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Blackened Tilapia and my adventures....

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I had placed on my status a few days ago that I enjoyed blackened tipapia for dinner. In the Chicago area that pretty much is a food that is seasoned with cajun spices and, ahem...blackened. Not overdone, mind you, but dark and crispy on the outside. I found a great definition www.ehow.com/about_52715
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There are many other ways to cook fish, of course, like with lemon and garlic or crumbs and slivered almonds. I also love salmon...no matter how it is cooked!

More news: my car is getting safe and winterized today. I will finally have a readio again so I can listen to my tunes! (oldies and country...probably not up your alley)

I HAVE JOINED A GYM-L Fitness. I tried another chain before, but the people did not seem friendly or helpful. I felt lost in a sea of fit and attractive people. Hey! I felt like a fish...not blackened...but 'out of water!' This one has a pool and anything else my heart could desire. I have a sit-down tomorrow with a personal trainer. I even saw chubby people there and everyone was very friendly.

I am trying my best to set up an author/speaker website. I have joined the National Speaker's Association, so I have credentials besides my Toastmasters ones. Since the facility where I taught and spoke has folded, I don't really have any testimonials or endorsements to put on the site yet. I'm going to ask some of my fellow Toastmasters friends to allow me to quote them without too much of their personal information.

Once I get a few speaking engagements I will be able to cease my employment with the state and do what I really love: share my knowledge of personal/spiritual growth, customer service skills, Toastmasters and SparkPeople (maybe I'd better check to see if that's all right with the coaches).

I am also certified by the Chicago Lung Association and the Mental Health Association of America to facilitate the Courage to Quit program for people who want to kick the habit.

Thank you so very much friends and future friends to supporting me in my endeavors. I wish I had more time to post on my teams.

Please let me know if you need support and how I may help!

Happy Thanksgiving to all...we certainly have much for which to be thankful!

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  • ENUFF81020
    With all of the fishy activities going on around here, you should be swimming in happiness. I am so happy at your excitement about helping others and I am hoping that it all comes together for you.
    Congratulations on focusing on your goals and going for them!!
    Gentle hugs,
    Sylvia
    3014 days ago
  • CONTENTCHRIS
    Nice blog you have a ton of skills and I for one am thankful to have you as a friend! emoticon
    3016 days ago
  • MARTY728
    Great blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3020 days ago
  • WALKINGSPARK
    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!

    hugs!! Wendy emoticon mm emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3021 days ago
  • RUBYCLAIRE
    Great blog, Peggy, it truly brought a smile to my face.

    I'm so glad that you were only a fish out of water, rather than a blackened one. Ha, ha, ha! Glad you found a gym that's more friendly and helpful.

    Keep sending that job info out to the universe, it will find it's way to you.
    (((Hugs)))
    3021 days ago
  • TENNISJIM
    You can do it. Blackened tilapia sounds incredibly yummy.
    3021 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I have a friend who used to be a coworker who is pursuing the same public speaking path! Sounds exciting. I admire you for having the courage to do it! I, of course, wish you the best!
    3022 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7773457
    Blackened fish oh yum. I love to get the blackened catfish from CrackerBarrel which I do every time I visit my bf back in your neck of the woods.

    I hope you can follow your dream job soon it sounds like you have done all the work now it is just time for everything to fall into place.
    Have a great Holiday week. emoticon
    3022 days ago
  • GOOZLEBEAR
    Great blog and you are doing awesome. I do hope you will get more speaking engagements and can do that full time.

    Thank you for being such a wonderful Spark friend and for all the encouraging words you give me!!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3022 days ago
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