Thirsty Thursday – Shakes

My family has been trying out a new methodology for living.  A new lifestyle, if you will.  It has been full of ups, downs, joys, frustrations, a shift in the balance of kitchen power, sometimes tasty, and sometimes fodder for comedy.

But, I will tell you hands down, my favorite part of this experience has been Shakes.  Banana shakes, blueberry shakes, strawberry shakes, pumpkin shakes, chocolate shakes, peanut butter banana shakes…  The last one is my favorite, and I’ve had it 3 days in a row.

Peanut Butter Banana Shake*

What’s in the shakes – XANGO FAVAO™ Protein (Vegetable) powder, XANGO FAVAO™ Fiber, oatmeal, water, your fruit/veg/cocoa powder/nut of choice, and ice cubes.  The best ones also have a half of a banana for texture.

If you don’t drink them right away, they get quite thick.  Get a spoon.  I kinda like letting them get thicker sometimes, and then watching the liquid as I turn my glass sideways.  Some days, the shake doesn’t move!  (I might be thirty-five, but I still like to play with my food.)

* – Using my new Bacardi mug, but there is no rum in this health drink!

Monday Mourning

We had some sad news yesterday.  Skotte’s uncle passed away.  It was fairly sudden and altogether unexpected.  Although we knew he had pressing health issues, it seemed workable.

So today – please send thoughts and prayers to Skotte and his family as they heal from this loss.

He was a quiet man

A man with purpose and a big heart

Loyal to his family and his Wildcats

A lifetime architect

The framework of a humble sturdy honest man

Always had a beautiful smile to give

Freaky Friday

My father-in-law sent me this link.  You gotta check it out.  This girl can pronounce any word in reverse in seconds.  It’s hard to even think if she’s correct because they go so fast.  Truly amazing feat.


My mom and I have started enjoying some healthful shakes each day.  I am even thinking about digging out my juicer for some other choices.

It’s kind of funny to drink it in a Bacardi mug, but I love this mug!  I got it recently during a Facebook promotion.  I drink all of my shakes in it!

WoW Wednesday – Flu and Lunar Fest

I have been horribly remiss in posting.

At first, I had the post Christmas blues.  Now, I have the flu.  Boo!

In The World of Warcraft, we are celebrating the Lunar Festival, which is very similar to real life Chinese New Year.  We greet our elders, and receive red envelopes.  This year, one of the new items you can earn is a lantern.

I have 6 characters that could easily earn a lantern this year, so that has been my focus.  I have 3 done and 3 to go.  Being sick was not conducive to playing WoW this week though.

Soon enough, the Valentine’s Day festival called “Love is in the Air” will be upon us.

Before getting the flu, I was rather obsessed with Dollar Store Crafts, and finding materials at Dollar Tree.  I have many projects underway.  Unfortunately, I caught a computer virus with my people virus.  I immediately formatted my computer.  I thought I was so smart about it, but I deleted every single bookmark I had been collecting for over a year.  (Since the last time I formatted and forgot to save my bookmarks…)  Will I ever learn?  Probably not!

This time, I am saving everything to my Pinterest account.  And in this way, I can share projects with other people, too.  It seems like a win-win opportunity.

I hope you are staying healthy and far away from viruses of any kind!