Day: August 3, 2018

Day Three

Prompt: Have you ever traveled to a foreign country? What country would you most like to visit?

Growing up, my family and I took a vacation in a cruise to the Inside Passage of Alaska! It was during the month of June, so the weather was warm but defiantly not a enough to be sitting in an outer deck hot tub. I was doing that lol.

Unfortunately, that’s the furthest of distance I’ve traveled. I think visiting another continent would be quite the adventure. I hate heights, and I don’t feel it’s as safe today as years ago.

If I could go anywhere, I’d pack my bags and head to Lake Como, Italy. The setting is beautiful! There’s cute buildings with window hanging baskets. The water in the lake is sparkling beauty. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it on Pinterest. That’s my dream place.

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Scrumpshulisious

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I know I know, that’s technically not a word; but, I have no other that describes the escalating sensation of my taste buds!

Haha, you foodies KNOW what I’m talking about, right?! That instant you taste the very first bite of heaven after salivating for twenty years, while it cooked. The sweetest hint of love, the perfect temperature, and the burst of flavors all combined in a single euphoric moment!

That was my past 20 mins. I made a Walmart Great Value batch of stuffed shells, Marie Calendar Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Carrots, with New York Bakery Pull Aparts garlic bread!

I didn’t keep the shells covered as instructed. I also never start cooking a dish at the recommended temperature. Shortly after 45 mins, I increased the degree, added Kraft cheddar cheese to the shells and cinnamon, light sugar, and pecans to the sweet potatoes!

Whether I was unaware of my hunger level, or how awesome I cook, my lunch was the bomb diggity!

Day Two

Prompt: Do you need solitude?

Like flowers need the rain to grow!

I didn’t realize this necessity until recently, when I truly began discovering myself. Growing up, when I was in trouble, my mother would send me to my room, or to sit on the steps. Truth be told, and thank God she didn’t know this, I didn’t mind! Nooooo, I didn’t misbehave to intentionally isolate myself.

A few years ago, I was reading about Personality types, types of people, and such ways that help one identify who he or she is. I tested to be an INFJ, commonly Introverted, and an Empath.

The terminology can be confusing; I was initially! In simple terms though, I’m someone who feels emotional and sometimes physical energy of others. When I walk out my door, everyone around me absorbs my energy, and I absorb his/hers. A simple split second of eye contact can tell me things about an individual, and no words are spoken.

Though I’d never exchange my gifts for others, I am easily exhausted. Everything that stimulates the senses, overstimulates mine.

I find solitude because I know I need it. I can’t neglect myself, and I won’t. Usually, I find restoration around bodies of water. I live by Lake Erie 🙂 I also enjoy walks in our Metroparks, sitting at home and writing, and visiting attractions on less busy days.

When I’m by myself, I also take pictures. Photography makes me feel good about myself 🙂

Day One

Prompt: Am I more like my dad or my mom?

Honestly, I don’t know that I’m more like either. When I was born, my mother had 3 children (one was my twin lol) already, and too much stress. My younger sister was born less than two years later. She was overwhelmed, and she moved to Virginia.

Meanwhile, my siblings and I were placed “into the system”, and the craziness of my childhood began. I don’t remember my mom. I didn’t know my dad.

I do know my mother was strong though. She cared for several children on her own. She maintained her life without family support or her husband, while pregnant (multiple times!). She gave us up so we could have a better life.

She was selfless… resilient… and I admire her for that. I know I follow her in those aspects.