Tuesday, August 31, 2010

photo credit: Paula
Photo Credit: Paula
What a beautiful shot!

An apple a day

The light of friendship is like the light of phosphorus,
seen when all around is dark.
Leading up to National Grandparents Day on Sept. 12th, I want to share some quotes, poems, and facts about grandparents.

by EllenDegeneres:

"My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is."

Sunday, August 29, 2010

An apple a day

In times of crisis we must avoid both ignorant change and ignorant opposition to change.

Friday, August 27, 2010

An apple a day

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must
pass, for every man has need to be forgiven...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Reminder: National Grandparents Day is Sept. 12, 2010-How to Plan a Special Day! - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

An apple a day

The only person with whom you can profitably compare yourself,
and this person is your yesterday self---YOU!

Did you know?

What do women like to do to relieve stress, in order of popularity?

1) Watch TV
2) Listen to musicc
3) Take a Bath
4) Scream at someone
5) Clean house   (no way, surely not)
6) Go for a walk
7) Exercise
8) Have sex  (wouldn't make my top 10 list!)
9) Have a drink

I would have to rearrange this list for myself....how about you out there?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Bowen Bird
credit: Freida
"Where you lead, I will follow"

Recipe: Clemson Orange Salad

Ingredients

1 large package orange jell-o
1 cup boiling water
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1 small can pineapple, drained
1 small jar cherries, drained and chopped
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or almonds)

Mix all ingredients and chill.

credit: Rachel Revels (Stroller cookbook)

An apple a day

Laugh a little--love a little.
Skies are always blue!
Every cloud has silver linings,
But it's up to you!

Photo shot by Freida

2 Easy Grape Recipes: Frozen Red Grapes and Grape Salad Using Fresh Grapes - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

photo credit: wikimedia: public domain
US Agricultural Service
2 Easy Grape Recipes: Frozen Red Grapes and Grape Salad Using Fresh Grapes - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

Grapes are low in calories and nutritious.  They are in season now, so get them inexpensively and freeze them.  Hope you enjoy these two simple but deliciouos receipes.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

An apple a day

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting
a few drops on yourself!

An idea:  To share a little happiness with someone, try writing a note saying something like "Someone cares and is praying for you today" and leave it somewhere for a stranger to find.  You could place it on a public bathroom mirror (without anyone seeing), or leave it in a magazine at the doctor's office etc...  use your imagination with this. 
Someone who finds it may be blessed by it, or they may be down and smile when they read it.  You never know how you can impact someone's life by such a small gesture.  Actually pray for the 'person' who will find it after you've placed it somewhere. 
You will be blessed by this also!

A Recipe: Texas Caviar

A friend Alison brought this to work one day to share with the girls and
it was delicious.  I would like to share it with my blog friends.  This is great to take to a cookout, or wherever!  You can double the recipe easily and it is so good to be so simple.  Hope you'll try it and love it like I did!
Texas Caviar
Drain and rinse:
1- 15oz can of black beans
1- 15oz can black eye peas
1- 15oz can white shoepeg corn
place in a large bowl
Add:
1 cup diced red pepper
1 cup diced yellow pepper
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced sweet onions
(Other options to mix in (if you don't like one of these items) are chopped Roma tomatoes, black or green olives, or anything else you like.

Dressing:
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1 cup sugar or 3/4 cup Splenda
1/8 tsp. black pepper (or to taste)
1/4 tsp. salt (or to taste)

Whisk all of the above together for the dressing in a separate bowl. 
Mix dressing and vegetables together, then chill for 8 hours or up to 3 days.

This is great served with frito or tostida scoops or saltines.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fantasia Barrino Hospitalized After Overdose: Distraught Over Affair/Sex Tape Scandal - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

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Go Green Tips for Furnishing Your Dorm Room - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

Go Green Tips for Furnishing Your Dorm Room - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

How to Get Your Kids Involved and Enjoying Carolina Panther Football - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

How to Get Your Kids Involved and Enjoying Carolina Panther Football - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

Is Your Life in a Rut? Here Are 3 Ways You Can Get Out! - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

Is Your Life in a Rut? Here Are 3 Ways You Can Get Out! - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

Why Wait? | Extraordinary Women

Why Wait? Extraordinary Women


This week's devotional: Wait for the Lord- click link

An apple a day

Humility is a strange thing.  The minute you think you've got it,
you've lost it.


so true...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The proverb says
We reap what we sow;
But with my gardening,
It just isn't so...
credit: Herm Albright, Indianapolis, Ind.

An apple a day

A man's mind is like his car.  If it gets to knocking too much,
he'd better have it overhauled or change it. 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Do we all have some "hidden prisons of hate?"
Saw Charlie St. Cloud today.  The movie was great but sad.  Zac Efron the hunk from The High School Musicals was the lead star.  He and his little brother Sam was hit by a drunk driver, Sam died, and Charlie (Zac) dies but is brought back to life (for a second chance) at life.  However he isn't able to move on and gets a job as caretaker at the cemetary where Sam is buried.  He also meets with Sam (really Sam's ghost) to play catch every night at sunset and has been doing so five years after his brother's death.  It is not until he meets a girl (at the cemetary visiting her grandfather's grave) that he begins to live and love again.  But not until a few more tragedies happen.  I will keep to myself the ending, so as not to ruin it if any of you decide to see it.  It is definitely worth seeing.  I rate it 4 **** out of 5!
Today is supposed to be 92 again! I am so ready for Fall.  I went to see the movie Inception yesterday.  It was good but a little too long (especially in a freezing movie theatre).  It is about dreams and others manipulating and planting dreams in other people's minds.  It was deep and I didn't get all of it, so I guess I'll be getting it from Netflix to watch again.  Hopefully I'll totally understand it the second time around.

I found a new blog online last  night  http://thesecretlifeofamanicdepressive.wordpress.com/2010/08/
This blog is written by a lady in the UK who is manic/depressive or Bipolar.  Here she shares everything about her illness and living with it day to day.  I read it for too long last night, but it was so interesting I couldn't stop.  If you have bipolar, (or if you're interested in the subject) you must visit this site!
Hope you have a great Saturday! 

An apple a day

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must
carry it with us or we find it not.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010