Sunday, January 24, 2016

"Dance Without Music" by Marie Moody

I wrote this poem back in the early 90's I hope you enjoy it!


Gonna dance to the tune with no music

The rhythm is between Limbo & Hell

Don't know where I've been

The rhythm is between my head & my cell

Fantasy Within my soul,

End of Time.  End of my goal.

Gonna dance without music!

Can you see the sound that hasn't been heard?

Hear this picture without any words?

How does one love that has no heart?

Get a role in life that has no parts?

Floating on a sea without water

Building a song without a tune down

Telling the virgin and her daughter

That time doesn't tick, there is no sound!

Noise with silence, the silence that thunders

War isn't violence, peace that wonders.

Gonna dance to the tune with no music

Rhythm is between Limbo and Hell

Gonna sing the song without words

The beat is in my head and in this song I can't sell

So I'll dance to this tune with no music

And I listen to the song with no words

Put me down if you must, the song is not about lust

Life has no meaning until we have no bounds....

Dancing... Dancing... Dancing... without sound!!!

Marie Moody

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Sweet Italian House Dressing

This dressing recipe is based on one I originally found online by Dennis Cottini of Glenview in the Chicago Sun Times (whose link is no longer available). As I’ve made this salad over the years, this is what the dressing has become when I make it for my family.


3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
6 spoonfuls of minced garlic (or about 6 cloves minced)
3 teaspoons of sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons oregano
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 cup olive oil


Combine dressing ingredients in a high power blender and blend until creamy.
Copycat Portillo's Chopped Salad

Copycat Portillo’s Chopped Salad


4 cups cooked Ditalini pasta
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
3 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
2-1/2 cups chopped red cabbage
2 fresh tomatoes (diced)
1 cup diced green onions
1 cup chopped bacon (I used Turkey Bacon)
4 oz. gorgonzola cheese (you could add up to 8 oz. if you REALLY like gorgonzola)
Sweet Italian Dressing to taste (recipe above)


1.  Cook Ditalini pasta according to package instructions.  Cool and set aside.
2.  Put romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce and red cabbage in a salad spinner to remove excess water.
3.  Combine romaine, iceberg, red cabbage, tomatoes and green onions in large salad bowl.
4.  Cook bacon according to package instructions.
5.  Add cooled pasta, bacon and gorgonzola cheese to salad.
6.  Add dressing (to taste) before serving.  Toss & enjoy!


*First and foremost I have the Flu so I found this on facebook just browsing around and I saw this and wanted to share with you because it looks soooooooooooooo delicious. I also put it's notes at the bottom that it had. Anyway without wasting anymore time here ya go, and when I get better I know I'm going to try it thanks to my cousin Sandy Janeteas.... love you girl!!!!

Shrimp and Sauteed Spinach
This dish is super easy and super quick to make! It's absolutely delicious and the juices at the bottom of the skillet are good enough to make you wanna lick 'em up!!!!
(serves 2)
1 pound of cleaned, deveined and shelled large shrimp
2 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons of Simply Asia Sweet Ginger Garlic Seasoning
1/4 cup dry white wine
3 cups of fresh spinach
In a medium skillet, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and heat until a slight shimmer occurs on the surface.
In a separate bowl combine the shrimp, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the sweet ginger garlic seasoning, tossing lightly until shrimp are thoroughly coated.
Add the shrimp to the hot skillet, quickly sautééing until they are cooked and turn opaque. Pour in wine to quickly bubble and deglaze the skillet, scraping up the delicious brown "bits" on the bottom.
Remove shrimp to a small bowl and cover to keep warm.
In the same skillet, add in the final 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and toss in the spinach, quickly stirring until the leaves are just wilted. Throw the shrimp back in for a final "toss", then plate up on a small serving dish.
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wordless Wednesday! WW


Mr. Trump says, "Washington D.C. YOU'RE FIRED!" LOL

My two oldest children & grandson Shawn & Santa oops! I mean the Hubby!  ~snicker~

NaNee & her granddaughters!

A handful of grandchildren starting from the top left, Bree, Tatyanna, Cody (on couch), his sister Nicole in front of him, Tatiana (not mine-Angelo's half-sister), Angelo down in front, Nessa holding him & Shawn & myself in the middle!  Whew!!!

Shawn loves his NaNee!

NaNee got her first Christmas present from her granddaughter Tatyanna (she works now). a Purple (favorite color) bling bling sweater!  LOVE IT!

Nessa plays a game with Angelo my cutie pie!

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Curious as a Cathybaby kiss

Stacy Uncorkedb2d Wordless Wednesday

Xmas Dolly — Where it’s like Christmas everyday

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Here's some last minute "Gift Ideas" for Christmas - Christmas Movies!


 It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed!  My number one movie at Christmas time, and my second favorite is of course "Miracle on 34th Street"!  It's a is he or isn't he movie!  Just too cute that I never get tired of!

The Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant and Loretta Young... the first movie that came out.
And last, but not least Charlie Brown's Christmas!  Great Stocking Stuffers!
Merry Christmas All!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


 There's decorating to do and shopping to say the least.  My hubby, my 4 children & their spouses, 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, my sister-in-law & family (4), & Aunt Mitzi too, and I'm entering as many give-aways as I can so I don't have to file bankruptcy this Christmas.  aughhhh

Yep, ol' Santa is on his way and we're just about done decorating except for the tree, but so many bulbs are out I'm on my way to go buy a few to see if my tree will work once again.  I love decorating the tree, but my village is my favorite and it really turned out well this year.  I'll be sharing picture in another post I'm sure.
Also, my movies I've been watching all week.  I just love the Hallmark channel & of course my old favorites, but then when the kids come over it's always their favorite story & mine too.  Let me share it with you!

The Night before Christmas!
By Clement Clarke Moore (1779 – 1863)
“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!
“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.
His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”
Now before I leave you let me leave you with one thought...  Merry Christmas everyone & be careful out there and be aware of your surroundings at all times!   HUGS AND ALWAYS REMEMBER...

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