Sunday, November 30, 2014
"Live out of your imagination, not your history."
~ Stephen Covey
“For before he made us, he loved us; and when we were made, we loved him. And this is our substantial goodness, the substantial goodness in us of the Holy Spirit. It is nothing we create; it is our substance. God revealed to me that there may and there will be nothing at all between God and the soul. And in this endless love, the human soul is kept whole as all the matter of creation is kept whole.”'
"The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention."
~ Richard Moss
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
~ Mother Teresa
"Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most."
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
~ Walter Winchell
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
~ Vincent van Gogh
"In order to make anything a reality, you have to dream about it first."
~ Adora Svitak
American child prodigy, activist, and internationally published author.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Here's a truly heartwarming story about the bond
formed between a little 4-year-old girl and some
construction workers that will make you believe that
we all can make a difference when we give a child
the gift of our time.
A young family moved into a house, next to a vacant
lot. One day, a construction crew turned up to start
building a house on the empty lot.
The young family's 4-year-old daughter naturally
took an interest in all the activity going on next door
and spent much of each day observing the workers.
Eventually the construction crew, all of them "gems-
in-the-rough," more or less, adopted her as a kind of
project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with
them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her 20 little jobs to do
here and there to make her feel important.
At the end of the first week, they even presented her with a pay envelope
containing ten dollars.
The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she take her ten
dollars "pay" she'd received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.
When the girl and her mom got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and
asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at such a young
The little girl proudly replied, "I worked last week with a real construction crew
building the new house next door to us."
"Oh my goodness gracious," said the teller, "and will you be working on the house
again this week, too?"
The little girl replied, "I will, if those assholes at Home Depot ever deliver the fuckin' drywall..."
The string went to the dance and had a ball.
Why do ghosts like health food?
Because it's super natural.
I didn't want to believe my wife was stealing from the transportation department, but when I got home all the signs were there.
Pencil sharpeners have a tough life - they live off tips.
People who can't control their drinking should be behind bars.
Scientists who want to send to send rockets to Jupiter have to really planet.
Do you want to keep bacon from curling in the pan? Take away its tiny brooms.
Some twins cause pair annoy-ya.
The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.
An opinionated but cheap person never truly gives their two cents.
Why are Prius cars involved in more accidents?
It's hard to drive while patting yourself on the back.
Did you hear about the red ship and the blue ship that collided at
All the sailors were marooned.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
BAKED STUFFED TURKEY FOR THE HOLIDAYS
· One 15-18 lb. turkey, thawed out (this could take a couple of days)
· 8 lb. or so butter, melted
· 2-3 bags stuffing mix (Pepperidge Farm is good)
· 6 lb. unpopped popcorn (Orville Redenbacher’s Low-Fat)
· Some celery and a 4 or 5 onions (peeled—or at least washed—is probably better)
· Salt and pepper
· A clean paintbrush
· A big baking pan
· The landing net from your boat
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Pull the neck and the gross brown things out of the turkey. If you’re lucky they’re in a little bag. TOSS those ugly things!
3. Using the paintbrush, brush the turkey well with melted butter but don’t throw out the extra butter.
4. Sprinkle salt and pepper all over the turkey. Make a little game of it.
5. Mix the remaining melted butter with the stuffing and the popcorn. A dish-pan works well for this.
6. Fill the cavity of the turkey with stuffing and popcorn. Cram the celery and onions in there too.
7. Place the turkey on its back in the big baking pan.
8. Put the whole thing in the oven, and bake for an hour or so.
9. Open the oven, and turn the turkey so that the neck end faces the oven door.
10. Crank the oven temperature to 550 degrees.
11. Listen carefully for popping sounds. When they’re really loud, get ready!
12. When the popcorn blows the oven door open and the turkey flies around the room, it’s done.
13. Catch the turkey in mid-air with the landing net (that’s the fun part!). Watch out for flying onions!
14. Turn off the oven so you don’t set the house on fire.
15. Serve the turkey for dinner, and save the popcorn to eat during the football game.
16. Somebody else will be tickled to make the potatoes and gravy, cranberries, vegetables, rolls, and punkin pie.
17. Be sure to make a video of the whole process, particularly #11, #12, and #13. Post it on YouTube.
And you thought I couldn't cook!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
Sadie decided to climb up on the top of the couch -
B G did not see what it was she was was trying to see but it was pretty funny.
I love my couch.
I love to look at my window.
Then we looked around the yard. It was rainy and wet. I don't like that.
Can you see in this picture.
These are my treats.
B G says that this is our yearning look.
I am teaching Sadie how to yearn. She is getting better at it.
Cassie on her "throne."
Thank you for reading my Blog. We are glad you are here. And B G is glad we are all friends.