If you watched the Super Bowl last night, which commercial(s) did you like the best? The two that got the most laughs in our home and my children’s were the “M&M singing Meatloaf” and “the older folks breaking out for the evening and ending up at Taco Bell.” I worked at an Assisted Living aka Nursing Home and trust me, many was the time I wished they could break out for an evening and just have fun (maybe not the same way these folks did, but fun).

We actually got really bored, right after the lights went out (okay, really way before that). We turned the TV off and went to bed, we didn’t finish watching the game. My Aunt Betty’s son posted a Facebook status that read, “wow… The game was such a blow out they turned the lights off…” well, it made me laugh. I loved reading some of the comments that my friends were posting, there were some statuses that I could not have agreed with more, like my friend’s daughter posted, “Sigh…I guess the days of a family friendly half time show are gone…” I told her all they needed was a pole. Then the commercial came on and I had to remark, “Spoke too soon!” But to be honest, I didn’t watch the half-time show at all, I got the play by-play from Anthony yelling come and see this… (insert something rude here) you won’t believe it… (hum… NO!) I could hear it from where I was seated .  I did however see a few pix posted on Facebook, and trust me, I’m very thankful that I didn’t see it. So many goofy things happened during lasts nights game, I’m still shaking my head.

Which one is the most memorable for you?

The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It’s part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy. ~ Bob Schieffer

What are you doing for the big game on Sunday? Are you hosting a party, or attending one somewhere else? What’s your favorite food to make/eat at a Super Bowl gathering? Are you looking forward to seeing the ads more than the game? Or do you have something completely different planned for the day?

I’m not sure what we’re doing this year, I have no doubt we’ll be sitting on the couch & screaming at the TV. I know it won’t be sitting in the stands in Indy watching the game. I’ve never seen a Super Bowl live. I may have to add that to my bucket list. I do love to critic the ads; it’s almost my favorite part of the game. We don’t really have a dog in the fight, so I’m guessing; we’ll be rooting for whoever has the ball??? I can do that what a few appetizers, some comfort food & jammies. Go Team!

The words “I am…” are potent words. The thing you’re claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you. ~ A. L. Kitselman

(From Left-over Chicken)
Thoroughly broken up carcasses of 2 roast chickens (bones)
1 small onion, sliced
3 Tablespoons butter or margarine
3 cups water
2 sprigs parsley
¼ cup celery leaves
1 ½ teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons of pearl barley
2 ½ cups boiling water
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup finely diced carrot
½ cup thinly sliced celery
2 Tablespoons parsley

Brown bones and onion lightly in heated fat in soup kettle. Add next 4 ingredients, cover and heat to boiling, reduce heat, and gently simmer for 2 hours (this makes your stock). Strain. While bones are being simmered, drop he pearl barley into the 2 ½ cups boiling water, add salt, cover and simmer for 1 hour 15 minutes. Then add the strained broth, carrots and celery and boil 10 additional minutes. Serve hot with a sprinkling of parsley on each serving. Makes 4 servings.

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that’s where personal growth and opportunities lie.

The chief pang of most trails is not so much the actual suffering itself as our spirit of resistance to it. ~ JEAN NICOLAS GROLL

the comics.

The most wasted of all days is the one during which you have not laughed. ~ NICHOLAS CHAMPORT

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We do not remember days. We remember moments. ~ CESARE PAVESE