Detox Power Drink

I am amazed at how I have felt the last few days..this is a smoothie that might energize you too! (I was so surprised I had to tell my pals!)

This is all in a blender and almost everything you can get in a grocery store or Brazos Natural Foods (or Whole Foods) ..obviously, if you are pregnant, “Kyo-Green” Powder you would want to eliminate!


*One cup (or one and a half) whole milk (or skim)

*One cup PLAIN yogurt (not flavored-kind…too much sugar)

*2 Capsules (opened and poured in) of Turmeric

*2 -4 Capsules (1,000 mg each) tossed in blender Odorless Garlic

*1-2 Cups Frozen Blueberries (Apparently, the “most healthy fruit” according to a few newspapers….wow, who knew?) You can use any fruit I bet too!

*1 Banana

1 Teaspoon of “Kyo-Green” powder (this is barley grasses, wheat grasses, chlorella, and kelp)..Don’t worry..with the sweetness of the berries and everything else, it’s great!

There you have it..I pour it into a 16 ounce glass and down it!

Happy Detox! 🙂

Learning from History

WOW…I had no idea (or actually had forgotten) how cool the library is! I have enjoyed more presidential biographies including…

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, T. Woodrow Wilson, Ulysses S. Grant and James Madison!

It’s amazing to have read all this American (primarily presidential) history last spring and into the summer.  It’s fascinating for me and for my kids (at the dinner table) to talk about these men and the American events around them.  It’s like “home-schooling” without trying!  It made the Fourth of July and the childrens’ attitudes different in understanding what it means to live in a “free” country!
I have decided the Theodore Roosevelt biographies are my favorite. (The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt  and Theodore Rex  by Edmund Morris).  What an intriguing and amazing leader!

So far!

When dealing with children on Summer Vacation: (From the desk of STUDENT Tristie Fisher)

Having a 7 year old boy on summer vacation and his “do what he does” 4 year old kid sister is radically different than last year!

We don’t have cable and oops! PBS just went off…we have to figure that all out…so creativity is required. (When I say “creativity”, I mean using my brain and that means coffee in the morning.)

What’s great is that they are the age that they can entertain themselves! Games like….”See how much milk you can drink” when Mom’s not looking or the Daily Pillow/Blanket Fort are the main games of the day.

The biggest 2 things “Saving my Bacon” as they say in the South…
  1. the blow-up swimming pool (2-3 feet deep in our yard!)
  2. the Library…where (no kidding) we check out up to 22 books at a time!
It has been a JOY to sleep a little later, be together all day (they truly love being together,…as many of you know we like to say….”It’s God that made them for each other!”), and to look at their freckles get more numerous. I LOVE freckles! They are getting big and I like them so very much.
Mommy is tired , older, but hopefully can still “play”..that’s one of my personal goals for the summer. Play with them more…be silly more! (You would think with my personality this would not be a problem, but you are not in my family…aha!) They see the real deal..the Martha focused on cleaning and cooking.
Jesus….make their summer memorable. They are swimming stronger, doing things braver, and loving and fighting each other more. This is the beginning of a life friendship.
Meanwhile, I will try to remember (paraphrase!) that G.K. Chesterton quote that we have grown old but God has not!