Favorite Apple Salad

My favorite Apple Chicken Salad with Cranberries from Wendy’s is devoured at least once a week . My daughter brings it to me when she gets off of work.

It’s #ThursdayThought day on Twitter, and for some reason I find myself feeling thankful that finally, I can get a really scrumptious salad that I didn’t have to prepare myself.

Thank you Wendy’s! (And thanks to my darling daughter!)

I simply call it my favorite apple salad, but actually, it’s an Apple Pecan Chicken Salad with blue cheese. I can’t eat the pecans, but luckily they come in a separate bag. I don’t like the blue cheese very much, but it’s sprinkled on top in fairly large chunks so it’s easy to remove most of it.

I know. It’s from a fast food place, and then I remove two of the ingredients.

So what’s the big deal aside from the red and green apple chunks and the chicken?

It also has cranberries!

And… the dressing is Pomegranate Vinaigrette, which is my favorite.

It tastes amazing and it’s good for you too!  salad-apple


  • 560 Caloriesenjoy-little-things
  • 7g Fiber – Amazing!
  • 38g Protein – Amazing!
  • 24g Fat

Try it – you’ll like it.




Man Who Barks out Bile

Ah well, the title gives it away, I guess. What man barks out bile (via Twitter)? And yet, that’s not the worst phrase I heard from around the world this week.

The most disturbing sentence I’ve heard and read this week came from an Australian journalist, Chris Uhlmann, who was covering the G20, and guess who he was talking about…

He is a character drawn from America’s wild west, a travelling medicine showman selling moonshine remedies that will kill the patient. And this week he underlined he has neither the desire nor the capacity to lead the world.

Yes, remedies that take away departments that were created to protect us, our environment, and our future on this planet, not to mention the attempt to further limit healthcare to those who need it most. Yes – a death sentence for sure.

barks out bile

Wait, there’s more…

Although Trump has been a bit better at the delivery of a few speeches, we realize that these speeches are written for him and do not represent his true feelings. However, at least he no longer sounds like a 5th grader who didn’t prepare for his oral book report.

Unfortunately, the following statement pretty much sums up how most Americans feel at this point.

…it is the unscripted Mr Trump that is real. A man who barks out bile in 140 characters, who wastes his precious days as President at war with the West’s institutions — like the judiciary, independent government agencies and the free press.

Uhlmann has truly captured the situation better than most editorial opinion makers.

Mr Trump is a man who craves power because it burnishes his celebrity. To be constantly talking and talked about is all that really matters. And there is no value placed on the meaning of words. So what is said one day can be discarded the next.

“So what is said one day can be discarded the next.”

When have we ever tolerated such a disregard for a person’s accountability and ability to speak the truth – especially when that person holds the highest office in the land, if not the world?



When the Universe Speaks to Me

Sometimes tension and stress accumulate so gradually that we just don’t notice, or at least I don’t always notice, and then it becomes the unhealthy “normal.”

It’s been a troubling week on many levels. Shootings in America, the passing of two acquaintances, and the illness and hospitalization of others – every day has brought a new challenge.

Earlier tonight, when I least expected it, someone posted a music video on Facebook. I was intrigued that it was played with two of my favorite instruments, a violin and the harp.

Some music seems destined to soothe the soul, regardless of beliefs.

This tune is one of those songs.

It is an instrumental and it’s powerful. I found myself taking a deep breath and releasing stress without even thinking about it. I felt better.  The music was my medicine. I listened twice, shared it to my timeline, and kept on browsing.

I clicked onto another Facebook page, and would you believe that I saw the same song title posted by someone else, performed by another group, this time with vocals?

I love it when the Universe speaks to me.

That’s why I knew I had to share them here. I like to blog about the things that help me, so I can have easy access to them later. This is my stress-releasing musical post. I hope someone else enjoys it as much as I do.

Both videos are posted below.

Take four minutes to relax to this beautiful and harmonious melody that truly is music to soothe the soul.


Be Thou My Vision
Audrey Assad
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all
Songwriters: Ian Lynn / Traditional
Be Thou My Vision lyrics © Conexion Media Group, Inc



Peace. Be still.