thai cucumber salad

Thai Cucumber Salad

2 cucumbers
onions or scallions
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup rice vinegar

Optional: peanuts and hot peppers


One day a woman’s husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn’t anymore. No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more “just one minute.” Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, or say “I love you.”

So while we have it, it’s best we love it, care for it, fix it when it’s broken and heal it when it’s sick. This is true for marriage …. and old cars .. and children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep — like a best friend who moved away or a classmate we grew up with. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special. And so, we keep them close!

I received this from someone who thought I was a ‘keeper’! Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way. Now it’s your turn to send this to all those people who are “keepers” i! n you r life, including the person who sent it if you feel that way. Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?

I was thinking… I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don’t love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do. And just in case GOD calls me to sleep …… I LOVE YA!!!

Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised.

“When you have tasted possibilities, it is very difficult to settle for impossibilities, for with God all things are possible.”

Purple Hat

Passing the Purple Hat to You
IN honor of women’s history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer.

Pass this on to five women that you want watched over.
If you don’t know five women to pass this on to, one will do just fine.

(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, ‘Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.’ There would have been more ‘I love you’s’ More ‘I’m sorry’s.’

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute.look at it and really see it . Live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!!

Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more, or who’s doing what
Instead, let’s cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us. Erma Bombeck

Maybe we should all grab that purple hat earlier.


IN MEMORY .. . . . ..

These are the colours that represent the different cancers..

A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle.

Please Keep The Candle Going!



There once was a woman who woke up one morning,
looked in the mirror,
and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.

Well,” she said, “I think I’ll braid my hair today?”
So she did

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror
and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.

“H-M-M,” she said,
“I think I’ll part my hair down the middle today?”
So she di! d

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.

“Well! ,” she said,
“today I’m going to wear my hair in a pony tail.”
So she did

The next day she woke up,
looked in the m irror and noticed that there wasn’t a single hair on her head.

“YEA!” she exclaimed,
“I don’t have to fix my hair today!”

Attitude is everything.

Be kinder than necessary,

for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Live simply,

Love generously,

Care deeply,

Speak kindly…….

Leave the rest to God

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…

It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

PECO rate cap expiring and options

I had a phone solicitation from someone who wanted to talk to the person of the house who paid the PECO bill. He said he was from North American and wanted me to lock into their rate of .0899 to save some money before PECO raises their rate in January and then again in March. January will be .0992. Don’t hold me to these number because I didn’t record them immediately.

So, I guess I haven’t been paying attention lately. It would seem from what the gentleman said that there may also be other companies offering PECO customers better rates.

So, I sent an email to my friends on Crum Creek Sustainable Community and dvs to see if anyone could help explain what’s happening?

I did get some help and you should read these comments as well as checking out the links. We don’t want to make the wrong choice.

Now, I have a thought. Even though I am a concerned citizen and feel I do everything I can to help save our planet by recycling, conserving, composting, etc., I obviously am not up on what is currently happening. I would hope that the groups I belong to like Sustainable Delco, GPEN, Crum Creek Sustainable Community, DVS (Delaware Valley Sustainability), Transition Town Media, GreenDrinks, etc., would have it as one of their goals to make sure that the public is informed.

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