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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Questions Over Pecan Pie - Aloha!

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too.
Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

Questions: 

1. Do you buy magazines off the rack at the store? 
2. Do you have  recycle bin? 





My favorite pie is Pecan pie. I got some for our dessert this week because school is out for the break. 

What is your foodie thing for this week?


I am also joining in with other blog hops. So if you happen to visit and follow me, I will definitely be returning the love. Just let me know that you do in a comment.

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Want To Know My Secret?

I'd have to kill you after...
Just kidding. I don't have secrets of that high priority. I just live life. Sometimes I read the post secrets page. Sometimes it's happy, sometimes things will make you cry, sometimes you can't help but wonder why some people are in bondage, sometimes you can't believe there are really people like that.

Do you ever read the secrets?


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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What Size Does Your Fridge Wear? - WW

Apparently my son thinks the fridge wear the same size. 

Um do I have to put a disclaimer for my fingerprinted fridge??







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When Life And Emotions Come Full Circle

A most awful thing has dawned on my life this week. 

When I was single and just left the orphanage and trying to make a way for myself, I couldn't afford to rent my own place, so I was living with a woman. She gave me a back room and I could use the bathroom and kitchen etc. I paid her rent. 

It was such a sad little room really. A sad life. But it was ok. I had a place to live and I was working in the day and going to school at night to make up credits to go to college. However I never wanted to go home. She could be such a difficult person and I felt uncomfortable around her. I felt like when I was there, I was taking up her space and that just my presence was also making her uncomfortable. 

Of course there are times when things were good and the living environment wasn't unwelcoming. 

If she was not going to be there , I'd clean the whole house and take care of her plants and her yard. I shared in all the work.  But somehow it just seems as if I didn't belong there. 

I was very poor and many days I only had bread, butter and water to survive on.

Sometimes I'd get bread and sardines instead and yes sometimes she'd offer me some of her meals. She did have her good ways or maybe she just felt sorry for me, seeing that I didn't cook at all.

But yes, many times I stayed out as late as possible, letting the time pass so that when I get home, it would be just time enough to take a shower and go to bed. 
I would leave school and go back to work even though I wasn't getting overtime. But work was kinda safe. 

I eventually left her place. It was a relief but also terrifying (long story) 

Anyway this week I've had that same feeling on my heels and the other day I had a full evening out with the kids. Library, store, park and washing the car. I felt that I didn't want to go home because maybe my presence is making my husband uncomfortable. 
I felt if he got home and just got to enjoy his home for a bit, it would be good, a relief for him.
I hate for anyone to feel that way around me and so I always take myself away, but this time I'm not alone. I have children. 

This husband of mine work hard for his home and he should never have to feel any sort of unwelcome feeling when he open his door. 

I could be wrong. I can't speak for what he feels, but this is the feeling that is over me again. 

Maybe it's just because we are struggling and maybe I'm beginning to shut down, but it just hurts so bad and it's like in a way, my life has come full circle again and not in a good way. 

These many years we've been married I'd had the hardest of times to accept that anything here is mine. I'm just not built that way. I never had anything and I know that you must work for what is yours. This would explain while I do love being a SAHM to my kids, I yearn for independence of sorts. Being able to work and contribute financially to our household. 

Right now I don't really have a career and The two very important things I have right now is being a mother and wife and if I fail at these, I will have wasted most of my life. 

Yes I know about counting your blessings, but that does not make what I'm going through any less. 

The hopeful thing is, we are going to counseling and I hope it works for us, because this feels like the last push that I can manage. 

I just want him to be contented and happy and have someone who loves him how he needs to be loved and without the regrets. 

I'd hate to be a stumbling block to his life. 

But alas everything is so complicated. But it also hurts so much. 

I know when you are going through the storm, it's hard to see the end, but it usually come ja. 

I believe that God values the marriage institution and will help us as we try. I just need the hope.

C'est la vie 


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Monday, April 25, 2011

And I Say What About Breakfast At My House?

I only have one favorite cereal and when I couldn't find it anymore at Walmart or Target, I had to fall back on Honey Bunches of Oats. I was first attracted to this cereal because it had my almonds and if you know me, you know how much in love I am with almonds! In every bowl of cereal I sprinkle almonds.  I even make soup with it!

I'm tasting the New Honey Bunches Of Oats Raisin Medley with Multi-grain flakes and I'm not sure how the milk helps but it all comes together so nicely, that at times I feel it taste creamy in my mouth.
It has a great taste and is perfect for those mornings when everyone is running hot on the clock and mom needs a quick and healthy breakfast for the family.

Almost everything I purchase I'll read the nutritional facts and one of the things that makes me feel good about eating the New Honey Bunches of Oats Raisin Medley, is that it has a good source of iron!  I am iron deficient and I should be taking iron supplements but I just cannot do pills unless it's absolutely necessary, such as when I'm pregnant. So kudos to them for ensuring that their product has this vital nutrient, as if it was made just for me :)

 What kind of breakfast cereal do you eat?

This cereal has three different kinds of sun-ripened raisins, crispy multigrain flakes and crunchy oat clusters, new Raisin Medley provides the perfect harmony of a wholesome breakfast and tasty morning treat. Honey Bunches of Oats Raisin Medley is the only cereal to contain three different kinds of delicious raisins, perfect for raisin lovers.
 
Each one-cup serving of heart-healthy Honey Bunches of Oats Raisin Medley provides 12 grams of whole grains, nine essential vitamins and minerals, and contains zero grams of trans fat, saturated fat or cholesterol.  The three types of Sun-Maid raisins – natural seedless, jumbo seedless and flame (red grapes) – combined with honeyed oat clusters provide a delicious mix of taste with every spoonful. 
 
Raisin Medley even makes a unique debut in Honey & Joy, the new mobile sitcom available via smartphone through Bitbop.com.

Grab a box and take the goodness home!

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Jesse Paint A Picture - MMMM

Welcome again to Monday's Music Moves Me. Let's start our Monday's off dancing and with a light mood. 

It's freebie week! 

Thank you all for visiting. I'll drop by soon. 
Enjoy the rest of your week. 

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Our hosts: 
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Second Step:  Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" button (over to our right, right under mine)

Third step:  SIGN THE LINKY - Dance (follow) your host/hostesses, and grab their buttons.

Final step:  Start lookin' for a partner and boogie on down to her blog, and say hello, and tag (follow) her/him, and leave a nice comment.  If you've been tagged (followed) be hip, and get on over there, and tag (follow) her back and  leave a comment.


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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Our Eating Arrangement With Aloha!

I want a dining room table. Whenever we can afford one I'd love to purchase one. I'd prefer one against the wall with a bench. I wouldn't mind some bold colors too. I can't help it, I'm a Caribbean girl :) 
So far the family eat on a tiny little center table or just sit anywhere around the living room. Yes we make do. 
I'm not new to this, we do the same in my country :) 

Q
1. Do you have a dining room table? 
2. When you were a child, did you have a dining room table in your home?




This week was all about my baked fish with rice and steam and raw vegetables! My son actually tells me he LOVES my broccoli! Which kid ever says that!! (I don't take a great food photo, but alas tis mine :D

What is your foodie thing for this week?


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Purex Complete with Zout Review & #Giveaway - CLOSED/WINNER

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Laundry will always be apart of my life and I love finding detergents that will work great on my family's clothing.

As a mom with two kids and another kid a husband, laundry is a never ending chore.

Good thing we can multi-task right?

I've been using the Purex Complete with Zout which is a detergent and pre-treater, all in one. It works pretty well with my whites, but at first I was afraid to use it with my colors. 

My kids are getting older and of course plays harder and in more 'things', so doing their laundry includes many little surprises. The Purex Complete with Zout is perfect for making their clothes once again presentable.

I use the Purex Complete with Zout to pre-treat and it works great, but takes just a bit longer on old stains (think a year or so) and I'm probably impatient and always forget the all-nighter. But for the quick stain removing even a day or week old stains, it works quickly!

Of course my detergent might not be your detergent, but you honestly must try this one! If you love it, you'll keep it or add it to your loves. I'm keeping this one for the family.

Purex is offering two of you a chance to win the Purex Complete with Zout. 

This detergent and pre-treater is a powerful combination that works to get stains out the first time - even tough stains like grass, chocolate and tomato sauce. It can be used both in top loaders as well as HE washing machines. 

There is a choice between the Fresh Morning Burst with a light fresh scent or the Free & Clear - fragrance free with hypoallergenic formula for sensitive skin. 

How it works: 
For normal loads, use it just as you would a normal detergent. 

For really tough stains, pour a little directly on the stain and rub into fabric. Let it sit for 5 minutes before putting it in the washer. 

How it fight stains: 
Purex Complete with Zout contains three powerful stain-fighting enzymes. Each enzyme targets a different type of stain. 

Protease: Works against protein based stains such as grass and blood 

Amylase: Works against starchy stains such as chocolate and tomato sauce. 

Mannanase: Works against guar, which is used as a thickener in many foods, such as ice cream, barbecue sauce, and salad dressing, because it's super sticky. Unfortunately it really sticks to fabrics too, making stains very difficult to remove. That's why the mannanase enzyme is so import in Purex Complete with Zout. 

So want to try this detergent? 

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