Chocolate chip banana bread (very similar to making zucchini bread, but this was still a first I believe)
Black beans and rice (Thanks to a friends crock pot recipe for the beans)
Kale chips (had made these one other time, but with different seasoning)
On the walk there I also thought about how I might be able to make time for myself a more regular occurrence. The truth is, with our current set-up it's not easy. Mike works during the normal work week and when I'm teaching that takes up a whole day on the weekend.
So I'm taking steps to find a teen to come to our house about once a week to play with the kiddos. Those of you that know me, know that this is a big deal! I'm excited about it, I'll keep you updated to how it works out.
Hey, facetribe ♥ Do you remember my friend who just last week lost her baby at 8 months pregnant? Her little family is having some financial difficulties, and i was wondering if any of you feel called toward contributing to cushion life a bit for them while they are grieving and healing. Every dollar helps. If you have paypal, you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't have paypal, contact me for other options. Loving comments to this post heal, too, as I am sure she will read it. And feel free to share and spread the word. I know there are people out there who would love to help this beautiful family in their healing. I will be posting this throughout the day to reach as many beautiful souls as possible ♥
Today I'm grateful for:
A walk on a brisk sunny day at the request of my daughter
A stroller, a snowsuit, and an iPhone to appease a little brother who would have rather stayed inside
Long broom handles to reach under couch for clothes, toys, food...
So much love in my heart that it aches with the fullness.
The most awesome January I can remember yet (in large part thanks to Counting by 12s!) - Finishing ALL 12 things on my list!
A brand new month tomorrow... and meditation bootcamp!
Finding and becoming the flow again after a couple of days of resistance.
Marisol and I are enjoying this so far. I feel pretty good about us keeping it up.
But I did! Promise. A couple of times I took the facebook app off my phone which was great. One time I did it for several days and another just during the day. The other break I took was for a day. So it doesn't really appear like I took much of a break if you look on my pages, but I found even short, set times helpful.
I was going to add some miscellaneous things that made January awesome (new hula hoops and a visit from Aunt Laura for example) but I'm beat and it's almost midnight. I guess those will make some good updates for that "other" blog I pretend to keep up with. And it looks like I'm ringing in the new month now!
Here's to February and doing it all again!