16 September, 2010

Celebrating...National Guacamole Day!

Today is National Guacamole Day...Happy National Guacamole Day!! I guess it makes sense to celebrate guacamole since we are in the midst of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and guacamole is traditionally a Hispanic dish.

I must admit that I am not a big guacamole fan. I can take it or leave it. But from what I understand about it, guacamole is (or should I say can be) one of the more healthy condiments or dips you can eat so I thought I'd share some guacamoole recipes. I went to the Hass Avocado website and wow...they have a ton of info and recipes!!

Click here to see a bunch more guacamole recipes (very interesting combinations!)

So grab some avocados and the rest of the ingredients and some tortilla chips (or whatever else you have) and celebrate guacamole!!

Luv ya!!


14 September, 2010

Celebrating...the Moon

Photo taken from www.apod.nasa.gov Saguaro Moon by Stefan Seip

I have a friend who is celebrating her birthday this week and in her honor, I thought I'd celebrate the moon. She is definitely a moon fan and often captures beautiful pictures of the moon rising over the lake her in Chicago. Today the moon enters it's first quarter so I thought today would be a good day to celebrate the moon.

My favorite time to see the moon is just as it's rising over the horizon before it starts climbing in the sky. It's so big and mysterious and beautiful and it just lights up the night when the sky is clear.
If you are more interested in the phases of the moon and more scientific information about the first quarter, I think Wikipedia has a nice article. But if you're just like me and just like to look up in the sky to appreciate the moon's beauty, that's okay too.
So tonight, take a look up into the clear, evening sky and celebrate the moon!
Luv Ya!!

08 September, 2010

Celebrating...the comfort of a teddy bear

Woke up this morning to a cool, crisp, bright, sunshiny day---and it was wonderful!! Although some people aren't yet ready for Autumn to start, I have had more than enough of summer and welcomed the breeze as it floated through the house. It made me smile and burrow down under the cozy comfort of my sheets. And I immediately remembered the days when I would awake with my teddy bear tucked under my arm.

I have always loved dolls and teddy bears and always, even to this day, kept a nice collection of them. I love all kinds of teddy bears, new fluffy ones, old-fashioned scruffy ones and everything inbetween. But there was one special one.

I loved MY teddy bear! His name was David. (No, this pix is not my David.) I got him in 6th grade and he saw me through my college years and a little beyond. Now David was a rather big teddy bear, but there was always room for him when I snuggled 'neath the covers on a crisp, Fall day. He was always there with his big brown eyes and his open arms whether I needed a hug, a smile, a shoulder to cry on or someone to tell my secrets to. He was there to share in the good times and to comfort me and let me know that everything would be okay.

David brought me happiness and this morning reminded me of times past when he was my best buddy. He has since moved on to that big stuffed animal kingdom in the sky, but the times we shared will always be remembered. And as I snuggle underneath the covers, I smile and remember the cozy comfort of my teddy bear.

Celebrate the things that bring you comfort!

Luv Ya!!

04 September, 2010

Celebrate...with one last summer hurrah

Can you believe that that Labor Day holiday weekend is already upon us? It seems as if it was only a few posts ago when we were celebrating the start of summer! Okay...it really was a few posts again since it seems that I took most of the summer off from blogging. But seriously...now is the time for that one big, last hurrah. Summer is slowly slipping away. Gone are the days (in my neck of the woods anyway) when it didn't get dark until almost 9pm. When you look up at about 7:30pm now, it's almost dark. That means that it's time to break out that favorite pair of sandals for one last wearing...crank up the bbq grill for one last summer party...squeeze out the last bit of suntan lotion and slather it on...grab that blanket or lawn chair and lay out and soak up the sun one more time!

It's been a great summer!! Bright, sun-shiny days, warm nights with cool breezes, high temps and not too much rain. Don't forget to make mental notes of all of the summer fun...soon we'll be celebrating the memories of these last glorious days of summer!!

Have a GREAT Labor Day Weekend!!

Luv Ya!!

02 September, 2010

Celebrate...the little things

A friend passed an email on to me which contained a message that I thought was perfect for today. And it shows that the little things, no matter how annoying they may seem, deserve to be celebrated.

Enjoy the message and celebrate the little things!!
Luv Ya!!

The ' L I T T L E ' Things

As you might remember, the head of a company survived
9/11 because his son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn't go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.

One of them
Missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.

Car wouldn't start.

One couldn't
Get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work
But before he got there, he developed
a blister on his foot.

He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..

Now when I am
Stuck in traffic ,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone ...
All the little things that annoy me.
I think to myself,
This is exactly where
God wants me to be
At this very moment..

Next time your morning seems to be
Going wrong,

You can't seem to find the car keys,
You hit every traffic light,
Don't get mad or frustrated;
It May be just that
God is at work watching over you.

May God continue to bless you
With all those annoying little things
And may you remember their possible purpose.

01 September, 2010

Celebrating...2 years!!

Happy Anniversary On The Occasion of Celebration!! It's been 2 years since this blog started. And despite the frequent "vacations" (defined as lazy periods when I just didn't or decided I was too busy to write) I've taken, I have really enjoyed blogging! But since today is not only the anniversary of the blog, but also the anniversary of my birth (and Stephanie's birth too), I am rededicating myself to making this blog bigger and better than ever! We've got a new look and hopefully a few understanding followers who will continue to hang in with us with our celebrating!

So today...join us in celebrating two years of celebrations.

Celebrating celebrating!!

Luv Ya!!