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Thirsty Thursday: Wear The Word on Our Sleeve

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 09/25/2014 at 20:33

On our first day of Religious Education, my Church Bestie, Evie, suggested that we wear Bible-inspired shirts.

Religious Tees for Church Classes

Religious Tees for Church Classes

Since then, I’ve been sporting a different one ever week (with the exception of last night when I featured George Strait with his ♥LOVE♥ is Everything shirt in both my speech and our RE class ~ I pointed out his nervousness before his final concert to my Public Speaking students then played ♪I Saw GOD Today♫ at Church).

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Mission, Texas

OLG in Mission, TX

3:33 ~ make a †prayer†!!!

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Workout Wednesday: Work Out While You Work

In Health, Public Interest, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday on 09/24/2014 at 19:54

Does the nature of your job involve manual labor?

If so, then take full advantage by ensuring that your energies at work produce an entire exercise session!

There have been folks who I know who’ve complained about being too tired from their full day’s worth of work that they don’t feel like working out. Well, this is their opportunity to kill two birds with one stone:

  1. make that $paper$
  2. go Beast Mode!

Yesterday, I did just that. Although I don’t usually break into a sweat at my photography job, I had to handle heavy equipment, in which I tinkered with an Allen wrench and a Phillips screwdriver. Lifting (with my knees ~ NOT with my back) helped engage both my leg muscles and upper bod, plus using the tools provided its share of cardio! ♥

♪Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it’s off to work we go♫

While Dispo busts a flow! ✌

Foodie Friday: Fight Food and Game Grub

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 09/20/2014 at 02:40

This past weekend, the Stones threw down a Stonecold weekend: Fight Night and their little girl’s birthday party, complete with a ♠kick-ace♠ menu!
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This past weekend, the Stones threw down a Stonecold

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Moral of the story?

Thirsty Thursday: RIP

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Home Sweet Home, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 09/18/2014 at 19:00

Today, my good sister in CHRIST and I visited our loved ones’ resting places. Here is the prayer from my book that we said for them.

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Their special spots are in beautiful memorial gardens.

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One of them has his birthday today, so we celebrated Mass for him this morning.

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Workout Wednesday: Just Dance

In Health, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday on 09/17/2014 at 23:45

I wasn’t called Lady Gaga for nothing when I taught down south. No, I never wore raw meat, but I lived by lyrics of one of her first famed jams: ♪Just Dance♫

So, I dare you … No, make that double-dare you

to get up and dance!!!

My Valley bestie sent me this video of one of our old school tracks that we listened to from my playlist on our way from Padre☼

The choreography is insane! Pick a song with R&Bs, as in rhythm and beats, then sway away!

Beauty Tuesday: Team Spirit

In Beauty Tuesday, Community, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot on 09/16/2014 at 22:00

This past weekend, I sported colors to represent for games and Fight Night!

Game and Fight Weekend

Cooper Cougars (center) for Abilene crosstown rivalry in Friday Night Lights, green and elephant (left) for good luck on Fight Night, Dallas Cowboys (right) for NFL Sunday

  • I wore my letter jacket over my basketball polo that had denim to complement my jeans to root on the Coogs in my alma mater’s football game.
  • I went from Church to watch UFC and boxing in my green paisley dress from Mexico and my elephant handbag from my parents’ Asia tour to wish contenders good luck!
  • I repped both my Dallas Cowboys and former WR Miles Austin with my DC No. 19 dress on Game Day and Lisa‘s daughter’s birthday party ~ luckily, both teams won!

Thirsty Thursday: Patriot Day

In Community, Home Sweet Home, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Thirsty Thursday, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman on 09/11/2014 at 19:23

Praying for Peace ✌

Sacred Heart of JESUS (my tapestry)

Thirteen years since the traumatic, tragic terrorist attack that struck our entire nation, we still have wars around the world.

Created in GOD’s Image (Tita Mel’s cross-stitching)

At the Adoration Chapel this morning, I prayed for the souls of the victims on that fateful day in 2001 and the recent ISIS incidents.

As a deer longs for flowing streams… ~ Psalm 42 (family painting)

GOD bless the public servants and military service men and women whose selfless sacrifice for our country have helped us endure freedom.

I am with you always. ~ Matthew 28:20 (Natalia‘s collection)

We may never be able to bring back those lives who were lost, but we have come together more closely as a united front since then.

Photo: In the wake of 9/11/2001, our Abilene Reporter-News staff sought to lift our community’s spirits! We were in the middle of our Tuesday meeting when we found out about this ultimate terrorism tragedy, so our news & publishing team released an extra edition that day. Can you spot me in this AR-N employee photo that was published in our paper? #PatriotDay #NineEleven #Remembering911 #TBT #ThrowbackThursday

Throwback Thursday: AR-N after September 11, 2001

GOD Bless the U*S*A!!! 2:22 ~ make a wish!!!

Workout Wednesday: Drop and Give Me …

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Fitness Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 09/10/2014 at 20:45

20!!!

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How ’bout it?

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Get set to do push-ups: get on plank position with both palms and sets of toes on the ground ~ narrow arm width to work your triceps or wide for your chest, lower yourself then raise yourself back up.

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If my cats are chillaxing on the carpet, then my baseline to meet would be from their spots, and I give them a kiss each time I reach them!

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Take a break from studying (like yours truly ~ after working both jobs today and before teaching Religious Ed at Church today) then go low to the ground!

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When I had my speech students brainstorm topic ideas today, one suggested speaking on different push-up techniques. Therefore,

To be continued…

Beauty Tuesday: Skin Deep

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 09/09/2014 at 22:45

Happy Belated Grandparents’ Day!

Last week, I had the pleasure of spending time with my good friends’ grandmother, who was sweet enough to give me these birthday gifts! 🎁

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📖 This affirmations book definitely comes in handy as a reminder of beauty from the inside out, and this prayer is the most kind gesture. 🙏

💝 Of course, I was happy to see the Victoria’s Secret tissue paper before I unwrapped the package, so I’ll use this VS Heavenly (one of my fave fragrances) lotion ~ all of these can fit into my handbag… 👜

☝️GOD bless nice Natalia👏

Foodie Friday: Green Eggs & Bam!

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 09/06/2014 at 03:00

I love to eat eat eat… Avocados & eggs!

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So it makes sense to have the together, right?

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Thanks to Joe from Church, here’s an even cooler mix:

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The egg in the avocado🍳

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Score👊

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