What are your Dreams?


Sometimes in your career you are asked to write down your dreams of what you want out of your life. It could be anything and be anything that you would want to happen in your life. It is a good question to ponder on when you get the chance to see what you would want out of your life. What would one of your dreams be to accomplish in this world. Well you know sitting here thinking about that question you find some answers that you probably would not have thought about before because honestly most people are working paycheck to paycheck with no balance in their life.

You know while she was sitting here writing about her dreams it dawned on her that most of her dreams have come true maybe a little later than she had hoped but they did come true. One of her dreams was to finish college and that happened in 2012 with a master’s degree. Another dream was to have her own home that she could call her own without having people tell her what she could or could not do. Some place where her and her family could settle down and make a life of their own. Well that happened in 2013 which was a blessing in itself.

With all the good things happening to her recently she did not know whether or not to believe that good things could happen because they have always struggled to make ends meet no matter what they situation. However, that was also about to change with all the other good things that have happened in the last year she was not looking for anything else. The job that she has wanted was just around the corner all she had to do was be persisent and go for what she wanted. Becoming a manager was the best thing that could have happened because now she does not have to struggle to make ends meet.

Now, a year later and she still loves her job to no end although there are struggles as with anything in the world of business. However, you have to overcome those struggles and pick the things that you want to go your way. You cannot win every fight but you can win some of the fights. It is a struggle to find that happy medium within the workplace. However, when you find that happy medium you should not do anything to desturb the changes that are going on.

Eventually, she wants to get to that point on where she wants to be within the next few years. She know that she wants to move up within the company and she knows that it will be a challenge to get where she wants to be within the company but she is determined to learn and eventually acheive the desired outcome that she seeks within this company. She knows that if she does the right things and shows how much she cares about the company things will work out in her favor. It is worth the wait so that she can learn all she needs to know before taking that next step into the upper business world.

The World of Gardening 2016


Gardening is an art that you must have a passion for in order to reap the benefits of the things that you grow. This year we decided to have a bigger garden than previous years. Although, only one of the vegetables that we have planted did not do anything this year was our zucchini. What a shame because we were excited to have some zucchini to eat. Some of the things that we have planted this year were bush beans, squash, okra, eggplant, cilantro, dill, parsley, sage, tarragon, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, onions, garlic, potatoes, cucumbers, watermelon, oregano, and rosemary. All these things have produced this year and we have a freezer full of vegetables, and herbs. Although some of the vegetables are still producing our squash is not because of the heat here in florida. Next, year we are going to use shade cloth to keep the sun from destroying our plants.

This has turned out to be a wonderful investment normally, potatoes take 110 days to mature but our red potatoes did not take as long. We ended up with a bunch of potatoes that we could not use all at the same time. We ended up giving some away to people that I work with because we had so many of them. We are still eating on them as we speak last night we made a pot roast and put some of the garlic in the roast and potatoes and onions around it. Quite amazing dinner with the fresh vegetables, and herbs.

Squash we have had lots of squash this year compared to last year and we have had it in a variety of ways. We tried a squash casserole but it did not turn out that well. We have fried it and put most of it in the freezer for later use. Although the hot weather here has made it die off faster than it should. However, we are planning on planting some more in the back away from the sun so that they have a chance to produce more squash for us to eat.

Bush beans produce quite a bit of beans or the short amount of time that they are in the ground. We have personally, put some in the freezer and cooked about three pots full of beans and we are planting more in a couple of days so that we get some more throughout the rest of the summer months. Here in florida you can have multiple gardens throughout the year and stock up on some of the most favorite foods that your family loves to eat.

Pepper’s we have a variety of pepper’s like we did last year and they are producing quite a few. Although we are using a dehydrator for some of the pepper’s and herbs that we have grown in our garden this year. We also can dehydrate some of the other vegetables however, they are not around long enough for us to steam them and get them ready for dehydrating.

A-z challenge meltdown


Unfortunately, I am not going to be able to finish this challenge as I am on the way to Tennessee.  With all the things that I have on my plate I thought that I would have the time to spend a little time and effort on this challenge. Although, I realize that it is not going to work out that way. I still plan to post some things just not everyday.

Healthy attitude


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You know life can be hard, and throughout the day we can tend to eat whatever we want. Having a positive attitude about everything in your life can be hard. However, when you keep in mind the things that you want to accomplish with your life. There are so many things that I am trying to change about my life and one of them is trying to eat a little healthier. Each morning my daughter makes me a fruit juice and that is what I drink before breakfast, and before lunch if I eat lunch at all. I try to eat a healthy breakfast but sometimes that is hard to do with the current business that I work in.

Throughout the day I try to eat a few snacks so that I am not that hungry during the dinner hour. Watching what you eat is hard to do when your daughter knows how to cook so good. However, it must be done because in recent years I have gotten out of shape, and now am trying to get back to the way it was.

Choosing to have a healthier life is not bad at all as long as you are not trying to shove it down other’s. People are going to eat what they want without regard of the long term effects it will have on their life in the future. It is quite amazing how much people eat, and how much they throw out as well.

You have to be consistent and make a goal to achieve so that you will reach the desired outcome. You are doing this for yourself and no one else. You have to have the will and desire to make changes in your life because no one can help you but yourself.

Personally, I do not want to have to take pills for the rest of my life to keep everything in check. Starting now, watching what I eat, and the amount of exercise that I do are the most important things. Also, having a healthy attitude will help me achieve the desired outcome that I am searching for within my life.

Staying positive about everything in your life can change everything because no one can bring you down. You cannot let people get under your skin because you will be letting them win.

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Gardening During the Summer


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Gardening is so much fun and the benefits of gardening is something that you cannot let go of because of the amount of food that you get from your garden. We are looking forward to this year because we have already got most of our garden put in for the upcoming summer months. This year we are doing many things to fill our property with things that we can eat throughout the year.

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Here are our raised beds that we have onions, garlic, sage, tarragon, dill, eggplant, oregano, tomatoes (soon), and cilantro. We are looking forward to watching them grow and produce. We will be putting up more pictures as we go along on this journey of our garden. It is going to look pretty when they all start growing and producing their leaves.

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Squash is the best because you can do quite a few things with squash. Of course, it is going to be a while before they are ready but watching them grow is the best part of it all. This is just the start of our adventure with our garden. Throughout, the process we will be documenting the beauty of our garden when it finally takes off, and we know that it does not look that pretty right now.