My friend Sharon brought these as part of our dessert on Easter. They are one of the best chocolate cookies I have ever had. You can get the recipe here: http://www.food.com/recipe/chocolate-cottage-cheese-cookies-212364
Allow me to introduce Alissa. Among other things, her name means, “Great happiness.” She is almost 16 weeks of age now and already has a number of commands under her belt. She is a very sunny little girl with that sweet Labrador demeaner. Even when she is being a bit of a dickens, she isContinue reading ““Great Happiness” is a Yellow Lab”
If you read through my blogs, it might become evident that I have a passion for building community. Strong towns and neighborhoods are crucial for our well being, especially now, when prejudice, threat of deportation and the possibility of having vital services cut loom so darkly. That has inspired the following: Coming together as citizens;Continue reading “Community”
Another year is coming to an end; Many words have been shared; But this one thought I leave with you my friends: All joy, peace, hope, love and care Be yours, Now and always.
The soothing warmth of sunshine; Music that fills my soul; Interesting conversation That leaves me happy and full. Caresses of affection, Tangibly and in word; One who carefully listens, So that I know I am heard. Mysterious adventure; Unanswered questions tease; Call me to deeper places; Such things inspire me as these.
When it gets cold, We need ways to get warm; That make us feel cozy And safe from a storm, With sweaters and blankets, Hot coffee and such; Conversation and stories; A friendly touch. When the wind howls Piling snow into drifts, We’ll seek refuge inside, With mugs that we lift, ButteredContinue reading “HAPPINESS INSIDE”
Hamburger gravy Over mashed potatoes; A green salad on the side And peach crisp for dessert. Those who share this meal, Seated at the table, Are sharing news and stories; comfort is friendship, too.
Children playing in the sandbox; Swinging as high as they can, “Come push me!” Dogs running, sniffing and barking; Leaving eloquent replies, “I was here!” Picnic tables filled with goodies; Friends on benches visiting, “Lovely day!” Evergreens swaying in the breeze, Humming mysterious songs, “Whoooosh!”
The Seeds were planted months ago, After clearing the ground and tilling the soil. At first, it seemed that nothing was happening; Then, green shoots appeared, Growing into plants, And finally, bearing fruit But the fruit was small, hard and green It was sour with no flavor whatsoever. Then, as rain, sun and fresh airContinue reading “THE BOUNTIFUL HARVEST”
The house is quiet after a busy day. I sit alone on the sofa, Reflecting as I listen to the clock in the kitchen; Tick, tock, tick… Priscilla, my cat, Joins me at the other end of the couch by my feet. She purrs with contentment; A soft, rhythmic sound. Friends, family andContinue reading “EVENING”