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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Confirmation of my love of lists!

Here I am sitting on the couch with potential for a very productive day. I have options floating around in my head; some I'd like to do, some I should do, and some I shouldn't do - like sitting on the couch on my phone and the computer with "Hart of Dixie" playing in the background, and the pup snuggled up to me. Though pleasurable, not productive!

It would seem I should make the list right away, but for some reason I have to meet with the panic of wasting a greater part of the day before I make the gosh darn LIST, and then the magic begins. I organize it in sections of have to's, should's, would like to's, and if I have time to's, all numbered.

All of a sudden my mind has been freed up of panic, guilt, and confusion. What appeared in my head to be a daunting, painful list of tasks are accomplished in a surprisingly, rapid fashion. It also provides the space to follow the inspiration to do things that weren't even on the list, like writing this blog post :)

"It’s true -- writing something down really solidifies the goal and makes it more attainable. A study at Dominican University of California found once you put pen to paper on a goal -- you are 33 percent more likely to actually achieve it. Not only do you become more motivated but you are reminded of your goal and become more accountable, too." ~ Paula Rizzo, Emmy award-winning network TV producer, who blogs at



3 TB braggs
2 TB apple cider vinegar
2 TB maple syrup
1 pkg Bacon Tempeh
Olive Oil
1 C quinoa
1 1/2 C vegetable broth
1/2 medium pineapple
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1 14 oz can black beans
1 pkg frozen broccoli

1.  cook quinoa in 1 1/2 cups of vegetable broth - bring to a boil - simmer for 15 minutes - let sit covered for 5 minutes

2.  cook crumbled tempeh in 2 TB olive oil until crispy, then add to quinoa

3.  defrost broccoli and chop small, then add to quinoa and tempeh

4.  add another 2 TB olive oil to the fry pan and saute 4 minced garlic clove and diced onion, then add the mixture of braggs/apple cider vinegar/maple syrup, black beans, and diced pineapple - saute for 5 minutes, then add to quinoa mixture

Friday, June 2, 2017

Morning Quotes 6/2/17

“Whatever it is you want in this life, 
be it material things, a place you want to be, 
or an experience you want to have, 
you must first make it real 
in the realm of your consciousness.”
     ~ Brandi L. Bates 

“Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, 
among the beauties and mysteries of the earth, 
are never alone or weary of life.”
     ~ Rachel Carson

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Morning Quotes 6/1/17

“The ultimate act of bravery...
takes place in your heart...
by listening to its clean, clear voice 
of direction instead of following the 
muddied messages of a timid world.”
     ~ Anna Quindlen 

When new thoughts and hopes
whirl through our minds
the colors of our lives
begin changing.
   ~adapted, Charles Dickens

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Vacation Is Over

I haven't taken a whole week of vacation since my children were small. I had a great time with the pup. We went to Connecticut and hiked with Jill and Annika. We hiked with Jess and Lilly. We hiked with Elizabeth and Daisy. This photo is from our visit to our favorite park before the thunderstorms started tonight. I go back to school tomorrow quite refreshed. I will miss the pup though. ♥

Morning Quotes 5/31/17

Expect to be surprised, trust your future,
the golden lands ahead of you 
and all kinds of unforeseen events 
waiting to surprise you and make 
you glad you're alive to see them.
     ~adapted, Jack Kerouac

Magic seeks the ones expecting it.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Crazy Daisy ♥

Morning Quotes 5/30/17

Don’t waste your time in anger, 
regrets, worries, and grudges.
Those emotions never lead 
to positive results.
     ~ Roy T. Bennett 

“The past is a place of reference, 
not a place of residence; 
the past is a place of learning, 
not a place of living.”
     ~ Roy T. Bennett