Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Grow, Grow,Grow Little Seed

It is Wednesday and while I haven't participated in Jamie Ridler's Wishcasting Wednesday in some time, her question today has prompted me to write.  Today Jamie asks;

"How do you wish to grow?"

I wish to grow in confidence

to disregard the naysayers

(many of whom reside in my own head!)

and do what I was born to do

be who I was born to be.

I wish to grow in self discipline

 not allowing trivial activities steal time

from soulful activities

which are most essential

to my living my dreams

(ah, see my previous post,

Less screen time = More guitar time!)

And to make those essential activities a priority.

that means significant daily time and attention

paid to my stories and songwriting, singing and guitar.

I would also like to grow some salad greens.
And how is truly the question. 
I kinda have a brown thumb.
Any suggestions?

This question/post also prompts me to share a video of my friend Andrew Queen which features some of my favourite foods and friends!!  My family loves his cd and it has made a great gift to others as well.   Andrew Queen:Just Down the Road

How do you wish to grow?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My Screen Free Observations

During the week of April 30- May 6, I took the Screen-Free Week Challenge put out by the Committee For a Commercial Free Childhood. It was a very worthwhile endeavour and I do intend to write more about it.  For now, here are a few of the things that struck me and of which I will elaborate on in the coming weeks.

15 Screen-Free Week Observations
  1. I need to do more to prepare for it next year.
  2. I wanted to use this week as an experiment for myself in self control.
  3. I was surprised that my husband joined in. I thought he would resist more.
  4. It amazed me how many people told me they cannot live without t.v., even for one week.
  5. I did however talk to more people who thought it was a great idea.
  6. I spent more time talking with my daughter.
  7. I danced with my daughter.
  8. I helped her plan an "Art Party" for her friends at the culmination of Scree-Free Week. And it was a total blast!! More about that later.
  9. I read The Hunger Games and started reading Catching Fire
  10. I practiced more yoga.
  11. I listened to more music.
  12. I did not however, practice my music... Big Hmmmm.
  13. I didn't really miss facebook except for my morning chats with my cousin and nearly daily communication with a couple other friends.
  14. I realised that I definitely wish to spend less time "online" on a regular basis.
  15. I notice that this is easier said than done so I need a plan!

"Matsu"  or Pine Tree Cut Watermelon, prepared by my daughter for her Art Party

Supplies ready for Plasticine art at the Art Party

Any thoughts on being "less plugged-in"?
Please share!

Friday, May 4, 2012

A Few of My Favourite Things

Just a wee short post today with a Few of My Favourite Things....

Lovely Colourful Easter Eggs 

Surprise tea and treats in bed for my daughter

A few of my favourite tops!

Not really great photograhpy, I know.
But it gives a bit of an idea.

What are a Few of Your Favourite Things?
Do tell!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Some Yummy Dinners

It's not that I didn't do any menu planning in the past month, it was just a bit sporadic.

In fact I planned and cooked some pretty amazing meals.


Garlic Shrimp Caesar Salad wGarlic Bread

Chicken Fajhitas w/ Corn chips, Guacamole and Kale Chips!!

Beef Kabobs, Basmati Rice and Sesame Green Beans

All were very yummy indeed!