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Unique Times

Where I share my jewels of wisdom of life

Unexpected pleasures,

connections made,

hearts open in delight,

food shared,

words superfluous,

gifts of appreciation,

gratitude for each moment,

a serendipitous highlight.

Mice on the door step,

a gift from Star,

but that won’t make it to

my dinner plate, tonight!

Yesterday my mother invited me for lunch because she was having my sister in law over as they are planning a little event. I’m still not privy to share the news but I think I’ll be able to share it with all of you next week, I hope. I was hemming and hawing about going because it was off task in my schedule and I knew I would pay the price later. While it’s true I pulled an all nighter to make up for lost time, it was more that worth it.

My mom is renting to this adorable Indian woman and her mother currently and we had such a delightful time. You know how I feel like I’m half Indian since I have so many Indian followers, I adore. Plus, my dear friends Nila, Amit and Marcelo from home are like family too. Sushama is a scientist and is on a visa and is only here for 2 more weeks and then will return again after getting a longer visa. We hope it will work out to return to her house again again as they are a delight. She was so gracious and invited me to stay with them any time. It’s definitely on my bucket list to come visit and meet up with some of you.

In the meantime, you know me, my wheels are turning and I’m busy arranging a dinner to have them meet my friends and maybe an arranged marriage with my friend. 🀣 Sheereen from The Lightening Bug, can tell you I’m a complete failure setting people up but it doesn’t stop me. Shhh don’t say anything, I haven’t told them yet. 🀣They are both Indian but she says she doesn’t care what nationality he is, nor does her mom, as long as he’s a nice guy. Wow, how progressive is this! I’m not sure how they would manage their cooking styles since she uses lots of spices and he uses barely any spices at all. It will be fun. She has never been married because her father died early and she help her mom take care of her 3 siblings.

They surprised us and brought us this amazing food which I forget what it was now but you may recognize it. Their hospitality and warm spirit was just like being with all of you on the blog. I’m so blessed that we all share such warm connections from everyone on the globe and our friendship that truly is a gift to me each and everyday.

Thanks mom for a lovely introduction and lunch!

Star is in big trouble as she stayed out all night for the first time in quite awhile and ate mice which is her fav being a feral at heart. It was the first time I didn’t stay up all night waiting for her but was relieved to see her little face in the morning for some snuggles and love. But I’m giving her the cold shoulder but she’s so cute I can’t resist her purrs of affection.


Reminding you Today is the final day to vote for Author of the Month. How did April go so fast! Thank you to all of those who already cast your vote for me. I’m truly grateful. If you wanted to vote and haven’t gotten to yet, there’s still time and I would be most grateful. Again, Congratulations to the other nominee’s.

Here is the link and if you have to try more than 5 minutes, PLEASE DO NOT worry about it! I know it can be tricky.

https://uniquelyfitblog.com/2023/04/26/nomination-for-author-of-month-on-spillwords/

Happy Fri-Yay and have a wonderful weekend!

πŸ’—πŸŽ‰πŸ™πŸΌ

Cindy

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Suzette Benjamin
4 months ago

Sounds like a delicious meal and delightful company. It is sometimes good to accept an invitation which pulls one away from the myriad of other priorities clamoring for one’s energy. Perhaps the universe has something to say in the brief respite/ change of environment.
Your cat Star sounds adorable! At least you did not need to prepare a meal for her!
Happy matchmaking…! Cheers and Happy Friday, my friend. Peace!!

Suzette Benjamin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Thank you Cindy. Namaste!

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
4 months ago

What fun for Friday on Thursday.

Mentorliv
4 months ago

Having funπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Giada
4 months ago

Wonderful!!! Have a joyful Friday and great weekend!!! Huge hugs!! πŸ€—πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉπŸ’žβ€οΈπŸ’ž

Giada
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Thank you infinitely from my heart my dear friend Cindy!!! πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ’žπŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉπŸ’ž

aruna3
4 months ago

Wonderful post.enjoy your Indian guest❀️❣️❀️

Suma Reddy
4 months ago

Dish looks so delicious n spicy. Glad to know my Queen. Mom looks Wow n I truly feel it’s the great treat yo my eyes n heart to see you all enjoying πŸ€—πŸ₯°
My heartfelt love and respect to you n Mom. My Queen with golden heart πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜β€πŸ’›

Suma Reddy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Always my sweet pleasure dear Queen. β€πŸ™πŸ™

Destiny
4 months ago

divine looking dishes😁
fun was had… so very lovely, Cindy.
a great weekend your way🀍✨

Miriam Hurdle
4 months ago

My husband’s family had Indian connections. My sister-in-law went to Indiana twice the last two years to meet some folks.
I voted for you, good luck, Cindy.

GraceoftheSun
4 months ago

Happy fun Friyayyy, Cindy. Looks like you had a great time, food looks scrumptious . I love that you are still playing matchmaker. How wonderful. Have a fabulous weekend .πŸ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Pooja G
4 months ago

They seem so lovely, what a wonderful experience!

katiemiafrederick
4 months ago

SMiLes How Wonderful Dear Cindy Your Mom
Renting A Place to Stay For An Indian Woman
Working on A Visa With Her Mother And

True How Precious Indians Are

FRiEnDS For Almost A Decade

With Some of Course Through

Poetry Though WordPress And

So Many Other Close to Decade

FRiEnDSHiPS ThiS Way All Around

The World True i Come For the Individual

Connections Responding in Poetic Flow as i Go

And Of Course my Blog is Just A Record of Gratitude

And That’s All For Thanks Giving For Giving Even More

And Surely Star Your Cat

Is Keeping the Mouse
Population All in Check

In An All Nighter Bender
As Such High on the Hunt HAha

Happy Weekend to You Dear Cindy
Next Stop for me Usual Routine of
Working Out Writing Sleep Eating Dancing in Public

Yet Indeed No Limit to iMaGiNaTioN CREaTiViTY WHeREVeR
iN Flow Newly NoW Whether it May Be Dance or Song Free With SMiLes…

Oh Yes
Nap
First
Then
Snack
Then Dance
And Song Poetry Attack…

No LiGHT Sabers Required WHeRE i LiVE
At Least As the LiGHT Comes From WiTHiN ALL Free
Just to Give Share Care Heal All Away With Most Respect

Least Harm
THiS WaY iN
JoY oF LiGHT
iNHaLinG Peace
EXHaLinG LoVE

Moving Connecting
Co-Creating NewLY NoW

Naked Enough Whole
Complete That’s All With SMiLes..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

SMiles Dear Cindy
BLiSSinGS BLeSSinGS
All Paths That Lead to

LoVE iN
Peace
With SMiles

Happy Weekend
Always Beginning

To

Youβ˜ΊοΈβ€οΈπŸ™πŸ

valenciartist
4 months ago

Sounds like a smashing good event! And your cat is adorable! Enjoy your Friday!

valenciartist
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

You’re very welcome Cindy! And yes! It is a HAPPY SAT-YAYYY!!! πŸ˜€πŸŒΉπŸ·

Marsha
4 months ago

Star is adorable. I would forgive her in an instant!

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Yes, and your Star reminds me of Scardy Kitty who was black and white. Star has a much more loving face, though. She adores you.

Kym Gordon Moore
4 months ago

Well look at you Ms. International Flavor of the Week. What a delightful meeting. You manage to turn anything into a FUNyay kind of day my friend. But perhaps you want to stay away from that match-making thingy! πŸ’‘ But what am I saying? You are going to do your own thing no matter what anyone says. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ€£ You go girl!!! Have a wonderful weekend dawwwlinkkkkkk! πŸ˜ŽπŸ’πŸ˜˜πŸŽ‰πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ˜Š

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Oh how I love the disrupter that you are dawwwwlinkkkk!!! Do you! YES!!! πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ˜

Sadje
4 months ago

How lovely to meet new people and click with the immediately. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Yes. Like soul sisters. You’re most welcome

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Very nice. 😍πŸ₯°

salsaworldtraveler
4 months ago

Happy Fri-Yay Cindy! I love cats. They look so innocent despite their predatory abilities.

Vidah
4 months ago

Fun on Friday 😎

Ingrid
4 months ago

That looks like a delicious mea, Cindy! πŸ˜‹

Filipa Moreira da Cruz
4 months ago

Wonderful Cindy! What a delicious day!

Mentorliv
4 months ago

Lovely meet🀝😊😊

KK
KK
4 months ago

Thank you so much, Cindy for this ‘India special’ post. Glad to know that you are half Indian. It’s heartening to note what you feel about Indians. I liked the picture of Indian family, especially one draped in saree, an Indian outfit. My love and regards to them. Dish looks quite familiar.
Poem in the beginning set the tone of this beautiful post. Star is the real star. I’m trying to vote for you. Wish you all the best for this and also for your role as a matchmaker. Have a lovely and enjoyable weekend πŸŽ‰

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Truly my pleasure, Cindy! You’re welcome! I’m sure in the next life , you will be full, not half. All the best πŸ‘πŸ’πŸ’–

judeitakali
4 months ago

You had an incredible time. And the foodπŸ₯Ί, and poem 🀩

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
4 months ago

Such an upbeat post, Cindy! Seizing the moment makes life beautiful! Glad you had fun! Star is adorable! <3

Ranjana
4 months ago

I hope to meet you Cindy whenever you visit India. I ll cook a vegan sweet dish called ‘gajar ka halwa’ for you. It is a yummy carrot pudding.

Ranjana
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Yes, you said it correctly. I don’t know how to make Gulab Jamun. But we can buy Gulab Jamun from many wonderful sweet shops.

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
Reply to  Ranjana
4 months ago

If it’s vegan, then I am sure you are replacing milk with something else.

I wonder How gajar ka halwa taste like with milk replacement.

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

I’ve mentioned gajar ka halwa in a blog( a prompt by me).

Gajar means carrots
Halwa is like a porridge

It’s a sweet dish made with carrots, milk, cream, dry fruits

Ranjana
Reply to  DEVANG UPADHYAYA
4 months ago

Oh, oh, yes. You are right, Devang. Sorry, not a vegan sweet dish. Gajar ka halwa will not taste yummy without milk and clarified butter.

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
Reply to  Ranjana
4 months ago

Yes if you want to make it vegan
You have to use stuff like coconut milk, Cream or almond milk.
It will be expensive 😝

Jeff Flesch
4 months ago

Beautiful poetry, lovely pics. Wishing you all my best on the Spillwords nomination!! πŸ’ž You deserve it.

ben Alexander
4 months ago

I adore spicy food in general and Indian food in particular ~ YUM!

Layla Todd
4 months ago

What delicious looking food and what sunny photos! I love too your opening poem that emphasizes the beauty of connection. πŸ™‚

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
4 months ago

Hmmmm
I am delighted to read it πŸ™‚

You know why.

Would love to see you in India someday.

I am sure, you will come to my city, I mean Udaipur is always in the list of peole whenever they visit India, haha.

Indian food seems tasty πŸ™‚

How about you wear a sari someday?

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Yes
That would be fun 😁

boundlessblessingsblog
4 months ago

Wonderful poem and so nice to see you all in the beautiful pic, Cindy. Such a fun loving post. Your cat is too good. Lovely, too good.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

You are always welcome dear Cindy. Take care and stay safe πŸ’“πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’“

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

You are awesome with your post Cindy. So much to learn and enjoy. Happy Sunday 😊😊😊

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Welcome dear Cindy ❀️❀️❀️

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

ParentingIsFunny
4 months ago

Very fun (and funny) poem. Glad you had such a nice time. πŸ™‚

rothpoetry
4 months ago

Sometimes the unexpected and spontaneous things really turn out to be great. Looks like you had a great time with you friends. Your cat probably partied all night long! :>)

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

I think your cat is really the party animal!

akshita1776
4 months ago

I saw the photo and thought you came to my country!
But its nice that you enjoyed our food and honestly, I would love to see you in an Indian attire someday!

Also, I have been meaning to ask you. Would you want to do an exchange on each of your blogs? Like guest posts, where I publish one of your works on my blog and vice versa?

I thought it’d be an enjoyable experience and when I send in something, I can learn from you as well:)

akshita1776
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Sure, whenever you’re free!
I am glad you liked the idea
All the best for your book again!! I’ll be one of the first readers for sureπŸ€—πŸ€—

akshita1776
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

I sincerely hope so!!

Sheereen
4 months ago

Hahaha! Cindy back to her favourite game again! I want to know the result of this gorgeous attempt of yoursπŸ˜‚ Wish I can share the others in openπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Thanks for the generous mention

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Well if the cat is Ollie and it’s the command of her owner…need to be hereπŸ˜€ the secret is sealed in the hearts….I don’t know what you are talking about….do you?πŸ˜‰

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

You have your hidden charms. Somebody who could force my lazy self into posting early.πŸ˜€

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Stupid slow WP! See you soon! Thank you for all your support always πŸ˜˜πŸ€—

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

WP the obvious and easy target

Dawn
4 months ago

Poor Star…she worked so hard to feed you and you didn’t accept her offering at the meal?

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