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Inspiration to Life

Wow.. I have learned that I am not good at writing on my blogs.. Maybe this is something I need to schedule in my weekly to do’s..

I have found the past six months to be a major grow for my personal life. I have learned how to work hard, and to stop complaining ( o.k I still complain, but I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.) I have learned that when you put your mind to something you can do anything you dream.. I.E. I put my mind to start doing housework and I have made a significant progress to what I used to do… I have learned When you stop dwelling on the things you can’t have.. They are either right in front of your eyes.. or because you were not so focused on looking for them, the things Appear.

I have learned what is important in my life. My inspiration to be a better person in my life, is my family, my friends, my church  and my self. I know that by focusing on what is truly important my life will be so much happier. Be of Good Cheer in all you do.. Do not Dwell on what is wrong but on the Outcome of what is right.

My committment to myself is to stop stressing over the little things.. and start looking at the bigger picture.

Live life to the fullest, giving those you love the best of you.. Be an inspiration to someone today, so you can leave behind the Legacy you dream..

Lesson from a Old Friend

Its seems amazing how little things can teach you a lesson. Or maybe it was a bigger thing and I am just looking at it in a small way!!!

8 months ago, a friend, coworker and boss of mine left my company. Upon her departure she told me to get out while I can. i chose not to and in doing so learned a lesson on loyalty and deceit. I was forced into being loyal to the new management and putting aside the old management. They thought any contact with the past was a direct SABOTAGE to them. It was completely insane, and very childish, but since I needed my job I played along. 8 months later, I have been pushed from the job I loved so much and now find my self in a position where I need to beg the people I turned away from for forgiveness.

After much explaining and apologizing, My boss taught me a lesson I needed to hear about 6 months ago. She told me that “You will come across in your lifetime in business “people” don’t always have your best interests at heart.  They will test, lead you down the wrong path, test you your judgments, your integrity and so forth.  Always be yourself and stand up to your principles!  It’s not easy, you pick and choose your battles, use your words carefully, get wise counsel, but always be TRUE to yourself!  My advance is to keep your head down and do your job.  Have fun at work, learn as much as you can and create memories”- Kathy Jones.

for me this is a valuable lesson. I think that somewhere during the process this year, in certain aspects of my life, I stopped being true to myself.

Going forward, I will hold my head high, focus on the job at hand and be true to myself. I also will not get involved with the petty every stuff that tears people down!!!

So December 1st has come and gone and I realize that I have not written on here since March. I am a terrible blogger and need to get back at it!!! What a wacky, crazy year this has been. With everything I have gone through this year I realize, YET AGAIN, that I need to reevaluate my life and put my self into perspective.. Not much has changed about me this year. ( I lost and gained weight, I gained a little more patience, but all in all I feel like I’m back where I started with nowhere to go!)

I keep thinking about the resolutions I broke last year and hope that I can keep the ones I set for next year…

My first thoughts are to reevaluate who I am…

I made a list with the help of my mom of the things I’m good at. It did not go that bad, but I realize, I’ve spent a good part of my life focusing on one thing.. ( Makes looking for a job harder).

I then had my mom help me figure out what I need to improve. This was easier as I’m far from perfect and as we made the “good at list” things kept turning into improvements. Wow.. I have a lot to improve.

Since the new year is still a while away, I think I will start planning to fix myself and figure out how to move forward with my findings.

Let me know what you plan to do to make your new years resolutions!

Oh My.. so this month really was not the best month to choose to break the cussing habit.. I have found my self using other words, but it has been very hard. With trying times and numbers due, I really have been bad about my language.  I realize it is not a good excuse but i promise that I will try harder. I think I will add-on 1 more week to the challenge to see if I can’t get better.

I’m still looking for alternate words and phrases to you..

Here are a few samples.. let me know what you think!

1. Oh Snaps!

2. Fudgecicles

3. Oh My!

4. Crickey

More suggestions are needed and More patience as well! Wish me th best!

For those who know me well or for those who are following me you know that I started a cooking blog as well.. Thats right for those who do not want to wait just once a month for my delicious creations, you can follow me on simplyhomecooking.wordpress.com! I am so excited that I have turned my once a month cooking challenge into an every weekend challenge. that being said, I still will continue the “Tradition” of chosing one of the delicious dishes to use as my “One Meal a month, = 12 new recipes”. In February I cooked many delicious meals, but my favorite was the Cornish Game Hen, and Lemon Spaghetti, ( I know it sounds wierd, but it was absolutely amazing!!!)

This was a first for me in many ways, because 1. I have never cooked Hen and b. I have never roasted potatoes. I took care of a lot of firsts with this meal.. but it was fantastic. I think that Tricia loved it because she got her own little hen to pick and pull at.. plus all the yummy skin to herself!!!!

This meal really did not take to long and it really was fun to present. My family really liked and I know it is one more to add-on to my list of growing recipes..

I have started a “Simply Home Cooking” notebook on my laptop so I can add in all my recipes and make notes if I need to change-up the recipe or if I want to note something that was fabulous. (plus I have my blogs to add to the reminder)

So I depart from you this month and leave my February Meal with you, along with the links to where I got the recipes. I hope you will enjoy it with your family and if you have any notes or ideas please feel free to leave them here!

  Herbed Cornish Hens

Ingredients

  1. 4 (20-ounce) Cornish game hens
  2. 1 cup lemon juice
  3. 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  4. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, divided
  6. 1 1/4 teaspoons seasoned salt, divided
  7. 1 1/8 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  10. Directions

Place the hens on a wire rack in a large roasting pan. In a bowl, combine lemon juice, butter, paprika and 1 teaspoon each of thyme, seasoned salt and garlic powder. Pour half over the hens; set the remaining mixture aside for basting. Combine salt, pepper and remaining thyme, seasoned salt and garlic powder; sprinkle over hens. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes. Baste with reserved lemon juice mixture. Bake 30 minutes longer, basting occasionally, or until the meat is tender and juices run clear.

Pasted from <http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Herbed-Cornish-Hens/Detail.aspx>

     Lemon Spaghetti

  1. Ingredients
  2. 1 pound spaghetti
  3. 2/3 cup olive oil
  4. 2/3 cup grated Parmesan
  5. 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  6. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  7. 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  8. 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  9. Directions

    Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the oil, Parmesan, and lemon juice in a large bowl to blend. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Toss the pasta with the lemon sauce, and the reserved cooking liquid, adding 1/4 cup at a time as needed to moisten. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon zest and chopped basil.

    Pasted from <http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/lemon-spaghetti-recipe/index.html>

Aside from the fact that I need a little sleep.. I feel relaxed and inspired to do great things this week. I am focusing changing my mind frame.. Your mind controls many things.. I figure if I focus on the fact that the bad words do not exist I can develope a wider vocabulary.

I find that I cuss when I am at alack of words to say and so I refrain to words that at one point I thought were; intelligent, wonderful and well, grown up. Now I see that the words I speak reflect who I am, and frankly I feel that I sound; juvenile, immature and ignorant. Amazing how 10 years has changed a lot of things and the one thing that I want to change has changed my perception and the perception of the world.

My focus for today, is to stay calm, stay relaxed and when faced with a  situation that I do not know what to say.. I will stop, think and speak with the brain I was given instead of the instinct that I feel.

I hope for support from my family, friends and hopefully the people I work with!

Wish me luck!!! Oh and Happy Monday!

So this morning I was feeling so positive toward my new goal.. Beat the habit Monster… But I slipped up with in 2 hours. I was walking out to my car and some how.. I slipped and fell. and what do you think came out of my mouth.. a bad word.

Driving to work, the person in front of me slammed on his brakes and I spilled my water all over my suit.. Thankfully it was only water.. but still what did I do, I cussed. I should have just been very grateful that I did not hit the guy or the guy behind me did not hit me.

At work, one of my fellow employees decided to start being a jerk with things that he was saying.. instead of saying something like.. ” it’s such a shame that he’s being like that, or why is he being rude?” I went off on a long stream of bad words.

Gosh, day 2 is not even half over and already I have failed. But I know, I need to just start fresh and Keep working harder.. Maybe I should bite my tongue before I vent..

Hmmm… Maybe I can find something inspirational on-line to help me… BE back in a Minute……. googling…..googling…….googling…..googling…….

O.k. I think this could work… I would not want God to have to come down here and kick my bottom…

Saved by Google!!!!!  Off to start fresh.. will update soon!!!!!

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