Friday, January 8, 2016

turkey salad and Secret Subject

Are you tired of turkey yet? Maybe you have a large plastic zip top bag full in your freezer and you NEED to use it up. How about something simple, like turkey salad?
2 cups diced turkey
1/3 cup diced celery OR use 1 tsp celery seed
1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
3-4 TBSP mayo (I use Dukes)
salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
a sprinkle, 1 tsp of sugar (yes it sounds weird but if you don't use it the salad lacks something)
Stir well and chill. I like to eat mine with pretzel chips or on toasted bread.
Your “Secret Subject” is:
New Year, New You! Do you have a personal accomplishment you'd like to mark off your list this year? What is it?
It was submitted by:   
Well a long time ago I stopped making resolutions because I could not keep them. Why you may ask. Easy, because I set goals that were just not realistic and thus set myself up for failure.
Last year my goal was to finish my first semester of college. To find a job. To do more than survive but to live and enjoy. Those goals or accomplishments I actually fulfilled. Along with that I found love and a renewed trust in men. That may sound strange to you but if you've been around it totally makes sense.
One of my list items for this year was to complete college and graduate. Well with unforeseen issues that will not happen. At first I was beating myself up over it and speaking negativity to myself like "what made you think you could do this" and so on. Then I stopped. Life happens. Plans change. You need to adjust with them, go with the flow or be overcome by it all.
So this year I am moving forward, continuing with school as I am able, working, living, loving and enjoying life. Because NO ONE ever said on their death bed that they wished they had of worked more, gotten a degree, spent less time having fun, visited less with friends or family. They say the exact opposite.
So my goals are realistic. Fun. Life. Live. Love. Laugh. Travel.
Heck I will be 50 this year! YES the big 5-0 and I want this to be my best year yet! I have a new grand-baby on the way (7 weeks to go and counting) plus who knows what else this year has in store for me? Whatever it is I will embrace it. Now someone remind me of this if the rug gets pulled out from under me. I pray not but there are no guarantees in life except these: we all must eat, live, breath, pay taxes and die.

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 13 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:                          Baking In A Tornado                                   Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                   The Bergham Chronicles                                       The Lieber Family Blog                                   Rena’s World                  Not That Sarah Michelle           Confessions of a part time working mom                        Southern Belle Charm                       Someone Else’s Genius                                         My Brain on Kids                        Climaxed             The Angrivated Mom
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  1. I'll drink to moving forward! Of course, I'll drink to pretty much anything. Not that I'm a big drinker... I'm super jealous about your up and coming new arrival! I tell my girls, I can't wait to be a grandma, well I can, but I can' know what I mean :)

  2. congrats about the grandbaby!!! how exciting. I agree, we all need to live and enjoy. There's so many great things to look for this year.

  3. I love these goals, they are the ones that truly matter. Looking forward to seeing what 2016 holds for you.

  4. Way to complement Live-Love-Laugh with Fun and Travel!
    That Degree is not going anywhere, take your time and enjoy being 50!
    2015 was such an intense year for you. Being courageous and not givng up has paid off so much!
    Happy 2016!

  5. I am confidant that this will be a better year for you in every way!

  6. Where ever life takes you, enjoy the ride

  7. I like your resolutions! Mine was to not get sick this year... oops. Already failed.

  8. 50?!? No way. I'm shocked.
    Definitely don't beat yourself up. You're amazing. Just do your best. You are an inspiration. Here's to us both having an awesome 2016!! 💖💖

  9. I'm getting caught up on UYW and SSS today! Sorry for being so late. I cannot believe you are 50! I would have said about 35! I'm glad you fell in love again and everything seems to be going great. My daughter gave me what we thought was a grandbaby but turned out to be twins! Twice the fun...and twice the work!

  10. Those are great goals for any year!! Seems to me that's what life is all about!