BEING ARTISTIC

“There are no rules to creativity.”  Laura Jaworski After the holidays I have the custom to quickly re-gift items that don’t fit into my chosen lifestyle, but that someone else might enjoy.  This year I received an adult coloring book (the meditative kind) and some markers.  I asked a friend if her granddaughter might find…

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MASHED POTATOES

“Mashed potatoes are the candy of vegetables.” Every now and then my world needs mashed potatoes.  I do love them.  However, I am way too lazy to make them from scratch unless I mash them with their skins still on.  But sometimes I crave the creamy goodness of a bowl of old fashioned mashed potatoes.…

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WORLD’S BEST SOUP

“Finding a friend with the same mental disorder.  Priceless!” I’m a sucker for recipes, especially if they promise to be over-the-top delicious.  I’m also a believer, (see gullible) which explains a lot about my dating experiences.  I either believed I could make him happy or I believed that he was perfect.  I’m older, wiser, and…

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KLEENEX IN THE LAUNDRY

“I thought I checked all the pockets.” Did you ever?  OK.  Maybe you’re more organized than I am.  If not, you’re in a world of trouble. At any rate, one of my least favorite “adventures” is to open the washer and discover that someone, not naming names, left a tissue in one of her pockets…

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FIFTY-TWO CHANGES

“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are.”  T S Eliot People keep recommending books that could make me a better person.  After a while I realized that I don’t need to become better, I only need to change some of the ways that I navigate through life.…

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CRAB STUFFED AVOCADO

“There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.”  C S Lewis At last, another recipe and enough of this endless prattle.  Love this recipe because it has one of my favorite ingredients, food.  Also, it has avocado, which I generally spell incorrectly.  Avocado is not only delicious but also contains vitamin E, which…

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SENIOR BATHING

“That’s so cute.  They have birdbaths in the church!”  Hilary Duff No, I’m not going to talk about the difference in bathing as a mature person – things like bodies that now have more folds than paper fan.  I’ve been thinking about the issue of falls that can happen more easily to seniors, meaning people…

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IS THAT FUNNY?

“Honk if you love Jesus.  Text while driving if you want to meet him.” If you want a good laugh just pay attention to what’s written or said.  Humans are pretty funny animals.  One of my favorite funny places is my kitchen, and not just because of my  attempts at cooking.  I have funny saying…

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GLUTEN FREE TORTILLAS

“Do you know the Spanish word for sushi?  It’s bait.” I must admit that my favorite food is southwestern.  I love refried beans.  They are versatile and nutritious.  And black beans mixed with rice make a complete protein.  Is that plate of Mexican food looking better and better? And then there are the tortillas.  For…

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MARC AND ANGEL

“We are all winging it.  That’s what angels do.” One of my main focuses lately has been decluttering my home.  It’s a process, but as each bit of detritus gets moved out there is less to clean and more space to live.  I’ve also found it necessary to clean out my head.  It’s full of…

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