Seriously Sassy Mama

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This One Left A Mark

I am one of those people who when she reads a book, or watches a t.v. show or movie, gets completely drawn into the story.  So much, that it can totally consume me.

That is what happened when I read Me Before You.

I would like to say it is a story about a man falling in love with a woman, but it is so much more.

Here is a quick synopsis.

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and he is not interested in exploring a new one.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, Lou sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

This book to me was more about choosing to live a life no matter what kind of life was dealt to you.  Will was a man who lived a big life, and he could not see a life or a future past the chair to which he was bound.

This made me so sad.

Getting to live is a privilege.

Life should be cherished.

I understand why his character chose to end his life.

I applaud Louisa for trying everything humanly possible to get him to see how important his life was.  In anger and sadness, I would have called him a coward, which I think she may have.

They fell in love, and in the end, she had to let him go.

I have no idea what I would have done in her shoes.  Actually, knowing me, I would have fought to the death for him.  It is my nature.

Ugh, I need another tissue.

Seriously people if they make this into a movie (which the rights to the book have already been sold) I will not be be able to watch it.

First, because it will be heart breaking.

Second, because they will have someone like Selena Gomez or worse Kristin Stewart play the part of Louisa.

I cringe.

I have cried many a time while reading a story, but this book.  Big, ugly face crying in the shower so no one would see you, so you would not have to explain that it was over a book.

It most certainly has left a mark.



What A Fabulous Idea Mr. Kell

Mr. Kell came home early yesterday afternoon, and decided it would be a fun idea to go down the road to the lake and have a picnic.   He made sandwiches, I cut up fruit and grabbed the chips and salsa.  We jumped in the swagger wagon and off we went.

It was the perfect day to have a picnic.   The weather was warm, and there was no wind.  We ate, played softball, and walked around exploring.

We do not get to have many family days with  work, and the girls schedules, but when we do, they are pretty fabulous!



031I need to buy this poor guy some new clothes.  I should probably turn in my wife card now.








When we got home, I cleaned the kitchen and finished laundry.  Guess I can keep my wife card!


A Missing Plane, Sunflowers, Banana Bread, And Iron Man 3

I am obsessed with the airplane.  I have said it, and cannot take it back.  Unless that plane is sitting in the bottom of the Indian Ocean, I do not understand why they cannot find it.

I found my phone using my computer the other day.

I want that plane found, so those families of the passengers can have some kind of closer.  All this waiting has got to be eating them alive.

I just cannot wrap my mind around it.

So, I am going to think of happier things.

This flower makes me so happy.

I am doing this 100 day happy challenge.  I never seem to follow through with anything any more, but I am going to do this.  I am generally a happy person, and I love sharing things that make me happy.

Extra mushy bananas means I will be making this banana bread.

We have Starz for free right now, so I am going to watch Iron Man 3.  He is no Thor, but he will do for the day.

Arms, abs, laundry, and some Spring cleaning to my cabinet, and I will call it a day.

Then my girls come home and the craziness starts.





I love quiche.

Eggs are my friend.

Add a pie crust, and you have a match made in heaven.

055I have had this dish since I was married, and have never used it.  It was a gift from my mother.

I forgot how pretty it was.

056058062017022I am not sure how you may make quiche, but this is how I make it.

I like to call it quick and easy quiche.

My sister gave me the recipe many years ago.  The base of the ingredients is always the same, and you can add whatever other ingredients you want.

Necole’s Quick Quiche

  • 1 pie crust (this was a premade crust).
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 can of evaporated milk.
  • 1/4 cup chopped bacon
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • 1/4 chopped spinach
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper

Mix the eggs and evaporated milk in a bowl.  Take your pie crust and place it in your quiche pan.  If you bought a pie crust already in a pan even better.  With your oven preheated to 350 degrees, place your pie crust in the oven and let the crust bake for about 5-7 minutes.  Just till the crust starts to bubble.  Then let crust rest while getting your ingredients ready.

Pour your egg/evaporated milk mixture in the dish, and add your ingredients.

Place back in the oven and let it cook for about 25-30 minutes, or until your eggs are cooked through.  The time it takes to cook depends on your oven.

I just had another piece this morning for breakfast, and it tastes even better than yesterday.

Some other ingredients I like to use, are feta and gouda cheese.  I like my quiches cheesy.

It is the perfect addition to any brunch, shower, or in my case, job pot luck!



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