KALIMBA

“Music is what feelings sound like.” I recently attended a music weekend with my brother, which I mentioned on August 2.  But I didn’t share a most wonderful purchase I made after the event.  One of the members with one of the bands was playing an instrument that sounded like an adult music box.  I…

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MORE CABBAGE!

“Curiosity is what separates us from the cabbages.”  David McCullough David (see above) needs to get out more. If you remember from my last post, I had almost an entire head of cabbage left to deal with.  Then I got this brilliant, original idea.  I decided to slice the remains of the cabbage into thick…

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CABBAGE ADVENTURE

“Cabbage is best after it’s reheated seven times.” Recently I purchased a head of cabbage.  It looked like it wanted to come home with me.  Additionally, I love cabbage.  Not wanting to waste any of this lovely cabbage and not having a taste for slaw or cabbage soup I knew I had to get inventive.…

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THE DOORS

“Today is a perfect day for opening a new door!” Behind our house is a shed that used to be a shed.  With a bit of imagination, love, and skill, it became my art studio, or as I say, the place where I go to play.  Because the structure is over a hundred years old…

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MEAL IN A MEATBALL

“Good food, good mood.” I came across this recipe that promised to create a complete meal in a meatball.  Not only that, but the promise was that this meatball is delicious either hot or cold.  Imagine tossing a cold meatball to your partner and saying, “Dinner is served!”  Or not. INGREDIENTS: 2 zucchinis, grated 1…

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THE SOUND OF SILENCE

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”  Ram Dass I know the above quote is supposed to be inspiring, almost on a spiritual level.  In most circumstances it probably is.  But really, not every truth is always true.  To explain. I recently attended a music weekend with my brother because a few months…

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BLOOMING FRIENDSHIPS

“The earth laughs in flowers.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson This past week my husband went on a mini-adventure with his buddies.  This gave me a chance to invest a lot of time in cleaning and sorting the nooks and crannies of the house.  Not!  This gave me time for visits with friends. The first visit on…

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THE ANDREW DIET

“Just one more.  Than I start my diet.” My accidental pen pal, Andrew, who lives many miles away, recently disclosed that with all the at-work eating he’s become more of himself.  I call Andrew my accidental pen pal because we never formally made the arrangement the write to each other.  I wrote to him and…

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CHERRIES

“Have a cherry-on-top kind of day!” My dear friend, Bonnie, was out of town when a few storms blew threw.  Being the good person that I am and easily bribed, I agreed to check out their yard the day after the storm. Bonnie promised to bring some cherries for me to enjoy from her trip…

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CHICKEN ALFREDO

“Cooking is love made visible.” I don’t know if the above quote applies to food out of a box or a drive-up window, so every now and then it would be a good idea to actually cook a meal.  Here’s one to impress.  Best of all, it’s easy! INGREDIENTS: 3 medium boneless, skinless, chicken breasts,…

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