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Friday, January 27, 2012

Sweepin' the clouds away...

Sunny day...
sweepin' the clouds away,

on my way to where the air is sweet...
Can you tell me how to get,
how to get to Sesame Street?
Come and play,
everything's a-okay.

Friendly neighbors there,
that's where we meet
Can you tell me how to get,
how to get to Sesame Street?
It's a magic carpet ride...
every door will open wide
to happy people like you, 
happy people like,
what a beautiful
Sunny day...

sweepin' the clouds away,
on my way to where the air is sweet...
Can you tell me how to get,
how to get to Sesame Street...?
how to get to Sesame Street...
how to get to Sesame Street...

No, I didn't get latrine duty! 
I got a new coat and it's been raining too hard to wear it this week so I thought I'd model it in the ladies room! Goes great with my rainy day gear of bold waterproof patterns, but this military style coat with brassy buttons actually needs to be taken in already (especially at the waist). 
I found it on sale and the only size that they had was a Large, but it was such a good deal and the perfect color for me sooooooooo, I just had to break down and get it!

                                        Here's a much more expensive version from J Crew

J Crew coat
This is from a post about coats that I made back in December called,

                                                                My New Coat is from The Bilt-House

I snapped this photo at Macy's, I think it's a Calvin Klein.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

How a 4 y.o. deals with loss

I recently attended the funeral of 65 year old woman who had been diagnosed with lung and liver cancer 20 days prior to her passing. I visited her in the hospital just a few days before.

Although I didn't know her very well, she was nearly a sister to one of my closest friends, and I spent last Christmas with them. Her 4 year old grandson attended the memorial service and insisted that he give her toy because she had always been so generous to him. During the service Buzz Lightyear sat atop the urn, along with some sweet drawings by the youngster. 
Her college friends (whom were all a part of a choral group) sang "Angels watching over me" and "The Lord Bless you and Keep you"

After the service was over Buzz was placed inside the urn so that he could 'go with her to see Jesus'. The little guy wasn't 'sad', he said, 'she's having a good time and she's happy now'...then he did some cartwheels down the isle after most of the guests had moved out into the lobby.

Children have a way of dealing with loss AND with life.
Regarding how quickly disease took my friend's life, just months before her retirement, I've decided to  take some cues from the little guy and do some cartwheels to enjoy my life just the way it is before I go to be with Jesus (and Buzz Lightyear)!
Carpe Diem.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Striking A Balance...

I have lots of irons in the fire this week so I have to be careful what I agree to do. So far, I've managed to get in a couple of workouts, early morning meetings, close out a project, avoid yard work and snap this photo!


Good grief,  young people can wear anything!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Ginger Lemon Tilapia

Ginger Lemon Tilapia
Fresh or frozen Tilapia(thawed)(2fillets)
butter and olive oil (I used 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil)
1tbl fresh chopped chives (I used green onion)
2tsp lemon juice
kosher salt (I used sea salt)
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
 1 -2 tbl olive oil (I used a little water to steam the fish in a covered pan)
1/4 tsp whole or ground caraway seeds (didn't use)
1tbl chopped parsley (used chopped garlic instead)

so yummy and healthy

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hunk A Hunk of Burnin Love

The Elvis: Grilled peanut butter, banana, honey, and bacon sandwich....

Celebrating the Birthday of Elvis Presley with a little heart attack on bread!


Here's the recipe in case you need it.

Elvis Presley's Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich