Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday Morning This and That

Good morning, everyone.  Another Monday, another day closer to Spring.  Saturday was a complete washout, and I stayed in.  Caught up on my letters to penpals and did some sorting through Spring clothes. Afterwards spent time catching up on my reading.  Hubby went to visit his sister.  She is not doing so well, and I know it is time for me to let go of past irritations, but I fear putting myself into a position where I am shunned once again.  They all speak English very well, but speak Spanish to show me that I am excluded from the family.  Never did a thing to them; in fact, I'd bent over backwards to make them like me, but it didn't matter.  I am friends with one of his sisters they don't like, so that means they don't like me.

Do you believe in the Afterlife?  That the spirits of our loved ones and beloved pets remain with us after they pass on?  Take a look at the following photo. My friends from church were in awe.

My phone eats memory like crazy.  I had a little LG Motion and traded it in for an Optimus because the print was too small on the Motion.  I had asked the girl which was the better phone and she told me the Motion.  I didn't want to hear that.  No, I wanted something bigger, more modern, and nicer looking. Needless to say, I have very little memory in my new phone.  I do not have any games on it and have downloaded nothing but Facebook and Messenger. I do know they eat up memory, but not as bad as on this phone.  So, when I take pictures I have to upload them to my computer and delete on the phone right away.  I also have a sweeper on my phone that cleans it out and use it several times a day.

When I got to cleaning out my photo album I was surprised to see two strange photos that I hadn't taken. I deleted one of them, but just as I started to delete this one, I saw it.  Look to the right side.  There is the figure of a cat, and on closer look, I saw the black ears and half black, half red face.  At first I thought it was just wishful thinking on my part, but my son,  a few friends on Facebook, and even the cynic, my hubby saw it.  It brings tears of joy.  My baby has let me know that she is okay and still with me in another form.  They say they find ways to let us know and leave us signs.  (The original picture is much clearer.  Would not post here on Blogger.  Turned upside down every time so I had to post on FB and copy to here)

On Sunday morning I went to church and later made Salsa Segreta for dinner.  I am so in love with that sauce. Here is the recipe again...

One large can of plum tomatoes
2 cloves minced garlic
1 small onion, minced
1/8 tsp of crushed red pepper
olive oil
Italian seasonings*

Saute onions  in olive oil for about 3 minutes, then add garlic and saute another 3-4 minutes.  Add tomatoes, bring to boil, stirring until it starts to bubble, then turn down flame and simmer, stirring frequently.  I crush the tomatoes as I stir.  Add seasonings  and simmer about 30 more minutes. 

Have a good one.


  1. I see her as well my friend.

    And that dish you stirred up is making me hungry just reading about it.

  2. Aww... Miss Minga stopped by to say hello because she can feel you grieving. Of course she is with you in another form. :)

    That dish looks amazing... You made me hungry for lunch now. Take care my friend. Much love. :)

  3. I enlarged the picture & I see her. :0) Wow!
    So happy for you that she made her presence known to you.
    Copied your recipe. Don't know when I will try it, but thank you for taking the time to share it. Going back & taking another look. I saw her eyes & ears & shape the first look. (((hugs)))