I’ve Got The Joy…

When I was a little girl, I remember singing that song, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart.”  It was such a cheerful tune and lighted up my soul as I sang along with all my friends and we clapped our hands in the happiness of the moment.  Can you recall a time like that in your life, when your face hurt because you were smiling  so hard, but you just couldn’t stop?  Or has time erased some of what was once so easy to bring to mind?  It isn’t hard these days to lose sight of our inner child, the one who craves the simple sound of a song.  So here, I hope you’ll find a pocket full of joy to fill your day with just enough of that tune to see you through whatever is your need.  Stop for a moment.  Breathe deeply.  And soon, you may be singing of joy as well.

Wellness Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Sorry I didn’t post for the first Wednesday of the new year, but it was hibby’s birthday and truth be told I forgot.

Today is a simple what I ate.

Breakfast was a vegan Spanish tortilla to which I added broccoli and onions. That and potatoes with bok choy and vegan cheese sauce are my go-tos for breakfast because I hate sweet.

Then there was simple potatoes seasoned with garlic and onion powders. I was going to fix more, but I have been sick. Good news is it isn’t covid. Bad news is that means I probably have the flu. So now I am going to put myself to bed.

What are you doing for self-care today?

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Wellness Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The last blog of 2021! Can you believe it? Are you ready for 2022?

As you know, I have been feeling a bit under the weather lately. So I have been trying to create nourishing food that is still simple to make.

This is a stew of sorts. I used some Gardein frozen crumbles, frozen peas and carrots, Thrive brand marinara sauce, a pint of grape tomatoes, one summer squash and one zucchini. 2 jars of water and one cup of macaroni noodles. Cooked til done. I didn’t even add any seasoning. It turned out much tastier than I expected, yet mild enough for my tender tummy.

I don’t do resolutions. I like goals. They are flexible and fail proof. I set a goal and just work on it until it is accomplished. No guilt or shame.

This year my goals are to study my scriptures more in depth, to learn to play my guitar better, and to up my daily steps.

Do you have any goals for the new year?

Happy New Year, everybody!

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Wellness Wednesday, December 22, 2021

This will be short and sweet. I don’t have the bug, but I do have a bug. Too exhausted to put out a blog today.

But wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hoping you can find a way to celebrate with family and friends.

I sang O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion about 3 weeks ago in church and then last Sunday I sang He Shall Feed His Flock. Both pieces from Handel’s Messiah. My favorite pieces to sing.

That’s how I do Christmas. Hope yours is filled with music as well.

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Wellness Wednesday, December 8, 2021

This will be short and sweet. I went to get my mammogram today.

I have a lifelong friend who, by way of a mammogram, found cancer that would not have been detected in any other way. They were able to remove it, saving her life. She has been cancer-free for over 6 years now.

Do your cancer screening. It could save your life.

How do you take care of your health?

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Wellness Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Can y’all believe it’s December? I’m doing a what I eat in a day blog.

I never feel like eating in the morning, so this was simple and light.

Lunch was leftovers from last night. It started out to be a sort of minestrone, but ended up being a macaroni casserole. It has macaroni, carrots, onions, celery, grape tomatoes and cabbage cooked in veggie broth and seasoned with garlic, onion and Italian seasoning. It turned out much tastier than I expected!

Dinner is potato soup full of veggies. Carrots, celery and onions, and broccoli. I used hemp milk in it and seasoned with onion and garlic powder. It smells delicious!

What are you eating this December first?

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Wellness Wednesday, November 10, 2021

I almost didn’t post today. As I have said earlier, I’m going through some stuff.

But my diet is still good. I had a piece of Spanish tortilla for brunch. It’s just hashbrowns baked together with onions and an egg substitute. I use Just Egg, but you can use a chickpea egg as well. Season as you like, mix together in a casserole dish and bake at 375° F for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted comes clean. It’s so good!

This is my evening snack. Avocado toast. I haven’t had this for quite awhile. I forgot how tasty it is. I added grape tomatoes and everything seasoning on Dave’s Killer bread. Simple and yum!

Still walking! What was on your menu tonight?

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Wellness Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Today’s brunch. I have been missing my potatoes and bok choy (can’t find any at the moment) so I improvised. I took diced peppers and onions, and sliced mushrooms, and fried them up with potatoes. I seasoned it simply with a touch of salt and a whole lot of pepper (I LOVE pepper!) and voila! It hit the spot.

Served it with a cup of orange spice herbal tea. Delicious! As usual, I could only eat half, so I have a ready made breakfast for tomorrow!

I really have to catch y’all up on what’s been going on in my life, but that’s for another post.

What have you been doing on your wellness journey?

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