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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Happiness isn't ....

I know we see a lot of posts about what happiness is all about.
I know you have seen them, because I have seen them more times than I can count.

But you know what?
What we really need to think about is what Happiness Isn't.

Yes you saw correctly.
What Happiness Isn't about ...

If you really start to think about it, you will see that I am right.

We we start to really think about all the things that we do have, we start to realize that we are blessed.

It doesn't mean that we wouldn't like to have more of something or have something we don't have or even have less of something that we do have and would rather we didn't.

Think about it for a few and then reflect on how things could have been if you weren't so blessed.  And not just material things.  Family, friends, health ... sometimes those are more important than breathing itself.

And then you will thank me.
Just as I have to thank Smile and Shine

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September 11th .... 18 years later

I find it difficult to believe it has been 18 years since the horror of this day began.

I also find it difficult to believe that so many seem to have forgotten what happened that day, even though we promised to never forget.

Yet so many were so little, that we tried to protect them from the images of the day, or were not even born that day.  

And we have survived.  We will continue to survive and prove that we are strong, we are stronger as a nation than any of the adversities that have come, and will come, to our shores.

As a remembrance of all those who lost their lives, to all the families who were forever changed that day, my only post today will be for them.  I hope that you will look back at one of my original posts from the past Meet Me in the Stairwell.

God Bless them all, 
September 11, 2001.
We will never forget.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Creamy Cold Brew

I just got my Tupperware Cold Brew Container so I am definitely going to be trying this one, as well as some of the other "flavorings" that are available.  I think, although don't quote me on this, that cold brew is less acidic than regular brew.  I will be looking for more info on that one too and will share when I find it.

Serves: 8 | Serving size: 5 oz.
1 cup coarse coffee
Filtered water
For 1 serving:
4 oz. ready to drink cold brew coffee
1 tbsp. Torani Salted Caramel Syrup
2 tbsp. evaporated milk
1. Insert metal filter into the Cold Brew Carafe, add coarse coffee to first fill line (ready to drink fill line).
2. Slowly pour filtered room temperature/cool water into Carafe. 
3. Allow the water to filter down before adding more. Fill to water fill line (where the metal filter meets the plastic funnel).
4. Cover and refrigerate for 8-12 hours.
5. Remove filter and discard coffee grounds.
6. To serve, in All-in-One Shaker pour 4 oz. ready to drink cold brew coffee, Torani Salted Caramel Syrup and evaporated milk. 
7. Seal and shake vigorously until well combined. 
8. Pour over ice and serve.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Your sign of Strength

I know that many of us do not think we are very strong.
I doubt this for many of you. 

You just need to adjust your definition of strength.

When we remember that we have the power to be who we want to be and to show a kind of strength to everyone that we would hope would be shown to us, we have a force that will be forever the envy of all.

Let's decide today to start showing our strengths and start outshining the weakness and insecurity that is pervasive in our world.

As we go into the Labor Day weekend here in the States, let us have Strength and Self-esteem become our badges of honor.   

I hope to start seeing these badges more and more.

How about you?

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Summer Creole Dinner


I will definitely need to add this to our fun night meals.

Summer Creole in Smart Multi-Cooker by Tupperware 

Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes


  • 3 red potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 3 andouille sausage, about ½” thick
  • 8 fresh okra, halved
  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp. tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • 2 corn on the cobs, cut into 1″ rounds

  1. Fill base of Tupperware® Smart Multi-Cooker with water to max fill line for steaming. Place shielded colander inside the base.
  2. In a large bowl, toss potatoes, sausage, okra, shrimp and tomato sauce. 
  3. Add paprika, salt, dry mustard, cayenne pepper and allspice and mix until fully coated. 
  4. Transfer mixture to the shielded colander.
  5. Place shallow colander on top of shielded colander, and add corn. 
  6. Cover and microwave 15-18 minutes on high power or until fully cooked.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Positive thought on Negative words

I don't know about you, but I really get down when I hear so much negativity in the news, on Facebook or Twitter, or even in the grocery store.

When I saw this I just knew it was something I needed to add to my daily view.  So yes it will end up being a post on my wall someplace.

I love the meanings that are attached to these usually negative words.

I think it is something that everyone, no matter how old they are, need to take to heart and perhaps, just perhaps, some of the negativity that seems to be pervading our society will start to lessen.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Remember YOU are important too

As the summer is coming to an end (I know I know bite my tongue) and we are going to be hustling to get everyone ready for the start of a new season, a new school year and so many "other news" I want to remind you to take care of yourself too.

I know it is very very easy to forget about you when you are so busy making sure others are ready for the day, or something new.  Take a few minutes each day to remember this ... so that you will be able to be there for them.

Thank you tinybuddha.com for the reminder.