NATIONAL DOODLE DAY

TL 2-5 NATIONAL DOODLE DAYWhat a fun way to support a great cause!  Research on epilepsy is not cheap – no research is…  but I hope you will go to this link today and read more about NATIONAL DOODLE DAY!!!

http://doodle-day.epilepsy.org.uk/

Do you doodle???  I do!  Did you know that what people doodle and where on the page they doodle it can tell you what they’re like and where their special talents lie?

I draw stars all over my paper during board (bored) meetings.  I begin at the top of the page and work my way down the page – my stars are small and in a perfect row.  I also color in the letters on the page – I have no idea what that means.  :-/

Stars: Stars are often drawn by ambitious people. Lots of little stars indicate optimism. If you’ve drawn one big, bold, embellished star, you’ve got a definite goal in your sights.

I try to see the good, the positive side of things.  I draw lots of little stars.  I’m optimistic – yay!

My husband draws boxes – and I’m impressed because they’re so detailed in nature!  They are 3-D and shadowed in the right places.  What does that mean?

Boxes: A cube or box indicates you’re likely to be a very efficient, analytical person who can deal with difficult situations with  little fuss.

That describes him to a tee.  He is not in any way spontaneous, but has to think everything through and weigh it before taking action.  He does deal with difficult situations with little fuss.

Other popular doodles include:

Faces:  If the face is attractive, the person drawing it is probably in a good mood and feeling well.  If the face is ugly or distorted, the person drawing it is probably frustrated or upset in some way.

Flowers:  Drawn flowers are a sign of someone with a sunny, happy personality who likes to look on the bright side. That is, as long as the flowers aren’t wilted!

Letters:  Big block letters mean that the person drawing wants to be the center of attention.

Eggs:  This may indicate that the person drawing has a need to settle down, or “nest”.

While what you draw is telling, did you know that where on the paper you draw it says something too?

If you doodle on the TOP of a page, it indicates that you are always in control, confident, assertive and strong-minded.

If you doodle in the CENTER of a page, it indicates that you enjoy being the center of attention and are extroverted.

If you doodle on the RIGHT SIDE of the page, it indicates a longing to travel in order to escape a current relationship or situation.

If you doodle on the LEFT SIDE of the page, it indicates that you are one to dwell on the past and what may have been.2-5 MY DOODLE BUG

So…  now we know more than we did yesterday, eh???  Enjoy doodling today and visit the link!  🙂

 

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NATIONAL SOUP SWAP DAY

TL 1-25 NATIONAL SOUP SWAP DAY

When the weather is cold, isn’t it tempting to make a big pot of soup or stew?  Well, in our house, it never gets eaten up in a day.  Since there are just two of us, it takes several days for us to eat it all, and we are sick of it by the time we’ve finished it.  It takes so many days to finish off the Potato Soup – ugh…

Today is NATIONAL SOUP SWAP DAY!!!  They make it clear that even though this is the official day to swap soup, it is not by any means the only day you can do it.  All you have to do is find a friend who thinks this is as good an idea as you do and coördinate, then SWAP!

I’ll make you some great German Potato Soup if you will fix me some of your grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup.  See how simple it is?  All you have to do is find a partner (or two or three).

There are a couple of things I would suggest, just to make the whole process easier and avoid some hard feelings down the road.

  • It’s okay to make the soup in your best pot or crock pot, but I wouldn’t transport it in the same pot.  Pots grow legs and walk sometimes.  It could lead to some hurt feelings if you have to go out and buy a new one because it does not come back home.
  • Be sure you and the one you are in cahoots with share the same kinds of tastes.  If I make a mild lentil soup for you, don’t make your four alarm chili for me.
  • This can be a hoot at first, but take a break from it once in a while.  Sometimes people just want to eat something besides soup or stew.  I know it’s hard to believe, but on occasion I like a steak cooked on my George Foreman.
  • If you swap with someone and for any reason do not like, or are unable to eat what they give you, don’t tell them.  That just hurts the person and puts a strain on your relationship with them.  I’m not saying you should lie, just say, “My the stew you made was quite remarkable.”  Or, you could just say “Thank you” and leave it alone.  If you over-state, you will undoubtedly get it again…  often.
  • This may or may not work, depending on your partner.  You could plan to meet with cookbooks and make a list of soups or stews that you think you and your family would like.  Leave your list with your partner and that would ensure that you don’t get an unpleasant surprise.  For instance, if there is a recipe for Turtle Soup in her cookbook, just don’t put it on your list if you don’t want to try it.  I mean, that’s what I’d do.

WORRIES GO DOWN BETTER WITH SOUP

Give it a try this winter.  It could be a fun time and a great learning experience.  You’ll never get bored with soups and stews again!  Wink!  😉