Jeannie is resourceful.
Catnip is good for cats and us too.
Why Catnip is not just for Cats
Take care and stay well.
The art of sharing quotes is one we commonly find in blogging and great literary works. One day we may even find ourselves quoted. I often quote my mother and my children have found themselves quoting me to their children, but the quotes I am referring to are ones that give us pause to think. Sometimes they stir something deep inside us and inspire us, other times they just entertain us, but there is nothing wrong with taking a break from life's larger problems and pondering something else for a moment. Is there? Often times we can get a fresh outlook from clearing our minds momentarily.
I have enjoyed many quotes of late found on Icy's blogs and ♥♥ tuğçe♥♥'s just to name two. I've also rounded up a few and will share them with you. You can share some with me too if you like. I am known to get distracted from time to time and this will give something else to blame. :-)
By the way, did you notice that I couldn't resist trying my hand at making my own quote? Not to say it will be quoted though. :-) Take care & God bless.
Politically correct may not be correct!
While working in retail I was instructed to tell customers “Happy Holidays” so as not to offend anyone. Signs are posted every where stating “Merry Xmas”. Jesus told us that we can only serve one master, and this may be one of these times. I refuse to say Happy Holidays or shorten Christmas to Xmas. What is Christmas without Christ? If I worry about offending those who prefer not to believe in Christ, but do not worry about what is right, where am I?
While walking through some of our larger stores in town I was disappointed. None of them had a nativity. Have we lost sight of the meaning of Christmas? Here are pictures of some of things I saw displayed this weekend.
Put Christ Back in Christmas!
Three wise men came traveling from afar
Their only guidance from a star
Shining brightly for the world to see
The tiny babe, God’s gift to you and me
There was no other gift dearer to His heart
Than that of His son, that He could impart
He let us know Him by His word and deed
Then we come to Him complaining with greed
Wanting money to buy for people on our list
Acting as if the Christ child never did exist
It must hurt Him to see us act this way
At least say “Merry Christmas” upon Christmas day!!
Baby Jesus was not on display.
I looked and looked for Him today,
I couldn't find Him at the shopping mart
Thankfully He holds a place within my heart
by Judy Sheldon-Walker
How can you not love a baby?
Once I had a baby I was hooked. The sweet smell of Baby Magic and the silky soft skin, the innocent smile, bright and inquisitive eyes, and the total dependence. Yes, I was hooked.
I had four children and now have 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Now that I no longer have babies at home, I have ones I gratefully borrow on my week ends. We explore stores, take nature walks, color, read, cuddle, laugh and talk.
I have a question to ask you; is this baby real?
I wander the web from time to time and happened upon this blog one day. I borrowed only one photo. There are many there and each is so precious. This is NOT a real baby. She makes the most exquisite dolls. Each one is hand made and such a work of art. I found myself falling in love all over again. I've placed Rhonda's link in the word blog above but will give it to you again. I would hate for you to miss out on a chance to see these beautiful babies. http://www.cuddleondelivery.com
I emailed her and got permission to post about her blog. She is so humble and sweet, just like the babies she creates. She realizes that there are adults who get a lot of joy from beholding the natural beauty of a newborn. Here is a portion of her response:
"I am simply a lady, who deeply cares about everyone, and is trying to make the world a bit better by giving to someone a bit of joy, by doing what I know how to do.
Thanks again Judy,"
And I say, thanks Rhonda. When people like you share their God given talent with the world it becomes an even more wonderful place to exist in.
If you are looking for something quick and easy to make that is both economical and nutritious you might enjoy salmon patties.
Since my husband was recently diagnosed with diabetes we take extra precautions to add whole grains to our diet instead of simply processed white bread, so I substitute two handfuls of crushed wheat thins for the bread crumbs.
Cut onions without tears.
I used to hate cutting onions. They caused me to tear up and get a runny nose until I found this new method. First cut off both ends of your onion. Pierce it several times with a tooth pick and place it on a paper towel in your microwave. Cook on high for 60 seconds. Set it aside to cool while you mix up the rest of your ingredients.
Mix 1 can of salmon less about two tablespoons of the liquid. My cats love it drizzled over their food. You should have left about 1/4 cup of liquid in your salmon. Add two heaping spoons of powdered milk, your cracker crumbs, a dash or two of fresh pepper and one egg. Blend thoroughly. Dice your onion and blend it in also.
The milk not only helps to remove some of the fishiness of the salmon, but it also will add calcium and Vitamin D to your meal.
Cook in canola oil or olive oil at 350. Drop spoon fulls in hot grease, or form patties with your hand and place in pan gently so as not to get splattered by hot grease. Flatten patties slightly with spatula. Cook until both sides are desired shade of brown.
Whenever I fry food, I always place it on a paper towel to absorb excess grease, but now that we know more about cooking oils we choose heart healthy oils such as canola or olive.
This makes a dozen patties.
We are quick to talk about those who abuse authority and rightfully so. With a position of authority comes much responsibility and the abuse of authority hurts us all.
But by in large positions of authority are thankless jobs, the pay is insufficient and the risks large. I have worked as a prison guard and seen the disparity of wages between our local police enforcement and our own. I cannot discount the stress that comes with the territory, but then for the most part we (correction officers) could control the situation. A police officer can stop someone for a routine traffic infraction and lose his life.
How do you compensate someone for keeping our streets and homes safer? Recently we have had to lay off more law enforcement because of the budget crunch. Our police already work in single patrol cars because of less staffing. We make a lot of jokes about officers and doughnut and coffee stops. We point to those we think are not working hard enough, but how many of us want to put the uniform on and patrol the streets?
Today I was with my grandson Kii and his mom in front of their apartment building. I had just bent down to get my hug, when a policeman departed through the front door of their building in front of us. My grandson suddenly stopped approaching me and turned to run and hug the officer. The officer stepped back and smiled from ear to ear. He then gave my grandson a hug and said "Thanks, Buddy, I needed that!" I think my grandson said "thanks!" better than I could, which leads me to my week's "Thankful Thursday".
Remember to be thankful. Take care & God bless.