“We Can Collect New Friends Every Day”

We all start off,  on our journey  on that  one and only  “LIFE ROAD”  by ourselves and all alone!

Everyday of our LIFE…from the very beginning… someone comes along to do something for us and or to help in some special way… as most of us are unable to really do much for ourselves. All we really know… is that we are here and in a strange place… to which we are in great need of so very and many things and services, just to stay alive.

When we are LUCKY to make it  into that “FIRST YEAR” of Life…we feel our “OATS” and we feel like we have to show everyone…”We can do it… and all by ourselves!”

Every big and mighty person has a magic way of doing things… and they all think,  that they know the very  best  way for us “Little Tikes”  to do things … their way…which is so confusing to us…since everybody has a different way to do things! 

“So which way is the correct way…rather than just the RIGHT WAY?” 

Take a look at the above Photo.

I know …”Little Miss Ruby”…and not the older child.

Do you see how easy… it is, for the older child to hold the hand of  “Little Miss Ruby”and  just walk…  and walk with no problem.

Stop and think how easy it is,  for the two children to blend their thinking, that the older knows how and what to do, and the younger child knows and understands, that the  older child, since they seem to have and without words a “knowing” way, to do things correctly and  that they have that, so   very natural understanding of some kind of friendship and trust … that everything,  that they are going  to do… is  done in the correct way.

Keep your eyes wide open… on your friends… watch how they do things. Listen as well… some people have words that go forth for no good reason…evidently something is not going the correct way, and they seem to be the type  that are thinking, that by their crying out… some how…  some magic will happen and everything…  will just fall  correctly into place?

Now,  there are another type of beings…they have better brains developing in that block of wood,  that sits high on their shoulders. This type  will check their computer and or their books of reference, just  to see how this project needs to be completed.

So… before making a complete mess of things im the  wasting lots of time and   money doing things two and or three times,  as so many will do… as that is all done, way  before doing them right the first time, will  immediately get the correct directions and or instructions, and then with knowledge  will complete the project with a song in their heart… leaving them with much more time for the better things in Life… then those that have not taken that small amount of time to wise up…before doing that job correct and only once!

It is so good and  so wonderful to learn from those,  that may be only a year or two older and they know how to to something and will also lend that helping hand… to a very new and younger soul…just starting out  on that road of LIFE… especially  in those very first years!


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An Easy And Delicious Flatbread Recipe With Only 3 Ingredients””

What Can Flatbreads Be Used For?

This recipe for flatbread is so easy you’re going to find yourself whipping it up all the time. Not only is it made in one bowl and in just a few minutes, but it lends itself to so many flavor combinations.

I love to brush my 3 ingredient flatbread with melted butter and minced garlic. This adds a nutty flavor and really helps the bread to toast up. After my flatbreads are cooked, I like to sprinkle them with fresh chopped parsley — from there it’s pretty much endless. Imagine this homemade flatbread dipped into your favorite curries and stews or wrapped around fresh veggies and chicken.

You can also use flatbreads for making flatbread pizza. Looking for a flatbread pizza dough recipe? Then look no further than this flatbread recipe that uses no yeast, perfect for a thin crust pizza.

The sky is the limit when it comes to using this flatbread recipe. I encourage you to top yours with your favorite seasonings and spices and to dip them or wrap them around anything you have on hand!

“You’re  going to call it …  YUMMY!”

Is This Flatbread Recipe Healthier Than A Normal Loaf?

This flatbread recipe results in a delicious product that’s naturally lower in carbohydrates than your average slice of bread at only 18 carbs and 102 calories per flatbread.

Since each flatbread is rolled out into a thin large sheet it can easily wrap around all your favorite sandwich fillings, eggs, and meats. For me, this bread often takes the place of 2 slices of toast with my breakfast, 2 pieces of sandwich bread, and sometimes even buns.

Made with no egg and no oil, this bread is not only easy for everyone to make but it’s perfect for everyone to eat!

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 9 mins
My delicious and easy flatbread recipe uses a base of yogurt and flour — and that’s it!
Use it everywhere you’d normally use regular bread :).
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6 flatbreads

Ingredients

  • cup (8 oz/225g) full fat natural plain yogurt (or greek yogurt)
  • Add enough yogurt to match the consistency in my video. You may not need the entire cup depending upon the type of yogurt and flour you use.
  • 1 cup (5 oz/142g) all-purpose flour*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Optional toppings

  • 1/2 cup (4 oz/115g) butter
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • parsley (roughly chopped)
  • pinch salt (to taste)

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine the flour and baking powder.
  • Next, add in the yogurt and mix with a spatula until the yogurt has absorbed the flour.
  • You will need to get in there with your hands to really bring the dough together. 
  • Please Note:   Depending upon where you live and what flour you use, you may not need all of the yogurt. Start with the initial quantity of flour and add yogurt until you get the same consistency as I did in my video. You may not need all the yogurt so it’s best to add it little by little.
  • Once the dough is formed into a smooth ball, place it on a floured surface. 
  • Using a knife divide the dough into 6 (2 oz) balls.
  • Working with one ball of dough at a time, roll each one out to an 8 x 8 circle.
  • Try to roll the dough as thin as possible as this will ensure the bread cooks evenly on both sides with nice air bubbles in between. 
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. While the skillet is heating melt together the butter, minced garlic, and salt in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush one side of the rolled dough with the garlic butter before placing it (garlic side down) into a hot skillet. Allow the bread to toast and bubble up cooking for about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Once the bread is nice and toasty on each side remove from the heat sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley or herbs of your choice
  • Repeat this process until all 6 flatbreads are cooked. Stack up on a plate or in a covered basket to keep warm. Store at room temperature for 3 days and reheat on the pan before use. 

Recipe Notes

* You can replace the all-purpose flour with whole wheat, chickpea or
other gluten free flours.

I placed my whole stack of flatbreads in the freezer. I take them out, place them on the pan for roughly 1-2 minutes on each side to refresh and they are ready to use. 


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“Recipe of the Day Pound Cake”

Recipe of the Day

Pound Cake

Pound Cake

 

Ingredients:

1 pound cake flour (3-1/2 cups)
1 pound butter
1 pound sugar (2 cups)
1 pound eggs (9 large)
1 to 2 tablespoons vanilla 

or   1/2  to 1 tablespoon almond

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 300°F. Prepare two or three bread loaf pans or one bundt pan

and a loaf pan.

Cream butter well, add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy.

Add eggs two at a time, and beat well after each. Add flavoring.

Add flour gradually and beat until smooth.

Pour mixture into pans. Bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

  Enjoy!


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“The EASTERN BLUEBIRD | A Bird once almost GONE FOREVER!”

 

In the video, I said “one study showed that bluebirds preferred slightly larger nest holes, 1.75 inches”
This was information I obtained directly from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
A few people pointed out that Bluebirds use a 1.5-inch nest hole, that is correct as well and I should have mentioned it.
Here is the link to Cornell for anyone who would like to read it, just go down to the nesting section. 
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Bluebird/lifehistory
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A small thrush with a beautiful blue color, the Eastern Bluebird is loved by birders and non-birders alike.
Learn more in this video about how to find out what these once threatened species like to eat, how to attract Eastern Bluebirds as well learn about their nesting habits, and what you can do to help Eastern Bluebirds continue to thrive.
If you enjoyed this video please help support the channel by SHARING it on Facebook and Twitter. It’s a free way to help me TREMENDOUSLY!
I GREATLY appreciate your support and I hope you enjoy the show!

comments…

Oh my! Bluebirds are so precious!!
Thank you for this video, and huge gratitude to all the people who have tried so hard to protect these beautiful birds.
Last summer a baby bluebird appeared in our driveway after a storm.
He was too young to fly and we weren’t sure what kind of bird it was.
We took him in and raised him up and turned out to be a male bluebird and we named him Pete.
Boy what a smart bird and eyesight blew me away. We did let him go when we felt he could go.
 I sure miss him, but he is happier now I am sure❤️🐦

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“Orville and Wilbur invented the first mechanically propelled aeroplane”

Wilbur Wright – 1867

From a young age, Wilbur Wright and his brother, Orville, developed a fascination with flight. Inspired by a rubber band-propelled helicopter created by the inventor, Alphonse Penaud, the brothers would dedicate their lives to the invention. They first found success manufacturing bicycles including the Van Cleve and St. Clair.

They never lost interest in flight and continued to develop designs. By 1902, the future aviators were making progress with their gliders and nearing a successful mechanical flight. They sold their bicycle business and on December 17, 1903, achieved their goal.

WRIGHT BROTHERS DAY – December 17 (1)

WRIGHT BROTHERS DAY

By Presidential Proclamation, December 17th is Wright Brothers Day. Each year, a proclamation invites the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

The US Code directs that Wright Brothers Day commemorates the first successful flights in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane. Orville and Wilbur Wright made that first successful flight on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. While other inventors created planes that flew, Orville and Wilbur invented the first mechanically propelled aeroplane. Those inventors that came before them inspired the Wright brothers in many ways, too.

From a young age, Orville Wright and his brother, Wilbur, developed a fascination with flight. Inspired by a rubber band propelled helicopter created by the inventor, Alphonse Penaud, the brothers dedicated their lives to the invention. They first found success manufacturing bicycles, including the Van Cleve and St. Clair.

When is National Aviation Week?

They never lost interest in flight and continued to develop designs. By 1902, the future aviators were making progress with their gliders and nearing a successful mechanical flight. They sold their bicycle business, and on December 17, 1903, achieved their goal.

Orville Wright ( August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948 )

Orville Wright made the first flight for 12 seconds and 120 feet around the Wright Brothers National Memorial site, just south of Kitty Hawk on that date. While the Wright Brothers were not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, they are recognized as the first to invent aircraft controls that made the fixed-wing flight possible.

Wilbur Wright  ( April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912 )

More in Flight

Wright Brothers Day also recognizes other accomplishments in aviation history. Many exciting accomplishments, adventure, and daring heroism take place in aviation. In fact, numerous museums and landmarks around the world will walk you through aviation’s impressive timeline. From the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Ohio to March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California, and the Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., nearly every state in the U.S. fills the imagination with original and replica planes of the pioneers of flight. Even the early frontier of space flight makes the schedule for aviation enthusiasts! Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center will not disappoint.

Of course, local libraries answer the call with shelves lined with books about every era of aviation. NASA also offers free e-books.

Interesting Aviation Facts
  • The wingspan of the 747 is 120 feet, which is longer than the original Wright Brothers flight.
  • Food tastes different under cabin pressure in an airplane.
  • In the United States, over 6,000 passengers are flying at any given moment.
  • For every hour spent flying, you can lose about two cups of water from your body. If you’re traveling cross-country, keep yourself hydrated.
  • The President and Vice President of the United States never fly together, nor do they fly with the House of Representatives’ Speaker. Prince Charles never flies with Prince William. Just in case…

 

HOW TO OBSERVE #WrightBrothersDay

Explore the history of flight. While you’re at it, discover other fascinating adventurers, too! Here’re a few names to get you started. 

Legendary Aviators
  • AMELIA EARHART – Female aviation pioneer
  • BESSIE COLEMAN – First female aviator of both African American and Native American descent
  • CHARLES LINDBERGH – first solo trans-Atlantic flight.
  • MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – WWI flying ace, the celebrated “Red Baron”
  • JERRIE MOCK – First woman aviator to successfully circumnavigate the globe solo
  • HOWARD HUGHES – Aviator, tycoon, movie maker, and all-around eccentric
  • CHUCK YEAGER – The test pilot who broke the sound barrier
  • YURI GAGARIN – First man in space

Would you like to learn more? We celebrate aviation throughout the calendar. Check out these days, too! 

Are you looking for other ways to celebrate the day? Consider these options.

  • Read about the Wright Brothers and other aviation accomplishments. We recommend The Wright Brothers by David McCullough, Wilbur and Orville: A Biography of the Wright Brothers by Fred Howard, Flight: 100 Years of Aviation by R.G. Grant.
  • Watch a documentary. A couple that you might find interesting include Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers’ Journey of Invention, directed by David Garrigus, and The Wright Stuff, narrated by Garrison Keillor.
  • Build a model airplane or fly a drone in honor of the Wright Brothers.

Use #WrightBrothersDay to post on social media.

WRIGHT BROTHERS DAY HISTORY

A joint resolution of Congress declared December 17, 1963, as Wright Brothers Day. Congress later amended the resolution (77 Stat. 402; U.S.C. 143), designating December 17th of each year as Wright Brothers Day and authorized the President to issue annually a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.


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“NATIONAL TAX DAY”

NATIONAL TAX DAY – April 15

Due to Covid the IRS again Tax Return Deadline – Word of precaution, not every state is the same – Details Here.

April 15th of each year is National Tax Day. In the United States, the term “tax day” refers to the day on which individual income tax returns are due to the federal government. The day may also refer to April 15th for state tax returns.

The Federal income tax filing deadline is midnight on April 15th of every year, with extensions occurring when the 15th lands on a Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday. In those circumstances, the returns are due the first succeeding day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday. 

These dates can differ depending on the residence as well.  Some years, due to extenuating circumstances such as natural disasters, more significant extensions have been granted by the Federal Government.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalTaxDay

Complete and file your taxes. Whether you prepare your taxes yourself or have a professional prepare them for you, only a couple of things are certain in life – death, and taxes. Or so Benjamin Franklin once said. Use #NationalTaxDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL TAX DAY HISTORY

Income tax was first collected in The United States in 1862 to fund the Civil War.

 It was deemed unconstitutional due to not being apportioned with conformity across the states.

The United States once again enacted income tax with the 16th Amendment in 1913. At that time, the filing deadline was March 1.

In 1918 the deadline was changed to March 15, and then in 1955, for the most recent change, the filing deadline was moved to April 15th.  The day has come to be known as Tax Day.


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