Monday musing.

It’s Monday and I am feeling alright. I washed my muddy walking shoes to have them ready for the next round. I have been reading some Old Testament books to inspire the fire within me. Joshua was a hero and stood by God. I like that. I need that fire in me to accept things and run with it.  Did I mention that I am a survivor of life? Hmm that can be my next post.

YouTube craving checkmate.

So my friend Alicia tagged me on Facebook for a song called Gold. It was the first time I heard that particular song in a year. I cried and danced my heart out. I miss streaming music and just dancing. Than part of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep and Katy Perry’s Roar. I felt alive!🎶 

July Update.

  • Traveled a week to the Southern region of Ethiopia. It was worth the several hours of bumpy roads.
  • Has fish and chips similar to Ivars. Smiled of memories of BFF and I eating in Wa.
  • Drank mixed juices from local papaya, mango, pineapple, and avacado. Note to self yummy, organic, and nutritious.
  • Slept in a hut/ tukel which was fun.
  • Saw an amazing lake resort. Thank you Mr. Gebre Selassie!
  • One word: pasta! Cheese and all!
  • Saw where coffee beans were grown. 

It was amazing and made me realize what a beautiful culture I have.    


@Sara Gamachew98

July 10, 2015

Well as you noticed I changed the name of my blog. It has been 4 years I have started blogging. I wanted a fresh start hence the name Starting Over in 2013 (my other blog I began working on). I kept this one because my mom wanted me to have something from my past still around. So I couldn’t get rid of it. I thought about exporting it to SOI2013, but it wouldn’t do it. I finally thought I should embrace my past and build on it. I post an idea about changing the tagline and has a positive feedback from a fellow blogger.

Also since I was leaving my past Molly had to disappear so with my BFF help I created my alias/author name Sara Gamachu which later became my Twitter name SaraGamachew98. Sara means princess and Gamachew means happiness. So I wanted my return to happiness to actually mean something.

This blog also is my tool in healing my mind because all the stress and anxiety put a block on my memory. Can you believe that?  So the key to removing that block is remembering the happy times.  Before I was a mom and before I met “S”.

I hope my words of wisedom helps someone. I beg you do not be afraid to ask for help. You never know if someone else has been there. They can be your key to survival. I should know.

I look at the clock and it’s 11:34 pm. I picture my newly minted five-year-old, asleep in her bed, covered with the Hello Kitty blanket I stayed up until past midnight last night to make, her hands curled under her ear, like the fiddlehead ferns she begged me to buy in the grocery store last […]

Been on break…

Hi Readers:

I wanted to let you know that I am still around. I decided to take a little break. The heat this summer has been intense and I have been working my way through with my son. As a former NW gal this has been quite a weather shock.

If you follow me on Twitter you will see all of my adventures in motherhood and beyond. I decided to reach out today because I wanted to challenge myself with using my blot app on my Kindle Fire. With a little patience I might get back on the blog  wagon again.  Until then I am going to try to go the old fashion pencil and paper route for a little while.

Thank you for all your comments and ideas. You can email me at and I will try to respond as frequent as I can.

Take care and have a wonderful day!


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Seasonal Flavors


One of my favorite vegetables.

Mashed Potatoes

I have always liked sweet potatoes/yams. I enjoyed eating them during Thanksgiving. My mother would mash them, pour butter, sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar, and stir it some more. It was delicious! I always looked forward to it. Soon my mom would serve it other times of the year. I really like them.

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