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to Christmas or not to Christmas

Good morning!  Sue O'Neil here for Rob Lucas in the morning.  Finally kinda figuring it out, when to sleep, eat-drink wine...not perfected, but I do know I have to go to bed by 8pm.  Anyhow, I wanted to talk for a minute about Christmas music.  Yes year after year its always a tough decision on when to start.  Most times the day we decide is sunny and 80, thats just how it plays out.  As you can see, its November 13th and we have not changed over.  We are hoping to change next week.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and it won't be too late for some people.  We don't take this decision lightly as we appreciate your passion and loyalty and hope to not dissapoint you. 
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Filling in for Rob Lucas

Good Morning!  Its 7:25 am and I have been up 3 hours.  I have been doing the morning show off and on for 4 weeks.  Rob Lucas has  had a terrible time with his voice.  I actually think it was a combination of a virus and overuse.  Either way.  He is on strict voice rest.  I am trying to hold down the fort for him.  I can't figure out what time to go to bed.  Should I nap in the afternoon?  How long should I nap?  Should i eat first?  Oh and when you talk really fast to me, I'm tired and need a second to process it.   Pathetic I know.  But here is my blog to say how much I appreciate waking up to Rob Lucas on my radio.  He tells me what I need to know to start my day.  When I get to the station at 4:45am, i realize I am the one who has that responsibility for you.  Heres to the morning warriors.  Thank you
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Hot Pepper stuffing season

So this time of year my husband and I spend a whole lotta time stuffing hungarian hot peppers.  We eat them 2 or 3 times a week.  Last year we stuffed about 3 cases.  i think we have 130 peppers left which means I am under strict orders tobuy two cases, so we don't run out.  Here we are Friday night and I will be stuffing hot peppers.  Once case down, one to go. 
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Fall

Really?  its Fall?  NO.  I'm still wearing white-no matter what.  I also never lost that 5 pounds I wanted to lose before summer.  ugh....Although now that I think about it, Fall is Football and Football parties at my house.  Cooking, drinking wine and hanging with my friends.  Hopefully they won't notice the giant hole in my wall where we had to fix the plumbing. 
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Showing off Buffalo

I love living in Buffalo, yes even in the winter!  I'm reminded when I show it off to friends and family from out of town.  My mom, brother and niece paid me a visit over the weekend.  I took them to canalside to see a free Thursday night concert-and it was a beautiful night and it was such a great experience with the naval park and the views and the fun of the concert.  The next day it was up to the American Falls to ride the maid of the mist and eat at the top of the falls.  I forget just how incredible that gem is.  We then went to the Italian Festival and had fried dough, hot peppers and dandelion sandwhiches.  Shopped Elmwood avenue and they were blown away by the city.  Its another hot day today and they are long gone.  But hopefully I grab these memories one cold January day and remember how awesome it is to live in Buffalo!
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Finally some nice weatherr

Took so long to get nice!  My garden is in.  I'm Miracle Gro-in the hell out of it and hopefully it will catch up after a late spring.  My yearly Robin building a nest on my deck and pooping everywhere, happened yesterday, the Carpenter Bees are drilling holes in my deck and the squirrels dug up all my bulbs and ate them this morning.  LOL.  OH-and I have another racoon living under my deck.  I'm in North buffalo, with a tiny yard, and I am being invaded by critters!  Waiting for a bear to stroll through to make it complete. 
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I'm dressed for Spring-where are you

I have on bright yellow pants and orange shoes and shirt.  Bright colors for Spring.  Where is spring?  I haven't bought my flowers or done hardly any yard work.  I'm literally a month behind.  Its crazy.  I'm ready for some nice weather and a good day of hard work in the yard.  Every year I choose a color to feature in my front garden beds.  This year is white!  Now I stalk all the garden centers for white flowers.  Then theres the great plant sale this weekend too!  I'm ready Spring, come on already
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enough

I am really looking forward to getting outside to play in the dirt.  The weather has other ideas!  Rain and 50 tomorrow really?  Guess I have no excuse not to paint this weekend.  I don't mind painting, the prep sucks, but I wouldrather be playing in the flowers in the yard....I can't be the only one!
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star smarts

I’m sue o’neil with another star smart health tip. How Can You Tell if a Fish is Fresh? Smell it-.fresh fish should have  a fresh ocean scent and never smell ‘fishy.’ Bad odors can mean sickness-causing bacteria. How Long Does Fresh Fish Last? store it in the coldest part of your fridge and try to cook it soon. Since  nutritional benefits of fish its vitamin D, figure-friendly protein and heart-healthy fish oil) can be optimally retained for about 48 hours.  Not planning to cook up your selection for some time? Throw it in the freezer. That way it will  retain the food's flavor and health-enhancing nutrients.with another star smart health tip-I’m sue o’neil on star 102.5
I’m sue o’neil with another star smart health tip.  Today talking fish.  You know its good for you.  But just How Much Do You Need to Nab the Health Benefits?  You only have to nosh on fish twice weekly to get the food’s health-enhancing nutrients, like their heart-helping omega-3 fatty acids. However, studies show the health benefits of fish are not immediately seen. Instead, experts say they are tied to regular and sustained (years) of consumption -- so strive to make this food a regular part of your diet.  I’m sue o’neil with another star smart health tip-on star 102.5
I’m sue o’neil with another star smart health tip.  Today talking fish.  Lots of talk about fish containing Heart-Healthy Fat?  But which fish has the most?   fish like salmon and bluefish contain the highest amounts of heart-healthy fish oil, while pollock, herring, sardines and anchovies are other solid options. The key is to balance the benefits of a fish with its harmful mercury content. One example: Tuna steaks may be high in heart-healthy omega-3 fish oil, but they also possess more mercury, so you should consider limiting your consumption of this specific food to no more than twice a week.
I’m sue o’neil with another star smart health tip.  Lets talk about Fish and Mercury: Should You Be Scared? Mercury is a contaminant that has been shown to cause nervous system damage. Due to this, the FDA currently recommends avoiding certain seafood -- mercury-rich fish include shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish. In particular, pregnant women (or those trying to conceive), children under the age of 12, and individuals with immune-system problems (taking medications that suppress function, like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or under cancer treatments) should not eat these varieties
I’m sue o’neil with another star smart health tip.  Todays question?  Is Sushi Really Safe to Eat? Yes and no. Several groups have been shown to be more vulnerable to the bacteria that can be found in raw fish, so it you’re pregnant (or planning to be), a child or senior, or have an impaired immune system, do not partake in sushi. However, if you don’t fall into any of the categories above, raw fish can be safe to eat.  Oh and which is better?  Frozen Versus Fresh: most  fish is “flash frozen” meaning it’s frozen right on the boat immediately after it’s caught. And are just as nutritious and nearly identical taste and texture.
 
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star smarts!

I’M SUE O’NEIL WITH ANOTHER STAR SMART HEALTH TIP.  "Most are familiar with the benefits that red wine has on your skin but is has been shown that drinking beer, which has silica in it, can prevent free radical damage to the skin and internal organs, Drinking, great! But wearing? Maybe even better!  Use it to Combat Acne-Beer's sediments (brewer’s yeast) can help improve the symptoms of acne by slowing down the sebum production and killing off the bacteria that triggers acne This main ingredient of the beverage, inactive yeast that no longer has leavening power, is known to be a great asset in maintaining a balanced pH level in the skin. And beer is known to  flush out the toxins in your skin,(in moderation of course) The result is  glowing skin. The Vitamin B present in beer helps to soften skin as well
 
I’M SUE O’NEIL WITH ANOTHER STAR SMART HEALTH TIP- YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF WINE-NOW HEAR ABOUT BEER-  BEER HAS MANY USES.  ONE IS TO Soften Feet- The B Vitamins, proteins and yeast in beer can soften your feet and nourish your skin.GO  for a rich COLORED beer LIKE stouts, dark lagers or Guinness). They aren’t as processed or diluted, so they contain more of the antioxidants, nutrients and proteins you want.HERES ANOTHER ONE-BEER FightS Bad Bacteria-Wine may be good for your heart, but beer will keep your organs in check. beer is shown to have antibacterial properties, which protect against the heliobacter infection in the stomach, but it also might be an effective weapon against kidney stones.
I’M SUE O’NEIL WITH ANOTHER STAR SMART HEALTH TIP- YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF WINE-NOW HEAR ABOUT BEER-  BEER HAS MANY USES.  US IT TO Cleanse Skin-Much like the antibacterial qualities fight acne, beer’s astringent component makes it a helpful when cleaning out pores. Also, hops just happen to be a stellar exfoliant. Bet you didn’t know that!  ANOTHER USE FOR BEER, USE IT TO Beautify Hair-When you soak, rinse, or spritz your hair with beer, its natural ingredients coat each strand and nourish IT BEER HAS  B vitamins, AND  the proteins found in malt and hops are said to repair damaged hair and boost overall body. Meanwhile, the maltose and sucrose sugars in beer tighten the hair's cuticles for enhanced shine,”. Beer will make your hair shiny, bouncy, and add volume.
 
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