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theneice1

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Lessons Learned: Thursday, February 13, 2015

The tidbits from yesterday are below . . . I can sometimes pack way too much in a single day.  Procrastination, I really need for you to step away from me.  We can no longer be friends.  We cannot hang out.  There will be no more “quality time”!  Therefore, I have to let go of … Continue reading

Lessons Learned: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

These are my “take aways” from today . . . I cannot sit next to KB in the iPad Community meetings.  It’s like sitting next to a pesky younger brother.  First, he’ll say something.  Then, I’ll counter.  Or, we’ll start cracking jokes . . . in the middle of the meeting.  I cannot look in … Continue reading

The saga that is Brighthouse (Friday, December 5, 2014)

I requested that the Brighthouse technician call before arriving at my domicile. My appointment was between 4 and 6 p.m. I called at 5:30 p.m. for an ETA and was told that the technician canceled the call because no one was home. My phone never rang. I was told that a request was being put … Continue reading

Recommendations for Phoenix

After heading back to my stomping grounds in Phoenix, Arizona, I rediscovered some of my favorites that I’ve included below: Arizona Mills (http://www.simon.com/mall/arizona-mills) Arizona Mills has everything in one spot from food (restaurants and the food court) to money saving opportunities at different stores.  You can consider Arizona Mills as a combination outlet mall and … Continue reading

Why I can’t go back . . .

When I look back at the person that was me on October 18, 2009, I simply can’t go back.  It’s been a journey filled with the ups of losing weight and feeling exponentially better and the lows and regaining almost 30 of the 70 pounds that I lost initially back when I moved here to … Continue reading

Time savings . . .

I’ve heard people say (and even I have said), “I don’t have enough time.”  However, we all have the same amount of time each week e.g. 1 week, 7 days, 168 hours, 10,080 minutes, or 604,800 seconds.  I can’t put my finger on the specific day.  However, one day I realized that I needed to … Continue reading

The Silver Bullet tried to make a run for it . . .

You know I think to myself, “My life cannot get any weirder or funnier.”  But, it can.  I try to listen when God is speaking to me.  He told me to go to JC Pennys.  I went and found a blender that was on sale for one of my girlfriends.  I was directed to go back … Continue reading

Thursday, July 17, 2014 (Fried Curry Tofu Sticks & Vegan Chili Relleno)

  Fried Curry Tofu Strips I was reading the recipe here  and then decided to put my own spin on it. Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) package firm tofu, drained and pressed 4 cups of water with 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp ginger powder, 1/4 onion powder 3-6 tablespoons olive oil (more may be needed) 1/2 cup … Continue reading

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (Somethings are not meant to be . . . but Lord thank you for creativity!)

BTW, I don’t drink.  I have a liquor cabinet because I used to marinate my meats in alcohol.  Now, I use the alcohol when I’m making jams, preserves or chutneys to impart flavor.  I made the Jicama & Watermelon salad yesterday and pulled it out of the fridge this morning to taste. The alcohol beat … Continue reading

Monday, July 14, 2014 (The kitchen chemist came alive!!!)

  Green Juice I felt the need to resume my juicing regiment.  Therefore, it was a juicing type of morning.  I had purchased organic lacinato kale from Earth Fare for $1.50 a bunch. Ingredients: 1 bunch organic lacinato kale 4 cored medium green apples 8 celery heart stalks cut into 4 inch pieces 1 peeled … Continue reading