Halloween 2018 Final Shenanigans with Pictures!

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LadyG as Queen of Earth! She looks a bit miffed 🙂 LOL!

(Excuse any typos, we’re in the thick of it!)

So, now that we have settled on the fact that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, it seems most appropriate to share some scenes from my 2018 Halloween shenanigans.

Now…

Let’s start with a bit of charity.

Earlier today, I spent this afternoon giving candy to kids at the local children’s hospital.  It really was very humbling—it reminded me to appreciate the health and wholeness of my own children.

If you ever get the opportunity to do something like that please do. Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming and the kids are always in need of good cheer.

Naturally, I could not take any pictures for privacy reasons.

And so….

After that, I came home, ordered Pizza, pulled out the six (6) carmel-nut candy apples that I got from Kroger for…..wait for it….$2.00–that’s right, I said TWO DOLLARS.

Anyway, I filled a cat-faced “cauldron” with candy for trick or treaters.

Of course, I baked some cookies; that’s a given!

Best believe, my house is a freaking mess; but we are having a ball!  BTW, my Dad is here!  He never misses Halloween at my house!

Next on the agenda was to cue up Youtube to watch an old cheesy ABC Halloween movie from 1985 called “The Midnight Hour.”  I love that movie! How many of you remember that one? if you do, please hit me up in comments because most people have never heard of it but I love it!  1985….the good old days!  Here is the link

After that, we’ll watch:

Fat Albert’s Halloween Special

Garfield Halloween

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

and finally, Ichabod Crane (Disney’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow)

And we EAT!!!!!

And so it goes…every year on Halloween!

Enjoy the scenes!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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  😘💋💋

Blessings and Butterflies

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Whenever I have time, I like to spend cool mornings outside admiring nature; especially during late summer and fall.

I don’t know, I guess it’s one of the ways in which I count my blessings.

Mornings spent in nature provide the best proof of The Divine!

Ah…but the fireflies in the evening are a sight to see!  My Dad told a beautiful story about seeing a magical night-time firefly show while working as a conductor on the railroad.

You can find that lovely piece right here.

But…Lady G….you digress!

Indeed, I have.

Excuse me my loves.

Anyway, this morning a couple of butterflies decided to put on a show of shows!

I almost tripped myself trying to grab my i-phone to capture this glorious display of groovyness! LOL!!!

Here are some of the shots that I was able to grab.

Enjoy!

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Butterflies playing
You should have seen them flitting about as they flew away!

Have a marvelous weekend!

Love and light to you!

-LadyG😘💋💋

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!

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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
Walking Owl
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

😘💋

Real Good Food: Of Crab and Carbs

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

So based on your advice, I decided to start cutting back on carbs.

In the interim, I will put on my stretch pants, walk and modify the remaining macronutrient proportions by cooking meals that are high in protein and moderately low in fat.

Oops…I almost forgot the water…I’ll be drinking lots and lots of water…(loaded with Crystal Light)

🙂

We’ll see what happens in due season.

Thanks for all of your advice guys!

Until we meet again, I bid you a Happy Wednesday!

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram…just click the Instagram icon there on the right panel of this page…I’m not locked! LOL!

Here’s a video of my alter-alter ego, Big Thickem, having a bite of this crab situation!

YAAASSS!

AND…

My girl Sandra shared this picture of her specialty: Crab Fried Rice!

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Delicious!

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2016

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall of a random family at Christmas?

I have!

I guess I’m just nosey like that.

Oh well…

Since I can’t be the fly, I’ve decided that YOU might as well be 😉

Please enjoy a few photos from Christmas eve and Christmas day with Lady G’s Family.

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Look at Mama on the Tree!
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Green tomatoes from Daddy’s Garden
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Mama’s still watching over Daddy
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Lady J snaps green beans
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Snapping done!
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Pinot Grigio for Lady G
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Sir R on NORAD’s website tracking Santa!
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Christmas Pasta 
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Christmas eve is winding down
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Sunlight is starting to slant
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More shadow than light
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Eve turns to night
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Santa? The evening star? Which is it?
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Lady J bakes cookies for Santa
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Lady G bakes cornbread for the dressing 🙂
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We all watch yet another version of “A Christmas Carol!”  Mr. Magoo!
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I can’t look! Frosty’s in jeopardy!
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Granddaddy (Daddy) falling asleep!
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Good night!
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Christmas morning breakfast casserole
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Cornbread dressing
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Macaroni and cheese
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Of course those are ham hocks!
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Sir R starts working on the turkey

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She’s as brown as I am!
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Santa brought Lady J’s favorite game!
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Sir R and Granddaddy (Daddy) assemble Lady J’s dollhouse
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All furnished and complete! A new home for her Little Pet Shop collection
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YAAASSSS!  Time to EAT!

 

Much love and light to you all!

Lady G 😘💋