With everything that has been happening in the past week w/ the storms/floods, and seeing so many people all across Central Texas and the state of Texas dealing w/ destruction and loss, I understand it. My honey Ted and I dealt w/ the destruction and loss of pretty much all our belongings due to the Hurricane Katrina flooding 10 years ago. You have to pick up, clean up and find a way to move on to something different and new and rebuild. The grass can be green again on the other side of the dirty destruction and loss. It takes strength, determination and the help and support of others is HUGE! I also find music is a powerful tool. Whether it's a good time or a bad time, a song can find it's way to fit during that situation that either helps get you through or enjoy it even more.
I think Kelly Clarkson's new song 'Invincible' has a great message to it that can be used with many types of times. Check it out!
ChooseMyPlate.gov has published the recipe for a healthy alternative to S'mores, that melted-chocolate-and-marshmallow-on-graham-cracker concoction that's so messy and wonderful, especially in the summer.
Ready? Instead of chocolate, strawberries. Instead of marshmallow, yogurt.
And instead of graham crackers, a couple of pieces of cardboard.
Okay, that last part's not real, but it might as well be.
Nothing wrong with strawberries and yogurt - they make a nice parfait.
But they pale in comparison to melty, drippy, messy chocolate and marshmallow.
Happy Friday Eve! For some it's Happy because you woke up in your bed, started your coffee maker to have coffee in your favorite mug, took a shower and got ready in your bathroom w/ a change of clean clothes to get into. This was not the case for many in the Central Texas area today and many days coming thanks to the storms/flooding. In the San Marcos/ Wimberley area alone there are over 1,400 homes w/ significant damage and at least 60 homes that floated off their foundations. Over 1,000 people are displaced and have no home to go to right now, or have one they have to do some MAJOR CLEANING & FIXING UP.
If your Friday eve started in your home, then do something nice to help those who don't have that right now, so they can get closer to that type of Happy. You take it forgranted until you don't have it. You 'll feel good you helped.
Click the photo to find out many ways you can help whether it's donating $ or your time.
It's all very much Appreciated! YOU ROCK! HR
The Daily Show covers all the hot topics of the day - with a trademark wit that will still be around (one hopes!) when Jon Stewart retires.
In the meantime, we can still enjoy the spin Jon puts on the news.
Like this story about the recent court ruling that the National Security Agency overstepped the Patriot Act in its phone data surveillance program.
Jon has the perfect analogy for the ruling.
I don't want to spoil the surprise, so check it out.
You know your surveillance program has gone too far when you cannot get permission from the Patriot Act. That's like getting thrown out of an Olive Garden for eating too many bread sticks." -- Jon Stewart? Watch the episode: http://on.cc.com/1J5b0mq