Weekly Wanderings #37

by Elizabeth on October 14, 2011 · 5 comments

in blogs, links ahoy, weekly wanderings

Thought-inducing articles…

How To Turn a Bad Day Around – We all have bad days. But you have a choice to keep it that way or make it better.

Vaccines: Peer Pressure, Propaganda, or Prudence – I’m not a mother, but I made a decision a while back, that unless overwhelming, evidence-based health information proves that vaccines are not safe for my child, I will vaccinate.  I work in a hospital and there is no telling what germs I bring home everyday.  After reading the stories that were linked in this article, it is easy to see how an non-vaccinated person can affect a child too young for vaccines.  The numbers of non-vaccinated children are rising, and so are the number of cases of measles and pertussis (whooping cough) both of which are preventable and treatable diseases, but can be life-threatening in the young, old, and immuno-compromised.

Single? Then You Know the Pity Face – I’m starting to get more and more of these, mostly from people I don’t know very well and moms of former high school classmates that I run into when I’m in my cruddy yoga pants and buying 2 pounds of butter and a 12 pack of diet coke on a Tuesday night.  I also get the “oh, well I’m sure Prince Charming is just around the corner!” a lot.  What are you supposed to say? “He got lost or hit by a bus”?  Mostly, I just smile an awkward smile and try to change the subject.

I thought this would make a really interesting (and fairly easy!) work out plan.  No idea what I would do for cardio…this is when I really wish I had an elliptical.

…and hunger-inducing recipes

Baked Brie Dip

Sweet Potato and Honey Dinner Rolls

Lentil and Potato Pot Pies with Rosemary Biscuit Crust

Shrimp Pasta with Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Parmesan Herb Batter Rolls

What have you found this week?

This post is linked to Friday Favorite Finds.

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1 Cate October 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I am so with you on the vaccines! I think that our culture is becoming more and more anti-science, and it scares me. One of the things that always drives home the importance of vaccination for me is when I think of a student my husband had a couple years ago. She had leukemia and thus COULDN’T be vaccinated for a lot of things, meaning she was effectively at the mercy of whether or not others had been. I think vaccinating is a civic duty, frankly.

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2 Morsels of Life October 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I’m with you on the vaccines. And there’s not a single thing on your list that doesn’t look tasty!

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3 Molly October 14, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Ooh, a veggie pot pie! That looks yummy.
Also, I too agree on vaccines. The imaginary 8 children have had all their shots. The father of said imaginary 8 children works in the hospital. Germs! I’m all for working out the immune system, but not with preventable things.
And my mom has ~15% use of her shoulders from polio as a two-year-old. They thought she’d be in an iron lung. Her first memory is in the hospital.
There is no excuse for not vaccinating.

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4 Rosanna October 15, 2011 at 4:44 am

Jumping rope is an AMAZING tool for cardio. The best part is you don’t even need a jump rope! Just move your hands in a circle and pretend.

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5 SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen October 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm

You and your bread recipes… again! And this time, you bring in sweet potatoes too. Oh my. I’m going to need to double that workout schedule you have there ;-)

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