Hey y’all- I know it has been quite some time since I darkened these halls, but I’ve been spending my time writing at my own spaces, which you can find in the previous entry.
There are many of us who have been wanting to help those in Haiti by donating, but aren’t sure about who to donate to. I’ve compiled a list (thanks to the help of FoxNews) that I’ve added to Simply Wizardress and my other blogs. I encourage you to add the list to your own blogs, share it via email, or any other way that you can think of to reach others to help during this time of great need.
For those of you who darken these halls and wonder if I’ve fallen off the face of the earth- I haven’t, but I’m only writing on my own sites now. I’d love for you to bookmark me, add me to your favorites, or subscribe to my rss feed.
I’m going to be kicking off a contest sometime later this summer, so don’t miss out.
Find me at each of the three blogs- each with different content-
As I wrote about a while back, this place would probably not be a permanent thing (then again what is?), but that I would write here until I got my own sites up and running. Since that time, I have finally been able to get my blogs (yes, plural) off the ground, and while I’m still working on getting all my links added, and having them set up the way I’d like, they are functional.
The next big step after getting the links added, will be to find someone to do, or to create myself a layout that is ‘me’. I like the ones I’m using now, but they aren’t excactly what I want.
If you would like to join me at my new home, I’d be more than happy to have you there.. I’m still trying to find a balance in online and offline time, but I’m slowly but surely getting there.
Please bookmark the following pages, if you’d like to keep up with what’s happening in my life- each will share different things, so feel free to visit one or all three. It’s up to you.
and last, but certainly not least, Little South of Sanity
Hope to see y’all there!!
This morning I had an email from mom with the following recipe attached. She thought it was something that I may enjoy making, and she’s right. I will probably decrease the oil to lower the fat and calorie content, but it sounds great to me. I’m always looking for new ways to make some of my favorites, and I love zucchini. Thanks mom 🙂
What’s YOUR favorite vegetable?
2 medium zucchini (about 12 ounces total)
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 beaten egg
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Nutritional Information: calories: 131, total fat: 8g, saturated fat: 3g, cholesterol: 9mg, sodium: 200mg, carbohydrate: 8g, fiber: 1g, protein: 7g, vitamin A: 8%, vitamin C: 8%, calcium: 15%, iron: 5%.
Steps: 1. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Place, cut side down, in a microwave-safe 2-quart square baking dish. Micro-cook, covered, on 100 percent power (high) for 1-1/2 to 3 minutes or until nearly tender. (Or, cook in boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes.)
Scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Set shells aside.
Finely chop the zucchini pulp; set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan cook onion in hot oil until tender but not brown. Add chopped zucchini; cook 1 minute more.
Stir in flour, basil, and pepper.
Add milk all at once.
Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
Cook and stir for 1 minute more.
Gradually add zucchini mixture to the egg product or egg.
Stir in Parmesan cheese.
Spoon mixture into zucchini shells; place in a 2-quart baking dish.
3. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until filling is lightly browned. Makes 4 side-dish servings.
4. Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare and fill zucchini; cover and chill up to 24 hours. Bake as above except bake 30 to 35 minutes.
There are times when I find myself getting angry for little things- things that I know shouldn’t bother me, but yet they do. Luckily it doesn’t happen often but it does happen- after all, I am human and we all have our moments.
I try to be conscious when I find myself getting frustrated or angry and ask myself exactly WHY I am feeling that way- and whether it’s worth going to battle over. Most times it isn’t, and I do try to choose my battles wisely, but again, I’m human and I falter.
I’ve been thinking about that quite a bit this morning and came across the following in my inbox. If you have been reading any of my journals for any length of time, or if you know me personally, then you know that I like things that make cause me to pause, think, and wonder how (if at all) I can apply it to my own life and learn from it. This instance is no different.
“Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha
Is your life filled with anger?
When someone cuts you off while driving, or misses an appointment you made together, you probably get angry.
Often our imaginations create internal situations and fantasies that perpetuate those feelings until you are boiling and ready to take it out on someone else.
Truly though, we waste too much of our time and energy feeling negatively towards all sorts of things in our lives.
When was the last time you went an entire day without feeling angry? Think about the times you most frequently feel those tense, frustrated feelings building up in you and examine the root. If the situation is unavoidable, you’ve got to force yourself to accept it and move past it.
Maybe you need to sit down with a co-worker and talk to her about what is bothering you–instead of just letting her idiosyncrasies get under your skin each day. Perhaps you need to find an alternative route home to avoid the daily traffic jam that makes your blood boil.
Your body and mind will thank you for the peace such moves provide in the end.
Wise words, and definitely something worth remembering. How do you manage anger?
I came across this quote today when going through a book that I wrote in daily last year. It was where I recorded my daily work outs, and I’m surprised at the difference in now and then in terms of work outs. I find myself in amazement of the human body and just how much it really does for us.
I’ve come a very long way in little over a year. The journey continues, for all of us.
The quote- I found to be timely, not only for me, but for so many who are a part of my life.
“In Order to learn the important lessons in life- we must each day summount fear.” -Emerson