Best Week of My Life

Super Friday Blog Post


As i sit back and think about what to call today’s post i really had to dig deep for a topic. But then that topic arose to the front so fast that i had to pinch myself for thinking i had no topic. This time last week my world fell apart. I found out that my medical insurance and that of my wife had been canceled. I am not sure if you know us but i am severely disabled. I have been disabled since birth. And it even was more dramatic since last year when i started the battle with Congestive Heart Failure.

I really fell apart because i found out my housing was also at risk. I found out that i could lose my housing because my wife is not disabled even though she is my chief care giver. It had been a roller coaster of a day and then i remembered that it was the day that Tony Robbin’s came out with his movie on Neflix called I’m Not Your Guru. So i watched it and my life changed. Each day since then (except one day) i awoke with purpose, went on a walk immediately after waking praying and thanking God for all he has given me. On that walk i listen to Tony Robbins and begin thanking God for the things i have and being grateful and then proclaiming into the universe the things i want to have and i then plan my day and meetings accordingly. And it has been the best week of my life. Am i perfect? No way near and will never be. But i am handling stress WAY better. I am being more calm and level headed though i still have work to do.

I am not perfect, but i am growing by leaps and bounds daily. I am feeling closer to Heavenly Father each day and now i’m striving to make sure i’m in those scriptures. I am grateful for the blessings he is providing in my life. I am more clear on what i need to be doing each day. I am more grateful for my wife and i am trying to sacrifice and pour more love into her. Excited because i’m going to be doing his personal power program this week. I am excited. But no matter what i learn from him i must remember Heavenly Father and the scriptures. Because those words are the words of life! My wife had surgery this week and she has recovered well. I am so blessed to be her husband! Well check out the rest of what i have this week! Hope you like the inaugural episode of Genealogy Gangster!

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Recipe of the Week – Balsamic Roast Chicken

Balsamic Vinegar Chicken
Beautiful Balsamic Vinegar Chicken!


I wanted to make something for my wife after her surgery and so i decided to make this recipe i found from the Mayo Clinic. So check it out and let me know what you think!


  • 1 whole chicken, about 4 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 F.

In a small bowl, mince together the rosemary and garlic. Loosen the chicken skin from the flesh, and rub the flesh with olive oil and then the herb mixture. Sprinkle with black pepper. Put 2 rosemary sprigs into the cavity of the chicken. Truss the chicken.

Place the chicken into a roasting pan and roast for 20 to 25 minutes per pound, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Whole chicken should cook to a minimum internal temperature of 165 F. Baste frequently with pan juices. When browned and juices run clear, transfer the chicken to a serving platter.

In a small saucepan, combine the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Heat until warmed and brown sugar dissolves, but don’t boil.

Carve the chicken and remove the skin. Top the pieces with the vinegar mixture. Garnish with the remaining rosemary sprigs and serve immediately.

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