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Intro to Working & Grinding

Are you working or are you grinding so you don't have to "work" anymore?
If you have an entrepreneurial path to take you're more than likely doing both. That's what I'm doing.
I have been in corporate America for quite some time now and as most desire, I desire to be my own boss someday SOON.

There is a difference between working and grinding. You must ask yourself which are you doing if not both. And if you're doing both is it indefinite or temporary?

Within my blog topic of 'Working & Grinding' I will journal my experiences since my first job until my present one.


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Bye Bye Birdies

I have never seen so many bird nests around our yard as I have this year.
We discovered nests in my wall flower box, a crepe myrtle tree at the driveway, and in a utensil caddy near the grill. 

I understood the nest in the crepe myrtle tree, but the other two locations were brave and had me in awe that birds even considered building and raising babies there. We walk through those areas all the time! Perhaps the birds considered us loving enough to not disturb their areas. Nevertheless, I took pride in having areas where the birds felt comfortable enough to be so close, including us in their circle of nature. 

I felt a little sad when they left, as I no longer heard their endless chirping. I felt as if they didn't say 'goodbye' upon their departure. That's life. Until next Spring, 'bye bye birdies'.
birdies in flower box video

Grilled Peaches & Herb

Why not pair fruit with herbs? Why not grill them? Growing up, I used to listen to my Mom's records often. So, when I hear 'peaches & herb' I can't help but to remember the 1960s duo and their hit "Reunited". I came up with this grilled creation and dedicate it to 'Peaches & Herb'.

GRILLED PEACHES & HERB INGREDIENTS:6-7 peaches (real peaches, not nectarines), 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/4 c. brown sugar (dark brown, light brown, it doesn't matter...just brown sugar), fresh lemon thyme sprig or 1 tbsp. (dry should be okay since the liquid from the peach will reconstitute the dryness)
TOOLS & EQUIPMENT: knife, foil, grill
YIELDS: approximately 5 cups

STEPS:
Rinse peachesWash the fresh herb. See blog of "How to wash fresh herbs"Layer the ingredients, peaches first, in a foil pouch. See blog of "How to Create a Foil Pouch" Grill for 30-45 minutes. YouTube

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na BATMAN!

Everyone has a childhood hero. At some point we've had an idol. 
Do you ever grow out of either? Nope. Mr. B. is a perfect example of his childhood hero and grown-up idol.....


Batman, Batman, Batman, Batman!
Batman, Batman, Batman!
Batman, Batman, Batman, Batman!
Batman, Batman, Batman!
Batman, Batman, Batman!
Batman, Batman, Batman!
Batman, Batman, Batman!
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Batman! Copyright: Lyrics (c) Original Writer & Publisher Source: https://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/batmanlyrics.html The room is a small 10x9 which served many purposes, from our oldest's bedroom, to storage. With the kids leaving, it now serves its purpose as "The Batcave".  It was a fun project, with much toil and sleepless, hungry nights. Nevertheless, I enjoyed seeing all the pieces come together. I worked from hand-drawn plans with minimal tweaks. This goes back to me always saying planning is important.

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