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Today we lay to rest the body of

Mrs. Elizabeth Adelaide Blake

Mother of my husband for 57 years

Mother-In-Law to me for 23 years

Grandmother to my sons for 17 and 21 years

*Adelaide

May her soul Rest In Peace for all eternity

and the memories of her life live on forever

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God Bless You Adelaide!

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

What happens when it’s Friday night and you don’t feel like cooking, ordering pizza or going out and a bowl of cereal just won’t cut it? In our house when that happens we head straight to the garage and to the freezer.  There is where I try to keep microwavable meals and snacks specifically for those occasions and last Friday night it was Lean Pockets Pretzel Bread Sandwiches.

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I am not a big proponent of frozen meals & snacks because of the excessive sodium some of them contain but these Lean Pockets brand sandwiches are only 250 calories with 650 mg of sodium which isn’t a lot compared to others that contain well over 1000 mg of sodium.

The Lean Pockets Sandwiches were filled with Spinach and 3  Cheeses, Fontina, Romano and reduced Fat Mozzarella.  I zapped one in the microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds in the crisping sleeve then cut it in half.  It didn’t seem like it had a lot of filling and could have had more spinach, but to my surprise it was quite good and hit the spot. The soft pretzel bread encased a flavorful mix of spinach and cheeses that paired well with my glass of Friday night wine!

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Speaking of wine, I want to reintroduce my “play cousin” Cook E doe Face.  She is a down to earth YouTube Vlogger who will have you in stitches as you watch her create some delicious dishes and “knock you on your butt cocktails”.

Cook E de Face is from Philly and I fell in love with her atty-tud (Philly slang) from the very first video I watched.  In today’s world it is so easy to get caught up in the negativity but you know me, I like to keep it light.  Cook E doe Face has me laughing out loud and reminds me of my own New York cousins.  If it were left up to me she would definitely have a show on the Food or OWN Network!

Check out this recipe for Flatline Cocktail.

 

Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Grab on and climb up…

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Wake up and look up…

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Push up through the thorns and ugliness in life…

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Keep your head up and have a blessed day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy FRI-YAY!

Sunday is Father’s Day, a day to honor and celebrate our dad; daddy; pops; pop-pop; grandfather; brother; uncle or significant other.  Sunday is also the 14th anniversary of my father’s death.  Talvage Cross, Jr., my father, didn’t raise me nor were we close I did however, love him very much.

He died on June 16, 1999, at the age of 61, a heart attack in a library in Cincinnati, Ohio.  A man of meager means who loved to read, so for him to die in a Public Library was profound.

Talvage Cross, was a hard working and decent man; the man that married my mother in 1960; the man that assisted in my creation in 1961; the man that walked me down the aisle in 1990; and the man that consoled me when my sister, his daughter died in 1992.  My sister, Gloria Cross, Jr., was named after his own sister Gloria who also died at an early age.

He was also the man that died before my sons had a chance to meet him, the first time they saw him he was laid in a coffin.  They like me do not have a grandfather, they will never call another man granddaddy or pops, because hubby’s dad is also deceased.

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On Sunday, my sons will be celebrating and honoring their father, another great man, or as Malik likes to call him “the old man” and for that I am blessed.

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I am wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

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Reposting from Mother’s Day 2012

Fashion and Fun after Fifty

REPOSTING FROM 2012

Mother’s Day will be bittersweet

  • today at 50, I’ve been a mother for almost 20 years
  • my grandmother was 50 when I was born, she took me & my sis under her wing at the age of 57 and lived to be 98
  • Mother’s Day will be bittersweet
  • the parent of a 3 month preemie weighed a mere 2.5 lbs, not sure if he would live or die
  • my God is Awesome
  • i look in the mirror and see my mother
  • bore but did not raise me
  • died before I really got to know her
  • feared I would have to care for her in her old age
  • grandmother said in order to live a long life you have to treat everybody right and pray
  • Mother’s Day will be bittersweet
  • not a friend but a fierce protector and provider
  • mother never saw her grandsons
  • a mother of 2…

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Give Me My Flowers While I’m Living 

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In this world today while we’re living
Some folks say the worst of us they can
But when we are dead and in our caskets
They always slip some lilies in our hand

    Won’t you give me my flowers while I’m living
And let me enjoy them while I can
Pleae don’t wait till I’m ready to be buried
And then slip some lilies in my hand

In this world is where we need our flowers
A kind word to help us get along
If you can’t give me flowers while I’m living
Then please don’t throw them when I’m gone

Version:

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Sending these flowers from my house to yours – hope you’re not allergic!

 

Linking up with Whatever Whenever Wednesday – hop on over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends, I hope you are having a Thankful Tuesday.

First and foremost I would like to offer up prayers and condolences to those affected by yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon.  Last night at the dinner table I once again emphasized the importance of being thankful, staying positive and living each day as if it were your last because tomorrow is not promised to any of us.  The senseless waste of time on negativity and hatred is time that any of us can ill afford – Stay Blessed my Bloggy friends!

Not just today but every day, we have so much to be thankful for starting with the glorious gifts from Mother Nature.  As much as I dread getting out of bed in the morning, once I’m up and out I feel truly thankful and blessed, how can I not be?

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Earrings – Dress Barn – don’t they match this top perfectly?

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Linking up today with ColorBlind – hop on over and meet a new blogger

HAVE A THANKFUL TUESDAY – SMOOCHES!

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