Vivien Thomas — In Honor of Black History Month

Vivien ThomasWhere would my daughter be if it had not been for Vivien Thomas?Here are some facts about Vivien Thomas:He grew up in Nashville and had hopes of becoming a doctor, but unfortunately the Great Depression changed his plans. He had to put his education on hold and he became a carpenter. In 1930 he secured a job as a surgical research technician with Dr Alfred Blalock; however was classified and paid as a janitor. On his first day of work, Thomas assisted Blalock on a surgical … [Read more...]

My Review of the Show ‘Weeds’.. I’m a Netflix Junkie

What can I say, I am a Netflix Junkie and I am behind the times. I am currently playing catch up on a lot of great shows that no one bothered to tell me about throughout the years.My first television show series review will be on the American, dark comedy 'Weeds' that stars the beautiful and talented Mary-Louise Parker. (SN- some say Mary Louise Parker and I resemble one another)Let me start by saying I can be oblivious to things, some would call me slow, dingy, or even 'air headish'; I prefer … [Read more...]

My Food Review of Cantina Del Rio in Gruene, Texas (Who Knew… It Was National Margarita Day)

Saturday, February 22nd was National Margarita Day; I did not even know this until after the fact. Thankfully since my morning random weigh in made me delightfully happy I landed at a cantina that served food with melted cheese over refried beans and fajita meat. Oh thank you, Jesus, for my weight that morning!That morning, my family piled in the car thinking that we were going to a neighborhood garage sale and then to Sonic for a drink. Little did we know that we were going to drive 30 minutes … [Read more...]

Flashback Friday 2/21/14

The first song that pops into my head when someone mentions a wedding is 'Going to the Chapel'. I used to always sing this song as a child and it would actually make my mom mad. (I guess she was not married at the time or just not happy with her marriage at the time)Today's Flashback Friday from October 13, 2001 is about my oldest sister, Kristi and her husband Jim. I'm posting a few pictures of their wedding. They did not go to a chapel but did have a really nice outside wedding at one of their … [Read more...]