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Hi Matt!Thank you for your well-wishes. I've passed it on to my hubby. I'm sure you'll do well once you get there. Hey, you may want to try to do a half-marathon or 5K and see what you do now. Start creating a personal record you can try to beat next time. Small steps can lead to larger leaps. A few months after my heart surgery, I walked a 5K with this goal in mind. The race officials give you a chip to attach to your shoe and it records your time. Not being a runner like my ol' man, I will go ahead and give you these tips any way. They help if you are in the walking mode, too.Don't run on sidewalks if you can help it. Asphalt is better and has a little more give when you have to pound your feet on something. Concrete will lead to things like shin-splints or, God forbid, a stress fracture. I've seen people do this around town.Keep you chin up as much as possible as this helps you breath easier.Pace yourself and don't avoid hills, they'll help you. Old Victoria area, by Riverside Park, has some excellent hill coverage. It looks to be all the hills we have to work with.Good luck.
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Wonders never cease...I had linguini last night. Being married to a serious runner, my kitchen is usually stocked to maximum carb level with beans, rice & pasta. Believe me, I have to slap myself to keep from eating too much of it. (Really I just exercise).Most sausage mixtures has a lot of salt in it anyway. Although I have made chicken caccitore (rice or macaroni, whatever you prefer). Turkey bratwurst is definitely a new twist. Noveau cuisine.I make my own gravy, too. While I normally make a marinara sauce, I love to use Italian sausage or ground sirloin (leaner beef here) as well. Sometimes, I'll make a bolognese gravy and use a very small and thinly shaved amount (1/4 pound) of pancetta (HEB has this in the deli, WalMart carries it in the refrigerated section next to their deli cooking area and is a bit cheaper). However, these are the dishes I make when it's payday at my house.SugarMag's spaghetti is a healthy route. (I just love basil). A kind of tomato pesto sauce. Yummy. :-) If you ever look at those in a bottle at the store, you'd see they are chock-full of sodium. Fortunately, it is easy to be creative with rice and pasta. I love those dishes that you cook everything in one pot and voila! you have a hearty dish and hardy any dishes to do.
Hi SugarMag! Happy New Year!Thank you for your well-wishes. My best regards to you and yours, too.
BJ -- I saw the previews plus an interview, that both Denzel and Crowe did with Matt Lauer. I agree with Mike, it is the makings of a good movie. Enjoy!
Hi!Austinite is right.When I was so very young. I had an abusive relationship for about 4 years. It took me so long to get out, but I did. Especially when the last time I was abused by this jerk I found myself about to pick up a board and fight back. I think I would have killed him with it if I had. No one should ever be put in this position. Woman or man. You have to look at yourself in the mirror until you convince yourself (no one else can do this for you) that you are worth more than this. You have to stick to your guns. Like Austinite said about her friend not dating similar men. You just have to try another kind of guy.You see, I did. We've been married long before you were a gleam in your parent's eyes. I wouldn't trade him for the world.You are right, some people will have to learn the hard way. Hopefully it won't repeat itself through their children or worse yet, someone is killed.
SugarMag! I am floored. Please pick me up and shake me! Besides my husband & myself, can there truly be other Deadheads in this area? Do you have shows you'd like to trade? I'm glad you're feeling better. Aiko Aiko!
I am a former home-school mom, myself. (My kids are now grown.) I suppose Victoria Independent School district is more about red tape than actual academics. There seems to be this common misconception that homeschooled kids are taught by illiterate but well-meaning parents. I was once asked by a former co-worker, "What makes you think you are qualified enough to teach your child?" My husband and I stand by our choices. Homeschooling worked well for us. Our daughters' college education didn't require them to re-learn what they should have already learned by taking remedial courses.