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I love almost any kind of veggie, but tonight, when I got home, I broke out the parsnips and cooked them up. I LOVE PARSNIPS!! I have been enjoying that part of the new diet. The veggies galore that I’ve been eating. I’ve had grilled portabello mushrooms, grilled cauliflower, sauteed parsnips, salads, salads, salads, and steamed mixed veggies…especially squash. I’m having a great time with all of this. Now, if only I could figure out a way to make chocolate a veggie!

“You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are.” ~ J. Jacques

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Vacation plans are rolling around in my head…we’re trying to complete last minute details and make sure we have everything lined up for the trip. I’m doing all the last minute shopping this weekend for camera batteries, throw-away mini shampoo bottles, etc., mini toothpastes, and all to lighten the load as we go, so we can replace that with souvenirs. I’m planning on buying some Wusthof knives while we’re in Germany and I want to pick up some German chocolates, etc. Of course, I’m sure we’ll end up with some German wine from our old landlord’s family. They have provided us with bottles of the local wines whenever they can. It’s good German white wine and I love my white wine schorles! (white wine mixed with Sprite or sparkling water 50/50).

I keep checking my spreadsheet I’ve worked up to make sure I don’t forget anything in our plans. I still need to follow up with our petsitter to finalize the arrangements for Rascal. He’s going to have the run of the house and think he’s the KING of the world. I’m getting a little stressed over all the arrangements, hoping I haven’t forgotten anything.

We have our passports, we’ve got our prescriptions refilled, we’ve got all of our reservations, our BritRail passes, daily plans and what clothes we’re planning on taking all listed on the spreadsheet. I’ve found a temp to replace me at work and I’m trying to get my desk cleaned off before I leave. We’re planning on a “dry run” for packing to weigh everything…we’ve got such a low luggage weight limit on the flight between Germany and England, so we’re going to be cutting it close! I’m dreading the flight between Frankfurt and Manchester…Beau picked a LITTLE plane and LOW baggage limit! YIKES! Doesn’t he know I like to shop??????

He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.” ~ Victor Hugo

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