Sunday, May 31, 2009

Soaking & Sprouting

Almonds seem to prefer skinny dipping as the ones soaking on my kitchen counter popped right out of their skin.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Super Salad

I thought we had nothing for dinner, but we came up this:
Mixed greens topped with cucumber slices, marinated artichokes, green onions, ricotta cheese, sauteed chicken and pesto.
Quick, healthy, delicious!

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Faith

I am working on a new theory.
It’s an equation for the impossible becoming possible.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Angels Everywhere

Sometimes I think I hear God’s voice in the words parents speak to their children. For instance:
“It’s not important what you want. It’s important you obey me.”

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Impatient

Sometimes I lose faith, not in God but in myself, in all I am trying to do with my life.
Then sweet Sheila says, “You think you are off schedule, but you’re not. You’re not off schedule. You’re right on schedule.”

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

One Sentence

I can stare at a blank screen for a long time.
And then it is time to go to bed.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Work Week Ahead

A long weekend is never long enough.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

'There's No Dessert'

These words, spoken by my mother to my father, nearly ignited World War III at my parents' house tonight.
No blood was shed, but the highly guarded "chocolate drawer" was raided.
"She's so protective of her chocolate stash. If you ever need to organize an intervention, look everywhere," my dad said, showing us the three Toblerone bars in the back of the freezer.
"But nobody eats it," my sister said. "It's just going to go bad."
"It's for comfort," my dad explained.
As bizarre as it sounds, this is a concept I understand. I currently have two "emergency" chocolate bars in my desk drawer at work.
Of course, chocolate in my possession never goes to waste.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday

Sleep in. Stay up.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Time to Change a Bulb

With so many lights out, the sign reads: R SORE EY.
Umm, you might want to get that checked.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Answers Requested

How does change happen?
How does thought become reality?
This is what I think about all day long.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pollen, Pollen Go Away

The other day the wind blew so hard it looked like it was raining.
I’ve had a headache ever since.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

For the Foodie Within

I went blog exploring tonight and found a treasure:
The Nourishing Gourmet.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Help for the ‘Deadline-Driven’

You have to admire the optimism of Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen. They wrote a book for folks more likely than most to put off reading it. If anyone gets around to “Procrastination: Why You Do It, What To Do About It Now,” please let me know how it turns out.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wilderness Tip

“If a bleeding, screaming man runs from shore and starts swimming frantically toward your boat, you should probably help him out. He might be escaping from cruel employers.”
~Nancy Drew’s Guide to Life by Jennifer Worick,
quoted from the Mystery of Crocodile Island

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bachelorette Party

I could tell you all that happens at these ceremonious gatherings of women, but it's better that I don't.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Perspective

Best Friend: “I was instantly offended when that woman said, ‘You girls look like you know a lot about beer.”
Me: “I was immediately flattered. It means we look young and fun.”

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Million Thanks!

Dad: “How many people do you think voted for John?”
Me: “I don’t know.”
Dad: “How many votes do you think you need to be competitive?”
Me: “I have no idea. But isn’t it fun?”
Thank you for rooting for us!
Thank you for cheering for us!
Thank you for voting for us!
http://www.mercurynews.com/bestofsv

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Making The World Small

Compassion is not wasted.
It shrinks the distance between us and strangers.
Not all emotions can say the same.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Sweet Monica

Monica Rodriguez died today. The sadness I feel thinking of her husband and son leaves me speechless. John and I so deeply admire how hard she fought, and we’re praying for her family.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

For Moms:



Add my mom to that list, and send a big thanks to heaven to Grandma Jo and all women who choose motherhood.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Budding Environmentalist

"I love the idea of being "off the grid" as long as that means we still get computer and television." ~My Dad

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Friday, May 8, 2009

For Monica

I believe everyone prays, but not everyone calls it prayer.
Whatever it is you do to beg good from God, I ask that you do it for the Rodriguez family.
Sol and Monica don’t know John and me at all, but we’ve been admiring their faith, courage, strength and love for more than a year now.
We’re praying for a miracle for Monica and ask you do the same.

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Drifting Off

As I was falling asleep last night I thought:
The goal is for the person you are to be the person you want to be.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

To Be So Lucky

If only I was the kind of woman who lost her appetite when stressed, I would be as skinny as spaghetti.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

When Greeting Cards Torture The Old

German man, 82, calls police after mistaking musical greeting card for noisy neighbors
By Associated Press
May 5, 2009

BERLIN (AP) — German police said an elderly man was so annoyed at hearing the same serenade over and over that he called authorities to report his neighbors — only to discover the culprit was a musical greeting card on his own windowsill. Police said Tuesday the 82-year-old from Goslar in central Germany told officers he was sick of the music, which would come at irregular intervals and at all hours.

Upon further investigation, police found the musical greeting card on his windowsill, where occasional breezes opened the card just enough to play an irritating tune.

Police said the retiree was happy to find out his neighbors weren't trying to annoy him.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Insecurity

A monster under the bed can keep you frozen in fear.
But throwing back the covers, the monster disappears.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happiness Is Still Homemade

These words are stitched on a pillow at my cousin's house.
I have to say, they are the wisest words I've read in awhile.

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Teenage Ambition

When I was a teenager, I wanted to work at the gas station around the corner from my house. I thought it would be cool.
My parents said no.
This little memory is one of the reasons I never hesitate to believe studies showing teenagers’ brains aren’t fully developed.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Year, Interrupted

The year feels stalled. As if the slowed economy paused time.
It’s the first of May and calendars are still being sold at the bookstore. This isn’t the new year.
We’re at the beginning of the middle now.
Come on, people, 2009 is moving along and we best move along with it.

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