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Latest News from Charmaine – July 2021

photo3-300x198This is a combo of “latest news” from June and July since July is almost here.

Summer seems to have just leapfrogged over Spring…I am not such a fan of hellish hot days…I worry what the heck we might experience in August?

Our local Farmer’s Market is open and we will continue to enjoy a  bounty of yumminess. Check out our article on the importance of eating the rainbow and what better time to explore with all the wonderful veggies available right now.

Check out our recipes section on our blog for new recipes, including two salads that are a variation on the classics and will keep well in the fridge too. So, when it’s too hot to cook, a nice salad goes a long way. (And, as I read recently, salads, provided they are not dripping in oily dressings, are great brain food! Double bonus for the win!)

Summertime is a chance to perhaps sneak in some R&R and we love to throw the bikes in the back of my van, pack a picnic full of farmer’s market goodness, and head for a nearby trail… a triple win- fresh air, good food, and exercise.

We had great pleasure in celebrating the 41st anniversary since we graduated and by some strange coincidence, we arrived in Grand Ledge  32 years to the same day 6/14!  (Cosmic message?  Also, we joke that we were meant to be here…Ray’s family is from Sparta, Greece…we went to Chiropractic College in Spartanburg SC, and arrived here in the land of the Spartans!)

My powerlifting meet has been postponed till November..out of the extremes of heat in a sweaty gym like we had to endure last time!


Latest News From Charmaine: September 2017

From the September 2017 Newsletter

Greetings all,Latest news

Well we really need to accept the fact that Fall is upon us.  The cooler weather is making for better sleeping and, I must admit, working out is more pleasant.

Having set a State record at the Mi Senior Olympics in my age group,  I am now working towards my final meet for the year at the end of October…I need goals to keep me motivated ..how about you??

The farmers market are currently full to the brim with the most amazing produce, so happy canning if you do that, and just enjoy all the deliciousness of eating as close to home grown as you can get, with all the attendant vital goodness the fruit and veggies offer.

Remember, there is NO FLU SEASON contrary to medical advertising, there is usually just a decrease of exercise, lack of hydration, lack of fresh air and far too many carbs all working together to compromise the immune system !!!



September 2017

Latest News from Charmaine: June & July Combined

Greetings All!Latest news

This is the first time I am doing this. I am combining June and July’s newsletter as we will be having a vacation break in July when the newsletter would normally appear.

So, let’s start by advising you that we will be out of the office July 3rd and 4th and then from noon 7/14 until 8am 7/24 as we are taking a break with the kids when they come home from Norway where the month of July is their vacation time!

The gardens are looking glorious and the Farmers Markets are bringing more and more produce to sell which makes this my favorite time for all things food.  Screaming fresh salad ingredients have a taste that we cannot find the rest of the year….so maximize your shopping from them and help to support a neighbor in the process.

Coming up August 8/14 I will be at the Michigan Senior (?) Olympics in Rochester. I have “aged up” and so that means I have to try and win gold all over again.

Meanwhile, as a recent post said keep your ducks in a row or at least in the same pond!

See you on the table, in the office, on the mat or under the barbells.