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Care to share one kind thing you will do for yourself or another tonight or tomorrow?

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I did this a while back and many folks responded, thought I would try it again ... 

I'll start ...

for myself:  I am going to lock myself in my art studio for one hour and tell my husband and my son that no matter what they must fend for themselves.

for others:  I am taking my Cavalier Spaniel therapy dog to the local hospice.

Cynthia

 

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.

John23
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Kind things…… and respect for one another.

 

 

I promised I would engage in wild sex on this fine night, and let all hell break loose.

 

My wife agreed to leave me alone for ½ hour, or until I was satisfied.

 

 

Life is what you make it (or not).

 

John

 

(I am resolute) 

 

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ok John ... I demand you tell me what real kind thing you will do for yourself or another!  Own up to it ... I sense you are a sweetheart behind all that dry wit. -- Cynthia

 

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

jen2012
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Ha! Makes me wonder about these "herbs" you are taking John...

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share something! ... Smile

jen2012
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Ok...i painted my toe nails tonight in hopes that spring would get here finally and I could wear flip flops!
For someone else...im trying to stay awake long enough for the dryer to finish so everyone can wear what they want tomorrow. Also looking up those cds Mags mentioned on Ann's post for the Easter bunny to bring my husband. Wish she had a "clean your bedroom" one for the kids.

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and I am all for it because we just had another snow shower in Michigan yesterday. Maybe you could make your own subiminal tape for your kids and secretly place it in their rooms at night! lol ... clean your bedroom ... cleanliness is next to godliness ... clean rooms, happy mom ...  -- Cynthia

 

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

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Did I tell you that the herbs can be smoked also?

 

(where’s my zig-zag?)

 

Be well!

 

John

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I am in charge of making a cake for my niece's birthday on Sunday.  She's requested German chocolate cake, like grandma used to make.  My mom died in November, and her cake was a unique version, not the standard recipe.  So at the moment I am digging through a bazillion recipes to find the handwritten note card my mom gave me many years ago with that dang recipe on it.  AA

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will be a HUGE hit at the hospice, Cynthia.  So kind of you to do that.

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hospice.  It is just an extremely heartwarming experience to see folks calmed by petting him.  Something happens also ... the nurses say some who are rather silent open up a bit more. He must be extremely clean though and so that is first on my agenda today.

Hey, between you and Mike (thxmiker) I think we have some foodies!  I want him to cook me dinner and you to bake the dessert. -- Cynthia

 

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

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let's see, at this time of year I would probably make a lamb stew, with lots of red wine, fresh rosemary and garlic.  Serve it with a nice salad (made one recently with grapefruit segments and radish, which sounds weird, but was good) and a crusty loaf of french bread (plenty of butter and garlic-infused olive oil on the side).  Then that lemon-raspberry cake for dessert.  I offered to cook for Craig on another thread, so maybe this can be "his" meal.  Would have to figure out an extra dish for the vegetarians, I guess.  But I would love to do a big dinner!  Way beyond my capacities these days, but maybe in the future...and if anyone from the board makes it to Seattle, I'll find the energy!

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My mother-in-law died last nov and we've been in charge of all those family recipes! Funny thing is we've been taking over the holiday cooking from her for many years...and every year she'd change the recipe a little. Drove us crazy! :)
Hope the cake comes out awesome.

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Practiced in the living room.

Bought new shampoo to try and moisture to my fine now thinned dry hair!

Who knows what's next???

Ate my brussel sprouts, salmon and drank lots of milk at supper time

Not too exciting.....lol. but nourishing :-)

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the therapist i like is Belleruth Naparstek.....i have an audio CD called Relaxation and Wellness.....just looked at amazon and there is one specifically for cancer.....they seem to be around $16.oo.....very very relaxing....i used mine after surgery every day in the afternoon and i would fall into a deep sleep.

I have started something at the Y called aquafit.....basically it is a bunch of old ladies jumping around in a pool listening to old rock and roll music.  It is fun....gotta be some benefitUndecided the ladies are super nice and i like going ....

 LOVE brussel sprouts.....

mags

jen2012
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Thanks Mags! She also has a surgery one....may get both. I also just got a groupon offer for reflexology...EB doesnt usually bring anything for mom and dad...but maybe this year he will. Have fun at the Y.

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is awesome, imo.  Our feet really take a beating, when you think about it, and most of us don't pay much attention to them.  Reflexology is next on my to-do list, waiting for it to come up on Groupon or Living Social though.  Too pricy otherwise!

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as I have been thinking of adding that to my husband's wellness therapies now that he has moved past chemptherapy to comfort care.  I am going to check out these tapes on Amazon.   Aquafit sounds like great fun -- old rock and roll music and good company and warm water.  -- Cynthia

 

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

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exercise and healthy food!  

Conditioner trick I used on my husband's hair after it grew back in unruly after Irenotecan: 1/2 mashed ripe avocado - 1/2 tsp olive oil - 3 drops lavender or rosemary essential oil. Combine ingredients and apply to hair. Leave on for at least 10 minutes, then rinse.

Cynthia

 

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

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Well, I'm currently trying my darndest to keep three people here employed.  :(    Sequestration is now really begining to take hold - we've had to lay off over 15 people in the last three days.  :(     Yeah, don't we all just LOVE our politicians!!!

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thinking I am going to hear some great guitar rift or something ... I am wrong ... right? -- Cynthia

 

We're merely one tree with various types, shapes and sizes of leaves that all wave differently in the breeze.

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My wife asked me to take her to an expensive dinner.  I told her let's get in the truck and go. I took her to the gas station and filled up, bought her a corn dog and a slushie.

 

I think she is still mad at me.....

 

Best ALways,  mike

 

Actually, she made us a wonderful dinner. Satay Pork Tenderloin with Asparagus, and a nice salad.  I get the pump off in a couple of hours.  I will make Sushi tonight for dinner. 

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Funny story Mike :)

Do I remember a post where you said you make your own graham crackers?   The baby has taken a liking to them and I'd love to be able to make them and not feed him the boxed ones.

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Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 24 graham crackersChange Servings

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour


  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour


  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar


  • 1/3 cup honey


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup milk

 
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Directions

  1. Sift together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine, brown sugar and honey until light and fluffy. Stir in the sifted ingredients alternating with the milk and vanilla. Cover dough and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Divide the chilled dough iinto quarters. On a well floured surface, roll the dough out one quarter at a time iinto a 5x15 inch rectangle. Divide into rectangles using a knife. Place rectangles ointo ungreased cookie sheets. Mark a line down the center of each one, and prick with a fork. For a cinnamon flavored cracker, sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar mixture before baking.
  4. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

 

 

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This is the link to All Recipes:   http://allrecipes.com/recipe/honey-graham-crackers/

 

Alton Brown gave me the idea.  I did like this recipe better.  I added 1 more teaspoon of vanilla. (normal for me)

I also rolled out between two sheets of parchment paper and then the bottom parchment and cookie dough on a cookie sheet into the oven.    Be sure to roll out very thin.  They do gain a little air in the oven. 

 

I have been making these and giving to neighbors.  A big hit in the neighborhood.  From start to finish in 30 minutes.

Best Always,  mike

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