Sunday, June 26, 2011
For Sunday, June, 26th, 2011
Log Cabin Day brings you back to a quieter, simpler, more rugged era. A couple hundred years ago, life was far more rugged. Americans moving West, west at the time may have been Ohio, or Tennessee, found an untouched wilderness, filled with pristine forests. They built their homes out of logs. These log cabins were solid, long lasting, and served them well.
Life was rustic and simple. Heat was provided by an open fireplace, where they also cooked their meals. Need air conditioning in the summer? Just open the window, there wasn't any glass or screening. There was no electricity, no television, stereos or boom boxes blasting, or computers. And, plumbing? Just look back towards the woods to the outhouse. The path to it is well worn.
Today is a day to appreciate the history and significance of log cabins. Visit them at historical museums today, or sometime this summer.
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup sugar
4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
3 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 ounces semisweet chocolate shavings
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon sugar
Sweetened Whipped Cream: With electric mixer, whip cream, vanilla and sugar till done.
Its really sort of simple:
Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.
Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches;)
Keep learning: Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain get idle. An idle mind is the devil's workshop. And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!
Enjoy the simple things.
Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.
The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.
Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
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