What household chore do you absolutely hate doing? Well when we had a cat it was the cat box. But now we don’t have the cat. I think I hate doing dishes every single night. Wish my husband would give me a hand. I can remember my dad helping my mother after us girls were out of the house. But no such luck at my house.
At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
How many times have you moved in the last ten years? I married my second husband and we been living in his house the past 30 years. We went on vacation to look at housing in Colorado. I don’t think that is going to happen as the prices of homes out their are very expensive and I don’t want to go in to debt during my retirement years. Our present home is paid for plus we are surrounded by woods.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? I read on Pinterest that if you put saran wrap over the section that was pulled off the tree your bananas would not turn brown as fast and it worked at my house. Then I read if you hang your onions in nylon stockings with knot between them and hang them up they would last longer. I am going to do this just haven’t gotten around to it yet.
Do you ever sit on a park bench for more than ten minutes? no, I feel like all I do these days is work and go home and I don’t seem to have social life. sitting on a park bench this time of year would be chilli. I would rather be walking then sitting.
When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles, turn on the flashlight or use your cell phone for light? When our lights go out depending on the time of day or night, we get candles out and we each have a flashlight next to our bed and in our cars if the need arises that we would need one. Recently my husband goes to bed before I do and I have been using my phone to get into the bedroom so I don’t have to turn on any lights. He is light sleeper so try not to turn any lights on.
Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use or $100,000 to give anonymously to strangers? I would like to be given $100,000 to brighten, surprise or bless others. I know this brings more joy then receiving $10,000.. There is this really really neat Christmas Movie I love to watch it is called “Christmas Angel” here is link to it, as there are about three movies with that name: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/201747258285551038/ or here is trailer you can watch too: https://www.christianfilmdatabase.com/review/christmas-angel-2/
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?
Well my cholesterol is up so that means some changes in my life, drinking water, exercising, and eating more fiber, and fruits and vegetables. My latest thing I did that surprised myself is I love to have popcorn for snack. So I cooked some kernels in brown lunch bag in the microwave. Normally I would have shaken the salt shaker over this, but instead I decided to try sprinkling some “Mrs Dash” the original recipe. It was not to bad.and I didn’t miss the salt at all.
Was school easy or difficult for you? How so? From my early years school was hard, I was sent to speech therapy during one of my regular classes. Because I could pronounce words right.
List some of your favorite types of animals. My favorite are cats and dogs. However I do love birds.. My grandmother always fed the birds when I lived with her and she would talk to some of them and tell them they were “pretty bird”. They lived outside. We never had any that were the inside type. In my later years I think Giraffes are kind of neat when you go the zoo. My husband loves and feeds birds religiously.I have grown to love birds as well. When we are traveling we look for them.
What is your favorite large city you have been to? What is the one thing you remember most? I have been to many large cities. I used to live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for about 10 years. But I have also traveled to many large cities such as London, Paris, Rome, Madrid. But if I had my pick I would like to go back to London as love the old architecture, the buildings with gargoyles and other neat features they put on buildings.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
What is your favorite outdoor activity? My favorite outdoor activity is sitting around a fire cooking marshmallows with family members particularly my grandchildren.
In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger? I use to love to drive but now I like being passenger and read books, it is less stressful.
If you could have three wishes granted for you alone, what would they be?
My first wish would be to have a mother / daughter relationship with my daughter.
My second wish is to travel and visit some of my girl friends and treat them to dinner and enjoy each others company.
My third wish is to be more spiritual and be in tune with Heavenly Father.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? I actually have photo this week. I am in charge of an Art Show we have this yearly at our library where I work. I am the Art Coordinator. We are going on our 8th year. I actually made a collage- I was inspired by my parents wedding day – they were in this cool car and I have always liked the color of it and the window. I think it is 1940 DeSoto. My parents teenage years were during the 1940’s. My dad met mom at a skating roller rink. They were married in April 1950 I went on line to see what was going on during that era and this is what I came up with . They are still living and mom turned 91 in June and Dad will turn 91 on Oct. 31, yes he is Halloween baby. Mom used to like to jitterbug and dance around the house. This is honoring them.
Friday is pizza night at our house. I usually get the dough out from the freezer and set it out till I leave for work in the morning.. Then it goes back into the refrigerator. When hubby comes home he pulls it out until I come home.
I rolled out my dough on the counter with flour underneath it, I rolled it till it was about 16 inch to fit on my round pizza pan.. Then instead of spraying my pan, I decided to try putting flour on instead. Then layed out my dough so I could dress it. My husband likes anchovies fillets and I like to keep his side separate from mine as I don’t care for them at all. Last week one got on my side and it was yuck. After my dough is on the pan, I spray it with olive oil on the dough, sprinkle some Italian Seasonings on top. then I laid out hubby pepperoni.on his side of the pizza.
So tonight I tried something different. I cut very thin rings of onions and sauteed them in olive oil in a black cast iron pan to they were soft, lightly browned, continuing to turn them over so they would not burn on one side. Then I added some sliced button mushrooms and sauteed them and added some garlic and stirred a few more minutes and divided them between the pizzas.
This is my side of the pizza –, his pizza is lined with pepperoni all the ways around so I could keep his toppings inside of that therefore and hopefully I would not run into one his anchovy fillets.
then we cook our pizza for 8 minutes with out the cheese on it in a 425 degree oven in the middle shelf. When it comes out we cover it first with mozzarella cheese that we shred ourselves. I like to use a salad shooter as it is less work.
Then I like to sprinkle on the parmesan cheese. Everytime I use this I think about my mom. She told me when she was little girl her father would take her and her sister down to see his mother, she was 100% Italian Grandmother. Her father would buy piece of parmesan cheese to take and give to his mother. Since that time she told me, I quit using the process parmesan cheese and like to buy the real cheese myself.
By the way if you ever visit Wisconsin they are known for their cheese. So now when I go up there I usually get two chucks parmesan cheese and it will last me all year long. as you can see I didn’t cover the edges where the pepperoni was as I wanted to know how to cut this when it coves out of the oven.. Then after putting the two cheeses on , I put it back in for 7-8 minutes to melt the cheese over the pizza. Don’t forget to spriggle Italian Seasonings mixture over this. You can buy it already made at Dollar Tree or grocery store will carry this as well. Or buy it from natural food store. Come to think of it I did buy mine from Austin Parker a natural food store where one can buy it by the ounce. .Then I poured it into the container I had at home. This is my finished product.
Adjust to what happens
Endure what must be endured
And enjoy what can be enjoyed.