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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Very Wise Words

I just came across a newspaper clipping that I've been holding on to, but with the benefits of having a blog, I can post and share with you and preserve it for myself without the clutter! "Shelly in Oregon" wrote to Caroline Hax, the author of an advice column Tell Me About It in the Washington Post with these two tips:

1) If something can't be fixed in 5 minutes, then don't mention it. So, for example, if there's an unzipped zipper, parsley in someone's teeth, crumbs on a shirt, it's fair game to bring to someone's attention. Height, weight, stain on clothing, size of nose -- all off limits!

2) Are you gossiping or not? If you're not part of the problem and/or part of the solution, then there is no need to be discussing it with anyone.

Ok, so go forth and behave yourself!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Already?!

I can't believe it's already Memorial Day! May has been a cold and wet month here in D.C. this year (much like last year actually), so it's hard to accept that spring is practically over, and we're just going to hurdle towards the summer already.

This blog has been sorely neglected, but it's about to experience a resurgence because I'm going to have lots of things to specifically report on very shortly. Helen and I continue to work on the recipe books, and I've just become the Crochet Guru on! Now, I know you're asking "Who's Helen?!", "What recipe books?!", and "There's a!" Patience my friends, all of your questions will be answered soon, you just have to come back and visit more often ;-)

For now, just have a fun, relaxing Memorial Day, but be sure to take the time for a moment of remembrance during the day for our service men and women.

Today's Thought: It's strawberry season -- try our Strawberry Gazpacho recipe! You can find it at