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Lemons,Love & Pink

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Yumm, was this delish.

What you need
About 1/2 cup of “Go Veggie” cheese
A handful of spinach
& a roll of crescents

Sprinkle cheese on
Lay spinach on
Put another little sprinkle .. Or as much as you like
Bake for time on the package of rolls indicate

Enjoy. You will.

So easy. Does it get easier. I had to share,they just so easy & yet yummy!


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Yesterday we planted our mini potted garden. We live in a town home and didn’t want to plant in ground so we are attempting potted veggies. Little man loved putting the soil in the pots! It was actually a fun activity for us, some may imagine it’d be messy with a two year old but it was no messier than I imagine it’d be if I did it myself.
I just really hope they don’t die. Ohio weather has been so weird, as usual, but it’s 70 one day and 40 with a freeze working the next. It just makes me worry they won’t handle well. At least in pots I can pull them inside if it gets too cold & hope my cat doesn’t eat them :/ Tomato plants are actually poisonous to cats. So we’re going to leave them out but I think they’ll be okay. I cannot wait to harvest our own foods! How cool to say we picked our own berries or peppers! I’m pretty excited.



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I really have a neat job. I’m a receptionist at a retirement village.
I not only meet many people daily, people with all types of backgrounds and personalities but I get to meet people with many different ailments.
My most interesting to me are those with Alzheimer’s. I’ve ways been very intrigued with the mind and how people thing or why they do things and this topic really gets me thinking and just so interested.
I have a resident that when I first started had probably the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s, as I’ve worked there in just 3 months I’ve gotten to see the disease get worse in her. She’d always said hi and ask how I liked my job and she generally was lucid enough to remember me but sometimes shed ask my name or how long I’ve worked there.
As weeks would go by I’d notice questions she would ask may get a little different or more often, her greeting to me is sometimes very casual as if I’m a stranger shed not met yet.
Today though was the most interesting of conversations with her.
I said hey, and asked her about he day & if she enjoyed the party today. She followed her answer by asking if I liked my job and complimenting me on my job, which is normal for her to mention.
Then she asked if I remembered her I yet viewing me, saying I’d been there two weeks and she just knew I’d be great because my personality was so bubbly and happy. Which at my interview it was but she did not interview me, she’s a resident, and I don’t recall her being around. She actually stuck to this idea after I replied “Oh, No my boss interviewed me.” She then said “Oh, well maybe I did your orientation. Yea that’s probably it.”
It’s so interesting to me how she really thought this. It’s amazing how our brains work and what we may really believe is reality.

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I love to get my massages, almost monthly… It should be always monthly but I guess sometimes I get lazy, busy or too caught in life to taking care if myself. Oops!
Anyway, mommy loves a GOOD massage.
I don’t get the kind of massage where someone pets me and pampers me. Theres not falling asleep.
Nope I get the kind where you want to hold your breath but you remember to breath because tour muscles need it, where, I’ve been told by my therapist that even done grown men ask for him to lighten up. Not me though.. Break up those knots!! That’s my motto.

I don’t get my massages monthly because I like to be pampered, thought that’d be fabulous. I get them because I need them, my body needs them, my mind and sprit needs them.
If I don’t get a massage in 4 weeks time from the last, my body screams “Take care of me!”
It starts in my shoulder, generally the right. Then my neck and if I haven’t give in another week or so my head and sometimes eyes. Almost always on the right side. Then if I still ignore my body begging for me to release the tension in the knots you can see it in my personality. Because I’ll sleep less due to not being comfortable I can get gravy or short tempered. Sometimes my bubbly attitude is more like a mellow wave. Once I get to this point I know it’s time, and it’s gonna be painful.
Today was one of those sessions.
I’ve gone too long, but it hasn’t been more than 5 weeks I’d estimate. It was last week I tried to get in & just Cosby get into my guy, or my second guy, then when I was suggested another, ok.. Try it! But my hubby had hockey tickets So rescheduling & waiting longer was my only option. I still went to a new guy but he was a good guy. I warned him where my knots were and that he was in for some work. As he started I let him know he can apply the pressure to those peak knots, I’m used to the pain. It won’t get better unless it hurts. At least in my case.
My knots were pretty big, I had some I didn’t even realize I had and a few in new spots.
When my massage was done the therapist said “You were right, you were very tight!”
Yea I know, it’s my body and if anyone knows their body it’s me. It’s like a 6th sense. They don’t have to feel for the knots I could just tell them, most times.
When I go to the chiropractor I tell him exactly what needs adjusted & I’m right a large majority if the time.

I love my body.
I want to keep it happy and healthy.
Taking a painkiller nightly is not the cure.
The cure is getting right to the reason. That reason is often muscles. One muscle is tight, so the next one gets a knot and that muscle just do happened to lead to another which goes right to the top of your head. Oh, now you have a headache. Tylenol can make it de better for a few hours but its not a fix. Breaking up those muscles that’s a fix.
As you put work on your body, stress and just do daily task your muscles are working very hard.
On my body they have a harder time soothing themselves out. I know this and I take care of it. Massage and chiropractic has really changed the way I look at my body, mind & spirit.
I’ve ways gotten headaches and it wasn’t until I was 19 that I started to take care the tight

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My little guy got his glasses today, and man is he adorable as ever.


I felt a true mothers joy when he smiled as big as the moon after we put them on him. I just knew right there that he liked them, just maybe he can see perfectly now. Maybe things were blurry until that second and he smiled after seeing the beauty in clear vision. His vision wasn’t horrible just poor enough for the ophthalmologist to decide he’s better off with glasses.
I think he’s beautiful with them. There’s nothing more I want for him than his happiness and he’s happy wearing the new glasses.
They are not any bother to him, he can still throw a football & eat popsicles so he’s perfectly fine with them!
I’m perfectly happy with that.



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Every time I hear of a deployment homecoming I get so mushy, every time I see pictures from one I almost cry. When I’m going through everyday face paced routines, I barely think about the things of the past but there are those times that make me stop in my shoes and think, wow. Experiencing a homecoming is one of the most beautiful events I probably have. Seeing hundreds of people, many of those wife, moms, and children gather in one gym or parking lot, all from miles and miles away…some just next door, waiting for that one person that they love who has been overseas for anywhere from 7-13 months. The anxiousness you feel, it’s something you can never explain. Seeing those buses pull up one after the other, loaded with Marines and luggage, sand from the other side of the world (that you’ll never get rid of).
As you stand there watching every face come off that bus one after the other waiting for the one you want to see. (not that seeing them all isn’t great, it’s amazing they are all home safe) It’s definitely a feeling that you’ll never forget, that rush of ‘Oh my gosh, oh my’s happening! He’s home!’ Then seeing his face come out of that buss door. It;s true, he is home. After 10 months he is home to stay (at least for another year), he is standing in front of you not on a computer screen.

I went through this in Oct 2009. I’ll never forget the feeling and how amazing it was to experience it was for not just me but for everyone else going through the same thing.

A friend of mine just had a homecoming with her husband yesterday. He was one of my husbands best friends, they spent almost a year in a little “tin can” it was big enough for two beds, and a mouse that ate their cheese itz. It was just so nice to see he is finally home, even for us it seemed like forever and a day that he’d been gone.

I am just so excited for them!


Even the hubby said “that’s really good!”

Here’s what you need
A box of spiral pasta
A jar of spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cup of veggie “beef” crumbles
1 cut up zucchini
1/2 cup of edamame if you like .. Or not if you don’t, add any veggies you like.
1 cup of Go Veggie cheese

Boil your pasta
Put a layer down in your greased pan
Put a later of veggie
Then crumbles
Followed by sauce and cheese
Make a couple more layers

Bake for 15 mins at 375

Let cool & enjoy!

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