My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Friday, August 6, 2010

Feel Good Friday

Sometimes I wonder if I feel good 90% of the time because I don't have enough sense to feel bad. Why bother to feel bad anyway, unless you are in physical pain and have no control over the situation. Was it Abe Lincoln that said, "You're only as happy as you make up your mind to be"?

I stay away from negative people, they are just not allowed in my space. Just another perk of getting older. There are still people that piss me off, but what can you do about family.

Over the pass 8 or 9 years I've learned to find something good in every bad situation. I know that sounds corny, but it works. If someone rear-ends you, try being grateful they didn't hit you head-on doing 60. If you burn dinner, be thankful there is a pizza place that delivers quickly and you have enough money to pay for it. You get the idea! Try it I promise it work.

What you all should really be "feeling good" about is that I didn't write about canning, freezing and dehydrating this week.

We all know that when you're happy you automatically "feel good".

For much more interesting posts than this one please visit The Girl Next Door Grows Up-Feel Good Friday.


  1. I do feel good today, with or without a good reason. Thanks for reminding me. I like your canning, freezing, etc. recipes.

  2. I agree that you have to find good in everything, if you didn't at least try you would go bonkers. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Thank you so much for this today. I needed it. My mind has been going to dark places lately and I do not like it one bit.

    Mostly I have been worrying about getting older and what if I get sick? My parents went to the Mayo Clinic this week for a check up and man alive I kept wondering what if they die? They will die someday. How will I handle that?

    See my dark thoughts?

    Then I went to our Block Party and since 90% of our neighborhood is retired everyone just talked to me about all of their cancers and illnesses, etc and it wasn't happy talk. It was like they hate being older and then some are just cranky and the such and it just got my mind even more worried.

    I am snapping out of it though and this post did help. I can't "what if" myself anymore. Today is what I've got and today is great! Today we danced all around the house listening to the Nutcracker and I was teaching Sarah ballet. It has been hot here so the thought of winter is inviting :-) I am seriously considering making out my Christmas lists for everyone. Crazy, but true.

    Thank you again, Beverly for a great post!!!



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