Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Putting things off - No MORE!

It's been a good couple of days.  I perfected the chia pudding - YAY Me!  Madelyn was here to play and hang with us, a family dinner and of course, the New Start class is winding down.

It's been busy, but a good kind of busy!

I've been drinking my green smoothies

Blueberry/kale smoothie


Carrot, beet and apple juice

eating some Valentine's Day Love

Brian surprised me with these!

and just enjoying Madelyn!

She told me it was good to the last drop!

I had been putting off a lot of things that I don't like to do and decided to just get them done.  I got a little help, which made the job go faster and was more fun!  I haven't been keeping my journal lately and I think it is PAST time to get that bad boy out and get to writing in it!

It helps me to stay on track and more organized!  No more excuses, right?

What do you do to stay on track?  Keep a journal, a to-do list?  I am interested in hearing your successes!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Epic Pudding Fail!

I tried my hand at making chia seed pudding.  The recipe looked good, sounded good and it is healthy for you too.  Why wouldn't I want to make it?

Find the recipe and photos here!  from An Edible Mosaic

So, I whipped up a batch fairly quickly.   I followed the instructions and let it sit and stirred it.  I waited the couple of hours required and still had a soupy mix.  So I stirred and let it sit some more.  Like a few more hours.  Still soupy.  BUT, it tastes great.

So, I decide to add a few more chia seeds and see if it thickens up.  It did thicken a bit, but I'm going to have to claim this as an epic pudding FAIL!

At least it tastes good!!!

I've been trying a few new recipes and I think this is one I'll have to work on!

It's been a busy couple of days.  Haven't even had time for my  words with friends or song pop fun!  BOO!  Gonna have to fix that toot-sweet!!

I've been getting my 15 mins of sun every day (except when it was raining) and I'm hoping I'll be able to do that today before the snowstorm gets here.  This is nothing like Nemo,  this one is just a little guppy storm.  Maybe an inch or two.  But, that is all we need in my opinion.  I'm craving the beach, the sand between my toes, the sun shining brightly and the smell of the ocean!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Meanwhile, back at the ranch.....

It's been a while since I've checked in with you all (again).

We've been plugging along.  The classes are going well, we are educating a lot of people and that makes me happy!

Yesterday was such a beautiful, sunny, warm day here.  It was Wednesday and that of course means that it was a Madelyn day.

I may have mentioned first thing to her that we could go to the park.  That might have been a mistake.  She was like a dog after a bone!

We ran our errands, did a little shopping at Target, and had lunch with Grumpy before we went to the park.  But, we had a BLAST!

As you can tell, Madelyn wasn't really thrilled with having her photo taken.  Little stinker!
After the park, Madelyn decided that ice cream was needed.

If you look closely at the photo, you might notice Brian's fingers.  Yep, he and the band saw didn't get along so well.  He was working in the shop and cut his fingers.  Luckily, he still has them!  He had to get 13 stitches and see the surgeon.  Again, he was lucky in that no surgery is needed for now.  Just another day in the life of Brian P. Moritz!!

Earlier this week, we headed up to KC for a shopping trip and to visit our friends, David and Lisa.   We had a great time and I got to eat at Cafe Gratitude.  That made the whole trip!

Such a cool place, can't wait to go back

Our water bottle was playful!

  I shopped at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and Natural Grocer's and Brian got to shop for lumber at Schutte's!  Good day!

Since we've been having such beautiful weather, until today (it's rainy), I've been getting outside to get my sunshine fix - and soak up some vitamin D.  Did you know you only need 15 minutes every day with face and hands exposed to get your daily amount of D?  Super easy.  I took the kindle out and enjoyed it!

I'll try to be more of a presence on here,  just haven't been feeling it lately, but am feeling better!!  Thanks for hanging in there with me!