I recently shared with you that for 2015 I was slashing my schedule and obligations, including some of my daughter’s (many) extracurricular activities. However, one of the classes we opted to keep, for many great reasons, is her karate class. It’s great for her development in multiple ways including self-esteem, confidence, mental discipline, exercise, and of course, self-defense skills. The dojo we visit is one of the best in the area (Scottsdale Martial Arts), if not the best.
I have a gratitude journal that I don’t write in as regularly as I should.
So, I’m not surprised that my gratitude journal is not even half full, and I’ve been using it, based on the dates of some entries, for years. Whoops.
Sad thing is that it’s a really simple and fast exercise… usually takes me less than one minute.
I really love “all” of my slow cookers because they make healthy living much easier. Throw a bunch of healthy stuff in a pot and cook. See? Healthy and easy.
Here I am showing you that I had the day’s dinner essentially “done” (and cooking) before I even finished my morning cup of coffee. It’s that easy. (Ok, so I had drank about 1/3 of the mug and then refilled it for the picture, not realizing it would look like I hadn’t had any. Um that’s crazy, of course I had a few sips as I prepared the food for the slow cooker.)
- My Best Chicken Soup – Inspired By My Daughter’s Distaste for Carrots
- Recipe Orange Chicken & Yams Slow Cooker Gluten Free Paleo
- Paleo Recipe: Minimalist (aka Easiest) Slow Cooker Chicken
- Don’t Be Afraid of the Brine. Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts w Easy Pan Sauce Recipe.
- My Big-Ass Brisket Makes Two(!) 4-Person Meals – Go Big or Go Home
I find myself, way more often than not, thinking about food when I’m going to bed at night. I am either thinking about how I ate for the day with a check and balance effort or I am thinking about a new recipe I want to create or I am planning my breakfast for the following morning.
Last night I did two of those.
… You are eating chicken liver and you can’t decide whether you have bitten the inside of your mouth and you are tasting blood from it, or is it the chicken livers that is giving you that taste? Well, they don’t say it’s a good source of iron for nothing, eh? Chicken livers fall into that category of I must want to live a long life… cuz I’m eating chicken livers.
I wouldn’t have felt compelled to share my slow cooker collection with the world except that the last two people who came to our home exclaimed, “Wow why do you have so many slow cookers?”
Doesn’t everybody? Just kidding. I know most people don’t have a stash of slow cookers.
I asked Kamea the other day, “Kamea, if someone asked you about your mom, like, what does your mom do? What would you say?”
Her response… “I’d say you like pots.”
Me: “Ha – cute and funny but make sure you emphasize the “s” on the end of pot.”
It is what it is. I love the kitchen and cooking and everything that comes with it – pots and all.
We joined a great gym over the summer (2014), and when I looked at the fitness schedule of classes offered I saw a lot I wanted to take.
But. I was out of shape. Therefore, I created a plan of attack in how I would eventually make my way into classes. Simply this: I needed to be in shape before I took classes to be in shape. Makes perfect sense to me. I liken it to cleaning the house before the housekeeper comes – you know who you are.
I’m lucky that my mom lives only about 38 minutes from our home which makes for frequent visiting. That’s especially great when my mom is one of my daughter’s favorite people – Nana is big fun. Part of that Nana-fun extends beyond Nana to include her house with four dogs and a crazy yard of colors and imagination. The backyard is of decent size and filled with rocks, flowers, bird houses, bird feeders, bird baths, windmills, tons of wind chimes, tinsel on the trees, holiday lights on the trees year round, and what’s turning out to be an organic citrus orchard.
I’m overwhelmed with gratitude in this moment at how wonderful our farmers’ market is here in Scottsdale. Not only is it local and fresh, but … I’m spoiled because it’s also certified organic. Gratitude full on.
Today, I was in wonder as I saw purple cauliflower, orange cauliflower, and even green cauliflower. Super fresh broccoli and so much more.
When I’m wanting to feel extra cool, and dare I admit, extra sexy…. I eat raw egg yolks. I don’t know why I like it so much because it’s not for the flavor. However, if I think about it, the flavor is pretty nice.
If I think about it even more, I probably think it’s so bad-ass because it feels primal. That’s hot.