Monday, April 30, 2012

Today, I took a nap

I never nap... Never really been able to let my mind rest midday (minus the time I was an exchange student in costa rica and my brain needed sleep from translating all day) but after the weekend I've had I needed to rest.

A friend got into a fight with her husband and needed a place to stay while they worked it out - I offered up my couch. So Wednesday and Thursday nights I had a guest (ps I still hate people)
Friday after she went home another friend called and offered to sell me her car for a ridiculously low price for a really nice car - duh I said yes!!! Then I went to help another friend with her final paper (on a topic I know NOTHING about) hello brain overload.
Saturday morning came and I cleaned out the remainder of our storage unit (this is where we say body fatigue) then we had guests again who came up for the night to see hunger games (I have a post started on my thoughts of this)
Sunday was outfit shopping for what the hubs is wearing to their beach wedding in Jamaica then left their to go to another friend's house to do our annual after Easter egg hunt and then a late drive home. Which leads to today where I woke up late and took a nap and picked up HUBSTER'S new car (kinda) and took pupster and his BFF for a walk in the woods

+++how was your weekend?+++

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday bug

Lovely time where I complain - idea thanks to:

This weeks bug is my own brain... I'd like for it to enjoy a moment any moment at all... This morning during yoga all I could think was "I hate my body" "this house was a bad choice" "I need to organize the storage" unmm hello be present

+++what's buggin you? Can you enjoy any moment?+++

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday fill in fun

This week is thanks to

1. Vegetables are best GROUND UP IN A GREEN MONSTER.
4. FORGOTTEN; 17 & HOMELESS is a book I'd love to recommend.
6. THE LAKE WE LIVE ON makes me incredily happy!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to STAYING IN, tomorrow my plans include GOING TO A MUSICAL and Sunday, I want to GO TO THE CIRCUS!

+++what are you doing this weekend??+++

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday bug - why do I pay taxes?

Courtesy of:

Here's where I tell you what's bugging me:
The fact that I not only pay excise taxes to drive on my town's roads but I also pay (insane) property taxes and for that I got to repair the road in front of my driveway (because the pothole was so deep it ripped the muffler off my 25 year old car - also known as 2012 the year I will not get a car break) myself because the town "never had time"

And here's where I ask
"what's buggin' you?"

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wordy Wednesday and I read

So, I've been reading the book sanctuary. It's about energy healing and AIM. It's evoking some "interesting" thoughts that I'll touch on soon. But for today here are some of my highlights

I found the talk of negative energies that might not have happened incredibly interesting - I have people in my life who, when my feelings are hurt by them, I sit back and say ------ person would NEVER mean to hurt me, how did they mean this? And sometimes it helps, sometimes not!

+++are you good at reframing your thoughts?+++

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Friday fillins ala Saturday

Courtesy of: we go!

1. Speed WALKING IS FUN!!!
2. SUMMER TIME AND SUNSHINE is what I've been looking forward to (though going to see hunger games would be nice too)
3. One of the things I like most about traveling is NOTHING - I AM A HOMEBODY
4. PLANES makes me think IM GOING TO DIE (drama anyone??)
6. POPSICLE APPLE FLAVORED! is what I had for dinner last night.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to MAKING IT THROUGH THE NIGHT (I was quite sick Friday), tomorrow my plans include CHECKING OUT THE HOT TUB EXPO - AND SATE NIGHT!!! and Sunday, I want to WATCH THE KIDS I HAVE BEEN COACHING DO THEIR VERY BEST AND HAVE FUN!!!!!

+++what are you doing this weekend?+++

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday bug

So this is where I tell you what's bugging me:
Friends who joke about things I don't find funny. Case in point: a friend of mine who said she wished she had my OCD so her bathroom would be clean. Really? Because I think the fact that I think about the fact that I need to wash the shower while walking the dog, or shopping, or hanging with hubster is a-freaking-nnoying!

And this is where I ask you:
+++what's bugging you?+++

courtesy of

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wordy Wednesday - I harass my dog

Yup I made him walk to Starbucks like this - hi bunny bunny

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I am scentual

This weekend I popped on Facebook and saw a status from a friend (actually my interior designer) saying to home sellers (she's looking) to not use candles or sprays or cookies because it makes her think you're hiding something (she was also the stager of my old home and she said this to me a million times)

Fortunately, I'm not selling the wee house anytime soon.

I wake up every morning and I light incense in the bathroom and the living room. As the day goes on I have a bag of sprays I use. I like to start my day with invigorating musks and end it with peaceful florals.

I've started going walking around dusk because the scents of people out grilling dinner as I head out is fun and on our street (which is filled with cottages and people are very very laid back here) as I head home a few hours later there is always one or two bonfires going, that scent brings me home peaceful.

I pick my clothes and dish soaps carefully (and according to hubs hand soap shopping with me is painful) and none of this is to "hide" a scent but it is more to guide my day and mood.

I remember that I was first introduced to aromatherapy by auracacia at a trade show where I was working (and highly over stressed) I used clary sage and without even realizing it started to relax. To this day I don't get on a plane without it :-)

Whiffs of perfume bring my grandmother (long passed) back to me -- ironically I don't know the brand, and am glad I don't I'd probably buy it and smell it all the time - somehow I think I'd lose her in the frequency. The rarity of walking by someone wearing it is what makes her/it more real.

Nicole's simple status was a reminder to me that FOR ME every one, every place has a spirit, a name (cue Pocahontas) and a scent.

+++are you scent triggered (or should I say activated?)+++

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Microwave strawberry lemonade cake - bsi flour

So I'm quite enjoying bsi lately
this week biz chose flour as the ingredient.
I was excited! Hubs was excited we both assumed I'd make beer bread.

But then a strange and lovely thing happened, tony came over to help set up my garden. While he toiled in the soil (I rhyme) I made him a treat...

I started with this recipe

But changed it (as I'm wont to do)
So it became this

Strawberry lemonade microwave cake (vegan)
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons corn starch (I have NO idea why I bought this)
Quick sprinkle of salt
2 tablespoons Splenda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons strawberry yogurt (mine is coconut based)
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Spray a (cute) mug with cooking spray
In a small bowl mix dry ingredients add in wet ingredients (if you're like me be shocked because it looks just like the yogurt)

Pour into mug and microwave until set (my lame micro took 1 minute 45 seconds)

Because this was for company I put it on a plate if it were for hubster I'd have left it in the mug and handed him a fork...

I'm actually thinking of serving these to my in-laws for Easter dessert with a little home made ice cream :-) but instead of lemon I'll use cocoa powder and make chocolate covered strawberry mini mugs!

+++have you ever made a microwave cake? What'd you think of it if you did?+++

Friday, April 06, 2012

Friday fun

Thanks to:

When did someone last knock on your door, and who was it?
KR last Wednesday when she came to visit

When did someone last call you on the phone, and who was it?
About an hour ago and it was Joey we were making our plans for tomorrow

When did someone last hand you a business card, and who was it?
Ooh Rick from the car dealership where we MIGHT get a car

When did someone last hand you a pen, magnet, calendar, or other trinket with his or her business info on it, and what was it?
A few weeks ago my realtor came over and she gave me a calendar for the fridge - it's tiny and I love it because it tells you all the holidays

When did you last get info out of a phone book?
Really? Probably on some vacation - ohhh yea I bet you last year when I took a solo vackay to the white mountains and my phone didn't get reception in the room!

+++do you still use phone books?+++

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Thursday bug

So this is where I tell you what's bugging me:
People who post cars on Craigslist and then don't reply when you ask about them OR worse have you drive 1/2 an hour to tell you they changed their minds and don't want to sell after all!

And this is where I ask you:
+++what's bugging you?+++

courtesy of

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Wordy Wednesday the I think I'm Freud edition

So a friend of mine was without therapist for a week (he went on vacation) this is how I said we'd handle it.... Wouldn't I make a great guy? And I already have a leather couch so we are probably good

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Friday ala Sunday

I got this bit of morning fun from:

How well do you handle the sight of blood?
Pretty good UNLESS it's someone else's and going to get on me (why hello germophobe)

How well do you handle bumpy plane rides?
Let's go with I actually had a pilot (of a WAY to small plane) say that I made him nervous

How well do you handle spicy food?
I like spice just not food - ha!

How well do you handle (or think you could handle) yourself in fisticuffs?
Oh I'd get my ass kicked I have the slowest reflexes known to humankind

How well do you handle a chef’s knife?
Ummm, I've cut myself plenty but I'm still breathing so let's say good?

And in case you were wondering what I was doing this weekend apparently pupster and I are doing yoga!

+++what are (actually were is more like it) your weekend plans?+++

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