JULY = HEAT & Cucumbers

It appears to me that this summer is hotter here in Pensacola, Florida than it was last year.  It could just be me, or the mood I am in; although it feels unbearable outside.  Happy July everyone! Since Saturday, I have mowed the grass, trimmed the bushes in the front yard, and tended to my …

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New LOOK!

I believe that it is healthy to change up, or rearrange your blog from time to time.  It brings good karma!  I love the rich colors of my new look and hope you will too.  Everything is still here just like before.  Check out the tab at the left of the title.  Thanks for joining …

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My Journey Into “Gentle Yoga”

  I recently read an article in “Prevention Magazine,” ( June 2014 edition, by Hillardi Dowdle) extolling the virtues of “Gentle Yoga.”  The article concentrated on Jillian Pransky, a New Jersey-based yogi.  What was completely amazing to me was the fact that scientific evidence now exists that 10 minutes a day of gentle yoga contributed …

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Join Me in a Glass of Wine?

My favorite wine is Moscato. The aroma of rose, lychee fruit, and peach wafts from each glass.  I serve this wine chilled.  It is excellent with cheeses, desserts, and fruits.  It is a great compliment to Thai cuisine.  The sweet notes of the wine play off the hot spiciness of many Asian dishes. Happy Saturday …

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Inspirational thoughts

A Garden Breakfast

I am obsessed with breakfast!  I know, I know, it is the most important meal of the day! Of course it is, however, I have found that it is more than that to me.  Since I began my weight loss journey a few years ago, I find myself with breakfast as the largest meal of …

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The Bus Stop

One of the great things about writing a lifestyle blog when you have retired is that you also have many memories to share.  It is another hot, humid day in my garden so I thought some story-telling might be in order… The Bus Stop is a story my husband told me years ago about his …

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15 Things to Eat in Bangkok Chinatown, Thailand

Here are some examples of fine Thai cuisine… check it out, don’t be afraid!

Japanese Eggplant Stir Fry

One of my favorite things about gardening is the abundance of vegetables that you get swamped with during a successful growing season.  I am lucky enough to have a neighbor with a garden to die for, which is much bigger than my small garden areas.  She has a larger lot than we have, as they …

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Afternoon visitor.

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