Truths from the newer ages

~♥~"Happiness is a Do-it-yourself project"~♥~
~♥~"Enough is as good as a feast"~♥~


Monday, November 23, 2015

Updated: Waylon Jennings.. For the love of it! And, a fabulous documentary about WWII Italians and how they saved lives.

I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane....   heehee  I can relate!  Thanks Karen!

To all and sundry: Want something else good for the Heart?
Remember, also, the White Rose Society  resistance fighters in Germany.  Brave kids.  Brave, Brave.......

My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes.

Music Monday: Joe Walsh... "Life's Been Good"

Favorite lyrics:

"They say I'm Crazy but I have a good time.
I'm just looking for clues at the scene of the crime,
Life's been good to me so far"

I've always loved this guy.

Stay sane, every one.  Crazy is way overrated.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lest we forget....

President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, on this day, 52 years ago.  There is one thing he would have done that would have changed just where we sit, in the cross-hairs, today.  I think that's pretty self evident.

WarriorGirl's Blog as Source
Maiden on the Midway

If he'd lived, so much would be different today.  So very much rode on those capable shoulders.

Sunday Stealing

Have a Lovely Thanksgiving Next Thursday all you Thieves!  New to the Thieves?  Use the button on the MEME section to come on over and snag the questions and live  leave a Linkie.  All aboard!!

1. Would you rather be too hot or too cold?
 I'm always too hot or too cold.

2. Would you rather have a cook or a maid?
A maid.  I have a cook and he likes his job.  He's great.

3. Would you rather be the youngest or the oldest sibling?
I'm the oldest and have always liked being the older sister.

4. Would you rather get rich through hard work or through winning the lottery?
The lottery.  Hard work usually means you have to step on other people on the way up.  

5. Would you rather have a 10-hour dinner with a headstrong politician from an opposing party, or attend a 10-hour concert for a music group you detest?
I'd take the music group any day.  Unless it's TEN hours of RAP (!) I would probably like it.  If not,  I could wear noise  cancelling earphones and bring my own tunes.and listen them, while knitting.  Also, I don't want to be within 5 miles of a politician unless it's Elizabeth Warren or Bernie..

6. Would you rather be an Olympic gold medalist or a Nobel Peace Prize winner?
There's no chance for a Gold medal so I pick the Nobel Peace Prize.

7. Would you rather have a desk job or an outdoor job?
 I'd rather be outdoors and far from any city.

8. Would you rather live at the top of a tall NYC apartment building or at the top of a mountain?
A Mountain.

9. Would you rather have Rambo or The Terminator on your side?
Rambo, because I HATE the Governator's Face.  What a freaking SCAM that was!  I'd love to bounce kick that guy and all the people who saddled California with him to the moon!

10. Would you rather be proposed to in private or in front of family and friends?
This is not applicable to me so I'll pass.

11. Would you rather have to sew all your clothes or grow your own food?
I'd like to be able to sew all my own clothes, AND grew all my own food!

12. Would you rather hear the good news or the bad news first?
Give me the good news.  The bad news is going to come anyway so why not be happy when you hear it so you can blow it off as just another day in Hell in the real world.

13. Would you rather be your own boss or work for someone else?
My own boss unless I had a really neat boss on a job.  Some of them are fantastic!

14. Would you rather have nosy neighbors or noisy neighbors?
Nosy.  You see, that sort are easier to shut out andignore if you don't like them that much.

15. Would you rather be on a survival reality show or dating game show?
16. Would you rather be too busy or be bored?
I'd rather be busy.

 17. Would you rather watch the big game at home or live at the stadium?
At home unless it was a soccer game; those are rather nice to attend.

18. Would you rather spend the day with your favorite athlete or you favorite movie star?
I have no favorite athlete but do have some favorite movie stars, so one of them is my pick of the day.

 19. Would you rather live where it is constantly winter or where it is constantly summer?

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Keep on Truckin' Mama, Truckin' those Blues away.....My own Marmalade recipe.. for my records..

The Meyer's Lemons were small, and thin skinned, mostly from surviving the drought.  Poor things.  What I did notice, when the marmalade was fully cooked, was that it was a little more bitter than last year.  Of course, lemon marmalade does have this wonderful taste anyway.  It's a like it or loathe it sort of jam.  UPDATE:  I would cut the cooking times and soak the juice and rind longer, like overnight in the fridge and add about a cup of water for this amount of fruit.  The lemons were small and sere.

Final cooking is done

Average size of the Lemons was 2 inches in diameter
They were tiny compared to the last ones used for batches made before water restriction.

I used three cups juice and rind,
consisting of a dozen lemons and the juice only from three.
Plus the equal amount of three cups of sugar.
So, the cooking time for just the fruit was 15 minutes ( with a stir after seven and half minutes) and after letting the rinds soften in the juice for about 40 minutes just sitting their in the big red pyrex bowl.

Then came the equal part of sugar, stirred in, which was three cups, and another cooking time of 15 Minutes in two segments, with a stir in between.   That same bubble arose at the very end of the cooking cycle so that was fun to watch.  ;o)

This same recipe is good for any mix of citrus fruits, but remember that you need to add a little more juice if you live in drought stricken areas.  Next time I'm making orange and blood orange marmalade because, as I said, you have to have a taste for the lemon marmalade, and the other marmalade is for Christmas Presents.

Re linking the recipe for Lemon Marmalade, Do you want to be a Porpoise?

 The original recipe has been changed a little, but since I printed it out this morning, so as to make some of this delicious stuff, I'll put the newest link  HERE.  I don't add water.  I measure the juice and peel, and put equal parts of sugar after the first cooking.

 THIS is my original page of how the first batches were made years ago, and it worked out well.

Since I'm still recovering the old Bon Vivant path of "Peace and Love", "Live and Let Live" philosophy, I just couldn't figure out how to get back to the original link to change it.  Sorry!

I'm still in a frightful mood.  Just doing the best I can Gals and Guys!  The newest developments on the international front?   I'm not even reading about them.  A broken heart is just numb to the world.

This feels like being lost at sea.  I'm wishing I could be a porpoise!

But then, even they are having a hulluva time too, as the almighty dollar has a way of winning out in the end.

What is a human soul, finding itself in the weak and mortal body of a woman, to do?
Well, I'm making marmalade.

Kisses!  ~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~