Saturday, June 18, 2016

#WhatsForLunch Eggplant Sandwich

Our Lives Have Been Touched By Gun Violence

One of my husband's co-workers and friend was ambushed, by 3 men, in front of his home. He was shot multiple times. Sadly, the circumstance of his death came to no surprise in Las Vegas. The murder rate has climbed over the months. It's not unusual to hear about 1-2 murders daily.

This week, we attended the funeral. I kept telling myself I wasn't going to cry. No good. I balled my eyes out.

I thought about all of the people we have loved and lost. I thought about his children, family and loved ones who are not only grieving due to his lost but now have to face a murder trial.

His mother's presence and words did give me strength. Many friends and family shared poems and stories. I found my heart getting lighter.

It's times like this that I'm reminded that we're not here forever. I don't want to be a bitter person. It's not a good look and wears one's soul down.

I want to experience the joys in my life and hold onto them.

I want to tell my husband how much I appreciate his love and support all day long!

I want to kiss and hug my son, daughter-in-law to be and grandchildren all day long.

I want to believe, that when it's my time to say good-bye that my family will be fine.

I want to see the violence stop

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

#WhatsForDinner Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I really love cooking, trying new ingredients and techniques. Don't you?!

What I've learned, over the years, has kept our meal plans interesting and fun.

Last night, I made Home Chef's Texas-Style Steak on Toast with Red Onion Gravy and Mashed Potatoes for my hubby! I knew that this meal would be a homerun since it had all of his favorites!

You know what? I was right! He loved it!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Le Tote Fashion Subscription Box ~ Vince Camuto Belted Maxi Dress

I finally found the dress for the Chicago concert next month!

Sunday #WhatsForDinner

Menu Plan Monday ~ June 13, 2016

I had a wonderful time at the farmers market this week. Several of the regulars hung around for some mediation, chats and relaxing after the market ended.

I met the most enchanting young lady, yesterday. She and I spoke about our love of books. I also discovered that she's a budding writer.

She recommended a book for me to read. "Pie" by Sally Weeks. I immediately ordered it from Amazon. Can't wait for it to arrive so I can read it!

Organizing Junkie

Here's what I will be cooking for my husband this week.

Roast Beef Meatballs, Arugula Salad and Toasted Bread ~ Plated

Healthy Takeout Sweet and Sour Chicken, Brown Rice

French Chicken, Caprese Salad ~ Plated

Bistro Steak Frites, Bleu Cheese and Arugula Salad

Fish and Chips

Outdoor Movie at the Park ~ picnic

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