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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

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

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

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

July 7, 2014 (Repurposing & dried zucchini and honeydew melon)

Okay, I’ve decided to use the food dehydrator during the day rather than at night. I can check the progress of the food that’s drying. If I’m feeling lazy in the morning, I don’t have to run out of bed at the alarm ringing on my phone. I pulled out the zucchini and the honeydew … Continue reading

The unexpected benefits of paying it forward

I was watching Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmerman and came upon at interesting factoid.  Mandalay Bay recycles it’s food with a pig farmer on the outskirts of Vegas.  By dumpster diving and separating the food from the trash, they save millions in utensils, plates and glasses that have been thrown in the trash mistakenly. … Continue reading

Vegetarian Fahita ….

Grilled portabella mushrooms brushed with a mixture of coffee balsamic vinegar, apple vinegar, olive oil, and spices + Roasted asparagus and red onions tossed in a spicy Dijon mustard vinaigrette + Three bean mix (kidney, red, and black beans) + Corn tortillas = Yum, yum for my tum tum!

I’d say that it was past time . . .

If I chronicled the health issues that I’ve faced this year, it would be a long list.  I’ve discovered new medicine that I’m allergic to after the inner ear infection, hives, and onset of bronchitis in July.  Fare thee well amoxicillin, doxycycline, Allegra, and Zyrtec!  Mind you, I’ve been fighting with allergies consistently since I’ve … Continue reading

Is it too much to ask Mr. Postman?

Okay, I live in a town home.  There is a front door that I quite frankly have maybe walked through 3 times in the 8 months that I’ve lived in my home.  “Why?” do you ask.  Well, I drive into the subdivision in my car.  I take said car to the back and enter into … Continue reading

The Aftermath . . . Recovering on the Recliner

You know, I lied to myself and thought that I could just go, go, go.  Saturday afternoon was the moment of reckoning where I crashed on the recliner.  I don’t know how many different positions I moved to in order to take an extended nap.  You would think that at some point, I would have … Continue reading