A Father's Heart

A son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?' The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'. They went on to complete a marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father
always saying 'Yes' to his son's request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his father, 'Dad, let's join the Ironman together.'
To which, his father said 'Yes'. For those who don't know, the Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events: a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Father and son went on to complete the race together.

View this video of the duo.

This is an example of God's relationship with us.

Tea for three?

Have you checked out Susan's blog? She did a wonderful crazy quilt patch of three ladies at a tea party that is stunning! Do check it out-

Making a dent in my recipe box...

I have made a serious dent in my recipe box collection and have typed out over a hundred in my quest to go paperless. Two buddies and I have collaborated and are putting our tried and true recipes here and our untried recipes here. Hop on over and take a look. You are bound to find something you like. =)

6 unimportant things about me

I've been tagged by Melissa to name 6 unimportant things about me so here goes... first the rules-

1. Link back to the person that tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share 6 unimportant things about yourself.
4. Tag 4 people at the end of your entry.

1- I am trying to go paperless and have posted feverishly for the last week on a collaborated recipe blog.

2- I love Korean food. From glutinous rice cakes to kimchi and in between I just can't get enough of it. Makes my mouth water.

3- I also am going to try to take my 4 inch thick folder of embroidery patterns and pdf them to also go paperless. What am I getting myself into?

4-I hate ironing and usually have to iron a TON of stuff to iron. I do a bit each day cuz I hate to do it all in one sitting ? ugh

5- When I was a kid we would roller skate from Culver City to Venice and then along to Santa Monica along the boardwalk nearly every day??? And then skate back home??????????? I dont know how we did it but we did.

6- that I hate tags and if you blogtag me I will probably not answer??? lol Absolutely 100% true. I usually ignore a tag but since Melissa is a friend I am humoring her. Are you laughing Melissa?

In return I am tagging-

Maangchi since she has been such a sweet youtuber and blogger in helping folks with her Korean ingredient blog and youtube vids and reads my blog and is super sweet.

Debbie over at One Less Stone who is a dear friend.

Nicole, who used to live in our town but who is now in Europe

Louanne, who is so sweet and whose stitching is always inspiring.

Feel free to add your 6 things or kindly ignore me if you don't like tags lol No pressure. Nope. None at all!

Recipe Blog

Jackie, Tara and I have started a recipe blog compiling all of our tried and true recipes. I want to go paperless and this is my perfect opportunity! Hop on over and take a look.

Worldwide Visitors

Angelinas recently visited my blog from Spain and asked if I could add a translator to my blog which I have done. Please pop over and see her lovely quilts and embroidery. I also added a feedjit live traffic feed (scroll down) that lets visitors see where fellow visitors have come from. It really is a neat little gizmo and what I like is that you dont have to go through a lengthy sign up process. It takes all but a minute to put it on your blog. If you want to add it to your blog just scroll down and click on the green feedjit text.

Anyhoo... visitors lately from Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Iran, South Korea, Canada, France, Malaysia, Mexico, China Australia, French Polynesia, Croatia and Hungary are included in the list of International Visitors to my blog in the past few days. And of course I can't forget my dear friends from the good Ole U S of A. Wherever you hail from thanks for your readership and I hope to hear from you via the comments. Don't be shy! Thanks for stopping by my little piece of the web!


Lots of protests in Seoul, Daegu and Pusan due to the American beef Controversy. I was just at this location last week and walked into the Debec Dept Store.