32 – Episode 66
I wonder if I can think of 32 (interesting) things that I’ve learned over the years…
1. God is good.
2. My husband is the best man I know.
3. My family is amazing.
4. Dogs are weird and funny creatures.
5. Until you are one, you can’t possibly imagine the love your aunts and uncles have for you.
6. Siblings and cousins make even better friends.
7. You never know how a friendship will start, so be on the lookout. It could be something as simple as an offer of a yellow jellybean from another 5 year old neighbor.
8. It’s important to take in the moments that seem simple and insignificant. Doing the dishes together, watching the Red Sox game, walking the dog.
9. The grass will always be greener on the other side, so appreciate where you are and what you have.
10. Being together is better than having lots of money and wishing you’d spent more time together.
11. Learning to cook is a good idea. Cooking and gardening can be therapeutic.
12. A good picture takes patience.
13. It’s ok to be an introvert.
14. Laughter is essential and can be healing to the soul.
15. Getting a ring from the right man makes all the tears shed in heartbreaks past worth it.
16. Beauty can be found in the darkest, most obscure, even mundane places, and can take your breath away.
17. It’s good to write on paper and read a real, physical book once in a while.
18. Face to face time is valuable, but so is hanging out on the couch and watching TV together.
19. A walk can be the best way to clear your mind.
20. Husbands are great best friends.
21. It’s important to be nice. Remember to say thank you when Husband takes out the trash.
22. Walking through the city streets when there’s a break from the traffic and all you can hear are your footsteps and the dog’s can transform a concrete sidewalk into a serene path.
23. Vacations are essential. Even if they are just closing the blinds and lounging around all weekend, escaping from the world with your favorite person and best dog.
24. Gossipping and complaining isn’t becoming.
25. Success shouldn’t be defined by other’s opinions of what it looks like.
26. Sometimes it’s easier to communicate by writing than talking.
27. Cooking is a form of art.
28. Working at marriage is always worth the effort.
29. If you need to laugh, give the dog a bowl of peanut butter.
30. Parents are as smart as they say they are.
31. Grandparents should be cherished. Always.
32. Growing older is a good thing. But don’t rush the process.
I hope that wasn’t too corny. But, to borrow some words from The Holiday, maybe you like corny. Maybe you need more corny in your life.
It is good to celebrate. So that’s what we’re going to do today! I know I’m going to be spoiled by Husband. And I think we will have more ice cream.
- 2 C apriums, quartered
- 1 C strawberries, halved
- 1 T butter, melted
- 3 T orange juice
- 1-2 T lemon juice
- 1 T honey
- 1/8 t cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg (opt.)
- tiny tiny dash salt
- your favorite French Vanilla Ice Cream, for serving
- Pre-heat oven to 375F.
- Toss fruit with butter. Roast on a baking sheet for 10-15 minutes.
- Whisk together orange and lemon juices, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- Toss fruit with honey mixture.
- Serve fruit over top of ice cream.
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