Monthly Archives: September 2017

Baked Chili Lime Shrimp — Salt & Lavender

These baked chili lime shrimp are a fast and flavorful main course. Ready in just over 30 minutes, including prep and marinating time! If you leave out the cayenne pepper, these aren’t too spicy. More flavorful than spicy. And that’s how I made them. We all know Natasha and spice don’t play well together. I…Read…

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I saw the blog of one of my fellow bloggers. She spoke on 9/11.  When I think back on that date, I cannot help but remember my mother.  Because she passed away two days before.  Please forgive me when I say I was numb September 11, 2001; mom had just died that Sunday afternoon, before 9/11.  I was confused at first.

When I sat down and saw what had actually happened, my mind was blown.  My heart was so broken.  I cried more at that point, and I am currently in tears.  After so many years, it is incredible that someone could be that evil.  I have to tell myself over and over, it’s the world we live in.  As sad as it is.

Encourage yourself, when life has you down. Never waddle in your sorrow, or sadness. Release your anger, and think on things that are good and wholesome.

In Times Like These…

In times like these, you need an anchor.  Your anchor can be GOD, a support team, whether it’s family, friends, spouse, or your church members.  It is good to know you can walk into the house after a long day at work or school, and know someone special awaits you on the other side of that door.  No judgment, no fussing, but to know you can truly be yourself, someone who gets you.  One who can filter the things you say, because when you say it, they don’t allows come out the way you intended.

To know your hearts concerns, love, fears, doubts, goals, determination and aspirations.  That’s who I have one the other side of that door, and you can have that as well.  Don’t just settle, just to have someone.  My niece said to me one time, “auntie, he said I was acting hard to get” I said, :No niece, you tell him, You are hard to get”.

I would rather be by myself, than to live in turmoil.  I flat out refuse to live like that.  Keep your head up, smile, square your shoulders and keep it moving.  Be happy with yourself.

Teeth Whitening

Hey guys, I purchased this Miracle Teeth Whitener, it is a activated Coconut Charcoal Powder from Bed, Bath & Beyond. You dip your toothbrush in the powder, after wetting the toothbrush, and brush for about two minutes.  Rinse and then brush with your regular tooth paste,  rinse again. You are suppose to see instant changes.  Note that it can be a little messy especially when my husband Paul was brushing his teeth.  Your mouth is all black, the powder seem like it had a mind of its own, and was coming out of the bottle like a smoke signal.  It was dripping all down Paul’s chin, but not mines of course; lol.  The instructions say to brush with twice a day, so we are currently working on it. I will let you know.

His 88 year old mother said she didn’t see a difference; it look like the same old yellow.  OMG, I had to laugh.  Old people are the funniest in the world, besides kids.  You can truly expect honesty. Lol…I love it!

Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean diet is a much better way of life especially for heart healthy folks.

People, people. This is a follow up on the diet situation.  I bought food especially for the diet.  I hate to tell you this but, my weight is 265 lbs. I am 5 foot 8.  Okay I already know, I am morbidly obese;  An individual who is morbidly obese if she or he is 100 pounds over his/her ideal body weight, has a BMI of 40 or more, and experiencing obesity related health issues, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

My daughter walks each morning around the park after dropping the boys off to school.  I haven’t started, but intend to starting Monday. Yea!

Updates coming soon…..

Tucson…Here I Come

Hello everybody, I am here in sunny Tucson, and loving it. My beautiful daughter, all three of my wonderful grandsons.  Man it doesn’t get any better than this.  Not even sex!  Yep, I said it, not even sex.  Okay I was just joking about the sex thing.  I had you for a minute.

But on the serious side, I made it safely.  Glad to be away from Houston.  I accidentally left my charger to my tablet in Houston; so I had not blog in a few days.  But here I am. I hope you are all well, I would love to hear from you.

I was so busy, buying new beds for the twins. Furniture for my daughters living room. Grandparents day at the twins school, which the boys just stood there. They were like the deer and the headlight thing. It was funny/ unusual to say the least.  When the two classes were singing and even at one point turning around.  Mark and Tyler just stood there; I had to have a picture. I thought how amazing, that both of them would do the same thing.  I know they are twins, but man.  Afterwards the grandparents were able to do projects with the kids, It was so cool.  I LOVE BEING A GRANDMA!!!  GRANDPARENTS ROCK!!!