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Monday, September 26, 2011

Meatless Monday - Banana Sundae

Yum! I've started making this yummy treat. I freeze bananas, then whip them up in the Vitamix (love my Vitamix!) until they are the consistency of ice cream. Place in a little bowl, pour on some chocolate syrup, sprinkle with peanuts, and totally enjoy! I use Living Tree Community Foods Organic Chocolate Syrup - it's raw, vegan, and delicious.  

Friday, September 23, 2011

Flowers On A Friday - Thistles

I love thistles!
I'm going camping this weekend, hooray! I can't wait. Its been too long since I last went camping. We are going to be right by the ocean, I can smell that salty air already. I'm off to pack-up. Have a wonderful weekend everybody. Happy (almost) Birthday Carol and Alana! See ya at camp!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday - When Things Just Fall Into Place

For the longest time I'd wanted to take a picture of this lovely dilapidated old barn. Many times I'd whizzed by it wishing there was a safe spot where I could pull over to take a picture of it. Then one fine foggy day, I was stopped, for road work, right in front of this beauty. What are the chances? To make it even better, my camera was on the seat right beside me. Eureka! I was so happy. I love it when things go like that! 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Forgiveness

I've been thinking about the power of forgiveness. It really can help me to feel better when I can manage to let go of the bitterness and forgive someone. And of course it can feel so good to be forgiven. It's not always easy, and hanging onto resentment sure does come easily, but I'm on a mission to work on forgiveness whenever possible. Olive branch anyone?
I also wanted to send a quick thank you out to Nat and Carol, I sure had a great time at the concerts. Thanks! You guys sure are fun to pal around with. xoxo

Monday, September 5, 2011

Meatless Monday - When Seasons Meet

Today, I really felt the seasons begin to shift. I had a huge bunch of very ripe tomatoes, and an ear of fresh corn, that needed to be used. It seems like everyone was giving me tomatoes from their garden, and it's such a treat, but I wasn't keeping up with the supply. So, I decided to make a pot of tomato soup with fresh corn kernels. It was all overcast, and cool here today, perfect weather for a pot of soup. It was so delicious to be so clearly on the cusp of two seasons. And the soup was great too!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Going For A Walk

Today I'm very thankful that I took the first step, literally. Abby Dog and I used to go for a long walk everyday, and we loved it. Somehow that habit vanished, and that was a real shame. For months now, I've been wanting to get back into it, but... 
You know how it is, right? If you don't make it a priority, something else will always happens instead. First there was the shoe excuse. Zappo's fixed that. Heck, I even had a credit, so the nice walking shoes were $3 - score! Then I couldn't find Abby's leash. Eventually, I did find it, as you can see in the photo. What else? Too hot, too cold, too busy. Everyday there was something.
Thankfully today the excuses got out of the way. Hooray! We went for a walk, a nice long walk. Abby was actually smiling, and her tail was wagging so fast it's nearly an invisible blur in the photo. We had a few issues with pace. Little dog was ready to go, and go fast! I was thinkin' "man slow down, I'm outta shape!". Despite the discrepancy, a good time was had by all.
The test is to see if I will be back out there again tomorrow. I sure hope so. All encouragement will be greatly appreciated. Too bad Abby isn't able to remind me to make it a priority, we'd have been walking ages ago.
What are you feeling thankful for today? Is there anything that you have been avoiding that would feel great to get started on?