Monday, December 15, 2014

Great book alert!!

In my searching for a path in the gluten free/paleo walk, I found this great book. 

The Paleo Kitchen

It is a really great place to get all you need to know about Paleo.

Please try George Bryant's site:

I do have a place in my heart for Marines, as my Rooster is a ten year Marine Vet.  His name is George also.  LOL

Also Juli's site:

It is a place for lots of encouragement and yummy looking food.

Even if you aren't gluten-free like me, this is a great way to eat better and feel better.  Check it out.  It might change your life.


Love ya

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Follow the yellow brick road........

I am well on my way to gluten free living.  Thankfully, there are so many free books on kindle. 

I was also introduced to the book "Wheat Belly" and books on Paleo lifestyle. 

For the first time in my life, I maxed out my request of books at the library.  LOL  My daughter asked me how many books I requested, and I don't know. 

The sheer amount of items with gluten is staggering.  Even lipstick, lotion, chapstick, and soap. 

A man at church told me to divide my plate into thirds.  1/3 meat, 1/3 veggies, and 1/3 fruit.  That will keep me out of most trouble.

Paleo avoids corn, dairy, and beans.  So I will be playing with that.  I am breaking it right now by drinking a cherry 7up with all the refined sugar.  But I am being a good girl and avoiding Coke.

Chocolate is still on the menu and can I get an AMEN for that???  This is hard enough without missing chocolate. 

All kidding aside, I am feeling better.  My knee pain is almost gone and my stomach isn't killing me all the time.  That alone should prove that this is working.

Please visit these sites for more info:

Happy reading and have a wonderful day.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Going on a new journey

I got the news yesterday that I need to go on a gluten free diet.  I was not expecting this at all.  I knew that I have Hashimoto's Disease which is a thyroid dysfunction.  But it appears to have a link to gluten.  So I will be learning a new way to eat the next several months.

If you follow this diet, would you leave your email or blog link on my comments?  I need all the help I can get.

My email is

Thank you so much for your support.

Mrs. Rooster

Monday, October 27, 2014

Let the old pass away.

I had been thinking for sometime about re-affirming my faith and being baptized again.  Yesterday I did just that.  It was a beautiful day.  You can watch it here.   

I am the next to the last to get baptized.

God Bless and have a wonderful day.

Monday, August 11, 2014

After Anniversary and Birthday

Well, we had our 17th anniversary.  The lovely ladies at our church gave us a 50 dollar gift card to go and enjoy at one of the best BBQ places here in Houston.  I was so grateful as things have been very tight since I left my job.  Rooster, Bri, and I enjoyed brisket, potato salad, cucumber salad, mac & cheese, bread, and iced tea.  We had a wonderful time.  I even had food to bring home.  They give you tons to eat.  Papas BBQ is fantastic.  I love the easy Western style atmosphere.

I celebrated my 44th (ok, my second 22nd) birthday on Aug 7th.  Got tons of hugs and well wishes from my bible study ladies.  Then went home to enjoy my cute little family.  Bri made me a handmade card and a book.  Very cute.  We just spent the rest of the day hanging out.

Now I am cleaning and clearing.  I got rid of tons of stuff.  I am taking all the homeschool related stuff to the park tomorrow as we are meeting up with other homeschool families to trade our stuff.  I thought this was a great idea.  Get rid of stuff to someone who could use it. 

I am ready for the new school year.  We are really liking the four day, six week on, seventh week off schedule.  We are also doing a unit study/project type approach to science and history.  Bri picked insects for earth science.  We are going to finish up the Middle Ages and start a project for history using the American Girl Felicity as the center piece. 

Bri has found that she loves audio books.  She has listed to about 10 books in the last few weeks.  Lots of trips to the library.

I am very happy with the new church that we have found and Rooster has even gone a few times.  We have joined as a family.  It is a very simple place and we like it that way.  Bri loves it and begs to go. 

My business is going fairly well.  I am finding that I enjoy it very much.

I hope that everyone has a very blessed day.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Opening a new chapter in life

I have left my job at The Home Depot in order to make my own schedule and be my own boss.  I was getting tired of getting taken advantage of and the long hours standing on concrete.  I would have to sometimes beg someone to take my place so I could go to the restroom or take a break.  No one wanted to do the greeting job that I was doing sometimes eight hours.  Between the aching muscles and the run for the restroom, I had had enough.

I had been praying for some time about getting back home to be a stay at home Mom, wife, and homeschool educator.  I have tossed around the idea of cleaning homes to help keep the household running.

Well, some jobs have come up and I decided to take the leap and leave the corporate world behind.  I can set my own schedule and take Bri with me.

Bri is really at a time in her life that she needs her Mom.  I have the feeling that she is coming into puberty.  She will be 10 in Oct and she is acting like a teen.  That is what really made me make the decision.

What I need most is prayers.  Will you pray for us?  I have gotten back to the practice of praying every morning along with reading a devotional.  I am now able to go to church regularly and a bible study with other ladies.  I had to leave all that behind when I took full time work. 

I am really relying on God right now to lead me in the right direction.  All we need comes from him.

Thank you so much for your prayers.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Going to Wife School

Yes, I am going to Wife School.  You can too. 

I bought a wonderful book yesterday at Amazon.  You can check it out here:

You can also see the authors site to sign up for Wife School online.

I read this entire book cover to cover (well, kind of as I got it on Kindle.  LOL)

Whether you are having marriage problems or you just want to fine tune some things, this book is for you.  From ready to get married to whatever number anniversary, there is something that you can take away from this book.

It is funny and engaging.  It was so worth the price for it.  I bought it after getting a sample of it from Amazon when I was looking at the if you like this you will like these at the bottom of other books that I had been looking at.

God Bless and have a wonderful day.