Posted in Uncategorized, tagged holidays on May 13, 2013 |
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Thank you for your ears. They have heard so much more than anyone else in my life. Around you this tiny turtle comes out of her shell.
Thank you for letting me take a different path, and trusting that I would find my way.
Thank you for teaching me how to manage my finances, how to do laundry, how to compose a professional email – basically how to be an adult.
Thank you for letting me fall down and so I could learn how to get up on my own.
Thank you for always letting me know that I am deserving of love, in spite of what I may believe at times.
Thank you for teaching me how to care for myself. I have a long way to go, but you are my role model.
Happy Mother’s Day, mom.
Jam of the day: Glen Hansard “Love Don’t Leave Me Waiting”
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged dessert, holidays on December 28, 2012 |
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Hi Friday friends!
So…I did not post on Monday (Christmas Eve). I feel a bit badly about that. I was in the middle of a four-day weekend in which I woke up early every day and stayed up late every night. I was (and still am) expressively exhausted. #introvertproblems.
Here is an update:
I had a wonderful Christmas. Highlights include a perfect holidate with my mom before she left town and my dad joining me at the soup kitchen on Christmas Eve. There were
too many, many parties attended, but it was spending some QT with my parents that meant the most to me.
BUT you know what? Even though the socializing wore me out, I was reminded of how blessed I am to have so many loved ones in my life to celebrate the holidays with. Cheers to that!
I have been a zombie at work for the past couple of days, so I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend!
Raw vegan chocolate truffles that I made for party #4. A hit!
Gift from my dad.
Now, I want to hear about the highlight of your holiday!
Enjoy your weekends!
Jam of the day: Nina Simone “Gimme Some”
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged breakfast, holidays on December 10, 2012 |
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I recently finished a major personal project and a huge weight has been lifted both in my mind and in my personal space. Now it’s time to fully immerse myself in Christmas.
I decorated my first Christmas tree. It is a 3-foot, artificial wonder from the Home Depot. I bought a set of glass balls from Target and my mom gave me some of our family ornaments from her collection.
I also bought an apple crisp candle from Pier 1. With that and a tree, I don’t need much else.
I like to sit on my couch and burn my candle and drink tea and look at my tree and watch Home Alone. Bam! A complete holiday experience. The TV sits next to my tree so this works out quite nicely.
I also made this breakfast over the weekend:
Bacon, flourless banana pancakes, and a fried egg.
So easy. I fried up my bacon in a cast-iron skillet and set it aside. I poured a little of the extra grease out of the pan but left it well-coated. Then I whisked together a mashed banana, an egg, some salt and some cinnamon, and made 3 delicate little pancakes (I put a lot of love and patience into them). For the grand finale, I added a bit of the grease back to the pan and cooked my egg. Plated it all up – tada!
That’s all for now, but I wish you a happy and peaceful Monday!
*I know that the title of the post does not directly relate to the content, but I wanted to share my distress with you all without devoting too much time to this devastation, which will only depress me.
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