Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Best Movie Ever!

Just finished watching Up...it is the saddest & funniest movie I've ever seen...truly Wonderful!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Yummy food! :)

Yesterday I had a beautiful day off, so I made yummy food for my sickly man!
*Apple lemonade, in the Hurom juicer...I think this was originally a Juiceman recipe:
4 apples + 1 lemon
This came out very pulpy so I strained it.

*Raw Tortilla Soup, recipe by Gena of Choosing Raw...found on the Crazy Sexy Life blog:
3 tomatoes, 1 red bell pepper, 1/4 C sundried tomatoes, 1/4 C cilantro, 2 large stalks celery, 3/4 C water, 1 T lime juice, 3 T olive oil, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp paprika, 3 cloves garlic, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp onion powder.

Blend all in Vitamix, serve warm topped with a couple of cilantro leaves + chopped avocado, onion, tomato. Can also serve with tortilla chips. J. was feeling sick tonight so I brought up the spicyness level from the original recipe.

And before going to bed after watching a lovely movie called "Last Chance Harvey"...
*Ginger tea, from Katrina Rainoshek's JuiceFeasting blog:
2 inch piece of ginger + honey + lemon juice

I am thankful for my lovely day at home...for rest, the company of my beautiful kitties, a beautiful home to enjoy and care for, the financial ability to shop for food, the physical ability to clean my house and prepare food for my family, the sound of windchimes coming in the open back door, the simple beauty of a mid-day house full of sleeping kitties & sunbeams, bicycles, and my wonderful man coming home to me.


oh the joys of being at home! how sad that it is so very rare an occurrence. i had today off, J. did not. i slept half the day, went shopping to stock up on groceries for this week, came home to my sweet kitties and threw open the windows to enjoy the beautiful day while putting things away and cleaning house. next i will start fixing dinner: homemade soup and hemp dip with veggies. this is my idea of a perfect day :)

i listened to podcasts of Daniel Vitalis while i cleaned & got things ready for juicing.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

my new dutch bicycle!

My lovely new bicycle! Just bought her! Better pics to come...J. took this one on the fly right as we got her home. The Batavus will be my transportation to work and for errands. She is so beautiful: shimmery blue, with gorgeous lines and everything needed for commuting. So exciting!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~Mark Twain

This year I will:

learn to skateboard, walk on my hands & surf

commute by bicycle

do yoga...lots of yoga

vacation in California with my family & finally get that tattoo

grow vegetables & herbs

get ripped :)

work less, play more

have a real summer!

love love love

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


*Jamming to: Michael Franti + Spearhead, "Stay Human"
*Watching: Monarch of the Glen, series 1
*Inspired by: Laird Hamilton, "Force of Nature"
*Reading: "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
*Recent movie surprise: "Bridge to Terabithia" (much better & way deeper than was advertised)
*Most recent movie in the theater: "Avatar" (awesome!)
*Current skin care: Living Libations
*Saving for: an awesome commuter bicycle! (haven't decided what brand/model yet)
*Blogs I'm loving: lovely bicycle, juice feasting, katrina rainoshek, crazy sexy life, the raw seed
*My next step up the Spectrum of Diet: high raw vegan & gluten-free
*Bad habit I'm kicking to the curb: drinking coffee every day
Life is Beautiful!