Compassion

the Nurse

Whether it is to welcome new life into the world, or to help do whatever can be done to ease the pain or suffering of one at their most vulnerable moments; there truly is no greater privilege than to be with you during your time of need.

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Fearless Barney

tch c2020 (1)Hey— Just letting you know, the birdfeeder is empty.  Just Saying! 

 

Encouragement

May your days beWhatever we can do to help encourage someone, lift them up, or just share a kind word or act of kindness; it all matters no matter how big or small. Maybe it’s just sending a card, checking by phone on someone, just calling to say hello, or just listening… Each of us can make a difference. Thank you for visiting today ~

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Sourdough

Sourdough walnut cinnamon muffins.tch.SAV

Getting low on bread? I’m finding myself during these times of shortages at grocery stores doing more things for myself that I haven’t done in many years. This is one of them…making a sourdough starter. If you are reading this, you can find many good starter recipes online, but you only need one to get going. Once you get it going, it’s almost like having free food as long as you have flour and water. You can use your sourdough culture to make many different recipes. The first one, I made was an improvisation from a recipe I found on Pinterest. However, it called for blueberries that I didn’t have. Instead I used finely chopped walnuts and cinnamon. They turned out very tasty and definitely have already been requested to make again from the hubs. Have some fun and be creative adding your own favorite ingredients.

Some important things to know about sourdough:

  • you will need to feed it (half amount of flour to an equal amount of water) at least once a week (two times is even better). You probably want to slow down it’s feeding by putting it in the fridge when not using. You will still need to feed though as already mentioned. When preparing to use your sourdough, remove from fridge and feed equal amounts flour and water at least 3-4 hours before you start baking. You will know your sourdough is doing good when you see some small bubbles on top.
  •  Do not store in or use metal utensils when working with sourdough, as sourdough can pit them (Baking in metal pans is okay). Store your starter in a crock or glass jar with lid that just sits on top. It does not need to be airtight as sourdough uses cultures picked up from the air in your home, which helps with the flavor of your sourdough culture. Wooden, plastic, or silicone mixing spoons work well.
  • Be sure to keep at least a 1/2 cup – 1 cup of sourdough with each bake so you do not deplete your supply.  If you find you have too much: you can discard, share, or find other uses with many sourdough recipes online. If your sourdough smells foul or turns black, discard and start over. You can learn more online if you have questions about sourdough baking.

Since we still need to care for our families, ourselves, and each other;  I will try to post more helpful articles to come in caring for yourself or others, so please check back or follow my blog. In the meantime — take a breathe, maybe do some meditation, pray, get out in nature if you can safely (even just for a short walk), exercise, and find some activities that help bring you some peace and calm. If you found this post helpful, consider posting a comment or photo about what you made. Thinking of you and yours wherever you may be. Thank you for visiting today~  terre

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Haiku

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Making our way home ~ We are travelers in time ~ You, me, and others. 

 

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Daily Gifts

Each Day provides its own gifts.

Sometimes we get so caught up with what is wrong or not the way we want it to be that we lose our focus for the good or what is right in our life. Imagine the change we might see in our lives if we look more for what is good, even if it is something small that we really don’t pay attention to and maybe even take for granted. Imagine the possibilities if we cultivate this as our approach to life so much that we inherently teach our children to do the same and look for the good in our lives and in other people. Imagine the difference we might see in our world. If you stop and think at the end of every day of 2-3 moments when you noticed good instead of the negative, would it be hard to do? Maybe… Maybe not.

Thank you for visiting today!

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