Friday, February 15, 2013


My free time at home is usually spent emailing, listening to music, reading and talking on the phone. I wish I was on the phone less, but I have been fortunate to stay in touch with so many incredible friends. 

Steve Nash

Wow!!!  Friday already.  This is a pay week so it means  Saturday will be a day spent with shopping and cooking.  But I did have a rather pleasant surprise yesterday.  I'd forgotten that Monday was a holiday until I saw the fliers up announcing that Monday the office was going to be closed. Talk about elation. Another three day  weekend...the second in a row. How great is that?  I can bust my butt on Saturday and still have two days to rest.

Hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day. I did.  When I arrived home from work I discovered that hubby had cooked me a nice Dominican style dinner--Pernil, gondulas and rice, salad. It was fantastic. I wish he'd do this more often because he is actually quite a good cook. Many years ago he worked in a fancy restaurant in downtown Brooklyn so he knows what he is doing in the kitchen. I know he can chop better than I can. He chops his onions and peppers just like you see the chefs on television do.  I've never learned how.  What I do is 'slice'. 

I asked  him not to get me chocolates; I just don't like candy anymore.   Wow, does one really outgrow chocolate, I wonder? Besides, Valentine's Day to me is more about love and  how important love and compassion  is in the world.  And with that, I'll end this week with the following verse from the Bible...

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 

1 Corinthians 13

Wishing you all a weekend filled with love, joy, and peace.  See you on Monday.


  1. Have yourself a wonderful three days off.

  2. I can't chop chop chop like that either. I'd be scared of taking off a finger or two.

  3. I wish my husband would cook, but frankly, things never turn out right, and there is always an awful messy kitchen. Oh well, he has many other fine qualities, lol!
    Have a great three-day weekend, Mary.

  4. Dinner cooked by hubby! How perfect??? (Mmmmm, if he can cook, why doesn't he do it, during the week?)

  5. I was raised by a working mother. There were five of us kids. If we wanted to eat we had to learn how to cook, so we did. I think it was a good thing.
    Enjoy your extended weekend. X.

  6. What a nice hubby you have, Mary! I know you both give each other so much. Have a fun three day weekend.

  7. That's to cool that he cooked for you! The last time George was in the kitchen, he was "helping" me, he was cooking frozen pizza and caught the oven on fire. After that he is only allowed to get sweet tea and coffee. He says he used to be a good cook. Awesome that you get a three day weekend! Like you said bust butt the first day and get two days to just hang out.


  8. hope you are having a wonderful weekend. No one deserves some time off more than you...

  9. I don't know how to chop or cook, my wife does it all.