“Lowly” Pasta Salad

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My Grandma Mi-Mi and I have been hanging out lately.  Both of us needed a friend so we are just companions for the time being.  It has worked out rather nicely all things considered.  We eat frequently and well.  Neither one of us really “hate” on any food and we like experimenting.  So when it is time for her “daily feedings” usually that means I get fed too!  So I have a short story and recipe to share with you all.

One thing you should know about my Grandma Mi-Mi….she likes to eat.  She is skinny and eats a ton.  She is notorious for coming over the day after a holiday just to see us grandchildren (and steal our left overs!)  She has single-handedly started 3 civil wars over food at my house alone.  Imagine that….us fighting over food?!  What heathens!   Well survival tip #7 for surviving at my household:  learn to hide what leftovers there are or else you would have to sleep with one eye open!  Family will kill for food.  You know going back to the whole hunter-gatherer…thing.

Grandma Mi-Mi, she is a feisty lady.  I will give her that.  Having 12 children, I guess you would have to be!!  Well long story short, Grandma Mi-Mi had some whole wheat pasta that she didn’t know what to do with…so I made the executive decision that we would create some pasta salad.  I really didn’t know where I was going with this one except to say it would be eaten and delicious simply because I said so!

My mom and I went to the store and she gave me some pointers on flavors.  It was rather fun exploring the fresh produce section for goodies to include in this salad.  We lost her grocery cart once or twice thru the process, but either way it was a laughable excursion and we came out of the store under budget.  Surprising enough, we ended up picking and agreeing upon similar items.  Mother/daughter bonding all while picking up some “fruit”.  Sounds delightful to me!  😉

Needless to say, any pasta salad makes enough for a small army to be fed.  Well this made enough for Grandma Mi-Mi and I to be fed two ample helpings and not be overstuffed.  AND we even had some for our next daily feedings!   This large bowl ended up being downsized to a dinky Tupperware.  How dare I even suggest that we might have to “freeze” half of it for later!  I should have known that it was a silly comment AND HOW was I to under-estimate the hunger power of Grandma Mi-Mi….bad move.

Well to satisfy the hunger of Grandma Mi-Mi and myself we created this “Lowly” Pasta Salad.  I hope it brings you as much laughter and “satisfaction” as it did for us!

“Lowly” Pasta Salad
You will need:
1 box whole wheat pasta
1 to 1-1/2 cup fresh-cut pineapple
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
1 small skinned and sliced cucumber
1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped green peppers
2 chopped Roma tomatoes
1/2 bag Craisens
1 bottle of Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette
All you have to do is boil, drain and cool your whole wheat pasta.  Chop and prepare your vegetables. Keep the tomatoes, green peppers and cucumbers in larger chunks.  You aren’t going to be cooking any of them…but it just works best.
Once noodles are cool, pour them into a large mixing bowl.  Saturate your noodles in Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette.  I used about 3/4 a bottle to get them good and covered.  Use more or less as you wish.  Then, start by adding the ingredients in one by one and lightly turning them.  You could add a pinch of salt and pepper if you would like a little seasoning.
Another item that I paired this with was seasoned chicken.  I like the ones that are already baked that you can get from Kroger or Meijer.  They are roasted and I would stick with the original flavoring.  Basically, I pulled enough chicken off for my serving and stirred it in to my mix.  Gives you a little more protein and sustenance.  You probably wont want to mix the chicken all together unless you were bringing it to a party that way.
If not, preparing a seasoned grilled chicken breast is not difficult either.  🙂
Enjoy!
❤ The CatMan

Wardrobe Malfunction and a dose of Curls…

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So, several things have happened since the last time I posted.  A lot of serious things happening as well as light-hearted wonderful things.  I have compiled a list lessons I have begun to learn  🙂  I really wish you could see what I look like right now….hmmm….

Lessons learned:
1.  Love is hard.  Loving someone despite everything, thru anything, and over all is one of the hardest things I am learning at the present moment.  Loving someone aside from disrespect, aside from their inability to understand or love you back, and most of all simply just loving because you know you ought to is so tough.  GREAT lesson to learn.

2. Family maybe frustrating but, family is for life.  Blood is thicker than water and you’re not always going to like them but you always have to love them.

3.   It doesn’t pay to plan fully (certain things like getting a hotel room reservation, you know stuff like that is acceptable) because those plans will always fall through despite your efforts.  So what’s plan b?  Even if plan b presents itself last-minute, it will arrive in perfect timing.

4.  Safety pins save splitting zippers at formal events.  😉  But flip side, built-in air conditioner and the possibility of sticking yourself!  OPPS!

5.  Even when you feel like you are worth nothing to anyone always remember you are something to someone.  Who cares if it’s your dad….or your dog…or Herb.  You are still loved and someone is always proud or looking forward to seeing you.  Try not to feel under appreciated even though you run ragged.

6.  Learn the ins-and-outs of how your car works.  Car is leaking something and I cannot do anything about it until tomorrow…yay!

7.  Everything is made better when being surrounded by good company and booze.  What a great day it is when you can be in the company of old friends whom you love dearly but, might not get to see as often as you like.

8.  It is what it is and shit happens whether it makes it to the bowl or not.  On a figurative note, keep everything in perspective.  Life is messy.  Ask for gobs of patience!!

9.  Life can be really discouraging sometimes.  People are GOING to let you down.  It definitely pays to use Discover.  Keep on keeping on….keep on trucking.  People are there rooting for you, encouraging you physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually…There is a HUGE support group just for you!!!  WAHOO!

10.  Don’t try to poke someone with a fork, because when they move they will claim that they tried to stab you.  Yep…this occurred at dinner none the less.  Why couldn’t it have been http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQXVHITd1N4??????

11.  If your hair is curly and it’s humid….stop straightening and fighting them.  Be lazy and just buy the right product and let it go!  So what if it looks crazy?!

12.  There is always someone worse off than you: http://www.ksnt.com/news/national/story/Tornadoes-hit-Minneapolis-and-Joplin-at-least-one/6eaPtHSaqUGJ8kJmTIhYnA.cspx

13.  Binaca will NOT get you any dates, but it will give you great breath!  (ask Laugh-a-Lot about our bar excursion!  We were sober and going around asking guys if they wanted “fresh breath” all night!)  OH and don’t be afraid to tell a guy off (I had to…he looked at me like WTF just happened!  But, it got him out of our hair…note to creepers…the CatMan has no fear.

14.  Everyone needs a friend like Laugh-a-Lot…she is the only person I know that will go garage sailing (yes I realize it is “garage sales” but, you are moving so swiftly from one to the next such as she then you would be ‘sailing’…)and wear them on a regular basis all together…shirt, leggings, wooden $0.50 necklaces, and a leopard print bag just because she liked them.  This is why we love her dearly!  OH and looks like a collectomanic when she pulls her life out of her hand bag…”where’s my wallet again?”

AND DRUM ROLL PLEASE:

15.  Accept challenges as they come with an open heart.  It will help you overcome them with greater ease and make you stronger!  SO BRING IT ON!!

xoxo
CatMan

Don’t be afraid to dream and execute!

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Blogger friends,

OK, No excuses…BUT my life has been one hot mess lately.  I apologize but, now I am back.  Guilty pleasure of course…blogging!  TAH-DAH!  I cannot believe how life has all of a sudden picked up!  It seems like any free time that I have had is now devoted to work functions, events, planning, and Nomad.  I must note, Nomad has been a very great encourager when I feel most bogged down with my schedule.  I am signed up to run a mini marathon here in 2 weekends and I am not going to lie, I MAY DIE.  I have been training as much as my schedule will allow, which to be honest isn’t enough at all.  I feel drained, but never fear!  I found this really great “energy potion” that I created….I am patenting this soon but, I have to find the time to do the ordinary “tie your shoe” sort of thing first.  Maybe that will be what makes me millions some day!

I have taken on an adjusted role for Herb.  I have been not only helping him with his work, but also taking on a role of helping gather information for his will.  This is a part that I am unseasoned with in regards to this new experience.  It is bittersweet for me.  As he is a friend whom I can have those awkward conversations with, talk to him about anything on my mind or heart, or just vent when I need to get something out of my head.  He is a great companion and yes as much as Herb grovels about this that or the old biddies in the Cafe’…he has a great heart and good intentions.  So, I must confess this has been a very serious topic as I see him slipping in little ways.  It is inspiring too, knowing that this man has lived more so than anyone ever could imagine and I got to play a minor role in his life.  I know he appreciates me.  I see that; sometimes I have to look a little harder to see it but, it’s always there.

I haven’t had as much time to volunteer lately.  This makes me sad.  I haven’t seen my Special Olympics athletes in forever.  I haven’t been able to do the things I really want to do in a sense, because life has been SO crazy.  I realized just yesterday that I will be out-of-town the next 4 weekends for various things…then in May it gets a little better.  BUT, come end of July–I will be gone for 2 weeks (wedding weekend-X-Games-few days off then WEDDING 2!)  Wedding one is for my sweet cousin Bry-guy on my dad’s side.  Weekend of July 23rd in Spokane WA.  X-Games then is after for exactly a week.  THEN, it is off from west coast to the east coast for the next wedding.  The second wedding is for my cousin Rachy who is my cousin on my mom’s side.  Both of them are awesome and I am so fortunate that they are not on the same day.  🙂  Man did I luck out!  It is going to be so much fun.  Good thing lent is over…guess I can get my moderate drink on!

OH, today!  I almost forgot!  We had our video shoot for our website!  WAAAHHOOOOO!  So, I am now officially up-to-date with what was required of me for that mess.  Now it’s in editing mode.  Cannot wait to see it!  I internally jumping up and down at this accomplishment!  This has been a huge mountain that I have had to climb, fall down a few times and finally made it to the top!  YAY!  Guess I just had to work a little harder.  That is a good thing.

OH and the other thing I totally forgot to tell you…child scissors are not really good at cutting thru construction paper.  As I found out helping my sister with her homework.  Definitely the finest fail moment of the night!  Turn your head to the left….yup that’s me!

OPPS...

I leave you with this link.  Let this be your inspiration when you feel like you just cannot get something accomplished or done.  Don’t be afraid to dream and execute!  These are the things that continue to get me going even when it feels like I am getting nowhere.   http://www.wimp.com/soccervillage/

Today I am thankful

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Listen for your enjoyment:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQIH3iq1xVw

Today friend, I would like to say thank you.  Thanks for being there for me when I needed you the most and thanks for always giving me the honest truth.  Thank you for telling me when I have lipstick on my teeth, or when those pants fit too snug….OR when I am being that girl and  just laughing at me.  Thank you for always standing up for me when I was being made fun of and thanks for sticking with me even though I would have never blamed you for calling me too weird to hang out with in public.

 

Thanks for never letting me out of the house looking like this!!

 

 

Thanks friend for laughing with me and sometimes at me when I was having issues.  Thank you for healing me when I was sad about a boy or just listening to me vent about people in my life who are demeaning…thanks for caring how I feel and what is happening in my life.  Thanks for the hugs and love you give me and thanks for always knowing just how to cheer me up.  I appreciate it.

 

BIG HUG!

 

 

For all of this, I am so thankful and happy to consider you my friend!

 

Feel like a circus animal?

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Some days I feel like a circus animal.  No not one of the cool ones like a lion…OR the elephant…or EVEN the bear!  Sometimes I feel like all I do is juggle.  I get to be the caged juggler.  How uncool is that??   I feel strapped down, locked away…like a damsel in distress…..swoon!  But all in all, I feel trapped in my office and to my desk.

Yesterday I got my quilt back.  I had a really awesome thought of taking all of my t-shirts from high school, finding someone else to do this for me of course, and then making a quilt!  My idea of making a quilt would include the magic Genie where all I would have to do is rub the lamp and up she comes!  TAH-DAH!  Here it is!  Well it sort of happened that way…I think.  Essentially, we have a client named Keepsake Threads (www.keepsakethreads.com) whom I had received an announcement that their new website was up and kickin’!  That’s when it hit me….I had to call and see what they could do for me.  They were easy to work with, very friendly and overall just a peach of a company!  Essentially, what they do is take articles of clothing from whatever (whether it be a deceased grandmother’s decorative hanky’s or your uncle’s funky ties OR in my case high school memories thru t-shirts!) and create it into some other form like a bear, scarf, quilt…or whatever you could think of!   I personally wanted a quilt.

Meeting was a breeze.  I literally had three full bags of t-shirts from cheerleading, gymnastics, track and some random ones from Saint’s Alive (my high school’s biggest fundraising event).  I talked briefly to the designer and gave her free reigns.  She is the designer, this is her job, and I felt like she had connected with me enough to provide a quality quilt.  Boy, did she ever!

 

Beautiful swirled gold backing with navy and white polka dotted fringing.

 

Here is an example of what the back of my quilt looks like.  Because Red was a predominant color she used that on the front and complimented it with the Navy and Gold (my high school colors).

 

Vanna White and Mix Master Mike (my little sister and brother)

 

I wish these pictures were bigger but, the detail work, the time and effort involved was such a pleasure to see.  They really did a great job at capturing my memories into a tangible item for me to use and keep.  What a completely amazing piece of art and comfort.

I was very pleased.  Currently, I am trying to juggle about 6 different projects, report to 10 different bosses, all a while keeping my sanity!  YES wishful thinking…I only pray that cheer practice this evening goes smoothly, sushi is not tainted, and the roads remain clear! (fingers crossed!)

LAUGH OUT LOUD MOMENT:  Freaked myself out with my own shadow last night (I saw it in the moon light–as you can tell I am a big chicken…)

 

This would be THIS GIRL!! (pointing to myself!)

 

 

CYNICAL MOMENT:  Facebook stalking last night…someone I was talking to changed their status to single?  Does this mean they want to date the CatMan?  Or use her for her beautiful body?  Does he want a relationship?  AHHH the suspense is killing me!

BEAUTIFUL MOMENT:  Receiving a birthday cake from a friend and getting to blow out my b-day candles a whole 3 days sooner!  YAY!

 

TOTALLY made my day! Happy b-day to meeee!

 

 

LAZY MOMENT: right now……….3…..2……..1………..OK I am done now.

POSITIVE MOMENTUM MOMENT:  Telling three more people about my fundraising endeavors for our Special Olympics Polar Plunge 2011!  I am so excited!  Anyone want to come visit and plunge with me??

 

Today has been slow but sure.  But isn’t it the slow and steady that win the race?  I am keeping with that philosophy.  Being patient will pay off and prevent me from looking like a dumb butt.  I am convinced.

I am going to leave you all and go eat my cake!  Have a beautiful Thursday!!

CatMan

PS: Remember to smile!  You never know when a warm happy smile might make the difference for a friend, fellow co-worker, or random stranger!  Give Love.  Receive Love.

 

awww see now you are all warm and fuzzy inside!

 

 

Three Cheers to Hibernation!

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You know it’s bad when you have a run in with a friend and they tell you that you look tired or something.  Really?  Because I am pretty sure that I have been sitting on my big butt eating chocolate bon-bons over Christmas and the New Year celebration.

You also know it’s getting bad when you are wearing your glasses into work just to sort of hide the bags that have appeared over night literally.  Between the cold chills of winter, the lack of sleep, and emotional draining….I feel alright.  I may look like hell but, I just feel fine.

Biologically, I want to hibernate like a bear.  Say “Peace out home slice and bury myself between the covers for a day or two!”.

🙂 Doesn't the bear look comfy?

Psychologically, I can’t say that I feel much different except for it would probably do me some good getting about 2 complete days worth of straight sleep.  Emotionally, if I could shut them off for a period of 2 days…BINGO!  Life would be good.  Winter funks are never cool in my book.

So I raise my cup of coffee to all the equally tired and exhausted readers out there and say “3 CHEERS TO HIBERNATION!”  Who’s with me?

❤  The EXHAUSTED CatMan

PS:  Keep your eyes peeled to read some really comical posts based on my “break”!  Keep your chin up and live life to the fullest with great purpose!

Run so far away….

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So a girlfriend of mine was telling me about her day.  She told me how excited that she made it thru her long run!  This long run was no easy task!  There were lots of hills, drunk guys chasing her, and a deer that wanted her as well.  It was treacherous to say the least!

In Washington D.C., I was informed they don’t ever see deer but as of lately the deer population has heightened and invaded.  As she started on her run, she was moving at a swift pace.  Nothing can stop this gazelle!  Long strides, relaxed from her head to her toes…..this girl is throughly enjoying the run!

Well about 3 miles into it she passes a gentleman on the highway clearly drunk.  She avoids him like the plague; however he manages to try to stumble after her!  As she picks up the pace a little more she falls!  (GASP!)  The drunk man gets with in a few feet of her…hurt and bloodied she manages to dust herself off enough to move on!  She runs like the wind until she knows she is out of the crazy man’s reach!

Whoooo…..she’s safe.  She then proceed to press thru this long run of hers.  Over the hills and thru the woods, to grandmothers house she goes!  Not really but it sounded good to put that small detail in there.  Ups and downs.  The thing that gets her thru this part of the run is the fact that her ghetto booty is going to look nice and fine when she’s done.  🙂

Yeah thats right….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ImZTwYwCug

By the time she is done fantasizing about Sir-Mix-Alot….she realized a deer is coming at her pretty well head on!  EKKK!!!

AHHHHHH!

So she runs at light speed to get passed this deer that is now running at her full speed ahead!  She looks to the right, fakes to the left and just narrowly misses the deer by about 6 inches!  DANG….what a run this has been thus far and as she is almost finished….chug-uh, chug-uh, chug-uh…..chooo chooo!  Keep going little engine!!

As she heads up to her front door step, bloodied and pride damaged, she can finally breathe knowing that there is nothing finally chasing her.  She is safe and sound.  Just as she reaches for the handle of her door she hears this growling at the door….OH NO…..NEIGHBORS DOG! AHHHHH!

Don't underestimate the meanness of this dog...it could get ugly!

Lesson:  Never run outside anywhere in D.C.  Just go to a facility indoors and save yourself the trouble and pain.  Don’t become scarred for life because a drunk homeless dude, a deer and your neighbor’s dog want you!

xoxo,

CatMan

Brrr….it’s cold in here…there must be some HMM-HMM’s in the atmosphere!

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Today is a cold relatively unproductive day.  It started about 4:30 am when I woke up in a complete panic.  I couldn’t breathe at all.  I propped my head up and hoped for the best.  I also took some Musin-ex.  Man that stuff is chalky and gross!  It helped a little but not enough for me to get thru.  I went to work, then our production meeting, then straight to Redi-Med.  I feel like I am going to get sick just sitting there!!

They got me in and said it was a sinus infection.  Antibiotics and rest.  How can you rest when you’re getting ready to go to FLORIDA!?!?  Yes, it is impossible….especially when you have as much going on as I do now.  OH well.  AND the crazy weather people are talking SNOW!  WHAT THE HECK!  We are supposed to be having bon-fire not be sledding right now!  Grrr…..

Well I met a good friend of mine out for lunch today.  Both of us were complete space cadets today.

yep...this is exactly how I feel...

Her stressful job is making her life crazy and my circus of a life and my latest sinus infection is making our life impossible.  Well we saw two people at lunch where we both just cringed.  Yes its getting cold outside, but two arrogant HMM-HMM’s walked in and we just about lost it.  How dare them find us?  They had some nerve interrupting our lunch, what lurches!  They walked in the door and walked toward us without a word–only glares.  How rude!

Right back at cha!!!

Without little acknowledgement or even a spoken hello they sat down beside us and ordered their food.

Well, we gathered our change and got our coats on…we proceeded toward the door.  As we got up out of our seats my friend proclaims “man it is getting so cold in here (staring at our HMM-HMM’s)”  “Uh yes it is…”  That’s when we threw our purses down and we burst into song…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDoU71zwpXI&feature=related

Yes just imagine us doing this little intro in the middle of J.K. O’Donnell’s projected at our little HMM-HMMs.  🙂  You know I am not one for fabricating things, but, this was awesome.  EVERYONE in the joint knew the words exactly and started to join in…table by table and bar stool by bar stool….they all chimed in!  AMAZING!  Just to tell those HMM-HMM’s Torrence and Big Red don’t give up so easily…man we showed them!

Budgeteering at Panera!

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Last night, in celebration of Halloween I went to see Paranormal Activities.  The movie was horrible.  I didn’t like it at all.  Don’t see it.  My friend, her friend, and I all went in costume to the cinema.  We had “Amelia Earhart: post crash”, a flasher, then a referee.  It was so much fun, but like I said the movie stunk.

Afterwords we ventured out to C-Street.  Some of the costumes of the night were a Loufa, the Madhatter, tons of Refs–although I looked the best, a Jelly fish and lots of other interesting specimens which will not receive my recognition.  I listened to a really fabulous band.  Almost as good as Boney’s band (sigh….how I love that man!)

Currently at work….trying to work hard for the money.  It has kind of been a relaxing but, kind of crazy day.  Dad took my sister and I out for lunch.  That was nice!  I am trying to decide what to do with my life.  I am trying to decide what to do about a few things….like the men in my life, the company I keep, and most of all making decisions about a few other key items that may make some long-term projections.  I sat at Panera with a close friend and we worked out a budget.  My budget was just really not cutting it.  It was pretty lame.  I need to start saving more money, not wasting my money on stupid things that don’t matter, and over all be smarter about how I am living.  That probably doesn’t make a lot of sense but were getting there.

Face wash, toiletries, student loans, car stuff, credit cards…ugh.  Then I have to be smart and try to spend less in total.  I know there is light at the end of the tunnel.  It sucks but it is what it is!  I just need to distribute my money better is all!  🙂

So here I sit listening to my 80’s rock music, rocking out, and wondering if I will be able to take a nap after work…..today is a good day.

Oh Kevin Bacon! How dreamy?! (swwwoooooon!)

CatMan got her grooooove back…look out!

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Yesterday was so much needed.  I think I feel more like myself than I have ever!  I feel like this stage of my life is picking up where I was shattered and create a beautiful masterpiece that will allow me to mature and grow into an amazing woman!  Not saying that I am not amazing now, but DANG (I am trying to give up my nasty habit of cussing!) think of the possibilities!?!?

I was given a card of a single Realtor in the area thanks to my “nail lady Lily”.  I will put it this way….I was definitely not his type.  He is a regular there and I am pretty sure that he was looking for a skinny mini model-esk girl that he could swing around and take out like a Barbie.

Does this look like me? UH I DONT THINK SO!

NEWS FLASH, I am definitely NOT that girl!  🙂  Well just for the record, I do clean up nice but I would rather do my own thing versus have some lousy expectations set for me to fit a mold!  I broke the mold with my awesomeness thank you!

I received a letter from my dear friend D.Robb who is in the Army.  He is one of my best friends and always knows how to make things better.  I wrote him back a letter. D. Robb and I go way back and it was just fabulous hearing from him.  I miss that man dearly!

Sunday was spent with a Nick while I was in recovery mode.  I must say we did a whole lot of nothing and it was the best night ever!  We watched Braveheart, played “spoons”, and ate Hawaiian pizza!  I swear he is like an OLD GRANDPA!  He had a crazy night on Saturday and so he too was coming down if you will.  I feel so secure with him…there is never a care in the world when I am hanging out with him and in fact he introduced me to a new therapy for being pissed off!  My newest therapy–shooting off fireworks!  HAHA.  I felt so amazingly relieved once I lit my little Sparkler Ball (yes that is what it was ACTUALLY called!).  It was a rush because I am usually not coordinated enough to use a lighter and do two things at once but, last night I conquered it!  It was amazing the amount of liberation I felt when I tossed it across the open lawn!  🙂  10:30pm hit, and grandpa was ready for bed!  HAHA!  Between him and my friend Nick man, they make my life so much better!

Now on to my Monday, today I realized I didn’t have any jeans clean for work so, had to dress up dang it!  It kind of stunk because I know that I will be doing kind of some dirty jobs if you will.  Today has been great and very productive thus far.  I was itching my foot this morning and I realize I definitely had a hole in it.  Typical Monday!

AND I just got off the phone with good ol’ Herb to which he had the HARDEST time hearing.  HE WAS COUGHING AND CLEARING HIS THROAT LIKE MAD TODAY!   I asked him how he was feeling.  I asked ” Herb how’s your lungs feeling?”,  “meh…who?”,”YOUR LUNGS”, “what the hell are you saying?”, “your L-U-N-G-S!”  (I had to actually spell L-U-N-G-S!) “Lunges?  what are you saying?”… “NO, L-U-N-G-S!  You know what you breathe with?”…..”OH LUNGS!  Oh they are just fine!  I feel good!”…. “OK that’s all I needed to know buddy!”.  This is a very typical conversation for us…going back and forward for 5 minutes until the message finally gets across.  Oh well.

Today life is good.  I am so blessed and I don’t thank God enough for it!

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