And even MORE family time…just can’t get enough!  🙂


A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.  

Leonard Bernstein, The New York Times, 30 October 1988

I wonder if the same thing can be said about conservatism?


This week is:

National Engineers Week

Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week

National Entrepreneurship Week

National Future Farmers of America Week

National Justice for Animals Week

National Pancake Week

February 19, 2012 is…

National Chocolate Mint Day

WOW.  I really appreciate each of this week’s weekly celebrations….SO MUCH to celebrate.


Oh, this book is so super cute!

Just Like You

By Jan Fearnley

Wee One, you are VERY SPECIAL…


Such a classic.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Sung by Lisa Loeb and Elizabeth Mitchell

To download “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” sung by Lisa Loeb and Elizabeth Mitchell, click below:

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star


Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!When the blazing sun is gone,
When there’s nothing he shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, through the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!In the dark blue sky so deep
Through my curtains often peep
For you never close your eyes
Til the morning sun does rise
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

To download “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” sheet music for piano and voice, click here; for the easy piano sheet music, click here.

The perfect lullaby.


Chocolate + mint.  Yum!

Chocolate Mint Pixies from Shared Sugar

This is a great site…I mean, how wonderfully artistic is this picture?  I’d like to try this recipe for Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart.


February 19: A fruit of grapes (aka grapefruit!)

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I think Wee One may be getting the hang of this activity…

SO big!

We say her name, followed by “…is SO big!”, and raise her arms up.  FUN!


Oh, Downton Abbey, how I love you so!

Dining After ‘Downton Abbey’: Why British Food Was So Bad For So Long by Maria Godoy


Before the war, Britain had a robust food culture. As cookbooks of the era attest, middle and upper-class cooking standards were actually quite high, Day says. “Some of it was very technically dazzling and difficult to do.”

Cooks and their assistants, he says, were often highly skilled at very advanced cuisines. Take, for example, the “fancy ices” that were all the rage at the end of the 19th century. Ambitious cooks would use specialized copper and pewter molds to create elaborate ice cream delicacies in the shapes of swans, doves, even asparagus — all without the benefit of modern refrigeration.

Do you have a favorite type of cuisine?


Wide-Stance Squat


Targets:  Inner thighs

(A) Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and toes pointed out to 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock.

(B) Slowly lower for two counts into a squat position. Hold the squat for one count, then straighten your legs for two counts to go back to the starting position.


The Mister made a spaghetti and meatball dinner tonight for everyone….SOOOOOO good!

Ah…I just have to say it again…SO GOOD!


Warning: Do not visit this site while hungry!

Scarletta Bakes

This site has some MOUTWATERING recipes…especially if you like baked goods!!

Dulce de Leche Sheet Cake from Scarletta Bakes

I should mention….this site has more than just baked good recipes, so even if you don’t have a big sweet tooth, I still urge you to head on over to look at the recipes!


How would you define “conservative” and “liberal”?

For those of you with tomorrow off for President’s Day, I wish you a wonderful extra day of “weekend”.  For those of you heading back to work, wishing you a wonderful Monday!