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Showing posts from January, 2018

On Eating Frogs

The most productive thing I've accomplished today was cleaning the shelves of my refrigerator. Some of you may chide me for being ultra-productive because you haven't done that in awhile. Well, let me put your kidding to rest and inform you that the only reason I cleaned my fridge shelves today was because a long forgotten jar of pepperoncini peppers toppled over and singed all of our nose hairs when I went to grab coffee creamer this morning.

I didn't sleep well last night and was incredibly delighted when I woke up and checked the calendar. The only thing I had committed to doing today was changing my Brita filter. (This was before I went to grab my coffee creamer)

On a day like  all I want to do is drink coffee and muster up all my nonchalance as my children destroy the house.

There are a plethora of tasks I need to be doing, but it's hard to find the motivation some days. I'm reminded of a Mark Twain quote that says, "Eat a live frog first thing in the mornin…

Shall We Dine?

I don't know about you, but I actually enjoy cooking. However, I am not a seeker of complicated, overly technical, time consuming recipes. I want something kid friendly, for-the-most-part healthy, quick, and with a reasonable amount of ingredients that I most likely have on hand. I've been meal planning our weekly menu for years and shopping accordingly. Along came HEB curb-side and answered all the prayers I didn't even know to pray. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow that I can count on two hands the number of times my actual flesh and bones have stepped foot into a grocery store with my two kids in at least two years!

Anyway. Here is one of my favorite go-to winter recipes. I make this at LEAST twice a month. It's great for getting rid of the odds and ends stray veggies at the end of the week. I've also been known to make this stew in the summer because I live my life in the fast lane.

*It does require a bit of simmer time, so keep that in mind.

Here it is,…

Just Being Here With You

It is officially creeping into the end-sh of January, and I am getting into the final leg of my social media fast. While I have many friends who are embarking on new fitness goals or body cleanses, I decided to take a different path by cutting my invisible ties with the interwebs re: social media (Facebook and IG to be specific). So, I wanted to write a little synopsis on how its been so far.

Admittedly, my social media checking had really gotten out of control. Any spare second I had would be spent scrolling...often feeling disappointed that not much had transpired on my news feed between now and the six minutes it had been since the last scroll sesh. At red lights, during snack time with my kids, and,yes, even in the restroom. Throughout the day you’d find me, my chin shifted down and eyes locked on the the screen.

I began to really dive into what compelled me to be so available to these pseudo outlets, yet so absent in the everyday real joys and frustrations that were right in front …