HAPPY FRIDAY!

Mother

Greetings and happy Friday!

PICTURE LINE UP:

#1

I would totally agree!  This title caught my eye and couldn’t resist putting it in today.  And, yes, pic of book is upside down on purpose.  Ha!

#2

Shadow play – on my 3 mile walk today

#3

Little tiny peek-a-boo rainbow on my wall!  Happiness
Cool thing about the framed picture — My great Aunt Beth went to the Louvre Museum (France) and gifted me this poster years ago – as in many years ago.  I had it framed and it lives with me on one of my walls.  Early Picasso…

#4

Well – got a little involuntary garden action going on in my kitchen.

Dear Annie – she’s so centered with her thoughts.

Recipe – let’s make a killer hot sandwich, shall we?

5 songs to listen to – hope you have time…

As always, I am so grateful that you’re here hanging out today!

5 For Friday February 24
5 For Friday February 24 | Shadow Play
Little tiny peek-a-boo rainbow
5 For Friday February 24

QUICK QUESTION

ON WHICH TOPIC DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF AN EXPERT?

DEAR ANNIE
BY ANNIE LANE

IS IT TOO LATE TO NOW SAY SORRY?

Dear Annie:

I’ve noticed that you often, if not always, tell your readers to try counseling.  I thought it might be helpful if your readers heard from a believer.

I spent some time in counseling during the late stages of my marriage and the early stages of my divorce.  The best part of counseling for me was that no matter what I told my therapist, I knew she had heard worse from someone else, so I wasn’t embarrassed to tell her everything she needed to know to help me.  She was not invested in my real life, so she wasn’t predisposed to picking sides, like what happens when you vent to a family member.  You can tell them everything.  She listened and walked me through the process of accepting my faults and encouraging and cheering me on when I made good choices.

Sadly, as it sometimes happens, she left the practice that accepts my insurance.  I was scheduled with a new therapist, but I didn’t like her, so they moved me to another therapist.  I didn’t realize switching was an option if I didn’t click with my appointed therapist.  I kept changing until I found one I was comfortable with.  I’m sure there are others who don’t know they can change either.  When I eventually stopped going to counseling, I took the basic tools I learned with me — coping skills, grounding techniques, the knowledge that sometimes I need to make myself get off the couch but sometimes it is OK to cry.  My time in counseling was short.  The list of basic tools I took away from it is endless.   — A  Believer

Dear Believer:

Thank you for your perspective.  Oftentimes, people expect counseling to be an automatic cure-all, and they are disappointed when they don’t have immediate “breakthroughs.”  As you say in your letter, sometimes it takes a hefty amount of work to even find the right therapist.  Once that happens, it takes even more work to identify your obstacles and build the skills to cope with them.

My message to readers is to push through that frustration.  If you want to make a change, you will have to put in the work.  The payoff will be priceless.

THE SPUR

This hot melt sandwich was a big winner with customers at Hippie Cowboy.  If you have a panini machine – awesome.  If not, do it grilled cheese style in a skillet.  Will be wonderful either way!

ASSEMBLE SANDWICH

  • Thinly sliced deli ham
  • Crispy cooked bacon
  • Mayo
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Cream Cheese, softened (room temp sort of thing)
  • BBQ sauce of choice
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Thin sliced, ripe tomato
  • Good quality artisan sourdough bread (or you choose what you like best)

Gently spread cream cheese on both slices of your bread

  • Add Mayo on one half
  • Place deli ham on one half
  • And the cooked bacon
  • And the Swiss cheese
  • Squirt on a little (or a lot – preference) BBQ sauce
  • And thinly sliced red onion
  • And tomato slices

Panini it or toast in a skillet

When toasted to perfection – take sandwich out and add a slice of lettuce.

Close sandwich.  Cut in half.  Serve with a handful of favorite chips.

Ta-Da!

MUSIC FOR YOUR EARS

KEEP YOUR FACE TOWARD THE SUNSHINE, AND SHADOWS WILL FALL BEHIND YOU

HAVE A GRAND WEEKEND!

6 replies
  1. Jeanette says:

    Love the cover picture!
    Just my thought about counseling. Me and my husband (Fred) decided to go to counseling and after several visits and a lot of discussion they suggested we get a divorce. I never thought that would be their option. 😂 Kinda funny now that I think back on it. We stayed together because we were soulmates and even though he is gone I still love him with my whole being! We were married for 52 years and together for 55.
    Loved the music and the upside down picture and all the rest. Looking forward to this week.
    Oh and I have got to try those sandwiches. Making’ me hungry!

    • Cheryl clarson says:

      Hi Jeanette –

      Soulmates. Indeed. Super special when we find each other. 55 years – awesome!

      Thank you for your kind words and friendship. And so appreciate you reading Daymaker Readable Art. You’re a Daymaker for sure.

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