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emotionally crazy... 
Jul. 20, 2011 12:02 am 
Updated: Jul. 30, 2011 2:01 pm
I do my best here to keep the topic toward the culinary efforts, but there are times...  I was reminded tonight of my post so way back when, I believe it was titled "My Life as a Trunk."  Like it or not, life is NOT always about FOOD!

I'm of the line of thinking, that from time to time, we (et al) need to step outside of ourselves, and simply ponder...  While I'm not a believer in "organized religion," I do have my "beliefs."  They are mine alone...

It was August of 1987 when I was dianosed...  That was a DEATH SENTANCE with a prognosis of 1-2 years.  I sit here today writing this blog...  I wonder who went wrong?  Life is life, when the time comes, there will be no doubt in my mind, but in the meantime, I awake, feet hit the floor, heart is pumping, and hopefully the braincells are doing whatever keeps me out of the nuthouse!  My only opinion is, that "the power upstairs" is not yet DONE with me... that I must have at least one more task to do...  I'm past expecting, but I do believe accepting when things take a turn for the worse.  Reality may suck, but face it... a bus could hit my car tomorrow...

Perhaps this all contributes to tying everything to my emotions...  I've been known to tear up at a tv commercial!  I've become a sappy old fart at heart... and I guess that beats the alternatives!

Be well, friends, and be thankful that every day you awake to the morning sun, it is yet another gift. 
Jul. 20, 2011 4:29 am
Pretty deep, Stevie... but have to say I am so grateful everyday. On an "off" day, I try to search a little deeper for things that I appreciate - but there is always something.
Jul. 20, 2011 4:46 am
I'm commenting on the title of your post. ... I have often wondered what textbook or chart determins "normal behavior", and what consensus allowed the authors) to say it as fact. When everybody on this planet is emotionally different, how can "normal" be expected? Would Freud have been accepted if he didn't network among the elite? Normal behavior has no definition so I'll provide mine. Normal is boring. Normal is confining. Normal cannot be achieved. Normal sucks.
Jul. 20, 2011 3:35 pm
hey Stevie,i have always thought we are suppose to be different & at times even odd, maybe the dr. was wrong or like you said you still have things to do...like help a crazy lady from tn. settle in when she moves to AZ. ...lol..i believe we should life each day to the fullest, like it's our last,love everyone around us & have no regrets, yes normal does suck thats why no one wants to be normal...lol...later my friend judy
Jul. 20, 2011 6:30 pm
Maggi, great advice... at times it's difficult to see the "silver lining..." Mike, can't say I'd thought about it quite from that perspective, thanks! Judy, tell "that ol' lady" to get her butt down this way! LOL! Thank the higher powers that we ARE all different... and a "little off" never hurts! Thanks, guys!!
Jul. 20, 2011 7:43 pm
I could'nt agree more! I like my perspective of you and I share your point of view!
Jul. 30, 2011 2:01 pm
I agree, normal is boring! I like to be a little off center sometimes, it is much more fun and I love my off center friends!! Love reading your blog Stevie and keep on keeping on!!
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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