Happy 2017 To Everyone!

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Hi Everyone!

It feels like I have been gone for ages.  4 months to be exact.  Last year was a crazy year.  So many things happening.  Our family has grown.  I just had to take some time off to process everything.

First off, I helped my friend Amy run for city council.  We were considered such a long shot that people said run just to get your name out there.  You can always run again in 2 or 4 years.  Guess what?  The long shot is now my city council person.  We spent from March to June getting Amy elected.  First she was in a run off.  Then she went on to beat the incumbent.

How did we do it?  Plain old retail politicking.  We got out there and knocked on doors.  Listened to people.  Getting to see old friends and neighbors.  Meeting new neighbors.  We had a blast!  And our city council is a much better council.  Amy has brought a fresh set of eyes to everything.

After that, I started working on Hillary Clinton’s campaign.  We all know how that turned out.  How can someone who won the popular vote by almost 3 million people not be our president?

Through all this, we welcomed Marcos, our foster son to our home.  He is an 18 year old who is from Honduras.  And he is here legally.  We fell in love with him the first time we met him.  Things have not been perfect.  We have had plenty ups and downs with him living with us.  Our lives are a lot less quiet these days.

My niece says that New Year’s Day is when you can hit the reset button. Everything is fresh and new. What do you think?

I have been pondering how I want my life to go for the next year.  Am I going to set resolutions?  Nah.  They don’t seem to last as long as January 31st.  Resolutions are goals of things that I want to be or do.  Something in the future.  If I don’t achieve them, I feel let down.

This year, I want to be more in the here and now.  Enjoy my life.  Live my life more purposely.  Live my life with intent.  We shall see what happens.

I hope you all are enjoying your New Year’s Day.  Be Safe!





Birthday Celebrations…

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What a great mom you are! Everyone needs to celebrate their very own special day. Your son is one lucky person!


Creative Crafts DIY

I made cake for him…here it is, have a look.

I used sugar to trace out the shape…my kiddo loved it very much and my hubby too!. :-).
I prepared some part hats too.. from my kid’s choice…

Here are some birthday snaps…we celebrated party at my kids room


Look at him…. how funny he was…… :-):-):-)
He make us laugh whole day…. with his funny looks and behavior…He was soooo happy because of his dad’s birthday….:-)

Hope you like it! Let me know what you think!. I’d love you hear from you guys … 🙂
Happy Weekend 🙂
From your Usha 🙂

thank you 3

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Always On My Mind Blog Party

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From Yadadarcyyada!


What can I say?  I love reading yadadarcyyada.  Today’s blog really has me spinning.  I have been thinking about decisions made in the recent past.  Second guessing myself.  After reading this, I am all “Oh what the heck?  So I made bad decisions!” and I can shrug it off!  Thanks Darcy!


So here’s something to think about!


Source: Always On My Mind Blog Party




Wise Words From Madeline

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Wise Words

Kitchen Sink Chickpea Salad

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From Sapid Cellar Door!

Did you know that the first day of fall was September 22nd?  Over the last week, you wouldn’t have known it here.  Summer was going on too long.  It was hot and sultry here.  Temps have been in the upper 80s.  Some days it got into the 90s.

As I sit here writing this, it’s raining.  With the rain have come the cool temperatures.  Fall has arrived to the Gulf Coast.

With that I have been thinking that it’s time to bring in the last of summer garden.  This soup recipe looks good for using some of that produce.  I love the name “kitchen sink” too!

Kitchen Sink Chickpea Salad



3 Chances for Connecting with New Readers!!

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I have made some great new blogging friends doing this. As well as finding interesting new blogs!


Dream Big, Dream Often

2Today we have 3 events going on simultaneously:

Meet and Greet: leave your blog link, reblog the post and then visit other’s pages!

Reblogging: leave a link to your post and I will reblog

Social Media:  leave a link to your social media pages for others to view and connect

Opportunities to connect with new bloggers on 3 levels!!

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3-Word Challenge: “The Object of My Affections” by Lily

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From Bonnywood Manor!


Have you ever felt like you needed a good laugh?  Well, today was it for me.   I found this post.  Read it and couldn’t stop laughing!  Thanks to Lily!

3-Word Challenge: “The Object of My Affections” by Lily