"My advice is to go into something and stay with it until you like it. You can't like it until you obtain expertise in that work. And once you are an expert, it's a pleasure." ~ Milton Garland

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What is a Fascinating Woman?

“What is a Fascinating Woman?”
“Is she the coy coquette who charms men with cute clich├ęs?  Is she the stunning sophisticate of the fashion magazines and charm schools?  Or, is she the sensuous woman, who in her own clever way, manipulates her man into satisfying her whims and fancies?  Is she the intellectual achieve who has made her mark in the world, or the competent, independent woman, well able to make her own way in life?  Or, is she the self-sacrificing wife, devoted to making her husband happy at her own expense?  No, she is none of these images.
“She is a woman of angelic character, dedicated to high standards and values.  She is the perfect wife, understanding of her husband’s needs and sensitive to his feelings.  She is not consumed in remaking him into the man he ought to be, but accepts him for the man he is, overlooking his human frailties and focusing on his better side.
“Although she is submissive and giving, she does not allow herself to be trampled on or abused.  She is not a doormat, a servant, and a slave.  Part of being a true woman, she inherently knows, is to retain her feeling of self-respect, an awareness that she is a person of great worth, deserving of proper treatment.  Such a regard for herself helps her maintain a queenly attitude which commands respect.
“She is proud to be a woman and does all she can to magnify her femininity, not by an outer showing of softness, but by a total personification of womanliness.  This includes an outer femininity of appearance and manner and an inner femininity of attitudes and goals.  Because she is truly a feminine woman, she has a charm that knows no age.
“She is a free soul, free to choose her life and what it will be.  If she marries she chooses life in that direction.  Although she devotes most of her time to her family she does not feel trapped in the household.  She gives willingly and wholeheartedly, prompted by a tender love and concern for her family.  She accepts her work as a sacred trust of worldwide importance.  Her career is a career in the home, her glory the esteem of her husband and the happiness of her children.  Because of this “her yoke is easy and her burden light.”  This makes her free. [Emphasis Original]
“Her charms are not cleverness or sophistication, but freshness, wholesomeness, and inner happiness.  She is innocent and trustful with the playfulness of a child.  On her face is a sort of bloom which comes from being loved and adored by her husband.  Only a woman so loved can be truly fascinating.”

It is Important!

“In spite of our many labor saving devices, many homes are in a state of disaster – a total lack of management, the cupboards bare, meals irregular or not on time and the house in a state of confusion. The home is an institution and should be run like a well organized hospital, church or school. We are raising human beings, entitled to the best the parents can offer. Anything less is not even acceptable. Determine to make a success of your career in the home, as the patient and understanding wife, excellent homemaker and devoted mother.”

~ Mrs. Helen Andelin

"Many women fail to find happiness in homemaking because they go only the first mile.  They give only the bare stint of requirement – just enough to get by.  They feed and clothe the family and keep the house reasonably clean, but not an ounce more.  Their meals are quick and easy, and then they’re off to an outside diversion.  Women who give just enough to get by never enjoy homemaking.  You have to go the second mile to enjoy anything.”

 ~ Mrs. Helen Andelin from Page 254 of Fascinating Womanhood (2007 Edition)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2012 Homemade Tomato sauce (August)

11 pounds tomatoes
5 onions
12 oz. butter 
(Totals listed below)

1 Cup sauce =

Cal.  136
Fat  7
Sodium  482
Potassium  679
Carbs  14
Fiber  4
Sugar  1
Protein  3

Tomatoes total: 
Cal. 1467
Fat  12
Sodium  293
Potassium  13904
Carbs  229
Fiber  70
Sugars 0
Protein  53

Onions total:

Cal.  300
Fat  0
Sodium  25
Potassium  1000
Carbs  80
Fiber  15
Sugars  25
Protein  5


Cal.  1215
Fat  137
Sodium  976
Potassium  41
Fiber 0
Sugars 0
Protein 1

Salt 4 teaspoons:

9300 mg sodium