I love food!

Hi, I am Jo and this is my blog about my life. Here you will find entries on cooking, gardening, food safety and the interesting things happening in my search for a frugal way of living. My home is located in South Florida and I live with my husband in a family neighborhood. This is the sub tropics so my garden and season may be a bit different than yours. I look forward to seeing what you have to say as time passes. Read on and have a beautiful day!
Jo

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A little more positive!

This morning while perusing online I noticed that I was starting to feel abit blue. After stopping to ponder why, it came to me that everything that has been in front of me over the past few days has been exceedingly negative. The news of the Ferguson riots, highly politicized arguments, Black Friday consumerism, the Bill Cosby rape allegations, racial tensions across the country.....the list is endless. The media takes all of these negative issues and spins them to make them even worse (if that is possible) and that promotes tension between differing parties.

News Flash! There is more than one viewpoint of value for so many of these issues facing us today. WHY do we insist that our views are the only views with value? WHY do we not stop and listen? Everyone is shouting down, or in some cases burning down, everyone else and nothing is being accomplished. It makes everything seem futile.

To combat this obscene amount of negativity being funnelled at us I am focusing on the positive. I will be adding positive news to my feed on Facebook, reading inspirational materials and posting positive posts here on Blogger. Here is a favorite photo to start off on a "positive" note.

Enjoy!!

 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This morning is nice,quiet calm and peaceful. Sleeping in once in a while is such a relaxing gift. 

Later, my older brother and parents will be coming over and we will go to the club where my husband works to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner. With Rob working every year it is hard to really enjoy myself over a good portion of the Holidays. He is busy the week before as well as the week after, with very little down time to relax. It is peak season and this is when all of the money is to be made to cover the slower parts of the year.
Thus he works, a lot, from November through Easter!

This time of year is the time I am free to follow whatever hobbies catch my fancy. With Rob at work I have to have something to occupy my time other than watching t.v. and eating. Most likely this year that will include, running, blogging and sewing and a good bit of gardening and canning thrown in for good measure. After all this is peak growing season here in SW Florida.

A lot of my time has been spent sewing the past couple of months. Thus far a skirt, 3 blouses and a child's apron have been completed. Next up is a pair of cigarette pants and a remake of a dress purchased at the thrift store. Pictures to follow on another post (Once the camera is located).   

Today, gratitude is on my mind. Looking around the country and around the world we are so incredibly blessed. At times it is easy to forget how bountiful my life truly is at the present time.  My life includes a loving family, food on the table and in the pantry as well as a roof over my head. On top of that there is a career that is challenging and provides room for growth, a life in a subtropical paradise and my health. Even if my health is not always great we have the extreme luxury of medicine and sick days. For many people these are not realities these are the things that they can only dream of having in the future. So I am so profoundly grateful for what we have today. 

May we be grateful today for all that we have and remember that no matter how "bad" our life seems at the moment, someone, somewhere would love to be in our shoes. Below is a link to one of my favorite local charities!



http://www.harrychapinfoodbank.org/

May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!