Friday, November 29, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
I love, love, love this stuff. With the knowing that here in Storkville, come Thursday, we will be eating left overs that will probably take us clear into Christmas… so for now…It’s soup time.
cooked Italian sausage
5 diced potatoes
1 onion (diced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
2 cups kale washed and dried and cut into small pieces
1/2 cup cream (or half and half)
salt and pepper to taste
how to’s ::
cook sausage and onion. add kale to soften. add potatoes, salt and pepper and garlic. add chicken broth and boil until potatoes are softened. add cream and simmer for about 5 more mins and then serve.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
This photo was snapped of me by my 7-year-old while camping this summer. I found it funny. Funny because I am not smiling. I’m smirking? I can’t remember why I was smirking instead of smiling, so when I spotted it while scrolling through the photo file, I just had to laugh. I am not sure if it was taking him a long time to get the camera to focus and I lost my smile??? or he just caught me…the way I am most often?? (ahem.) My daughter “informed me” that I smirk…a lot! (ahem!!) I think I probably smirk about as much as I say “ahem.”
So… my dear friends. As I ponder, while smirking and saying ahem, there is only 5 days until thanksgiving, and 31 days until Christmas. Let’s take the time to reminisce and enjoy what once was and all the “happy memories” that come along with it…and then “jump on in” to this Holiday season with a smile.
(or smirk iffin’ that’s what your used to???)
THIS holiday only comes around once this year.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I heard an announcer say something the other day that reminded me of something so simple. It was one line…”What a beautiful way to begin ones day.” After hearing those words I began to ponder… (ahem) How do I begin each day? With the holidays at hand…it is so easy to get caught up in the “what needs to be done” instead of “being mindful” of how it is all being done.
Let me explain. If one runs around like a chicken with their head cut off…one may forget the reason they are doing it in the first place. I have begun to give gifts already…not because it’s Christmas or someone’s birthday, but because everyone likes to receive gifts…especially when it’s not expected. Don’t get me wrong, I have many plans for the holiday gift giving season also…and due to recent finances…they will be filled with thought and hand made.
For now, I am enjoying my “gift giving” spurt…and thinking about what I will be doing each day, as it comes, has been nice. So as I sit at my morning table, drinking coffee and planning my daily adventures with the kiddo’s, I am “being mindful” of the tasks at hand…to be thoughtful, thankful and mindful of what is happening all around me.
Enjoy your day friends.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
I woke up this morning to my car completely covered in leaves. With each fall season there usually comes… fall storms. This season was no different. One day the trees were full and branches heavy with all the beautifully colored leaves (signs of the season’s changes) and the next… The world around us take on a whole new look as a fall storm blows through town, and all the leaves fall to the ground like freshly fallen snow. It is quite beautiful.
Enjoy your fall season and all the changes it may bring.