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A little of this, A little of that...1.11.16


By Kathy Little

Mon, Jan 11th, 2016
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I wish all those old sayings were really true. Ben Franklin said, “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Well, if you have to get up early to go to work; you probably have to go to bed early. This keeps you gainfully employed but maybe not necessarily wealthy! Many of my co-workers were not truly wise. None of us worried about being healthy. We were young, had all of our shots, and had insurance.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. We all recited that one. In my youth I often ate two apples a day not to keep the doctor away, but to keep weight away.

Fast forward 20 years. I now eat apples for their fiber benefit. Health matters more now that I have high blood pressure. A nurse met with me to discuss my eating habits. Now, I have cut back on salt and fat and sugar. She advised me to eat on smaller plates, drink more water, exercise daily and lose weight. I now eat brown rice and high fiber pasta and a butter substitute. In only a year I lost 12 pounds. The nurse advised me to lose more. (This nurse was thirty years younger than I was and 20 pounds heavier) I wanted to work the word “irony” into the conversation, but kept my mouth shut. I remembered that she gives me shots!

Suddenly, I started dreading doctor appointments. I realized I was aging. It was very humbling! Discussing this issue with my husband resulted in him telling me not to make a “mountain out of a mole hill”. Why was I fussing about taking a pill? Easy for him to say. He didn’t have to take any pills. He was still eating real butter, peanut butter, full-fat mayo and cookies.

A year later he came home from his annual physical quite upset. The doctor said he had high blood pressure and should meet with a nurse to discuss his eating habits. My husband assured the doctor that he could lose weight on his own. The doctor insisted that he start taking the pill. He could come back in three months time and if he lost weight and his blood pressure came down; he could quit taking the pill.

Eating the food that I did left him often hungry. He complained that in order to lose weight you had to love to suffer! “Irony” was not mentioned by me. In a happy, long term marriage it is important to “pick your battles”. Grocery shopping and cooking became easier now that we were eating alike. Three months later he went back to the doctor. He had lost 25 pounds! Now I knew that God was a .....
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Sue's Muse 1.4.16

By Sue Ommen

Mon, Jan 4th, 2016
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Gilbert, the food addict Gilbert is a food addict. I thought this comment a comical assessment, as all dogs seem to be obsessed by food. An image comes to mind of my childhood black lab, Scout, gobbling the grilled hamburgers resting on a plate on ..... 
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Becky's Food Tales: A simple soup to start the new year

By Becky Hoff

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
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The week after Christmas often leaves folks feeling a bit full and fuzzy headed. The combination of holiday travel, weather, winter colds and a series of rich holiday meals tends to leave us in a funk that can be hard to shake. I know for a fa ..... 
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The Working Mom 12.21.15

By Tammy Danielson

Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
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Remember when we had to wait? Happy Holidays to you and Merry Christmas! By the time you are reading this article, there will be just a few days left before Christmas Day. Hopefully, if you celebrate this season, all of your gifts are purchased ..... 
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Sue's Muse 12.14.15

By Sue Ommen

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
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Gilbert, a dog of note Gilbert is an honorary member of the choir. He has joined the bass section, not lending voice to the men’s vocals, but certainly making his presence known. The game of musical chairs commenced soon after Gilbert attended ..... 
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A Little of This, A Little of That

By Kathy Little

Mon, Dec 7th, 2015
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I was very curious as a young child. Realizing that adults had all the power, I listened to their conversations intently. When they realized this, they whispered or spelled out words. If the conversation was for “adults only”, they suggeste ..... 
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A View from the Woods

By Loni Kemp

Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015
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After the Leaves Fall Our friends’ weekend visit was under discussion during many weeks of glorious golden and orange autumn leaves. But then, right on time at the end of October, all of the leaves fell, hastened by a few ferociously windy days. ..... 
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Becky's Food Tails

By Becky Hoff

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
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Planting Garlic The first part of November is an excellent time of year to plant garlic! During our recent spell of good weather, I was able to take an hour to put in a patch of garlic at the Harmony Community Garden. With any luck, I’ll be harve ..... 
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The Working Mom

By Tammy Danielson

Mon, Nov 9th, 2015
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The “Firsts” in Our Lives We had a huge reality check this year when the idea of ACT test scores and scoping out colleges suddenly became a reality. I can imagine that most parents wonder about their child taking off for college and question ..... 
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