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No tomatoes, onions, or peppers please....

Then it olives, mushrooms, or anything else that does not involve lettuce, cucumber, celery, or carrots on a salad. This has been the story of my life...being a picky eater. The big joke in my family is how I order a salad in a restaurant because I don't like the typical restaurant salad trappings. You will notice though that I have no problems when I make my own at home (see above list). I am just particular about what the salad includes! I am proud to say though that over the past few years, I have broken the iceberg lettuce trap and now actually enjoy a variety of different lettuces!

This weirdness is not limited to salads though. Once upon a time, my wonderful Memere made me scrambled eggs for dinner. I had to be about 10 or 11 years old I think. For some reason (although I don't remember being sick), I threw up the was quite the mess. As far as I know, I haven't touched a cooked egg since; definitely not since I have had free will as an adul…


"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." ~ Albert Schweitzer

This is one of the most perfect quotations on friendships I have ever read. I have to admit, my inner fire is sparked...actually it has burst into flames just like good old Mr. Schweitzer has said. I have been toying with the idea about blogging on friendships, but I have been hesitating because I feel like no matter what I write, I will not do those friendships their due justice. So instead of trying to do them justice, I am going to speak from the heart (that seems to work for me!)

I had a conversation with my friend Kate about a month or so back and a comment she made profoundly affected me. I don't even think she realizes how much! We were waiting for her kids to come out of school and she just turned to me and said how lucky I was because I had…