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October 25,  2020

                                          "Please encourage someone." --- Hebrews 10, verse 25



October 22,  2020

                                          "Turn your scars into STARS." --- Robert H. Schuller



October 10, 2020

               "Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life." --- Mark Twain



October 3, 2020

               "Never give up.  Our future is in the tomorrows.  Think wisely." --- June Elaine



September 18, 2020

           "Don't be pushed by your problems.  Be led by your dreams." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson



September 3, 2020

   "Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine." --- Anthony J. D'Angelo

                                        "Can't never could." --- Anonymous



August 22, 2020

   "Life imposes things on you that you can't control, but you still have the choice of how you're going to live through this." --- Celine Dion

  "When it rains, look for rainbows;  when it's dark, look for the stars." --- Oscar Wilde



August 9, 2020

   "I am just a human being trying to make it in a world that is rapidly losing its understanding of being  human."

                                                                       John Trudell


August 1, 2020

   "When you long for a life without difficulties, remind yourself that oak trees grow strong in contrary winds and      diamonds are made under pressure."  --- Peter Marshall

              "Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create." 

                                                                              Roy T. Bennett 

                                               "It takes courage to be brave." --- Robert B. Cronkhite

                       "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." --- Aristotle


July 21, 2020

                                             "Build bridges not walls." ---  Suzy Kassem


July 11, 2020

                                      "Imagination creates reality." --- Richard Wagner 

                            "If you can imagine it, you can accomplish it." --- June Elaine 


June 28, 2020

           "I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born says the LORD."  ---  Isaiah 66 verse 9

                  "Scars show us where we have been, they do not dictate where we are going." --- David Rossi


June 21, 2020

                      "Find something beautiful in your life;  cherish it."  ---   June Elaine


June 8, 2020

         "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their  prejudices."

                                                                       William James


May 28, 2020

"Nothing is impossible.  The word itself says I"M POSSIBLE."

Audrey Hepburn

'Take care of your body.  It's the only place you have to live."

Jim Rohn


May 19, 2020

"You have to let go of the past in order to grab on to the future."  



April 22, 2020

" And the day came when the risk to remain tight as a bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom."  Anais Nin


April 13, 2020

" God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.  The courage to change the things I can, and  wisdom to know the difference." --- Reinhold Niebuhr 


April 7, 2020

"Anxiety is like a rocking chair.  It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far." --- Jodi Picoult   


March 22, 2020

"Tough times don't last.  Tough people do." --- Julian Edelman  


March 18, 2020



March 14, 2020

"Think, then turn, but use your turn signal first."  --- June Elaine  


March 6, 2020

"Listen, then learn."  --- June Elaine  


February 24, 2020

     A friend of mine just published a new cookbook and I would like to share a recipe with you that I have fixed twice. This is so easy and so delicious. The name of the cookbook is--Full of It. Healthy recipes without all the B.S. (Bad Stuff)

Green Beans

One 16 ounce bag frozen green beans

1/4 cup avocado oil

2 teaspoons onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt. ( I used only about a half teaspoon.)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place green beans on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Pour oil over beans, coating well. Sprinkle onion power, garlic powder, and salt over beans. Stir. Bake 30 minutes, stirring halfway through baking time. 

Odds & Ends

Quite Times

   January 12, 2018 
   Do you have a quiet place?


January 12, 2018
  Have you waited too long to do what you want to do?


January 14, 2018
    Two things define you---your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.


January 17, 2018
    If our eyes saw souls instead of bodies,  how different our view of beauty would be.


January 18, 2018

   Recipe idea-----Beer Beef

This is so easy and so good.

Crock pot

Three to five pound chuck roast

Package of dry onion soup mix

1 can or bottle of beer

Salt and pepper if desired 

Put in crock pot on high for 1 hour and then turn down to low for 6 to 8 hours or longer if desired.  Shred and eat on buns or by itself.  Yum (good with barbecue sauce or hot sauce) 


January 22, 2018

  "Love never gives up, never looses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance."

   (First Corinthians 13:7) 


January 24, 2018

Think about this-----The trash of the past, is the treasure of the future. 


January 30, 2018

Reading a book, just might open a new chapter in your life! 


January 31, 2018

I discovered a new dipping sauce, by accident, that I really like.  I like it for chicken nuggets, but you could try it for anything.   It is equal amounts of mustard and Cholula Hot Sauce.  Give it a try.


February 3, 2018

I like this riddle--

I speak without a mouth and hear without ears.  I have nobody, but come alive with the wind.  What am I?

An Echo


February 5, 2018

I have two recipes that I would like to share with you.  I will admit that I don't like to cook, so any recipe that I share will be easy, but GOOD.

1.  BLT Dip

1 cup of real mayo

1 med tomato chopped

1 cup sour cream

1 small bottle of real bacon bits

2 to 3 cups of chopped lettuce (I use 3)

Mix all together and serve with crackers or party bread.

2.  Microwave Pie Desert (Thank you Paula)


1 can of Apple Pie filling

1 single layer yellow cake mix (I use Jiffy)

1 stick of butter,  melted

In a glass pie dish or dish comparable in size, put the pie filling,  you can use any kind of pie filling, then dry cake mix on top and sprinkle with the melted butter.  Loosely cover with wax paper and microwave for 14 min exactly.  Serve hot with ice cream.  Yum!


February 10, 2018

Have you been watching the flight of Falcon Heavy?  Go SpaceX and Elon Musk.  Very exciting.


February 16, 2018

Someone told me to light my fire, sore to my limits and to fly to worlds unknown.  I want to be a Pegasus.


February 23, 2018

Someone's resistance should make us fly higher, harder and faster.


February 23, 2018

Great Key Lime Pie  (and so easy)

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup key lime juice

1 cup cool whip

1 graham cracker crust

Combine condensed milk, juice and cool whip in a large bowl.

Pour into crust and refrigerate.  Enjoy


February 26, 2018

I have a tip that you may or may not know about.  When you are eating out and your glass is sticking to the napkin or coaster, sprinkle some salt on the napkin or coaster and it shouldn't stick again.


March 2, 2018

     Foolishness has it's rewards------DISASTER.


March 6, 2018

     "Gentleness"  is confidence of wisdom. 


March 9, 2018

     No great person ever emerged by blending in with the crowd. 


March 9, 2018

     Hint--Panko Italian crumbs can be used on any kind of meat, fried or baked, and is delicious.


March 12, 2018

    FORGIVENESS--- You cannot receive what you are not willing to give.


March 17, 2018

   Start small---- dream big.


March 24, 2018

   "NO" is just the first step to a bigger "YES."


March 28, 2018

   "It doesn't matter how slow YOU go, just don't stop."


April 5, 2018

     If you like strawberries, try this recipe----

1/2 gallon strawberry ice cream

1 package strawberry Jell-o

1 10oz package frozen strawberries thawed

1 angel food cake

Soften ice cream.  Make Jell-o and chill until partially set.

Break cake up into pieces.  Pour Jell-o, ice cream and strawberries over broken cake.

Stir. Put into a tube pan and freeze.  Very good and so easy


April 11, 2018

       "You can't conquer the world-- until you conquer yourself."


April 15, 2018

       "You can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice that thorn bushes have roses.'' --  Abraham Lincoln


April 19, 2018

     "Before you react, think.  Before you spend, earn.  Before you criticize, wait.  Before you quit, try." -  Ernest Hemmingway


April 22, 2018

    "When you're brought into this life, you're given certain gifts, and you have to use them."  -  Jane Goodall


April 25, 2018

    If you don't stand for something --  you will fall for anything.


April 30, 2018

Another one of my favorite recipes


1/2 cup finely chopped onion

2 tbs butter

1  10 & 3/4 oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup.

2  10 & 3/4 oz cans cream of chicken soup   

2/3 cup milk

8 oz pkg lasagna noodles cooked

16 oz carton small curd cottage cheese

8 oz pkg cream cheese cut into 1/2 inch cubes

2 & 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken

12 oz shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (I use more to cover the top.)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender.  Stir in soup and milk.  Spread enough sauce to lightly cover bottom of a 9x13x2 inch pan.  Layer 1/3 of noodles, cottage cheese, cream cheese, chicken, sauce and cheddar cheese, in that order.  Repeat twice more.  Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese.  Bake 50 to 60 minutes.


May 5, 2018

"I walk slowly,  but I never walk backward" - Abraham Lincoln


May 11, 2018

"It's okay to make mistakes.  Mistakes are our teachers...they help us to learn." - Abraham Lincoln


May 14, 2018

Life is too short to be anything but HAPPY.


May 20, 2018

"A drop of encouragement can wipe out a mountain of doubt." - Robert B. Cronkhite


May 25, 2018

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity.  The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." 

 -- Sir Winston Churchill


June 5, 2018

" It doesn't take much of a wind to blow down a tree when the roots aren't too deep." -- Robert b. Cronkhite 


June 10, 2018

A quick and yummy dessert

Crème De Mint Cake

1 box white cake mix

1 can chocolate frosting

Crème De Mint

8 oz. cool whip

Bake cake in a sheet cake pan according to directions--subtracting 6 Tbs. water and adding 6 Tbs. crème de mint.

Cool cake.  Top with chocolate frosting.  Mix cool whip with 6 Tbs.  of crème de mint and spread over the top.

Freeze.  Serve frozen.  Very good and very refreshing. 


June 12, 2018

"Meow-meow.  Just love." -- Taffy 


June 17, 2018

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." --- Eleanor Roosevelt


June 22, 2018

The golden rule--"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."   Matthew 7:12

Hmmmmmm--easy, no.  Necessary--yes.  Our pride gets in the way at times.


June 28, 2018

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference" -- Sir Winston Churchill


July 9, 2018

"Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice" --- Wm Shakespeare


July 17, 2018

"Relax, breathe-----then react" ---June Elaine


July 22, 2018

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." --- Eleanor Roosevelt

                    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM !!!            


July 27, 2018

"Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done." --- Amelia Earhart           


July 31, 2018

Thank you, T. from Moscow for the kind words, and to all of the others who have written from around the world. You are encouraging to me also.  Thank you again.  June Elaine         


August 3, 2018

"Rain may dampen your life, but rain will dry up and go away."--- June Elaine


August 9, 2018

"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well." --- Abraham Lincoln


August 18, 2018

"Good friends are forever. " --- June Elaine


August 21, 2018

"Don't let your emotions drive your train, they will always derail you." --- Danny Gorkey


August 25, 2018

What we went through brought us to where we are now.


September 12, 2018

Another great "stand by" recipe

     Tater Tot Bake

Melt 1 stick of butter or margarine in a 9 x 12 glass dish.

Add 2 pounds of frozen Tater Tots.  (you can also use Frozen Hash Browns.

Mix well until potatoes are covered with butter.

Mix together 2 cans Cream of Chicken soup and one 8 oz carton of sour cream. 

Pour over the top of potatoes.

Top with 4 oz grated sharp cheese.

In a saucepan melt 1 stick margarine or butter and add 3 cups of Rice Krispies cereal. Mix

Spread over mixture and top with 4 oz grated cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.  This will serve 12.


September 22, 2018

"Logic will get you from  A  to  B.  Imagination will take you everywhere." --- Albert Einstein 

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.  The important thing is not to stop questioning."  ---   Albert Einstein


September 28, 2018

Everyday can't be honey.  Some days are sour.  How we handle the sour makes the honey even better.


October 1, 2018

"And if you're ever feeling lonely, just look at the moon.  Someone, somewhere, is looking right at it too." --- Anonymous


October 6, 2018

"Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss, dream?  Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen, but felt only by the heart." --- Anonymous


October 12, 2018

"(You) cannot stay in the cradle forever." --- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky


October 18, 2018

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember an airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.." --- Henry Ford

"Decide.   Commit.   Succeed."  --- Anonymous


October 26, 2018

A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.    An Irish Proverb


November 4, 2018

"When purchasing gifts becomes the focal point of the season, we lose focus on what's truly important." 

--- Joshua Fields Millburn


November 7, 2018

"Being positive won't guarantee you'll succeed.  But being negative will guarantee you won't." --- J. Gordon


November 12, 2018

"Courage is being afraid, but going on anyhow." --- Dan Rather

"All bridges can be crossed so do not give up." --- Unknown


November 21, 2018

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it a present." --- Bill Keane


December 15, 2018

   Do any of you have a suggestion for natural help with hot flashes?  This is something that has bothered me for years.

   Also, I am wondering about something natural that will help with high blood pressure.  If you have any suggestions, please let me know on my Contact Page.​


December 23, 2018

  "Resolve to be tender with the young, compassion with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong.  Sometime in life you have been all of these." --- George Washington Carver


December 30, 2018

  "Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive." --- Matt Cameron


January 6, 2019

  "Self-care is not selfish.  You cannot serve from an empty vessel." --- Eleanor Brownn


January 11, 2019

  "Start writing, no matter what.  The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on." --- Louis L'Amour

  "Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted." --- Jules Renard


January 16, 2019

  "Nobody is in charge of your happiness except you." --- Anonymous

  "Happiness is like jam.  You can't spread even a little without getting some on yourself." --- Anonymous


January 18, 2019

  "Perfect people aren't real, and real people are not perfect." --- Unknown


January 26, 2019

  This is a recipe that I have fixed for my children and grandchildren for years.  I usually fix 6 to 8 batches, but this recipe is for one batch.                                                                                                                                           My Party Mix

3 cups Rice Chex

3 cups Corn Chex

3 cups Wheat Chex

1 cup Cheerios

1 cup lightly salted peanuts

1 cup bite size pretzels

   Mix in large bowl.

In a microwave bowl put

1 stick butter or margarine

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

 Microwave for about 1 to 2 minutes until melted and pour over the cereal mix

and mix well.  Divide the mix into two baking pans and bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour,

stirring every 20 minutes. This is a great snack. 


February 1, 2019

 "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." --- Will Rogers 


February 10, 2019

 "Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart." ---              Eleanor Roosevelt 

  "Make new friends, but keep the old.  One is silver, the other gold." --- Unknown


February 19, 2019

 "A heartbreak is a blessing from God.  It's just His way of letting you realize He saved you from the wrong person." --- Unknown

  "A broken heart loves better than one that has never been hurt." --- Unknown


March 2, 2019

 "The bad news is TIME flies.  The good news is, you're the pilot ." --- Unknown

  "Learn to appreciate what you HAVE, before time makes you appreciate what you HAD." --- Unknown


March 12, 2019

 "I don't need to know everything, I just need to know where to find it, when I need it ." --- Albert Einstein

  "A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything." --- Proverb


March 19, 2019

 "Work hard in silence, let success be your noise ." --- Unknown

  "Success doesn't come to you.  You go to it." --- Marva Collins


March 27, 2019

 "Don't set yourself up, for an upset." --- June Elaine


April 8, 2019

 "The only thing worse than being blind, is having sight, but no vision." --- Helen Keller


April 22, 2019

 "Beauty is about living your life, and being happy with yourself inside and out, and not worrying about what people think of you." ---Unknown

                                              Be your own kind of Beautiful.


April 27, 2019

 "Without commitment, nothing happens." ---T. D. Jakes



May 3, 2019

 "Don't give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you." --- John Wooden



May 12, 2019

 "There is no way to be a perfect Mother and a million ways to be a good one." --- Jill Churchill                                          


May 22, 2019

 "Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children." --- Charles R. Swindoll                                          


May 27, 2019

 "Good things happen when you put your priorities straight." --- Scott Caan                                          


May 31, 2019

 "Things happen so something worse doesn't happen.  God has a plan." --- June Elaine                                          


June 5, 2019

                         "Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; 

                           it is something you design for the present." --- Jim Rohn  



June 15, 2019

                         "Count your blessings, not your problems." --- Anonymous  



June 22, 2019

                 "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails                                                                                        to always reach my destination." --- Jimmy Dean                                                                                                                      


June 29, 2019

                 "The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned." --- Albert Einstein                                                                                                                      


July 8, 2019

                 "There is no elevator to success.  You have to take the stairs ." --- Zig Ziglar                                                                                                                      


July 15, 2019

                         "The greatest advantage of speaking the truth is that you don't

                                  have to remember what you said. ." --- Anonymous    

              "Not telling the truth may take care of the present, but it has no future."  --- Anonymous                                                                                                            


July 24, 2019

               "Sometimes it's the smallest decision that can change your life forever."  --- Anonymous                                                                                                            


July 26, 2019

               "Weight loss is like driving:  If you ever veer off the road, just make a U-turn

                     and head back in the right direction." --- Unknown


 August 15, 2019

               "Being trustworthy requires:  Doing the right thing and doing things right." --- Don Peppers



 August 19, 2019

                    "The gift of music is a gift that keeps on giving and lasts forever." --- June Elaine                  


 August 28, 2019

                 "Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed." --- Dale Carnegie

                       "What would  life be if we had no courage to attempt anything." --- Vincent Van Gogh


 September 12, 2019

         "Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction." --- Germany Kent


 September 27, 2019

    Determination is defined as "the ability to keep trying"' and to keep moving toward a goal, no matter what.


 October 5, 2019

                                "There will be obstacles.  There will be doubters.  There will be mistakes.  

                                            But with hard work, there are no limits." --- Michael Phelps


 October 17, 2019

                                "Change your thoughts and you change your world." ---  Norman Vincent Peale


October 20, 2019 

"There are times when delaying a decision has benefit. Often, allowing a set period of time to mull something over so your brain can work it through generates a thoughtful and effective decision.." --- Nancy Morris (Rabbi)


October 26, 2019 

"Some days you just have to create your own Sunshine." --- Unknown


November 5, 2019 

"The most important thing that I have learned in growing up is that forgiveness is something that, 

when you do it, you free yourself to move on." ---  Tyler Perry


November 9, 2019 

"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."  --- Ronald Reagan


November 15, 2019 

My granddaughter called me for this recipe and it reminded me of good times. I received this about 50 years ago and it has been a favorite ever since. I usually double it as it goes so fast.

Pretzel Dip (can also be used with vegetables)

1 pkg Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Garlic or onion salt

1 small onion chopped fine

1 beef bullion cube dissolved in 1/4 cup water

Allow cream cheese to come to room temperature until soft.

Sprinkle garlic or onion salt on top. (About 1/8 to 1/4 tsp.

Add bullion mixture and whip. Add chopped onion.



November 17, 2019 

"A smile will even make the darkest of clouds shine." --- Anthony T. Hincks


November 29, 2019 

I just resurrected an old recipe.  It is so good that I wanted to share it.

Five Hour Stew

2 lb. stew meat

4 carrots large dice

2 potatoes chunked

2 stalks celery chunked 

1/2 green pepper chunked

1 med Spanish onion chunked

Place all the above in a dutch oven, something with a tight lid.

Add the following and sprinkle over top.

3 tbsp minute tapioca

1 1/2 tsp salt

Pepper- opt.

1 tbsp sugar (scant)

Pour two 6 oz cans of V-8 vegetable juice over all.  Cover and bake at 250 degrees for 5 hours.  Do not remove the lid until 5 hours are up.  This has no pre-cooking.


December 4, 2019 

"No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy." --- Thomas Fuller


December 19, 2019 

"The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better." --- Robert Kennedy


December 31, 2019 

"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been." --- Rainer Maria Rilke


January 13, 2020

"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities." --- Stephen Covey