Measuring Success

In the Arena!

In the Arena

Growing up as the granddaughter of a well known small town farmer, I often heard the phrase, “Oh, your Rayford’s youngest grandbaby, so nice to meet you”- The introductions often followed with a story about how Grandpa helped Mr. Davis down the street fix his tractor or paying someone’s meal at Finn & Feather’s(the only restaurant in town) or giving a days work in exchange for a crate of cabbage and ‘maters to a family who fell on hard times. He was a kind, gentle yet hard working man of deep Faith.

As my brother and I grew older, we would hear him often say, “The Lord helps me breathe easier- Your Grandma helps me breathe easier-The men who fight for our country, help me breathe easier- The food we grow out there( as he peers out the window) helps me breathe easier.”

This is how he chose to live…

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Who am I?

Tripping Through Treacle!

Tripping Through Treacle

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Even though I have been at work this week, I am still suffering from monumental jet-lag – when my alarm went off at 6:30am if felt like I was being rudely awaken by someone shouting in my ear in the middle of the night. Cue lots of coffee to get me though the day and chilled out evenings… which has got me thinking.

I have written before about my struggle with work (seehere). I am actually functioning ok at work – though I do struggle mobility-wise and have started to notice that my concentration is not what it used to be. It’s the impact the long days have on me. I come home after work completely wiped out and basically spend any days off ‘recovering’ (read: sleeping), just to get ready to do it all again. I have had chats with both…

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I Feel the Earth Move

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives!

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Yosemite Valley with Bridalveil Falls

If you are a wilderness geek like me, you might know that today, April 21st is the 179th birthday of John Muir. If you didn’t know, let me tell you why he may have been considered (in my eyes) one of the most important men on Planet Earth.

John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. He was the founder of the Sierra Club.

According to sources, Muir petitioned the U.S. Congress for the National Park bill that was passed in 1890, establishing Yosemite as our second National Park. Do you know which was the first? (hint: also starts with a “Y”).

The spiritual quality and enthusiasm toward nature expressed in his writings inspired readers, including presidents and congressmen, to take action to help preserve large nature areas.

He is today referred to as the “Father of the…

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Meet and Greet: 4/22/17

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

See ya on Monday!!

You Could Get a Reblog If You Leave a Link!

images-16Here’s the idea:

I am going to recycle this post from day-to-day and allow readers to leave links to their post in the comments.  I’ll be using this in 2 ways: 1. create link share posts, and 2. each day I’ll randomly pick one blog and reblog it to my readers.  

Here are the basic rules:  

  1. Leave a link in the comments
  2. The time stamp on the comment MUST be for that day.  So you have to leave a comment each day!
  3. It’s that easy!

I’ll pick each day based on the time stamp with the daily winner reblogged the following day.  Be sure to check back and leave a link daily!

Good luck!

 

 

***Please no sexual content, profane language or graphic content.

Meanwhile in the Memesphere – 4/20

Flying Through Water!

Flying Through Water

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I can SOOOO relate to today’s meme. I have been in this situation and actually said the same exact thing….

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Chris’s build up curry 

Getting Fit For Forty!!

Getting Fit For Forty

Hi fellow foodies and food preparers!

For those of you following The Body Coach 90 Day SSS plan will know how Cycle 2 is quite demanding on quantity of food.

With this in mind, I decided to have a play with doubling up the quantity trying to forward plan as well as meeting all the necessary quantities for carbs, protein, veg etc. That’s when I made the build (Made Up) up curry! Bosh!

I promised to share the recipe so here you go.

All quantities should be doubled as per your plan.

Chicken, sour cream, chilli powder, garlic powder, paprika, garum masala, cumin, seasoning.

Mix the above in a sandwich bag and ensure the chicken is coated and all spices are mixed. Allow to marinade for 1hour if poss.

Cut up the following veg in slices and cook in a pan with a little coconut oil.

Onions, peppers, tomatoes (cubed)…

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Did anybody else eat chocolate for breakfast?

Who’s My Favorite Today?!

Who's My Favorite Today?

So I am not winning “mother of the year” again…….  Yes, I allowed Kate to eat chocolate for breakfast – a chocolate bunny to be specific.  Okay, not the whole thing.  Usually I make an attempt at breakfast every Easter and make sure the kids eat something other than candy.  Nope.  Not this year.  We had to hurry out to church for me to teach the youth and we totally skipped breakfast.  I did not do my best parenting today and Kate ate A LOT of candy.

My rationale is that I don’t usually let her eat a great deal of candy.  Also, I was pretty strict with the big girls and they didn’t get to eat much candy – well not at much as Kate anyway.  I have discovered that the big girls have turned out okay and like to eat healthy.  I figure that if I only allow…

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Just Saying 21.04

Blog of a Mad Black Woman!

Blog of a Mad Black Woman

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.

Ed Cunningham (1969)

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