Saturday, June 11, 2016

Fifth Adventure: Cosplaying

I finally got my adventure from T. 
I just love her.
She has always been so soulful.
I've always said that she has an old spirit.
Here's her adventure proposal...
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   Make a costume or cosplay as someone.
You've made me costumes before,
 but I doubt you've really dressed up as somebody else since Halloween when you were little.
   Cosplaying is a way to be yourself when you're not yourself (does that make sense?).
 If you do something weird or stupid,
 then people think, "oh, that's because that's something their character would do." 
Basically, when you Cosplaying, nobody can judge you.
   Also, you said Halloween is different in the Philippines, 
and nobody dressed up. Loosen up and be 10 years old again.  xD

                            Love,T

 
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I cant wait to do this adventure with her.
Of course it will be in the spring during all the Renn fairs.
...and I already know my character too!  ;)
 


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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Fourth Adventure: Celebrating 50

My 4th adventure came as such:

I'm honored to have been included in this group that plays an important role in your life.
 I've thought of a reasonable adventure that I think you'd enjoy - a cake!

Growing up my mom would make this traditional cake recipe from scratch for important occasions. It's been many years since she's made it, 
but thinking of this rum, walnut, raisin cake brings back so many good memories. 
I'll have to get the recipe from her if this idea is doable,
but the plan would be to make it together and decorate it.
 I would supply the ingredients, and we can finally watch The Devil Wears Prada while it bakes!
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To give you a little bit of history,
This friend and I have been talking about watching this movie for FOREVER.

What is fantastic about this proposal is that it is definitely a one on one
boding time for me and this person.

 I cannot wait to share this adventure since I know that it will bring alot of
smiles and craziness on the day that this baking and movie watching happens!

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

My Hero

The phone rang early this morning. 
 It was my mom.
"V!"  She always calls me by my middle name when she is excitable or upset.
"V!  Come over here ASAP!  Your dad is on a ladder outside.
I have tried everything to get him down and he won't listen to me!
That's it!  I'm done with him!  Come over here and talk to him!"

So I did.
Still half asleep I went over there in my pajamas.
When I got there, mom shooed me to the back yard.
Sure enough there he was up high on the ladder
trying to harvest some calamansi fruits.

I yelled at him and told him to come down,
I told him that this is why they need to live closer to me.
I need to be able to keep an eye on them.

He knew  I was mad.
He got down the ladder and I lifted the metal thing as if it weighed nothing.
I picked it up and threw it over the fence...
and told him I was taking it home with me.

And as I pushed it in the car,
I started crying.
I thought of Daddy.
Of how much he loved gardening,
Of how he has always been my hero.  
My knight in shining armor that always protected me.
And now i am afraid that any little thing, any fall, could be devastating to him.
I felt so helpless.
And so scared.

And so I did the only thing that I could do.
I went back to the car and took the ladder out.
I drove home and packed up all my gardening tools.
And went to him and said, " I will help you get your calamansi."

He said no.  He was mad at me.
I didn't blame him but i went on the ladder and started cutting and pruning the trees.
Bringing the heavy laden boughs down.
As I swayed on the ladder, he came out to make sure I was okay.

And he silently sat near me as I continued to cut the limbs.
Watching over me as always...

It was a tiring day.
An unexpected workout.
But so very much a heartwarming experience.
I am glad I went.
And that I stopped to think....
of him... and his feelings... and his helplessness.

Oh Daddy, I love you so much.
You will always be my hero and my strength.


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Thursday, May 19, 2016

From Here to There

K Manor is has its own 100+ acre woods.  :)
We are lucky enough to be bordered on the back by a state preserve.
We have all the wonderful goodness of having our own little forest.
 
 
But what forest doesn't have its scary story..... its eerie stuff... its creepy crawlies?
This is also the reason why the first thing that went up 
after building K Manor was the dog run.
Well there is this small little path that takes you from the manor to the run.

But it needed much attention.
I blogged about it here 4 years ago... 

The ground at a certain part had already sunken in from the heavy traffic.
We had to get some dirt from other parts to fill it in.
Here's the hubs with that task.  :)

Well I've had this path on my project list for a while now.
And I finally started working on it.

I only got halfway done...

but it is looking better already....

What do you think?



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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Third Adventure: Celebrating 50

My third adventure is from an old college roomate.
The proposal came as such:

Share a meal with a homeless person.  
Buy him/her food and eat with him/her.


I'm kinda excited about this adventure as I am curious to hear their story.  :)

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Celebrating 50 Second Adventure



blog.cookingchanneltv.com  

 
My second adventure proposal was emailed to me below.  :)
What a wonderful shared adventure! 
 
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 Since I am a retired educator and the 50 states played a part in teaching I thought of this activity.  During the course of the entire year prepare one recipe that is famous in each of our 50 states
           to coincide with your 50th Birthday Year.   You could even combine two or three recipes at a meal if you'd like - ex. an appetizer, entry, dessert. 

          Since there would be 50 recipes you could make one dish approximately every week or so. Make as many of these dishes as possible as a family project when time permits. 
You shouldn't have to do all of the cooking. 
          It should be spread around the family or in groups or even all of you at times.

          Take photos of the fun together and the dishes themselves.  
At the end of the year create a 50 state homemade cookbook with your recipe from each state and photos of your family cooking.  Give copies to T and S2 to keep and treasure the memories
          you have made together through your 50th year. 

          Not everyone will need to be involved with each dish since everyone is so busy and time is precious but just so that everyone is involved in the process with some of the cooking.  
Some of the dishes could be made by just one person or if time is scarce
          could maybe be bought - like Key Lime Pie for Florida, etc....   Since I'm a retired educator each dish could open up a wealth of discussion on that particular state. 

          You may even like to sell your Family Fifty Cookbook online with its special story background?????? 
          A quilted photo of the United States on the cover would tie in your amazing gift at quilting.  
I would definitely buy one of your cookbooks!!  :-)
 
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Stay tuned for my third adventure!

If you do not know about my 50 Adventures for my 50th then read about it HERE! 
My first adventure can be read HERE.


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