Terre Pruitt's Blog

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Here Is A Bigger View

Posted by terrepruitt on October 14, 2022

Here is a view of a few of the rose bushes and the rows at the Rose Garden.  As you can see, yes, they all have placards, but I just get distracted by the roses and don’t think to take a picture of the names.

I think I have a few more photos I can use for my Friday Photo . . . I’m not done with the Rose Garden yet!


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A Pasta Idea

Posted by terrepruitt on October 10, 2022

This is not a recipe at all . . . it is more of an idea. The other night I was trying to decide on a side to eat with our ground turkey (with mushrooms) and I decided to go with pasta since I didn’t want to turn on the stove AND the oven. Then I saw that I needed to use some Roma tomatoes that were going to start to go bad so I thought I would just add them to my husband’s ground turkey . . . I am not a fan of cooked tomatoes, but I thought he would enjoy it. But when I looked at the tomatoes I decided I need to use all three and not just one so then I thought, well, I will just throw them in the pasta after it has cooked and mix it up with a bit of cheese. Then I thought, I could just slice them and put them on top. Then I thought I could layer the mozzarella. Then I thought . . . dang, I could just turn it into a “bruschetta type” pasta and add basil and balsamic.

I have a recipe for Bruschetta Pasta and I love it, but it is more involved. This was just me putting some sliced tomatoes on the pasta . . . it was really good.

I cooked the pasta and put it on the plate, sprinkled with garlic powder and shredded mozzarella, then put the sliced tomatoes on top of the pasta, a little more cheese, a sprinkle of dried basil (fresh would have been awesome), and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.  Just an idea.  It was really good.  I loved it!


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You Would Never Know

Posted by terrepruitt on October 7, 2022

By this photo you would never know how sweet this girl is.  Here she looks as if she is planning something not-so-nice for all of her “subjects” below.  She was really just up there minding her own business and then her mom starting shouting at her to get her to look at the camera.  Yeah, I would look like that too if someone kept yelling my name.

Here is our beautiful black girl, Teagan for today’s Friday Photo.

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Foam Rolling BEFORE Working Out

Posted by terrepruitt on September 26, 2022

One thing about some certifications is you have to complete continuing education to earn a current certification. I like continued education because I learn new stuff. I have a few posts regarding foam rolling because I believed that it helped with soreness. I thought that if you foam rolled after a workout you may recover faster. Well, I still believe that, but I now also believe that foam rolling BEFORE a workout can be very beneficial too.

So, foam rolling is a form of massage and massage brings blood into the muscles. Which is why we used to stretch before a workout. Now we know that it is better to warm up before a workout and stretch after. Warming up usually entails moving fast – a little cardio or, my preferred method, moving the body in the way it will be moving in the workout. Maybe not the exact way but move the joints and muscle in the way the workout will move them. There have been studies that have shown that if you use a foam roller before the warm up your performance in the workout may actually improve and that it will shorten the time needed for recovery. So, if you take a few minutes to use the foam roller before your warm up you may be through the DOMS sooner than if you didn’t use the foam roller. You may also sense your muscles are less tired during your workout.

I thought that was pretty amazing. So when my limbs have that heavy tired sensation, I have been trying to take the time to do a few minutes of foam rolling BEFORE working out. Now, I don’t know if it is the placebo effect or if it really is helping, but it seems like it is helping. I believe that rolling BEFORE my warm up has helped me perform better and not have days of soreness after. It is pretty cool. I am pretty excited about it. I thought I would share it with you so that you could try it for yourself.

Do you include foam rolling in your exercise?


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Brilliant White Rose

Posted by terrepruitt on September 23, 2022

Oh! This one is so white. Great white rose at the Rose Garden for today’s Friday Photo.

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Hot Pink Rose Garden Rose

Posted by terrepruitt on September 16, 2022

So here is another rose that was at the rose garden. The color is amazing. Such a bright hot pink. With as much as it is open it kinda doesn’t make me think of a rose. But it is very pretty. I still have more roses to share for my Friday Photo.

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A Red Rose Garden Rose

Posted by terrepruitt on September 2, 2022

Argh!  I really should have taken note on the names of the roses.  I was just snapping pictures and not paying attention.  It was so hot in the sun.  I couldn’t even really see the pictures I was taking as it was so bright.  I really need to go back and pay more attention.  Here is a pretty red rose for today’s Friday Photo.  Kind of a different type of rose than I think of a “typical rose”.

What do you think?

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Yellow Rose Garden Rose

Posted by terrepruitt on August 26, 2022

Dang! I missed last Friday. I was involved in something and it consumed my attention and I forgot about my Friday Photo post. I have so many flowers to share. Roses from the Rose Garden!  Here is a yellow one.  (Ha, obvious, I know!)

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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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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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