Happy Halloween week everyone!!
A little Halloween retrospective… enjoy!!
Can’t wait for this year!
Category Archives: LIFE – Designing 1 — Designing Your Life
Happy Friday everyone!!
I have a long time theory that Friday is the best day of the week!
Friday, for those of you still working a “normal job,” is the day of the week to wrap things up.
People are more relaxed today. You might have time to read or forward some funny emails, there’s chatter in the office about weekend plans and maybe even a bit of “hey! drinks tonight with everyone…are you in?”
People are ready for the weekend. Ready to spend time with family, the kids, work on the house, get outside, sleep in a little, exercise, go to a movie, go on a date, so on and so on.
Friday is even fantastic for those AAA personalities… sending emails, finishing up by noon, sneaking on to Facebook, updating friends, see what’s going on and busily making productive and fun weekend plans. (They never slow down! Lol)
No matter which of these you do on a Friday we all have one thing in common.
It marks the end of a busy work week!
Enjoy today! Reflect on this week!
Do a few things a little different this Friday.
It’s the first Friday of spring.
A season of renewal, rebirth, growth. Nature does it normally and right on time, for itself, every year. Nature recreates itself, creates new growth, changes its form. If you really think about it, makes changes and adapts better to its environment than the year before. (Like for instance a tree)
What will you do with your first Friday of spring???
Spend time with important people in your life?
Clean out that closet or garage that’s been sitting there cluttered forever?
Start something for YOU?
Just a few things to get the old gray matter sloshing around up there in your brain but don’t think too hard today!
Whatever you do, create new space, new thoughts, new room for something bigger and better to come in to your life.
So get out there!
Just do it!
It doesn’t have to be perfect or right… But it’s gotta be something that puts a smile on your face, keeps your spirit up and keeps ya moving forward!
Have an amazing Friday!!!
Family Recipe: What is a Rosette?
Rosette Cookies – A “Generation” Family Recipe*
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg (2 – if a flakier pastry is desired)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour, sifted
oil for frying
Mix the first five ingredients together and then slowly add the flour until the batter is smooth.
Heat enough oil (in a wide pan) to be able to deep fry.
For each rosette follow these instructions:
Dip “batterless” (rosette) iron into the hot oil until the iron is hot.
Dab the iron onto a paper towel – then dip into the batter.
Make certain you — do not — go over the top of the iron! It will run the entire batter.
Dip the “battered” iron into the hot oil — the batter will loosen itself – if you need to, nudge it off with a fork.
When it looks light brown… Turn the Rosette cookie to brown the other side.
When that side is light brown…. remove and drain on paper towels until cool.
Sprinkle with confectioners’ / powdered sugar.
Serve! and Enjoy!
We always know when people sample our cookies…….. by the powdered sugar on their shirts! 🙂 Enjoy!
*This family “generation” recipe was submitted to a local cookbook:
1992 – Ethnic Recipes, Traditions and Customs — St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Compiled by Mary Ann Lipsky
Illustrations and Narrative by Janet Kovalchick (a local artist and dear friend)
Small Drawings Assistant – Robin Gwen Lipsky (age 18)
"A Good Day" – It’s a gift!
This video, featuring Brother David, a highly-respected Benedictine monk, author and spiritual leader, is a BLESSING to all those with “eyes to see and ears to hear.” Look, listen and be inspired by this powerful message on grateful living. Please visit gratefulness.org.
What have you opened your heart to today?
Look at Today as a Blessing!
“That everyone whom you will meet on this day will be blessed by you! By your eyes, your smile, your touch…just by your presence!”
Let it be a good day!
What are you grateful for?
Adventure Days ~ Camden Aquarium – Part 1 – Camden, New Jersey
Went to the CAMDEN AQUARIUM in New Jersey recently!
The Penguins…. outside…
And, Inside….. they are funny!
Then we entered…. the Stingray Beach Club area at the Camden Aquarium, New Jersey —
It’s a Touch Exhibit!! I can actually “touch” a stingray!
Look at the size of them! Pa told me we can go to places and actually swim with them! Like in the Grand Cayman Islands (where Pa and Gamma went), Hawaii, Florida….
There was an area where there were smaller ones…. so neat!
This Adventure Day to Camden Aquarium, New Jersey is —
To be continued…
As we venture on to the Sharks!
Joyful Journeying with Jackson! 🙂
Make Life an Adventure! Start Enjoying Life Today!