Journaling Day 11: A Picture of your Pets.

Day 11.  A picture of your pets.

This is Cozmo Kramer.  AKA known as “Delicious” or “Cozzie-Moe-Moe” or “Moe”

He is my sweethearted short haired Doxie that thinks he’s human.  Smart as a whip and all he wants to do is follow me around and cuddle.  Sweetest dog on this planet.  Extremely protective and loyal.  Whenever my husband kisses or hugs me, he begins to cry.  He wants to get in on a group hug I suppose 🙂  I love him with all my heart and he is my BFF.


This is Bella.  AKA “Bella-Boo”, “Bellie”, “Bellers”, or “Bellie-Boo”….

She is my long haired Doxie and is an attention whore.  She will do anything to be petted and scratched – and will keep clawing at you to get you to do it some more.  She follows me everywhere I go and is also a great cuddler.  She IS a dog.  She has no notion that she is human, LOL.  She is a silly little girl that loves to play with her squeaky toys and run around.  She is Cozmo’s little sister and he is protective of her.  They make a great team and I cannot imagine my life without them.  The love’s of my life.




Sweet & Spicy Sauté 

SWEET & SPICY SAUTÉ 2 Lbs. Polska Kiebaska (skinless is you have little ones)

2 Cans Italian Style Diced Tomato 🍅 

2- Packets Taco Seasoning

1/2 C Apricot Preserves (or Peach Preserves)
Cut and cook sausage for 10 minutes to brown. Pour all ingredients in and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve over rice. Tested and true.


Journaling Day 8: Lunch today?

Day 7 – What you had for lunch today.

Today I was craving a hot dog so I bought some National Hebrew bun length all beef hotdogs.  I had poppy-seed buns and all the lovely condiments.  I have discovered that they make a hot dog relish “dill pickle” style.  Holy cow, my world was turned upside down.  I’m an extreme pickle lover and have always just bought the sweet relish in the past because that’s what I grew up on so you can imagine my delight when I found out there was such a thing!  My hotdog was 20 x’s better, I promise.


She sits alone….

…She didn’t know what to do?  Who was this person she thought she knew all her life?  He was a stranger to her now.  She sits alone, crying, shoulders shaking.  How could he do this to her?  What would she tell the kids?  How was she going to handle being a single parent?  How was she going to keep up the house duties inside and out?

How could he lie to her for all these years.  She sits alone, crying, shoulders shaking.  Her whole life feels like it was a lie.  All for naught.  This beautiful woman, this breathtaking, life-giving, soulful, loving, caring, unconditional loving woman would now have to search for answers.  Of course the most obvious to her is, “Why me?  What did I do to deserve this?  This is my fault”.

The bills, the bills will keep pouring in, life will just go on but she feels so dead and empty inside.  Why doesn’t the world just stop so she can catch her breath?  Give her just 10 god damn minutes to grab a hold of something sturdy and familiar so she can begin to wrap her mind around what has happened.  The grass is overgrown, the garden needs to be taken down, the pool needs to be winterized, the car needs the oil changed and needs to be maintained.

Who was this man that could lie in a heartbeat and burn someone elses world to the ground in 1 second?  He threw it all away in the wink of an eye.  He wanted his cake and he wanted to eat it to but it does not work that way.  He has now been shut out and for good.  There will be no getting back in this time.  She has had enough.  He’s trying to slither his way back in crying the “poor me” card, I’m all alone and don’t have anyone.  Shouldn’t he have thought about this before he burned the bridge to hell and back?

What will life be like alone for the first time she wonders to herself, sitting alone crying, shoulders shaking.  Thinking on everything she did for her made her feel overcome all of a sudden and the cries turned into sobs.  Sobs of anger.  She loved him, she cooked him his meals, she tended to his every need.  She was trustworthy.  She never lied.  Most importantly she served as a great role model for her 3 growing daughters and spent the majority of her time cultivating them; encouraging them, empowering them, showing them how to find their self-esteem and love themselves and others.  Now she was faced with someone that would put her teachings to the ultimate test.

Please pray for her that she figures out that she is better off, that she can do this on her own, that she does have self-worth, that this has nothing to do with her.  Lord give her the self-confidence to pick herself up by the bootstraps.  Lord help her to know that she can go on and start over, it’s never too late.  Let her know that she has friends and family that love her to the moon and back and that they would do anything for her that they possibly could.  She is unique, selfless, talented, creative, a beautiful and loving organized homemaker, mother, she is encouraging to others, beautiful on the inside and outside, a phenomenal cook, major party thrower, party goer, social butterfly, sweet spirited woman and he just got caught making the biggest mistake of his life.  Their lives will never be the same, but hers will get better- in time.  I ask this in your name Lord Jesus.


Journaling Day 4: Stress

Day 4.  Something that stresses you out.

I HATE it when I have friends that don’t get along.  It’s uncomfortable.  I like them both and I don’t like being in the middle of it.  You’ve got them both bitching on both ends at ME about each other.  I just want everyone to get along and have some peace.  They each have their good qualities.



3- ingredient slow cooker chicken tacos

Another recipe I HAD to share.  It take minutes to throw together and you’ll love it if you love chicken tacos.


1 or 2 lbs Chicken breast – uncooked or even frozen

1 Large jar salsa

2- Packets (1 packet per pound of chicken you decide to use) of Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix 0.85 oz (or taco seasoning mix, whichever you have on hand)


SLOW COOKER on HIGH for 4 hours (IF USING FROZEN CHICKEN) OR Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours if at room temperature. Shred chicken and mix up with the salsa sauce.

Now, here comes the fun part – making your tacos.  I use soft shelled tacos and add whatever you like for toppings:

-Chopped Tomato

-Pico De Gallo

-Chopped Onion

-Shredded cheese


– Sour cream



-Black beans

-The list goes on……