Tuesday, July 23, 2013




Monday, July 22, 2013


Can I just say, that when parents tell me that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are the only thing their child will eat, really bothers me.  Who's fault is it that your child will only eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches???  Really, seriously???  I am so sorry that your child may be denied a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at school or be asked not to bring them , when they can eat one anytime out of school.  I am really sorry that my child would love to learn to read and write too , and play with children and have fun at school.  I am sorry that my child could die if he came in contact with your beloved peanut butter and Jelly sandwich.  I am sorry it is a huge hassle to ask your child to wash their hands.  I am sorry that my child's allergy, has made you have to know the ingredients that you are putting in your child's birthday cake that you bring to school, but that is okay, don't bother, my child can sit at a table by himself while all the other children get to eat and celebrate.  I am sorry that my child's and the many children with life threatening food allergies has inconvenienced you.  Believe me, I don't wish this allergy on anyone, but if you could walk one day in the shoes of a family with a life threatening food allergy, you would get down on your knees and pray to GOD to get out of those shoes quick!!  It is an exhausting allergy, and one that I hear many stories from parents/children who have been ostracized because of it.  It is NOT nice, it is uncalled for!  EVERY child has a GOD given right to go to school to learn and play and not to live in fear of getting sick or die.  People need to stop just thinking of themselves and start caring about everyone, no matter what!  God bless each and everyone of you, and remember everyone has their own story and their own struggles, they may not be visible but they are there.  My selfish thought for the day and most days is that I wish there was no such thing as a nut.  There, I said it!!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Dinner :)

Blackened Tilapia, steamed rice, steamed peas and a salad :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rainy Day Thursday!

Good Morning!

 It has been quite a rainy summer here in Georgia.  We were able to go swimming yesterday, which was a lot of fun.  My daughter is in California, and she went to Disneyland yesterday.  She texted me a play by play all day, what ride she was going on next, what she ate with photos too...LOL.

I have been to Disneyland more times than I can count, I love that place, it truly is a happy and magical place.  I would like to go to Disneyworld and compare the two.  My favorite ride was shut down, so she wasn't able to go on it, "Thunder Mountain"..I think she has been on it before though.  I think this is her 4th time there?
 Anyway, since today, I woke up to rain, I am going to use this time to really do some cleaning and organizing..all while listening to Court on TV.  You never know what the jury will do.  I have NEVER been right guessing a verdict.  I just finished cleaning and organizing my oldest son's room, yes, I still do it...LOL.  He moved back home and he seems to be doing really well back at home.  He is working and learning to balance things in his life.

I have bathrooms to clean, and stairs to vacuum..floors to sweep, food to prep, things to wipe down, closets to organize.  My littlest one starts Kindergarten in 3 weeks, and I need to make a list of everything he will need.  I have so many mixed emotions about him starting school..this isn't just a normal mommy angst, it is fear that comes in waves.  I have to have faith in God, that I have schooled my son properly in his allergy, and that the school will take great care of him while providing a normal life as possible.  For those of you that don't know, my son has a life threatening peanut/treenut allergy, and nuts are in EVERYTHING!!   :::sigh:::: He is starting Kindergarten at 6 years old instead of the typical 5, just because at 5 I wasn't quite sure he was mentally ready for the pressure that goes with this allergy.

I miss my daughter but I know she is having a wonderful time, she so missed California...I know the feeling.  I love living in Georgia and I think it is a wonderful place to raise children, but sometimes I miss the place I made home for over 30 years, kwim? I would never want to live there again, don't misunderstand me, but I sometimes miss it.... :)

Well, it is time for another cup of coffee, and I am going to finish dusting my daughter's room.  I want everything ready when school starts....LOL.....Have a happy Thursday, stay dry if it is wet, stay cool if it is hot and stay warm if it is cold...and whatever you do, don't forget the sunscreen!!!  XO XO
Dinner will be something with porkchops......

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Food Pictures!

 Roasted Chicken and veggies
 Chicken slow cooked in the crockpot
 Okra cooking in my Cast Iron Skillet
 Snack plate for my son
 Fried Okra and Macaroni and Cheese
 Homemade mini pizzas before the oven
Mini Pizzas out of the oven :)

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Sharing Again!!

We love this Pasta Salad.  It is always a party favorite too!
Click on recipe to enlarge.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Front Porch Restaurant!

 We went to eat at this restaurant, called the "Front Porch" Southern Dining :)  It was one of the most wonderful restaurants I have ever been too.  It feels like you are eating dinner at home, but with none of the work.  The people that own it, are just so nice and welcoming.  The food, the food is FANTASTIC!!!!!  Check out their facebook page.  Even if you aren't close enough to go there, they post their menu's daily and it gives lots of ideas of what to cook at home...LOL

Monday, July 01, 2013

New Addition To Our Family :)

She is just a baby, so tiny compared to Miss Luna :)