Some Valentine Limericks!

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I hope you all have had a great Valentine’s Day.  That you spent today with someone special.  It could be your husband.  Parents.  Or that special friend that you have known forever.  Who is there for you no matter what.

allthewayJim and I celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday by going to the play “All The Way!”  You have got to go and see it if it comes near you.  It’s about President Lyndon Johnson.  What was so great about it was how it was staged.

Afterwards we went to dinner at Baba Yegas in the Montrose area in Houston.  A wonderful restaurant!  One of the most vegetarian/vegan baba yega frontfriendly restaurants I have been to.  I always find something ON the menu that I can eat.  Last night it was roasted artichokes.  I will be posting on that later.


For today, I want to wrap up Valentine’s Day with some limericks.  I am not much with poetry.  I like the extremely romantic poems.  Then I like limericks.  Limericks are funny.  I like that things actually rhyme.  Limericks are recent inventions in the scheme of things.  It came  from social gatherings where a group sang “Will you come up to Limerick?” after each set of limericks spoken and then the members of the party had to make up their own limericks.

Jim likens limericks to the Japanese Haiku.  Or if you want to compare it to our present day,   rap.   Rap is much more free form however.  Limericks are big in our family.  We have a shelf of books.  Some of the limericks would make you blush!   So here you go! 

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Valentine’s Day Ideas and Thoughts on Commercialism

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From How To $tuff Your Pig!

Reading this post got me thinking about how Jim and I have spent Valentine’s Day together.  The worst one was before we got married.  Was the time that he had to be in Detroit for business.  Didn’t get to see him at all that Valentine’s Day.  The best Valentine’s Days have always been the ones where we just did something simple.  Like prepare a meal together.


This year we will be biking all day on Sunday.  Then come home to cook something together.  Two of our favorite things to do.   What are you planning?  Click the link to get some ideas!



Source: Valentine’s Day Ideas and Thoughts on Commercialism




Always On My Mind Blog Party

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From Yadadarcyyada!


What can I say?  I love reading yadadarcyyada.  Today’s blog really has me spinning.  I have been thinking about decisions made in the recent past.  Second guessing myself.  After reading this, I am all “Oh what the heck?  So I made bad decisions!” and I can shrug it off!  Thanks Darcy!


So here’s something to think about!


Source: Always On My Mind Blog Party




20 Healthy Trail Mix Recipes to Mix Yourself

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From Daily Recreation!


The other day, I had been running from pillar to post.  I had forgotten to eat anything for breakfast.  No lunch either.  So about 4 p.m. I weakly walked into a local HEB(Texas Supermarket).  I didn’t want just fruit.  That would just spike my blood sugar for a little bit.


I needed protein and fat.  Lots of it!  I thought why not Trail Mix?  I went to that area.  What they had was pretty disappointing.  The mixes all had some form of candy in them.  Chocolate chips.  M&Ms.  Not my kind of thing.  I eventually did buy a bag and picked out all the chips.


I decided that I was going to start making my mix and taking a bag with me when I went out.  The next day, I saw a this post.  Talk about coincidence!


20 Healthy Trail Mix Recipes to Mix Yourself




Roasted Root Vegetable Galette

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From Bella’s Belly!


One of the most wonderful things to eat are roasted vegetables!  When you roast vegetables, the flavor is much more intense.  And the roasting caramelizes the vegetables, so that they taste sweet.


I never had them before I became a vegetarian.  Once I had them, I was hooked and now we have them several times a month.  One of the perks of going vegetarian was finding new ways to prepare food!


Source: Roasted Root Vegetable Galette




Cream of Potato & Fennel Soup w/Mushrooms

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From GardeningB!


I has been pretty cold for the Gulf Coast.  Low 50s in the days and 40s at night.  We live on an island, so the cold seems colder with the damp.  I am constantly am looking for warm filling foods at this time of year.


I saw this recipe for potato and fennel soup.  Yum!  What’s even better is that I have a ton of wild fennel growing in my yard.  I love potato soup.  I think the fennel will sweeten it up.  I hope you try it!



Source: Cream of Potato & Fennel Soup w/Mushrooms