My New Test Kitchen and Band

Good low fat recipes

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Yesterday was a great day!  I  made a couple of new recipes.  The low fat cheeseburger pie was pretty good.  The next time I make it, I will put some spicier seasoning in with the meat.  It was just a little bland for my taste.  My family liked it, though.  The low fat cheesecake was even better than I thought it would be.  Very tasty!  I don’t usually buy the low fat, no sugar added, sugar substitute ingredients.  I have always gone for the ‘real thing’.  “…Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby,…”  You know, the song!?

Guitar Hero

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On Christmas day our family began the Guitar Hero habit.  If we can spare 30 minutes at the end of the day, the GET band rocks the house!!!  My husband came up with our band’s name, using each of our first name’s initials.  I LOVE the drums.  My husband and son choose who will be lead guitar.  Since Christmas, I have moved  up a couple of levels to the medium difficulty setting on most songs.  My favorites are Heartbreaker, American Woman, No Sleep Til Brooklyn, and Strangehold.    It is very challenging, trying to get the notes right and in rhythm.  It is so fun, I want to go out and buy a real set of drums!

My John Wayne

I am so proud of my daddy.  I want the whole world to know.  He is the best father a girl could ever dream of.

He talked to me on the phone tonight.  We were discussing the weather.  When I told him about the forecast of snow here  for this week, he said that he might not be able to make it.  I said, “WHAT?”  My sweet daddy  was planning on surprising me by visiting me for my birthday this month.   Just knowing that he was wanting so much to see me is a gift.

I wish everybody knew my daddy.   He believes in spending time with his family.   He listens to me when I talk to him on the phone.  He  has a great sense of humor, too.  My dad is my hero.  Do you want to know why?

My dad is going through so much pain right now.  His doctor said that it is a matter of time and only God knows how long it could be before he would need dialysis for his kidneys.  My dad’s kidneys are deteriorating.  He  has gout in his legs and feet, too,  and his back is all used up.  His pain never stops.

I think that it would take an extraordinary man to be going through so much physical pain to continue showing his  love for his family like my dad does.    I tell him that he reminds me of John Wayne.

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I’m Back

Happy New Year!  I’ve missed blogging.  Alabama was great.  I spent the first minutes of the new year on the interstate.  I played ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ on my mp3 before going over the Alabama state line.  It was such a great feeling to be visiting my family.

This year is the year that I become trim.  Hello 125 lbs!  Bye bye flab!  Here is my inspiration.  This model, Adriana Lima is SO beautiful!!!!!                                                                                                                                                     my-inspiration

I got some great running shoes from the mall yesterday.  I can’t wait to break them in. They were $30 off.  I love a good sale.

Sweet Home Alabama

Alabama is my sweet childhood  home.  Today I’m leaving Kentucky in hopes of  being with my family.  I love, love, love my dad and step mom.  They are always there for me.  They make me feel special every time I talk to them.

I want to say hi to all my new friends here on Word-Press and Happy New Year!

Here’s another one of my favorite songs.   I am so ready to sing and come home to Alabama!  It has been a long time.”,,,,here I come, Alabama!”

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynrd Skynrd

‘TURN IT UP!!!!’