Sunday, June 28, 2009

The first man I wanted to marry...

...was Michael Jackson. True. I remember buying buttons with his face on them when I was 6-years old and my family lived in Los Angeles. Vendors lined the streets selling precious momentos and I could never have enough of them. My tiny torso was crowded with his image. He was perfection...and I never thought anyone could make me feel the way Michael Jackson made me feel.

Fast forward 25 years or so...where we now live in a world who's stalking nature with celebrities and "Celibrity" makes my stomach turn. The magazines and televisions shows devoted just to "catching" the stars living life are mindless. I just told Cbabi that it has to be crazy to open your front door and have people standing on the sidewalk waiting to take your picture. That's crazy! I think the world--that world--broke Michael Jackson's heart. How could it not?

If anything, Michael Jackson's passing woke me up. I didn't know him, but he reminded me of someone who needed to be loved. I know that feeling. Since starting this business (this life, really), I've had relationships crumble. Real stinkers. As I complained about these relationships to a wise woman, she asked me, "Are your children happy? You and your husband okay? Yes? Sweetheart, that's all that matters, you hear me."

Some people can drain you of your joy, of your ability to love yourself. They can make you question the perfection that God has blessed you with. They can break you down; they can make you miserable, but you still have them in your life because you still want them to like you, love you. They aren't worthy of you. No one is worthy of your time and energy and love if they don't make you feel good to be around them. Let them go.

I know this entry is not about food, but sometimes other things need to be said. Be so protective of your happiness and peace of mind. Be so protective of your family and what brings you joy. Don't allow other people who will probably never be happy with themselves to break your heart.

May Michael Jackson rest gently and joyfully...finally.

grace & peace,


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Who knew Vegan could taste so good?

Yesterday (Tuesday) and today we had out Vegan Fudge Brownies (I know, an oxymoron for sure!) and Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Let me say this: Those Vegan Brownies were so good I kept eating them claiming I was testing for food freshness--whatever that is! Baking is a science, but Vegan Baking takes a whole 'nother part of the science brain. I will definitely make some for Friday and Saturday this week. Let me know what you think if you happen to try them. Keep in mind they're Vegan, so I don't want to hear some, "I like the regular ones better..." The regular ones have butter and eggs in them, wise guy:)

grace & peace,


Monday, June 8, 2009

the babies grow...

My youngest, B.Soul, had a birthday recently, and I was just looking at the difference in cupcakes from last year to this year. Cookie Monster (which he still loves) from last year, and the Letter Cupcakes (cause he's learning his letters and spelling his name--genuis, I know!) from this year's birthday.

B.Soul, you are perfect in every way--even when you're whining:) Happy Birthday, baby.