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Rose Garden Rose

Posted by terrepruitt on August 12, 2022

In my area we have a rose garden. I don’t go often, but when I do I say, “I need to visit here more often.” And then I don’t. I visited recently on a hot day. The flowers were hot. I will be posting roses for my Friday Photo for a few weeks now. I didn’t get the names of the roses I took pictures of. I just took pictures of ones that struck me as pretty.

The last time I went was May 2015.

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Breathe

Posted by terrepruitt on August 5, 2022

I appreciate this reminder. I thought you might appreciate a reminder too, so I decided to share it for today’s Friday Photo.

 

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Evening Sky

Posted by terrepruitt on July 29, 2022

This is an old photo from an old phone, but I love the attitude of it.  An evening sky with skyline a silhouette for today’s Friday Photo.

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Fabulous Sunflower

Posted by terrepruitt on July 22, 2022

Oh, there has been another picture of a single sunflower here before, but who can blame me? They are so fabulous. This is a flower from the past using it for today’s Friday Photo.

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Fake Pizza

Posted by terrepruitt on July 19, 2022

You may have seen social media posts with “pizza” made with “crust” that is made from chicken. I know, it is not really pizza and it is not really crust, but it is really good. If you have seen my post about pizza dough you will understand why I love this . . . I CAN ACTUALLY DO IT. I am miserable at making pizza crust. I love pizza, but pizza dough and I don’t get along. Even when it is premade and all I have to do is roll it out. I am better at handling the dough than I was, but nowhere near good. Even my chicken crust was not that pretty. But it was tasty!

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Chicken “Crust”

2 cans of chicken (about 4 cups cooked and shredded)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons garlic powder
3 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon salt*
1 cup parmesan cheese

*I want to CUT the salt down

400°F 25 mins

I drained the chicken. I scrambled the eggs separately just because I wanted to, then mixed everything in with the chicken.

I put it on a parchment-paper-lined pan, and spread it out to as thick as I wanted it. Then baked it in the oven for 25 minutes at 400°F.

Top with your favorite toppings and put back in the oven . . . . to melt the cheese or cook the toppings, if necessary.

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I put pizza sauce, mozzarella, and cooked sausage on ours. I think any pizza topping will work.

Some people might not be able to tell the difference if you don’t tell them. But some will.  It was not the kind of “pizza” you can pick up and eat with one hand . . . although, one video I saw it showed that, mine did not do that.

I think since it is NOT actually pizza with a bread dough crust any number of flavors mixed in with chicken and then with toppings to “match” would be good. Taco seasoning mixed in then top it with tomatoes, cheese, and olives would be good. A Greek themed one. So many things could be done, just like you can do so many things with “real” pizza.  This is just another way to have something different for dinner.  A way to get that pizza-like taste without the crust.

What do you think?

 

 

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San Francisco Bay

Posted by terrepruitt on July 15, 2022

This is a picture taken in June of 2019. I thought I would share it because that is one of the reasons I started Friday Photo. I wanted to share pictures. Just a picture of San Francisco Bay.

 

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Not Flexible Enough To Do Yoga

Posted by terrepruitt on July 11, 2022

So, I had the conversation again, you may be familiar with it, in fact you may have had the same thoughts yourself.  I have people tell me all the time they are not flexible enough for yoga.  This comment makes me so sad.  And, to be honest, it is rubbish.  The comment makes no sense at all, but it may stem from the fact that people don’t understand yoga or they want to be further along in the practice than is reasonable.  I have a question to answer when presented with that statement, but I seldom remember it, my question is:  “Would you go to the gym only if you were strong?”  

Most people don’t start resistance training when they are strong, they start it to GET strong or improve their strength.  Why is it people don’t approach yoga the same way?  One does not walk into their first yoga class knowing all the moves and being able to do them all.  Yoga is a practice.  I posted once about how I was taught yoga was actually originally created for yogis . . . people that wanted to spend their entire lives learning yoga . . . not only the poses, but all the other things involved.  So with that alone, it proves that people cannot just do the poses from the very first time they try.  Some take years of “doing” to be able to “do” them.

So I think the statement is rubbish because YOGA MEETS YOU WHERE YOU ARE!  That is the thing about yoga.  Since it is a practice you do it as you can.  If you can lie in shavasana for ONLY 1 minute at first – LIE THERE FOR ONE MINUTE!  Then next time it might be 3 minutes, but then the next time it might be 30 seconds . . . that is ok.  If you can’t touch your toes in a forward bend, do what you can.  BE where you are.  If you want to be “flexible enough to do yoga” (not my words, I don’t agree with that statement) – DO YOGA.

One does not get strong by NOT lifting weights.  One does not get flexible by not doing yoga.  If you want to do yoga, do it.  It is not meant to look a certain way, but to allow one to get into their body.  In addition, it could be that your body will never get into a pose like you see on Instagram or in Yoga Journal, I have another post that talks about body design – that is a whole other story.  Yoga is a practice and the only way to do it is to “do” it.

I hope this allows you to realize that you don’t need to be anything when you practice yoga, yoga can help you discover what you ARE, yoga accepts you, and gives you space to adjust and just be.

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Ripple Rug Comfort

Posted by terrepruitt on July 8, 2022

I know pet parents are the only ones that think every single picture of their pet is cute. Especially when they are sleeping.

Here is Nessa sleeping on her Ripple Rug for today’s Friday Photo.

(Last week our internet was down, I was on a roll!)

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Imposters

Posted by terrepruitt on June 24, 2022

Sometimes I post pictures of food for my Friday Photo.  I was looking through my camera roll and I saw these imposters.  I was pretty darn proud of these.  They tasted really good.  Do you like French Fries?  I LOVE French Fries.  I have make about two REALLY good batch of (potatoes) “fries” but I oven bake, not fry.  But these aren’t even potatoes . . . they are COMPLETE IMPOSTERS!  They are parsnips and they are oven baked and they were so good I took a picture.  And they were so good I wanted to remember them so I am posting them as my Friday Photo.  I did a blog post about my first ones back in 2019.

Do you ever take pictures of your food because it was so good?

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A Surprise Tail

Posted by terrepruitt on June 17, 2022

I already shared this on Facebook, but I thought I would use it as a Friday Photo because it makes me laugh.  I was on Zoom talking with students after one of my classes recently and I looked up to see I had grown a tail.  It was a bit of a surprise!

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