Feb 23, 2017

Patience



Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that
sometimes things must unfold in their own time.

~ Jon Kabat-Zinn


I am a fan of Matt Maher's Lord, I Need You.  My favorite is the acoustic version.
I hope you enjoy it!

#mattmaher
#patience
#wisdom
#grateful

xoxoxo


Debbie


Feb 22, 2017

My Birthday Recap


My birthday was a couple of weekends ago (okay it will soon be a month) and I had a wonderful time.  We celebrated by going out to eat at one of our FAVORITE places to eat....Gringos Tex Mex!  They have the best Mexican food.   We love their queso and chips.  Every.one.of.us.  Not kidding.  We go through baskets of chips like it is water.  Even Mr. W.  Only he doesn't eat the green things.  :)

#lovetexmex
#quesoandchips

Tiffani picked up an assortment of Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes.  Another favorite of ours.  :)  What can I say?  She also got me my own lemon bundtlet cake.  And yes, it was delicious!

#nothingbundtcakesareyummy

I believe our favorites are lemon, lemon raspberry and red velvet cake.  So good.

Everyone kept asking me what I wanted and all I could come up with was money.  :)  There are a few things I am considering buying for our home (decor of course!)

I didn't have any ideas for the hubs so I told him money was always a good choice.  :)  So...he goes to a business' open house (in his office building) one day after work.  They are giving tickets away for free prizes.  He tells the person handing him a ticket my birthday is coming up and he needs to win something to give to me.  Can you believe?  They had really good prizes like large TVs (thank goodness we did not win one!), an Apple watch and other things.  Guess what he wins?  The Apple watch.  He was so proud of himself.  He won me a watch and didn't have to pay anything for it.  :)  I was very excited to receive the watch.  It was something I would have NEVER asked for but was thrilled to have.

It is the Apple Watch Series 2 with the gray aluminum case with the black woven nylon band.




The Series 2 tracks your stand, move and exercising.  It rings to let you know how active or not you are throughout the day.  It tells you if you have been sitting too much, how many steps you've taken (or haven't) and how many calories you've burned.

It makes you more aware of your overall health.  It lets you easily monitor your heart rate and better manage your stress.  It even tells you to breathe.  Really!

#applewatchisawesome

You can read your emails and texts.  You can even answer the phone.  It is crazy!!!  The thing I am most excited about is Series 2 is rated water resistance up to 50 meters so I will be able to swim with it and it will track my laps.  That is so awesome!  When I swim laps in the pool,  I consider one lap to be to the end of the pool and back to the starting point as one lap.  I have to concentrate and try to remember how many laps (while swimming) I have swam.  Let's just say that can be very challenging on some days if my mind is drifting off.  It is not the most efficient way of keeping track.  Now I don't have to even think about it.  I am so excited!!!

There is a lot I don't know about the Apple watch so if you have one and know some secrets please share them with me.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Take care,

xoxoxo

Debbie


























Silence is Golden


I'm sure you've noticed things have been pretty quiet around here.  I didn't plan on taking a break from blogging.  It just happened.  If you have followed my blog for a while now you know I am looking for employment.  Things seem to be picking up, ever so slightly, as I have been interviewing on the phone and in person for the last three weeks.  There is potential for some of them to pan out or not.  :)  I have completely and totally placed my search in God's hands.  I have entrusted him to place me where he sees fit.

#Godisgood
#blessedbeyondmeasures

Our weather has been crazy.  One day it's cold....the next day it's hot.  The plants and trees are budding creating havoc with my allergies.  Believe me, I am not complaining about the weather.  I knew my allergies were bothering me but I didn't think much about it until one day my left ear started hurting.  Yes, I am an adult and I get ear infections.  :) The eustachian tube on my left ear gets blocked and BAM!  I've got an ear infection.  Tomorrow is my 10th day of antibiotics.   Today was the first day I didn't feel any discomfort.  During this time I didn't want to read, write or think because it hurt.   So....I did what I had to do and rested.

I am back and look forward to sharing some new projects with you.  In the meantime, here  is a song "Trust In You" by Lauren Daigle.  It is a favorite of mine.  I hope you like it.

Take care,

xoxoxo

Debbie




Feb 9, 2017

Pronto Pizza Patties


I am in the process of purging my cookbooks (and all other books for that matter!) so I've been going through them making sure there isn't anything I want to try before I get rid of them.  So yesterday I decided to make the Pronto Pizza Patties from the It's Good For You cookbook by Pampered Chef.

I'm sure you've noticed by now that my results do not look like the photo in the cookbook.  :)  There really is a piece of bread under the patty.  The main reason they don't look the same is I did not buy the pre-made French bread.  I bought the one you bake in the oven yourself which apparently does not get as big around as the other.  :)  My reason for not buying the ready made was I wasn't sure how soon I was going to make the dish.  More times than not I have intentions to cook something and it all goes to "hell in a hand basket" because something comes up and it gets tabled.  I don't mind as long as it is not something that has to be used right away.  Follow me?

This was an easy recipe to follow and tasted pretty good.  If I was to make it again, I would add seasoning to the turkey (found it to be rather bland) and I would buy French bread from the Deli.


The hubs approved of it aside from the green bell peppers he picked out of it.  Heaven forbid he eat anything green other than green peas yuck!!!  You can find the recipe here if you can't read the one in the pic.


Hope you have a wonderful day!

Take care,

xoxoxo

Debbie




Feb 8, 2017

Sleeping Pillows - Do You Have a Favorite


Choosing sleeping pillows can be such a challenge.  I can't begin to tell you how many pillows we have purchased in the time we have been married.  Both expensive and inexpensive.  Here we go again!

A couple of Saturdays ago (my birthday to be exact!) the hubs was on a mission to buy new pillows.  So off we were to Bed Bath and Beyond.  They have a huge selection to choose from.  We had a really nice associate assist us in the department of pillows.  :)  We finally narrowed it down to the "Sleep for Success" pillows by Dr. James B. Maas.

The hubs chose the "side sleeper" pillow as he is a side sleeper.  The side sleeper is a unique down alternative pillow made especially for side sleepers.  It has a 2" baffled panel that provides a raised and even sleep surface for proper neck alignment and support.  So far, he loves his new pillow.

I, on the other hand, love to sleep on my back.  I chose the "stackers".  The stacker has a unique try-layer design that provides the comfort and support of 2 pillows in 1.  It is also a down alternative pillow.  I've only had the pillow a couple of weeks but so far I like it a lot.

I've read the reviews online for both pillows.  It appears the side sleeper has more likes than the stacker.  I guess we'll know in a couple of months if we still like them or not.  The good thing is Bed Bath & Beyond takes them back as long as you have your receipt.  And it doesn't matter how long you have them.  Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

I'm really curious to know whether or not you have a favorite pillow.  If so, which one do you prefer?

Hope you have a great day!

Take care,

xoxoxo

Debbie