Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Seven Ways to make the Most of a Moment - Week 4

Life is made up of many moments.  
Getting the very most out of your life starts with how you use each one. 

Here are this week’s suggestions:

1. Three bloggers commented on my post “Seven Ways to Make the Most of a Moment -Week 3.
  • Lana (Two Teens and Their Mama) agreed that a book should always be read before the movie.
  • Jen (JENerally Informed) said she would “add to stop what you are doing sometimes and take a moment to really look around you and see what is going on in that moment around you.” 
  • Raquel (Organized Island) advised “not rushing through life, but using time wisely to appreciate all the wonderful things in life.”
I have really enjoyed reading all three of their blogs - and you might too!

2.  Make coffee and have it ready for your spouse or roommate when he/she gets up. I am spoiled - my husband does this almost every morning.  On weekends, he even makes lattes!  I am grateful!
Best way to start my day!

3.  Remember to regularly change the oil in your car.  I just had mine done yesterday!

4.  Make a new recipe.  I just tried this recipe, from Catherine Newman on Disneyfamily.com and if you like German Chocolate Cake, I think you will love these German Chocolate Cookies. We do!

These turned out well, don't you think? Good thing there were a few left for me to take this photo today!

5.  Next time you are caught out in the rain, remember how that moisture makes flowers grow and reduces the risk of forest fires.

6. Need a good book?  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford is one of my favorites.  It is a novel, but gives some insight into the Japanese Internment in Seattle. I am on my library's waiting list to borrow Songs of Willow Frost, his second novel.  I can't wait to read it - and will let you know what I think!

For a minute I thought the book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet had been made into a movie - until I realized the YouTube movie trailer I watched is for a movie that doesn't exist!  None-the-less, the beautiful music and slide show makes this trailer is worth seeing, and it will give you a hint to the plot of the book.

7.  How about a movie?
We just watched the movie About Time, and I thought it was great!


  1. There is always so much to be thankful for, and enjoy if we simply take time to slow down and take it all in.


    1. I agree! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!~

  2. Love this series. I try to have a good attitude about the rain, but I fail most days :) Thanks for the shout out. I linked your post about spring cleaning to my Google + page. Trying to figure Google + out but everyone says it's the future of social media...

    1. Thanks Lana! I laughed when I saw we both comment on rain in our posts today - - and referred to Spring on Saturday! Great minds thinking alike I guess, right? :) Thanks for the Google + link. I am still trying to figure all that out too! SO much to learn!

  3. It really is all in the attitude that we see things! I used to not like the rain, but it really can do beautiful things. Thank you so much for the shout it! It is great to be discovering YOUR blog too! :)

    1. I think the bunny pop cookies on your blog today are really cute!

  4. Susan you are so sweet. Thanks for the mention. I have never read the Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I love getting book suggestions and will be looking for this one stat. Rain here in the dessert is always welcome even if I do end up looking like the shaggy dog with my curly hair.

    1. Hi Jen,
      I love the desert! We were in a sandstorm in Palm Springs over Spring break. While I am sure dealing with blowing sand can get tiring, it was pretty cool!
      I think you will love “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.”


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