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January 10, 2021

      "God often removes a person from your life for your protection.  Don't run after them." --- Rick Warren                  

                                                                 




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January 3, 2021

                          Do your part to stop the spread of Coronavirus.  This protects YOU too.

                                                                    June Elaine




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December 23,  2020

                          " Christmas,  my child , is love in action.  Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."

                                                                     --- Dale Evans Rogers




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December 20,  2020

                          " Hope never abandons you, you abandon it." --- George Weinberg


              "I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that stills remains." --- Anne Frank

                                        




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December 12,  2020

              " What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." 

                                                          ---  Ralph Waldo Emerson


                               Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  --- Romans 12:12                                    

                                       




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November 29,  2020

               "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." --- Winston Churchill

                                       




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November 9,  2020

               "Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light." --- Helen Keller

                                       




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October 25,  2020

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




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October 22,  2020

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


                                       




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October 10, 2020

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


                                       




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October 3, 2020

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


                                        




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September 18, 2020

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


                                        




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September 3, 2020

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


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

                                                                       




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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

                                                                       




Thoughts

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




Thoughts

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




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July 21, 2020

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




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July 11, 2020

                                      "Imagination creates reality." --- Richard Wagner 


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





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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




Thoughts

June 21, 2020

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




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June 8, 2020

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

                                                                       William James




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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




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May 19, 2020

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

Unkown




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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




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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 




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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   




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March 22, 2020

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




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March 18, 2020

THIS TOO SHALL PASS.  




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March 14, 2020

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




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March 6, 2020

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


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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?

Thoughts

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

Thoughts

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

Thoughts

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

Thoughts

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) 

Thoughts

January 22, 2018

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

   (First Corinthians 13:7) 

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January 24, 2018

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

Thoughts

January 30, 2018

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

Thoughts

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.

Thoughts

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

Thoughts

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!

Thoughts

February 10, 2018

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

Thoughts

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.

Thoughts

February 23, 2018

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

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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


Thoughts

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.

Thoughts

March 2, 2018

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

Thoughts

March 6, 2018

     "Gentleness"  is confidence of wisdom. 

Thoughts

March 9, 2018

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

Thoughts

March 9, 2018

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

Thoughts

March 12, 2018

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

Thoughts

March 17, 2018

   Start small---- dream big.

Thoughts

March 24, 2018

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

Thoughts

March 28, 2018

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

Thoughts

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


Thoughts

April 11, 2018

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

Thoughts

April 15, 2018

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

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April 19, 2018

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

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April 22, 2018

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

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April 25, 2018

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

Thoughts

April 30, 2018

Another one of my favorite recipes


  CHICKEN LASAGNA 

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.

Thoughts

May 5, 2018

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

Thoughts

May 11, 2018

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

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May 14, 2018

Life is too short to be anything but HAPPY.

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May 20, 2018

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

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May 25, 2018

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

 -- Sir Winston Churchill

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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 

Thoughts

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. 

Thoughts

June 12, 2018

"Meow-meow.  Just love." -- Taffy 

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June 17, 2018

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

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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.

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June 28, 2018

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

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July 9, 2018

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

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July 17, 2018

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

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July 22, 2018

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


                    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM !!!            


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July 27, 2018

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


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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         


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August 3, 2018

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


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August 9, 2018

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

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August 18, 2018

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

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August 21, 2018

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

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August 25, 2018

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

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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.

Thoughts

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


Thoughts

September 28, 2018

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

Thoughts

October 1, 2018

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

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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

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October 12, 2018

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

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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

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October 26, 2018

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

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November 4, 2018

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

--- Joshua Fields Millburn

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November 7, 2018

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

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November 12, 2018

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


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


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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

Thoughts

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.​

Thoughts

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

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December 30, 2018

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

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January 6, 2019

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

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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

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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

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January 18, 2019

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

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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. 

Thoughts

February 1, 2019

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

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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