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My Grandma inside the igloo for her 89th birthday!

My Grandma will be 92 tomorrow.  She lives on her own, cooks for herself, loves the movies, and is interesting to talk to.  She has moments of forgetfulness and relays a lot of stories from the past and her youth.  Now and then my mom will call me to tell me she is worried my Grandma might be losing it a little.  Sometimes my mom seems right and other times I say, “I do the same thing.  If Grandma has dementia then I must too.”

A week after Christmas my Grandma called me to thank me for the beautiful amaryllis I’d given her for Christmas.  She left a message and as I listened, I grew a little sad.  I had not given her an amaryllis.  Perhaps my mom was more right than I realized.  Someone else deserved this thank you.  Not me.  It signaled that my Grandma seemed to be losing it.

Later that night when Matt arrived home, I told him about my Grandma’s message and how my mom might be onto something.  “I didn’t get her an amaryllis,” I told him.  “Yes, […]

Live Longer2018-02-14T15:54:22-04:00

Thirty Smoothies!

So a couple weeks ago at the Wethersfield Farmer’s Market I bought a recipe book for raw smoothies.  It has 30 smoothie recipes, so Matt and I have challenged ourselves to try all thirty.  We aren’t shooting for 30 all in one month, that would be a tad too much pressure, but we want to try them all in a timely manner.

So far, we’ve tried two and it’s just okay.  The smoothies call for a lot of nuts and it just makes them so heavy.  But I’m learning.  I think I should reduce the nuts a bit and add more ice.  That will make me more likely to stick to this challenge and make them again.  But then the downside is that I think I’ll get hungry quickly.  When I started, I assumed I’d use the smoothies as a snack because there was no way a smoothie could be a meal, but […]

Thirty Smoothies!2017-09-12T19:31:27-04:00