Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
I am currently in a muffin baking binge. (LOL) I have a great cookbook of all types of muffins and it seems I am trying to memorize it subconsciously. Maybe it is the cold weather; there is nothing like a warm muffin on a cold day. Good thing it is a cookbook of low fat muffins! In some ways baking is a way to live for today, a small pleasure meant for the moment after stepping off a treadmill or a treat after a long day. A "carrot" on a long journey. OOOoooo, maybe carrot muffins next !
Someone once told me that the next great world war would be fought over economics. Maybe this is the silent battle that has waged around us all along we've been too self absorbed as a nation to sense it.
Just a couple of thoughts from me on a Saturday baking muffins. :)
Friday, January 25, 2008
I am really enjoying a book my niece gave me for Christmas "500 Self-Portraits" by Julian Bell. Published by Taschen (one of my favorite publishers) it is a wonderful little book of artists self portraits. I have always loved Frida and her obsession with painting the interior world she experienced reflected through her own likeness, but it really is fascinating to see how other artists have viewed themselves as well; what they choose to reveal and omit in their created likeness. Each portrait takes a full page, and it gives the viewer a great feel of art history without all the words attached. It's a keeper. :)
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I subscribe to VSL:Very Short List and today they featured the photography of Julie Blackmon. These photos really resonate with me at a deep level. Domesticity revealed, with a hint of the isolation of modern life. Spooky, and ethereal, I really like it.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Well, well, well. A sighting of a U.F.O. in Texas. Lord have mercy, I have lived long enough to experience a lot of things, and what I wouldn't have given to see this. I've lived in the region where this event took place, and generally the only U.F.O. sightings there tend to be large billboards swooshing through the air during a tornado. Now, if it had been a Bubba reporting this spectacular incident after a private meeting with a case of Lone Star I would be inclined to giggle. And to be sure, maybe a few reports involved Bubbas. But when so many people who are otherwise nice sober country folk come forward to report it is a bit easier to imagine they actually saw something.
I mean, in a place where roadside signs like this are the norm,
Sunday, January 20, 2008
I made homemade muffins this morning. I don't dare upload a picture since I've been advised the resulting drool would take out too many keyboards. (LOL) So I will publish the recipe instead. Easy to make and really delicious with any type of beans, today I made them to go with red beans. Just click on recipe to print and try.
Friday, January 18, 2008
I MADE myself go work out, even though I was really feeling blah and not very motivated. It is truly amazing how my attitude changes the minute I hit the pool. I become a real shark, cutting through the water with deliberation. Of course tonight I'm paying for it, but I don't mind. It chased the blues away. Let's just hope they aren't replaced with "black and blues".>>wink<<
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
So off to water aerobics. Working on that balance today :)
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Sometimes you have to learn a lesson by repeating things until you understand why you do and then how they no longer serve you in life. It is not about intelligence, it is about emotion. Sometimes it is the healing of specific family trauma, at least it has been in my case. I finally understand the why, and now what I must do to go forward and break the cycle for myself. On a piece of notebook paper on my desk is a group of steps I have worked on for the last several days. Small steps cover large distances, and so I am starting those steps.
My treadmill miles are going well, I am still at 1 mile a day, hoping to improve as the days go by. And tomorrow water aerobics classes start, and I am really looking forward to that again. I am such a water baby, always have been. :) So that is the news from this weekend, all in all a very good one.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Started my treadmill miles yesterday, but if this keeps up I'll have to walk 10 miles a day just to work off the meals. Thank God this only comes once a year! (LOL)