Life’s Daily Inspiration In A Day of Mayhem!

Life’s Daily Inspiration In A Day  of Mayhem!

Life's Daily Inspiration In A Day  of Mayhem!
Life’s Daily Inspiration In A Day of Mayhem!

This mornings Life’s Daily Inspiration all started when I unlocked the door to take Fred my dog out for his morning romp at approximately 6:30 am.

Not my finest hour, although that being said it’s better than 3 am. 

So I unlocked the door and opened it and poof! On goes my security lights and  off goes the skunk on the porch. Leaving Fred and I enveloped in his obnoxious odor. This was definitely not a Life’s Daily Inspiration. So please bare with.

Yes, as I said we were dosed with horrific odor of biblical proportions.

Immediately Fred who is only six months old ran between my legs and started sneezing uncontrollably. He’s a lover not a fighter and is scared of his own shadow. He is shaking uncontrollably and wants me hold him and save him. 

I look down the ramp toward our stinky visitors Only to catch a glimpse of him as he escapes around the corner to spread his offending love elsewhere. Eek! Now what to do? Fred has to do his morning ritual so I guess that much needed shower will have to wait. 

Trust me when I tell you we stank and  that was the longest 15 minutes of my life.

It took Fred forever to find the perfect blade of grass. Of course the poor thing kept sneezing trying to rid his poor snout of all the gosh awfulness. Just when I’d think he had found the perfect spot he would move again and sneeze again and again.

While I poor sap, and the dogs walker was trying to rid my mouth of the taste of skunk. And very distasteful unpleasantness it was. My poor eyes were watering so profusely I could barely see my poor dog Fred.

And through it all I was thankful we were not sprayed full face. The screen door was between us an my front porch will smell forever.

Now if only Fred would do his thing so we could try to make this smell less horrible and offensive.

Fred finally chose his spot in the back yard. Unfortunately our skunk from the front porch had also headed around the other side toward the back yard.

I would naturally have thought he hightailed it to wherever this foul creatures live. Canada would be fine with me. Anywhere but my house. Once was more than enough for Fred and I.

But evidently not enough for old Mr. Skunk. Because there he was shaking that tail at us and we were only about 5 feet away.

Having just come around the corner to see we weren’t the only one’s present. 

There was that darned big old yellow cat that belonged to the neighbor. But, just didn’t know it! 4 feet from old Mr Skunk ready to pounce. I thought to myself in that split second! Boy, are you ever gonna be sorry. And right about then my big baby of an Australian Shepard jumped into my arms still sneezing from the last time. Wanting me to save him. Why? Because my dogs a coward .

Life's Daily Inspiration In A Day  of Mayhem!
Life’s Daily Inspiration In A Day of Mayhem!

And that  happened twice in one day.

  Then that big old yellow striped cat lost his mind and attacked that skunk.

Fred and I once again were in the wrong place at the wrong. Boy, were we in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Thankfully once again we were not directly sprayed. That D@m Yellow cat was! Justice I say. And Freds bark seconded it.

As the skunk high tailed it off to visit Canada, I hope. Maybe he will consider retirement there better yet. 

I’ve lived here over 30 years. I once had A Mother raccoon on my porch with five of the cutest baby raccoons. 

Life's Daily Inspiration In A Day  of Mayhem!
Life’s Daily Inspiration In A Day of Mayhem!

And when I open the screen door which  I am forever doing without looking first. A habit to which I feel sure I have now broken forever. After El Stinko being there.

Sorry back to my story. All of the cute little raccoons stood on their hind legs. I of course, decided they were saying ,by their actions, Don’t shoot. We were just visiting the cats food. I stayed inside and they all ambled down the ramp and left me unscathed.

But this has been an assault to me and my faithful Fred, although a coward. Hope is he will grow into a little more ferocious dog and protect me instead  of himself.

Now with the show over for the moment. I must try to rid both of us from that skunks perfume. Chanel No #5 it most definitely Was Not!

Thanks for reading our mornings adventure and please leave us a comment below.

P.S stay away from the skunk…

Life’s Daily Inspiration in what’s cooking!

Life’s Daily Inspiration in what’s cooking!Life’s Daily Inspiration in what’s cooking! Life’s Daily Inspiration in what’s cooking!

Life’s Daily Inspiration in what’s cooking!

In some past posts I’ve talked about some of my catering gigs. And shown some of my carvings of watermelons and pumpkins. As well as having shared some of my wood carvings and things. 

Cooking is a true ”life’s daily inspiration” to me. I love to cook and retirement has given me great freedom in that respect.

    Last week it was a Beef Stew with a rich brown homemade broth and Rutabagas instead of potatoes. Mix in miniature carrots, onions, celery, green peas, corn, and green beans.

The  week before it was eggplant slices baked crisp, then topped

Life’s Daily Inspiration in what’s cooking! Life’s Daily Inspiration in what’s cooking!

with pizza sauce with Italian sausage, topped with mozzarella cheese and run under the broiler to melt. A healthy way to eat pizza slices. And still have great food.

Again I love to eat…. but precooked crap is not for me.

I’m a hands-on kinda gal. 

I love good cookware, glassware, and great chef knives. Over the last 40 plus years I accumulated a few favorites as we all do in what we love.

For years I loved and used cast iron. I still love it. But because of its weight  I have moved to glass. Giving my cast iron to my brother who loves it and appreciates it as I did and  who can easily handle its weight. He also loves cooking and  loves to eat.

  When he retires we can cook together for our family reunions the way we’d like to.

But, that will be another story to tell.

My story today is about a new recipe of my own making.

Involving stuffed peppers except we are making them without breadcrumbs or rice. Or even as some do with mashed potatoes.

Ingredients we will need…

1 pound ground chuck.

Half of a small head of cauliflower. 

1 medium zucchini. 

1 large onion.

2 large carrots. 

3 stalks celery.

2 eggs,

4 TBS chopped garlic.

1 cup mozzarella, 

1/2 cup mozzarella for topping. 

Italian sausage Pizza sauce.

We’re going to use cauliflower rice, or what I call food processor cauliflower. Processed till it’s like finely grated cabbage.

Life’s Daily Inspiration in what’s cooking! Life’s Daily Inspiration in what’s cooking!

Next, we’re are gonna process zucchini the same way adding both to a large bowl. Then chop finely one large onion.

Process two large carrots. Then chop very finely 3 stalks of celery. Add 1 pound of ground chuck and 2 eggs. Salt and pepper. 4 tbs chopped garlic. 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Anothor 1/2 cup for top of peppers.

When mixed thoroughly stuff into 6 bell peppers. I used colored one’s for natural sweetness.

Two red, two yellow, two orange.  But, you can certainly use green. It’s a personal preference for me. Bake on 350 degrees. Till bell peppers are fork tender. Approximately 35 minutes.

Then remove them and top peppers with Italian sausage pizza sauce. Add mozzarella cheese and heat till melted.

And enjoy.

My next cooking fest for tomorrow is baked Cornish hens. One of my regular go to’s about every three months or so. I take two Cornish hens brush them lightly with butter and Texas Pete’s hot sauce. Add healthy sprinkle of black pepper. Bake on a wire rack for 2 hrs at 400 degrees. My favorite side with this awesome baked bird. Is, of course, Brussel sprouts in a butter sauce and mashed potato. Awesome comfort foods.

Elaine and I hope you’ve been encouraged and inspired by our story. If you’ve enjoyed it go out and make an awesome dinner or lunch. Please drop us a line below about our blog.


Scarlett and Elaine 

Does medical marijuana help Endometriosis?

Does medical marijuana help Endometriosis?

What the heck is Endometriosis? How do you get it? Is it contagious? How do you treat it? Great questions.

So before we answer this popular question ” does medical marijuana help Endometriosis” Let’s delve into these questions.

The medical definition of Endometriosis according to Mayo Clinic is described as follows –

” Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus-the endometrium -grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, Fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely endometrial tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs ”

Endometriosis presents some very ugly symptoms.

Endometriosis aka PAINFUL. Over 175 million women worldwide suffer from this ailment.

Let’s talk about them symptoms Yikes

Naturally if your in pain it can cause problems with sleep, which makes one fatigued and can cause depression.

And who can eat if pain is not controlled, never mind feeling like going to work, socializing or feeling romantic huh?

Back to the symptoms –

Painful sex – during or after the event

Painful urination or bowel movements, usually worse during your period

Painful periods and may extend for several days, pain to abdomen and lower back

Excessive bleeding

Infertility – often diagnosed in women who are seeking treatment for infertility

Who is at risk you wonder?

Here we go with risk factors –

Uterine abnormalities

One or more relatives with endometriosis

Alcohol consumption

Abnormal levels of estrogen

Low body mass index

Menstrual cycles lasting less than 27 days

Hitting menopause at an older age

Never giving birth

Starting your period at an early age

Now that we know risk factors lets look at potential complications shall we?

Ovarian Cancer and Infertility

So how is the painful disorder diagnosed?

Your Doctor will want to know the location of pain, AND type of pain such as, is it sharp, dull, burn, knife-like sensation, frequency, duration, and pattern.

We encourage you to journal all of your symptoms.

The better the historian you are the better your Doctor will be able to provide better treatment.

Tools to diagnose –

Pelvic exam





Conventional treatment

Hormone therapy


Aromatase inhibitors

Pain medications

Fertility treatment

Home remedies

Regular exercise

Hot bath and heating pad can assist in relaxing pelvic muscles, hence reducing cramping and pain.

So drum roll please! Does medical marijuana help Endometriosis? Yes a resounding Yes. Thank goodness.

We have had many patients report they were able to stop narcotics for their pain because the CBD oil controlled their pain and they were able to ” get their life back .”

CBD is a well established option for controlling pain. Many of our patients prefer CBD over narcotics, stating they prefer natural and non-addictive way to control their pain.

We encourage you to discuss at length with your MD re options. Many physicians have learned a lot from the patients and they too are taking advantage of the benefits for CBD for themselves or their loved one.

Be informed, what you don’t know may hurt you.

We encourage you to check out our website!

We are looking forward to hearing about your success,


Elaine and Scarlett