Posted in Life, Mental Health, peace, positivity, Writing

Planning the Unwritten

What do you dream about? What do you wish? Or do you at all? What touches your heart, and reminds you of your fragile mortality?

When I meet people, usually online but in any way none the less, these are the kinds of questions I want to ask.

I want to know what’s been your biggest hurdle in life, and what knocked you completely down? What did you overcome when you couldn’t see past your pain… Or fear? What did you see in yourself when the Towers fell… And when Hurricane Katrina wiped out so much of Louisiana?

No, my thinking isn’t traditional, nor will I ever wish it to be. This one life, why we walking around with “How you doin?” 🤔🤔

There’s a million facts about cultures I’ve yet to learn, and people who could teach me. There’s a reality different as night is to day… From one person to the next. Experience is our teacher and our testimony to inspire others.

Isolated isn’t how we were meant to live. Jaded isn’t how we were created. Distant and no socialization throws us into a negative aura that has potential to break us.

We really need one another. We really should rely on one another… And talk to one another. Even here, beyond our fictional characters and made up stories… We are people who are trying our best with this challenge called life.

Human contact… genuine interest… Initiative outreach… Loving concern… Deeper questions… Alittle extra time to converse… Active listening… Reflective listening… checking in… Making the first move… Voicing appreciation, admiration, or gratitude. Complimenting a stranger, buying someone coffee, holding a door open, offering a helping hand.

We’ve grown so pissed off that there’s another human being ever within 100 yards of ourselves. I want to dig into your thoughts and discover what you believe. I want to know who inspires you, and what you love doing. I want to know your goals for the week, or which song has recently become “your gam”….

Life’s so short; let’s spend it doing things that’ll make a difference.

Posted in Mental Health, Writing

Yummy Recipe

This is Oh My Gosh Good!! I made it some time ago and have been dreaming about it since (😂😂)! Not really, but trust me, it’s going to be one of your “go to’s”.

Taken from Life Made Simple Bakes

Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts, filleted and seasoned with salt and pepper*
  • 4 oz. crimini mushrooms, sliced (optional)
  • ½ small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 c. half and half
  • 2 tsp. kosher sea salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. ground sage
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • 8 oz. egg noodles or other pasta
  • 1 c. frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 c. frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • Pie crust crumbles (optional)**
Directions
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the prepared chicken and cook until golden brown on each side/reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Remove from the pot and transfer to a cutting board. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add the mushrooms, onion, celery and carrots, saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Pour in the chicken stock along with the half and half, whisk, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Turn the heat up to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Cut the chicken into small bite-size chunks and return it to the pot. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, sage, cayenne and paprika. When the mixture begins to boil, add the pasta and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 10-15 minutes, then add the corn, peas and parsley. Cook until the pasta is tender and the sauce is thick, about 6-8 minutes (note: the sauce with thicken as it cools). Remove from the heat and serve with pie crust crumbles, if desired.
Notes
*You can use rotisserie chicken too, shred about 2 cups. Add it in step 3.
**I used frozen pie crust, crumbled about ⅓ cup of it and baked it at 350 degrees until it was golden brown. This is totally OPTIONAL! Toasted panko breadcrumbs would be delicious too 

Recipe source: Life Made Simple

Posted in Writing

Good Morning🍩☕️

GOOOoooDddd MORNING VIETNAM💚

Hope everyone has started this LAST MONDAY of 2018 off on a positive note=}

I can say I have, couple cups of coffee in. I’ve caught up on dishes. I’ve worked through all my automatic renewal monthly subscriptions and cancelled many. Girls are entertained and it’s only quarter of ten.

How’s your day started? Anyone have anything exciting happen that they’d like to share???

🥳🥳Oh yes: TOMORROW BEGINS MY JANUARY CONTEST. Simply try and be my top or 2nd best comments blogger for January🥳🥳

Posted in Nova’s Daily Random Word, Writing

#NDRW- #21

Today’s Random Word: ANTIGROPELOS

Please tag each post #NDRW

Concept: To write everything and anything that comes to mind about the Daily Random Word.

It can be incomplete thoughts listed, a short story, a personal story, personal reflection, memories, whatever you want it to be. The idea is to get everything out. Once you’ve done that, you can return to these posts and use the ideas in your writing.

Have fun

Posted in Life, peace, positivity, Writing

Warmest Welcome

Glitter Graphics

Welcome my newest followers =]

Thank you for deciding to follow my blog. I hope not to disappoint your expectations, and to provide a positive expierence as you pass through. My writing is a combination of realistic and fantasy, fiction and nonfiction, the subcategories and reflections of my life.

I began writing as a young girl. As an INFJ, I felt entirely too much that no one understood. Realistically speaking, I didn’t understand much either. The endless pages of diaries became my sacred world of unspoken truths, unforgivable thoughts, and endless confusion. I was thankful to have found an escape, somewhere that my voice mattered.

In addition to my diaries, I often wrote letters to friends, while in school. I wrote letters to penpals, whom I had met on vacations. I wrote mail to boys my parents didn’t approve of, and to future students, warning them about awful teachers. I tucked letters in my previously used text books (that really didn’t go over well with my mother!).

Writing, along with the amazing story of Anne of Green Gables, sparked my desire to write my own book. I was grounded for some unbeknownst reason and had lots of time on my hands.

I am HSP and an introvert, neither of which do well in an environment with several cats, multiple dogs, tons of overhead lighting, musical noise, chatter, TVs on, and a Brady Bunch sized family. I wanted to escape to my sanctuary, where I felt safe. My mom didn’t allow me to retreat upstairs, to my room…so I mentally went elsewhere.

Writing means something different to all of us. It’s a gift we, individually, embrace and share with the world. It’s intimate dances with words and characters, our favorites, and our creations. To allow anyone to read our work is nothing short of courageous. I hope, if nothing else, you leave here, believing within yourself, are marvelous stories, waiting to be told.

Here’s to a creative writing adventure in 2019

Nova©️2018

Posted in Nova’s Daily Random Word

#NDRW – #20

Today’s Random Word: PROCLAMATION

Please tag each post #NDRW

Concept: To write everything and anything that comes to mind about the Daily Random Word.

It can be incomplete thoughts listed, a short story, a personal story, personal reflection, memories, whatever you want it to be. The idea is to get everything out. Once you’ve done that, you can return to these posts and use the ideas in your writing.

Have fun

Posted in Humor, Writing

Post Birthday Syndrome

Prompts taken from Promptuarium

finding💲.22 cents and a poorly written note, on my bedside dresser, the next morning.

The spirits of death have to be close. There’s no aspirin in your house, and you puked everywhere last night. I had to leave. Your breath could knock a buzzard off a shit wagon!”

Chow,

You’ll never see me again

To-Do List

Find the aspirin

Call Jennifer

Find this guy & kick his ass