Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I'm So Excited

Hello, Remember that post a few days ago about that Second Chance I've been waiting for, well I'm so excited to tell you, it came through. I got the job I have really wanted for quite a while. I will be working for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts. It is a great organization to work for. Lots of room to grow professionally. I'm over the Moon, I'm almost in shock, I guess I could say I'm a lot of things! Feeling so many emotions. Feeling grateful that I had the determination to keep pursuing my goal. I was able to stay determined thanks to the love and support of my family, and with the help from a lot of you, my fellow bloggers and friends. Thank you so much for all your support on the days I really needed it. It meant more to me than you'll ever know. But most of all, I know for sure, I'm feeling so grateful that I'll be able to help take care for my family! So join me today in celebrating this news, by clicking the play button, turning up the volume and dancing a little bit! I mean you can't help but want to when you listen to the Pointer Sisters sing this song, right? right!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Options

Hello, Isn't this a truth that we all need to hold on to in times of difficulties!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Roaring Times

Hello, Happy Saturday! This weekend we will be celebrating my Father in law's 86th Birthday. I couldn't have asked for a sweeter Father in law. He has been nothing but loving and supportive since I came into his life in 1983. Celebrating his birthday this weekend got me thinking about what life was like when he was born. So here are a few tidbits of what life was like in the Roaring 20's. I think Roaring is the perfect description of what that generation stood for. Times were a changing, especially for women!
Have a great weekend,
Janet :)

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Larry, my Father in Law, with my late
Mother in Law, Elsie

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Many of the automotive innovations that we think of as being modern
were in fact introduced in the 1920's. Things like electric powered cars,
four wheel drive, front wheel drive, and even hybrid fuel/electric cars.

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The movies, radio shows, sophisticated advertising, and popular magazines all had an influence on the lives of 1920's youth who saw themselves as different from the older generation. Young people began to model themselves on movie and sports stars who represented a glamorous new age, but they also took on many of the negative traits of their idols like smoking, bad language, immorality, and selfishness. And so the new youth culture manifested itself as the flapper and Sheik

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During Prohibition, Whiskey could be obtained by prescription from medical doctors. The labels clearly warned that it was strictly for medicinal purposes and any other uses were illegal, but even so doctors freely wrote prescriptions and drug-stores filled them without question, so the number of "patients" increased dramatically. No attempt was made to stop this practice, so many people got their booze this way. Over a million gallons were consumed per year through freely given prescriptions

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The Roaring Twenties redefined womanhood — a new woman evolved; it became more acceptable to smoke and drink in public, closer body contact in dancing, shorter hair, make-up, different styles of dress, and greater participation in the workforce - all contributed to the new woman.

Go on, give it a try lol!

From coast to coast the " Charleston'' has caught the country swaying to its curious rhythm. No dance, since jazz first came into vogue with the "bunny-hug" and the "turkey-trot," has created such a furore. Enthusiasts ecstatically stamp to its syncopated measures, while others, equally in earnest, denounce it. But the controversy that is carried on everywhere concerning this latest mania has failed to stem its tide of popularity. America is "Charleston" mad

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Strength and Resolve

Hello, I hope your doing well today. I couldn't help but feel the significance of beam #1271 as it was placed on top of One World Trade Center on Monday, making it officially the tallest building in New York City. It is more than just a building, it is symbolic of America's strength and resolve to overcome the devastation of 9/11. Living only a 5 hour drive from New York City, I regret never having visited the Twin Towers. So someday when this site is completed, I am going to make the trip to see the rebirth of this city. A simple, yet profound moment in time it was on Monday, as well as an example for all of us to live by.
Thanks for visiting,
Janet

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An artist's rendition of the completed
One World Trade Center
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Monday, April 30, 2012

Befriending Yourself

Hello, I hope your doing good today. I think this Loving Kindness Maitri from Pema is a good foundation to build on if we are working on some area of self improvement in our lives.
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Vegging Out

Hello, Happy Saturday! After a week of getting my hopes up and then down and back up again about a job I really want and need, I just need to kick back, laugh a little, and not think so much this weekend! Here's a few pictures that made me laugh, I hope they do the same for you.
Have a great weekend,
Janet :)

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Through The Rain

Hello, After yesterdays post, and hearing from some of my dear blogging friends and what some of them are going through, I just felt different today about my situation. I know we all have our problems, and sharing them is nothing to be ashamed of, but sometimes you need to look at them with a different perspective. So this song is especially for you who took the time to comment yesterday, your kind words truly helped me. By sharing our stories we do gain strength, and I'm constantly amazed by the women I meet here who are making it through their own rain. Thank you for the inspiration to make it through mine.
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)




Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Second Chance

Hello, Today I'm feeling this song as I sit and wait. I've been waiting on my second chance in life now for about 2 yrs. I'm hoping that my latest attempt to get my career back on track will come through. I've gotten everything else in my life back on track. I've unraveled my mistakes, I'm paying my dues. If only there was a rewind button! What I would undo in my life. I need this second chance for my daughter who is having a tough time making ends meet. For my son who is going to college, for my husband who is suffering with Rheumatoid Arthritis and may not be able to do his job much longer. Waiting on that second chance some days is more than I can bear. I've said, I don't know how many prayers. So I guess for today at least, I'll try cradling my head in my hands and just breathing, ya, just breathe!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet




Monday, April 23, 2012

Life Is Like A Cup Of Coffee

Hello, I hope your doing good today. A spiritual story that speaks of what so many people chose to focus on in life. Redirecting your focus can make all the difference in achieving true happiness.
Have a great day,
Janet :)

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A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the coffee

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups have been taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress

Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups

Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of life we live

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee. Savor the coffee, not the cups! The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything. Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, and Speak kindly

by Unknown

Friday, April 20, 2012

Lovely Sunshine


Hello, I was given these two awards over the past couple of weeks. I'm always so touched when others think of me in this way. And it probably sounds silly, but when I see my name and blog posted under someones award they're giving away, it always makes me feel like I've accomplished what I set out to do with blogging. I set out to share my common life experiences and reach out to others who are going through possibly the same things as me. Reaching out to let them know they are not alone, while sharing some inspiration to get through life. What surprised me the most about blogging is I got that back 10 fold and then some, by meeting so many people from all over the world who have inspired me, touched me, made me laugh when I really needed it. There really is no simple way to describe to all of you how you have made my life so much richer. So a very special Thank you to Unkorna, author of http://unikorna.blogspot.com/ for the Sunshine award. If you don't know her already, you should get to know her, she is just a lovely lady with a great sense of humor, and her posts will make you think! Thank you so much Petro Neagu Author of http://theseamanmom.blogspot.com/ for the Lovely Blogger Award. Another lovely lady who I'm just getting to know, and so glad to be doing so. Her blog is about everyday life with her new daughter and so much more. Please visit her blog too if you have not already. Please know Petro and Unkorna, I would pass these awards on to you both, but of course you have received them already! I don't think there are any special rules for these awards, just link back to the person who gave them to you and say Thank you :) Here are the blogs that I'm passing on these awards too. I enjoy visiting them everyday. If you don't accept awards, that is ok too, just know that I think you deserve them!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Reawaken Our Intention

Hello, Every now and then you come across a saying that really hits you, makes you think about yourself. This one did that for me. I have to find the strength to keep recommitting myself to my goals and or "intentions" in life. No matter how many times I get discouraged, no matter how many times my past comes back to stop me from moving forward. If I don't recommit, I give up, and that was never ever a goal or "intention" that I set out to have in life!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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If we fall, we don't need self-recrimination or blame or anger — we need a reawakening of our intention and a willingness to recommit. To be wholehearted once again. Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention....
Sharon Salzberg

Monday, April 16, 2012

Boston Marathon

Hello, Today is the 116th running of the Boston Marathon, which will be run under tough heat conditions. I am always inspired by these runners who work so hard to achieve their goal of completing it. One of the runners include my brother who was on the track team in High School. Every now and then I say to my brother, who is 54 and still running everyday, we have to go out running together, you need to train me to be a runner! It hasn't happened yet, but maybe someday it will. I feel my daily walks over the past two years have helped to build up the physical endurance I would need to take it to the next level of running. And the one thing I have always noticed about my brother, is that he can eat whatever he wants, as much of it as he want, and he never gains the extra weight! That is truly what I want out of life lol! If your not familiar with the Boston Marathon, here is some facts and pictures from the previous years. It is truly an amazing event to witness every year.
Have a great day,
Janet :)

Competitors who inspire me even more!
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Runners dressed as Forrest Gump, Elvis, Bozo the Clown and the Cat in the Hat have all crossed the finish line

It’s the world’s oldest annual marathon. The event began in 1897 and is said to have been started after the first modern-day marathon was held at the 1896 Summer Olympics. Today it is considered one of the world’s best known road racing events and is one of five Major World Marathons

The current course records are 2:05:52 (men) and 2:20:43 (women)

"Women's Class of 1972"
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Girl power is in full effect! In 2011, a whopping 43 percent of the entrants are female. The ladies must be making up for lost time as women were not officially allowed to enter the marathon until 1972

It can be a heart-breaker. The Boston Marathon is known as being one of the toughest courses in the country. Around mile 16, runners encounter a series of well-known hills that culminate in an almost half-mile long hill called “Heartbreak Hill.” Although the hill rises only 88 vertical feet, the hill is positioned between mile 20 and 21, which is notorious for when runners feel like they’ve hit the wall and are running out of energy

Shame, Shame Rosie!
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In 1980 Rosie Ruiz appeared to win the Boston Marathon but officials later discovered she took the subway and was disqualified

The Boston Marathon receives the second largest amount of media coverage in the world for a one day sporting event, second only to the Superbowl

Extreme weather is is nothing to to Boston Marathon racers. In the 114 runnings here's the worst of it so far:
1961- Snow squalls, heavy wind, temperatures of 39 degrees
1970- Very heavy rain, temperatures in the low 40s
1976- Sunny with temperatures reported to be 96 degrees along the course

I'm sure 2012's Marathon will be added to the list above, with temperatures expected to be in the high 80's, low 90's today!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Funnies

Hello, Happy Friday! Here's a little comedy to start off the weekend. I hope you all have a good one!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)







Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Let's Go Fly A Kite

Hello, Today while I'm off to the the park to fly a kite with my grand kids, I thought I would leave you with a little inspiration!
Have a great day,
Janet :)

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P.S. The grandchildren loved this song too!
which made the day even sweeter :)


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter

From my Family to yours,
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Janet

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Down The Tubes

Hello, Today I just feel like (venting), I mean, sharing my views on some of these so called "Reality Shows". I can't help but search for sources of entertainment to help me escape the doldrums of being unemployed and "Transit Challenged" as I now refer to my ability to get out and about during the day lol! Seriously, some days just trying to catch the bus can be challenging, as the bus drivers like to ride on their own schedule and not that of the public one they are suppose to follow. Anyway, to get back to my vent-views, I just want to know how the executives sit in there offices and decide that these type of shows are going to entertain in any way, shape or form, or has the idea of entertaining us cable paying folks just been lost all together on them?? Pardon me if I'm nieve, but if this is what has become entertainment for the majority of people in this day and age, I would have to say that maybe, just maybe, we are not an over prescribed happy pill generation! That possibly more people, these executives included, could use a happy pill or something to help them remember what happy is, what entertainment is, what TV was invented for. Until cable can snap out of this disgusting, often depressing, rut I'm grateful for the few good shows that are on, and that I have a treadmill to kill some of my boredom on, like a Hamster on it's wheel, with some good music videos!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo
The only good show on TLC, if you watch,
you will be amazed by her gift!
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Hoarders, Buried Alive! This show should come
with a warning: Watching may cause you to break out
in the heevey jeeves, the sensation known as
skin crawling and a severe state of depression!
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I think these people need to ask themselves,
Do I really want to live in a world that I have
to wear gas masks and eat radiated possum??
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My Strange Addiction,
I don't know if "Strange" is the right word for it!
She is addicted to drinking her own urine,
So disgusting I had to black it out!
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Mama’s Boys, a reality show about 30-something
Italian men still living at home with their Mamas!
I think it should be re-titled "Challenged Middle
Aged Men and the Enabling Mothers who love them"!
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Monday, April 2, 2012

Trade Up

Hello, When spring comes around every year, there is a sense of renewal all around us. Yet, we often only focus on the spring cleaning of home, the renewal of nature. I think it's an important time as well to renew our thoughts. After a long or gloomy winter we can find ourselves in a place of negativity. Trading up those negative thoughts for a more positive outlook on life is a good place to begin our spring cleaning!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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Friday, March 30, 2012

I Wanna Be Rich

Hello, Happy Friday! I have spent the morning putting together sets of numbers to play for the 650 million dollar MEGA MILLIONS drawing tonight! Although my chances are slim to none of winning, you can't help but dream on a day like this, that maybe, just maybe, you could be the one to win! Your heart can't help but beat a little faster, while a little bit of adrenaline runs through your body! So here's the typical visions running through my head today! Keep your fingers crossed for me and my family, I figure it can't hurt to ask!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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Happily write checks to charity
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Afford to dress as glamorous
as Kate Moss
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One of the cars I would buy
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Spend most of my days worshiping
the sun and water!
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My first meal lol!
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Most evenings with the hubby
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Our new home in the Caribbean
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Walk Alone

Hello, I hope your doing good today. A reminder from the words of Albert Einstein to be a leader, not a follower!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Falling Free

Hello, Happy Music Monday! Today I downloaded the new album MDNA by Madonna. This track is already a favorite of mine. A beautiful sounding ballad that will move you.
Enjoy!
Janet :)

This is funny, I watch Dr. Drew
just about every night. Check out
his show sometime if you're looking
for answers to human behavior!




When I move a certain way
I feel an ache I’d kept at bay
A hairline break that’s taking hold
A metal that I thought was gold

And pure so sure I’d struck a vein
I wanted you to feel the same
So when you did ignite a spark
Rescue me from all this dark

See our hearts are intertwined
Then I’m free, free of mine
I’m falling free

And see our hearts are intertwined
And then I’m free, I’m free of mine
Deep and pure our hearts align
And then I’m free, I’m free of mine

When I raise a certain wing
And crawl beneath that growing thing
It throws a shadow over time
And keeps yours falling next to mine

Your days were meant to fly and do
I fall and fold mine into you
And what you take is just enough
And what you give is what I love

And when you lift you raise the sail
And then I’m free, free to fail
I’m falling free

Deep and pure our hearts align
And then I’m free, I’m free of mine
When I let loose the need to know
Then we’re both free, we’re free to go

When I lose a certain claim
That tries to know and needs to blame
Whatever river runs aground
It turns my head and washes down

The face of God that stands above
Pouring over Hope and Love
That all of might, and life, and limb
Could turn around and love again

When I let loose the need to know
Then we’re both free, free to go
I’m falling free

I’m falling
I’m falling
I’m falling free

Deep and pure our hearts align
And then I’m free, I’m free of mine
When I let loose the need to know
Then we’re both free, we’re free to go

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Eyes Speak

Hello, When I read this romantic poem today, I thought that it's one of the most beautiful love poems I have ever read, so I had to share it. Now, go share it with your loved one and I'm sure some sparks will fly!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away,
and all the things I want to say, can find
no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope
my eyes will speak my heart.....
Robert Sexton

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Justice For Trayvon

Hello, This is such a tragedy that happened to a family in Sanford Florida. An innocent 17 yr old boy named Trayvon was killed just because he was walking down his street. A victim of what many people believe is racial profiling. Just looking at his picture breaks my heart, I can only imagine how the hearts are breaking for the people who knew him, who loved him. His Parents have started this petition and I really wanted to share it here so that they can get the signatures they need to prosecute the killer of their son. If you could please take a minute to sign this petition it will be deeply appreciated and possibly prevent this from happening again. Please feel free to share it on any social networks that you have too.
Thank you,
Janet

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Why This Is Important

On February 26, our son Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member's home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years-old.

Trayvon's killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest. Zimmerman, the community's self appointed "neighborhood watch leader," called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. But Zimmerman still hasn't been charged for murdering our son.

Trayvon was our hero. At the age 9, Trayvon pulled his father from a burning kitchen, saving his life. He loved sports and horseback riding. At only 17 he had a bright future ahead of him with dreams of attending college and becoming an aviation mechanic. Now that’s all gone.

When Zimmerman reported Trayvon to the police, they told him not to confront him. But he did anyway. All we know about what happened next is that our 17 year-old son, who was completely unarmed, was shot and killed.

It's been nearly two weeks and the Sanford Police have refused to arrest George Zimmerman. In their public statements, they even go so far as to stand up for the killer - saying he's "a college grad" who took a class in criminal justice.

Please join us in calling on Norman Wolfinger, Florida's 18th District State's Attorney, to investigate my son's murder and prosecute George Zimmerman for the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin

Monday, March 19, 2012

Life's Chapters

Hello, I hope your doing well today. I thought I would start the week off with a few words of inspiration for you and for me!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patricks Day Eats

Hello, Happy Friday! I hope your doing good, I am doing great. I got to spend a lot of time this week with my grand kids and my daughter. When I play with my grand kids it reminds me of why I miss my own kids being little. I find children to be so much fun, their spirit's are just full of happiness, always easy to have a laugh with, not like Adults who grow blah as they get older! At least most of the adults I know have! Anyway today I wanted to share some St. Patrick's day recipes I saw on ABC's the Chew. These are a good alternative to the traditional Irish Stew, or you can use the leftover Corned Beef with the Noodle recipe. I'm so glad ABC decided to cancel the Soap Opera's All My Children and One Life to Live and replace them with The Chew and The Revolution. The story lines in the Soap Opera's were getting so absurd, I mean just how many times could the character Dixie die and come back! I think when the show ended she had done that like 3 times already! So when there is not a good trial on Tru TV for me to watch, I enjoy watching those two shows. I'm sure many of you know about them, if not check them out, they are always filled with good recipes and helpful information for everyday living.
I hope you have a great weekend,
Janet :)

Clinton Kelly's Irish Potato and Leek Soup
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Step 1
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Leeks (washed and sliced)
1 Onion (diced)
2 stalks Celery (chopped)
1 clove Garlic (minced)
2 cups Milk
4 cups Chicken Stock
1 Bay Leaf
4 Yukon Gold Potatoes (peeled and cubed)
Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
2 tablepsoons Fresh Parsley (chopped)
1/2 cup Half and Half
In a large stock pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, leeks, celery, and garlic, and cook until all have softened and become fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add the stock, milk, bay leaf, and potatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes. Stir in the parsley and half and half. Allow to cool slightly. In batches, puree in a blender
Step 2
4 slices Country Bread (toasted golden brown)
4 thin slices Irish Cheddar Cheese
To make croutons, preheat broiler and place cheese slices on toasted bread. Broil until cheese is melted and browned in spots, about 2 to 3 minutes
Step 3
1 cup Bacon (fried crisp and chopped into small pieces)
Serve soup with Irish Cheddar Croutons and sprinkled with bacon.

Michael Symon's Corned Beef and Noodles with Cabbage
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Step 1
1 Lb Egg Noodles
Cook egg noodles to package directions
Step 2
1 tablespoon Butter
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Yellow Onion (chopped)
1/2 Head Green Cabbage (sliced)
1 Lb Corned Beef (I believe already cooked)
Salt and Pepper
3 tablespoons Parsley
In a Dutch oven over medium high heat add 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil. Once butter has melted add onion and pinch of salt. Sweat onions for about 2 minutes. Add sliced cabbage to pot and add another pinch of salt. Put lid on pot and cook for another minute. Remove lid and add the beef with pepper, to taste. Add parsley and begin to combine ingredients
Step 3
1 tablespoon Butter
2 tablespoons Grain Mustard
Add remaining tablespoon of butter, noodles, and grain mustard and toss everything together, adding a little of the pasta water if needed. Serve immediately

Lemon Pudding Cakes- Don't forget dessert!
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Batter:
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) Lemon Bits
2 tablespoons lemon powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons buttermilk powder
4 tablespoons melted butter
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
Sauce:
1-1/2 cups hot water
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons lemon powder
1/2 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease six individual 1-cup ramekins
Cake:
Whisk together the flour, sugar, lemon bits, lemon juice powder, baking powder, salt and buttermilk powder. In a small bowl, whisk the melted butter with the eggs and milk. Stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Scoop batter into the prepared bakers about half full
Sauce:
Heat the water and butter until the butter melts. Whisk together the cornstarch, flour, lemon juice powder, and sugar. Whisk the liquid ingredients into the dry until thoroughly combined
Assembly:
Slowly pour the sauce onto the batter, dividing it among the ramekins
Bake the cakes for 25 to 30 minutes, until they’re lightly browned and beginning to shrink away from the edges of the ramekins. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fractured Pieces

Hello, I don't know who wrote this, but I think it is a beautiful way to say accept yourself! I hope you think so too.
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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You have to find a way to collect your fractured pieces, examine them, and then accept them as part of who you are. Spiritual practice is about transformation, but it's also, and more importantly, about working with what is...
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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tom Papa

Hello, I hope your having a good weekend. I love to watch stand up comedians, but then again, who doesn't? It just seems lately the comedians I have watched haven't really made me laugh the way I like to, but that changed this weekend when I watched this guy. Tom is good, give him a listen, you'll be glad you did!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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Tom Papa - Too Much Pressure
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Tom Papa - MyFace
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Tom Papa - Women Have All the Power
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sing My Sisters

Hello, In honor of International Womens Day today I wanted to post about this live event for IWD 2013. There are so many organizations taking part in this event that you can find a cause for women to support, either by donating or signiging a petition or even participating in one of the many events planned for next year. Even if you just share this information through any form of social media, you can help make a big difference in the lives of so many women and children. On days when I begin to feel sorry for my circumstances, not having a job, not being able to drive, I start to think of these women who live in certain parts of the world. Some of them have to walk so many miles just to feed their child some peanut butter milk. I think of the freedoms I have that they don't, and it instantly snaps me out of my own stuff! I think of how lucky I am to live where I do, have what I have, my problems are pale in comparison to some of the other women's issues around the world. So today I am thinking of all the women who have gone on before me and paved the way for a better life for me, my daughter and granddaughter, through sacrifices, be them known or unknown, and I am truly grateful! In the future, when I do get a job I will donate some money to one of these causes, and when I can drive next year, I would like to participate in the event of crossing the bridge that they had here in Boston today. Until then it makes me feel good to in some way, let my voice be heard through this blog!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

Women’s Day Live will be a truly epic event, one so powerful that it will be talked about for decades. People will look back at this day and point out with pride that this was the definitive moment when the tide shifted and the world truly opened up to the cause of women and girls empowerment planet wide. At Live8, the most momentous global media event to date captured our hope and optimism and rallied the world to fight against poverty and lobbied the G8 leaders to make promises on debt relief, AIDS drugs, trade tariffs and education.

NOW is a defining moment for the world to carry through on its promises.

As things stand now, there is little chance of reaching the Millennium Development Goals, for ending world poverty and reaching gender equality by 2015. But change can be lightning fast: Witness the fall of the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall. Become a member of the great generation that had the power to create a better future for the women and children of the world - and did so.

Women's Day Live will be a true testament to the will of humanity, and to the power of music to inspire global action.

Clearly the opportunity is here and the time historic.

Our Mission is to launch a ground-breaking humanitarian campaign to ignite a global movement to make poverty history by empowering women and girls with education and economic opportunity. This multi media benefit platform will generate tens of millions of online sign-ups and actions, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, towards achieving this goal. We will mobilize people worldwide to spark historic new levels of investment in women’s funds to help accelerate the social and economic empowerment of women and girls.

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Womens Day Live from GOOZ Design on Vimeo.

http://www.womensdaylive.com/
http://www.womensdaylive.com/TheCampaign.html

This year's link
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

Annie Lennox & Madonna Sing!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Headed For Sunshine

Hello, Words of encouragement that I needed today. Words worth sharing with any of you who need them as well.
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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"Don't confuse your path with your destination,
just because it's Stormy now, does'nt mean you
aren't headed for Sunshine"

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Little Laughter

Hello, Happy Saturday! I love watching Ellen these days, because without fail, everyday she has something on her show that makes me laugh, and a day without laughter to me is a day without sunshine! So today I thought I would share some of her comedy with you to add a little laughter to your weekend!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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