Sunday, December 30, 2012
Let our New Year's resolution be this:
we will be there for one another as
fellow members of humanity,
in the finest sense of the word.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
...Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love
of God and love of our fellow man should prevail...
a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of
our lives manifests the presence of God.
George F. McDougall
My grandson added his friends. They are waiting for the baby Jesus.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Christmas is not a time nor a season,
but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill,
to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real
spirit of Christmas.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person,
a beautiful thing.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents,
the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of
people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you
will truly have defeated age.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm
wrinkles the soul.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
I'll be the sun upon your head,
The wind about your face,
My love upon the path you tread,
And upon your wanderings, peace.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
After a lengthy period of time, I finally finished this painting of a dear friend's rose.
Unfortunately, I cannot remember the name of the rose.
It is done on watercolor paper with acrylic paints.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
This is Quailcrest Herb Farm from the outside. It is a wonderful place in Wooster, Ohio. They have extensive herb gardens on the property. The first picture is of the house as you enter the property. It is where the owners live. The second building is the Tracy Barn, you can reserve it for special events.. The third picture is the entrance to the greenhouse. They have plants for sale outside too. If you are in a wheelchair or walker you will be able to get in the greenhouse through the walkway above. It is difficult to get around to see the plants outside. That area is set up like a garden, with small pathways.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
I like to participate in the group #SundaySupper on twitter and facebook. Every Sunday people
share recipes and photos of what they are making for dinner.
Well Kitchen Sink Salad was my recipe for this past Sundays supper. I also made flavored
water to serve with it. I call the salad Kitchen Sink because I put everything in the fridge
into the salad. I remember an old saying, everything but the kitchen sink...
Kitchen Sink Salad
left over grilled chicken
*use whatever you have in the frig, sometimes I add strawberries, cheese, walnuts, dried fruit
Mix your salad up and add your favorite dressing.
My daughter had made bread with pesto in it so I had that with the salad.
pineapple, fresh or frozen, cut up
Add the fruit and mint to your pitcher and muddle it with a spoon or muddler.
Cover and put in frig overnight.
you can add sugar if you want, I happen to like it without sugar
*you can add any fruit and herb you wish, strawberries, rosemary, lemon balm, watermelon
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Nothing I have ever done has given more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
Fatherhood is pretending the present you like most is soap-
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
pick strawberries together at a farm in my area called Fitch's. While I can no longer pick strawberries, my daughter makes the trek and brings the haul home. Last year she took my grandson,
apparently being three means eating the strawberries as you pick them.
I make freezer jam as I find that to be the easiest for me in my current circumstances. I use liquid
pectin. The directions are clear and the results are perfect every time. They even make a low sugar/
no sugar package of pectin. I managed to get 7 jars of jam this year.
The wonderful part is during the winter months we have a touch of spring as we spread the jam
on biscuits and toast. It is also wonderful on ice cream. Strawberry jam makes a wonderful gift, especially for people who cannot pick their own. I have some elderly neighbors who just love
receiving a small jar of the jam every year. I have some small Ball jars that I put the jam in for them.
If you haven't made strawberry jam, this is a great start. It's simple and delicious.