Monthly Archives: March 2013

Thursday full of Thanks

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My heart is so heavy. Watching my Grammy slip away from us one ragged breath at a time is just about the most heart breaking thing I have experienced. But I am so whole heartedly  grateful for having her these last 25 years.  

I love my WHOLE family of course but my Grammy is very special. She has lots of grandchildren ,some great grandchildren and even two great, great grandchildren. She has got nine kids and a husband who has required a lot of attention in the last few years. But somehow in the midst of that she is able to make me feel special, cared for and a part of something amazing. The marvel of that is this… she doesn’t HAVE to so any of those things. I didn’t start off life as her granddaughter. There is no bond of childhood memories that we share. We didn’t meet each other until I was almost 14 years old. We never went to court and got a piece of paper to say that we are a family. She just took me and accepted me and loved me. She is my Grammy and I love her dearly. 

Wisdom on Wednesday

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The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
-Richard Bach
I can’t express how I am feeling right now. It is too overwhelming. But I love my family very, very much. It is big, it is messy, it is perfectly imperfect, it is mine. 

Try Something New Tuesday – The Whole Enchilada

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OMFG!  I mean it, OMFG! I just made the best meal ever! I need to go find a thesaurus ’cause right now words totally fail me.  Go now, go fast, to this link right HERE.  

Make this recipe as soon as you can. For dinner tomorrow? Brunch on Saturday? Midnight snack tonight?!  Okay, if you care about watching your waist line, as I do, I think you should know that I made some important alterations, Everything was light or low fat. Light cheese, light cream cheese, fat free sour cream, weight watchers tortillas. Oh and because I am lazy I used a cheater chicken from the Superstore. 

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This was so easy to make. Honestly, it took a little while because I was reading the directions carefully but the next time I will be able to whip them together lickety split!

They were mild enough that they are good for all pallets, but a little Frank’s hot sauce took care of that for me since I like things a little hot under the collar. 😉 

Seriously folks, go make this right now! 

Oh Sunday, let’s Sum it Up!

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What a busy week it has been! Busy is good, busy is fun, busy is also exhausting. 

 

Monday was my best girls birthday so the day was jammed packed with fun.We had a great yoga class filled with all our friends. Afterwards we all went out to Hamachi for teppanyaki. It was SO fun! I have wanted to go since I was a little girl and my brothers got to go to Suisha Gardens and I didn’t yeah some things stick in your craw LOL.  It was a great time, with great friends, the only thing missing was my sweet baboo. 

Tuesday was a little bit rough, I weighed in and it was not a good show. Between the sodium at teppanyaki and my impending period I and put on a whopping 6 lbs. Dear Ego, OUCH!            I had myself a little pity party but then made a plan for moving past this set back. I am not sprinting to the skinny finish line, I am a life long journey to health. 

On Wednesday I worked my tushy off at work, I love a busy day. I love it when everything is going well, which it has the last little while, smooth sailing and packed full. A perfect recipe!  In the afternoon I went and picked up my spectacular new spectacles. And in the evening I went to see Oz with Sarabella and Jan. The company was spectacular which is more than I can say for the the movie. 

Thursday was so beautiful and sunny that for a moment I was tricked into thinking that spring had arrived. I took myself for a lovely walk and just drank up the sunshine.  In the evening we had a fantastic meal with some great people. I ate some chicken wings which gave me a complex so I came home and punished myself on the exercise bike  It actually felt great, I love the burn!

On Friday we woke up to SNOW, It was pretty snow but DAMN YO, snow?? Work was great, but no walkies in the snow globe. But in the evening Aimee and I bit the karma yoga class at Beo spa. It was a great class, I had aching muscles that I had no idea existed. In fact I had the best night of sleep I have had in a long time Friday night. 

Saturday was another awesome day. I spent time with my nephew, I ran some errands, I got a bunch of housework done but I started a massive undertaking of a new project (details to be released at a later date). In the evening Aimee and drank even MORE coffee and then we abducted Bonnita and decided to recapture our youth by cruising around Halifax in Aimee’s car people watching and talking for hours. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard. 

This morning was HARD. Staying up until 2am is not as easy as it used to be. Turns out I am not actually 25 any more.  I had tea with my Sunday morning peeps but I spent most of the day at home puttering about feeling meh. Being crampy and overtired sucks. But Gilly actually left work at a decent hour and we got to have some dinner together, I will take what I can get these days.  Tonight I had a hot bath and crawled into PJ’s and bed and now I am going to have some sweet dreams about all the fun things that I am going to do in this next week. 

Sweet dreams my peeps!

 

Thankful Thursday

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Today I am feeling very thankful for…

my nephew Kian and his inherent wisdom. 

Dinner with friends and colleagues. 

Eye of the Tiger.

Apologies.

Pushing myself.

Feeling needed.

My bosses sense of humor. 

The serenity prayer. 

Driving in the car all alone with the tunes cranked up.

 

Wednesday Wisdom …. came to me in a dream.

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It’s happens from time to time that I wake up with a song rolling around inside my brain. It is never something that I pay a lot of attention to, it is usually gone by the time I have managed to rub the sleep from my eyes. But this morning my song stuck with me, in fact it got more persistent as the morning wore on. I hummed along while I typed and filed and plotted until I realized what it was I was hearing over and over in my head; what it was that Eric Clapton was trying to tell me… I am running on faith!  Not a love song for me, not the way Mr. Clapton but faith nonetheless, faith in myself, faith in what I am doing. At the end of the day when I am exhausted, when I am sore, when I have hit a wall, when I have gained 6 pounds, when I want to quit, it is the faith in myself that pulls me through, it is my love of myself and my love that gets me back up, back on my feet, over the next hurdle.

I am still humming but if you want to hear it right you can see it here.

 

[Chorus:]
Lately I’ve been running on faith
What else can a poor boy do?
But my world will be right
When love comes over you

Lately I’ve been talking in my sleep
I can’t imagine what I’d have to say
Except my world will be right
When love comes back your way

I’ve always been
One to take each and every day
Seems like by now
I’d find a love who cares just for me

Then we’d go running on faith
All of our dreams would come true
And our world will be right
When love comes over me and you

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Then we’d go running on faith
All of our dreams would come true
And our world will be right
When love comes over me and you
When love comes over you