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Archive for July, 2012

The little things… day 14


 Promise little and do much. ~Hebrew Proverb 

I’m grateful for…
The hope a promise can bring, the good ones that were fulfilled, the bad ones that failed, the life  that emerges from well-intended ones.

I’m letting go of…
Making too many promises that I feel is “fixing” the situation at hand.  Promises are like little packages of dynamite, that if not handled properly – it can explode and hurt you and everyone else around it.

My daughter’s getting married next week!  It’s bitter-sweet, but I am so blessed she found a wonderful man who is her best friend and he simply adores her.  In one week, they will be promising their lives to each other and my child will now add “Wife” to the list of who she is. 

One day, she will add “Mom” and I am eager to be “Lola” (This is what Filipinos call their grand mothers).  She promised to have one within four years and I promised to spoil them as soon as they arrive.  So many promises! 

With all the preparation for the festivities and family coming into town, I will not be posting for the remainder of the month.  We Filipinos like to celebrate before, during and after weddings, then I will need to recover for a few days.  I will miss you all but I will be back in August.  I hope you’re all having a great summer so far, take care!

The little things… day 13


 As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.   ~Audrey Hepburn


I’m grateful for…
The use of my hands.  With it, I can hold my husband’s hand when we go for walks… paint my daughter’s toe nails, while she paints mine… make a feast, toast to life and hold a wine glass… unwrap chocolate… caress a baby’s soft cheek… comfort a friend… close a business deal… take pictures… draw… paint… create… give… I can keep going!

I’m letting go of…
Taking my hands for granted and take care of it better.

It’s amazing how much value you find something to be when you think about what it would be like without it.

Snack Wrap

I haven’t blogged a recipe lately, so I thought I’d share one of the family favorites.  You can do this for an afternoon snack or even for a meal.

Ingredients: Patties (Beef or turkey), Buttermilk ranch dressing, green leafy lettuce, parmesan cheese and medium soft taco flour tortilla.

Prep: Boil or grill the patties, add spices and seasoning to flavor.  Cut in half and set aside.  We use the sun-dried tomato flavored turkey patties so no extra seasoning is added.  Wash and dry the lettuce, then cut off the bottom so all you have left are mostly leaf.

To make:  Lay the tortilla flat on a plate.  Place two pieces of lettuce on the tortilla.  on top of it, place the two halves of the patty.  Drizzle some ranch dressing.  Sprinkle some parmesan cheese.  Roll it up and enjoy!

You can get creative, it’s a very simple dish to make and is one of those dishes that can be healthy and the kids will still love it!



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