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Indians Summer came to an end

Well yesterday the Indians played their last game of the season.  We weren’t ready for the season to be over.  We wanted to win the World Series.  We didn’t want to hear “Wait until next year” one more time.  The Butcher and I were fortunate (or unfortunate–depending on your viewpoint) to be at the game yesterday.  We have enjoyed a lot of games at Jacobs’ Field.

It wasn’t the Indians day.  It wasn’t their season.  It wasn’t their year.  Sometimes, I invest way too much energy in professional sports.  I get so involved.  I can get down about the Indians. I start looking around.   I have so very much to be thankful for.  I see so many things to be upset about.  I am doing a little reflecting today.  I’m going to redirect some of the energy that I have been spending on Professional Sports and putting it somewhere that I can make a difference.

Project Ed Bear is a Non-profit that really tugs at my heart.  It provides comfort to little kids that are diagnosed with Cancer.  This is somewhere that I can make a difference.

I am challenging you to find a place where you can make a difference and go for it.  Let me know what your passion is.  Get outside.  Smell the roses.  Take a walk.  Do something kind for someone.

That’s all for today.  Until next time from our Butcher Block to your Table.

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You’re never too old for the zoo!

Well, maybe it’s not so funny that I am talking about age in my blog. I am celebrating my birthday today. You have to indulge me a little. Alright, you don’t have to indulge me, you can simply stop reading this blog and I will never know. For those of you that are sticking around I want to share an adventure I went on yesterday with the Butcher. If you don’t ever want to grow up, it’s good to be married to someone with the same mentality. Yesterday we went to the Columbus zoo. We had a wonderful time. We rode the carousel–2 times, but who is counting? I fed a giraffe and we saw Flamingos in all of their splendor.

I am really getting sentimental the older I get. I am learning to enjoy the simple things in life and to live in the moment. “You never know when you may pass this way again”, takes on a new meaning.

I am sharing some of the pictures of our adventure yesterday and encouraging you to make memories with your mate, your family, your friends.flamingos-1

The flamingos were amazing. The colors were beautiful. I have never seen them in the wild. Another visitor told me they often visit the zoo in the winter months and the Flamingos are still outside. That amazed me because their natural habitat is tropical. I guess you can get used to these cold winters. It’s a choice we make.

I thoroughly enjoyed feeding the giraffe. They are so big, yet quiet and gentle. What a contrast to some of the other animals we saw yesterday.giraffe

Well, this is a beautiful day and I have a birthday to celebrate.

Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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Keep Twirling!

I know this is an unusual title for my weekly blog. I usually share a recipe with you. Just bear with me, I have some Mauri-1words of wisdom for you. A few weeks ago I was listening to the Fish Radio station. They were talking about the woman who put on the Chewbacca mask and filmed herself laughing. The laughter was so contagious. It had millions of views on Facebook and you tube.  Len and Sara asked what toy you bought for your kids but it was secretly for you. I called in and told them I made no bones about it, I had bought a balanced baton for myself. It had probably been at least 30 years since I last saw the baton.  I never took lessons as a child but I loved twirling batons and anything else I could get my hands on. I had an epiphany. I wanted to recapture part of my childhood. Twirling a baton brought out the kid in me.

jacksI went a step further and I ordered a balanced baton from Wadsworth Music . I picked it up last Thursday. I have batonsbeen out in the backyard twirling the baton almost every day. Not only is it fun, it is also a great way to exercise.

I am going to challenge you this week. Do something this week totally for fun–something that will capture a moment from your childhood. Maybe you should play a game of jacks or play with a yo-yo. Maybe you just need to go to the park and shoot some hoops or ride your bike.

Nothing too heavy this week. Let’s take some time to really laugh and enjoy what we have.

Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.



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