HAPPY ENTERTAINMENT + INSPIRATION + LAUGHTER + RECIPES for Casual Living
Hello Friends and Welcome Monday!
How was your weekend?
Check out the dozen I found for today.
The flower gigantic murals are so beautiful!
And the time lapse of a lightning storm is incredible. Lightning intrigues me – but I don’t wanna be out in it. Admire from a far sort of thing.
Sour cream and onion popcorn! Pretty sure I’ll put a movie on soon and sit and watch + make the popcorn so I can say I did. What a cool recipe idea.
I’m a big fan of noodles + heavy cream + cheese = Fettuccinie Alfredo recipe. Well, there’s asparagus in it. Makes it a little healthier, yes?
On my list to do on Wednesday for my birthday. Looks simple and delish!
11 once-beloved things that are all but gone … indeed. I have memories (pretty sure my sisters will agree) of Sunday afternoon drives.
Our mom would call out, “Girls, get in the car. We’re going on a drive to see nature’s beauty.”
We’d pile in the car and our mom would drive to Red Lodge or some other beautiful place near and she would exclaim, “Oh! Look at the leaves changing colors. Or look at the leaves just coming out on the trees with springtime. Aren’t they magnificent?”
We’d look out the window of the car and dutifully nod in agreement.
I appreciate those memories now more than I did back then.
I need to call my mom and tell her that I remember and it is cool remembering. Thanks, Mama.
Paul Harvey’s story is super interesting. I didn’t know. Bet it’ll be a surprise to you, too.
The Mule story is … wonderful.
Always, always – grateful for your time hanging out with Daymaker today. And sharing your thoughts and memories. Super valuable.
Here’s the line-up:
- incredible time lapse captures a lightning storm – AWE-MAZING
- Street artist Flower murals – super huge and beautiful! Round of applause for these pieces
- Sizzling Ginger steamed fish recipe – yummo
- Fettuccinie Alfredo with Asparagus – I’m IN!
- POPCORN! Sour cream and onion – One handful at a time while watching a riveting movie at home
- DOUBLE chocolate chip zucchini bread – Hello Zucchini bread taken to the finest chocolate lover’s level
- Olive fan – or olive oil user? Check out this astounding “still standing” 3,000 year old tree – and it’s not the oldest! Read the article – super interesting
- 6 foods that NEVER expire – great to know
- 3D animation comparing the scale size of critters across the spectrum – FASCINATING
- 11 once-beloved long term American traditions that are all but gone … True and Big fat boo
- Young honey bees do the “waggle – dance” … just so cool – the why and how its performed!
- Paul Harvey – Bartender President … guess who?
DEVELOP A BACKBONE NOT A WISHBONE
This parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule …
And the story goes:
This old mule fell into a farmer’s well.
The farmer heard the mule braying or whatever mules do when they fall into wells.
After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth the trouble of saving.
So the farmer called his neighbors together and told them what had happened and enlisted them to help haul in dirt to bury the old mule in the the well and put him out of his misery.
Initially, the old mule was hysterical!
As the farmer and his neighbors continued shoveling dirt on his back, a thought struck the old mule:
SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP!
This he did, blow after blow. “Shake it off and step up … shake it off and step up … shake it off and step up.”
He repeated to encourage himself.
No matter how painful or afraid he was or — distressing the situation seemed — the old mule fought panic and just kept on SHAKING IT OFF AND STEPPING UP.
It wasn’t long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped triumphantly over the wall of the well.
What seemed like it would bury him actually helped him.
All because of the manner in which he handled his adversity.
We can choose to face our problems and respond positively. And find our way out of a “well” of a problem.