Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my one handle bag

The one handle bag.

I ordered some food from this little fast food place.  The young girl placed all my items in the bag, and then I reached for it. At first I didn't notice, until I grab the bag and realized it only had one handle.

I've never seen a bag with one handle, Have you?  Unless their making them now, and I'm not aware of it.

Well, needless to say, we all had a big laugh over it. And I'm just thankful, I didn't reach it by the other side.  It might have spilled all over the floor, and my chicken salad hoagie, would have looked like mush.  Not too appetizing, I'm sure.

So after all the laughing, and talking about the one handle bag, I  walked out with a new bag, and this time it had two handles.

FOREVER YOUNG

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/not what I'm feeling today

It's  hot, hot hot. Now I know that phrase is in a song. Normally I don't mine the heat, it's the humidity that takes my breath away.  And I've had enough of that.

I would just like to enjoy the rest of summer, and leave the humidity out of it. But whose going to tell Mother Nature.  Because if no one else listens to me, why would she.  

So  now I'm too tired to think. And my fingers just don't want to hit the right letters on the keyborad, see what I mean, keyboard.. Therefore, this will be a very short entry.

For FOREVER YOUNG is not what  I'm feeling today.  But there's always tomorrow.

Monday, July 11, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my non-stick frying pan, really?

It's suppose to be a non-stick frying pan, but try telling the frying pan that.  Yes it's easy to clean  the pan, that's true, but that doesn't help the fact, that I just ruined an omelet, and some pancakes because the food stuck, to the non-stick frying pan.

So can I always believe what the labels on a product say? Will it make my life easier as it predicts? How do I know the product really works, unless I buy it, and use it?  

Yes I know,,, I could throw the frying pay away, but for some odd reason I can't.   Because I keep hoping it will surprise me,  That the next time I cook something, it won't stick.  And I will be absolutely thrilled.  Because it  functioned  the way it was supposed to.

Unfortunately, to date,  it hasn't surprised me yet.

Oh yes buying products, and using them is all part of the merry go round of life. Because you as a consumer, were told these products would make your life easier, only to find out it did the opposite.

So I guess for me,  my non-stick frying pan, will always be, one of many challenges. I'll face when buying a new product..

FOREVER YOUNG

Friday, July 8, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/the power of listening

Had a great conversation with my husband this morning. And the one thing we talked about this morning, is the power of listening.

How often do you really listen to someone talk.. Do you tune them out, because you just don't want to hear what they have to say. And you're just tired of hearing them repeat themselves, over and over again.

But did you ever stop to think, that you're missing something. Maybe you just didn't hear it the first ten times, and that person really had something important to say, and you chose not to hear.

Listening is a learning process. It's not something that's inherited or in the genes. It has to be taught. And it should be taught from a very young age.

Because, I believe, listening to someone, just might prevent them from having  low self-esteem. And listening to someone, just might help that person achieve their goals, And listening to someone, just might prevent that person from doing something, that could have consequences.....and listening to someone, just might show that person, you really care about them.

Yes listening is a powerful tool.

So for me LISTENING, will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Thursday, July 7, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/

Had a nice afternoon with my teens. We had a little party out on the pavilion of the library. The only bad thing, it was unbelievably hot.... yes I know summer is suppose to be hot, and I really don't mind hot, but humidity, I do.

But we still had a great time. My teens are the best. They are talented and write extremely well.  And dI wouldn't be surprised if they become famous authors one day.  Hope they remember me.. lol..

Afterwards, went home, put on some comfortable cloths, and rested for a little bit, that is until I had to make dinner.  

Now that dinner is over, I'm sitting on the couch, writing on my blog, and finally relaxing.

Now it's time to say, dear blog, I will hopefully have something more fantastic to say tomorrow, if not, at least it will write something, I'm sure...

FOREVER YOUNG

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/watching Julie/Julia again

I'm watching Julie and Julia, probably for the 4th or 5th time.    

Julia Child made cooking look easy, and lots of fun.  She bought the best produce and meats, and had all the time needed, to make those fantastic meals.

And I for one, might not be the best cook like Julia was, but I've done my share of making good meals. And yes, I've cooked my share of meals that wasn't up to par, but who hasn't.... right?

But let's be realistic. The average woman, after working all day, and taking care of children, just don't have time to make those fantastic meals.   Especially when the price of food is constantly rising. making it  difficult to cook those healthier, and nutritious meals.

That's why fast food places, and making quick meals for dinner, have become so popular.

And Julie, who wanted to be a writer, and became one. She Wrote her blog about her adventures in cooking from Julia Child's cookbook. Proving that she can complete something, she started. And as a writer, I can also relate to that..."It's much easier to start something, then to finish something"  And Lord knows, a writer is constantly starting over and over again.. A writer, is their own worst critic. Their work is never good enough, that's why they have to know when to let go...

Yes the film Julie/Julia is always refreshing to watch, and therefore will always be

FOREVER YOUNG

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/a writer stirs up the pot

Tuesday and the weather promises to be a hot and humid one.

So today I've decided to stay indoors and finish writing that story I've been working on for a couple of months now.  It's only 700 words, but still a challenge because it's about something personal in my life.

When a writer decides to tell their story about certain incidents in their life, it brings back memories some  good, while some are not. And frankly who wants to stir up the pot. But stirring up the pot is what a writer does. They allow their feelings to be exposed. Because someone out there who reads their story, will know if the writer is genuine or not. Regardless if you write non-fiction or fiction.

Readers know when certain facts in your story are right or wrong. After all a writer can't say the Empire State Building is in Washington D.C when it's in New York City.

Writers have a certain responsibility to their readers. Because just like any other artists, they play a big part in society's way of thinking. They can change your mind or not. They can make you a believer or not. they can destroy someone's life,..or not

They can fictionalize a non-fiction situation, and make the reader believe it comes from a  writer's imagination. And most of it does, but still facts do play a big part in stories.   Unless it's Fantasy.  But still I believe even writing Fantasy, there is some sense of truth, in what the writer says.

Yes being a writer, is a wonderful talent to have, and it's also a very responsible one at that.

And that's why I love to write. Because if I can help one person, or one situation, or bring some joy and happiness to the reader, then I've achieved my purpose, and to me that spells success.

Writing for me, will always be, FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, July 4, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/recipe for life

Recipe for Life:

Ingredients

Laughter
humor
smiling

In a large bowl put in some humor
mix a large portion of laughter
then toss it all around
add a touch of smiling to complete the task
then sprinkle it all around you

now you've just made one fantastic dish
for yourself

So whenever life is getting you down
just take out this recipe
and start the process all over again.

Because the recipe for life will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Friday, July 1, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/thank you again...

I just looked at all the posts I've written since the New Year.  There are 155 entries. So far my blog has drawn views from US, Australia, France, Iran, Germany just to name of few.

So thank you for tuning into my blog. It doesn't go unappreciated. If you care to leave a comment, please do so on any of the blogs I've written. And if you want to become a follower, feel free to do that as well.

The last two days I haven't written anything. But will start again at the beginning of the week. So please enjoy this holiday weekend.  Have lots a fun and be safe.

FOREVER YOUNG