He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not… He Loves Me… Baby Please Forget Me Not: Gustakh Dil

Patrice Rushen

Cover of Patrice Rushen

“Forget Me Not”




Laajo (Sana Sheikh) and Nikhil’s (Vibhave Roy) relationship looks like it’s heading in the right direction and I am so glad about it. No more love triangle.

I tell you I knew this day was coming just as sure as my name is Betty. Nikhil realizes that Laajo is the one for him. He finally let Ishana (Parvati Sehgal) hit the curb and I am so happy about it. But I believe his telling Laajo sent her into flight and fight. Poor girl has been through way too much to just give into him so soon. I think Laajo is being very smart about the issue at hand, although she is yet confused too because the way he professed love for Ishana and flirted his relationship right in her face was unbearable for anyone. Then when you think about how badly his mother Barkha (Meghna Malik) and grandmother Nanima (Anita Kanwal) has been treating her really did not help matters at all. I myself would not return to that house unless I was sure I would be respected by my mother in law or Nikhil will have to make better arrangements for me, like live in my own house with him or he live with my parents. Those two loving parents’ spoils Laajo and I so admire the closeness she has with both of them.

So although I would love to see them all lovey dovey….as they say……and I want them to get back together ……But I say Laajo is doing right by making the man wait. I mean who does he think he is…. he was so mean to her and then he sent her signed divorce papers but I realize the divorce was forced on him by his mother and grandmother, but still he has to think of how bad all of this has made Laajo feel. I mean she was so positive all the time and dealt with everything like a champ but when it was time to go she did not hesitate. I have to admire the girl for this and then she moved on and started going to college and working in the village hospital too. Wow she is so amazing.

Don’t get me wrong I do want to see them together but Nikhil is just going to have to give Laajo some time to heal.

Rose Roulette バラ ルーレット

Rose Roulette バラ ルーレット (Photo credit: T.Kiya)

Gustakh Dil Title Song:


Straight from the Heart (Patrice Rushen album)

Straight from the Heart (Patrice Rushen album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Forget Me Not


Sending you forget me not’s
to help me to remember
Baby please forget me not
I want you to remember

Those were the times we had
sharing a joy that we thought would last
memories of love and affection
never really was just like a dream
was it the simple things
That made me crazy about you
was it your charm or your passion
Its not hard to believe
I love you and I need you so i….

Sending you forget me not’s
to help me to remember
Baby please forget me not
I want you to remember

Did we give up too soon
maybe we needed just a little room
wondering how it all happened
maybe we just needed a little time
though we did end as friends
given the chance we could love again
(she’ll always love you forever)
Its not hard to believe
I want you and I need you so i…..

Sending you forget me not’s
Baby please forget me not

Good times we had…..
they weren’t so bad
what a life we shared
pretty baby I still care

Love Triangle (game show)

Love Triangle (game show) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Mama’s Quick and Easy Potatoes and Corned Beef Hash

Corned beef hash at the Creamery (Nina's break...

Corned beef hash at the Creamery (Nina’s breakfast) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yes this is one of my mothers recipes and it is so perfect for these really down time days when I’m so extra hungry that I could eat a great big old BEAR! LOL! But do not have the strength to cook at all. I ask you have you ever been that hungry and too tired to cook like me! LOL!

Yes this is the kind of recipe that’s for those hard days, when I can hardly get out of bed. So I am so grateful and appreciate having had a mama who was an old wise woman who had under her belt different kinds of recipes like this one for her family back in the day. I remember how all of us as kids used to love this dish and whenever she made it, there were never any leftover’s, believe me never ever! It has only three main ingredients, potatoes, onion and a can of corned beef hash. So I hope you like it as much us we have and still all do.

Mama’s Quick And Easy Potatoes and Corned Beef Hash Recipe


3-4 white potatoes or sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into bite sized pieces)
1 or ½ onion (chopped)
1- 15 oz can corned beef hash (with tiny diced potatoes)
½ cup of olive oil


1- medium sized skillet


1- Fry potatoes and onions in oil with skillet on medium heat until browned and half way cooked for about 10-15 minutes.
2- Then stir into skillet corned beef hash.
3- Cook on medium heat for 3-5 minutes more, then turn down to simmer for an additional 5 minutes to let flavors merge…or till potatoes are soft/fully cooked.
4- Serve while hot.

Some people like it with a little bit of tomato sauce added….but I love it without the tomato sauce the best….I love to have this meal alone or sometimes I use it as a side dish. My husband loves this recipe and there are never any leftovers ever. So today we had it with a side serving of delicious cooked green spinach.


Some of you may not be familiar with my situation over the past few years so I’d like to use this space and time to do some sharing.

Since becoming physically challenged for the past few years, life has become one big lesson for me I like to say, due to suffering from painful chronic arthritis in various places in my body and other health issues so I try to do the very best I can. And since I don’t have a silver spoon in my mouth, I cannot afford to eat out everyday or pay someone to cook my meals for me (because that would be so nice if I had my own personal cook.) I am learning to make wise choices when it comes to every aspect of my life. So I’ve had to be creative and find the best possible way to take care of myself so that I don’t starve to death and my nutrition is not severely compromised and also try to find simple joys in life.

I’ve been blessed to have a husband who doesn’t mind helping out a great deal. I do not know what I would do or could have done without him. He helps me in getting dressed, putting on my shoes. Does the majority of the grocery shopping. Puts the groceries away, does a lot of house cleaning, does dishes, mops the floors and runs the vacuum. Helps me with the laundry, does the bill paying errands, does the majority of the driving, helps me blog, does my emails, helps me with prepping and cooking meals and loves to take over cooking our food entirely on the outdoor grill in the spring and summer time. I look forward to the entire finger licking chicken, ribs, steak, franks, sausages, hamburgers and corn on the cob that he will make for us.

So he takes good care of me and I of him and so I am so happy about that. We have been together for a long time too learning how to love each other in the best possible way and how to live together and treat each other well.

So I’ve had to come up with ideas and ways so that we can eat as close to healthy as possible so some days we do and some days we are not even close. LOL! I prefer not to eat anything out of a can, but sometimes you just have to add it to a meal or two and live with it. There are so many times I wish things were different but then I will live in regret and I don’t want to do that at all. I tell you if it wasn’t for my husband who for the majority of the time does everything except bathe me, thank goodness; I don’t know where I would be or how I could function at all.

You see the chronic pain in my body makes it almost impossible for me to do the important and vital things for living a normal life. I tell you I think I would have had no other choice but to live in some kind of nursing home or assisted living environment. The truth is that I could not live on my own all alone and handle all that needs to be done for myself. There is no way I could manage this house, shopping, laundry or cooking all on my own. No way in heaven! LOL! So he helps to make my life feel as close to normal as possible. Oh I try to do some things for myself and I try very hard to help out where ever I can. Sometimes I even rebel against the illnesses and fight to do more, but whenever I do it and whatever I do has to be minimal or I will have to suffer for having done too much later on.

I could tell about the times that I’ve pushed myself to do a little more or do something I know I cannot do just to try to prove to myself that I am still the same person I have always been. So when I wind up falling or wind up suffering for days after trying to do the thing just to prove to myself that I could do it then I am so sorry because my body is crying out in pain. Now isn’t that so crazy. I guess it’s kind of normal for a person who’s in my shoes I guess.

So back to the meals……

With meals we try to make enough to last for a few days and so I cannot cook every single day for that would be just too hard on me. I am lucky if I cook more than twice in a week and even doing that much I still suffer in pain in my body for it. But I still push myself because I really have no choice of the matter.

So a lot of times the extra food we put in storage containers to freeze and save for on days when I have doctors appointments or I am just in too much pain to do anything but stay put in bed. And I have a lot of those days believe you me.


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Paakhi Wins The Challenge But Is Roughed Up By Tanya: TUMHARI PAAKHI

The Winner in Me

The Winner in Me (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The Winner In Me”


First of all the good news is that on this week’s show Paakhi (Shraddha Arya) wins the challenge between herself and Tanya Rana (Madhura Naik.) Hooray! Congrats to Paakhi! I always knew Paakhi was to be the winner in all of this. This lady is so amazing and I cannot help but admire her stick-to-it-ness and her amazing endurance and strength when it comes to her husband and family.

And I read that Mohammed Iqbal Khan thinks Paakhi is such a sweetie that she’ll give you diabetes. Oh how cute! LOL! LOVE YOU ANSHUMAN (Mohammed Iqbal Khan)!

But on the other hand the bad news is that Tanya pulls out all the stops to destroy Paakhi and attempts are made to try to kill Paakhi too. I knew it would be on and popping. Well it’s been on and popping believe you me!

I am still shocked that this Tanya woman had the nerve to beat Paakhi with a baseball bat once she found out that Paakhi had on video the proof needed to expose her to Anshuman (Mohammed Iqbal Khan). And as if that wasn’t enough then she pulled out a pistol on her….. oh well that was my limit. How dumb and desperate can you be Tanya? All this for a micro-chip! Then she called on her wicked daddy Mr. Rana (Tej Sapru) to help as they both tried to kill Paakhi via suffocation by rigging and tampering with the electrical system of the house. As Paakhi had locked herself in one of the rooms to protect herself from Tanya and they vowed to see her dead by suffocation and almost succeeded if it wasn’t for Anshuman’s return to the house just in the nick of time to save her. This Tanya is full of tricks and schemes because she tricked Anshuman to go get a doctor and as Paakhi lay on the bed trying to recover from Tanya’s attempt to kill her there she goes again trying to choke Paakhi as she is lying on the bed. But the final horrifying thing Tanya did is to push Paakhi off the balcony as she was trying to escape from her.

“If I had a Rose for every time I thought of y...

“If I had a Rose for every time I thought of you, I’d be picking Roses for a lifetime.” (Photo credit: -Reji)

I tell you that Tanya is a mean ole witch I say! She is ruthless and uncaring and there seems to be no new low for her to stoop down to in order to get what she wants. I always knew she was no good to the core but she topped even those thoughts. And just to think that Anshuman was about to become the fool married to such a person as her. Thank goodness Paakhi came into his life to save this man from a horrible mistake of a woman like Tanya.

I tell you this woman has no class whatsoever about her. She is a bully, coward and a brute. So as it was nearing the end of the challenge and Tanya began bullying the servants by taking their money and she had the nerve to rob Ayaan’s little piggybank out of desperation to win because she was dead broke and knew her time was up. So I was so glad to see Girish (Sachin Sharoff) tell everyone how she stole Ayaan’s piggybank money and her shenanigans was brought to an end or so I thought because as she was about to be sent packing there was another turn of events. Ayaan announces that he doesn’t want Paakhi to stay but he wants Tanya to stay. Well come to find out it is this despicable woman who had convinced Ayaan (Divyam Dama) that Anshuman was going to kill Paakhi and so frightened the child half way to death into telling everyone that he did not want Paakhi to stay but wanted Tanya to stay. I was shocked when I heard it and could not believe it but Paakhi saw right through this and was smart enough to know that Tanya had to be connected to it all. This Tanya woman has no end to what she won’t do.

Colorful Roses

Colorful Roses (Photo credit: AndrewDallos)

It’s so nice to see how Paakhi manages to remain calm and has the good sense to know when something is not exactly right. I say Paakhi smelled a rat as the old saying goes. LOL! Especially when it comes to anything about her child little Ayaan. I say she is a true mother to the core. But OMG! The scene that has been showing for days now came to fruition. It was the scene of Paakhi being pushed off the balcony by Tanya! Now that is something wild. This scene had me worried for Paakhi all week long. Just the thought of her being pushed over the balcony had me worried that she was going to be killed for this crazy challenge. I can tell you for sure that for many days now I and the many fans of this show was so curious as to how this was all going to happen and turn out.

So at the close of the serial this week you see a hand reaching out to save Paakhi from falling off the balcony as she was pushed by Tanya and I believe it is none other than Anshuman saving her this time once again. I am so absolutely sure of it and I cannot wait to see this loving scene too on Monday. I honestly believe that Anshuman still does not realize how much he loves Paakhi as of yet and I am still looking forward to the moment when he does realize he does. One thing I was so happy to see was the discussion he had with Girish and I was so pleased at how Girish gets Anshuman to thinking in the right direction. He is really blessed to have such a loving and caring brother in law if I must say so myself. So Anshuman told him that he realized that Paakhi needs to stay in the Rathore Mansion for Aayan’s sake no matter who wins the challenge and so when Anshuman broke the news to Tanya that she had to go, I felt a little sorry for Tanya but then again nah! Not really! Go heffa go! LOL!


Roses (Photo credit: **Mary**)

I also was so happy to see that Girish and Lavanya (Rukhsar Rehman) has managed to work things out as far as their relationship is concerned. I thank goodness that her good-looking and wicked boss was exposed and of course Lavanya realized that things like that tend to happen when you play with fire baby. So thanks to Paakhi who stepped in at the right moment to help save Lavanya from being black mailed and forced into having to sleep with her boss.

I am always smiling these days just thinking about Lavaya and Girish’s relationship these days because they so make a good looking couple too. I am so in love with these two right now and I am so happy for them. They have nice chemistry together and are such a sexy pair. I love Lavanya’s cute little style when she becomes softer now and more gentle when it comes to Girish. It’s nice to see that she finally forgave him too because Girish is such a gentle loving type of man that any woman would feel blessed to have him as the love of their life. I was always thinking how Lavaya could get so angry with him about his having a baby outside of their marriage especially after he apologized endlessly and let her know he was not in his senses, hell the poor man was drunk when he got involved with this other woman. He did not know what he did and so I felt she should have tried harder to see that he didn’t do it to hurt her. But I am glad that she finally realizes what she had in the man and the good sense not to let him get away from her when events went into her favor. So it’s such good news that they are not getting divorced after all.

Well people, it took all of the craziness of this challenge to make Anshuman see the truth about Tanya Rana and so far the show has been airing for a wonderful full hour and it has been action packed from day one. I have been living on the edge of my seat for this one for sure. But now the serial has gone back to thirty minutes again. Oh how I wish all of the serials would run for a full hour every day all of the time because a half-hour is just too short for me. LOL! I tell you that I can never get enough! Ha, Ha, Ha….

So I cannot wait to see what happens on this coming weeks episodes and that the moment I been waiting for will happen. Can you guess what moment it is? Well that Anshuman tells Paakhi that he loves her is what I am waiting for baby. LOL! But for now I will settle for seeing how Anshuman rescues Paakhi from falling. Oh yeah!

Tanya & Siddanth

Tanya & Siddanth (Photo credit: ~Urban Prowler~ (www.anshumm.com))

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A Storm Is Brewing


Storm (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn (back soon, sorry for not commenting))

My husband tells me to brace myself because a huge storm is heading our way tonight. He knows how fearful I am of thunder and lighting and strong fierce winds. These winds make me so nervous because a lot of times these winds turn into really dangerous tornadoes.

The last huge storm we had was so frightening that I wanted to go for cover underneath my bed and would have if I could only get myself back up off the floor due to having very bad arthritis. LOL!

Here I can blow a garden with my breath

Here I can blow a garden with my breath (Photo credit: Nick Kenrick .)

This type of scary weather sounds so much worse living out here in the middle of no where then it did when I lived in the city.

So I can only ask that everyone please say a tiny prayer for me as I go through this once again and I so appreciate it too.

The last big storm we had we lost electricity for a few days and so had to buy ice to save our meats and frozen foods in the deep freezer and refrigerator. It was super hot but thank goodness there was a cool breeze blowing for those couple of days. I don’t think it will be as serious as the last time but you never know.

So as you pray for me, I will pray for myself and for everyone living in my area and all of the surrounding areas as well and hope we all can get through this without too much damage. I hope and pray for protection to all the homes, businesses and that no one gets seriously injured.

So It is my prayer that the Holy Spirit will surround us, cover and protect us all here.

Roses, Greenwich Park

Roses, Greenwich Park (Photo credit: matluckins)

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So Weak For Black Beautiful Barbie Dolls

Barbie® Fashionistas™

Barbie® Fashionistas™ (Photo credit: Charles (dollstuff.net))

Official Black Dolls (I loved this one the most)

Up from a child I have always had and loved black dolls of all kinds.

Vintage Twist n' Turn Julia

Vintage Twist n’ Turn Julia (Photo credit: RomitaGirl67)

As a growing girl my mother made sure that all of my dolls were the same color as I was, on purpose and the reason for it was to build my self-esteem about my own race. She knew how important it was for me to love my black skin. So today I went searching and found some beautiful articles and videos that I enjoyed watching about the very subject. Wow these dolls are of all color tones, some cinnamon, mocha, chocolate, bronze and more. Although I like all sizes, shapes and types of dolls I do have a weakness for beautiful black Barbie dolls baby. For they are so amazing!

Pop Life™ Doll (African-American)

Pop Life™ Doll (African-American) (Photo credit: No-alternative)

So here’s a few spots I visited today, some on pinterest, a few blogs here and there and they were so interesting that I could have pined over them all day long if I had the time.

Why do you have black dolls?

2011 Black Doll and Gift Show

Why Black Dolls Matter (I loved this article best of all)


Pinterest beautiful black Barbie dolls


Harlem Moms for more black Barbie dolls and accessories








Barbie booklet 1988

Barbie booklet 1988 (Photo credit: Freddycat1)

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Just because I laugh alot doesn’t mean my life is easy….


I feel like this is the story of my own life. A real quote I love here.

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Don’t you worry your pretty little mind….


This blog is one of my most loved.

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Wow….elegant lace bedsheet set… love it!


Is this a beauty or what! I would love to have this bed set….anyone else want to join me in lovin on this or what!

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Asking for a Re-Blog

Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:

I have never asked for a reblog before, but if you have the time and wouldn’t mind reblogging or sharing this I would personally appreciate it. I have decided to really go for this and try to provide some sort of marketing/blogging consulting to those wanting the help and willing to pay. It might sound silly, but there are plenty of authors, photographers, bloggers, and entrepreneurs that are horrible at marketing themselves.

I cannot guarantee views, comments, or sales. I can guarantee for a contract a subscriber number increase. The rest is really up to you. I follow a business model which I have shared HERE which shows that I use 33.3% of my time gathering followers, 33.3% of my time writing, and 33.3% of my time interacting and socializing. That is how I blog. Many people can’t afford the time to “gather followers” or don’t know how. That is…

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A Mighty God


With Easter so close and coming this month I thought this is the perfect post I would like to reblog right now. I hope you are blessed by it.

Originally posted on lovelyseasonscomeandgo:


rose (Photo credit: aling_)

Consult/pray and seek God’s guidance for

He is the destroyer of all obstacles

Stand in awe,

watch Him work on your behalf today

cover/protect your head/mind

be careful and watch your thoughts

so you can be creative

and think thoughts of victory

to rise above the storm

eagles don’t read the weather report (worry about the economy or how things appear right now)

they fly above the storm (fly above what’s going on in your life)

I can start to see myself as

healthy in my spirit

Free in my spirit

wealthy in my spirit

happy in my spirit

abundant in my spirit

It all starts in our spirit

God can do all things

God can send the resources

and the right person at the right time

God operates in the spirit

In Quietness and Trust is your Strength. Isaiah 30:15

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