Bleach Stains and Tears – A Story About Living with Depression

A Story About Living With Depression - Not a Fairy-Tale This post has sensitive material.  In addition, it has affiliate links. My blog is a place to get my story out.  I really don’t have a story.  Does anyone have a story?  A story implies a happily ever after.  I truly do not believe in happily ever after.  I don't believe they exist in life, only in fairy-tales. Fairy-tale lives are just that, tales of once-upon-a-time, and I do not...

Starting a Blog is FRUSTRATING! Join Me in My Quest of Becoming a Blogger!

This post may contain affiliate links, please read my Disclosure Page for more information. Blogging...who would have thought it was this difficult to get started?  I thought about doing a blog for years.  Why not?  I love to write, share stories, travel, eat great food!  The perfect recipe for a great blog, right!?!  Well I am here to tell you, it isn’t all writing, eating, traveling, and raking in the money!   "Why Blog?" Why blog? I...

Hunger – Challenge to Triumph – Restaurant Dining after Lapband Surgery

This post contains affiliate links. When you have lap band surgery, it is for life!  The lap band will change the way you eat and digest, FOREVER!  It doesn't go away once you have finished losing weight.  In some ways this is great and other ways it is a pain in the...stomach!  In the past two years I have actually managed to gain about thirty pounds back (more on this in another post).  In this post I will go through some my challenges...

Starting the New Year With Traditional Black-eyed Peas/Bean

How do you start your New Year? My mom always made Black-eyed Peas/Beans on New Year's Day. She said it would bring us luck in the New Year! Keeping traditions alive are necessary! Love this simple, healthy meal to start the year. Can only hope the luck comes with it! Mom's Black-eyed Pea Soup 3 Smoked Hammocks 1 med Onion - chopped 3 carrots - chopped 3 stalks celery - diced 6 cloves Garlic - diced 24 oz dried Black-eyed Peas/Beans Rosemary...