Friday, June 25, 2010

True for women, too!

Each morning puts a man on trial and each evening passes judgment. -Roy L. Smith
This quote seems to me to be from an earlier age...  when standards of behavior and performance were higher. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

This may not be true of everyone....

Our heads are round so that thoughts can change direction. -Francis Picabia, painter and poet (1879-1953)
I believe I've met a blockhead or two in my life, whose thoughts could not possibly change their direction. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mysterious quote...

There is as much difference between us and ourselves as between us and others. -Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)

I'll be thinking about this one all day... 

Friday, June 11, 2010

Road trip!

Headed to my bother's place, to see my neice's first dance recital.  Should be fun!  :) 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Our House salad

Humans are creatures of habit - I don't think that is a new idea. I was thinking of habit this evening when preparing our evening meal - I guess we could call this our House Salad. 

Now, my salads are a bit different in that I don't want any greens, no lettuce, no spinach, no arugula.  Our most common salad is more of a vegetable salad.  The only required ingredient is fresh tomatoes, preferably Roma. If we have fennoccio (fennel bulb) that is a favorite.  Cucumber or avocado are acceptable additions. All ingredients are chopped at about the same size. We often add canned cecci (garbanzo beans) or canned salmon for additional protein and heft. Fresh basil cut from the pot by the garage, spicy Sicilian olive oil, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, and a tiny splash of balsamic vinegar create the dressing.  Stir it up, let it marinate for a few minutes, and enjoy! 

Very nice with fresh bread and we often have a bit of wine.  DH is especially fond of any $4 Shiraz he can buy at Wal-Mart.  Surprisingly, not too awful.  The current vintage is Lucky Duck 2008 Shiraz.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Easier said than done, of course...

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

― Buddha
This attitude of staying in the NOW is something that I am not very good at.  Fortunately, DH is a an adept!  Perhaps that is why he remains relatively healthy even in the face of a terminal disease. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Quote for today

Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show you have one. If you are asked what o'clock it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchman. - Lord Chesterfield, statesman and writer (1694-1773)

This quote reminds me very much of my two brothers and my father.  They are all learned men, and all modest about it. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Quote of the day....

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
-Hal Borland, journalist (1900-1978)


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