Thursday, 1 November 2012

Rekindle the Joy

It is Friday once again.......let us all enjoy a most fabulous weekend.
Rekindle the joy......the red cups are out at Starbucks and so are all of their Christmas things..........
And let the celebrations begin.........'Tis the season to be jolly.

An Asian elephant named Koshik has learned to imitate human speech, using his trunk to vocalize five different Korean words.
In a paper published yesterday the researchers describe how Koshik can mimic the words "annyong" ("hello"), "anja" ("sit down"), "aniya" ("no"), "nuo" ("lie down"), and "choah" ("good"). They claim that his skills could provide insights into the evolution and biology of vocal abilities and learning

Sarah and her Sweetheart Sean

Update from our beautiful family member Sarah

I have to give myself a huge pat on the back tonight. I had an epiphany during my PT class when I asked my therapist if I could ask for a second opinion regarding the doctor's orders about my clavicle. He said of course!! So as soon as I left class I asked my general doctor for the opinion. He said not a problem. Being Thursday, I didn't expect a response until next week. Well, my nurse just came running in with the news that my restriction has been lifted -COMPLETELY!!!! I can now do transfers into things like my bed and a car! I can also start doing all the classes like weight lifting and wheelchair class! This was a great reminder that this is MY body and it's ok to ask questions if I'm not ok with the first answer... IGT

May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need.
Insight from the Dalai Lama!

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Good thoughts for peace in our world, love in our homes, and the spirit of Thanksgiving in our hearts all the days of the year.

And today is All Souls Day
Remembering with love all of our loved ones in Heaven.
Someday we shall meet again and spend eternity forever together.

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
~From the television show
The Wonder Years 

Paul's dear late Mom's 24 hour salad

Paul's late beloved Mother's recipe of 24 hour salad.
This was one of the delicious dishes we had on Christmas day
with our loved ones.

2 TBSP vinegar
3 egg yolks
2 tsp while sugar
1 tsp. margarine
Pinch of salt
2 cups or more, grapes
2 cups tidbit pineapple (drained)
1 cup manderine oranges (the recipe calls for 2 cups but I put more grapes) (drained)
2 cuple marshmallows ( I used more)
1/2 pt whipping cream (nutriwhip...I used the whole container)

Cook egg yolks, sugar, vinegar, margarine and salt in a double boiler (I used a heavy pan) until thick. Let cool. Cut grapes, pineapple, oranges and marshmallows and mix with above. Fold in whipped cream. Let set 24 hours in refrigerator.