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Sept 11, 2017………….

Monday, September 11th, 2017


Sixteen have passed since a perfect blue sky morning turned into the blackest of nights………….

I will NEVER forget every rescuer who died in honor, nor every single family whom I tried desperately to console and who live forever in grief.

The firefighters I had the honor to try to help heal as well the uncounted wakes and funerals I attended… with empty coffins.

Those wretching last phone calls, and funerals of sons, daughters and children.


(Photos: Courtesy AP, Newsweek, Getty)

I remember the shattered glass, the cement and steel melting in the inferno of senseless cruelty, while the hearts of humanity screamed in anguish.

I pray for you all my loyal friends- who have not given up this fight.

May God’s grace heal, unite and empower you to continue to serve with love always.

I am eternally grateful for each and every one of you.
Humbly,
Angel

Please take a few moments to watch:

Please Do not let pain crush your hearts my friends. Cherish goodness always.

HAPPY JULY 4TH!

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

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LET FREEDOM RING!


Feeling anxious? Your mood may actually change how your dinner tastes, making the bitter and salty flavours recede, according to new research.

Mood makes food taste different

This link between the chemical balance in your brain and your sense of taste could one day help doctors to treat depression.

..The work has also generated interest from flavour houses — companies that develop chemicals for the food and drink industry — who are interested, for example, in making foods taste just as sweet with half the amount of sugar. “

Theoretically there would be the possibility of enhancing your meal with drugs that affect brain chemicals so that things would taste better — you could have a ‘designer taste tablet’..”

The good ole brain chemicals..uh uh… serotonin , noradrenaline, tryptophan.

As for me, I’ll pass on the new “drug” they discover, and just take the chocolate thanks. smileyhelmut.jpg

A glimpse of today’s barbecue at mah haunt!!!!:

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And..and..and….Who can resist patriotic desserts?

Not I.

Here’s some ideas to ‘steal’ just in time for the Fourth of July.

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Ok, ok, ok, all you health food junkies.
We will have some asparagus and whole wheat buns too.~ Heh.candycorn2

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Alritey. Back to the ole diet~! scaleii

The cardiologist’s diet:
If it tastes good, spit it out.
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Passover and Easter 2017!

Monday, April 10th, 2017

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At the stroke of midnight …..G‑d visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, who were mercilessly enslaving the Israelites.
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The Good Lord spared the Children of Israel, “passing over” their homes—hence the name: Passover. (Get it?) daydream

Pharaoh virtually chased his former slaves out of the land.

The Israelites left in such a mad rush that the bread they baked did not have time to rise.
They began their trek to Mount Sinai and their birth as a People.

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So what’s the matzah all about?

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The characteristic of leavened dough is that it rises and swells, symbolizing pride and conceit.

Matzah, on the other hand, is thin and flat, signifying meekness and humility.

Freedom and humility sweet friends, are the essence of the holiday.

Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.
(William Temple)

Stay humble sweet friends.

And just remember…..when IzlamoNazis wail about their so called “rights”…..

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
(Abraham Lincoln)

Soooooooo, Who’s comin to Seder dinner? chef

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Swallow your pride occasionally, it’s non-fattening!

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GOD BLESS YOU ALL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, sweet friends.

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Blessed Easter!

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.

When was the last time I’ve heard from you? Well, I just want you to know that I miss you so much. How I’d wish that you would talk to me again. I love you.

Sender: GOD.

Make your favorite flavored Easter sweetbread.wiz

Hollow it out in a bowl-like shape.
Toss in a cheese mixture, using yummy ricotta cheese.
Sprinkle spices such as cinnamon and raisins.
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Dig in!

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Valentines Day! 2017:-)

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017



Pensive V. DaY Thoughts to Ponder: Heh.
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Valentine’s Day – Birds

In some countries, mid-February marks the beginning of mating season for many birds. Even the great Shakespeare wrote in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “Saint Valentine is past: Begin these wood-birds but to couple now?”

Among the most faithful of birds, swans choose a mate and stay with them for life.

Valentine’s Day – Cards

The first Valentine’s Day card was from the Duke of Orléans—the younger brother of Charles VI, King of France—who sent it to his wife with a poem, in the 15th century. As luck would have it, his mother’s name was—Valentine! Fast forward to 2017:

Did you know that, around the world, people send each other roughly a billion cards decorated with red hearts and flowers?

Valentine’s Day – Chocolate

Is Valentine’s Day a celebration of chocolate? Either way, a box of chocolates—likely in the shape of a heart—is one of the most popular gifts on February 14. In the US, every year, chocolate sales reach or exceed $20 billion!


Valentine’s Day – The color of love

Giving roses is one way to express your love, but not all colors send the same message. A red rose symbolizes passion; white, the purity and sincerity of your feelings; yellow, friendship; orange, carnal desire; and pink, loyalty and sweetness. couplerr.gif

Valentine’s Day – Alone

Cupid often misses his mark. The proof? Roughly 124.6 million American adults were single in 2014. That’s a lot of people who are lonely and probably have no interest in celebrating on February 14. Being alone is tough, which is why numerous help lines notice a rise in the number of calls around Valentine’s Day.
It’s certainly not everyone’s favorite day.

Valentine’s Day – Finland

Alone on Valentine’s Day? Pack your bags for Finland. Okay, that might be a bit far-fetched, but perhaps you should borrow their interesting take on Valentine’s Day. For them, the celebration—Ystävänpäivä—encompasses much more than lovers.

It’s a celebration of friends. Their unique interpretation of this holiday ensures no one is left behind. Pretty great, isn’t it?

Valentine’s Day – Marriage proposals

Popping the big question on Valentine’s Day isn’t terribly original. It’s pretty romantic, but choosing that particular day seems a bit too planned and obvious. And don’t think you’re the only one who’s thought of it!

There are around 220,000 marriage proposals on Valentine’s Day each year in the United States. What would happen if you waited until February 15? valentine-ca-cupid.gif

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Happy Valentines DaY sweet friends!
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But seriously…….It was once said: “I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”

I do believe that we have built a bridge my friends..so from your hearts to mine..Bless you all and thank you for being keepers of the Flame.

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
Thank y’all for keeping me sort of sane.

I love you my fellow patriots. Never give up your love of country and what is righteous. We Will Not Submit.

THIS is what I am makin today…Any takers?..lolz

Healthy version!

“Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.”

Happy New Year 2017!!! :-)

Friday, December 30th, 2016


A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. laughing0.gif

Resolutions You May Actually Keep: ha

1-Gain weight. Heck, put on 20 more lbs.
2-Procrastinate more.

3-Drink. Then, drink some more.
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4-Send e-mails, text messages, and Instant Messages while your’e on the phone at the same time with the same person. heh

5-Resolve to stop checking yer e-mail at 2:00 in the morning… 3:30 is much more..ahem…. practical.

6-Resolve to to figure out why the heck you really need 7 e-mail addresses.

7-Plan to to work with neglected children: Your own. Heh.

8-Agree to spend less than 24 hours a day blogging. 23 perhaps?

9-Resolve to Never make New Year’s resolutions again.

10-Sorry, can’t make resolutions again..ha.clock020.gif

Happy New Year sweet friends!!

May all the kindness you’ve given to others return to you many times over.
Here’s to you.

Wishing you boundless hope, love, and warmth
for your heart’s possessing and cherishing.

May someone love you so so much, they forgive your faults, are blind to your blemishes, and shout to the whole world, or anyone that will listen… listen4.gifabout your virtues.

May we all wake up in a world at peace.

Make us capable of feeling the awareness of the good Lord’s love in every captivating sunset, every flower’s petals, every kiss, and every miraculous beat of our hearts.

May you always remember to say “I love you” at least once a day.
To your husband, wife, child, parent, sister, brother, best friend, or blogging buddy.(hint, hint)

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HAPPY NEW YEAR SWEET FRIENDS!
Hugs and Kisses!

Now GO PARTY!

Chanukkah and Christmas together! 2016:)

Monday, December 19th, 2016



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Holiday Time.

Some free advice.
Don’t let stress ruin your holidays my friends.

Don’t get thrown if misunderstandings between family members increase.
If they really get to ya, sneak away.

Spend some time alone if you like.
There’s nothing like a few minutes of solitude.
Take a walk at night and gaze at the the moon and stunning stars.
Listen to your favorite music.

Have a cookie.
In fact, have two.

You may be sad or lonely if you find yourself without a loved one.

It’s all okay.
It’s all normal.

Just feel the feelings.
No need to manufacture feelings you may not have “just because “tis the season to be jolly.”
Then again, reaching out and helping others is a sure fire way to lift your spirits.

If your’e in a bit of financial bind, don’t fret that “everyone on your gift list be happy” by overspending and feeling anxious afterward.

It’s not only about opening presents, but opening your hearts.

Remember:
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith

Indulge. C’mon.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis

Worries go down better with soup.
Jewish Proverb

Or….cake. Heh.eat-smile.gif

Most of all…the biggest challenge of the Season:
Practice forgiveness.
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Some of us, especially activitsts and bloggers, try desperately to help light the world. Perhaps, at this time……… we just need to learn how to light up our own lives.

May the lights of Chanukah and Christmas usher in a better world for all humankind.
And may love and light fill your homes and hearts this holiday season my sweet friends.

Thanksgiving 2016!

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Ah. My favorite holiday is upon us.

What am I grateful you ask?.? .Well, you did ask didn’t you? kiss Heh.

May I begin sweet friends– with Y’all. Truly.
Even though I hardly have time to post these days….You keep me goin and keep me believin.

-For my precious family and loved ones. (you know who you are..dontcha?)joy

-For our very own Constitutional government in these United States.
and yes, (sorry ACLU).biting4..
-For Capitalism, where hard working Americans can enjoy the bounty they work so arduously for.

For our liberties and laws that make our Nation the standard that almost all nations use as a yardstick of emancipation and independence.

-For having been born in America……the, most prosperous, yet the most giving……(with no apologies offered), gnasher–unquestionably the most powerful Nation on Earth.

-For our precious freedoms.
-Freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of speech that people that have emigrated from almost every other land just to taste.

-Our freedom to search for the Pursuit of our own Truth, whatever that may be.

-For our stunning national resources that sustain our charmed way of life.

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For our precious soldiers who die defending protesters, who then turn around and burn our honorable flag.

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God bless America.

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My blessing for y’all is that we ALL make our efforts– in whatever way we can to contribute to her glorious fate.

And just remember:
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. HeH.raspberry1

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Happy Thanksgiving sweet friends!girl

I am thankful for each and every one of you…I mean that deeply.

Y’all know I am the Chief Cook n Bottlewasher round here so here’s a sample of some of mah goodies…Mmmmmmmmmm.
So, who’s comin to dinner?

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Whatcha waitin fer… Go eat~!

Halloween!!

Thursday, October 13th, 2016


Did y’all know that 157 million people participate in Halloween, and more than 141 million buy candy? That’s almost 45 percent of the entire U.S. population filling plastic pumpkins and pillowcases with sugary goodness. Can you say Yummm!!!

Can you guess which is the most popular of all?
Reese’s peanut butter cups. My fave!

Sales neared $510 million in 2013. It’s also the most popular candy in California and Texas. M&M’s came in a close second with over $500 million in sales in 2013.

We candy lovers spend $2.1 billion on Halloween candy every year. Gullty as charged here.

More than half of the money we Americans spend on Halloween candy is used to buy….drum roll! : Chocolate !
And for all you Chocolate addicts ahem..like moi….chocolate can stay good for six to eight months past its expiration date. Who knew?
Just freeze it and you can have leftover Halloween candy all year long. Just make sure it’s tightly sealed. and wala!

We manage to gobble down between 3,500 and 7,000 calories…Yikes. But who’s counting when you can have this?

Forget your troubles and this morally inverted world we live in my friends and have a Spooktacular holiday!!!

Sept 11, 2016: Fifteen Years On

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016


Fifteen have passed since a perfect blue sky morning turned into the blackest of nights………….

I will NEVER forget every rescuer who died in honor, nor every single family whom I tried desperately to console and who live forever in grief.

The firefighters I had the honor to try to help heal as well the uncounted wakes and funerals I attended… with empty coffins.

Those wretching last phone calls, and funerals of sons, daughters and children.


(Photos: Courtesy AP, Newsweek, Getty)

I remember the shattered glass, the cement and steel melting in the inferno of senseless cruelty, while the hearts of humanity screamed in anguish.

I pray for you all my loyal friends- who have not given up this fight.

May God’s grace heal, unite and empower you to continue to serve with love always.

I am eternally grateful for each and every one of you.
Humbly,
Angel

Please take a few moments to watch:

Please Do not let pain crush your hearts my friends. Cherish goodness always.

Dallas PD releases touching video Tribute

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Please watch:


Saying “our heroes will never be forgotten,” the Dallas Police Department released a moving tribute video to the members of its force who were killed and wounded by a black assassin driven by racial hatred.

Dallas PD releases touching video tribute to ‘our fallen officers … our heroes’

Dear Officer,

I want you to know that I see you. I see you choose the booth in the restaurant that allows you to have your back against the wall. I see you walking to your next traffic stop while you hope that it isn’t your last.

I see you pulled over, two hours past your shift, as you finish your reports under a street light. I see you as you direct traffic in the scorching heat, the gusting snow, and the downpour of rain.

I see you being filmed every time you try to do your job. I see you as you watch mainstream media crucify your character while minimizing your cause. I see that you are tired. I see that you are frustrated and misunderstood.

I see that you are hurting as the world watches you bury your brothers and sisters that died because they were guilty of one thing; wearing a uniform with a badge. I see you. I see that you are flesh and bones just like me.

I see that you are a human being who has a heart that beats for your calling to serve and protect.

I see your cause and I want you to know that I appreciate it…..

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Tip o the hat to the Zipster

May the good Lord bless and protect you all my friends.