Apr 28, 2008

Hello Friends...

Some of you know that I have formed the non profit 501(c)3 corporation Tapestry Family Center. Which is starting to reach into the lives of families in the community showing them the tangible love of God by meeting there needs. We have already begun to offer tutoring in Math and Science. Tonight we begin a workshop for committed couples dealing with communication and intimacy. This summer we are kicking off our Summer Youth Theater Program, putting on a production of James and the Giant Peach. All of this is really exciting and I hope that you too will soon be involved in the life and mission of Tapestry Family Center either through providing a service, supporting us financially or on your knees in prayer for the work God is doing in the lives of families through Tapestry.

On May 10, 2008 I will be participating in the 2008 Human Race in Santa Cruz, CA. I am contacting all of my friends to partner with me in raising awareness, support, and financial contributions for Tapestry Family Center. To make this fund raising event a success I am asking friends to partner with me in raising $1000 to benefit Tapestry Family Center . Several friends, family members, have already committed to donating funds to Tapestry Family Center. Please consider joining me in making a difference in my community. Together we can make a difference in our community by simply pledging to give a donation to our sponsored organization Tapestry Family Center.

Facts about the Human Race Event:

The Human Race is a nationwide community fund raising event for nonprofit organizations, schools, and faith based organizations. This race is the Central Coast's largest collaborative community fundraiser, and features a 10k walk and fun run beginning at Natural Bridges State Park and winding along one of our most beautiful natural resources – West Cliff Drive. Organizations and businesses recruit walkers/runners/pledge-gatherer
s to raise funds. Participating nonprofit organizations receive 75% of monies collected and the Volunteer Center receives the remaining percentage to coordinate and stage the event.

If you feel like you would like to support the ongoing ministry of Tapestry Family Center through pledging your support to me as I walk to raise awareness of our presence in the community all you need to do is click on this link and it will take you to my pledge page. If you would rather just make a donation to Tapestry Family Center that is great as well and donations can be mailed to Tapestry Family Center PO Box #27 Mount Hermon, CA 95041. You can also sign up on our website to be part of our prayer team, and to rec

Thank you for making a difference in our community!

Your friend and neighbor - Trinity

Apr 26, 2008

Must Try

I have been in a must try new things mode. I have, like previously mentioned tried new books. Which then lead to trying new recipes. I made Frenchified Meatloaf the other night along with a new salad and some roasted squash. All of which lead to inviting the family and Brandon over for a new style of dinning at my house, on the floor, for lack of table space. After dinner we tried a new desert based on two of my favorites, Strawberry rhubarb shortcake (that new did not turn out as planned, because apparently unbeknown to me you are not supposed to eat raw rhubarb) So we ate around the sad raw rhubarb and enjoyed the strawberry shortcake. The success of those new things may have led me to believe that it was time to try a new hair cut, or perhaps I just was ready.Whatever the reasoning I went for it and the long hair is once again gone. It's been a long time since it was this short.
Now I don't know if from there it was the short hair that gave me the confidence to keep on trying new things or if I was just tired of being stuck in a rut. At sushi I ordered a roll totally different than the ones I normally get and it was amazing. I also tried one of Brandon's rolls of shitake mushrooms which was also good. I tried a new menu item at dinner too that was so much better than my normal dish. Finally I went to see a new film, Smart People (which is not a new concept, me going to see a new movie) but it is a must try. If you are looking for a small must try, then I suggest that you must try and see this movie.

Prom Night

I got the honor of doing the hair for some of my Sr. High girls for prom last weekend and here are the results.

What was originally supposed to be just these two girls coming over with an idea of what they wanted, turned into all four girls showing up with an hour and a half before they had to go with no idea of what they wanted. I think given the circumstances and the fact that we even fit in a hair cut they didn't turn out half bad.

Apr 23, 2008

The Tenth Muse My Life In Food

Remember when I said, that next time I head downtown I planned on picking up a copy of The Tenth Muse My Life in Food

Well, it was not the very next time I went downtown, but it was the next time I went downtown with money. I have to admit that when I first saw it, I though to myself that maybe this was not the book for me, but I remembered back to the article I had read about it, and about Judith Jones, and gave in. I am so glad I did. This is why you should not judge a book on its cover. As I am all too often guilty of doing. In fact I can honestly yet ashamedly admit that most of the books I buy are based not on what is on the cover as much as how the cover/book feels in my hand. Silly I know, but a good book often becomes like a good friend that you want to cuddle up with in bed (okay a really really good friend)or on the couch, and who wants a rough, heavy, stiff book to snuggle up with. I don't and that is why I am sure I have missed out on many a good book. Thankfully God gave me more senses than just my sense of touch as valuable I I hold that to be, and I have bought three books of late that have not been smooth, light, and or bendable. All three of which I love.
Which, brings me back to the book I was speaking about, by Judith Jones. The Tenth Muse, is a book written(I like to believe) for me. Not only am I drawn into the captivating yet simple life of its author, but I am fascinated with the insight into the history of food and foodie culture. As if those two things were not enough tucked in the back are recipes. Not your normal ones either. There are recipes for the single person, which I am and can never find good recipes for along with great offerings from both France and America. There is even a recipe for brains if you like that sort of thing. I am not sure I am quite that intense of a foodie just yet, but you never know when that could come into play.
Jones, somehow found herself so intertwined with the changing food culture both here in America and in France that her life story seems to be in itself the tale of how we as a nation went from thinking of food as nothing more than a necessity and a hassle to our seemly love affair we have entered into now.
If you are a foodie, or dream of being a foodie then you should pick up a copy of this book the next time you are downtown with a little extra cash.

quotes i love

  • "they will never care how much you know until they know how much you care."
  • "never be afraid to trust a well known God with an unknown future." - Corrie Ten Boom
  • "God doesn't need you, He loves you, that is much better."
  • "the world has yet to see what God can do through a man/woman who is totally commited to him." - D.L. Moody
  • "be who you is, cause if is ain't who you is, you is who you ain't."-
  • "some people say movies should be more like real life. I say real life should be more like the movies."