Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I do, though, have patience when it comes to working with children, students, people with disabilities or someone who is sick or suffering... at least I hope I do.
Anyway...this is something I'm realizing about myself and know I have to change... One of my sister's wants me to take up playing golf... just the thought of being "stuck" on a course with people in front of me and wanting to quit before we are done makes me know not to even venture into playing... this is not a good thing.
I think I may force myself to try yoga, I hear it's helpful - I'm hoping so, if not - Yikes...what should I do???
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
There are some bigger jobs that my husband has paid him to do... I'm honestly not sure if we're doing him justice by paying him or not. It should go without saying that daily chores are part of living in a family and we all just pitch in and honestly, he's pretty good about that.
I was not consistent with allowances either - I believe there were times I started them...then the idea seemed more idealistic than it was and it slipped away from us.
OK... every college kid is usually poor - he has a summer job and once his pay starts to come in he'll have his money to spend. Currently, he is down to his last few dollars so we've been helping him out.
As I've mentioned, I'm not consistent, I've gotten the message across that we're NOT just handing you money, and we haven't - but I'm finding it hard to find the right balance.
Curious on how others feel about this?
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
But the end result...delicious...AND a very happy fisherman!
Delicious Pan Fried Brook Trout!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I read that 62 percent of the console market and 66 percent of the PC market is age 18 or older. The game industry caters to adult tastes. Meanwhile, a sizable number of parents ignore game ratings because they assume that games are for kids. One quarter of children ages 11 to 16 identify an M-Rated (Mature Content) game as among their favorites. Historically, the video game market has been predominantly male. I admit, I've bent the rules on the ratings...I just did not believe my son would emulate the same violence in reality. I thought it was interesting to read that much video game play is social. Almost 60 percent of frequent gamers play with friends. Thirty-three percent play with siblings and 25 percent play with spouses or parents. Even games designed for single players are often played socially, with one person giving advice to another holding a joystick or controller. I thought it was interesting that one of the must haves in a dorm for the boys is their Sony Play Station, or another similar console! Having 1 child and having owned at least 5 game stations...I do hope we've bought our last one into the house!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Hey, some extra money and gives his thumbs a break from the Sony Play Station Controls! I'm quoting my sister's famous line "easier to ask for forgiveness than permission"... but in all honesty, he's been a trouper about all this and there has been very little complaining...
Thank You Gene!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
His book "New York City Food" is a must have for any New Yorker, former New Yorker or wannabe New Yorker....that has an interest in Food! Published in 2005, it's still a favorite with terrific reviews! "New York City Food" is a cool combination of food history in the greatest city in the world combined with over 100 recipes. Having lived in NYC for many years, many of my favorite memories were and still are exploring the many neighborhoods and their ethnic cultures! Want to know the origins of "Steak Diane"? Porterhouse Steak? Lobster Newburg? NYC Pizza? Five chapters are devoted to the food and influences of the major (and many) immigrants who came to New York City: the Germans (from delicatessens to Luchows), the Jews, Italians, Irish, Chinese... Other chapters focus on what is quintessentially New York: hot dogs, and knishes! This book shows a pictorial and editorial history of New York through its foods and diverse cultures and communities. This is a great book to keep out and glance at...or give as a gift to someone with the same culinary interest... Arthur is frequently at many different food establishments, often plugging a new book.... he's well worth the trip!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
A "heartwarming" photo of many generations of women!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
If you know anything about me...you know how much I love my Golden...but I was NOT happy to walk into this MESS on the carpet this evening... (when the tile floor is 2 feet away)!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Today I visited another dear friend's mom, who is in an Alzheimer's Home - she is someone I've known for over 30 years, the proud Mother of 6 wonderful children, many grandchildren, she was this sweet small woman with white hair that welcomed me with open arms whenever I saw her. I saw her a few days ago with her daughter, at first it set me back, she's of course aged, but she is in a wonderful home, a converted house for people suffering from this awful disease. The staff treated everyone with respect and kindness. I saw her daughter speak to her with, love, patience, and dignity. I'm sure she did not remember me, but that twinkle and laugh I remember her having was still there. I left with a heavy heart... we celebrate birth, we grieve death and try to find the balance. When I went back today, 2 days later, she seemed happy to see me, I'm still not convinced she knew who I was, but she took my hand and showed me around like I was her best friend... I said good-bye to her, that familiar soft kiss on the cheek and told her I'll be back... and I will.
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder named for German physician Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906.
EASY Rhubarb and Strawberry Sauce
1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar, depending on desired tartness
1/3 cup water
1 pound rhubarb stalks, cleaned and diced
1 quart strawberries, cleaned, hulled and halved
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
In a heavy saucepan over medium heat combine sugar and water. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add rhubarb and allow to simmer for 15 minutes or until tender. Add strawberries and lemon juice and simmer for 10 minutes more. Allow mixture to cool for about 10 minutes.
In batches, if necessary, puree mixture in blender. Add water if mixture appears too thick. Serve over ice cream, custard, pound cake, poultry or delicious on it's own!