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Suzanne C.

Suzanne C.

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Born in L.A., CA. '50s child. '60s teen. Grew up just off the Sunset Strip as a Hollywood Hippie. Lived like a gypsy traveling up & down the California coast & elsewhere. Journeyed to the communes of Taos, New Mexico. Spent the summer of '69 there & finally 'found' myself. Journeyed back to Hollywood. Now mother to 5 (2 are step), grandma to 8 & great grandma to 3, I am vegan & spend my time expanding my horizons by learning about many things, especially health, nutrition & spiritual ascension.
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    I only have a few photos of Chelsea as a puppy, They were all taken by other people & she is about 3 to 4 months old in most of them. I also only have even fewer more current photos of her as an adult. I will share a few of them over the next few days.

    GREAT BIG (((HUGZ))) of ♥ LOVE ♥ to all my encouragers!!!
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    Looking forward to our new pact tomorrow Susan Z. ♥ ;-D ♥

    Today's Challenge:
    Plan to start your next restaurant meal with a salad.

    No DC!!! Just NO!!!!! I will not eat a salad first at a restaurant or at home. And not because I don't like & don't eat salads. I like & eat salads all the time. So don't worry about me eating salads. I eat PLENTY of salads. But I DO NOT eat salads first. The only time I eat a salad first is if a salad is all that I am eating.

    When I was growing up, my family always had a salad as part of our dinner every night, but we always ate our salad last. I was taught that Americans eat backwards when they eat their salad first!!! That at the finest restaurants in Europe the salad was served last because Europeans know that is the proper way to eat. Of course, that was at least 60 years ago & I don't know if that is still true now. I've never been there!!! But many different cultures have Americanized many of their ways. And not necessarily to the betterment of their health!!!

    What I was taught is that the salad should be eaten last because the salad is the fiber & roughage that helps to cleanse the palate & the stomach & intestines after the other food that has been eaten. So I have always eaten that way because that is the way that I was raised. That is the way I have always eaten. Then & now!!!!!!

    When I am at a restaurant, I request that my salad be brought last. If I forget to ask or the server forgets & brings it first, it simply gets set to the side until I am finished with my other food. But don't worry DC. I WILL eat my salad. I will just eat it last!!!

    Fun fact:
    Ancient Greeks believed that lettuce helped encourage sleep, so they served it at the end of a meal.

    (SEE: The wisdom of the Greeks. Salad at the end of the meal. LOL)

    Greek lettuce was probably wild lettuce or closer to wild lettuce than the distant 'domesticated' lettuces of today.

    I have lots of wild lettuce, lactuca virosa, growing in my yard & I have been eating it in salads & simmering it into soups & stews for years. But now I think I will also gather some & dry it & keep it for tea & use it for a natural headache reliever, etc. I'm also going to try it for a nightcap cup of tea at bedtime to see if it will aid my sleep!!!

    Common Names:
    Wild lettuce , Bitter lettuce, Opium Lettuce
    Botanical Name:
    Lactuca virosa
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    Family: Asteraceae (the aster, daisy, sunflower family)
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    Wild lettuce is a plant. The leaves, sap (latex), and seed are used to make medicine.

    Wild lettuce has been used since the 19th century for pain relief, to help induce sleep and as a tonic for the nervous system. It was traditionally used by native North Americans for lucid dreaming purposes.

    The origins of Wild lettuce are traced back to ancient Egypt where hieroglyphics often depict Min, a fertility god, with the plant. It was believed to be an aphrodisiac and psychoactive substance. Today Wild lettuce may be found growing in southern parts of the United States and across central and southern Europe. It grows in well-drained sandy soils around fields, vacant lots and roadsides.

    This relaxing herb can be beneficial for people needing help to get to sleep, calm restlessness or anxiety, and even as an aid when overcoming tobacco and cannabis habits.

    Wild lettuce can be used for these ailments & more:

    Whooping cough.
    Asthma.
    Urinary tract problems.
    Cough.
    “Hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis).
    Trouble sleeping (insomnia).
    Restlessness.
    Painful menstrual periods.
    Sexual disorders.
    Muscle and joint pain.
    Killing germs, when the latex is applied to the skin.

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    Peace, L♥ve & Healing White Light ♥ ;-D ♥
    And Magical Dreams Tonight ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Plan to start your next restaurant meal with a salad"

    November 17, 2017 at 5:41 UTC
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    Beautiful Good Mama Xena at about 2 1/2 years of age with a bounty of babies (one of them is my Chelsea but of course no clue which one) & my grand daughter Alyssa who is now 12 1/2. How time flies!!! I will try to remember to post a pic of my Chelsea tomorrow!!!


    GREAT BIG (((HUGZ))) of ♥ LOVE ♥ to all my encouragers!!!
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    Today's Challenge:
    Learn how long you can safely store foods in the refrigerator.

    OK. Challenge completed. I looked at the chart. As someone that eats no meat, I found this chart not to be very useful at all. As far as for me, I think this is probably one of the least helpful charts I have ever seen here on DC. Nothing in those particular salad items that I eat. Fresh & steamed veggies for salads for me & no help in how well they will keep!!! The 'leftovers' category doesn't even list cooked vegetables. What? Nobody ever has any leftover vegetables? The only vegetables I even see on there at all are listed under 'soups & stews'. Thanks for the thought DC, but I will figure this out on my own. ♥ ;-D ♥

    Peace, L♥ve & Healing White Light ♥ ;-D ♥
    And Magical Dreams Tonight ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Learn how long you can safely store foods in the refrigerator"

    November 16, 2017 at 4:15 UTC
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    Another earlier photo of Xena when she still belonged to my daughter ♥ She was always such a sweet & happy girl ♥
    ♥ Fly high baby girl ♥

    HUGE BIG (((HUGZ))) of ♥ LOVE ♥ to all my encouragers!!!
    THANKS FOR THE E-LOVE EVERYONE !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Rose))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Lynn S))) ♥ ;-D ♥
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    Pact Day 5 Virpi !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    Toboggan ride down a snowy Finnish slope to the finish line!!!
    WHOO HOO !!! Great ride !!! Great pact !!!
    304 points. Not too bad. At least not in the 200s !!! LOL !!!!!

    Today's Challenge:
    Inhale, lift your arms, place your palms together over your head, and look up at your thumbs.

    Challenge completed. I did it 5 times very gently. My back, hips, neck, shoulders, etc. are still quite sore from the LARGE task of getting Xena into my Explorer on Saturday evening. There were 3 of us & we certainly could have used some more help. I am hurtin' for certain in more ways than one. But I am grateful for the help that I did have & I am even more grateful that I was able to assist Xena & relieve her of her pain & suffering. I miss her but I know it was best for her.

    Peace, L♥ve & Healing White Light ♥ ;-D ♥
    And Magical Dreams Tonight ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Inhale, lift your arms, place your palms together over your head, and look up at your thumbs"

    November 14, 2017 at 21:40 UTC
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      Norma S. replied November 15, 2017 at 17:45 UTC:

      So thankful for your encouragement and friendship. I appreciate all the friends here and the time sharing with each other..

      Forgettery gets me coming back.. Such a nice drive up the mountain to Boone and back. Lovely day.

      Watch out for any Humps in your road ...see more

    • Virpi S.
      Virpi S. replied November 15, 2017 at 19:21 UTC:

      Yay Toboggan ride! :D ♥ And such a lovely picture of sweet Xena. ♥

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    Suzanne C. completed a pact with Virpi S. and won 304 bonus points November 14, 2017 at 21:18 UTC
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    Xena when she was just a couple of years old & belonged to my daughter & SIL. That's my SIL with Xena on the left. Xena was no small dog but she doesn't look so big next to her 'man' Flame. That's Flame's owner & I've forgotten his name. That's a 6 foot chain link fence & both of those men are over 6 feet tall. Xena outlived Flame too!!!

    GREAT BIG (((HUGZ))) of ♥ LOVE ♥ to my encouragers!!!
    YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE !!!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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    Pact Day 4 Virpi !!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    POINTS DAY TOMORROW !!!!!!!

    Today's Challenge:
    Share 1 favorite breakfast that fills you up and keeps you energized.

    Most recently, my usual breakfast (when I even eat breakfast) is a vegan chickpea flour omelette. High protein, high fiber & satisfyingly filling. I've been jokingly saying I'm on the chickpea flour omelette diet. That's because for about the last week I have been having one in the morning & one in the evening. Just those 2 meals a day. It's been so easy not to hardly even have to think about it. Just decide on the toppings and/or fillings. I vary them up a bit depending on what I have in the house & what stirs my taste buds. For breakfast I might have vegan cheese & sliced tomatoes & spinach as a filling with the omelette folded over the top of those items & then served onto a plate & add some sliced avocado, onion sprouts & salsa verde to the top. For dinner it might be potato, pepper & onion slices sauteed & set aside while I make the omelette like a big pancake & flip it when the first side is golden brown. I add some vegan cheese to melt while the other side browns. This time I don't fold it over. I just slide it right onto the plate open-faced with the melted cheese on top & add the potatoes & peppers & onions to the top along with some broccoli sprouts & salsa verde. So far I am not getting tired of this. Tasty. Satisfying. Healthy. I actually find myself craving them & looking forward to them!!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    Peace, L♥ve & Healing White Light ♥ ;-D ♥
    And Magical Dreams Tonight ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Share 1 favorite breakfast that fills you up and keeps you energized"

    November 14, 2017 at 3:01 UTC
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      Suzanne C. replied November 14, 2017 at 21:54 UTC:

      Hi Dale !!! Thank you !!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
      The two pups of Xena & Flame that my daughter kept (Sassy & Bruno in post below) were about 235# each & Flame was certainly bigger. I'm gonna guess 250# ?

      I LOVE synchronicity!!!! Always looking for & grateful ...see more

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      Suzanne C. replied November 14, 2017 at 22:15 UTC:

      Thank you all for your replies !!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥

      I love PB Leah ♥ ;-D ♥

      Meezan: It is so good !!! ♥ ;-D ♥

      Susan: Sending Healing White Light ♥ Feel better fast ♥ ;-D ♥

      Brenda: I'm glad it helped you with healing. Miss B & Xena are buddies now ...see more

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    Xena (center, rear) with 2 of her 'little' babies.
    Daughter Sassy (left)
    Son Bruno (right)
    She outlived them both. May they all romp together now ♥

    HUGE BIG (((HUGZ))) of ♥ LOVE ♥ to my encouragers!!!
    THANK YOU ONE & ALL !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Meezan))) ♥ ;-D ♥
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    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Susan S))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((William))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    It's Pact Hump Day Virpi !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    Is there much snow there in Finland yet?
    We could ride a toboggan down the hill to the finish line!!!!!

    Today's Challenge:
    Do 1 small task or chore that you've been putting off.

    OK. I've done several small tasks. And I've been putting off moving a couple of items off the washer on the porch to get out a couple of gallon jugs of water. I keep water jugs in there to keep the local critters out of them. Got 2 gallons out to keep in the house. So that one is done!!!!!

    Peace, L♥ve & Healing White Light ♥ ;-D ♥
    And Magical Dreams Tonight ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Do 1 small task or chore that you've been putting off"

    November 13, 2017 at 5:15 UTC
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      Suzanne C. replied November 14, 2017 at 20:08 UTC:

      Thank you Norma !!! ♥ ;-D ♥
      No. Xena was not originally my dog. She was my daughter's dog so she was my four-legged grand, My daughter did keep all in the photo.

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      Suzanne C. replied November 15, 2017 at 1:57 UTC:

      Thank you all for the input on the pic of Xena & her children !!! ♥
      I really appreciate all of your comments even if I don't respond individually!!! ♥
      ♥ ;-D ♥ (((((((Group Hug))))))) ♥ ;-D ♥

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    I want to thank all of you for your love & support. Xena thanks you too!!! I finally was able to get help to get her into the Explorer & get her to the vet's. I decided to opt out of x-rays & further examination to determine what might be going on. He didn't know if it was congestive heart failure without further tests. He said the way she reacted when he felt her stomach led him to believe that there was something going on there & that it could be cancer but further tests would be needed for that too. $1500 to $2500 to maybe get her back on her feet. I told the vet I couldn't afford that & he said she seems to have had a good life & that Mastiffs don't generally make it to 12 & 13. He said he thought it was time to let her go. I stayed with her & Xena crossed over the rainbow bridge about 6:15 pm Hollywood time.

    GREAT BIG (((HUGZ))) of ♥ LOVE ♥ to my encouragers!!!
    THANKS FOR THE E-LOVE !!!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Brenda))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Lynn S))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Virpi))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Meezan))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Rose))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Gaybrilla))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Debbie))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((William))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Pact Day 2 Virpi !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    We are movin' right along !!!!!

    Today's Challenge:
    Sit in a chair, stretch 1 leg to the side, bend toward your leg, and lift your other arm overhead.

    I am physically & emotionally exhausted. I clicked on 'YouTube' & the video is up in my laptop's tray so I can watch it again to make sure I do it correctly tomorrow.

    Peace, L♥ve & Healing White Light ♥ ;-D ♥
    And Magical Dreams Tonight ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Sit in a chair, stretch 1 leg to the side, bend toward your leg, and lift your other arm overhead"

    November 12, 2017 at 6:30 UTC
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      Suzanne C. replied November 13, 2017 at 1:00 UTC:

      I am so very touched by all of your support & sympathy ♥
      Thank you so very much Mazza, Lynn, Virpi, Susan & Brenda ♥
      ♥ ;-D ♥ (((((((Group Hug))))))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    • Norma S.
      Norma S. replied November 14, 2017 at 17:34 UTC:

      (((Gentle Hugs))))) to you Suzanne. So hard to have to let one of our fur babies leave us and cross the Rainbow Bridge. They always remain in our hearts as we remember the joy they brought to us. You had Xena for a long time. That was how long I had my Yorkie, Charlie. Charlie ...see more

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    GREAT BIG (((HUGZ))) of ♥ LOVE ♥ to my encouragers!!!
    MY CUP RUNNETH OVER WITH E !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Norma))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Rose))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Glenda))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Meezan))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Lynn S))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Grace))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Brenda))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Aleta))) ♥ ;-D ♥
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    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((William))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Day 1 of our new pact Virpi !!!!! ♥;-D ♥
    Off we go again !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    Today's Challenge:
    Share how you saved money by buying an item used rather than new.

    I buy a few things new & a lot of things used. That's just the way I was brought up. My parents bought very few new things & that was the example I lived with. Most of my clothes came from thrift stores & yard sales when I was growing up & I just continued that trend into adulthood. It saves me money!!! Used clothing & used books are 2 of my favorites. ♥ ;-D ♥

    I had really planned to say more on this subject but it has been a difficult day.

    My old mama dog, Xena started spiraling downward quickly today & is rather suddenly unable to stand on her own & walk. She was her usual self early this morning just needing the usual little help & encouragement to get up & then she walked a little slowly as usual, but still could make it on her own & went outside & came back in. But by this afternoon she couldn't get up & stand, even with help. She appeared to be panting but it's not hot. I think it's not panting. I think she is having difficulty breathing. And I couldn't find anyone available to help me get her out into my vehicle so I could take her to the vets. She is just too heavy for me all alone. I fear it is probably congestive heart failure & I will probably have her put to sleep tomorrow as I don't want her to suffer. I have several people lined up to help me get her into my vehicle tomorrow. I will have to see what the vet has to say. I have made her as comfortable as I can on a crib mattress for tonight.

    She is such a dear girl & will be greatly missed. I must go check on her now.

    Peace, L♥ve & Healing White Light ♥ ;-D ♥
    And Magical Dreams Tonight ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Share how you saved money by buying an item used rather than new"

    November 11, 2017 at 7:19 UTC
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