Saturday, March 28, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009


Because I needed a good laugh I thought I'd share this with you all. It's really worth the time to see it.

For all us "old" Star Wars fans! We need to save the ORGANICS! lol


follow this link...the video is on the right hand side part way down.

Grocery Store Wars
This intergalactic parody is set "not long ago in a supermarket not so far away". Starring an all edible cast of Cuke Skywalker, Obi Wan Cannoli, and Chewbrocolli fight DarthTata and The Dark Side of the Farm for control of the supermarket

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Day 7

....On my 30 day clutter reducing challenge.

Here's my thought for the day:

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.

(Raymond Hull)

Part of my de-cluttering, body detoxing etc is also linked to how I manage my time and relationships. Let's face it I can't do it all, have it all or be all things to all people. Right? I aim to please but have come to realize that I simply cannot, nor should I, aim to please everyone at all times. Talk about energy draining.

So in my focusing I'm adding what I do with my time and how I enjoy my friendships etc. Not always an easy task. Saying NO has never been my strong suit. I am learning.

Today I am going through my planner and trimming what I really cannot logically do or manage.

How about you? Are there areas in your life where learning to say no would be a blessing? If you've been able to do this in your life, please share how you arrived at that point. I'm still learning.

Sending warm sunshine and love,

Day 6

Well, if you check the date it's really day 7 but since I'm still up and having totally closed out day 6 yet then that's where I'll stay for now.

Today I took a couple of really nice sweaters out of my closet and put aside as they are no longer part of my wardrobe. Going through clothes is relatively easy for me. I tend not to buy much and if I don't wear it in a couple of years it's out the door. Part of that comes from moving around a lot and not wanting to pack and unpack and repack. I'm sure you get the drift.

Any how...not sure what my number of objects is as yet. Perhaps I'll count tomorrow. lol

My household detox is alive and well. A wee bit each day...that's all I need to do.

Well, the pillow is calling my name and I'm ready.

til again,

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Day 5

As I've been moving through my house I realize that one of the things that I need to do is use the stuff I have! That meant moving my exercise bike out of the basement...way too dark and gloomy down there and put it in the major activity area of my home. Now really, how can anyone walk by something this big in the way, in the middle of the room and not get on it? At least that's my plan. If this monster of a piece of equipment doesn't get used these 30 days it too will find itself out the door!!! So, my plan is to come up with a name for it, other than Monster!

Ideas anyone?

Here's a contest for you: Name my exercise bike!

The winner will receive.....??? Gotta think about that for a wee bit but I'm sure I can come up with something fun.

For to find something yummy for a late lunch.

til again,

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Day 3

Day 3 of my spring challenge! Today I have a bag of bed linens put aside to give away. I've had them for 1.5 years and it's time they were used. Why do I need them taking up space in my closet when I don't need them?? Right? So, off they go!

This is going to be an interesting journey taking me through my home and my memories! I'll share as I go!


Saturday, March 21, 2009

New challenge???

Ok, so the whole posting each day hasn't happened, yet!

So far:

1 mid sized crock pot
1 small computer desk

These two items are slated for a yard sale in May!

The only purchases were for a few items to hand out as gifts at my Green Smoothie Party tonight. So much fun. More about the event tomorrow.

For now I'm off to find my pillow and gear up my head for a great retreat day tomorrow with the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers!

hugs and love

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New challenge

I face many challenges throughout the course of my week; my day and now have taken on something new.

I'm going to do a 30 day detox of my stuff! What this means for me:

1. each day for the next 30 days I'm going to recycle or free-cycle something in my house.

2. there will be no purchases other than necessities for the next 30 days

3. I will post each day as to how my day went.

Parts of this look really least on the surface. Let's see if by day 15 I still feel this way.

When Nick and I moved here from AK we had all our precious things in the back of the Mazda Pick up. In it was "everything we needed" and "nothing that we didn't". Simple? On the surface yes.

We have been very fortunate to have been able to furnish our rented home with gifts from many friends (both new and used). Now we have to face the fact that if we needed to move in a hurry that we have way too much STUFF to pack! Here's my thought: why wait until there is necessity before we clean out our clutter? There is no reason at all.

Perhaps with a clutter free home my mind will release some of it's own clutter.

Care to join me? Please leave a comment if you wish to jump on board. I think it's going to be a grand 30 day ride!!! I wonder just how many people we can have all taking on this challenge??

til again,

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Do you believe it?!

Happy St. Pat's Day

I love spring. I can hardly believe how wonderful the weather is. Warmer temps and bright sunshine are making me feel light and springy! Can you believe that we made it through the long winter?? Reading the temps in Fairbanks today at -25F goodness that's cold. Another month and they'll be feeling springy too!!!

The robins are singing up a storm here and our friendly pileated woodpecker has been back and has carved some new holes into one of the trees on our front lawn. Heard the sound again this morning as he/she calls out!

Heading out the door here shortly. I'm on a mission to get some fresh potting soil to get my new batch of wheat grass growing.

I pulled some heads off the winter-over marigolds and some seeds off the morning glories on the pool fence. Going to check them in the next week or so and see if they'll sprout indoors. If so then I won't need to buy more seed this spring. The morning glories completely covered the fence where we planted them giving us great privacy so the plan is to continue with more of the fence this year. The front half will have beautiful morning glories and the back fence will have the pole beans that did so well there last year. Isn't it great to be planning the summer garden.

I'm anxiously waiting for the first of the dandelions to pop through the lawn. Crazy? Well maybe just a bit but fresh foraged greens like that in my salad or smoothie is wonderful!

Enjoyed my green smoothie this morning and will have a great salad here in a bit. Also, managed my walk this morning! That's 2 days in a row!! Go me!

Off to Canadian Tire to get my planting supplies!

Enjoy this great day. Lift a grew brew for me! Dance a jig or two!!

We're all Irish on a day like this!!

Til again!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Green Smoothie Blog

I've just posted here I'm one of the regular posters for one of my favorite drinks. Check it out!

Are you green this week?


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Waiting for Spring!

I think it's here. Well, at least it's trying. We woke this morning to a loud call outside. Nick thought at first it was a flicker but when I looked there it was larger than life: a pileated woodpecker. We saw one around here last spring and I am thrilled to see it return. Not sure he stays around here. Long enough to put huge holes in the trees on the front lawn Not sure it's a male either since I haven't done the research to see what the difference is between them.

Did I have my camera ready or nearby? Not likely. Perhaps next time.

This picture was taken yesterday afternoon. That's ice in the pool and hopefully in another month it will all be gone. Can't push the season too fast that's for sure.

On the green journey: full jug of green smoothie today. Recipe:

3 bananas, 5 strawberries, 4 handfuls of baby spinach and 1 stalk of celery. This was brunch as I generally don't eat anything Sunday morning.

For Monday: another smoothie,
great big, huge salad
nice long walk

Going to enjoy the weather as it's shaping up to be a wonderful week!

Til again,
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Getting better

Starting to feel more like myself! and boy do I like it so much better.

I'm heading out soon to do some teaching and some writing..(have a song to finish tonight).

Wishing all a great day/evening.

Sending blessings....

til again

Friday, March 6, 2009

Too busy to be sick!

I really dislike having the flu. I'm working at changing my attitude about it by accepting that my body needs to heal something and relax. No guilt. Just me, taking care of me.

There are times that no amount of positive thinking is going to make me feel better at this given moment. What will make me feel better is to release the guilt and let nature take it's course.

This is the second bad bug I've come down with this season. Not great but better than some years. I will relax, curl up with my knitting and just be. At least for another day or so.

Perhaps a nice fruity smoothie is on my horizon!?

til again...when I know I will be all back to my lovable self!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Blog fun!

Or not! I've tried posting a few times with blogger coming up with errors. I am not defeated! lol So, will try again.

I worked on my life purpose and this is what I came up with:

My purpose in life is to let people know that they are loved and cared for as I help build them up through their experiences with me either through my teachings, songs or presence.

There are many areas of my life that take my focus...this is a good thing. I tend to do better when I'm not totally focused on one aspect. I need variety!

So whether I'm working on my business, teaching, music or food I am happy and ready to face the day!

til again,