Ancestry DNA, Should I, or Shouldn’t I? And Do We Have the Right to Know About Our Ancestors?

DNA testing for genealogy seems to be all the craze now.  Some jump on the bandwagon and take the tests right away, others seem more hesitant.  How will the results be used?  Is our information really private?  What if I find out something … unexpected?!

All of these same questions went through my mind.  Ultimately though, I did take the test, through Ancestry.  My sisters and father took it as well.  And the results?  Well, my dad is my dad, and my sisters are my sisters, no surprise there. 😉 Continue reading “Ancestry DNA, Should I, or Shouldn’t I? And Do We Have the Right to Know About Our Ancestors?”

Brush Your Teeth

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If you have a challenge with snacking, shortly after a meal, try this trick.  Brush your teeth.

I was one of the many people who find themselves snacking shortly (within 30 minutes) after a meal.  But why?  

Sometimes boredom, other times the “fullness” of the meal had passed, and I felt it was time for something sweet.  Yes, unfortunately, the snacks were rarely healthy. Continue reading “Brush Your Teeth”

Whisps – A Favorite Low Carb/Keto Snack

I recently found a new favorite snack … Whisps.  Such a wonderful little crunch, that fits perfectly into my low carb/keto lifestyle.  The multipack arrived today, so three of us in the household decided to find out which variety was our favorite.

Get a variety pack for yourself here

Three of us tried the crisps:
Myself –  Currently following a low carb/keto lifestyle
My husband – Currently doing Weigh Watchers
My 24 yr. old son – Eats an average diet, anything, and everything. Continue reading “Whisps – A Favorite Low Carb/Keto Snack”

Cooking Meat and Veggies in the Sun Oven

"Meat Veggies- SunOven Done (01) | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Have you ever cooked with the sun?  It is amazing! 

No need to heat the house, make a mess in the oven, worry about burning your food, or paying for yet another appliance that uses electricity.

Plus … it is fun!

As long as you can see a shadow, you can cook in a Sun Oven!

Below is what I made for dinner. Continue reading “Cooking Meat and Veggies in the Sun Oven”

The Day We Met Johnny Depp … sort of

It was a warm day back in October of 2007, my birthday in fact.  My Hubby, daughter with her friend, youngest son,  and I, all took a trip to Washington, DC. A new attraction had opened, and we had discount tickets for that day only.

As usual when we visit D.C, we parked just inside the Beltway and took the Metro into the city.  If you have never visited D.C before, I recommend taking  at least a full day to walk about and explore.  Wear comfortable walking shoes as the Metro is the best way to get around. Continue reading “The Day We Met Johnny Depp … sort of”

Parenting Adult Children

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I was thrilled when each of my three children were born.  Each a joy and each with their own set of challenges while raising them.  No two children are exactly alike and my three are each very different in many ways.  They are all caring, intelligent, and am proud to be their mom, but as they have grown into adulthood, I sometimes find it hard to “parent” my adult children.

Do they still need me?  Maybe “need” is the wrong word.  Or, maybe not.  Do they still want me to be a part of their lives?  Yes, I can confidently say they do.  But, they also need to be treated as the adults they have grown to be, with all that entails. Continue reading “Parenting Adult Children”

Dietbet – getting started

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I am taking the plunge!   I just joined 2 dietbets and can’t wait to get started!
One is for 30 days and the other for 6 months.

Want to join me?
http://dbet.me/hvuR9l  for 4-week challenge
http://dbet.me/Gbb3qy  for 6-month challenge

What is dietbet?

From the dietbet site: 
Could weight loss actually be fun? Ask the 400,000 people who’ve played DietBet. Continue reading “Dietbet – getting started”

Dear Mr. Spider (Aug 2015 post)

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My Dear Mr. Spider,

While I sat innocently at my desk, working and taking care of business needs, you felt it was acceptable to drop down from a web. Not in the corner of my office, where you MAY have remained safe for the evening. Not behind me, where you MIGHT have remained unnoticed, as I was quite immersed in my work. But instead, you drop down in FRONT of me and touch my face; my nose specifically. Continue reading “Dear Mr. Spider (Aug 2015 post)”

Hello 2019!

Welcome

Welcome to my neck of the woods!  Please be patient as I add some information from my old blog.

Anything new coming?  You betcha!

Subscribe and come with me on my journey through 2019. 

What is in the works for 2019? 

  • My 100+ journey (personal health)
  • #sistersdoketo – (yep, with my real life sisters, our exploration of a keto friendly lifestyle)
  • Cleaning out/organizing (I have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve)
  • Exploration of herbs and essential oils (this has been ongoing for many years – always more to learn)
  • Recipes (yum!)
  • DIY (fun 🙂 )
  • A few antics (of course), and more!

Why not come along for the ride?

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Here we go!