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Another New Year

Posted by lmreed on January 9, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

So, another new year full of resolutions that many of us make and break within the first few months…if that.

 

Diet—that word seems to be associated with a lot of New Year resolutions, but for me, it is no longer simply a resolution, but a way of life.

 

I’ve always thought of myself as a fairly healthy person, but like most people, I’ve had my issues…mostly related to my diet. I discovered over a decade ago that grains and I do...

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Still Alive and Kicking

Posted by lmreed on December 25, 2016 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been a long time since I blogged anything.  Thought it was way past time for an update.

On the writing front, I have (since my last blogs) published Grunt Work, Agent Jack Knight: Russia, and Chrystal Bahl's Blood Ties.  YAY!

Currently working on Generally Speaking, Agent Jack Knight: Mexico, and Chrystal Bahl's Blood Secrets.  It's a toss up which will be published next, but I'm kind of leaning towards Blood Secrets.  Time will tell.

There will be t...

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Coming Right Along...

Posted by lmreed on January 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I am hard at work on my Agent Jack Knight: Russia book.  I am hopeful that I can have it finished by the end of February *fingers crossed*.  I have a lot less on my plate for the next couple of months, so I plan to devote a lot of time to completing it.


I hope I didn't just jinx myself.


After that, I plan to start up again on Grunt Work (the next book in the Dear Diary...series).  I seldom set deadlines for myself, our life is frequently too ...

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I've Been Bad...

Posted by lmreed on December 13, 2013 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The last couple of weeks have been absolutely wild!  We've traveled more miles this month than we have in the last six months put together.


Then we tore up our kitchen floor to get ready for our tile but the tiling people had to postpone because of all the icy weather.  We've been living on concrete for over a week now and I have nothing in the kitchen...no table...no chairs...nothing except our wet/dry vac.


*Sigh*


So many t...

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Stuffed of Turkey

Posted by lmreed on November 29, 2013 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

My low-carb stuffing turned out so well!  I was surprised how good it tasted.


Basically, I took a bunch of recipes I found online and picked out the ingredients I liked and it worked.


Ingredients and instructions:


Toast 1 cup of walnuts (place on cookie sheet in oven at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes


Chop or dice and saute in 1 stick of butter:

1 medium onion

4 sticks celery

2 medium carr...

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Cooking day...

Posted by lmreed on November 27, 2013 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Working hard to make a low-carb Turkey Day.


1.  Trying out a new stuffing recipe that I pieced together from other low-carb stuffing recipes I found on the internet

2.  Substituting sugar free cherry Jello instead of cranberry sauce

3.  Making a pumpkin casserole with just a touch of pineapple topped with whipped cream to replace sweet potatoes (or yams)

4.  Placing sliced almonds on top of my green bean casserole instead of those lovely...

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No more shopping until...

Posted by lmreed on November 26, 2013 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Didn't matter where I went today, the lines were already way too long at the checkout.


Best Buy, Academy Sports, Tom Thumb, Walmart...you know it's bad when you hear "All checkers to the front please".


And don't even get me started on the public sneezing and coughing...


Yuck!


I think I'll stick to shopping online until everybody else is back to work and school. 


Darn that football...

Posted by lmreed on November 26, 2013 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Didn't even realize I hadn't blogged yesterday.  Too much football. 


And by the way, Cowboys, thanks for the heartattack!


Now the decision...brave the weather to grocery shop for Thanksgiving or wait until the weather warms up and brave the crowds instead.


Decisions...decisions...

Cheesecake...yum...

Posted by lmreed on November 23, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I love cooking in my kitchen now.  Won't have the floor done until the week after Thanksgiving, but the countertop and backsplash are great and my new sink and faucet are awesome.


Made a simple no-sugar-added cheesecake today.  Yummy!


16 oz cream cheese

1/2 cup Splenda

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

dash of milk if needed for desired consistency


Mix all ingredients and pour into baking dish.  Place filled bak...

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Christmas movies

Posted by lmreed on November 22, 2013 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

My favorite time of the year to watch movies...Christmas movies...November and December.  We watched Charlie Brown last night and Winnie the Pooh tonight.


Planning to get in all the animated favorites before the New Year like Frostie, Rudolph, and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.


Also live action ones like Borrowed Hearts, The Christmas Card, Christmas List, a bunch of Christmas-every-day type of movies, and maybe find some new ones.  Borrowed ...

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