2016年8月15日 (月)

Eyes of a heart

Cody started life weighing 24 ounces.

  Due to extreme prematurity, our son had eye surgery to prevent blindness. As a result of the surgery, he lost peripheral vision in his right eye. And his near sightedness would mean glasses and close monitoring by an ophthalmologist for the rest of his life.

  Such a small price to pay, in our opinion, compared to the alternative.

  Cody wore glasses with great pride, making it abundantly clear to his little brothers that Mommy and Daddy also wore glasses, and wasn't it a shame that they didn't have any themselves. This usually prompted a round of begging from his siblings that it was only fair they get glasses, too.

  Then kindergarten happened.

  One day, a couple of kids at recess derailed Cody's bright outlook on having glasses in his possession. One boy said, your glasses look stupid, Cody. Another kid yanked them off his face and bent them.

  Cody was a timid, small child. Seeing tears well up in his eyes, as he recounted the event, wrung our hearts dry.

  Just recently though, something changed his outlook.

  It was the morning of Valentine's Day. I shut off the alarm and groped around in the dark until I found my glasses. I donned them and without turning on the light, blindly made my way to the bathroom. I flipped the bathroom switch, and there I discovered why it was extra dark in my bedroom.

  My husband, Stephen, had placed two red heart stickers on my glasses. And plastered all over the mismatched antique mirrors above our bathroom basins were the same stickers.

  "VALENTINE," my husband had scrawled on one mirror, "I LOVE YOU THIS MUCH!"

  In one mirror was drawn a stick arm with a hand pointing west. And in the other mirror was the same thing pointing east. I was chuckling under my breath, so as not to wake the rest of the household, while staring at my reflection.

  I penned my response in the mirror, "Thanks to you, sweetie, I've got hearts in my eyes!"

  While dressing Cody for school, he whispered, "Mom?"

  "Yes, big boy?" I whispered back.

  "You got hearts on your glasses."

  "Yep, I sure do."

  "You're funny, Mom," he said, his eyes sparkling. We both climbed into the cab of the pickup truck, where other hearts ambushed us. Stuck to the steering wheel was a heart. Another one was on the rearview mirror, on my truck key, on the stick shift, and on my wallet. All compliments of my heart?happy husband.

  I peeled the hearts from my glasses and handed them to Cody. He stuck them carefully on his own glasses and smiled the whole way to school.

  I parked in front of his school.

  "Get your book bag, sweetie," I said.

  "Mom, can I wear my hearts to class?"

  I debated it for a moment. Pulling a "stunt" like this could go either way. But the pleading in his eyes sealed8 it for me. How could I deny him what may turn out to be a fun opportunity?

  "I don't see why not, big boy."

  I placed two hearts on my own glasses, and together we entered his school, hand in hand, parting the crowd in the hallway on our way to his classroom.

  "Ha! Look at Cody Oliver! He's got hearts on his glasses!" one observer called out.

  "Oh, look at Cody! How cute!"shouted another, pointing and giggling.

  Cody smiled shyly, gripping my hand for dear life.

  When we arrived at the doorway, classmates gathered around my little guy, while I saw him trying to shake off the biggest grin I'd ever seen on his face.

  "That's neat! Hearts on your glasses!"

  "Cody, can I try them on?"

  One little girl tugged at my sleeve. "Mrs. Oliver?"


  "I wish I had glasses."

  I knew then without a doubt that Cody's outlook was back on track.

  Just by having hearts in his eyes.

2016年7月29日 (金)

How to balance the five goals in life

In a university commencement address several years ago, Brian Dyson, CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises aspire atlantis, spoke of the relation of work to one's other commitments:

  Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them work, family, health, friends and spirit and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.

  But the other four balls family, health, friends and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life. How?

  Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.

  Don't set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.

  Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as they would be your life, for without them, life is meaningless.

  Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live ALL the days of your life.

  Don't give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

  Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each together.

  Don't be afraid to encounter risks Unique Beauty. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

  Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give it; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

  Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been, but also where you are going.

  Don't forget, a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

  Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.

    Don't use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved.

  Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.

  Yesterday is history alinamin, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift: that's why we call it ‘The Present'.

2016年7月12日 (火)

Mothers And Daughters

"You won't forget to bring the potato masher Unique Beauty, will you?" I said to my mother on the phone after telling her I had to have a mastectomy. Even at 82, and 3000 miles away on the long distance line, she knew what I meant: Soupy mashed potatoes.  This what was she had made for every illness or mishap of my childhood-served in a soup bowl with a nice round spoon. But I had been lucky as a child and was rarely sick. Most often the potato medicine soothed disappointment or nourished a mild cold. This time I was seriously ill.  

Arriving on the midnight plane from Virginia, Mom looked fresh as a daisy when she walked through the front door of my house in California the day after I came home from the hospital. I could barely keep my eyes open, but the last thing I saw before I fell asleep was Mom unzipping her carefully packed suitcase and taking out her 60-year-old potato masher. The one she received as a shower gift, with the worn wooden handle and the years of memories.  

She was mashing potatoes in my kitchen the day I told her tearfully that I would have to undergo chemotherapy. She put the masher down and looked me squarely in the eye. "I'll stay with you, however long it takes," she told me. "There is nothing more important I have to do in my life than help you get well." I had always thought I was the stubborn one in my family but in the five months that followed I saw that I came by my trait honestly Unique Beauty.  

Mom had decided that I would not pre-decease her. She simply would not have it. She took me on daily walks even when I couldn't get any further than our driveway. She crushed the pills I had to take and put them in jam, because even in middle-age, with a grown daughter of my own, I couldn't swallow pills any better than when I was a child.  

When my hair started to fall out, she bought me cute hats. She gave me warm ginger ale in a crystal wineglass to calm my tummy and sat up with me on sleepless nights. She served me tea in china cups.  

When I was down, she was up. When she was down, I must have been asleep. She never let me see it. And, in the end, I got well. I went back to my writing.  

I have discovered that Mother's Day doesn't happen some Sunday in May TTFD. But every day you are lucky enough to have a mother around to love you.

2016年1月 8日 (金)

the preheated baking tray

Chef Adam Byatt's simple recipe makes for an impressive dinner party dish joyetech egrip vt.

For the parsley mayonnaise

        bunch fresh flatleaf parsley, leaves only

        700ml/1pint 4fl oz vegetable oil

        2 free-range egg yolks

        110ml/3½fl oz white wine vinegar

        1 tbsp English mustard

        1 lemon, juice only

For the walnut truffle pesto

        150ml/4½fl oz extra virgin olive oil

        250g/9oz walnuts

        1 garlic clove

        2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked

        15g/½oz fresh black truffle

        10g/¼oz parmesan, grated

        2 tsp white truffle oil

For the seabass

        4 sea bass fillets, pin bones removed

        1 lemon, zest only

        2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

        2 red endive, leaves separated and placed into iced water

        10g/½oz parsley micro cress

Preparation method

    For the parsley mayonnaise, blend the parsley and vegetable oil in a blender until smooth. (This will take 1-2 minutes.)

    Blend the egg yolks, vinegar and mustard in a food processor until well combined. With the motor running, slowly add the parsley oil to form a thick mayonnaise.

    Season with salt, freshly ground black pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

    For the walnut truffle pesto, heat the olive oil and walnuts in a frying pan over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

    Blend the cooled walnuts and olive oil, thyme, garlic, truffle, parmesan and white truffle oil in a food processor until smooth.

    For the seabass, preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6 and place a large oven tray in the oven. Cut out four 10cm/4in squares of greaseproof paper.

    Slice the seabass fillets at an angle into 0.5cm/¼in thick slices. Divide the slices between the squares of greaseproof paper, overlapping each slice slightly.

    Season with salt and lemon zest and drizzle over the olive oil.

    Place the sea bass slices onto the preheated baking tray and roast for 2-3 minutes.

    Drain the endive leaves, pat dry and toss with some of the truffle pesto.

    To serve, place the seabass into the centre of serving plates and drizzle a little parsley mayonnaise over the top Beauty Box. Arrange the endive leaves around the edge and scatter over the parsley cress.

2015年11月23日 (月)

freshly ground black pepper

Fresh seafood is one of life’s joys - just add warm (homemade) bread, lightly whipped butter and mayo.


For the rye bread and butter

        500g/1lb 2oz wholegrain rye flour, plus extra for dusting

        25g/1oz dark brown muscovado sugar

        10g salt

        10g fast-action dried yeast

        200g/7oz unsalted butter, softened

For the fruits de mer

        12 langoustines

        12 razor clams, scrubbed

        400g/14oz clams in their shells, scrubbed

        1 x 1kg/2lb 4oz cooked lobster

        1 medium-sized cooked brown crab

        8 oysters, shucked

        16 cooked shrimps in their shells

        200g/7oz cooked brown shrimps

For the mayonnaise

        3 free-range egg yolks

        1 tbsp Dijon mustard

        2 tbsp cider vinegar

        1 unwaxed lemon, juice and finely grated zest

        300ml/10½fl oz rapeseed oil

        salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation method

    For the rye bread and butter, place the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl or a food mixer fitted with a dough hook. Pour 200ml/7fl oz tepid water into a jug and sprinkle over the yeast, mixing to combine. Gradually add the yeasted water to the dry ingredients, mixing continuously, until all of the yeasted water has been incorporated. Add another 150ml/5fl oz water and mix until it comes together as a dough.

    Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead well for 5-10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Roll the dough into a long sausage shape, then transfer to a baking tray lined with baking parchment, cover loosely with cling film, and set aside to prove for at least 6 hours, but preferably overnight, until the dough has doubled in size.

    When the dough has proved, preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Uncover the dough and dust with a little rye flour, then slash the top diagonally a few times using a sharp knife. Bake the loaf in the oven for 30 minutes, or until golden-brown and the base sounds hollow when tapped firmly. Set aside to cool slightly.

    Meanwhile, blend the softened butter in a food processor until pale and fluffy, then transfer to a serving dish.

    For the fruits de mer, steam the langoustines, razor clams and clams for 5-8 minutes, or until cooked through (discard any clams that do not open during cooking). To do this you can place the different ingredients into separate layers of a steamer and suspend the stack over a pan half-filled with boiling water. Alternatively, steam each ingredient separately using a steamer insert. Set aside.

    Cut the lobster in half lengthways and remove the legs and claws. Discard the head contents, leaving just the body meat. Crack the lobster claws and knuckles by bashing them with a rolling pin, then pick out the meat and pile it back into the body shell.

    Open the shell of the crab and discard the dead man’s fingers (the sponge-like gills). Remove the claws and crack by bashing them with a rolling pin. Pick out the meat and pile it back into the crab shell.

    For the mayonnaise, whisk the egg yolks, mustard, vinegar and lemon juice in a bowl until well combined. Gradually add the oil in a thin stream reenex 價錢, whisking continuously, until it has all been incorporated into the mixture to form a thick mayonnaise. Stir in the lemon zest and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepperReenex好唔好.

    To serve, pile the seafood, including the oysters and shrimps, onto a large serving platter. Serve the lemon mayonnaise and whipped butter in bowls alongside, with the sliced rye bread reenex .


2015年9月 9日 (水)

The beginning of autumn, we go to the sea

Imperceptible in, with a a rain, seems to be the heat of summer step by step away from us, followed by a cool autumn.
A summer didn't dare to go out step may be afraid of the heat of summer, fear of the sun shines on the skin with burning sensation. My favorite season is autumn, so make public, Dream beauty pro no summer summer she is gentle like a girl, but also do not break the innocent and lively.
On a crisp fall day, put down everything, to give oneself put a holiday, we go to see the sea.
We set off early, while the sun still sleepy appearance, we ride bicycle to go on the wide asphalt road, the birds with our laughter all the way.
Sun gently sprinkled on the beach, sand with a dazzling aureate, the shadow of the sun on the surface of the drag is very long, like a balloon to be straight. I sat on the beach and looked up at a piece of white cloud, close your eyes and listen carefully to the waves and the whisper of the rock, breathe gently, quietly fantasy, at this moment, the heart is quiet, Dream beauty pro the world is quiet.
Walk on the beach, barefoot, close contact with sand, sand gently scratched his arch, this kind of feeling itchy and comfortable, with feet, feel very dependable. A burst of the tide coming and leaving, relaxed, this seems to be unique massage sand and tide.
Raised his head and looked at the distance, not back we also walked on the beach, will only remember at the time of high tide, with sand pile into a wall to prevent the waves of the sea, with a blend of Shanghai water, we will write the wishes on paper and in a bottle let it drift far into the distance. Low tide most like to find an empty bottle, for some holes dug small fry crab, every time is money. Now is like a song which sings: "learned" has been changed, can be to take away the memories of the time, also only is more familiar.
Touching gentle sea breeze, I put my hand in the drift bottle throw into the distance, looked at it carried my blessing drift away. I don't care about fame fortune, Dream beauty pro just want to too much quiet life, like the drift bottle, free, unrestrained, on a crisp fall day again about friends to see the sea. Life is fair, to experience, it will send you a surprise when you inadvertently.
The beginning of autumn season, steal a day at leisure, put down everything that meta, around about the friends to go to the sea with a stomach.
The wind rustled the cheek, mixed with the flavor of the sea, it tastes like flowers, like a smile.

2015年8月19日 (水)

I not once

Immediately think of twenty years old, often feel very fear. If there about ten years old is a watershed in life, then about eighteen years old is the watershed of youth. After almost 20 years old people in a group of zero zero of the world, is always a kind of uncertain feeling.
Think about before the age of 18, you are still a young beautiful girls and boys, then you, nuskin hk also like to write a rhyming poem recited repeatedly, see the movie a little tears will be moved to no, listen to the song there is an empathy lyrics will loop for a few months, like li qingzhao and li yu's words, like guo jingming and and youth novel, xiao hong and the worship of three hair free life attitude, surprised Lin huiyin perfect triangle, jing zhang ailing and xiao hong's talent, then you, also just secretly worship the excellent ta, like will only fermented green shoots in the corner.
Will you sneak into the classroom, twelve o 'clock on Christmas Eve in her drawer attractive red apple. Will you be in zero point zero in the morning to give him his New Year's day on the earliest blessing in the New Year. You will specially apply for a QQ number to add a person, she only chat with her, her space also open one for you. You wrote a few cases of note, every day through several groups of students with unconventionally v. acacia. You set up a pile of finger sign that parents saw the phone symbol type information on the blank faces. Will you still have adjust the speed of packing bag to match her and then pretended to be met at the Angle of the stairs and then go home togethernuskin hk ...
What seem to suddenly grew up, there is no experience process, exerts a type to be now. 't love spring come into my autumn, began a life rough, Boyle, feeling of life even blink, also like the meteor disappear immediately, and will not be trying to catch. Never have blush and throb, began to choose the suitable object, no white horse prince and princess Snow White, only make do with each other and will. Love poetry, no longer hate the youth novels, especially nausea, love all gone in, nuskin hk moving into his eyes into affected only four word. Zhang ailing also gradually by the cloud of existence into a real woman, wife and mother image of Lin huiyin was replaced by the fitting of the secular face, xiao hong the pursuit of freedom and loyalty to love the trade-off also let me deep in thought... Experience in ba jin flatly lightly miss shan was moved to tears, when the opposition's painful memories when river mother hid voice, struggle in the new moon and ChuYanChao pure love to cannot extricate oneself...
Maybe it is nothing bad, say a beautiful sentences, but I would say true words. Could not write a beautiful poem, but I will write the profound thoughts. It always pays to grow. Take off colorful coat, nuskin hk show a simple real internal capsule is one of the price.

2015年8月12日 (水)

Just looking at already enough

Commitment to hide in the heart to heart, dare not to be forgotten, care about a person, even the weight of commitment to the many, I promise to you, I should cash, but because I want you to know, you how important to me. What you say, I remember, I promise to you, I even forget such a beautiful woman, I'll try our best to win the favour of you, to do everything, Dream beauty pro is I want to do, as long as you are willing, I can do more, so a you, I treasure as natural.
List of good, you have already had no a necessity, because you have too much advantage, I like you were born to be my type, also can love who doesn't love you? Don't like you more not like others of reason, I was so like you, that you are the best girl, no one can compare with you, others again good nor I fall in love, and you only a spark of charm, let me look at you will happy, and you together to have a lot of trouble, when thinking of you, the feeling is too beautiful, I always enjoy them, as if you by my side, but we didn't speak, just watch, already enough.
Promise you, I must do it, I promise, more than my heavy affection, pay more attention to you, you are in my idea of the quantity is not comparable, occupied almost the entire heart, can not all over the world, I only want you, just want to with you, have you the world is more beautiful, have you in, Dream beauty pro will also send the gloomy sky light, is you gave me the happy, miss you make me so much that you is that you let a person feel the meaning of life is the biggest, is you let me know what is love, is you let me know that there was a man she is more important than them. All happy, all because of you, life began to glory, I more than a lot of the reason of happiness, think of you, I look at you it is a great deal of pleasure.
Said a lot of words, we know each other a lot of secrets, became best friends, I promise to make some, don't know if you remember, as long as I remember, as long as I can do, I must do it, I must do, in order to you, I am willing to do everything, everything is worth it. I promise you, I didn't tell anyone, it is to belong to our secret, I remember, and will be remembered for a lifetime, that promise is not necessary to tell others, because it is belong to our story, the two of us remember it, you may forget, but I still can live up to its promise, because you are the most important person to me, you are, and always will be.
I care about people, I will attach importance to her, told her how much I care about her, for her to do all I can do, imagine what she is doing well, the most simple concern, Dream beauty pro also flows out the most profound love, seemingly ordinary conversation, did you know that is my love? Do you know my deep love beyond words? Do you feel love send out of deep feeling? I have for you is not the same as the way and attitude, more care and attention to your behavior, I know your smile in my heart, want to know more about you, so you can more understand you, I'll give you the best care.
What is love? Love is not to pay a return, I will always accompany you, to make you happy, tell a story for you, give you tell jokes, to tell you his indiscretions, Dream beauty pro looking at you happy, I am naturally happy, that kind of joy is the joy of joy, but more than people the joy of music, happiness is simple, easy to suddenly you happy smile, I am pleased.

2015年6月23日 (火)

Remember that once

The Chinese people in the eyes of the world is a world of basic water fire and earth, in which water flow, is also the most enchanting wonderful one. She can be a polar glacier, winding rivers and under the clear blue with a white cloud, also can be in the early morning of tenuous clouds, mountains branch evenly daub a drop of drop of dew, also can be a misty rain, snow, the sky a shiny red. Which memory is the most let me forget about the rain.
Without the changing of the seasons, daily always four spring-like, the world will have to is the rain of the world, that this is how dull and tasteless. My world because of the existence of the rain also become extraordinarily beautiful.
Drizzly day is half moon, always can hear the roar of the night rain, rapid raindrop battle the majesty of the wind, eager to break into the house, trying to beat on the window, a hurry a little, but always escapes glass relentless sniper. This will also be accompanied by floor footsteps running in the rain, and the sudden a few. Each is at this time, lying in bed I always did Sarah laugh, and others in the open-air bath.
They occasionally think of that once the rain, and that once yourself.
Remember before the age of seven I waipojia, always can think of when I was a child living in the countryside caves, small yard of the xi resembles rain, grandma is sitting on the kang hello I drink porridge that picture. Now she has grey hair, eyes also did not have the original light. Spring Festival to visit her home, until I went up to her to pull her already withered hands, she didn't see is the man who is I to the original, in the eyes of tears streamed already, dripping on my hands. I SOB to say a word, the tears have wet my cheek. I know that this moment will be like the moment when I was a child, deep forever engraved on my memory.
There is also a sister's memories in the rain. About the summer of that year, he graduated from junior high school this home after I test. Is catch up with the rain, the mother let me to pick up in the morning to go to school didn't bring umbrella's sister, I was wearing a little leaky boots off about half an hour, but the rain, the heart may be agitated, can wait until my sister out of college to see I stand at the door waiting for her, grinning came running towards me, I know that my heart is happy. Now sister also new mothers, have their own home. I am a person wandering outside, every time I think of her, I'm afraid it was the memories will be slightly smooth my heart to the poor.
Time, so the rain in the rain again, put those pieces of memory deeply buried in my heart, so that when I was in the next rain, recalled once

2015年6月16日 (火)

Time Nick

Turn over time mill, at the end of 2014, covered himself this year seems to be better than the previous year's own a little, are thinking at this time of the year, Dream beauty pro hard sell there are two or three months of this year was over, do not want to appear what accident, also do not want the vigorous, placidly walk the line, every year is to think so, but many years in a row are nearly at the end of the year when an accident, just like himself once said, accidentally met an accident, really good helpless. How much he had to leave their future in their own hands, but a lot of people don't support their walk this path.
There are times when you really seem like back in time for twenty years, they may not be born. Life may be so, in the face of time really good weak Dream beauty pro hard sell, oneself out of 19 years old, and now twenty years old, always feel that time is not enough, really feel the time is not enough, but still there are a lot of things to himself in a dilemma. Sometimes, it seems that you really like to say people who want to live free and easy, don't care about anything. But most of the time and can't do. Has twenty years of time away from our hands, and how many twenty years. Time of grinding, grinding his own a lot of things. A dream of red mansions, said: "the whole world know good fairy, only fame cannot forget!
Ancient and modern group in where? Abandoned grave a pile of grass! Forget the whole world know good fairy, only gold and silver! Eventually the hate together without much, and the long eyes closed! The world all know the fairy, Dream beauty pro hard sell only one wife never forget! Your birthday day say kindness, you die with people go again! The whole world know good fairy, only children forget! Infatuation parents more gaumata, filial children who see? "Similar to how buddhist down. But really put under? How many times he does not like to go, is not very big dreams, mediocre life quietly, why give yourself so much pressure? This is he has been asked myself. But until now still can't understand! Time to let us understand a lot of things, time is fair. Time, nu skin our time is how much is left?

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