Live For Today! The Perfect Work Out Video & Song- Ooh La La!

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Vidya Balan’s famous movie song, is so upbeat that gets you moving during a workout. Even some of her dance moves are creative and fun to try and do over and over again.

Don’t be shy…. Go ahead and work and shake that body!

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“Ooh La La Tu Hai Meri Fantasy Full Song”

“The Dirty Picture”

Vidya Balan

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Live For Today! Being Joyful & Thankful In The Midst Of Challenging Days

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During an emergency.

All the lines get merged.

People forget mutual enmity,

egotism, and dislike and join forces

to face the danger faced by society.

~Balika Vahdu~

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Life has given us all some challenging days, but this summer we chose to make the most of it. To try our best to be creatively grateful and thankful and enjoy it in whichever way we can.

So our meals have been super exciting. In addition, I ordered some really good books to read, and we have been watching tons of delightful movies (Bollywood for me), playing fun board games on game night, chatting up with family and friends on the phone, going for short distance drives in the car while listening to amazing old school music, and enjoying the country scenery, taking in the fresh air while letting our dogs run wild in the backyard or in a field, loving on crafty hobbies and sometimes we sit alone in the yard sipping on cool drinks underneath the shade trees on a cool breezy afternoon as we talk to each other, sharing our utmost secrets with each other. I tell you that it’s been such a joy. I sometimes think and wonder why stay-cations have been so underrated by most people in the past.

So we have been cooking more, like frying up a pan of beef bacon for BLT sandwiches for lunch, fixing lots of fresh vegetables and salads, and also ordering foods from afar, and filling up our deep freezer with some of our favorites as we found this amazing website that delivers foods from the cities. So we have been eating lots of scooped out New York bagels for breakfast with jalapeno cream cheese, Nathans franks and fries from Coney Island, square knishes with spicy mustard from Manhattan, and Pastrami sandwiches from the upper east side for lunches and dinners and then for dessert we enjoy a cherry cheesecake from Junior’s restaurant in Brooklyn New York.

I tell you back in the day while living in the city, I used to enjoy watching the behavior of some of the city tourists as they loved getting into the thick of it by hopping on subway trains to reach their destination instead of riding a tourist bus. And the funny thing is that while they entered the train sometimes they’d get caught up in the doorway as most of us did as it was closing and they’d get hit by the door and instead of getting upset and going into a rage over it as most city dwellers do they would be so delighted by it. So I’d watch and get to see them get so excited about it. They’d laugh, smile, and be happy that they were hit by a city subway door! LOL! Actually, it would turn out to be one of the greatest highlights of the day for them. It became a wholesome memory that they’d take back home with them to be talked about and cherished. And not only that but they would shine and be so excited about just being there in the midst of the city and it showed in their walk, and conversation. People travel from all over the world to be there for that city experience. They’d have their maps in their hand and were ready for their adventure. Most of them already knew how to get all around the city by subway quite well. As a matter of fact, they got around the city better than some of the lost souls who resided there for many years. LOL!

For me as I would occasionally catch some of these tourists in action and it caused me to think about the fact that a lot of the people who reside in the cities never took the time to enjoy the place as much as they could have done.

And another thing I’d ask myself is why people allowed their lives to become boring and melancholy and not get happy and excited about living and enjoying their daily lives right where they were and see life as a tourist would. I wondered why they’d settle with being perpetually lost in a place they have lived all of their lives.

So since we have been having to be closer to home these days, my husband and I talked about and we decided to enjoy life every single day to the best of our abilities, no matter come what may, and to try to live every day as enjoyable as possible, as if it were to be our last. Well, at least we can try, right. And actually, the truth is that no one knows what tomorrow will bring, and as my old pastor used to say that tomorrow is not promised to any of us. So why not just get a map of the place and find ways to enjoy it and explore it.

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~Be Thankful For What You Got~

~WILLIAM DEVAUGHN~

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I hope you enjoyed reading my post today

and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

I know it’s been quite a while since I last posted,

well because we been busy enjoying and spending time together

and taking a break from social media.

But enjoy your day my loves!

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You Should Be Happy: Kyun Rishton Main Kattie Batti

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Make such a circle around yourself

that no unwanted pain or hurt can enter it.

One should be happy,

no matter what the situation is.

I’ve told you the mantra for life.

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~Dr. Harsh~ (Yash Sinha)

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~Kyun Rishton Main Kattie Batti~

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~Be Happy~

~MARY J. BLIGE~

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Being There: Kyun Rishton Main Kattie Batti

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Every relationship is put to a test at some point or the other.

At that time, more than words,

relationships need one’s presence.

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~Chandrani Chaddha~ (Geeta Agarwal Sharma)

~Kyun Rishton Main Kattie Batti~

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~Got To Be There~

~JACKSON 5~

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Life… According to Thakuma: Barrister Babu

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Life shouldn’t be long.

It should be amazing!

But men don’t let women live.

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Thaku maa /Bondita’s Grandma~ (Sadiya Siddiqui)

~Barrister Babu~

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Funkin For Jamaica (N.Y.)

~TOM BROWNE~

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Laziness… According to Thakuma: Barrister Babu

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You cannot fill your stomach with air.

There is something called income…

you have to move your hands for earning money.

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Thaku maa /Bondita’s Grandma~ (Sadiya Siddiqui)

~Barrister Babu~

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It’s Ended… Ishq Mein Marjawan Two

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You send chills up my spine

every time I take one

look at you…

and I like it”

~DeBarge~

I Like It”

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Well, it’s ended! “Ishq Mein Marjawan Two” a romance thriller and drama that was by far one of my most favorite Hindi serials that will stay in my fondest memories and the deepest recesses of my heart.

(smile)

I’m going to miss watching the overtime-increasing amazing chemistry between both Riddhima and Vansh. I loved how their relationship whirl-winded into a lovely comely romance as Vansh began to relinquish his heart more and more over to Riddhima and her to him.

I just loved how she entered his cruise boat party as a party planner in that flowing lovely yellow dress, heels, yellow sunglasses, and clip in her hair. As she spied and tried gathering any incriminating information on his secret operations of corruption for her boyfriend/fiancee Kabir who later turned out to be nothing more than a corrupt cop and personal enemy to Vansh as it was later found out that he was Anupriya’s (Vansh’s Step Mom) illegitimate son seeking power and his perceived rightful place in VR Mansion and so the fact that he didn’t love Riddhima but only used her to get to Vansh didn’t sit right with me at all.

And so Vansh and Riddhima’s amazing relationship began as she mesmerized him on that first night as she wore that beautiful red dress on their first dance of the evening of the cruise party.

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I’ve been thinkin

bout you for quite a while

You’re on my mind everyday and every night

My every thought is you,

the things you do

Seems so satisfying to me

I must confess it, girl

~DeBarge~

I Like It”

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Vansh, being the manly man he was, showed up and showed out as he defended and protected Riddhima from Aryan’s unwanted advances as she was about to leave the party. And so later on he hired her as a physiotherapist for his sister Siya who had a quick liking and fondness for Riddhima.

I tell you that love was the furthest thing from his mind but Riddhima’s feminine ways drew him in and pierced his heart, thoughts, and emotions, although his feelings was sometimes mixed and confusing to him.

From a distance, daily he found his eyes lingering in her direction for longer periods whenever she was around. But later she angrily gave him her resignation due to the beating he had commanded be given to a man he thought was Kabir and as she attempted to leave VR Mansion he forced her to stay and then a few days later he forced her into marrying him to find out what her true intentions were regarding him and his business affairs. So although she didn’t want to marry him she agreed to it after Kabir convinced her that it was the only way she could help him to bring Vansh down.

She later found a statue of his ex-fiance Ragini and thought he killed her and as she tried to find the evidence on that she found a secret room with another statue and a painting of a woman who turns out to be Vansh’s biological mother Uma Rai Singhania. And from this point forward Riddhama developed a soft spot in her heart for him after hearing his story about how his mother left him as a young boy. Vansh falls for her soon thereafter since she takes a bullet for him.

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I like the way you comb your hair

and I like those stylish clothes you wear

It’s just the little things you do

That show how much you really care

~DeBarge~

I Like It”

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Their feelings and emotions interchange back and forth due to other developments in the story. They become wishy-washy but somehow their love grows stronger between them. Then at one point Vansh falls off a cliff rather than let Kabir shoot him and take his life and so it is believed that he died. And he later returns as “Vihann” Vansh’s look-alike who sets up a meet-up with Riddhima who was mourning his death and so she faints in his arms upon seeing him. And after a huge scenario transpires eventually it is revealed to Riddhima and the rest of the family that he is Vansh. Finally, the two of them are happy with each other after Riddhima’s pregnancy is revealed and after Vansh’s denial and nonacceptance of his unborn child because he feared his dangerous lifestyle will endanger his son. Anyway, Kabir becomes jealous and sorry that he lost Riddhima to Vansh and wants her back so he tried his hardest to get her back but it was way too late.

So the show ends with Kabir trying to kill them with a bomb, but the bomb meant to kill them, he accidentally turns on himself and Vansh and Riddhima ran as far as they could from some dangerous men who were out to kill Vansh and anyone connected to him, so they both were forced to jump off a cliff together. So there they were at the edge of the cliff, holding hands and Vansh tells Riddhima to have faith and believe as they jumped, that they will somehow survive the fall and make a new start in life with their unborn baby. I tell you that was a very emotional ending because as they stood there the playbacks rolled of all the amazing times they spent with each other. I tell you I had to break out the old tissue box again because tears began to fall. I didn’t want to see their story end this way but the way in which it ended gave you hope that perhaps they would be back again with a part two of this show. Well at least I could wish it true right.

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Like when I’m all alone with you

You know exactly what to do

You put that fire inside of me

And make it more than just a dream

Ooh… and I like it

You send chills up my spine every time I take one look at you

~DeBarge~

I Like It”

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~Ishq Mein Marjawan Two~

Cast and Crew

~Riddhima Vansh Raisinghana~/Vansh’s wife/Kabir’s ex financee~ (Helly Shah)

~Vansh Raisinghana~/Vihaan (Rrahul Sudhir)

~Vihaan~ Vansh’s Look-Alike (Rrahul Sudhir)

~Kabir~/Riddhima’s ex financee/Anupriya’s son (Vishal Vashishtha)

~Angre~/Vansh’s loyal employee/Ishani’s husband (Zayn Ibad Khan)

~Aryan~/Vansh’s cousin (Manasvi Vashist)

~Anupriya Raisinghana~/Vansh’s step-mother (Khalida Jaan)

~Ishani~/Vansh’s sister/Kabir’s step sister (Chandni Sharma)

~Siya~/Vansh’s sister/Kabir’s step sister (Nikita Tiwari)

~Indirani Raisinghania~/Vansh’s grandmother (Meenakshi Sethi)

~Ragini~/Vansh’s former fiancee (Sushmita Banik)

~Chanchal~/Aryan’s Mother/Rudra’s wife (Geetu Bawa)

~Rudra~/Aryan’s Father/Chanchal’s husband (Jay Zaveri)

~Sunny~/Ishani’s Former fiance (Muohit Joushi)

~Mrs. D’Souza~/VR Mansion’s Housekeeper (Sushma Murudkar)

~Sejal~/Riddhima’s Childhood friend (Smita Sharan)

~Aahana~/Kabir’s fake fiancee/Vansh’s fake wife (Mansi Srivastava)

~Chitwan~/Chanchal’s brother (Aashcharya Vikas)

~Mishra~/Kabir’s Assistant (Rajat Swani)

~Pingle~/Kabir’s friend and agent (Mohit Sinja)

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I Like It ~DeBarge~

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“Something’s On Your Mind”

~D Train~

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“You Should Be Mine (Woo Woo Song)”

~Jeffery Osbourne~

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Prepping: Lights Out And Game Night

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Our electricity went out again this week but only for a few hours this time and so our whole house propane generator kicked in right away and yes it was amazing. And once the crew came and had to shut the electricity of the entire area again to make repairs to a box and so we were unaffected once again and so that was so nice.

So for anyone who is considering getting one I highly recommend it! That baby kicked in one second after the whole area’s electricity was shut down and when the electricity was restored it shut itself off instantly. So for only those few hours it barely used any of the propane because we were at 50% and it went down only one point. What was nice is that we were able to continue with our lives uninconvenienced and uninterrupted. My husband was able to continue watching his favorite TV show and I was able to continue on the internet. I tell you to be able to walk into the bathroom and turn the light on as usual and to go into the kitchen and sit for dinner and to open the fridge for a soft drink and the air conditioning still going was so nice.

My one and only neighbor (for miles) said she couldn’t find her flashlight and when she did she called to say she was coming over to our house to stay till the electricity came back on. We welcomed her in as I was sipping on fizzy ginger beer and lime and we played a board game for some goldfish crackers while our favorite old school music played in the background. In the board game “Sequence” two-eyed jacks are wild and so I got it twice but it did not help me that much because my husband beat me twice and I won once. But I tell you we had a lot of fun being way out here in the boondocks!

So I think if you have any type of new board games you’re unfamiliar with, do go ahead and play with them now while access to the internet is available. I went on YouTube for directions to this game since we were kinda rusty.

And so playing board games takes me back to the days when I was living at home with my huge family as a child and young girl with my parents, sisters and brothers and how poor we were but somehow we tried to make the best of it and be happy anyway. We played these same types of board games and snacked on delicious homemade treats my sisters made and we enjoyed each others company, loved on each other and encouraged each other. We were all we had and somehow that was more than enough.

And so as we used to do back in the day, on this day we played our music really loud as we sang along, danced, played the board game, snacked on delicious food and drinks and enjoyed each others company in spite of all that is wrong in the world.

I hope you enjoy this music as much as we do too.

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I love this old school music!

and….

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

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~10cc I’m Not In Love~

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~ KC & The Sunshine Band~ That’s The Way I Like It~

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~ Bee Gees~ Night Fever~

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Our Lovely Mediterranean Dinner Date Night

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Since spending more time at home we miss being able to go out every once in a while for Mediterranean-style foods. So I thought to make us some beef gyros and tzatziki sauce.

First, we purchased some precooked beef gyro strips and pita bread, and some Greek yogurt, and I shredded one cucumber to make the tzatziki sauce. Then chopped up the lettuce and tomatoes and sliced up a small red onion and then… we set the table to have a look of being at an eclectic Mediterranean dinner party by covering the table with a crisp white tablecloth, white linens and set out two bright pretty colorful placemats, dishes and drinking glasses along with a vase filled with sunflowers. Next, we set out a bowl filled with lemons, a jar of marinated olives, and a jar of pickled peppers.

I wore a cute colorful sundress and my husband wore khaki pants and a bohemian style shirt. The lights were dimmed as we held hands and so I laughed at his jokes as we tapped our feet to some Mediterranean nights music playing in the background as we ate and pretended to be at a bohemian bistro. It was an amazing evening, so different and so much fun. LOL!

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Mediterranean Music Playlist…..

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Mediterranean Nights- Kenny Vehkavaara…

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When Divorce Is Painful: Balika Vahdu

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Although divorce is a way out of a strained marital relationship,

but when it’s about to be realized, the memories of their relationship

cause a lot of pain to the husband and wife.

~Balika Vahdu~

~Anandi Khahaan Singh~Pratyusha Banerjee

~Dr. Jagdish Bhairon Singh/Jagya/Jagat~Shashank Vyas

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I believe that if a divorce can be avoided all together it would be amazing. But in some cases, it’s just the step that’s needed to wake folks up, you know to stop taking people for granted.

In most cases it is men who want sex and like most women I love shoes, pretty under garments and perfume but it’s the women who want love, romance, and to feel closeness with her man. It’s not nearly the reverse as some try to fool us to believe. And so due to the pressure to please you have some women giving up sex way too soon with hopes to get the love they want and need. That’s a sign of insecurity on her part. And because they feel insecure the relationship starts on the wrong foot. I believe if a woman can hold out and give time to getting to know who this man she is involved with is and what he is about, all the better. But when they choose not to then things can go downhill really fast.

As in John Grey’s book “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” women need to feel cherished and so by putting derogatory labels on women, lumping our characters all in one boat, or calling a woman outside her name as some men feel comfortable in doing by letting cutting words roll out of their mouths is not nourishing the relationship at all.

So how do you make a woman feel cherished? You treat her with affection and tenderness, so she feels you value, prize, and treasure her. She needs to feel like you hold her in high estimation, to be treated like someone of importance. And so by men fulfilling the needs of their wives, and their women, in that way most will naturally want to reciprocate the love you give. And so that’s my view on this topic.

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Men are motivated when they feel needed,

while women are motivated when they feel cherished

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”

~by John Grey, PH.D~

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This amazing video song “Maybe We Can Try Again” by the group Champange explains things so clearly and so sweetly. Our relationships need some reinforcements like… forgiveness, listening to each other and spending as much quality time together as needed to make things pop and work. So take a quick listen, you may like this song as much as I do.

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Maybe We Can Try Again”

~Champange~

Lyrics

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I been staring at your photograph

wondering where your at today

And I’ve been hanging by the telephone

hopin that you’d call home and stay

You told me you needed

More walks, more talks

More feelin’ close to me

I wanna be close to you

I didn’t know you needed

Some roses, some romance

A little candlelight and slow dance

That’s not how it’s been

But maybe we can try again

Try, try, maybe we can try again

I remember all the days gone by

and I’m wonderin’ why I couldn’t see

I could search the whole world over

and never find what you were always giving me

I told you I needed

More time, more space, more freedom

(Free to do) free to do, girl

What you wanna do

I gave you no roses, no romance

No candlelight and no slow dance

But that’s just how it’s been

Maybe we can try again

Try, try, maybe we can try again

Try, try, maybe we can try again, yeah

Oooooh, I remember when

You told me you needed

More walks, more talks

More feelin, close to me

I wanna be close to you, yeah

I’ll give you some roses

Whole lot of romance

A little candlelight (slow dance)

Don’t let this feeling end

Maybe we can try again

Try, try, maybe we can try again

Maybe we can try again

We can try again

Maybe we can try again

Maybe we can try again

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Here’s two amazing articles

one with advice on listening to your spouse and the other on the topic of treating a woman with dignity.

https://www.drjamesdobson.org/blogs/sharon-may-phd-and-alan-hart/why-listening-your-spouse-connecting

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Also here the 2nd informative article titled “Are females equal in dignity or the source of derogatory terms.” Wow such an amazing view.

http://eaandfaith.blogspot.com/2010/09/are-females-equal-in-dignity-or-source.html

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Champaign- Try Again

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