Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Falling Leaves: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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Are the leaves turning color where you live? Have they begun to fall? Will you have to rake when it's all said and done? Is that a chore you love or loathe?
Yes, they are starting to change color.  I don't know if any of the trees in the yard lose their leaves, so we'll see. 
When did you last shake like a leaf?
When I was sick earlier this month.
After 20 seasons with the NY Yankees, Derek Jeter played his last official game Sunday afternoon. Jeter has been described even by opponents as a 'class act', both on and off the field. The NFL is back in action this month too, with several players in that sport also making headlines. What are your thoughts on athletes as role models? Should a professional athlete be expected to act as role model or is that going beyond their job description? What responsibility do the organizations these athletes work for have when it comes to dealing with off the field behavior? Discuss.
Pro athletes know that being a role model is part of the job.  They most likely decided to become a pro player to emulate their favorite player--another role model.  I think that the organizations are responsible when actions become criminal.  If a player does stupid stuff out of bad taste, that's on the individual.  People should know how to act whether they are a professional athlete or not.
What season of the year is toughest for you in terms of your health? Why?
Winter is the hardest mental health-wise for me.  The days are colder and shorter, Southern winters are ugly, the potential for depression is higher, and people gravitate more to exclusive family time.  Winter is a very sad and lonely.
The top six healthy food trends of 2014 according to Eating Well are-clean eating (more veg, less meat, less sodium, limit alcohol and processed foods) trash fish (you know those fish that get caught in fishermen nets and are thrown back? It seems chefs are finding creative ways to make them more appetizing)  cauliflower (this year's IT vegetable) kaniwa (essentially baby quinoa, so like quinoa only smaller) fermentation (think pickling except with twists on flavor we're not accustomed to) community supported food (farms operating with community support/membership).  Okay-so how many of the hot healthy food trends for 2014 have you experienced, encountered, enjoyed? Any you've tried and said ewwww? Any on the list you'd like to try before year's end?
I'm simply trying to eat healthier and cleaner.  I'm not into fad foods or fad diets.
In seven words or less, bid September adieu.
See ya!  Wouldn't want to be ya!
What's something on your October calendar that makes you happy just thinking about it?
October 24 is Jacksonville Christian Academy's homecoming.  My grandniece is a Thunderette and I want to see her preform.  Plus, I always enjoy all the festivities.
Insert your own random thought here.
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  1. You make some really cute hats : ) Have fun watching your niece perform and all the other fun fall things you've got planned!

    1. Thanks, Darlin'. I hope I can get some good photos.