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Mittens and Vacuums and Exercise

Posted by adamswife on April 8, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I have a number of things I need to tackle today. But first, something I completed this week. It all started back in January when my granddaughter, Jessica, came home from school with hands that were wet and icy. “Didn’t you wear you gloves?” I asked. “Yeah, gramma, but they got all wet and now my hands are freezing.” Being a good gramma I decided to knit her a pair of woolen mittens – wool is supposed to maintain its insulating properties when wet. Thus no more red, icy hands.

Then her brother decided he needed new mittens, too. So I knit another pair. Then the littlest brother had mittens that were too small – so he got a pair, too.

Finally, it was Emmy’s turn. Would I please knit her some mittens, too? About this time I started having the never-ending flu with it’s accompanying cough-til-you-gag. So work did not proceed very rapidly. But, this week Emmy’s mittens are finished. I would show you a picture, but she has them on her hands and has already left for school.

Today I have two major things to tackle.

  1. Vacuuming the floor. When I don’t feel well this is one chore that gets put-off. Consequently it is to the stage that I either have to vacuum today or get a scoop shovel next week. 😉
  2. Starting over on my diet and exercise plan. Another thing that goes by the way when I’m not well. I’m finally feeling better and intend to tackle squats/lunges for the Tight-Ass Club and 3,000 steps per day for Walker Tracker.

I think that’s enough to tackle for one Tuesday. Don’t you?

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Diet and Exercise Tips

Posted by adamswife on March 1, 2008

dirty word chocolate

Every time I hear the dirty word “exercise,” I wash my mouth out with chocolate.


We all get heavier as we get older because there’s a lot more information in our heads. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Posted in Diet, Exercise, Humor | 7 Comments »

Chicory vs Endive

Posted by adamswife on February 25, 2008

Jientje posted a recipe using a vegetable she calls “chicory” which is better known in the USA as “Belgian endive.” Not knowing the difference, if any, between endive and chicory I decided to do a Google search. Under “Chicory vs Endive” I found this picture. Apparently the top is known in America as endive and the root is the chicory referred to in “chicory” coffee. There is also a curly-leafed, greener version that is sometimes known as “frisee” that also is called “chicory.” I suppose they could make it a bit more confusing if they tried really hard, but it seems to be a difference in locale rather than a difference in vegetable. And that is the end of today’s vocabulary lesson. 😀

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Exercise Videos for the Over 50 Crowd

Posted by adamswife on February 20, 2008

Old Broads

If you need an exercise or dance video that takes it easy on you while getting you in shape check out this site for seniors. There are even some arm chair videos for those who may have problems standing. You’ll find yoga, pilates, dance, and tai chi to name a few. Or, there’s a video that gives you a combination of different disciplines. It’s worth a look. I’ve got a couple “seniors” tapes that I use – not necessarily because of my age, but because I am so out of shape. I need a program that isn’t too difficult, but gives me the workout I need. After I get stronger I figure I can “move up” to something more strenuous.

Posted in Diet, Exercise, Health | 3 Comments »