Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Feeding my cravings!

I had this huge craving for a milk shake today. This is what I came up with: My strawberry smoothie supreme!!

I took:

4 ripe bananas
1 inch ring of fresh pineapple
5 strawberries

Blended this all up until it was thick and smooth.

Did it stop my current craving? You betcha!

I have my water bottle there to remind me that I'm not taking in enough H2O. In the back you can see the mini-tramp. Yes, it works much better when lying flat on the floor and when I actually get on it. Do I like it? Yep! Do I use it regularly? Not enough. lol

To keep me in shape today my objective is to eat raw and healthy as well as some sort of cardio activities. Guess I should choose this eh?

Have a remarkable day!

til again
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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Crystal Garden

Ain't we sweet!

Rogers is the sponsor for the Crystal Garden Ice Carving area for Ottawa's Winterlude. If you look closely you can see Nick's arm behind the large ice cell phone! Too cute.

We had a great time wondering around on the ice; enjoying beaver tails, hot chocolate and lots of tourists!

I am now home and slightly chilled.

It's Katie's birthday so tonight (my now, 23 year old daughter) we going out for Cajun food. (thanks to the Rotary Club's gift certificat that was won last night)

The party continues all weekend long!!

til later
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Boy does time fly

The last week just flew by! Do you ever feel that way? Sometimes I find myself so busy that each day blurrs in with the next.

This weekend is filled with fun family time.

Katie and Diane (my 2 youngest) are right now on a bus heading here. We have a weekend full of activities. Trivia tonight;, Winterlude on the Canal on Saturday; spa time; winter fun time in Stittsville on Sunday; oh yes and ... it's Katie's Birthday on Saturday so yes, this raw gal is going to make a chocolate cake with white icing. For me...I'll make myself something yummy just for me.

Pictures to follow for sure...

Have a terrific weekend everyone!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


This song says it all for me today: Clarity

Today's rain is washing away all the cobwebs and messiness inside my head. A bright day awaits. I am clear and purposeful. I live my life ON PURPOSE!

Do you have plans for this great day? What is your purpose?

Watch out! The lady in the red hat is on her way!

Love to all

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

When things really don't matter.

Goethe advised us: “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least" This came across my desk today and really hit me right between the eyes! Boy did I ever need to hear this!!

So here's my thought: Why do I let things that don't matter, matter to me? There's something deep inside of my that likes to push this to the edge.

Here's what matters most:

1. Nick, my husband
2. Beth, Vickie, Katie and Diane (in order of age)
3. My church friends and family
4. The great work I have in and outside of my musical life
5. The music that's in me waiting to get out!

The rest? Of course there is much more that matters to me. Some things are quite serious ie world peace, global warming, feeding the starving. The book I would write listing all these important things will still bring me back to my own universe and how I affect change for me and those I love.

What doesn't matter:

1. how many years will my car last (or weeks lol)
2. do I really heat my veggies to 200 F or just 110F?
3. will I be heart broken if I don't get some fancy jewelry for the 14th????

Ok...silly things, but true. There is so much in my life that doesn't matter. For what's important see the beginning of this post.

For now signing this,

tired but happy

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy Sunday!

Nick decided that a picture was in order this morning after we arrived at church. So, here I am jaunting my red hat and coat!

The day is sunny, bright and warm...so you will find me outside in the fresh air.

Enjoy your day!! I leave you with this thought from Deepak Chopra:

"Human beings are made of body, mind and spirit. Of these, spirit is primary, for it connects us to the source of everything, the eternal field of consciousness."

I welcome your comments.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Button Holes??

OK, so it's not that I'm lazy and can't/won't write being that it's late Friday night and I really should be finding my bed; I've decided to share a post with you.

This odd, you might say even rare post, has absolutely nothing to do with "Doll's Journey" or anyone else's for that matter.

I does have to do with knitting and button holes.

But, enough of my stuff go HERE to read up on the Yarn Harlots thoughts on said button holes.

Do I have an opinion? Not really. Actually, I can't remember the last time I knit something that needed them and I really have no problem with which side the silly things are on. Even though I'm terribly right handed/right sided. That's for another post/another day.

Have a terrific weekend everyone!

hugs to all

Monday, February 2, 2009

One of my favorites!

Each week I plan to show case one of my favorite authors and their books.

Up first: Dr. Wayne Dyer. I first started reading Dr. Dyer back in the late 80's. I've enjoyed his perspective and ideas for a very long time. Currently I'm enjoying the following:

Change your Thoughts, Change Your Life! I haven't gotten very far as it seems my reading time is limited. Perhaps that could be a February resolution.

What do you think?

Have you read this? If so, do you have any comments? Let me know.

Here's to great reading!