It’s start of the holiday season, and just coming off of the bazillion Thanksgiving posts from grateful people, we are now inundated with posts of people’s decorated Christmas trees.
I, for one, boycott decorating for Christmas until the first weekend in December. I say “boycott” with love and affection because I just can’t enjoy one holiday by rushing into another. And truthfully, I still haven’t put away all my dishes from Thanksgiving yet, so I’m not ready to make another mess in my home without cleaning up from the one I already have right in front of me.
And besides, there’s still ONE more unnamed holiday event that I need to get through before putting up the tree and lights. Mother Nature sponsors this magnificent occasion, and yet it doesn’t get a special date on the calendar. Instead, we recognize this as an entire SEASON of colorful joy, known simply as…
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I have been thinking about how much I’ve learned since I started blogging and it actual amazes me the knowledge I’ve gained since January. I considered myself quite knowledgeable in the area of food and nutrition just as a person who likes to be well informed and enjoys learning. However, I have never learned so much about food and nutrition so much as I have just in the past nine months alone. I considered myself one of those people who knew what I should be doing but just wasn’t doing it. I was too lazy or my willpower just wasn’t good enough to compete with “healthy” eating. I have felt that way since the beginning of high school when I saw a doctor as they were concerned that my thyroid may be under active and that my numbers were a little bit under what was considered normal. I vividly remember…
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Mom peeling apples to can.
Living poor had its drawbacks, but it also had its rewards. The twelve of us kids learned to work hard and to value work and the rewards work provided. We valued the school clothes that we worked to pay for, and the meals we raised together in our garden. We had chores to do in the mornings and evenings, and we are better people because we were taught to work and be responsible. At the end of the day, we shared stories and adventures as we sat around a large table for a family meal.
Mom loved variety and she loved to try things. She loved to read recipe books and loved to experiment with different flavors. She was blessed to be married to a man who also liked to try things, and he encouraged her culinary experiments. Sometimes he would bring things home for…
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This week’s Alphabetic Thoughts word, “Life”, was shared with me by a member of my church.
As I thought about this word, many thoughts came to mind. There are so many things I can write about related to life and many of my previous posts have touched on some of those things. However, the one thing that kept coming to mind is CHOICE.
The one thing in life we will all be faced with is tests or situations in which we have to make choices. The tests may not always be easy. The answers to the questions may not be clear. Nevertheless, we have to choose. The test is making the right choices.
The key to helping us make the right choice is knowledge. Knowledge from the education we receive through our formal studies. Knowledge we receive from counsel provided to us by friends, family, or other advisors. Knowledge…
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