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Seeing The Positive Side Someone With A Negative Past~

Time for another ‘In The Moment Monday’ (and here).  Saturday we were invited to poker night at the home of someone I’ve known since he was 15 yr old.  We used to call him “‘T’ The Squirrel” on account of his tendency toward ‘sketchiness’.  He is now 30 and  although our paths cross occasionally, I haven’t spent much time with him over the past 7 years or so.  I attended his wedding last year and knew he had recently bought a home, but beyond that I’ve probably had the opportunity to speak half a dozen words to him over the past twelve months.

I was exhausted Saturday night from moving my youngest into his own apartment (it reached 115 degrees in Phoenix that day…he was on the third floor), and a Fibro Fog had rolled over my brain that could rival any thick Golden Gate mist.  However, I do enjoy me some poker, so off to T’s we went.

I could not have been more impressed.  His house was on a hill backed up to the mountain preserve.  It had a bank of windows lining the front of the house with a view that stretched out over the downtown lights, beyond to the far southern desert mountains.  Renovations are in progress as ‘T’ owns his own remodeling company.  We had a great time with two hospitable hosts who laid out a delicious spread of tri tip, tortillas, beans, rice, salsa, olive salad, and grilled chicken.  Yet, there was one thing that stood out above all else.  The way he treated his wife.  ‘T’ treated her with a respect and adoration that is rarely seen even in the most seasoned couples.

As I stood at his kitchen window looking over the desert city lights, I realized ‘T’ had become a man of integrity, worthy of respect.  It was an impacting lesson, that though there are those individuals in our lives we just can’t imagine will ever rise above their character flaws….well….you just never know.



~Green Chili Breakfast Quesadilla~

~2 flour or corn tortillas, warmed on grill

~2 scrambled eggs

~shredded cheddar cheese

~diced green hatch chilies

~salsa and fresh diced avocadoes

Assemble cheese and eggs on one tortilla.  Spread chilies over egg and top with remaining tortilla.  Warm in oven or microwave to melt cheese.  Garnish with salsa and avocadoes.

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  • Reply
    Gentle Joy
    June 24 at 2:35 am

    Your quesadilla looks so colorful and healthy…. and the view of your desert sounds interesting, although I am thankful I am not facing those kind of temps! 🙂

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    June 24 at 10:25 am

    That makes me want one of those. We r having lots of rain here.

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      June 24 at 11:25 am

      Enjoy the rain, I wish we could get some. 110 + degrees here! There should be a middle ground between the two extremes! Thanks for stoppin’ 🙂

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    June 26 at 10:45 am

    Hi Red,
    We been getting too much rain where I live but I’m glad I don’t have to deal with the extremely hot temperatures. This recipe for quesadilla looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted. Hope you get some relief from the heat soon.

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      June 26 at 10:59 am

      Thanks Marla! Me too! (hope for relief) However, although it’s an old cliché, ‘It’s a dry heat’, it really is true. It may be 110 but in a couple weeks when the humidity sets in it’ll really stink! Oh well, time to settle in for the next 3 months till Oct. Thank goodness for air conditioning!!! 😉

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    June 30 at 9:24 pm

    Moving is hard in hot weather I can’t imagine with fibro. bless you one tough cookie. Sounds amazing though and then you go and distract me with your yummy food as always. Looks delicious. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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      July 1 at 1:10 am

      Ha! Ha! Thanks as always Jenny! Yeah, I’m finally getting over the flare up from that weekend. Glad you liked the recipe! 😉

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    Miz Helen
    July 1 at 2:50 pm

    I love just love this special breakfast recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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      July 1 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you Miz Helen! See you next week 🙂

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    Deborah Davis
    July 1 at 7:02 pm

    I love green chilies so I can’t wait to make this recipe –especially for brunches and lunches with friends! Thank you for sharing this delicious Green Chili Breakfast Quesadilla with us at the Plant-based Potluck Party! I’m pinning and sharing.

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      July 1 at 9:21 pm

      Caliente Breakfast!!! 😉

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