Archive | May, 2012

A cat will look…

16 May

“A cat will look down to a man.  A dog will look up to a man.   But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal.”

  ~ Winston Churchill

Let us so live…

16 May

“Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”

~ Mark Twain

Willie Mays’…

14 May

“Willie Mays’ glove is where triples go to die.”

  ~ Jim Murray

Happy Mother’s Day…

13 May

In honor of Mother’s Day, rather than post just one favorite quote, I thought I’d offer up a few.  I hope you laugh, smile and get your heart warmed.  Happy Mother’s Day.

A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.

~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher

I wanted to do something nice so I bought my mother-in-law a chair.  Now they won’t let me plug it in.

~ Henny Youngman

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

~ Abraham Lincoln

Mom & Me in San Pedro. Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, one of Heaven’s most beautiful Angels!

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.     

  ~ Jewish Proverb

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. 

  ~ Phyllis Diller

A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. 

  ~ Peter De Vries

All mothers are working mothers. 

  ~ Author Unknown

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men – from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. 

  ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t. 

  ~ Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams


Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. 

  ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

Sweater, n.:  garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. 

  ~ Ambrose Bierce

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn’t have anything to do with it. 

  ~ Haim Ginott

Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. 

  ~ Marilyn Penland

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.  ~ Author Unknown

One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child’s name and how old he or she is.

~ Erma Bombeck


Share everything…

11 May

Share everything.

Play fair.

Don’t hit people.

Put things back where you found them.

Clean up your own mess.

Don’t take things that aren’t yours.

Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.

Wash your hands before you eat.

Flush.

Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Take a nap every afternoon.

When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.

Be aware of wonder.  Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup:  The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die.

So do we.

And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned – the biggest word of all – LOOK.

   ~ Robert Fulghum

 

Some people are like Slinkies…

10 May

Some people are like Slinkies… not really good for anything, but you still can’t help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.

  ~ Author Unknown

Mozzarella-Stuffed Tomatoes

10 May

I first made these appetizers a few years ago when my husband and I threw our first ever stay-at-home; don’t invite anyone over Super Bowl party.  You see, neither one of us are big football fans and since most people we knew would otherwise be busy either throwing or attending parties, we thought we’d make all the food we wanted and stay home and watch the game (really just the commercials) when we wanted and change channel when we felt like it without anyone complaining.  Works for us.  Anyway, this is just one of the many snacks we made…

 

 

I found this recipe for Mozzarella-Stuffed Tomatoes in one of my magazines.  It’s a fun little twist on a Caprese salad but rather than serving it on bread (high in carbs), you can have a bite size appetizer that packs a full punch of flavor.

 

Cherry tomatoes (I prefer to use Campari myself)

Mozzarella, diced

Fresh basil, chopped or cut chiffonade- style

Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

Balsamic Vinegar

Directions: Cut thin slice off top of each tomato.  Scoop out pulp with spoon or melon baller.  Lightly salt inside of tomatoes and set upside down on a paper towel to drain.  In a medium bowl combine cheese, basil, oil, and salt and pepper to taste.  Turn tomatoes right side up and divide cheese mixture into each one.  Don’t be afraid to overstuff.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

We cannot always build…

10 May

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

A man travels the world…

9 May

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.

~ George Moore

You can’t sit on a lead…

7 May

You can’t sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock.  You’ve got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the the other man his chance.  That’s why baseball is the greatest game of them all.

  ~ Earl Weaver

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