You Need A Strategy: Bob’s Wisdom

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We are in an environment that is challenging

and is often hostile but also can be rewarding if we make our dreams a reality

and you need a strategy for that…..

~Bob Law~

of Night Talk (WWRL)~

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Live Your Life…. More of Bob’s Wisdom

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Whatever the distractions are, they are there.

Our responsibility is to deal with the rhythms of life,

not just to moan and groan…..

but to do our share to make

our lives as fulfilling as can be…..

~Bob Law~

of Night Talk (WWRL)~

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(I love to sing this song, so cute…)

Mama used to say- Junior WITH LYRICS!

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Be….At Peace: Bob’s Wisdom

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Be at peace with yourself. Be happy, feel good about your life and the possibilities about your future even in the face of adversity. See it as a challenge. See what you will accomplish in this world…….

~Bob Law~ of Night Talk (WWRL)~

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Relationships According To Nirmala Sareen (Suhasini Mulay)~Jaane Kya Baat Hui Serial~

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It takes an entire life in making one relationship….

~Nirmala Sareen~(~Suhasini Mulay~) Jawahar’s wife

~Jaane Kya Baat Hui Serial~

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Rhythms Of Life: My Sister Used To Say….

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My sister used to say ….

In life’s relationships we suffer storms. If it survives one storm then we proceed. Each one makes you even stronger for the next one. Sometimes they can come like a rhythm, one after another, one after another and one after another and then a period of rest comes. But learn from each passing storm, never abandon ship, fight and bounce back. You’ll learn valuable lessons, never learned otherwise.

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Whatever the distractions are, they are there.

Our responsibility is to deal with the rhythms of life,

not just to moan and groan…..

but to do our share to make

our lives as fulfilling as can be.

~Bob Law~

of Night Talk (WWRL)~

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It takes an entire life in making one relationship….

~Nirmala Sareen~(~Suhasini Mulay~) Jawahar’s wife

~Jaane Kya Baat Hui Serial~

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Bob Law Of Night Talk (WWRL)

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Over-Come……. A Bit of Bob’s Wisdom

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We need to be well balanced,

effective emotionally,

physically sound.

Take care of body, mind and

develop our potentials…..

You are an over-comer.

~Bob Law~

…of Night Talk (WWRL)~

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Don’t you just love it when someone or something comes along to encourage you by reminding you that …..

You Are An Overcomer! 

(I just adore this YouTube video ….it brought me to tears )

“Mandisa – Overcomer”

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Bob Law Of Night Talk (WWRL)

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Our Garden Is In Motion: There’s Enough To Make A Meal

If you were to pass by my yard today yall, you’d see how pretty our collard greens are looking. They are growing up so nice and getting larger by the day. I am amazed because we had a really bad frost this winter and so I think we lost all of the turnips in the wooden raised bed to that frost and I thought we’d lost all of the collards too because they were wilted over just like the turnips, but to my surprise some of them bounced back up. I am so thankful that not all was lost as there seems to have been those stubborn few collards and turnips plants that survived.

And I tell you I can’t help but notice how much the grass is growing up quite early this season while at the same time, there’s still some dead leaves on the tree’s and some still falling to the ground. We normally do not have to concern ourselves in getting someone to cut the grass so soon especially in March but from the looks of things nature has decided to speed things up a bit I guess.

And another thing, it’s been just raining and raining down here every week and for days and days on end. Well all of this is quite amazing that you’d think something has to be going on with nature because apparently she’s acting a bit confused. (lol!)

It also seems to me as if the days are getting shorter because time is going by so fast that there aren’t enough hours in the day and not enough time to do everything you have to do. I remember how summer’s were long and winter days were even longer.

Well I am looking forward to day lights saving time to come kicking in this week. I’ve had enough of winter! Well unless winter looks something like this…..

yeah, I could live with a winter that looks like that… LOL!

So anyway my husband has our little garden in motion as he started it up by filling up several large old tires with good quality garden soil mixed with lime and filled in the wooden raised bed too with the soil and so looking around at the progress makes me so happy when I can see some of the greens we planted has survived. Its a good thing we over planted because I thought we put out too many of them and they were so close together and I was kinda worried but as it turns out, more is less because less then half of them even survived but are growing up pretty nicely. Well maybe it’s not so many left but as one of my old country friends down here says “it’s enough to make a meal!”

So may you have an amazing weekend!

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Each Others Crazy….

Marriage is likened to flies on a screen door.

Those on the outside want to get in

and those on the inside want to get out.

~Unknown~

Like most newly weds we hoped our marriage would last, and so far it has. I was not too sure that I could make this marriage work as I was afraid. But it was my faith in God that helped me to keep my promise. It’s been my experience to go through the blissful state at first of course, and then the trials came to test my faith. So in my opinion it seems being and staying married can be one of life’s greatest tests because it’s never easy.

I’ll share a story: A disturbed woman called me to ask if I’d join her for lunch that day but first I wanted to know how did she get my phone number. She said she got it from the contact list my friends passed around because I remember how we met casually. Well I had to decline lunch for the moment because I was kinda busy but we did agree to have dinner at my house around seven that evening.

At first our friendship seemed pleasant, nice and it moved along well but later on I noticed abrupt changes in her personality, mood and in her conversation which made me began to inquire a little bit more about her with several of my friends who knew her before I did. One friend told me that she was kind of odd and so did all the others. I responded each time by saying she seems to be more then just odd, the woman is a bit crazy! And I requested my phone number be removed from the contact list since everyone I was friends with already knew my phone number anyway. I did not want it to fall into the wrong hands again. Well to make a long story short I stopped taking her calls until she got the hint that I was not interested in the friendship any longer.

Well marriage can be almost like this story. It can start off pretty nice at first especially because the pair is being extra cordial and kind to each other to win each other. Then six months down the road as the pair becomes relaxed and comfortable to the point that all guards go down so that eventually all quirks or odd ball ways are revealed. So you want to know just how deep seated and serious the quirkiness or odd ball ways are and where it stems from and why it exits to be sure about whether it’s just some minor personality differences that can be lived with or if it’s way too serious to even consider accepting. Those little differences can wind up later on creating full blown problems which can make it a deal breaker, end of story.

One thing about living with another person for a while is guards tend to go down as the pair starts to open up a bit more with each other as true identities shine forth. All that emotional baggage starts getting unpacked you know. LOL!. So nine times out of ten issues spill out all over and into the marriage relationship, good or bad, and at that point one gets to decide their willingness to accept the differences while ensuring that lines are not crossed nor does anyone feel disrespected by them.

I guess it’s smart to say that nobody’s perfect and everyone carries with them their strengths and weakness, ups and downs, personality differences, issues from childhood or whatever else. Society tells us that it’s important to go for premarital counseling so there are no serious surprises later on, but even with that, sometimes certain things won’t show up until much later in the marriage and some new issues can evolve naturally over time.

In my opinion I think the reason why some marriages fail is because people want instant gratification in their relationships and it doesn’t work like that at all. Marriage and hard work go hand and hand just to create a basic good marriage. So having a little patience and consideration for each other goes a long way. And another reason why is because in the American culture people have been fooled into believing life’s all about being happy. But the truth is that joy, love, happiness  and good companionship go hand in hand with suffering. There is going to be some pain, unpleasantness, uneasiness, inconvenience, mental distress or hardships along the way too. So yep it’s all in there. It’s a package deal baby. And the million dollar question is- Will you bounce at the first sign of suffering or will you allow fortitude in to save your marriage and develop your personality?

I was fortunate enough to have been advised early on that suffering is a part of relationships. We have to take the good with the bad. That’s how marriage gets it balance. If there’s only suffering in a marriage that’s a signal it’s time to find a way to bring in some more happiness. And if there is only happiness in a marriage then something could be wrong still. LOL! But for me I would ride that wave of happiness for however long it will last. LOL! Because suffering is somewhere hiding or around the corner, you can be sure of that.

Now to want and expect it to be all happiness all the time is a distortion and a figment of the imagination. And I’ll go as far as to say some people are poor at suffering and so prefer to move on rather then let it build their character and make the marriage stronger when coming out of the end of it. So suffering with a little bit of adversity can be good.

As my husband and I have been married for many years and it is my hope that we will stay married and love each other as we keep working at it one day at a time. Then perhaps we will be one of the lucky ones who eventually winds up looking up to see that we’ve grown old and were still together.

Have a great day all!

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Way Early Spring Cleaning And Sprucing Up

It’s been real busy “round” here, if I must say so myself……

Ask anyone who knows me, know how I love clean, good smelling and pretty surroundings. And no matter where I ever lived I always saw to it that our place was very clean, comfortable and cozy. It’s important to do so…. well in order for you and your family to function at their best while the rest of the world is going all so crazy, the upkeep of the home is very much needed.

So I am happy to say that the de-cluttering and organizing is about all done early this year. My husband cleaned out those old yard sheds, had the main one remodeled and painted and the other one was completely demolished.

So I look forward to planting a rose garden where that old shed once was in the backyard. We figure that by spring/summer we will be ahead of the game and could spend less time making sure work is done and instead more of it relaxing and enjoying some.

I tell you winter time can be so dreary sometimes, it makes me miss the massive greenery and flowers so much. So my husband and I been so busy making sure portions of the house got spruced up and painted inside and outside. So the work is finally all done….. hooray!!!!

We finished up getting some rooms in the house freshly painted also some painting done to revive the outside of the house and had general repairs done along with de-cluttering and organizing that was planned for this spring and summer.

And since we are in the habit of waiting til spring/summer like most of the world, lol! sprucing up around the place this winter felt kind of weird, as my neighbor said so herself, but she liked it all.

We desire to have a longer, easier and more enjoyable spring/summer this year. We’d rather be at the pool, or on the beach reading summer novels, gambling at different casino’s and taking long drives, planting roses and potting plenty of colorful petunias and plenty tomatoes, corn, melons, okra, beans and greens, as my husband always has the summers off from work. So I think having things done earlier this time will allow him more free time to relax and enjoy his break.

So the winter dreariness feels cut way in half right at this moment, lol! Only except for there’s the dead leaves still lingering around parts of the yard that remind me winter is still here, but I could live with it knowing spring is just that much closer baby while sitting in a freshly painted and spruced up home. I tell you surroundings help quite a lot in your emotional and spiritual being.

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Hot Wings Flavored Rice Recipe: Get Ready For The Burn!!!

One meatless night we had a bowl of hot wings rice and it was very delicious if I must say so myself. I tell you, every time Chicken is baked in our house we always save the liquid and oil left over from the bottom of the pan to make the rice more flavorful. But this is a first, using the liquid from baked hot wings. Well let me tell you that my husband and I fell in love with it. It was sensational and very tasty, really very hot (so get ready for the burn!!!) and hit the spot since we weren’t having any meat but only a salad and the rice. So feel free to try it and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Hot Wings Flavored Rice Recipe

Ingredients:

1 -1/2 cup of left over liquid/oil from fully baked hot wings

3 cups of Basmati rice (washed and strained)

5-6 cups of hot water

Directions: Bring water and left over liquid/oil from hot wings to a boil in a medium sized sauce pan.

Add in rice and allow to cook on high flame until most of the water has evaporated from rice, yet the oil is left only. Stir while adding in 2 to 3 more cups of boiling hot water and then turn flame on low and allow to simmer until rice is well done.

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