Sometime around the age of 8, 9, or 10 I saw a large doll at a store. The store imported items from around the world. It would have been in the middle of the 1960s, long before the internet. The store might have been called Imports International. The doll had long blond braids, real wooden shoes, a little white cap and a lovely traditional Dutch dress. The exact details of the dress have faded from my memory. I do remember the price was more than my aunt and uncle were willing to spend. Needless to say my life went on just fine without that doll. I have yet to visit Holland or any other part of the Netherlands. If I do I am sure that doll will be on my mind. Had I received the doll I assume I would have loved her and taken good care of her. But perhaps it was a good lesson. Had I had the doll would the memory be so dear? I think not.
It may look a bit more like beef broth than chicken as I decided to use some “forbidden rice” which added an extra depth of color. I guess I could have/should have rinsed the black rice but to me that means washing about nutrients.
However, whatever, I have a good number of hearty bowls of low sodium/low cal goodness ahead of me this week.
Besides the forbidden rice I used arborio rice, & whole wheat orzo, carrots & celery – plenty of onion powder, ground rosemary, a couple pinches of ground pepper and paprika, and oodles of torn chicken meat.
Favorite Flower: stargazer lily
Favorite color: pink, in many many shades
Favorite ice cream flavor: chocolate
Favorite TV show: The House of Eliott (1994)
Favorite food: New England Style Chicken Pie
Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite actor: Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr.
Favorite actress: Dame Judi Dench
Favorite vegetable: carrots
Favorite movie: one I have yet to see
Favorite month: October
Favorite singer/band: no idea, too many choices
Favorite song: no idea, changes with the second-hand of a clock
Favorite animal: domestic cat
Favorite time of day: Bedtime…..and it is just about bedtime now.
Look before you LEAP, then go!
I am starting 2014 thinking that I want to have rearranged a few things in my life before New Years Eve 2015. Just exactly what those changes will be, I am not totally sure. I know there are HUGE things I would change in a snap if I could, but those things cannot be changed in a snap. Plus, they are changes that are not mine to make alone. But I know I am looking and when I have looked, and consulted, the time will come to just GO. I might need a push or two. I am stating that here because I know myself. Are any of my gentle readers good pushers?
I would most likely be labeled a visual learning. I do take in what I see. However I listen too. Put that together and what do you get? An auto-visual learner.: translation — plug in the TV, throw in a DVD and let me soak it up. Or place me in a lecture hall with a slide show or power point projection.
Do I learn on my own, in a social setting, or with guidance of an expert? Yes, yes, and yes. A little bit of any of those, but each at the correct time.