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How to Roast Succulent and Perfect Turkey

How to Roast a Succulent and Perfect Turkey

The year 2020 has not been kind to us but the holidays are approaching. We are fighters and have the need to live life while complying with masks and social distancing. Truth be told, I entertained the thought of dining out but with Covid still lurking, the only option is outdoor dining which has no appeal especially for Thanksgiving, no matter how many heated bubbles restaurant owners set up.  The fun part of Thanksgiving is the after-dinner picking and ongoing snacking for the following week. It’s what we do and what we love!  So! I decided that this year I would host Thanksgiving again. The only difference is wearing my mask before and after dinner and social distancing as best possible. 
In the past, I always ordered and cooked frozen turkey. Then a few years ago curiosity and a change of pace had me purchase a fresh bird and a good choice it was. The only problem is that a fresh turkey does not come with a lifter; hence, I created my own.…

The Cancun Destination Wedding

The Cancun Destination Wedding has slowly replaced the traditional wedding for most couples.
The highly acclaimed and infamous 5-Star Le Blanc Spa Resort located in Cancun, Mexico is the new venue where couples now celebrate their special day and honeymoon.

Le Blanc Spa Resort provides top accommodations, amenities, plus a choice of “all inclusive” packages which include round-trip airfare, the hotel stay, all meals and the bar. Sorry, adults only, please.

The Destination Wedding, also referred to as the Wed-Cation, provides the bride, groom and guests with vacation-like accommodations while preparing for the big event; hence, given all the indoor/outdoor accommodations, the Le Blanc Spa Resort is considered a village within itself.
Upon arrival, guests are greeted at the main entrance with a refreshing coconut drink and a moistened hand cloth. Subsequently, the guests are checked in, given a wrist band and escorted to their deluxe rooms which inc…

Hear My Roar

There is nothing in this life that cannot be fixed or, resolved; hence, life consists of situations, not problems. Like grandma used to say“there’s a lid for every pot”.

Whether it is parenting, enjoying a relationship or, trying to advance in the workplace, the key ingredients are patience, persistence, and pursuit.

Patience:Stand back and view the entire picture.
Persistence: Tool of determination. Stay positive. Let nothing and no one deter you from moving forward.

Pursuit:  Aim high until you achieve that dream/goal.

What you would realize later in life that you live in a negative society that thrives on obstacles that hold you down and hold you back.

The Early Years
From toddler to adolescence, your mind was pretty much on what you wanted to be when you grow up. Family and friends mused over your vivid imagination. You were a child and had no voice of your own.

During the scholastic years, your classmates and teachers (professors) were actually supportive in your goals and what you hoped…

Cheryl Ray Shari Lewis and Lambchop

The legendary Shari Lewis and Lambchop for kids of all ages.

Me, Myself and I

Me, Myself and I

How comfortable are you in your own skin?
Can you stay in a room without the radio or TV and just enjoy being by yourself for hours on end; hence, Me, Myself and I; or, are you the restless one who needs to be busy every minute; needs the constant companionship of radio, TV, computer or surrounded by friends.  

Life is comprised of forty percent privacy and sixty percent sociability but given the human behavior, this will vary. 
The total introvert prefers eighty percent privacy and twenty percent sociability. The social aspect is based on necessary interaction with fellow humans.
The extrovert has a huge appetite for life which includes travel and sociability; hence, the Me, Myself and I represent solitude, a negative factor. Their privacy level depends on their needs or mindset. 
The rare “perfect balance” of Me, Myself and I, is the person who is totally comfy in their own skin, embraces both their privacy and the social aspect with their specific circle of friends. Th…

Fully Retired and Back To Work

Fully Retired and Back to Work

My dad's favorite expression was, 
"The hardest thing in life is doing nothing 'cause ya never know when you’re finished".
Retirement is merely ending one journey and beginning another. It should be a fun experience.
Back Then You probably had a paper route at age 12 or, helped with the family business on some level.
At age 18, you found a job and have worked ever since. It is the only facet of life you know and in which you are comfortable.
You are now fully retired, sipping morning coffee and enjoying the morning newspaper. Just for the fun of it, you read the Want Ads for Job. Gosh, have things changed since you were in the workplace.
You were and still are one smart cookie. You chose to underrate your skills on the application; then, like race horse pacing itself for the finish line, you brought your “A” game and shined like a star.
 Your body tells you it's time to take a break and reward yourself, but your mind says to keep going. Yo…

Self-Confidence: The Positive and Negative Factors

Self Confidence - The Positive and Negative Factors

Mark Twain said he could live two whole weeks on a single compliment. Even a dog gets a pat on the head. It’s all about self-confidence

Overconfidence repels your fellow humans; low self-esteem needs lots of work so you can get out there and blow your own horn.

Unfortunately, we live in a society that feeds on negative energy and derives pleasure tossing fireballs at those who try to succeed in life.

The average family environment consists of either positive or negative energy which determines the emotional and physical status of our well-being.

Self confidence is our basic foundation. It is a built-in component at birth, develops during childhood and sculpts itself, forming our adulthood. This precious and ever-so-fragile commodity makes a stop along the way, taking on still another form called the “False Negative” and the “False Positive” factors, respectively.

The False Negative (Factor)
The “False Negative” usually stems from a family h…