My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou

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My Idea Of Cooking…

“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”
~Julia Child~ (Cooking Quotes)

ingredients rounded-up for my pumpkin & yogurt breakfast

Here are the ingredients for my usual breakfast: pumpkin, yogurt, cereal, & spices; yummy, healthy, & filling!  AND I never have to turn on the oven or stove:~)

Here you may witness my usual dish to “cook”.  This is my usual breakfast, & as close to real cooking as I intend to get today.  I’m limited to what is on hand, & there is nothing inspiring on hand I want to work with, so voila!  This is what you get today:~)  It’s tasty, quick, & easy, plus filling & good for me.  I always feel good after I eat it, satisfied & light – if that makes any sense. Continue reading



A Sad, But Successful, Week

I have failed over & over in my life, & that is why I succeed.
~Michael Jordan~ (from Steve_Faus on Twitter)

Creepy displays in the park dressed in children's clothes with children's faces.

This is one of the entirely too many creepy “kids” they have as part of a display in the park where I walk. They are dressed in kids’ clothing & have kids’ faces. There are several of them in one area of the park, some of the peaking out from behind trees. I can’t help but think every time I pass them there could be a homocidal midget hiding in there. I always keep my eye on them & pass quickly.

So, I had a not so good week.  If you’ve read any of my posts this week you know I found out last Friday a friend of mine, who had been ill for some time, took a turn for the worse.  Went into a bit of a panic & binged over the weekend.  It didn’t help I made brownies Sunday, even if they were Hungry Girl brownies.  Wednesday afternoon, she passed away.

I rehash this here, just to say I ate through all my points, even my activity points.  I actually ate into negative points for the week, & had to make sure I went out Wednesday to earn some more activity points & balance it out, lol.  Though, what I can proudly say is, even though I still have occasional binges, they are not near what they were.  I call that a win! Continue reading


Sunday Supper: Baking Without Starting A Fire – Yeah, I Did It!

“Are you casting asparagus on my cooking?”
~Curly Howard~ (Cooking Quotes)

Fudge Brownies with Pumpkin loaf

So it’s actually Monday morning now.  And sure, brownies & corn muffins aren’t so much supper as a dessert & a side, or bread, or whatever the civilized masses would consider it, respectively.  But This is my blog, & you get what I give you when you get it.  And you’ll like it! Continue reading


Things I Would Totally Share With You Because You’re Awesome!

“Claim your happiness; dance to your own music”
~Gloria in LA~
(quote from a Dove wrapper I keep on my fridge)

Dove quote wrapper I keep on my fridge.

Here are a few foods I love because they are tasty & kinda good for me: Continue reading