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egg whites spinach and strawberriesA delicious way to start the day is with a tiny breakfast.

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Fresh fruits plus sautéed mushrooms and spinach over eggs"

Fresh fruits plus sautéed mushrooms and spinach over eggs”

 

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homemade fried bread and fried eggd

I am eating my breakfast.  Homemade honey oatmeal bread, fried

in butter, with two fried eggs and their golden yolks. I am experiencing

taste bud bliss! It is a healthy sort of fattening … but it’s worth it.

Naughty-naughty Teesa.

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"Scrambled eggs with cheese topped with chili peppers"

“Scrambled eggs with cheese topped with chili peppers”

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"The other side of my Morning Star vegetarian burger"

“The other side of my Morning Star vegetarian burger”

I always prepare breakfast for myself and Joe. Today is Sunday and since I woke up early, too early in my opinion, I returned for a few more hours of blissful slumber. By the time the phone rang it was 11:15!

"We happily chomped a few bites prior to my snapping some photographs"

“We happily chomped a few bites prior to my snapping some photographs”

I decided to prepare vegetarian Morning Star burgers for our first meal, using generous slices of beefsteak tomato, honey-infused Thomas English Muffins, romaine lettuce, sautéed in butter mushrooms, topped with an Italian shredded-cheese blend. As soon as we sat down to eat we dove right in. Oops, I should have snapped the shots first.

"Sunny poses for his glamour shot"

“Sunny poses for his glamour shot”

Yesterday I received an updated photograph of my kitty nephew, Sunny.

"Sunny is so proud of himself for climbing to the top of the kitty condo"

“Sunny is so proud of himself for climbing to the top of the kitty condo”

See how he has grown from last summer to this.

We lost two more of our felines during the months of May and June. The emergency hospital staff sent us keepsakes of our girls, Ribbon and Tiffany.

"Footprints from our girls"

“Footprints from our girls”

At first I didn’t want them, but then agreed. Now I am glad to have the molds as these lovely kitties were with us for many years.

"Tiffany was the Queen of our neighborhood and she had many litters until 2003 when we got her spayed"

“Tiffany was the Queen of our neighborhood and she had many litters until 2003 when we got her spayed”

Ribbon Hall 1997 – 2013 and Tiffany Hall 1995 – 2013. We also lost Monseiur Hall 1997 – 2013, (Ribbon’s brother) in February. And, last summer my dear Bobby 1997-2013, (Ribbon & Monseiur’s half-brother and cousin).

"Ribbon loved to talk on the telephone to her human family"

“Ribbon loved to talk on the telephone to her human family”

"Perhaps my favorite child Little Whaanh couldn't meow"\"

“Perhaps my favorite child Little Whaanh couldn’t meow”

They shared the same father, Bentley. Fiona was Bobby & Peter’s mother, and Chyna was mother to: Ribbon, Christy, Sasha and Monseiur. I know I’m rambling but I don’t give a fig.

"Monseiur had a way of getting right under my feet because he believed he was a chef, too"

“Monseiur had a way of getting right under my feet because he believed he was a chef, too”

"Monseiur was the largest weighing eighteen pounds"

“Monseiur was the largest weighing eighteen pounds”

"Ribbon was the most outgoing of her siblings"

“Ribbon was the most outgoing of her siblings”

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"Breakfast today"

“Breakfast today”

My self-imposed debates are internal confrontations consisting of two-sided arguments, declarative exasperation and discussions I hold inwardly every day. It’s usually easy to gauge how my day is going to flow after an exhaustive night of thinking things through. I become entangled in scenarios where I either enjoy the dream or I have obstacles to overcome. I experience the emotional joy or turmoil within them. Round and round, over and over, these thoughts and words continue to loop until I either want to sink down into my pillow, or I long to escape. So many times I have come to a decision or concluded a worrisome and tiring climb up a mountain of problems.

The astrological sign of Libra is symbolized by the scales of justice. I am especially affected by the pull of the moon on the Earth’s tide, when it is moving through this sun sign. I find I am influenced sometimes by indecision, or by mentally trying to balance the scales. At the time of my birth the moon was juxtaposed to Venus, the planet representing this sign. The effect of this is that I suffer an inward dilemma of decision-making … my first tendency is to see both sides of a situation which prompts me to weigh things out and think, should I or shouldn’t I?

When the moon is going through the sign of Pisces, I spend the entire day followed around and feeling haunted by my dreams. They encroach into my daily routines, lingering on the outer edges of my thoughts. I float in-between reality and those fantasy realms of space that transport me into the outer astral planes. It’s the place where my physical body is capable of floating and flying, flitting from place to place and going through challenges that seem to engulf me during the night. It’s no wonder I awaken to feel as if I have not slept at all. Tiredness hampers my body because all night long, I have fought or climbed, or figured out how to save my myself or a loved one from the waves crashing against the rocks, where we are walking and trying to get to the top.

When I stop to ponder my capabilities of thought and of manifestation, I keep gaining glimpses of the way we are connected and woven into the fabric of the universe. Part of becoming human and experiencing life here on this planet is made up of times like these. I marvel at all the things I can do simultaneously, and realize that I am a living being with a thirst for learning, possessing a spirit and soul so I can feel the freedom of discovery. When I take these enlightening individual moments out to inspect them, I love the way I am left with a better understanding of why I decided to come to Earth in the first place.

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colorful peppers add a distinct flavorYou don’t have to make eggs, oatmeal or pancakes for a meal to be considered breakfast.

Veggies, rice and shrimp can make a fun change to your normal routine.

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