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Friday, September 23, 2011

7 Quick Takes




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My son was asked to do a bar graph in school last week and he chose to do in on his favorite proteins.  I guess we talk about food and nutrition at our house a lot, or is it that I have my kids pack their own lunches, with supervision, and I am always asking “do you have a protein?”, “do you have a a vegetable?”
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Apparently cheese and peanut butter are his favorite proteins.
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Speaking of my son, I guess my kids DO listen to me.  Yesterday, my seven year old told me that he advises his friends not to use the soap at school because it is CONTAMINATED.  He picked that up when I did the piece on Triclosan, and suggested that simply washing his hands with hot water for the time it takes to say his ABC would be enough to kill the germs. He is going to get his friends mom’s phone numbers so I can call them and tell their mom’s all about it. Such a sweet kid
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IMG_7574Looks like a trend here, I have noticed that my Pumpkin, is quite loquacious, talkative, when we are in the car, especially when we go off just the two of us. Last night I took him to town for his our soccer team pictures. (I coach his team). During the 10 minute car ride we talk about the above Contaminated Soap, what I would do with a million dollars, what type of car would I like to have, and how nice it would be to have the house paid off and and all utility bills paid. What I want to know is where does a 7 year old get all this from?



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My daughters and I have decided that now that the weather is so glorious, we will be begin training for a 5k. We will be doing the Couch to 5k program, or as it is affectionately known as C25K.  We have set a date for our 5k and will be doing one in mid November. I am not promising any great times from this 45 year old out of shape mom, but I will finish it, hopefully not in last.
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Fall is here! Have I told you HOW much I LOVE fall? It is my absolute favorite season. There is nothing I don’t love about fall.
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Yesterday was my birthday, so today I am eating some leftover birthday cake while I write this. My family The ones who were left at home whilst my son and I went to have team photos, surprised me with dinner and cake when I got home. Deacon G did his best first attempt at making Breton crepes. I think they tasted great and that maybe we might have to get a crepe pan to help him out, because I really do LOVE buckwheat crepes. 

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Lions and tigers and bears, oh MY.  Not quite but the fauna are definitely active around here.  The mountain lion is back and it seems she is a mama, because a couple of horses in our neighborhood have been taken down by more than one mountain lion.  But more happily the beaver are back. These pictures are the same tree taken just two days apart. The tree is now down and they are working on it. A couple of years ago they cleared the hill near our barn, which was fine with us, as it is a hard to access place to maintain.
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and the monarchs are stopping off here on their migration to Mexico. They are not the only ones enjoying the sunflowers,  the gold finches are munching away on the seeds. While watching one light on a flower I though to myself, what perfect design in the goldfinch they have, the gold and black color of them perfectly camouflages them from the hawks.
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4 comments:

Conservamom said...

Happy Birthday! Glad to hear it was a great one :)

Lisa - the Granola Catholic said...

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. You notice I did not have any pictures of the cake - way too many candles.

Crunchy Con Mommy said...

Aww Happy Birthday! And good luck with your 5k. I ran cross-country & track in high school & college, but road races were always my favorite. Make sure to sign up for one with free t-shirts & snacks at the finish line!

Lisa - the Granola Catholic said...

Aw thanks - With the Psoriatic Arthritis running has been out of reach for a while, but things are settling down. So I have started back slowly, walking now and building up with the C25k. Earlier in September we did a one mile fun run. And I was sure to get the free t-shirt. I can't wait till I can do a duoathlon.

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