I believe a good quote by Thomas Paine went like this:
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
But I would have said it like this:
I love the woman that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and teaches her children to grow into people of good character and charity toward others.
One of the things I’ve always wanted to do is to learn how to play the harmonica. When I was really young, I got one as a stocking stuffer. I never did learn how to play it. I don’t know why my parents seemed to think that a young kid could self-teach themselves how to play an instrument! I was thinking about that the other day when Craig told me that he had bought an affordable hohner marine band harmonica to learn how to play the harmonica. I wish him well!
The boys have asked for my meatloaf tonight for dinner. I am embarrassed to admit that I do not use a recipe for meatloaf. I just throw together a bunch of stuff from the refrigerator and pantry, mix it into 2 pounds of ground beef, then swirl some ketchup on top and pop it in the oven.
I like ground chuck mixed with ground pork for the most tender and naturally flavorful meatloaf. But I don’t keep ground pork on hand, so I have to make a special trip to the store and buy that ahead of time.
Have you ever made anything with duct tape? My friend Linda used to be deeply involved in crafting before she had the traffic accident that injured her hands. One year she made a duct tape wallet for my hubby, and he was so impressed with it that he showed it to a lot of his friends at work, and they ended up asking her to make some for them! She told them that if they would pay for the duct tape, she would make the wallets.