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My Current Go To Meal

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Even though I have a couple of really excellent Eat Out Meals (like the healthy choices at Panda Express, and salads at Freebirds or Chipotle), the no brainer-keep-everything-on-hand-so-it's-re
ady-to-go meal has become a large salad at home...

This salad usually has greens, usually romaine lettuce with spinach or maybe mixed greens, and kalamata olives, and usually red sweet peppers and maybe some green peppers.. add in some cherry tomatoes and cucumber chunks, and then toss some balsamic glaze in with a handful of grapes, and top with 3 ounces of smoked chicken and you have a delicious repast, fit for a king.

When it begins to get cold around here, I'll have to go to some warmer meals, but for right now, this is perfect, filling and nutritious.

  
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JAMER123 10/26/2014 12:17AM

    Glad it works for you! I will be enjoying some homemade soups as the weather turns a little cooler. Rarely gets cold down here but do occasionally have a frost. Enjoy the salads as I can't.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 10/25/2014 4:35PM

    Sounds delicious, I'm ready to eat. Think I will fix a salad. Have a great evening.

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Priorities

Saturday, October 25, 2014

My computer is acting up again, Freezing up when I least expect it, and least want it...

But I'm okay with it because I got to hold my grandbaby today, and hold him and hold him and hold him..... When you are holding a sleeping baby certain things just don't seem as important anymore!

"Having my baby fall asleep in my arms takes away all my worries and stresses. A sense of complete and total peace comes over me."
Jose Maria Ovalle

On the other hand:
"Without enough sleep, all of us turn into very tall two-year-olds."
Jo Jo Jensen

  
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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 10/25/2014 11:21AM

    Congrats on the new grandbaby. They are so special, precious blessings. Hugs Pat

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ROBBIEY 10/25/2014 1:00AM

  emoticon on your new grandbaby. Enjoy!!!

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Useful

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It feels SO GOOD to be useful to someone who really needs it!

I spent the afternoon with my daughter in law, the one who just had the baby a week ago... One toddler was having a meltdown when I got there, and I was able to distract the young drama queen and calm her down. I took the other grandmother to the airport to get her back home. I fixed dinner, using what we had on hand, and made a grocery store run with the non-napping toddler for fresh veggies and fruit...

After dinner, I washed the dishes and headed home where I'll get to sleep in my own bed, and plan to head back on Friday... a newly postpartum mother who needs help, really needs help.

I'm so glad that I'm available to go!

  
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F8CONE8 10/23/2014 3:38PM

    You are an awesome mom in law and grandmother. They are all lucky to have you. Enjoy a good rest.

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SEAGLASS1215 10/23/2014 5:00AM

    I'm sure your daughter in law is so grateful for your help! And you get to enjoy the grandkids (and new baby!) as well, emoticon

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IMPROVINGME 10/22/2014 11:34PM

    Rest up!
So glad that you live near enough to go back and forth when they all need you.
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4EVERNESS 10/22/2014 10:34PM

    I know you will sleep well if you aren't too busy planning and mentally organizing...GREAT JOB! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EMMACORY 10/22/2014 10:09PM

    emoticon on the new life in your family. It is great to live close by and be able to help. Good for you and for your DIL and the toddler. emoticon

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Brain Plan

Monday, October 20, 2014

With the arrival of this latest grandchild, I am finding it hard to concentrate..... and while I don't actually have any real responsibility in raising him, I am distracted.

I'm having to make notes to myself on my phone so that I won't forget any important appointments, or documents, or bills to pay, or other things... papers are piling up..

I got to hold him (the grandbaby) today as he slept. He's a real snuggle bunny... at least right now he is....

It was grand.

And I am not going to sweat the small stuff...

And it's ALL small stuff....

  
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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 10/22/2014 4:36PM

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SEAGLASS1215 10/21/2014 4:28AM

    I guess "mommy brain" can also happen to grandmas too!


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MM11113 10/20/2014 10:54PM

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enjoy, who cares if you forget stuff. Things will settle.


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It's A Baby!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Grandbaby born this morning..... mother and child doing well, as are daddy and assorted family and friends.

When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it's a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity.
Rose Kennedy

“This is a place where grandmothers hold babies on their laps under the stars and whisper in their ears that the lights in the sky are holes in the floor of heaven.”
― Rick Bragg

Here sits a happy grandmother!

  
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F8CONE8 10/19/2014 12:30PM

    Oh how wonderful for all of you. emoticon emoticon

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SEAGLASS1215 10/17/2014 4:40AM

    emoticon Yay!! Glad to hear everyone is doing well... Boy? Girl?

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IMPROVINGME 10/16/2014 11:37PM

    Congratulations, Julie!
Glad to hear that everyone is doing okay!


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