Posts Tagged ‘food’

Chocolate will revive you…

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“If you are not feeling well, if you have not slept, chocolate will revive you. But you have no chocolate! I think of that again and again! My dear, how will you ever manage?” – Marquise de Sévigné

Castles in the air…

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“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

I would rather be a superb meteor…

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“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark would burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time” -Jack London

At this moment…

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Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.

- Oprah Winfrey

Ingredients for homemade spaghetti and meatballs

Grab whatever chance you have of happiness…

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“but who can say what’s best? that’s why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. my experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives”
-haruki murakami 

(Quote found via You Are Remarkable)

Think of this life-time as a festival…

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I count it happiness,
Ere we go quickly thither whence we came,
To gaze ungrieving on these majesties,
The world-wide sun, the stars, water and clouds,
and fire. Live, Parmeno, a hundred years
Or a few months, these you will always see
and never, never, any greater things.
Think of this life-time as a festival
Or visit to a strange city, full of noise,
Buying and selling, thieving, dicing stalls
And joy parks. If you leave it early, friend,
Why, think you have gone to find a better inn:
You have paid your fare and leave no enemies

-Menander

A little baking today (coffee cake) – I love seeing all of the ingredients laid out ready to use. You’ll be seeing a few more photos over the next day or so. Have really been in need of a kick in the pants, to be re-inspired. I think part of it is the weather, I definitely am affected by too many cold and dreary days and always get a bit anxious as winter draws to a close. I’m dreaming of warm sun on my face, the lack of a heavy coat, lighter clothing and fresh air. I hope the groundhog was wrong (doesn’t he always see his shadow? I think it’s a crock!)

In the meantime it’s a touch warmer outside, we are doing some rearranging and painting around the house, and my spirits are a little higher with warm baked goods and a home that smells delicious and inviting.

(effect using Dave Jaseck’s Midnight Black action – I love this action!)

I twist my heart round again…

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“And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren’t any other people living in the world”  

-Anne FrankLast diary entry; “The Diary of a Young Girl,” 

Now is wonderful…

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Let’s have a merry journey, and shout about how light is good and dark is not. What we should do is not future ourselves so much. We should now ourselves. “Now thyself” is more important than “know thyself.” Reason is what tells us to ignore the present and live in the future. So all we do is make plans. We think that somewhere there are going to be green pastures. It’s crazy. Heaven is nothing but a grand, monumental instance of future. Listen, now is good. Now is wonderful.  -Mel Brooks

Life always throws you curve balls and I’ve had a few of my own as of late. I’ll be able to explain more in a few weeks but in the meantime, I’ll post as many pictures and try to write a bit (as I get used to the sharing of thoughts in this space).  In the meantime, it’s a good reminder to enjoy the present as much as we plan for the future. Today is precious! Happy weekend!

Distinguishes the living from the merely breathing…

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“The ability to feel fear and keep moving forward distinguishes the living from the merely breathing”

-Nicholas LoreThe Pathfinder

If you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you…

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The Unicorn looked dreamily at Alice, and said “Talk,
child.”

 

Alice could not help her lips curling up into a smile as
she began: “Do you know, I always thought Unicorns were fabulous monsters, too?
I never saw one alive before!”

 

“Well, now that we have seen each other,” said the
Unicorn, “if you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you. Is that a bargain?”
 

 

-Lewis CarrollThrough the
Looking-Glass, ch. VII
, 1872