Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tasty Tuesday

After a summer break, our Cooking Light Group returned to our monthly luncheons.

September Cooking Light Menu
Gingered Sweet Potato Soup with Toasted Coconut and Pumpkin Seeds
Chicken Salad with Bok Choy Almonds and Apricots
Greek Style Couscous
Stuffed Savoy Cabbage with Tomato Sauce
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

No pictures? 
Not today. Are you interested in different recipes? 
Check out September’s issue of Cooking Light.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday Musings

There are 434 days until the 2016 Presidential Election.  Until then, we will continue to watch the twists, turns, ups and downs of political polls, debates, and press conferences.  As time moves ahead, political ads will increase. Money will flow into campaign coffers. I think we will be shocked by the obscene amounts of money that will flow into the campaigns.

In past campaigns when missteps and blunders would occur, it was the beginning of a unraveling of a campaign Not so this year.

In this election cycle, blunders seem not to matter as much. Measured words, careful scripts, and outlined strategies seem not reflect today’s reality. Unrehearsed, bold, raw, and colorful words seem to resonate with a public that has little patience for the old way.

One candidate seems to be the beneficial of the weariness of old style politics. Trump. To a lesser degree, Dr. Carson, Senator Cruz, and Carly each seem to appeal to a wide audience. Yet, in the pursuit of the authentic candidates are we overlooking better-qualified candidates?

Years of proven accomplishments, in local, state, and national efforts seem to fade in the glare of brash, bold, and uninformed politics from Mr. Donald Trump.  Governors and senators have track records that we are able to examine. 

Mr. Trump has a balance sheet to examine, reruns of the Apprentice, and a tour of Trump buildings.

Do you believe in conspiracy theories? If I did, I would wonder why the press devotes so many minutes to the Trump candidacy. 

 I am weary of Trump. I think I will be tweet #Dump Trump for a few days.  I will post positive comments about why we need to look are other candidates.

Here are my favorite Republican candidates, Gov. Kasich, Senator Rubio, Gov. Bush, and Carly Florin. Who are your favorite candidates? Do you have a favorite Republican candidate? What about the Democrats? Maybe next week, I will talk about my favorite Democrat candidate. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Scripture

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. 
Don't be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand."
Isaiah 41:10 (New Living Translation)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Pet of the week,

"The smallest feline is a masterpiece."
Leonardo daVinci

Thanks to J for sharing this picture from Thailand. 

Here is the cat in its surroundings. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015


How to find bliss in your marriage…

According to a 2011 study by the University of Virginia’s National Project fund found that the most blissful couples tend to be the most generous with one another in tiny ways. I love that couples don’t have to go over the top be thoughtful to each other.

Tara Parker Pope is a New York Times Columnist. She writes a weekly column for the newspaper, In addition, she has written a book, For Better, she list seven scientific secrets for a successful marriage
1.     Celebrate Good News
2.     Five to One  - It takes five good moments to overcome one bad moment.
3.     Keep Your Standards High
4.     Stay Close to Family and Friends
5.     Don’t Expect Your Spouse to Make Your Family Happy
6.     Have More Intimacy
7.     Excitement  

 Cannot remember the seven scientific secrets? Here is some wisdom I am taking from a dear friend … honor with spouse as the beloved in your marriage.  I love this advice!
How does that look? For me, I am working to treat my spouse with respect, care, and love.

Here are two pictures of my dear friends. They are funny, kind, generous, and amazing.  Can you guess how long they have been married? 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tasty Tuesday

What is most enjoyable part of a tea? Simply time with friends. I value friends who offer their unconditional love.

"What is better than to have a friend, amidst a cynical world, with whom you can be your most sincere self, without the fear of being ridiculed?"
Melissa Moore

"A friend loves at all times..."
Proverbs 17:17

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