Friday, May 22, 2015


Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 17 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

My kitty Lily is a snoring cat. She will wake me up snoring sometimes and keep me from falling asleep. She is gorgeous but loud. We are sitting in the living room and my mom says "What is that noise?" I listen and then laugh, that's Lily. She looks at me, "Doing what?" I said snoring. Yep, poor kitty gets no respect. LOL

I'm in the kitchen and mom says "STOP licking that bunny's ear it doesn't need cleaning!" I said "who are you talking to?" She said "I don't know, whichever one of these cats it is that's licking my bunny" OMG I'm cracking up because for some reason that just sounded SO wrong! I look and Sugar, the baby kitty, is sitting in front of the TV licking the inside of a stuffed bunny my mom has sitting out for Easter. I said "well he thought the bunny's ear needed cleaning" she did NOT think it was funny.

Looking through some of my older FB post and I am reminded how far I've come and all I've been through. I shared a photo over a year ago and then again in December. I am not sure where the quote came from, but it is so true:
Don't let your struggle become your identity

Well now that puts a fly in the Metamucil

Each night I have to gather up the kitties and corral them into the bedroom, my mom doesn't like them "out" in the house at night. I swear, sometimes gathering them up is like nailing jell-o to the wall, it just isn't easy! One runs one way, the second another way and the third meow's directions on which way I'm coming so they can run.

I'm typing this up and my mom walks into the living room, "Dawn can you come into the bathroom for a minute?" I said sure after I de-cat myself. I have 2 of the 3 laying on me. She laughs. I go into the bathroom and in the tub is this scary looking bug with about a hundred legs and 4 antenna. I actually have NO idea what this bug is. Which is odd because if it's a critter, I know what it is. Then she squished it before I could get a picture! How rude! LOL

Mother's Day I was playing "bertend" with LMSP, yes it is pretend but she insist on saying bertend. She tells me that she is going to marry her boyfriend and then date, she wants 3 boyfriends and 3 kids...oh dear

I've never been a "sports" person but my honey is a BIG and that is an understatement, BIG HUGE Football FAN, he loves EVERYTHING about football. So I am learning the game, reading the NFL site, blogs, Q&A, stats, scores, player info and I watched/followed the draft on May 1 and 2nd. It was actually fun and exciting. I'm getting into this football thing, I can see come football season I'll be one of "those" women, cooking, buying beer, watching the game, screaming at the TV! My boys will FLIP!
For almost a month now I've been working, I'm driving transport for the county. I transport elderly, mentally and/or physically disabled and I love it. I like to drive, I get to see places around town I've never seen and do a lot of out of town driving, plus I get to help people, which is what I love to do. I have a group of boys (mentally boys but age..well they are 21-62) and they make my day. K and A greet me with a big wave and huge smile everyday and always ask me how my evening was and how my morning has been. They are ultra polite and very helpful with the other passengers. L is the seat belt police, he is 62 and cracks me up. K and D are the two girls, and are both very challenging but I've noticed that if I greet them with a smile and tell them how nice they look they are very complacent. 

I became a beach body coach and am drinking my shakeology everyday, it keeps me going. I also joined the gym AND bought my first pair of shorts in over 15 years. I even wore them to the beach. ALL of these steps are moving me forward and are BIG steps in overcoming my body image issues.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:                          Baking In A Tornado                          Spatulas on Parade                          Follow me home                          Menopausal Mother                        Stacy Sews and Schools                                   Battered Hope                                  Just A Little Nutty                                        The Momisodes                            Someone Else’s Genius                                Disneyland in Kentucky                                  Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                            Juicebox Confession                    Eileen’s Perpetually Busy                       Searching for Sanity                          Southern Belle Charm                                   Sanity Waiting to Happen        People Don’t Eat Enough Fudge
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mango Chipotle Chicken Pasta - CIC May 2015

Another month and another CIC ... crazy ingredient challenge. This month I asked two of our faithful participants to choose the ingredients and hold the vote.

Our ingredients? Mango and Chipotles! YUM

I used the chilpotles in adobo sauce as you can see in my photo. I am a BIG fan of mango so this was a great combo for me.
I had several ideas in my head and had a hard time nailing down which one to use. Mango Chipotle ice cream, YES.. a sweet bread with mango puree and chipotles? sounds good right? Or a pasta dish...due to time and my restrictions on kitchen time/space I went for the pasta dish.
Quick, easy and super spicy, for me that is. My son thought it was good but needed heat, I thought it was down right hot! But my tolerance for spicy food is very low.
 With cheese or without... YUM

1 can fire roasted salsa style diced tomatoes
12 oz cooked shredded chicken, I used leftovers
1 1/2 cups dry pasta, cook according to package
1 cup finely diced mango
1/3 cup mango nectar
2 chilpotles in adobo sauce
Mexican blend shred cheese as a garnish
In my mini blender I combined half the tomatoes, chipotle peppers and mango with nectar. The other half of the tomatoes I left diced for texture. Cook the pasta according to the package, drain and return to the pot. Add the chicken, puree mixture and simmer until heated through. Serve plain or topped with shredded cheese and sour cream if you'd like.
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Now let's see what everyone else made!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday 124

Sorry this is late, I was up all night at the ER with my son and life has been very hectic this week and it's only Tuesday! Image and video hosting by TinyPic Hey, we had 570 posts shared last week!  That is an all-time record. Views were a little low, considering the record breaking attendance, but that happens from time to time. This week we will do much better, right team?  Right! 

There was a three-way tie for the most viewed posts last week. 
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This week I selected a great craft from Upstate Ramblings as my pick! 

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