Tag: daily thoughts

strawberry pie

Who remembers this song: Strawberry wine… seventeen … first taste of love…   I’m pretty sure it was in the 90s. And, I’m pretty sure a lot of my (mis)adventures of the 90s involved strawberry wine and mad dog. And… yes, most of it was illegal. Illegal because I was too young to…

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dry rib rub

You guys… this stuff is so good. I make my father in law a huge batch when I see him. He says he uses it on everything; steaks, chops, burgers, ribs… Of course, I offered him the recipe, but he says “Why would I go out and buy all that stuff when you…

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summertime… and the living is_________

It’s  summer!!! Okay, well… it’s been summer. Heck, it’s almost always summer (at least weather-wise) where I live. We have three seasons; warm, hot and Africa sauna hot. But…. summertime around here means I don’t have *as much* to do daily, and life takes on a relaxed vibe. Of course there’s always “life…

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family update

We started 2021 with four new additions to our family. Yes, FOUR. (No, they aren’t all puppies. ) Two puppies and a toddler, and a blue and gold Macaw rescue.  We decided to take in a stray pup that we had found , after nobody came forth to claim it at the shelter;…

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keeping tabs

I have several recipes I really need to post here, I mean.. it is a food blog, after all. But: there’s more. That’s why I had originally started “The Domestic Mama” ; but seriously, who has time to keep up with two blogs?! So- I’ve decided to keep everything centrally located here. I…

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It’s a boy!

If you’ve followed this blog for the past ten years or so, you’ll have seen the journey of my life, recipes included. From adventures with Frito Lay and Kenmore, to a very different journey of a calling to care for modern day orphans. My days used to consist of dropping kids off to…

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The boulder I live under

You know the expression: “You must live under a rock!” Well, my friends… I’m pretty sure I live under a boulder. And, it’s gotten even larger having two toddlers and a baby.My boulder is filled with homeschooling, diapers, bottles, toddlers, chicken nuggets and laundry. Seriously: If it’s not on Peppa Pig, I probably…

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enlarging our tent, part 3 another adoption!

Do y’all remember when we first decided to become foster parents? Do ya’ll  remember our waiting on our first placement? And this happened? Now…. Last November we said yes once more to another NICU baby; this time : a preemie, and circumstances at birth required her to be resuscitated.. to put it bluntly,…

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when the cup overflows

Monday, at 5:52pm I found out there was a need for a home for a newborn baby girl. And,  at 8:31pm, she was in my arms. Foster care has a way of keeping you on your toes. So,  as I was preparing a meal of chicken divan, jasmine rice and corn, God was…

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enlarging our tent part 2; an adoption story

Happy New Year! I know, we are already 15 days into the new year, but fifteen days is still pretty “new” so I’ll wish you the best for the next 350 days. I have kicked off this year with some pretty major life changes. We finally adopted our little girl that we have…

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happy taco tuesday!

Happy Taco Tuesday! Who-ever thought of food theme days, thank you. It helps us figure out dinner ideas when we are to tired to think. And, I know it’s been awhile since I have posted. Things have been happening, and y’all are way overdo for some updates. So: grab your beverage of choice…

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