Thursday, June 30, 2011

grade 8 grad

So, I have a stepson.  I call him Pickle here.  he just graduated grade 8.  I met Pickle when he was 6...he is now 13.
here is a photo from when he was about 8 years old.

and now

I'm in awe and disbelief. 
He's even wearing a tie clip. 
The kicker. 
J is going to borrow PICKLES suit for an upcoming wedding. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

today I saw

chalk children, one named Maxine
my mom
beautiful clouds
flying kites

Monday, June 27, 2011

I saw

today I saw

a butterfly
children mimicking us mow the lawn (just like lion cubs pouncing...human cubs mow)
kindness in sadness

Saturday, June 25, 2011

this weeks supper menu

Sunday:  Cold Thai wraps with beef and such (darn...I forgot the cucumber!)
Monday:  ahhh, I'm on my own and I'm notorious for eating poorly when I don't cook for others
Tuesday: Chickpea Puree Pasta from Vive le Vegan!
Wednesday:  pizza, made with zucchini, onion, tomato, mushrooms and meat of some sort
Thursday: Stir fry with Broccoli and bok choy
Friday:  Ribfest!
Saturday: homemade california rolls...maybe I'll document!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Just a moment!

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Today I saw

a butterfly
teeny tiny orange flowes
purple rain clouds
a girl dancing

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

seeing, or not

I didn't see well at all today.  I guess I was preoccupied with the situation with my boss.  I wasn't living in the moment at all.  I was living in the way I've been feeling in reaction to the way he's been acting.  He often gets exasperated when I don't understand what he wants.  I feel like he wants me to read his mind, and when I don't he gets really frustrated.

today I saw:
a mismatch dog couple (dachshund and a doberman!!  so cute)

aaaand.  that's it.  More to see tomorrow!

Monday, June 20, 2011


Today was a hard day.  Bad cramps (also meaning no baby this month).  I left work early, and then grumped at Jason.  We quickly made up.  But, I didn't 'see' well today. 
This is what I *did* see:

A robin collecting worms.
a sparrow named Robin
a kind cashier
a bear on a hinge

Sunday, June 19, 2011


today and last night I saw:

a beautiful radiant lady dancing
girl hanging on silks
a friend running to meet me
a yellow butterfly

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Yesterday and today I saw:

Robot on the side of a street car
another side of my driver
service berries turning pink
sleeping baby frowns
three swooshy skirts
two handsome guys


This weeks menu

Sunday-beef stir fry with rice
Monday-beef stir fry with rice
Tuesday-pesto shrimp pasta (with garlic scapes!)
Wednesday-Broccoli-Mushroom-Walnut Pasta (from Vive la Vegan)
Thursday-Chips and dips (V)
Saturday-take out (it's a Luancy night and I'm performing!)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

fickle? ME?

so this everyday thing doesn't seem to work for me.  or at least 25 things isn't working.  Maybe I'll just do a post of some things I noticed and liked...

Today I saw:

peonies in bloom that smelled SO good
a baby
smiles from a client
a hula hoop at a site (that I think think think was made my Sadie, so *that* made me think of *her*)
writing on a page that made a letter to Grandma and Grandpa

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


OK!  aye carumba

I missed yesterday too.  now on to today.

-Another gorgeous day out
-the back handed complement (I'll take what I can get I suppose)
-a calm husband
-home made beef jerky
-feeling good after acupuncture
-grey squirrel and black squirrel
-squirrel wire shadows
-Last nights rainbow!
-The golden sunset that made the trees SHINE
-coconut ice 'cream'
-not having anxiety
-seeing my mom
-cooking from a recipe
-the breeze
-realizing I can go see my friends (from Well Rounded Hoops aka Hoop Totonto) at Young and Eglinton Square tomorrow between 11-2 to raise money for Breakfast for Learning 
-being off tomorrow to re-charge and spend time with J, Family and friends
-going to see a movie

wow...I'm out of practice...even with some things from yesterday I can't think of 235 things! 

Monday, June 13, 2011

oh boy!

blog FAIL

I don't have time right now to post my thanks...*sigh*...we'll try again tomorrow.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

food decicions

This past Christmas my mom gave me a vegan recipe book called Vive le Vegan! by Dreena Burton
I know being vegan full time would not agree with my little fambly.  I do however want to make an effort to eat health and eat less meat (beef jerky isn't meat right?)
I've decided to make on meal a week from her "main course" section. 
this week it will be Sweet Curry Chickpea Casserole.  yum

lets try this again shall we?

A wile back I decided to, on inspiration from a friend, give 25 thanks a day, for 40 days, equalling 1000 thanks.  I got over halfway there...staggeringly so.  I felt busy and tired, so I stopped blogging.

I want to try again.  It was a good exercise in being mindful during the day, and remembering the good.

I'm going to start from the beginning again.  Here are my 25 thanks from yesterday:

-sleeping in
-still feeling the happy from the night before
-Mcdonald's breakfast
-nice Saturday morning
-The Danforth
-Withrow park
-the site of the farmers market
-friendly booth operators
-new garlic
-helping friends lift
-spending time with A+D, and meeting Death (a girl called Death...not actual death thank goodness!)
-Comfortable With Uncertainty
-bought granola bars
-making beef jerky
-finding J on the subway!  I was on my way home from NAAD's, went to the spot where my exit is, and who so I see, nose in book when I got on, but J, on his way home from work!  best surprise!
-Amazing stir fried mild curry noodles
-being out with J
-finding a dress for the weddings this year
-finding toothpaste at Shoppers at almost half the price at The Big Carrot!
-Vin Diesel
-Harry Potter
-a Walk

Saturday, June 11, 2011

wow, it's been a week already!?

I guess I've been MIA!
I've been pretty pooped at the end of my days.  I guess I never made my 1000 thanks.

you know.  I think I'll try again.  It was a very good thing.  It kept me thinking, and being present.

I'll be back at the end of the day to start my 1000 thanks again.

on to this weeks menu:

Sunday:  Lamb chops with salad and potatoes
Monday: pasta (I'm on my own...I'll eat something yummy I'm sure)
Tuesday: sweet curry chickpea stew (from "vive le vegan")
Wednesday: bangers and mash with spinach
Thursday: fish
Friday:  ?? Jason is at his moms...I'll eat what ever I want!
Saturday:  eating at Jason's moms for Jason's late birthday dinner, (it;s this monday!)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

this weeks menu

Monday-pot roast
Wednesday-asparagus and chicken
Thursday-macauli and cheese  (that would be from scratch mac and cheese with cauliflower)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Just a moment.

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week.

I had a GREAT week this week, and couldn't choose one image, so I chose two!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

no time!

all day I am thinking of things to be thankful for.  I'm not giving up on my's just taking longet than 40 days I guess.