“A great many people (not you) do now seem to think that the mere state of being worried is in itself meritorious. I don’t think it is. We must, if it so happens, give our lives for others: but even while we’re doing it, I think we’re meant to enjoy Our Lord and, in Him, our friends, our food, our sleep, our jokes, and the birds’ song and the frosty sunrise.” C. S. Lewis
If you are expecting and trying to come up with a name for the baby, help may come from an unexpected source — The Social Security Administration. According to a press release on Friday, May 12, 2017 by Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer, “The agency began compiling the baby name list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880. At the time of a child’s birth, parents supply the name to the agency when applying for a child’s Social Security card, thus making Social Security America’s source for the most popular baby names.”
So what were the top names for 2016? Noah and Emma. To see the entire top 10 list as well as to search for other popular baby names visit https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames. They also have information on getting the new arrivals Social Security number.
Thanks to Bob for forwarding the interesting little tidbit to me. 🙂
“Send out a cheerful, positive greeting, and most of the time you will get back a cheerful, positive greeting. It’s also true that if you send out a negative greeting, you will, in most cases, get back a negative greeting.” Zig Ziglar
“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.”
― Lilly Pulitzer
This is reblog of an older post. I chose to revive this for Mother’s Day because food always remind’s me of my Mom who was a great cook and passed along her skills and recipes to me. Whenever Spring rolls around I think of inviting a few friends over for brunch, which Mom did every year. This is a recipe we discussed one year when she asked me for ideas.
Have a Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday and if she is still living, call your Mom!
This reblog is linked to the Moonlight and Mason Jars Link Party.
These healthy little gluten free, low fat muffins will satisfy a sweet tooth while also providing a healthy dose of fiber and protein.
1 T. flax seed meal plus 3 T. hot water (or 1 egg)
¾ c. milk (I use almond milk)
½ c. unsweetened applesauce
1/3 c. agave nectar ( or 2/3 c. sugar)
1 cup shredded carrots
1 c. raisins
½ c. chopped walnuts (optional)
1 c. buckwheat flour
1 c. sorghum flour
1 T. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Combine flax seed and hot water. Mix well and let stand for 20 minutes. The mixture should reach the consistency of egg whites.
3. Combine milk, applesauce. Flax seed/water mixture and agave nectar in large bowl.
4. Add carrots, raisins and walnuts. Stir well.
5. Stir in flours, baking powder and cinnamon.
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