know it’s not your cup of tea.

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but ladies . . .

get a cup of something good and simply

ENJOY!!!!

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i had to finally make myself stop selecting

my favorite pictures!

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too many.

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i hope you check out her site.

it’s fun.

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you almost feel like you’ve vacationed

in a sunny lovely spot!

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meet lance . . .

her office manager . . .

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her office manager

lance wants you to know . . .

that all these pictures are by jane coslick

at

jane coslick cottages . com

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here we go!

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she loves using OLD fixtures as often as possible.

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retreat

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kitchen by jane

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old door charm

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fresh and clean

sunny room

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simple and pretty

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perfection

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amazing floor

YES!

she even has the nerve to paint a floor

this heavenly sea color!

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or a coral wall!

GOOD MORNING !!!

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dare ya

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grey chairs

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coke sign

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and . . . if you’re all sandy from the beach

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just have a shower . . .

OUTSIDE!

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it’s one of her specialties!

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outdoor shower

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and then sit in the

pondering place . . .

and sip something delicious

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and know that it takes very little

but imagination

a pot of color

and

a joy for living

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ponder chair

hope you’ll pay her a vist yourself old bean!

it’s so much fun!

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til soon.

til soon old bean!

Mar 182015
 

it began in

little drops.

little drops of

simplicity

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very early on.

drop on flowercourtesy:becomingminimalist.com

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those of you that know me . . .

especially from the peanut here  . . .

know

that i am a cozy minimalist.

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i use the word cozy in front of it . . .

because

i think of myself as a cozy person.

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an easy person to know.

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plus

i like comfort!

i like texture.

i like light and fresh air.

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i’m not a

clinically white and hard edged minimalist.

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there are all kinds of minimalists!

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some COUNT every last thing they have.

LOLOLOL!

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that’s okay.

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whatever floats your boat.

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i don’t want to count my socks and panties.

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i want to have just enough socks and panties.

and no more.

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you always

KNOW

when you have too much of something.

nobody has to tell you.

it’s all those in the drawer . . . you know!

whatever it is . . . tools . . . underwear . . . spices . . . old cosmetics . . .

 that have been there for months on end . . .

and you don’t use any of it now

 and more than likely never will.

it just all lurks there in the dark til you die i guess!

or move!

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you don’t have to count it all for pete’s sake!

LOLOLOL!

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the little drop of minimalist thinking

entered my life early.  most of my life actually.

as you know.

from other posts on the subject.

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and there’s nothing new here.

i just like thinking about it!

and talking about it!

like people with a wonderful hobby i guess!

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only it’s not a hobby.

it’s a wonderful way of life

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of simply  living lightly on this planet.

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drop on leaf

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not a garage full

not an attic full

not a shed full

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because the house is already overflowing!

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it’s just so calming and relaxing and delightful

to simply have only

what you need.

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the simple way.

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the middle path.

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not stark cold pure white hard edges

and completely empty rooms!

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YUK!

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LOLOLOL!

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it’s

SIMPLY

just having what you need.

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and having some special things you want.

to make your life beautiful!

it doesn’t have to be stark.

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JUST

not an over abundance of anything

like leo said . . .

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leonardocourtesy:refegg.com david lapin

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except

i don’t particularly care if i’m perceived as

sophisticated or not . . . do you?

i wonder if that was a big thing in leo’s day!

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i’m just a simple person.

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getting healthier.

feeling joy.

feeling a particular

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lightness of being.

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but then i usually do this time of year!

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there’s something about

SPRING TIME!

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it always makes me want to start

FRESH

and

NEW!

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light becomes even more important to me.

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in my mind i see rooms like

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light filled roomcourtesy:jp.wsj.com

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warm moderncourtesy:chicagobauhausbeyond.org

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windows all aroundcourtesy:houzz.com

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the big window

in my tiny wren house

has been open day and night for the last two weeks.

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we’ll probably have another ice storm before long.

that’s the proverbial door opening to spring

here on the prairie!

just as EVERYTHING is in full bloom

along comes winter’s last stand

and obliterates it all.

~ SIGH ~

as tessa says!

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you WANT to plant flowers in this

fool’s paradise time . . .

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but the wise among us

WAIT

patiently until

MAY.

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well . . .

that and the fact that in april there’s a

GREAT CHANCE

that they’ll blow right out of the ground in a

tornado!

LOLOL

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good grief charlie brown!

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 have i ever digressed in this post!

LOLOL.

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what i REALLY wanted to share was

something

you probably already have used or know about.

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i’m always late to the party!

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but one reason i ignored this particular thing was . . .

BECAUSE

that it was BANISHED in all forms

for heart patients.

for years and years that was the case.

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NOW

they know. . .

it’s one of the HEALTHIEST things out there.

and now we are free to consume it and use it

as much as we want!

hallelujah!!!

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i recently found this new way

to make my life even

SIMPLER!

and

CHEAPER!

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oh i know i’d read about it or even heard of it

but hadn’t ever tried it until the last 3 weeks.

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and i can definitely give a report

NOW!!!!

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coconut oil

as a moisturizer.

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so elegant.

so beautiful.

surprisingly no coconut scent .

slips onto your face like silk.

i massage it in.

then just let it rest a bit.

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i don’t wear any makeup aside from a little cream blush.

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so if you wear base . . . you might want to take a dampened

paper towel and simply BLOT NOT RUB your face before making up.

then again . . .

you might not even need to!

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it just sinks in . . .   and then i use a little blush . . .

and i’m good to go!

I LOVE THIS STUFF!

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and it’s so economical.

even at its low price . . .

you only use a tiny bit.  at least I DO.

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it warms at the touch of your fingertips . . .

and goes on so easily and lightly.

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i thought it would feel too oily on my face.

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it doesn’t. it just disappears.

leaving your face feeling

wonderful.

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Coconut And Coconut Oilcourtesy:healthimpactnews.com

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i use it as a moisturizer for face and neck.

but

some people even clean their face with it.

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i prefer a mild soap and water.

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but as a moisturizer . . .

it’s nothing short of amazing!

.

and it’s so beautiful.

and simple.

and healthy.

.

no list of chemicals and ingredients you can’t pronounce.

no testing on poor little animals.

it’s simply

all good.

from nature itself.

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i bought mine at my grocery store.

this is the exact kind i bought.

for about $6 i think.

for 14 fl oz.

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jar of coconut oil

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it should last me for a gazillion and 32 years !!!

LOLOL!

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or maybe i’ll look at this blogsite below . . .

this is just one among MANY.

i simply googled

images of coconut oil

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and all kinds of sites came up!

everything from deoderant to healthy for your pets!!!

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and it won’t last that many years long at all !

:D

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of course i’ll cook with it too.

now that i can according to the

heart association doncha’ know.

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i love the simple coconut.

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don’t you! ???

Coconut oil.courtesy:homemadehomeideas.com

.

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and to make matters even lovelier . . .

i just happened to have on hand a tiny little jar.

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it used to contain honey brought to me by a friend

who visited england.

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it has the royal blue queen’s insignia on the lid.

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apparently she shops where it was bought.

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i loved that little jar. it was very useful.

so i’ve kept it all these years using it to hold various things.

straight pins once.

.

NOW

it holds my little amount of coconut cream.

it’s small and elegant

and easy to refill.

.

it’s so pleasurable to use it each morning and evening.

.

i’ve even swiped it all around my eyes … and they’re sensitive …

and haven’t had a single problem.

.

it looks more like cream to me than oil.

but when it hits your skin it becomes the finest of oils.

.

men could use it too.

no flowery odor.

.

it’s

just

a

little drop

of a

simple

good

thing.

.

simple coconutcourtesy:coconutoil.com

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til soon old bean!

til soon.

Mar 172015
 

shamrocks in raincourtesy:scentsy ireland

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my own irish toast for you today . . .

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on this luckiest of days full of blarney and love . . .

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may blessings be heaped upon yer head

in all yer days!

and

may the moon himself smile through yer windows

in all yer nights!

.

irish village

.

a magical ancient land of emerald grass

 stone and moss

.

mist

and thunder

and rain

and

then

soft nights

.

john and maureen

.

the quiet man

.

happy st patrick’s day

this day . . .

this lovely day

when we’re ALL

just a little bit

IRISH!

.

til soon old bean.

til soon!

Mar 132015
 

 

I SURE DIDN’T !!!

.

wow.

.

pardon me while i have a light bulb moment!

.

it turns out that

I !!!  ME !!! MOI !!!

am the one who’s been living under a

ROCK!

.

my apologies to everyone.

like… people who live in glass houses . . .

you know the rest.

LOLOL!

light bulb momentcourtesy:telegraph.co.uk

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personal note here . . .

to those who’ve heard this through email form . . .

yup.

been crowing like a rooster i have!

you knew that would happen.

.

and to those of you . . . who whom know this already then . . .

you won’t even want to read this post.

it’s just more of the same wonderful news.

ALTHOUGH . . .

you might skim through it and check out the pictures.

very interesting!  some new information!

CLOUSEAU IS ON THE CASE!

LOLOL.

but if you choose not to . . . no hard feelings!

see you next time old bean.

happy trails and happy health!

.

SO

for the rest of us!

.

 when i got a bunch of other private emails from people

wanting to know what it’s all about . . .

.

WELL!

TA DA!

.

:D

.

too bad i don’t have a brass band playing.

LOLOL.

.

didn’t expect to see me back so soon did ya?  LOLOL!

 you DO know don’t you . . . that i don’t REALLY laugh like a maniac all the time.

i use LOL when i find something amusing.

just wanted to clear that up. :D

i’m back because this is going to be an important post.  much more important than my just losing the

weight i want to.  lost another pound by the way!  right now that is just a side benefit.

it’s how GOOD i feel that’s making me want to spread the word about this!

i am so excited about my new “life style” … i HATE the word diet.  i don’t believe in them.

diets are something you’re always starting.  i intend to stay on this for the rest of my life.

the good doctor does say however … not to turn yourself into a pariah.

after you’ve regained your health … on special occasions and holidays … enjoy that forbidden delight.

but then immediately go back to your healthy lifestyle.  you’re only hurting yourself if you don’t.

SO!  i’m in it for the long haul old bean.

YES.  that’s just how GOOD i feel.  compared to how i felt.  which was AWFUL.

i hid it well.

but i have to tell you.  there were days here at the wren house… i couldn’t have left if i’d wanted to.

days when i felt so weak and unwell that if i had to run for my life … well …

i’d have had to use that famous line

“JUST GO!   LEAVE ME!   SAVE YOURSELF!”    

  LOLOLOL!!!

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i have debated different ways of approaching this post.  try to make it funny? or at least entertaining?

NOPE.

not going there.

this is serious stuff.  even a little scary.

the more i investigate it …  and YES!  i see such a difference already… i wanted to know more about it.

until i saw the program on PBS a little over a week ago … and then have since read the web site …

which is beautiful by the way.  and since i have only recently bought the cook book that explains it too …

i literally had NO idea.  oh.  i had heard about some of it.  but i paid it no attention.

WELL

it has  MY ATTENTION NOW.

and i hope it gets yours.

because if you love yourself.

if you love your children and grandchildren.  your whole family.

you’re going to want to know about this.  and the importance of it.

i’m not normally a JUMP ON THE BAND WAGON type of person.  i don’t go there.

but i feel SO GOOD! now … that i’m about ready to climb up on the roof and shout it!

heights bother me though. so instead … i’m shouting from this blog.

OK.

take a breath.

get you a cup or a glass of something.

.

i’ll wait!

.

the next part will be

as short as i can make it

and still get it all in!

.

ahhhh . . . .

staff of lifecourtesy:thestar.com

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the staff of life itself.

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well

maybe once upon a time.

when the world was simpler. slower. the masses fewer.

and when

IT WASN’T ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.

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BECAUSE

THAT

 IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT NOW.

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wheatcourtesy:imgkid.com

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GMO

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genetically modified organism

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they’ve been busy at it for years now in this country.

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europe and many other countries did it too for awhile.

.

but they’ve gotten smart

and

STOPPED IT.

.

WE

have not.

.

MONSANTO RULES.

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they have genetically altered every grain we eat.

wheat soybean corn barley rye oats rice quinoa . . . on and on.

they’re messing now with beets.

oh yes.  they’ve messed up papaya too for pete’s sake.

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gmo foodcourtesy:forums.prohealth.com

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they tried THIS with tomatoes . . .

injecting dna from fish into them

and created such extreme toxicity that

even THEY had to fall back.

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but as long as the big bucks are to be made . . .

this all will continue.

.

the money

 .

MEET this gentleman.

i’m not a political person.

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but even I find it rather daunting . . .

.

michael r taylorcourtesy:fda.gov

MR. MICHAEL R. TAYLOR

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DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

for FOODS

and

VETERINARY MEDICINE

in

our

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

the good ole FDA

.

yup.

the head honcho.

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he has an impressive list of credentials as long as your arm.

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he also happens to be

the

former

VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLIC POLICY

for

MONSANTO COMPANY

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so.

we’re on our own folks.

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 because i’m afraid this is his message

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gmo peoplecourtesy:humortimes.com

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it’s up to us.

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in this country… and because we have exported our eating habits and products to the world …

diabetes II is at epidemic levels

obesity is now at incredible levels in every strata of our society. in this country and in europe.

dibilitating diseases are making our lives miserable.

we blame it on stress and our fast pace of life now and every other thing …

and what it is …  IS WHAT WE EAT!

children are experiencing all forms of symptomatic problems … autism… attention deficit disorder…

we have names for all of them. when only one name would suffice.  POISON.

we wouldn’t intentionally give our children poison.  but that’s just what it is.

 our children are literally being poisoned.  by our food.  and so are we.

i know that sounds fanatical and over-the-top.  but the more i read about all this… the more i think it’s true.

if i can feel this better after only ONE WEEK!!!  i can’t help but think about our children and their learning abilities.

not to mention . . .

their allergies … their growth … their future … full of weight gain … pain … and illness … OH MY!

.

it’s thanks to courageous medical doctors like DR. WILLIAM DAVIS whose lecture i watched on PBS a little over a week ago … and now have his cookbook … WHEAT BELLY COOKBOOK …

and this doctor as well …  who are among those speaking out … CHALLENGING US TO LEARN …

.

TO KNOW WHAT WE’RE REALLY EATING!

and to change our lives for the better.

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brain killer

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it’s hard.

i was the processed food and frozen dinner

QUEEN!

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and i know if you have a family…

this perhaps can’t be done overnight like i did it.

.

well.

you could do it for yourself.

and then when they all see how

WONDERFUL!!!

YOU FEEL . . .

LOLOLOL!!!!

.

OR

you might try it as a FAMILY experiment

for only

ONE WEEK

so they don’t feel threatened.

make it fun.

let them compare and make notes on how they feel.

.

then maybe have a discussion about it.

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not in a scary way . . . though it really IS pretty scary stuff.

.

doctor davis recommends doing it cold turkey.

NO GRAINS..

NO SUGAR

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it’s all explained in his beautiful

website.

just google

wheat belly diet blog

.

you’ll easily find it.

wheat belly book

you can read this.

.

but i found that his cook book explains it fully too.

.

and can’t remember if i’ve mentioned it . . .

along with being a board certified practicing cardiologist . . .

he’s also a professionally trained CHEF!

he just like to cook too!

cookk book

.

30 minute wheat belly

.

and to end . . .

FINALLY!

here are some pictures.

and you know what they say about

how much pictures are worth.

.

AND

i’m right at 1000 words here! according to my word count thingy.

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bad companiescourtesy:commons.occupy.com

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apparently labeling is the big issue right now.

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we NEED to know if our food is GMO. or GMA.

since they’re not going to stop what they’re doing.

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right now … some companies have stopped using GMO products

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like this one

.

non gmo bread

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and this one . . .

and i’m sure there are many others

we just have to educate ourselves . . .

and seek out those who are against it.

and support their efforts by buying their products.

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doctor davis does allow butter.

PURE butter.

.

but

i’m not allowed butter by my own cardio

so…

i’m thinking of giving this a try.

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smart balance

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and . . .

to end on an

UPBEAT NOTE!!!

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we're winningcourtesy:commons.occupy.com

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well old bean!

are you still with me???

LOLOLOL!

.

all i can say is . . .

i feel GREAT!

i’m never even that hungry anymore.

no cravings.

and for one who could live on popcorn and pizza alone . . .

THAT

is saying something!!!!

.

you might think you just can’t do this.

but i guarantee you . . .

when you finally feel

bad enough . . .

i think you might!

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here’s to your GOOD health old bean!

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oh!

by the way

YOU CAN EAT ALL THE BEANS YOU WANT!!!!

LOLOLOL !!!!

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til soon old bean.

til soon!

Mar 112015
 

HELLO OLD BEAN !!!

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see this?

this is the light at the end of my tunnel!

green for gocourtesy:wordplay.blogs.nytimes.com

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that looks just like a tunnel doesn’t it?

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yup.

sort of like the tunnel i’ve lived in for the past two years.

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but no it’s not a tunnel now.

i like to think of it as a

PATH.

a new path.

.

AND

 i’m on my way to the light.

no. no. not THAT light!

 LOLOL !!!

but the light of health happiness energy and well. . .

 joy.

.

what?

what’s that you say?  i’m already joyful enough?

LOLOL !!!

good grief charlie brown!

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yes. old bean.

but i want to be

FEELING WELL

and joyful.

.

there’s a big difference between the two kinds!

.

and

 i guess you can tell i’m excited about it.

 eventually i want to share it with you old bean.

i don’t think i’ve been quite this excited in a long long time.

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i’m embarking on a new adventure.

that’s how i’m looking at it anyway.

.

you’ve heard that old expression . . .

” get a life ! “

.

well.

that’s what i’m about to do.

.

ACTUALLY

i’ve already been getting that new life for about a week now.

and . . .

probably once again

just in the nick of time i’d say . . .

.

yesterday i had lab work done.

.

today

i saw the cardiologist.

.

my blood pressure was 190/90

nothing new. actually about normal for me.

.

my triglycerides count is

2,125

it’s supposed to be less than 150

.

my cholesterol was so high they couldn’t break it down

as to HDL and LDL

.

BUT

that doesn’t faze me one bit.

.

if they were going strictly by the numbers

i should have been

DEAD

about 30 years ago!

or at the very least a major stroke.

.

and no.

i’m not being glib.  i know it’s serious.

.

and i don’t take other’s suffering lightly either.

EVER.

.

but

here’s the thing.

.

i think i’ve found a way out of this quagmire.

.

i’m on a new path old bean.

.

i’ve already lost 9 pounds without even trying.

weight loss was not even my objective.

i was simply

SICK of feeling SICK and TIRED.

.

and this is the amazing thing . . .

i can hardly believe it myself . . .

but right now . . .

on this new path . . .

I ALREADY FEEL GREAT!

as tony the tiger says.

and after only 7 days!

.

yup.

.

and i tell you what . . .

when i come back here . . .

in a few days . . .

a few weeks . . .

who knows? . . .

but long enough to know if i should talk about it . . .

 then

i’ll  tell you everything about it!

you might want to try it for yourself!

.

  you know me . . .

i’ll no doubt post about other things in the mean time.

.

BUT!

i will eventually tell you exactly

HOW

i’m getting my life

BACK!!!

and i do have my cardiologist’s permission to continue.

he wants to see me again in 4 weeks.

.

 like any good news really.

your first inclination is to share it.

or

at least that is so for me.

.

because i love ALL of you!

all of you who kindly comment and are now

almost  like my family . . .

i feel some very literally are.

.

and those of you who never say a word . . .

but i KNOW you’re there!

.

i can see you in each month’s stats!

.

and i love you too.

because you BOTHER to show up here each post.

and you really don’t even need to!

i thank you for that.

.

you’re all amazing.

AND

you might just want to try this path yourself!

.

matter of fact . . .

i’d bet money you will!!!

.

so . . .

please stay tuned.

:D

.

how’s that for a cliff hanger?

LOLOL

.

almost as good as downton abbey?

bad hair daycourtesy:pbs.org

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wow.

proof that even dowager countesses have a

BAD

hair day!

LOLOLOL!!!

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wonder if there’s a little tiny surfer lurking in there?

oh p.s.

i’ll post comments but won’t reply to any this time.

i don’t want to give it away.

and i know my mouth.

i would!

i’m SO EXCITED!

the temptation would be too great.

AND

the reason for all the secrecy . . .

before i blab and blab about it . . .

.

it is after all an experiment.

first i have to see if it really really works.

and there’s always the chance . . .

or even really

the probability  . . .

THAT YOU COULDN’T CARE LESS !!!

LOLOLOL!!!!

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til soon old bean!

til soon!