Chicken Fried Rice #48in48 #15

So this is what it looks like on the recipe photo: Ingredients 2 tablespoons Pure Wesson® Canola Oil 2 pkgs (8.8 oz each) fully cooked original white rice 1 can (8 oz each) La Choy® Sliced Water Chestnuts, drained, chopped 1 cup chopped cooked chicken 3/4 cup frozen peas and carrots 3 tablespoons La Choy® Soy Sauce 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 cup Egg Beaters® Original Directions Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, squeeze sides of rice []

Fort Sill Sport Parachute Club #48in48 #15

While Renau and I were adventuring in Canaan Valley, we stopped at an old second hand store that was packed with interesting tidbits.  One of those tidbits was a jacket patch for a Parachute Club located at Fort Sill Ok. I thought about keeping it as it was an interesting conversation piece. But then I thought it would be a nice gesture to reach out to the club and offer to send it to them for a memory piece.  And as acts []

Giving Thanks (x5) #48in48 #13

It being the week of Thanksgiving, I am reflecting on the things I am most grateful for.  For my personal history blog (that should have been posted during my busy weekend – oops) I am touching upon five of those that I am most thankful for: 1  The Bobert.  I am always thankful for Husband.  He is amazing. But this year, I am more thankful for him than ever.  He has been amazing (no surprise).  He sat at my bedside after my surgery.  []

Morning Paragraphs #48in48 #8

This morning I sit here and contemplate the restlessness of our nation.  I find it fascinating that carrying a weapon is considered Patriotic while exercising your right to peaceful assembly is not. I liken it to those who quote the Bible for their own purposes, the quoting of Amendments and Rights.  My #48in48 challenge is my distraction from the vitriolic atmosphere that surrounds me (and sometimes makes me feel as if I will drown).  I want to open my eyes to new []

REBLOG 2008-11-17 The Guggenheim and thoughts on art…

On Friday, I took my good friend Chris who was visiting from my hometown to the Guggenheim Museum. On Fridays you get to pay what you want (in our case $5 each) instead of the full $18 admission. At the Guggenheim you can view works from such Masters as Picasso, Renoir, Degas and many, many more. There are also temporary exhibits that usually last a few months. In one instance of temporary exhibits, you will find one photographer named Catherine Opie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Opie). []

#48in48

Today is my birthday and I have one question – why wait until a round number to celebrate in a big way?  If it ends in a five or a zero, we tend to make a big deal of it.  My thought, you’re only 48 once so I might as well live it up! My birthday challenge to myself is #48in 48.  Below is a list of 48 very doable items.  I plan on doing those 48 things 48 times in my []

Daddy…

Daddy was a one-in-a-million kind of man. I don’t say that because I am biased (which I am). It’s the truth. He didn’t hoard his love. I watched a sea of people flow through his wake and I was approached time and again by people who told me about how my Dad made them a better person, how he made sure they stayed on the straight and narrow, how they appreciated what he did for them. If he saw a kid who needed love he made []

Pre-Bridge Day 5k

I am looking forward to this race quite a bit.  However, I am severely under-prepared.  I have a mantra: “I never claimed to be fast but I am determined to finish.”  That has been a common theme for me throughout all of the races in which I have participated. This one will be no different. Dad died. There. I typed it. He died.  I now live in a world where neither Parent is present in real-form.  ((inhale. exhale.))  My feelings are raw []