Hi FABulous ones! It’s been a minute. Take a look at the first episode of my Flipgram show, “In the Kitchen with mrsFAB.” Today I’ve prepared a low-carb casserole that is figure friendly and oh so good! Try this recipe and give me your thoughts.
Today is a day of remembrance. It’s a day for honoring those men and women who died protecting our country as a member of the armed forces. And while we honor those who have fallen and given the ultimate sacrifice, I also thank everyone who has served.
This year was different for me. My late Father’s birthday is May 28th. Often times, his birthday actually fell on Memorial Day. When I was little, the holiday was all about his birthday. As I got older, of course my focus shifted to the real reason for Memorial Day. But in the back of my mind, daddy’s birthday was coming!
This is the first Memorial Day without dad. It’s weird. My sister and I went to his grave today at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. That is a picture of the main flag that flew at half staff this morning. They had a huge ceremony honoring the fallen. Families were everywhere. Children were randomly putting flowers on graves. Military personnel was all over the place. It made me feel proud that my dad was in the Army and the activities were a form of comfort to me. I thought I would be drowning in a bucket of my own tears. Instead it felt like a celebration of life.
It’s so funny that it was cloudy and slightly gray today. My sister and I hate the sun, so it was like daddy made the perfect weather just for us. It was a very nice morning and I could not imagine going to visit dad without sissy being there.
In dad’s honor, we are going to have good quality gourmet burger for his birthday on Wednesday the 28th. In dad’s older days, he LOVED a good burger and black walnut ice cream. So Wednesday, it’s all about you, papaFAB! We will throw down with thoughts of you in our hearts. We love you and we miss you.
-There is some city in the Dallas, Texas area that just passed a no texting while driving law. I had no problem with that until I read where the law also applies to the use of your navigational system while driving. Isn’t that what navigational systems in your car or on your smartphone are for? I’m not from Texas and I use my navigational system all of the time. This is crazy. What about travelers or people simply not being familiar with a particular area of town? DFW has a gazillion “toy towns” as I call them. Since I don’t frequent the “hood” parts (don’t be offended… just being real here) I NEED to have an escape route!
-I need to check out Iman’s new Global Chic Summer collection. I love her. I think I want everything in that picture. Her collection can be found at HSN.
-I’m nervous about starting the Beachbody “21 Day Fix” diet plan after Memorial Day. The fear of failing has me anxious. I don’t want to let down myself nor my sissy, NurseFAB, who will be coaching me. *sighs*
I am a shopping channel junkie. My discovery of Temp-tations by Tara bakeware has not helped matters. I have been a Temp-tations ordering fool since last October!
Today is the “Cooking on Q” day on QVC. Many of the FABnistas have been waiting on a 16 piece baking set in the hot summer holiday color called Fireworkfetti. Everyone was excited about the special of the day that launched at midnight and in addition, this item was pretty much on everyone’s “must have” list.
Well after staying up wayyyy past my bead time, two hours came an went and there was no site of the Fireworkfetti set. The host mentioned that it sold out, but us FABnistas knew that was pure foolery. It was never an option for us to purchase. The Nistas were NOT having that!
Several FABnistas were on the live chat this morning during the Temp-tations presentation. It was hosted by Lisa, Temp-tations Tara’s right hand. Everyone was asking over and over (Did I mention over again?) about the Fireworkfetti set. We were told that the Fireworkfetti did not make inventory in time, and that they will let us know when they know. Bummer!
Then about halfway through the chat, Lisa announced that the Fireworkfetti set would be availalbe during that 10 am show. I could feel the excitement through my iPad screen. That was wonderful… rejoice!
FABulous ones… guess who’s back? Yes, it has been quite a while. I launched my original site a few years ago with the help of the AMAZING Kitty Bradshaw. It was a modest success and I loved being my own “boss in my head” at that time.
Then life happened… I relocated and was out of work for a while. To be honest, I think I was a little depressed. I had to cut corners… something I had not had to do in a long time. I fed my depression with food and gained a ton! I put my site on “hold,” but at least I was in my right mind to at move some of my information over to this WordPress based blog. And the blog just sat here until now.
I’m taking some time out this morning to write my first post here on WordPress. I just wanted to touch base with my readers and let you know that more is to come, but for REAL this time. I’m still trying to set this new site up and get my sidebars, links, and all of that loaded onto here. I need to find my FABbook that had all of my old site info. I just can’t find anything since I have moved!
Hopefully this coming week I can get everything organized again. I will tell you that Sunday I am going to try one of those “It Works!” body wraps and I will do a review to let you know if it really works… or not!
Thank you readers for being patient. Thanks to Kitty for being so inspiring. Her success has given me hope! Her site is fill of FABness so please check it out.
Now as for this weigh gain… I’m headed to the gym. I call my workouts “The Comeback” because I WILL get the old mrsFAB back… better than ever before! Have a great weekend FABulous ones. *Smooches*