Monday Musing, August 14
Hello my friends,
Since it’s inception, my goal for this blog has been for it to be a little escape from all the crazy, hustle and bustle, hurly burly world that we live in…for you and for me. A place for creatives to find a little encouragement and a few good ideas.
A place for me to pour out all the ideas that pop into my mind at all hours of the day; which thrills Terry because now I’m not sitting at the side of the bed the minute he wakes up full of ideas that I need to share with him…I share them with you instead!
I want this blog and its emails to you to be a bright spot in your day…which is all the more important to me in light of the sadness I feel in my country right now. I am not going to dwell, but my heart is heavy.
I keep this quote forefront in my mind:
“Our job on earth isn’t to criticize, reject, or judge. Our purpose is to offer a helping hand, compassion, and mercy. We are to do unto others as we hope they would do unto us.” Dana Arcuri
That being said, I wish for you a happy Monday…and Tuesday…and Wednesday…and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday…until we meet again next week.
I am always on the lookout for easy appetizers.
We have an unusually and delightfully and WET summer…it’s got me thinking Fall already. How about some fall decorating inspiration to get your creative juices flowing?
Are you ready for Fig season?
This past week I shared with you a recipe for Shrimp and Grits from our local Bistro at Topsail restaurant. The restaurant was named one of the 100 most scenic restaurants in America by Open Table. Want to see what restaurants in your state made the list??
I love a good story; this brief biography of Lilly Pulitzer makes me want to read more.
I don’t know about you, but I will take any quotes to help quiet my mind.
Thanks for stopping by today my friends.
This is a little time consuming, but so worth it.
1 lb. breakfast sausage
1 lb. hamburger meat
1 lb. Velveeta cheese
2 loves of cocktail rye bread (The best is the kind that looks just like the large rye bread with the rounded top)
Pre-Heat oven to 350
In a fry pan brown the sausage and drain well
In same pan brown the hamburger meat and drain well
In a pot combine both meats and stir.
Your flame should now be medium low
Add the cheese and stir periodically until melted
While still hot, spread on cocktail rye
Put on cookie sheet and bake for about 30 mins.
Check after about 20 mins. As everyone ovens are different.
It should look golden brown when done
Put on a platter and serve.
These should for a good cheat on your diet.
If you try these, please let me know how you like them. If you want to just sample a small portion then either ½ or ¼ the recipe amounts.
So Hope you enjoy it!
Hey Joy, these look absolutely delicious…and pretty sure my men would love them as well. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this down and I will give them a try.
Wishing you a wonderful day.
Thank you, Lynn, for the encouraging quote. My heart is heavy too. Let’s all go out of our way to help, smile, comfort, call, write a letter, make a dinner for someone who needs it or just for a complete stranger today.
Hi my friend…absolutely! We need to be the change…right? It’s a tough time and we need to do what we can to make it better.
I hope to see you guys soon.
Wow! I just subscribed this weekend, and while I was looking around, I noticed your mention of Topsail. That’s my happy place and has ruined my now adult son in commercialized beaches. I was happy that my youngest son chose to spend his vacation there in the spring. Heaven on Earth!
Small world! Have you been to the Bistro on Topsail restaurant? If not, you do need to treat yourself to the wonderful food AND view. And like you, I very much appreciated the lazy, ‘way it used to be’ feel of Topsail. Seems you’ve trained up your sons well.
Have a fantastic day.
quote from Wild Woman Sisterhood FB page on Aug. 10. I love it.
She Let Go
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of fear. She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely,
without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a
book on how to let go… She didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her day-timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.
She didn’t analise whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.
No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort. There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her.
And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.
Here’s to giving ourselves the gift of letting go…
There’s only one guru ~ you.
―Rev. Safire Rose
Oh, this is just beautiful…and much needed. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this passage down and share it with the rest of us. I will be sharing it as well.
I hope your day is wonderful…and that you gift yourself the gift of letting go…