Author Archive | Amy

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Carb-ing Out Time to Think About Food {plus recipe!}

OK, so some of you know that I had bariatric surgery (or sleeve gastrectomy, to use the technical term) about a month and a half ago. My main goal is to get my diabetes under control through eating right and weight management. Weight loss is a big part of that process. To be perfectly honest, […]

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Transform 2: Life after Fear

Today I began the first day of a two-week pre-op eating plan to reduce the fatty deposits on my liver. “Eating” plan is a misnomer. It’s more like a not-eating plan. It feels to a person who is accustomed to eating whatever she wants whenever she wants in any amount she wants like systematic torture. […]

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Reflections on Turning 50

I’ve been out of touch—a little bit like Stella—tryin’ to get my groove back, but not in “that” way—just in general. And, as I recently “celebrated” the BIG 5-0, that groove has become a moving target. So I just thought I’d muse a little bit about these things that I have learned after having lived […]

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Gimme a Break!

So many times I have heard this remark from friends and family: “Give yourself a break. You deserve it!” But how does a deep-thinking, over-booked, over-worked, exhausted, perfectionist single mother work up the courage and give herself the time to just give herself a break? When is there a moment that is neither filled with […]

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You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out! Another Classic Holiday Show Comes to Life at the Rep

Almost everybody knows of the classic movie, A Christmas Story, which first aired in 1983 and was written by Jean Shepherd and directed by Bob Clark. If you’re not sure you know it by its title, you’ll most assuredly have heard its admonition, “You’ll shoot your eye out!” which has become a classic parental response […]

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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffing Balls

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffing Balls

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffing Balls 2 Tbsp butter1 box stove top stuffing½ c chopped onion 1/4 c finely chopped celery 1/2 tsp minced garlic 1 pinch pepper 1 large egg, beaten 12 slices or more bacon 1. Sauté the butter, celery, garlic, and onion until translucent along with the garlic and pepper.2. Add this mixture to the […]

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Containers of Memories

Containers. What role do containers have in your life? What special containers do you have that hold precious, valuable, or sentimental items? If you think about it, containers are a very big part of our lives. We buy things packaged in highly-researched and marketed containers that catch our eye in the grocery store, and then […]

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Click Clack Boo! A NOT-so-scary Halloween Adventure

Little did we know at the start of the show, when the nasally, gangly “Duck” came out to welcome everyone and conduct the barnyard costume parade, that we were sitting in the section headed by “Pig,” who turned out to be our favorite character in the whole show. Whitney Abell, who plays “Pig” in Click […]

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