Faith · love · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Remembering · Uncategorized

Never

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(Copied from Facebook last year – not sure who originated the post.)

On this day… 18 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work the next morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00 am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today, tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.

Never forget.

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Chicken · dips · Lunch · Lunch Prep · pretzels · Uncategorized · weight loss · Wine · Work-job

Everything Bagel Chicken Dip

I have been loving the everything bagel pretzels as a snack even though I shouldn’t be eating them.So I love petite, sweet peppers, and I have decided to use those instead as my chips.

I blended the following with a fork:

3/4 a brick of cream cheese, 1 can of chicken (drained), 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire, and 4 tablespoons of everything bagel seasoning mix.

This is creamy and savory…with the sweetness of the peppers…I am so excited to have this for lunch.

Blessings.

Bible verse · journey · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Sunday · thoughts · Uncategorized

Sunday Thoughts

I had dinner with a precious friend one night last week, and we discussed our journeys. She had been asked why she doesn’t share her journey?  What is hers? Is it God’s chosen purpose?  She was conflicted because she doesn’t want to reflect on the past.  She is done with it, and chooses to share it privately.  I told her that she didn’t have to share it.  It can be hers, Gods, and no one else.

We chose who to share that story with, and who to confide in. He brings people in our path to love, hate and grow, and maybe even someday share that experience with others.  I think we have lots of journeys. The journey of friends, school, work, weight, hobbies, marriage, divorce, family, children, and all of it can be a journey. All of these stories are for God’s purpose.  I believe that He uses our daily experiences to show Him through us.  His grace.  We all have battles going on.  We chose the path to take…chose the journey.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  —Jeremiah 29:11 

Blessings.

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Clothes · Quotes · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS

Dress

Most days for work, I end up wearing a dress mainly because I don’t have to think about a shirt and pants or skirt.  I know it is silly, but it is really true laziness.

What is your go-to outfit?

Blessings.

Asian · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Fish-Seafood · Korean · Uncategorized · WLS

Ahi Tuna

I love tuna…Ahi Tuna.  I like to eat it raw (sushi), or seared.  The other night I was craving seared tuna.  For the first time ever, I videoed myself of searing the tuna.  Y’all…it was terrible.  So…you get a picture of the completed tuna. Kuddo’s to anyone who does this themselves…without any assistance.  Seriously (side note…I have been saying this way too much).

Ahi Tuna…I purchased one steak (about five ounces).  Salt, pepper and sesame seeds to coat both sides.  Heat your pan with Grape Seed Oil on medium/high heat. img_4236The heat on this should have been a bit higher as the sear is not as good as it should be (too much oil as well – so more of a saute than sear).img_4238My serving…with a rice vinegar carrot salad, and Jasmine rice.  img_4239I drizzled a bit of soy sauce and scallions on top.  I love this fish, and the flavors of this dish.  I need to make it more often.

What is your favorite fish, and how do you prepare it?

Blessings.