Sunday January 25, 2004

Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You

Hearts Gladness is...

Snuggling with the kitties on a rainy day. A warm purring pussycat nestled in my arm at nap time. Another kitty nestled against my neck and shoulder. Bracketed by soft fur; lulled to sleep by purrs.

Hearts Gladness is...

Bebop greets me as I wake from my nap, purring loudly (vroom vroom vroom). He's most agreeable to a snuggle. Rub the belly. Rub the head. Then he starts to slurp my ears, First the right, then the left. He presses a soft paw against my cheek to turn my face, the better to gain access to the opposite ear.

Then he walks around onto the pillow. I turn my head away and snuggle down into the pillow for a little while longer. Bebop continues to purr, rhythmically kneading my hair into the pillow, kneading the back of my neck.

Vroom vroom vroom

Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You ( in category Treasures ) - posted at Sun, 25 Jan, 22:10 Pacific

Treasures 2004_04

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, things that make me feel happy or thankful or interested; things that are worth remembering; memories encapsulated in just a few words.

Please feel free to start your own lists of Treasures on your own weblog or here in the comments.

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Treasures 2004_04 ( in category Treasures ) - posted at Sun, 25 Jan, 22:06 Pacific

Purple Prompts #8-#10

There were 10 writing prompts this week on Purple Ink, so I've been posting a few at a time over more than one day. I posted three on Wednesday, four on .Friday and the rest are here.
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    8. List the dishes your mother or grandmother made that you would love to have the recipe for
    9. Name all of the books you have in your possession that you've never read.
    10. What is your most prized possession?
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Purple Prompts #8-#10 ( in category Memes & Prompts ) - posted at Sun, 25 Jan, 19:29 Pacific | Comments (1)

South Beach Updates "Foods to Enjoy"

Spouse and self began our reduced-carbohydrate lifestyle adventure on Sept 1, 2004. As advocates of the South Beach plan, we had nonetheless been wondering about the restrictions it placed on certain foods. For example, all dairy products were considered "Avoid" foods in Phase 1, despite research that shows the value of milk and yogurt in weight-loss plans. Similarly, I had been wondering about the limits placed on tomatoes (1 whole or 10 cherry tomatoes per meal); tomatoes contain lycopene and have a nearly unmeasurable glycemic index. Spouse considers carrots to be "good food"; although the fiber content and vitamins would seem to support his theory, the South Beach Diet did not.

So I was delighted to discover recently that some changes have been made; our beliefs have been given official support. The South Beach Diet has been updated to take advantage of these nutritional studies and information. Updates have been made to the Phase 1 "Foods to Enjoy" and "Foods to Avoid" lists as well as to the Phase 2 "Foods You Can Reintroduce" and "Foods To Avoid Or Eat Rarely" lists. ...
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South Beach Updates "Foods to Enjoy" ( in category Special Interests ) - posted at Sun, 25 Jan, 13:09 Pacific