Thursday, November 1, 2012


  • Wrapped candies (we like striped starlight mints)
  • Ribbon (red or green)
  1. Take two of the wrapped candies and using ribbon, tie a twisted plastic end of one to an end of the second mint. Continue until your chain has enough candies for your countdown.
  2. Hang your garlands from the mantel or from doorknobs. Each day, untie and eat one piece of candy.

Garam Masala

Fair Warning

 layer of dust 
protects the 
Wood beneath  it.

becomes a home 
 when you can write
 'I love you' on the
 furniture .' 

I used to spend at least 8 hours every

 weekend making sure things were just 
 perfect - 'in case someone came over' 
  Finally I realized one day that no-one 
came over; they were all out living life 
and having fun! NOW,  when people visit, 
I   don't have to explain 
 the 'condition'  of my

 home They   are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and having fun.
If you  haven't  figured this out yet, please heed  this advice. 

Life   is short. Enjoy it! 

Dust if you must  ........ 
  But   wouldn't it be better to paint a picture 
 or write a letter, 
bake  cookies or a cake   and  lick the spoon
 or plant a  seed,
 ponder   the difference between 
want and  need? 

Dust   if you must,   but   there's not much time . . . ...   With   beer to drink , rivers to swim and  mountains to climb  ,   music   to hear and books to read, friends to  cherish and life to lead.   

Dust   if you must,   But   the world's out there with the sun in your  eyes,   the   wind in your hair, a   flutter of snow, a shower of rain.   This   day will not come around,  again. 

Dust if you must 
,    but   bear in mind,   old   age will come and it's not kind. ..... .   
And   when you go - and go you must - you,  yourself will make more   dust!  

Share   this with all the wonderful women in your  life. 
I   JUST DID. It's   not what you gather , but what you scatter that tells what  kind of life you have lived.    

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