I have friend who is moving away in few weeks. She is someone that comes to the library where I work. There have been many that have come and gone. Some have gone further to Heaven above.
I had this thought that I would write a little something in the beginning of her journal some personal effect of things we might have shared from time to time. But instead of using up her space, I decided to insert it in the front of the book. But then I received an inspiration, this idea popped into my head – I am going to place some of my favorite quotes amongst her pages so that when she reaches that page she will have a neat little quote to give her inspiration or or help her along her journey..
I hope this prompts someone to do the same thing. It could be a college student, or dear friend. either way I think it was neat idea. to send someone along their way….
Recently I signed up with 100 days of going without process food. . My thought today was ” What would our food look like if dyes were not used? Would we all be healthier?
My eyes have been open, I am reading package ingredients. So one thing I read today was that some cheese is colored from a vegetable color. Other products come right out and say they used yellow, or red or what have you..
So if everything was not dyed would we still be eating the good stuff? Just some questions I have been asking myself. Have any of you thought about this concept?
So I went to the internet to see what they had to say about it.
Kids seem to have an opionion: https://becominghippies.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/kid-approved-dye-free-snacks/ ( This person has a suggested list of things at the end of her conversation and what approach she is taking ….
Pinterst has board on this topic called DYE FREE FOODS . Tahke a look for yourself – ” https://www.pinterest.com/explore/dye-free-foods/
Here’s a Great blog about a mother’s journey into a dye-free diet for her daughter. http://www.thoroughlymodernmommy.com
Best and Worst Drinks for Kids is another great link to read, .
And this is who I am following presently and trying out what she has to say https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/recipe-make-ahead-smoothie-2-ways/
I went to my local library to get her first book to read
Do you want more energy, improve your health and attitude? Why not give it a try and see how you feel about 100 days.
If you are not familiar with this story, you can read one version here at this website.
Ok, tonight I am working at the library in the Reference Department I had patron come in as her computer was not printing. She needed some assistant with our computers. She was printing out her nurses certificate from the state..
So one thing led to another. Soon we were talking about her job she holds at a nursing home. She works with few men that were veterans that suffer with bi -polar disorder/. Plus there are two women that suffer from something else.
She then mention that writing in journals has helped them by keeping them from wanting to take their own life. I thought that was amazing. I also could feel that she was intune, that she listened to them and had compassion for them.
She mentioned that she often buys them journals as well. One of the ladies doesn’t really write in hers, but writes numbers in them. I told her that maybe in her former life she may have been an accountant working with numbers. She agreed with me.
I personally write in a journal daily myself. Sometimes I get attached to some of my journals as they become my best friend. and hate to start a new one.
I don’t know how it came about but I decided to help her four people and volunteer to buy them journals. I asked if I could wrap them up and she said that they would be great as they liove to open presents.
So that is what I am going to do before the year end is out. I told her she can tell them it was from an angel. I am greatful that she crossed my path today. It is great feeling to help others. It brings much joy to your heart and soul.
Tonight, I was thinking about my journey and then suddenly the story of Acres of Diamonds came to my head. I remembered reading this story about 30 years ago. Don’t know why it popped into my head. But often we look past the mark, when all we need to do is LISTEN and bloom where we are planted. I am thankful to help some people that don’t have the means to pick up journal but can provide them with small gift.
May you look around you and see what you can do to help someone. I learned some where in my life, that when you are in the service of others, you are only in the service of the your Lord,
May God Bless you and help you to fined someone to bless. So if you read this I would like to challenge you to consider it tagging you and you find someone to help.
Till later, Mary O.
I have always heard all my life: don’t make new recipe until you try it first.
Well this morning I went ahead and did not listen to “try it yourself first”
My daughter and family were coming over for breakfast this morning. I was planning on making two different quiches. I could only find the recipe for one of them. A bit frustrating. So I was breezing thru a recipe book last night before going to bed and found one that was a lot easier to make.
The First recipe I had, had called to put heavy tin foil over crust and bake it before putting the mixture into it. My new recipe didn’t require so much work, which I decide to make. Guess what it turned out just fine. It was a Mexican Quiche.
Here is the recipe and here is the book that it came from:
Ingredients 5 eggs 1/4 cup flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 (7oz.) can diced green chilies (mild) 1 cup cottage cheese 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 Tbsp. Butter 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese ( I used Taco Blend Shredded Cheese)
Directions: Beat eggs lightly in large bowl. Stir in flour and baking powder. Add the 1/4 cup melted butter, chilies and cottage cheese. Saute onion in the 1 Tbsp. butter; add to mixture, along with cheese. Combine just until blended. Pour mixture into a greased 9×9 inch baking dish or pie plate and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking about 30 minutes. Cut into small squares or wedges and serve hot. Makes 6 servings.
Note: I placed a cookie sheet under my pie. I used a store bought deep dish pie crust and cooked it in there. My family loved this.
Hope your family will too. Happy Holidays and hope you have a safe and Happy New Year.
Mary O @ Prairie Pine Peddler
When I was growing up, my birthday wish was to have snow on my birthday. This year it came six days later. I thought since we were visiting family on the foothills that we would miss the snow. I guess I was wrong. We received a foot of snow. The eerie thing was the day before it was 60 degrees with the sun on your back. This picture was taken with my cell phone.