Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of Simple Abundance, has a new book out called, Romancing the Ordinary. Another day by day book, this one focuses on enjoying our senses and falling in love with life.

I found a photography site with many pictures of West Michigan where I am from. Actually it’s about 30 minutes south of here, but many things looked familiar.

Are you tired of your recipes and menus? Once in awhile I visit Recipelink’s Weekly Menus. Actually I usually look at Last Week’s Menus since I like to do my meal planning a week in advance. My 10-year-old son made this delicious Lemon Cream Bread yesterday for dessert.

I hope you all had a good weekend. We spent Thanksgiving across the state at my Grandma and Grandpa’s house. We did the traditional things like eating, playing Boggle, getting a tree and sitting around chatting. I also got to spend a day with my sister while my husband took the kids to his brother’s house to play with their kids. We almost beat the snow on the drive home. The blizzard started right before got home.

Do you want to stay in shape this holiday season? Visit WinterFit. It’s is an online fitness program with teleclasses, articles and weekly nuggets to read. This week read about Buddying Up.

Are you a quote nut? Then here are some sites for you:
John Bartlett?s Familiar Quotations for over 11,000 searchable quotations

Gabby Clayton’s Favorite Quotes in no particular order

Get a Quote-a-Day by SparkPeople. Also visit their quote archive by subject.

PowerQuotes e-zine with questions and quotes delivered by e-mail or onto your PDA

Quotelady- Search by author, subject, date, posted and by monthly topics

The Quotations Page has tons of searchable quotes. It also features diiferent subjects and authors.

The Quote Garden – Quaint page with quotes grouped under subjects

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
- George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish-Born Writer

French Toast Girl has her own artistic Christmas cards on sale until Thanksgiving.

Do you have any letters from or that you wrote to family or friends? You can submit them to the Dawkins Project


Did you enjoy your weekend? I had fun Christmas shopping with hubby, scrapbooking, making Christmas cards with my daughter, reading Julia Cameron’s new book Walking in the World, and watching my son practice Tae-Kwon-Do.

Add two links to my favorites: Tipz Time -Tons of ideas for home and Self Growth.com Lots of links for self-development sorted by topic.

Read the Thought of the Week at Richard Carlson’s Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Page. This week is on gratitude.