Health · HIV National Test Day · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized

HIV Testing Day

Today is HIV National Testing Day. National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) was first observed on June 27, 1995. The 2017 federal theme is “Test Your Way. Do It Today”. I have spoken before about how old I am (50), and growing up in the 1980’s HIV wasn’t really known.  I am a big believer in health… Continue reading HIV Testing Day

Bible verse · Random Thoughts · Sunday · thoughts · Uncategorized

Sunday Thought

Last Sunday I talked about criticizing and complaining, and then again on Thursday talked about failing.  I know I fail daily in this.  It is so easy to get caught up on the “why does it happen this way?” or “why does my spouse or child do this?” or even “I am so fat.”  It takes… Continue reading Sunday Thought

Random Thoughts · storms · thoughts · Uncategorized


Happy First Day of Summer. I live in the Panhandle of Florida.  We don’t normally get many storms, but apparently we are getting two in row in the next few weeks.   Mainly rain.  Lots of rain. We have already had our share recently.  The mushrooms are in bloom in the yard, and just keeping… Continue reading Storms

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Cabbage · Recipes · Turkey · Uncategorized · WLS

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

I was wanting something a bit different…and remembered seeing this post on Facebook a while ago.  I didn’t get this from Facebook, however, I found a version on Skinny Taste.  I like this version the most, and decided to give it a try. A couple of differences: Ground turkey instead of ground beef, and currants… Continue reading Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

anniversary · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Uncategorized · WLS


I received this card in the mail on Saturday from my surgeon’s office, Baptist Bariatric Center of Excellence. I had just been questioning my weight loss.  It is difficult not to see how far I have come, but how much farther I need to go.  Always what else I need to do, not how much… Continue reading Card

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · BBQ · Potato · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

Pan Fried Potatoes

We grilled the Cornish Hens the other day, and for a side, I had thought of making foil pocket potatoes.  Well, after a very long day, we ended up just making pan fried potatoes (and will do the foil packets another day). 5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, and chopped 1 onion – halved and… Continue reading Pan Fried Potatoes