These are words that a friend of mine posted today. I happen to have spent part of my day with her, and I agree with her seemingly simple assessment. How often do we fully recognize, give thanks for, and share our beautiful days??? How often is there “something” that gets to us or causes us… Read More Today was a beautiful dayl
I was all ready for an inspiring “Let’s DO THIS, 2018!” kind of post to come to me at any moment since January 1. I’ve been waiting for a week now, and it isn’t coming, so I’m going with what I’ve got. “Go with what you’ve got”? I just thought about it, and I LIKE… Read More Go with what you’ve got
Ok, so I haven’t posted in over a week, and I have 15 drafts of different posts that I’m working on…..I just can’t seem to finish any of them. I’m really good at getting started writing about a topic these days. I think of a great post everytime Max and I take a morning walk,… Read More Banana Nut Bread for the Post
Early this morning Max (our 4-year-old border collie/golden retriever rescue baby) and I went on a walk. As is often the case, a simple one hour walk relieved some stress and allowed me to sort out my often jumbled thoughts. As usual, the beauty of our Houston neighborhood soothes me. This may be hard… Read More Thank my lucky stars
Anyone remember when most things were REAL? Before everything was made of plastic, laminate, particle board, or synthetic fibers? Before every ingredient in our food, body care, and cleaners ended in -phate, -kyl, or a long abbreviation or number? I know some of you will probably stop reading right now and blow my post off… Read More Is Everything Fake & Toxic?
One awesome thing about our new “normal” is that I’ve managed to find time to garden. I’ve spent countless hours in the yard preparing a place for a vegetable garden, cleaning up the jungle that was our front yard when we moved in, and potting flowers. Some of my fondest memories are from playing in… Read More Gardening is cheaper than therapy….
Sometimes you just need to go back to your roots for some comfort food!!! Now, before I start in on this healthy recipe, let me tell you, that if available, I would choose REAL fried catfish with fried hushpuppies EVERY SINGLE TIME. However, pulling out the propane tank, burner, pot, peanut oil, etc. at our… Read More “Fried” Catfish Po’boy
So you’re post stem cell transplant, post chemo, post surgery, or for whatever reason, you just don’t feel like eating or drinking! In a normal healthy person’s life, this isn’t a cause for alarm; however, in the case of someone who has been sick for a while and has already lost weight and can easily… Read More Quick protein filled smoothie
Essential Oils seem to be the latest craze as they are popping up everywhere! If you don’t read anything else in this post, please read this: The EO market is NOT regulated!! Just because the bottle says that it’s pure, doesn’t mean it is!!! Just like “Fragrance” on a label basically means “filled with MANY… Read More Essential Oils & a few of the reasons I fell in love with them
One of my husband’s favorite dishes is pasta salad. It’s always been one of my “go to” recipes because it’s healthy, easy, make-ahead, makes a lot, and he loves it! Now that he is Day +31 from his stem cell transplant, he needs to be eating more veggies; however, raw vegetables aren’t safe for him.… Read More Rework of an old favorite