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Roast Brussels Sprouts and Carrots over Quinoa

I've made this a couple of times and really like it! Ingredients spray oil 1 1/2 Tbs balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound Brussels sprouts, cut in half 1 carrots, sliced 1 c uncooked quinoa Direction preheat oven to 400 degrees.  whisk vinegar, lemon juice,… Continue reading Roast Brussels Sprouts and Carrots over Quinoa

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Adulting 101 – Fire Safety

It’s never too late to make a safety plan!

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imagesYesterday I had the State Fire Marshal visit my area of the school.  Although I do many things right when it comes to safety, I had a few things I needed to improve on.  At first it felt annoying and a bit nit-picky.  Then, I realized she was just concerned with safety.  I needed to do the adult thing and join her in her quest for fire safety.  It got me thinking… do these adults-in-training have any idea when it comes to fire safety?

Do they know how to handle a grease fire?

Do they know fire safety in their home?

Do they know not to plug in too many things into a wimpy extension cord?

Do they know how to use a fire extinguisher?

Based on how they act during a fire drill, they have no clue!

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I would bet that most of them could tell you “stop, drop…

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Eating Well

I love when I succeed in eating well… now… to get my body to recognize I am feeding it good fuel!

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It’s been a great week for eating!  I feel successful, especially with how busy my life has been.  I really should resign as the general manager of the universe.  LOL.

I’ve been beginning every day with 32 oz warm water, 2 Tbs apple Cider Vinegar, a dash of pink salt, and 2 Tbs lemon juice 30 minutes before eating anything else.  I also take 1 capsule of black seed oil at the same time.

Breakfasts were nearly all the same… Sautes onions, mushrooms, and spinach and a smoothie made from 1/2 a banana, 1/2 c kefir, 2 Tbs sugar-free peanut butter, 1 in ginger root, 1 tsp dandelion root powder, and 1 c assorted berries.

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For lunch I ate a salad… every day.

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Basic Path of Sound

Learning something new is worth the effort!

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I recently attempted to teach the basics of sound engineering to my tech theatre class.  It is tough to teach large classes a subject that I think is best learned hand on when there isn’t enough equipment to go around.  I was hoping to keep it simple.

The role of a sound system is to amplify and adjust the sound quality of an audio signal and to provide an output for a speaker system.  There are 4 basic stages… input, mixing/effects, amplification, and output.

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The first step is input.  The mic captures the sound and converts the sound wave to electric impulses that can be fed to the rest of the system.  The microphone is a “transducer” that converts acoustic sound  into electrical signals that can then be processed and amplified by the system.    Audio players convert the sound data encoded on a recording into electrical signals that can…

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A Warrior Confronts

Standing up for the right is worth the work!

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I may not be a physical warrior… not the typical warrior when you hear the word warrior.

Yet, I face evil every day.  We all do.

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The weak choose not to deal or acknowledge the evils that are around them.

The strong choose to acknowledge evil and to conquer evil… through inner strength, determination, discipline, and intelligence.

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What Happened to the Golden Rule?

Being kind is worth the work!

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Tomorrow we open our latest production at school… The Bully PlaysThe Bully Plays are a collection of 10 minute plays created to inspire the end of bullying.  However, I have to admit that I am confused as to why this is an issue.  Whatever happened to “The Golden Rule?”  Has the Golden Rule gone out of style?

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“Treat others the way you want to be treated,”  How many times have I heard that in my life?  It was a lesson my mom taught me before I even got to school.  I heard this lesson although elementary school, junior high, and a bit in high school.  Throughout my entire life I have always thought of it and tried my best to live it.

Sadly, as I have grown older I have noticed that the world has gotten meaner?  Back in my youth I only needed to worry about when…

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Busy Week!

Eating well is worth the work!

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I’d say I had an ok week eating wise.  I do need to get a handle on what time of day I eat.  I often get home late and end up eating dinner around 9 or 10 pm.  With my busy schedule (work/school, rehearsals, and performances) I need to find a way to prep and pack 2 meals.  Time is such an issue.

Monday was a vacation day.  I ate left over Chocolate “cake” for breakfast (hey!  It was vacation).  Click here for the recipe.  I ate Veggie pot stickers for lunch.  Click here for the recipe.  We made a lovely Black Bean Enchilada for dinner.  Click here for the recipe.

On Tuesday I finished off the Chinese Tofu Salad for breakfast.  Click here for the recipe.  For lunch I ate left over Black Bean Enchilada.  Click here for the recipe.  For dinner we made Curried Lentils for dinner.  Click

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The Gift of the Holy Ghost

Some gifts are worth the work to keep!

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This past Christmas we gave my daughter a new cell phone.  This phone can help her to keep in touch with her parents.  This phone can give her knowledge when she has a desire to search.  This phone can guide her when she needs direction.  This phone can help her to stay connected to things of importance.  This phone has a flash light and can illuminate her way.  When she is lost, this phone can help us to find her.  This phone is constantly with her!

This gift of a phone is kind of like the Gift of the Holy Ghost.

Okay… I may be stretching it a bit, but stick with me.  Hopefully, I can make it all make sense.

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