For the soul

Of stress and sinuses…

Of stress and sinuses…
December 20, 2010
For the soul

We are People who need to love, because Love is the soul’s life, Love is simply creation’s greatest joy. Hafiz Five days until Christmas!  I am getting there: my menus are almost completed, my shopping list is next, cards will be ready tomorrow, (a bit late but they will make it out this year), and I will wrap tonight and tomorrow.  I will share menus and decorations we have so far but first, I wanted to share a discovery I suspected for a while but did not research until now.  The virus was accompanied with great head congestion which caused a lot of problems with the sinuses, I have not been able to exercise, not even yoga again as it aggravated the pain.  I kept feeling I was missing a piece of the puzzle but doctors could not find anything.  This weekend, I found out that the day I forgot …Read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
December 16, 2010
For the soul

Our time on this earth is sacred, and we should celebrate every moment. Paulo Coelho A belated Thanksgiving post…  Aside from flying to San Francisco, I was treated to a second celebration the weekend before.  My friend and her daughters were in town for a week and we were lucky to have them stay at our house the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Girls rule!  With 5 girls in the house poor DH was outnumbered.  Any occasion is the perfect excuse to make a special meal.  There was not enough time for a full blown Thanksgiving dinner so I improvised.  DD and I had played with potatoes and created a fun version of Potato Anna and decided to repeat it for the occasion.  I baked two turkey breasts with herbed butter spread under the skin (butter mixed with ground fresh thyme, rosemary, sage or any combination of herbs you like and have …Read more

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!
December 15, 2010
For the soul

Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want something badly enough. They are there to keep out the other people. – Randy Pausch ( 1960-2008 ) DS celebrated his 19th birthday and mom got him home for a weekend of baking, cooking, and tree decorating!  I can hardly believe it…  Time just flies by…  Some birthday traditions in our family… On your birthday you get to pick the dinner menu.  DS has a traditional buffet now: gluten-free chicken fingers, taco dip with tortilla chips (which was a traditional dish on Christmas Eve when I was growing up), chicken wings, and TGIF potato skins (only processed food on the table).  His cake is our own gluten-free version …Read more

Compassionate care

December 12, 2010
For the soul

If everyone cared and nobody cried, If everyone loved and nobody lied, If everyone shared and swallowed their pride, Would we see the day when nobody died Nickelback I had to take a little hiatus from writing but I am back with more fun from school, home and especially the Holidays!  We flew to the West coast to spend Thanksgiving with family and returned with a bad virus which unfortunately kept me down for a week.  My state of adrenal fatigue makes me more susceptible to colds when traveling but I did not expect to get this sick.  I will keep on the self-care track to rebuild my strength.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Hanukkah! We also had a rather sobering and emotional experience, it was scary and an eye opener.  My friend suffered a terrible migraine, needed to get to the hospital for care but …Read more