Thursday, May 26, 2011

HH6 - May Challenge

May's Challenge
Create a pizza without using Red Sauce

I didn't participate in this month's food challenge due to the deployment.  Honestly I haven't really been in the kitchen since it has started.  It is really hard to cook for one person (me) who is working on portion control and a 2.5 year old who isn't a meat eater. 

However, my fellow HH6 Bloggers have created some amazing pizza's!!!  Several pizzas I look forward to testing out myself once Mr. May returns home.  Pizza is one our of our favorite meals.  Maybe then I will create a pizza of our own.  I'm thinking a Buffalo Chicken style pizza or one with lots of fresh garlic and basil.  Especially since I'm not a fan of red sauce on my pizza anyway.

Click on our new button below to check out the rest of the Bloggers for HH6.  If you have a favorite recipe for pizza, don't hesitate to comment and share!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordless {Wordful} Wednesday

Changing it up this Wednesday in honor of Oprah.  Since finally getting DVR, I have be able to watch Oprah.  When I was working I never made it home in time to catch her show.  Then had Gabriel and when he naps I try to nap, clean, or have me time, and Oprah never fit in there.  I have seen some shows through out the years but it really hasn't been since the "Count Down" that I really paid attention.

Yes I know there are fans, FANS, and haters of Oprah.  I don't know where I fall but I do know I give her serious respect for the thousands of people she has touched and made a positive impact on their lives.  The last few of hers show have made me bawl, want to be a better mother, and more importantly, applaud her for the wonderful things she has done.  Yes I know some say she is not a believer in God or that she is just "too" popular.  Majority of the negative comments have no matter to me because I don't know her to judge her.  I only know the Oprah you see on TV and the thousands upon thousand of women, men, children, students, mothers, and fathers she has reached.  By the way, today was her last show.  She even address the "God" question...her response...I believe in the God you believe in.  The G-O-D God. 

So in honor of Oprah here is what she has taught me........
1 - Know that you ARE enough just the way you are.  No one has the right to tell you you are not worthy.  Raise your daughters and sons to know their worth.  Know that they are enough just the way they are.  If they want more in life GREAT.  Go after it.  But never let any one put you down, beat you down, verbally put you down.  Because you are worthy.  **Darn well better believe I will raise Gabriel and whatever future children we have to know they are worthy.  Oh so dang worthy!

2 - Take responsibility for your self, actions, and what you give in their world.  If you are not happy no one is to blame for that but yourself.  Change it.  But own up to your faults and take responsibility for your actions.  **This hit home because I have been in a huge funk.  No one to blame but for myself.  Besides I don't like living in a funk and try very hard to hardly ever be in a funk.  I have friends who live in funks.  They complain but yet honestly do nothing to change it.  They don't take responsibility.  Blame others and live in their self-pity.  I have been living in a form of self-pity past few weeks and man it SUCKS!  So no more.  Things are changing and the funk is out there door.

3 - Find your purpose in life, accept it, and be the best at it!  **I know before I had Gabriel I had HUGE dreams of getting my Masters, getting Nationally Certified, and wanting to travel and even live over seas to teach.  Well things change and some of the dreams have been put on hold or even let go.  Some times I struggle with being a "Stay At Home Mother".  But right now this is my purpose.  I truly love staying home, teaching Gabriel, cooking for my family, being a wife, and who cares if people don't get it.  This is MY purpose at this time of my life and I LOVE it!!!  Well, maybe I don't love the cleaning part we will deal with that later.

Now as I am writing this, many of the things I wanted to write about are slipping my mind.  Should have taken notes HA!  So I will end with the one that has stuck with me the past week.  It is a huge one.  One I believe more humans need to do.  Whether you are a parent, teacher, doctor, lawyer, or person cleaning toilets...........

4 - Have love and warmth in your eyes when you see people. 
**I am taking this to heart with Gabriel at the moment.  I miss his dad.  I miss that man so much I truly didn't think it was possible to miss someone this much.  That loneliness has creeped into my heart and has made me bitter.  Not very bitter but some days I feel it more than others.  So every morning before I go into Gabriel's room, I let out all the bitterness, pray to God, and when I open his door I walk into his room singing, dancing, and have nothing but pure joy and love in my eyes for this amazing child. 

You know what, I have seen the difference.  I FEEL the difference.  Yes there are times where it is harder to do than others, but every time I see his face I make sure to pure every ounce of love I have for him in my eyes.  Why???? I want him to know he is worthy.  The saying is true "the eyes are the windows of our soul".  Children know this more than adults.  Maybe because they are so young and innocent.  But my child needs to know that I love him.  I will practice this on friends, strangers, and in several months my husband.  You just never know when the person you look at just might need to feel loved and know they are worthy!

Thank you Oprah for the few months you were in my home.  More importantly, thank you for 25 years of inspiring, encouraging, loving, fun, laughter, and making people's lives better.  I know things change and this is a change you need in your life but man I do wish at 4pm my DVR will turn on to record your show.  May God continue to Bless you! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tip Me Tuesday - Blog Hoppin

I haven't done any crafts lately.  Did some Easter crafts but well that was a month ago.  Will save those for next year I suppose.  Since I haven't done any crafts lately, thought I would share one of my favorite Blogs.  That Blog is - Design Dazzle  I often come to this Blog to get ideas about room decor, birthday parties, and so much more.  I have a lot of time on my hands lately so my main brainstorming has been birthday party ideas.  Found a few on Design Dazzle that I would love to use as inspiration!!

Hope you check out Design Dazzle's Blog.  Feel free to comment below any of your favorite Blogs.

Design Dazzle

Monday, May 23, 2011

Mindful Monday

Well it has been a little over two weeks since the deployment has started.  All I can say is, it is just the pits.  However, there is something more important.

Joplin, Missouri. 
The Tornado season seemed to start here North Carolina with the tornado(s) touching down about 45ish minutes from our home.  Then Alabama and now Missouri.  *Side Note - many other states have had tornadoes but these are the "main" ones making the news due to the large number of deaths.  YouTube Clinton, Mississippi (my husband's home town) and see where the storm truly started before it hit Alabama and killing all those people. 

Back to Joplin -
Since I have family and friends all over in Missouri, Joplin hit closer to home with me.  I reached out via Facebook today to see if any of my family/friends have loved ones in Joplin.  Those who do said their family and friends are accounted for.  A few were still waiting to hear from their family/friends but they did get word that they are alive.  Reading those FB comments were a sigh of relief. 

I have made a point to not watch the news while we are a "deployment" family but tonight I had to.  Seeing Joplin basically wiped off the map (for now because I know they will rebuild and become a stronger community than before) is beyond heart breaking. 

Through  the sadness, loss, and tears something else shines through.  Hope, Pride, and unshakable Faith.  The people of Joplin are showing our Nation and the entire World that right now they are knocked down but they won't stay down.  They will grieve but more importantly they will survive. 

Since 2011 has started, it has been one natural disaster after another.  How much more will Mother Nature throw at us until she waves her white flag.  For I will admit, I am nervous about her wrath right now.  This is just Tornado Season.  We haven't even hit Hurricane Season yet........

On this Mindful Monday, I am praying and praying hard for our Country, the World, and the people we see on the news, Internet, etc that have been affected by all the Natural Disasters.  Know that when you feel alone, helpless, and want to give up, You are NOT alone!  Hold onto your Faith because with it, you can truly survive anything.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Blogging still on hold......

I know I said I would be back this week but more like next week for sure!!  I haven't forgotten to reply to fabulous comments, just trying to spend as much time as a family before hubster leaves.  Hope everyone is doing wonderful and be back soon!!
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