The Basics.. Respect

A new blog I’ve found and thought a few of my fellow MS folks might enjoy also.

Hi Friends! Happy NYE!!!!!

We are this close to saying goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019! I pray that you all have a safe evening and your new year kicks off to a good start.

Respect. We all chat about it and need to have it. Many have the philosophy that respect should be given while others believe that respect is earned. I believe it’s both.

As a fellow Human being I believe we should respect each other. Meaning, I should respect your space, family dynamics, culture, physical capabilities etc. Our society has gotten to a place where people can’t be themselves without someone being out of order. Many people have a target on their back just for “looking” different or being different from the marginal lines and it really sucks. So in order for you to respect me, I need to respect you as well.

On the contrary…

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Spicy Rice Noodle Salad

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MSnubutterflies

I love simple recipes and this one is as simple as it gets. Packed with flavor and it’s one you can make ahead and go about your day.

 Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg of Rice or Soba Noodles
  • 2 stalks of Celery chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Carrots
  • 1 cup shredded Green Cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded Red Cabbage
  • 1 cup of shredded or finely chopped Jicama
  • 1 1/2 cups of Zucchini
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Bell pepper
  • 1 Habanero pepper
  • 3 T Sriracha sauce
  • 1 T Thai Pepper Paste
  • 3 T Soy Sauce
  • 3 T Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tsp. Sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh grated Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh grated Turmeric
  • Juice of 1 lime or 1 T Vinegar
  • 2 to 3 T Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 C sliced Green Onion
  • Fresh Cilantro or Basil
  • Crushed peanuts, pine nuts, almond…

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Back in the pool

This is Fearless!!

Jo Ann Maxwell

I love to swim. I learned how to swim at age 5. I begin competing at age 8. I continued through the first two years of college.  When I was working, it was difficult to get into the pool on a regular basis.  Now that I’m retired, I’ve begun going to our local recreation center and swimming three days a week.  I certainly don’t swim as I used to, but swimming is one of the best exercises for the whole body.  And I love it.

Several years ago I was with a friend at a Hot Springs spa in Montana. It had an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. For the couple of days we were there, I went down to swim. I noticed that I was having difficulty with the whip kick, which is part of the breaststroke. I wasn’t really swimming a lot then so I really didn’t…

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Food and Drink

I would like to introduce you to Fearless: Jo Ann Maxwell!!

Jo Ann Maxwell

The holidays between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are typically a time when people overeat or at least eat things that they normally don’t eat. There’s a big turkey dinner, eggnog, cookies galore, special desserts, family gatherings, more big meals, football games, and any other celebrations that people can think up.
Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I’ve tried to really watch what I eat. I try to eat more fruits and vegetables, such as eating the rainbow. I try to limit my white foods, such as sugar, flour and white potatoes. During this time of year it’s even doubly hard to watch what I eat. Too many cookies, too many pies, and just a lot of good sweets. Since each of those white foods is inflammatory, I know that if I eat too much, my legs and feet spasm and cramp more than they usually do.
Since moving to the…

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