~ Come In The Kitchen With Me ~ Lamb Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe with Vegetables and Red Potatoes As A Side Dish

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This recipe is for those Lamb lovers out there. This meal is super delicious. And with the many colorful bell peppers, it makes it such a pretty looking dish. So I hope you try it out and enjoy it as much as my husband and I do.

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Lamb Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe with Vegetables and Red Potatoes As A Side Dish”

Ingredients:

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1-2 green bell peppers

1-2 red bell peppers

1-2 yellow bell pepper

1-2 orange bell pepper

(tops cut off and peppers to remain whole, white seeds removed)

Meat Stuffing Ingredients:

3-5 pounds of ground lamb

4 garlic cloves (minced)

½ small Onion (minced)

½ packet of unsalted saltine crackers

(about 10 crackers slightly crushed into bits and pieces)

1 or 2 fresh eggs

1 Tablespoon of dried rosemary spice

1 Tablespoon of dried thyme spice

1 teaspoon of dried oregano spice

1 teaspoon of dried parsley spice

½ teaspoon of smoked paprika

1 Tablespoon of salt

½ teaspoon of black pepper

1 Tablespoon of garlic powder

1 Tablespoon of onion powder

1 cup of tomato ketchup

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Meat Topping Sauce Ingredients:

½ cup of BBQ sauce

½ cup ketchup

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

1 Tablespoon white sugar

1 Tablespoon syrup

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Side Dish of Vegetables and Red Potatoes Ingredients:

3 red potatoes (peeled and cut into bite sizes)

5 extra large carrots (peeled and sliced)

1 stalk of celery (chopped)

3 cups of frozen mixed vegetables

2 cups of chicken broth or plain water

1 cup of almond milk

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of pepper

2 Tablespoons of adobo seasoning

1 stick of butter

2 tablespoons of cornstarch (to thicken)

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Directions:

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.

2. Mix all the meat stuffing ingredients together.

3. Insert the meat stuffing into the bell peppers to the top and make flat. (Do not put too much stuffing over the top of the bell pepper because you will need space for the topping sauce to go on top but not to run over.)

4. Mix the topping sauce together.

5. Place and line the stuffed peppers up in either one or two glass oval bread pans. (Any type of baking pans will do but bread pans prevents the peppers from falling over and puts them in the pan deep enough so when covering them with foil the foil barely touches the top portion of the stuffed peppers.)

6. Coat the tops of the meat stuffing with topping sauce. (Be liberal but not over flowing it has to just cover the top well.)

7. Cover with aluminum foil.

8. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

9. Remove the foil and allow to continue to cook for 20 minutes longer or until completely done.

10. The stuffed peppers are ready to serve with the side dish of potatoes and vegetables.

Side Dish of Vegetables and Red Potatoes Directions:

1. Put the vegetables and potatoes along with the other ingredients in a medium sized non stick pot with a lid and bring to a boil.

2. Allow it simmer for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are done. Once done then add a tablespoon of water to the cornstarch, mix it and pour in over the vegetables and stir to thicken.

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Today’s Snow Storm Troubles: Keeping Everyone in My Prayers

With things going on the way it is I figured it would be a good idea to reblog this one. Stay safe everyone.

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 ****I am praying, praying and praying for Everyone in this storm.****

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We are making the best of things being snowed in at home. We remained warm with the gas fire place in our bedroom all night last night as we sipped on plenty hot chocolate and so switched to plenty hot coffee and orange juice this morning while keeping the heat turned up in the house all day today.  Then for brunch today I baked us a few blueberry and banana nut muffins and made some hot oatmeal, bacon and boiled eggs on my best table settings.

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What Can End Your Relationships? ~Balika Vahdu~

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Due to inferiority complex

when a mans ego is hurt

there is bitterness in his behavior

which destroys relationships

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~Balika Vahdu~

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

~Dr. Gauri Jagdish Singh~ Anjum Farooki

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Prepping: Here’s How We Are Dealing With The Freezing Cold Weather Here In The South Without Electricity

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It’s been a crazy few days here in the South with us trying to get through dealing with this severely icy wet snowy cold weather. I tell you everyone I speak to did not expect the temperatures to drop so low and not have electricity to heat their homes for such a long period. Most say they were not as prepared as they would have liked to be. So here is what my husband and I are doing to stay warm and safe.

1st As soon as we knew a storm was coming we had our propane tank filled by our propane truck guy. And then we closed off all the extra rooms in the house.

2nd We moved into the designated bedroom on the far end of the house in which we installed many years ago a “Mr heater propane heater” for when the electricity goes out. And it is all set up with our creature comforts. There is a small dining table and chairs in there so we can have our meals in the same room. And a cabinet that stores any extra quilts and blankets. We carried our cell phones, computers, tablets, books, and games in there as well.

3rd We have in the closet a bunch of camping gear which includes two 2 person tents, two 2 person sleeping bags, and two 2 person mattresses to set up in that room as well just in case any storm or electricity outage exceeds 7 days and in case we have run out of propane at that point to keep our designated room heated.

We have the things needed for various ways of cooking, a camp cook stove and outdoor grill. And for the water source, we have a Berkey water filter along with plenty of bottled water at the bottom of every closet throughout the entire house. And we have several types of generators. We have battery-operated ones and one that runs on propane to help keep our cell phones, computer, and tablet charged, along with keeping the refrigerator and deep freezer running and keeping the television on so we can watch a few cable shows from time to time to keep up morale. In addition to all we have our already stored and easy to prepare foods, drinks and snacks just in case we cannot get to a store to buy anything like right now.

We called to check on our neighbor only to find out that she had no other form of heating her home except the burners on top of her stove. So my husband walked across the hard icy ground (with cleats over his boots) to loan her our extra “big buddy heater” so that she doesn’t freeze to death over there. None of her family or friends live close enough nor were anyone willing to take a chance on driving through the icy roads to help her as they are dealing with their own survival issues I am sure.

She said she could see her breath in the air as it was so cold and that her feet and fingers were numb despite wearing three pairs of socks and layered clothing. So we were so glad we could assist her in some way and get to her house. My husband brought back her cell phone with him to charge up and then returned it to her because her landline phone batteries were dead. Later she told us she was able to fall off to sleep on her couch with the “big buddy heater” helping to keep her warm and she was so happy about that.

So at this point, our lights have been coming on and going back off for the past two days and then they came back on again tonight thank goodness, and have been on for the past few hours this time and so we are hoping they will stay on for good. But we are ready if they happen to go out again in freezing weather.

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Prepping: This Is How We Have Gotten Our Outside Pets Ready For The Expected Freezing Winter Storm Due Over The Next Few Hours & Days

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Well, fortunately, we have been getting ourselves together along with our pets ready for this expected extreme freezing winter storm due to fall upon us in the next few hours and on into this week. The first thing we did was get our two outside dogs taken to a safer and warmer environment where they will be fed and cared for. So on this past Friday my husband dropped them off at the kennel/Veterinarian’s place to stay till this bad storm passes us by. So we figured we might as well get them their yearly shots done, get them bathed, their nails cut and trimmed and see to them getting a general overall check-up done while they are there. I also gathered up their warm hoodies to be put on them once they dry off from their baths to help keep them warm while there. And I purchased a set of very warm insulated dog winter coats for them to wear over their hoodies once they return home and back into their dog houses. And although the weather will still be cold at least it won’t be as dangerously cold as it is expected to be this week. I tell you I really couldn’t rest knowing they would be outside there suffering. So we have gotten their houses ready for when they return as well. My husband had gathered up some fresh hay and tucked a lot of it inside, underneath, and all around the edges of their insulated dog houses, in which we had gotten them about two summers ago.

As far as for the outside cats he tucked lots of extra hay underneath the shed because they like to go underneath there to get warm. I really would have preferred to have gathered them up and have them sent somewhere safe and warm too but there are just way too many of them and they love to disappear into woods sometimes and so there is no way my husband is going to go thru the woods searching for them. So I think the extra piled up hay under the shed will help. Plus whenever we know some extremely cold weather is coming our way we always put outside two extra-thick insulated boxes one inside the other, stuffed with hay on the front porch and one on the back porch so at least they will have several places to snuggle up together to get warm. So it pays to always be alert as far as the weather is concerned for their sake’s.

And so as usual this week it is my husband’s plan to put out extra food for the cats (and for the dogs when they return) so they have plenty to eat, several times a day and a pot full of fresh warm water each day as he quickly checks on them and how they are doing in all of this cold weather.

~It is also my wish that everyone will take the necessary precautions and be safe.~

~Take care everyone! ~

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~What I’m reading on the topic of dogs?~

1. Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz

2. Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin

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Your Love Has Captured Me ~Ishq Mein Marjawan 2~

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I am so in love with love these days lately.

As it’s so nice to see the love, romance, passion

and compassion increase

in Vansh and Riddhima’s marriage.

To see as they love on each other

as the music in the background plays their love song, it

makes those loving moments between them

seem so extra special.

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Riddhima has such a unique feminine style that draws Vansh closer and closer to her.
And her make-up gives her such a soft, pretty, shimmering, feminine, and beautiful look, and even in the times when she’s not wearing any make-up at all she still has such a cuddly softness and cuteness about her. And then she has these big beautiful eyes as they hypnotize Vansh every time, LOL! The poor man cannot help himself as he has been stricken by love. The way she bats her beautiful eyelashes at Vansh he melts as he adores her so. Not to mention her amazing, beautiful wardrobe as she wears those lovely dresses and outfits as if they were designed just for her and no one else can wear them as she does. So I am sure that she has never worn anything twice since day one of the show.

Then you have Vansh… such an amazing charming style! I love those gestures and looks he gives when he is trying to make a point, so unique only to him. He’s so handsome, so manly, and what makes him even more appealing is how he is so in love with Riddhima. His moves are smooth as he catches her when she’s off-balance, saves her from drowning, constantly a strong tower watching over her as his timing is impeccable. He is such a gentleman all the time. He is strong, solid, firm and he knows what he wants in life and that is her by his side. I tell you it’s so nice to stand back and see the chemistry between the two of them. Their chemistry is classy and so intense that some become so jealous wanting and craving the same for themselves.

This show is so addicting and I can’t help but keep falling more and more in love with love. But now it seems Kabir has it in his mind that he wants her back as he is regretting ever losing her to Vansh. I say he was a fool who never truly loved her in the first place. And so as he stupidly threw her past up in Vansh’s face but Vansh did set the record straight about their love relationship. I loved how well he responded to Kabir’s foolishness. Every time he calls Kabir “half Bro” it makes me laugh. I laugh so hard every time he calls him this always thinking why doesn’t Vansh just put him out of their lives once and for all. Two’s company but three is a crowd you know! The many attempts Kabir has made on his life is enough reason for him to do so. I tell you, Kabir could try all he wants but he could never produce the same result in the type of intensity in chemistry they have between them, no way….

It seems Kabir has it in his mind that he is going to get Riddhima back. Well, we will all get to see, but I don’t think he can make up for how foolish he was to have let her go in the first place, no way… it’s a bit too late. For Riddhima there’s only one man for her and that is Vansh.

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~Ishq Mein Marjawan 2~

~Riddhima~ (Helly Shah)

~Vansh~(Rrahul Sudhir)

~Kabir~ (Vishal Vashishtha)

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The Closer I Get To You”

~DONNY HATHAWAY & ROBERTA FLACK~

(Lyrics)

The closer I get to you

The more you make me see

By giving me all you’ve got

Your love has captured me

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Over and over again

I tried to tell myself that we

could never be more than friends

And all the while inside

I knew it was real

the way you make me feel

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Lying here next to you

Time just seems to fly

Needing you more and more

Let’s give love a try

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Ooooh-ooh-ooh, whoa-ooooh

Sweeter than sweeter love grows

And heaven’s there for those

who fooled the tricks of time

With the hearts of love they find

True love in a special way

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The closer I get to you

the more you make me see

by giving me all you’ve got

Your love has captured me

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Over and over again

I tried to tell myself that we

could never be more than friends

And all the while inside I knew it was real

the way you make me feel

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The closer I get to you

the more you make me see

by giving you all I’ve got

Your love has captured me

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The closer I get to you

A feeling comes over me

Me too

Pulling closer sweet as the gravity

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The closer I get to you

To you…

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She Doesn’t Need Wings… She’s Got Her Man’s Loving Arms To Carry Her ~Ishq Mein Marjawan 2~

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I am so in love with love these days lately.

As it’s so nice to see the love, romance, passion

and compassion increase

in Vansh and Riddhima’s marriage.

To see as they love on each other

as the music in the background plays their love song, it

makes those loving moments between them

seem so extra special.

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How are you feeling? [Vansh]

Better. [Riddhima]

Good. [Vansh]

Where are you planning to go? [Riddhima]

Its a business related work. Its not important for you to know. [Vansh]

Okay, I understand. [Riddhima]

(As she attempts to get out of bed but before her feet could touch the floor he put his hand under the bottoms of her bandaged feet and time stops as they stare each other down for a moment. Earlier she was so heart broken and forced herself to walk on broken pieces of glass as a form of punishment since she lost faith in Vansh.)

Riddhima you cannot put your feet on the floor. [Vansh]

I don’t have wings. How will I go for breakfast then? Vansh, its not paining much anymore, I can walk now. [Riddhima]

(He reached out and picked her up, swinging her off the bed and held her closely in his arms.)

What! [Riddhima]

You don’t have wings but you’ve got my arms. And you won’t put pressure on your feet until they are fully healed. And if you want to go somewhere… your man is just a call away. [Vansh]

(Riddhima gave him such a confirming and impressed look as he carried her down the stairs to the breakfast table and he further said…)

A heart with out a heart beat, life without breathing and sea without water have no value Riddhima. You are important to me. [Vansh]

(As he helped her sit into the chair, Kabir happened to be at the other end of the table eating and so he looked up and started watching them upon their arrival to the breakfast table.)

Ok tell me… the dialogue you just delivered… Where did you steal it from? [Riddhima]

(He sucked his teeth as he gave her his famous most charming gesture and said in a deep voice…)

Riddhima, one can steal dialogues… but not feelings, you know Riddhima? I was so busy in my life… I was bound by such responsibilities that I hadn’t thought about getting married but now you’ve got involved in my life in such a way… that I feel my existence incomplete without you. I don’t feel like moving a step further without you. I don’t feel like living without you. Riddhima you made me realize the meaning of having a true life companion. You have made me realize how incomplete I was. You have completed me. You also have made me realize that life becomes very beautiful when you find someone who truly loves you. [Vansh]

(Kabir’s sat there with envious eyes and hurt feelings all the while they loved on each other by feeding each other bits of their meal.)

I was unaware someone can love someone so much even in this time and age. Riddhima you are truly very special. [Vansh]

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~Ishq Mein Marjawan 2~

~Riddhima~ (Helly Shah)

~Vansh~(Rrahul Sudhir)

~Kabir~ (Vishal Vashishtha)

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Close To You”

~DIONNE WARWICK~

(Lyrics)

Why do birds suddenly appear, ev’ry time you are near?

Just like me, they long to be close to you.

Why do stars fall down from the sky, ev’ry time you walk by?

Just like me they long to be close to you.

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On the day that you were born the angels got together.

And decided to create a dream come true.

So, they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold

and star-light in your eyes of blue.

That’s why all the guys in town, follow you around.

Just like me, they long to be close to you…

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On the day that you were born the angels got together.

And decided to create a dream come true.

So, they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold

and star-light in your eyes of blue.

That’s why all the girls in town, follow you around.

Just like me, they long to be close to you…

Just like me, they long to be close to you…

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Who Is The Greatest Teacher? ~Karmaphal Daata Shani~

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So tell me who is the greatest teacher?

[Devguru/Acharya Brihasapti]

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…Mother

A teacher is directly related to life

And a person gets life from it’s mother

And a newly born child…

learns to breathe, talk and walk…

from it’s mother

The greatest teacher is only that person…

who loves it’s student when needed…

and is strict if it does mischief

But always wants its well-being

Nobody… can have this feeling except a mother

So mother is the greatest teacher

[Shani]

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Your answer is superior, Shani

Now you can enter the final stage

[Devguru/Acharya Brihasapti]

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~Karmaphal Daata Shani~

Shani/Shanidev/Karmaphal Daata Shani(Kartikey Malviya)

Akash Dev/Devguru/Acharya Brihasapti (Himanshu Bamzai)

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Prepping: ~Gardening~ Getting In The Habit Of Growing A Few Of The Veggies We Love

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As we pick, chop, and place some freshly grown green bell peppers into a few freezer baggies to go into the deep freezer, I think about how we love them in our meatloaf, hamburgers, or spaghetti, or anything that calls for green bell peppers. And each time we make ourselves a lunch meat turkey sandwich with a few pieces of leafy lettuce and sliced tomato added to it or when we want to create a delicious fresh salad, I am so glad we didn’t have to buy these veggies from the grocery store. Then there’s the kale that we grow so we can add it into our weekend smoothies or steam them as a veggie side dish. We purchase lots of those nutritional protein and super greens powders and blend with some fresh fruit along with the kale we grow and I can tell you that we find these smoothies are so good for me and my husband as we feel we are treating ourselves very well by doing all of this. And another simple thing we also like is to regrow in the kitchen window sill some kitchen scraps from the veggies we’ve had to purchase from the grocery store, like celery, scallions, ginger and onions to recreate a growing harvest. Now, this all feels so amazing! I just love that we can feed ourselves by supplying at least some of our very own fresh foods and so doing this makes gardening a special and vital part of our prepping and preparedness plans.

Now someone might say that’s not such a big deal and you’re only growing maybe four or five things, but out of just the green bell peppers, leafy lettuce, tiny red tomatoes, yellow squash, and kale we find it makes a huge difference because these are some of the main vegetables we love and like to eat the most plus we get to save at minimum fifteen bucks a week off our grocery bill. Also, we like having the convenience of just walking a few feet into the next room to pick what we need during the winter months or walking out into the back yard to pick what we want in the summer months. Plus a lot can really grow at a time that we wind up having a huge bounty and so we get to share some of our veggies with my neighbor too. It almost feels like we are getting free food! LOL!

This past summer we grew yellow squash and they were so pretty and bright in color and so we cut them up and put them in freezer bags to go into the freezer to save so we can have them during the winter months to go in our simple homemade chicken noodle soup, turkey chili, and beef stew.

So yes, I am always amazed whenever I see something we plant suddenly grow up so bright, colorful, pretty and delicious that requires almost very little effort and care once planted. So even though we don’t get to grow a wide variety of many things, just a few like these will do us just fine.

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How Did She Get To Here? It Seems It’s Even Harder Times In Store For Riddhima’s Love: ~Ishq Mein Marjawan 2

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My heart goes out to Riddhima in this amazing Hindi Soap, Ishq Mein Marjawan 2. It seems she has way too many people in the family who do not mean her any good.

At first, it was the majority of the women in the house and one man who didn’t like her and wanted to harm her but since Kabir moved in with his mother they tag-teamed against her but as soon as it was discovered that Kabir’s mother is the one who killed Vansh’s mother she was sent away to jail and so just when you start to think things were starting to look up for Riddhima because it was revealed that Vivaan was disguised as Vansh all the time and when Vansh told Riddhima that he loved her at the glasshouse then all of a sudden this new woman named Ahana who supposedly saved Vansh’s life comes into the picture. She was telling Riddhima that Vansh hates her. So now Riddhima found out it’s a lie that she saved Vansh’s life now and Vansh has let her know his truth, that he has a grudge against her because he knows she came to the Mansion to spy on him and did not love him at all. But what I cannot seem to understand is why Vansh would never let her reveal her truth to him as she tried to so many times to tell him about her past reasons for coming into his life.

So how can she survive in a household full of frenemies and when the only one who is on her side is the grandmother. Well, the grandmother has a powerful position in the house so that may be all she needs for the time being but I still feel sorry for her and all I can do is watch the show every day hoping not one of them succeeds in either killing her or destroying her life to the degree that she can’t walk away in one piece.

So I think the best thing for her to do once she finds out that Vansh does not love her and cannot seem to find it in his heart to forgive her is to pack her bags and go make a new life for herself and forget about Vansh and his family forever.

I’m just sayin…

~Ishq Mein Marjawan 2~

~Riddhima~ (Helly Shah)

~Vansh~(Rrahul Sudhir)

~Kabir~ (Vishal Vashishtha)

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“I’m Only Human”

~JEFFREY OSBORNE~

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I’m Only Human

JEFFREY OSBOURNE

(lyrics)

Sensitive that’s what I am

Make no mistake about it

Cause little things

Certainly mean so much to me

Maybe I should tell you

That I have my faults

And there are no guarantees

Oh Baby can’t you see

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I’m only human

Don’t ask me for too much too fast

I’m only human babe

I’ll be careful not to ever hurt you

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Emotional that’s what I am feeling

Feelings run deep inside me

I trust my heart and usually it never lets me down

But every now and then, I guess, I lose my way

Like people often do

And that just goes to prove

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I’m only human

Don’t ask me for too much too fast

I’m only human

Hey baby

I’ll be so careful not to ever hurt you baby

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You know I love you its easy to see

That I do

And I’ll always be the best I can

But girl I’m just a man

So darling please be patient if we both believe

We’ll make changes as we go

Oh, I just want you to know

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I’m only human

Don’t ask me for too much too fast

I’m only human uh ohh

I’ll be so very careful with you baby

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I’m only human

Don’t ask me for too much too fast

I’m only human oh baby

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