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Thirsty Thursday: Pray Always Everyday

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 04/09/2015 at 15:33

🌞Everyday, I greet👋 GOD☝️ as soon as I 😵awake😲 and right before I go to 😴sleep💤 plus any moment in between. As I welcome His presence by opening my window 🌅shades🌇 to bring in the 🌈sunlight☀️, I simply pray🙏

This is the day the LORD has made
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Sweet Annie

I love to wake up to Sweet Annie from slumber and cat naps! 😻

Then throughout the day, I’ll pray before 💻working🎤, 🍕eating🍧 and 🚘traveling✈️. Prior to 🍱meals🍮, I have series of prayer💒 cards, yet I have a couple that are short and sweet…

Quick Picnic

I packed this picnic real quick for after my Holy Hour. 💝

GOD is good, GOD is great.
Let us thank Him for this food. AMEN.

Bro Joe

Add to the mix more fruit and goodies from my CHRIST Bro Joe! 🍎🍊🍌

  • Also, another traditional one:

Bless us O LORD, for these thy gifts, which we are about to receive, from thy bounty, through CHRIST our LORD. AMEN.

Pano Park POV

Panoramic Park POV 🌳

  • Following the 🍜feast🍰, I also pray:

We give thee thanks to the Almighty GOD, who lives and reigns forever, and to the souls of the faithful departed, Rest In Peace. AMEN.

Groundhog Day

Our Groundhog pal also approached us for apples! 🐒

Once I’m about to hit the 🌆sack🌄, my bedtime prayers include the 🌹Rosary💍 and these from my childhood:

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the LORD, my soul to keep…

  • Guide me, JESUS, through the night, and wake me with the morning light. AMEN. 
  • If I should die before I wake, I pray the LORD, my soul to take. AMEN.

Thank you for another blessed day, LORD!

3:33 ~ make a wish!!!

Foodie Friday: Classic Cold Remedies

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/13/2015 at 10:00

Happy Friday the 13th!

Homecooked Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is where it’s at!

We’re never too old to need our mothers ~ so if they’re still with us, then let’s be grateful!

Cold Combat Remedies

Add freshly-squeezed OJ to the mix for Vitamin C to combat the cold, and I’ve got it made in the shade!

My own ♥Mommy Aya♥ came through for me during my cold that took its toil and my voice this ♣Spring Break♣.

Valley Oranges

These oranges came from my former post in the Rio Grande Valley!

As a retired Registered Nurse after over 4½ decades, my Nanay attended to me for the first time since I was a child!

Nutella Brownies

Chocolate = the perfect cure to cheer me up, in the form of my mom’s Nutella brownies!

I think that my need to be put on bed rest (while my ♥A&A♥ held vigil by my bedside) was †GOD†‘s way of telling me to slow my roll

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies also are. Always. On. Point.

Despite my week ☼off☼ from teaching and tutoring, I had still been on-the-go in the recent wintry weather with my traveling, researching, reporting and photographing!

Juicer Pitcher

This juicer doubles as a pitcher!

So much for tracking miles on a fun run or hitting the driving range … for now!

Foodie Friday: Islander Nation

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/06/2015 at 19:00
Texas Peach

Texas Peach for me, Blackberry Bourbon for him

When we celebrated my buddy’s book being published this past week,

Jalapeño Drink

The jalapeño was more than the garnish to this Texas Peach ~ it added the kick!

I had to have steak before Meatless Friday

Caesar Salad

So I’ve had my share of Caesar Salads, but I liked the presentation on this square plate

And since we were in conference at Corpus Christi,

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Surf ‘n’ Turf + *Loaded Baked Potato & Veggies for yours truly, Scallops with Lobster Cream Sauce & Butternut Squash for my friend

I might as well have Surf ‘n’ Turf!

Baked Potato Fixings

It helps to have the fixings* on the side to limit my portions!

Water Street Seafood Company offered one of the best key lime pie that I’ve ever tried!

Key Lime Pie top

The raspberry drizzle was icing to this pie!

Lime was in the air, both at the beach and the hotel!

Key Lime Pie side

Key Lime: slice of Heaven!

Thirsty Thursday: Blessed Angels

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/25/2015 at 14:45

🎼We are the 🏆Champions, my friends🎸 ~ Queen👑

Our Religious Ed class won the 🍜Souper🍲 🏈Bowl🏉!

Since my R.E. students and my mom contributed the most non-perishable food items to our 🍞Loaves and Fishes🐟 food drive, we won a pizza🍕 party!

As we were about to cover the Last Supper🍷 in last night’s 📖class, we shared our meal. I couldn’t have been more blessed🙏 to have helpful students who offered to serve each other.

Therefore, they deserved to earn 📜awards, hence the ceremony👏 that we had during our 🍛dinner.

Floral Friday: Bouquets, Bows and Arrows | The ELAINE DISPO Journal > †R.E.† ♥V-Day♥R.I.P., ~*~Nanay BETTY~*~ on her 22nd Anniversary

♥heart♥-shaped ring watch

♥heart♥-shaped ring watch from ~*~Nanay BETTY~*~

Foodie Friday: Tía Elaine Time

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/20/2015 at 09:30

Tía Elaine time w/the kiddos & kitties @ the Stone estate while their parents go on a belated VDay date! Mags coached me in volleyball & was my lil’ helper in the kitchen! Gotta love the domestic life! 🏡👪👦👧👶😻😸💝⚽️🍳 #DISPObustAFlow #SimpleLifeNoMo #HotTubTimeMachine #MrsClean 💦💧

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Study Saturday: Starbucks before Bucks Stars

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Study Saturday, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday on 02/14/2015 at 08:15

Before I got ready for the ♥Sweetheart♥ Ball

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Brain Food: Egg white & lean bacon breakfast sandwich of Healthy *Champs* from *Starbucks$

I had a Starbucks Haul!

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Cooling refreshmentOrange Mango Banana Smoothie to energize yours truly as I go scholar mode!

I stayed focused that day as I always †pray† everyday!

Foodie Friday: Country Club Grub

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/13/2015 at 12:55

We celebrated ♥Valentine’s♥ Day one week early at the Country Club!

Salad Spread

Salad Spread: I’m all about the greens, & pasta is my weakness!

As always, the food was good!

Country Club

Country Club caters well! A little bit of everything, from veggies to meat.

And the drinks were as well!

Stella Artois

Stella Artois: my usual import @ the Country Club

Not to mention the dessert!

Wine & Chocolate

Wine & Chocolate: my kind of centerpiece!

Sweets …

Dessert Table

Dessert Table: Cheesecake Collection

… from the Sweet …

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake: complete w/a ♥heart♥ @ the center

… by the Sweet …

Assorted Cheesecake

Assorted Cheesecake: Chocolate * Strawberry * Original

… for the Sweet!

Double Chocolate

Double Chocolate: Chocolate Cheesecake w/Cookies & Cream ♥Heart♥

Happy Friday the 13th & ♥Valentine’s♥ Eve!

Foodie Friday: Fight Night & Game Grub ~ SBXLIX Edition

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/06/2015 at 11:45

With last weekend being full of festivities, we were in great food and company! My LMT girl Lisa and her hubby hosted Fight Night (UFC main event: Anderson Silva post-2013 leg injury) on Super Bowl Sunday Eve! Then I watched the Big Game with my Papa Jun!

The commonalities between both meals were:

    • pizza (Little Caesar’s & Pizza Hut)
    • dip (Ranch & Nutella)
    • oodles of noodles (post-fight & pre-game)
    • veggies (fresh & roasted)
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Fight Night Feast: {clockwise from top L} Little Caesar’s Pretzel Pizza from yours truly * fruit w/chocolate fondue made by yours truly (Nutella & Philadelphia Cream Cheese) * veggies w/Ranch dressing * slider sandwiches w/Dijon mustard, turkey & cheese (either Swiss or Munster)

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Portion control: Lisa sliced the pizza into smaller pieces, so more could be up for grabs!

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These slider sandwiches were a hit! Hands down: they scored a touchdown @ this table!

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Fun fact: Did you know that you burn more calories than you consume when you munch on celery due to the crunch? Challenge accepted!

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After the fruit was gone, a fellow cat mama & I turned to the carrots to dip into the chocolate!

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To top off my plate, I had my green drink to toast!

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Post-Fight: Rice Noodles w/meatballs ~ looks like this yummy bowl is Lisa‘s version of Pho!

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Pre-Game: My Ramen w/Salsa + P.I. Cheese on Toast

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Yes’sir, I AM the Ranch B*tch: from my salad to pizza (Supreme from the Hut)

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Almond Joy Pie: filled w/Nutella but bittersweet due to the Seahawks’ SB loss

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This post-game croissant-reminiscant breakfast: Cookie & Cocoa Butter Swirl goes nuts w/pecans & almonds ~ shaped like a ♥heart♥ for ♥Valentine’s♥ Day!

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Coffee pairs well w/Cookie & Cookie & Cocoa Butter Swirl + croissant!

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My Nanay satisfied my chili craving with this Super Bowl Southwestern-Style Chili Bowl! Maraming Salamat Po, Mommy Aya! Ma sarap!

 

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Add cheese to the mix!

 

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Dallop of Daisy: Add sour cream to the mix!

 

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Add avocado to the mix!

 

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Spoon ready to scoop ~ so ladle it on to lick!

 

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Let’s double-dip those chips!

 

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Chili Chip Pie, oh my!

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My mom went happy on kale, both in the chili & in these chips baked in EVOO + in this green drink complete con más avocado!

 

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Again, Context Media Health has been on point, as if it’s been reading my mind ~ this time, about Black Beans & Avocados!

 

Foodie Friday: Croissant’s What I Want

In ♥ & Soul, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/30/2015 at 19:00

Happy National Croissant Day!!!

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Almond Croissant Blossom from *Starbucks$

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Some timing: Context Media Health sent me this text tip after I ate the aforementioned croissant!

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The Perfect Study Snack: My mini croissant is packed with flavor, filled with Cocoa Cookie Butter Swirl for a sweet treat complete with coffee!

Also, with Mardi Gras on the way …

We still can eat, drink and be merry!

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And YES: just like its previous counterpart, this bad boy also is *Gluten FREE*

A moderate way to do it is through this mini croissant Cajun-style sandwich ~ simple yet savory!

Cajun Croissant Sandwich

Cajun Croissant Sandwich: Aren’t these mini croissants absolutely cute?

Snack-Happy!

Foodie Friday: Gourmet Italian

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/30/2015 at 14:30

I was fortunate enough to have another multi-course meal

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Roasted Garlic Hummus: Olive Garden’s Festa Italiana appetizer

This time, from mainstream and always yummy Olive Garden!

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Risotto Bites: Olive Garden‘s Festa Italiana appetizer

What drew me here was the Festa Italiana ~ four course meal.

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Asiago Tortelloni with Meat Sauce: my main course from Olive Garden‘s Festa Italiana

I grew up here, as Italian is my favorite food!

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White Chocolate Strawberry Dolcini: my dessert from Olive Garden‘s Festa Italiana sweetens the deal ~ and to top it off, I had a discount!

When you’re here, you’re family!