On my way home from work, I stopped by the pizza restaurant and bought a pizza dough for $3.oo. Used to be $2.50. Probably recession? Steups.
Dough rolled out and topped with grated cheddar cheese I bought in Trinidad...which was imported from New Zealand. Atop (is this a word?) the cheese were tomatoes, red and yellow peppers, fresh juicy pineapple and onions. Placed under the broiler in the oven (where else Ria?) for 15-20 mins. After it came out of the oven I sprinkled it with crisp, crunchy, smoky bits of bacon which I cooked on my stove top grill.
Nitrite/Nitrate free bacon for my little girls because none of them were caught sneaking or smuggling candy into the house or their bedroom from school----so far this week. No blue tongues and no pretending that they don't know how it ended up being blue. Good girls...
And with one slice of pizza.....and a few others(with some ketchup and hot sauce on top), I sat down and looked at Oprah's fnal show which I DVR'd. I cried and then cried some more. No. I sobbed and then sobbed some more. The only television show I have ever religiously looked at for as long as I can remember. Just Oprah and my dinner. My "me" time. Over the years, I cried, laughed, learned and had many of those "AHA moments".
Thank you Oprah for your contribution to this world; for inspiring, for changing and touching so many lives & for teaching and bringing awareness. When I grow up I want to be just like you.....
Here are some of my favorites quotes from Oprah's last episode......
"Don't wait for someone else to complete you. 'Jerry Maguire' was just a movie."
"Nobody but you is responsible for your life. You are responsible for your life. What is your life? What is all life? What is every flower, every rock, every tree? Energy. And you're responsible for the energy you create for yourself, and you're responsible for the energy that you bring to others."
"There's a difference between thinking you deserve to be happy and knowing that you are worthy of being happy. Your being alive makes worthiness your birthright. You alone are enough."
"You also have to know what sparks the light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world. You have the power to change somebody's life."
"This is what I was called to do...Everybody has a calling, and your real job in life is to find it."
[So far the only thing that has been "calling" me is food..sigh.]
The show has ended. I am besides myself with grief. My husband is happy....why?...because he will now have more space in the DVR. Go figure. Men!
To GOD be the glory...