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Cheery Christmas Cocktail Party!

Our annual Christmas cocktail party! Note: not one of the hors d’oeuvres is wrapped in bacon. Healthy yum-yum! ON THE MENU: Fresh pinapple and rustic pears Mixed nuts Brown sugar & sea salt pretzels Walnut & blue cheese spread White bean dip … Continue reading

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Out of the Nest Fest – 2010

The setting: The Palace at Silver Lake, Los Angeles, Calif. The time: Thanksgiving Day 2010 The event: Out of the Nest Fest (weird, Gen-X holiday) The characters: Ana: The Hostess with the Mostest Mark: Mr. Mellow Kim: The Pastry Princess … Continue reading

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to BUY or to TRAVEL!?!?

Powered up my morning with an almond milk and pea protein smoothie—and added in some leftover fruit! Yum. And because I know myself so well, I also made some hearty oatmeal with chopped dates and walnuts. I know I can … Continue reading

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All The Right Moves In All The Wrong Places

As in muscle spasms…not big ones, just one irritating spasm right around that sprained vertebrae. It’s typical for me after any form of activity more strenuous than, oh, say, sleeping and it’s surprisingly not as bad as I would have … Continue reading

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(mini)VICTORY!

I DID IT!! Of my 4.5-mi. loop (which I shortcutted to 4 mi.), I jogged 1 mi. at 8:56!! It was mile two, so I was already warmed up and it felt so GREAT! FIRST RUN IN 1.5 YEARS!!! I … Continue reading

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Seeking Inspiration – Any Way I Can Get It!

An inspiring sunrise deserves lofty goals! Well, mine might not seem “lofty” to most people, but we’ll get to them later. First, breakfast! Freshly ground coffee! Toppings getting ready to jump into my bowl of oats: 1/2 sliced banana, 1 … Continue reading

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A Home Improvement Sunday

Today comes with a lengthy list of chores! All the more reason for a hearty breakfast! This morning, we enjoyed homemade, fresh-dug potato hash and eggs. Is there a better way to begin the morning? We sauteed the potatoes with … Continue reading

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