My Superman

Luvy is pretty much Superman.

He works hard everyday, goes to school, teaches, and takes care of me and our home.  He wears me out just watching him!

Today he did all kinds of things outside, worked on school stuff, did laundry, and made dinner.  How did I get so lucky???

Thursdays are my late night and he is “off,” so he usually takes care of dinner.  He never disappoints, but tonight he took it to a whole new level.

I had been dreaming up this recipe for a few days.  Actually, more like weeks.  I have been thinking about it ever since I made Cushaw Stew.

At lunch, it looked like this.

When I got home from work, I could smell the deliciousness in the garage!

That’s when I was greeted with this.

Luvy did great!  We both loved the meal.  It was deemed Luvy approved!  🙂

Sweet Potato, Carrot, and Lentil Stew

  • 1 large sweet potato, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • small stub of ginger (maybe 1 inch?), diced
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala (if you don’t have this use 1/2 tsp of cinnamon plus a small dash of ground red pepper)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 5 1/2 to 6 cups of water or broth

Chop everything up and dump all ingredients in the crock pot.  Cook on high for 4- 41/2 hours.


Off to hang out with Luvy.  I have a busy, busy weekend ahead.

Brooks Elementary 5K Saturday morning and the rest of the time I have to keep my face in the books.  I have a big test next week.

What are you weekend plans?

It Got Me.

It finally caught up to me.  I tried to be nice and make friends, but it wasn’t having it.

This weather hates me.  I tried to embrace the cool fall weather, but no.   Even with all my efforts and positive thinking, it betrayed me.

I can’t breathe out of my nose, and my throat is scratchy and dry.  I’m quite manly sounding actually.

This morning, I didn’t even take the time to dry or fix my hair.  Thank goodness the lovely Jill taught me how to side braid my hair for days like today.  

(My.. what big eyes you have.  Yikes!)

I actually ended up getting several compliments on my hair.  Maybe I’ll not take the time to get ready in the mornings more often!

I have been spending my time with my warm tea, not hot… hot doesn’t feel good going down.

Plus, Ricola’s.  I’m not a fan of the Honey Lemon, but then again I’m not so sure that I’m really tasting them.

One thing I do know for sure is that I have some apples that are starting to get soft.  You know what that means??

I’ll be putting these to good use making my mamaw’s applesauce.  Recipe to come!

One thing that is going to make me feel better is this:

We got Madea in the mail today!!  Tyler Perry is a genius, and I love the Madea movies!

Let’s hope I don’t scare all my patients away tomorrow with my man voice.  🙂

How is your all’s week going?

Giveaway Winners

I have a case of the Mondays!  Hopefully this will brighten the day of our giveaway winners!

Drum roll please…

Thanks to Luvy for being my random number generator.  🙂

He chose comments number (in this order) 5, 7, 4, and 2.

Disclaimer: He had no idea who had commented or when.  He just chose 4 numbers, and he had no idea what he was choosing for.  🙂

That would be Leah Kirk, Genevieve Wang, Mrs. K, and Jazmin!  Congrats!!  Thanks everyone for entering and a special thanks to NuNaturals for sponsoring the giveaway!

If you all would please e-mail me your address to, I will pass it along to NuNaturals.

I hope you all enjoy your stevia and please share your experience with us!