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Short Stories

Short Stories

Recently I have started reading more short stories, doing daily writing challenges, and attempting to find other ways to be creative in life.  I have my cooking, the garden/yard, crocheting and knitting… I know I know. I just often times feel like I have not yet found that “thing” that really lets me release my creativity. I do some acrylic painting here and there, have attempted with watercolors.. (too much set up/clean up in painting). The worst of it is,…

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Spicy Peanut Soup

Spicy Peanut Soup

African Peanut Soup – Keek’s Style   Ok, so I’ve made this multiple times and LOVE it. I was not lying when I said this is going to become a new favourite of mine.  Here are the Ingredients:  6 cups of vegetable broth 1 medium onion , chopped4 cloves garlic, minced (you can find frozen cubes of these)2 tbsp lemongrass (I found it minced in a tube)2 tbsp ginger, minced (you can find frozen cubes of this)2-4 cups of baby kale/spinach/sliced…

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Turmeric Wellness Shots

Turmeric Wellness Shots

Happy New Year 2019! Did you have too much fun over the holidays? Want something to just help boost your immune system and cleanse you a bit? Make yourself some Wellness Shots (and possibly not eat or drink that much)! They are less expensive to make and simple if you have a good blender. I can usually get 20 to 24 done with the ingredients I purchase for them (in two batches, the ingredients keep). Turmeric Benefits: Anti-inflammatory Increases the…

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Gardener’s Pie (a.k.a. Shepherd’s Pie)

Gardener’s Pie (a.k.a. Shepherd’s Pie)

We have spent the last 10 days in England visiting family and during our stay we did not have one Shepherd’s Pie. So for our first relatively unjetlagged night home I cooked us a vegan Shepherd’s Pie that the family dubbed Gardener’s Pie instead.  The vegetable ingredients.  It was very delicious and I didn’t use Worcestershire sauce (it has anchovies in it) so I had to improvise with a bit of soy sauce, liquid aminos, and liquid smoke. This method…

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Recovery is a long and complicated road

Recovery is a long and complicated road

Here I am at just over a year since my back surgery. Woah, it has been a very long year… What I have dealt with since my discectomy: Physical recovery- I have felt so slow during this recovery… I felt like I should be HEALED in 3 months. Truth be told, I was not. I did not realize how much the hernia affected my strength until I started my recovery — weeks after the initial surgery because I had to…

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Happy New YEAR!!! 2018

Happy New YEAR!!! 2018

It is that time of year again, the time we all make resolutions just so we can break them by February 1st and then feel like a failure for the rest of the year. I had three ideas of a New Year’s post. What were popular New Years Resolutions in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, e.t.c. My resolutions and why. The “science” of creating real goals for our life. Frankly, I like all three topics, but the first one was difficult…

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On the Mend

On the Mend

This is a post I started back in August, saved, and forgot to post. I was also, at times, on some killer narcotics and valium to help with the pain and discomfort. Hahaha. “Alright, so I have not blogged in a while. So, update. I had a discectomy just close to two weeks ago. The healing process was difficult. I am still restricted on what I should and should not do. I am sticking very close with these restrictions and…

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Why Nursing?

Why Nursing?

One of my friends/coworkers asked me the other day – “Why did you go into nursing?” “Why Nursing?” Oh gosh, what a question. After these last few months, I have seriously asked myself “WHY?” so many times and have honestly forgotten why I went into this career. So let me try to tell you why I chose nursing. What has helped me keep going during this slump in the career? To be frank, paychecks and student loans. I got bills…

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Stressful “Sundays”

Stressful “Sundays”

Today is my Sunday. I love being productive, active, and industrious. I do not like the typical “Lazy Sunday” that most people seem to greatly enjoy. They stress me out. Take today for example. My to do list looks like this: -Dog walk–>also take him to park to throw the ball. -Make tomato sauce -Adulting stuffs (bills and scheduling things) -Donuts and a game -Elliptical -Tea soak and take a bath -Make Apple pie -Make Chicken and Leek pie (which…

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Blogging is difficult.

Blogging is difficult.

I find writing down and blogging my ideas, thoughts, aspirations, crafts, creations, and just stuff challenging. Why? I don’t find my interests to be something someone else may be interested in. My life is chaotic, full, and fulfilling. I like the things I do. I have bad and good days. I have things that stress me out and things that bring me joy. However, I just never believe my ideas are good enough to be shared. I love using my…

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