Loving God

Orthodox Jewish women must

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I am so thankful for the foundation that was laid early on in my life because it helps me want to keep on striving to be better in my walk and service to God.

As a young teen, I had a very strict church upbringing while living in New York. I am so grateful for having that experience because the pastor stressed the importance of following God’s laws and commandments. I loved singing on the choir while wearing a long white pretty dress and head covering. It was the most amazing experience.

As I grew in Christ, my relationship with Him continued to grow as I learned more of what God required of my life, but even back then the pastor only skimmed the surface of what it meant to be in Christ. And I realize it’s a step by step journey. Along the way I stumbled a lot and of course made many mistakes and failed. But even so, I never wanted to stop trying. It is so good to hold God in the highest regard and acknowledge the importance of having Him be the main focus of my life.

So my more recent goals are to:

1. To continue with having removed pork from our diets.

2. Stop and remove all shellfish (scrimp, crabs, lobster, crayfish) from our diets.

3. To wear no more pants, but only woman’s apparel and in modesty.

4. To remember the Sabbath Day starts on Friday evening into Sundown on Saturday and to keep it holy.

5. To keep letting go of any sinful behaviors and attitudes.

6. To study to show myself approved unto God

7. To grow in respect for my husband and to honor and respect him as the scripture says in Titus and in Proverbs.

It’s so strange to me now when I think about how I used to believe that the Sabbath day was to be only on Sundays just as so many other believers who follow Christ do. But now I’ve come to realize that the Sabbath actually starts on Friday evenings and ends on Saturday at sundown.

Although I’m so disappointed that there are absolutely no churches in our area that honor the Sabbath Day on Saturdays. I am ready and willing to do what is right and keep Saturday’s Sabbath day in the privacy of my own home and on my own until I can find a church that does. I love the idea of spending the day in quietness, prayerfulness, meditation and in God’s presence, while reading the Bible and having Bible study is something amazing.

For Sabbath Day means a day of rest. So cutting out doing any form of work and no driving, no cooking, no TV, no radio, no phone nor music will take some getting adjusted to doing for a full day and a half, but I will allow myself to go online to hear a few uplifting sermons on Saturday afternoon.

Now the part about not wearing pants will be easy because my old church in New York required it’s women to not wear pants or makeup or earrings. So for many years I didn’t. But in the past few years I picked up and would wear the occasional pants every once in a while, but now I made up my mind to go back to that way once more and so I will have all pants removed from my wardrobe altogether again and have those pants sewn into long or mid length skirts to wear when out of the house.

So this Sabbath Day I hope to light a few candles, pray for my husband and family and starting the evening with these prayers is the best way to start the sabbath off.

All cooking will be done on Thursday’s or early Friday mornings and kept on warm in a crock for Friday night’s Sabbath meal.

So I hope to post a little more about this from time to time and how things are moving along.

Jesus said:

If you love me, you will keep my commandments…..

John 14:15

knew Jesus was a black man

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Foodie Friday: Homemade Iced Lemonade, Kale & Mustard Greens Chips & BLT Sandwiches

The idea just popped in my head that we should have some BLT sandwiches for dinner and so it was. I always like that BLT’s are light and the fact that I get to sneak in some salad vegetables in them.

Each week my husband and I look forward to what’s going to be on the menu on Friday, because it’s the evening that top’s off the start of a nice and relaxing weekend for us. Were ordinary people and ordinary cooks who like to eat whatever our hearts so desire on the weekends because it’s a reward for a long work week for my husband and for me it’s the time I get to have a decent meal. But at the same time the meal has to be something that’s easy to prepare and light while delicious.

The weather here has been very hot, so for me, summer is already here. So I purchased a cute portable ice maker machine and looking forward to having lots of iced cold drinks such as the iced teas, fruit infused waters, seltzers, limeade, lemonade and iced coffee over the next few summer months. So we have started off now drinking one quart jar a piece of fresh squeezed lemonade every single day already with lots and lots of ice. Gosh how I love iced cold drinks.

And with us trying to eat more nutritious snacks instead of the bad ones, we been eating kale chips and okra chips that I purchase from online and from one of these country stores on the sides of the highways here in the south. And so I have to tell you that I absolutely have fallen in love with the flavor, crispiness and the fact that they are a perfect replacement for us. Although they are quite expensive I still like to buy them and they are gone so quickly in this house so I began to wonder how might I make my own and so I tried making them on my own with fresh Kale and Mustard greens we purchase from the grocery stores and I was so surprised that they came out very tasty. So now I want to keep making them for us every weekend.

So here’s our recipe’s.

#1. Kale & Mustard Greens Chips Recipe

Ingredients:

1 bunch of fresh or frozen Kale Greens

1 bunch of fresh or frozen Mustard Greens

(fresh is best)

1-2 cups of spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce

1/2 teaspoon of Italian spices

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon of onion powder

1 Tablespoon of olive oil

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Cooking Utensils:

1 toaster oven

1 oval glass dish

1 spatular

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#2. Homemade Iced Lemonade Recipe

Ingredients:

juice of 1-2 fresh lemons

6 packets of Stevia

1 cup of boiling water

enough ice cubes to fill 2 qt. Jars

2 quarts of cold water

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Cooking Utensils:

2 Mason quart jars with lids

1 small sauce pan

1 portable ice maker machine

1 lemon press or juicer

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The BLT is a variety of sandwich containing Ba...

The BLT is a variety of sandwich containing Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato. The sandwich traditionally has about three strips of fried bacon, leaves of lettuce (traditionally iceberg or romaine), and slices of tomato, all sandwiched between slices of bread or toast which is commonly spread with mayonnaise. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BLT Sandwiches Recipe

Ingredients:

1 pound of bacon (can be pork, turkey or fake)

1 head of (washed) lettuce (break off the leaf whole)

1 large (washed) tomato (sliced)

mayonnaise

8 slices of white or wheat bread

(toasted)

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Cooking Utensils:

2 oblong glass baking dishes

1 Butter knife

2 plates

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#1. Directions For Kale & Mustard Greens Chips:

1. Set the toaster oven to 125 degrees or 200 degrees.

2. Then lay fresh washed and rinsed Kale and Mustard green leaves (pull off the stems) in on the glass dish evenly, not on top of each other but side by side.

3. Slather on the spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce and olive oil on the leaves.

4. Then sprinkle lightly with the spices. Salt optional.

5. Then place dish in toaster oven and bake 8 to 10 hours or overnight. But after the first 4 hours turn over the leaves with spatula and let continue to bake for the duration.

6. The next morning or after 8-10 hours remove crispy chips from oven and put on a plate, they are ready to serve. You may also put chips in a sealed storage container to eat later.

**I have to tell you that if you prefer to use frozen kale instead of fresh you will have crumbly chips with a lot of stems mixed in. You won’t have any whole large pieces of chips. So that’s why I prefer to use fresh over frozen. But frozen will be OK if you don’t mind the crumbs and stems instead of the larger sized whole chips.**

* basically you can use any kind of green vegetables, I like to use turnip greens, broccoli, spinach and okra. Any of these can be used with this recipe. *

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#2. Directions For Lemonade:

1. Boil a cup of hot water and pour the packets of Stevia into the boiling water to melt the Stevia down or else if you just put the Stevia in cold water you will have chunks of undissolved Stevia, so that’s why I melt it.

2. Fill 2 quart jars all the way to the top of jar with ice.

3. Then pour the juice of one lemon in each quart jar.

4. Then fill each quart jar half way with cold water.

5. Then pour in a half cup of the boiling water mixed with Stevia in each jar.

6. Then fill each jar the rest of the way with cold water.

7. Cover tightly with top and shake vigorously for a few seconds in order to mix all the ingredients together.

8. Then it’s ready to drink.

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#3. Directions For BLT Sandwiches:

1. Bake 1 pound of bacon in two oblong glass dishes until well done and crispy. (I prefer baked bacon over pan fried because it just seems the bacon comes out softer while yet a little crispy and very well done. And I don’t get burnt with bacon grease popping all over me and the stove top.) :-)

2. Place cooked bacon on a plate covered with paper towels to absorb the oil and set aside.

3. Then lay on clean table or counter, 8 slices of toasted bread and apply mayonnaise to each individual slice. (I like to use a thin coating of mayo on each slice of bread of the sandwich so the sandwich is more moist.)

4. Then lay lettuce leaves and tomato slices on top of 4 bread slices.

5. Then put 5 to 6 slices of bacon on top of the lettuce and tomatoes of each sandwich.

6. Then lay other slice of bread on top. This recipe makes 4 to 5 sandwiches.

7. Then sandwiches are ready to serve.

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Serve Them All:

On a large pretty plate I like to lay all the sandwiches together and then on a smaller plate the Kale and Mustard Green chips. I set both plates on the center of the table along with the two quarts of lemonade. And so we eat and drink and enjoy. They say the more the merrier, so every Friday I invite my neighbor over for a bite to eat if she’s home, but if she declines or is not around well as my husband likes to say, “the more for us” Bonappetit!

 

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The Mean, The Rude, And The Jealous….wah, wah, wah

Whenever I find myself having to deal with any negative people or situations, I pretend I’m a pistol packing mama who at any given moment pulls from the holsters on my hips, two invisible pistols as I shoot back negativity with bullets filled with the gun powder of positivity, love and inspiration. And when I’m done, I blow the smoke off the hot pistols, put them back in the holsters on my hips and walk off into the sunset to the theme song from Clint Eastwood’s movie “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. You know that whistling sound and….wah, wah, wah. LOL!

~me~

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Clint Eastwood

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Theme Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFa1-kciCb4

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Most people know by now that it’s best to be as positive as possible and to think positive thoughts! And it’s not that what we could be facing is easy, but having good and positive thoughts are helpful for achieving and keeping good health and wealth.

People who smile more and let good thoughts take control of their thought life, surround themselves with an energy that is light and happy. That’s why I prefer to let positivity consume my entire being to the point of only thinking positively about others and events on a 24/7 basis.

It’s best to search out positive people and/or read about a positive inspiring individual and to also think on positive events. It feels so good when I think on the beautiful things in life or the lovely and take steps to create positive moments rather than to live in worry and fear.

So not allowing the mean, the rude and the jealous types of people to get underneath my skin nor steal my joy is the first step.

Whenever I find myself having to deal with any negative people or situations, I pretend I’m a pistol packing mama who at any given moment pulls from the holsters on my hips, two invisible pistols as I shoot back negativity with bullets filled with the gun powder of positivity, love and inspiration. And when I’m done, I blow the smoke off the hot pistols, put them back in the holsters on my hips and walk off into the sunset to the theme song from Clint Eastwood’s movie “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. You know that whistling sound and….wah, wah, wah. LOL!

The truth is that negative people normally have very little or no conscience when it comes to the things they do and most will never change unless there is some huge spiritual awakening of some sort in their lives. Negative people can be anyone from family, friends, a neighbor, a church member or co worker. I have been trying to identify them in my life and then to leave (as much as humanly possible) them alone and work towards removing them completely out of my thought life. That way there is less damage to my self esteem and self worth.

I was always told to take these bandits to the Lord in prayer (lol) until I’m conditioned and strong enough to leave them right there at the altar and go about my daily business. So to forgot about them and drop as many as possible from thought life is important so that I can live my life in peace and enjoy each day God has blessed me to be alive. Learning and growing in love of self and others and to be accepting of myself and others.

I believe that positivity is so important, especially whenever one is claiming to belong to Christ, because it’s major to really act like you belong to Him. And let go of the poison of unbelief and negativity. And I know I couldn’t do any of this in my own strength, but I rely on the power and strength of the most high God.

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Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

~Philippians 4:8~

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Français : Clint Eastwood au Festival de Cannes 1993. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The Cheapskate’s Guide to Making Cleaning Products That Won’t Kill You

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By Daisy Luther – The Organic Prepper

One of my favorite parts of spring is scrubbing down the entire house, throwing open the windows so the breeze can come through, and hanging rugs and bedding outside.  Maybe it’s weird but I just love spring cleaning. However, what I don’t love is the expensive, chemical-laden cleaning products from the store.  That’s why I spend some time making my own, from simple, non-toxic ingredients. I order most of my basic supplies

However, what I don’t love is the expensive, chemical-laden cleaning products from the store.

Many of the chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis never leave our bodies, but accumulate in fat and bone marrow.  There’s little oversight and testing on those chemicals.  We’re living in a toxic civilization that seems sparkling clean and sanitary, but is actually poisoning us.

Cleaning products are rife with corrosive substances, irritating…

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Talking Like A Sweet Talking Rasta Man, I’ll Do Anything For You!

They think I’m a fool

‘Cause I do so many things (for you)

~Denroy Morgan~

That’s how I do!” is what he said to me while wearing that charming, confident, boyish grin of his. He rolled up beside me as I stand there in the middle of the back yard. He got out the car holding a bag filled with many of the things he knows I like, singing this sweet song to me. “I’ll Do Anything For You!” ….as the music was blaring loud from surround sound speakers. I tell you my husband can be a sweet talker when he wants to be. LOL! Well that’s how he swept me off my feet in the beginning anyway.                  ~me~

~HAVE A GREAT WEEK MY LOVES!~

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DENROY MORGAN

I’ll Do Anything For You”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBBXql-IMXM

Lyrics LIVE!

(Pst, pst, turn up the music)

Nothing in the world that I wont do

I’ll give the world to you if you want me to

I’ll do anything

Ah nothing in the world that I wont do

I’ll give the world to you if you want me to

I’ll do anything

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I’ll do anything for you

I’ll give the world to you

If you want me to

I’ll do anything for you

I’ll give the world to you

If you want me to

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They think I’m a fool

‘Cause I do so many things (for you)

But they don’t know the reason

Why I do all the things I do (for you)

Maybe they’ll never see, the things you do for me

The way you make me strong,

Whenever things go wrong

When you stand by my side,

How you relax my mind

And show me what to do

To make my dreams come true.

(I’ll do anything)

Anything you want me to

(I’ll do anything)

There’s nothing in this world that I wont do

(for you)

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I’ll do anything for you,

Anything you want me to

I’ll give the world to you

If you want me to

I’ll do anything for you (Yes I will)

I’ll give the world to you

If you want me to

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I hope very soon,

You’ll see all the love I have (for you)

I’ve been holding some inside,

‘Cause I thought it was too much (for you)

Whatever happens I, I will no longer hide,

Because I trust in you

Stay right by my side,

‘Cause you relax my mind,

And show me what to do,

You make my dreams come true

(I’ll do anything, I’ll do anything)

There’s nothing in this world that I won’t do (for you)

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I’ll do anything for you

Anything you want me to

I’ll give the world to you

If you want me to (Yes I will)

I’ll do anything for you

I’ll give the world to you

If you want me to

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I’ll do (I’ll do anything)

I’ll do (I’ll do anything)

I’ll do do do do do do do do

Anything for you

I’ll do (I’ll do anything)

I’ll do (I’ll do anything)

I’ll do do do do do do do do

Anything for you

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For You

For You

Do do do do do, do do do do do, do do do do do, do anything

Nothing in the world that I won’t do

I’ll give my world to you if you want me to

I’ll do anything

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I’ll do anything for you

I’ll give the world to you

If you want me to

I’ll do anything for you

I’ll give the world to you

If you want me to

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I’ll do (I’ll do anything)

I’ll do (I’ll do anything)

I’ll do do do do do do do do

Anything for you

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I’ll do (I’ll do anything)

I’ll do (I’ll do anything)

I’ll do do do do do do do do

Anything for you

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I’ll do (I’ll do anything)

I’ll do (I’ll do anything)

I’ll do do do do do do do do

Anything for you

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DENROY MORGAN

I’ll Do Anything For You”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBBXql-IMXM

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LIVE! And more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZJVa7f2b5Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnC5zgdr06c

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English: Sweet Souvenir rose – Bagatelle Rose Garden (Paris, France). Français : Rose Sweet Souvenir – Roseraie de Bagatelle (Paris, France). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Having Some Me Time……. Is The Best Time

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As women we do so much and sometimes we over do it. So it’s so amazing when we get to break away and allocate some time for our selves. These are some of the things I like to do for my “me time”

*turn off the phone ……let all calls go to voice mail for peace & quiet

*light a candle or turn on a Himalayan salt lamp

*play some soft, pretty music (it’s true that music tames the beast)

*Have a beverage of choice, like hot or iced coffee, tea, wine, fruit juice, sparkling water (in a cute cup or mug)

*go get a manicure or pedicure and/or a relaxing facial done (or do it for myself, see a few simple recipes below)

*Go for a full body massage (or use a massage gadget, I like using Brookstone’s massage products the best for back, neck or feet, Brookstone is a bit pricey but you get what you pay for)

*read a recipe book while sitting on the kitchen bench and plan next weeks menu

* If you like, do a bit of crocheting or knitting or crafts

* Work on a crossword puzzle or jigsaw puzzle

* Have a bubble bath

*watch a good girly movie

*read a magazine (for me any girly or domestic type magazine will serve me well)

* enjoy reading a good book

*meditate on all the goodness and in your life (having a spirit of gratitude works wonders)

(I like to listen to the scriptures or Christian meditation guide CD)

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English: Takasima Evolution A-668 massage chair @ TaiSPO 2006, http://www.evolife.jp/ ‪中文(繁體)‬: 台灣好家庭實業的高島健康按摩椅Evolution A-668,在第四屆台灣體育用品風雲獎中獲獎。http://www.evolife.jp/ 日本語: 高島Evolution気圧へルスチェアA-668, http://www.evolife.jp/ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

* My Dream Item: A high quality massage chair (One day I am going to purchase one of those thousand dollar massage chairs that you find at the airports and plop it right down in the middle of my sitting room for my own personal use everyday)

Schedule Your Me-Time in

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For A Pampering Facial

I use some cold yogurt from the fridge for a quick ten minute facial.

Yogurt Face Mask Recipe

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of plain yogurt (yogurts lactic acid is a natural hydroxi acid for oily/combination skin)

1 teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice (skip the reconstituted lemon juice, fresh is best)

Directions:

Stir & mix ingredients together in a small bowl, the apply to entire face, be careful not to get any in your eyes and nose. After about five or ten minutes moisten your face with a warm cloth and remove. Pat dry then moisterize with a face cream of your choice.

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Heart Felt Sympathy and Prayers For the Families of Nepal

 

White Rose

White Rose (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My heart aches right now, for the people of Nepal

I am so sorry for the loss and devastation

So sorry for all of the destruction of your land, homes and lives

Thinking of you all at this crucial moment……

Lifting everyone of you up in my prayers, lighting a candle

Sending you all love

Wishing you will regain Hope

And Peace in the midst of Sorrow

Praying that you find comfort in the midst of Pain

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Pillow Talk: Saath Nibaana Saathiya

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So boy, just put that “stop sign” down

and let’s get together before the day runs us down

I’m pleading with you now…..

~Sylvia~

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PILLOW TALK ~by Sylvia~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DDaOyKzriA

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I know everyone that’s watching Saath Nibaana Saathiya is hoping that pretty soon Ahem (Mohammad Nazim) will put his stop sign down and go ahead, face the fact that he really is still very much in love with his beautiful, loving and lovely Gopi (Devoleena Bhattacharjee) …..his one and only true love.

I am sure that in the meantime, Ahem will continue to be his grumpy, moody, letting off steam, angry and disappointed self……….well for men, it’s like that sometimes. LOL!

He’s so fussy, the poor thing and so mad at the entire world. (lol!) Just keeps letting off all his steam, releasing all his anger and disappointment all on poor Gopi.

In fact since Gopi’s been away from him, he’s been so very miserable. His losing Gopi once again was the very thing he dreaded and feared. I remember the time he expressed this fear so lovin-ly to Gopi.

So when it happened he went off! He cut off all family ties this time and moved as far away from them all as possible. As a matter of fact no one knew where he was all those years, bringing his two daughters with him, for he wanted to punish them all for his losing his Gopi once more.

Even now, with his love right in front of him, he’s still in the fight mode and still promises not to step in the Modi mansion ever again.

But I wonder for how much longer will he keep fighting with his heart. His confusion, anger, letting off steam, being grumpy and unbearable to be around. This is just plain pillow talk for now, Ahem and Gopi’s Pillow Talk….. :-)

pillow talk wr.

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Hey baby, let me try

to be the one’s who’s gonna light your fire, ha-ha

what your friends all say is fine

but it can’t compete with this pillow talk of mine

~Sylvia~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA2X1040_gY

Pillow Talk (film)

Pillow Talk (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Pillow Talk Pillowcases. '

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