Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Watermelon, Cucumber, Mint & a few other ingredients Salad.
I have made this salad twice since summer has begun and we absolutely love it. Its refreshing , healthy and so easy to make. Sometimes, I think about things that I miss from our meals (breads, pastas, etc) since we have started eating more Paleo, and I get a little sad...but then I think, about all the new , exciting and awesome ingredients and meals that I have discovered since we started this. It feels good to eat these things and there are so many flavors that I have never even thought of before. I am enjoying cooking (although I must admit that it takes longer than I would personally like but I try to enjoy the experience with either music, or a glass a wine, including the kids in the prep process so they are excited and learning as well). I also imagine once I have a dishwasher (and maybe a food processor), this whole thing will get easier as well. There are so many amazing foods and herbs out there that I love incorporating into meals: coconut milk, ginger root, raw honey, cumin, mint, leeks.... Other thoughts of the moment: I started my first SPIN (stationary bike) class at the Y yesterday. A girlfriend of mine instructs it and I have been wanting to try it and finally scheduling, kids and the universe have all come into sync so that I may experience this class. It was fun! I look forward to the next one. Nothing like exercising to the YMCA song while you are actually at the YMCA. hehe. House News: So, I am pouting just a little bit, feeling kind of disappointed, angry, frustrated, annoyed.... the closing for our new house has been delayed for a few days. It is only a few days and I know in the big picture, in the big scheme of things that it is truly no big deal to wait a few more days additional to the original plan, but...we have been doing a count down...and constantly so anticipate starting the process of the next chapter of our lives....and to be put on hold a little bit longer and adding days to what we already counted down....I just can't help but pout a little bit. It's not like I don't have enough to do to keep me busy in the meantime and I know it will be here before we know it so I just need to wrap my brain cells around that knowledge. I should immerse myself back into the packing process. I got overloaded stepped back and now must get back into the right mode. I am really missing painting. I want to go to the storage unit, rip open my supply boxes and just whip up a painting or two....but I know that would be totally counter productive to what I am trying to accomplish here. My camera lightening is not working properly, either my pictures are coming out too light or too dark so sorry if my pictures are not up to par these days. I am wondreing if it's something fixable, I hope so. I am so loving the goats milk soaps that we have gotten from the farmers market. I can't wait to start making my own soaps (probalby in the fall). I am loving the song: Sing Out by Cat Stevens. How did I not KNOW this song before? Well, I have rambled enough for one sitting....Hope All Is Well in Your Neck of the Giraffe. Until our paths cross again , may your leaves be plentiful and your Sun be Shiny. :)
Saturday, June 09, 2012
So, I proved to myself that I could really get our house clean. I worked like a maniac (with kids and dog undoing as I went along) for our first showing and I must say it was so lovely to have the house so clean....even if it was only for an hour. Tomorrow we have a possible renter (someone Noah knows) coming to look at the house. We are open to whatever scenario presents itself well. I must get in the super cleaning mode again...maybe later. I have not packed one box since last week. I was on this total burnout. I got some more packing tape and plenty of boxes so I will attempt to do at least a couple today. Considering that we have approx. 20 days until we are to get the keys to our new front door!!!! (approx. 20 days til I get a dishwasher). This summer is shaping up to be extremely busy thus far. This past week I had jury duty (got released 2 hours into it as I was not one of the chosen few (AWESOME) and I also had a visit to the eye Dr ($640.00 later), I will be picking up my contacts and new glasses next week - whoah!!!!). It's supposed to be a warm/hot one today. I started reading Treasure Island to the kids at night. I never knew that is where Long John Silver came from....and he was a "bad" guy. hehe. I miss painting. All my art stuff is packed. I've been sketching a few ideas here and there. I signed up for a spin (cycling exercise class) / bible study for the summer. Excited to be with some wonderful women. I miss seeing my friends! Since school has let out and all the house/moving prep..etc...I haven't seen anyone in days, weeks...months! hehe. Kids have been catching lightening bugs...and I have too. It's been so fun! Just takes me back to catching them in my back yard as a youngin with my jar....anywho I took some pics but I think they are still on my camera. Snap peas are up in the garden. I have been having the kids help pick them and I think they are actually enjoying it. They eat them quicker then we pick them! I better get something done while I have my coffee high. Wishing you a beautiful Saturday whatever your plans may be!