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  1. I have been going to Packer and Badger games my whole life. Given the venue choices it would be Camp Randall every time.
  2. Mid March husband/wife friends of ours return home from a trip to Florida. Neither feeling well and get checked out at the local hospital. Both test positive. She is sent home to self quarintine, he is sent to a larger hospital in nearby city. He has pneumonia along with all the other symptoms. They put him on a ventilator in the ICU. He was treated for several days with the combination of Hydroxychloroquine and Z pack. After that they were able to move him out of ICU and he was in stable condition. After a few more days they released him from the hospital and he and the wife are doing fine.
  3. I always get asked for this recipe. And every time I make it I am reminded that I don't make it often enough. Makes a lot but freezes well. Minestrone Soup Ingredients: 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 cups onions, chopped 5 carrots, sliced 3 parsnips, sliced 4 cups vegetable broth 1 29 oz. can stewed tomatoes 1 14.5 oz. can tomato sauce or puree 1 14.5 oz. can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed 1 14. oz. can kidney beans with juice 2 cups fresh or frozen cut green beans 2 cups spinach leaves, rinsed (or 9 oz. frozen box with liquid) 1 TBSP chopped oregano 2 TBSP chopped fresh basil leaves Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 3 to 4 hours stirring occasionally.
  4. Years ago my then 8 yo son, 10 yo daughter, wife, and I are watching tv one night. Wife is also folding clothes and says to me that I need to get some new underwear because there were some holes in a couple pair. Next morning wife is driving the kids to school and son announces "I have been thinking about the holes in Dad's underwear...I think he is having sex at the office".
  5. Didn't see the last post. That was my guess too.
  6. Two of my all time favorites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElJ0fiD0lkc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsU08y9peZg
  7. My daughter works in the field of clinical trials and sent me this article yesterday. She was involved in the study referenced. It appears there could be a glimmer of hope on the horizon. http://investors.biogen.com/news-releases/news-release-details/biogen-plans-regulatory-filing-aducanumab-alzheimers-disease
  8. Being a father, I so identified with the activities captured in that video. From the Halloween costumes, baseball and football games and other special times. I have thought of Jack several times since finding out of his passing...each time ending in tears for the pain you must be enduring. What a beautiful boy you were blessed with. The world is a better place because of you, Jack, and I am sure the rest of your family as well. May he rest in peace.
  9. If it isn't too far away to your liking you might want to look into Wisconsin Dells. They bring in kids from Europe and provide housing for summer work at restaurants, water parks, hotels, and sports complexes. Their biggest need for help doesn't occur until July 4th and beyond. My son and daughter worked at a fine dining restaurant there during their summers after high school and paid for a great deal of their college expenses.
  10. Sugarless and flourless cookie recipe: INGREDIENTS 1 cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter 8 ounces pitted dates ( 1 cup packed dates) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 egg 8 ounces melted dark chocolate roasted peanuts, for topping (optional) INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the peanut butter, dates, and vanilla. Pulse until well combined and no large chunks of dates remain. Add the egg and pulse to combine. Roll the dough 14-15 balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Using a fork, gently press down on each dough ball to flatten and create a cross hatch pattern. Transfer to the oven and bake for 9-10 minutes. It's important not to over bake these cookies, so set a timer! 3. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool. To make dipping easier, freeze the cookies for 10-15 minutes. Then drizzle or dip the cookies in chocolate and sprinkle with peanuts. Eat...or let the chocolate harden and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  11. I had an issue with the first fast. Full disclosure, I shouldn't call it a 48. I started after dinner one night and around three o'clock the next day I felt a little dizzy and weak. My wife made me an egg and I was all better. So let's call the first fast as back to back 24s with an egg in between. My third fast I was closing in on the 48 at around dinner time and I was hungry but not so much that I was real uncomfortable. So I thought if I make it to bedtime and sleep through the night 60 shouldn't be that difficult. It was the easiest. Water and black coffee was all that I had. I don't plan on fasting in the near future but if for some reason I am not able to maintain my current weight I won't hesitate to begin fasting again.
  12. About a year ago at my annual check up my doc told me that I was "prediabetic". I was already on statins and it got me thinking more about what I could do about my health. The first part of July this year I decided to actually make an effort to do something. Nothing real stringent because I know if that were the case it would be short lived. Decided to cut out bread, potatoes, pasta, and rice. I substitute riced and pureed cauliflower for the potatoes, pasta, and rice. I don' have a sweet tooth so my diet is pretty much high protein, low carb, and low sugar. Also, beginning in July I did three intermittent fastings of 48, 48, and 60 about 3 weeks apart, each one easier than the prior one. By mid September I reached my goal of losing 20 lbs. Now, I am not a heavy person by any stretch but it represented 13% of my total weight. Several positive things happened along the way. I had been taking the supplements glucosamine/chondroitin for arthritis and my fingers still hurt. A few weeks into my adventure I noticed that my fingers didn't hurt anymore so I stopped taking the supplements. Knock on wood but still no arthritic pain in my fingers. I had back issues too and although I still do they are not as severe because I am not carrying around that 20 lbs. all day. So since then I pretty much have been maintaining my weight without any IF. Fast forward to two weeks ago for this years' physical. After having new lab work done my doc told me I am not "prediabetic" anymore and that he was taking me off the statins. My LDL had fallen from 99 to 51. Obviously I am delighted. This worked for me and won't work for all. Good luck to you and keep doing what is working for you! The rewards are tremendous.
  13. My wife and I were at a party and the host decided to have a blind taste test of vodka. He only had three types. Ketel One, Skyy,and Costco's Kirkland brand. Kirkland (got my vote) won overwhelmingly and Ketel One came in second. This was just over a year ago so I made the switch to Kirkland vodka. It is distilled six times and it costs only $13.99 for a 1.75 bottle.
  14. Loading up on Honeycrisp this week. On sale locally for $.99/lb.
  15. I live between Madison and Wausau. Yesterday and last night we had record rain and flooding in and around the Madison area. Fish might be a little spooked.
  16. I have found Thermocell to be very effective for an approximate 15 feet around. We put it under the table we sit at on our deck and we aren't bothered by mosquitos. I live near Madison, WI and our mosquitos have landing lights. Also took the Thermocell to northern WI and it worked on the black flies too.
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