Gregory Morning

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Alternative Title:  Strangers who unknowingly have a very important function in our lives.

With the “alternate title” in mind, I give you Gregory Morning!

NOT his real name, because I do NOT, in fact, know him, and probably never will!

But that’s neither here nor there.

Follow me now…

Lady J and I get up every morning at half-past the rooster’s crow in order to get to school in a timely manner.

Mind you, we are never at risk of being officially late.

However, I’ve found that if we leave after a particular point in time I’ll be stuck in traffic hell once I drop her off.

So, before the sun rises, I gently rouse Lady J—and subsequently keep her on task so that I can leave in time enough to avoid the snarl that I so dearly abhor.

Now, after Lady J has wiped the sleep from her eyes, eaten breakfast, taken a shower, brushed her teeth, gotten dressed, and packed up her grip, we’re off to the races!

Enter Gregory Morning.

A lanky uniformed fellow who walks the short distance from his house to the school that Lady J attends.

By the way, Lady J said he looks like a “Gregory.”

And so it is written into “law” that he shall always be known as Gregory 🙂

I gave him the last name “Morning” because that’s the only time of day that we see him.

Anyway…

Gregory, our dear friend that we do NOT know, functions as my unofficial timekeeper of sorts.

If Gregory is at the top of the hill; I’m doing good.

No traffic worries 🙂

If Gregory has made it to the traffic light, I am a bit behind.

Some traffic…Eh…it’s tolerable 😏

But…

God forbid, if Gregory is standing at the school’s entrance, I’m SCREWED 😱

It’s traffic all the way to more traffic and then some!

I simply cannot with all that!!!

And so…

If Gregory is standing at the school door, then I immediately know to go park somewhere until the madness dies down.

Hey, it gives me time to read my e-mails, WordPress notifications and Instagram messages.

Problem solved!

Long live Gregory!

Do you have a “Gregory Morning” in your life?  Meet me in comments and tell me all about it!

Love and light to you,

LadyG 💋 💋

 

 

 

A True History of the Isles Vol II Chap 9 – The Celts A Necessary(Socialist) Overview

Who has time for boring history teachers? I surely don’t so I implore you to check out an uproarious series,”A True History of the Isles,” written by my friend Roger over in the UK.
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To me, the series is Monty Python meeting your British Literature or History teacher!
Enjoy, and be sure to go back and read the full series 🙂
Bravo, Roger!

Please leave “likes” and comments on Roger’s Blog 🙂

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Something of an Introduction

As the narrative has now reached the commencement of the 15th Century and has dealt mostly with the events and kings of England (with Scots’ interference) it is essential we now look back over the 14th Century and events in Ireland (with Scots’ interference), Scotland (with their own and English interference) and Wales (which, quite frankly went into a bit of a sulk).

In the spirit of fairness, equity (and mischief) a separate chapter will be given over to each nation. This is chapter is therefore simply an overview and background.

Of Disclaimers and Justifications

Whereas and hither to thereupon, any history of the Celtic races of these Isles is bound to cause offense to someone or other, in advance the author asserts the right to make harsh judgements and controversial statements on the grounds that he is:

Welsh and thus, apparently Celtic, so…

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See You in September

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Photo taken by LadyG 

We met in starry Winter.

Spring-Summer

Had a ball!

The chime rings twelve,

Her time had come to

Leave me in the Fall.

-Lady G For Mama💞 RIP

 

I really wish you guys could have ‘met’ my Mom!  

She was truly something else!  

By the way, down South, we often describe certain people as being “something else” when we can’t quite find the best words to describe them.  

Mind you, this could be either good or bad 🙂

In Mama’s case it was a good thing!

And so…

Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the first day of fall!

It’s my favorite time of year!

Last year, I decided to greet the Autumnal Equinox with this popular post!  

Feel free to check it out!

Meanwhile, I will leave you to celebrate our dear season with the following musical goodies!

The first song was one of Mama’s favorites by Marvin Gaye.  We’d sing it together while dancing and having a ball!

The second song is….What can I say? Apropos!

 

 

Love and light to you all!

LadyG  😘💋💋

Fae: An Ode to the Generous

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Photo taken by LadyG during a morning walk

If a man says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who doesn’t love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

–1 John 4:20

Just behind this door resides a noble little fae

Who has an open heart of gold for those who’ve lost their way.

She gathers all her eensy friends;

They know just what to do.

They share their food,

They offer care,

They teach eternal truth,

No questions asked;

No judgments made;

No hoarding of “the loot.”

They know that one can’t pull a strap unless he has a boot.

-Lady G

 

A simple rhyme from LadyG’s imagination!

Anyway…

Lately, I find myself so disheartened by current events; especially in the U.S.

Seriously! I often wonder if people realize that our children are looking on as adults act like violent and malicious spoiled brats who are singularly focused on what is best for them and theirs.

Everything is…

MINE!

ME!

THEM!  They are the problem!

What about US?

What’s our role?

What are we teaching our babies when we behave this way?

What are we teaching ourselves…The world?

We can do better!

Question, do all of the God-fearing folks really believe in and have reverence for God?

Simply put, you can’t love God in heaven while stepping all over your brother on Earth.

I’ve had enough!

And so…

I’ve created my own alternate world where love, kindness and generousity reign.

I’ve done it before.

Does anybody want to join me?  Plan to pray and meditate 🙂

Love and light to you all 💋

 

Storms Make Strange Bedfellows

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LadyG is smack dab in the middle of Tropical Storm Irma land!

This morning our power went out just long enough to scare me into submission!

Thankfully, it came back on an hour later.

Best believe, right after that, I went into cook for your life mode!

Baby, I started cooking, baking and prepping food…any food!

You should have seen my kitchen!

It felt like I was Snoopy cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for Peppermint Patty and friends!

Toast, jellybeans, popcorn! Insubordinate folding chairs…

Oh my!

LOL!

Ok, I’m fibbing a bit, but I did end up cooking things with no rhyme or reason…all in an attempt to be prepared in case we lose power again….which I suspect we will.

I also made sure to wash up all the clothes and get out the lanterns, candles and flashlights.

For my friends and family in the Caribbean and Florida–in particular– I pray that you are safe.

To my friends and family in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee, I pray that you are preparing and that you will be safe as well.

God willing and if the creek don’t rise…we’ll ‘see’ each other before too long!

Love and light to you all!

Lady G 😘

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Real Good Food: The Way to a Man’s Heart?

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Braised Short Ribs with Yellow Rice, French Cut Green Beans and Sliced Tomatoes

 

The trademark orange bowl!

LadyG is cooking again!

YAAASSSS!

Anyway…

Today, let us consider the old adage:

“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”

Hmm….

Well… I don’t know if it’s true in every case, but it sure did work for me and Mama.

Just kidding!

But not really…

No, seriously folks, while the quote points to the way to a man’s heart, it doesn’t necessarily guarantee arrival–not to mention–a permanent stay.

Am I rambling?

Probably.

 

Maybe this whole thing is a non-issue…

An old wives tale…

Low level philosophical nonsense!

Pseudo-intellectual fodder…

But…maybe there’s some truth to it…

Or…maybe not.

Alas…

The debate continues 🙂

Have a wonderful week my friends!

Love and light to you all!

LadyG😘

What do you think ladies and gentlemen? Feel free to comment below!

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I Sing and Dance!

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My Son:  “Mom…please…please…please…you gotta stop…you’re embarrassing us!”

Me:  “I don’t care what these people think about me…I gotta get my happy however I can!”

I can’t tell you how many times my son and daughter have decidedly hidden from me in the midst of grocery shopping.

They simply CANNOT  with me and my impromptu performances!

That said, I must come clean and confess that I am that lady who dances and sings up and down every aisle at Publix…and sometimes Kroger.

Supermarket sound systems…I love ’em!

Yep! That was me you saw twirling past the tomatoes and rocking by the waffles.

And you know what?

I DON’T give a hoot!

I’m gonna sing and dance until I die!

Why?

You see, it all started long ago…

I always wanted to be a ballerina or perform modern dance.

Alas…there were no funds for such!

To put it bluntly, Mama and Daddy didn’t have the money for lessons.

Further, they lacked any appreciation for that realm of the arts.

And so…

I made believe and danced my little dance…

And I did it everywhere…

All the time!

Dancing and singing all the way through life.

Even into motherhood…much to the chagrin of my children!

Oh, but not to worry, they’ve grown accustomed.

They’ve learned to let me be.

Because if they try to shut me up I’ll only sing louder and dance harder!

And there…right there in the produce section… I find happiness with two of my favorite people!

🙂 🙂 🙂

I danced with both of my babies at home and all over the stores to this song!

 

Still dancing to this one!

 

I play this whenever I’m about to take a flight!  Go Rod!

 

For my son!  I wish him a safe flight into the sunset— headed to Seattle and Portland!

I love you man!  Have a blast! See ya when you get back home 💋

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Love and light to you all!

Enjoy your week!

LadyG

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Happy Summer From Daddy’s Garden

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My Dad’s Garden in Alabama.  Summer 2017.

 

Would you just look at those collard greens and ‘maters!

Just look at ’em!

I don’t know about you, but fresh produce is a MUST in my life!

That said, doesn’t this inspire you to want to go plant a garden?

It inspired me!

But there’s a problem…

Lady G ain’t ’bout to go digging ’round in the Lord’s ground…

What with snakes, and worms and any manner of creeping thing that creepeth!

I simply cannot!

But….

I can see myself working with planters and raised garden beds.

And so…

My daughter, Lady J, and I have decided to recruit my Dad to teach us how to grow veggies and herbs using the aforementioned.

So let it be written, so let it be done!

The Ladies have spoken!

LOL!!!!

Oh, by the way, excuse my manners!  It’s been awhile and I haven’t had time to drop by and wish you guys a happy summer!

So…

Happy Summer my loves!

I will certainly keep you posted on the progress of our garden project.

Until then…

Enjoy these pics!

Leave me a comment or just say hello!

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One must know how to repurpose a fast food drive-thru beverage carrier! LOL!

I pray that you all have a magnificent week!  Love and light to you!

Lady G 💋💋

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Random Pics for Kicks

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Back to business!

YAAASSSS!

So, if you’ve been following this blog for awhile then you know how much I love to post random pictures from my i-phone.

Randomness!

I love it!

Most of these are shots of food, but some are straight up selfies of The LadyG herself!

LOL…..

Narcissism is a helluva drug!

And so, without much more fanfare, here we GO!

Butterpeas
Butterpeas with Okra and Bacon!  Good God YES!
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Lady G is a proud Emory Mom!
Skagit Valley
Bestie at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Seattle
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I love to collect stones and I get them from Eve!
Oatmeal
BREAKFAST!  So necessary

 

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Lady G giving FACE!
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Beautiful members of The Flowering Vine (My cousins)
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Seared Salmon!  Lady G does not play!
Cut up Veggies
What to do with these veggies?
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(L) My son graduating from Emory University (R) My son at my graduation -age 4.  That’s my Daddy in the background 🙂
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LadyG…again
Scallop and Garden Fresh Succotash
Those veggies became a Scallop and Garden Vegetable Succotash..Delicious!
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Before the veggies were cut
Boiling Asparagus
Asparagus boiling like hell!
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Good friends!
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My son presenting his research project–Lady G don’t even understand it 🙂
Magic Stones
Gem stones that I got from The Walking Owl
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Lady G…Yet again! LOL!!!
Goodies from the Sea
What I got from Your Dekalb International Farmer’s Market
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What I DID with what I got from Your Dekalb International Farmer’s Market
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Graying hair is really okay
Crab Louie-Trumans Tavern
Crab Louie from Truman Tavern in Downtown Decatur, GA
PreGrad Dinner
Prime Rib from Truman Tavern
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Lady G and her tired toes!
LadyJ and the Cat
Lady J, my daughter, and the kitty cat!
Lazy Sunday at Bookstore
Lazy Sunday at the bookstore
Shots
Tequila!

 

Hope you enjoyed your peek into my life!

Have a magnificent week!

Love and light to you!

Lady G

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