Happy Energy for the Holidays: Nov.-Dec. 2017

 

This photo by Claire Gilfillin is a perfect intro for the Nov/Dec holidays having just celebrated Halloween and moving into Thanksgiving with Pumpkin pie.  Source: Pinterest

I am reading a book by Nicholas Sparks called See Me in which the main character uses the term “happy energy” when she talks about the hubbub of all her family members getting together, so I thought it would be a fitting phrase for the hype of the upcoming holidays when so many of us gather with friends and family.

I was looking for a picture of group of people with mixed ethnic backgrounds when I came across this cartoon. Since I don’t eat turkey, I couldn’t resist!
The caption reads, “It helps if you think of it as a turkey.” 

I also wanted to call this Home Page Holiday Hype, but the title Happy Energy is much more positive. And I also want to focus on meals that give happy energy, which is often sorely needed when you are in the middle of planning Thanksgiving dinner, holiday shopping for whatever holidays you celebrate,  and all the other additional chores of the season.

A cornucopia of fresh, seasonal, organic fruits and veggies
will be the food focus.

Additionally, November is National Diabetes Month. Since many of the dishes on holiday tables are very sweet or overly processed with fewer nutrients, I will focus on foods that reflect The Good Taste of Health, my motto.  Since I am not a doctor, I will post some info gathered from articles and research on the topic.

As we move into December, I celebrate my 80th! birthday on Dec. 2nd, hopefully with as many family members and friends as possible during December in different places: at Thanksgiving with my husband’s children from his first marriage, with two of my children and assorted nieces and nephews in California on my actual birthday, and with friends and my son and his wife in Las Vegas. The tragedy in Vegas will never be far from my thoughts,
but I think the security will be much better, so we still plan to go.


Aerial View of Las Vegas at Night

I also plan to review two calendars: The Lunar Calendar and one by Renée Locks called Live with Intention. Here are the covers of each:

Finally, for those of you reading this for the first time, my new book, For the Love of Clotheslines is on Amazon as a hard copy and Kindle version. Here is the link from a previous posting. I think the book would be a nice gift for anyone who remembers clotheslines of their childhood or younger people concerned about the environment.

 

For The Love of Clotheslines
(Paperback)

To order, just click on the title above (underlined for URL linking)  
Or here is the link on Amazon. (hard cover and kindle version with orange band on top)

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Clotheslines-ellen-spicer-jacobson/dp/1975958705/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508674560&sr=8-1&keywords=for+the+love+of+clotheslines+by+ellen+sue+spicer-jacobson

Happy Energy Holidays!

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