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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Thursdays Health, Wellness, and Karma

More clowning around in Mexico!  This time with a monkey.  

 And a spoon.

Paying it forward or Karma...

Now you know - when you help a friend - you never know how it will come back to you - this time I was blessed.

It is kind of funny.  I had spent hours removing google+ from my blog.  So when dear Marydon was having trouble with google+ and wanted it off I told her I would be glad to do it.

I removed google plus - but I some how got her comments not to work.

There is a difference between having a google account and google+ = those are  two separate things.

Now you can merge the two accounts to make one.

Well I had two separate accounts she had merged hers together.

I have to admit I spent days and hours trying to fix things to no avail.

Finally I asked another friend for help.

She had it fixed in a hour!

Well Marydon was very grateful - even though I messed her up - to try to fix it.  Look at what she sent me.  It is a lamp - on a beautiful stand - with a dish and teacup - with a little light.  And it is so pretty and really a delicate piece.  Now I need someone to come over and see it - it will be a great conversation piece.  Thank you Marydon - sorry I messed it up, but thank goodness it is working now.

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AND A QUICK HEALTHY RECIPE - submitted by Jenn of Three Graces.


"I have a confession. This summer loving home cook has no grill. :( We HAD a grill at our old house but it became a casualty of the move and now a new one just isn’t in our budget. Unfortunately the deck where that grill would love to sit is also out of the question but I digress.
As the name suggests I’d much rather throw these on the grill however, they work perfectly fine in the oven. So why not?
If you’ve never had grilled cabbage you are in for surprise. It’s hardy, super light in calories and very filling. I flavor mine with a bit of lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, pepper and bacon bits but you could really use anything. Even the toddler was intrigued by this one and asked for a bite. He gave it 2 thumbs up. The husband didn't even bother trying it. Just not his thing."
  • 1 tsp olive oil (5g)
  • 2 tbsp real bacon bits (14g)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1 Medium Head of Cabbage
Preheat the oven (or the grill, you lucky son of a b ;) to 425 degrees.
Mix the olive oil, bacon bits, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to make the marinade.
I think this looks great.

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Katie Clooney said...

Cute... I'm going to send the sunscreen to my #1 who doesn't think she needs sunscreen.. Have a great day!

mail4rosey said...

LOL at the bacon and the orange!

And hurrah for nice people (like you and your friend). I'll be right over to give the lamp a view. :)

Well, if I lived closer I'd come visit. :)

Sandra said...

Google plus makes me crazy when i go to a site that uses it and i can't comment, but some use it and i can.. i have refused to sign up on it so far... from this story sounds like i made a good decision. glad your friend got another friend to help. that is what is great about bloggville.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That's the first time cabbage has ever looked appetizing to me, so I'm going to have to try that recipe!

Love the silliness with your grand little!

Cranberry Morning said...

Don't you hate it when you work and work at something and it doesn't fix it! I'm with Sandra on the Google+ and for the same reason.

Lovely gift from your friend, Sandie. I'd love to stop in to see it, but maybe I'd prefer a mid-January visit. LOL

Changes in the wind said...

I've see that recipe for the cabbage before and it does look good!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh that is lovly pretty gift your friend gave.How sweet of her. Isn't it nice to have friends who give gifts even when you atleast expect it even messing up her. Well I wont go on . All things are back to par. I agree with you. I would of done the same. I still dont know crackers about google Plus even how you expained the ending.

Loss me.

The cabbage I will pass on it or it will I am afraid pass through me like lightening. Get it.

jack69 said...

Like that kid!

Oh yes, one never knows when they help someone what the final results will be. Helping is always good.....

I had to smile at the lift, it is so true..
Love from up here.....

Sr. Ann Marie said...

That cabbage does look good! And those two cartoons gave me my best laugh of the morning!

Jemma said...

How could I get through the day without you and your blog??!
Cabbage-yummy-I really will try it because we are veggie nuts!
I would be the bacon! Lol!
Thanks for my morning smile:)

Jill said...

haha! The bacon cracked me up!

Shelly said...

So glad the Google thing got worked out. They've made it so confusing! Great pics, and loved the laugh!

Pooja Mittal said...

The littel boy is having lot of fun, i im so scare to even shake handes withb a monkey....
Well i have heard that one should not eat cabbage because it has certain worm or somthing that disen die even if you wash it with sault water , boil it or cook it,.
And also it should be avoided in rainy days...

Keep in touch,

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a cute little monkey. What a cute gift your friend sent you for helping her out. I've made that cabbage and enjoyed it. Enjoy your Thursday, Debby

Sandee said...

I avoid Google+ and hope I can avoid it forever. I don't care for it one bit. Complicated.

Love the gift. Too cute.

Love the lift and the laugh.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs. ☺

My Journey With Candida said...

Have you ever tried to do what your GS did with a spoon? I have and I can't figure out how they get it to stick to their noses.

Cathy said...

The Lift is so very, very true.

Rae said...

The lamp is cute. I know you are relieved now that the account situation is fixed. How stressing trying to help and then creating another problem. Anyway it is over now. The grilled cabbage looks good. Think I'll give it a try.

TexWisGirl said...

cute little lamp/light.

Susan said...

Ohhhhh, that was so nice of Marydon to send you that adorable little lamp, Sandie.

The pig and bacon joke was a hoot.

And the cabbage looked yummy!

Thanks, Sandie, and have a super day. Susan

linda eller said...

Cabbage is my favorite veggie and I cant wait to cook it this way. Love all your pictures. Have a good Thursday my friend.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Yum I love cabbage. I want to hold a monkey on my shoulder.

Elizabeth said...

I really like cabbage so I know I'll try this soon.
Fortunately by google+ and my google accounts have not integrated or migrated or in any way infected each other. Sometimes Google is a giant pain you know where.

Susannah said...

Hi Miss Chatty...we love cabbage! This recipe is going to be used here. Sounds very good. The little lamp is so sweet and charming. I could find a place for a small light like that.

Hope you and your have a wonderful weekend. Tell grandson. I used to be able to do that with a spoon but have not tried it in a while. May try it soon! HAHA


Theresa said...

Hanging with a monkey in Mexico? That is super cool! The grilled cabbage looks yum. I love cabbage!

Lucy said...

No, the pant suit is not for just the wedding. I have not bought anything for myself in years. The kids buy, for me. I can and will be buried in that and at 83 I thought of that when I bought it. Who cares about fashion if you don't know it. I do plan on wearing it a few times. It isn't that dressy and it is Navy blue. Joe would actually be able to go to the wedding but this gives him an excuse. I would like to stay home with him.

Lucy said...

By the way, that is a cute boy. and I like the design of your blog. Sorry I used so much room on my last comment.

Anonymous said...

beautiful post :)

Marydon Ford said...

Awwww! What a cutie patootie, having a great time.

I can never TY enough for the assist you gave me on that google mess, Sandie. You are a sweetie. So appreciated ... hearts to you.


Optimistic Existentialist said...

I've always wondered how to do that with a spoon. Can you teach me?? :)

Terri D. said...

I want a monkey on MY shoulder! Andy is a lucky young man to have enjoyed a vacation like that!! I love the teacup light that your friend sent to you! What a great idea and a good way to use cups and saucers!

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Retired English Teacher said...

I have not signed up for Google +. I have not known the benefits or the risks, but I've heard from others that Google + can make you crazy, so I'm glad I have not signed up.

A Quiet Corner said...

So how do I get rid of Google +...I hate it!...:)JP

Ginny said...

Your grandson's pictures are the cutest yet! Marydon is very kind and generous! Google Plus and Google Other Stuff, it all confuses me so much and I really don't know what they are.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The cabbage looks great, was it cooked in tin foil? Your 2 pics at the end are really cute:@)

Maggid said...

That is a Delicate, Delightful Lamp.
beautiful - thank you for sharing it with us.

I have to say I am grateful to know I'm not the only one that gets to sort stuff out from time to time - and that "ask a friend option" is a super treasure to have.

love & love,

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Thank you sweetie pie for the nice compliments on my post today!!! You made my day. I am feeling really good now. No pain and I slept on my right side last night and didn't get any pain either. Yippee!

This post is fun and informative, which I love. The LIFT is awesome, thank you! We have been eating a version of that cabbage like that for months now. Cabbage is so inexpensive and great for you! We have it with brown rice. I like salsa on mine and HM has soy sauce. We don't do the bacon. I just drizzle canola oil on the cabbage, and add cumin, dill and oregano and we bake it for 2 hours at 350! = NOM, NOM, NOM!

Denise said...

Another good post.

Dee said...

I must try the grilled cabbage...I love cabbage. Did your friend make the lamp? It is very clever and she was so nice to send you a gift for your time spent helping her.I am glad I did not sign up for Google plus. A few bloggers have it and in order to comment you need to sign up for Google plus. :( Will your grandson give a lesson on how to keep the spoon on his nose? :)


Love your grandson and the monkey. Beautiful light too. cute orange at the end, carrying on. thanks for the heads up about kohls.

Lee said...

I'm very adept at messing things up when I try to fix them...computer-based things. I lost all of my comments from way back when I first started blogging seven years ago once. I somehow managed to rectify and restore things...don't ask me how. It was purely a fluke...trial by error!

I like the look of that grilled cabbage!

NanaDiana said...

That cabbage recipe looks really good. I love that you tried to help Marydon. Whatever happened to her sister,Sherry, that used to blog?
Love the kids and their "rricks". xo Diana

Betsy Adams said...

I have Google+----but don't use it much. I went back to my Blogger profile, so many people don't even know that I have it. I don't care much for it ---and will never use it as my blog profile... BUT--I do have 166 followers on Google+... They look at my blog but don't comment. Crazy, huh?

Glad you could help Marydon. All of us bloggers need help at one time or another. That is definitely "Paying it Forward" --what you did.... Thanks!!!!


Jackie said...

You are a sweet friend...and how thoughtful of you to help. Just because we can't be perfect when we help does not lessen the gift and kindness one shows. That was very sweet of you. I love the gift she sent you. That, too, was thoughtful.

SavannahGranny said...

MaryDon is so sweet and you were sweet to help. Please will you and the second friend do a tutorial on how to separate the two. We are getting too many social sites to try to keep up with.
have a great weekend

Rob-bear said...

Grilled cabbage is a new concept. I must try that. Weather is almost hot enough for trying that on a sidewalk. Almost.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting
Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie .. what a lovely present - and oh boy working around things at times is a nightmare and time consuming..

Google plus I signed in .. but do nothing ...

Love the grandson and his spoon .. he'll hate that picture later in life!!!!

Cabbage is a great veg ... cheers Hilary


...that grilled cabbage....Mmmmmm!! And the monkey in the first shot...I wasn't sure which one you were referring to. [kidding of course!!!]

I remember one summer in Old Mexico when Erik was really young, he wanted his picture taken with an iguana. After he grabbed it to hold it, it started squirming and he kept saying "Hurry up mom, take the darned picture". LOL

Debbie said...

AHHH! The monkey in the fist picture! He is braver than I am, and I think I just discovered a whole new phobia to add to my collection. LOL

I loved the recipe for the grilled cabbage and will be pinning that.

As for google +... bah humbug. I'm glad you and Marydon finally got help and worked it out, and what's that teacup gift just lovely??

I hope the spies don't read this, but I sort of put google+ in the same category as Obamacare. No matter how many ways they try to shove it down our throats, it will still have to shoved down there if I'm going to swallow it.

Said too much? Probably.

Debbie said...

I meant to say "wasn't that teacup gift just lovely." not "what's that teacup gift just lovely."

need more coffee.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your grandson is a cutie and the pictures made me smile today. I always enjoy all your posts and will have to try out that cabbage recipe soon too. Hope you have a fantastic Friday!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

How sweet of Marydon! You are such a great friend Sandie and always generous of your time.

Ann said...

what an adorable little lamp.
Now the cabbage thing I have to try. Wade hates cabbage but I LOVE it