See You in September

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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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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!
Friends
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
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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 😘💋

Sunday Dinner with Lady G: Love The One You’re With!

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If I recall correctly, there is an old song that exclaims, “If you can’t be with the one you love, you gotta love the one you’re with!”

Who am I kidding?  I don’t need to recall anything, I know Stephen Still’s jam backward and forward!

YAAASSSS!

Well today, I had to love the store-bought corn with crab chowder I was with.

Trust me, by the time I’d finished putting a little affection and ‘Gwin spin’ on this chowda, every diner at my dinner table was satisfied!

So here’s what I did to make things more interesting.

First, I grabbed a random brand of corn and crab chowder that I purchased a few days ago.

Side note:  In general, the brand doesn’t really matter because I always doctor it up with my own blend of herbs, spices, veggies, fruits, meats and magic✨

Next, I simmered the chowder in a saucepan and seasoned it with a bit of salt.

Since I had some avocado and shrimp on hand, I decided to invite them to the party.

Basically, I sautéed the shrimp with that Hoodoo that I do 🙂

Just kidding!  But not really 😉

Anyway, after fully heating the chowder, I spooned it into a bowl and topped it with the sautéed shrimp.

I then added the avocado that I mentioned before.

Lastly, in order to truly set it off, I added black pepper.

Et voilà!

Or in the words of the great Andy Griffith, “She’s done and done!”

Now, I recently purchased a small bowl of gumbo which I also plan to love with that Gwin spin!

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As I think about it, I’ll probably add some extra spices, crawfish and andouille sausage-or whatever else I fancy.

In case you hadn’t noticed, the primary point of this post is to encourage you to work with what you have in your pantry in order to make your store-bought soups, stews or chowders better.

Hence my reference to Stephen Still’s masterpiece!

Wait for it…

YAAASSSS!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend my loves!

Lady G

😘💋

I think I’d like to hear The Isley Brother’s take on this whole thing 😉

Video credit:  Marmalade 166

For Tareau Barron because I know how much he loves seafood…Muhahahahaha!!!!

Don’t mess with Lady G boo boo! She never forgets 🙂

#Meanddavearegood

LOL!!!!