Tuesday, February 24, 2009


It's fun to cook for Earl. Today I made angel food cake. The recipe said beat 12 eggs separately. The neighbors were nice enough to loan me some extra bowls.
Earl wanted fruit salad for supper. The recipe said serve without dressing. So I didn't dress. What a surprise when Earl brought a friend home for supper.
A good day for rice. The recipe said wash thoroughly before steaming the rice. It seemed kind of silly but I took a bath anyway. I can't say it improved the rice any.
Today Earl asked for salad again I tried a new recipe. It said prepare ingredients; lay on a bed of lettuce one hour before serving. Earl asked me why I was rolling around in the garden..
I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said put the ingredients in a bowl and beat it. There must have been something wrong with this recipe. When I got back, everything was the same as when I left.
Earl did the shopping today and brought home a chicken. He asked me to dress it for Sunday. I don't have any clothes that fit it, and for some reason Earl keeps counting to ten.
Earl's folks came to dinner. I wanted to serve roast but all I had was hamburger. Suddenly I had a flash of genius.. I put the hamburger in the oven and set the controls for roast. It still came out hamburger, much to my disappointment.

GOOD NIGHT DEAR DIARY. This has been a very exciting week! I am eager for tomorrow to come so I can try out a new recipe on Earl. If I can talk Earl into buying a bigger oven, I would like to surprise him with a chocolate moose.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

What actually Love is

Why do we close our eyes when we sleep? When we cry?

When we imagine? When we kiss?

This is because the most beautiful things inthe world are unseen.
We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird
and when we find someone whose weirdnessis compatible with ours,
we join up with them and fall inmutual weirdness and call it love.
There are things that we never want to let go of,

people we never want to leave behind,

but keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world,

it’s the beginning of a new life.
Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched and

those who have tried. For only they can appreciate the importance of the people who have touched their lives.
A great love? It’s when you shed tears and still

you care for him, it’s when he ignores you and still you long for him.

It’s when he begins to love another and yet you still smile and say I’m happy for you.
If love fails, set yourself free, let your heart spread its wings and fly again.

Remember you may find love and lose it,
but when love dies,

you never have to die with it.
The strongest people are not those who always win but those
who stand back up when they fall.
Somehow along the course of life,
you learn about yourself

and realize there should never be regrets,
only a life long appreciation of

the choices you’ve made.
A true friend understands when you say, I forgot,waits forever when you say,

just a minute, stays when you say leave me alone,

opens the door even before you knock and says can I come in?
Loving is not how you forget but how you forgive,

not how you listen but how you understand,

not what you see but how you feel, and not how you let go but how you hold on.
It’s more dangerous to weep inwardly rather than outwardly.

Outward tears can be wiped away while secret tears scar forever.
In love, very rarely do we winbut when love is true, even if you lose,

you still win just for having the tingle of loving someone more than you love yourself.
There comes a time when we have to stop loving someone

not because that person has stopped loving us but because we have found out

that they’d be happier if we let go.
It’s best to wait for the one you want than settle for one that’s available.

Best to wait for the one you love than one who is around.

Best to wait for the right one because life is too short to waste on just someone.
Sometimes the one you love turns out to be the one who hurts you the most,

and sometimes the friend who takes you into his arms and cries when you cry

turns out to be the love you never knew you wanted.
If you really love someone never let go,
don’t believe that letting go means that you love best,

instead fight for your love,that’s what true love is.
Laugh to your heart’s content; you cannot go through life without it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

True Love

True love is a sacred flame
That burns eternally,
And none can dim its special glow
Or change its destiny.
True love speaks in tender tones
And hears with gentle ear,
True love gives with open heart
And true love conquers fear.
True love makes no harsh demands
It neither rules nor binds,
And true love holds with gentle hands
The hearts that it entwines.
Helen Steiner Rice

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


There are many things that you can do to strengthen your relationships. Often the most effective thing you can do involves saying just three words. When spoken sincerely, these statements often have the power to develop new friendships, deepen old ones and even bring healing to relationships that have soured.
The following three-word phrases can be tools to help develop and nurture every relationship:

Let me help. Good friends see a need and then try to fill it. When they see a hurt they do what they can to heal it. Without being asked, they jump in and help out.
I understand you. People become closer and enjoy each other more when the other person accepts and understands them. Letting your spouse know - in so many little ways - that you understand them, is one of the most powerful tools for healing your relationship. And this can apply to any relationship.
I respect you. Respect is another way of showing love. Respect demonstrates that another person is a true equal.
I miss you. Perhaps more marriages could be saved and strengthened if couples simply and sincerely said to each other “I miss you.” This powerful affirmation tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired and loved. Consider how important you would feel, if you received an unexpected phone call from your spouse or a friend in the middle of your workday, just to say “I miss you.” This can apply to any relationship.
Maybe you’re right. This phrase is very effective in diffusing an argument. The implication when you say “maybe you’re right” is the humility of admitting, “maybe I’m wrong”. Let’s face it, when you have an argument with someone, all you normally do is solidify the other person’s point of view. They, or you, will not likely change their position and you run the risk of seriously damaging the relationship between you. Saying “maybe you’re right” can open the door to explore the subject more. You may then have the opportunity to express your view in a way that is understandable to the other person.
Please forgive me. Many broken relationships could be restored and healed if people would admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. All of us are vulnerable to faults, foibles and failures. A man should never be shamed to own up that he has been in the wrong, which is saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
I thank you. Gratitude is an exquisite form of courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of good, close friends are those who don’t take daily courtesies for granted. They are quick to thank their friends for their many expressions of kindness. On the other hand, people whose circle of friends is severely constricted often do not have the attitude of gratitude.
Count on me. A friend is one who walks in when others walk out. Loyalty is an essential ingredient for true friendship. It is the emotional glue that bonds people. Those that are rich in their relationships tend to be steady and true friends. When troubles come, a good friend is there indicating “you can count on me.”
I’ll be there. If you have ever had to call a friend in the middle of the night, to take a sick child to hospital, or when your car has broken down some miles from home, you will know how good it feels to hear the phrase “I’ll be there.” Being there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. When we are truly present for other people, important things happen to them and us. We are renewed in love and friendship. We are restored emotionally and spiritually. Being there is at the very core of civility.
Go for it. We are all unique individuals. Don’t try to get your friends to conform to your ideals. Support them in pursuing their interests, no matter how far out they seem to you. God has given everyone dreams, dreams that are unique to that person only. Support and encourage your friends to follow their dreams. Tell them to “go for it.”
I love you. Perhaps the most important three words that you can say. Telling someone that you truly love them satisfies a person’s deepest emotional needs. The need to belong, to feel appreciated and to be wanted. Your spouse, your children, your friends and you, all need to hear those three little words: “I love you.” Love is a choice. You can love even when the feeling is gone.
GOD BLESS YOU! (These are 3 words too, right?)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sweet Love

People need people and friends need friends,
And we all need love for a full life depends
Not on vast riches or great acclaim,
Not on success or on worldly fame,
But just in knowing that someone cares
And holds us close in their thoughts and prayers -
For only the knowledge that we’re understood
Makes everyday living feel wonderfully good.
And we rob ourselves of life’s greatest need
When we “lock up our hearts” and fail to heed
The outstreched hand reaching to find
A kindred spirit whose heart and mind
Are lonely and longing to some how share
Our joys and sorrows and to make us aware
That life’s completeness and richness depends
On the things we share with our loved ones and friends.
by Helen Steiner Rice

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Love week

“May this Valentine’s Day be filled with love, understanding,and contentment as you journey through life with those you hold dear.” - Darly Henerson

“I claim there ain’t another Saint as great as Valentine.” - Ogden Nash

“Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!” - Thomas Hood

“Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” - Elizabeth Browning

“When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.” - Elizabeth Bowen

“The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart.” - Josiah G. Holland

“He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate; He who loves, finds the door open.” - Rabindranath Tagore

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” - Robert A. Heinlein

“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” - Erich Segal

“I love you - those three words have my life in them.” - Alexandrea to Nicholas III

“In melody divine, My heart it beats to rapturous love, I long to call you mine.” - Author Unknown

Sunday, February 1, 2009


An Old Farmer's Advice

*Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

* Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.

* Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a
John Deere tractor.

* Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

* It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

* You cannot unsay a cruel word.

* Every path has a few puddles.

* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

* The best sermons are lived, not preached.

* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.

* Don't judge folks by their relatives.

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back,

you'll enjoy it a second time.

* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.

* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with,

watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

* Always drink upstream from the herd.

* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

* Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence,

try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

The Bible Is The Bread Of Life ...
and it never becomes stale.