Monday, January 31, 2011

Good Bye, Snow Month

Happy Monday,
With love and hugs.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Each moment ends
the instant it begins.
If you do not see this,
you will not see
what is exquisite in it,
and you will
call that moment
Thanks for dropping by!
Happy Sunday!
With love and hugs.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Color is my language.

Have a fun weekend!
With love and hugs.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Flowers and Deep Snow...

...and kind words...

"One kind word
can warm
three winter months."
~Japanese proverb

Enjoy the beauty.
With love and hugs.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I've become blurred
from too much

Hurry up, Spring!
With love and hugs.

Monday, January 24, 2011

How To Paint A Donkey

She said the head was too large,
the hooves too small.
I could clean my paintbrush
but I couldn't get rid of that voice.
While they watched
I crumbled him,
let his blue body stain my hand,
I cried when he hit the can.
She smiled. I could try again.
Maybe this is what I unfold in the dark,
deciding for the rest of my life,
that donkey was just the right size.
~Naomi Shihab Nye~

Happy Monday!
With love and hugs

Friday, January 21, 2011

i think.

i think
everything in life
is art.
what you do. how you dress.
the way you love someone,
and how you talk. your smile.
and your personality.
what you believe in, and all your dreams.
the way you drink your tea.
how you decorate your home.
or party. your grocery list.
the food you make.
how your writing looks.
and the way you feel.
life is art.

Happy Weekend!
With love and hugs
and art.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


"Justice is what love looks like in public,
tenderness is what love feels like in private."
~Cornel West~

Hope your day
is touched with love
and justice
and hugs.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wolf Moon

Just thinking
about Steve Jobs
and tonight's
Wolf moon.

With love and hugs.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


"We all have ability,
the difference
is how
we use it."

~Stevie Wonder~

Happy Ice Day,
With love and hugs.

Monday, January 17, 2011


"Of all the forms
of inequality,
injustice in health care
is the most
shocking and inhumane."

~Martin Luther King,Jr.~

Enjoy your holiday!
With love and hugs

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Golden Hour

Happy Weekend!
With love and hugs.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Nice Stuff.

"Have nothing
in your houses
you do not know
to be
~William Morris~

Happy Friday, Everyone!
With love and hugs

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Different View

“Three quarters of the miseries
and misunderstandings
in the world
would finish
if people
were to put on the shoes
of their adversaries
and understood
their points of view.”
~Mahatma Gandhi~
A Peace Man

Happy January 13th.
With love and hugs.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snowed In

If you're snowed in
and you like to bake,
you're going to love this simple, delicious treat.

It's My Version of "Oat, Pear and Raspberry Loaf"
Adapted from Bill's Open Kitchen

Makes 1- 8+1/2 x 4+1/2 Loaf
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare a loaf pan w/butter;
line it with parchment paper.(if you have it)

Crunchy Granola Topping:
1/4 C rolled oats
1/4 C brown sugar
2 TB all-purpose flour
2 TB chilled butter, cut into small pieces.

Oat, Pear, and Raspberry Loaf:1 C rolled oats
1 C boiling water
11 TB unsalted butter
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C granulated sugar
2 eggs, room temp.
1 Tsp. vanilla extract
Zest of one tangerine (I used an orange)
1+1/2 C all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1 Tsp. baking powder
Few heavy shakes of cinnamon
1 Pear, peeled, cored, sliced
3/4 C raspberries (I used cranberries)

Mix topping ingredients in a small bowl. Rub with fingers until it makes little balls. Set aside while you prepare the loaf.

To make loaf, pour boiling water over rolled oats. Let it sit.
Cream butter and sugars until light and creamy.
Add eggs, one at a time. Mix in vanilla and zest.
Sift flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon over the creamed butter.
Add the oats and half of the pear and mix until well combined.
Spread 2/3 of the batter into your loaf pan. Spread with off set spatula.
Sprinkle with the remaining pear and raspberries (or cranberries).
Smooth the remaining batter on top.
Gently sprinkle the Granola Topping over the loaf.

Place your loaf pan on a rimmed baking pan in case of leaks.
The batter with fill the pan but it's OK!
Bake 1 hour, 10 min.; or until toothpick comes out clean.
Keep in mind that the fruits remain moist.
Cool in pan 10 minutes.

Happy Baking, Happy snow day,
and by the way,
according to "The Huff"
every state in the country;
except for Florida,
has snow today! Even Hawaii.

With love and hugs.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Something's Brewing.

Bring It On!

Happy Tuesday!
With love and hugs.

Monday, January 10, 2011

monday. monday.

and go slowly."

~Thich Nhat Hanh~

Sending love and hugs.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

it's going to be ok....

....'cause out on the edge
of darkness,
there rides a
peace train.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saturday Love

From my heart
to yours!
Have a happy weekend!


Friday, January 7, 2011


Off to a slow start today..
following a fast ending
of yesterday!

A great time in Times Square.
Bar 41 for Miss Pauline!
Happy 25! And many, many more.
With love and hugs

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Twelfth Night

So, Christmas,
we bid you
Good Bye.
You entered rapidly
like a mounting tsunami.
You lingered quietly
amidst sparkling lights
quiet moments,
and smiling faces.
You leave us
with precious memories.
Can't wait
to welcome you

With Gratitude to all
for a beautiful Christmas.

Love and Cheers.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

This Little Light

I'm gonna let it shine.

Be Inspired.
Be Love.

Happy Tuesday!
With love and light.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Just Thinking..

A good book
has no ending.

~RD Cumming~

Hope you find pleasure
in your Monday.
With love and hugs.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Here's to love
and happiness.

From my heart to yours.