Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Don't want to forget this!

“I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it — I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.

Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know — but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me.

However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me.

I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.”

Virginia Satir (American Psychologist and Educator, 1916-1988)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011


We are off camping this week!
Just the children and I. Poor hubby has to work.(I think he is relieved actually) We keep it simple. Tent sleeping bag, bathing suit, hat, sarong, ,jeans and a hoodie in case it is cool at night. A campfire for cooking and my camping pots. We will eat amazing because that is what it is about for me - Good food! Most of the prep is done at home and much of it will be reheated. Here is our menu for the week.

M:Hot dog/s'more night
T:Veg Chili with cornbread and/or nacho chips and cheese,
W:Hamburgers and Poutine, bean salad, colslaw
T:Souvlaki and Tzatziki Sauce. Greek Rice
F:Steak and baked taters, corn on the cob, Cesare salad

Lunch: sandwiches (PB&J, Tuna, deli meat) Left over salads, Veggies and dip, granola

Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal, Yogurt, Muffins, Sugary boxed cereal that we only get when we go camping and fresh Fruit.

treats: Chips, Chocolate bars, ice cream, soda (It is a vacay after-all!)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thinking 'bout....Me!

Did a little exercise (the results I will post below) where you take a minute or two and just write single words to describe who you are. It was rather uplifting and cause me to do some soul searching this week. I have been in a "State" lately due to some things that happen recently. I dare say I was depressed. I think I needed to be. I think my mind was telling me that this soul searching has been a long time coming and that I was going to to it know because I had time. I wallowed in it, explored it exposed, it dealt with it ...for now, owned it. am OK with it- fantastic with it!
So, who am I in single words:


Monday, July 18, 2011

Kid Free During the Day

The boys have gone on holiday with their grandparents and the girl is enrolled in sports camp for the week, so I am free to do what I want during the day. Today I just chilled; played online, took a nap and read some of my new book. Now I am bored! lol I plan to use the next few days to get some decluttering done so that likely wont be the case for the rest of the week. I must say though, it was interesting to be bored. I did cook a turkey today- a 10 pounder. We will have roast turkey with veggies tonight for dinner and then I will slice up the rest of the meat for quick easy meals. We had a wicked storm here last night and that cooled things off a bit which made it possible to do this. It's supposed to heat up again for the rest of the week so I will be glad to have "easy fixin's" for the rest of the week. I think I will go work on the water bottle cover I am crocheting before I go get the girl. If I finish it tonight I will post a picture :)

Stay Cool!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Today I am supposed to do something nice for me.

So today I will polish up my feet! Gonna soak in a foot bath and read the first chapter of my latest book Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire :Book One. Then gently scrub them with a pumice stone and lather them with peppermint foot lotion then spruce up the polish. I think I shall also make sure I have a tall glass of lemonade to sip too!

Seize the day and enjoy!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

not posting about the proceedure today

because it went terrible and I don't need the reminder.