Tuesday, October 26, 2010
For Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side
And it is worldwide Howl at the Moon night
It's a great day to celebrate the full moon. Today take time to identify projects and events in your life that need completion or are unresolved.
Life is simple, it's just not easy
Life can seem ungrateful and not always kind.
Life can pull at your heartstrings and play with your mind.
Life can be blissful and happy and free.
Life can put beauty in the things that you see.
Life can place challenges ~ right at your feet.
Life can make good of the hardships that we meet.
Life can overwhelm you and make your head spin.
Life can reward those determined to win.
Life can be hurtful and not always fair.
Life can surround you with people who care.
Life clearly does offer its ups and its downs.
Life's days can bring you both smiles and frowns.
Life teaches us to take the good with the bad.
Life is a mixture of happy and sad.
Take the life that you have and give it your best.
Think positive, be happy let God do the rest.
Take the challenges that life has laid at your feet.
Take pride and be thankful for each one you meet.
To yourself give forgiveness if you stumble and fall.
Take each day that is dealt you and give it your all.
Take the love that you're given and return it with care.
Have faith that when needed it will always be there.
Take time to find the beauty in the things that you see.
Take life's simple pleasures let them set your heart free.
The idea here is simply to even the score.
As you are met and faced with
Life's Tug Of War.
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
National Mincemeat Day celebrates a sweet and tasty meat treat. For those of us that have had it before, we can revel in the great taste. Mincemeat dates back to medieval times. It was a way to preserve food. It was also a treat, mixed with sweet fruits. Somewhere in the last half of the 1900's it lost is popularity. A whole generation has grown up not know what it is.
Today it's most often served as Minced Meat Pie. It is a mixture of minced/chopped meats, suet, and fruits. The meat is usually beef, ground up. Fruits include raisins, apples, pears and others. Sometimes liquor is added, most commonly brandy or rum.
To make one of your own is easy as we can buy already prepared mincemeat. All you need is pastry for a 2 crust pie, a quart of already prepared mincemeat and brandy to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Prepare pie pastry. Spoon prepared mincemeat in to a pastry lined plate. Add additional brandy to your taste. Cover with remaining pastry and flute. Cut slits in pastry so steam can escape. You can cover the edges with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning.
Bake pie 40 to 50 minutes until crust is lightly browned and filling bubbles. Remove aluminum foiled the last 15 minutes of baking. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack before cutting and serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Dear God, Grant us the grace to accept our circumstances.
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EM
GOD BLESS YOU!
I think I've discovered the secret of life, you just hang around until you get used to it.
After a very slow start on Monday, the day just flew by and I really didn't accomplish much but at least a few things were accomplished. So today I'm back at it again...working my way through all the things to be done here at home.
It was unusually warm here again but today the rain is supposed to bring in some cooler temps for us. I was surprised by my weather radio going off yesterday afternoon warning of high winds. Those winds are blowing in the rain and the cool weather
The weather man says we'll probably inherit our neighbors leaves today. The wind is going to really be blowing them around.
COUNTING THE DAYS
Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder: but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.
56 DAYS UNTIL WINTER!
60 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
171 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near…
A bit of love from someone near…