The Friday Five

Five things you should try, buy, watch, read and enjoy this summer:

  1. Try Maurine’s Salsa.
    1 28 oz. can whole tomatoes
    1 tbs. jalapenos from a jar
    1 tbs. jalapeno liquid (or as much as you like)
    1 can green chiles
    8 green onions
    12-14 springs cilantro (adjust as you like)
    1 fresh tomato
    1 tsp. garlic salt (plus a little more)
    dash of white pepper     Put all ingredients in a food processor/blender.  Voila!
  2. Girls, buy these metallic flip flops from Old Navy.  I am wearing the gold version with everything this summer.  And, the best part?  They are only $5.  Sa-weet.

    Guys, buy Men’s Health magazine.  It appears to be the most comprehensive and informative magazine out there for men.  Unless, of course, you are like Kris – in which case if it doesn’t have propellers or a turbine-powered engine on the front, it is useless.  But, I do sneak one in the bathroom whenever possible.

  3. Watch Dan In Real Life.  No, you won’t find any spiritual significance or a heightened sense of self-awareness – or maybe you will.  But, I found it a well done film.
  4. Read Marley & Me: Life and Love with World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan if you haven’t already.  I was a late bloomer on this one.  I’m about to begin reading In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado.  I think it’s going to be a good one.  Of course, what doesn’t Lucado write well?
  5. Enjoy a summer sunset with friends or the sprinker with your kids (unless you are in Georgia and under the enforcement of a water ban.)  Take an opportunity to experience life with those you love.

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. “  – John Lubbock


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6 responses to “The Friday Five

  1. Well, I have 3 accomplished already, I tasted your salsa,(but Im not a salsa eater) everyone else said it was wonderful…I have seen Dan in real life, which I have to agree with you is very good…And I read Marley and Me…a very good book, however “Brew” your & Kris’ dog that we are dog-sitting for, I have changed his name to Marley…..He IS SUCH a MARLEY, can’t wait for you too see “all” of his “Marley moves & changes” he has made around here…
    As for the sunset….I would love to do it with you, Kris & the kids when you come back and make special memories. I miss and love you so very very much! You are an amazing daughter!

  2. bonnie

    All of this sounds so yummy to do. I was wondering where you got those flip flops. I’ve seen that book, but isn’t it coming out as a movie with J. Anniston in it? Oh, I better just read the book.

  3. Bonnie

    It all sounds so yummy! I was wondering where you got those flip flops! Isn’t that book coming out as a movie with J. Anniston? Oh, I better just read the book.

  4. dlkaufman

    Oooh goodie! Reading recommendations. But the best part is the quote about rest not being idleness. I embrace that idea fully. It makes life interesting around here since my dear one always has an agenda to fulfill.

  5. Judy

    Bonnie’s up! …We just made a great memory with family and friends in OKC…Iwas wondering where you got those flip flops too!…and my Maxy showed me a beautiful sunset last night on the way home from OKC…LIFE CAN BE AMAZING IF YOU PAY ATTENTION….

  6. Looking for a job as a personal shopper? I love clothes. I hate shopping. You’re hired.

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