At A Certain Age: Maryada/Lekin Kab Tak? (Keeping Our Limits….But Until When)

Yes, a husband is worthy of being just a friend at a certain age.

~Imli/Shashwita Sharma~
~Maryada/Lekin Kab Tak~

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CAST A SPELL! FLAUNT YOUR STYLE-WHATEVER IT IS! Maryada/Lekin Kab Tak? (Keeping Our Limits….But Until When)

Sometimes you just have to flaunt your style baby!

~Vidya’s Grandmother~
~Maryada/Lekin Kab Tak~

(this image is at: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/231513237068326485/)

Don’t be afraid….. go ahead and cast that spell!

(this image is at: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/411094272208036867/)

(this image is at: https://www.pinterest.com/detoriap/plusfashion/)

My girl Angie Stone is working hers all the time!

(this image is at: http://www.thegamutt.com/2012/11/another-r-diva-gets-boot-guess-what-two.html)

~Vidya’s Grandmother~ ~Vindhya Tiwari/Vidya Jakhar~

~Maryada/Lekin Kab Tak~

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Home Made Chicken & Vegetable Soup Recipe

I love homemade soup the best! So this weekend we made a crock of homemade chicken & vegetable soup with noodles on the side and even baked homemade bread for our lunches.

Then for dinner we had baked chipolte style salmon, scalloped potatoes and spinach and for dessert we had some strawberry cheese cake.

For breakfast we sipped on a delicious carrot juice drink and I will happily post the recipe later this week. But throughout the day and while watching TV we snacked on various flavored multi grain crackers and goat cheese, nuts, fresh fruit cups, baked cookies and lots of iced cold water. So on the weekends we make up for the meals we miss all week long.

All of the recipes will be posted later this week along with the vegetable broth recipe. So here’s my soup and the bread recipes to start the week off.

Home Made Chicken & Vegetable Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

4-6 Chicken Breasts (preferably antibiotic free & free range)

½ cup of coconut oil

1 ½ quart of homemade vegetable broth

1 ½ to 2 quarts of filtered water

6-8 large whole sliced carrots

6-8 sliced and chopped celery sticks

1 tablespoon of fresh or dried parsley

3-4 chopped garlic cloves

Noodles:

1-2 cups of small or wide egg noodles

3-5 cups of hot boiling water

1 teaspoon salt

Spices:

1 tablespoon of Himalayan salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon Ms. Dash seasonings

1 teaspoon of Adobo or Lawrys seasoned salt

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

4 chicken flavored bouillon cubes

Cooking Tools:

1- 6 quart round crock pot

1- 4 quart oval crock pot

1 small sauce pan

1 cutting board or food processor

1 chopping knife

1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

½ cup

1 cup

Directions:

#1. Turn both crocks on high and will allow both pots to cook simultaneously.

#2. To the 6 quart crock pot, add homemade chicken broth, filtered water, spices and vegetables then allow it to cook on high. Next…..

#3. To the 4 quart crock, pour in coconut oil to bottom of pot, then add the seasoned chicken breast. (season chicken very well with ½ teaspoon each of the spices) And let cook for one to two hours or till chicken is done.

#4. Break the chicken breasts up into bit size pieces or shred it, then pour all of the cooked chicken and all the juice and oil from the pot into the 6 quart chicken broth pot.

#5. Allow it to continue cooking up to the next 3 to 4 hours. Because you want the vegetables to be tender and slightly firm but not mushy. So you must taste test every hour to see because once the vegetables are tender its ready to turn off the pot, it’s done.

Noodles:

#6. Add the egg noodles to salted hot boiling water, follow directions on package and to cook till tender. Strain and put some noodles into serving bowls first, then add the chicken vegetable soup to the bowl.

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HOME MADE BREAD RECIPE

OK, so here’s the link to bread recipe (it simple too, but we added 1 ½ more cups of water to the recipe so you may want to as well because it was kinda dry with less water)

http://gwens-nest.com/easy-bread-recipe/

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I WISH I DIDN’T MISS YOU ANYMORE: EK VEER KI ARDAAS VEERA

How Passionate Are You?

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ANGIE STONE

Wish I Didn’t Miss You”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PWz-NubVpM

I can’t eat, I can’t sleep anymore

Waiting for love to walk through the door

I wish I didn’t miss you anymore

~ ANGIE STONE~

One of my most favorite Hindi Soaps is no more! And so sadly here I am feeling the void and the loss, behaving almost like a jilted lover sitting in a smoke filled bar, singing and humming to an old love song by Angie Stone.

(Now you think it’s funny

Now you wanna spend your money on girls

But you forgot when you were down

That I was around)

Missing my soap feels almost equivalent to missing a lover. So strange you know because I know of that kind of pain for real. Like living day to day with a man who makes you feel he’s no longer yours in his heart or Spirit or even the story can be that he ran off with another leaving you with a broke down heart. That’s tough huh, yeah because the pain convinces you and makes you wonder if he was ever really yours from the very beginning. Have you questioning yourself like crazy, thinking all kinds of thoughts, wondering if it was only a pretense. Have you walking around with feelings of inadequacy and loss.

(I can’t eat, I can’t sleep anymore

Waiting for love to walk through the door

I wish I didn’t miss you anymore)

I am convinced there’s nothing more painful and hurtful in the world then to feel like the man in your life don’t love you anymore. So you try to move on but yet it seem like you can’t (at least not as fast as you would like to) but when you do get over loosing him you never forget it’s heart breaking sting.

(Memories don’t live like people do

I’m sick for ever believing you

Wish you’d bring back the man I knew

Was good to me, oh Lord)

So as Veera (Digangana Suryavanshi) and Ranvijay (Shivin Narang) tied Rakhi for us one final time, scenes of the times when they were two such young adorable children were replayed.

Ah! Getting the opportunity to watch as this brother and sister team loved, respected, cared for and adored each other and to see them grow into young adults was so amazing to watch. It was sweet and bitter at the same time to know that a most loving show has finally come to an end.

(One of these days, it’s gonna happen to you

Missing a love like I’m missing you, babe yeah yeah

One of these days, when your dreams come true

That’s the one that’s gonna do it to you)

But rumor has it that the show will be back in the fall. I sure hope it’s true and I wonder will they bring back the original cast. You know sometimes I think people like to spread rumors like this in order to soften the blow and the loss. Well for me it’s like a lover who’s long gone….

I’m gonna miss you “Ek Veer Ki Ardaas Veera” while keeping you as a sweet loving memory deep within my heart for years to come.

I can’t eat, I can’t sleep anymore

Waiting for love to walk through the door

I wish I didn’t miss you anymore

~~~~~~~~~~

ANGIE STONE

Wish I Didn’t Miss You”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PWz-NubVpM

“Wish I Didn’t Miss You”

(full lyrics)

Same old story is back again

She’s not a lover, she’s just a friend

I’m sick and tired for you to blame on me

~~~

Now you think it’s funny

Now you wanna spend your money on girls

But you forgot when you were down

That I was around

~~~

Call my lover, hang up, call again

What in the world is happening

Listen in, but don’t yell at me

~~~

Isn’t it ironic all you wanna do is smoke on it

Boy, you forgot when you were down

Who was around

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[1] – I can’t eat, I can’t sleep anymore

Waiting for love to walk through the door

I wish I didn’t miss you anymore

~~~

Memories don’t live like people do

I’m sick for ever believing you

Wish you’d bring back the man I knew

Was good to me, oh Lord

~~~

Everytime you say you’re coming

Boy, you disappoint me, honey

How well you forgot when you were down

And I was around

[Repeat 1]

[Repeat 1]

One of these days, it’s gonna happen to you

Missing a love like I’m missing you, babe yeah yeah

One of these days, when your dreams come true

That’s the one that’s gonna do it to you

Oh oh oh, yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah

[Repeat 1 until fade]

Mahogany Soul

Mahogany Soul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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MANGO AND GREEK YOGURT RECIPE

spiced yogurt to accompany

(this image is at: http://www.michelledudash.com/2012/08/08/recipe-mango-date-parfaits-with-cardamom-greek-yogurt/)

Tonight we had a healthy dessert. I tell you fresh Mango with Greek Yogurt is such a creamy, sweet, tangy and delicious combination. Hope you try it and like it too.

Mango Greek Yogurt Recipe

Ingredients:

1 or 2 Fresh Mango’s (peeled and chopped)

2 or 4 cups of Plain Greek Yogurt

3-6 packets of powdered Stevia or 1-2 Tablespoons of Honey or 1 Tablespoons of Sugar

1 cup of water

Pecan pieces (optional)

A pinch of Shredded Coconut (optional)

Raisins (optional)

Directions:

Put chopped mango in pan with water. Bring to boil and allow to simmer for five minutes.

With a spoon, remove mango from water into a bowl, mash and stir until Mango is soft like apple sauce, add powered Stevia or honey and stir. Pour mango into bowls, add yogurt on top. Then sprinkle lightly with pecans, coconut and raisins. Enjoy!

Native green mangoes from the Philippines

Native green mangoes from the Philippines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

YUMMY, YUMMY, YUM!

What kind of breakfast do you

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It’s Time To Get Unstuck From Your Story: Let It Go! Release It!

Iyanla Vanzant is one amazing and inspiring woman. Here on the link below she talks about how to get unstuck from our stories. I call it living based on the past 99% of the time and holding on tight, repeating and reliving a sad part of your past.

It’s high time to let go and be free from the burdens and hurts of the past. No longer captive to these stories. Yes I’ll hurt with you and will cry with you but only for so long. The world keeps moving right along too. So it’s about time to Let it Go!

So you can move onto the next phase of your life. God has wonderful things for your life and my life. Good or bad, happy or sad.

I refuse to wallow!

http://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/How-to-Get-Unstuck-from-Your-Story-Video

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Making Love In The Ocean

A rose can say I love you and want you to be m...

A rose can say I love you and want you to be mine, A rose can say I thank you for being so very kind, A rose can say congratulations, whatever the occasion may be, A rose can say I miss you and wish you were here with me, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


“The scene I had just witnessed (a couple making love in the ocean) brought back a lot of memories – not of things I had done but of things I had failed to do, wasted hours and frustrated moments and opportunities forever lost because time had eaten so much of my life and I would never get it back. I envied Yeoman and felt sorry for myself at the same time, because I had seen him in a moment that made all my happiness seem dull.”

by Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary

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Making love in the ocean is something I never ever done, nor had the thought occurred to me. But could you imagine having done something so wonderful and amazing as that, with the one you love.

………but without almost drowning of course. LOL! I tell you this is the second book on my list to read by H.S.T.

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Life’s Journey & The Grave

living life with purpose

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“Life should not be a journey to the grave

with the intention of arriving safely

in a pretty and well preserved body,

but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,

thoroughly used up,

totally worn out,

and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

~Hunter S. Thompson~

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I said to myself wow! I almost like this quote. I must read his book.

The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967 

by Hunter S. Thompson

Here’s the link to more!

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5237.Hunter_S_Thompson

Paul

(this image is at: http://livinglifeforchange.com/noregrets/)

Quotes About Living Life,

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Romance, Dancing & Moving To My Favorite Tunes: Is So Amazing!

Lovesongs (Luther Vandross album)

Lovesongs (Luther Vandross album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LUTHER VANDROSS

So Amazing”

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

So, it’s really possible

to dance really well while standing in one spot you know

Why my husband and I do it all the time

I hold onto him tightly

WHILE he holds onto me

we move, groove and synchronize

And if I feel like I am going to fall……..

he catches me in his arms. (Hee, hee, hee)

~ME~

It’s the types of romantic love songs that I adore with that perfect SMOOTHE UPBEAT to it that groove me and encourage me to move this BODY of mine! (while standing in place)

English: I love growing Roses, hope all enjoy.

English: I love growing Roses, hope all enjoy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You know there’s nothing like good music….. and it has always been the source to get me moving. I always used to enjoy doing everything to music and still do. So I used to dance right in the middle of the floor to an entire song non stop, no breaks and if really feeling it, I’d dance to at least 3 or 4 more songs easy.

Now you may think to yourself ah that’s nothing…. but just try free style dancing to a few incredibly upbeat songs and you’ll see what I mean, especially if not in good shape and you will be all out of breath my friend trust me. LOL! But it will be a good out of breath feeling! And knock the kinks out and get your body flowing and ready for more. LOL! So really moving my butt is a must, because I sit a lot due to having bad knees and arthritis which cause me to have soreness when it’s time to sleep and I don’t like nor want that.

So when doing in place dancing, I mostly rotate my hips, shake my booty from side to side, raise my hands up in the air and wave them side to side. It’s kinda hard if not used to it, but not so hard when done to the right kind of music. It’s motivational!

Only Time... (49854383)

Only Time… (49854383) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So after one or two upbeat songs, I tone it down to a slower song and then pump it back up again with an upbeat song once more (switching the pace up and down helps me go for a longer period) so before I know it, 20 to 30 minutes has passed because each song runs about 8 to 10 minutes.

For me, having bad knees means being creative about getting exercise done that motivates me to keep doing it because of the pain.

So I stand in place and just move my upper torso by swaying from side to side, waving my arms and just pumping up my body as much as I can so to raise my heart rate.

So moving until I am completely out of breath then to slow it down a bit until I’m done is a fantastic way to get a complete 20 to 30 minute workout and to do it at least twice a week works because I like to do something different each time so I don’t get bored with my routines since working on weight loss and getting fitter is taking me some time.

Eating not so much, eating smaller portions and hanging around the house photo’s of what and where I want to be in a year from now and what I want to look like are goals I want to achieve. I will never give up! Never!

So it’s really possible to dance really well while standing in one spot you know. Why my husband and I do it all the time, I hold onto him tightly WHILE he holds onto me, we move, groove and synchronize. And if I feel like I am going to fall……..well he catches me in his arms. (Hee, hee, hee)

Japanese cover

Japanese cover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. LUTHER VANDROSS

Searching”

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

2. LUTHER VANDROSS

In The Glow Of Love”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eXtrBfv7VM

3. LUTHER VANDROSS

Til My Baby Comes Home”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIrwuodoq2U

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AND TO SLOW THE PACE DOWN A BIT……………

(While sitting in a chair but moving nevertheless)

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Love Is on the Way (album)

Love Is on the Way (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. LUTHER VANDROSS

So Amazing”

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

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AND HERE A FEW MORE TUNES FOR WHILE IN THE SHOWER

AFTER A FANTASTIC WORK OUT

1. LUTHER VANDROSS & GREGORY HINES

There’s Nothing Better Than Love”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj2mA1ZNPFA

2. LUTHER VANDROSS

Any Love”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hQwuZPnqm4

Smooth Love

Smooth Love (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3. LUTHER VANDROSS

If Only For One Night”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Er74vU2I9c

4. LUTHER VANDROSS

Love Won’t Let Me Wait”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvGApWPg8_A

5. LUTHER VANDROSS

Don’t You Remember/Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfhZzWpX5qk

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I JUST ADORE AND LOVE ME SOME LUTHER VANDROSS! Couldn’t you tell? LOL!

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Money House Blessing: The Sweetest Of Fragrance

Home Blessing Kit - 3 Candles

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This isn’t one of those instant “luck producing, mojo money making potions” but back in the day I used to know people who really used to believe it could work in that way.

I remember friends I knew who used to spray it in their homes with the hopes that a huge windfall of money would come their way and “Mrs. Houston” who lived next door used to buy special green tall “money candles” and burn them in her house all the time to create wealth. But you know what for her it must have worked because that lady always seemed to have windfalls of money for some reason and used to do very well financially. Figure that!

Anyway….. for years when expecting company we’d tidy up and then spray the house with “Money House Blessing Fragrance” I tell you it is the most long lasting, exotic and sweet smelling fragrances in the entire world in my book! It seems this stuff has been around for as far back as I could remember.

Even “Glade” and all these other “so called fragrances companies” out there have nothing on MHB. I’ve only tried two kinds “Indian Fruit” and the other is “Cherry” and OMG! OMG! It leaves your house, car, bathroom or office space smelling so, so incredibly delicious and sweet. It only takes a few sprays and walla! But the area or house just cannot be funky to start with or else you will have a sweet smelling stink you cannot believe. So it works best in a clean and airy space.

And whats so cool is every room in the house need not be sprayed. So I just target the four corners of one bedroom in the back of the house, the four corners of all the bathrooms and the four corners of one room in the front of the house and that fragrance is so amazing that it travels through out the air quickly and the entire house smells wonderful. Especially if you turn on the fans or the air conditioning too.

Magnet Works, Ltd. Bless This

(this image is at: http://garden-plaque.blogspot.com/2012/03/magnet-works-ltd-bless-this-house-yard.html)

I must be honest….. I do enjoy trying all sort of things when it comes to making the house smell nice, like burning my favorite candles, incense sticks, putting a few drops of essential oils on an oil lamp, boiling orange, grapefruit or lemon peels and boiling cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. All these fragrances leave me intoxicated, LOL! But there is just something extra special about “Money House Blessing.” It’s one of my all time favorites that I like to quickly spray around at least a few minutes before the door bell rings with guest arriving.

It’s too bad you cannot readily find it in the stores like Walmart or Target. It’s one of those old school fragrances that is incredible.

So when people give me compliments about my house being so sweet smelling. I always grin and love it, but I never tell them. Well, except till now. So my secret is out. LOL!

4oz Money House Blessing

(this image is at: http://indioproducts.com/aerosol-sprays/money-house-blessing-aerosol-spray.html)

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