Saturday, April 24, 2010

Made a new purse

I finshed my first purse...well not my first, but the first one that I used a pattern! LOL It is great! I am very proud of it. I still have a long way to go, but hey it is a start!

Fw: [LAUnschoolers] Free Books online They have many multi-cultural books They have the largest collection of antique books online
Most have seen these, but I thought just in case. Also there is something call Tumble, but they charge 399.00 a year!
"You will do foolish things,
but do them with enthusiasm."
  - Colette (1873 - 1954)
"The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him."
Pablo Casalas


Friday, April 16, 2010

My Goals, dreams, hopes...

I have read Nicholas Kristof's book "Half the Sky" it made me think in a way that I have not before. One thing I would love to do is go to India, and volunteer there for 3 months....all of us could do would be a great learning experience for the kids, and it would just be an amazing experience for all.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

This year!

Last year I quit smoking, that was my goal, and I surprisingly actully did it!
I was think what I want to do this year, what I want to change. Quiting smoking has been great, I do not smell anymore, and I guess it is healthier...but the major draw back for me is weight gain, and this is upsetting. I was not a slim woman to start with, so the weight gain is causing even more issues that just gaining a few pounds.
I know that it is my fault, but I still am surprised! we do not have a car, so I walk a LOT! But apprently I need to walk more. I also think that our diet leaves a LOT to be desired.
At first I was thinking that I can not make my family eat healthy, so I was going to just cook small healthy meals for myself, and then make other things for them! NO! I will not do that...we do eat healthy a lot of the time, but there is still issues with the family diet. A lot of red meat, ice cream, get the picture!
So my goal this year is to eat better...I know losing weight will simply come with a better diet.
So tonight we are having Salmon with Cuccumber dill sauce...low fat sour cream. Also brown rice, and a salad.
So Now I am on a quest to find good, healthy recipes that my family will like.