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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Healthy Smoothies ~ As I've Aged ~ Cliffie ~ Sponge Cake

Good 50º morning. Slept under my down comforter last night. Nice!

I ordered and received the Montel Williams Health Master.

Nothing is wasted, like most juicers all the pulp goes into another part and is thrown away. This one is so powerful it chops and liquefies everything so you don't lose any benefits of the fruit or vegetables. It's awesome. I made my first smoothie yesterday with the only things I had on hand.... carrots, spinach, water, ice, and a little Agave.


OMG, I could drink this all day! Sooooo good and refreshing... and how many calories??? 3 cups of spinach = 21 calories. 10 baby carrots = 4 calories per carrot. Agave 1 T=60 calories. So, if made without the Agave = 61 calories.


I received this in an email passed on from George Bachmeier.... love the sentiment.... ( I did leave out a few of the lines that didn't apply and the punctuation was horrid, so I fixed that too! Also, I took the liberty of adding my own perspective here and there, since this had no author listed.)

"As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, (including my Darling) too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

Whose business is it if I choose to read, watch TV, or play on the computer until 4am, or sleep until noon? I dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50's, 60's, and 70's (I do! Malt Shop Oldies on the TV!), and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.

I know I am sometimes forgetful, but then again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, I eventually remember the important things. Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one or when a child suffers or even when you lose a beloved pet? But, broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray (white) and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into the deep grooves in my face. So many have never laughed and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older it is easier to be positive (unless it's in regard to the upcoming election!). You care less about what other people think. (!!) I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.

So, the bottom line is that I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I'm still here I will not waste time lamenting what could have been or worrying about what will be (except for November!). Basically I will and am doing whatever I want!


A special friend's birthday today.... Cliff Kuehl, yes husband of Patty! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLIFFORD!

Historically this date.....
1966Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.

1970 – Organized by Mexican American union leader César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history, begins.

1990Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western "guests" (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War.

1996Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'

2011 – A 5.8 earthquake occurred in Mineral, Virginia, the earthquake was felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia. Damaged occurred to monuments in Washington D.C. and the resulted damage was estimated at $100 Million.

And births this date include....
1912Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (d. 1996)

1929Vera Miles, American actress recluse.....

1934Barbara Eden, American actress and singer

1949 – Shelley Long, American actress

1976Scott Caan, American actor

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 23rd
Sponge Cake Day (Mmmmmmm....)