The Echoing Green

I don’t have much news. We’ve been packing up my grandmother’s house. I’m getting a little peeved at my other siblings though, as they’ve gone in and ‘tagged’ things to take to their homes, but have been unable to find the time to help pack up the rest of the house. It’s a bit annoying. No offense to any of my family members that read this, as I know you’re busy with your kids and things and of course … I’m not … so naturally I’d be the best one to ask to go over and do alot of the packing, but keep in mind … Dad has to do a lot of it too!

On the book front, I’m planning on starting that feature after we’ve gotten all of gramma’s house settled. I know several of you are looking forward to it, I just don’t feel like I would be able to do it justice with so many other things going on, in the fall I suspect things will slow down a bit.

I’ve been trying to get rid of or organize much of my apartment. Now … I seem to have more than ever. Mostly due to the boxes that I’ve brought from my gramma’s house. It’s really a never ending cycle!!!

Here’s a funny for ya!

The American Medical Association has weighed in on the new Obama health care proposals.

The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve. The Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception. Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted. Pathologists yelled, “Over my dead body!” while the Pediatricians said, “Oh, Grow up!” The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it. Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing. The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic Surgeons said, “This puts a whole new face on the matter.” The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea. The Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas, and the Cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no.

In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in Washington.

ஜ~§Quote Of The Day§~ஜ

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
~Shana Alexander

ஜ~§The Question Of The Day§~ஜ

What are your fitness goals? What is helping or preventing you from accomplishing them?

ஜ~§The Word Of The Day§~ஜ


(maw-suh-LEE-uhm, -zuh-)

A large tomb, usually an ornate stone building.

After Mausolus, a Persian governor in 4th century BCE. His monumental tomb was considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, after which any grand tomb is now called a mausoleum.
Also see columbarium.

“Wu is leading a delegation to attend the 80th anniversary of the burial of Sun Yat-sen at a mausoleum in Nanjing.”

ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ

The Echoing Green

The sun does arise,
And make happy the skies;
The merry bells ring
To welcome the spring;

William Blake

ஜ~§Recipe Of The Day§~ஜ

Spicy Eggplant w/ Tomatoes

1 large italian eggplant (about 1 lb)
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon garlic, finely grated
1 teaspoon ginger, finely grated
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar

Cut eggplants into 1/2-inch cubes.

Heat oil in large wok over medium heat and saute onion until soft, about 5 minute add garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin, and cayenne, and saute for another 2 minute if the mixture begins to stick to bottom of pan, deglaze by adding a few TB water and using a spatula to loosen the browned bits.

Add eggplant, tomatoes, salt, and sugar, and toss until eggplant is well coated with onion-spice mixture.

Cover and cook over medium-low heat until eggplant is soft but not mushy, about 10 minute serve warm.

Brightest Blessings,


6 Responses to The Echoing Green

  1. darsden says:

    HA HA that was funny! I also know what you mean.. I remind my sister and brother all the time I am NOT an only child. It does no good..just wasting my breath!

  2. mo.stoneskin says:

    The funny was funny, though if I'm brutally honest, I don't really know (with any certainty) what half those 'gists are.

  3. KMcJoseph says:

    My fitness goal is to look like Brad Pitt. The thing keeping me from accomplishing my goal is that I am not Brad Pitt.

  4. SparkleFarkle says:

    We (my daughter Puppet, an enlisted aid, as I am the Master of the Kitchen Disaster) made your Mushroom Nut Loaf (previous blog recipe) and it was truly YUM! Thank you! Dare we raise the bar to Eggplant? ***irises go from green to purple*** I'm thinking "YES!" Thank you ahead of time! Wishing you a well-deserved break from the pack-up, SF~~~~~*

  5. Phoenix says:

    Funny 🙂 Don't know abt fitness goals.. but I want to be fit as long as I live.. walk, sit, run, climb, jump, dance whenever I feel like 🙂

  6. Pearl says:

    My fitness goal is to continue to fit into the clothes I own!Oh. And to stop challenging people to drunken arm wrestling. It's unattractive, don't you think?:-DPearl

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