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Spirit Sunday: All Saints

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Spirit Sunday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 11/01/2015 at 15:00

Happy All Saints Day!

Bishop Mike has called us “saints in the making” who will join the saints someday to whom we pray.

Currently, I’m in a Saint Benedict Novena, initiated by my Bestie Evie (who claims him as her patron after her own healing).

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Since he is the Patron Saint for Students, I’ve sought his intercession as I enter my round(s) of full faculty dissertation defense

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During my committee defense period, I went through these Novenas:

Who are your favorite saints? Mine include:

Others who I admire are, but aren’t limited to:

Saints are special, and I like this analogy that Evie introduced to me:

They are our defense attorneys who advocate for us as we enter the stand at the gates of Heaven for GOD to judge our fate.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us.”

Hebrews 12:1 [pointed out by Maryknoll]

R.I.P., Tita Leticia ✌

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Fitness & Foodie Friday: Health or Treat? Nooky Quickie

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Fitness Friday, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 10/30/2015 at 09:00

While trick-or-treaters may be house-hopping and candy-popping this weekend, I’ll continue consuming my healthy supplements on the ☼daily!

Ginkgo Biloba: to promote mental focus

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Centrum VitaMints®: to aquire essential nutrients in a tasty way

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  • I’ve come a long way since my childhood Flinstones chewables ~ which I doubt are the best bet for my teeth with the acidity
  • I’m still not a fan of swallowing tablets without having water and food in handy
  • Therefore, I’m all about double-duty of fulfilling my ☼daily☼ needs while freshening my breath!

Of course, I don’t skimp on the actual food that I need to fuel my brain and body ~ which I’m actually including in an analogy between my marathon and my main statistical method (multiple regression) for my doc research!

Pumpkin Trail Mix

Study Mode Trail Mix: Since almonds helped my bod during my 26.2-mi. course and my mind through my dissertation process, they were the main feature of this snack combo for the crunch + the Pumpkin Spice flavor along with the pumpkin cookies & candy, as well as more chocolate to cover these Brookside blueberries that also benefit the memory!

Study Mode Trail Mix: Since almonds helped my bod during my 26.2-mi. course and my mind through my dissertation process, they were the main feature of this snack combo for the crunch + the Pumpkin Spice flavor along with the pumpkin cookies & candy, as well as more chocolate to cover these Brookside blueberries that also benefit the memory!

Speaking of my race, although I haven’t run as many long distances in awhile, I’ve fit in mini drills to keep my energy levels high while I’ve been drained from my dissertation, a.k.a., my doc docs …

During my dedicated eating time (yes, I must make a meal break away from my computer, according to my Bestie Evie‘s birthday advice), I actually HIIT before I sit!

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Olive Garden Leftovers from Ladies’ Night with the Holy Spiri† (counter-clockwise from bottom right): Chicken Cacciatorie & Cheese Manicotti (2 of my fave entrées rolled into 1) • Pasta e Fagioli w/ breadstick • MinestroneBestie Evie‘s Better-Than-Sex BrowniePumpkin Cheesecake (which took me 4 days to finish!) • Andes Mints ~ gotta ♥love♥ these after-dinner chocolate mints to cap off a classic OG meal!

While I wait for my chow to cook ~ simmering in the crock pot, boiling on the stove, or nooking in the oven/microwave/toaster ~ I do the following quick set(s), to induce more calorie-burning even after I’m done exercising:

Standing ♥Cardio♥

Floor/Mat/Carpet Core

More ♥Cardio♥

  • Dance ’til your ♥heart’s ♪content♫ ~ or your grub is ready

Stretch

Relieve those muscles after sitting at the computer desk and before sitting down to eat

Happy Early Halloween, All †Saints’ Day y el Día de los Muertos! ✌

Thirsty Thursday: Triple T

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 10/29/2015 at 08:00

T is for …

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How do you use your †ime, †reasure (i.e., tithing) and †alen† in serving GOD?

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We all have unique ways that GOD has called us to serve Him and His people.

I also can continue glorifying GOD as I finish and use my doctoral degree!

Father Bob‘s most recent ✌PTL✌ in his latest greeting to me stands for:

  • Precious
  • Treasure
  • Lady

¡Feliz Día de los Santos y Día de los Muertos!

Sunday Fun Day: Ghost Town por Día de los Muertos

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sunday Fun Day, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 11/02/2014 at 14:00

Remember the Day of the Dead

Ghost Town

Ghost Town at peace

In spirit of All Souls’ Day, I’d like to share my belated birthday trip, thanks to my sis!

Joanne & I rock out Prada in West Texas!

Joanne & I rock out Prada in West Texas!

Originally, I only wanted to cross Marfa off my Bucket List for the Prada display…

My parents get in on the Prada action!

My parents get in on the Prada action!

However, this month’s Birthday Girl, JoJo, had more in store to surprise me ~ bigger and better:

Big Bend

Welcome to BIG BEND National Park!

Big Bend  ~ a landscape photographer’s dream!!!

DISPO Fam @ Big Bend

DISPO Fam @ Big Bend

COOLEY-DISPOs @ Big Bend

COOLEY-DISPOs @ Big Bend

Before then, we checked out the George W. Bush Childhood Home in Midland, which I already toured during my work assignment this past summer.

DISPO-COOLEY Fam @ George W. Bush Family Home

DISPO-COOLEY Fam @ George W. Bush Family Home

Dad & I with G-Dub

My Dad the Bday Boy & Yours truly with G-Dub

DISPO Ladies with G-Dub

DISPO Ladies with G-Dub

Mainly, we stopped and stayed in Terlingua, Texas ~ also known as Ghost Town!

Terlingua, TX

Welcome to Ghost Town ~ Terlingua, Texas!

Ghost Town Bar

Like the night life in Ghost Town?

Ghost Town Tourism

I bet Ghost Town welcomes more visitors than has residents

*~*~*~*~* Here are the highlights! *~*~*~*~*

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Joanne & I are ready to paint the town! Ghost Town, that is!

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✌Peaceful Ghost Town

*~*~*~*~* Home Sweet Home *~*~*~*~*

Ghost Town Home

On our way to our party house on the hill

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Parking our party truck @ our party house

A trip for me isn’t complete without visiting Church!

St. Agnes

Here’s St. Agnes Catholic Church in Terlingua, Texas

St. Agnes Catholic Church

☼Sunset☼ @ † St. Agnes† in West Texas

*~*~*~*~* Home Sweet Home *~*~*~*~*

Ghost Town Resort

DISPOs’ 2nd Home in Ghost Town

W-Tex

West Texas or Bust: DISPOs ready to explore! Adventures continue…

¡Recuerdo el Día de los Muertos!