Short Stories

Recently I have started reading more short stories, doing daily writing challenges, and attempting to find other ways to be creative in life.  I have my cooking, the garden/yard, crocheting and knitting… I know I know. I just often times feel like I have not yet found that “thing” that really lets me release my…

Spicy Peanut Soup

African Peanut Soup – Keek’s Style   Ok, so I’ve made this multiple times and LOVE it. I was not lying when I said this is going to become a new favourite of mine.  Here are the Ingredients:  6 cups of vegetable broth  1 medium onion , chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced (you can find…

Turmeric Wellness Shots

Happy New Year 2019! Did you have too much fun over the holidays? Want something to just help boost your immune system and cleanse you a bit? Make yourself some Wellness Shots (and possibly not eat or drink that much)! They are less expensive to make and simple if you have a good blender. I…

Gardener’s Pie (a.k.a. Shepherd’s Pie)

We have spent the last 10 days in England visiting family and during our stay we did not have one Shepherd’s Pie. So for our first relatively unjetlagged night home I cooked us a vegan Shepherd’s Pie that the family dubbed Gardener’s Pie instead.  It was very delicious and I didn’t use Worcestershire sauce (it…

Recovery is a long and complicated road

Here I am at just over a year since my back surgery. Woah, it has been a very long year… What I have dealt with since my discectomy: Physical recovery- I have felt so slow during this recovery… I felt like I should be HEALED in 3 months. Truth be told, I was not. I…

Happy New YEAR!!! 2018

It is that time of year again, the time we all make resolutions just so we can break them by February 1st and then feel like a failure for the rest of the year. I had three ideas of a New Year’s post. What were popular New Years Resolutions in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, e.t.c….

On the Mend

This is a post I started back in August, saved, and forgot to post. I was also, at times, on some killer narcotics and valium to help with the pain and discomfort. Hahaha. “Alright, so I have not blogged in a while. So, update. I had a discectomy just close to two weeks ago. The…

Why Nursing?

One of my friends/coworkers asked me the other day – “Why did you go into nursing?” “Why Nursing?” Oh gosh, what a question. After these last few months, I have seriously asked myself “WHY?” so many times and have honestly forgotten why I went into this career. So let me try to tell you why…

Stressful “Sundays”

Today is my Sunday. I love being productive, active, and industrious. I do not like the typical “Lazy Sunday” that most people seem to greatly enjoy. They stress me out. Take today for example. My to do list looks like this: -Dog walk–>also take him to park to throw the ball. -Make tomato sauce -Adulting…