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There's Nothing Graceful About It

There's Nothing Graceful About It

October 11, 2011
Posted in: Totally Random | Reading Time: 1 minute

Aging. It's what happens when you least expect it. One day you're full of joie de vivre, the next, you're pureéing fruits and vegetables and making green smoothies because your digestive system went on strike. It's so not fair. I don't even have dentures.

While Mr. Wild Dingo was in the US last week spending money on iPads and gadgets (for me of course), I joined in on the spending fun. I bought myself a Vitamix and started blending.  This blender was beaucoup bucks, but it rocks. Much better than my KitchenAid at home.  It even can heat soup.

This flavorful butternut squash soup wasn't an ideal main dish but would be excellent as an amuse bouche.  So while I dream about eating solid foods again someday soon, I have at least 387 recipes that I can try in my new kitchen toy.

Don't waste your time at the doctor's office. Spending money is the only cure to relieve aging pains.

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8 comments on “There's Nothing Graceful About It”

  1. Yummy!

    I made myself butternut squash soup last week...with a little island of spicy italian sausage in the middle of the bowl and a few cilantro leaves.


    I love autumn for that!!

  2. Hmmm... liquid diet versus bland diet. Whatever brought that on? Hope you're better, so you can use the new toy purely for fun stuff. Frankly, the pre-mixed picture was much more attractive than the post-mixed green stuff.

    Jed & Abby

  3. Wow - I have to say - with your fantastic photos, even vegetable puree looks good!!! 🙂

    Have been catching up on your posts - really enjoyed them, especially the one about your search for 'Charlie'! 🙂 And I thought your story about Juno treeing the cat was hilarious (not to mention Mr Wild Dingo's response!)

    That was a fascinating post! Loved finding out more about Thunder & Storm's collars - and their different functions & roles. The e-collar was also used back in NZ, although it causes a lot of "knee-jerk" reactions from a lot of people who don't really understand how this sort of training works. I like how you addressed it very upfront & honestly, I personally don't have any objections to particular training tools - as long as they are used correctly and under the guidance of an experienced dog handler/trainer - but I think it's a great shame that so many people just fixate on specific training tools and blame that for everything when a lot of the time, it is much more about the basic dog handling skills & natural authority (& consistency, timing, persistence, etc) of the humans in question.

    By the way - as you can probably guess from my email to Mango Momma - we've just had a reader ask a question about having 2 pups simultaneously (our latest post - Ask Honey #11) and I would love to hear your thoughts on this. I don't know if you have raised 2 pups at the same time but you do have 2 dogs and I don't actually have experience of handling 2 dogs myself. But I hope what I said in reply was fair and reasonable.



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