Monthly Archives: January, 2012
Click here to see VIDEO Deaf Weight Wise – Let’s do it for Ourselves! Get an early start on your New Year’s Resolution by finding out more about Deaf Weight Wise! Deaf Weight Wise is a healthy lifestyle research project for adults 40-70 years old who are overweight or obese. The study is 2 years […]
Here is the link for the schedule of Events for the month of February 2012. You can also see the same schedule on RRCD website : www.rochesterdeafclub.com.
WHAT: Wacky Hats Fashion Show-Create your own hat! ADMISSION: $20 PURPOSE: Fundraising for DWR to help Deaf Women for Professional Education Leadership Training Advocacy Grant (PELTAG) WHEN: Sat., March 24th from 1-4 pm WHERE: Burgundy Basin, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, New York 14534 To See Flyer FHats’ fashion show To See registration-contest flyers
Laurene Simm: DC Area Black Deaf AdvocatesPresents DEAF AMERICA’s GOT TALENT Andrew Foster Auditorium, Gallaudet University Campus Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm Prizes: 1st Place =$200 2nd Place = $100 3rd Place =$50 For more Information & Audition, contact Chair Dorian Fletcher Download flyer and Audition Form: (PDF format): www.dcdeaf.org/flyer/DCABDA-TALENT.pdf Proceeds will […]
Hello everyone! Please join us at the Coventry Village Library in Cleveland Heights for our ongoing Deaf Film Series. Our next showing will be: Thursday, February 2nd at 6:45pm. We will be showing: “The Heart of The Hydrogen Jukebox.” “The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox is a documentary film by Miriam Nathan with Don Feigel that traces […]
New Jersey Association of the Deaf, Inc. Saturday, February 4, 2012 at East Brunswick Public Library 2 Jean Walling Civic Center East Brunswick NJ 08816 1. Roundtable Discussion at 10 am, please arrive at 9:30-9:45 am 2. Cupcake Wars Contest at 1 pm Lunch will be served at 12:45 pm 3. Project Endeavor Workshop at […]
New Jersey Association of the Deaf, Inc. Project Endeavor Workshop Saturday, February 4, 2012 Click here NJAD_Newsletter_Flyer
Diverse Deaf Club of New Jersey, Inc. DINGO and 2012 Super Bowl Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church 1740 Route 130, North Brunswick NJ 08902 Door Open at 5 pm, no early-bird, please! Admission: Member $10 Non-Member $12 We sell plain pizza at $2 each and pepperoni pizza at $2.50 […]
Hello Friends, Please spread the words/email to your friends, family or your work. My house will having “Moving Sale” on February 4th Saturday from 9am to 4pm. Come and See and Buy. My house address is 253 English Road in Greece between Mt. Read Blvd. and Dewey Avenue. Here is the list: see below Thanks, Tom “Gene” […]
Upcoming Poker Tournament on March 3, 2012 See POKER link for more information or download flyer. – RRCD 1564 Lyell Ave Rochester, NY 14606 Please check our calendar. www.RochesterDeafClub.com
When one of my writing colleagues asked me if I had any tips for driving across the country (my husband and I made the trek 18 months ago), I told her to Google all the Whole Foods across the nation and make a point to stop at a few for decent food. Also, I suggested she keep a cooler of healthy, cleansing snacks in the car.
My husband and I didn’t do either of those things, and I was blown away by our limited meal options during our trip. Fast food, fast food, or fast food anyone?
I admit I do have a taste for a sausage mc-muffin with egg from time to time, and the car ride gave me ample opportunity to indulge. But I knew it wasn’t good for my health. The other day I had a craving, and I decided to make a wholesome, at-home version of my favorite fast food breakfast.
I toasted an organic wheat English muffin (search the health food stores for brands that don’t include sugar, high fructose corn syrup, or “enriched” flour). Then I poached an egg (break and egg into a measuring cup and slide it into simmering water to cook for 7 minutes). I placed the egg on the toasted muffin, piled on a thick slice of tomato (instead of a sausage patty), and topped it off with a tad bit of grated cheese. Finally, I broiled the “sandwich” for a few more minutes. It was quick, easy, and so good that I decided to serve it for dinner the next night. Yum.
Now I’ve just gotta figure out how to make a healthy version of a big mac.
One of my husbands charms is that if it’s my birthday, or a holiday, or some other gift-giving event, he’ll sneak in a surprise present – a little something extra that wasn’t on my list that he thought of completely on his own. For example, one year he gave me a handheld Ms. Pac-Man game because he knew I used to love Ms. Pac-Man s a kid (one time we came across the video machine in a restaurant, and I went nuts, challenging my husband to round after round until I had blisters).
So this year – after reading and observing me write the Wasa blog, and noticing my developing interest in cooking – he gave me an herb garden. Well, sort of. We don’t have real garden space in our city place, so he gave me a kit that you can assemble right on your countertop.
My mom and I put together this afternoon.
We snapped a light onto the “garden” and popped in the seed pods.
“Can it really be this easy?” I said.
We added some water, feed it some nutrients, and left it to grow.
It takes about five weeks until the herbs will be ready for harvesting.
First recipe? I’m thinking a garden herb omelet.
My car crunches over the gravel as I pull into the parking lot of the yoga studio. Climbing up the rickety stairs of the wood building, I’m filled with hope.
This is the ninth yoga instructor I’ve tried since moving to DC. For whatever reason, I can’t seem to find a teacher that feels like the right fit. In part, I’m grieving the loss of my instructor from Los Angeles whom I adored. And I admit I don’t mind the teachers I’ve practiced with here, but I find yoga easier to maintain when I feel a strong authentic connection.
A few months ago I tried a class where the teacher did seem like a great fit. But when I returned, she was no longer there. I scoured the web searching for her to pop up in another studio around town. I only had a first name to go off of, but I think I might have found her and that’s why I’m here today.
I sign in at the desk and walk into the studio. The teacher is asking the class to get two blocks, a blanket, and a strap. Yep, that’s her. I can tell by the sound of her voice.
She walks by me on her way to close the door of the studio, but she pauses before reaching her destination. She watches me as I pull back my hair back into a loose ponytail.
“Hi. I’m Jenny. I’m a drop-in,” I say.
“I know you,” she says.
I sigh in relief. She remembers me.
“I took a restorative yoga class you taught in another studio a few months ago. I’ve been looking for you ever since. You’re hard to find,” I explain.
“Yes,” she nods, remembering the class. “It’s taken me awhile to get going and figure out where to set up shop.”
Well no wonder I couldn’t find her. She’s a new teacher. Later, I discover that she had a health scare which caused her to re-evaluate her entire career as a molecular biologist. Once she recovered, she decided to become a yoga teacher. Love that (I had a similar experience three years ago and that’s when I began writing).
We open by chanting three Oms. Then she tells us to be sure not to miss class three weeks from now. She’ll be teaching it outside where we will all face the trees so we can experience a “yoga foliage festival.” Oh yeah, she’s my kind of yogi.
Baked pita chips, hummus, organic raisins, lemon pepper tuna…United Airlines to the rescue!
Seriously, I am sitting here on a plane munching away, so grateful that the airline serves a snack box called the “Right Bite.”
When I woke up this morning, I had a plan. I was going to swing by a center to drop off a car load of items, run by the UPS store to ship a package, drop the dog off at the kennel, pack for my trip, then pick up my husband from work. But somehow I got behind. Way behind.
Not only did I forget to bring apples and trail mix for the plane ride, I forgot to eat breakfast. And lunch. When I flopped down in my seat, I was sweating and breathless (we nearly missed the flight) and very hungry. I flipped through the food options and knew I would be able to get my body back in synch with the Right Bite instead of having to resort to “snacks” full of empty calories and sugar.
I’m glad big companies are becoming more sensitive to offering healthier food choices. I keep reading the debates about replacing sodas and candy in school vending machines with healthier alternatives. The other day I was doing some freelance editorial work for a large newspaper. The building included a cafeteria – mostly pizzas and burgers and fries, but I found a vegetarian station. And I noticed an announcement that they would be having a “sustainable foods” day, offering locally grown meats and produce.
I’m not sure if these actions are coming from consumer demand or a greater awareness on the company’s part (or both), but I’m thankful for the trend.
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